He was transported to hospital and is not in a life-threatening condition. 
One man has been arrested and police are searching for the others who made a getaway in a car. 
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The Reykjavik Metropolitan Police are investigating an incident which occurred in Breiðholt last night where men were involved in a fight and one of them getting stabbed. 
The man who was stabbed in the stomach was a guest at an apartment in Æsufell.

The survey also indicates that many of those who voted for Bright Future in the last election would now instead vote for the Alliance Party. 
Around 9 percent of voters said they would either not vote or handing in a protest vote.  Gunnlaugsson’s former party, the Progressive Party would receive just under 6 percent of votes and the People’s Party would receive also just under 6 percent. 

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According to a new poll conducted by Fréttablaðið, Stöð 2 and Vísir, the Left Green Movement would have a considerable majority if Icelanders were to vote now. 
The Left Green Movement would receive almost 29 percent of votes, the Independence Party would be second with just over 22 percent, the Pirate Party and the Alliance Party would receive a similar amount of votes, around 11 percent with the Pirates receiving a fraction more, and the new party formed by Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, the Centre Party would receive 9 percent of votes.

Most vehicles are not equipped for winter yet so SLOW DOWN! Very strong winds (gusts up to 40m/s, 145km/h, 90mph) expected between Skaftafell and Djúpivogur today. People travelling in camper vans or with trailers should delay travel until the wind calms. noncleared-maintext”>
People intending to travel to North Iceland are warned that a storm is expected in South East and East Iceland and snowfall is expected in areas in North Iceland from Varmahlíð to Seyðisfjörður. 
IS-SAR has issued the following warnings: 
Strong Winds in South East and East! Slippery mountain road conditions! Snowfall is expected in areas above 200 m (650 ft.) today from Varmahlíð to Seyðisfjörður. Snowfall expected in the North.

However, Gunnlaugsson’s wife, Anna Sigurlaug Pálsdóttir did not pay taxes in Iceland in accordance to laws for some years. noncleared-maintext bigimgs-interleaved”>

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, former PM and former leader of the Progressive Party is preparing to sue three Icelandic media companies for their coverage of his finances and his wife’s finances in the so-called Wintris case which led to the government crumbling over a year ago. 

Tax Haven scandal: Government must go

Gunnlaugsson has come forward in media in recent days following a ruling on his wife’s  tax reports becoming public.  The reports show that taxes were paid of the Wintris company situated offshore. Others say that nothing changes the fact that the former PM hid the fact that his wife owned an offshore company and that the matter had never had anything to do with whether they paid taxes or not.  After the former PM’s implications to the Panama Papers and him stepping down as PM the couple made an agreement with tax authorities in 2016 to reassess Pálsdóttir’s payments between 2011- 2015.  They appealed part of this reassessment disputing the amount of money to be paid and this ruling was made public last week showing that Pálsdóttir was refunded partly. 

The Wintris matter has therefore made the media again with supporters of Gunnlaugsson, who has now formed a new political party called Miðjuflokkurinn (The Centre Party – X-M) saying that seeing as taxes were paid off the couple’s offshore company they had done nothing wrong.

The ring road has been cut off for some time. 
The old bridge is open for walking traffic but travellers however  have to park 4-5 km from the bridge. 
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The new temporary bridge over Steinavötn in East Iceland will be opened at noon tomorrow 4th October.

The water gets cooler as it‘s pumped underground, and is then brought back to the surface where it absorbs the heat in people‘s homes. In Poland projects are under way to use geothermal energy for heat, and the Swedes have –among others– accomplished a great deal in using geothermal technology to cool their houses in summer, and warm them up in winter.“

It might surprise some Icelanders to learn that geothermal energy can be used for cooling, as the Icelandic word for geothermal energy, „jarðhiti“ (literally „earth-heat“) refers to heating rather than to cooling. „Authorities in China have, for instance, recently started work on an ambitious new plan to use geothermal energy for heating, to replace the use of coal. In winter the process can be reversed, with hot water from the summer months stored underground to be pumped to the surface for heating.“ „During the warm months the temperature in the ground is lower than on the surface. He points out that geothermal technology can be used for both heating and cooling and that it isn‘t necessary to live next door to a volcano to be able to benefit from the heating and cooling properties of the earth. Alexander says the earth can be used both to cool and heat, as they do in Sweden when they pump water into the cool ground in summer time. noncleared-maintext bigimgs-interleaved”>

Alexander Richter says that there‘s plenty of opportunity to make better use of geothermal energy.

 What has the BBC done to increase the ratio of women in its news reporting and debates? ”

A big difference in 30 years

What do you believe is important for media to keep in mind so that women are equally visible as men on the screen, on radio and in magazines? The desire for good work is not enough, but without good work nothing happens. The doors have been opening over the many years, but on the other hand, when I went to work as a controller, I was usually the only women or one of of two in meetings with men. I strongly emphasize that if women want or need to reduce their work time, it does not mean that their brains have diminished. “I am very excited to be part of this conversation because in many ways we look to Iceland and follow various changes that women have shown in your community”, says Hockaday, having a few minutes for a phone call in the busy British Broadcasting Corporating. We must try to cater to women who want to do part-time work for a while. And there is still work to be done.”

What is the main difference in your work environment since you started in 1986 and now in 2017? And is something that generally stops women from participating in the public debate and appearing in the media? Hockaday is coming to Iceland and will give a speech at the ‘Women and Media’ event hosted by Árvakur this upcoming October 4th in cooperation with the Media Council of FKA (Association of Women Business Leaders in Iceland) and Creditinfo. In recent years, I think the focus has increased regarding these issues and more willingness to change, with realistic projects and ideas that have had impact. It then includes those who work in the newsroom and determining who are the opinion leaders. To me, it is about the community, reflecting our audience, and showing the wide range of voices, talents and views that are out there. The biggest change I see now is the number of women in managerial positions. In particular, we have done two things to balance the ratio of women to men. But nonetheless, women are fighting for their existence in most workplaces, to flourish in the field of male colleagues. I know that this is also an issue in Icelandic media in which society has an interest and is up for discussion”, say Mary Hockaday, Controller BBC World Service English. Newspersons also need to reach out within society to women who have much to offer. Sometimes you forget that it has only been 100 years since women could not vote. For example, there has been action to support women’s growthfor internal promotions at the BBC, providing leadership training generally for all staff and also a program specifically designed for women. “Many women may start working in media, but struggle to develop their career along with family life and other factors. Therefore, if you do not know why you are going to have a gender ratio even in the media, it will never be done well. We have been working on it for a long time, to be aware of who our audience or listeners see or hear. This has been very successful, where female experts contribute to the debate. When I now go to a meetings, and although women are often in the minority, there are many more and even in senior roles. I’m not so sure, I think it’s just different as it is for men, some are confident, others need support.”

How do you see the future for you, should we always be aware of each step about gender equality in the media? I started as an apprentice at the BBC and when I applied, they took in three students the department I wanted to get into and for the first time we were all women since the beginning. We have not yet achieved the position where half of the employees are women, but we are on the right path. In this connection we have also offered women – those who can contribute to giving feedback on the news, analyse events, from the university community and a variety of specialists – by bringing them into the the newsroom, offer media training and provide insight into what we are looking for in our news programs. A large number of women have important positions, in many radio broadcasting episodes with two hosts, we do not have two men – we always have one man and one women and we have many more female reporters that we used to. She was previously Head of the BBC Newsroom and has been working at the British broadcaster for approximately 30 years. Hockaday has led the development and structure at BBC World Service over the past years. “First, the media needs to ask themselves why they want to do it and to be true to this. What about other media – is there focus on this work elsewhere? Many NGOs have playing a very good role, so that we do not forget those who collect data and have high expectations and many are making good use of it.”

Short with flexible working hours

Is there something that stops women from being promoted in the media? Although men are also in this position, it is a fact that women often take more responsibility than men about family life, and to support women to balance between private life and work is important, whether it is for children, elderly parents or otherwise. “In many ways, these are the same challenges that women, widespread in society, have to deal with. “This is and will be a continous process, but it is something the BBC has discussed and considered for a long time. “The largest media organisations have become very aware. In the case of interviewees, it has sometimes been debatable that women are less self-confident and are less likely to argue because they do not want to give an opinion unless they know the subject one hundred percent, whereas ninety percent is not good enough. “We must stay focused, have the will and the imagination that this keeps everything going in the right direction, with the support of editors, organisations, producers and the women themselves in many places.”
The interview in Icelandic was by Júlía Margrét Alexandersdóttir. We have come a long wa, and the BBC is far ahead in many ways since we work in public service, so we are very aware of our responsibilities. ” I am pleased to come to Iceland and have the opportunity to share the BBC’s and my personal experience on how we are working to equalize the ratio of women and men in media. On the one hand, we have worked on gender equality of the BBC staff and we have achieved great success. ”

How is it to work in media in the UK as a woman? What are the main challenges? It must be ensured that bosses and directors in media are involved and are focused on this too, and are willing to take part in this. And while people want to change the pattern of work, it does not mean that the person is less ambitious, less likely to move or less focused on delivering good work. Translated into English by Danielle Neben.   Do not always talk with the same people

The other important issue to improve the ratio is women is, nevertheless, important to be aware of what experts and opinion leaders are invited to the BBC. That means, of course, that women must also be part of the package. The BBC is working on having 50/50 male and female ratio of employees and that by 2020, the outcome should be around this level.”

The BBC has been a leader in various campaigns related to increasing the number of women in the media, including other countries, such as the Turn Up the Volume program. We think it is important to support people with different backgrounds, different upbringings and different capabilities. The role of the BBC as a a public service institution, independent from government is to serve all British people, and it is therefore vital that news reports reflect our community and our audience, of course both male and female. noncleared-maintext”>
Mary Hockaday, one of the most senior executives at the BBC, says the objective is to focus on systematically improving women’s representation in senior leadership positions. “When I started, it could be said that things had just begun to roll out. In addition, focus is needed for equal pay and there are visible signs of willingness to change. “Since then, we have worked hard with editors and encouraged them to review their contacts, do not just speak with the same persons as they have for the last ten years, but to reach out to new people. There are many women who have a lot to offer, but often need to be reached out to.”

Has it taken a long time to change this?