For Khalid Aziz, who led a consortium of thirty British charities fighting to reclaim 50 million GBP lost in Icelandic banks, there was little doubt about the victims. His hospice caters to an uneasy mix of ages, with a pit full of ...
Author: Roger Boyes
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Business & Economics
It is a truism that when America sneezes, Europe catches a cold. The subprime mortgage crisis, which began in America in 2007, unleashed a veritable epidemic of financial ill health all over the world. All European countries were affected, and the developing world also felt a chill. However it was Iceland, a tiny volcanic outcrop in the North Atlantic whose population of 300,000 had the highest GDP and counted itself the happiest in the world, which caught the worst cold. It has nearly killed them. For a few short years, the Icelanders deluded themselves that they were rich. Dour Reykjavik became the Capital of Cool. Rock musicians like Damon Albarn bought houses and stakes in pubs. Clubs boomed, the alcohol was expensive and the Krona was strong. All over the world people are trying to understand what caused the economic crisis and are asking themselves who is to blame. In Iceland that question is easily answered and the handful of bankers and politicians responsible have had to hire body guards, hole themselves up in their country houses and stay off the streets for fear of attack. Collaborating with the business editor of Iceland's leading daily newspaper, award-winning writer Roger Boyes tells the inside story of the bankrupting of Iceland and explains how it has ramifications for us all, from the private and public investors who trusted their money in Iceland's banks, to the workers in high street clothes stores whose owners no longer can pay for the shirts on their own backs. Writing with panache and colour, and drawing on interviews with everyone from artists and policitians to the local fisherman, Meltdown Iceland is an authoritative and compelling account of the financial destruction of this tiny, icy but vibrant country.
Johnson , s , 53 Fort square , of Sch . Georgie Campbell drowned at St. Pierre , Miq . , native Gloucester , 27 - Olof John Jacobson , 23 , s , lost from Sch . Rigel in Iceland waters , Gottenberg , Sweden .
(VF-25) attached to USS COWPENS (CVL-25) lost off Wake in WCENPAC on 06-Oct-43; Pilot: LCDR MARK A. GRANT; ... UNK (VP-102) lost off N.E.I. in SW PAC on 15-Jan-42 PBY-5 (VP-73) attached to USS ALBEMARLE (AV-5) lost off Iceland in ...
Author: Douglas E. Campbell
A snapshot in time. After thousands of hours of research and data entry over a 35-year period, the information on the disposition of some 25,000 US Navy, US Marine Corps and US Coast Guard aircraft needs to be published. These aircraft mainly represent those built and lost during World War II - between 7 December 1941 and 15 August 1945 - but this book also contains aircraft built before WWII that were lost during WWII or disposed of after WWII (lost during the Korean War, lost on training exercises, sold to private investors, currently located in museums and even some still proudly sitting as "gate guards" across the US, etc.).
... in Lectures on the For “ Poet of Ireland ” read Poet of Iceland ; Study of Mediæval and Modern History ' ( p . ... Icelandic translation of to which he refers , he will see that Bishop Stubbs Milton's ' Paradise Lost ' consult ...
In November 1992 , the Association of Icelandic Importers , Exporters , and Wholesale Merchants released a report estimating that 400 jobs had been lost in the Icelandic merchandising sector because of shopping trips abroad .
The University Library, though situated further away from the origin of the fire than Árni's house, lost all its Icelandic manuscripts but one, and this was saved because Árni Magnússon had borrowed it. Árni Magnússon bequeathed his ...
Author: Gunnar Karlsson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Iceland's 1100 Years recounts the history of a society on the margin of Europe as well as on the margin of reaching the size and wealth of a proper state. Iceland is unique among the European societies in being founded as late as the Viking Age, and in surviving for centuries without any central power after Christianity had introduced the art of writing. This was the age of the Sagas, which are not only literature but also a rare treasury of sources about a stateless society. In sharp contrast to the prosperous society portrayed by the Sagas, early modern Iceland appears to have been extremely poor and miserable. It is challenging to question whether the deterioration was due to foreign rule, to a colder climate, or to an unfortunate internal power structure. Or was the Golden Age perhaps the invention of 19th-century nationalists? Iceland adopted nationalism quickly and thoroughly. In the mid-nineteenth century about 60,000 inhabitants, mostly poor peasants, set out to gain independence from Denmark, which was finally achieved in 1944 with the foundation of a republic. In recent decades Iceland has caught up economically with its closest neighbours. This has come about mainly through the mechanisation of fishing, which gave rise to a second battle for sovereignty, this time over the country's fishing grounds.
The standard explanation, applied there, might perhaps also apply to Icelandic and Faroese: the word accents might have been lost in a contact situation. This sounds somewhat unexpected, given the reputation of Icelandic as a very ...
Author: April McMahon
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The contributors to this collection address issues of definition and theory of linguistic areas, analyze the process of convergence, and introduce methods to assess the impact of language contact across geographical zones. New case studies are accompanied by discussions that revisit some of the more well-established linguistic areas.
A major shipbuilding and fish - curing centre early in the twentieth century , today Dalvík has lost its buzz , and its quiet harbour front , lined by the main road , Hafnarbraut , stands guard over the familiar cluster of uniformly ...
Author: David Leffman
Publisher: Rough Guides
The Rough Guide to Iceland is the ultimate guidebook to one of Europe's most exciting destinations. Features include: - Full-colour section introducing Iceland's highlights. - Comprehensive coverage of all the attractions, from cosmopolitan Reykjavik to the coastal villages of the southeast and the wilderness of the Hornstandir Peninsula. - Insider's review's of the best places to eat, stay and drink, plus how to enjoy the country on any budget. - Practical tips on a host of activities, from whitewater rafting to whale watching and crossing the uninhabited interior. - Maps and plans for every region.