Morning newspapers – 7 August 2007
De Telegraaf, Overtime is becoming customary
Overtime is becoming customary
More and more people are working overtime in the Netherlands. Just over half (52 percent) of all workers put in extra hours on a regular basis. The average amount of extra time worked is seven hours a week, which in 6 out of 10 cases is not compensated.
"Major Bosshardt is at the door, what do you do...?"
"Major Bosshardt is at the door smiling with a collection box. What do you do?" is one of the questions on a character test on the KRO's website. True it is a test from 2005, but the question was still on the Catholic broadcasting service's website yesterday. Long-time charity worker Major Bosshardt died on 25 June this year.
Het Financieele Dagblad
AFM director resigns unexpectedly
Director Anne Willem Kist of the financial regulatory body AFM resigned unexpectedly on Monday because he has violated regulations for private trading in securities.
Fortis gets broad support for ABN AMRO takeover
Fortis shareholders voted overwhelmingly in favour of the takeover bid for ABN AMRO and the financing of it by means of a share issue.
Fingerprint scan registers identity of prisoners in psychiatric detention
The justice department will be taking the fingerprints of all prisoners and convicts sentenced to mandatory psychiatric treatment in the country in the coming year. Data from more than 50,000 people will have to be registered. The measure is to prevent criminals from paying others to sit out their sentence.
Ehsan Jami gets extra security after attack
Ehsan Jami, the chairman of the committee for ex-Muslims who was attacked last weekend, is being given extra personal security.
Primary school teachers move up to high school
The impending teacher shortage in secondary education can be countered by promoting primary school teachers to secondary school teaching.
BNN versus cosmetic surgery
Youth broadcasting company BNN will be a starting the new television season with a series of programmes in which people are persuaded not to get cosmetic surgery.
"Fate of hostages in hands of Bush and Karzai"
The life of the remaining 21 South Korean hostages being held by the Taliban is in the hands of Afghan president Hamid Karzai and US president George Bush.
British farmers angry about FMD outbreak
British farmers are angry that the FMD outbreak in England seems to have stemmed from a laboratory's failure to handle the virus conscientiously.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news