Benedikt Jóhannesson holds a Ph.D. in Statistics and Mathematics from the Florida State University. He is born in Reykjavík. Since 1983 he has been running a consulting company Talnakönnun (Data Analysis) and since 2000 the publishing company Heimur. He has been board member of various Icelandic companies, including some of Iceland's largest companies. Benedikt has published a collection of short stories. He is the editor of a weekly newsletter on Icelandic business and economics.
Today is the first day of the Reykjavík Jazz Festival. Because of the rain, the jazz parade was moved to Harpa Concert Hall rather than beginning at Hlemmur. The official ceremony will start in Harpa at 17:15 with the “parade” and will then continue as scheduled.
Ágúst Sigurjónsson made an extremely cool time lapse video of the solar eclipse in Reykjavík on March 20. You have to watch this.
About fifty years ago the Icelandic eagle was close to extinction. This year Iceland has more eagles’ nests than ever before in the last century.
Margera had been in a “really weird condition” and wanted to force his way into the production room, which is only for staff, musicians and media. He was barred by two female staff members of the festival.
Austurvöllur square in front of the Icelandic Parliament, Alþingi, has been filling up with thousands of women of all ages, celebrating that today, June 19, marks 100 years since women were allowed to vote in parliamentary elections.
An Icelandic woman took a picture of a man carrying the statue away and sent it to the Danish police and various media.
Kolbeinn Sigthorsson scored as Iceland completed a superb comeback to beat the Czech Republic 2-1 and go top of Group A in their Euro 2016 qualifier in Reykjavik on Friday.
Two sisters were arrested on Friday for sending a letter to Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, demanding that he pay them several ISK million, or else they would publish sensitive information about him.
Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson still has cake on his mind. In an interview on eyjan.is he said that he had recently begun a physical fitness program and when he was offered a cake in parliament, he had to have half a piece.