Saturday 28 May 2022

Online gambling companies are 'failing problematic players'

Online gambling companies are 'failing problematic players'

Legal online gambling websites are doing little to protect problematic gamblers and are not taking action to prevent people from becoming addicted as required to do so by law, according to research by television current affairs show Pointer. The government licenced 10 online gambling companies last October with the aim of attracting compulsive gamblers away from websites which are illegal in the Netherlands. Their number has since risen to 18 and is set to increase to 25 shortly. However, Pointer... More >

Border police find more fake passports

Dutch border police stopped 1,465 people with false travel documents at the borders last year, up 9.5% on 2020 but virtually the same as in earlier years. ‘We had expected the total would go down because of the impact of coronavirus on travel, but in fact se saw a considerable increase,’ spokesman Robert van Kapel told NOS radio. ‘That was partly because migration routes opened up again and human traffickers sent people off with forged papers.’ Most of the fake... More >

Philips slammed over sleep apnea recall

Medical technology group Philips has shown ‘substantial and structural’ shortcomings in its recall campaign for faulty sleep apnea technology, Dutch health service inspectors have told television current affairs show Nieuwsuur. In particular, patients, doctors and others involved in the treatment of sleep apnea should have been better informed about the recall and the health risks posed by using the apparatus, the inspectors say. In March this year, the FDA in America criticized the ‘inadequate’ provision of information and said most... More >

Schiphol takes steps to end queues

Schiphol airport has published a four-point plan to reduce pressure on staff and passengers in the coming weeks, following days of long queues and angry scenes. The plan involves employing as many security officials as possible, improving pay throughout the airport, and streamlining passenger movements through the terminal by, for example, reducing the amount of hand baggage. The airport authority has also said that airlines which do not use take off and landing slots will not lose them for the... More >

Dutchman stabbed to death in Spanish bar

A 50-year-old Dutch national who lives in Benidorm has been stabbed to death by another Dutchman during a fight at a bar in the Spanish resort of Torremolinos. The 57-year-old suspect has been arrested. He had waited for his victim outside the café after the dispute, in which the dead man accused the suspect of harassing his wife, according to local media reports. The incident took place after the final of the Conference League between Feyenoord and AS Roma, which... More >

June to start off cool, with some sun

While the temperature in the coming days will be no higher than 15 or 16 Celsius, warmer weather will return towards the end of next week, weather bureau KNMI said on Friday. The lower temperatures this weekend are due to northwesterly winds and there may also be some showers, the KNMI said in its weekly forecast. Towards next weekend, the temperatures will rise again into the low 20s, but the chance of rain will also increase to around 60%. In... More >

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