Good morning! India hopes to land the Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft on the moon, becoming the fourth country to land a spacecraft on the moon. In France, the red code applies due to extreme temperatures.
First the weather: There are sunny periods today with some nice cumulonimbus clouds inside. Winds will be westerly, moderate in speed, and the sea temperature will be 23 to 28 degrees in the southeast.
Are you going on the road? Here you will find an overview of the activities. And here See where the action is taking place on the track.
What can you expect?
- India hopes to become the fourth country to land a vehicle on the moon. Chandrayaan-3 was launched last month and is expected to reach the moon’s south pole today.
- In France, code red is applied in nineteen departments due to the extreme heat. Temperatures in almost the entire southern half of the country are expected to range between 35 and 40 degrees.
- The outgoing government is negotiating in The Hague over next year’s budget. Major and urgent problems such as poverty policy and the restoration of purchasing power are on the agenda.
- And at the World Championships in Athletics in Budapest, Sivan Hasan, among others, has to get back to work. Run the 5000m series in the morning.
- Dutch hockey players will play their last group game against Wales at 5.15pm. They need to win to secure a place in the semi-finals. The match can be watched live on NPO 2, NOS.nl and in the NOS app.
What did you miss?
The Tax and Customs Department wrongly investigated the Sunna Mosque for tampering with gifts and judged Islamic institutions in general to be a fraud risk. According to the court, discrimination “cannot be ruled out”. The Norwegian Refugee Council is writing this following a ruling from the court in The Hague, which will be published today.
Due to an investigation by the tax authorities, the Sunna Mosque lost its ANBI status in 2018, so donations can no longer be used as a deduction. The mosque believed that investigations by the tax authorities were conducted with them because of their Islamic background. And the judge agrees. Therefore, the investigation conducted by the tax authorities was declared invalid and the mosque regained its status.
The NRC wrote that the Tax and Customs Administration specifically targeted Muslim organizations. The team concluded that they were committing fraud on a large scale with the donations, and also described the parents in the benefits case as frauds.
Other news of the night:
A rare giraffe was born in a zoo in the US state of Tennessee, without spots. According to experts, this animal is the only solid-colored giraffe in the world. Zoo director David Bright told CBS News that the last known giraffe lived about 50 years ago. This animal lived in the Tokyo Zoo in the early 1970s.
It is not clear how a giraffe can be born without spots. Otherwise, the animal is in good health, according to the zoo. The giraffe’s spots likely served primarily as camouflage.
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