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Privacy commission gives drones green light

Despite considering drones intrusive technology, the privacy commission has given the minister of mobility Jacqueline Galant the go-ahead on her drone regulation proposal. From a privacy standpoint, drones are more invasive than fixed camera or conventional aerial surveillance, says the commission...

30% more women freezing eggs

The number of women who choose to freeze their egg cells is on the rise, according to professor Dominic Stoop of the Centre for Reproductive Medicine at the University Hospital Brussels. This year, 30 per cent more women froze their eggs this year than in 2014, the fertilisation expert told De...

Wage watchers: How much does a hotel school instructor earn?

What do you do for work and what do you earn? For 11 years, I’ve taught courses at the Hotel School in Ghent. Step by step, we lead the students through the process of becoming professionals. I teach company management, hotel organisation, restaurant techniques and practices. This means lots of...

Belgian scientists find way to suppress spread of breast cancer

A team of scientists at the Flemish life sciences research institute VIB and the University of Leuven, led by Professor Peter Carmeliet, have demonstrated that reducing the expression of the cellular PHD2 oxygen sensor impedes the spread of breast cancers to other parts of the body. Breast cancer...

Forest to get new Islamic school via crowdfunding

The Islamic centre El Hikma has collected €1 million for the purchase of a building in Rue Saint-Denis in Forest where they will open a new Islamic primary school, Brusselnieuws.be reports. The school will be the fourth Islamic primary school in Brussels, where students incorporate two hours of...

Nightlife app b2n gets 5,000 downloads

Developed a year and a half ago by Brussels students Tom Leunen and Sam Gubel, b2n, a free mobile application that gives an overview of all that is happening in Brussels nightlife, has reached over 5,000 downloads, reports Brusselnieuws.be. The app has been praised for its user-friendliness. Users...

Dinner gone wild

If you were to bike from Brussels to Mumbai, you’d see climates change and flat fields turn to mountains then back to flat. Customs and religions would reshape themselves and languages would bleed one into the next. But you’d always have your plants, says Ben Brumagne, an herbalist specialised in...

Delhaize begins selling “ugly veggies”

Delhaize supermarkets are to begin selling boxes of “ugly vegetables” in an effort to tackle the problem of food waste. Ugly vegetables are those that do not correspond to our modern requirements of regularity of shape, size or colour, but which nevertheless meet the supermarket’s standards of...

Brussels Airport security staff to take industrial action on Monday

Brussels Airport security staff announced they will conduct a work-to-rule on Monday, after expressing concerns that around 50 people have slipped through the gates to the Schengen area without a valid boarding pass. The action will take place on a particularly busy day for the airport. "The gates...

Sentences handed down in terrorism trial

Prison sentences of ten months to twenty years were handed down on 30 suspects in the so-called ‘Syrian network’ trial in Brussels’ magistrates’ court on Wednesday. They are all suspected of having taken part in terrorist activities. The chief suspect Khalid Z. was sentenced to 12 years in prison...

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