Maastricht Univ buckles; dogs up for adoption
The eight Labradors that Maastricht University was planning to use for animal testing have been moved to an organization that is looking for adoptive families for them.
Mayor Eberhard van der Laan continues to explore how Amsterdam and other municipalities can provide shelter for asylum seekers. Van der Laan and Secretary of Justice, Fred Teeven, discussed this topic on Monday morning.
Nearly 1,500 volunteers took to North Sea beaches throughout August, cleaning up over 20,000 kilograms of trash left in the sand. Dubbed the “Boskalis Cleanup Beach Tour,” the initiative scooped up three times more garbage then last year’s effort.
With over a thousand of the country’s cafes and bars closing up shop in the last five years, local brewers have been hit particularly hard. The number of pubs in the country fell from 8,400 to 7,200, leaving brewers to battle it out for sales in a highly competitive market.
The illegal streaming service Popcorn Time has 100 thousand active users every day in the Netherlands, Android Planet reports.
A poll published today by Maurice de Hond on behalf of the Scientific Bureau of older party 50PLUS showed that 55 percent of voters want to lower the retirement age again.
According to KPN director, Jacob Groote, between 50 thousand and 60 thousand people can not call 112 from their mobile phones because they have no coverage at home.
Dutch national train operator NS will increase seating capacity on some of its busiest routes beginning Monday. As summer transitions into autumn, the government-run firm is adding carriages to trains in an effort to prevent overcrowding during the railway’s busiest season of the year.
The waters off the Dutch coast are home to a new species that has never before been sighted alive in in these waters. The Sea Spider, scientific name Endeis spinosa, was discovered on the seabed of Oosterschelde by divers in August, officially placing it on the indigenous marine fauna list, natuurbericht.nl reports.
Two families with children living in the Gooise Huizen have been prevented by police and the Department of Justice form linking themselves up with terrorist organization IS in Syria. Neighbors of the family were shocked to hear that Mourad M. had jihadist intentions. His boss is equally gobsmacked, and tells the Algemeen Dagblad that he never would have guessed a radical streak in the man.