Posts tagged ‘copenhagen’

September 28, 2010

Bomb plot against Danish newspaper uncovered

WHEN THE DANISH NEWSPAPER Jyllands-Posten first published controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in 2005 as a provocation to domestic Muslims, the paper’s editor and staff knew they was courting trouble. But they could scarcely have imagined just how much chaos the cartoons would eventually cause, including deadly riots and a boycott of Danish products across the Muslim world. Were it not for some quick work on the part of the Danish Intelligence Service and the Norwegian police, the affair could have finished the newspaper and its staff off…

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February 22, 2010

Googling ourselves back to the Stone Age

GOOGLE RULES THE PLANET, and that’s a simple fact, although only because we allow it to. So you can almost forgive today’s kids for using the dynamic search engine to think for them at school. Isn’t it just a thousand times more practical to “Google” something rather than to look it up in a reputable book, let alone to figure it out for yourself? Why even bother doing things the hard way? Well, thank goodness for German teacher Frank Lacey from the Ådalen private school in Ishøj outside Copenhagen, who still believes in good old-fashioned brain power…

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