Awakening 3/3: Proforma Peter R. de Vries • Which song are we going to the Eurovision Song Contest with? †

Awakening 3/3: Proforma Peter R. de Vries • Which song are we going to the Eurovision Song Contest with?  †

Good morning! The third pro forma hearing in the case related to the murder of Peter R. de Vries will take place in Amsterdam, while the World Sprint Championship will be held in Hamar.

The sun is shining and everything is dry. It will remain cloudy in the southwest this morning. The temperature rises by 10 to 12 degrees, but due to the wind from the middle east it feels a bit cooler.

Weather Plaza

on the way out Here you will find an overview of the activities. View the timetable of the trains here.

What can you expect today?

  • After the death of Peter R. de Vries, the third pro forma session in the criminal case will take place in Amsterdam. The course of the investigation and any requests from the lawyers of the two suspects in the investigation were mentioned.
  • Which song is the Netherlands participating in the Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Italy? Today the singer announced the song S10 and can be heard immediately.
  • In Alkmaar, AZ will meet Ajax in the semi-final of the KNVB Cup at 8 p.m. The winner will meet PSV in the final on Sunday 17 April.
  • The World Sprint Championships kick off in Hamar, Norway. The World Cup can be followed live from 17:25 on, the NOS app and NPO 2.

What did you miss?

The number of Ukrainians who have fled the country because of the war is more than one million. That says the refugee organization UNHCR, part of the United Nations. A total of 44 million people live in Ukraine, which means that more than 2% of the population has now fled.

The UN estimates that up to 4 million refugees could arrive, but this estimate may be revised upwards. If the number of refugees continues to rise, it could lead to “the biggest refugee crisis of this century,” according to UNHCR.

Here you will find an overview of what happened last night during the war in Ukraine. You can follow the latest developments on our live blog.

More news from the evening:

  • Lower natural gas consumption in 2021 due to higher gas prices: It was colder than in 2020, but we consumed less in the second half of the year, partly due to the higher gas price.
  • Heavy rain continues, half a million Australians may have to flee: Again thousands of Australians have been ordered to flee their homes due to flooding.
  • Romanian helicopter searching for fighter jets crashes; seven killed: Seven military rescuers killed. They were sent to search for a missing Romanian Air Force fighter plane.

And then this:

Two new paintings by Piet Mondrian have been discovered. These are portraits from 1907 and 1908, which Mondrian still paints figuratively.

He donated the portraits to his good friend Cees Bergman. The photos show his two children, Nicolaas and Elisabeth (Betting). Mondrian also painted his other two children, Caroline (Cato) and Cornelis. These portraits were already known, but now it is clear that the portrait of the girl is related to Cato. This and the find of the artifacts belong to Nick Draaijer.

All currently discovered portraits are privately owned and therefore not visible to the public.

Read more about the discovery here.

Nicholas and Bets Bergman, Mondrian 1098

private collection

Happy Thursday!

Source: NOS