Saturday, 18 January 2014 - 04:31
Week in review: January 11-17
The round-up of some of this week's most noteworthy events and news stories features a KLM Boeing 747 damaging cars in St. Maarten, the JSF F-35 aircraft proves capable of performing nuclear tasks, HEMA mistaking a diabetes patient for a junkie, NL called out for the best, healthiest, and cheapest food, the IOC regrets selecting Sochi for the 2014 games, and the developments around gas drilling in Groningen. After a safe landing, a Boeing 747 of the KLM still managed to damage 17 vehicles parked along the runway. According to the island's The Daily Herald newspaper, the aircraft took a wrong turn. Healthy Food / Wikipedia Defense minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and foreign affairs minister Frans Timmermans wrote in a letter to Parliament the JSF F-35 aircraft is indeed capable of performing nuclear tasks. Last year a motion of the SP, that the JSF should not perform nuclear tasks, was supported by the majority of the House. A 17-year-old diabetes patient of alien descent was made out to be a junkie and manhandled in the HEMA by security guards, and later by The Hague police, fuelling the discussion of police discrimination against immigrants. Oxfam's "good enough to eat" index ranked the Netherlands at the top of 125 countries as the place to be for the best, healthiest, and cheapest food in the world. In 2007 the International Olympic Committee (IOC) chose Sochi from a total of three choices as venue for the winter games in 2014. If the votes were cast today, many of the 115 voters would have chosen differently. Within the Netherlands there's also a lot of criticism about the party that is scheduled to represent the Netherlands. Rutte comes under fire. Groningen residents are fed up with their concerns not being taken seriously by the Government and the NAM. "Schokkend Groningen" campaigns on different NAM locations. The VVD joined the PvdA in pleading for a reduction of gas extraction. During a visit to Middelstum in Groningen PvdA leader Samsom pleaded for adjusting gas production to safer levels. On Friday minister Kamp announced the government had decided to cut back on gas extraction. Check out NL Times for the rest of the news and stories this week.