Security intensified at Utrecht asylum shelter
A suspicious package found at an asylum reception center on Friday turned out to be a false alarm. Graffiti with anti-refugee messages has shown up on other asylum facilities around the Netherlands.
The bordering nations of the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany have agreed on a closer partnership in the fight against outlaw motorcycle gangs. The three countries intend to do a better job sharing information, and to change the way they work on the issue both administratively and in investigative procedures, newswire ANP reported.
A 34-year-old woman from Heerhugowaard was shocked upon the discovery of a dead infant wrapped in shopping bags inside her storage shed. The woman, Sandra Popma, suspects that the baby was left there by a homeless friend who was using Popma’s shed for storage.
Reports from Westkapelle have come through about oil that is washing up along beaches in Zeeland on the Dutch coastline are thanks to sunken Dutch freighter Flinterstar, The freighter collided with another tanker, Al Oraiq,and is stuck just off the coast of Belgium on a sand bank. Even though authorities attempted to build a sandbank around the Zwin Nature Reserve, dozens of meter of beachfront between Westkapelle and Vlissingen have been covered with the spilled oil.
Schiphol airport this morning played host to the unique and historic landing of Finnair’s newest addition to their fleet, the Airbus A350, safely setting down with its 292 passengers. The airline has introduced the new A350 in its hopes to raise the bar in passenger comfort and environmental performance.
The newly purchased painting entitled “Voorzaan and Westerhem” was unveiled yesterday at the very proud Zaans Museum in Zaansdam, with this being the museum’s most expensive purchase in its history.
With a thumbs up from Artis Zoo Director Haig Balian, demolition of one of the oldest structures at the Amsterdam institution began. The old animal cages that houses the big cats stood since the zoo’s creation in 1838.
The 18-year-old Amsterdam teen made his debut for the Pittsburg Penguins last night in their 3 – 0 loss to the Dallas Stars, reporting to Pittsburg Sporting News that “it was a great experience” adding that “as each period went on he felt more and more comfortable, he thinks that he has a lot to earn from this game.”
“Countires that do not take back failed asylum seekers should be dealt with harshly” are the sentiments of Justice Secretary Dijkhoff when he spoke to European leaders in Luxemburg on Thursday regarding the maintenance of relations amung European nations, reported NOS. The Justice Secretary has called on economic sanctions against countries who withdraw their aid from the current refugee crisis.
The highly experienced detective from the National Investigation Services held for allegedly selling confidential information to criminals is likely the first of several more arrests to come, NRC journalist Marcel Haenen told NOS Radio 1 Journaal.
A police officer assigned to the country’s national investigatory team was arrested last month in what authorities described as “the biggest judicial scandal” in decades. The policeman is suspected of selling confidential information related to investigations to drug trafficking rings and outlaw motorcycle gangs, the NRC reported on Friday.
We like homemade food, a lot.
Years ago I lived in the UK, and food over there was not as it is now. I recall dreadful trips to the supermarket where fresh food was nowhere to be seen. Local markets were not that appealing, and “organic” or “fresh” produce were words most people could not understand.
Authorities in Bulgaria arrested three Dutch people suspected of plotting to join ISIS. The trio were caught trying to cross the border from the village of Kapitan Andreevo into Turkey, investigators allege.
The four largest cities in the Netherlands have officially asked the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, to reconsider their budget plans for welfare benefits. Cities are expected to cover any shortfall in benefits payments due to cuts imposed by the national government, which equates to a 25 million euro cutback in benefit payments to Amsterdam residents alone.
Police were called to the Schelde in Heerhugowaard, Noord-Holland, on Thursday afternoon where the body of a baby was found in a bag on the street. The gruesome discovery happened at about 2 p.m.
MP’s from the Tweede Kamer, Lower House of Dutch Parliament, were warned via email about the potential dangers they may face when discussing issues related to asylum in public, according to AD. They were instructed to consult with security experts whenever scheduling an event regarding the topic.
A full confession by the Dutch acid-attacker has led psychiatrists to believe that the boy was in a sane and sound state of mind at the time of the attack. The Dutch suspect, Jelle F. threw acid on a cleaning lady at the Delhaize-branch of the supermarket chain in Antwerp on February 20. The women sustained serious injuries.
Scientists at the Maastricht University Medical Center published new research that demonstrates a combination of flavors including sweet, bitter and umami actually makes people want to eat less. The small-scale experiment, conducted with the Top Institute of Food and Nutrition in Wageningen, included 15 healthy volunteers each receiving five different treatments where the combinations of flavors were infused directly into the duodenim.
On Halloween night this year visitor and residents of Amsterdam are going to be in for the experience of their lifetimes when, for the first time in European history, the city will open its first Virtual Reality (VR) pop-up bioscope. Owner of the Samhout Advertising and Media company, Jip Samhout, told Parool that “It is the first time in the Netherlands that they are going to apply such large-scale virtual reality.”
A 39-year-old pediatrician, currently under investigation for possession of child pornography, was released from custody Wednesday night, the public prosecutor said in a statement. The prosecutor stressed that a final decision was not made into whether charges will be filed in the case.
The leader of the police department’s High Tech Crime Team (THTC) is disappointed that children had the latitude to engage in a cyberattacks against internet service provider Ziggo earlier this year. Parents need to be more aware of the activities their children engage in online, THTC chief Gert Ras told the Volkskrant.
Eight people from six different regions of the Netherlands were fined for allegedly discriminatory and inflammatory comments posted on the “Steun de PVV” (“Support the PVV”) Facebook page in January. It was reported in January by the public prosecutor that a criminal investigation into the Facebook comments would be made.