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Paul Announces #FreshenUpTour Dates in France, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany!

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Following confirmation of his headline slot at the 2020 Glastonbury Festival next June, today Paul announces new shows in France, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany to take place next year.
Pre-sale tickets for the France shows will be available to purchase from 10am local time on Tuesday 26th November. To purchase pre-sale tickets on Tuesday, click the link below and enter the password: FRESHENUPFRANCE

23rd May @ Pierre Mauroy Stadium, Lille, France
26th May @ Paris La Défense Arena, Paris, France
31st May @ Stadium Matmut, Bordeaux, France
7th June @ Groupama Stadium, Lyon, France
GET FRANCE PRE-SALE TICKETS HERE!

Pre-sale tickets for the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium shows will be available to purchase from 10am local time on Wednesday 27th November. To purchase pre-sale tickets on Wednesday, click the links below and enter the password:

29th May @ Goffert Park, Nijmegen, Netherlands
PASSWORD: FRESHENUPNIJMEGEN
GET NETHERLANDS PRE-SALE TICKETS HERE!
4th June @ TW HDI Arena, Hannover, Germany
PASSWORD: FRESHENUPHANNOVER
GET GERMANY PRE-SALE TICKETS HERE!
21st June @ TW Classic Festival, Werchter, Belgium
PASSWORD: FRESHENUPWERCHTER
GET BELGIUM PRE-SALE TICKETS HERE!
All the best!

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Added and Updated Record Collections at FamilySearch.org - Week of 24 to 30 November 2019

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I am trying to keep up with the new and updated record collections at FamilySearch   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list) every week.

As of 30 November 2019, there were 2,673 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 7 from last week):

The added or updated collections this week are (as Marshall provided them):

--- Collections Added   --

*  Texas, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2729394); 1,794,395 indexed records with 1,794,395 record images, ADDED 28 Nov 2019

*  Italy, Trieste, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1924-1944   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2684447); 38 indexed records with 38 record images, ADDED 30 Nov 2019

*  Montana, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2796752); 144,392 indexed records with 144,392 record images, ADDED 27 Nov 2019

*  Kansas, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2796751); 429,561 indexed records with 429,561 record images, ADDED 27 Nov 2019

*  Australia, Convict Tickets of Leave, 1824-1874  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3499251); Index only, no images, ADDED 26 Nov 2019

*  Oregon, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2803937); 295,077 indexed records with 295,077 record images, ADDED 27 Nov 2019

*  California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2786603); 2,083,701 indexed records with 2,083,701 record images, ADDED 27 Nov 2019

--- Collections Updated ---

South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Birth Registers, 1901-1926       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2834217); 30,445 indexed records with 1,965 record images (was 23,191 records with 1,490 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1877097); 1,261,468 indexed records with 4,192,353 record images (was 1,261,434 records with 4,192,353 images), Updated 25 Nov 2019

England, Yorkshire Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1613-1887    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3477664); 4,035 indexed records with 4,019 record images (was 3,395 records with 3,390 images), Updated 29 Nov 2019

Georgia, Chatham, Savannah, Laurel Grove Cemetery Record Keeper's Book (colored), 1852-1942     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3479704); 18,181 indexed records with 473 record images (was 12,874 records with 345 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

France, Vienne, Census, 1896    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2858067); Index only (4,915 records), no images (was 4,740 records with 0 images), Updated 27 Nov 2019

American Samoa, Vital Records, 1850-1972        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3438751); 9,693 indexed records with 3,762 record images (was 8,024 records with 2,240 images), Updated 29 Nov 2019

Alabama, County Birth Registers, 1881-1930      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3335352); 292,738 indexed records with 48,396 record images (was 291,849 records with 48,371 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1710-1928       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3405096); 19,776 indexed records with 2,081 record images (was 18,036 records with 1,889 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

Hawaii, Board of Health, Marriage Record Indexes, 1909-1989     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3463469); 154,259 indexed records with 26,814 record images (was 129,358 records with 26,315 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2333694); 34,153,310 indexed records with 46,885,712 record images (was 34,153,310 records with 46,885,712 images), Updated 29 Nov 2019

Sweden, Stockholm City Archives, Index to Church Records, 1546-1927     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2057674); 781,447 indexed records with 53,295 record images (was 682,667 records with 45,624 images), Updated 27 Nov 2019

Georgia, Columbus, Linwood and Porterdale Colored Cemeteries, Interment Records, 1866-2000      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3491475); 22,286 indexed records with 1,026 record images (was 7,962 records with 375 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

England, Oxfordshire Parish Registers 1538-1904 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3293406); 67,492 indexed records with 4,736 record images (was 54,319 records with 4,115 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2860782); 9,377,986 indexed records with 1,398,490 record images (was 9,277,839 records with 1,393,994 images), Updated 27 Nov 2019

French Polynesia, Civil Registration, 1780-1999 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2549721); 60,777 indexed records with 62,712 record images (was 60,777 records with 9,903 images), Updated 26 Nov 2019

England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2540411); 3,913,885 indexed records with 394,372 record images (was 1,364,635 records with 181,487 images), Updated 25 Nov 2019

Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville City Cemetery Records, 1843-1962  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3491876); 15,333 indexed records with 488 record images (was 4,394 records with 138 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

United States Public Records, 1970-2009 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2199956); Index only (875,610,625 records), no images (was 875,610,625 records with 0 images), Updated 29 Nov 2019

Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1682798); 4,945,578 indexed records with 4,581,756 record images (was 4,945,342 records with 4,581,756 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

Peru, Prelature of Yauyos-Cañete-Huarochirí, Catholic Church Records, 1665-2018(https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3460240); 3,182 indexed records with 982 record images (was 2,846 records with 850 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

Louisiana, New Orleans, Interment Registers, 1836-1972  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3288441); 206,461 indexed records with 5,177 record images (was 171,276 records with 4,137 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898  (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3155913); 1,048,386 indexed records with 87,632 record images (was 1,048,370 records with 87,631 images), Updated 25 Nov 2019

*  Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016197); 22,469 indexed records with 1,038,133 record images (was 20,610 records with 1,038,133 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

Finland, Tax Lists, 1809-1915   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2704794); 110,375 indexed records with 2,520 record images (was 85,850 records with 2,049 images), Updated 25 Nov 2019

Louisiana, Orleans Parish, Birth Records, 1819-1906     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3326847); 269,349 indexed records with 126,972 record images (was 265,387 records with 126,031 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

Poland, Lublin Roman Catholic Church Books, 1784-1964   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1867931); 331,917 indexed records with 395,682 record images (was 325,395 records with 395,682 images), Updated 25 Nov 2019

Colombia, Bogotá, Burial Permits, 1960-1991     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3212241); 137,590 indexed records with 78,384 record images (was 112,736 records with 67,546 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

Peru, Ayacucho, Civil Registration, 1903-1999   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3460906); 1,693 indexed records with 1,179 record images (was 670 records with 669 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Vital Records    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2704829); 37,242,588 indexed records with 37,242,588 record images (was 37,235,904 records with 37,235,904 images), Updated 26 Nov 2019

Hawaii, Grantor and Grantee Index, 1845-1909    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2821304); 428,648 indexed records with 21,480 record images (was 198,815 records with 10,526 images), Updated 26 Nov 2019

Peru, Huánuco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1983330); 66,004 indexed records with 708,628 record images (was 59,409 records with 708,628 images), Updated 30 Nov 2019

--- Collections with new images ---

Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis, Board of Health Death Records, 1848-1913     (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/3460987); 44,835 indexed records with 44,810 record images (was 44,825 records with 44,800 images),  23 Nov 2019

Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965   (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417491); 1,681,924 indexed records with 1,680,470 record images (was 1,681,924 records with 1,680,430 images),  4 Nov 2019

Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957        (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2790268); 2,043,205 indexed records with 194,249 record images (was 2,043,205 records with 194,010 images),  12 Sep 2019

Utah, Cemetery Abstracts    (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2576051); 125,183 indexed records with 4,698 record images (was 125,183 records with 4,695 images),  29 Aug 2019

--- Collections with images removed ---

Florida Deaths, 1877-1939       (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1595003); 471,799 indexed records with 471,266 record images (was 471,799 records with 471,267 images),  8 Aug 2019

France, Dordogne, Church and Civil Registration, 1540-1896      (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2796817); 7,882,907 indexed records with 3,097,791 record images (was 7,882,907 records with 3,099,653 images),  28 Mar 2018

United States, Native American, Census Rolls, 1885-1940 (https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2761958); 5,620,882 indexed records with 278,776 record images (was 5,620,882 records with 288,893 images),  8 Nov 2019

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In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to  https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner and use keywords (e.g. "church england") to find collections with those keywords.

My friend, Marshall, has come up with a program to determine which collections are ADDED, DELETED or UPDATED.  Thanks to Marshall for helping me out here!
Each one of the collections listed above has a Research Wiki page (use the "Learn more" link).  It would be very useful if the Wiki page for each collection listed the dates for when the collection was added as a new collection and the dates for major updates also.

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Two additional Ministers sworn in on Thursday joins the Jacobs Cabinet

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SINT MAARTEN (HARBOUR VIEW) - On Thursday, November 28th two incoming Ministers took the oath of office at the governor’s office and were sworn in as Ministers in the Silveria Jacobs cabinet by His Excellency Governor Drs. Eugene B. Holiday, Fernando Clark said in a statement on Friday.

The two Ministers who took the oath on Thursday are: Pamela Gordon-Carty who takes up the mantle as Minister of Public Health, Labor and Social Affairs (VSA) and Melissa Arrindell-Doncher, who returns as Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications (TEATT), a position she held in the William Marlin Cabinet in 2017.

Minister Arrindell-Doncher takes over the helm from former interim Minister of TEATT Rene Violenus, who held the position from the inception of the Silveria Jacobs cabinet. Violenus moves to the Netherlands to assume the position of Minister Plenipotentiary.

The two recently sworn in Ministers join the Silveria Jacobs cabinet which comprises of Silveria Jacobs, Prime Minister in charge of General Affairs, Christopher Wever as Minister of VROMI, Ardwell Irion, who holds the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (ECYS) and Egbert Jurendy Doran as Minister of Justice.

Minister Doncher

Minister Hon. Melissa Arrindell-Doncher

Minister Gordon Lake

Minister Hon. Pamela Gordon-Carty

 

 


          

Tswana Nunes-Burleson. Determined to make a difference

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SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - “My humble, down-to-earth character and naturally caring personality allows me to connect with people of all walks of life without prejudice”. This is one of the ways that this remarkable Sint Maarten Christian Party (SMCP) candidate describes herself, the party said in a press statement on Friday evening.

Tswana was born in the Netherlands but as a toddler she moved to Aruba with her father where she completed her secondary education. The year 1995 was a turn-around year for her. It was the year that hurricane Luis devastated many of the islands in the Caribbean, particularly Sint Maarten. Having many friends of her childhood in San Nicolas who originated from Sint Maarten, whose families had lost their livelihood, Tswana got permission from her dad to move to Sint Maarten to assist her friends. Tswana fell immediately in love with Sint Maarten and decided there and then to make Sint Maarten her home.

Being ambitious, disciplined and people-minded Tswana has always been on the lookout for new opportunities. What she has been able to accomplish during her 23 years of living on Sint Maarten is nothing but remarkable.

Her first job on Sint Maarten was at Xerox, today known as Obersi Electronics. Notary Speetjens noticed her work zeal and ethics at Obersi and eventually invited her to work for his Notary firm. While at Speetjens she seriously considered studying law. But since she also enjoyed dealing with numbers and problem-solving situations, she pursued a bachelor’s study in Finance, Economics and Business Management from the Netherlands via correspondence courses, which was a major feat in itself. This degree opened many doors for her in the job market. After some years at the Notary Public, Tswana was asked to join the team at the Offshore Trust company industry where her main responsibility was dealing with the Financial Administration. After five years Tswana got a breakthrough in the tourism industry. She incorporated a Luxury Mega Motor & Sailing Yacht company, which was affiliated with a company in Florida.

After several years in the tourist industry Tswana then entered the civil service where she first worked in the Ministry of Finance, then in the Ministry of Justice and subsequently at the Council of Advice, one of our High Councils of State.

As a citizen Tswana believes that one must be involved. She has participated in cultural events organized by Urmaine Dormoy. She has also volunteered her time to assist the youth. As a trained PADI Rescue scuba diver instructor, she co- founded a Swim, Snorkel and Scuba Dive foundation that provides free swim and diving courses to particularly young persons during the off season. As a qualified mentor she works with several of the foster care homes on Sint Maarten as a volunteer mentor. Tswana is also the Treasurer of the Board of the VKS.

Tswana is multi-lingual. She speaks Dutch, Papiamentu, Spanish and English fluently and can also help herself in French and Sranang Tongo. Her foundational principles are justice, faith and loyalty. She often refers herself as being a committed humanitarian, which is evident in the way she relates to people and in the volunteer work which she has committed herself to.

SMCP is proud to present Tswana Nunes-Burleson as its #7 candidate on the SMPC slate. She has been working as policy advisor in the SMPC faction office. With her qualifications, her experience and knowledge gained over the years as well as having functioned in the faction office, the SMCP is confident that Tswana is well prepared and capable for the job of Parliamentarian.


          

Trade unions satisfied with decision of Secretary of State Keijzer to enable merger between Sandd and PostNL in the Netherlands

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On 27/09, it was announced that, in accordance with the advice of Secretary of State Keijzer, the cabinet has given its approval to a merger between Sandd and PostNL. The trade unions Bond van Post Personeel (BVPP), FNV and CNV
; Read more ; BVPP - News
          

Audit Manager, Banking and Global Markets (Amsterdam) | Paritas Recruitment - Audit

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Amsterdam, Netherlands, A well placed global financial services institution whom have a growing presence within the Amsterdam markets are looking for an individual to join them and work within global banking and markets aud
          

An Afternoon in the Netherlands

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One of the things I love about coming to visit Oma & Opa in the Netherlands is simply … being in the Netherlands. I love soaking up the different culture. It’s great to do and see different things, but I often enjoy the simple things the most. Now that the kids are getting older, we’re […]
          

Back in the Netherlands!

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We’re back! It’s been well over a year since we last flew to the Netherlands. But this year we decided not to go in the summer, but to wait until the week of Thanksgiving … and the first week in December … to return to the Netherlands. It feels like a long time since we’ve […]
          

Neanderthals went extinct due to ‘inbreeding and small populations, not because of us’

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INBREEDING and small populations could have led to the extinction of Neanderthals, a new study suggests. Neanderthal extinction could have occurred without environmental pressure or competition with modern humans. They disappeared 40,000 years ago, around the same time anatomically modern humans started migrating to the Near East and Europe. But researchers in the Netherlands suggest […]
          

Riege Booking API connects BGL to Air France KLM Martinair Cargo

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Dusseldorf/Meerbusch – Riege Software announces the Go-Live of Dutch customer Best Global Logistics (BGL) with the newly developed Direct Airline Booking API. In the first step, the API is available for Air France KLM Martinair Cargo bookings, enabling seamless operations in conjunction with Riege's forwarding software Scope as an integrated solution. Providing the benefits of direct booking while at the same time avoiding the disadvantage of system changes, the Direct Airline Booking API marks another milestone in Riege's “One System. One Record.” approach to push Scope as the Digital Standard in logistics.

BGL was the first Riege customer who requested this integration and they will be the first ones to use it. After the pilot period, Fast Forward Freight (FFF) will follow. Both BGL and FFF have invested in the development of the API together with Riege which allowed the completion in the shortest period of time possible. “It was our intention to benefit from this solution, the sooner the better, but we also had the ambition to be the first ones owning this API as an early adopter as well as a driver of future-oriented technology,” said Michel Loots, CEO at BGL.

With the new API Scope users can directly send a booking request to Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, they will receive flights and prices in real time and then can book the required flight. All directly from within Scope without separate booking via webportals or phone and always with the latest dynamic prices at hand. “Technically, it is all about a real-time match between capacity and demand. In practice, it is about saving time and money by avoiding phone calls and system changes. Literally a significant win for us and our customers which simultaneously makes us stronger in a very competitive market. The money we invested together with FFF is well spent, and the ROI is calculated for within one year,” said Michel focussing the economic aspect.

“You rarely find companies co-investing in technological progress these days. With partners like BGL and FFF, Riege is blessed in the best meaning of the word. Together we set the foundation for a ground-breaking solution that will later be available for all Scope users worldwide. And of course, it is not limited to Air France KLM Martinair Cargo. All airlines are most welcome to join this community, gaining new customers with impressive volumes of freight,” said Henk Boorsma, Managing Director and co-owner of Riege Software in the Netherlands. 65.995 unique AWBs created by Scope users within the last 12 months only for Air France KLM Martinair Cargo speak for themselves.

“I am glad and honoured to represent a company which not only can trust in the capabilities and loyalty of its employees, but also in the allegiance of its customers many of whom have proven more than once that real partnership goes beyond purely factual business relationships. That's priceless. I wish to express my thankfulness specifically to Michel Loots of BGL and Marc Terpstra of FFF. When we say that Scope is the future of digital logistics, guys like them are the driving force,” said Dr. Tobias Riege, CEO of Riege Software.

About Best Global Logistics

Best Global Logistics is a Dutch independent third-party logistics service provider (3PL) offering relatively complex logistics solutions on a global scale. The company operates two bonded and free-zone warehouses located in Lijnden (Amsterdam airport) and Rotterdam in the Netherlands. BGL has a strong foothold in the maritime industry, while also serving a range of other industries.

About Riege Software

Riege Software is a leading provider of cloud-based software solutions for the logistics industry. Established in 1985, the privately-owned and managed company provides products and services to more than 550 customers worldwide with over 6,000 users in 41 countries. Headquartered in Germany, Riege maintains 6 branches in Europe, Asia and North America.

The company's brand is Scope, the Digital Standard for freight forwarding and Customs, which accelerates all processes and procedures in logistics. By integrating external ERP/WMS and intelligent applications, Scope enables cross-system collaboration and network building, with focus on quality enhancement and productivity increase, cost reduction and revenue improvement, customer loyalty and employee satisfaction.

Press Contacts

Michel J. Loots
michel@BestGlobalLogistics.nl

+ 31 20 4108800

Benjamin Riege
ben@riege.com

+49 2159 9148 0


          

How digital civil registration accelerates UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

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Technological innovations such as mobile devices and biometrics to capture an entire population’s vital events from birth to death are accelerating progress towards the SDGs, according to the findings of a series of case studies released last week. The case studies from Armenia, Ecuador, Kyrgyzstan, Namibia, Netherlands and Peru show that digital civil registration and identity systems help accelerate progress towards development targets especially poverty, gender equality, migration and universal health coverage. In Africa, almost half of the population is unregistered, thus making them miss out on universal benefits such as improved healthcare, Oliver Chinganya, director for statistics from UN Economic Commission for Africa…

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Dutch consortium wins Green Solutions Award 2019 for apartment building

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The consortium Nieuw Utrechts Peil has won the prize for best Dutch retrofit project.  The winning Flat for the Future is a social housing net zero-energy apartment building in Utrecht. It is one of the first of its kind in the Netherlands.

 


          

The first Train the Trainer workshops were held in Austria, Hungary, the Netherlands and Slovakia

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To support the professional execution of nearly zero-energy buildings new pilot “Train the Trainer” courses were implemented in Austria, Hungary, the Netherlands and Slovakia for flat roofer, ventilation installer and building inspection.

 


          

China’s contribution to climate change

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November 28, 2019

China is the world's largest emitter of carbon dioxide (CO2). It surpassed the United States in 2006, according to the Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) database created by the European Commission and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. On a per capita basis, China’s emission levels are less than half those of the US, according to EDGAR.

One contributing factor to the rise of China's emissions is the fact that transnational corporations (TNCs) based in the US and other rich countries have shifted much of their production to China. For example, Apple iPhones are produced in China. It could be argued that the emissions from such production should be included in the figures for the countries where the TNCs are based, rather than China.

But even allowing for this, China is a big contributor to CO2 emissions. China now has its own giant corporations such as Huawei and Great Wall. Chinese investment in other countries is expanding. Much of it is aimed at obtaining raw materials for China's industry, and is causing environmental destruction in the source countries.

A few years ago it looked as if China might be taking serious steps to rein in its emissions. Renewable energy was being rapidly expanded. Some coal-fired power stations were shut down (mainly those near big cities, where smoke was adding to the air pollution problem).

But new coal-fired power stations continue to be built. According to Global Energy Monitor, 148 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations are either being built or about to begin construction. This is equivalent to the entire current capacity of the European Union.

This new construction is occurring despite the fact that the Chinese electricity grid is oversupplied and power stations are working at only half their capacity. This irrational situation is a result of Chinese energy companies competing for market share with no overall plan.

Meanwhile, there has been a rapid growth in car production in China, which now has the biggest car sales in the world.

Military spending is also growing, resulting in increased consumption of oil by planes, warships, tanks and other military vehicles.

China today is a capitalist country. It is highly unequal. On the one hand, it has the second highest number of billionaires in the world, after the US, according to a survey by the Swiss bank UBS and accounting firm PWC. On the other, it has hundreds of millions of low-paid workers, many of them producing goods for transnational corporations.

However, China still has a relatively strong state-owned sector of the economy.

In the years following the 1949 revolution, existing privately-owned factories were nationalised and new state-owned enterprises (SOEs) were created. Many SOEs were privatised or shut down in the 1990s, but some key sectors of industry were kept under state ownership.

China's industrialisation was largely fuelled by coal, both during the period when all industry was state-owned and during the period of growing private ownership. The growth of production for the world market has led to a further expansion of coal use, as well as chemical pollution of land and water.

The growth of pollution led to numerous protests by affected people, resulting in pressure on the government to solve environmental problems. China was also under pressure in international forums to limit its CO2 emissions.

The government took steps to reduce the burning of coal in or near big cities. It promoted the rapid expansion of renewable energy. High speed rail was built as an alternative to car or plane travel between cities.

But it was not enough. CO2 emissions are still growing, even if more slowly than before. Capitalism cannot solve the climate crisis, and Chinese capitalism is no exception.

China is the world's largest emitter of carbon dioxide.

          

ICTeSSH 2020: International Conference on information-communication technologies enhanced Social Sciences and Humanities

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ICTeSSH 2020: International Conference on information-communication technologies enhanced Social Sciences and Humanities

29 Nov 2019 (All day)

The International Conference on information-communication technologies enhanced Social Sciences and Humanities (ICTeSSH 2020) will be held from June 29  through July 01, 2020  in  Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

ICTeSSH 2020 is a three-day conference where stakeholders come together for an open discussion to talk about the changing research ecosystem in SSH fields in the digital age due to the extremely fast development of ICT.

A Call for papers has been published. The organisers are looking for three types of contribution: presentations on ICT tools and digital infrastructures, research papers, and technical papers.

The language of the conference will be English.

The Conference covers multiple themes in multiple categories, among which ICT enhanced research, collaboration, dissemination and management.

More details on https://ictessh.uns.ac.rs/call-for-papers/

The deadline for submitting extended abstracts is 29th November 2019.

Presenters will be notified of acceptance by 31st January 2020.


          

BTC Exchange uphold.com is breaking the data protection law from the most countries

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The joke of the century is that uphold.com is hiding their domain registration behind a privacy protection service, but they like to collect as much data as possible from their customers.

Apparently, their greed for data also hinders their thinking. A company that offers its services to customers around the world, breaking the local data privacy laws of most countries, is untrustworthy. Such companies are not suitable for an international business.

Such companies believe in their megalomania to be above the local laws. How else would it be necessary for customers to turn to the local authorities for conflict resolution?

Actually are listed 17 complaints at the Better Business Bureau against uphold.com.

Customer Complaints Summary
17 total complaints in the last 3 years
of those, 10 complaints were closed in last 12 months

The most of the available complaints are about unauthorized access to banking accounts. In my opinion are the responsible people from uphold.com a case for the prosecutor.

As the above problems are not enough is getting found an entry at the Forex Blacklist:

Feb 23, 2018: The CSSF in Luxembourg issues a public warning against Uphold - www.uphold.com - physical address not available

The Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) issues a warning to the public concerning the website www.uphold.com where an entity named Uphold pretends to act “with regulatory coverage with CSSF in Luxembourg”. The CSSF informs the public that the entity Uphold is not regulated by the CSSF and that it has not been granted any authorisation to provide financial or payment services in or from Luxembourg.

If you have read the complaints from the official authorities, then the complaints from private parties are very credible too.

Among many others you will find the following complaints against uphold.com on reddit.com:

Additional negative reviews about uphold.com can get found at:

Basically, for me, all complaints are looking like someone wants to enrich themselves at the expense of others. I can not imagine that you can trust such commercial dilettantes. Who will be so stupid and order from them a cryptocoin wallet?

Yesterday I have tried it by myself to get a wallet from uphold.com. I have stopped as soon I have seen that this data collector likes to get copies from real world documents. So more than a verified gmail address they did not get from me. Afterwards I tried to get the already entered data according the European data protection law deleted. Since already more than 14 hours I did not get any confirmation that my data got deleted. You can see that you don't have any anonymity by using cryptocurrencies! Anyway, I have used one address, which I have not used and will not use at any other place. I'll get informed as soon as this address is getting used and will make the illegal data collector in front of the law court responsible any illegal use according the European Data Protection Law. There is no difference found in this law if the data got stolen or simple misused. In both cases the company gets prosecuted.

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Small populations, inbreeding, and random demographic fluctuations could have been enough to cause Neanderthal extinction, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Krist Vaesen from Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, and colleagues. Small populations, inbreeding, and random demographic fluctuations could have been enough to cause Neanderthal extinction, according to a new study [Credit:...

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Cave & Wreck Night 2020

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GUE Nederland & Scuba-Academie present the 12th edition of Cave & Wreck Night in the Netherlands. During this evening event, international explorers, passionate divers, scientists, and industry leaders share their experiences and explorations with a broad and international audience. This annual platform is initiated and funded by JP Bresser and Cees Den Toom as a means to give back to the diving community and hopefully motivate and support divers from different backgrounds and experience levels.
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Demo Day
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Bridging the gap between struggles and dreams

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All children deserve a fair chance. To help them get it, AkzoNobel and Plan International Netherlands started the Education Fund – providing mentorship and education. On its 25th anniversary, board member Charlotte van Meer shares why we do it. “For young people who grow up in challenging circumstances, some support from the Education Fund can bridge the gap between overcoming their daily struggles and realizing their dreams.” Charlotte van Meer, Education Fund board member and Head of L...

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DHL Supply Chain unveils Strategy 2025: “Innovation and digitalization will help us to put people and customers first.“

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- - • At its Smart Warehouse in Beringe, DHL shows how cutting-edge logistic industry solutions create immediate value for customers and employees. - • Oscar de Bok, CEO DHL Supply Chain, deep dives into key execution elements of Strategy 2025 and explains how automation and digitalization will re-shape the logistics industry. - - - To unveil the new Strategy 2025 for his business unit, Oscar de Bok, CEO DHL Supply Chain, selected the Technology Campus in Beringe, Netherlands, one of the D...

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Right to protest under legal threat from Shell

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In response to Shell going to a Scottish Court to ban Greenpeace protest near or on their platforms in the Brent oil field, Joris Thijssen, executive director Greenpeace Netherlands said: - - “It is absurd that Shell is trying to restrict our fundamental human right to peaceful protest. In a time where millions of people across the world fill the streets to demand that fossil fuels stay in the ground, this attempt by a polluting corporation to throttle the right to protest, only shows that...

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Starbucks worker loses job after police chief said officer was served cups labeled 'PIG'

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A social media post claimed a worker served an on-duty Kiefer, Oklahoma officer cups labeled "PIG" instead of the officer's name
       

          

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Trade unions satisfied with decision of Secretary of State Keijzer to enable merger between Sandd and PostNL in the Netherlands

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On 27/09, it was announced that, in accordance with the advice of Secretary of State Keijzer, the cabinet has given its approval to a merger between Sandd and PostNL. The trade unions Bond van Post Personeel (BVPP), FNV and CNV
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Boutique Hotel Notting Hill Amsterdam Netherlands

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Boutique Hotel Notting Hill Amsterdam Netherlands
          

Amsterdam Teleport Hotel Amsterdam Netherlands

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Amsterdam Teleport Hotel Amsterdam Netherlands
          

Ritual App expands international business in the Netherlands

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Toronto-based mobile technology startup Ritual announced that it has expanded its international business in the Netherlands. Entering the Dutch startup ecosystem, Ritual's food extraction application will bring real-time data and insights to the restaurant industry in Amsterdam. At present, it also covers more than 50 cities and seven countries around the world.

Ritual co-founder and CEO Ray Reddy said, "Every time we expand into a new city or country, we seek population density, extensive restaurant coverage, and a culture that emphasizes food." "Amsterdam meets this for us Standards also allow us to learn as much as possible from new non-English markets. "

Exploring new global markets

Ritual provides restaurants with real-time data on store experience, food quality and customer satisfaction metrics. This means that operators can expand their customer base, keep up with customer preferences and operate seamlessly. With Ritual's social ordering feature, the food extraction app can connect more than 150,000 teams worldwide to connect and collaborate.

Ritual was officially launched in Toronto in 2014 and officially launched in the United States in 2017. Mobile technology platforms continue to provide convenience, value and choice for consumers and the catering industry. In addition, Ritual operates in more than 40 North American cities, including Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Miami, Portland and San Diego.

In January, North American operations expanded to London and Sydney, the first step in testing Ritual's claims in the international English market. The ceremony will also utilize Dutch talent and a multilingual workforce. In fact, the Netherlands is ranked...Read More

          

Dutch Business model attracts UAE companies

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The Netherlands is becoming an attractive investment destination for UAE companies.

The Netherlands is considered one of the strongest European Union member country. Through its huge investment in building business infrastructure and strong policy framework, Netherlands has become the epicenter economic activates of the global world. With proximity to almost all major EU countries by road such as Germany, Belgium, France, Denmark and many more, setting up your European base in the Netherlands simply makes good business sense. Apart from its attractive location and infrastructure, Netherlands hosts an amazing business environment as well. Dutch corporate tax rates are extremely low as compared to other EU countries with straightforward compliance pre-requisites.

EU still remains a major trading partner of Emirates goods and services. As UAE economy is currently going through a down-turn, more and more businesses are looking to incorporate a local company in Europe to sell to their clients locally. Netherlands is a preferred destination for Emirate businesses as they can now own 100% company in the Netherlands. You can now register a BV (private limited) company in the Netherlands with only 1 Euro capital. Chose from On Demand International low-cost Netherlands Company Incorporation plans and get started in 15 days or less. This is a great opportunity for you to build a European credibility and reputation for your company and most importantly service your key clients locally by providing local shipping, Euro currency invoicing and much more.

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Working in the Netherlands - For residents for Saudi Arabia

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Do you currently live in Saudi Arabia? Are you considering working in the Netherlands?

The Netherlands is considered one of the strongest member states of the European Union. With its huge investment in building business infrastructure and a strong policy framework, the Netherlands has become the epicenter of the global economy. Highways cover almost all major EU countries, such as Germany, Belgium, France, Denmark, etc. It makes sense to build your European base in the Netherlands. In addition to its charming location and infrastructure, the Netherlands also has a stunning business environment. Compared to other EU countries with direct compliance prerequisites, Dutch corporate tax rates are extremely low.

 

The European Union continues to be Saudi Arabia's main trading partner for goods and services. As the KSA economy is currently in a downturn, more and more companies want to set up a local company in Europe to sell it to local customers. The Netherlands is the preferred destination for Saudi Arabian companies because they can now own 100% of the company in the Netherlands. Now you can register a BV (private limited company) company in the Netherlands with only 1 Euro of capital. Choose On Demand International's low-cost Dutch company registration plan and start using it in 15 days or less. This is an excellent opportunity for you to build European credibility and reputation for your company, and most importantly, it can provide services such as local shipping, euro currency invoices, etc. to serve local major customers.

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MSD Doubles Biotech Production in the Netherlands

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The company's Oss plant's expanded biotech production capacity can meet the growing global demand for cancer treatment.

 

MSD is the largest pharmaceutical company in the Netherlands and will double the biotech production capacity of Oss in the next few years. The US-based company said it needs to expand as global demand for MSD drugs continues to grow. With the increase in production capacity and the launch of new facilities, MSD is able to ship medicines from Oss to the rest of the world.

 

The investment in Oss is part of a $16 billion, multi-year MSD program designed to expand the company's manufacturing capabilities around the world. In the Netherlands, MSD's location in Haarlem, Oss and Boxmeer (Animal Health) is currently under construction.

 

Dutch attention to global cancer control

 

Cancer is one of the biggest challenges of our time. In the Netherlands, approximately 116,000 people develop cancer each year. About one in six people worldwide die from this disease.

 

MSD places great emphasis on immuno-oncology in its broad portfolio of oncology products. The MSD in the Netherlands, especially the MSD of Oss, has been closely involved in the invention of MSD immuno-oncology products, and this important role has continued in the biotechnology production and manufacturing process.

 

John Glavas, director of MSD Oss Biotech, said: "With the new high-tech facilities and higher manufacturing capabilities, the Netherlands will make an important contribution...Read More

          

भारतीय कोच ने वर्ल्ड कप क्वॉलिफाइंग मुकाबले में इस टीम को बताया प्रबल दावेदार

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मस्कट (ओमान)। मुख्य कोच इगोर स्टिमक ने कहा कि अब तक टूर्नामेंट में जीत दर्ज करने में नाकाम रहा भारत मंगलवार को यहां ओमान के खिलाफ विश्व कप क्वालीफाइंग दौर के मुकाबले में कमजोर टीम के रूप में शुरुआत करेगा। कोच स्टिमक को साथ ही मलाल है कि उनके खिलाड़ी मौके तो बना रहे हैं लेकिन उन्हें भुना नहीं पा रहे हैं। फीफा विश्व कप क्वालीफायर में पहली जीत की तलाश में जुटी भारतीय टीम दूसरे चरण के मुकाबले में सुल्तान काबूस खेल परिसर में ओमान से भिड़ेगी। स्टिमक की टीम को सितंबर में गुवाहाटी में ओमान के खिलाफ पहले चरण के मैच में 1-2 से हार झेलनी पड़ी थी।

इसे भी पढ़ें: नीदरलैंड, जर्मनी और क्रोएशिया ने यूरो 2020 के लिए किया क्वालीफाई

स्टिमक ने कहा कि कतर और ओमान हमारे ग्रुप में दो प्रबल दावेदार हैं। बाकी तीन टीमों (अफगानिस्तान, बांग्लादेश और भारत) के बीच अंतर काफी कम है। अफगानिस्तान के खिलाफ हमारी टीम ने दूसरे हाफ में अच्छा प्रदर्शन किया। भारतीय टीम ने अपने चार में से तीन मैच ड्रा खेले हैं और ग्रुप ई में तीन अंक के साथ चौथे स्थान पर है। रविवार को टीम के यहां पहुंचने के बाद स्टिमक ने कहा कि यह भविष्य की टीम है और हम ऐसी टीम बनने की प्रक्रिया में हैं जिसका सामना करना मुश्किल हो। हमने अब तक प्रत्येक मैच को जीतने के लिए मौके बनाए हैं। कतर के खिलाफ भी अंतिम लम्हों में हमने मौके बनाए। हमारे अंदर धीरे धीरे सुधार हो रहा है और हमें इस पर गर्व है।

इसे भी पढ़ें: लियोनेल मेस्सी के गोल से अर्जेंटीना ने ब्राजील को हराया

टीम के सबसे अनुभवी खिलाड़ी सुनील छेत्री ने ओमान के खिलाफ आगामी मैच को बड़ा मुकाबला करार दिया। उन्होंने कहा कि हमें सुनिश्चित करना होगा कि हम अनुशासित रहें और ऐसी मजबूत टीम बने जिसके खिलाफ खेलने से सब बचना चाहें। विश्व कप क्वालीफायर में यह बड़ा मुकाबला है जिससे हमें अंक जुटाने हैं।


          

Wrong French address to public opinion

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The French Foreign Minister has called the accession of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Finland and Belgium to the European Special Financial Mechanism(INSTEX) an indication of "Europe's commitment to a nuclear deal with Iran"! These ridiculous statements indicate that the French still intend to continue their joint game with the United States of America against the Islamic Republic of Iran. This dangerous, albeit unpredictable, game was started and continued by U.S. and French Presidents (Trump and Emmanuel Macron) in year 2017.
          

Six European countries join INSTEX

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BRUSSELS. KAZINFORM Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Finland and Sweden announced their accession to the INSTEX mechanism created to dodge the U.S. sanctions against Iran, Kazinform reports referring to the joint statement of these countries.
          

Kraak & Smaak Mix

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Hailing from Leiden, the Netherlands, Kraak & Smaak is the playful alias for Oscar de Jong, Mark Kneppers and Wim Plug, a musically gifted trio who’ve been keeping fans across the globe grooving since 2005 with their energetic mix of funk, disco, and house.
          

Optimization of lung infection model with carbapenemase producing Klebsiella pneumoniae ST258 (KPC-2) for intranasal treatment in neutropenic NMRI mice

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Optimization of lung infection model with carbapenemase producing Klebsiella pneumoniae ST258 (KPC-2) for intranasal treatment in neutropenic NMRI mice

Goncalves Cavaco, L. M., Hjortkjær, C. B., Rasmussen, C., Nielsen, P. E. & Lundberg, C. V., 17 Apr 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterResearchpeer-review

Original languageEnglish
Publication date17 Apr 2019
Publication statusPublished - 17 Apr 2019
EventInternational Conference on One Health Antimicrobial resistance - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 16 Apr 201918 Apr 2019
http://www.icohar2019.org/icohar2019.html

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on One Health Antimicrobial resistance
CountryNetherlands
CityUtrecht
Period16/04/201918/04/2019
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Hoofd Technische Dienst

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ZH-Rotterdam, WIJ ZOEKEN EEN Hoofd Technische Dienst Type contract Bepaalde tijd / duur Locatie Waalhavenweg 50, havennr. 2524 Rotterdam, SOUTH HOLLAND, 3089 JJ Netherlands Vacaturenummer req13554 Afval is niet het einde, maar het begin van iets nieuws. Want als we afval goed scheiden en recyclen, kan het de grondstof worden voor een nieuw product. Zo is een lege ketchupfles de grondstof voor een parkbankje. Da
          

Netherlands: WHOA – das Insolvenzrecht auf neuen Wegen - Dentons

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Der Gesetzesentwurf zur Zulassung außergerichtlicher Einigungen außerhalb des gerichtlichen Insolvenzverfahrens (WHOA; Wetsvoorstel Homologatie Onderhands Akkoord) wurde dem niederländischen Parlament
          

Netherlands: Arbeitsmarkt im Gleichgewicht - Gesetz über Änderungen im Arbeitsrecht - Dentons

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Das Gesetz "Arbeitsmarkt im Gleichgewicht", abgekürzt WAB, tritt zum 1. Januar 2020 in Kraft. Dabei wird die derzeitige gesetzliche Regelung in einigen wichtigen Bereichen an den aktuellen
          

Netherlands: Rulings mit internationalem Charakter - Dentons

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Zum 1. Juli 2019 wurden mit dem Beschluss "Rulings mit internationalem Charakter" die niederländische Steuerpraxis in Bezug auf internationale Vorabsprachen
          

Sr. Dev Ops Engineer

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Sopheon is an international supplier of leading edge products in innovation and new product development. Sopheon has operating bases in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. A company can only be as forward-thinking as its people. That’s why Sopheon fosters a supportive and collaborative work environment that encourages our employees to be... [...]

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Cloud Architect

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Sopheon is an international supplier of leading edge products in innovation and new product development. Sopheon has operating bases in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. A company can only be as forward-thinking as its people. That’s why Sopheon fosters a supportive and collaborative work environment that encourages our employees to be... [...]

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Oost NL invests in Agri-tech scale-up Protifarm

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– PRESS RELEASE –   Oost NL is an agency that focuses its activities and projects on strengthening and stimulating the economy of the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel, the Netherlands. They work with businesses in the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel and are commissioned by the Ministry of Economic...

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Trade unions satisfied with decision of Secretary of State Keijzer to enable merger between Sandd and PostNL in the Netherlands

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On 27/09, it was announced that, in accordance with the advice of Secretary of State Keijzer, the cabinet has given its approval to a merger between Sandd and PostNL. The trade unions Bond van Post Personeel (BVPP), FNV and CNV
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ICC: Changes Needed to Deliver Justice

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Seventeenth session of the International Criminal Court's Assembly of States Parties in The Hague, Netherlands, December 2018. 

© 2018 Syd Boyd/Coalition for the International Criminal Court

(The Hague) – The annual meeting of International Criminal Court (ICC) member countries is a pivotal moment to strengthen the court’s delivery of justice, Human Rights Watch said today. The 18th session of the ICC’s Assembly of States Parties will take place in the Hague from December 2 to 7, 2019. 

Human Rights Watch issued a 16-page report in advance of the session that addresses serious challenges facing the court and makes recommendations for ICC members. Missteps by court officials in policy and practice, along with a growing workload, inadequate resources, and inconsistent state support, have left the court struggling to deliver on expectations for justice.

“Atrocities across the globe are a reminder that the ICC, with all its shortcomings, remains the essential court of last resort,” said Elizabeth Evenson, associate international justice director at Human Rights Watch. “The court’s annual meeting, as well as the 2020 elections for the next ICC prosecutor and a third of the court’s judges, present critical opportunities for change that member countries and justice supporters shouldn’t miss.”

In May, the court’s leadership responded to several notable setbacks by requesting an independent review of court practice by expert practitioners, in line with previous assessments carried out for earlier international tribunals. The experts, whose appointment is expected to be approved at the upcoming Assembly session, will be mandated to issue a report and recommendations for institutional changes by September 2020.

The expert group’s work could help strengthen the ICC’s effectiveness, but it should respect the court’s judicial and prosecutorial independence, Human Rights Watch said. Countries at the upcoming session should ensure that the group begins work promptly with the necessary resources and independence.

The court is also facing growing threats to its mandate from governments. Earlier in 2019, the Trump administration revoked ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s entry visa to the United States, taking up one of several threats the administration had previously made against court officials. These were prompted by potential ICC investigations in Afghanistan of US military and Central Intelligence Agency personnel for alleged crimes related to the conflict there, as well as of nationals of close allies such as Israel.

Hearings in the appeal of the decision not to allow Bensouda to proceed with an investigation in Afghanistan are scheduled for December 4 to 6. ICC member countries should voice their support for the court as a crucial, yet fragile component of the international rules-based order tasked to tackle entrenched impunity where it has authority, regardless of the nationality of those allegedly responsible for the crimes. 

Member countries should also take other steps to strengthen the court. Election of the most highly qualified individuals in 2020 is a central responsibility of member countries and requires a strictly merit-based approach. Countries should adopt measures at the session to strengthen the mandate of the Assembly’s advisory committee to ensure rigorous assessment of judicial candidates, Human Rights Watch said. 

Member countries will also set the court’s budget for next year. For some time, a few members have urged minimizing budget increases. A fresh investigation into the reported forced deportation of ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar into Bangladesh shows that the gap between the court’s resources and the justice needs on its docket is greater than ever.

“A stronger ICC firmly supported by its member countries will be more resilient to efforts to derail its crucial mandate,” Evenson said. “Governments meeting at this year’s Assembly session should strengthen the ICC to ensure that the court can effectively deliver on expectations for justice.”


          

Netherlands: Muslim migrant gets 10 years prison dawah for plot to murder Geert Wilders over Muhammad cartoons

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A Pakistani migrant male has been jailed for ten years in the Netherlands for his plot to launch a terror attack against Dutch firebrand Geert Wilders in revenge for his organising a ‘draw Mohammad’ free speech event.


          

Nord Stage 2 EX Screen won't work and Buttons are switched!

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Hello hello!

I'm a Dutch (Netherlands, Holland, etc. ) session musician based in Rotterdam.

I'm currently in possesion of a Nord Stage 2 EX from 2016 and I've got a lot of weird stuff happening with it.
My screen doesn't work, it's just a blank space, but the Nord itself gives sound.
And here comes the crazy part:
For example:
-If I press "Up" on the seventh drawbar of the organ section, it goes to the "Slot B" of the sound that I'm on.
-If I press "Down" on the seventh drawbar of the organ section, it goes to the "Slot A" of the sound that I'm on.
-If I press the "Octave Down" button of the organ section, it goes to another soundpreset (I guess..?) and the first two drawbars go up.
-If I press the "Octave Up" Button of the organ section, it stays on the same soundpreset, but the first two drawbars are immediately up again.
-If I press the "Octave Down" Button of the piano section, you turn the piano on/off.
-If I press the " Octave Up" button of the piano section, I go to another preset.
-If I press the "Live Mode" Button, it is kinda "Space Mode", If I press it, it changes a lot of lights, if I release it, it changes again (So like "press" and "release" both seem to do something but I have no clue what it does haha)
-Only the "C & D" of the Program Bank seem to work

BUT:
With the Synth Section is nothing wrong, nor with the Effects!

It sounds like a riddle but it's very disturbing and weird, and I feel like the only one having this problem haha.

Do you guys know what to do??
          

Call for Papers - 'Globalization in the Modern Era'

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<p class="MsoTitle" style="text-align:center">&nbsp;</p> <img alt="IT&amp;FA logo 1" data-align="center" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="eaf56795-b8f0-4bb4-953e-42597eb9f5d9" src="https://d35w6hwqhdq0in.cloudfront.net/e284c32df74fddf284639cc3956bdbd1.png" /> <p class="MsoTitle" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:36pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Palatino Linotype&quot;,serif"><span style="color:red"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:22.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">Call for Papers</span></span></b></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">30<sup>th</sup> International Conference</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p align="center" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:16.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif">The International Trade and Finance Association</span></span></b></span></span></p> <p align="center" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="color:red">Abstract Submission Deadline January 31, 2020</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p align="center" style="text-align:center"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="color:black">Theme:&nbsp; Globalization in the Modern Era<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; May 27 – 30, 2020</span></span></span></b><br /> <b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:14.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="color:black">University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, USA</span></span></span></b></span></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><b>Graduate Student Mentoring Event Included!</b> There will be a <b>special mentoring event this year for graduate students</b> on <b>Wednesday, May 27</b>. Members of ITFA will hold a day-long mentoring session to help students understand what is required of them as they progress through their academic or other professional careers. Please indicate your intention to attend this important, helpful event. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">BACKGROUND</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><span style="letter-spacing:-.25pt">IT&amp;FA was founded in 1990 by a prestigious group of academics and professionals who believed that the study of "international" issues had not received the emphasis and attention that it should. The Association has professional members in over 30 countries. These include Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States. Thirty years later, there are still some of the original founding members and many others who attend year after year. ITFA members welcome others to join our helpful, open group to further intellectual literature and discussions concerning the international realm.&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">CONFERENCE INFORMATION</span></span></strong> </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">IT&amp;FA is a multi-disciplinary association, and welcomes scholars and professionals from economics and finance, as well as all other areas of business, law, communications and other disciplines with an interest in globalization and the global economy.&nbsp; The conference will consist of regular competitive sessions, as well as plenary sessions dealing with high-profile issues.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">We invite theoretical, conceptual and empirical proposals and completed papers on all aspects of international trade and finance, including such emerging issues as cyber security and economic warfare, digital free trade and e-commerce, intellectual property protections, and trade in various services. IT&amp;FA also seeks papers on trade policy, exchange rates, investments and capital flows, banking, migration, tourism, communications, transportation, governance and law, and management and marketing.&nbsp; Industry-specific studies are welcome (such as agriculture, retail, textiles, and entertainment), as are proposals dealing with multilateral, regional, and national issues impacting international trade and finance are also invited.&nbsp; </span></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="color:black"><span style="tab-stops:list 36.0pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Program</span></span></b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">: Offers discussions of economic topics across many disciplines via speakers and panels.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="color:black"><span style="tab-stops:list 36.0pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Special Events</span></span></b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">: The Presidential Address, award presentations, paper/panel presentations, gala dinner, and networking opportunities.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="color:black"><span style="tab-stops:list 36.0pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Paper Awards</span></span></b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">: We offer US$500 for the best faculty paper submitted to the conference and US$250 for the best student paper (no faculty authors included), along with certificates confirming each. These must be uploaded to the Awards section of the website. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">REGISTRATION</span></span></b><br /> <br /> <span lang="EN-US" style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">IT&amp;FA’s registration fee is US$300 for <u>all</u> participants/US$125 for students who submit abstracts by January 31, 2020. This fee will cover registration, associated conference expenses, and one year’s membership in IT&amp;FA, with access to the <i>Global Economy Journal</i>. </span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Cancellations: Before March 31, 2019, 100% of the registration fee is refundable. After March 31, 50% of the fee is refundable.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The conference will open with a reception on Wednesday, May 27, hold sessions on Thursday and Friday, including a banquet on Friday evening, and conclude with final sessions or a group event on Saturday, May 30. Those planning to depart on Sunday, May 31, will have time to investigate the unique circumstances that connect Richmond, Virginia, and the surrounding Washington, DC, area to the evolving global economy. These include important history, world-class cultural beautiful parks, and shopping. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">IT&amp;FA seeks both proposals for individual papers and for complete sessions. Complete sessions should have three to four papers. In the case of multiple authors for a paper, at least one author must register for the conference. All attending must pay the registration fees. No participant will be permitted to present more than two papers. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="line-height:107%"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">DEADLINES: </span></span></span></span></b></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">November 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020 – Registration Materials and Abstracts submitted for Peer Review</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">February 23, 2020 – Notification of Acceptance by this date. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">March 15, 2020 – Payment of Registration Fee Due. <u>Visa documentation requests due along with payment, if not requested earlier.</u> Cancellation for 100% returned fees, 50% return fees hereafter.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">March 15, 2020 – <u>Deadline for Hotel Registrations</u>. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">May 10, 2020 - Conference schedule posted online.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">May 27 to May 30, 2020 – Conference convenes in Richmond, Virginia.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">For additional registration information and updates, please see the association website:&nbsp; </span></span></span></b><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black"><a href="http://www.itfaconference.org" style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif; color:#0563c1; text-decoration:underline"><b><span style="color:black">http://www.itfaconference.org</span></b></a><b> &nbsp;&nbsp;</b></span></span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">If you have any questions, please contact </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="margin-bottom:11px"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="text-autospace:ideograph-numeric ideograph-other"><span style="font-family:&quot;Courier 10cpi&quot;"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Prof. Sarah K. Bryant, Executive Vice President, at </span></span></span><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">skbryant12@outlook.com.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p>
          

Uganda: Ugandans Scoop Titles in Netherlands, Spain and Japan

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[East African] Three Ugandans made their countrymen proud at the weekend when they won their races in three countries.
          

Concise tool based on language milestones identifies children with specific language impairment at 24-45 months of age.

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Concise tool based on language milestones identifies children with specific language impairment at 24-45 months of age.

Acta Paediatr. 2018 12;107(12):2125-2130

Authors: Diepeveen FB, van Dommelen P, Oudesluys-Murphy AM, Verkerk PH

Abstract
AIM: This study aimed to develop a concise tool with acceptable predictive properties to identify young children with specific language impairment (SLI).
METHODS: In this nested case-control study children with SLI attending two special needs schools for severe speech and language difficulties in the Netherlands were matched by date of birth and sex with control children attending mainstream education. This study analysed the predictive validity for having SLI at a mean age of eight years and three months (range 4-11 years) using combinations of six language milestones that were registered at 24, 36 and 45 months and retrieved from the children's healthcare files in 2012.
RESULTS: We included 253 pairs of children with and without SLI. During a single visit, combinations of two milestones at one age achieved a specificity of at least 97% and sensitivities ranged from 32% to 64%. However, the concise tool, which combined five milestones at three different ages - 24, 36 and 45 months - had a specificity of 96% (95% confidence interval 94-99%) and a sensitivity of 71% (95% confidence interval 66-77%).
CONCLUSION: Combining milestones at different ages provided a concise tool that could help to detect children with SLI at a young age.

PMID: 30256455 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


          

Pilot study demonstrates that placental histology can provide an additional tool for diagnosing early-onset neonatal sepsis.

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Pilot study demonstrates that placental histology can provide an additional tool for diagnosing early-onset neonatal sepsis.

Acta Paediatr. 2018 12;107(12):2086-2091

Authors: Ykema JMA, D'Haens EJ, Havenith M, van Eyck J, van Lingen RA, Hemels MAC

Abstract
AIM: We explored whether placental histology could help to diagnose early-onset neonatal sepsis (EONS), guide clinical decision-making 48 hours after birth and reduce antibiotic use.
METHODS: This study comprised 109 infants born at less than 32 weeks of gestation, who were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit of Isala, Zwolle, The Netherlands, between January 2013 and December 2013. EONS was defined as clinical symptoms plus raised serial C-reactive protein (CRP) >10 mg/L and a positive (proven EONS) or a negative (suspected EONS) blood culture. Placentas were studied for a histological inflammatory response and scored according to Redline's criteria.
RESULTS: A histological inflammatory response was seen in 15/88 (17%) placentas and this occurred significantly more often in infants with a high suspicion of EONS (p < 0.05). No histological inflammatory response was seen if maternal risk factors for EONS were absent, despite a raised CRP level. Based on placental histology, the duration of antibiotic therapy was reduced from more than five days to 48 hours in 20/27 infants (74%).
CONCLUSION: Histological examination of the placenta helped to diagnose EONS and guide clinical decision-making 48 hours after birth and led to a clinically relevant reduction in antibiotic use.

PMID: 29786145 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


          

A humidifier in the invasive mode during noninvasive respiratory support could increase condensation and thereby impair airway patency.

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A humidifier in the invasive mode during noninvasive respiratory support could increase condensation and thereby impair airway patency.

Acta Paediatr. 2018 11;107(11):1888-1892

Authors: Flink RC, van Kaam AH, de Jongh FH

Abstract
AIM: Humidifying noninvasively ventilated preterm infants is critical to prevent dehydration of respiratory mucosa, but over-humidification can result in impaired airway patency and lung mechanics. This neonatal bench study investigated the humidity delivered using invasive and noninvasive humidification modes during nasal continuous positive airway pressure.
METHODS: The study was conducted at the neonatal intensive care unit of Emma Children's Hospital, the Netherlands, in March 2014. A mannequin was connected to a CareFusion Infant Flow SiPAP system, combined with a Fisher & Paykel MR850 humidifier and a Carefusion Infant Flow LP Generator. We measured the temperature, relative humidity and absolute humidity at the humidification chamber's expiratory port and at the patient's mask.
RESULTS: The absolute humidity at the mask was 35-40 mg H2 O/L at 38-39°C (relative humidity 74-80%) for the invasive mode of the humidifier and 23-27 mg H2 O/L at 34-35°C (relative humidity 63-70%) for the noninvasive mode. The absolute humidities exceeded the recommended values for the invasive mode of the humidifier, but not the noninvasive mode, and could be associated with increased condensation.
CONCLUSION: The absolute humidity delivered by the humidifier in invasive mode could be associated with increased condensation, which has been associated with airway impairment.

PMID: 29723923 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


          

Hello all the way from The Netherlands!

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Hey guys! I'm Martin, 25yrs old from Holland. I've been fascinated with DIY audio for a few years now, experimenting with different drivers and simulating subwoofers for both my hifi system ...
          

Statements of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nikos Dendias, following his meeting with his Dutch counterpart, Stef Blok (Athens, 28 November 2019)

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N. DENDIAS: Good morning. It is a great pleasure to welcome the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Stef Blok, to Athens today. As you know, Greece and the Netherlands have close relations, which was confirmed by the recent visit of Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Our bilateral relations are developing positively on the political and economic levels, but of course, as always, there is room for improvement. Greece’s economic recovery and the new institutional framework the Hellenic Parliament has passed have rendered Greece a major investment destination. So, we can achieve much more by capitalising on our comparative advantages and on Dutch good practices in the sector of economic diplomacy, on which we will continue to work together. At this point, allow me to make special mention of the Dutch initiative, the “Orange Grove” platform, which benefits Greek start-ups in particular. And I also warmly thank Mr. Blok for providing know-how on economic diplomacy, which is now fully based at our Ministry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and on which we are following the Dutch example of good practices. Mr. Blok and I today discussed the European perspective of the Western Balkans. I had the opportunity to brief him on my trip to North Macedonia and my extraordinary visit to Albania, due to the disastrous earthquake. These are two countries waiting on the threshold of our common family, the European Union. Their European perspective, like the European perspective of the other countries in the region, must be encouraged. It is the only way to consolidate the security, stability and prosperity of our neighbourhood. I listened closely to my colleague’s views, exploring ways to shape the conditions within the European Union so that these two countries can move ahead to the next step, on the strict condition, of course, that they comply with the criteria regarding their progress with reforms. It is a lively debate that we will continue. We also talked about the developments in the Cyprus issue and in Greek-Turkish relations. The trilateral meeting in Berlin, which confirmed the commitment to a solution based on the resolutions of the UN Security Council, was certainly a positive step. We look forward to the continuation of the UN Secretary-General’s efforts. Of course, Turkey’s role is always crucial. I am referring to the illegal actions in the maritime zones of the Republic of Cyprus – actions that the European Union has condemned – and to Turkey’s broader stance on the efforts to resolve the Cyprus issue. I also highlighted Turkey’s violations of international legality in the Aegean. Moreover, I underscored to my colleague Turkey’s exploitation of the migration issue – in other words, its use of a humanitarian and pan-European challenge – to serve its own ends. Greece and the Netherlands recognise the need to support Turkey so that it can meet the great challenge of the migration crisis, but we want to see similar responsibility on the part of Turkey in implementing the agreements and in its conduct towards refugees and migrants. Today I had the opportunity to convey to my colleague what has been stressed by Mr. Mitsotakis to all of our interlocutors: just as Greece is exhausting its every capability to protect the European Union’s borders, our partners – allow me to underscore this, all of our partners – need to share this burden and meet their obligations. This is why Greece supports the revision of the common European asylum system in the direction of solidarity and fair burden-sharing. Concluding, I would like to express my warm thanks to Mr. Blok for visiting Athens today and for the constructive talks and his stance. Thank you very much. […] MFA SPOKESPERSON: We will take a limited number of questions. Please state the name of the media outlet you represent and your name. JOURNALIST: I’m from Greek Radio, ERT. My name is Katerina Fryssa. The question is for both Ministers. Whether you have agreed to cooperate more closely on the refugee/migration issue. N. DENDIAS: Thank you for the question. As you can understand, and I think this was obvious from Mr. Blok’s statement, it was an important part of our talks. We talked, first of all, about how we can improve our reception system – not just the Greek system, but the European system. We talked about what we can do to achieve fairer burden-sharing – and beyond that, how we can directly get the Turkish side to meet its responsibilities. Acknowledging, of course, that Turkey is carrying a burden, with which the European Union has assisted in the past and is willing to continue to assist, but at the same time making it clear to Turkey that it cannot violate the agreements or use the migration issue as leverage. In other words, it cannot use the flows of migrants to exert pressure on the European Union or Greece. I think this is the view of Greece, Holland and the European Union. Of course, with regard to Holland, the Minister himself will express his views. […] JOURNALIST: Giorgos Vlavianos, from STAR. A question for Mr. Dendias. Minister, I would like to ask if you are concerned about the Turkish letter to the UN. How we intend to respond and whether our sending a Greek ambassador to Tripoli is being moved forward due to the contents of this letter. Thank you. N. DENDIAS: First of all, the Turkish letter to the United Nations didn’t say anything that was new to us. These are claims Turkey has also made in the past. Of course, if you ask me whether I was pleased by the letter, the answer is no, I was not at all pleased. We believe Turkey made a mistake. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has already issued a relevant statement. I think that, in the clearest and sternest language, it completely rejected the Turkish claims, which are totally groundless. If one can use the term “groundless” in reference to something that concerns the sea. But in any event, it is completely unacceptable. Greece will respond to these claims in the appropriate manner, in a detailed response that we will send to the United Nations, to all of the states of the General Assembly and to all the members of the Security Council. We believe, and I repeat, that Turkey needs to realise that it is in its own interest to have good neighbourly relations with Greece and to encourage the settlement of the Cyprus problem. Anything else it does is, I think, damaging to its own interests and the interests of Turkish society. With regard to the Libyan issues, I assume that behind this is the question that has to do with what I think was an ill-advised, not to say completely irrational, attempt to start a discussion – we assume, we don’t know for sure, even though the Libyan Foreign Minister, when I met with him in New York, did not deny there were Turkish proposals in this direction – on delimitation of the Exclusive Economic Zone between Turkey and Libya. I must say that an attempt such as this betrays an ignorance of geography, because it ignores something that I think everyone has observed: that between the two countries there is the large geographical mass of Crete. So I think an effort such as this, borders on the ridiculous, and I would like to say that Greece is prepared to send an Ambassador to Libya when the conditions allow for his or her residence there. MFA SPOKESPERSON: Thank you very much.
          

Netherlands to issue longer bonds under new framework

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The Netherlands has announced a new policy framework for its funding programme over the next six years in which it will extend the average maturity of its debt and swap portfolio to lock in low rates for a longer period of time.
          

Re: Wind Skeptics

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Bye-bye Spanish Moss and dear Friends...

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On December 6 of 1990, it was our final day at home in Dublin and for Dad it was bye-bye Spanish Moss and dear Friends where he'd stayed with us the first days before we moved into our new home.
Dad loved this section of Akerman St. in Dublin, GA where the Spanish Moss hung so lavishly.
Can you imagine this was on December 6?!
Blue sky and Dad walks in his shirt...
Uncle Bo Whaley stopped by to say his goodbye...
Dear friend Somai stopped by to drop off a gift for Mom, for Dad to take home next day...
We all 3 did stay with her and husband Bob for five nights till we could make our own beds here in the new home, after finding everything inside those 110 boxes...
Always tough to leave friends, home and everything behind when flying across the Oceans, back to work in Indonesia...
Bye-Bye Dublin, Georgia...
Next day we flew with Dad on KLM Royal Airlines to Amsterdam, The Netherlands where all of us would gather at the Meeting Point.
Mom with my brother Piet and Rianne and sister Gerd were there!
Dad treated us all on a coffee and they drove home, back to the South in Limburg.
This time they managed to get into the car with 5 adults, contrary to November 11, when brother Harry had his little 3-year old son Johnny with him and thus no space for Mom in his Citroen BX...???

Dad had a nice America adventure and we had great help from him by moving into our new home.

Now it's back to work, next flight to Delhi and then Singapore and finally arriving in Jakarta, Indonesia... Next day flying to final destination, driving up into the mountains where we lived and worked.

Thanks for your visit and comment!

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With Dad to Atlanta, Georgia | previous post by me
Uncle Bo Whaley gave Dinner in Honor of Dad | previous post by me
Dad in Savannah, Georgia | previous post by me
Dad Sang The First Noel and Thank You Lord at Presbyterian Church | previous post by me
With Dad to Okefenokee on the Georgia/Florida State Line | previous post by me
Blessing of our New Home with Dad being Present | previous post by me
Visiting Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Georgia with Dad | previous post by me
Dad Visiting Chappell Grist Mill Dublin Georgia | previous post by me
Dad did tag along on November 11, 1990 for helping us move into our new home | previous post by me

          

Increased Action Needed on Human Rights Reporting

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Governments need to do more to help businesses understand, mitigate and improve their human rights impacts – by strengthening transparency and reporting requirements.

This is the key finding of a report from GRI looking at the progress countries have made towards meeting their duty under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, by analyzing the 23 National Action Plans (NAPs) produced by governments so far.

As policy makers, businesses, representatives from NGOs and international organizations gather today for the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, GRI’s call to action gives recommendations for governments to improve their NAPs. These include:

  • Providing requirements for businesses to disclose their human rights impacts, with legislation on human rights due diligence;

  • Specifying that companies need to identify and manage all human rights impacts, and demonstrating they have effective measures to address them;

  • Setting measurable and realistic national targets on increasing the number of businesses that report human rights impacts;

  • Making use of the human rights data produced in corporate sustainability reporting, as supported by the GRI Standards, to highlight challenges and assess progress.

Peter Paul van de Wijs, GRI Chief External Affairs Officer, said:

“The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights are a route map for countries to protect individuals against human rights abuses. Yet without accountability and effective reporting we will fail to secure the urgent progress required.

GRI’s analysis of the NAPs found wide divergence in how countries set out expectations and provide support to help businesses disclose and manage human rights impacts. I encourage all countries to reflect on our recommendations, whether they’re updating their NAPs or developing a plan for the first time.

Human rights are an important thread throughout the GRI Standards, which provide a cornerstone for any company seeking to be transparent about their impacts, addressing the full range of human rights related risks.”

Notes to editors

View the GRI publication Strengthening business accountability in the NAPs on Business and Human Rights.

This work has been funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), as part of GRI’s partnership with Sida, and was prepared with support from the Danish Institute for Human Rights.

Headquartered in Amsterdam (Netherlands) with regional offices around the world, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is the independent international organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate their sustainability impacts.

GRI is represented at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights (Geneva, 25-27 November), where countries will share lessons on putting the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights into practice. The published NAPs on Business and Human Rights are available online.  

Human rights impacts are addressed through GRI’s universal Standards as well as topic-specific standards on child labor, and forced or compulsory labor. A review is currently underway to improve alignment and positioning of human rights within the GRI Standards, including consideration for the development of new Standards or disclosures as needed.


          

Swiss Licensed Crypto Bank Expanding Into 9 Markets

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A fully operational crypto-focused bank based in Switzerland is expanding into nine other markets. With a banking and securities dealer license from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, its services include crypto custody, trading, and asset management. The bank has launched its investment business including a cryptocurrency index. Also read: Swiss Crypto Bank SEBA Launches With Range of Services International Expansions SEBA Bank AG, formerly SEBA Crypto AG, is a crypto-focused bank headquartered in Zug, Switzerland. The bank recently became fully operational and started onboarding Swiss clients after obtaining a banking and securities dealer license from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). The bank has announced that it is extending service to “clients from selected foreign jurisdictions” in December. A spokesperson for the bank told news.Bitcoin.com that the selected jurisdictions are the U.K., Italy, Germany, France, Austria, Portugal, Netherlands, Singapore, and Hong Kong. SEBA Bank aims to build a bridge between the traditional banking world and the crypto world. Its services include custody storage, trading and liquidity management, asset and wealth management, transaction banking, and tokenization. They are aimed at professional investors, family offices, banks, asset managers, and blockchain companies. The spokesperson further clarified to news.Bitcoin.com that the bank accepts BTC, ETH, ETC, LTC, XLM and NEO for its custody service. As for trading, it accepts BTC, ETH, ETC, LTC, and XLM. Investment Solutions and Crypto Index The bank launched its investment business on Tuesday along with its index for crypto assets called the SEBA Crypto Asset Select Index (SEBAX). The bank has selected MV Index Solutions Gmbh (MVIS) to maintain the index and act as its administrator. Gentwo Digital was also brought on board to implement the specific restructuring requirements of the first investment solution, SEBA noted. SEBA Crypto Asset Select Price Index as of Nov. 28. Source: MVIS SEBAX “is a dynamic, risk-optimized index with a broad market exposure of the crypto asset market,” the bank described. Its objective “is to provide an investable index for the most secure, reliable and tradable crypto assets,” MVIS detailed. “The selection of the constituents is monitored on an ongoing basis. The index applies advanced techniques to reduce concentration into single constituents and to deliver enhanced diversification.” SEBAX’s November components. Source: MVIS According to its fact sheet, the index was established on July 2 and currently has five components that are rebalanced monthly. It is calculated daily with the constituent prices converted to USD. A maximum of eight crypto assets ranked by market capitalization are selected for inclusion in the index. MVIS has contracted with Cryptocompare Data Ltd. to maintain and calculate the index. In November, the index components are 48.46% BTC, 26.70% ETH, 18.28% LTC, 3.43% XLM, and 3.13% ETC. Crypto assets have to meet specific criteria to be eligible for the index and must rank within the top 30 coins by market capitalization. “Stable coins and privacy coins are excluded,” MVIS explained. Also excluded are crypto assets with less 90 days of pricing history, those that are not listed on any of the eligible exchanges, and those that fail the index’s technical maturity and safety criteria. What do you think of SEBA Bank expanding internationally? Let us know in the comments section below. Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It is not an offer or solicitation of an offer to buy or sell, or as a recommendation, endorsement, or sponsorship of any products, services, or companies. Bitcoin.com does not provide investment, tax, legal, or accounting advice. Neither the company nor the author is responsible, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, goods or services mentioned in this article. Images courtesy of Shutterstock, SEBA Bank, and MVIS. Did you know you can buy and sell BCH privately using our noncustodial, peer-to-peer Local Bitcoin Cash trading platform? The local.Bitcoin.com marketplace has thousands of participants from all around the world trading BCH right now. And if you need a bitcoin wallet to securely store your coins, you can download one from us here. The post Swiss Licensed Crypto Bank Expanding Into 9 Markets appeared first on Bitcoin News.
          

Waiting Times For The Best Michelin Starred Restaurants Revealed

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GTT Completes Acquisition of KPN International

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Expands market presence in Europe MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT), a leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced today the completion of its acquisition of KPN International, a division of KPN N.V. headquartered in the Netherlands, which operates a global IP network serving enterprise and carrier clients. This strategic combination: Adds […]

          

FREE 1-Year Disney+ Subscription for Verizon Customers

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Starting November 12th, Verizon will be offering 12 months of Disney+ for free to all new and existing 4G LTE and 5G unlimited wireless customers! Disney+ brings high-quality and commercial-free viewing to your home, up to four concurrent streams, downloads for offline viewing, up to seven different profiles and more. The content is also great with shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and more, all together for the first time. How to get free Disney+: Visit the company’s website by clicking “Get This Offer (External Website)”. Enter your email address and hit “Sign Up”. You will be kept updated on getting your free Disney+ subscription! * US, Canada, and The Netherlands only, followed shortly by Australia and New Zealand (with the expectation to be available in most major markets within the first two-years). From 11/12/19. For new and existing Verizon customers only.

The post FREE 1-Year Disney+ Subscription for Verizon Customers appeared first on Yo! Free Samples.


          

EUR/USD. Preview of the week. Lagarde in the European Parliament, the "vendetta" of China and Nonfarm

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Bears of the euro-dollar pair again tested the ninth figure on Friday in spite of fairly strong data on the growth of European inflation. The last trading day of the week and month was indicated by abnormal price movements: the strong downward impulse faded before it started. In the last hours of the trading week, many market participants took profits without risking leaving open positions for the weekend. Therefore, EUR/USD traders closed November within the 10th figure. The pair began trading on the first day of December at the same positions. The fundamental background for the dollar is still controversial - the dollar is keenly reacting to news from the front of US-Chinese negotiations, and the euro is torn between good macroeconomic reports and the dovish intentions of ECB members.

Not many important macroeconomic statistics are expected for the EUR/USD pair during this trading week (with the exception of the ISM and Nonfarm manufacturing index). The main focus of the market will be focused on the dynamics of the development of US-Chinese trade relations and on the comments of Federal Reserve and ECB officials. Geopolitics will also play a role in determining the growth or decline of anti-risk sentiment in the foreign exchange market.

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First of all, we are talking about the situation in Hong Kong, where the confrontation between anti-Chinese protesters and the city administration continues. Yesterday, police dispersed several thousand anti-government protesters, ending a brief lull after local elections. Last week, Trump signed bills in support of protesters, and this fact provoked a negative reaction from Beijing. Chinese officials promised Washington to retaliate, but so far these threats have not been translated into reality. Traders had the hope that the political conflict would not affect the negotiation process between the United States and China - all the same, the effects of the trade war are felt both by the United States and China. This intrigue may be resolved this week, especially in light of the approaching December 15, when next duties should come into force over Chinese imports.

If we talk about the planned speeches of the "top officials" of the central bank, which are important for EUR/USD traders, then we should highlight today's speech by the head of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde. At 12:00 (London time), she will announce a report to members of the Committee of the European Parliament on economic and monetary issues. Since the topic of the report is directly related to monetary policy, the market will show particular interest in it. Let me remind you that in her recent speeches, she called on EU countries to bet on investments, thereby stimulating economic growth in the eurozone. Given the existing split in the ECB camp (in September, some regulator members opposed the resumption of QE), this Lagarde rhetoric was indicative: judging by everything, it will continue to exert verbal pressure on the EU countries - primarily Germany and the Netherlands - urging them to use surplus of their budgets.

She can also comment on data published on Friday on the growth of European inflation. Contrary to negative forecasts, the consumer price index rose in November, reaching 1.0% from the previous value of 0.8% (growth forecast was at 0.7%). Core inflation also showed a positive trend, rising from 1.1% to 1.3%. This is the best result in the last six months. In this context, Lagarde's personal position regarding this inflationary dynamics, as well as her comments on the moods among the members of the European Central Bank, are also of interest. The euro will receive some support if the essence of the rhetoric is reduced to a wait-and-see attitude.

ECB board member Benoit Coeure is set to speak (December 3) this week, who unexpectedly joined the dissidents at the September meeting, speaking out against the resumption of the stimulus program. Fed official Randall Quarles, who takes the post of vice chairman of oversight in the Federal Reserve, will speak on December 4.

As for macroeconomic reports, it is worth noting the ISM manufacturing index will also be published today during the US session. Previous releases of this indicator put pressure on the dollar: the index has been below the 50th mark since August, marking the worsening situation in this area. According to preliminary forecasts, a slight recovery of the indicator is expected today (from 48.3 to 49.2 points). This will put quite strong pressure on the US currency if the index declines, especially in light of the uncertain prospects for the US-Chinese dialogue.

Over the course of two days (December 2 and 4), we will also find out the importance of European PMI indices in the manufacturing and services sectors. But we are talking about final estimates, which, as a rule, coincide with the initial data. Therefore, these releases are unlikely to affect the dynamics of the EUR/USD pair.

The most important day of this week is Friday, when Nonfarm will be published. The greenback will receive significant support if the real data corresponds to preliminary forecasts. Thus, the unemployment rate should remain at the previous level - 3.6% - against the background of a fairly strong increase in the number of employees (+190 thousand). But a separate line is worth noting here, the growth rate of the average hourly wage. Analysts expect the indicator to recover - in annual terms, it should grow to a three percent mark, and in monthly terms - to 0.3% (after falling to zero). If salary data is in the green zone, it will be difficult for the EUR/USD bulls to keep their positions occupied by that moment.

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In general, the euro-dollar pair continues to trade within the range of 1.0970-1.1090: last week the bears could not push the lower boundary of this band, while the bulls could not even squeeze to the middle of the 10th figure. This week, the struggle between sellers and buyers will erupt with renewed vigor, even despite the relatively empty economic calendar.

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10 things you need to know today: November 30, 2019

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A 28-year-old man who had previously been jailed for his role in a plot to blow up the London Stock Exchange in 2012 carried out a stabbing attack at London Bridge that resulted in the deaths of a man and a woman Friday and injuries to three others. Police believe that Usman Khan, who is affiliated with an al-Qaida-inspired terrorist group, acted alone in the attack, which is considered a terrorist incident. Khan was shot dead by police after civilians restrained him. Khan was reportedly wearing a GPS police tag and was out on parole. Police are now investigating how he was able to launch the attack despite authorities monitoring his movements. Police confirmed that, prior to the attack, Khan was attending a Cambridge University conference on prisoner rehabilitation. [BBC, The Guardian]

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President Trump has until Dec. 6 to alert the House Judiciary Committee if his counsel intends to call witnesses and introduce evidence in the committee's upcoming impeachment hearings as the inquiry transitions away from the House Intelligence Committee to the judiciary panel. Judiciary Committee Chair Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) set the deadline in a letter sent to the president Friday. Nadler also set the same deadline for Republican lawmakers on the Democrat-led committee to let him know about any intended witnesses and evidence they wish to involve in the hearings. The lawmakers will then have a meeting on Dec. 9. Trump has also been invited to attend the committee's initial hearing scheduled for Dec. 4. He must decide by Sunday evening if he will accept. It is unclear how Trump or his counsel will respond to either request. [Reuters, The Washington Post]

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Neither the Taliban nor the Afghan government indicated the sides were close to a cease-fire agreement, despite President Trump's assertion while visiting U.S. troops in Afghanistan for Thanksgiving on Thursday that the Taliban was ready to strike a deal. "We are ready to talk, but we have the same stance to resume the talks from where it was suspended," the Taliban said in a statement in response to Trump's announcement. Talks between Washington and the Taliban sputtered in September without any formal conclusion. Sediq Seddiqi, a spokesman for Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani, said "it is too early to comment on any changes or any perceived changes" in negotiations. [The Washington Post, The New York Times]

4.

Danielle Stella, a Republican challenging Rep. Ilhan (D-Minn.) for her Congressional seat, had her Twitter account permanently suspended for repeatedly violating the social media platform's rules, a Twitter spokesperson said. Most notably, Stella wrote Tuesday that Omar should be tried for treason and "hanged" if a baseless claim that the congresswoman passed sensitive information to Iran was proven to be true. She reportedly later added a link to a blog post that included a drawing of a stick figure being hanged. Omar said Stella's tweets are the "natural results of a political environment where anti-Muslim dogwhistles and dehumanization are normalized by an entire political party and its media outlets." [CNN, Fox News]

5.

About 1,000 secondary school students and senior citizens joined together for a peaceful march Saturday in Hong Kong as part of the city's pro-democracy, anti-government movement. It was the first of several rallies planned for the weekend, as protesters continue to push back against what they consider to be police brutality and unlawful arrests. The demonstration was reportedly organized to show that Hong Kong's demands for freedom and democracy are cross-generational. Police authorized the march, which took place a week after the pro-democracy movement dominated the polls in Sunday's elections, taking 17 of the city's 18 district councils. One student said it was "inspiring to see that we are all striving for the same ideologies" despite the age gap. [The South China Morning Post, Reuters]

6.

Two 15-year-old girls and a 13-year-old boy were injured Friday by a male suspect in a stabbing attack Friday in the Dutch city, The Hague. The victims have since been released from the hospital. The attack took place in the city's main market square while shoppers were out during Black Friday, which led to unusually large crowds. Police are still hunting for the suspect, and the motive remains unclear. An earlier description of the suspect was later rendered incorrect. Police have asked for patience and said that the complexity of the case means it will take time. [BBC, Deutsche Welle]

7.

The initial public offering from Saudi Arabian oil giant Aramco has drawn total bids of $44.3 billion so far from retail and institutional investors, about 1.7 times the amount the kingdom plans to reel in. The sale is on pace to be the world's largest listing when it formally prices next week. Most of the bids came from Saudi investors, however, hinting that international investors are wary about the state-owned company's valuation of $1.6 to $1.7 trillion set by the government. The Saudi government is aiming to sell a 1.5 percent stake and raise $25.6 billion, which would beat out Alibaba's $25 billion IPO in 2014. The IPO is a central part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's plan to diversify the Saudi economy. [Al Jazeera, The Wall Street Journal]

8.

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Friday announced his resignation following Wednesday's firebombing of the Iranian consulate in Najaf and weeks of antigovernment protests that have left hundreds dead. In a statement, Mahdi said that his decision would allow Iraq to "preserve the blood of its people, and avoid slipping into a cycle of violence, chaos, and devastation," although his successor has not been named. At least 400 protesters have been killed since the beginning of October, with 40 shot dead by security forces in three cities Thursday and early Friday. [The New York Times]

9.

A massive winter storm that has already prompted warnings from Arizona to Wisconsin will be lumbering east in coming days, almost certainly interfering with Thanksgiving return-travel plans for millions. By the time it's finished, the storm, created by the same conditions that caused the "bomb cyclone" in California and Arizona earlier in the week, could pummel an area stretching from the Sierra Nevadas to New England — where a nor'easter is predicted to begin on Sunday night. [The Washington Post]

10.

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Josh Shaw received an indefinite suspension from the NFL that will at least last through the 2020 season for betting on NFL games multiple times this season. Shaw has not played for the Cardinals this season after landing on injured reserve in August following a shoulder injury. As a result, he reportedly hasn't been around the team very much during the season. The league did not find that Shaw used any inside information to bet on games or that any game was compromised. Shaw's teammates and coaches were also reportedly unaware of his gambling and were not involved. Betting on football is prohibited for anyone who works for the NFL in any capacity. Shaw is the first player to be suspended for gambling by the league in 36 years. [ESPN, CBS Sports]


          

Cott Corporation subsidiary Eden Springs has acquired Viteau, in a move to strengthen its position in the Netherlands.

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Viteau is a supplier of bottled water and point-of-use filtration services in the Netherlands and its acquisition will increase Eden Springs’ density in the region.
          

STCMA – 24th November 2019 edition

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CNN has a long article on the travails of the pension system in The Netherlands in a world of zero to negative interest rates [Link] Indonesia supposedly has an advantage in a world where fashions are disappearing fast (or changing fast?). I am not sure I understand this world, however: The journey of an Adidas … Continue reading STCMA – 24th November 2019 edition
          

Netherlands: Two Muslims arrested for plotting jihad massacre with daggers, axes and car bombs

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27/11/2019
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“Dutch Arrest Two on Suspicion of Preparing ‘Jihadist Attack,'” 


          

Portugal, France and Germany in Euro 2020 super group

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Germany coach Joachim Loew, Portugal coach Fernando Santos and France coach Didier Deschamps pose with the trophy after being drawn in group E.
Germany coach Joachim Loew, Portugal coach Fernando Santos and France coach Didier Deschamps pose with the trophy after being drawn in group E.

BUCHAREST, Saturday - Defending champions Portugal and the last two world champions, France and Germany, were thrown together in what German coach Joachim Loew described as the group of death following a lop-sided and complicated Euro 2020 draw on Saturday.

England were drawn against Croatia in a repeat of last year’s World Cup semi-final while other favourites were given a much easier ride in the 24-team tournament which will be played in 12 different countries across the region.

The clear pick of the six first round pools was Group F, to be played in Munich and Budapest, which pitted France, Portugal and Germany, plus the winners of either playoff A or D. However, the sting was slightly taken away by the format which allows four of the six third-placed teams to qualify for the round of 16, UEFA’s decision to rank the teams according to their result in the qualifiers, combined with Portugal’s performance in their group, meant they ended up among the third seeds while France were one of the second seeds.

“This is a group of death,” said Loew whose side will play all three games at home under competition rules. “The expectations will be quite high. For our young team, this will be huge challenge but also a big motivation.”

England and Croatia, who have met in the Nations League since Croatia’s 2-1 win in Moscow last year, will be joined in Group D by the Czech Republic and the winners of playoff C - either Scotland, Norway, Serbia or Israel.

The Group D winners will face the runners-up from Germany’s group in the round of 16 while the second-placed team will travel to Copenhagen to meet the Group E runners-up - potentially an easier match.

The Group will be played in London - host for the semi-finals and final - and Glasgow.

Other favourites were given a much easier-looking ride.

Italy, who won all 10 qualifying games as they bounced back from failing to make the last World Cup, will face Turkey, Wales and Switzerland in Group A, in Rome and Baku.

“We have a slight advantage by playing at home. Maybe some will think we are favourites but we need to confirm everything on the pitch, as always,” Italy coach Roberto Mancini said.

Euro 2008 and 2012 champions Spain, who will jointly host Group E in Bilbao with Dublin, play Sweden, Poland and playoff winner B - either Bosnia, Slovakia, Ireland or Northern Ireland.

Belgium’s opponents in Group B will be Denmark and Russia -who are both host nations - and Finland, who will be making their first appearance in a European Championship or World Cup. The Netherlands, who like Italy missed out on the last World Cup, were pitted against Ukraine, Austria and playoff winner A or D in Group C, which will be played in Amsterdam and Bucharest.

Under the complex rules, all host nations will play their group games at home, meaning a number of teams had been allocated their groups before the draw

“The rules are clear, they were accepted by everybody,” said UEFA deputy general secretary Giorgio Marchetti. “Portugal are in pot three because they didn’t win their group, and the winner of their group was Ukraine. And Ukraine, thanks to their results, are in pot one, and everybody accepts it because once again we have clear rules.” – Agencies 

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Miss International 2019 - Final Result

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Salam guys..... adlau ini pitca 12 november 2019 nag live in final sin Miss International 2019 amun piya aun ha Tokyo, Japan. Ini in result niya. Aun 83 in contestants niya kataan.





Thailand Thailand - Sireethorn Leearamwat
Winner

Mexico Mexico - Andrea Toscano
1st Runner Up

Uganda Uganda - Evelyn Namatovu Karonde
2nd Runner Up

3rd Runner Up

United Kingdom United Kingdom - Harriotte Lane
4th Runner Up








TOP 8
Vietnam Vietnam - Nguyen Tuong San

Philippines Philippines - Bea Patricia Magtanong









TOP 15
Venezuela Venezuela - Melissa Jiménez

Hong Kong Hong Kong - Kaye Cheung

Netherlands Netherlands - Elize Joanne de Hong

Finland Finland - Jutta Kyllönen

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico - Ivana Carolina Irizarry

Belarus Belarus - Maria Perviy

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka - Pawani Vithanage









Continental Queens
Liberia Liberia - Naomi Nucia Glay
Miss International Africa

 Peru Peru - Maria Jose Barbis
Miss International America 

Thailand Thailand - Sireethorn Leearamwat
Miss International Asia

Netherlands Netherlands - Elize Joanne de Hong
  Miss International Europe
Hawaii Hawaii - Eunice Raquel Basco
Miss International Oceania 
  

 




Special Awards
Uganda Uganda - Evelyn Namatovu Karonde
Best In Swimsuit


Venezuela Venezuela - Melissa Jiménez
 Bes In Evening Gown



Guadeloupe Guadeloupe - Noemie Kribo Milne
Miss Photogenic

Vietnam Vietnam - Nguyen Tuong San
Best National Costume

Miss People's Choice Award – Missosology

Indonesia Indonesia - Jolene Marie Cholock-Rotinsulu
Panasonic Beauty Ambassador
Tunisia Tunisia - Sarra Brahmi
Miss Visit Japan Tourism  

          

Miss Cosmopolitan World 2019 - Final Result

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Hello guys....
Yari ku siyulat in result sin Miss Cosmopolitan World 2019 amun piya aun sin pitca 25 october 2019 ha Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Bandera de Nepal Nepal - Priya Rani Lama
Winner


Bandera de Malasia Malaysia - Christine Chai Xin Tze
1st Runner Up


Netherlands Netherlands - Marit Beets
2nd Runner Up


Philippines Philippines - Clarisa Maye Presa Isidro
3rd Runner Up



Russia Russia - Ekaterina Veinberger
4th Runner Up







TOP 12

Australia Australia - Kymberlee Virginia Street

Czech Republic Czech Republic - Amalie Foltynova

Finland Finland - Anna Opalko

Hong Kong Hong Kong - Lila Lam

Lithuania Lithuania - Agne Urbanaviciute

Moldova Moldova - Tatiana Lebedinets

Myanmar Myanmar - Wai Hnin Lwin Htun

          

Miss Earth 2019 - Final Result

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Hello guys....
Sorry ampa aku ini naka post sin result sin Miss Earth 2019. Maka hati kamu busy kita ok....
Na ini na in result sin Miss Earth 2019 amun piya aun ha Cove Manila at Okada Manila, Parañaque, Philippines sin pitca 26 october 2019.



 Puerto Rico – Nellys Pimentel
Miss Earth 2019

 United States – Emanii Davis
Miss Earth Air 2019

 Czech Republic – Klára Vavrušková
Miss Earth Water 2019

 Belarus – Alisa Manenok
Miss Earth Fire 2019





TOP 10
 Chile – Fernanda Méndez Tapia

 Netherlands – Nikki Prein

 New Zealand – Tashan Kapene

 Nigeria – Modupe Susan Garland

 Poland – Krystyna Sokołowska

 Russia – Anna Baksheeva




TOP 20
 Colombia – Yenny Carrillo

 England – Stephanie Wyatt

 Ghana – Abena Appiah

 Guam – Cydney Shey Folsom

 Guyana – Faydeha King

 Japan – Yuka Itoku

 Philippines – Janelle Tee

 Portugal – Bruna Silva

 Spain – Sonia Hernández Romeo

 Thailand – Teeyapar Sretsirisuvarna

 
 

          

Dec 26, Netherlands: St. Stephen's Day

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26th December is the Feast of St. Stephen in Western Christianity. It is observed as a second day of Christmas holidays in several countries.. For more information on this holiday, visit the link.
          

Effects of grass field margin management on food availability for Black-tailed Godwit chicks

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Effects of grass field margin management on food availability for Black-tailed Godwit chicks

Wiggers, J., van Ruijven, J., Berendse, F. & de Snoo, G. R., 2016, 29, p. 45-50 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal/periodicalArticleScientificpeer-review

Over the last six decades, populations of wader species like the Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) have sharply decreased in the Netherlands. Agricultural intensification has led to reduced habitat quality for meadow birds. As a consequence, reproductive success has declined. One of the main drivers of this decline in reproductive success is reduced food availability for meadow bird chicks. Agri-environment schemes (AES), designed to halt this decline, have so far been insufficient. Most of these AES focus on entire fields, but recent research suggests that differences in suitability exist within fields. Grass field margins may be more suitable for meadow bird chicks than the center of intensively managed grass lands. To improve existing meadow bird AES it could be beneficial to implement additional management in field margins of intensively managed grass fields. An already existing type of field margin AES with additional management is the botanical field margin. Here, we evaluate four different types of field margin management, including botanical field margins, focusing on aerial insects (an important part of the diet of Black-tailed Godwit chicks and Redshank chicks) in field centers and margins. Grass field margins contained more large aerial insects than field centers and, more importantly, additional management of the grass field margin increased the number of aerial insects in the margin. We conclude that combining meadow bird AES and botanical field margin management may enhance meadow bird food availability and improve the efficacy of AES. (C) 2015 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-50
Number of pages6
JournalJournal for Nature Conservation
Volume29
DOI
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

          

Environmental exposure to pesticides and the risk of Parkinson's disease in the Netherlands

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Environmental exposure to pesticides and the risk of Parkinson's disease in the Netherlands

Brouwer, M., Huss, A., van der Mark, M., Nijssen, P. C. G., Mulleners, W. M., Sas, A. M. G., van Laar, T., de Snoo, G. R., Kromhout, H. & Vermeulen, R. C. H., 2017, In : Environment International. 107, p. 100-110 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal/periodicalArticleScientificpeer-review

Background: Exposure to pesticides has been linked to Parkinson's disease (PD), although associations between specific pesticides and PD have not been well studied. Residents of rural areas can be exposed through environmental drift and volatilization of agricultural pesticides. Objectives: Our aim was to investigate the association between lifetime environmental exposure to individual pesticides and the risk of PD, in a national case-control study. Methods: Environmental exposure to pesticides was estimated using a spatio-temporal model, based on agricultural crops around the residential address. Distance up to 100 m from the residence was considered most relevant, considering pesticide drift potential of application methods used in the Netherlands. Exposure estimates were generated for 157 pesticides, used during the study period, of which four (i.e. paraquat, maneb, lindane, benomyl) were considered a priori relevant for PD. Results: A total of 352 PD cases and 607 hospital-based controls were included. No significant associations with PD were found for the a priori pesticides. In a hypothesis generating analysis, including 153 pesticides, increased risk of PD was found for 21 pesticides, mainly used on cereals and potatoes. Results were suggestive for an association between bulb cultivation and PD. Conclusions: For paraquat, risk estimates for the highest cumulative exposure tertile were in line with previously reported elevated risks. Increased risk of PD was observed for exposure to (a cluster of) pesticides used on rotating crops. High correlations limited our ability to identify individual pesticides responsible for this association. This study provides some evidence for an association between environmental exposure to specific pesticides and the risk of PD, and generates new leads for further epidemiological and mechanistic research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-110
Number of pages11
JournalEnvironment International
Volume107
DOI
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

          

Assessment of residential environmental exposure to pesticides from agricultural fields in the Netherlands

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Assessment of residential environmental exposure to pesticides from agricultural fields in the Netherlands

Brouwer, M., Kromhout, H., Vermeulen, R., Duyzer, J., Kramer, H., Hazeu, G., de Snoo, G. & Huss, A., 2018, 28, 2, p. 173-181 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journal/periodicalArticleScientificpeer-review

We developed a spatio-temporal model for the Netherlands to estimate environmental exposure to individual agricultural pesticides at the residential address for application in a national case-control study on Parkinson's disease (PD). Data on agricultural land use and pesticide use were combined to estimate environmental exposure to pesticides for the period 1961 onwards. Distance categories of 0-50 m, > 50-100 m, > 100-500 m and > 500-1000 m around residences were considered. For illustration purposes, exposure was estimated for the control population (n = 607) in the PD case-control study. In a small validation effort, model estimates were compared with pesticide measurements in air and precipitation collected at 17 stations in 2000-2001. Estimated exposure prevalence was higher for pesticides used on commonly cultivated (rotating) crops than for pesticides used on fruit and bulbs only. Prevalence increased with increasing distance considered. Moderate-to-high correlations were observed between model estimates (<100-500 m and > 500-1000 m) and environmental pesticide concentrations measured in 2000-2001. Environmental exposure to individual pesticides can be estimated using relevant spatial and temporal data sets on agricultural land use and pesticide use. Our approach seems to result in accurate estimates of average environmental exposure, although it remains to be investigated to what extent this reflect personal exposure to agricultural pesticides.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-181
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology
Volume28
Issue number2
DOI
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

          

EUR/USD. Preview of the week. Lagarde in the European Parliament, the "vendetta" of China and Nonfarm

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Bears of the euro-dollar pair again tested the ninth figure on Friday in spite of fairly strong data on the growth of European inflation. The last trading day of the week and month was indicated by abnormal price movements: the strong downward impulse faded before it started. In the last hours of the trading week, many market participants took profits without risking leaving open positions for the weekend. Therefore, EUR/USD traders closed November within the 10th figure. The pair began trading on the first day of December at the same positions. The fundamental background for the dollar is still controversial - the dollar is keenly reacting to news from the front of US-Chinese negotiations, and the euro is torn between good macroeconomic reports and the dovish intentions of ECB members.

Not many important macroeconomic statistics are expected for the EUR/USD pair during this trading week (with the exception of the ISM and Nonfarm manufacturing index). The main focus of the market will be focused on the dynamics of the development of US-Chinese trade relations and on the comments of Federal Reserve and ECB officials. Geopolitics will also play a role in determining the growth or decline of anti-risk sentiment in the foreign exchange market.

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First of all, we are talking about the situation in Hong Kong, where the confrontation between anti-Chinese protesters and the city administration continues. Yesterday, police dispersed several thousand anti-government protesters, ending a brief lull after local elections. Last week, Trump signed bills in support of protesters, and this fact provoked a negative reaction from Beijing. Chinese officials promised Washington to retaliate, but so far these threats have not been translated into reality. Traders had the hope that the political conflict would not affect the negotiation process between the United States and China - all the same, the effects of the trade war are felt both by the United States and China. This intrigue may be resolved this week, especially in light of the approaching December 15, when next duties should come into force over Chinese imports.

If we talk about the planned speeches of the "top officials" of the central bank, which are important for EUR/USD traders, then we should highlight today's speech by the head of the European Central Bank Christine Lagarde. At 12:00 (London time), she will announce a report to members of the Committee of the European Parliament on economic and monetary issues. Since the topic of the report is directly related to monetary policy, the market will show particular interest in it. Let me remind you that in her recent speeches, she called on EU countries to bet on investments, thereby stimulating economic growth in the eurozone. Given the existing split in the ECB camp (in September, some regulator members opposed the resumption of QE), this Lagarde rhetoric was indicative: judging by everything, it will continue to exert verbal pressure on the EU countries - primarily Germany and the Netherlands - urging them to use surplus of their budgets.

She can also comment on data published on Friday on the growth of European inflation. Contrary to negative forecasts, the consumer price index rose in November, reaching 1.0% from the previous value of 0.8% (growth forecast was at 0.7%). Core inflation also showed a positive trend, rising from 1.1% to 1.3%. This is the best result in the last six months. In this context, Lagarde's personal position regarding this inflationary dynamics, as well as her comments on the moods among the members of the European Central Bank, are also of interest. The euro will receive some support if the essence of the rhetoric is reduced to a wait-and-see attitude.

ECB board member Benoit Coeure is set to speak (December 3) this week, who unexpectedly joined the dissidents at the September meeting, speaking out against the resumption of the stimulus program. Fed official Randall Quarles, who takes the post of vice chairman of oversight in the Federal Reserve, will speak on December 4.

As for macroeconomic reports, it is worth noting the ISM manufacturing index will also be published today during the US session. Previous releases of this indicator put pressure on the dollar: the index has been below the 50th mark since August, marking the worsening situation in this area. According to preliminary forecasts, a slight recovery of the indicator is expected today (from 48.3 to 49.2 points). This will put quite strong pressure on the US currency if the index declines, especially in light of the uncertain prospects for the US-Chinese dialogue.

Over the course of two days (December 2 and 4), we will also find out the importance of European PMI indices in the manufacturing and services sectors. But we are talking about final estimates, which, as a rule, coincide with the initial data. Therefore, these releases are unlikely to affect the dynamics of the EUR/USD pair.

The most important day of this week is Friday, when Nonfarm will be published. The greenback will receive significant support if the real data corresponds to preliminary forecasts. Thus, the unemployment rate should remain at the previous level - 3.6% - against the background of a fairly strong increase in the number of employees (+190 thousand). But a separate line is worth noting here, the growth rate of the average hourly wage. Analysts expect the indicator to recover - in annual terms, it should grow to a three percent mark, and in monthly terms - to 0.3% (after falling to zero). If salary data is in the green zone, it will be difficult for the EUR/USD bulls to keep their positions occupied by that moment.

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In general, the euro-dollar pair continues to trade within the range of 1.0970-1.1090: last week the bears could not push the lower boundary of this band, while the bulls could not even squeeze to the middle of the 10th figure. This week, the struggle between sellers and buyers will erupt with renewed vigor, even despite the relatively empty economic calendar.

The material has been provided by InstaForex Company - www.instaforex.com
          

Netherlands: Dutch police arrest men and foil Christmas/New Year terror attack.

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From Dutch News and the Netherlands TimesOne man, aged 20 was arrested at his home in Zoetermeer on Monday by heavily armed police officers. The second man, also from Zoetermeer and aged 34, was arrested on a public street in The Hague. Both were picked up following a tip off by the security services that an attack was being planned.The prosecution department suspects the men of plotting to use suicide bomb belts and car bombs in the attacks, which were set to take place at the end of the year. No targets have been identified and no explosives or guns were found during searches of their homes. We have serious suspicions they were preparing to carry out a terrorist attack but were still in the planning phase, the public prosecutor said. An axe, a dagger and a mobile phone with multiple sim cards was found in a secret ceiling compartment in one home.The parents of a 20 year old man . . . shocked by the accusations against their son. "We never expected this. If it is true, we strongly r...
          

Jan 01, Netherlands: New Year's Day

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New Year's Day is a public holiday in all countries that observe the Gregorian calendar, with the exception of Israel. For more information on this holiday, visit the link.
          

News Wrap: Stabbing attacks jolt London, the Netherlands

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In our news wrap Friday, stabbing attacks in London and the Netherlands have jolted both countries at the start of the holiday season. In the first incident, a man killed two people near London Bridge before he was shot and killed by police. Also, in Afghanistan, thousands of people protested alleged fraud in a recount of September's presidential election. So far, no results have been announced.
          

Baker McKenzie Luxembourg expands its tax practice with the arrival of Diogo Duarte de Oliveira and a team of five tax lawyers.

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Tax partner Diogo Duarte de Oliveira is joining Baker McKenzie in Luxembourg. Diogo will head the department alongside Antonio Weffer (Transfer Pricing Country Leader) and will be joined at the same time by tax lawyers Olivier dal Farra, Delphine Danhoui, Lionel Ancion, Miguel Pinto de Almeida, and Tiphanie Grzeszezak.

Baker McKenzie's tax network is recognized as one of the best-known and most powerful amongst law firms. In Luxembourg, the team has featured among the elite for a number of years according to international business law firm ranking guides.

 

Laurent Fessmann, Managing Partner at the Luxembourg office, is delighted and says, "This is obviously great news for our practice. The timing is perfect, in a context where our clients are facing unprecedented fiscal and regulatory challenges."

 

Antonio Weffer, who will co-head the tax practice in Luxembourg with Diogo, added, "Our clients choose us because they recognise our unique expertise locally and globally when serving them on highly complex tax matters. The arrival of Diogo along with our new colleagues, enhances our value added proposition. Indeed, today we are a practice group of 20 tax lawyers in Luxembourg."

 

Commenting on his appointment, Diogo Duarte de Oliveira says: "Baker McKenzie is one of the most renowned tax law firms. I am obviously proud to take on this key role in the Luxembourg office and I am thrilled to work alongside with my Luxembourg tax partners Antonio Weffer and Amar Hamouche. The expansion of our tax capacity and leadership offers great opportunities to our associates, and I am confident it will also be welcomed by our clients.”

 

Diogo advises asset managers and a wide range of private and institutional investors on fund raising, management incentive strategies and transactions structuring. Diogo has received acknowledgement from numerous legal industry guides and is ranked as a leading expert by Chambers Europe. Before joining Baker McKenzie, Diogo headed the Luxembourg top-ranked tax practice of Stibbe, a prominent Benelux law firm. He is admitted to the Luxembourg Bar, holds an LLM in International Taxation from Leiden University in the Netherlands, a Master's in Tax Law from ISG Business School in Lisbon and Law Degree from the Catholic University.

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Holland Government Scholarships 2020/2021 at Utrecht University for International Students

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Are you planning to do your master’s abroad? Are you from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and are you ready for a chance of a lifetime? Apply for the Holland Scholarship at Utrecht University. Application Deadline: 31st January 2020 (23:59 CET). Eligible Countries: International To be taken at (country): The Netherlands About the Award: The Holland Scholarship is financed […]

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Book at Lunchtime: Chaucer: A European Life

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TORCH Book at Lunchtime event on Chaucer: A European Life by Professor Marion Turner. Book at Lunchtime is a series of bite-sized book discussions held fortnightly during term-time, with commentators from a range of disciplines. More than any other canonical English writer, Geoffrey Chaucer lived and worked at the centre of political life-yet his poems are anything but conventional. Edgy, complicated, and often dark, they reflect a conflicted world, and their astonishing diversity and innovative language earned Chaucer renown as the father of English literature. Marion Turner, however, reveals him as a great European writer and thinker. To understand his accomplishment, she reconstructs in unprecedented detail the cosmopolitan world of Chaucer’s adventurous life, focusing on the places and spaces that fired his imagination. Uncovering important new information about Chaucer’s travels, private life, and the early circulation of his writings, this innovative biography documents a series of vivid episodes, moving from the commercial wharves of London to the frescoed chapels of Florence and the kingdom of Navarre, where Christians, Muslims, and Jews lived side by side. The narrative recounts Chaucer’s experiences as a prisoner of war in France, as a father visiting his daughter’s nunnery, as a member of a chaotic Parliament, and as a diplomat in Milan, where he encountered the writings of Dante and Boccaccio. At the same time, the book offers a comprehensive exploration of Chaucer’s writings, taking the reader to the Troy of Troilus and Criseyde, the gardens of the dream visions, and the peripheries and thresholds of The Canterbury Tales. By exploring the places Chaucer visited, the buildings he inhabited, the books he read, and the art and objects he saw, this landmark biography tells the extraordinary story of how a wine merchant’s son became the poet of The Canterbury Tales. Bart van Es is Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford, focusing primarily on Spenser and Shakespeare. Bart is interested in connections between history writing and poetry in early modern England. In recent years his research has focused primarily on Renaissance drama and the material realities of London’s theatre world. The Cut Out Girl, his work of creative non-fiction on World War II in the Netherlands, won the 2018 Costa Book of the Year award. Marion Turner is Associate Professor and Tutorial Fellow in English at Jesus College, University of Oxford. Marion’s research interests lie in late medieval secular literature and history, and she has published very widely on Chaucer, including two books and many articles. Chaucer: A European Life, was her first foray into biography, and she now teaches life-writing as well as medieval literature. Her next book is going to be a global history – or biography – of the Wife of Bath across time. Helen Swift is Associate Professor of Medieval French at the University of Oxford. Having focused for several years on fifteenth-century literary defences of women, she now explores more broadly questions of narrative voice and identity in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century French literature. Her second book, Representing the Dead: Epitaph Fictions in Late-Medieval France examines voices and bodies speaking from beyond the grave and was runner-up for the Society for French Studies R. Gapper Book Prize in 2017. John Watts is Professor of Later Medieval History at the University of Oxford and Chair of the History Faculty Board. John is interested in politics, political culture and political structures in later medieval England and Europe, between the 13th and the early 16th centuries. Most of his published work deals with later medieval English politics and political culture, but he has also written about politics in later medieval Europe. Elleke Boehmer is Professor of World Literature in English at the University of Oxford, Director of the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing and was the Director of TORCH from 2015 to 17. She is a founding figure in the field of colonial and postcolonial studies, and internationally known for her research in anglophone literatures of empire and anti-empire. She is also a novelist and short story writer, most recently of The Shouting in the Dark.
          

С начала года турпоток из России в Индонезию вырос почти на 20%

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С начала года турпоток из России в Индонезию вырос почти на 20%

С октября 2018-го по ноябрь 2019-го авиакомпания «Россия» перевезла более 72 000 пассажиров и выполнила 232 рейса по направлению Москва — Денпасар. Как сообщили порталу TRN в пресс-службе министерства туризма Индонезии, средняя загрузка рейсов составила 70%, при этом с приближением пикового осенне-зимнего сезона она значительно возросла — уже в октябре на рейсах по направлению максимальная загрузка достигала 90–97%.

 

 

19 ноября в Москве состоялась презентация прямого рейса Москва-Денпасар. Как заявил посол Индонезии в Российской Федерации и Республике Беларусь М. Вахид Суприяди, турпоток из России растет год от года. В 2017 году число российских туристов в Индонезии составило 117 500 человек, а в 2018 году уже 125 697 человек (+7%). Между тем, в период с января по сентябрь 2019 года Индонезию уже посетили 109 003 россиянина, что на 19,1% больше, чем за тот же период 2018 года (91 544 человека). По количеству туристов в Индонезии Россия на пятом месте среди европейских стран после Великобритании, Франции, Германии и Нидерландов.


По словам г-на Посла, если масштабная цель Министерства туризма Индонезии в 162 000 российских туристов в этом году будет достигнута, то с момента проведения 1-го индонезийского фестиваля в 2016 году рост составит около 100%. Потенциал российского туристического рынка для Индонезии огромен, и ожидается, что осуществляемые авиакомпанией «Россия» прямые регулярные рейсы из Москвы в Денпасар еще больше увеличат поток российских туристов в Индонезию.

Г-жа Агустини Рахаю, директор по развитию индонезийского туризма в странах Европы, представитель Министерства туризма Индонезии, рассказала участникам встречи о многообразии туристических направлений в Индонезии. Большинство российских туристов путешествуют лишь на Бали, но есть и другие не менее красивые места, которые обязательно стоит посетить: озеро Тоба (Северная Суматра), Ликупанг (Северный Сулавеси), Лабуан Баджо (Восточная Нуса-Тенгара), Мандалика (Западная Нуса-Тенгара) и Боробудур (Центральная Ява). Министерство туризма Индонезии осуществило в этом году масштабное обновление официального сайта Indonesia.travel, где создана версия для русскоговорящей аудитории. Туристы и турагенты теперь могут ознакомиться с полезной информацией по каждому направлению, что облегчит работу с любыми запросами клиентов.

Добавим, что в осенне-зимнем сезоне 2019/2020 гг. рейс SU6295 Москва — Денпасар выполняется три раза в неделю: по средам, пятницам и субботам. Время вылета из Москвы — 01:45, а время прибытия — 19:10 (по местному времени). Обратный рейс SU6296 из Денпасара вылетает в 20:55, время прибытия — 05:25 (+1 день, местное время).

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СКР проверит Coral Travel

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Следственный комитет России начал проверку туроператора Coral Travel по факту возможного оказания услуг, не отвечающих требованиям безопасности. Речь идет о произошедшем в мае 2013 года трагическом случае, когда на Крите 11-летний мальчик из России стал жертвой сотрудника отеля, в который он приехал на отдых с семьей по линии Coral Travel. Об этом сообщает телеграм-канал Baza.

 

 

Напомним, история, вызвавшая большой резонанс на туристическом рынке, произошла в отеле Mitsis Laguna Resort & Spa 5*, расположенном на греческом острове Крит. 11-летний Никита во время вечерней развлекательной программы заметил, как аниматор украл ноутбук и телефон. Мальчик попросил вернуть похищенное, после чего мужчина заманил его в безлюдное место, где нанес ребенку более 20 ножевых ранений. Родители обнаружили мальчика лишь спустя 6 часов. Преступником оказался Сирино Шрейвер из Нидерландов.

К счастью, врачам удалось спасти жизнь Никиты, однако после случившегося ребенок остался прикован к инвалидному креслу. Самого же Шрейвера приговорили к 11,5 года за попытку убийства и кражу. В суде родственники аниматора рассказали, что он страдает аутизмом и в Нидерландах признан недееспособным. Как оказалось, на работу его приняли за несколько дней до трагедии и без медицинской справки, хотя на заседании представители отеля это отрицали, пишет Baza.

В 2016 году мама Никиты обратилась в суд с исками к отелю и туроператору на общую сумму 630 тыс. евро. При этом к тому моменту на лечение Никиты было уже потрачено 560 тыс. Однако суды взыскали с отеля расходы на лечение в размере 2,7 тыс. евро и моральный вред 1 млн руб, а в требовании к туроператору отказали, поскольку вред был причинён не его сотрудником.

В 2018 году верховный суд России пересмотрел данное решение, постановив, что Coral Travel несет ответственность за произошедшее, направив дело на дополнительное рассмотрение.

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Extra AOV for elderly people with a low income

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SABA/ST. EUSTATIUS - From January 1st, 2020, the old age pension (Algemene Ouderdomsverzekering, AOV) will be supplemented for elderly people with a low income and little equity. This is one of the measures taken by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment to increase incomes and benefits in the Caribbean Netherlands.

Persons aged 64 or over who have been lawfully residing in the Caribbean Netherlands for a minimum of 5 years, are eligible if they have an income that is lower than the Minimum Wage. For Bonaire this is an amount of 951 USD per month. On Saba and St. Eustatius, it concerns USD 1,134 and USD 1,147 respectively. Any pension from a former employer is exempt up to $ 54 per month.

The person’s equity is also included in determining the entitlement to Extra AOV. A capital limit of 8,760 USD maximum applies to Bonaire. For Saba and St. Eustatius this is USD 10,460 and USD 10,600 respectively. Elderly people who have more than this amount in equity are therefore not eligible for Extra AOV.

The Extra AOV can be applied for between January 6th and April 1st, 2020 at the SZW-unit of RCN. This is possible by appointment or during special consultation hours. You can also find more information about Extra AOV on the RCN website.

In addition to the Extra AOV, the regular AOV pension will increase by 2020 for all elderly persons entitled to AOV. This is an increase of 6.2% on Bonaire, 5.3% on Saba and 2.7% on St. Eustatius. The adjusted old age pension is automatically credited to the account of the elderly persons entitled to AOV. (RCN Caribbean Netherlands)


          

Support drops for the VVD in latest poll of polls, GroenLinks and PVV rise

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SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Support for the right-wing Liberal party VVD has taken a knock in the latest poll of polls, which gives the party of prime minister Mark Rutte 17.3% to 20% of the vote if there were a general election tomorrow.

Despite the recent drop – equivalent to up to four seats in the 150-seat parliament – the VVD remains well clear of the anti-immigration party PVV and the left-wing green party GroenLinks, both of which have 10% to 12.7% support in the new poll.

The Christian Democrats and Labour are both on 8.7% to 11.3% while the nationalist Forum voor Democratie is in sixth place on 8% to 11.3%. Compiler Tom Louwerse says the four different opinion barometers which he uses to put together the poll of polls have wildly differing results when it comes to the drop in VVD support, but that the trend is clearly downwards.

It is unclear what the impact of Rutte’s support for reducing the speed limit and other measures to cut nitrogen compound pollution is. According to research by EenVandaag, up to one third of VVD voters may be opposed to the speed limit reduction.

At the same time, the PVV has gained the equivalent of two parliamentary seats in the latest compilation and is now heading back at its level at the March 2017 general election.

‘The row which engulfed Forum voor Democratie in the summer would appear to have made the PVV an option again for the right of the VVD,’ Louwerse told broadcaster NOS.

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Amsterdam to close police stations at night, as officer shortage bites

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SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – At least two Amsterdam police stations are to be closed at night and special teams focusing on cannabis cafes, and on transport crime, are being disbanded because of a shortage of police officers, mayor Femke Halsema has told city councillors.

The city needs an extra 500 police officers and by stopping some operations, officers can be freed up to concentrate on other duties such as street patrols, Halsema said. Making the police more visible will have a deterrent effect on vulnerable youngsters who may turn to crime, the mayor said in her briefing.

The shortage of police officers has been made worse because a number have been seconded as security for lawyers, judges and court officials following the murder of lawyer Derk Wiersum earlier this autumn.

‘We are struggling to keep our heads above water,’ the mayor said. The measures will come into force for an initial six months and will be looked at again after three. Utrecht too is taking action because of a shortage of officers.

Two police stations will be closed at the weekend and fewer officers will be available for policing football matches because so many officers are now involved in protection duties.

Justice minister Ferd Grapperhaus said in a reaction that the Dutch capital is right to set priorities, adding that he is investing an extra €320 on recruiting more officers and €100m to relieve police of routine organisational tasks.

However, according to the Halsema’s letter, Amsterdam has benefited from just 60 new officers, while 480 have left the force or retired. The cuts will not affect the new drive to root out organised crime in the city, the mayor told councillors.

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The Dutch coast is a popular holiday destination – for the Dutch

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SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – The Netherlands continues to grow in popularity as a summer destination, with almost 10 million people having a holiday in the country in July and August this year, the national statistics agency CBS said on Monday.

Dutch tourists accounted for more than half the total – with 5.53 million people taking a short break in their home country in the peak summer period, the CBS figures show.

The total number of tourists grew by 4.4% while the number of nights spent in holiday accommodation were up 7.6% at 35 million – with Dutch tourists accounting for over 21 million nights away.

The coastal provinces on Zeeland and Noord-Holland were the most popular destinations and holiday parks attracted 12% more visitors, the CBS said. The tourist boom continued into September and visitor numbers rose 6% that month.

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Dutch doctor dies of Lassa fever in Leiden, a second is being treated

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SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – A Dutch doctor who was being treated at Leiden University Medical Center after developing Lassa fever in Sierra Leone has died from the disease.

The doctor was flown back to the Netherlands in strict isolation and admitted to the hospital, which has a major incident unit, last weekend. However, he died on November 23, the RIVM public health institute has confirmed.

A second Dutch doctor at the hospital in the west African country has also developed the disease and both are thought to have become infected by the same patient, the RIVM said.

The second doctor is being treated in the isolation unit at Utrecht teaching hospital. A local nurse, who also became infected, is being treated in Sierre Leone. Both were working at the Madaga hospital in Sierra Leone for Norwegian charity Capacare International.

The organisation said of deceased doctor that it ‘admired his knowledge, capacity and passion to improve access to surgical care in the country.’ Several other Dutch health care providers are working in the Sierra Leone hospital and all those who had contact with the two patients with Lassa fever were also brought back on a special flight.

Because of the early detection of contacts, there is little chance that the virus will spread in the Netherlands, the RIVM said. According to news agency AFP, the doctor developed symptoms of the disease after operating on a pregnant woman.

Humans become infected with Lassa fever through contact with the excreta of infected rats or by close person-to-person contact.

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Laville presents Living Wage legislation to the people of Sint Maarten

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SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Romain Laville, candidate number 7 on the USP slate presented the Living Wage legislation on Friday November 22nd to the people of Sint Maarten. Laville announced during his first interview of this election campaign season on Friday, that he would be bringing legislation to eradicate poverty on Sint Maarten. Later that night those present at his rally at the Captain D’s Rib Shack in Simpson Bay heard firsthand about his legislation to introduce a living wage on Sint Maarten.

“While during my tenure as Member of Parliament from 2010-2014, all my social motions were passed unanimously in Parliament, Governments have not carried out their responsibility in executing these motions that would have alleviated the needs of our people. It is for this reason that, this time around my team and I have chosen a different approach to tackle the social needs on Sint Maarten.”, stated Laville.

Laville explained that the purpose of the Living Wage legislation is to once and for all force Government to carry out their legal responsibilities, in doing so eradicate poverty on Sint Maarten. “There have been too many talks about attempts to combat poverty. Too many Governments have promised to conduct a poverty line study. Too many Governments have promised to control prices and bring relief to the people of Sint Maarten. To date not one of these promises have been carried out. Prices continue to surge without any type of price control making it unaffordable to eat healthy. The rent committee is not given the resources to function optimally, mortgages are exorbitant, households are starving, and businesses are suffering.”

Laville and his team went through a number of reports, policies and legislation and decided to present an amendment to the current Minimum Wage law in such a way that one no longer can speak of a legislation regulating the Minimum Wage but one regulating the Living Wage. The number 7 candidate on the USP slate indicated that this law amendment will guarantee that every working person, that is currently earning a Minimum wage, will together with their household be able to live above the poverty line. Moreover, the legislation will create a legal basis for periodic poverty line studies and ensure that the purchasing power of every single individual on Sint Maarten increases. This law amendment, once passed, will obligate Government to control prices and properly execute established legislation such as the Rent Ordinance and Price Ordinance, to name a few. In addition to price control, this amendment will give a financial boost to our entire business community as one small group of businesses will no longer be controlling the purchasing power of our society, thus enabling all other businesses on Sint Maarten to prosper as well.

The amendment shares similarities with other legislation within the Kingdom such as the Minimum Wage ordinance of the Netherlands, as the focus point of both documents places emphasis on wages that will ensure the basic needs of persons are met in their respective countries, based on the specific situation of each country. This legislation was put together with the assistance of lawyers on Sint Maarten and Curaçao. It has been discussed in different stages of the process, with different stakeholders within our community such as those living below poverty line, a number of union representatives and their members, Civil Servants, representatives of the Sint Maarten Anti-Poverty Platform and the Secretariat of the Social Economic Council, to gather their views on the matter.

In the coming weeks more details will be provided pertaining to the content of the legislation and how this legislation will improve the overall situation of the people and businesses of Sint Maarten.


          

Security services unhappy with ‘assertive’ new regulator: Volkskrant

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SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – The Dutch security services AIVD and MIVD are ‘unhappy’ with their new regulator, set up last year after both agencies were given sweeping powers to tap phone and internet connections, the Volkskrant said on Thursday.

Sources told the paper that the two services – one civilian and one military – say the TIB – which checks applications for hacks – is too assertive in its approach and is hampering their work.

TIB chairwoman Mariette Moussault told the paper that the issue is ‘a subject for discussion’ but that the agencies must be kept a close eye on and accept limits to what they can do.

The TIB was set up in May 2018 when new legislation came into force, requiring the security services to seek prior approval for hacking. In particular, requests to carry out bulk hacks involving information about hundreds of thousands of people in the hunt for one or two are liable to face tough questions by the TIB, the paper said.

Last year, for example, the TIB rejected a request to carry out a bulk hack on KPN clients, the paper said. The TIB is also proactive when applications are made to share information with other countries’ security services.

Breaking the law

The main security service watchdog CTIVD said in June that both agencies are still breaking the new laws on electronic surveillance. In particular the MIVD military security service is still failing to meet the requirements on privacy, partly down to IT problems, the CTIVD said.

Nevertheless, advances have been made since the CTIVD’s first report, which was highly critical of both services, the agency said. ‘Most of the high-risk items identified in the first report have been reduced to low or average risk since December 2018,’ the watchdog said. ‘The AIVD and MIVD are not there yet, and still have a lot to do in the coming period.’

(DutchNews)


          

Police investigate youth gang as five teenagers report being attacked

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SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Police in Gorinchem have started an investigation into a teenage gang after a video showing a youngster being set upon by a group of youths appeared online.

So far five teenagers, aged around 14, have made formal police complaints about the attacks after police appealed for more victims to come forward. Police say several of the attackers, who kicked and punched their victims while they were lying on the ground, have been identified but no-one has yet been arrested.

The local school board has also called on parents to be alert. The videos are ‘sick-making’, Bert-Jan Kollmer of the OVO school association said. ‘This is disgusting and unacceptable,’ local mayor Reinie Melissant-Briene said in statement.

‘Everyone who has seen these images is as shocked and concerned as I am.’ The police have asked witnesses to turn over their videos to the police as evidence, and to stop sharing the videos online out of compassion for the victims.

(DutchNews)


          

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Paper 1st anniversary gift or stocking filler for women: daisy flower with personalised message. by artangel

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10.00 GBP

A perfect 1st (paper) anniversary gift or stocking filler, this little acrylic bottle has a tiny paper daisy inside. Your personalised message can also be added to the tag tied around the bottle neck.

The bottle has a tiny cork topper. Your message will be hand-written in black ink on a white tag, and tied around the bottle neck with white thread.

The bottle measures approx. 4.5 cm x 1.7 cm and will arrive in a white organza bag, ready for gifting.

Your message can be up to 25 characters.

As this item is made to order, please allow 3 business days for your bottle to be made, in addition to postage time. Thank you!

You can find more of my work here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/artangel***LAST RECOMMENDED ORDER DATES CHRISTMAS 2019***

Monday, December 2nd: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East

Wednesday, December 4th: Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)

Thursday, December 5th: Greece, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand

Saturday, December 7th: Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Canada and USA

Monday, December 9th: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland and Spain

Wednesday, December 11th: Belgium, France, Ireland and Luxembourg

Saturday December 14th: UK

PLEASE NOTE: the above dates apply to non-personalised items. If your item requires personalisation please allow additional time (as detailed in the listing) for it to be made for you.
If you need you item quickly, please contact me to discuss options for priority shipping.
Thank you!


          

Mistletoe Christmas ornament. Hand-painted decoration / wood bauble in green & white. by artangel

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6.00 GBP

A hand painted wooden Christmas bauble with an unusual mistletoe design. In classic white and soft green, with a white satin ribbon hanger.

The back of the bauble is plain white (shown in picture 4) and it measures approx. 4" (10 cm).

You can see more of my work here - http://www.etsy.com/shop/artangel***LAST RECOMMENDED ORDER DATES CHRISTMAS 2019***

Monday, December 2nd: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East

Wednesday, December 4th: Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)

Thursday, December 5th: Greece, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand

Saturday, December 7th: Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Canada and USA

Monday, December 9th: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland and Spain

Wednesday, December 11th: Belgium, France, Ireland and Luxembourg

Saturday December 14th: UK

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***LAST RECOMMENDED ORDER DATES CHRISTMAS 2019***

Monday, December 2nd: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East

Wednesday, December 4th: Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)

Thursday, December 5th: Greece, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand

Saturday, December 7th: Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Canada and USA

Monday, December 9th: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland and Spain

Wednesday, December 11th: Belgium, France, Ireland and Luxembourg

Sunday December 15th: UK

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Christmas dinosaur ornament in gold, modern alternative party decoration or quirky home gift by artangel

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This gold dinosaur would be a great talking point in your Christmas decor, or makes the perfect gift for a dinosaur lover who wants to add a modern, alternative touch to their home!

Free-standing, the dinosaur measures approx. 5 inches (12.5 cm) wide, and 4 inches (10 cm) tall.

He is made of plastic and been hand-painted in metallic gold.

You can browse the rest of my shop (including other dinosaurs!) here - http://www.etsy.com/shop/artangel


***LAST RECOMMENDED ORDER DATES CHRISTMAS 2019***

Monday, December 2nd: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East

Wednesday, December 4th: Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)

Thursday, December 5th: Greece, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand

Saturday, December 7th: Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Canada and USA

Monday, December 9th: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland and Spain

Wednesday, December 11th: Belgium, France, Ireland and Luxembourg

Saturday December 14th: UK

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Dark teal blue and gold Christmas tree decorations. Stag's head ornaments / modern wood baubles. by artangel

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A set of 3 Christmas ornaments in deep teal blue and gold.

Each ornament consists of a teal blue wooden bauble, topped with a gold wooden bauble with a laser cut stag's head.

Hand-painted and perfect for a modern country, woodland or rustic scheme.

Ornaments come with gold satin ribbon for hanging.

Backs are plain teal blue (shown in picture 4).

Size: Approx. 8 x 8 cm.

You can see more of my work here - http://www.etsy.com/shop/artangel***LAST RECOMMENDED ORDER DATES CHRISTMAS 2019***

Monday, December 2nd: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East

Wednesday, December 4th: Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)

Thursday, December 5th: Greece, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand

Saturday, December 7th: Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Canada and USA

Monday, December 9th: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland and Spain

Wednesday, December 11th: Belgium, France, Ireland and Luxembourg

Saturday December 14th: UK

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If you need you item quickly, please contact me to discuss options for priority shipping.
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***LAST RECOMMENDED ORDER DATES CHRISTMAS 2019***

Monday, December 2nd: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East

Wednesday, December 4th: Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)

Thursday, December 5th: Greece, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand

Saturday, December 7th: Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Canada and USA

Monday, December 9th: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland and Spain

Wednesday, December 11th: Belgium, France, Ireland and Luxembourg

Sunday December 15th: UK

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Fun Christmas decor, gold dinosaur ornament, dino lover gift by artangel

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A fun dinosaur Christmas ornament, made from plastic and painted in metallic gold.

He measures approx. 6.5 inches (16.5 cm) wide, and 3.5 inches (9 cm) tall.

Free standing and can be displayed on a table, shelf, bookcase etc.

You can see more of my shop (including other dinosaur options!) here - http://www.etsy.com/shop/artangel


***LAST RECOMMENDED ORDER DATES CHRISTMAS 2019***

Monday, December 2nd: Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Central and South America, Far and Middle East

Wednesday, December 4th: Eastern Europe (except Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia)

Thursday, December 5th: Greece, Turkey, Australia and New Zealand

Saturday, December 7th: Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Canada and USA

Monday, December 9th: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland and Spain

Wednesday, December 11th: Belgium, France, Ireland and Luxembourg

Saturday December 14th: UK

PLEASE NOTE: the above dates apply to non-personalised items. If your item requires personalisation please allow additional time (as detailed in the listing) for it to be made for you.
If you need you item quickly, please contact me to discuss options for priority shipping.
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Pakistan re-elected to executive council of OPCW

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HAGUE, NETHERLANDS: Pakistan has been re-elected to the executive council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The OPCW, with 193 Countries as its members, is world’s foremost chemical weapons watchdog. The election for the term 2020-22 took place on November 28 at the annual Conference of the States Parties held in […]
          

Dutch supermarket drops staff underwear photo request

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Dutch supermarket drops staff underwear photo requestThe Netherlands' top supermarket chain said Tuesday it has ditched plans to ask staff to upload photos of themselves in their underwear to work out sizes for new uniforms. "I saw a poster hanging in our canteen and I was shocked," 17-year-old Jochem de Haes, who works at the Nijmegen branch, told NRC. Albert Heijn insisted the plan was voluntary and was aimed at helping bring in new uniforms for staff at its 1,000 Dutch stores.



          

Nine-year-old Belgian prodigy set for university degree

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Nine-year-old Belgian prodigy set for university degreeThe Belgian boy will in December receive a degree in electrical engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, which will make him one of the world's youngest graduates. Far from being fazed by his achievements, which also saw him complete the course in just nine months instead of the usual three years, Laurent says it's "normal" -- although he adds too that it's "cool". "Laurent's qualities are all simply extraordinary," says Sjoerd Hulshof, programme director for electrical engineering at the university, a course that itself is considered particularly difficult.



          

Design in Government Conference

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Today marks the start to the Design in Government Conference in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
          

Increased Action Needed on Human Rights Reporting

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Governments need to do more to help businesses understand, mitigate and improve their human rights impacts – by strengthening transparency and reporting requirements.

This is the key finding of a report from GRI looking at the progress countries have made towards meeting their duty under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, by analyzing the 23 National Action Plans (NAPs) produced by governments so far.

As policy makers, businesses, representatives from NGOs and international organizations gather today for the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, GRI’s call to action gives recommendations for governments to improve their NAPs. These include:

  • Providing requirements for businesses to disclose their human rights impacts, with legislation on human rights due diligence;

  • Specifying that companies need to identify and manage all human rights impacts, and demonstrating they have effective measures to address them;

  • Setting measurable and realistic national targets on increasing the number of businesses that report human rights impacts;

  • Making use of the human rights data produced in corporate sustainability reporting, as supported by the GRI Standards, to highlight challenges and assess progress.

Peter Paul van de Wijs, GRI Chief External Affairs Officer, said:

“The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights are a route map for countries to protect individuals against human rights abuses. Yet without accountability and effective reporting we will fail to secure the urgent progress required.

GRI’s analysis of the NAPs found wide divergence in how countries set out expectations and provide support to help businesses disclose and manage human rights impacts. I encourage all countries to reflect on our recommendations, whether they’re updating their NAPs or developing a plan for the first time.

Human rights are an important thread throughout the GRI Standards, which provide a cornerstone for any company seeking to be transparent about their impacts, addressing the full range of human rights related risks.”

Notes to editors

View the GRI publication Strengthening business accountability in the NAPs on Business and Human Rights.

This work has been funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), as part of GRI’s partnership with Sida, and was prepared with support from the Danish Institute for Human Rights.

Headquartered in Amsterdam (Netherlands) with regional offices around the world, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) is the independent international organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate their sustainability impacts.

GRI is represented at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights (Geneva, 25-27 November), where countries will share lessons on putting the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights into practice. The published NAPs on Business and Human Rights are available online.  

Human rights impacts are addressed through GRI’s universal Standards as well as topic-specific standards on child labor, and forced or compulsory labor. A review is currently underway to improve alignment and positioning of human rights within the GRI Standards, including consideration for the development of new Standards or disclosures as needed.


          

Police: No evidence of terror motive in Hague stabbings

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Police in the Netherlands said Sunday there is no evidence of a terror motive in the stabbing in the Hague, Reuters reported. A 35-year-old man allegedly stabbed three teenagers Friday evening on a shopping street.The suspect was arrested at a...
          

Video: Police block shopping area in The Hague following stabbing incident

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Police blocked a shopping area in The Hague, Netherlands following a stabbing incident that left several injured. Footage shows security and emergency forces blocking the area as operations are underway.
          

Police seal off main shopping street in The Hague after attack

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Police seal off main shopping street in The Hague, Netherlands after attack. Three people were stabbed by a suspect believed to be aged 45 to 50. Dutch police have not said whether they believe the incident to be terror related.
          

Travel safety warning: Two knife attacks in one day – how safe is it to travel in Europe?

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Travel safety warning: Two knife attacks in one day – how safe is it to travel in Europe? Tourists planning travel in Europe should continue to follow government advice to be “be vigilant” as the threat of terrorism has increased following two major knife attacks on Friday. Both The Hague, in The Netherlands, and London, ...
          

Dutch officials say 3 people, including children, injured in Hague stabbing attack

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Dutch officials say 3 people, including children, injured in Hague stabbing attack

By Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -  An assailant stabbed three people Friday night in a busy shopping district in the Netherlands, and police were searching for the suspect, authorities said.

It was the second stabbing incident with multiple victims in a major European city today.

Earlier today in London, a man wearing a fake explosive vest stabbed several people, killing two, before he was tackled by members of the public and then fatally shot by officers on London Bridge, authorities said. Police treated it as a terrorist attack.

A Dutch police spokeswoman said it was too early to say whether a terror motive was to blame for the attack in The Hague.

The victims were all minors. It was unclear whether any of their wounds were life-threatening or whether they might have been hurt when the crowds of holiday shoppers panicked, police said.

Read more: https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/11/29/breaking-news/dutch-police-say-multiple-people-injured-in-hague-stabbing/


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EXPLANATION OF POSITION ON THE �STATE OF PALESTINE� - SUBMITTED BY AUSTRALIA, THE CZECH REPUBLIC, GERMANY AND THE NETHERLANDS
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Star Wars show The Mandalorian set to break TV piracy records as Disney+ isn't widely available

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Star Wars show The Mandalorian set to break TV piracy records as Disney+ isn't widely available

It was kinda inevitable, really. TV series piracy is booming again, thanks to a one TV series that is availabke only in handful of countries.

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to figure this one out. Star Wars universe has always been extrenely popular - and in recent years, even more so. In fact, the final movie in the original movie series is set to hit the movie theaters in December, 2019. Then, you create a first live action, made-for-adults TV series to the Star Wars universe, with massive budget. Series gets extremely good ratings in IMDB (pilot has the average of 9.3/10 and two other episodes have also average around 8.5/10).

Only legal way to watch the series is recently launched Disney+ service.

And Disney+ service is only available in five countries in the world.

What happens? You have a massive amount of people who are eager to watch the show, no matter what.

So, even those people who kinda dropped the whole torrenting business half a decade ago or so - when Netflix et al finally arrived to most countries, providing a legal way to binge-watch movies and TV shows - are back into the piracy game again. Disney+ is currently available only in United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand.

It seems that The Mandalorian is set to break at least this year's piracy records, by far. Other major TV events of the year, such as Game of Thrones' final season were widely available through legal services, too. But with Mandalorian, if you live in, say Europe (excl. Netherlands) or in most of Asia, your only option to see the show it to get it illegally.

Quite many news sources have reported how widely The Mandalorian has been downloaded from various online services and torrent sites.

Oh. In case you have no idea what the Mandalorian is, here's the trailer:



Several European countries are set to get the Disney+ service in spring of 2020, including the UK, Germany and France.

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Congrés "Spanish X-ray Astronomy 2019: present, future and synergies"

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El grup d’Astronomia de raigs X organitza la reunió “Espanyola d’Astronomia de Raigs X 2019” que tindrà lloc els dies 26 i 27 de novembre a la Universitat d’Alacant, sala d’actes de l’edifici Germà Bernàcer.

Horari:

26 de novembre: 12.00 h – 17.00 h.
27 de novembre: 09.30 h – 17.00 h.

Conferenciants convidats:

Stavros Katsanevas –  Elena Cuoco (European Gravitational Wave Observatory, EGO)
Norbert Schartel (European Space Astronomy Centre, ESAC)
Elisa Costantini (Netherlands Institute for Space Research, SRON, Utrecht)


          

Belgian boy on track to become world's youngest university graduate

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As he cradles his young puppy in his arms, Laurent Simons looks much like any other 9-year-old boy. Then he starts describing his work at a university in the Netherlands, developing a computer...

          

Uganda and Rwanda lead East Africa in switch to electric cars

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Uganda and Rwanda are racing ahead of their East African neighbours in the global switch to electric motoring, even as infrastructure shortcomings limit investments in the emerging sector. Both Kampala and Kigali have unveiled electric vehicle assembly plants in the past two months, blazing the regional trail with Kenya and Tanzania only making baby steps toward embracing the new technology. Uganda’s state-owned Kiira Motors Corporation has so far shown the biggest ambition in the region by building two battery-powered cars and a solar electric bus. The electric bus, called the Kayoola Electric Vehicle Series (EVS), has been built using Kiira Motors home-grown green mobility technologies while partnering with Chinese Equipment Manufacturer, Motor Co. Ltd. The buses can cover a distance of 300km under a single charge and have a capacity of 90 passengers (49 sitting and 41 standing), compared with the diesel engine ones which have a capacity of 65 passengers. Last year Uganda committed nearly Ush24 billion ($6.4 million) to put the first fully home-made car on the road. The amount is part of a planned Ush145 billion ($39 million) spending over four years, 2018 to 2022. In Rwanda, German automaker Volkswagen started assembling electric vehicles in Kigali in October this year, with the German power equipment firm Siemens planning to set up 15 charging stations in the Rwandan capital. This comes after a local Rwandan firm, Ampersand, started selling electric bikes powered by batteries that can last for about 75km of riding. East Africa’s uptake of electrical vehicles however remains extremely low compared to global leaders, according to Global EV Outlook report 2019. Lack of investment in charging infrastructure and absence of fiscal incentives such as subsidies and rebates on vehicle acquisition taxes, and lower toll or parking fees are to blame, the report launched by the International Energy Agency states. Measure It notes that scaling up of EV adoption in the region requires measures that provide incentives to increase the availability of vehicles with zero and low tailpipe emissions including massive investments in charging infrastructure installations on highways and in buildings. “We must address the issues of infrastructure and energy because these vehicles need energy and space for charging. The government should also consider tax incentives to attract investors and even buyers of electric vehicles,” said the Group chief executive of Nairobi-based motor dealer Simba Colt, Dinesh Kotecha, in an interview. In Kenya, Finnish firm EkoRent introduced a fully electric taxi dubbed Nopia Ride last year. The firm has installed five charging stations in three locations, including the Two Rivers Mall, the Hub Karen and Thika Road Mall. The Tanzanian government last year approved an initial roll-out of electric Safari vehicle at its flagship national park of Serengeti in an effort to reduce gas emissions. The Mount Kilimanjaro Safari Club became the first tour company in Tanzania to release a 100 per cent electric Safari cars in the region. Tanzania is reportedly seeking to power its electric cell driven vehicles through mass production of graphite minerals, with plans to build four of such factories in the country. In Ethiopia plans are underway for a local electric vehicle assembler—Tom Renewable Electric Bike Assembly & Sales—to start production in the country. The electric vehicles can go up to 40Km/h and are charged using standard 220v electric outlets. The vehicles take between four and six hours to get fully charged and can travel up to 60km on one charge. It is estimated that Ethiopia spends $3 billion annually to import fuel, pushing its annual spending up by 10 per cent. Japanese Firm Mitsui and Co. The company in April made a successful trial for a three-wheels electric car in Addis Ababa. The electric car called ‘E-trike ‘has five dedicated batteries, each with a capacity to go 80 kms with a single charge. The company has plans to establish an assembly plant in Ethiopia. Two decades ago, the world decided it was going electric and in 2009 a multi-governmental policy forum was established under the Clean Energy Ministerial to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles worldwide. The CEM consists of 24 nations and the EU, who together account for 90 per cent of all investment in clean energy in the world and 75 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. So far 13 countries are participating in the EVI including Canada, Chile, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and UK. Electric mobility is expanding at a rapid pace globally, with the total electric car fleet exceeding 5.1 million last year, compared with 3.1 million in 2017. China remains the world’s largest electric car market, followed by Europe and the US, while Norway is the global leader in terms of electric car market share. By  The Eastafrica 

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Coating a Cheese Factory Floor with Ecodur

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The dairy products industry has to meet high levels of hygiene whether it be in North America or Europe. This case study concerns a cheese factory in Drenthe in The Netherlands where a previous floor coating in the production hall had failed. The PolyMethylMethAcrylate floor base (PMMA), a synthetic material that is also used in [...]
          

Poetics among the Disciplines @ Scientiae 2020

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Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 3-6 June 2020 (posted 25 November 2019)
          

Anticipation rises for Avril Lavigne's eagerly awaited global Head Above Water tour

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Avril Lavigne is set to play her first shows abroad in nearly a decade. 

Lavigne first announced the news last month, as previously reported.

The Canadian superstar is set to take her Head Above Water tour to Swizerland, Italy, Brussels, Belgium, Austria, Netherlands, Czech Republic, France, Germany and the UK, before heading onto Japan, China and South East Asia.

Check ticket availability for the European, UK and Japanese leg of her worldwide tour HERE.

It will be the first time the 35-year-old has performed abroad since 2011's The Black Star Tour.

Lavigne has just finished her first North American tour here, admitting being back on stage after five years has brought her so much happiness after her long battle with Lyme disease, which she fell ill with in 2014.

The shows are in support of her album Head Above Water, which documents her battle with the illness. The record was released in February and is her first studio effort since her self-titled 2013 record.

Lavigne revealed: "Music has been more healing than ever for me.

"I was at a point where I wasn't sure whether I'd be working or even doing music again, and then I started writing songs from my bedroom.

"'Head Above Water' and 'Warrior' were the first two songs that I wrote, and then they just kept coming. It was cool for me to see because it showed me that music is such a big part of who I am without even thinking about it or trying to make a record.

"We had the most amazing time performing on the US Head Above Water Tour!! I can’t believe how quickly it went by.

"Seeing all your faces each night and feeling your energy was exactly what I needed. I truly missed being up on stage, singing with you and this has brought me so much happiness which is why I’m even more excited to announce that I’ll be taking the Head Above Water Tour worldwide next year with dates in Europe, Japan, China and Southeast Asia!"


          

The Netherlands: Stabbing in a busy shopping street in The Hague

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Play, survivor story highlights at domestic violence event

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SABA - Saba’s Domestic Violence Platform Saba and the Public Entity Saba on Monday evening, November 25, hosted a very well-attended event on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls. The “Black & Blue, the Right Way” at the Sunny Valley Youth Center featured speeches, presentations and performances.

Undoubtedly the highlights of the evening were the story of local artist and domestic violence survivor Mary Thielman and the play by a group of talented volunteer actors that entertained the audience of more than 100 persons with the story that they brought on domestic violence with both dramatic and highly comical elements.  

One in every three girls in the Caribbean will experience violence, mostly committed by someone they know. Domestic violence coordinator of the Pubic Entity Saba Marva Simmons came to the point right away in her welcoming words. Domestic violence comes in various forms: verbal, physical, financial and sexual. It does not occur in only one type of relation.

Domestic violence has a great impact on the victims, their families, on the entire community, and it happens everywhere. “Today, we come together to take a stand. There are many ways to break the vicious circle of domestic violence, starting with creating more awareness, and that is what we are doing tonight,” said Simmons, who encouraged people to support the victims, get them help.

“We have to empower our girls and women, and educate, not only our girls but also our boys and men on how to deal with their emotions and feelings, broaden their ideas of masculinity and provide them with respectful and positive role models to shift their ideas of an ideal masculinity.”

Stand up, speak out

Commissioner of Social Affairs Rolando Wilson in his opening remarks explained that domestic violence affected women and men of every race, religion, culture and status. “It is the abuse of power that one has over another person, and it comes in many ways. Domestic violence can end if each one of us play our part and lend a voice to what we see happening in domestic situations.

Domestic violence would end if each one of us becomes more aware of what we say and do to our wives, husbands, partners, girlfriends and boyfriends. Silence and failure to act will let this violence continue. We need to stand up, speak out and act.”

Wilson said that the Public Entity Saba would continue to bring awareness to this social problem in an effort to reduce and eventually end domestic violence. He stated that talks have been ongoing with the Dutch Government to set up a safe house on Saba.

Underreported

After a light moment with a song by Zenaida Matthew, President of the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights Adriana van Dooijeweert addressed the audience. She explained what her institute does to help protect human rights. She said that her organization was also there for the Caribbean Netherlands and that in the strategic plan 2020-2024, attention would be given to violence in particular against girls and women. She said that everywhere domestic violence was underreported to authorities and that, as a result, many cases remained unprosecuted. “Domestic violence is inhuman and against every human right. We are open to help, listen, mediate if necessary,” she said.

Van Dooijeweert’s words were followed by a solo performance by dance instructor Roxana Triana and a presentation by 15-year-old student and make-up artist Tyler Johnson of one of his carnival costumes. Domestic violence survivor Mary Thielman, with Marva Simmons at her side to read her story off paper, told the audience in a very personal account how the abuse by the father of her children started. She told the story of the many blows, the verbal abuse, the degrading of her person, the exerting of his power over her. Her thoughts were always on protecting her children.

Seek help, get out

Her message to other victims: pay attention to the signs, seek help and get out. Don’t blame yourself, forgive and move on. “You can get out. I got out after 15 years. I am a jewel. I have come a long way. I have started painting again and accomplished many things. I have become a new version of myself. I have kind, loving children and I am very proud of them.”   

The “Black and Blue” play totally captured the audience. The theme of the play was intense, heavy gripping, yet the main actors, Etsel Lake, Tedisha Gordon, Alisia Wilson, Monique Wilson and Kemaul Lee, managed to give it a funny twist that had the audience laughing a lot. The story centered around “Zinger” (Tedisha Gordon), who was in an abusive relationship with “Wally” (Kemaul Lee), her friends “Pixy” (Monique Wilson) and “Trina” (Alisia Wilson) and, the star of the play, grandmother “Mabel” (Etsel Lake). The play highlighted the dynamics of an abusive relationship and the important role friends and family can play in speaking up when they see signs of possible domestic abuse, and supporting survivors of domestic violence to leave the relationship, in a safe way, whilst perpetrators of abuse are supported to get help.

Marva Simmons ended the night with the following words: “We must all do what we can to make the world safe for girls and young women. We all have a role to play in tackling domestic violence in a way that strengthens our families and strengthens our community.”

domestic violence play 01A scene from the “Black and Blue” play that totally captured the audience at Monday’s domestic violence event.

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domestic Marva and MaryDomestic violence surviver and local artist Mary Thielman (left) addresses the audience, while domestic violence coordinator of the Public Entity Saba Marva Simmons. Holds up one of her paintings.


          

Cats are major killers and it is illegal to let them roam, researchers say

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SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – People who allow their cats to roam outdoors are actually breaking European rules on nature protection, Trouw reported on Wednesday.

A paper by Tilburg university environmental law professors Arie Trouwborst and Han Somsen in the Journal of Environmental Law argues that the domestic cat (Felix Catus) is posing a serious threat to some 370 species in the Netherlands.

Under the European Bird and Habitat Directives countries have a legal obligation to protect wildlife, so allowing cats to roam and kill is illegal, the researchers say. ‘If you would want to take the Dutch government to court for neglecting its legal duty you would stand a good chance of winning,’ Somsen told the paper.

Some 140 million animals, from birds to bats, reptiles and fish, are thought to be killed annually by cats in the Netherlands and half the killings are carried out by cats with owners.

The Netherlands is home to between two and three million cats and some 10,000 feral cats and strays. Cats do damage to wildlife even without killing, the researchers said, because they cause stress to birds which will then have fewer young and transfer diseases.

‘It may not be people’s intention to harm wildlife but that is what they are doing when they are opening the cat flap, and it’s happening on a large scale,’ Somsen said.

Legal conclusion

The researchers said the cat is the only animal that leaves the house on its own and that it should be kept indoors or within the confines of a garden. Measures to that effect are sure to be on the way, they said.

‘The legal conclusion is watertight. The environmental damage is too great to continue to make a legal exception for the domestic cat.’ However, the European Commission does not appear to be impressed. The Dutch EU bureau said on Twitter that the Commission will not be asking cat owners to keep their pets on a lead.

‘According to our information, cats are not the biggest threat to biodiversity,’ the statement said.

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The Dutch are getting taller, and heavier, but Frisians top the list

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SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – The average Dutchman and woman are getting both taller and heavier, the national statistics agency CBS said on Wednesday. The average man is now 1.81 metres tall, up 3.8 centimetres on 1981, and weighs 85 kilos, a rise of 2.3 kilos on 40 years ago.

Women are 1.5 centimetres taller, with an average height of 1.67 metres, and weigh 72 kilos. Their weight has gone up by 4.7 kilos over the period, a far higher proportion than among men.

The figures come from the latest CBS health survey and are based on self-assessment. The CBS researchers found strong regional differences. The smallest people were in Limburg and Brabant, who were on average three centimetres shorter than the tallest at the other end of the country in Friesland and Groningen.

People in Drenthe and Flevoland are the most likely to be overweight and, in both provinces, over half the population are too heavy, the CBS said.

Junk food

The CBS said in April that a diet of junk food and calorific drinks is driving up the weight of young Dutch adults, and one in four are officially classified as too heavy.

While there is little difference between men and women, youngsters with a non-western background are more likely to be seriously overweight than the native Dutch.

The new figures show that people with a non-western background are also likely to be shorter than the native Dutch, the CBS said.

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Port St. Maarten becomes first Caribbean member of IPCSA

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PORT ST. MAARTEN – Port St. Maarten was unanimously accepted as the latest member of the International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA), and is also the first port in the Caribbean to become a member of the association that promotes the adoption of e-logistics as the key element in the development of international maritime, shipping and logistics sectors. 

IPCSA is the successor to the European Port Community Systems Association (ECPSA) which was launched in June 2011 by six founding members, all European-based Port Community System operators.

IPCSA and its members play a vital role in global trade facilitation; the electronic communications platforms provided by Port Community Systems ensuring a smooth transport and logistics operations at hundreds of seaports, airports and inland ports.

EPCSA was originally formed in June 2011 by SOGET, Le Havre, France; MCP, Felixstowe, UK; Portic, Barcelona, Spain; Portbase, Rotterdam and Amsterdam, Netherlands, dbh, Bremen, Germany and DAKOSY, Germany. 

The reason for forming EPCSA was that Port Community System Operators (PCSOs) did not had a common lobby position at the European Union. The European Commission was, and still is, developing a number of initiatives and directives such as e-customs, e-freight and e-maritime and the leading PCSOs agreed that they needed work together in areas of common interest.

On 1st September 2014 the association changed from a European to an International association to better reflect its growing membership which already included members from Ukraine, Israel and Australia.

Port St. Maarten Management said on Monday: “We have been working diligently to introduce our own Port Community System (PCS) that would enhance cargo handling for stakeholders and customers. The PCS involves data-sharing among stakeholders and third parties covering cargo and cruise operations at the country’s seaport of entry.

“We are very pleased that we are the first Caribbean port to become a member of this international organization.  We look forward to being an integral part of this community as we now embark on a new way of doing business through our port community system environment.  Being able to share best practices and learning from other likeminded destinations/organizations are key to our continued growth and forward-thinking mindset.

“Port St. Maarten is at the forefront of digitalization.  It is part of the port’s long-term strategic approach in digitization planning and building a more inclusive data center platform.  The port’s PCS is also in line with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (FAL) which allows the shipping process to move more quickly, more easily and more efficiently.” 

PCS is an extension of Port St. Maarten’s Terminal Operating System that would further enhance the port’s operational excellence platform linking for example cargo/container manifest to an incoming/outgoing vessel to warehouse/storage handling and receiver pick-up. 


          

Nature Foundation Attended Sustainable Financing Workshop for Nature Management

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SINT MAARTEN (COLE BAY) - Last week the Dutch Caribbean Nature Alliance (DCNA) and World Wide Fund for Nature the Netherlands (WWF-NL) joined forces with Wolfs Company to assist the Nature Foundation Sint Maarten (NFSXM) with strengthening their ability to achieve sustainable financing for nature management in St Maarten. 

Nature Foundation staff and board members and representatives from the VROMI Policy Department, the Tourist Bureau and Maritime Affairs came together under the guidance of the Wolfs Company to establish sustainable finance mechanisms for the Nature Foundation St. Maarten and their task to manage nature.

“The workshop was a great success due to all the actively involved stakeholders and the leadership of the Wolfs Company, we now have developed several strategies, short-term and long-term, to increase revenue and capacity within the Nature Foundation in order to improve nature management and conservation. In addition, a very successful stakeholder meeting was hold on the last day of the workshop, to seek support and additional input and to present about the importance of nature conservation to the business community.

“Several companies and business did see the significance of our environment and nature to the economy, tourism and for our residents, and therefore offered their support in various unexpected and welcome ways. The next step will be the implementation of the developed strategies, hopefully also with the assistance of stakeholders and businesses” stated Melanie Meijer zu Schlochtern Manager of the Nature Foundation St. Maarten.   

Similar to other protected areas in the Caribbean, the organizations that manage the nature parks in the Dutch Caribbean (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and St. Maarten) face a structural shortage of financing to fulfil their nature management tasks, the Nature Foundation St. Maarten faces the greatest financial challenge.

On the other hand, nature in all these islands is the basis for their economic and social development, as they are the key asset for the tourism sector, thereby creating jobs and generating funds for the government from related taxes. They also provide key attractions for tourism, cultural and recreational opportunities for residents, food, coastal protection, disaster protection and other services like climate and erosion control and key habitat for biodiversity.

By managing these parks, nature management organizations maintain all these services functioning, while assisting the local governments with their obligations under international conventions and treaties to maintain nature. 

On St. Maarten some of these challenges include: insufficient financial support to increase capacity and conduct all assigned task, no overview of the financing gap, insufficient capacity within the park management authorities to actually undertake activities to identify and implement feasible financing and obstacles for putting financing mechanisms in practice.

In an effort to overcome some of these challenges, WWF-NL and DCNA have funded a project to assist the Nature Foundation St. Maarten in strengthening their strategies to achieve sustainable financing of the Nature in St. Maarten. The Wolfs Company brought in their expertise in conservation finance and facilitated the workshop.

The objective of the project is to address the challenges identified for the implementation of financing mechanisms to support protected area management, with the ultimate goal of supporting the parks’ management to develop and implement a sustainable financing strategy.

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FMO accused of funding human rights abuses on palm oil plantations

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SINT MAARTEN/THE NETHERLANDS – Dutch development bank FMO is one of four European lenders accused of financing human rights abuses in the palm oil sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported that four state-backed development banks had invested around $100 mln (€91 mln) since 2013 in Feronia. It accuses the company of dumping untreated waste in waterways, exposing workers to dangerous pesticides and paying them less than $1.90 a day, the World Bank’s threshold for ‘extreme poverty’.

Feronia is due to hold a shareholders’ meeting on November 25 in London with the four banks, who also include the Belgian BIO, UK-based CDC Group and Germany’s DEG, to discuss its environmental and social track record.

PHC, Feronia’s subsidiary in DR Congo, is one of the country’s five biggest private employers with more than 10,000 workers on its books and around 100,000 people living on its plantations, which are leased from the government.

HRW said it had interviewed more than 200 people, including more than 100 workers on PHC’s three plantations. Workers complained of skin irritation, pustules, blisters, eye problems or blurred vision.

Two-thirds of men said they had become impotent since starting work. Congolese law requires people employed in high-risk jobs to undergo compulsory medical testing, but the workers on PHC’s plantations said they had never been given their results.

‘Polluted waterway’

HRW also spoke to managers who said that tonnes of untreated waste from PHC’s palm oil mills were dumped into a waterway that flows past workers’ homes, creating a foul stench.

Luciana Tellez, environment and human rights researcher at HRW, called on the development banks to hold Feronia to account over its environmental and labour law violations.

‘These banks can play an important role promoting development, but they are sabotaging their mission by failing to ensure that the company they finance respects the rights of its workers and communities on the plantations,’ she said. ‘The banks should insist that Feronia remedies the abuses and commits to a concrete plan to end them.’

Feronia and FMO told Trouw that wages had been increased this year to €3 per day and that the sewage in the waterways had ‘no environmental effect’. ‘The converse is true: it works well as fertiliser on the plantations,’ said company director Xavier de Carnière.

It is not the first time FMO has come under fire for its investments in developing countries. Last month Trouw reported that at least seven projects financed by the bank, which is 51% owned by the Dutch state, had experienced serious problems.

FMO part-financed dam projects in Honduras and Panama which led to the death of protestors, Trouw said. The director of the company building the Honduras dam has been arrested and charged with involvement in murder.

(DutchNews)


          

Trade unions satisfied with decision of Secretary of State Keijzer to enable merger between Sandd and PostNL in the Netherlands

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18 Wind and Solar Markets to Watch in 2020

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The world’s total renewable power capacity will grow 50 percent between 2019 and 2024, according to the International Energy Agency. For investors keen to tap into this growth, mostly driven by solar and wind, the question is where to look.

To find out, GTM asked a range of industry experts and insiders for their recommendations on wind and solar markets to watch in 2020. We ignored those markets that already made the list last year.

What follows is a smattering of mature markets returning to form and some that are brand-new.

Without further ado, and in alphabetical order...

Australia: Wind

We listed Australia as a solar market to watch last year, and the country remains one of the more interesting places to invest in PV. But it’s also a big deal for wind power, said Karin Ohlenforst, director of market intelligence at the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Even though the country’s large-scale renewable energy target has been reached, she said, “the fundamentals for wind are so good a market of up to 2 gigawatts is expected by 2020.” 

Brazil: Wind

Brazil is another maturing renewable energy market where GWEC sees ongoing opportunities for wind in 2020. The wind industry group expects growth in Brazilian installations, along with those in Argentina and Chile, that will come from the execution of auctioned capacity and growing opportunities for bilateral power-purchase agreements. 

Chile: Solar and wind

Chile has long been seen as one of Latin America’s strongest markets for renewables, and the country continues to attract investment from solar developers such as Spain's Solarpack. “Opportunities can still arise for new solar capacity” in the country, said Solarpack’s CEO, Pablo Burgos, although it remains to be seen whether investor confidence might be dented by the anti-government protests that erupted in October. 

China: Solar and wind

China is hardly a new market for wind and solar, but the offshore wind market “is expected to almost double [in 2020] compared to 2019,” said Rolf Kragelund, director for global offshore wind at Wood Mackenzie. GWEC estimates the offshore wind market could hit 4 gigawatts of capacity. Turning to PV, Wood Mackenzie believes a subsidy-free project pipeline could add 9 gigawatts of capacity to the grid in 2020. 

Ethiopia: Solar

Ethiopia’s hydro-heavy generation mix means the country already has enviable levels of clean energy on the grid. The trouble is that most of the country's residents aren’t on the grid, which is why Ethiopia is looking to boost solar development, said Global Green Growth Institute Director General Frank Rijsberman. “You can put solar on the rooftops, and [then have] mini grids and smaller independent systems” sited in rural areas, Rijsberman said. “Small...utility-scale solar that can deal with secondary cities and so on: That, I think, is the future.”

Greece: Solar

Greece is one of several European markets that Solarpack's Burgos is keeping an eye on in 2020. Renewables investment could benefit from the Greek administration’s decision to phase out coal generation by 2028, announced in September. “Greece is the only country in Southeast Europe to have announced a coal phaseout date,” noted advocacy group Europe Beyond Coal in a press statement. “Details of the strategy to achieve the target will be announced by the end of 2019."

Hungary: Solar

Like Greece, Hungary in Eastern Europe has announced plans to abandon coal, with a switch-off date of 2030. In November, the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority launched the nation’s first renewable energy auction, giving clarity to the future project pipeline. Burgos said Hungary is now among the European markets “putting solar schemes at the forefront of their renewable energy commitments.”

India: Solar

India’s massive and multifaceted solar market continues to deliver opportunities for investors, with Wood Mackenzie’s Q2 2019 Global Solar PV Market Outlook reporting on “auction activity starting to pick up now that [the] election period is over.” Long-term solar growth in the country is likely to be buoyed by a government target of 500 gigawatts of renewable generation by 2030.

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Indonesia: Solar

With its vast population and 6,000 or so inhabited islands, Indonesia harbors massive potential for solar developers. So far, progress has been sluggish, with a rooftop net metering scheme failing to stimulate interest. However, lawmakers changed the rules for rooftop PV in October, potentially paving the way for increased growth. Indonesia only had around 60 megawatts of solar installed at the end of last year but plans to boost capacity to 6.5 gigawatts by 2025.

Netherlands: Solar

Although relatively mature, the Dutch solar market still has plenty of room for near-term growth, with 5 gigawatts of capacity expected to be installed between 2019 and 2020. Despite the country’s low irradiance, its "support mechanisms, in the form of feed-in tariffs and tax incentives, help to boost solar” there, said Burgos.  

New Zealand: Wind

Wood Mackenzie’s wind power outlook for Asia-Pacific gained a lift from an unusual source in September. The analyst firm reported that contract wins in New Zealand would “boost an otherwise dormant market” in Asia-Pacific. Just two large projects, Waipipi and Turitea, added 252 megawatts of capacity to New Zealand’s wind industry pipeline this year. The question now is whether that momentum will be sustained in 2020. 

Oman: Solar

Middle Eastern markets remain a magnet for PV developers thanks to their excellent solar resource, growing energy needs and often favorable regulation. In its Q2 2019 Global Solar PV Market Outlook, Wood Mackenzie singled out Oman for special treatment. “Competitive state tenders continue to be launched at a fast clip, including 1,100 megawatts of new project sites at Manah,” WoodMac said.

Poland: Solar

GTM highlighted Poland’s growing wind potential last year. Despite previous setbacks, the country now seems earnest in wanting to foster renewables, with offshore wind in particular looking to benefit. Solar developers are keen to grab a piece of the action, too. Burgos said the Polish solar market had much in common with Hungary. Both states “have committed to reduce their carbon footprint and both are supporting PV with feed-in tariff models,” he said.

South Africa: Wind

South Africa’s once-vibrant renewable energy market has had a rocky few years courtesy of Eskom, the nation’s beleaguered electricity behemoth. But with the too-big-to-fail state utility slowly getting its affairs back under control, the picture for wind is improving, said Ohlenforst. “After two years of pausing, installations are [set] to pick up again in 2020,” she predicted, with the market poised to top 700 megawatts next year.

South Korea: Wind and solar

South Korea “would like to scale up” on renewables, said Rijsberman of the Global Green Growth Institute. “They have the money [and] the government has the targets.” The problem for developers is finding affordable land in the crowded country, he said. This is hampering efforts to scale up solar development and increasingly putting the focus on offshore wind as a major contributor to South Korea’s clean energy plans.

Ukraine: Solar

Last year the Ukraine was enthusiastically hyped as a wind destination. And in October the market delivered with the announcement of Europe’s largest onshore wind farm, a 750-megawatt monster in the southeast of the country. The country’s PV market, which is now approaching 3 gigawatts of capacity, also remains buoyant despite moves to replace feed-in tariffs with an auction system. Developers such as Solarpack and Scatec Solar are eyeing the market, with the latter installing its first Ukrainian plant in August.

U.S.: Wind and solar

Even as the renewables industry waits to see if there will be an extension to the supporting federal tax credits, developers are bullish about the U.S. market. In the immediate term, the country is in the middle of its biggest-ever build-out of onshore wind capacity, and the offshore market is taking off as East Coast states increase their targets.

Vietnam: Wind

The end of a generous feed-in tariff in June this year saw developers rushing to connect almost 4.5 gigawatts of PV capacity to the grid in a matter of months. Now that the solar rush is over, the government is looking to repeat the trick with wind, also offering enticing incentives, said Rijsberman. “A lot of companies are now doing the same thing for wind in Vietnam as they were doing for large-scale solar,” he said. “What hasn’t really happened yet is rooftop solar, partly because the regulation doesn’t favor it.”


          

Mitsubishi Eyes Leading Position in Europe’s Energy Market With Eneco Acquisition

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A group led by Mitsubishi beat out other bidders including Shell in reaching a €4.1 billion ($4.5 billion) deal to buy Dutch energy company Eneco, which the Japanese conglomerate intends to make the centerpiece of its growth in the European energy market.
 
The winning consortium includes Mitsubishi, with an 80 percent stake, and Japanese utility Chubu, with the remaining 20 percent.
 
Owned by several dozen Dutch municipalities, Eneco is the second largest electricity supplier in the Netherlands and is also active in Germany and Belgium. The company operates about 2 gigawatts of wind capacity, roughly a quarter of it offshore, alongside nearly 300 megawatts of solar.
 
Mitsubishi is already a substantial investor in Europe's electricity market, including a 20 percent stake in U.K. electricity supplier OVO. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, part of the Mitsubishi Group, is co-owner of offshore wind turbine manufacturer MHI Vestas. 
 
Mitsubishi plans to transfer 400 megawatts of offshore wind assets to Eneco once the all-cash acquisition goes through.
 
Eneco offers "a platform to further grow in the European market, in which we intend to have a leading position in the energy transition," Takehiko Kakiuchi, CEO of Mitsubishi Corporation, said in a press statement.
 
Offshore wind is at the center of an existing collaboration between Eneco and Mitsubishi dating back to 2012. The two companies have jointly invested in a trio of offshore wind farms, all of them using MHI Vestas turbines, as well as in a 48-megawatt battery in Germany.
 
In a presentation used to introduce the consortium that was shared with GTM, Chubu and Mitsubishi pointed to five growth areas they will focus on with Eneco, including growing their renewable energy asset base and expanding the utility business to new territories.
 
The financial backing of Mitsubishi and Chubu will bolster Eneco's credit rating, making it more competitive in future offshore wind auctions, the companies said.
 
The next two years will see offshore wind auctions in the Netherlands, the U.K., Denmark, Belgium, France and Germany, with a total capacity of up to 9.5 gigawatts on offer. Poland is also preparing to pursue an 8-gigawatt offshore wind target by 2040.
 
The final shortlist of bidders for Eneco reportedly included private equity firm KKR and a joint bid from Shell and the Dutch pension fund PGGM. 
 
Shell said its ambitions for growth in the power sector remain unchanged by the loss of the deal.
 
"We respect this outcome but are disappointed," said Maarten Wetselaar, director of Shell's integrated gas and new energies units. “We believe that together with PGGM we made a competitive bid for Eneco, including an attractive package of non-financial terms and long-term growth plans."
 
Eneco's current CEO, Ruud Sondag, will resign when the deal is finalized, to be replaced by an as-yet-unnamed Dutch CEO.

          

Prosecutors say Russia let MH17 suspect leave the country

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors have accused Russia of deliberately allowing a suspect in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 to leave the country in a breach of a European extradition treaty. Prosecutors announced Monday that Volodymyr Tsemakh is considered a suspect in the shooting down of the passenger plane and […]
          

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Northern pike attacks crayfish

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The head and the heart: Why science and art should work together

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It’s no secret that scientists often struggle to explain their research in the most approachable way. Beakers, lab coats, and thermal cyclers broadcast “competent,” but not exactly warm and relatable. Plenty of scientists have upended this stereotype — thanks, Bill Nye — but for some, communicating is like, um, rocket science.

A recent report makes the case that collaborating with people who consider themselves artists — musicians, actors, wordsmiths — could help them out. For issues as broad as climate change, the thinking goes, these creative folks could take academic findings and translate them for people who don’t speak the language of facts and numbers fluently. Take the brainy ideas and make them visual and visceral in the way that art can.

It’s already happening in the world of education, where there’s a push to expand the well-funded focus on science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, to include art. Add the A and you get STEAM. The idea is that people would have a better shot at solving complex problems by combining the head and the heart. It’s no coincidence that successful Nobel laureates are more likely than other scientists to partake in art and other creative activities.

“Art should not be an afterthought,” said Christine O’Connell, who received a doctorate in marine and atmospheric sciences and recently worked at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. “By incorporating the ‘A’ in STEAM you’re giving truth to that. It should be part of it, not just something to make it look pretty at the end.”

When O’Connell met Karen Ingram, a creative director and designer in New York City, over club sandwiches in Brooklyn one day, they quickly gelled. The scientist and artist were surprised to realize how similar their thought processes were. From experience, they knew that powerful things can happen when art and science come together, like the works of Leonardo da Vinci. So they decided to investigate these kinds of overlaps by asking people who work in STEM and creative fields how they come up with unique ideas, collaborate with partners, and share their work with others. Their study, published in SciArt Magazine, concludes that their respective fields are ripe for collaborations that could catalyze “exciting and meaningful ways of communicating solutions and urgency.”

I caught up with Ingram and O’Connell over the phone to hear about some of the creative mashups already happening, like a DIY-genetic engineering kit and “Fallacy Bingo.” Our conversation has been condensed and edited for clarity.

Q. So how would working with artists help climate scientists communicate?

A. O’Connell: I think it would help incredibly. Scientists need to get better at communicating complex issues like climate change because there’s been so much misinformation. It’s not only just educating people, but it’s actively combating all the misinformation that’s out there.

Ingram: If you’re using data and facts and figures as a mode of communication, to a certain set of people it’s never going to gel, ever. Part of it is emotion; part of it is how to make it actionable.

Q. Do you know some scientists and artists working together on climate change?

A. O’Connell: I worked on a project with the Brooklyn Historical Society designing an exhibit called Waterfront in New York City. It was looking at the history of the waterfront and how climate change is affecting it, because sea-level rise has been a huge problem, especially with increased storms. We came up with a really multifaceted exhibit, and climate change was a big piece of it.

I know many scientists who’ve combined dance and science. One of my good friends, Carolyn Hall, is a scientist and a dancer who works on interactive exhibits around New York City looking at science issues and climate change.

Ingram: I see a lot of people in bioengineering, at least in New York, being inspired by fashion. Natsai Audrey Chieza is doing work around a certain type of bacteria that could be like a fabric dye. It would challenge how we scale and produce textiles in one of the biggest polluting industries in the world.

Q. What about you two? Have you worked on any similar projects?

A. Ingram: I met a bioethicist in the Netherlands. We worked on a game called “Fallacy Bingo.”

Q. Tell me more!

A. Ingram: It’s an event, like regular bingo. I’ll read off a fallacy from a collection of fallacies we’ve put together — cognitive errors, psychological persuasion, deception and emotion, distraction, and counterfeit. You get a bingo card and you need to figure out what fallacy is being called out. You find the fallacy on the card, and if you get five in a row, you win.

O’Connell: It’s a great game, and it’s a great way to get people thinking critically think about things. It’s done in a really visual, fun way. It wouldn’t have come out like that if you didn’t have an artist involved.

Q. What are some other art-science collaborations you’ve seen?

A. O’Connell: Guerilla Science is doing some great work. They’re thinking about how to communicate science concepts using theater, using exhibits, in a really interactive space.

Ingram: Two University of Pennsylvania professors, Orkan Telhan and Karen Hogan, are the cofounders of the company called Biorealize, a platform that was created to basically be a standalone genetic engineering kit. It looks like a big record player. It has all you need to conduct a simple bioengineering experiment.

Q. So what’s stopping artists and scientists from collaborating more often?

A. O’Connell: As scientists, we live on grants. If grants aren’t incentivizing unique collaborations with people outside of your field like artists, like people in marketing, you’re not going to get scientists stepping out of the box to incorporate that. The other roadblock is the tenure and promotion process for scientists — there’s not really incentives to think creatively in terms of partnerships and outreach.

From the artist perspective, too, we forget that artists need to get paid for their work. Writing artists into grants from the beginning, making sure there’s funding for collaborations, is important for them being able to even work on it.

Ingram: Lots of times, art can be an afterthought in the configuration of a project. The amount of time it takes to do something is not necessarily considered. I’ve been lucky to have some grants support some of my collaborative work.

Q. Do you think stereotypes keep scientists and artists from working together, too?

A. O’Connell: There’s definitely stereotypes of artists being flighty or not serious. It’s funny because I’m married to a painter, and I know that’s not true. The way he looks at a painting — he has a point he wants to get out there and it’s all about coming up with the best process, the best means to do that, and putting these questions out there. It reminds me very much of the scientific process.

Ingram: A lot of the stereotypes that creative people have about science is that it’s just not really within their reach. It’s too jargony, too much to sink your head into. We had this one person who was involved with the study, a creative professional, who said she gathered inspiration from scientific fields, but it never occurred to her to collaborate with people in those fields.

This story was originally published by Grist with the headline The head and the heart: Why science and art should work together on Dec 2, 2019.


          

#91 - Since You've Been Gone

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Mr. Atom is BACK baby, and boy does he have some stories to tell.  

In this episode, The Atoms talk about what each of them did while Mr. Atom was traveling in and around Amsterdam.

Mr. Atom tells tales of a convenient Grindr hookup, meeting one of our listeners who lives in The Netherlands, and perusing the Red Light District on their wedding anniversary.

Mrs. Atom talks about her 3 successive nights at Our Secret Spot, culminating in her taking The Gentleman to their Glow Party.

Finally, we discuss a topic that was tweeted to us a while back.  One of our followers wanted us to weigh in on the children watching porn and how we keep porn from negatively affecting their adult sex lives.

So go grab a drink!  Then, sit back, enjoy, and as always, thank you for listening!  

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Starting drinking young predicts hospital admission for acute intoxication

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In studies, younger age at first alcohol use has been associated with later alcohol problems in adult life, including heavy drinking and alcohol use disorder. That is the reason why around the world, as in the Netherlands, a key aim of alcohol policy is to postpone the age at first alcohol use. In a report published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, researchers from the Netherlands have investigated whether age of drinking onset is a risk factor for alcohol intoxication among adolescents aged under 18 years.
          

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Al-Thawra Net The Head of the national negotiating delegation, Mohammed Abdul Salam, has on Saturday met with the EU and Netherlands ambassadors to Yemen in the Omani capital of Muscat. During the meeting, the officials discussed the latest political and humanitarian developments as well as the EU’s support to achieve peace in Yemen. The meeting
          

Stars On 45 - The Very Best Of (2010)

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Год выпуска: 2010
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Исполнитель: Stars On 45
Альбом: The Very Best Of
Жанр музыки: Electronic, Disco, Pop
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"Политика – не ваша сильная сторона": Пристайко раскритиковал Apple за решение "отдать" Крым россиянам
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«Позвольте мне кое-что прояснить, Apple. Вот представьте, как вы кричите, что ваш дизайн и идеи, годы работы и часть вашего сердца украдены вашим злейшим врагом, в то же время кого-то совершенно не волнует ваша боль. Вот какие ощущения бывают, когда вы называете Крым российской землей»...
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Зима все ближе. Как выигранный в Швеции суд против "Газпрома" может ускорить запуск Северного потока-2
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"Газпром" готов и дальше качать газ, но только при условии снятия судебных претензий. Украина же в лице "Нафтогаза" радуется все новым судебным "перемогам" - которые только приближают "проблему 1 января".
То есть контракт, если так пойдет дальше, сто процентов сорвется. И тогда именно Киев в глазах Европы станет причиной газового блэкаута, который может ждать часть Евросоза этой зимой.
А это лишь усилит стремление Европы поскорее запустить "Северный поток-2" и сильнее сопротивляться американским санкциям против газопровода. Вычеркнув Украину из газового уравнения уже в 2020 году.
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Корабли нельзя использовать по назначению, учитывая их нынешнее состояние, отметил дипломат Игорь Лоссовский.
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"Сейчас работа комплексной комиссии ВМС ВСУ продолжается, поскольку имеются большие убытки. Согласно предварительному осмотру, сумма убытков на кораблях составляет не менее 55,5 млн гривен (около 2,1 млн евро)", – сказал Лоссовский.
Он отметил, что точную сумму ущерба можно будет установить только после завершения комплексного расследования с привлечением представителей отрасли, в том числе, после осмотра кораблей на заводе.
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The Netherlands, Canada and the US have worked tirelessly to achieve today’s result: the @OPCW now bans deadly chemicals Novichoks. I fully support this strong response to the #Salisbury chemical attack!
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Антисоросовская коалиция: Как Украину толкают к масштабному политическому кризису
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Таким образом, мы имеем ситуативную антисоросовскую коалицию. В которой сходятся интересы и Путина, и Трампа, и того же Коломойского. Эта сторона при помощи своих политических и медийных инструментов, очевидно, будет саботировать "реформаторскую" деятельность "соросят". В публичной плоскости коалицианты в первую очередь будут поднимать на щит вопросы земли и приватизации стратегических предприятий. Уже сейчас мы видим в этих рядах
"Батькивщину", ОПЗЖ, отряд Коломойского в "Слуге народа", а также большую часть мажоритарщиков.

Выразители же воли "сороса" будут пытаться цементировать свое влияние на стратегические точки влияния типа Нацбанка, минфина и других. А также продвигать рынок земли и глобальную приватизацию. В политической плоскости проводниками этого лагеря будет "Голос".
Для них основными темами будут "измена" на "нормандской встрече" и сдача украинских интересов Путину. Здесь эти месседжи также подхватят "ЕС" и остатки "Народного фронта".

Эта "битва титанов" рано или поздно рискует перерасти в масштабный политический кризис, ведь ни одна из сторон уступать не захочет, а компромисс вряд ли возможен, поскольку на чаше весов не только "ПриватБанк" и украинская земля, но и результаты президентских выборов в США, в вихрь которых так неудачно попала наша страна.
В этих условиях нам приходится наблюдать за развитием этого кризиса и надеяться, что выйти из него мы сможем цивилизованным путем, например через досрочные выборы.
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Jonathan Steele: New Evidence That Syrian Government Was Falsely Blamed For Chemical Attacks

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"The Guardian" correspondent Jonathan Steele told FNC's Tucker Carlson Monday evening that there is new evidence that the Syrian government was not responsible for the chemical weapons attacks that have been used as justification for U.S. bombings in that country.
TUCKER CARLSON: Some of us, this show, had suspicions from the outset there wasn't much evidence that this had actually happened. What do we now know? JONATHAN STEELE, THE GUARDIAN: We now know from this whistleblower, who prefers to call himself Alex, we know his real name and we have got proof that he did work at the OPCW [Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons]. He was an inspector. One of the team of about nine people who went to Damascus and Douma to pick up samples on the ground and to talk to witnesses and check the whole thing out. Now, he took these samples. The main point is that Chlorine gas degrades rapidly in the air. So coming in two weeks later, you wouldn't find anything. What you would find is that the gas contaminates or affects other chemicals in the natural environment. So-called "Chlorinated organic chemicals." The difficulty is they exist anyway in the natural environment and water. So the crucial thing is the levels, were there higher levels of Chlorinated organic chemicals found after the alleged gas attack than there would have been in the normal environment? When they got back to the Netherlands, to The Hague where the OPCW has its headquarters, samples were sent off to designated laboratories, then there was a weird silence developed. Nobody told the inspectors what the results of the analysis was. It was only by chance that the inspector found out through accident earlier the results would come in and there were no differences at all. There were no higher levels of Chlorinated organic chemicals in the areas where the alleged attack had happened where there is some suspicious cylinders had been found by opposition activists. So it didn't seem possible that there could have been a gas attack because the levels were just the same as in the natural environment.

          

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REGRESSION AND F ACTOR ANALYSIS APPLIED IN ECONOMETRICS

Tilburg studies in econometrics Vol. 1

Regression and factor analysis applied in econometrics

J. H. F. SCHILDERINCK
Tilburg School of Economics, Social Sciences and Law, the Netherlands

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Middle Java Developer (Fin-Tech) в Levi9 Ukraine, Киев

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Необходимые навыки

— Java 8.
— Spring: Core, MVC, Security, Data, Boot, Cloud.
— Microservices architecture understanding.
— Restful services (REST).
— Persistence frameworks: Hibernate, JPA.
— Application servers: Tomcat.
— RDBS: MySQL, Oracle
— Unit testing with JUnit and Mockito.
— Miscellaneous: Maven, Git.
— Docker.

Будет плюсом

— Messaging: ActiveMQ / JMS
— RAML
— Understanding of Event Sourcing, CQRS and DDD
— RDBS: MSSQL, Oracle.
— Apache Camel, EIP
— Application servers: Weblogic.
— Test-Driven-Development (TDD)
— AWS

Предлагаем

9 reasons to join us:

1. Frequent business trips to European countries;
2. Ability to create added value for yourself — We have specially equipped Levi9 laboratories (with 3D printers and other high-tech features) when you can work on you own startups or test any other crazy ideas;
3. Possibility to share knowledge on techtalks, meetups and conferences in different Levi locations and outside the company;
4. Your health support via compensation of sport activities, vacation policy and private medical insurance;
5. Financial and vacation support of your important life events (wedding, child birth etc.);
6. Democratic banking policy — you can cooperate with us through any legal Ukrainian bank you choose;
7. Work for industry leaders such as TomTom, Xerox, Swarco and others;
8. “Save time” principles. We promote Automation testing and innovation technologies to save the most precious resource — your time.
9. No micromanagement. We are free birds with clear understanding what the high performance is!

Обязанности

As a Middle Java Developer, you will be working on a product that’s used by millions of people around the world, improving existing elements and trying new technologies.

О проекте

Client: is an international Dutch company delivering an omni channel banking services

Backbase is a creator of Omni-Channel Banking Platform, a state-of-the-art digital banking software solution that unifies data and functionality from traditional core systems and new fintech players into a seamless, digital customer experience.

Project: Widget written on a different frameworks to work on sole portal.

A distributed scrum team with developers in the Netherlands and Ukraine.


          

Associate Purchasing Analyst - HOEK

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Dow Benelux is one of the biggest international chemical companies located in Terneuzen, the Netherlands. Are you ready to take your place there? As an associate purchasing ...
          

Associate Purchasing Analyst - HOEK

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Dow Benelux is one of the biggest international chemical companies located in Terneuzen, the Netherlands. Are you ready to take your place there? As an associate purchasing ...
          

14.12. Tupu Ylä-Anttila: Habsburg Female Regents in the Early 16th Century

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In this work, I examine the education of princesses and forms of female power in the 16th -century through three women of the Habsburg family – Margaret of Austria (1480–1530), Mary of Hungary (1505–58) and Juana of Austria (1535–73) – all of whom acted as regents for Emperor Charles V (1500–1558) either in the Netherlands or in Spain. Great hopes had been laid on Charles, in his youth, as the ruler who would unite Christendom and bring peace. Erasmus of Rotterdam dedicated his Institutio principis Christiani to Charles in 1516. My work asks, what happened when the Habsburg princes shared their power with their sisters and daughters?

I argue that female regency in the Habsburg family needs to be considered as a form of queenship. The three princesses studied in this work reflect the changes in the expanding empire of Charles V. At the same time, the image of an ideal queen was evolving. One aspect of the queen-like regency was their status as childless widows combined with a motherly role towards royal children in their care. This, I argue, reveals how they used the regency to resist marriage plans, and in turn, remained unmarried to maintain their regency.

This work gives a new interpretation to previous studies that have considered these women mainly as parts of the Habsburg imperial political machinery. Here, the means and limits of female political power are investigated by asking how they acquired the skills they needed for governing, persuading the emperor and arguing their viewpoint.

I want to challenge the view of the princesses as exceptionally cultivated women and offer instead a more variable picture of how the regents, with inadequate education for ruling, faced the challenges of governing. The principle of hereditary rule gave the Habsburg princesses unforeseen possibilities as regents. However, all the dynasty's princesses were educated to become queen consorts. On the one hand, I study the influence of the regents’ advisors. On the other hand, I consider the impact of the contemporary ideals on queenship, as well as the influence of humanist thought and religious reformers. Through a case study of these three regents, my work shows how and with what tools the Habsburg women were able to act as alter-egos of the emperor and to adjust to the changing political situations.

The princess regents’ correspondence forms the central part of the sources used for this work. The regency formally required the princess only to represent the authority of the absent ruler. The crucial role of the princesses was, nevertheless, to use their correspondence as the ruler’s connection to the region’s government. The correspondence was also their channel for persuasion and influence.


          

Hong Kong sweep the Netherlands in boost ahead of 2021 RWC qualifiers

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Hong Kong have won its first ever European tour test series after sweeping the Netherlands with an 18-0 win today in Amsterdam. That follows last Tuesday’s 14-12 victory, which was the first for Hong Kong over any European opponent in fifteen-a-side....
          

Hong Kong claim first win on European soil over the Netherlands

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Hong Kong has taken a historic first scalp on a European tour after beating the Netherlands 14-12 on 26 November in Amsterdam. Hong Kong took a 7-0 lead into half time after a try from bustling prop Tammy Lau Nga-wun, with fly half Aileen Ryan ...
          

Ten new caps in Hong Kong Women’s XV tour of the Netherlands

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A year after touring Europe with 14 new caps, the Hong Kong, China women’s rugby team are embarking on another continental journey, this time with ten new players, and a first time opponent, the Netherlands. Hong Kong will play the Netherland in ...
          

Pearl Jam Announces 2020 European Tour

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The post Pearl Jam Announces 2020 European Tour is published on LIVE music blog.

Pearl Jam has announced they’re touring Europe next summer! The 13 dates will kick off at the end of June in Frankfurt, Germany and wind through Europe hitting Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Italy, Austria, United Kingdom, Poland, Hungary, Switzerland, France and finally the Netherlands. Are you ready, Europe? Pearl Jam is coming in 2020. More info: [...]

The post Pearl Jam Announces 2020 European Tour appeared first on LIVE music blog.


          

Halo Gel Nails LED/UV Gel Polish Collection - Starter Kit 3 (5053)

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Halo Gel Nails LED/UV Gel Polish Collection - Starter Kit 3 (5053)

Halo Gel Nails LED/UV Gel Polish Collection - Starter Kit 3 (5053)

Silver Sparkle: A light tone grey with tiny black,gold white sequins. Obsession: A sparkling dark tone red. Topcoat & Basecoat: Easy to apply. Gives halo colours a fantastic shine. Helps the colour last longer on the nails. Provides a 14 days of chip free wear. Buffer: Designed to provide a shiny manicure/pedicure.Simply file, smooth, buff and polish. Prep & Scrub: Dehydrator that perfectly prepares the nail plate and helps to eliminate lifting. Say good-bye to any dust, oils and contaminates. Pro-longs the life of your manicure/pedicure. Gel Wipe: The Gel Wipe helps remove the sticky residue from the Nails. It also helps remove sticky residue from cured gel nails. It does not affect the shine of the nails. It can be used with any gel system. Lint Free Wipes: Made lint-free non-woven fabric. Great for removing polish, preparing the nails before polish is applied, cleaning brushes and tools. Can be used on artificial nails. Super Absorbent. The Brand Products manufactured in the UK, Germany, Poland, Netherlands, USA, China and Korea. Continually offer the latest formulas in their brand, to give the nails a professional finish. Pure Nails aim is to give the best service to its customers. Developing a new range, so that there is a colour to suit everyone's taste. Developing a range of treatments to keep all their customers happy with healthy cuticles. Application Remove any excess cuticle, then gently buff the nails to remove any surface shine. Clean the nail plate with the Nail Prep, to remove any remaining dust and oil. Apply a thin layer of Halo Base Coat, which seals the free edge of the nails. Cure the nails for 60 seconds under a 12w LED Lamp or for 120 seconds under a 36w UV Lamp. Apply a thin layer of Halo Gel Polish to the nails, which will then seal the free edge of the nails. Apply the magnet over the gel before curing to create the pattern. Cure the nails for 60 seconds under a 12w LED Lamp or for 120 seconds under a 36w UV Lamp. Apply a second layer of Halo Gel Polish, Repeating the previous steps and seal the free edge of the nails. Once this has been done, apply a thin layer of Halo Top Coat again sealing the free edge of the nails and then cure under the light. Wait for 5 seconds and then wipe the sticky layer with a gel cleanser with a lint-free wipe. Removal: Gently buff the shine from the Halo Gel Polish that has been applied, with a buffer. Soak a lint-free wipe with acetone remover, apply it around your nails. Once it is applied around your nails, wrap with nail foil. Wait for 5-7 minutes. Remove the foil and simply slide off any excess gel polish their may be with a manicure stick.


          

Halo Gel Nails LED/UV Gel Polish Collection - Starter Kit 2 (5053)

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Halo Gel Nails LED/UV Gel Polish Collection - Starter Kit 2 (5053)

Halo Gel Nails LED/UV Gel Polish Collection - Starter Kit 2 (5053)

Cranberry: A dark tone elegant red. Gold Leaf: A sparkling gold glitter. Topcoat & Basecoat: Easy to apply. Gives halo colours a fantastic shine. Helps the colour last longer on the nails. Provides a 14 days of chip free wear. Buffer: Designed to provide a shiny manicure/pedicure.Simply file, smooth, buff and polish. Prep & Scrub: Dehydrator that perfectly prepares the nail plate and helps to eliminate lifting. Say good-bye to any dust, oils and contaminates. Pro-longs the life of your manicure/pedicure. Gel Wipe: The Gel Wipe helps remove the sticky residue from the Nails. It also helps remove sticky residue from cured gel nails. It does not affect the shine of the nails. It can be used with any gel system. Lint Free Wipes: Made lint-free non-woven fabric. Great for removing polish, preparing the nails before polish is applied, cleaning brushes and tools. Can be used on artificial nails. Super Absorbent. The Brand Products manufactured in the UK, Germany, Poland, Netherlands, USA, China and Korea. Continually offer the latest formulas in their brand, to give the nails a professional finish. Pure Nails aim is to give the best service to its customers. Developing a new range, so that there is a colour to suit everyone's taste. Developing a range of treatments to keep all their customers happy with healthy cuticles. Application Remove any excess cuticle, then gently buff the nails to remove any surface shine. Clean the nail plate with the Nail Prep, to remove any remaining dust and oil. Apply a thin layer of Halo Base Coat, which seals the free edge of the nails. Cure the nails for 60 seconds under a 12w LED Lamp or for 120 seconds under a 36w UV Lamp. Apply a thin layer of Halo Gel Polish to the nails, which will then seal the free edge of the nails. Apply the magnet over the gel before curing to create the pattern. Cure the nails for 60 seconds under a 12w LED Lamp or for 120 seconds under a 36w UV Lamp. Apply a second layer of Halo Gel Polish, Repeating the previous steps and seal the free edge of the nails. Once this has been done, apply a thin layer of Halo Top Coat again sealing the free edge of the nails and then cure under the light. Wait for 5 seconds and then wipe the sticky layer with a gel cleanser with a lint-free wipe. Removal: Gently buff the shine from the Halo Gel Polish that has been applied, with a buffer. Soak a lint-free wipe with acetone remover, apply it around your nails. Once it is applied around your nails, wrap with nail foil. Wait for 5-7 minutes. Remove the foil and simply slide off any excess gel polish their may be with a manicure stick.


          

Halo Gel Nails LED/UV Gel Polish Collection - Starter Kit 1 (5052)

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Halo Gel Nails LED/UV Gel Polish Collection - Starter Kit 1 (5052)

Halo Gel Nails LED/UV Gel Polish Collection - Starter Kit 1 (5052)

Winterberry: A transparent shade with red sequins. Rose Gold Sparkle: A light tone pink with gold, white sequins and hints of small black sequins. Topcoat & Basecoat: Easy to apply. Gives halo colours a fantastic shine. Helps the colour last longer on the nails. Provides a 14 days of chip free wear. Buffer: Designed to provide a shiny manicure/pedicure.Simply file, smooth, buff and polish. Prep & Scrub: Dehydrator that perfectly prepares the nail plate and helps to eliminate lifting. Say good-bye to any dust, oils and contaminates. Pro-longs the life of your manicure/pedicure. Gel Wipe: The Gel Wipe helps remove the sticky residue from the Nails. It also helps remove sticky residue from cured gel nails. It does not affect the shine of the nails. It can be used with any gel system. Lint Free Wipes: Made lint-free non-woven fabric. Great for removing polish, preparing the nails before polish is applied, cleaning brushes and tools. Can be used on artificial nails. Super Absorbent. The Brand Products manufactured in the UK, Germany, Poland, Netherlands, USA, China and Korea. Continually offer the latest formulas in their brand, to give the nails a professional finish. Pure Nails aim is to give the best service to its customers. Developing a new range, so that there is a colour to suit everyone's taste. Developing a range of treatments to keep all their customers happy with healthy cuticles. Application Remove any excess cuticle, then gently buff the nails to remove any surface shine. Clean the nail plate with the Nail Prep, to remove any remaining dust and oil. Apply a thin layer of Halo Base Coat, which seals the free edge of the nails. Cure the nails for 60 seconds under a 12w LED Lamp or for 120 seconds under a 36w UV Lamp. Apply a thin layer of Halo Gel Polish to the nails, which will then seal the free edge of the nails. Apply the magnet over the gel before curing to create the pattern. Cure the nails for 60 seconds under a 12w LED Lamp or for 120 seconds under a 36w UV Lamp. Apply a second layer of Halo Gel Polish, Repeating the previous steps and seal the free edge of the nails. Once this has been done, apply a thin layer of Halo Top Coat again sealing the free edge of the nails and then cure under the light. Wait for 5 seconds and then wipe the sticky layer with a gel cleanser with a lint-free wipe. Removal: Gently buff the shine from the Halo Gel Polish that has been applied, with a buffer. Soak a lint-free wipe with acetone remover, apply it around your nails. Once it is applied around your nails, wrap with nail foil. Wait for 5-7 minutes. Remove the foil and simply slide off any excess gel polish their may be with a manicure stick.


          

12/1/2019: WORLD: Three injured in Hague stabbing

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An assailant stabbed three people yesterday in a busy shopping district in the Netherlands, and police were searching for the suspect, authorities said. The attack came just hours after the stabbing attack in London. A Dutch police spokeswoman said...
          

Stars On 45 - The Very Best Of (2010)

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Год выпуска: 2010
Страна: Netherlands
Исполнитель: Stars On 45
Название: The Very Best Of
Жанр музыки: Electronic, Disco, Pop, 80s
Формат | Качество: MP3 + Image | 320 kbps
Продолжительность: 01:15:07
Композиций: 13
Архив: Rar (+5% на восстановление)
Размер: 182.42 Mb
          

"Latest TIP Report Will Surely Inspire And Motivate Port Operations Division Personnel Manning The Ports To Sustain Their Efforts In Fighting Human Trafficking." Bureau Of Immigration Port Operations Division Grifton Medina

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INTRAMUROS, Manila—The management of the Bureau of Immigration (BI) exhorted its officers assigned at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and other ports to keep up their vigilance after it was announced that the Philippines retained its Tier 1 ranking in the US government’s human trafficking index for 2019. “I commend and congratulate the men and women of our port operations division (POD) who guard our ports day and night to ensure that countrymen are saved from the scourge of human trafficking,” Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said in a statement. The Philippines retained for the fourth consecutive year its Tier 1 ranking in the recently-released 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report of the US Department of State. Morente said that the rating is “a tribute to your hard work and dedication to your duties as gatekeepers of our country.”

Morente urged Bureau of Immigration personnel in the different ports to “remain vigilant as there is no sign that these human trafficking syndicates who prey on the poor, including minors, will stop their nefarious activities.” Bureau of Immigration Port Operations Division Chief Grifton Medina, for his part, said “the latest TIP report will surely inspire and motivate POD personnel manning the ports to sustain their efforts in fighting human trafficking.” Medina said there will be no letup in the bureau’s anti-trafficking campaign even as he reported that more than 10,000 travelers were stopped from leaving the country from January to April this year, mostly for having incomplete travel papers and questionable purpose in going abroad. A Tier 1 rating means that the Philippine government fully meets the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and has continually demonstrated serious and sustained efforts to combat human trafficking. The Philippines leads the ranking in East Asia and the Pacific, sharing the Tier 1 status with Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. Other countries mentioned in the report who were given a Tier 1 rating are Australia, Canada, France, Netherlands, New Zealand and Spain. "The Tier 1 status was given to only 33 countries all over the world," said Morente. "We are proud to be a big part in the government's efforts against human trafficking. We will not stop protecting our fellow Filipinos from this threat. The result of this report is a reminder why we do what we do," he added. The report also acknowledged the BI’s accomplishment in deferring the departure of 24,753 passengers due to incomplete or missing travel documents or misrepresentation, referring for investigation 286 potential cases of suspected trafficking, identifying 286 potential victims of trafficking, and arresting nine suspected traffickers. BI stopped 199 foreign registered sex offenders from entering the country last year, the same

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Fast and accurate, Rapiscan’s CT scanning improves airport baggage screening

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Using computed tomography (CT) security technology for cabin baggage screening at airports can eliminate the need for passengers to remove liquids and laptops from their bags, thus helping to make the security process easier and more efficient. As the latest in checkpoint scanning technology, CT provides 3D images with much more information to improve threat detection capabilities so decisions by the operator can be resolved quickly and more accurately, without the need for manual search. The whole experience is better and safer for everyone. The use of computed tomography The Netherlands were the first to introduce CT at the checkpoint and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the United States plans to install 145 units in its airports by the end of the year. Australia is already installing and using CT at some of its airports. The United Kingdom is the first country to mandate use of CT for screening cabin baggage, and it is expected that the EU will also mandate thi...
          

Waiting Times For The Best Michelin Starred Restaurants Revealed

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Disney+ is adding a new feature today that ought to make using the service much better.

A new "Continue Watching" section is now rolling out on Disney+, letting you easily pick back up where you left off on shows you watched recently (via CNET). What's more, you'll see a progress bar at the bottom of the image of each show, indicating exactly how far along you are.

This type of "Continue Watching" feature is something that most other streaming services have, so it's good to see Disney+ add it shortly after launch. Last week, the service added a "Resume" button on a show's page to let you resume watching from where you left off, but now jumping back into your show is even easier thanks to the appearance of the "Continue Watching" section on the home page.

Disney+ is now available for $6.99 per month or in a bundle that includes Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ for $12.99 per month. Disney+ is available in the U.S., Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand. It'll launch in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy, and Spain on March 31st.


          

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China overtakes US in number of diplomatic missions

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For the first time, China has more diplomatic missions around the world than the United States, according to a study published Wednesday that offered fresh evidence of Beijing's global ambitions.

Australia's respected Lowy Institute reported that China's "rapid" rise up the rankings of diplomatic networks continued in 2019, boosted by the opening of diplomatic posts in countries that had previously recognised Taiwan.

"With 276 posts globally, China has for the first time surpassed the United States' network by three posts," authors of the biennial Global Diplomacy Index said.

In results likely to be read as a bellwether for geopolitical shifts, the think tank said US diplomacy had "entered a period of limbo", with President Donald Trump's budget cuts and troubles retaining career diplomats.

The United States opened no new posts and was forced to shutter its consulate in Saint Petersburg -- amid tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions following the poisoning of Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal in Britain.

But the US remained the most popular place to have an embassy or consulate, with the 61 countries covered having a total of 342 posts versus 256 foreign diplomatic missions in China.

At the same time, Beijing's footprint continued to grow, with new missions popping up in "Burkina Faso, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, the Gambia, and Sao Tome and Principe -– all former diplomatic friends of Taipei".

The index may be a blunt indicator of influence -- the number of buildings around the world offers little indication of how effective the diplomats who work there will be.

But the survey offers a snapshot of broader political trends.

Despite a pledge to develop a "Global Britain" without European Union membership, the UK has dropped to 11th in the rankings, below Italy, Spain and Brazil.

Meanwhile, Ireland and the Netherlands have boosted their diplomatic networks by more than half a dozen missions each "as part of their Brexit strategies" to take economic and diplomatic advantage of Britain's retreat.

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Pirate IPTV Services Generate Nearly €1 Billion Per Year, EU Study Shows

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New research published by the European Union Intellectual Property Office shows that, in the EU, pirate IPTV services generate close to a billion euros in annual revenue. Illegal IPTV services are most popular in the Netherlands and Sweden, while UK subscribers bring in the most money.

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Neanderthal extinction may have occurred without environmental pressure or modern humans

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Small populations, inbreeding, and random demographic fluctuations could have been enough to cause Neanderthal extinction, according to a study published November 27, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Krist Vaesen from Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, and colleagues. Paleoanthropologists agree that Neanderthals disappeared around 40,000 years ago - about the s
          

With Brutal Crackdown, Iran Convulsed by Worst Unrest in 40 Years

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With Brutal Crackdown, Iran Convulsed by Worst Unrest in 40 YearsIran is experiencing its deadliest political unrest since the Islamic Revolution 40 years ago, with at least 180 people killed -- and possibly hundreds more -- as angry protests have been smothered in a government crackdown of unbridled force.It began two weeks ago with an abrupt increase of at least 50% in gasoline prices. Within 72 hours, outraged demonstrators in cities large and small were calling for an end to the Islamic Republic's government and the downfall of its leaders.In many places, security forces responded by opening fire on unarmed protesters, largely unemployed or low-income young men between the ages of 19 and 26, according to witness accounts and videos. In the southwest city of Mahshahr alone, witnesses and medical personnel said, Revolutionary Guard members surrounded, shot and killed 40 to 100 demonstrators -- mostly unarmed young men -- in a marsh where they had sought refuge."The recent use of lethal force against people throughout the country is unprecedented, even for the Islamic Republic and its record of violence," said Omid Memarian, deputy director at the Center for Human Rights in Iran, a New York-based group.Altogether, between 180 to 450 people -- possibly more -- were killed in four days of intense violence after the gasoline price increase was announced Nov. 15, with at least 2,000 wounded and 7,000 detained, according to international rights organizations, opposition groups and local journalists.The last enormous wave of protests in Iran -- in 2009, after a contested election, which was also met with a deadly crackdown -- left 72 people dead over a much longer period of about 10 months.Only now, nearly two weeks after the protests were crushed -- and largely obscured by an internet blackout in the country that was lifted recently -- have details corroborating the scope of killings and destruction started to dribble out.The latest outbursts not only revealed staggering levels of frustration with Iran's leaders but also underscored the serious economic and political challenges facing them, from the Trump administration's onerous sanctions on the country to the growing resentment toward Iran by neighbors in an increasingly unstable Middle East.The gas price increase, which was announced as most Iranians had gone to bed, came as Iran struggles to fill a yawning budget gap. The Trump administration sanctions, most notably their tight restrictions on exports of Iran's oil, are a big reason for the shortfall. The sanctions are meant to pressure Iran into renegotiating the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and major world powers, which President Donald Trump abandoned, calling it too weak.Most of the nationwide unrest seemed concentrated in neighborhoods and cities populated by low-income and working-class families, suggesting this was an uprising born in the historically loyal power base of Iran's post-revolutionary hierarchy.Many Iranians, stupefied and embittered, have directed their hostility directly at the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who called the crackdown a justified response to a plot by Iran's enemies at home and abroad.The killings prompted a provocative warning from Mir Hossein Mousavi, an opposition leader and former presidential candidate whose 2009 election loss set off peaceful demonstrations that Khamenei also suppressed by force.In a statement posted Saturday on an opposition website, Mousavi, who has been under house arrest since 2011 and seldom speaks publicly, blamed the supreme leader for the killings. He compared them to an infamous 1978 massacre by government forces that led to the downfall of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi a year later at the hands of Islamic revolutionaries who now rule the country."The killers of the year 1978 were the representatives of a nonreligious regime, and the agents and shooters of November 2019 are the representatives of a religious government," he said. "Then the commander in chief was the shah and today, here, the supreme leader with absolute authority."Authorities have declined to specify casualties and arrests and have denounced unofficial figures on the national death toll as speculative. But the nation's interior minister, Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, has cited widespread unrest around the country.On state media, he said that protests had erupted in 29 out of 31 provinces and 50 military bases had been attacked -- which, if true, suggests a level of coordination absent in the earlier protests. The property damage also included 731 banks, 140 public spaces, nine religious centers, 70 gasoline stations, 307 vehicles, 183 police cars, 1,076 motorcycles and 34 ambulances, the interior minister said. Iran's official media have reported that several members of the security forces were killed and injured during the clashes.The worst violence documented so far happened in the city of Mahshahr and its suburbs, with a population of 120,000 people in Iran's southwest Khuzestan province -- a region with an ethnic Arab majority that has a long history of unrest and opposition to the central government. Mahshahr is adjacent to the nation's largest industrial petrochemical complex and serves as a gateway to Bandar Imam, a major port.The New York Times interviewed six residents of the city, including a protest leader who had witnessed the violence; a reporter based in the city who works for Iranian media and had investigated the violence but was banned from reporting it; and a nurse at the hospital where casualties were treated.They each provided similar accounts of how the Revolutionary Guard deployed a large force to Mahshahr on Monday, Nov. 18, to crush the protests. All spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution by the Guard.For three days, according to these residents, protesters had successfully gained control of most of Mahshahr and its suburbs, blocking the main road to the city and the adjacent industrial petrochemical complex. Iran's interior minister confirmed that protesters had gained control over Mahshahr and its roads in a televised interview last week, but the Iranian government did not respond to specific questions in recent days about the mass killings in the city.Local security forces and riot police officers had attempted to disperse the crowd and open the roads but failed, residents said. Several clashes between protesters and security forces erupted between Saturday evening and Monday morning before Guard members were dispatched there.When the Guard arrived near the entrance to a suburb, Shahrak Chamran, populated by low-income members of Iran's ethnic Arab minority, they immediately shot without warning at dozens of men blocking the intersection, killing several on the spot, according to the residents interviewed by phone.The residents said the other protesters scrambled to a nearby marsh and that one of them, apparently armed with an AK-47, fired back. The Guard immediately encircled the men and responded with machine-gun fire, killing as many as 100 people, the residents said.The Guard piled the dead onto the back of a truck and departed, the residents said, and relatives of the wounded then transported them to Memko Hospital.One of the residents, a 24-year-old unemployed college graduate in chemistry who had helped organize the protests blocking the roads, said he had been less than 1 mile away from the mass shooting and that his best friend, also 24, and a 32-year-old cousin were among the dead.He said they both had been shot in the chest and their bodies were returned to the families five days later, only after they had signed paperwork promising not to hold funerals or memorial services and not to give interviews to media.The young protest organizer said he, too, was shot in the ribs Nov. 19, the day after the mass shooting, when the Guard stormed with tanks into his neighborhood, Shahrak Taleghani, among the poorest suburbs of Mahshahr.He said a gunbattle erupted for hours between the Guard and ethnic Arab residents, who traditionally keep guns for hunting at home. Iranian state media and witnesses reported that a senior Guard commander had been killed in a Mahshahr clash. Video on Twitter suggests tanks had been deployed there.A 32-year-old nurse in Mahshahr reached by phone said she had tended to the wounded at the hospital and that most had sustained gunshot wounds to the head and chest.She described chaotic scenes at the hospital, with families rushing to bring in the casualties, including a 21-year-old who was to be married but could not be saved. "'Give me back my son!'" the nurse quoted his sobbing mother as saying. "'It's his wedding in two weeks!'"The nurse said security forces stationed at the hospital arrested some of the wounded protesters after their conditions had stabilized. She said some relatives, fearing arrest themselves, dropped wounded loved ones at the hospital and fled, covering their faces.On Nov. 25, a week after it happened, the city's representative in parliament, Mohamad Golmordai, vented outrage in a blunt moment of searing anti-government criticism that was broadcast on Iranian state television and captured in photos and videos uploaded to the internet."What have you done that the undignified Shah did not do?" Golmordai screamed from the parliament floor as a scuffle broke out between him and other lawmakers, including one who grabbed him by the throat.The local reporter in Mahshahr said the total number of people killed in three days of unrest in the area had reached 130, including those killed in the marsh.In other cities such as Shiraz and Shahriar, dozens were reported killed in the unrest by security forces who fired on unarmed protesters, according to rights groups and videos posted by witnesses."This regime has pushed people toward violence," said Yousef Alsarkhi, 29, a political activist from Khuzestan who migrated to the Netherlands four years ago. "The more they repress, the more aggressive and angry people get."Political analysts said the protests appeared to have delivered a severe blow to President Hassan Rouhani, a relative moderate in Iran's political spectrum, all but guaranteeing that hard-liners would win upcoming parliamentary elections and the presidency in two years.The tough response to the protests also appeared to signal a hardening rift between Iran's leaders and sizable segments of the population of 83 million."The government's response was uncompromising, brutal and rapid," said Henry Rome, an Iran analyst at the Eurasia Group, a political risk consultancy in Washington. Still, he said, the protests also had "demonstrated that many Iranians are not afraid to take to the streets."This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2019 The New York Times Company



          

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Astronaut remotely navigates rover through obstacle course from ISS

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The European Space Agency has announced that astronaut Luca Parmitano successfully navigated a rover through an obstacle course to collect a rock sample all the way from the International Space Station. The obstacle course was located in the Netherlands where the test took place on Monday. The ESA developed the technology used to remotely operate rovers from space. Rovers are … Continue reading
          

Philips highlights AI-powered solutions focus to realize precision diagnosis at RSNA 2019

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December 1, 2019 Chicago, U.S. and Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today revealed its industry-leading enterprise imaging portfolio comprising innovative digital imaging platforms, advanced…
          

Philips extends AI portfolio with launch of IntelliSpace AI Workflow Suite to seamlessly integrate applications across imaging workflows

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December 1, 2019 Comprehensive platform launching with an ecosystem of applications from partners including Aidoc, MaxQ AI, Quibim, Riverain Technologies and Zebra Medical Chicago, U.S. and Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX:…
          

Philips introduces next-generation enterprise imaging solution to connect every step of the patient journey at RSNA 2019

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December 1, 2019 Scalable, flexible solution embeds intelligence and analytics across clinical and operational workflows Chicago, U.S. and Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today…
          

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Haskins is a five-star player with the arm talent, IQ and pocket-passing skills to set the NFL world on fire.1 overall player in the draft by the end of the process.Teague went 1 of 4 from 3-point range. Without Seth Jones in the lineup, the Blue Jackets called upon Werenski to carry the team’s defensive...

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Doctors Plot to Steal Baby When Parents Refuse Shot

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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all newborns receive a shot of vitamin K at birth, which is intended to help prevent a rare condition known as vitamin K deficiency bleeding.1 Babies have very little vitamin K when they're born, which is necessary to help form clots and stop bleeding.

Giving a dose of vitamin K can help babies, most of whom are born with insufficient vitamin K levels, to avoid potentially life-threatening internal bleeding, including in the brain or intestines, but the vitamin K shot is not the only solution. Oral vitamin K can also be used, as can naturally increasing the infant's levels via breastfeeding (which requires that the mother's vitamin K levels be optimized).

Some parents, therefore, choose to refuse the vitamin K shot for their newborn, a medical decision that's well within a parent's rights in most U.S. states. Despite the fact that parents have the right to choose whether or not to allow a vitamin K shot for their child, with many hospitals requiring consent forms for such, some hospitals are persecuting parents for exercising this right.

The issue reached a breaking point in September 2019, when a class-action lawsuit was filed against Illinois hospitals, including Silver Cross, University of Chicago Medical Center and Christ Hospital; the AAP; the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS); and pediatricians by Illinois families who had their babies taken from them for refusing the vitamin K injection.2

Recordings of a meeting of members of the Illinois Department of Health's Perinatal Advisory Committee (PAC) have since been released, revealing that doctors were plotting to take custody of newborns and administer vitamin K injections in violation of the parents' rights.3

Lawsuit Filed After Newborns Illegally Seized

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of families who refused one or more non-mandatory medical procedures, including the vitamin K injection, antibiotic eye ointment or vaccines, for their newborns. In response, hospital or state officials responded with investigations or threats and in some cases even seized the infants. According to the lawsuit:4

"[DCFS] used the power given to them as State officials and/or employees and through their authorities and investigative powers to cause the Plaintiffs to be threatened and coerced into accepting unwanted and unnecessary medical procedures."

In one case described in the Chicago Tribune, Danielle Anderson refused the vitamin K shot for her newborn daughter, as doctors warned that the hospital "would take the baby away" if she didn't relent.5 Hospital security came in to remove the baby, forcing her to call the police, who told doctors to stop pressuring Anderson.

Although she was able to leave the hospital with her baby later that day, she was later investigated by DCFS, who came to her home twice to check on the children. In another case, a nurse left the room with Angela Bougher's newborn — medically kidnapping her — after Bougher refused the vitamin K injection — and they remained separated for about 12 hours.

"I honestly could not understand what was going on," Bougher told the Tribune. "I was in total shock. I've never not had my baby right away."6 The class-action suit that has since been filed alleges that parents had their constitutional rights violated.

"Hours that should have been filled with happiness and family photos were instead filled with uncertainty, they said, as children were temporarily taken into protective custody, DCFS caseworkers were called and the parents were made to feel like criminals," according to the Tribune.7

One of the pediatricians named in the suit is Dr. Jill Glick, who is accused of "[conspiring] with DCFS officials ... to implement a DCFS policy that all of them knew was illegal, and [making] sure that Illinois pediatricians and hospitals carried out this policy using coercive threats... designed to enforce compliance with their desires that no parent be allowed to refuse the prophylactic medical procedures at issue in this case."8

A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request revealed an email from Glick written in August 2017, which suggested parents should be forced to accept such procedures in order to send a clear message to parents who "do not see the medical community as the expert."9

Advisory Committee Discusses Taking Newborns

In an April 2018 meeting of members of the PAC, vitamin K injections were discussed, including cases in which parents signed written refusals. Audio from the meeting has been released, which reveals plans to work with DCFS to take newborns into "protective custody" and administer vitamin K shots illegally against parents' wishes.

The plan includes getting DCFS to agree that the hospital staff needed to take the infants into protective custody, which the officials believed could protect them from getting sued after they administered the vitamin K injection that the parents had refused. A part of the excerpt, published by PJ Media, reads:10

"WOMAN #1: You can take… Protective custody is just the right to do what you think is right for the baby. And, DCFS, if they say, 'yes, that we agree with you, cause this is our rule'. You give the vitamin K and then do any of us really care what happens next?

WOMAN #3: No, but can they sue you then?

WOMAN #1: No, because you have their … you took protective custody. That's the part that we have to assure with DCFS. That when we do this …

MS. LIGHTNER: Need DCFS to assure you.

WOMAN #1: Yes, that's what I mean, DCFS has to say, 'This is our protocol, no matter what else we do: You are protected.'"

State officials and hospital employees are overstepping their bounds in accusing parents of medical neglect for refusing optional medical procedures for their infants. As PJ Media noted:11

"This audio is shocking proof that doctors hold immense power over individual rights. Liberty died around a board room table in Chicago that day. Innocent parents had their children removed from their custody on nothing more than some unelected busybody's opinion that their medical degree was more important than constitutional rights and the right to informed consent."

States Abducting Children in the Name of 'Abuse'

In 1991, the bipartisan National Commission on Children figured out that children were being taken from their families prematurely or unnecessarily because federal formulas give states a strong financial incentive to do so rather than provide services to keep families together.12

Children in foster care bring in revenue for counties, such that The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA) — the federal law on which almost all state and local legislation and funding for child protective services are based — mandates states to implement child abuse laws on their own, so they can align themselves for the massive funding and grants that go along with the law.

In theory as the years went by, if the goal for this law — to reduce child abuse in the U.S. — had been successful, then today we should need less funding for these programs, not more. Success also should have resulted in fewer children in foster care and even fewer being put up for adoption.

But in reality, the opposite happened. Instead of less children in foster care, the numbers went up for nine years after CAPTA was passed. And, layers and layers of state and federal government programs and agencies whose funding depends solely on child abuse occurring were created.

Child abuse is a terrible thing, but thousands of child abuse cases may in fact not be child abuse at all, such as in some cases of rickets, caused by either vitamin D deficiency or aluminum adjuvants in vaccines. Infant rickets perfectly mimics child abuse, and the baby will have virtually no symptoms — until their bones fracture.

According to Dr. David Ayoub, a radiologist in Springfield, Illinois, a great number of child abuse cases may in fact be instances of misdiagnosed metabolic dysfunction.13

You may have also heard about the case of Justina Pelletier, who was removed from her parents' custody by Massachusetts child protection officials after Boston Children's Hospital filed a "medical child abuse" complaint against them, following a dispute over Justina's medical diagnosis.

The state kept the teen hospitalized for close to a year and wanted to place her in private foster care. Eventually, a judge ruled the girl should be returned to her parents, but all the while she was unable to receive treatment for the rare mitochondrial disease she actually suffered from.14

Vitamin K Denial Associated With Vaccine Refusal

A study published in Pediatrics revealed that children who did not receive the vitamin K shot at birth were 14.6 times more likely to be unvaccinated at 15 months. The researchers concluded:15

"This is the first population-based study to characterize parents who are likely to decline vitamin K for their infants and whose children are likely to be unimmunized. These findings enable earlier identification of high-risk parents and provide an opportunity to enact strategies to increase uptake of vitamin K and childhood immunizations."

The link adds another layer to the injustice being done to parents exercising their right to informed consent, as it labels anyone who refuses the vitamin K injection as a "high-risk" parent.

The fact remains that protecting such medical decisions form the basis for informed consent, a basic human right in which a person has the ability to voluntarily accept or reject a treatment or medical procedure after being fully informed of its possible risks and benefits.

In the case of the vitamin K injection, while the CDC states it's safe,16 in 2010, I interviewed Cees Vermeer, Ph.D., an associate professor of biochemistry at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, a specialist in vitamin K. He raised several concerns with the vitamin K injection:

  • The amount of vitamin K injected into newborns (0.5 to 1 milligram) is far greater than needed
  • The injection may contain benzyl alcohol, a preservative that may be toxic for the baby's delicate immune system. Preservative-free shots may contain a combination of polysorbate 80 and propylene glycol instead, but these ingredients also have a questionable safety profile. For polysorbate 80, hypersensitivity and possible death are among the known risks17
  • An injection creates an additional opportunity for infection in an environment that contains some of the most dangerous germs, at a time when your baby's immune system is still immature
  • Inflicting pain immediately after birth causes psycho-emotional damage and trauma to a newborn, which is both inappropriate and unnecessary

A Safe Alternative: Oral Vitamin K

While most newborns do require vitamin K, a vitamin K injection is not the only option to attain it. Oral vitamin K drops are a safe alternative that can be given without pain, but because they require multiple doses, hospitals may assume that parents will not follow through with the full dosing. There are a variety of suggested dosages for newborns:

Six-month weekly regimen — One 2-mg oral dose at birth, followed by a once-weekly dose of 1 mg for the first six months of life, provided they're breastfed at least half of the time. This regimen was found to be as effective as the vitamin K shot, Evidence Based Birth reports.18

Three-month weekly regimen — 2 mg at birth, followed by once weekly dose of 1 mg for the first three months was found to be "an efficient prophylaxis against VKBD."19

Three-month daily or weekly regimen — 1 mg dose at birth followed by 25 micrograms per day for 13 weeks, or 2 mg at birth followed by 1 mg per week for three months was found to provide the lowest risk of VKDB.20

Three-dose regimen — 1 mg by mouth at birth, 1 mg at 1 week of age, and a third 1 mg dose at 4 to 6 months of age.21

Three-dose regimen — 2 mg four hours after birth, 2 mg on Day Four, and a third 2-mg dose in the fourth week was found to "adequately" protect infants from VKDB.22 (Omitting the third dose was shown to provide inadequate protection).

Single dose — A single oral dose of 1 mg may protect against early VKDB in exclusively breastfed babies but not late VKDB.23

It's also possible to provide vitamin K to newborns via breastmilk, but most women are low in vitamin K, according to Vermeer, which means their milk will be too. In order to use this approach safely, you need to make sure your vitamin K level is truly optimized, and for most women, the vitamin K absorbed from foods won't be enough, so supplementation might be needed.

The choice of whether or not to allow the vitamin K injection for your baby is yours — not the hospital's or doctor's. It's a good idea to make the decision well before your baby's delivery, so you can inform your obstetrician, hospital and nursing staff of your decision, and request that they have oral vitamin K drops — along with instructions for proper continual dosing — available at your child's birth.


          

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PSV is zondagavond opnieuw tegen een flinke tik aangelopen. Het gaat de Eindhovenaren de afgelopen weken niet voor de wind en zo was het ook ditmaal. FC Emmen hield PSV op een gelijkspel. Eerder op de middag wonnen AZ en Feyenoord minimaal van respectievelijk VVV-Venlo en PEC Zwolle en begon RKC Waalwijk de voetbalzondag met een uitoverwinning op FC Utrecht.

FT | FC Utrecht - RKC Waalwijk (0-1)

Opstelling FC Utrecht:

Paes; Klaiber, Janssen, Hoogma, Guwara; Maher, Van Overeem, Gustafson, Van de Streek; Kerk, Bahebeck.

Opstelling RKC Waalwijk:

Vaessen; Gaari, Meulensteen, Delcroix, Bakari, Spierings, Rienstra, Leemans; Sow, Vente, Maatsen.

Doelpunten:

0-1 Melle Meulensteen (69')

FT | AZ - VVV-Venlo (1-0)

Opstelling AZ:

Bizot; Svensson, Koopmeiners, Wuytens, Wijndal; Sugawara, De Wit, Clasie; Stengs, Boadu, Idrissi.

Opstelling VVV-Venlo:

Kirschbaum; Pachonik, Röseler, Kum, Janssen; Linthorst, Post, Van Ooijen; Opoku, Soriano, Wright.

Doelpunten:

1-0 Yukinari Sugawara (39')

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FT | Feyenoord - PEC Zwolle (1-0)

Opstelling Feyenoord:

Marsman; Geertruida, Botteghin, Senesi, Malacia; Toornstra, Kökcü, Fer; Berghuis, Jørgensen, Sinisterra.

Opstelling PEC Zwolle:

Zetterer; Hamer, Lachman, Lam, Van Wermeskerken; Dekker, Clement, Bel Hassani; Van Crooij, Thy, Johnsen.

Doelpunten:

1-0 Steven Berghuis (23')

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20.00 uur | FC Emmen - PSV (1-1)

Opstelling FC Emmen:

Telgenkamp; Bijl, Heylen, Araujo, Burnet; Hiariej, Chacon, Laursen, De Leeuw; Peña, Kolar.

Opstelling PSV:

Unnerstall; Dumfries, Schwaab, Viergever, Sadilek; Rosario, Ihattaren, Thomas; Doan, Malen, Bergwijn.

Doelpunten:

0-1 Daniel Schwaab (15')
1-1 Marko Kolar (52')

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Sarri looft Barzagli: 'Heeft positieve invloed op De Ligt'

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Juventus-trainer Maurizio Sarri heeft een mogelijke verklaring voor de goede vorm waarin oud-Ajacied Matthijs de Ligt verkeert. Andrea Barzagli, voormalig verdediger van Juventus, behoort sinds kort tot de technische staf van Juve en helpt De Ligt sindsdien veel.

‘Het is duidelijk dat hij een waardevolle bron is voor ons en dat hij De Ligt veel kan leren in individueel én collectief opzicht’, citeert Voetbal International Sarri. De trainer is blij met de inbreng van Barzagli. ‘We kunnen niet veel trainen, maar Matthijs kan wel een kwartiertje videobeelden bekijken met Barzagli en dat kan interessante dingen opleveren.’

‘Het heeft een positieve invloed op Matthijs’, stelt Sarri over de samenwerking tussen Barzagli en De Ligt. ‘Hij speelt met veel meer vertrouwen en flair. Ik denk dat er wel sprake is van een causaal verband. Los daarvan past Matthijs zich steeds beter aan aan de Italiaanse manier van spelen. Hij voelt zich steeds beter op zijn gemak, hetgeen sowieso een proces zou zijn.’

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Bondscoach Ronald Koeman is blij met de loting van het Nederlands elftal voor het EK 2020. Dat vertelt Koeman aan het Algemeen Dagblad. Oranje speelt tijdens de groepsfase van het toernooi tegen Oekraïne, Oostenrijk en een nog onbekende tegenstander.  

'Pot 3 was natuurlijk best zwaar met bijvoorbeeld Portugal', begint Koeman. 'Dan mag je niet klagen met Oostenrijk, denk ik. Ook als je naar andere groepen kijkt. De groep met Engeland en die met Frankrijk, Duitsland en Portugal. Gelukkig hebben we Portugal er niet bij gekregen.'

Oranje wist voor de loting al dat het met Oekraïne in de poule kwam. 'Oekraïne zat in de kwalificatie in de poule bij Portugal en wij weten hoe moeilijk het is om daarvan te winnen. Maar Oekraïne is wel eerste geworden in de groep. Dat betekent dat het een sterke tegenstander is.' Koeman weet nog niet veel van Oostenrijk. 'Al ken ik natuurlijk wel een paar spelers. Ik vind het wel prettig dat we een land krijgen dat we niet eerder hebben getroffen.'

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These Dutch tomatoes can teach the world about sustainable agriculture

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This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content To feed 10 billion people by 2050 at the current level of food production efficiency, we’d have to clear most of the world’s forests. The Netherlands is a leader in efficient and […]
          

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As South Africans plan for their December holidays, they can rely on new features in a completely free-to-use website developed by a Leon Schnell, Founder of OverHere.co.za.OverHere is a website which makes use of map code systems which is redefining the way people travel. Mapcodes were developed in 2001 by Pieter Geelen and Harold Goddijn, soon after the GPS satellite signals were opened up for civilian use. It was decided to donate the mapcode system to the public domain in 2008. A mapcode represents a location, they were designed to be short, easy to recognise, remember and communicate. They are precise to a few meters, which is good enough for every-day use. They are free and can be  used by anyone, accurate to within around five meters

Schnell was first exposed to open source map codes in 2016, where he worked for TomTom South Africa as a B2B Marketing Manager promoting map licensing to corporate clients and government. “Although I immediately saw the value of mapcodes, I felt a lot more could be done within a South African context to increase public awareness and uptake of this incredible technology.He then set a personal goal to see if he could use what he knew about web development and JavaScript to create a functioning website that enabled users to generate and decode mapcodes. Schnell achieved that goal and launched OverHere earlier this year. By promoting mapcodes in South Africa, OverHere is already unique and even at an international level it stands out

A mapcode consists of two groups of letters and digits, separated by a dot. An example of a mapcode in Amsterdam is 49.4V. This shortcode is sufficient as long as it is clear what country or state the mapcode belongs in (in this case, The Netherlands). Schnell notes that business cards are not is big enough for the full address full physical address, and you can’t write down a location pin by hand inside your phonebook or share it telephonically thus Mapcodes come in and play a major role to help you to find your way.

OverHere’s map codes help you to find your way easily whether you are in the bushveld, beaches or urban areas. The latest upgrade of OverHere adds walking directions alongside driving directions, attracted attention at industry conferences, helped ensure that deliveries to mines run smoothly, and given all its diverse visitors an alternative to sharing their location accurately. In May 2019, it enabled voters to find polling stations.

Along the way, he had to refresh what he learnt previously from only one year of Computer Science at University, teaching myself JavaScript, HTML and CSS web development in a WordPress environment said Schnell. “I’d love to live in a future where we’re all swopping addresses as mapcodes. Ultimately, it’s about establishing a thriving integrated ecosystem where mapcodes don’t become seen as alternatives to addresses, but they become the addresses.

 


          

Spain Might Be The World’s Most Important Climate Test

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At the start of this year, Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez became the first major world leader to endorse the idea of a “Green New Deal,” adopting the slogan U.S. Democrats have popularized over the last year for his plan to transition fossil fuel workers to new jobs.

Now, as Madrid prepares to host the United Nations’ 25th Conference of the Parties following Chile’s abrupt decision to back out amid fiery protests over inequality, Sánchez’s government is offering an alternative vision of what it might look like to close the income gap and lower emissions at once. That will be on full display this week as world leaders hash out plans to meet the 2015 Paris Agreement’s goals, and under the terms of the pact, consider more ambitious targets. 

On the face of it, Europe’s fifth-largest economy makes a sweeping industrial policy to curb emissions and expand the public sector look like good politics. In April, Sánchez’s Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party, or PSOE, won reelection, even picking up votes in the coal-producing region where, just months earlier, his government shuttered most of the country’s remaining mines. 

It was a narrow victory and, without a majority in Parliament, the Sánchez administration was forced to call another snap election last month. The Socialists again eked out a slim win, and this time agreed to form a coalition with Unidos Podemos, a party to its left. If Sánchez’s center-left vision of a Green New Deal could be criticized for not being ambitious enough, the inclusion of the anti-austerity Podemos could make the country the first to seriously attempt the kind of Green New Deal progressives elsewhere have laid out to curb soaring economic inequality and planet-heating emissions. 

Green New Dealers on both sides of the Atlantic argue that addressing both crises at once is key to staving off a resurgent neo-fascist right wing. Vox, a far-right party openly nostalgic for Franco-era Spanish authoritarianism, surged from zero to 24 parliamentary seats last April. November’s election brought that total to 52, making it the third-largest party in Spain. 

But, even with a new left flank in the governing coalition, experts say the chances of making transformative changes are slim, thanks to the European Union’s rules on spending and public ownership. It’ll be a test for how much effectively the Green New Deal can beat back the far right while still confined by what one researcher called the “straitjacket of austerity.” 

Climate On The Backburner

The devastating heat wave in Western Europe this summer roasted Spain. At least two Spaniards ― an 80-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy ― died as weather stations across the country documented record June temperatures. Seven stations recorded their hottest temperatures ever. The worst wildfires in decades, meanwhile, scorched nearly 13,000 acres in the northeastern province of Catalonia.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and Unidas Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias shake hands during a news conference on Nov. 12. 

It’s a glimpse, scientists say, of the years to come as the planet heats up. The latest United Nations climate report found the world needs to reduce emissions 7.6% every year from 2020 to 2030 to keep warming within the 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit range, beyond which projections show catastrophic effects on food systems, freshwater supplies and coastal cities. Yet emissions from fossil fuels alone grew by nearly 2% last year to hit a record high. That figure looks set to soar, as current forecasts show the world’s top 10 fossil-fuel-producing countries plan to extract 120% more oil, gas and coal than is consistent with keeping warming in a safe range.

Between 1990 and 2017, Spain’s emissions grew by 17.9%, even as the European Union’s fell on average 23.5% during the same period, according to a bloc-wide report. More vehicles on the road and increased production of electricity and heating drove the spike. Spain is Europe’s second-largest carmaker and biggest importer of liquefied natural gas in the European Union.  

The spike in emissions reflected efforts to rev Spain’s beleaguered economy, which last year grew by 3%, faster than France or Germany. In 2017, 90% of new jobs in the country were temporary, with a third lasting less than three weeks, according to The New York Times. This year, the unemployment hovered at about 14.2% all year. It was the lowest in a decade, and down from a 2013 peak of 27%. But the rate was still more than double the European Union average. 

The Sánchez administration’s efforts have been largely focused on triage. The government started the year with an unprecedented 22% hike to the minimum wage. After Parliament rejected his budget, Sánchez called a snap election in April, where the Green New Deal debuted as a platform issue. 

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In November’s election, the issue once again took a backseat. Sánchez pivoted away from climate, pitching the Socialists as the best chance at stability as tensions erupted over Catalonia’s attempted independence vote, Britain’s exit from the European Union and a slowing economy. Podemos veered left, campaigning on structural critiques of the market economy itself, said Riccardo Mastini, an environmental policy researcher at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

“The Green New Deal sounded like too reformist an idea,” Mastini said. “So they preferred to talk about capitalism as the issue.”

Más País, a new ecosocialist party formed as a green breakaway from Podemos, made the most vibrant appeal to climate voters. But it only won three seats in the Parliament. 

“It’s not easy to see how the green agenda on its own has a real sell to Spaniards,” said Victor Lapuente, a Spanish political expert and professor at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. 

The Denialist Right

Vox’s official party line, meanwhile, is that anthropogenic climate change is “una tomadura de pelo” ― a term roughly translating to “a joke.” In September, all parties in the Spanish Parliament except Vox voted to declare a state of emergency over the climate crisis. Rocío Monasterio, Vox’s leader in Madrid, celebrated the schism within Podemos that gave rise to Más País as a potential opportunity to peel off left-wing voters. 

It’s not a unique position. Despite 97% of peer-reviewed climate science indicating humans’ emissions are the primary cause of warming, and significant flaws in the other 3%, the conspiracy theory rejecting that reality has remained a consistent talking point on the far right. President Donald Trump in the United States and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro are among the most powerful adherents to the belief. 

Supporters of Spain's far-right party Vox wave flags in Madrid during the Spanish election in November. 

Yet some of the European far-right parties that back Vox are starting to shift away from denialism. Following Green parties’ surge in April’s European parliamentary elections, the far-right Alternative for Germany’s youth wing in Berlin conceded that climate moves “more people than we thought” and urged its party leaders to abandon the “difficult to understand statement that mankind does not influence the climate.”

France’s National Rally vowed in April to make a “Europe of nations” the “world’s first ecological civilization.” Its leader, Marine Le Pen, claimed those “rooted in their home” are “ecologist,” and suggested “nomadic” people “do not care about the environment; they have no homeland,” alluding to Nazi-era blood-and-soil myths about ethnic ties to geography.

French President Emmanuel Macron’s market-friendly efforts to curb emissions have done little to quell the forces driving Le Pen. In fact, his bid to raise gas taxes last year ignited a fiery protest movement that arguably created an opening for Le Pen’s newfound climate populism. 

Vox rode a different political wave to power, surging in polls after taking a hardline stance against Catalonia’s chaotic vote to secede last year, vowing to rein in decentralized Spanish regional governments and crush autonomist movements. But the party shares the same anti-immigrant rhetoric and romantic view of authoritarianism that nearly propelled Le Pen to the presidency in 2017 and handed a stunning electoral sweep to white nationalist Dutch party Forum for Democracy this spring. 

“They share the same cause if not the same symptom, which is a shared feeling that the government ― whether it’s in Spain or whether it’s in France ― has failed to deliver fundamentally for the needs of citizens around the country,” said David Adler, a policy coordinator at the think tank Democracy in Europe Movement 2025. 

Resistance In Brussels 

The problem, Adler said, is that “the Spanish government, like the French government, has been unable and unwilling to challenge the restraints on investments” put in place by the European Union. 

The 1992 Maastricht Treaty that established a transnational government on the continent and laid the groundwork for a single currency poses significant hurdles to left-wing Green New Deal proposals like bringing more industries under public ownership. While European law does not necessarily bar member nations from nationalizing the energy sector or creating a public bank, European Court of Justice precedents could stymie or reverse such efforts.

If you’re looking for Spain to engage in massive fiscal stimulus through a big Green New Deal, I’m sorry to say that’s not likely to happen.Robert Fishman, a political science professor at Carlos III University in Madrid

Under the rules outlined in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, member states cannot run a budget deficit exceeding 3% of gross domestic product or rack up a public debt greater than 60% of GDP. With a nearly 98% debt-to-GDP ratio, Spain’s government has little wiggle room to take out loans to pay for the Green New Deal program. 

“If you’re looking for Spain to engage in massive fiscal stimulus through a big Green New Deal, I’m sorry to say that’s not likely to happen,” said Robert Fishman, a political science professor at Carlos III University in Madrid. “It’s not so much because of a lack of commitment on the green and environmental front, but because of the resistance the government will encounter from European institutions.”

The United States, with control over its own currency and a much larger economy, would still be the easiest place to enact a Green New Deal. (And, as the world’s second-largest emitter, it would also have the biggest impact.) The United Kingdom could offer another potential test if the Labour Party wins in this month’s election and completes its so-called Brexit, making it easier to implement the sweeping Green New Deal proposal party leader Jeremy Corbyn put forward without interference from officials in Brussels, the Belgian city where the European Union’s bureaucracy is based.

Spokeswomen for the European Commission did not respond to an email requesting comment. 

The fight now appears to be headed toward supranational level. Adler’s group is set to unveil a new proposal next week for what a progressive Green New Deal at the European Commission would look like. It’s an alternative to the “green deal” European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen, a conservative German politician, made a central plank of her platform. Though the name borrows two of the three words in the Green New Deal slogan, Adler said the proposal slaps a fresh coat of paint on the European Union’s investor-centered status quo, “giving a face to the world that suggests a deep and profound commitment to a just transition while maintaining a firm attachment to some of its most unjust economic policies.” 

“The European Commission has been very successful over the past five years at greenwashing austerity,” he said. “We have very little confidence that the so-called ‘green deal’ resembles anything like a Green New Deal and would create a space for governments ― no matter how far left ― in Spain to deliver on the promise it has made to Spanish voters.”

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Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, who will one day be Queen of the Netherlands, won't be having an extravagant sixteenth birthday party. According to her mom, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, ...


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