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Sweden's Vattenfall wins Dutch 700 MW offshore wind tender

SCHIEDAM (Reuters) - Swedish utility Vattenfall has won the right to build a 700 megawatt (MW) subsidy-free wind farm in the Dutch part of the North Sea, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs said on Monday. The Netherlands' government is among the first to offer a so-called zero subsidy tender for

CNBC - 2018-03-19 18:26:22

Police: 4 Dead in Road Accident in Southern Netherlands

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Dutch police say four people have been killed in a collision between a minibus and a truck in the southern town of Helmond. Police in the East Branbant region say in a tweet that four people travelling in the minibus were killed in the accident Monday in the town 125 kilomet

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-03-19 16:48:11

Solar Park Veendam - From polluted land to a sustainable energy development

HANGZHOU, China, March 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Astronergy / Chint Solar officially inaugurates a new 15.5 MW solar park in the municipality of Veendam, Province of Groningen, Netherlands. The project, which was the largest solar PV project connected in 2017 in the Netherlands, was acquired end of 2

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2018-03-19 13:00:00

CGI releases 2018 Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Product Survey to help manufacturers drive digital supply chain excellence

In its 18th year, the annual survey serves as the reference guide for manufacturers seeking the best MES solutions to support their digital needs ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, March 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - CGI (GIB) (GIB-A.TO) has released the results of its 2018 Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Prod

CNBC - 2018-03-19 11:30:00

Lincolnshire breaking news: Latest updates

The Prince of Wales, will start his visit at Louth Livestock Market, which was saved from closure last year. There he will launch the Farm Resilience Programme in which 20 farms across the county will receive help with workshops and one-to-one advice. HRH will then head on over to Freshtime UK in B

BBC - 2018-03-19 08:18:21

England manager Gareth Southgate defends decision to pick Jake Livermore

England boss Gareth Southgate defended his selection of Jake Livermore and insisted loyalty deserved to be rewarded. West Brom midfielder Livermore is in the squad for this month's friendlies in the Netherlands and at home to Italy despite struggling with the Baggies, the Premier League's bottom sid

THE INDEPENDENT - 2018-03-18 12:04:13

A woman’s final Facebook message before euthanasia: ‘I’m ready for my trip now...’

At the 'Levenseindekliniek', End of Life Clinic, at The Hague. The clinic is a 'last resort' for those who have been refused euthanasia elsewhere. Photograph: Judith Jockel for the Guardian At 2pm on 26 January, Aurelia Brouwers lay down on her bed to die. Clutching a toy pink dinosaur and listeni


Gardens: the joy of daffodils

Narcissus 'Tamara' at Johnny Walkers' nursery in Lincolnshire. Photograph: Sophia Evans for the Guardian The daffodil is such an optimistic flower. As it breaks through the late winter gloom, our thoughts turn to the warmer, longer days to come. No one knows more about them than Johnny Walkers, wh


15 Popular Travel Destinations You Should Avoid In The Summer

Summer is undoubtedly a popular time for Americans to travel. With kids out of school and office environments a little more relaxed, it seems only natural to use your vacation days and get out of town. But the big question is: Where should you go? Obviously, the possibilities are endless, but there


Canadian Apartment REIT: Excellent Track Record Of Growth But Expensive Valuation

Canadian Apartment REIT owns and operates a portfolio of residential properties in major urban centers in Canada and the Netherlands. The company has a higher percentage of luxury and mid-tier residential properties in its portfolio. Canadian Apartment REIT has consistently delivered growth in its n


Airbnb host claims guest caused nearly $20,000 in damage

An Airbnb host whose home suffered nearly $20,000 worth of damage in early February, is finally hearing back from the company. The New York Daily News reports, Chelsea McGovern rented her San Antonio Texas home out to a college student who threw a massive party, leaving windows broken, glass shatte


Netherlands stocks higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.60%

Reuters. Netherlands stocks higher at close of trade; AEX up 0.60% Investing.com - Netherlands stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Healthcare, Telecoms and Oil & Gas sectors led shares higher. At the close in Amsterdam, the AEX gained 0.60%. The best performers of the sess


Koeman names 5 newcomers in his first Netherlands squad

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - New coach Ronald Koeman has named five uncapped players in the Netherlands squad for his first international in charge, signaling that he is going to shake up a team that failed to qualify for two consecutive major tournaments. The newcomers named Friday in Koeman's 25-


Eggs factor: chickens are the stars in new book of portraits – in pictures

Moreno Monti and Matteo Tranchellini have worked together for the past 20 years and had the idea to create a a collection of chicken portraits after meeting a grey cocincina called Jessica. They began a Kickstarter campaign to create CHICken, a fine art photographic book, and reached their funding t


Brexit to blame? Not in the case of Unilever

Nothing to do with Brexit? Actually, one shouldn't be too sceptical about chief executive Paul Polman's "categorical" denial that Brexit shaped Unilever's choice of Rotterdam over London. Leaving the EU plainly didn't help the UK's pitch, but one suspects the Netherlands got the nod for two unrelate


Dutch move to tackle 'stigma' facing business that does good

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dutch entrepreneur Jack Stuifbergen hires disabled and illiterate people who struggle to find work because he wants his cleaning company to have a positive social impact. But many people think he does it to earn government subsidies, as businesses with a social


Ben & Jerry's maker ditches London HQ for sole Dutch base

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods multinational whose vast stable of brands includes Dove, Knorr and Ben & Jerry's, has opted to have its sole headquarters in the Netherlands rather than Britain, ending a dual structure that goes back nearly 90 years. The company


Unilever picks Rotterdam over London for its HQ but insists it's not about Brexit

Goodbye then Unilever. The Anglo Dutch consumer products giant, with headquarters in both nations, has settled on The Netherlands for its home base going forward, despite the British Government's frantic efforts to keep it. At this point regular readers might expect me to immediately cry "Brexit".


Unilever drops London for post-Brexit Dutch HQ

Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever on Thursday chose The Netherlands over London to host its headquarters, dealing a blow to Britain's efforts to keep multinational companies onside following Brexit. Unilever, whose famous brands include yeast extract Marmite, PG Tips tea and Persil washing powder,


Indian hockey team to to open Champions Trophy campaign against Pakistan on 23 June

Arch-rivals India and Pakistan will lock horns in a high-profile opening match of the men's Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Breda, Netherlands on 23 June. As per the schedule announced by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Thursday, besides the India-Pakistan tie, there will be two m