On July 10, New York City and Amsterdam proclaimed a City-to-City partnership to promote and boost travel of both cities.
During the exciting finale of stage 16, Alberto Contador fell during the descent almost causing Chris Froome to fall too.
Stage 16 from Vaison-La-Romaine to Gap started immediately with attacks. No attacks from the contenders of the general classifications but from riders who desperately want to earn some money. The first break out was of a group of 20 riders where later on 11 more cyclists joined. This group didn’t make it and was caught after just 29km.
Kidnapped victims Dutch journalist Judith Spiegel and her partner, Boudewijn Berendsen, have asked their government and the entire country to assist and free from their ordeal.
The paintings that were stolen last year from the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, are all burned. That said the research team of Justice in Romania on Tuesday.
Last year more incidents related to drugs were recorded, according to figures, published by the Trimbos Institute on Tuesday. Trimbos also points out, that a more active registration can explain part of the increase.
The use of ecstasy (xtc) leads most often to problems. When during major events, problems with drugs were reported, it was 61 percent about the use of ecstasy. In 2009 this was 39 percent. Also at the emergency rooms of hospitals, (from 3 to 11 percent), or at police doctors the proportion of people who came in trouble by xtc increased.
On Tuesday, Dutch engineering company Grontmij announced that it has decided to sell its French monitoring & testing business for €67 million.
Retail turnover in May decreased to 0.6 percent from the same period last year. Retail volume was reduced by 3.0 percent while retail costs increased by 2.5 percent.
Deputy Chief of general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Hou Shusen led his delegation to visit the Netherlands and Romania.
On July 13, Hou Shusen, deputy chief of general staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and his six-member military delegation left Beijing, China for an official trip to the country and Romania. He was formally invited by the Dutch and Romanian military.
Hou Shusen’s group of associates included Deputy Commander of the Lanzhou Military Area Command (MAC) of the PLA Peng Bo.
Netherlands-based IT solutions company and data center operator Venema Advies announced that it will be constructing the first carrier-neutral data center in Nigeria.
According to CBS - Statistics Netherlands, unemployment rate of highly-educated young men aged 25 to 35-year-old has risen notably after 2009.
The Netherlands has proposed to assist the development of a trial vehicle designed and produced by workers of Suame Magazine in Kumasi, the Daily Graphic reports.
Corporate financing firm W. P. Carey Inc. has obtained the new European Innovation Center of Royal FrieslandCampina in the Netherlands for €31 million.
Dutch broadcaster AvroTros told esctoday.com that the Netherlands will take part at the approaching 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Denmark.
The riders had a well deserved rest on Monday but they don’t think about resigning to the overwhelming power of Christopher Froome.
Alberto Contador admits that Froome is in good shape and that it will be difficult to beat him on the climbs. The cunning Spaniard however, thinks that there are always tactical possibilities and he is still in the race for the first spot. “Position number two as well as position number ten don’t count, I go for number one.”
People need to think independently and then make a personal and conscientious consideration about vaccination. That said SGP leader Kees van der Staaij on Monday in the TV program Knevel and Van den Brink. About 60 percent of his followers are vaccinated, he estimated.
Van der Staaij is against forced vaccination. That gives unpleasant situations, he fears, and it works counterproductive. Moreover, 'it enters too deeply into the personal life’, says van der Staaij.
Because of the crisis, future parents decide to delay getting children. There were approximately 172,000 children born in the Netherlands between June 2012 and May 2013, which are 6,400 less than in the previous year, reports the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) on Monday.