Rotterdam

Aug 12 '13 12:15

InlandLinks network currently covers the whole port of Rotterdam following the registration of Rotterdam Container Terminal (RCT) on the Maasvlakte and Combi Terminal Twente Rotterdam (CTT) in Pernis, according to Dredging Today.

Aug 12 '13 09:41

PSV Eindhoven takes the lead in the Dutch league standings after a 5-0 win against NEC Nijmegen while Ajax was defeated (3-2) by AZ Alkmaar on Sunday.

Aug 12 '13 04:53

The Asian elephant that was born on Saturday in the Rotterdam zoo ‘Diergaarde Blijdorp’, is a female. It is the second Asian elephant born in the Netherlands this year. In July, a male was  born in Emmen Zoo.

Aug 12 '13 04:48

Romanians are ashamed of the Kunsthal Art Heist. “Our country is disgraced in the world by culture barbarians.” And: “This will have implications for the accession of Romania to the Schengen countries.” With this Romanian media headlines characterize the effects of the robbery of seven masterpieces from museum the Kunsthal in Rotterdam in October of last year.

On Tuesday the perpetrators of the 'art heist of the century' will show up for the first time in court in the Romanian capital Bucharest. One of the six suspects is still on the run.

Aug 9 '13 09:11

The Dutch Boxing Association will be hosting another EUBC event in Rotterdam, the European Championship Boxing for Youth 2013 from August 11 to August 18.

The tournament will begin on Monday, August 12.

The weight categories include the 49 kilogrammes, 52 kilogrammes, 56 kilogrammes, 60 kilogrammes, 64 kilogrammes, 69 kilogrammes, 75 kilogrammes, 81 kilogrammes, 91 kilogrammes, and the 91+ kilogrammes.

The semifinals will be held on August 16 and the finals and the awarding ceremony on August 17. The Opening Ceremony will take place on Monday.

Aug 9 '13 09:08

Large cities are hunting at fathers of unrecognized children. Among other cities, the cities of Rotterdam and Amsterdam put pressure on welfare mothers to mention the name of the father of their child, so that the municipality can collect a financial contribution from the biological father.

Zwolle and Maastricht are also experimenting with this approach. If the father helps paying for their children, less money is needed from the municipalities. "But the most important to us is that fathers take responsibility for their child," said a spokesman of the city of Rotterdam.

Aug 8 '13 18:45

More than two billion people worldwide celebrate Eid al-Fitr today, the Sugar Feast marking the conclusion of Ramadan. Six percent of the Dutch population is believed to be Muslim, totaling about 950,000 people, with most living in the Randstad.

Aug 6 '13 08:52

On August 5, Vodafone Netherlands launched its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, and The Hague.

Aug 3 '13 05:58

The round up of some of this week's most noteworthy events and news stories features a video of a mysterious orb hovering on a Dutch lake, an extortion story on home grown marijuana, a transfer of a U.S.-based test jet to the Netherlands Ministry of Defense, a launching of a new Free West Papua Campaign office, the death of a famous Dutch Jazz artist, and a local zoo’s growing concern over their baboons’ mysterious behavior.

Aug 2 '13 08:28

On Thursday, Thai authorities from the Office of the Narcotics Control Board were able to seize 12 tons of precursor material for Ecstasy pills in Bangkok, ready to be sold in the Netherlands.

Aug 1 '13 04:45

In the Rotterdam Zoo, Diergaarde Blijdorp, is a real baby boom going on. That said director Marc Damen Wednesday. While heavily pregnant elephant Trong Nhi can give birth any time,  the zoo is celebrating already the births of bull head sharks, fishing cats and Prince Alfred Deer.

In recent months Blijdorp experienced already the birth of many other species, like a rhinoceros, a zebra and three sea lions.

Jul 23 '13 03:32

Three of the seven famous paintings, which were stolen from the Kunsthal in Rotterdam, were burned, says the leader of the Romanian researchers, Gheorghe Niculescu, who investigated  the whereabouts of the art works. “We have found convincing evidence that three paintings were destroyed by fire,” Niculescu said on Monday about the police investigation.

Jul 22 '13 11:13

New electric buses from a Chinese manufacturer will roll onto Schiphol tarmac in about a year.

Jul 18 '13 07:48

On Tuesday, the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party in the Netherlands gathered with Muslims to break the fast together.

Jul 17 '13 02:46

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.

Jul 11 '13 07:07

Based on the recent number of building projects in the country, hotel capacity will soon potentially add 10,000 rooms.

Jul 11 '13 03:15

The construction of a new stadium for Feyenoord in Rotterdam, seems not going to happen. Leefbaar Rotterdam, the largest opposition party in the city council that a decisive say in this matter, is against the plans.

The 14 members of Leefbaar Rotterdam in the council will vote on Thursday unanimously against the construction. Ronald Schneider, leader of the group in the council, announced that on Wednesday night in the television show Toggle & Van den Brink,  after the group there spoke earlier that evening about the subject.

Too much risk

Jul 9 '13 07:15

Flemish Prime Minister Kris Peeters and his Dutch partner Mark Rutte have initiated a trade mission in Houston.

Jul 1 '13 05:13

The police has arrested four suspects of a burglary on Sunday in Amsterdam.The four men were suspects for a burglary that took place earlier on Sunday evening in Rotterdam. The arrest was not an easy job for the police, who had to do a wild chase on the A20, A4, A12 and A2.

Around half past eight the police received a telephone tip that four suspiciously behaving men moved around a house in Hoogvliet. When officers arrived on the spot, the four went off in a car at high speed.

Jun 24 '13 04:08

Four Romanians who pretended to be police officers, have been arrested on Sunday in Rotterdam. The police reported that three of them tried to rob a 53-year-old Taiwanese by pressing him a corner while they yelled 'police' and showing him something that looked like a police badge.

Jun 19 '13 09:22

A mass street fight in Rotterdam-Zuid on Tuesday, ended in a stabbing in which two people got wounded. One person has been arrested. That announced the police.

The location of the fight was the Paul Kruger Street. An estimated 15 to 20 people have been fighting with each other. There were also knives drawn. Two people ended up with stabbing wounds. A man was stabbed in the side, another in an arm. Both were treated in a hospital.

The police has no idea what caused the fight.

Jun 17 '13 06:47

Cities like New York, London and Bangkok are anticipating and preparing for the disastrous effects of global warming. Like these cities, Rotterdam is planning for the best defense against its worst enemy, flooding.

Jun 8 '13 11:36

A 90 year-old man saved a teenager from drowning in Maas River in the city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

May 22 '13 08:31

The construction of the second Maasvlakte in Rotterdam has cost 150 million euro less than budgeted. On top of that, was the reserved amount of 200 million, for unforseen costs, not used. 

This was made public by the Rotterdam Harbor Authorities, during the official opening on Wednesday.

The reduction of the planned costs are due to a cheaper seawall. The chosen type of dike consists of a layer of pebbles and boulders instead of a thick layer of basalt, stone and asphalt. By making this choice they not only saved on construction costs but also maintenance will be cheaper.

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