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2 days ago
The inner city of Eindhoven is now classified as "risk area", giving police more authority. According to the police, it is too busy on the 18 Septemberplein in Eindhoven, and people have been called to leave the square.
A riot police unit guided people away from the square. A watercanon has been used to disperse the crowd, according to various sources. The demonstration is illegal because the municipality had not issued a permit ...
4 days ago
Does one of your 2021 resolutions include buying a house in The Netherlands? Are you feeling unsure about all the procedures in doing so? Or are you already in the process of looking for a house?
We've got you covered!
Next Tuesday on January 26,2020, Radio 4 Brainport will be hosting another (live) podcast with Roy Scheurs from Expat Mortgages.
Some of the questions we'll be asking:
1. Status of current housing market
2. Is 2021 a good year to buy a house?
3. Why buy instead of rent?
4. What are the steps needed to buy a house?
5. How do you make an offer once you've found a house you like? Do you have to overbid? How much?
Leave your questions down on the comment section and we'll ask them for you!
See you there! ...
6 days ago
Does a Curfew Help? According to the Outbreak Mngt Team OMT, a Dutch curfew can reduce the R number by 8 to 13 percent. In the Netherlands, the most recent R-number, which dates from January 1, is 0.98.
Now here is what is missed in most media coverage:
Most news media then explain this as a hundred people infect 98 others. But that is only part of the story, because these 98 "others" further infect many others again. The latter is mostly omitted. With a little math, one can show that, with R =0.98, 100 infected people eventually infect 5,000 others.
Reducing the R by about 10%, seems like little effect, may not to have a curfew in place: One hundred people then still infect not 98 but 88 others. Big deal? But if you calculate how many people will subsequentially be infected, then the it does make a tremendous difference. It drops from 5,000 to 800.
If you are interested in not so unimportant details, stay tuned to our DAB and AM programs ...
1 week ago