May 2016

Bridging the gaps

The plan to construct an out of the ordinary bridge has been materialised. Please go to www.luchtsingel.nl , my page on Facebook and other social media for more information. Husband Jaap and I were amongst the Rotterdammers who contributed to the materialisation of the bridge – called Luchtsingel (Air Canal) – and were present to open Luchtsingel
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Super Volunteer

Janny’s husband Jaap was one of the many volunteering Dutch who were distinguished by the Queen (or rather the special department of Dutch Queen’s Honours) for their outstanding contribution to the Dutch community. A year earlier he received the Rotterdam honour Erasmusspeld.  His last achievement in his life – together with neighbours – was a nomination
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Afikaad & ICT United

Dutch-based foundation Afrikaad has a heart beating for the people of the Republic of Ghana and all things related to that country and West-African environs. Foundation president Aad van der Munnik brought Ghana home through importing Ghanaian arts and crafts to the Netherlands, thus building up a business network of Ghanaian artists and craftsmen. In
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Janny ready to co-host conferences

Janny is ready to get more assignments for co-hosting conferences.  She was in action at a seminar about sharing valuable information for the benefit of the port community. She also co-hosted what was called Lijstduwers Debat and much earlier at the Freight Select fair. Janny has done the trick again at a number of annual
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  Visitors of www.jannykok.nl as stated by Motigo on 22/03/2009: In other words Old School! 1. Nederland 6.692 80,7 % 2. Verenigd Koninkrijk 278 3,4 % 3. Verenigde Staten 163 2,0 % 4. België 132 1,6 % 5. Noorwegen 104 1,3 % 6. VS Commercieel 93 1,1 % 7. Netwerk 73 0,9 % 8. Duitsland
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Maasvlakte 2 showpiece of the port of Rotterdam

Rotterdam Portland reclamation more and more in shape MAASVLAKTE 2 has become in shape. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands launched the names of the then future docks at the portland reclamation. A few years later she closed the sea defense officially The construction of 1,000 hectares of additional docks and terminals started on a sunny,
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Rotterdam's heritage

Vreewijk the oldest but one garden ‘city’ in the Netherlands – should be cherished. Architect Grandpré Molière designed part of the houses, early 20th century. His statement about Vreewijk can be found on a plaque. It says (in Dutch): The value of the 1st Rotterdam garden village is not in what has been built, but in
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Surprise, surprise: personal words from Janny herself

I can be followed on Twitter and other social media, such as YouTube, Facebook, Pinterest and LinkedIn (as mentioned elsewhere). I’m a native speaker of Dutch, but use two languages in communication and writing: Dutch and English. The picture with me and a lady London borough dignitary in London’s City Hall is evidence that my heart is
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