good morning! Military equipment from the United States comes ashore in the port of Vlissingen and the Rijkswaterstaat is carrying out test explosions with small explosives at Middensluis in Terneuzen.
First the weather: This morning it will rain in the east first. In the rest of the country, it is dry at times. By noon it is very dry with some sunshine occasionally. It will be 10 or 11 degrees. Later it will become cloudy and in the evening and night strong showers will move across the country.
What do you expect today?
- Military equipment from the United States, such as M-1 Abrams tanks and Bradley infantry fighting vehicles, will come ashore in the port of Vlissingen this week. The equipment goes to Poland and Lithuania. Today the media can be present when the vehicles are disembarked.
- Foreign Minister Hoekstra begins a visit to Abu Dhabi and Qatar. Today, he will visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque and visit the EMASOH mission that protects navigation traffic in the Strait of Hormuz.
- As of today, the Rijkswaterstaat is conducting some test blasting in Middensluis in Terneuzen. They do this with small explosives. They want to investigate how best to demolish this old lock.
- From today, German police can start evacuating the occupied “lignite” village of Lützerath, not far from Roermond. More than two years ago, activists attacked the village Occupied an attempt to prevent the earth under Lützerath from being excavated for the extraction of lignite.
What did you miss?
Former Trump Organization chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg, 75, was sentenced to five months in prison for helping the company commit tax fraud.
Weisselberg has worked for Trump since the 1970s. At trial, he pleaded guilty to all fifteen counts. Thus, he avoided the maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. As part of the ruling, he has already transferred around €2 million in back taxes, fines and interest.
Among other things, Weisselberg admitted to defrauding the company by keeping additional income, a Manhattan apartment, and cars for himself, and his grandchildren’s school fees off the holding company’s books. Trump himself is not on trial in this case.
Other news of the night:
Scientists will test special cameras on manatees at the Burger Zoo in Arnhem. Once it becomes clearer where to mount the cameras on the body, manatees and sea turtles in the Caribbean will also receive cameras temporarily.
This is being done for a large-scale international study to map the consequences of climate change in tropical ecosystems. According to park rangers, the cameras do not disturb the animals. “They have very thick skin.”
Manatees from Burger Zoo get a camera
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