Netherlands, Qatar send aid to typhoon victims
Netherlands, Qatar send aid to typhoon victims Helen Flores (The Philippine Star) – December 5, 2020 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The government of the Netherlands has donated 600,000 euros or more than P35 million in disaster relief fund for victims of Typhoons Rolly and Ulysses. Ambassador Saskia de Lang said the grant was channelled through the Netherlands Red Cross. An additional amount of 350,000 euros or P20.4 million has been collected by the Netherlands Red Cross through a public campaign for funds in favor of the Philippines, the Netherlands embassy said. ”We stand with the Philipp...
New night trains across Europe to revive former Trans Europ Express
Anyone who travelled Europe before the 1980s may remember the beloved trains of the Trans Europ Express. Now, after decades of lying dormant while budget airlines flourished, the network is set to be revived by Europe's largest railway companies. With night express trains set to connect cities like Barcelona, Rome and Warsaw, rail companies from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France have announced plans for new cross-border trains from 2021 onwards. The goal is to make travel in Europe more environmentally friendly with easier long-distance routes connecting major cities. In October, the Au...
Captain Comics: What to watch after cutting the cord
Recently I cut the cable cord. And the universe rewarded me for it. Well, that’s my interpretation for the coincidence that every genre show I intend to watch in December is available on a streaming service, as opposed to network or cable. I won’t miss a beat for at least a month, and save money, too. Here’s the lineup: THE EXPANSE Season 5 premieres Dec. 17 on Amazon Prime. Sadly, this is the penultimate season. Sad, because “The Expanse” is one of the best shows on television. You don’t have to take my word for it. Watch a few episodes, and you’ll be hooked. HIS DARK MATERIALS Season 2 ends ...
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The Week in Women's Football: Exclusive with Peamount Utd manager O'Callaghan; USWNT vs Netherlands; African news
This week Tribal.Football.com talked exclusively to James O'Callaghan, the head coach of Peamount United of Ireland, whose side gave Glasgow City a tremendous battle in the 2020-21 Women's Champions League first qualifying round; Peamount traveled to Scotland and fell after a scoreless 120 minutes on penalty kicks (6-5). We also look at the result and rosters from the high profile friendly between the Netherlands and the United States in Breda and look at news from Africa for the regional COSAFA full and U-17 national team tournaments earlier this month. James O'Callaghan leads Peamount United...
Netherlands Apologizes for Transgender Sterilizations
https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/media_2020/07/202007europe_netherlands_flag_parliament.jpgThe Dutch government has apologized to transgender people for previously mandating surgeries, including sterilization, as a prerequisite for legal gender recognition. During a Cabinet meeting this week, government officials also announced plans to compensate people who underwent the operations.This outcome is good news following years of activism demanding the government acknowledge the harm the country’s sterilization law caused trans people in The Netherlands. In 2013, the Council of Europe call...
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'Van Gogh Alive' brings multisensory art experience to the Dali Museum
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Though painter Vincent van Gogh has been gone for more than a century, his work is alive and thriving in a multisensory exhibit now showing at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg through April 11, 2021.“Van Gogh Alive” presents visitors a nearly 40-minute immersion in the Dutch post-impressionist’s work with more than 3,000 images projected at enormous scale and set to classical music. Though the exhibit doesn’t contain narration, the creative works reveal an artist who was passionate and expressive but deeply troubled.“In his 37 years, he painted abundantly enough to be p...
Dutch cities close shops early during Black Friday over virus fears
A number of cities in the Netherlands moved to close shops early during the annual Black Friday promotional shopping event, citing fears crowds would ignore coronavirus restrictions.Rotterdam's mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb moved on Sunday to close all shops except those selling groceries in the city centre and in shopping malls from 5 pm.Aboutaleb also pulled the emergency brake on Friday because of the crowds and closed shops in the centre early.Other cities in the country followed suit over the weekend, Dutch news agency ANP reported, saying that customers could not maintain social distancing in na...
Penn student who aged out of foster care wins prestigious Rhodes Scholarship
PHILADELPHIA — Mackenzie Fierceton grew up poor, cycling through the rocky child welfare system. She bounced from one foster home to the next. One home, during her junior year of high school, was so “toxic” and crammed with other foster kids that she left for weeks at a time, sleeping each night on a carousel of couches at the homes of various friends, she said.“It was a very challenging and isolating experience,” Fierceton said. “At my school, everyone kind of knew me as like the foster kid who all these bad things had happened to.”She poured herself into her studies.“School was always an out...
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Banksy artwork auctioned for 170,000 euros in the Netherlands
The painting "Bird with Grenade" by the mysterious street artist Banksy went under the hammer in the Netherlands for 170,000 euros (202,500 dollars) on Thursday.The work of art, created in 2002, went to a Dutch collector, the ANP news agency reported on Thursday, citing the auction house Hessink's in Zwolle.The picture comes from the private collection of Jamie Wood, son of the legendary Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood, according to the auction house.According to an image made available by Hessink's, the sprayed picture shows a bird with a hand grenade hanging from its beak.Banksy's identity...
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War hero Scott O’Grady gets Trump’s nod for defense post, squares off with criticsWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has nominated Texan Scott O’Grady, who once campaigned for state Senate, for assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs.Following his nomination, the Dallas resident known for his career as a fighter pilot and war hero quickly came under fire on social media.O’Grady made headlines in 1995, when his F-16 fighter was shot down over Bosnia. He survived in enemy territory for about a week before he was rescued by the U.S. Marines. O’Grady’s story inspired his...
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