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Copenhagen: One-Leg Suiscide Bomber Fail To Blow

A massive police presence and bomb experts sealed off a large area in Copenhagen Friday afternoon, after a man tried to detonate a suicide bomb in a hotel toilet. However, the man, with one artificial leg, failed to blow him self up and was seen running from the place with minor injuries and blood in his face.

“The major barriers suggest that the police are worried that there are may be more explosions in the area.”


Bomb at Hotel Jørgensen in Copenhagen.

According to several danish media, a man tried to blow himself up at the hotel in the center of Copenhagen Friday afternoon. He then fled into a park nearby park where he immediately after was arrested by the police. The area is still sealed off as of 6pm CET.

Nearly three hours after the explosion the hotel in Copenhagen is the Ørstedsparken area sill sealed off.

The man behind the suicide attack have at this time not been brought out of the park.

Two cars with army bomb experts and several police officers continue to work in a corner of the park, the news agency Ritzau reports.

Controlled Detonation?

According to pictures of the arrested man, published at eb.dk, he seems to have had a belt-like object around his stomach.

Norwegian NRK reports of a loud “explosion like” sound coming from the park, presumably from a controlled detonation of the explosive device.

But this has yet to be confirmed.

More Bombs?

Heavy barriers have been raised at critical places in the area, suggesting that the police fears there might be more bombs, or bombers on the loose.

According to the police, there are several objects that are subject to investigation.

The episode provides an extra pressure on the afternoon traffic out of the Danish capital.


Danish police have not yet ruled on whether this is a terrorist act, or not.

The detainee is rumored to be from Luxembourg or Holland.

According to Danish TV2 News, the man only have one leg and one prosthetic.

It is not known what the motive for the suicide bombing might have been, but the hotel is just a few hundred meters from the high-traffic subway station at Nordre Gade – regarded as one of the preferred targets for possible terrorists.

Moreover, tomorrow is 9th anniversary of the terrorist attack in New York on the 11th September 2001.

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NASDAQ OMX Launch INET Trading In Nordic And Baltic Countries

NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. have rolled out its INET trading system in all seven of its equities markets in Copenhagen, Helsinki, Iceland, Stockholm, Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius. The INET system is capable of handling one million messages per second at sub-250 microsecond average speeds, the fastest of any exchange or alternative trading system in the world.

“This trading system shift is one of the biggest infrastructural changes in the history of the Nordic and Baltic equities markets.”

Hans-Ole Jochumsen

The recent launch is part of the project to utilize the super fast INET trading platform across all NASDAQ OMX equities markets in the world.

“This trading system shift is one of the biggest infrastructural changes in the history of the Nordic and Baltic equities markets,” president at NASDAQ OMX Nordic, Hans-Ole Jochumsen, says.

“With INET in place we can offer investors access to the world’s fastest and most scalable trading system. This will allow us to grow volumes and liquidity, which benefits all investors and ultimately the regional economies. It will enable us as an exchange and the Nordics and Baltic regions to better compete in Europe‘s increasingly competitive trading environment,” Jochumsen says.

The INET system is capable of handling one million messages per second at sub-250 microsecond average speeds, the fastest of any exchange or alternative trading system in the world.

INET also serves as the backbone for GENIUM, NASDAQ OMX’s commercial exchange technology offering.

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world’s largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with approximately 3,700 listed companies.

The launch of INET in the Nordic and Baltic countries was announced February 8th.

Here’s the promotion video from NASDAQ OMX:

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More technical information about the system here.

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A non-agreement on nothing

Friday evening, said U.S. President Barac Obama that it is achieved “meaningful and enestårende” climate agreement after negotiations on overtime in Copenhagen.  But the so-called agreement does not contain anything concrete. See for yourself.

U.S. President Barack Obama told the press late Friday night that it had achieved a “meaningful and unique agreement” between the world’s heads of state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions up to 2050.

In addition, it agreed to create a climate fund of 100 billion dollars to be used for mitigation in developing countries.

The agreement was presented in Copenhagen for talks on overtime between the U.S. and China.

– For the first time in history have all the major world economies come together and accepted its responsibility to act against the looming climate change, said Obama, according to international news agencies

Not binding

– The agreement is not legally binding, but what it does is to allow each country to show the world what they are doing, and it will be agreed from each country that we are in this together. We will see who meets, and who do not meet, the common commitments that have been put forth, “said Obama.

– We know that the measures we do not have sole NOK to get where we need to be by 2050, but that is why this should be the first step.

Obama thinks there are nødvending with a legally binding agreement, but that one could not sit to wait for everyone to agree on details.

X-and Y-agreement

The agreement is not legally binding and it is up to each country if they want to sign or not,

Those who write under is committed only to participate in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – individually or collectively – with 80 per cent towards 2050.

Each country can even fill out the percentage they will reduce their emissions by up to 2020 – X percent compared to 1990 and Y per cent compared to 2005.

According to the agreement, specific targets and commitments specified in a new agreement by 2016.


Politicians disappointed – environmentalists outraged

There are apparently no one – except Obama – who is satisfied with the agreement.

“Let’s be honest, this is not a perfect agreement. It does not remove the climate pressures, climate change threat to humanity”, said EU president, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt told a news conference on Friday night.

“Our future is not for sale. I regret to inform you that Tuvalu can not accept this document,” said Ian Fry, who represents the small øystaten in the Pacific Ocean is likely to disappear in the ocean if sea levels rise as much as feared.

Fry calls the document a betrayal of biblical proportions.

“It looks like we have been offered 30 pieces of silver to betray our people and our future.”


Greepeace: “Copenhagen is the site of a crime today, and the culprit is the wild flight to the airport. There is neither the goal for emissions cuts or a legally binding agreement,” said John Sauve from the British division of Greenpeace.

Friends of Earth: “The agreement a miserable failure, and says that the rich countries thus have condemned millions of the world’s poorest people to starvation, suffering and loss of life as the climate changes ahead.” Det sier organisasjonens leder Nnimmo Bassey.

“Ansvaret for dette katastrofale resultatet ligger direkte hos de rike landene,” It says the organization’s leader Nnimmo Bassey.

“The responsibility for this disastrous outcome is directly in the rich countries,”

World Development Group: “The summit has been the only chaos from beginning to end, and finally ended in a shameful and monumental failure to judge one million around the world to indescribable suffering,” says Tim Jones in the WDG.

“To say that this agreement at any way is historical or meaningful is to fake the fact that it is empty of content. It is in reality meaningless. “

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