Dutch news in brief, 15 September 2005

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Expat's hurricane benefit raises EUR 2,800

Expat's hurricane benefit raises EUR 2,800

A piano bar in Scheveningen has raised EUR 2,800 in an all-day benefit concert for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The event was organised by US expat Orin Sands, who has been in the Netherlands for five years and works at Crazy Pianos. He said the money raised with be donated to the Red Cross in America.

Television off the air

Public television stations Nederland 1, 2 and 3 will no longer broadcast via the ether from next year, the Ministry of Economic Affairs has decided. Parliament is to be informed of the switch next week. About 77,000 households in the Netherlands still use an aerial to receive the stations, at a cost of EUR 11 million annually. Most people watch television via cable, a satellite dish or via Digitenne.

Students find important fossil

Ten students from Almere College in Dronten and Kampen have uncovered the fossilised remains of a 225 million-year-old Phytosaurus in Poland, their teacher announced on Thursday. Phytosaurus is a distant relative of the crocodile. The group was on an excursion to a region in Poland which has recently attracted attention of archaeologists.

'Dutch' stray cat identified

The mystery of a cat registered in Holland but found wandering in Plymouth in the UK was solved when her owner came forward after reading press reports, the BBC says. Ceefa the cat belonged to a Plymouth woman who had spent three years in the Dutch town of Den Helder with her former husband, who was in the Navy.

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