Dutch news in brief, 9 February 2006
Lights, GSM – action!
Dutch director Aryan Kaganof (Space, Alles goed?) has made a feature film entirely shot with mobile phones. SMS Sugar Man, about a Christmas Eve love triangle, was recorded on eight GSMs in South Africa where Kaganof lives. It will be distributed in May by phone and internet, in cinemas and on DVD.
Dead dog’s owner holds up trains
A woman held up train traffic 2 kms outside Lelystad station Thursday morning. She refused to move from the rails because a train had hit and killed her dog. The woman was eventually removed by police and the dog’s body taken away by the animal ambulance service.
New poultry lock down
Chickens and other poultry must be kept indoors once again from 1 March to limit contact with migratory birds and reduce the chance of avian ‘flu being spread to the Netherlands, Agriculture Minister Veerman told the Tweede Kamer on Thursday. The order will remain in place for as ‘long as it is needed.’
Continent of electronic shopkeepers
Around 170.000 Europeans are dependent for a quarter or more of their income from Ebay, according to a report by ACNielsen on activity in the 11 European countries the online auction site operates in. The finding is proof of the possibilities offered by the site to small and medium-sized business to operate globally, said Ebay chairwoman Meg Whitman.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]
Subject: Dutch news