De balans opgemaakt na Harvey 

Wat kunnen we doen?

6 december 2017
Een bericht van Houston Chronical, David Hunn and Ryan Maye Handy


Nadat orkaan Harvey de regio van Houston letterlijk heeft overstroomd, kwamen de vragen: wat kunnen we doen om dit in de toekomst te voorkomen? Hoe kunnen we onze regio beter beschermen?

De Houston Chronicle organiseerde een open forum dat bezocht werd door ruim 500 betrokken mensen. In deze bijeenkomst zijn vele opties geopperd. De twee meest van belang zijnde oplossingen die naar voren kwamen zijn:​

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December 29, 2017 Categories: Texas Water

De groepsvordering (class action) in het Nederlands recht 

Een paar praktische inzichten

Locatie: NBSO
Donderdag, 26 oktober 2017


Samen met Houthoff heeft NBSO een lunchbijeenkomst georganiseerd over de praktische aspecten van het Nederlandse systeem van groepsvorderingen (class action) en de gevolgen daarvan voor dergelijke vorderingen in de Verenigde Staten. Nadat Harvey Houston heeft getroffen, wordt het duidelijk dat er een verhoogd risico bestaat voor Amerikaanse en internationale bedrijven om betrokken te raken in een class action. Albert Knigge, directeur van Houthoff, is gespecialiseerd als verdediger in dergelijke geschillen. Tijdens de bijeenkomst heeft hij de dreigingen maar ook kansen besproken van de groepsvorderingen volgens Nederlands recht.

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December 20, 2017 Categories: Juridisch

Firms chosen for Houston-Dallas bullet train 

Backers of a Texas bullet train are moving to the next stop, selecting a team to build the Houston-to-Dallas line, despite not having a clear shot – yet – at construction.

Texas Central on Monday morning announced it reached agreement with Irving-based Fluor Enterprises and The Lane Construction Corporation, based in Connecticut, for further refinement and study of the proposed route. Once financing for the project, expected to cost at least $12 billion, is secured and federal approvals are obtained, the companies would then be the primary design-builders of the line.

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August 16, 2017

Greg Abbott: Toyota's grand opening in Plano symbolizes the success of the Texas growth engine  

Today we celebrate another milestone marking the incredible momentum of Texas' continuing economic expansion. Toyota Motor North America joins Hulu, Jacobs Engineering, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kubota, Jamba Juice, Sabre and many other innovative industry leaders who have decided to go big in Texas. Our greatest natural resource in the Lone Star State is the hardworking people of Texas. And that work ethic draws global leaders like Toyota Lees meer
 
July 05, 2017

Agriculture in Texas 

Texas, known for its steak, longhorns and in the Netherlands for Boer Olke, has a lot to offer when it comes to agricultural businesses. Since the '80's a lot of Dutch farmers has established themselves in Texas to build their farms. A few facts about Agriculture in Texas: · Texas leads the nation in cattle, cotton, hay, sheep, goats and mohair production. · Texas leads the nation in number of farms and ranches, with Lees meer
 
June 30, 2017

FAQ:W-8BEN-E  

W-8BEN-E Form The W-8BEN-E form is a common form that needs to be filed by foreign entities who generate income in the US. Foreign entities are subject to U.S. tax at a 30% rate (the foreign-person withholding rate) on income they receive from U.S. sources. In most cases the clients of your company are asking you to fill out a W-8BEN-E form, since the client is the payer of the withholding income and may rely on a properly completed Lees meer
 
June 30, 2017

GM is bringing new jobs to Texas 

Since January 6, 1954 the general motors Arlington Assembly plant has been building world-class vehicles in Texas. A few days ago, GM announced to build new supplier facilities near their existing GM plant, resulting in 850 new jobs coming to Arlington. ARLINGTON, TEXAS - Despite the blazing heat, a small crowd gathered Friday for the groundbreaking for a new General Motors facility in Arlington. Among the crowd was Republican Sen. Ted Lees meer
 
June 28, 2017

The State of Houston’s Global Economy 

On Monday 5/22/2017, the Greater Houston Partnership hosted an event called ‘The State of Houston’s Global Economy’ so it’s members could get the latest global economic outlook. The event featured a morning panel discussion among three executives who lead global institutions in Houston, Renu Khator, Chancellor and President, University of Houston, Jean-Francois Poupeau, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, Lees meer
 
May 25, 2017

The City of Waco 

Waco Waco is a lesser known city in the heartland of Texas. The City of Waco is located in the heart of the Texas manufacturing and technology corridor on Interstate Highway 35, just 90 miles south of Dallas and 100 miles north of Austin. The city was founded in 1849 by the Huaco Indians that lived on the land in the present-day downtown area. Waco is the county seat of McLennan County. The US Census 2016 population estimate for the Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans May 12, 2017

Geothermal energy 

Geothermal energy Next to hydropower and biomass, geothermal energy is the largest renewable energy resource in the U.S. Harvesting geothermal energy distinguishes between energy gained from two or three km deep under the ground and from energy gained from approximately 100 m under the ground. The deeper the exploration the higher the temperature required. The United States have the most geothermal power of the world. Texas has the Lees meer
 
Posted by Saskia Pardaans May 12, 2017
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