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2008-09-09 12:00:00

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Kristinn Einarsson, Project Manager of National Energy Authority, Mobile: +354 863 9974; or Ossur Skarphedinsson, Minister of Industry, +354 545 8500 REYKJAVIK, Iceland, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Strong indications for some time of oil in the Dreki area, progress by leaps and bounds in oil exploration technology, a high oil price and possible economic gain are several of the main reasons that Iceland is now preparing a tender offer at the start of...

2008-08-31 18:00:26

TAKE advantage of a one-day only offer on flights to Reykjavik from low-cost airline Iceland Express. One-way flights will cost pounds 60 on September 1 to customers using www.icelandexpress.com (c) 2008 People, The; London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-28 12:01:16

Following the decision of the Icelandic government to start tendering exclusive licences in January 2009 for oil exploration in the Dreki area (in the Atlantic, northeast of Iceland on the Jan Mayen Ridge, between Iceland and Jan Mayen Island), an international conference has been announced in Reykjavik on 4-5 September. The Icelandic National Energy Authority and the Ministry of Industry have organized the conference, which is entitled Iceland Exploration Conference 2008:...

2008-08-12 09:00:00

To: AUTO EDITORS Contact: For interview requests please contact Ms. Berglind Johansen at berglind@driving.is; mobile: +354-861-2070 REYKJAVIK, August 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The President of Iceland, Mr. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, will inaugurate Driving Sustainability '08, an exclusive international platform for sustainable energy solutions for transport, at Hilton Reykjavik Nordica, Iceland, on September 18 & 19, 2008. Invited as special speaker, the world famous aeronaut and...

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2008-08-11 10:45:00

The German Research Vessel Polarstern had to prove its ice breaking capabilities in Arctic waters to gain data on two series of long-term research measurements. After working in regions up to latitude 82° N, Polarstern of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association entered port in Reykjavik (Iceland) on August 10th. "This year, we had to cope with exceptional heavy ice coverage", says chief scientist Prof. Gerhard Kattner. The sea ice covered...

2005-12-23 10:30:25

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Father Christmas may live in Iceland -- at least if the efficiency of his helpers is a guide -- in what may help the island's drive to win hearts and tourism from Arctic rivals claiming Santa and his reindeer. Only Reykjavik got a reply when Reuters bureaux in all eight nations with Arctic territory wrote to Father Christmas or local gift bringers -- ranging from Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost) in Russia to Julenissen in Norway -- asking: 'Where do...

2005-12-23 08:40:00

By Alister Doyle OSLO -- Father Christmas may live in Iceland -- at least if the efficiency of his helpers is a guide -- in what may help the island's drive to win hearts and tourism from Arctic rivals claiming Santa and his reindeer. Only Reykjavik got a reply when Reuters bureaux in all eight nations with Arctic territory wrote to Father Christmas or local gift bringers -- ranging from Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost) in Russia to Julenissen in Norway -- asking: 'Where do you live?' "Let's all...

2005-12-23 07:46:24

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Father Christmas may live in Iceland -- at least if the efficiency of his helpers is a guide -- in what may help the island's drive to win hearts and tourism from Arctic rivals claiming Santa and his reindeer. Only Reykjavik got a reply when Reuters bureaux in all eight nations with Arctic territory wrote to Father Christmas or local gift bringers -- ranging from Ded Moroz (Grandfather Frost) in Russia to Julenissen in Norway -- asking: 'Where do...

2005-06-29 15:32:21

By Patrick Lannin REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - A gleaming new bank building, just astep away from the house where Cold War leaders Ronald Reaganand Mikhail Gorbachev met in 1986, is one of the most visiblesigns of Iceland's economic transformation. Better known for fish and geysers, the island which is hometo just under 300,000 people is taking great strides to widenits economic base, backed by billions of dollars of foreigninvestment in aluminum smelters, deregulation and tourism. A wave of...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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