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Valitor and PRESEND loyalty card shortlisted for Best Global Prepaid Gift Programme

28.07.2014 - icenewsis: Valitor, the Iceland-based international card payment services provider, and PRESEND have been shortlisted at the 2014 Emerging Payment Awards, to be held on 23rd October 2014 at the Lancaster London Hotel, London, UK. Valitor and PRESEND are shortlisted ...

Iceland sends humanitarian relief to Gaza

27.07.2014 - icenewsis: Icelandic Foreign Minister Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson has announced that the North Atlantic nation is to donate around 12 million kroner in relief funds to Gaza. The funds will be sent to two UN programmes currently operating in the crisis hit region, with ha...

Icelander Gunnar Nelson remains undefeated in UFC

25.07.2014 - icenewsis: Gunnar Nelson remained undefeated in UFC after forcing Zack Cummings to submit at the UFC Fight Night 46 in Dublin. Nelson made Cummings submit towards the end of the second round, but not before Texas native Cummings had given the Icelander a scare. The ...

KR Reykjavik crash out of Champions League

24.07.2014 - icenewsis: Icelandic champions KR Reykjavik have crashed out of the Champions League in the second qualifying round after losing 4-0 to Celtic at Murrayfield in Edinburgh. KR went into the game knowing they needed a minor miracle after losing the first leg 1-0 at ho...

Icelandic Fisheries Minister: Quotas ‘based on science’

23.07.2014 - icenewsis: Icelandic Fisheries Minister Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson has said that he has drawn up the total catch quotas for most species of fish for the upcoming fishing year following recommendations from organisations such as the Marine Research Institute. Jóhannsso...

Icelandic entrepreneurs turn insects into energy bars

21.07.2014 - icenewsis: Two young entrepreneurs from Iceland, Búi Bjarmar Aðalsteinsson and Stefán Atli Thoroddsen, have started their own business, making energy bars made with an unlikely source of protein and other nutrients, insects. Búi first got the idea when reading a U.N...

Palace set to snap up £8m Sigurdsson

21.07.2014 - icenewsis: Tottenham Hotspur have accepted an £8m bid from Crystal Palace for forward Gylfi Sigurdsson, according to reports from England. The London club made the bid for the Icelandic international last week and, according to Palace fanzine The Five Year Plan, the...

Iceland plans Keflavik-Reykjavik airport link

19.07.2014 - icenewsis: Plans are underway in Iceland to develop a high-speed airport rail link between Keflavik International Airport and the capital, Reykjavik. The project, which is currently being tendered in Iceland, is likely to cost in the region of £50m, and a number of ...


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