Morning newspapers – 29 October 2007

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Products recommended by diet guru Sonja Bakker are selling like hotcakes. Research bureau AC Nielsen has come to this conclusion, De Pers reports. The bureau investigated the turnover of 33 products that Bakker recommends in her books. Sales of these products grew by 39 percent last year, compared to an increase in turnover of just 5 percent on average in the previous year.

Products recommended by diet guru Sonja Bakker are selling like hotcakes. Research bureau AC Nielsen has come to this conclusion, De Pers reports. The bureau investigated the turnover of 33 products that Bakker recommends in her books. Sales of these products grew by 39 percent last year, compared to an increase in turnover of just 5 percent on average in the previous year.

Students of ethnic background do not last long at teacher's training college. More than half of minority students drop out of teacher's training after one year. This emerged from a study by Erasmus University, the Volkskrant reports. The researchers say that teacher training colleges are not "diversity friendly." Minority students feel they are treated differently by fellow students and by employers during internships. The aim is in fact to have more people of minority background in front of the class.

The petrol price will reach record highs this year, the AD predicts. The price for a litre of unleaded seldom rises quickly, says the consumer platform United Consumers. Last weekend the average recommended price for a litre of euro 95 unleaded petrol rose by almost two euro cent.

Traffic signs will be adjusted for the colour blind in the coming years, De Telegraaf reports. The characters depicted in red on the signs will probably be lined with white around the edges. The newspaper says dangerous situations often arise because colour blind drivers are unable to distinguish red clearly enough.

Many papers look ahead to the trial of the social worker responsible for Savanna, the three-year-old girl who died in September 2004 as a result of malnutrition and abuse. If the social worker, who had been assigned the family guardian, is convicted of culpable homicide, fewer people will want to work for child protection services, Ton Molenaar of the lobby organisation for employees of the juvenile care offices says in Trouw. "I hear colleagues all over the country saying: if she is convicted, I'm quitting."

 [Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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