(Private) Dutch Crash Course.
1. If you dont have much time left before you travel to Holland or Belgium, or if you just aim to pick up some Dutch in a very quick way, our private crash course is exactly what you need!
2. Although we will teach you basic Dutch in a quite high pace: in only 12 private lessons: preferably two lessons per week, we do not compromise in any way in terms of quality.
3. We guarantee that you will have mastered perfect pronunciation plus a basic vocabulary of 1,200 most common Dutch words in only 24 hours (12 Private Lessons of 2 hours each). You will be able to understand most Dutch texts and of course we will intensively practise conversational Dutch.
4. We offer this crash course for only S$ 1,320/- for the complete course.
5. Your crash course is extendible: if you would like to practise a bit more, you can always opt for some additional private lessons after your 10th lesson. (The majority of our course participants extend their crash course to a total of 24 lessons). Please click here to read more about our private lessons.
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PLANNING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
Singapore Wants Dutch Dikes
24 April 2007 (Reuters)
Singapore has decided not to wait for sea levels to rise, preferring to plan ahead.
Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said the city-state has contacted experts from the Netherlands for help with dike construction as it prepares for the effects of climate change.
Singapore is worried about rising sea levels.
Nobody knows for sure how much sea levels will rise as a result of global warming. But rather than waiting to find out for sure, Singapore has already begun planning. According to a news report in the English-language paper Straits Times, Singapore has contacted Dutch experts for help in building protective dikes.
Singapore has begun researching such technology, "because by the time the waters have risen (and) we want to start learning, that is too late," the Minister Mentor said according to the paper. "So we have already got in touch with the Dutch, who know how to build dikes."
MM Lee said that the Singaporean government has already contacted the Netherlands-based research and consulting firm Delft Hydraulics. The company already enjoys close cooperation with Singapore in other areas including a research center recently established together with the National University of Singapore, according to a company spokeswoman.
Estimates as to just how high ocean levels will rise as a result of melting ice caps and warming (and thus expanding) ocean waters vary widely -- from just a few centimeters to up to six meters or even more. A number of coastal areas are potentially in danger and entire island nations, including Singapore, are threatened.
Indeed, the Netherlands, with its long history of reclaiming land located below sea level, appears ideally positioned to offer technical help for countries threatened by rising sea levels.
Last autumn, a US delegation including the Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco and a number of US senators and business leaders traveled to Holland to learn more about dike and flood-control systems in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, which inundated New Orleans with massive flooding in 2005.
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