Society

Surgeons and Physiatrists in Iceland on Strike

A 48-hour strike among surgeons and psychiatrists at Landspítali National University Hospital began at midnight. At the same time doctors at other hospital wards concluded their 48-hour strike. No progress has been made in negotiations between doctors and the state.

Pick Up Artist’s Iceland Workshop Canceled?

A planned three-day course on how to seduce women by self-described ‘pick up artist’ Julien Blanc to be held in Iceland next June may have been canceled, visir.is reports. The lecture no longer appears on the American company Real Social Dynamics’ website.

Missing Tourist Found Dead

The man reported missing on Sunday afternoon was found dead on Miðnesheiði outside the security fence of Keflavík International Airport at noon yesterday. The initial news indicated that he might have been alive. Search and rescue volunteers had searched for him the entire night.

TV Station Boss Asks Sales Reps to Show Cleavage

Female salespersons at the new television station iSTV walked out when the chairman of the board, Þorsteinn Steingrímsson, asked them to wear low-cut shirts, push-up bras, mini skirts and high heels when meeting with possible advertisers.

Tourist Missing in Southwest Iceland

Between 70 and 80 search and rescue volunteers are searching for a man who was reported missing yesterday afternoon. The man, who is a foreign citizen on a visit to his relatives in the country, is believed to be lost on Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland.

Talks between Doctors and State Going Nowhere

After 42 meetings in the five months since the wage dispute between doctors in the Icelandic Medical Association and Surgeon’s Association and representatives of the Icelandic health authorities was referred to the State Negotiator, talks are going nowhere.

Press Freedom in Decline in Iceland

Freedom of the press has been in decline in Iceland during the past two years. That’s the conclusion of Reporters Without Borders, which published a statement about the issue on its homepage yesterday.

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