Caregivers: Returning orca Lolita to Northwest is risky
An ambitious plan announced last week to return Lolita, a killer whale held captive for more than a half-century, to her home waters in Washington’s Puget Sound thrilled those who have long advocated for her to be freed from her tank at the Miami Seaquarium.
Iceland introduces restrictions after UK variant is detected
A woman takes a photo as lava flows from an eruption of a volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Iceland's latest volcano eruption is quickly attracting crowds of people hoping to get close to the gentle lava flows. But in the past week, six people were infected with the British variant, which authorities say is more transmissible among young people. A student and a teacher at a Reykjavik school were among the six people diagnosed with the British variant. A long-dormant volcano in southwestern Iceland flared to life on March 19 on Reykjanes Peninsula, near the capital of Reykjavik.
Long dormant volcano comes to life in southwestern Iceland
This photo provided by the Icelandic Met Office shows an eruption, center right, on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland on Friday, March 19, 2021. The long dormant volcano flared to life Friday night, spilling lava down two sides in that area's first volcanic eruption in nearly 800 years. (Icelandic Met Office via AP)REYKJAVIK – A long dormant volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland flared to life Friday night, spilling lava down two sides in that area's first volcanic eruption in nearly 800 years. The Fagradals Mountain volcano had been dormant for 6,000 years, and the Reykjanes Peninsula hadn't seen an eruption of any volcano in 781 years. But volcanologists were still taken by surprise because the seismic activity had calmed down before the eruption.
The Latest: Wrestling world championships canceled
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The wrestling world championships have been canceled because of travel restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. United World Wrestling says there weren’t enough entries for next month’s tournament in Serbia to meet its criteria for a world championship event. UWW had wanted at least eight of the top-10 ranked nations and 70% of the athletes from last year’s world championships to participate. ___Norway’s friendly soccer match against Israel has been canceled because of the risk of contracting COVID-19. The Norwegian soccer federation says the decision was recommended by national health authorities one day after an Israel player tested positive.
The Latest: Under-21 qualifier postponed because of virus
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The qualifying match between host Iceland and Italy in the Under-21 European Championship has been postponed because of positive COVID-19 tests among the traveling team. The Italian delegation has been put in quarantine by Icelandic health authorities. The Italian soccer federation says “two players and member of staff of the under-21 side tested positive for COVID-19 after a swab test undertaken upon arrival at the airport.”It was unclear when UEFA could reschedule the game. Italy is second and Iceland third in the group after six matches. It is split between a group stage in March and knockout rounds starting in May.
Mbapp, Sterling rediscover scoring touch in Nations League
England's Raheem Sterling celebrates after scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Iceland and England in Reykjavik, Iceland, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Brynjar Gunnarson)Kylian Mbapp and Raheem Sterling have started their new seasons a lot better than they finished their last. With an individual goal that combined fortune and inspired impudence, Mbapp earned France a 1-0 win at Sweden in the Nations League on Saturday. They rediscovered their scoring touch with their countries in the round of games in the Nations League, which marks the return of international football after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. From an acute angle, he found the gap between Olsen and the post with a left-footed shot for his 14th international goal.
Need to let out some stress? Scream into the Icelandic abyss -- no, for real
Just because you likely wont be traveling to Iceland any time soon doesnt mean you cant scream there. Well let their website explain: Youve been through a lot this year and it looks like you need the perfect place to let your frustrations out. It looks like you need Iceland. Click and hold that circular button while you let out your scream -- kind of the same way youd record a talk-to-text message on your iPhone. Its neat to listen to other peoples -- some left uplifting messages, just said hey or let out real screams.