Birdwatchers may do a bit of crossing out on their sightings list in the coming years, as a new technology has been developed that chases nuisance birds from airports and fields. Robot falcons and eagles - or Robobirds - which can be manually controlled, can offer new solutions to the excessive nuisance and danger that wild birds pose to the industrial landscape, De Volkskrant reports.
Despite reports from the Central Bureau of Statistics and the Netherlands Association of Estate Agents that the housing market is recovering, around 21,000 of the more than 63,000 homes put up for sale in The Netherlands, are often sold in the first half year at a stiff loss, De Telegraaf reports.
The Rabobank says that fitness centers in The Netherlands are looking at losses now that the consumer is more hesitant to spend money on luxury items. After years of explosive growth, half of the roughly 1,650 fitness centers in The Netherlands are in trouble, de Volkskrant reports.
River dikes in The Netherlands do not pose an acute danger, but have been calculated to be less safe than previously thought. These problems can be solved with relatively simple measure, however.
The Coen Tunnel in Amsterdam was closed for at least three hours on Monday night due to technical issues. It was only opened again after four o'clock once the problem was solved, a spokesperson for the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment (Rijkswaterstaat) announces.
The Motorcycle Club Bandidos have announced on their website that they now also have a chapter in Alkmaar. This is their second chapter in The Netherlands.
The providers are coping well with the extra demand for phone services around the crowning. No major problems occurred so far.
It is very easy to commit fraud with taxes, the government and the tax authorities have been aware of the problems for years. Member of political party CDA Pieter Omtzigt said this on Twitter.
Directors and supervisors in the education sector will be jointly and severally liable when they are negligent in the performance of their duties. This includes not only financial management but also educational failure. The Minister and Secretary of Education said this in an interview with NRC.
Customers are unable to pay for their groceries, have thousands of euros more or less in their bank accounts than yesterday and can not to log into Internet banking because of extreme technical failures at the ING bank on Wednesday.
The twelve Dutch provinces are upset about the plans to merge them into five ‘country parts’. The government wants to combine the provinces to make sure they can also fulfill their administrative tasks in the future.