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Dutch version of St. Nicholas has controversial sidekick

Dutch version of St. Nicholas has controversial sidekick

World
The Dutch version of St. Nicholas is due to arrive in the Netherlands in an annual children’s party that has become the backdrop for increasingly acrimonious confrontations between supporters and opponents of his sidekick, Black PeteByThe Associated PressNovember 16, 2019, 10:09 AM1 min read The Dutch version of St. Nicholas is due to arrive in the Netherlands in an annual children’s party that has become the backdrop for increasingly acrimonious confrontations between supporters and opponents of his sidekick, Black Pete. White people often don blackface makeup to play the character. Opponents say such depictions promote racist stereotypes, while supporters defend the helper of Sinterklaas, the white-bearded, red-robed Dutch version of St. Nicholas, as a traditional children's character. O
Unilever grandees weigh Dutch headquarters shift

Unilever grandees weigh Dutch headquarters shift

Business
The consumer goods giant behind Dove and Marmite‎ has opened talks with the trust established by one of the group's founders as part of a shareholder charm offensive aimed at abolishing its UK headquarters. Sky News has learnt that ‎Unilever and the Leverhulme Trust - set up in 1925 after the death of William Hesketh Lever, or Lord Leverhulme - are discussing the unification of the company's legal structure into a single entity based in the Netherlands.The talks are significant because the board of the Leverhulme Trust, which is the second-biggest investor in Unilever's London-listed shares, is populated by former grandees from the FTSE-100 group.Its views on the move will carry huge weight both inside and outside the company.The Trust's chairman is Niall FitzGera...
The World Cup's most iconic players: Dutch legend Frank Rijkaard who clashed with Rudi Voller in 1990

The World Cup's most iconic players: Dutch legend Frank Rijkaard who clashed with Rudi Voller in 1990

Sports
Frank Rijkaard spat at Rudi Voller during the 1990 World CupThursday, April 26, 2018Oh look, now there are just 49 days to go until fans start giving two hoots about England and international football. Ahead of the World Cup Cup in Russia, talkSPORT.com is counting down the days until it begins by looking at the most iconic players to have featured in previous editions.The list, featuring Pele, Diego Maradona and Zinedine Zidane, looks at the greatest moments from the most iconic footballers – from top scoring aces and majestic defenders to sensational scoundrels and those who just didn’t know the rules.49) Frank Rijkaard: Netherlands, midfielder 1990, 1994In a shocking Italia '90 moment, this usually, ahem, phlegmatic and cultured Dutch midfielder spat two spectacular
Suspected pirates kidnap Dutch cargo ship crew members near Nigeria

Suspected pirates kidnap Dutch cargo ship crew members near Nigeria

World
April 24 (UPI) -- Suspected pirates boarded a Dutch-flagged cargo ship near the Nigerian coast, the ship's managing company said Monday.The suspects kidnapped 12 of the 14 crew members on board FWN Rapide on Saturday near Port Harcourt, ForestWave Navigation BV said.Two others crew members were uninjured and moved the vessel to a safe location, the company said. ForestWave commended the two for their "courageous and professional handling" of the incident."ForestWave would like to stress its main priority is to establish contact with the missing seafarers and secure their earliest and secure return," the company said in a statement. "The company's Emergency Response team is working around the clock and is liaising with the local and international authorities."The ship was traveling from Tak...