From orange to green | Almost on the booster shot | And Napoleon’s weapons under the hammer

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Color code orange for all travelers is against the sore leg of dozens of travel companies. They want countries outside Europe to be put on green or yellow with such advice, so that vaccinated travelers know that they can travel there safely. They hope to achieve that with, yes, summary proceedings.

When is it my turn for a booster? You will know that, if all goes well, this afternoon after the Council of Ministers. Then outgoing minister Hugo de Jonge comes up with concrete plans for a real booster campaign. The Netherlands is still tragically behind with this extra shot against the corona virus.

Violence and intimidation are commonplace on the bus lines between Emmen and Ter Apel. The bus drivers who drive on these lines have had enough. Today and this weekend they are skipping stops in Ter Apel to force employer Connexxion to deploy more security.

Diamonds, art, Einstein’s notes and now a set of Napoleon Bonaparte’s weapons. There’s a lot going on under the hammer these days. The set includes a carbine, two pocket pistols and a sword. The weapons are almost 225 years old and will be auctioned this weekend.

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This could come along at the coffee machine:

  • Cheese, Gromit! Can it also be a vegan brie?
  • Nice cruising at 30 kilometers per hour.
  • Prisons will not block the signal from telephones for the time being.
  • It’s not really Christmas until you can spend the night in the Home Alone house (or at Ikea).
  • ‘It is best to take out a mortgage in December’, HLN investigated whether that is correct.

Good day!

ps Safer, smaller, more economical. The so-called Small Modular Reactors are attractive for several countries in their energy transition. However, there is still something to note.

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