January 19, 2019

Breaking News:

Miss East Africa Nederland 2018

On 29 December 18 girls representative of different East African Countries had a beauty contest in the city of Vlaardingen the Netherlands.The winners of the contest were Josine Thijssen from Kenia,Ore Hoogendijk from Rwanda, and Antije Helder from Zambia. ———————– Photography/Video and Report : Buonamassa G.

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The Hague International Center

                            The Hague International Center launched a new website: www.thehagueinternationalcentre.nl. From arranging your formalities to interesting news articles and from exciting events to information about international schools: you will find it all on the new website. Information, news and events The website offers information on everything you need to know when working and/or living in The Hague region. Think of topics such as healthcare, education, residence permits and municipal services. And if you want to blend in with the locals and feel more at home in The…

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US and Israel formally quit UNESCO

Tuesday, 1 January 2019: The United States of America and the State of Israel have officially left the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); in fact, the culmination of a process triggered more than a year ago. UNESCO is tasked to working to preserve heritage, including maintaining a list of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and programmes to promote education in developing countries. The withdrawals shall not greatly affect UNESCO financially, for it has been dealing with a funding slash ever since 2011 when both Israel and the US stopped paying dues after Palestine was voted in as…

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From exciting animation to short film classics: Go Short 2019 focuses on Hungarian film talent

On the picture, Kirsten Ruber – Go Short International Short Film Festival’s Director. Video clips are cooler, visually stronger and more beautiful than ever before. Video clips are strong and impressive pieces of art and are a true feast for the eye. Online platforms are full of them, but there are so many that we can’t see them all. Unfortunately, the online world doesn’t always do justice to these cinematographic masterpieces. This is why Go Short. Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen has been the international stage for short film and young talent in the Netherlands for over ten…

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Congratulations to all ISS 2018 MA graduates

On Monday, 17 December, the ISS bid farewell to 134 successful MA in Development Studies graduates. During the graduation ceremony, the fresh ISS alumni collected their well-deserved MA certificates from ISS rector, Professor Inge Hutter. We wish them all success in their future endeavours!

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Carol Singing in the Hof Van Wouw

In the middle of the busy city of The Hague, the Hof is a haven of peace, at 5 minute walk from the Bijenkorf! The 17th century courtyard and garden lovely at any time, is particularly special when beautifully lighted and decorated for the Christmas season. On Saturday December 8, dressed in Dickens style, choirs sang carols and many people from the public even joined. Hot chocolate, mulled wine, home-made soup and other goodies were part of the joy. All the income will go to the maintenance of the garden. ————————– Lange Beestenmarkt 49-85, The Hague / For information: www.hofvanwouw.

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National Library of the Netherlands, celebrates International Migrants Day

The Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the National Library of the Netherlands, celebrates International Migrants Day by collecting family migration stories in The Hague. European Year of Cultural Heritage project on migration culminates in the Netherlands at the Koninklijke Bibliotheek (the National Library of the Netherlands) on International Migrants Day, 18 December 2018. The Hague, 10 December 2018 – 2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage, and the Europe we live in today is the result of migration, as generation after generation of people have spread across the continent and carried their ideas with them. To celebrate this occasion, The National Library of the Netherlands…

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Christmas Sing-A-Long in Atrium

Picture by Tessa Veldhorst – De Schaapjesfabriek Nearly 300 singers will take part in the Christmas Sing-A-Long in the Atrium of The Hague City Hall on Sunday, 16 December. It will be a warm and inviting evening. Visitors can test out their own voices and sing along with the scratch Christmas choir under the direction of Gregor Bak. There will also be a guest appearance by ‘dramatic soprano’ Francis van Broekhuizen. The programme will range from traditional Dutch and English Christmas carols to swinging American songs. It will also have a repertoire which fits well with this time of year….

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Gucci to present new murals

8 January 2019, Gucci Garden, Firenze, Italy: Gucci has unveiled its plans for a brand-new exhibition, after dedicating one to Alessandro Michele’s homage to Björk’s, currently in place. Coco Capitán and Jayde Fish shall present their new murals from January. The latter just in time for the 95th Pitti Uomo trade show. Gucci Garden within the Palazzo della Mercanzia was renovated by Alessandro Michele himself; the spaces holds several exhibition rooms overseen by critic and curator Maria Luisa Frisa, as well as a boutique filled with exclusive products, and a restaurant headed by the finest chef, Massimo Bottura. The museum stopover may be topped…

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Bvlgari’s Wild Pop in Beijing

13 November 2018, Beijing, PRC: Following its launch in Rome, Bulgari’s new Wild Pop High Jewellery Collection carries over the fever of the 80’s to Beijing, as per an official communiqué by the Roman-based company. The new High Jewellery Collection draws from the exuberant spirit of the 80’s and the Pop Art movement, reflecting the excitement of this roaring decade and larger-than-life Italian extravagance. Bvlgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin, alongside brand ambassadors Shu Qi, Jolin Tsai, and Lady Kitty Spencer attended the gala.. Lin Li-hui, Taiwanese-Hong Kong actress and model, is popularly known as Shu Qi. She is also believed to…

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