Wake-up service 18/2: Carnival fully celebrated again • Climax weekend World Cup skating

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Good morning! Carnival starts today in many places. And the world cup season of the speed skaters will reach its climax this weekend in Poland.

First the weather: clouds dominate today and there are periods of light rain or drizzle. With a moderate to strong westerly wind, the afternoon temperature is around 12 degrees. The next few days the weather will remain cloudy, but the chance of precipitation will decrease. The temperature will not change much for the time being.

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?

  • As of today, carnival will be celebrated again in colorful outfits and with liters of beer. Carnival celebrants in Brabant and Limburg, among others, are once again taking to the streets en masse to celebrate.
  • Two parties kick off their campaign for the provincial elections. Forum for Democracy does this in the House of Representatives during the members’ day and D66 is in Arnhem for the campaign start.
  • The semi-finals of the ABN Amro Open tennis tournament will be played in Rotterdam, to be seen at 3 p.m. on NPO 1 and NOS.nl. The wheelchair final for the women can also be followed tomorrow at 10.30 am via a stream on NOS.nl.
  • The world cup season of the skaters will experience its climax this weekend in Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland. The NOS follows all distances, partly on NPO 1 from 1.40 pm and in live streams on NOS.nl.

What did you miss?

The Surinamese police arrested at least fifty demonstrators during yesterday’s riots in the capital Paramaribo. Twenty people were injured in the storming of the parliament building and other disturbances, authorities say.

The riots started after an anti-government protest in the morning that attracted thousands of people. The organizers of the demonstration are said to have lost control of the crowd. The lobby of the parliament building was destroyed and windows were broken. Police fired tear gas and blanks to disperse the crowd.

Other news from the night:

  • Stolen charcoal drawings by Dalí found in Spain: The works have a combined value of 300,000 euros. They were stolen in a burglary in Barcelona early last year.

  • CDA puts family back at the center and wants to simplify leave arrangements: The party, which has always profiled itself as a family party, believes that politics should be more involved in family policy and upbringing.

  • Residents of the Eibergen apartment complex sleep elsewhere after a fire in the basement car park: They were taken care of with relatives or in a hotel after a fire in the basement car park of their building.

And then this:

Scientists have found unexpected melting patterns at Antarctica’s vast Thwaites Glacier. British and Americans have done research together. You can see how that went in these images, which researchers have made:

Images from special ‘melt research’ in Antarctica

Happy Saturday!

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