Morning newspapers - 10 January 2007

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Anti-RSI software 'is nonsense'

Millions of users of so-called pause software can prevent RSI by taking the work pauses that the programme imposes. But researcher Harm Slijper from the Erasmus MC said this approach was useless and only creates stress.

Nicky Verstappen murder suspect in suicide attempt

The 36-year-old Erik A. who was arrested in connection with the murder of 11-year-old Nicky Verstappen tried to commit suicide on Tuesday night. His lawyer claims A. is totally confused and unapproachable.

De Telegraaf

Toilet cleaner thwarts robbery

The Holland Casino in Rotterdam is paying its thanks to a toilet cleaner who prevented an armed robbery. After repeatedly finding plaster grit while cleaning the women's toilets, the cleaner informed her boss who then expected the ceiling. He then found a pistol, balaclavas and burglary tools above the ceiling plates.


Job restrictions for sex offenders

The Justice Ministry is moving to make it more difficult for sex offenders to get a job where they will come into contact with children. Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin is drawing up sharper regulations, which will be immediately introduced when finalised. The regulations around the declaration of good behaviour will be tightened especially.

Wilders not in the Senate, but in EP

The Freedom Party PVV of Geert Wilders will not participate in the provincial elections in March and will therefore not be represented in the Dutch Senate. However, he does intend to participate in the European Parliament elections in 2009.

Het Financieele Dagblad

Real estate funds target of foreign investors

Dutch real estate funds could be the target of foreign investors this year, analysts from merchant bank Merrill Lynch have forecast. They said this was possible due to the abolition of several fiscal obstacles. Currently, foreign investors may only own 25 percent of these funds, but this restriction will probably be scrapped in the near future.

Nederlands Dagblad

Doctors breach privacy code

Doctors and nurses in hospitals are breaching their professional code of privacy by helping police to trace people in criminal investigations, three Nijmegen lawyers have concluded.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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