Opel raises the veil on the new Mokka, now also full electric – Tests and News

Opel’s new course began with the launch of the GT X Experimental concept car, through which the Russelsheim-based brand revealed the details and stylistic features of its concept of future mobility. Today that concept comes to life in the forms of the new Opel Mokka, unveiled to the public in streaming directly by the CEO Michael Lohscheller in the headquarters of the lightning house in Russelsheim.

” With Mokka, the electrification path started with the new Corsa-e continued ”, the CEO specified, however, remembering that the electrification of the range does not only concern cars (in addition to full electric also the plug-in versions of Grandland X ) but also the commercial range with Vivaro-e and Zafira-e Life. Hence the goal of reaching 9 electrified models by 2021 seems to be almost close. The new generation of Opel Mokka, which sports the new look of the brand, will in fact be available in thermal and full electric versions, giving the customer the possibility to choose the most suitable power supply based on the use of the vehicle. Prices start at 22,200 euros for the petrol version, which become 34,000 for the full electric (which can be purchased for 23,000 thanks to incentives and scrapping, 27,500 without exchange). ” This is a car that we have created from scratch, with an unprecedented passion and totally committed to driving Opel into a bright and exciting future, ” said the CEO.

An opinion similar to that expressed by Jurgen Klopp, Opel brand ambassador, among the first to drive it and to recognize the ” cool ” aspect of this car. 4.15 meters long, the new Opel Mokka is the brand’s first model to wear the brand’s new face, the Opel Vizor. The same goes for the new Opel Blitz lightning emblem and the centrally aligned model name on the rear. The interior also reflects the clear philosophy. The new Opel Pure Panel integrates two large screens and focuses on the essentials. Unlike dashboards full of information and controls, the Pure Panel has a linear design. It is clearly structured and understandable at a glance. Opel designers attach great importance to digital detox. In order to avoid driver distraction, they ensured intuitive operation of the system. The buttons still control the most important functions, but without having to navigate through submenus. For the first time in Opel history, the new Mokka will be available from the start of sales with an all-electric version. The electric motor produces 100 kW (136 hp) with 260 Newton meter of maximum torque immediately available from the start. Drivers can choose from three driving modes – Normal, Eco and Sport – for a balance of performance or fun, depending on their preferences. The maximum speed is limited to 150 km / h to optimize the energy stored in the 50 kWh battery. To make traveling in the new Opel Mokka-e even more relaxing, Opel connect, the myOpel app and Free2move Services, the mobility brand of Groupe PSA, offer special solutions for electric vehicles.

The lively but economical petrol and diesel engines offer power ranging from 74 kW (100 hp) to 96 kW (130 hp). The new Mokka remains true to Opel’s tradition of making innovative technologies from higher segments available to a wide range of buyers. These include advanced systems such as Advanced Cruise Control (ACC) and Active Lane Positioning. The lighting system also offers state-of-the-art technologies with the adaptive and thus glare-free IntelliLux LED matrix with 14 elements, unique in the Opel Mokka market segment. All versions are equipped with an electric parking brake and traffic sign recognition as standard. A 180-degree rear view camera and Automatic Park Assist are also available. 10 inch high resolution colors.


Mülheim: A40 remains closed – tank truck burned out | Regional

Mülheim an der Ruhr (NRW) – 35,000 diesel and petrol burned down here – and the annoying consequences for commuters continue!

A tanker truck burned out on Thursday on the A40 in Mülheim under a railway bridge. The fire could only be extinguished after more than an hour. The flames were sometimes 15 to 20 meters high, said a fire department spokesman.

A huge cloud of smoke rose over the site of the accident

Photo: Roland Weihrauch / dpa

According to the police, the railway bridge was so badly damaged “that it will have to be completely removed in the next few days”. The road surface that has been damaged over several hundred meters also has to be renewed.

The Autobahn 40 between the Kaiserberg junction and Mülheim-Dümpten will remain closed for cleanup and construction work. “We first have to check the stability of the bridge before we can start work,” said a spokeswoman for Straßen.NRW on Friday morning. A bridge specialist from the state company and a railway employee were already on site that night. The investigations of the bridge are not yet completed.

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The truck burned out under a road bridge

Photo: Roland Weihrauch / dpa

According to the police, the drunk driver (41) of the truck had left the lane to the right, hit a barrier and then drove into the concrete barrier on the left, where the van came to a stop. The Nissan of a 60-year-old driving behind was pushed into the left boundary by the van.

Both drivers could have saved themselves, said the fire department spokesman. They were taken to a hospital seriously injured. There was no mortal danger. The Nissan was not burnt, but was heavily soiled by soot.

Rail traffic was initially not affected, as a rail spokeswoman said. The route section will not be used up to and including Sunday due to construction work.

The accident caused considerable traffic obstructions in the western Ruhr area. There are still miles of traffic jams on many of the surrounding motorways.


Kellogg’s: ‘We are going to grow and export more from the country’ Alejandro Ortega General Manager | Companies | Business

The Kellogg’s brand introduces a new brand -Extra- to the Colombian market and lists news that promise greater growth and more exports from the country.

(Promoting breakfast, key to Kellogg’s business).

Alejandro Ortega, general manager of the Pacific Region of Kellogg’s, also assures that while the demand for cereal at home is increasing, the brand launches an encouragement campaign for its consumers in the crisis due to the pandemic.

How do you see the market?

We live in a time of uncertainty in the markets, in general. It seems to me that Colombia is better planted compared to other countries, I think that the handling of the pandemic has been quite good and that the controls that have been applied already allow us to leave so that the economy can begin to reopen.

In terms of consumption we are in a pretty good situation. We have reconnected with consumers and they have opened their doors to us.

What do you mean when you talk about reunion?

At this time our sales have increased, along with greater consumption at home because cereal is a very practical food. There are many adults who consume it as something light at night and for children it is an excellent start to the day.

How do you face lower sales in stores?

I feel that in July we began to see a reopening of the stores, and this was the channel that suffered the most at the beginning of the pandemic due to the closures and the little traffic on the street.
We see that little by little they begin to reopen and we are there to support them and bring our products to them. We had to react quickly and change our production to supply different channels and formats that the consumer demanded.

What do you expect from the reopening of the economy that begins today?

We see a year that will continue with a high level of consumption, especially at home, and with fewer outlets to eat outside the home. Given this, our penetration is 80% in the market.

Will they expand the portfolio?

We are launching Extra, a food that comes from France. In fact, we presented it in Mexico and it has been very successful. There is a preference for multi-ingredient cereal, like granola. Today we are importing it and we begin to produce it locally in January. And we also launched the Jumbo Froot Loops, which are bigger and kids like.

At the beginning of 2021 we will have many launches, especially in the first part of the year. For example, we are going to reinforce our chocolate lines, with launches with Choco Krispis.

And we are also making alliances with some companies to launch similar products. For example, we are going to bring out a Hershey’s flavored cereal.

How important is Colombia for the brand?

Very important, it is the fourth most important country for Kellogg’s in Latin America and we will soon release a news item that will show how relevant it is to us.

Colombia is going to be a key part of our growth in the coming years. We have been in business for 60 years and we produce here, but we are going to grow a lot in the coming months and we are going to export more.

Were these plans before the pandemic?

Yes, they are within the times. The crisis has forced us to be more agile and more resourceful to find new solutions to different challenges, and that’s where the inspiration for the new campaign comes from.

What is the campaign?

This is an initiative of the company that goes beyond Colombia. We are going to do it around Latin America. We started in Mexico with some packaging and we are going to do it now in Colombia. We want to recognize the heroes of this contingency, which are the consumers.

Social isolation has allowed families to continue to function and has allowed us to be inside their homes. What we want is to give a message of encouragement to people.

Our main focus is to infect people with positivism and tell them that together we can get out of this.

These are the messages on the packaging: Vamoooos !, Come on, Courage! Everyone together! and ¡Vamos Unidos !, with the hashtag #HagamosFamilia. The campaign is with Zucaritas, Choco Krispis, Corn Flakes and Froot Loops.


The Province marks a decrease in the speed of infections

For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, the decrease in the speed of infections by coronavirus, in the occupation of beds and in the length of stay in intensive care allows to begin to speak of an encouraging diagnosis for Greater La Plata, the Conurbano and the city of Buenos Aires. But now, that “oil stain” with which it is assimilated to the disease is spreading with greater force in the interior, where the percentage of cases doubled in a week and more and more municipalities are forced to tighten restrictions.

“In the metropolitan area, there is a fairly marked decrease in the speed of infections. In the city of Buenos Aires we see a certain amount of infection, but with high levels of contagion. It is a good sign, that we also see in the first and second cordon of the Conurbano ”, the Buenos Aires Minister of Health, Daniel Gollán, summarized yesterday, when he released the weekly epidemiological report of the Province.

“We are managing to flatten the curve,” said the official, and that this is thanks “to the levels of mobility we have today: with limited public transportation, no mass events, or classes,” but “if we all go out on the street, it goes off again ”.

The warning was quickly taken up by the Buenos Aires Chief of Staff, Carlos Bianco, who warned that “we are comfortable in Phase 3” that is in force in the Region, “because beyond the stabilization that exists, it is a stabilization in a high number . We are still concerned ”. From which it can be inferred that the new stage of isolation – which will begin on Monday – would arrive without greater flexibility.

Yesterday, anyway, the Province registered 5,656 new infections (in the city of Buenos Aires there were 1,333). While the occupation of intensive care units (for different pathologies) in the metropolitan area was located at 62.85 percent. “Is coming down. It’s a pretty flat progression. It is a good figure, “said Gollán, who highlighted that the occupation of beds by COVID-19 went from 1,087 to 1,080 in a week and that the time spent in intensive care also decreased, a” positive sign “attributed, in part, to to plasma treatments from recovered patients.

But, even on that plateau, the health system is still “in tension”, admitted the Buenos Aires officials, and that the shadow of the plague is becoming more dense in the interior, which now concentrates 8 percent of the cases in the Province, against 4 percent last week.

“This disease does not stand still, but filters to the rest of the province,” said Gollan and insisted that the provincial administration is working on “slowing down the speed with which that oil stain spreads” m in pursuit of avoid saturation of the health system, while waiting for “a therapeutic response.”

“Today there is no municipality that has not had at least one case of COVID,” Gollán sentenced, and reinforced: “There are more and more districts with community circulation, such as General Pueyrredón – to which Mar del Plata belongs.” And, consequently, less and less the communes in Phase 5 (the one that enables most of the activities): today 43 districts go through this phase; a little over a month ago there were 70.

Meanwhile, there are 39 municipalities in Phase 3 and 53 that are in Phase 4. “For the first time, this week we have more districts in Phase 4 than in Phase 5,” warned Bianco, and stressed that, “far from being controlled this , it happens that it is expanding inward. We are demanding maximum alertness and responsibility for the activities that are allowed ”.

In this sense, Axel Kicillof’s coordinating minister sent “an alarm signal regarding the social behaviors that occur in some municipalities in the interior.” The common denominator, he said, citing the mayors, “is that there was a massive barbecue or some clandestine event. An agglomeration of 50 people is extremely dangerous, much more in a closed place ”, he warned.

In part, those individual licenses determined that this week Balcarce, La Costa, General Viamonte, 25 de Mayo, Junín, Las Flores, Mar Chiquita, Tandil and Villa Gessell should go back from Phase 5 to 4, where recreational outings are prohibited. , meetings of up to ten people or the possibility of food in the restaurant. Or that Coronel Pringles, Laprida and Bragado have to continue in Phase 3, along with the metropolitan area.

Better luck ran Coronel Dorrego, Navarro and Suipacha, who after “controlling” the dynamic behavior of the disease, were able to advance to the last and most flexible stage of isolation.

According to the Province, since the outbreak of the pandemic, therapy beds have increased by 130 percent, but even so the coronavirus hurts in Buenos Aires because, as interpreted by Bianco yesterday, the health system was in “terrible conditions.” Along these lines, he described the previous administration as “a disaster. The last four years have been scorched earth “, and endorsed the recent statements of President Alberto Fernández against Mauricio Macri, reaffirming that” there is no doubt that neoliberalism is worse than the coronavirus in terms of deaths. “

Finally, positive cases of coronavirus in popular neighborhoods in the province of Buenos Aires fell to 13 percent of the total infections in Buenos Aires territory, reported the provincial Ministry of Health.


Forest fires in California: there is a shortage of firefighters

Die bush and Forest fires in California are still out of control. In the past week, more than 4,500 square kilometers of land were burned, especially in the greater San Francisco area. Six people were killed and almost 1,000 buildings were destroyed. There is a lack of emergency services to fight the almost 600 fires in the northern part of the state. Reinforcements have even been requested from Canada and Australia. The American President Donald Trump declared the affected region a crisis area on Sunday, clearing the way for disaster relief from Washington. Trump specifically praised the collaboration with California Governor Gavin Newsom, a Democrat and critic of the Republican President.

Although 96 percent of all fire departments directly subordinate to the state with a total of 13,700 firefighters are in action, there are not enough fire-fighting personnel in the most populous American state this year. For comparison: In 2018, more than 5,000 firefighters were deployed in Mendocino County alone to fight the largest forest fire in California’s history. In the northeast of San Francisco, however, only 1,800 firefighters are currently fighting the second largest fire in California. This bush and forest fire, known as the “LNU Complex”, which consists of more than 20 individual fires, destroyed 870 buildings in the past week, mainly in the Napa Valley wine-growing region and an area of ​​1,400 square kilometers in the Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties burned.

There are too few: firefighters in California

Bild: AP

A major fire is also blazing southeast of San Francisco. The “SCU Complex”, which also consists of more than 20 individual fires, is now the third largest fire in California and has already burned at least 1,300 square kilometers and destroyed more than 300 buildings in the counties east of Silicon Valley. Also in one of the largest contiguous sequoia forests, the Big Basin south of San Francisco, a fire is raging as far as the Pacific coast. The coastal city of Santa Cruz is now also threatened by him. The houses of thousands of residents and the university campus on the outskirts of the city had to be evacuated.

The precipitate evaporates

Trigger for the many Burned was an unusual series of severe thunderstorms in California over the past week. Sensors have counted more than 12,000 lightning bolts that struck houses, trees or the ground. They ignited more than 580 bush fires in the vegetation that was withered at this time of the year. The emergency services were missing to fight each of these fires at an early stage. In this way, the fires could combine to form fire complexes that were hardly controllable.

The special thing about the thunderstorms wasn’t just their intensity. Most of them brought hardly any significant rainfall. Although the foothills of some tropical cyclones over the Eastern Pacific brought large amounts of warm and humid air to California, the heavy rain and hail that is common for thunderstorms did not occur. The tropical air mixed with the stagnant dry and hot air over the state. The typical thunderclouds from which the lightning struck also formed.

Most of the precipitation evaporated on the way to the ground, and the few drops that did fall were not enough to extinguish the ignited fire. Another wave of thunderstorms predicted for Monday night only marginally reached California and largely discharged over the Pacific. Still, lightning struck at least one new fire in a largely uninhabited area south of San Francisco.

In contrast to the north of the state, the greater Los Angeles area in southern California has so far been largely spared from major wildfires. About 1400 firefighters have the so-called “Lake Fire” north of the metropolis about half under control. A minor bush fire that burned for nearly two weeks in Riverside County, east of Los Angeles, has been almost completely extinguished.


Tim scam: fake refund to thousands of users. How to recognize it and what to do

They also flock in August scams. By email, by phone, by text message, there is something for everyone. The latest in the series is the new summer scam Tim, which this time randomly hits everyone by exploiting the brand of the great Italian telephone operator.

The fake mail Tim

The new scam arrives via email with sender “support Tim” and subject of the email: “Refund pending confirmation”. Opening it, the email then contains this message:

“We ran into a billing problem. Due to a problem with our system, you have been overcharged. We owe you the sum of € 410.52. You can request this amount directly in your customer area “. Shortly after, a blue button appears with the words “Enter”.

In the second part of the screen, another “official” pseudo communication reads:

“This e-mail was sent by the tim.it assistant and informs you that the refund will be made 24 hours after the validation of your information. Note: prepaid cards are not accepted “.

How to tell if it’s a scam

Of course, the purpose of the scammers is to push users, seduced by a strong message, to click on the “Enter” button, in order to be redirected to another fake page capable of capturing our sensitive data.

Some elements of the email make us understand immediately that it is a scam, such as the address indicated in CC “norepIt@ameli.fr” and the fact that at the bottom of the email, in the black part, the writing appears “Telecom Italia 2015” and not 2020. Even the image, on closer inspection, appears slightly blurred.

Between most common scams, new offers, false discounts, false communications relating to price increases, communications of unpaid invoices, further checks of personal data due to alleged errors in the contract are “sold”.

So, what to pay attention to to avoid running into scams? in the meantime never answer to mails like these e never click on any of the links present. Don’t open the email at all. If you receive communications via WhatsApp, ditto, because Tim does not communicate through instant messaging programs.


The role of the veterinarian is related to human well-being

The veterinarian is a relevant actor in the country, since he is involved in both human health, animal health and environmental health, controlling zoonotic diseases, diseases of small animals and livestock. Population growth and the ever-increasing demand for food make it necessary to deliver healthier, safer and more quality food to the population, where the role of the veterinarian is essential.

Veterinarians have an important role in the prevention and control of animal health problems of social and economic importance; safety and quality of foods of animal origin (from farm to table and vice versa); promotion and support of actions that favor national and international tourism, as well as trade and livestock exchange within and outside the borders; investigation of foodborne disease outbreaks and promotion of responsible pet ownership, among many others.

In Paraguay, the study house for future professionals in this area is located in the city of San Lorenzo, so the authorities of the Veterinary Faculty, coinciding with the patron saint, decided to adopt August 10 as a tribute date.

Other dates of remembrance in Latin America are: Argentina: August 6 – Brazil: September 9 – Chile: October 7 – Colombia: May 10 – Spain: October 4 – Mexico: August 17 – Paraguay: August 12 – Peru: July 8 – Uruguay: November 23 – Venezuela: July 21.

Caring for Quarantined Pets

Confinement also affects pets, so you have to find a way to distract them. To seek to bring pets a healthier and happier life, ÚH spoke with Carmen González, a doctor in Veterinary Sciences, who gives a series of tips for household animals.

Taking the dogs out to exercise and socialize is good, says the professional, always depending on the area where you live.

It is best to take the dogs for a walk with the owner at least every other day, but it should be noted that when they return they should be sanitized before entering the house (clean their legs and wipe them with chlorhexidine by the body).

The doctor also clarified that for a good care of the animals a good meal is necessary according to their age and their state of health, providing clean and fresh water always available.

“Having a special place to rest, a pet bed or adequate blanket in an airy and indoor space is also ideal for pets to feel comfortable and not get rain, humidity, or cold,” said González at the time to clarify that they should not lack love, attention and respect.

The pet is one more member and must be taken into account in day-to-day activities. Regarding their vaccination plan, it is very important to keep them healthy and well-being. Among the most important are rabies and heptuple (which immunizes against the seven most common diseases in our environment).

The Doctor of Veterinary Sciences clarified that leishmaniasis, erlichiosis and leptospirosis are the most common diseases in dogs, while in cats they are hemobartonellosis, feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency.

Cleaning the environment where the pet is located is very important to avoid ticks, fleas, sandflies, etc.

Dr. Carmen attends La Manada Veterinary Clinic in Asunción. For inquiries call (0985) 206-612.


Compensated for damage caused by splinters of solar panels

Insurer Achmea and the dairy farmers around Moerbeek affected by millions of loose splinters from solar panels have reached agreement on the costs of the clean-up campaign.

After a major fire at bulb company De Wit Flowerbulbs in the neighborhood near Schagen, glass particles and soot ended up in the surrounding meadows last week. Over a strip with a width of 500 meters and a length of more than 3 kilometers.

In total, the plots of seven livestock farmers were affected, as well as a field of wheat. The costs to remove the remains of the fire amount to several tons. This is a necessary action to ensure animal welfare. Livestock farmers keep their animals in the stable until everything is cleaned up.

Decisive attitude

Niels Klaver, LTO Noord-division Hollands Kroon, who is also affected by soot on his land, is pleased with the insurer’s decisive attitude. ‘Due to a lack of communication, there was a lot of concern in the area about what action the farmers should take to prevent worse damage and what they should and should not do.’

Together they look for splinters from the solar panels. © Marc Moussault

In a conversation between the insurer and entrepreneurs, including the affected bulb grower, it was agreed that the working hours to manually pick up the splinters from the plots will be fully compensated. With more than seventy people, mostly working at De Wit, they have been working on cleaning up for days.

Suction action

Klaver: ‘It is expected that this will allow 80 percent of the glass particles to be removed. Another 10 percent is cleaned up with a mechanical vacuuming action, for which Achmea also bears the costs. ‘

Agreements have also been made with regard to subsequent damage. ‘Entrepreneurs who are not sure whether their grass bales are free from sharp parts, can have them removed. They receive compensation for this. And agreements have been made with a veterinary practice to monitor the animals extra in the coming months to see whether they have received anything sharp. ‘


Although there has recently been a similar claim in the Noordoostpolder due to flying splinters from solar panels, according to Klaver, there is an unknown situation for the insurer and the victims. ‘This also applies to the Environment Agency, which initially underestimated the matter,’ says Klaver. ‘It would be good to draw up a protocol to prevent so much unnecessary unrest in the future.’

The splinters are thrown into large buckets at White Flowerbulbs.

The splinters are thrown into large buckets at White Flowerbulbs. © Marc Moussault

Both fires will also have consequences with regard to the insurance of such risks, says the agricultural manager. ‘It is difficult to determine under what cover this damage falls.’

Great drama

For now it remains a major drama for the bulb grower that he has lost all the planting material that was in the shed during the fire, says Klaver. ‘The only positive thing is that we have now all been able to take steps to resolve all this as quickly as possible.’


The performer of the hit “My Boy” Svetlana Vladimirskaya has changed beyond recognition

The name of Svetlana Vladimirskaya in the early 90s was booming throughout the country, and her hit “My Boy” was played on all radio stations. However, at the peak of fame, the artist left show business and began to live a recluse. Some said she left for USAand others complained that the celebrity was in a sect.

Svetlana Vladimirskaya has been living in a remote village for 20 years Petropavlovka in the Krasnoyarsk Territory. She moved there when she married producer Mark Bolshoi. He worked with Lube and Vladimir Kuzmin. The latter, by the way, introduced Svetlana to her future husband.

From Mark Vladimirskaya gave birth to three daughters. However, marriage with him did not work out. After the divorce, the singer married the artist, having given birth to his son. And recently I became a grandmother.

Svetlana admits that she rarely gets out of her favorite places, but for Andrey Malakhova made an exception. “There were doubts, maybe we should stay in show business. But after many years I realized that I did everything right. There is no regret that I moved from Moscow and I live here, ”the vocalist said on the show“ Hello, Andrey! ”

On the set of the program, Svetlana Vladimirskaya appeared in a new image. Photo: Russia 1Photo: print screen video.

On the set of the program, she appeared in a new image – with long black hair and bright makeup. At first, Angelina Vovk, who was present in the studio, did not even recognize the singer: “Have you been in the video?” So changed during this time“.

Svetlana recalls the filming of the clip “My Boy” with love. Work on the video took a day, and when the video came out, it instantly became a hit.

“Such a lively and young voice, it’s very unfortunate that you left. Now I would be a very sought-after artist,” complained Arkady Ukupnik.

However Vladimirskaya regrets nothing. “Apparently so destined to all the will of God. She built herself a cedar, two-story house,” she summed up.

Svetlana Vladimirskaya “My Boy”.The first video for one of the best songs of Svetlana Vladimirskaya “My Boy” from the 1993 album of the same name


Missing 7-year-old Martin taken by parents from De Hondsberg (Update Australia)

Martin Florian Den Hertog, 7 years old, is missing. The police are asking for your help! In Australia, the father asked politicians for help against the Dutch government. The Public Prosecution Service has designated the parents as suspects.

Martin is missing

The police are investigating the whereabouts of 7-year-old Martin Florian Den Hertog. Martin is a boy with an intellectual disability and he stayed in a hospital in De Hondsberg, an institution in Oisterwijk. His parents took him during a visit on Wednesday 24 June. It is unknown where they are now.

Police would like to know where Martin is so that he can get the right care. They also want to know where his parents are now.

Martien has fair skin, short blond hair, parting on the left side of her hair, probably wearing a white and red striped T-shirt,

Father is white, 1.90 long, dark hair, firm belly, beige long pants, pink T-shirt and brown sandals, Australian descent, he may be talking with an accent, age is 49.

Mother is white, 1.70 long, black straight hair to the shoulders, black pants, white T-shirt with printing and sandals, Russian descent, she hardly speaks any Dutch, age is 34.

Call 0900-8844 if you know more, or 112 if you see Martin or his parents.


Of supervision is a child protection measure that is discussed if a family does not or insufficiently volunteers to improve the situation. If the judge one supervision family is assigned a family guardian from a certified institution. The family guardian guides the child and helps the parents to solve the problems. Parents should accept the help and support of a family guardian in raising their child, but retain custody of their child and remain responsible for the care and upbringing of their child. The family guardian will supervise this. In most cases, a child stays at home during the supervision, but sometimes it is better for the child to live elsewhere, for example in a home or foster home.

Parents suspicious

The Public Prosecution Service (OM) has said: ‘Without knowing in whose hands the boy Martin is’, to suspect the parents of ‘withdrawing the child from the competent authority’. According to the Public Prosecution Service, that is a criminal offense of which they are suspected because “they are the last ones in his vicinity,” said the Public Prosecutor spokesman.


The father appears to have asked politicians in Australia for help last month, because he disagrees with the removal of his son from home. There was a comprehensive in the media there on May 18 story about this situation (click here). The website also contains photos of the parents and their side of the story. According to them, Autism is the reason for the different family situation for outsiders.

The story goes that the five-year-old Martin was taken out of the father’s house in Amsterdam by aid workers after a report from the neighbor that he was neglected. According to the father and mother, Conrad and Katya den Hertog, according to the Australian article, care providers wrongly diagnose Martin’s autistic symptoms as psychological abuse. According to the aid workers, Martin is said to have a developmental delay caused by neglect or abuse. The parents say that several experts have identified autism as the cause. Relief workers would continue to put pressure on the family to relinquish their guardianship with the aim of justifying the earlier mistakes.

The father – he came to Europe for work in 2002 – asked the Secretary of State Marise Payne to intervene in Australia. Martin was born in the Netherlands, but has dual citizenship through his father.