Maritime female senior managers in action

WISTA The Netherlands president Sylvia Boer stepped in the shoes of eminent predecessors. One of them is  Karin Orsel, who later became WISTA International president, years ago. That does not mean that she lives quietly behind the dikes up North the Netherlands. It’s a lady active for the good course of having Women @ the Helm
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Blog Contributions

Every now and again I write something that moves me in the world or is of some concern. It is published at the online webzine Rotterdam Vandaag & Morgen ( http://www.vandaagenmorgen.nl)and at harbourexpert.simplesite.com One attempt is writing up a book about the experiences of my husband and me in the period he became ill with
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New assignments

Janny reads more than just the one daily and writes for more than only one special interest paper. She sympathises with Fokke & Sukke, who plead to be published. Please go to www.foksuk.nl to learn more about these out-of-the-ordinary birds and their creators. There are still relatively new publications that appreciate Janny’s work. She learned
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The story of my life

Radio Rijnmond asked me to tell the story of my youth for the program Zonder Eten Naar Bed (roughly translated No Supper: Straight to Bed You Go). In the Dutch announcement of the item That’s the Way I grew Up (Zo ben ik groot geworden), it was mentioned that, at times, I felt like a
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THE START OF ANOTHER YEAR

THIS year has already offered varied news from being confused, worrying to promising. Let’s hope that the Covid virus in various variations will be finally beaten.  Brexit has definitely changed the connections between the UK and the Continent. The UK has become a Third Country in the terms of Customs on both sides. The results
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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 officially. Talking
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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
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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 by importing Ghanaian arts and crafts to the Netherlands, thus building up a business network of Ghanaian artists and craftsmen. In
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