National housing obligation for poultry farmers because of swans with bird flu | NOW

All commercial poultry farmers in the Netherlands are obliged to house from Friday 0.00 am. Minister Carola Schouten (Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality) took this decision after six dead swans were found near Kockengen in Utrecht. Two of the six were found to have had bird flu. According to the minister, the obligation to keep […]

KfW study: SMEs are cutting many jobs

Medium-sized businesses in Germany have to reckon with significantly lower sales due to the Corona crisis. Every sixth company therefore cuts jobs. According to a KfW study, 1.1 million jobs could be lost. As a result of the Corona crisis, medium-sized companies in Germany are cutting numerous jobs. According to a study by the state […]

Violence in New York: “Something’s Going Wrong Out There”

The number of acts of violence in New York has risen sharply since the beginning of the corona pandemic. Even toddlers are victims of shootings in broad daylight. Mayor de Blasio is at a loss. By Antje Passenheim, ARD-Studio New York “Go to hell!” Samantha Gardner has only this message to the murderers of her […]

More than 10 percent of hospital beds occupied by corona patients | NOW

More than 10 percent of hospital beds in the Netherlands are currently occupied by corona patients, says chairman Ernst Kuipers of the National Acute Care Network (LNAZ) Thursday afternoon. In intensive care (ic), almost half of the available beds are occupied by COVID-19 patients. In total, more than two thousand people infected with the corona […]

Police catches Tilburger dealing drugs with toddler in the backseat | NOW

On Tuesday, the police caught a 26-year-old Tilburger dealing drugs while his one-year-old child was still in the back seat. The man has been arrested, it is reported on Wednesday. Surveillance officers saw the man selling drugs to a 46-year-old Tilburger. Presumably it concerns a number of bags of cocaine. The child’s father turned out […]

Opulence for stargazers: thirty shooting stars every hour this night | NOW

Stargazers do well to look up in the night from Wednesday to Thursday: the meteor shower Orionids is then at its peak, so that in the early morning hours, about 30 shooting stars per hour can be spotted. Most of the Netherlands should set the alarm at 5 a.m., meteorologists from Weerplaza say in conversation […]

Top Tax and Customs Administration ignored warning about benefits affair in 2017 | NOW

Three years ago, the top of the tax authorities and the Ministry of Finance ignored a memo by an official who warned of the “inadmissible course” surrounding the childcare allowance, according to a Tuesday. brief from State Secretary Alexandra van Huffelen (Finance) to the Lower House. It is estimated that the tax authorities have wrongly […]

Court: The arrest of the agent by a colleague was lawful | NOW

The court in Zwolle on Tuesday acquitted an officer of the unlawful arrest in 2016 of a fellow officer at a police station in Enschede. The applied violence was also not disproportionate and therefore there was no mistreatment. At the time, the Public Prosecution Service (OM) ruled that there were criminal offenses, but returned to […]