Morning Newspapers 23 July 2007
Morning newspapers 23 July 2007
Morning newspapers 23 July 2007
Higher risk of heart disease in homes close to motorways
The chances that people who live at less than 200 metres from a motorway will be suffering from arteriosclerosis are great. Those living less than 50 metre from a motorway even run a 63 percent higher risk of suffering from arteriosclerosis. This has emerged from research conducted by the universities of Duisburg-Essen and Düsseldorf.
Conveying bad news to train passengers
Netherlands Railways (NS) will enrol all its conductors, train drivers and managers on a course to improve their communication skills. During the course NS staff will be taught what train passengers want to know and the way they should be told this.
Clinic starts adoption of embryos
Infertile couples will soon be able to adopt an embryo at the Medisch Centrum Kinderwens (Medical Centre for couples who want a child) in Leiderdorp. This will make it possible to have their own child. Frozen embryos that were not used after an in-vitro fertilisation treatment have already been made available by two couples.
Youth Care Agency can’t cope with increased workload
Youth Care Agency (BJZ) in Rotterdam is suddenly faced with a 30 percent rise in applications, according to director Jose Vermeer. She referred to the increase as ‘substantial’ and has sent a pressing letter to the administrator responsible responsible for her region.
Turkey is changing but won’t become like Iran
The religious AK party won the parliamentary elections in Turkey on Sunday. Warnings that this party will jeopardise the strict separation between church and state did not catch on.
The judge himself threw the first stone
A man who had committed adultery was recently stoned to death in Iran. Journalist Asieh Amini is calling to ban this cruel punishment.
Delays in the introduction of electronic child dossier are imminent
The electronic child dossier (EKD) that doctors in youth health care will work with will not be up and running in January 2008. This is the conclusion of Alares consultancy which is monitoring the implementation of the so-called EKD in the different municipalities.
PvdA: possession of alcohol for the under 16s should become a criminal offence
Dutch youths drink the most alcohol in Europe. An anxious PvdA party member suggests making the possession of alcohol for those under 16 a criminal offence. Meanwhile youngsters are having drink binges at youth camp sites.
Rasmussen plays deaf to criticism
With just one more week to go for the Tour de France, the chances that the Rabobank cycling team as a whole will be at the victory platform to cheer on Michael Rasmussen’s yellow jersey are growing. The Dutch team is becoming more and more excited but doubts regarding this cyclist are growing among the rest of the peloton.
Curaçao is longing for good quality diesel fuel
Car dealers on Curaçao are upset. The quality of diesel on the island is so poor that most inhabitants don’t even want to consider buying a car running on diesel. Car dealers are now considering going to court to force the state-owned oil company Curoil to improve its product.
Het Financieele Dagblad
RBS took an early interest in LaSalle
The Royal bank of Scotland (RBS) had already announced its interest in ABN Amro’s American subsidiary LaSalle in January. This emerges from the offer prospectus that the bank consortium, made up of RBS, Santander and Fortis, submitted to the US financial regulator on Friday. The trio’s bid for ABN Amro has been opened officially as from today.
Employment agency Randstad warns of loss of expertise
The continuous exodus of businesses from the Netherlands is causing problems for those companies staying behind in this country. It is becoming harder to adequately carry out essential tasks, according to Randstad’s CFO Robert-Jan van Kraats.
Antillians in asylum seekers centres
Antillian problem youths, who are at risk of ending up in criminal circles, should be accommodated in asylum seekers’ centres. The plans to carry out such an experiment are well underway, according to the Central Organisation for Asylum seekers’ (COA).
‘Extra UMTS coaching for GPs’
Every GP in the Netherlands should be given extra coaching to be better able to diagnose patients’ health complaints concerning UMTS radiation masts. The Nationaal Platform Stralingsrisico’s (The National Platform for Radiation Risks) (NPS) which was recently founded, has called for this. The NPS is soon to launch a large-scale national appeal for doctors.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007 ]
Subject: Dutch news