October 30, 2009 Leave a Comment
No movies or games for children who are not yet old enough As of today stores, video stores, libraries and cinemas will keep a closer eye on the age limits for movies and games. The information campaign 'Heftige films en games pas op de juiste leeftijd. Te jong? Dan moeten wij nee verkopen' (“Violent films [...]
October 29, 2009 Leave a Comment
Aftrap voor onderzoek Designing the Daily Digital In het onderzoeksproject Designing the Daily Digital gaat het lectoraat Infonomics & New Media van Hogeschool Zuyd samen met een groot aantal partijen nieuwe formats testen in de praktijk en nieuwe verdienmodellen voor kranten, tijdschriften, TV en internetmedia ontwikkelen. (tags: Dutch) Highlights of the European Public Sector Award [...]
October 28, 2009 Leave a Comment
Roy Skan: The English Language, emphasising its debt to Dutch Roy Skan was a Principal Lecturer of languages at Brighton University. The talk will explore the English Language making particular reference to the influence of Dutch over the centuries. Lecture details: The English Language, emphasising its debt to Dutch The history of language and how [...]
October 28, 2009 Leave a Comment
E.U. Plan Could Lead to Lower Cost International Calls The European Commission will urge the 27 European Union countries Wednesday to reserve a uniform slice of broadcast spectrum for a pan-European mobile broadband network, one that could enable flat-rate, international voice and data calling plans. (tags: English) Nederland populair onder Duitse studenten De Universiteit van [...]
October 27, 2009 12 Comments
What does it feel like for non-Limburgers to live in Maastricht? “Limburg is very different from where I come from in the east of the Netherlands,” says Dutch student Jasmijn van der Ploeg.
October 27, 2009 Leave a Comment
Limburg en Zuid-Oost Brabant gaan Brainport gestalte geven De Provincie Limburg is blij met de opdracht van Minister Maria van der Hoeve van Economische Zaken om inhoud te geven aan het plan om een economische regio van wereldformaat te realiseren samen met de regio’s Eindhoven, Luik, Hasselt, Leuven en Aken. (tags: Dutch)
October 26, 2009 Leave a Comment
Eurocommissaris De Gucht naar AINSI De Belgische Eurocommissaris voor ontwikkeling Karel de Gucht komt op 18 november naar Maastricht om deel te nemen aan een debat over Europa, geld en ontwikkeling in AINSI, bij cementfabriek Enci. De voormalige Belgische minister van buitenlandse zaken neemt deel aan de Engelstalige debatreeks Maastricht Debates. Ze is vrij toegankelijk. [...]
October 23, 2009 Leave a Comment
Paul Delvaux: inspired by Ancient Times 'Delvaux and the Ancient World' opens at the Brussels Museum of Fine Arts on October 23 and runs through January 31. This is the first Delvaux exhibition in Belgium in 12 years. (video) (tags: english) Discovering the world we live in at Continium Kerkrade I offered my husband and [...]
United World College Maastricht geopend Na een kleine feestelijkheid voor leerlingen en personeel aan het begin van het schooljaar, werd United World College Maastricht woensdag officieel geopend in aanwezigheid van bestuur, personeel en leerlingen. (tags: Dutch)
Did you miss the 4th edition of Pecha Kucha Night Maastricht on Tuesday, October 20th? No panic, the 12 presentations and photographs of the event are now available online on the Pecha Kucha Maastricht website.
Festival Jong in Maastricht, a cultural festival for children and youth in Maastricht from 24 till 28 October 2009 Programme: Festival Jong
October 21, 2009 Leave a Comment
Trading One InnovationCon for Another – Maastricht Minutiae ife conspired against me Thursday and I ended up missing the Creativity & Innovation Conference at the AINSI building. Lucky me, the other Innovation conference happening in Maastricht this week has a LiveStream feed; allowing me to listen in on the day’s activities. (tags: English)
October 21, 2009 2 Comments
“There is a leadership vacuum to initiate a strategic, creative problem-solving engine designed solely to address the well-documented lack of services, spirit and support for the Maastricht region’s expat community,” writes US expat Susan Schaefer.
October 20, 2009 Leave a Comment
Subsidie voor opknappen Spaans Gouvernement De provincie draagt 1 miljoen euro bij aan de renovatie en nieuwbouw van het Museum aan het Vrijthof, het voormalige Spaans Gouvernement. Daarmee is de financiering van de plannen opnieuw een stap dichterbij gekomen. In totaal kost de restauratie 5,7 miljoen euro. (tags: Dutch)
October 20, 2009 1 Comment
Dutch consumers consider sustainable food products of inferior quality compared to ordinary products. They also consider that food products with health claims should be cheaper than regular food, conclude researchers from the University of Groningen. Supporters often argue that biological products have more taste, are healthier and are produced in an animal-friendly way. But most [...]
October 19, 2009 2 Comments
Even something that would seem as straightforward as taking the bus can be a challenging experience for a newcomer in the Netherlands, Erika Rivera has found out.
October 19, 2009 Leave a Comment
Innovate to inspire: How can we empower the next generation? Innovation is at our fingertips in our homes, schools and offices. But it’s often hard to grasp. EJC’s latest conference in a series on innovation featured passionate presentations and thoughtful responses to a host of next generation questions. (tags: English) The Netherlands: Take a peak [...]
October 16, 2009 Leave a Comment
Everything you never wanted to know about Dutch toilets Expat blogger Tiffany Jarman Jansen exposes the weird world of Dutch toilets, from the pay-to-pee phenomenon to the good (or bad) old inspection shelf. (tags: English) Japanese onomatopoeia in Maastricht In all the years that I’ve lived here, I hadn’t realised that there was so much [...]
October 15, 2009 1 Comment
Sofia Tussis’ first encounter with Maastricht’s cultural hub at Centre Ceramique was a matter of chance, and a musical encounter, too.
October 15, 2009 Leave a Comment
For the second time this year on September 22, Maastricht Debates used a new, interactive format to discuss issues around the global financial system and development challenges. Three short fragments from Erwin Wagenhofer’s documentary “Let’s make money” (2009) were used to trigger the debate between the audience and the evening’s keynote speaker Herman Mulder, former head of Group-Risk Management at ABN Amro and now independent advisor to the United Nations.
October 15, 2009 Leave a Comment
Culture Surprise at the Doctor’s Office « Maastricht Minutiae There is clearly a non-interventionist attitude towards medical care here in the Netherlands, or at least here in Maastricht. (tags: English)
October 14, 2009 Leave a Comment
Source: Pecha Kucha Night Maastricht Related article on Crossroads: Confessions of a culture junkie: Pecha Kucha Maastricht makes the grade, June 2009
October 14, 2009 Leave a Comment
Shakespeare Wrote It? Computer Says Yes The comparisons were made using the software program Pl@giarism, developed by the University of Maastricht to keep its students honest. (tags: English)
October 14, 2009 4 Comments
“Most of the Dutch natives I come across in Limburg don’t know anyone who is proficiently bilingual like myself and the emphasis is always on learning Dutch,” writes Singaporean mother Musliha Ajmain. “A second language is only introduced in school when the students are in Group 7 (±11 years old), as opposed to Singapore, where children learn English right from the very beginning and are taught and encouraged to balance both their mother tongue and English.” Musliha is now facing an even bigger challenge: that of raising her Dutch-Singaporean daughter in three different languages, English, Dutch and Malay.
October 13, 2009 Leave a Comment
Website Limburg Talentrijke Regio gelanceerd Op maandag 12 oktober heeft gedeputeerde onderwijs en arbeidsmarkt Odile Wolfs de website LimburgTalentrijkeRegio.nl gelanceerd. (tags: Dutch)
Announcement from RICE-cie (Reciprocal Intellectual Culture Exchange): Inspired by Diwali – the Indian festival of Lights, we (the RICE-cie) are celebrating ‘Maastricht Enlightened’ on October 17. We will set 1.000 lights to float on the Maas. For only 1 euro you can buy such a candle to attach your wish to it through our website [...]
EYEWITNESS The story behind the photos A guided tour of the World Press Photo exhibition 2009 From November 6 until November 29, 2009 the World Press Photo exhibit can be seen at Centre Céramique, Maastricht. This travelling exhibition, unique in its kind, is the result of the annually held worldwide competition for press photography, which [...]
Unlike many expatriates who ‘end up’ in Maastricht, the American/Polish artist duo Barbara Greenberg and Pawel Kromholz are very intentional transplants. The Art Makers as they call themselves produce paintings, drawings, sculptures, bronze furniture, lamps, and hardware – work that is sent all over the world. A portrait by Susan Schaefer for Crossroads.
The Expatriate Archive Centre: a second home for expats The Expatriate Archive Centre in The Hague has been collecting expat experiences from all over the world since 2006. In the last 18 months the collection has almost doubled. (tags: English) Brussels embraces its expats as the 'new bourgeoisie' For the past fifty years the 'Europeans' [...]
On Monday, 12th of October, the week starts on a different tone in Maastricht. At 9 o’clock in the evening, Jorge Boehringer, electro-acoustic musician, composer, sound designer, and installation artist from United States, also known as The Core of the Coleman, will change our perception about sounds, in the first ExperimentA event, hosted this time [...]