The Icelandic Education Testing Institute (IET) has announced the launch of a new program that is to be instituted in all Icelandic elementary schools, and which is aimed at improving reading comprehension among school-aged children.
News 2015 - June
According to GoEuro.com’s recently published 2015 Beer Price Index, out of the capitals of all five Nordic countries, the price of beer is lowest in Reykjavík.
On Saturday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), inducted 322 new members into its ranks, including two Icelanders.
After the unusually heavy snowfall last winter—20 to 30 percent more snow fell compared to the average winter in the past 20 years—Iceland’s glaciers may expand for the first time in two decades, according to glaciologist Þorsteinn Þorsteinsson at the Icelandic Met Office.
A petition on avaaz.org against the commercial hunting of fin whales in Iceland and the transport of whale meat from Iceland to Japan has received almost 750,000 signatures and is rapidly approaching the one million goal.
Representatives of the City of Reykjavík and LGBT rights association Samtökin ’78 signed an agreement on Friday including a funding of ISK 15 million (USD 113,000, EUR 102,000) for three years to the association for organizing LGBT rights education in the city’s elementary schools.
A difficult winter, shearing in cold weather and poor-quality food may explain the extensive death of sheep in Iceland last winter and spring. Veterinarian Sigurður Sigurðsson, who has investigated the sheep deaths, stated that many factors had contributed to the situation.
The Icelandic Ministry of the Interior’s Appeal Committee has determined on Friday that the case of Sigurður Guðmundsson, who in 2003 was convicted for having caused an infant’s death by shaking him violently, is to be reopened
The Icelandic Met Office warns that there will be a strong northerly wind with squalls of up to 30 m/s in Southeast Iceland today and driving conditions may prove dangerous for cars with trailers and larger vehicles, such as campers.