Good morning! In Rotterdam, Feyenoord can become national champions today, and in Turkey it will be an exciting race for the presidency.
First the weather: this morning there is a lot of sun, later in the afternoon and some cumulus clouds. Especially in the east, a single shower can occur, possibly with thunder. It will be about 18 to 22 degrees.
Are you going on the road? Here you will find an overview of the activities. And view the rail timetable here.
What can you expect today?
- Feyenoord supporters are preparing for their club’s championship celebration. If Feyenoord beats Go Ahead Eagles in De Kuip, it will be national champion for the 16th time. The kick-off is at 4.45 pm.
- In Rotterdam, the bombing of May 14, 1940 is commemorated. At Plein 1940, two minutes of silence will be held at the statue of Zadkine at 1.27 pm. Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb lays a wreath. Then the bells ring all over the city.
- In Turkey it is time for the parliamentary and presidential elections. The question is whether President Erdogan will remain in power now that opposition candidate Kilicdaroglu is doing well in the polls. A second round may be necessary.
- It is mothers day. According to Statistics Netherlands, there are almost 5 million mothers this year, 78,000 of whom are new.
What did you miss?
Sweden has won the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool. Singer Loreen won with the song Tattoo. She received 583 points in total. Finland came second with 526 points, but received more points from the public.
Loreen is the second person to win the festival twice, and the first woman to do so. The Dutch Mia Nicolai & Dion Cooper were already eliminated in the semifinals on Tuesday.
Other news from the night:
Israel and Islamic Jihad reach an agreement on a ceasefire: it went into effect at 9 p.m. last night, just before that there were still shelling on both sides.
Zelensky in Berlin: After his visit to Italy, the Ukrainian president will talk in Germany today about weapons, air defense and reconstruction.
Explosion on cash machine in Diessen, building completely collapsed: witnesses have seen two or three men near the machine.
And then this:
For the umpteenth time, a football match was stopped yesterday because cups were thrown on the field. At FC Utrecht-RKC Waalwijk, things went wrong for the second time yesterday after the 2-0 in injury time. According to the tightened protocols, referee Oostrom had to stop the game definitively, but the game was still played by order of mayor Dijksma. The players of Utrecht and RKC made a statement after a short break by doing nothing in the remaining minutes:
Never seen before: players refuse to play after another strike. ❌ #utrrkc
May 13, 2023
Have a nice Sunday!