Wednesday, 08 August 2018 11:19

Some unexpected effects of the heatwave

The news speaks of little else these days: record temperatures, measures against wasting water while still drinking enough, the ongoing heatwave (we’ve had two in one month) is the story of the summer, when all other stories seem to disappear. But here are some aspects of the heat that may be more unexpected:
Some 2,200 Britons, including members of the Royal British Legion, will be in Ypres on Wednesday to commemorate the end of World War I and the 90th anniversary of the Great Pilgrimage organized by the British in 1928 to European battlefields.
About 1,100 children were temporarily separated from their families along the Belgian coast in July, the West Flanders coastal rescue service, IKWV, reported on Monday.
Local and federal police investigators will soon be able to “infiltrate” the Internet to fight against crime under a decree issued by Justice Minister Koen Geens, L’Echo daily reported on Tuesday.
The decision by Ryanair pilots to go on strike will cause 82 flights to be cancelled at Charleroi airport (BCSA), the airport announced on Tuesday.
People who fail to pay their telecommunication bills on time will soon be unable to obtain bank loans, under a draft law prepared by the Christian Democratic and Flemish (CD&V) party, Het Laatste Nieuws and De Morgen newspapers reported on Monday.
Wallonia’s government on Monday officially launched a call for expressions of interest to improve access for people with special needs in tourist sites and accommodation in the region.
Chemical and pharmaceutical companies in Flanders currently have 1,522 open vacancies.
Some 4,411 independent operators have each received an allowance of 2,000 euros from the Flemish Government as compensation for the effects of public works since the compensatory allowance was introduced on the 1st of July 2017.
Two young women who attended the Tomorrowland Festival in Boom were taken to hospital after consuming drugs and died a few days later, the VRT TV station reported on Saturday evening, quoting well informed sources.
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