American Ambassador Howard Gutman yesterday publicly smashed an electric guitar – unashamedly and with gusto. He was taking part in the ritual that crowns the inauguration ceremony of every Hard Rock Cafe branch.
Brussels has been named by USA Today as one of the world’s top beer cities. “Belgium has been churning out beer since the Crusades,” the newspaper writes.
There are four Belgian universities in the 2012-2013 edition of the Times Higher Education World University Ranking.
The Beth Hillel synagogue in the Brussels commune of Forest was defaced on Monday night, with the words “A mort les juif [sic] Boum” (“Death to Jews – boom”) daubed on the front.
A law proposal aimed at meting out heavier fines for acts of incivility is to be ratified by the Council of Ministers tomorrow.
The Federal Public Service for Health ordered the seizure of almost 1,700 animals because of abuse or negligence by owners in the first six months of 2012. After 1,195 checks by inspectors, a further 167 reports were written and 138 warnings were issued.