Morning Newspapers – 26 January 2007
AD/Haagsche CourantIgnorant InsuranceInsurance companies and mediators sometimes lack knowledge about which insurance policies they have sold. The problem is caused by the changes in the management, ignorance of the staff, as well as the many mergers and acquisitions. NS Treats Passengers to First Class PoetryPoetess Hagar Peters is reading a verse for the train as her colleague Simon Vinkenoog is listening carefully. The Dutch railroad company NS had five poets read their works in the light of the 8th Poe
Insurance companies and mediators sometimes lack knowledge about which insurance policies they have sold. The problem is caused by the changes in the management, ignorance of the staff, as well as the many mergers and acquisitions.
NS Treats Passengers to First Class Poetry
Poetess Hagar Peters is reading a verse for the train as her colleague Simon Vinkenoog is listening carefully. The Dutch railroad company NS had five poets read their works in the light of the 8th Poetry Day yesterday. Those interested in the performance had to make themselves comfortable in the first class.
The authorities knew that the prestigious Light Rail Project around The Hague could not be implemented in full:
“Using the Whole of Randstad Rail Irresponsible”
The authorities of the city region of Haaglanden, comprising nine municipalities (including The Hague), knew that it would be irresponsible to employ the whole Randstad Rail network in the end of October already. Due to various complications during the installation, the Light Rail through The Hague, Zoetermeer, Rotterdam and the surrounding areas could only be tested for three days. It has therefore been decided to start with only one line on 29 October.
Students Scream for New Schooling
Secondary school and university students demand that The Hague provides more class hours and more possibilities for the competent teachers to share their expertise.
Police Plans Poker Attack
The Prosecutor’s Office is going to take stricter measures against illegal poker tournaments. The police plan raids, arrests and confiscations of the bids and game accessories.
Rotterdam a Camping for Polish Addicts
The municipality of Rotterdam and the Municipal Health Service (GGD) are very concerned about a group of some twenty Poles suffering from alcohol addiction, who have lately made Maasstad their camping ground.
“He shall live, his stem cells will remain untouched, and if he is gay he shall not get married”
The Christian Union party (De ChristenUnie) stays devoted to its principles. What will that mean for the new cabinet?
Disciplinary Order Against Moszkowicz
The bar association has received a complaint against lawyer Bram Moszkowicz. The lawyer is accused of having offended the interests of his other client, the later murdered Willem Endstra, while defending Willem Holleeder in court.
University for an “Establishment Church”
The Protestant Church is the establishment church of Holland. This has both pluses and minuses, historian James Kennedy said yesterday at the opening of the Protestant
Theological University (Protestantse Theologische Universiteit).
Biking to Train Station Costs Millions
Train passengers have difficulties finding space to park their bikes.
“Thousands more” bike parking stalls are needed. That would cost at least 43 million euros.
Het Financieele Dagblad
New Contract, Cheaper Debit Card Use Tariffs
Former monopolist Interpay had to significantly lower its tariffs. ABN Amro demanded a heavy tariff reduction in its new contract.
Flue Vaccinations of No Use
A new wave of flue is expected in Holland in the upcoming weeks, the EISS, the European institute fighting against the spread of influenza, warns.
No Compensation if Fired
Fired employees should no longer count on a compensation. This is what the reputable Expert Government Advisory Board recommended in their new report titled “Investing in Work Security”.
Henk van D. Terrorized Behind Bars
Henk van D. from Nieuw Buinen convicted for murder is reportedly experiencing so much tension from the fellow convicts that he could be relocated to another prison.
Neelie Pretty Penny
European Commissioner Neelie Kroes collects big money. Since her appointment in the end of 2004, her commissariat responsible for fair competition in the EU has collected 3,35 billion euros in fines.
Great Risks with Home Electricity
Thousands of electricity master-switches in Dutch homes are unsafe .
Due to a design flaw the machines don’t switch the electrical current off when a short circuit occurs.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news