Morning newspapers - 19 October 2007

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Youths under 16 may in the future no longer be allowed to have bottles of alcoholic drinks with them on the streets. This is one of the measures with which the government wants to curb the use of alcohol among young people, the AD writes, Minister Ab Klink (health care) and Minister Andre Rouvoet (youth and family affairs) also have plans to ban TV alcohol commercials early the evening and forbid the sale of alco-pops in supermarkets.

Youths under 16 may in the future no longer be allowed to have bottles of alcoholic drinks with them on the streets. This is one of the measures with which the government wants to curb the use of alcohol among young people, the AD writes, Minister Ab Klink (health care) and Minister Andre Rouvoet (youth and family affairs) also have plans to ban TV alcohol commercials early the evening and forbid the sale of alco-pops in supermarkets.

The Amsterdam police feel that the youths of the Amsterdam district Slotervaart who have committed criminal offences and are causing nuisance should be punished more severely, the AD writes. They are now often given light penalties for serious offences. "We are calling on the judges to hand down severer penalties. When we are running in youths and they are out on the streets a few days later it gets very difficult to tackle this group," said Amsterdam police commissioner Hans Schönfeld.


The lights go out in the Light City Eindhoven. "Eindhoven is going to be the first city where the lights will be turned off at night," said Eindhoven alderman Mary Fiers in the Volkskrant. This week Minister Jacqueline Cramer (environment) called on municipalities to turn off advertising and decorative outdoor lighting at night as much as possible. Eindhoven already had plans for this. In addition, the municipal executive of Eindhoven wants energy-saving street lamps.

Students who have finished their VMBO (senior secondary vocational education) often fail to attain the certificate of the senior general secondary education (HAVO). Students moving on from the VMBO drop out twice as often as other HAVO students. This emerged from a survey carried out by education consultancy Cinop, Trouw reports. The outcome confirms that there is a divide in the Dutch education system; students opting for VMBO at an early age seldom succeed in obtaining a university degree or a degree in higher vocal education via HAVO or pre-university education (VWO).

Children between 11 and 16 are spending less time surfing the internet. The regional newspapers report on the findings of research centre IVO as published in the Internet and Youths Monitor 2006 and 2007. The researchers indicated that this is a striking trend shift. Last year children surfed the internet 11.5 hours a week and this has now fallen to 10.4 hours a week. The IVO researchers attribute the shift to stricter parental supervision.

The front page of the Telegraaf shows Netherlands most beautiful buttocks. This is the bum of Bianca “Bibi” Schouten from Brussum, who won the contest organised by underwear manufacturer Sloggi. She was one of 2,500 Dutch girls who sent in pictures of their buttocks.

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