Dutch news in brief, 13 December 2005

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No presents for one in three workers

No presents for one in three workers

One third of all employees in the Netherlands will not receive a kerstcadeau (Christmas present) from their boss this year. A study of 800 companies by Hogeschool Inholland found that 50 percent of the bosses who do distribute presents are personally involved in the selection of the item, the value of which is, on average, between EUR 25 and EUR 50.

Dutch plane in bomb hoax

A Dutch plane travelling from Malaga, Spain, to Rotterdam made an emergency landing at Bordeaux in France on Tuesday after Transavia airline received a bomb threat. A thorough search of the plane revealed the call was a hoax.  The airline received an anonymous call in English saying that there was a bomb aboard the plane, which was carrying 63 people, the airline official said. The plane was due to leave for Rotterdam in the afternoon.

Train collides with lorry

A lorry driver was seriously injured when his vehicle collided with a train at a rail crossing at Hoek van Holland on Tuesday morning. He was taken to hospital in The Hague. There were only four passengers in the trail and they escaped injury. Rail services between Hoek van Holland and Maassluis-West were suspended as repairs were carried out at the scene.

Rotterdam zoo vaccinates birds

Blijdorp in Rotterdam has become the first European zoo to vaccinate its birds against avian flu. The zoo vaccinated its penguins, flamingos and ducks because of the migration of wild birds back from Africa from February.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

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