Dutch venues could use the corona support well last year. Thanks to those millions, they wrote black figures at the end of 2020, CBS reports. The big stages in particular needed the support. The scenario at the back of those organizations was nevertheless pitch black. For example, 26 percent fewer people were hired to help with performances and concerts. They also worked more than half the hours.
Russian President Vladimir Putin holds his annual press conference. Physically again this year. About 500 journalists are present; the whole media circus lasts a few hours. Incidentally, there are not only yes-men in the room. A few years ago, the Russian leader was actually asked a critical question.
A square telephone, just what the world needs. At least that’s what Huawei thinks. Their new P50 Pocket, presented today, is a foldable mobile phone, which forms a square when folded. It remains to be seen whether Dutch enthusiasts can purchase it. The thing will not be cheap anyway, since their previous model was sold for 2500 euros.
The car of brand new world champion Max Verstappen is for sale. No, not his racing car (unfortunately), but his ‘work’ car, which he drove to and from the circuits. If you are ready for a new rattle or racing box: it’s yours for 33,333.00 ekkies. You have to love a Honda Civic Type R from 2018. A plus is (further) that there are only 58,048 kilometers on the counter. Oh yes, the proceeds go to charity.
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An owner-occupied house in the Netherlands costs an average of more than four tons, which is more than 20 percent more than at the end of last year. In February 2000, when housing also rose by 20.1 percent, a house cost an average of 160,000 euros.
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Dutch coal-fired power stations may only operate at 35 percent of their capacity from 1 January, the cabinet has decided. This way they emit less CO2. The production restriction will apply until the end of 2024. However, experts have their doubts about the measure.
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ps The fact that you are only allowed to come winter sports in Austria with a booster shot is not only a bummer for Dutch snow lovers. The country itself is also in sackcloth and ashes.