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first_imgEmerging oil sectorAs the time draws closer to first oil in 2020, the need for critical services in this sector continues to increase daily. As such, local companies are tapping into the industry and are making strides to have their businesses meet international standards.One such company making headway in preparing itself for the new industry is Guysons Group, which has received international certification of quality for the services they offer.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Guysons, Faizul Khan spoke about this at a simple ceremony to celebrate the achievement on Wednesday at ExxonMobil’s Centre for Local Business Development (CLBD).Khan was elated to share with the small audience of mostly business executives and managers that Guysons Oil and Gas Services and Guysons Engineering haveFrom left: CLBD Project Director Patrick Henry; Chief Executive Officer of Guysons, Faizul Khan; and ExxonMobil’s Operation Manager Mike Ryan pose with a portrait of the ISO certification that the company recently acquiredmet the stringent ISO 9001:2015 certification requirements by the International Organization for Standardisation (ISO) having received the first ISO 9001:2015 global certification from the ISO.The CEO reflected on the rigorous procedures they went through before acquiring certification. According to him, the process took some six months to complete and cost the company well over $10 million.“In the opinion of the Guysons executives, meeting ISO requirements was an achievement well worth the investment of time, effort and funds because it has cemented the companies’ standing as internationally approved suppliers of goods and services,” the company said.Khan said he plans to travel soon to the United States to seal a deal with a company in a joint venture opportunity. “For the first time, because of our quality management systems are tendering for internationally-based tenders so we are currently going through tenders for companies in Brazil and in Trinidad and Tobago,” he added.Faizul encouraged other local companies that are interesting in providing services to oil companies, to get certified so that it may be given the opportunities to lend its support.Meanwhile, ExxonMobil’s Operation Manager Mike Ryan congratulated the company for its achievements and said this is a positive story coming out of the Local Business Development Centre.The achievement means that the group is internationally recognised as being able to deliver products and services to meet customers’ expectations.They Guysons companies are now officially qualified to be suppliers to extraction companies in Guyana’s oil and gas sector, and are on record as well as being well equipped to meet complex data integration and ecommerce needs of such customers.CLBD Project Director Patrick Henry also joined others in commending Guysons and revealed that four other companies have signed up to go through the process of acquiring ISO certification.“Those companies will over the next few months – some of them will be going forward to their audit stage so that’s started and then we have a list of other companies that are interested” he said.Guyson’s engineering, which is located in West Ruimveldt Georgetown, was established about 32 years ago and offered a large and diverse range of products and services. Though its new company focused on oil and gas activities, Guysons will now provide services such as freight forwarding, customs brokerage, warehousing facilities, and ship chandlery, among others.last_img read more


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first_imgHer fate has absorbed Britons, touching their sense of pity and outrage in a way unseen since the murders of two 10-year-old girls, Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman, in the village of Soham in 2002. “In an echo of the emotional spasm that seized the country almost a decade ago following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, the McCanns’ missing 4-year-old, Madeleine, is no longer just their child,” the columnist David Hughes wrote in The Daily Telegraph on Friday. “She has become ours.” Yellow bands have been worn on the arms of the English cricket team and of legislators in the houses of parliament. A video of the missing girl, with her distinctive right eye, was played to 50,000 soccer fans during a match between Spanish soccer teams in Glasgow, Wales, on Wednesday, and fans have worn shirts bearing her portrait. Rewards totaling millions of dollars have been offered by people including J.K. Rowling, the billionaire author of the Harry Potter series, and the airline tycoon Richard Branson. A Web site set up by the family (www.findmadeleine.com) has reportedly received millions of hits. The scale of the campaign has grown so much that the girl’s parents have hired financial advisers and lawyers to help them campaign for their daughter’s return from Praia da Luz, the seaside town of palms and bougainvillea where their nightmare began two weeks ago. In Praia da Luz on Friday, journalists from Britain, Brazil, Spain and the U.S. kept vigil in the shade outside the whitewashed complex of vacation apartments from which McCann disappeared. Police tape fluttered across the steps leading up to the apartment, barred at the top by a child-proof gate – a reminder of the child-safe resort that this town was meant to be. “It’s shocking that this could happen in Luz,” said John Daffey, warden of the seaside church where the McCanns have gone daily to pray.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LONDON – The eyes are pools of innocence set in the waif-like features of a skimpy girl of nearly 4. And for 15 days they have peered out at Britons from television screens and newspaper front pages, T-shirts, posters and computer screens, with a simple message: Find me. The message has been repeated across the land – on television and in cyberspace. Sports stars like the soccer heroes David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo have joined politicians, including the prime minister-designate of Britian, Gordon Brown, in seeking her safe return. The outpouring has been likened, with some hyperbole, to the national grief that erupted over the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. But, as in Diana’s tragedy, there has been no magic spell to bring her back. In early May in the Algarve region of Portugal, Madeleine McCann, on the cusp of her 4th birthday, disappeared from the bedroom of her family’s vacation apartment where she was sleeping, along with her younger twin siblings, while her parents ate supper in a tapas bar about 100 yards away. last_img read more


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first_imgALBANY, N.Y._ The social networking Web site Facebook has been warned that it could face a consumer fraud charge for failing to live up to claims that youngsters there are safer from sexual predators than at most sites and that it promptly responds to concerns, a spokesman for New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Sunday. “We expect an immediate correction eliminating the dangers exposed by our investigation,” said the spokesman, Jeffrey Lerner. Cuomo announced last week that he had subpoenaed Facebook after he said the company did not respond to “many” complaints by investigators who were solicited for sex while posing as 12- to 14-year-olds on the site. Officials from Cuomo’s office discussed the issue with Facebook by phone and fax Friday after they said Facebook took three days to answer calls and e-mails from state investigators. An official in Cuomo’s office said he and others are scheduled to meet with Facebook representatives this week and anticipate changes will follow immediately. “We said, `You have got to make accurate representations on your Web site,” said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because court filings haven’t yet been made. “What we told them is, `Correct the language describing the site and stop marketing yourself as this pristine Web site … parents have a misimpression. You can’t mislead people.” Lerner said Facebook’s contention of being safer than most sites was accurate when it started out as a closed site 3 years ago. But it’s now much larger, and the safeguards and apparently the response times for complaints aren’t what they once were, he said. There was no immediate response to e-mail and phone messages left for a Facebook representative. But a statement issued a week ago stated the company was concerned about Cuomo’s claim that sexual predators could use the site to meet with children. “We strive to uphold our high standards for privacy on Facebook and are constantly working on processes and technologies that will further improve safety and user control on the site,” Facebook spokeswoman Brandee Barker said in the statement. Lerner said Facebook has continued to promise to cooperate. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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first_imgVAN NUYS – Authorities today identified the man who died in an apartment fire as Piero Peraza, 28. He was the nephew of a tenant at the apartment building when fire swept through a third-story corner unit, witnesses and fire officials said. The fire started about 5:45 p.m. at the building at 8070 Langdon Ave. after witnesses heard an explosion and saw people fleeing the building. Fire officials said a male body was taken from the unit after the blaze was put out. Officials did not release the identity of the victim. One of the building managers, Robert Simpson, 35, said he grabbed a fire extinguisher and ran into the apartment but decided to fight the blaze from the roof. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Then Simpson said he heard the tenant screaming, “My nephew is in there, my nephew is in there,” so he climbed back down and entered the burning apartment again. “It was pitch black. I was lying on the ground (trying to find the nephew) and I could barely see,” Simpson said, adding he could not go farther into the apartment because of smoke and flames. He said the Los Angeles Fire Department arrived at that time and put out the blaze in 15 minutes. The fire, whose cause was being investigated, appeared to be mostly contained to the single unit. Los Angeles Arson Investigator Rick Chew siad that Peraza had a history of drug use and was possibly suicidal. Capt. James Miller, of the Los Angeles Police Department told reporters that Peraza might have been trying to smoke narcotics when the fire broke out. But no definitive cause has been established.last_img read more


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first_imgA staff delegation from LYIT has returned from a visit to Lasell College in Newton MA, on the outskirts of Boston, where the details for a student exchange programme were agreed between the two colleges.While many Irish Universities and Institutes are engaging in an internationalisation strategy by recruiting foreign students to study in Ireland, LYIT management and staff consider it equally important that Irish education offer opportunities to Irish students to broaden their perspectives by engaging with a study abroad programme. The project was proposed earlier in the year by LYIT President Paul Hannigan and John Andy Bonar, Head of Development, and discussed with senior management from Lasell College when they came to LYIT.The LYIT’s visit to Lasell was to take this concept a step further on the establishment of a collaborative semester study abroad programme for both Irish and American students.The main beneficiaries of the establishment of this exchange programme will be the students from a wide variety of programmes of study.Dr Sylvie Walsh, LYIT International Coordinator, explained that, “LYIT already collaborates extensively with institutions throughout Europe and we now look forward to sending LYIT students to Lasell College, and receiving their students, in the near future.” Ciarán Ó hAnnracháin, Head of Department of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts and member of the visiting delegation, commented that he was particularly keen to see this programme come to fruition.“Tourism, hospitality and culinary arts are truly global industries and the US offers a unique experience in terms of the range of products and service in hotels, restaurants and resorts.“Many of our students travel to the US during their studies on work placements, but this exchange programme offers additional opportunities to include study as part of a career-enhancing experience.“As part of the visit we had the opportunity to visit some establishments where students would be able to find work for internships, placements and employment. As part of my own career progression I worked in Boston, and it is wonderful to return here and reconnect with many of my old colleagues.”Suzanne Kennedy, Lecturer in Sports Development and Coaching, James Kearns, Lecturer in Marketing, and Majella McBride, Lecturer in Early Childhood Education, travelled as part of the group.They were particularly impressed with the range of programmes and facilities in Lasell College and were confident that the students from LYIT would all benefit from a semester of study in the wonderful surroundings of Newton The Donegal ConnectionMichael Margey, Head of Department of Business Studies and a Donegal native, was delighted to have an opportunity to connect with members of the Donegal Diaspora and to forge links for commercial and social enterprise projects for Donegal.Another highlight of the visit was a meeting between members of the Irish delegation and Tom O’Neill of O’Neill and Associates, Boston’s premier political lobbying group. Tom O’Neill is not only the son of Tip O’Neill, a member of congress and speaker of the house until his retirement in 1987, but also a founding member and trustee of the American Ireland Fund, an owner of a farm of land on the Inishowen peninsula and a member of a family that originally emigrated from Donegal.The group discussed the exchange programme, the development of economic and social links with the Donegal diaspora and The Gathering 2013 (www.thegatheringireland.com) Back in Ireland the delegation and LYIT senior management are ready to launch the project, and the first student exchange will take place in February 2013. For information on all LYIT programmes including study and work abroad opportunities, please visit www.lyit.ie.LYIT STRENGTHENS US STUDENT PROGRAMME AND LINKS WITH BOSTON was last modified: May 17th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:LYITlast_img read more


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first_imgTottenham were unable to build on their brilliant 3-0 triumph over Manchester United last Monday after succumbing to a 2-1 defeat to Watford at Vicarage Road.Mauricio Pochettino’s men were in control of the match to begin with and took the lead on 53 minutes via an Abdoulaye Doucoure own goal, however, the game got away from them in the final half hour. And quick fire goals from Troy Deeney and Craig Cathcart saw the Hornets inflict a first defeat of the season on Spurs.Watford 2-1 Tottenham match reportBut what went wrong for Spurs? Below you can see talkSPORT’s Tottenham player ratings.Michel Vorm – 5Some Spurs fans would have rather seen Paulo Gazzaniga between the sticks after Hugo Lloris sustained a training ground injury but Vorm performed fairly well.He did not make many saves of note but both goals he conceded he could not have done a huge amount about.Toby Alderweireld – 5The Belgian was playing more of a quarter-back role in a first-half Spurs dominated – setting up Dele Alli with a good chance on 12 minutes. He also did well to put off Deeney for the only sight at goal he had before the break.It was a different story in the second-half , however, as Watford grew into the game. Alderweireld had less control as the game went on and nearly scored an own goal on 66 minutes.Jan Vertonghen – 4 silverware Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Vertonghen was working well with Alderweireld to keep Deeney quiet but lost all control of the Hornets forward in the second-half which ultimately led to Spurs losing the game.Davinson Sanchez – 3Deeney saw Sanchez as the weakest link so made the Colombian’s life a living hell in the second-half.The defender was shrugged off the ball expertly by the Watford frontman at one point which turned the game around as it got the home crowd right behind their team.Kieran Trippier – 5Not Trippier’s best game in a Spurs shirt but it was by no means his worst.The wing-back found a lot of joy in the first-half but his attacking threat was nullified by Javi Gracia’s men after the break as the game got taken away from Spurs.Ben Davies – 4There’s an ongoing battle between Davies and Danny Rose to be the first choice left-back at Spurs and this game was a missed opportunity for the Welshman.Davies was pretty anonymous for most of the game and couldn’t help Spurs contain the hungry Watford attack in the final half hour. Mousa Dembele – 4Didn’t realise he was even playing in the second-half. Dembele had good control of proceedings in the first-half but did not do well at all after the break.He was replaced by Harry Winks late in the game.Christian Eriksen – 5Eriksen was one of Spurs’ better players but it was still not a very good day by the Dane’s high standards.There were a few nice moments including an awkward cross from the right in the first-half which made Ben Foster panic slightly but Eriksen went missing at points in the game.Dele Alli – 6Alli was brilliant in the first-half and was getting all kinds of chances to score, however, the fact that he didn’t score is one reason why Watford were able to get back into the game.And like many of his team-mates, Alli really faded in the second-half and did not do anything of note. It initially looked like Spurs were well on their way to a fourth win in four league games Vertonghen struggled to cope with Deeney’s hassling in the second-half possible standings 4 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Lucas Moura – 7He’s probably been Spurs’ best player this season so far but not even Lucas Moura could help guide Spurs to four in four wins.The Brazilian played a big part in their goal as it was his cutback which rebounded off Abdoulaye Doucoure to give them the lead.Harry Kane – 4This was not a great day at the office for Kane who was uncharacteristically not very clinical.The striker missed a glorious chance with a header which could have earned his side a late point but other than that he was pretty ineffective. huge blow Latest Premier League News 4 4 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury SUB – Fernando Llorente – 5Llorente was thrown on in the final ten minutes as Spurs desperately sought an equaliser but the Spaniard was no real threat.SUB – Harry Winks – N/ABrought on late in the game for the not very good Dembele but there was no time for Winks to make his mark on the gameSUB – Danny Rose – N/ARose came on in the 89th minute and unsurprisingly did nothing of note. shining Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED 4 smart causal How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Kane missed a big chance at the end of the game Alli could have put the game out of Watford’s sight last_img read more


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first_img NBC currently splits half of NASCAR’s 36-race schedule with Fox as part of a six-year, $2.8 billion deal that began in 2001. The contract expires at the end of next season. Fox is negotiating to retain its rights to the first half of the season, and ABC/ESPN are also in contract talks. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week STADIUMS: The Louisiana Superdome, which became a symbol of the destruction wrought by the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and a shelter for thousands displaced by the storm, is scheduled to have some its gaping holes begin to be repaired today. Next week, an architectural firm will be selected to design the prospective restoration of the stadium, home to the New Orleans Saints. COLLEGES: The University of Illinois has appealed an NCAA ruling that could bar the school from hosting championship events at its Urbana-Champaign campus because of the school’s nickname and mascot. The appeal accuses the NCAA of unfairly characterizing the “Illini” and “Fighting Illini” nicknames and Chief Illiniwek mascot as “hostile and abusive,” Board of Trustees Chairman Lawrence C. Eppley wrote in his six-page letter accompanied by 21 pages of supporting documentation. BASKETBALL: Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski acknowledged he has been in “serious discussions” about becoming the U.S. national team coach, but nothing has been finalized. NBC won’t extend its contract with NASCAR beyond the 2006 season because of the anticipated higher rights fees, a person involved in the negotiations told the Associated Press on Friday. ABC/ESPN are expected to replace the network as one of NASCAR’s television partners, according to a television executive who declined to be identified because the deal wasn’t complete. center_img TENNIS: Justine Henin-Hardenne might miss the season-ending Tour Championship at Staples Center starting Nov. 7 after being forced to skip two upcoming tournaments because of a hamstring injury. Dinara Safina rallied to beat top-ranked and homeland favorite Maria Sharapova 1-6, 6-4, 7-5 to advance to the semifinals of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow. James Blake, in his first event since losing in the U.S. Open quarterfinals last month, advanced to the semifinals of the Stockholm Open with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Alberto Martin. VOLLEYBALL: Misty May-Treanor and Jake Gibb were selected Association of Volleyball Professionals Players of the Year. SOCCER: Slovakia avoided neighbor Czech Republic in the World Cup playoff draw but must beat powerhouse Spain to reach the sport’s showcase event for the first time. The Czechs will face Norway, while Turkey, a 2002 World Cup semifinalist, will play Switzerland. The two-leg playoffs are Nov. 12 and 16. Manchester United captain Roy Keane retired from Ireland’s national team after its elimination fro World Cup qualifying. Ramon Maradiaga was fired as Guatemala coach after the country’s failure to qualify for the 2006 World Cup. FOOTBAL: Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said he is angry and embarrassed over accounts of drunkenness and sexual misbehavior by his players on a charter cruise, promising the team will cooperate with investigations and and “levy the appropriate fines, penalties and/or suspensions” as soon as the information is processed. BASKETBALL: Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star forward LeBron James was released from the hospital following a two-night stay because of a virus that caused severe pain in his chest. Golden State rookie forward Ike Diogu will be out the next three weeks with a broken hand. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


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first_imgA MINING company says it will begin digging for gold in Donegal early next year.Connemara Mining has the licences for a large exploration block in Inishowen and plans to begin its search for gold in the spring. Speaking to the Irish Independent after the release of Connemara’s interim results, chairman John Teeling said that the company is planning on undertaking a trenching campaign in the next number of weeks and is aiming to start drilling in the New Year. “I would hope to announce the trenching programme in the next 6-8 weeks,” he told the paper.“The next step will be drilling, which we will not be able to do in the winter so we would hope to start that in the spring of next year.”The company said that it is for “all its current activities and expenditure for the next year or so”.Connemara also announced yesterday that it made a loss of €88,000 in the six months to the end of June. Connemara has also faced delays on two of its other exploration licences. At the company’s gold licences in the Wicklow/Wexford area Canadian-based Hendricks, which is the operating partner on the project, has struggled to secure funding.Connemara also has a joint venture for a zinc project near Limerick with Teck Ireland. Teck is the operator and did not propose a work programme in 2015, meaning the joint venture project was put on care and maintenance. Shares in Connemara opened at 1.5 pence in London, down about 8pc on the previous Monday’s close. ‘WE’RE GOING TO START DIGGING FOR GOLD IN DONEGAL HILLS’ – MINING COMPANY was last modified: September 16th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGoldInishowenMININGlast_img read more


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first_imgDr Jerry Bergman, professor, author and speaker, is a frequent contributor to Creation-Evolution Headlines. See his Author Profile for his previous articles.(Visited 740 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Darwinist Anders Breivik Attacks in Norway led to Trauma Disorders by Dr Jerry BergmanAudio Playerhttps://crev.info/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/CEH-19-7-17-JB-Breivik.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Anders Behring Breivik (who anglicized his name to Andrew Berwick in his manifesto discussed below) was a young Norwegian who was enamored with Darwinism and his modern-day disciples, such as Princeton University Evolutionary Biologist Dr. Lee Silver. On Friday, July 22, 2011, Behring Breivik set off a powerful homemade bomb in Oslo, Norway. He then went on a killing rampage, murdering 77 young persons indiscriminately at a Youth League meeting on the nearby Norwegian island of Utøya. It was the worst terrorist attack in modern Norwegian history, and one of the worst in modern European history.[i] To explain his terrorist actions, he produced a 1518 page, 77,724 word document titled 2083 European Declaration of Independence.Breivik detailed in his document why he was an unapologetic champion of the Darwinian worldview. Breivik’s vision of “a perfect Europe” involved the strict application of Social Darwinism, opining that the application of “national Darwinism” should be at the core of our society. He does not believe that science should be left in private hands, but instead should be lavishly supported by the government. Breivik also stressed that science trumps religion: “As for the Church and science, it is essential that science takes an undisputed precedence over Biblical teachings.”  Breivik listed Darwin’s Origin of Species as one of the most “important” books that he has ever read. In my book How Darwinism Corrodes Morality, I go into more detail about Breivik, quoting extensively from his manifesto.The Effect of Breivik’s Darwinism Go Beyond His AttackNow, six years after the attack, Breivik is in the news again. A research project conducted by Bertel Hansen and Professor Peter Dinesen, of the University of Copenhagen Department of Political Science, in collaboration with Professor Søren Dinesen Østergaard from Aarhus University, found in the 18 months following Anders Breivik’s attack, Danes diagnosed with trauma- and stressor-related disorders increased by 16 percent.[ii] This percent equals 2,736 cases above the number expected. The researchers used data from the Danish Psychiatric Central Research Register covering all psychiatric hospitals. The researchers previously documented that the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States had a similar effect on mental health, but in this case an increase of only four per cent in the period following the attacks.Ironically, the Breivik attacks in Norway produced trauma- and stressor-related disorders four times higher than that of 9/11 American attack (16 percent verses 4 percent). Danes developed mental problems due to terrorist attacks in Norway because Danes are both geographically and culturally very close to Norwegians. Danes rightly felt that this attack could have occurred to them. Furthermore, slightly over a year after the attacks, the court case against Breivik was intensely covered in the media, reminding the population of this frightful event. A new, but smaller, increase trauma- and stressor-related disorders was observed during this time. This is just another of many examples of the continuing negative effects of Darwinism on society.Now 37, Breivik is serving a 21-year sentence in a prison in southern Norway, according to a CBS News report in January, 2017. [iii] His cell is a modern, well-furnished large three-room complex where he can play video games, watch TV, and exercise. He also spends much time studying. Breivik has complained about his lack of contacts with people. Although allowed to receive visits from family and friends, aside from some writers, only his mother, a nurse now deceased, visited him before she died of breast cancer. Yet despite his comfort, and the harm he has caused to thousands of people, he complains that he is the one who has been damaged.Dressed in a black suit and tie, the stone-faced Breivik spoke coherently without emotion, saying he agreed with government attorneys who had warned that the self-proclaimed neo-Nazi had become more radicalized in prison.“I have been damaged by the isolation … (and) radicalization has been a consequence of it,” Breivik said before a three-judge panel which is reviewing a government appeal against a ruling that his isolation in prison violates human rights. “I have not been a little hurt, I have been very damaged.”How could he become “more radicalized” than he already was when he killed 77 people? What radical ideas make him so unrepentant and apparently ready to cause more harm if he could?The media continually refers to Breivik as a ‘right-wing’ extremist, rarely noting his eloquently articulated support for Darwinism as documented in his writings. The CBS article says he describes himself as a “traditional neo-Nazi”. In chapters 12-15 of my book, I document the Darwinian connection to Nazi ideas of the “master race” that led to unspeakable horrors in Germany and Japan before 1945. Breivik’s story shows that Darwinism continues to corrode morality today.Although judges could extend Breivik’s sentence indefinitely, he could be released as early as 2033 since there is no death penalty in Norway.[iv][i] Documented in detail in Chapter 8 of my book How Darwinism Corrodes Morality: Darwinism, Immorality, Abortion, and the Sexual Revolution. 2017. Kitchener, Ontario, Canada: Joshua Press.[ii] Increased incidence rate of trauma- and stressor-related disorders in Denmark following the Breivik attacks in Norway. Hansen, Bertel T.; Dinesen, Peter T.; Østergaard, Søren D. Epidemiology. Post Acceptance: July 13, 2017.[iii] “Mass murderer says he’s been “very damaged” by prison isolation”. 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first_img8 April 2013 South African companies and institutions with the right expertise may be eligible for financial assistance on a shared cost, shared risk basis towards participating in the design phase of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope, SKA South Africa announced last week. The SKA project is an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope, which will be co-hosted by South Africa and Australia. Last month, the International SKA Organisation issued an invitation for international consortia to bid for work packages in the pre-construction phase of the SKA, involving the design of the telescope architecture and sub-systems, including components such as antennas, receivers, signal processing systems, data transport and high performance computers. The overall aim of this phase, which is expected to run through to the end of 2016, is to deliver detailed designs and blueprints for the SKA facility to go out to tender for construction. Last week, Dr Jasper Horrell, general manager of science computing and innovation at SKA South Africa, said the SKA was “an iconic and global science project, and we are excited to be able to assist local industry and institutions with appropriate skills in participation in the initial design phase. “This involvement should serve to strengthen the global competitiveness of local organisations in high-tech domains, focused on the SKA, but extending beyond radio astronomy,” Horrell said in a statement. Expressions of interest are invited from registered South African organisations wishing to participate as partners in the SKA South Africa response to the request for proposal for the SKA pre-construction phase. According to SKA South Africa, financial assistance for local companies and organisations is being targeted in the areas of dishes, central signal processors, science data processors, and signal and data transport, synchronisation and timing. “SKA South Africa will facilitate the introduction of programme partners into the appropriate work package consortia.” Instructions for registering interest, and pre-qualification application forms for financial assistance, are available from public.ska.ac.za/industry. Organisations must respond before 17h00 on 22 April (SAST). For more information on the bid process, financial assistance and work package areas, organisations that fit the participation criteria are encouraged to attend an information day at SKA South Africa’s Johannesburg and Cape Town offices, linked via telecon, at 13h30 on 12 April. Places at the information day may be limited; organisations wishing to attend should RSVP by e-mail to industry@ska.ac.za by 3pm on 9 April. More information can be obtained from Carla Sharpe at carla@ska.ac.za. Details of the request for proposals issued by the International SKA Organisation are available at www.skatelescope.org/publications/request-for-proposals. Formal responses are due by 10 June. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more