Good morning! In Bahrain, the Dutch drivers Max Verstappen and Nyck de Vries start the new Formula 1 season. The station master of the Greek city of Larissa is also on trial for his role in last Tuesday’s train disaster.
First the weather: it is quite cloudy today, although the sun can sometimes break through briefly in the north. A few showers will fall across the country, locally with some wet snow or hail. It will be about 6 degrees.
Are you going on the road? Here you will find an overview of the activities. Check the rail timetable here.
What can you expect today?
- The station master of the Greek city of Larissa is on trial for his role in Tuesday’s train disaster, which killed at least 57 people. He previously admitted to having been negligent and faces a life sentence.
- Max Verstappen starts the hunt for his third Formula 1 world title in Bahrain. The Dutchman starts the first Grand Prix of the new season directly from first place. The other Dutchman in the royal class, driver Nyck de Vries, will start from nineteenth place.
- Parliamentary elections are held in Estonia. In the Baltic country, the campaign focused on the war in Ukraine. Prime Minister Kallas’ Liberal Party is leading in the polls.
- The final day of the World Speed Skating Championships is scheduled for Thialf. The day starts at 12.45 pm with the 1500 meters for the men and then the 1500 meters for the women. The 10,000 meters for the men will then start around 2.45 pm. The World Cup will be concluded at the end of the afternoon with the 5,000 for women. The World Cup can be seen live on NOS.nl, in the NOS app and on NPO 1.
- There is also cycling. The Paris-Nice stage race will be broadcast live on NOS.nl and in the NOS app from 3.10 p.m.
- This also applies to the European Indoor Athletics Championships. That event will be broadcast live on NOS.nl and in the NOS app from 5:05 PM.
What did you miss?
Negotiators have reached an agreement on the protection of the oceans at a special UN ocean conference. With the treaty, 30 percent of international waters must be protected areas by 2030. To date, just over 1 percent of international waters have been protected from overfishing and pollution.
The agreement follows years of talks and failed UN summits. In the end, 180 countries have now agreed. The High Seas Treaty is seen by experts as an important step. It states, among other things, how much fishing is allowed in the protected areas.
Other news from the night:
Six killed in explosion and fire at oxygen factory in Bangladesh: death toll may rise further; Rescuers are still searching for survivors under the rubble. The exact cause of the explosion is still unclear.
A draw has been made for the semi-finals of the KNVB Cup: the amateurs of Spakenburg will play against PSV at home next month. The other match is between Feyenoord and Ajax. For the first time since 2005, the classic top three are in the semifinals.
And then this:
In South Africa, 67-year-old ‘sporting grandmother’ Cathrine Mathebe gives free fitness classes in her neighborhood and gives nutritional advice in the fight against obesity in her country. What also works is the sugar tax that the government has introduced on soft drinks with a lot of sugar. Obesity and overweight are on the rise in Africa and Asia, researchers write in a new report.
Have a nice Sunday!