Monday 08 August 2022

Dutchman found guilty in Amanda Todd sextortion case

Dutchman found guilty in Amanda Todd sextortion case

Dutch national Aydin Coban has been found guilty of extortion and criminal harassment in the case of Canadian school girl Amanda Todd, who killed herself after being blackmailed by him over a nude photo. Coban was extradited to Canada in December 2000 to face the charges after a lengthy legal battle. Amanda Todd killed herself in October 2012 shortly after posting a video online in which she used flash cards to describe how she sank into depression after being exploited.... More >



Radical farmers pledge hardest action ever

Radical farmers have promised to escalate their protests against the government’s nitrogen pollution plans, with Mark van den Oever from the Farmers Defence Force promising ‘the hardest action ever’. ‘If I taste the mood, I think you can prepare yourself for the hardest actions that FDF has ever taken part in,’ Van den Oever said. ‘We’re definitely going to escalate. We always come up with something special.’ Van den Oever’s comments came after farmers had met ministers for talks following... More >


Thousands celebrate Pride Amsterdam

The 25th edition of the Pride Amsterdam boat parade took place in the Dutch capital on Saturday afternoon, with hundreds of thousands of people flocking to watch the procession. In total, 80 boats took part in the official parade, which started in the eastern docklands area at midday and followed a route around the city centre, ending in the Westerdok in the late afternoon. So many people turned up to view the spectacular that at one point the police urged... More >




Cricket: Dutch rue missed chances

Brief scores: Netherlands 147-4 (De Leede 53*, Bracewell 2-20) lost to New Zealand 149-2 in 14 overs (Santner 77*, Mitchell 51*, De Leede 1-13) by 8 wickets New Zealand backed up their opening win on Thursday to seal the series 2-0 in emphatic fashion as they chased down 148 with six overs and eight wickets to spare. If it was with the ball they shone in the first T20I, it was an aggressive display with the bat to finish their... More >








Ahold Delhaize puts Bol IPO on ice

Supermarket giant Ahold Delhaize has put plans for an IPO for its online retail arm Bol.com on ice because of the prevailing market conditions, the Financieele Dagblad said on Friday, quoting unnamed sources. The decision follows sliding share prices among its competitors, which grew enormously during the coronavirus pandemic but have now seen sales decline, the FD said. Bol.com sales were down 7% in the first quarter of this year. The paper also said analysts had expressed doubts about the... More >



Sun shines on Amsterdam Pride boat parade

The 25th edition of the Pride Amsterdam boat parade takes place in the Dutch capital on Saturday afternoon, with tens of thousands of people expected to come and join in the celebrations. In total, 80 boats are taking part in the official parade, which starts in the eastern docklands area at midday and follows a route around the city centre, ending in the Westerdok in the late afternoon. The parade was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 because of the coronavirus... More >








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