Awakening 1/5: Heavy Schiphol expected again • Van de Zandschulp in final in Munich –

Awakening 1/5: Heavy Schiphol expected again • Van de Zandschulp in final in Munich –

Good morning! Tennis player Botic van de Zandschulp expects a large audience at the final of the ATP tournament in Munich and again at Schiphol.

Today it will be partly cloudy for the first time. The sun will rise more often this afternoon. With the weak north wind, the air cools down to between 12 and 15 degrees in early May. Tomorrow it will be 14 to 18 degrees warmer with more sunlight. The following days the weather is 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?

  • Huge crowds are also expected at Schiphol. The airport has asked airlines to cancel flights and passengers must expect long queues.
  • Because of Labor Day, demonstrations are held in many parts of Europe, for example in Germany. Several leftist groups and trade unionists have taken to the streets to protest what they see as more social policies.
  • Tennis player Botic van de Zandschulp will face Dane Holger Rune in the final of the ATP tournament in Munich. Van de Zandschulp was the first Dutchman to reach the final of an ATP tournament in almost six years.

What did you miss?

A group of about 20 civilians were evacuated from the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol. It is the first time civilians have been able to leave the resistance stronghold in the port city since President Putin ordered the compound to be closed last week.

The exact number of evacuees is uncertain. Russian news agencies speak to reporters at the scene of 25 civilians, six of whom are children. The Ukrainian Azov battalion, also stationed at the steel mill, reports about 20 women and children. It is unknown where the group was taken.

Violent skirmishes continue around the factory. According to Ukrainian sources, about a thousand civilians are in the underground passages and bunkers on the factory site. They have virtually no access to food, water or medical care.

More news from the evening:

  • Biden mocked himself and Trump at the Correspondents’ Dinner: “It’s great to be here tonight with the only American band even less popular than me,” he joked. For the first time since 2016, the president returned to the event, where representatives of US politics and the press mocked each other.
  • Polar bear seen in Southern Canada, “How did he get here?” : Biologist says polar bears normally migrate north at this time of year, but sometimes a bear goes missing.
  • A Twente player receives a blow from the stands, a man suspected of assault: Almeloër, 31, shot Twente striker Václav Černý during a disturbance in the front row.
  • After the Trabzonspor championship, the party and the trams in Rotterdam were briefly interrupted: the football club became champion of Turkey for the first time since 1984. Towards the end of the evening most of the rebels left, but later a group returned.

And then this:

With a bit of luck it can also be seen the next night: the so-called conjunction of Venus and Jupiter. The planets almost seem to touch each other when viewed from Earth today. This view is not new: once a year, planets appear much closer than usual. It seems even closer this year and won’t happen again until 2039.

The BBC recommends the best way to observe the phenomenon with the naked eye: shortly before sunrise, to the east and then just above the horizon.

Twitter users have noticed this association in recent days:

Happy Sunday!

Source: NOS