This week in Iceland – Homophobic attack “in the air”

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A YOUNG Icelandic man has been beaten up for being gay in central Reykjavik “It’s always been in the air. I’ve always endured all kinds of awful degrading comments. I feel like I’ve always been waiting to experience physical violence as well,” says Úlfar Viktor Björnsson after being attacked.

Country loses its fresh status

DIRECTOR of the asthma and allergy association in Iceland says that the number of small airborne particles now in the air in Reykjavik that were caused by fireworks on New Year’s Eve has meant that they are “no longer the freshest country in the world.”

Hello, hello black sheep

FARMERS based in the Hrunamannahreppur district went on an expedition to find some lost sheep in the Kerlingarfjöll mountains. “We knew about some sheep from the farms that didn’t appear this autumn. We didn’t find those but found a ewe with two lambs and one sole lamb instead.”

2018 Internet Conference announced

THE next Reykjavík Internet Marketing Conference will be held for the 15th time on March 23. Speakers will address the conference from Domino’s Pizza, SEMrush, DoubleClick by Google, The Engine, Deepcrawl, Bing, and Revlon. The ‘Winter is Coming’ campaign from IKEA will also be launched.

Less milk today…

FOUNDER of The Icelandic Milk and Skyr Company (TIMSC), Sigurður Kjartan Hilmarsson, has struck a deal to sell his and his friend’s 75 per cent share in the company to French multinational dairy product company Lactalis. TIMSC products are sold in 25,000 stores across all 50 states.

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