vr-bril
Aug 8 '17 13:40

The Red Cross in the Netherlands will soon be using virtual reality films in their first aid courses. The aid organization thinks that this will help students better envision an emergency situation so that they can learn how to deal with it, NU.nl reports.

The virtual reality films will first be used during an attempt to break the world record for the largest first aid course on Dam square in Amsterdam on September 9th. The current record stands at 1,795 participants. The Red Cross hopes to get up to 2,500 people.

2008 BMW M3 E92 in Dutch police livery
Aug 8 '17 13:00

In Venlo a police car crashed into a pole after the officer driving had to swerve out to avoid another police car. Two police officers were taken to the hospital, NOS reports.

The accident happened around 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The officers were responding to a report of a break in at a supermarket in Horst. 

The car that crashed into the pole sustained severe damage. The extent of the officers injuries is unknown.

No one was arrested for the break in, a police spokesperson said to NOS. 

A police officer aiming his service weapon
Aug 8 '17 12:20

A police officer fired a warning shot in Nieuwegein on Monday evening while arresting a half-naked, aggressive man with a knife, the Utrecht police said on Twitter. 

Witnesses reported to the police seeing the man walking around on Nedereindseweg, which runs parallel to the A2 highway, NOS reports. The man had no shirt on and was walking with knife in hand. 

When police officers arrived at the scene, the man turned on them and tried to attack. The cops were able to overpower him using a warning shot, pepper spray and the police dog. 

kid-drowning580
Aug 8 '17 11:40

Dutch swimming union KNZB is calling for obligatory swimming lessons for asylum seekers, following the drowning of a 16-year-old Syrian boy in a swimming pool in Venlo on Monday. The union doesn't necessarily want every asylum seekers to get a swimming diploma, but "every child must get compulsory experience with water and swimming", Alice Schols of the KNZB said to RTL Nieuws.

Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings
Aug 8 '17 11:00

Dutch food and consumer product safety authority NVWA decided to test chicken meat for after all. Admin from company ChickFriend showed that the company used the toxic insecticide at a number of meat companies too, AD reports. 

ChickFriend is considered the source of the fipronil contamination in the Netherlands. 

KLM boeing 787
Aug 8 '17 10:20

KLM transported 6.5 percent more passengers in July compared to the same month last year. In total the Dutch airline had almost 3.1 million passengers aboard its aircrafts last month, according to transport figures published on Tuesday, NU.nl reports.

The available capacity increased by 2.4 percent in the same period. That means that the occupancy rate reached a record high of 91.7 percent. Budget subsidiary Transavia also transported more passengers, an increase of 2.5 percent to 1.7 million people.

Cars in Amsterdam
Aug 8 '17 09:40

Despite Amsterdam's reputation as the world's bicycle city, cars are still king in the Dutch capital, according to a  on behalf of environmental organization Milieudefensie. Motorists take up about 48 percent of Amsterdam's space, while cyclists make do with only 11 percent.

Aug 8 '17 08:57

A large part of the Netherlands can expect rain and storms from early this afternoon, especially the central and northern parts of the country. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow weather warning, taking effect from 1:00 p.m.

Rainfall of up to 30 millimeters can be expected locally. There's also a chance of lightning, hail and strong winds. "Traffic and outside activities may be hindered", according to the KNMI. "Avoid open water and open areas, don't shelter under trees."

Aug 8 '17 08:37

A 40-year-old man from Boxtel was arrested at Schiphol airport on Saturday. The man still has to serve a 10 year long prison sentence imposed on him for a drug crime, the Koninklijke Marechaussee announced on Monday.

The man arrived at the airport on a flight from Canada. When a Marechaussee officer checked him, the officer realized that the man is wanted by the authorities for an outstanding prison sentence of 3,650 days. 

Aug 8 '17 08:22

Two loud bangs caused some panic in Zeeland around 10:15 p.m. on Monday night. According to the police, a large number of people called emergency line 112. The bangs were caused by two F-16 fighter jets breaking the sound barrier on their way to intercept a passenger plane that did not contact air traffic control.

The Oranje Lionesses celebrate their European Championship in the Lepelenburg Park in Utrecht, 7 Aug 2017
Aug 8 '17 07:57

The Dutch national women's football team was celebrated and honored for their European Championship victory in Utrecht on Monday evening. Some 12 thousand fans cheered the Oranje Lionesses as they sailed over the Stadsbuitengracht and then took the stage in Lepelunburg Park for the official ceremony, NU.nl reports.

Curacao Police cars
Aug 8 '17 07:29

Four people were killed and six others were injured in a shooting in Willemstad on Curacao on Monday night. The injured people were rushed to the hospital. The gunmen are still at large, AD reports.

According to broadcaster NOS, the shooting happened at a birthday party for two brothers in te Buena Vista neighborhood. Unknown gunmen drove up in a car and opened fire on a home with automatic weapons. The area is known for gang violence. Newspaper AD reports that the shooting happened at a bar annex small supermarket.

Carton of eggs
Aug 7 '17 17:15

Dutch food and consumer product safety authority NVWA added codes of another 14 poultry companies to its list of eggs contaminated with toxic insecticide . Foods that contain contaminated eggs are safe to eat, according to the federation of the Dutch foodstuffs industry FNLI based on its own research, NU.nl reports.

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Aug 7 '17 16:35

The Amsterdam city council requested an urgent debate on the city's anti-radicalization policy following the suspension of city official Saadia a.-.T. of the Radicalization and Polarization Department. The city council wants to know from mayor Eberhard van der Laan whether the municipality responded adequately to reports about radicalized youth in the city, Het Parool reports.

jail
Aug 7 '17 15:55

Dutch real estate magnate Frank Zweegers was arrested on the Italian island of Capri on Thursday. During a routine check on a number of luxury yachts, the Italian authorities discovered that there was an European arrest warrant against Zweegers, who is wanted in Belgium for bribing a highly placed police officer, the Volkskrant reports.

Joey Hoffmann
Aug 7 '17 15:15

The Turkish police will soon launch a new search for missing from Haaksbergen, police chief and investigation leader Zafer Senocak said on Monday. "Do not think we're giving up, the investigation continues with full force", he said, according to AD.

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