Darkness: Those Who Kill Darkness: Those Who Kill
After spending six months unsuccessfully trying to find 17-year old Julie Vinding (Alvilda Lyneborg Lassen), who went missing on her way home from a party in a Copenhagen suburb, detective Jan Michelson (Kenneth M. Christensen) is taken-off the case by his superiors who believe the girl is dead. Michelson continues to work on the case in his spare time and discovers the disappearance of Natasha, another 17-year old blonde girl, ten years earlier. He quickly finds Natasha's body in a lake and is re-instated on the case. Michelson's boss MT (Peter Mygind) brings in criminal profiler Louise Bergstein (Natalie Madueño) to assist in the investigation. When a third blonde girl, hotel worker Emma Holst (Tessa Hoder), is kidnapped, the investigators discover that they may be hunting a serial killer.
Darkness: Those Who Kill Darkness: Those Who Kill
After returning to Funen to see her mother's friend Alice Ejbye (Solbjørg Højfeldt), Bergstein is asked by Ejbye, who has terminal cancer, to investigate the unsolved murder of her son 18-year-old son Markus Ejbye (Vilmer Trier Brøgger) five years earlier. Bergstein soon finds similarities to unsolved murders of two other young men on the island, Kasper Larsen (Téo Lepetit) and Ricky Hansen (Peter Zandersen), that also occurred five years earlier. When a fifth young man, William Fjeldby (Oscar Dyekjær Giese), a friend of Markus Ejbye, is murdered in similar circumstances, she teams up with Karina Hørup (Helle Fagralid), the lead detective on the cases, to track down a serial killer who has resumed killing after a five-year hiatus.
Police thrillers, even ones whose story stretches over an entire season, can start to blend together after awhile. A surly cop with no life gets so involved in a case that it has ramifications on his or her own life. There is often a partner with a dark secret. And the cops are chasing the killer as the killer may be watching the cops. A new Danish series on Acorn TV has all of those elements. But is it good?
In the early hours of Palm Sunday, as Christians began the celebration of the holiest week of the year, our brothers and sisters in Egypt suffered unspeakable persecution. They were at Church. They were praying. And in the midst of what should be peace, horrible violence yet again. I express our deepest sadness at the loss of those killed, our prayers for healing for all those injured, and our condolences to those who suffer the loss of loved ones.
What killed the dinosaurs? Their sudden disappearance 65 million years ago, along with at least 50 percent of all species then living on Earth, is known as the K-T event (Cretaceous-Tertiary Mass Extinction event). Many geologists and paleontologists now think that a large asteroid or comet impacting the Earth must have caused a global catastrophe that led to this extensive loss of life.
According to Sharpton, the acid rains also acidified the top layers of the oceans, especially near the impact site. This killed off the plankton-like microscopic foraminifera, which lived in the top ocean layers.
In the past seven months,militant activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami have killed 12 policemen and left 109 others injured in Bangladesh. Last week,while enforcing a general strike to protest the death sentence decreed by the Supreme Court on Abdul Quader Mollah,Jamaat workers went on a spree of mayhem in Dhaka and elsewhere to demand that all their leaders detained as war criminals be freed.
The trials are testing the resolve of the Awami League-led government in bringing to a close a sordid chapter in Bangladeshs history. For years on end,the Awami League has been disseminating the message that those who assisted the Pakistan army in killing Bengalis in 1971 would pay. That process is ongoing today. A good number of Jamaat politicians,among whom is Ghulam Azam,the partys former chief,have already been sentenced to death. Judgment is also expected soon on Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury,an important figure in the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) led by former prime minister Khaleda Zia. Chowdhury remains notorious for his role in killing Hindus and pro-liberation Bengalis in Chittagong in the course of the war.
For the Awami League,it is today a matter of clawing back to a position that will enable it to return to power in the general elections. That looks like a tough call. Corruption,as in the proposed (now apparently discarded) Padma bridge,the ruling partys running battles with Grameen Bank founder and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus,the opposition agitation over the caretaker issue and the war crimes trials have placed the government on the backfoot. Ironically,attention has shifted away from the gross corruption the BNP indulged in during its last stint in power between 2001 and 2006. Today,Zia and her party colleagues smell blood and truly believe they are on their way back to power. That,despite the charges of corruption laid at the door of the Begums sons,neither of whom can return to the country owing to the cases filed against them. Yunus,for his part,has been sending out the dark message that those who have tried to destroy the Grameen Bank ought not to be elected. The opposition loves him,even as the ruling party berates him for his audacity. The Awami League,in what looks like desperation,has pushed the PMs son Sajeeb Wazed Joy into politics. He has been lambasting the opposition and warning citizens that the BNPs return to power will mean a journey back to the darkness of the past. It is a sentiment vast numbers of Bengalis identify with.
It is a twilight struggle the Awami League,and by extension Bengalis across the spectrum,happen to be waging against a fanatical right. In the last five years,for all the charges of corruption levelled at it,Hasinas government has made progress in such crucial areas as agriculture,education and IT. The media has operated freely since 2009,when the Awami League returned to office. Of course,action has been taken against a certain newspaper and two television channels. But that had nothing to do with media freedom; it had everything to do with the brazen attempts by that newspaper and those channels to fan religious discontent. Similarly,despite the outcry over the arrest of an official of the human rights body Odhikar,the organisation has failed to substantiate its allegation that security forces killed 61 people in the crackdown on Hefazat-e-Islam. 041b061a72