Thousands of people in Amsterdam dressed in white marched solemnly along the city’s canals on Wednesday in memory of the 298 people who died aboard flight MH17, most of them Dutch.
The memorial march came on a national day of mourning for the Netherlands, which lost 193 citizens when the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was shot down over Ukraine last week.
The marchers released hundreds of white balloons into the sky as night fell in Amsterdam.
MH17 plane crash: latest news
July 24, 2014 15.40 Further victims’ bodies to arrive by air to Eindhoven this afternoon
Planes carrying more bodies of MH17 victims arrived have arrived in the city of Eindhoven, from where they are to be taken to a military barracks in Hilversum, near Amsterdam, for forensic examination and identification.
Seventy-four coffins arrived on two planes and are to be given the same military honours as the 40 caskets that arrived yesterday. They will be taken to the barracks in individual hearses.
I can honestly say that i’ve never seen the netherlands this unified ever. It has made a great impression to see how all 183 victims have been treated equal and with respect. All the people along the roads made my heart break. My respect and heart goes out to each and everyone that has lost someone in this horrible act.
I just wanted to say how great my kittens are behaving today, then one of them puked underneath the litterbox somehow
Behind my building is a child’s daycare and there’s literally a child that’s been screaming Konnichiwa and Kawaii the whole time and i’m not sure if there’s a tiny comic con going on or this kid has learnt his/her first words in japanese.
I fenced my entire balcony and made it kitten-proof
then I remember they got a bit older than with the last balcony and now they can jump higher than the fence.
these animals will escape.
Dedicated to all my fellow retail employees
All of these are oh so painfully true.
I used to work at McDonalds and literally every single one of them has happened to me. Ergh.
Price tag: “2 for $3”
Customer: “so can I get 1 for $1.50?”
When I worked for Apple, there was a man who called in because he wanted to know where he could find the download that would update his screen to a retina display. I tried to explain to him that, for one, the retina display is a piece of hardware meaning it can’t be updated through some sort of download but regardless, he had the most recent ipad at the time and it was already equipped with a retina display. He then went on to explain that he’d read on some random, unafiliated apple site that his version of the ipad did not come with the display he wanted and he just wanted to download something to fix it. I went onto the website myself to confirm that yes, it was just some random message board and the specs the person had been listing were that of the ipad 2, not at all the same specs of his brand new tablet. And despite the fact that he was literally talking to an Apple employee, and I was able to direct him to the true Apple website which confirmed the spec of his ipad, and even though I was able to confirm multiple times that his ipad was a 4th gen with a retina display already… he would not drop it. He became angrier and angrier as if I was the one who was just too stupid to understand what he wanted. Eventually I had to offer a tier 2 advisor to talk to him and confirm what I was saying but he was so angry that he refused to talk to anyone of a higher title, swore he would make sure I lost my job, and said his local media outlets would hear of this horrible wrong doing. All because this guy already had what he wanted…. what a bummer, right? That’s not even the craziest of the stories.
One man once came into my drugstore and bought 2 boxes of kleenex, apperantly the last time he bought them (which was a week ago) they were 2 euro’s, and now they were 2 euro’s and *gasp* 5 CENTS! He yelled at me and screamed and got so angry he ran out of the store, only to come back after 5 minutes, demanding he’d see my boss. I brought my boss in and he continued to yell at her for another 10 minutes how my ‘vocabulary’ was bad and I should be fired. All I said was; “Sorry sir, but it really is 2,05.”
Q:How tall are you?
163 cm ;)
btw new album of mark knopfler is the best thing ever.