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World Track Cycling Championships: Great Britain win team sprint silver

Great Britain win the silver in the men's team sprint final while the Netherlands set a new world record at the Track Cycling World Championships.
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Tags: Advertising, Netherlands, Paul Pogba Marc André ter Stegen Becky Sauerbrunn

Mycelium is Growing Everywhere

Growing Pavilion at last year's Dutch Design Week photo by Eric Melander This past November the growing popularity of the fungal building material called mycelium was made manifest by the Growing Pavilion at Dutch Design Week. A collaboration between designer Pascal Leboucq and the bio-fabrication company, Krown Design, the construction was a testament to the power of the industrious organism and other bio-materials. Within the pavilion resided an exhibition of evidence to the ways in which myce...
Tags: Europe, Design, Sustainability, Materials, Netherlands, Sustainable Design, Design Festivals, Mycelium, Dutch Design, Dezeen, Asia Australia Africa, Ecovative Design, Dutch Design Week, Eric Melander, Pascal Leboucq, Krown Design

United States: Dutch Tax Authorities Make Arrests, IRS Summit To Address Cryptocurrencies - BakerHostetler

Earlier this week, the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement – the leaders of tax enforcement authorities from Australia, Canada, France, the Netherlands and the United States...
Tags: News, United States, Netherlands, Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement, Australia Canada France

Steal This Look: An Interior Designer’s High/Low Scandi Living Room, Ikea Sofa included

Last month, Holly Marder, an interior designer and co-founder of Avenue Design Studio, shared her recently renovated home in Delft with our readers. (Missed the story? Go here.) We loved it so much, we’re revisiting one of our favorite moments from the house tour: the living room. “The goal in this extended space,” she wrote on her Instagram post, “was to create a luminous, light-filled living area that feels spacious despite its humble size, with plenty of contrast and materiality to counterbal...
Tags: Books, Netherlands, Ikea, White, Hay, Marble, Holly, Delft, DWR, Crate Barrel, Steal This Look, Michael Anastassiades, Natural Decor, Scandi, Living Rooms, Holly Marder

Dutch government confiscates illegal e-scooters — then sells them at auction

It doesn’t sound entirely fair, but the Dutch government has been confiscating and selling “illegal” e-scooters and e-skateboards at auction. According to a report by Dutch news outlet NOS, the department responsible for moveable property (DRZ), within the Ministry of Finance, is selling the mobility devices. [Read: E-scooters are just as safe as cycling, but that’s not saying much] In the Netherlands, e-scooters are illegal when used on public roads, but there are no restrictions on buying and ...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Tech, World, Netherlands, Ministry Of Finance

Port of Rotterdam sees major jump in green bunkering demand in 2019

In the Netherlands, the Port of Rotterdam reported that the first time, the sale of biofuel bunkers – bunker fuel to which a certain percentage of biofuel has been added – is clearly visible in its annual sales figures. Throughout 2019, 2% of sales of fuel oil and 0.5% of distillates (MGO – gas oil – and MDO – diesel oil) concern biofuel bunkers. Sales of biofuel bunkers increased in the fourth quarter in particular. The admixture percentages of these bunkers vary between 5 and 50%. Most common...
Tags: Netherlands, Producer News, Rotterdam, Biofuel Bunkers

Princess Amalia: did you notice this big difference to the royal's appearance?

Princess Amalia of the Netherlands had a surprise in store for royal watchers as she joined...
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Hakim Ziyech: Chelsea confirm Ajax winger’s signing

Chelsea have confirmed that Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech will join them in the summer transfer window. The Morocco international, aged 26, has agreed... Click the headline to read the full story.
Tags: Sport, Ajax, Soccer, Chelsea, Morocco, Netherlands, Hakim Ziyech, Transfer News and Gossip


Wow, I've witnessed this phenomenon numerous times especially when I ran an infertility support group. It seems like when people take a break from fertility treatments or discontinue them altogether, they get pregnant. At first, I thought it was just coincidence, but according to this article, it's a documented phenomenon. I realize some couples with certain physiological problems must go through fertility treatments to conceive, but for those in the unexplained category, this arti...
Tags: Health, Netherlands, Infertility, Sandy Robertson, Read Feng shui Fertility Bracelet

Disney+ launches discounted annual subscriptions for European users

Disney is offering a discount on its new streaming service for select European markets ahead of its March 24th launch, the company announced on Monday. Customers who pre-order Disney+ before March 23rd will get £10 or €10 a full year’s subscription, bringing the cost down to around £49.99 or €59.99 per year (~$64 USD). The service initially debuts in the U.K., Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Austria, and Switzerland. Disney+ is already live in the Netherlands, which is not eligible for t...
Tags: Verizon, Europe, UK, Media, Disney, Tech, Netherlands, Streaming, Espn, Hulu, Cord Cutting, Streaming Service, Pixar Marvel Lucasfilm, U K Disney, Disney Plus, Subscription streaming

Netherlands: What Are The New Salary Thresholds For Migrants To The Netherlands? - Ius Laboris

New salary thresholds now apply for workers wishing to migrate to the Netherlands.
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Restoring critical Healthcare Services to Mosul

The newly-rehabilitated Al Shifa Surgical Center was officially opened by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Iraq today. The surgical center will serve as the primary medical facility for approximately 800,000 people across East Mosul. This major project included rehabilitating inpatient wards with 24 beds for men and women, two full operating theatres, two intensive care units, and a number of examination and sterilization rooms. A new oxygen generator building wi...
Tags: News, Isil, Iraq, Netherlands, Iraq Business News, UNDP, Mosul, United Nations Development Programme UNDP, Ali Ahmed, Ninewa, United Nations Mine Action Service, East Mosul, Healthcare Services, Moslawis, Zena Ali Ahmed, Al Shifa Surgical Center

Can these giant dams keep Europe from drowning?

The Northern European Enclosure Dam (NEED) would cut off the North and Baltic Seas from the Atlantic Ocean.It would save 15 countries, and up to 55 million people, from sea level rise—but at a cost.The idea is a warning more than a plan: NEED will be necessary if we don't stop global warming now. Unprecedented scale Climate change is real, and it's bad. It's also gradual and impersonal. That's why it's both tempting and easy to stick your head in the sand. Do that long enough, though, and you'...
Tags: Europe, UK, England, Wales, Climate Change, France, Germany, Environment, Oceans, Netherlands, Innovation, Anthropocene, Norway, Map, Rivers, North Sea

Richard Grenell Begins Overhauling Intelligence Office, Prompting Fears of Partisanship

WASHINGTON -- Richard Grenell's tenure as the nation's top intelligence official may be short-lived, but he wasted no time this week starting to shape his team of advisers, ousting his office's No. 2 official -- a longtime intelligence officer -- and bringing in an expert on Trump conspiracy theories to help lead the agency, according to officials.Grenell has also requested the intelligence behind the classified briefing last week before the House Intelligence Committee in which offi...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Washington, Cbs News, Senate, White House, Russia, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Intelligence, Fbi, United States, House, New York Times, Netherlands

Glowing rabbit made of 3D-printed polycarbonate pops up in a Dutch pond

Early last year, Dutch artist Titia Ex presented the North Holland town of Heemskerk with an unusual gift — a massive glowing rabbit sculpture set inside a pond. Dubbed “Bunny Lights,” the site-specific artwork was a light installation built from recycled 3D-printed polycarbonate tubes, a series of stainless steel discs and multicolored LED lights that flicker on at night. Created to symbolize “the continuity of existence,” the artwork was designed in the likeness of the dune rabbit, an animal t...
Tags: Design, Netherlands, North Holland, Heemskerk, Bunny Lights

Dutch PM says next EU budget must acknowledge Brexit gap

The Netherlands is willing to pay more into the next EU budget but the figures must take into account the Brexit hole, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said after the bloc's national leaders failed to agree on their joint spending from 2021 in two days of fraught talks.
Tags: Money, Eu, businessNews, Netherlands, Brexit, Mark Rutte

EU leaders at odds over filling €75bn Brexit shortfall

Agreement on a final budget deal at summit is unlikely, says Mette Frederiksen, Danish PMA summit to fix the EU’s long-term budget looked in danger of ending in failure after less than a day of talks, with leaders miles apart on how to fill the left by Brexit.As sources predicted a potential early close in Brussels, the European council president, Charles Michel, came under criticism for aiming “far too high” with a proposed budget of 1.074% of the bloc’s gross national income (€1.094tn). Con...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Germany, Angela Merkel, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Netherlands, Denmark, Brussels, Brexit, PMA, Mark Rutte, Charles Michel

Travel News: February 21, 2020

Online option expected to help meet Real ID deadline Travel Weekly With two-thirds of current driver’s licenses in the U.S. not Real ID-complaint, the Department of Homeland Security said that states can allow applicants to submit required documents for Real IDs electronically.  The federal government has set an Oct. 1 deadline for airline passengers to have Real IDs if they choose to use a driver’s license as ID at the airport. Real IDs meet security standards laid out in the Real ID Act o...
Tags: Travel, Washington Post, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Hilton, Department Of Homeland Security, American Eagle, Las Vegas Strip, News And Deals, Conrad, Resorts World Las Vegas, Genting Group, New Multi Brand Las Vegas Resort, Hilton Hotels Resorts LXR, Resorts World Las Vegas American Airlines, TPG American Airlines

Annual Hieronymus Bosch parade on water celebrates the life and ideas of the 15th century artist

An annual parade of kinetic sculptures and other artworks and performances in a Dutch canal to celebrate the work of hometown hero Hieronymus Bosch? More of this in the world, please! Bosch is known for his symbolic paintings often tying in gruesome representations of the afterlife and human desire and fear. He is also regarded as one of the earliest genre painters, depicting common people and their everyday experiences. The annual Bosch Parade is described by organizers as “a theatrical and mus...
Tags: Art, Post, News, Netherlands, Parade, Bosch, Hieronymus Bosch, Hertogenbosch, Kinetic Sculpture

Netherlands adamantly against EU ban on palm oil even when it’s sustainable

In the Netherlands, Indonesia’s Tempo newspaper reports that the Netherlands’ foreign affairs minister says his country supports sustainably produced palm oil and as such doesn’t stand behind the European Union’s blanket ban on palm oil for biofuels. Together with Indonesia, the Netherlands signed an MOU in September 2019 focused on the joint production of sustainable palm oil. The minister said he regrets that the WTO dispute launched by Indonesia in December 2019 against the European Union ov...
Tags: Indonesia, Eu, European Union, Palm Oil, Netherlands, WTO, Producer News, Tempo, MOU, Netherlands Indonesia

Wageningen University researchers analyze compostable plastic and other packaging

In the Netherlands, recent study by Wageningen University & Research (WUR) analyzed the fate of compostable packaging products in a full- scale industrial organic waste treatment facility. The results show that the tested EN13432 certified products break down within a maximum of 22 days. The project was commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK). The central aim of the study was to gather more empiric data on the question whether the disintegration rate of...
Tags: Research, Netherlands, Wageningen University, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Wageningen University Research WUR, Compostable Plastic

Precious Ethiopian Crown Returned —After 21 Years Stashed In A Dutch Apartment

Officials say the 18th century artifact disappeared in 1993. Then it turned up at Sirak Asfaw's place in the Netherlands in 1998. Not knowing what to do, he stayed quiet about it ... for two decades.(Image credit: The Office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed via AP)
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Rare Ethiopian crown, hidden for 21 years in the Netherlands, returns home

Ethiopia's government on Thursday assumed custody of a priceless 18th-century crown that a former refugee had kept hidden in his apartment in the Netherlands for two decades. The handover took place at a ceremony in the capital, Addis Ababa, attended by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Sigrid Kaag, the Dutch minister for foreign trade and development cooperation. Sirak Asfaw, the one-time refugee who is now a Dutch citizen, fled Ethiopia during the late 1970s during the so-called "Red Terror" pur...
Tags: News, Netherlands, Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Sigrid Kaag, Abiy Ahmed, Sirak Asfaw

Ethiopian 18th Century crown returns home from Netherlands

Former refugee Sirak Asfaw found it in a suitcase and has protected the crown for the past 21 years.
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Looted 18th century crown returned to Ethiopia after decades

A rare and looted crown from the 18th century was returned to Ethiopia on Thursday after it was discovered in the Netherlands two decades ago. The Dutch government facilitated the handover “with the belief that it has a duty to restitute this important artifact back to Ethiopia,” the office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said, sharing photos of a smiling Abiy holding the ceremonial crown. “This is a historic day for us,” Hirut Kassaw, Ethiopia's minister for culture and tourism, told The Associa...
Tags: News, Netherlands, Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, Hirut Kassaw Ethiopia

Netherlands: Randstad Make Data-Based Decisions Going Into The AGM Season - CGLytics

Randstad N.V. is a leading global HR services company. The company, which is headquartered in Diemen, Netherlands, provides work for more than 670,000 people around the world each day.
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1st commercial-scale production of 5-HMF, 1st hydrogen-based residential area, largest fuel cell system ever on major ship, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of February 20th

It’s fun to be 1st and this week is full of them…from the first hydrogen-based residential area in the Netherlands to the world’s first commercial-scale production plant of 5-HMF via AVA Biochem and Michelin Group’s new Joint Development Agreement. Times, they are a’changin’ and the news continues with the development of the largest fuel cell system to ever be placed on a major ship, a new joint venture with GF Biochemicals and Oman-based Towell Engineering Group to produce bio-based levulinic ...
Tags: Top Stories, Netherlands, Switzerland, Oman, Michelin, GreenTech, GF Biochemicals, Biochem, HMF, Michelin Group, AVA Biochem, Towell Engineering Group, Joint Development Agreement Times, Peter Achermann

Alco Energy Rotterdam seeks to be Europe’s most sustainable biorefinery

In the Netherlands, Europe’s largest biorefinery is located in the heart of the Port of Rotterdam. Alco Energy Rotterdam – a relaunch of Abengoa – converts corn into bioethanol fuel in a production process that generates zero waste. The CO ₂ released during the process is transported to greenhouses in Westland and the remaining corn pulp is suitable for use as animal feed. Every thousand kilos of corn produces 330 kilos of ethanol. Almost the same amount of mass remains after the corn suga...
Tags: Europe, Netherlands, Producer News, Abengoa, Westland, Netherlands Europe, Alco Energy Rotterdam, Port of Rotterdam Alco Energy Rotterdam, Alco Energy

Amsterdam considering moving red light district indoors

City council releases plans to build an ‘erotic centre’ to prevent rowdy tourists Amsterdam is considering moving part of its red light district indoors to an “erotic” complex where prostitutes no longer beckon customers through street-front windows that often attract rowdy tourists.In plans released on Wednesday, the Dutch city said the complex could include a bed and breakfast for prostitutes as well as a sex club, sex theatre and cafes. Continue reading...
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