good morning! It was the last day of a long series of demands in the Marengo trial against the group around Ridouan Taghi. There is an extra security meeting of mayors on the reception of asylum seekers and displaced Ukrainians in Utrecht.
First Weather: Cloudy with rain at many places today. It will be around 8 degrees, with moderate to somewhat strong westerly winds.
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What can you expect today?
- There is an extra security meeting of mayors on the reception of asylum seekers and displaced Ukrainians in Utrecht. As contracts with municipalities for temporary shelters expire, there is an acute shortage of shelters.
- Oil and gas major Shell publishes its fourth quarter results for last year.
- The royal couple and Princess Amalia visited Curacao. They take a city walk through Willemstad.
- And on the final day of the Marengo trial against the group around Ridouan Taghi, it was the last day of a long series of demands.
What did you miss?
Relatives and friends bid farewell to Dyer Nichols at the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church in Memphis, USA. A 29-year-old black man was arrested last month for reckless driving and then severely beaten by five black officers. He was critically injured and died at the hospital.
Last month, Nichols became the new face of the US movement against police brutality and racism. He was mentioned in the same breath as Brona Taylor, George Floyd and Eric Garner who died of police brutality years ago. Their family attended Nichols’ funeral in Tennessee.
Music was played and tributes were paid during the emotional ceremony. Mother RowVaughn fought back tears as she spoke of her son: “I’m sure my son was sent here by God. Now his job is done. He’s gone home.”
Other news of the night:
Neanderthals were more adept at cooperation than scientists previously thought, a new study shows. Around 125,000 years ago they were already hunting forest elephants in an organized environment, the largest land animals in the last 3 million years.
Then together they dried large quantities of meat from the slaughtered animal so that it could be preserved for a long time. Not only were early humans active in larger groups than previously thought, but they stayed in one place longer than previously believed. Because the thousands of kilos of meat produced by such an elephant must have taken a lot of time to kill, cut into pieces, and dry.
According to Here More about hunter-gatherer Neanderthals.
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