Saturday, 11 January 2014 - 04:31
Week in review: January 4-10
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features coffee shops suing Amsterdam, Fokker starting layoffs next month, the "Mars One" reality show, HEMA expanding to Spain and UK, a malware infection through Yahoo!, and a brazen street shooting in Amsterdam leaving one dead on the scene, in turn causing the Amsterdam Nieuw West district to work on initiatives to prevent kids from becoming "killing machines." Thirteen Amsterdam coffee shops have joined forces in a lawsuit against the City. Coffee shops within 250 meters of schools were supposed to remain closed during weekday business hours, as part of a broader plan to reduce the number of coffee shops in Amsterdam. A Fokker 70 owned by KLM flies over Bristol, England, Aug. 2005 (Adrian Pingstone/Wikimedia) Aircraft maintenance company Fokker Services sees its business shrinking and is headed for layoffs. Formerly know as Stork NV, the company took over Fokker's repair unit and the name. Life in space is about to become a reality with a reality show that will enable viewers to help pick 40 candidates for a permanent human settlement on Mars. HEMA is expanding to Spain and the U.K., where the first locations are scheduled to open in the first half of 2014. Yahoo!'s advertising network has been attacked by malicious malware, infecting unsuspecting users by the thousands. Two Dutch security firms discovered the threat. A brazen assassination in Amsterdam left one dead on the scene. The victim was reportedly carrying his 1,5-year-old son when he was shot multiple times. Amsterdam Nieuw-West President, Achmed Baâdoud, is working with the council there on initiatives to prevent kids from becoming “killing machines,” after hearing the shocking news of an assassination of a father in front of his two children. Check out NL Times for the rest of the news and stories this week.