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Khloé Kardashian Odom Hits Amsterdam, Shows Off Lighter Locks

"The only way to tell people that Black Pete is a racist caricature is to educate them about it," Roelof-Jan Minneboo, one of the organisers, told AFP, adding that there were demonstrations being staged at various spots in the city. At its famous Dam Square, around 75 demonstrators, many wearing anti-Black Pete T-shirts, turned their backs in silent protest as Saint Nick and his helpers passed by. The invention of a Dutch school teacher, Black Pete has since 1850 been loyally at the side of Saint Nicholas, the Dutch version of Santa Claus or Father Christmas. Saint Nicholas and his helpers traditionally "arrive" with a gift-filled boat from Spain on the third weekend of November. Three weeks later, on December 5, the Dutch give each other gifts said to have been distributed by Saint Nicholas -- a Turkish bishop wearing a long red gown and mitre -- and Black Pete. Dressed in a gaudy medieval costume, with a blackened face, red lips and an afro wig, Pete is seen by many ordinary Dutch as a harmless prankster cheering up a children's festival.
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No big surprise there, I guess. Not only is he a Times stalwart who knows whats fit to print and what isnt; by books end its clear that hes won a prime spot on the lap of the Dutch elite that hes not about to risk losing. His acknowledgments pages are a glittering catalogue of that elite, up to and including their Royal Highnesses Willem-Alexander and Maxima, whom he thanks for the courtesies they have extended me at various points over the past eight years. Ugh. Willem-Alexander, of course, is the recently crowned king of the Netherlands the man who, back in 2007, publicly (and quite improperly) chided Geert Wilders, an elected Member of Parliament, by saying: Speech is silver, silence is golden. Jerk. Oh, well. There are two basic choices for a writer in Shortos position: you can be a truth-teller, or you can be a courtier. Hes made his choice and, it appears, is reaping the rewards.
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Now, 180 Amsterdam looks toward the future with their For The Players international PS4 campaign targeting the Christmas gift market. The integrated campaign runs inEurope, Australia, New Zealand, India, South Africa and the Middle East, comprising teasers, events and an interactive social media experienceThe Players Monument ( playstation.com/4theplayers )where people can declare themselves players, adding themselves to a digital interactive monument, and becoming part of the PS4 community. Make no mistake, this is ahuge campaign, one of the most anticipated of the year. The sentiment behind the campaign is that the design of Sonys next-gen system centers around the http://www.savingsdaily.com/post/this-isnt-a-short-cut-for-good-rankings-but-a-longer-term-more-stable-way-of-driving-traffic-to-your-site- player. Unlike recent Xbox One spots , which emphasize the systems capabilities as an entertainment system with multiple uses, Sony is very clearly positioning PS4 as agaming system. While Microsoft attempts to scoop up the casual attach this to your TV for a high-quality Netflix/Blu-ray player that you can play games with as well market, Sony is going for the gamers. The spot features a first person perspective through an immersive world where multiple gaming worlds have been set free.
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The last case is setin Slotervaart. the morning of Saturday November 9 a fire burns down a house in theElisabeth Boddaerstraat. When the fire fighters enter the house , they find adead man . A week later it was determinedthe man was murdered. The victim was the 46-year old RadiHouting from Amsterdam. Police are looking for witnesses who know anything about the three cases . The broadcast of OpsporingVerzocht is Tuesday 21.30 on Netherlands 1 .
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One recently unveiled supercar which we think could stick around for at least a few years is Dutch company Vencer with their Vencer Sarthe supercar revealed at Top Marques Monaco 2013 earlier this year. Built around a tubular steel frame with a floor made from aluminium honeycomb and carbon fiber body panels, the weight of the two-seater is only 1,390 kg with a weight distribution of 45 per cent front and 55 rear. The dimensions of the supercar are 4.515 x 1.984 x 1.190 mm and the wheelbase is 2.79 meters long. The suspension is a double wishbone setup. Stopping power is achieved via discs with a diameter of 385 mm at the front and rear. The center positioned GM-sourced V8 produces 510 hp and 650 Nm of torque.
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Katy Perry Dresses Way Down, Goes Shopping in Amsterdam?See the Pic!

16, 2013 5:40 PM PST Loading... Splash News After debuting her blonde locks on the U.K. leg of her press tour, Khloe Kardashian Odom showed off even lighter locks when she arrived in Amsterdam. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, who was on hand for the launch of the Kardashian Kollection for Lipsy at the high-end department store Bijenkorf, hit the carpet Saturday sporting a do that had a blonder hue. The fashionista was all smiles as she headed into the store and waved at fans, looking stunning in a black mini-dress, long cardigan and stiletto pumps for the occasion. This is the latest stop on the press tour for Khloe, who spent a couple of days in London to celebrate the collection's launch at the http://admin.blog.fc2.com/admin/js/fckeditor2.6.5/editor/fckeditor.html?InstanceName=extendFck&20131008&Toolbar=Default National History Museum this week.
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15, 2013 1:30 PM PST Loading... Incognito/AKM-GSI A little rain won't stop Katy Perry from sightseeing in Amsterdam! The singer was seen spending some time off in the Dutch capital, where she was snapped strolling the http://iizhamyl08.livejournal.com/7170.html streets and enjoying some shopping in the city's famous De Jordaan neighborhood on Friday, Nov. 15. Fresh off her performance at the MTV European Music Awards last weekend and in the midst of promoting her hit album Prism, the "Roar" singer tried to stay out of the spotlight and attempted to go incognito with her low-key attire, dressing down in a charcoal jacket, jeans, converse sneakers and trendy black glasses. The 29-year-old beauty added a beige scarf and a green beanie hat to her super casual ensemble, carrying a large umbrella to stay dry in the rainy weather.
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