Walrus ‘walls’ in new Belgian animal park hotel rooms | AFP

It’s wall to wall walrus in unusual hotel rooms that have just opened in a Belgian animal park. The Pairi Daiza animal park allows guests paying from 129 euros ($152) per person to spend the night in one of the six igloo-themed rooms looking into the pool holding a pair of walruses. The sea animals are from from shy — often bumping up against the reinforced glass to check out these humans beneath the surface.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news 🔔
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Belgium celebrates heroes of the coronavirus crisis at annual National Day ceremony | AFP

Belgium celebrates the heroes of the coronavirus crisis at the annual National Day ceremony in Brussels. The ceremony is attended by Belgian King Philippe and his family.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news 🔔
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Dozens of Cameroonians demonstrate outside EU summit | AFP

Nearly a hundred people gather in front of the security cordon of the European summit to protest against France’s actions in Cameroon, its former African colony. Belgian police used pepper spray just a stone’s throw from the European Council to disperse demonstrators as EU leaders met inside.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news 🔔
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Bust of King Leopold II removed from Belgian city of Ghent (2) | AFP

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the independence of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the city of Ghent organises an official ceremony where the statue of the former king Leopold II is taken down.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news 🔔
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Bust of King Leopold II removed from Belgian city of Ghent | AFP

City officials in Belgian city of Ghent remove bust of former King Leopold II on the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Independence Day.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news 🔔
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Black MEP alleges police brutality, describes ‘traumatic’ experience | AFP

During a debate at the European Parliament, MEP Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana says she has been “the victim of police violence by the Belgian police” and announces that she has lodged a complaint, denouncing “a discriminatory act with racist tendencies”. A police spokesperson confirmed the MEP had been searched by a female officer — “in the usual procedure” — and had been temporarily deprived of her liberty. Police have lodged a complaint with prosecutors alleging she had showed contempt for the officers.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news 🔔
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Service with a (fake) smile: Brussels restaurant staff wear masks with their faces printed on | AFP

On the occasion of its reopening after three months of confinement, a restaurant in Brussels worked with a Belgian company, which prints faces on masks via an improved photo booth, to equip its employees with face masks showing a picture of their face.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news 🔔
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Basstripper – Punishment

↪ Download for free – https://bit.ly/SNB070

Skankandbass is dedicated towards the official promotion of record labels and artists in the world of drum & bass music. Since inception in 2009, Skankandbass has unearthed some of the freshest talents in the scene and has opened many doors for unsigned artists. Now, through Skankandbass Introducing we release a series of free download singles which aims to spread the work of the best unsigned, newcomer artists who deserve more recognition.

A release a long time in the making, we’re very excited to welcome Basstripper to Skankandbass Introducing. Having made a name for himself with releases on Low Down Deep and Rampage Recordings, in 2019 the Belgian rising star launched his own imprint to distribute his hard hitting, jump-up inspired sound to the world. SNB070 is no different, featuring two of his signature heavyweight cuts in the form of ‘Punishment / Blatherskite’.

↪ Basstripper

https://www.facebook.com/BTdnb/

#drumandbass #dnb #bass #basstripper

———- Skankandbass Links ———-

W: http://skankandbass.com/
FB: http://facebook.com/skankandbass
TW: http://twitter.com/skankandbass
SC: http://soundcloud.com/skankandbass
IG: http://instagram.com/skankandbass
SP: http://spoti.fi/29gDYXE

COVID-19: Robot screens visitors entering Belgian hospital | AFP

Antwerp University Hospital will be using a robot called CRUZR, supplied by the Belgian company Zorabots, to automatically detect the temperature of patients and whether or not they are wearing masks as they enter the hospital.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news 🔔
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Belgian sex workers survive lockdown with food parcels | AFP

Dolores, 60, has been a sex worker for 42 years. Like all her colleagues, she has stopped working since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns and has no income. She depends on food parcels from Episol, a charity grocery store, distributed by the association UTSOPI, a collective of sex workers.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news 🔔
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Hystatus – Duh

English / Belgian duo Hystatus debut on DLT9 with ‘Duh’.

↪ Hystatus

https://www.facebook.com/hystatusmusic/

↪ DLT9

https://www.facebook.com/delta9recordings/

#drumandbass #dnb #bass #hystatus #dlt9

———- Skankandbass Links ———-

W: http://skankandbass.com/
FB: http://facebook.com/skankandbass
TW: http://twitter.com/skankandbass
SC: http://soundcloud.com/skankandbass
IG: http://instagram.com/skankandbass
SP: http://spoti.fi/29gDYXE

Belgian drinkers’ faith rewarded as monks get beer out | AFP

The monks of the Trappist Abbey of Saint Sixtus in Belgium only sell their holy brew by appointment, to individual consumers, and until Thursday their outlet was closed.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news 🔔
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Brussels’ mayor offers Manneken-pis a new face mask | AFP

The municipality of the city of Brussels gives the Manneken-pis a new face mask with a Belgian flag. Since the beginning of the lockdown, a white mask has been seen on the city’s most famous statue.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news 🔔
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Brussels commuters wear compulsory face masks as lockdown eased | AFP

Commuters wear masks to take public transport in the Belgian capital as the country slowly eases its coronavirus lockdown, while still imposing some restrictions. Millions of Europeans emerged from lockdown on Monday, with hardest-hit Italy leading the way out of its two-month coronavirus confinement. IMAGES

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news 🔔
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Belgian man shares painful COVID-19 recovery | AFP

Hospitalised on March 16 after testing positive for COVID-19, Pierre Fonteyne, a 74-year-old patient at the Erasme Hospital in Brussels, is slowly learning to walk again. Slow rehabilitation awaits the patients who are the most seriously affected by the new coronavirus, who must above all regain their lung capacity. For this reason, the Erasme hospital set up a special COVID unit in April called “Middle Care”, which aims to get patients back on their feet when they are discharged from intensive care.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news 🔔
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Virus gives Easter a bitter taste for Belgian chocolatiers | AFP

In a normal year, Easter is busy and lucrative time for Belgium’s famed chocolatiers who churn out eggs, bunnies and gift boxes for tourists and locals alike. But this year, the coronavirus and the resulting public lockdown have melted away their hopes.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news 🔔
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

From gin to gel: Belgian distillery battles virus | AFP

The Waterloo distillery, Belgium’s smallest distillery, stopped producing gin and whisky to produce 200 litres of pure alcohol per week destined for the production of hand-sanisiting gels to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news 🔔
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Coronavirus: Police man checkpoint at Belgium-Netherlands border | AFP

Police man a check point between the Belgian town of Meer and the Dutch city of Breda as authorities try to halt the spread of coronavirus.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news 🔔
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Coronavirus: Belgian hospital converts snorkelling masks into emergency ventilators | AFP

Based on research carried out in Italy, the Erasme hospital in Brussels has developed a device which transforms a Decathlon snorkelling mask into an emergency ventilator for patients suffering with COVID-19, to help mitigate any shortage of ventilators during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news 🔔
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1

Unsual friendship between Holocaust survivor and ‘son of a Nazi’ in Belgium | AFP

One is Jewish, a Holocaust survivor, the other calls himself the “son of a Nazi”. Two Belgians, both of whom suffered the tragedy of World War II, now bear witness together to their history and to the deep friendship that unites them. Simon Gronowski and Koenraad Tinel, aged 88 and 85, are to receive honorary doctorates from the Free Universities of Brussels — the Dutch-speaking VUB and the French-speaking ULB — later this year in the Belgian capital.

Subscribe to AFP and activate your notifications to get the latest news 🔔
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC86dbj-lbDks_hZ5gRKL49Q/?sub_confirmation=1