Jul 2 '13 03:05

The third stage, and last stage on Corsica, was won by Simon Gerrans. Finally there was the mass sprint. Mass sprints always mark the first week of the Tour de France, but this year the first two stages ended differently. On Monday the 100th Tour will continue on mainland France.

Simon Gerrans the Australian cyclist from the Orica-GreenEdge team, beat Slovakian Peter Sagan in the mass sprint. The team, which was unsuccessful in last years’ Tour had, with Gerrans winning the stage, their first victory ever in the Tour.

Jul 2 '13 02:54

It is easier for defaulters to return to their health care insurance. Now a defaulter can only go back to the insurer if the debt is paid off or if a recognized authority is involved in the repayment of the debt. Under the new rules the return is a possible if the defaulter itself make arrangements with the insurer.

This is contained in a bill of Minister Edith Schippers (Health) that was sent on Monday to the House. Schippers wants the law to ensure that defaulters quickly return to their insurer and also pay the premium there.

Compensation

Jul 1 '13 07:27

Over the weekend, Universal and Illumination Entertainment sequel Despicable Me 2 came on top together with Man Of Steel, World War Z, and Monsters University.

Jul 1 '13 07:16

ScienceWorks and Elsevier just published the Valorisation Ranking 2013 to determine what research universities in the country contributed the most to the Dutch society and economy.

Jul 1 '13 07:11

On Sunday, the Netherlands defeated Korea 3-1 (25-20, 25-22, 21-25, 25-20) in Pool C of the FIVB World League Intercontinental Round held at the Yugwansoon Gym.

Jul 1 '13 06:59

A family-run hotel in Maastricht, the Netherlands is dedicated to sustainability while promoting value for environment and responsibility, according to greenglobe.

Jul 1 '13 06:51

Eindhoven plays host to RoboCup, a soccer competition among robots designed to play the sport, The Associated Press reports.

Jul 1 '13 06:42

Three members of the Netherlands Women’s team are officially out of the UEFA Women's EURO 2013, according to UEFA.

Jul 1 '13 05:13

The police has arrested four suspects of a burglary on Sunday in Amsterdam.The four men were suspects for a burglary that took place earlier on Sunday evening in Rotterdam. The arrest was not an easy job for the police, who had to do a wild chase on the A20, A4, A12 and A2.

Around half past eight the police received a telephone tip that four suspiciously behaving men moved around a house in Hoogvliet. When officers arrived on the spot, the four went off in a car at high speed.

Jul 1 '13 05:05

The 100th Tour de France kicked off on Saturday. World’s number one tourist destination will not spread over the French borders this year. The 21 stages, covering up a total of 3,404 km, will not only show heroic actions of the best cyclists of the world but brings the viewers along beautiful landscapes and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

Porto-Vecchio on Corsica, was  Saturday the scene for the start of the ‘Grand Boucle’. The Tour will stay on the island of Corsica for three days.

Jul 1 '13 04:21

On July 1, a lot of things change that affects the wallets of citizens of the Netherlands. An overview of the main changes.

- The minimum wage increases on July 1 from 1469.40 to 1477.80 euro gross per month. This was announced by the Ministry of Social Affairs. As a result the social benefits increase also.

Jun 28 '13 08:04

The international exhibition Pixar: 25 Years of Animation opened on May 30, 2013 at Amsterdam EXPO.

Jun 28 '13 07:58

In the next couple of years, Dutch Dairy companies are going to invest over €700 million in processing plants in the Netherlands, according to the Dutch Dairy Association’s study on Thursday.

Jun 28 '13 07:52

34-year-old Paul Greenep faces a tough challenge to raise money for a Parkinson’s charity and a new DNA drug research that may slow down the degenerative disease, get Surrey reports.

Jun 28 '13 07:41

Through a funding from the Netherlands, the IMF will grant poor and middle-earning countries technical support to assist them in collecting tax, setting up a practical economic policy and fighting financial crimes.

Jun 28 '13 07:34

The Netherlands handed a Puerto Rican over to the U.S. for allegedly participating in international trading of illegal drugs.

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