Dutch news in brief, 13 June 2005

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Amsterdam Admirals win World Bowl

Amsterdam Admirals win World Bowl

American Football team Amsterdam Admirals won the  NFL Europe World Bowl for the first time on Saturday. The Admirals scored a 27-21 victory over the Berlin Thunder in Düsseldorf in Germany. Admiral quarterback Kurt Kittner claimed two touchdowns and  won the most valuable player award and a World Bowl ring. Amsterdam, like the Scottish Claymores in recent years, have been playing with the threat of extinction hanging over them as the league has been chopped and changed to make it five-sixths German, Britain's The Herald reported.

3 in 10 adults don't internet

At least 3.8 million adults in the Netherlands by 2004 had never used the internet, according to statistics agency CBS. That amounts to 30 percent of people aged 18 and above, though two thirds of this group were aged 55 or above. When last measured in 2003, some 4.2 million adults had no internet experience. Only 3 percent of people aged 12 to 18 had never used the internet, the 2004 study found.

Shell chief warns of higher prices

Royal Dutch/Shell CEO Jeroen van der Veer has said further volatility in oil prices can be expected in the year ahead, and he warned that the energy sector is not 'shock proof' from world events. Van der Veer told an oil and Gas conference in Kuala Lumpur that the world's existing oil reserves had 'hardly any capacity' and called for greater exploration of unconventional oil sources, Forbes.com reported on Monday.

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