Netherlands Women hammer Belgium

Netherlands Women hammer Belgium

Netherlands Women booked their first victory of the year with a 6-1 victory over Belgium. Netherlands were the strongest side from the start with Lieke Martens hitting the bar early on before Vivianne Miedema made it 1-0 in the 33rd minute. Miedema also hit the bar and Netherlands had to wait until the 54th minute to make it 2-0 through Jill Roord. Marie Minnaert pulled one back for Belgium, but that proved to just be a consolation as Stefanie van der Gragt quickly made it 3-1 with a header. Martens…

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Students flee police raid on 100 person party in Ghent

Students flee police raid on 100 person party in Ghent

Around 100 students fled from the police in Ghent after gathering on the Sint-Pietersplein in the city’s student neighbourhood on Wednesday evening, violating Belgium’s current coronavirus fighting measures. It is unclear whether it was an organised party, however there was music playing and people were dancing upon the arrival of the police, who said the large number of people present made them think it wasn’t spontaneous. “We first received a report about this incident around 6:15 PM and arrived at the square maybe ten minutes later,” spokesperson for the Ghent…

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Domino’s and Deliveroo announce Belgian expansion plans

Domino’s and Deliveroo announce Belgian expansion plans

As Belgium’s restaurants continue in lockdown with hardly a prospect of revival in sight, two of the major companies involved in takeaway food have announced major expansion plans. From today, Takeaway courier service Deliveroo will operate in three new markets: Aalst and Sint-Niklaas in East Flanders and Tournai in Hainaut province. And that is just the beginning. At the same time, the company has announced plans to add 15 more towns and cities to its coverage this year. Deliveroo does not provide food of its own, but it does offer…

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Marc Van Ranst theory explained: the pandemic as a market stunt

Marc Van Ranst theory explained: the pandemic as a market stunt

A much-discussed video of a lecture given by prominent Belgian virologist Marc Van Ranst, in which he details his experiences as the country’s flu commissioner in 2009, has found itself at the heart of a conspiracy theory. Excerpts of the video shared online – making it seem as if Van Ranst is explaining how to use a pandemic for personal gain – have sparked accusations that he is supposedly manipulating the public. For some time now, parts of the video taken out of context, showing Van Ranst giving a lecture…

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