NOS Nieuws•vandaag, 06:44
Good morning! Groningen administrators will discuss the report on the earthquake problem in Groningen in a press conference and British Prime Minister Sunak and European Commission President Von der Leyen will talk about the Northern Ireland protocol.
First the weather: Sunny and dry. Maximum 6 or 7 degrees. There is a moderate northeasterly wind. Tonight and tonight more clouds and only frost in the southeast of the country.
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What can you expect today?
Groningen administrators respond in a press conference to the report of the parliamentary committee of inquiry into gas extraction in Groningen. These are René Paas, the king’s commissioner in the province, mayor Koen Schuiling of Groningen and Johan Remkes, the chairman of the National Program Groningen. In the press conference in The Hague, the trio makes proposals for tackling earthquake damage. The motorist who drove into a busy terrace in Gennep in the summer of 2020 will hear the verdict in his case from the judge. The owner and five guests were injured in the accident. British Prime Minister Sunak is talking to European Commission President von der Leyen about the so-called Northern Ireland protocol, which has been a hot topic between Brussels and the United Kingdom for some time. The protocol is part of the Brexit agreements and is intended to prevent a hard border from developing on the Irish mainland. Four astronauts from the United States, Russia and the United Arab Emirates are departing for the International Space Station. Seven astronauts are currently staying there. Three of them were due to return to Earth next month, but due to a leak from a docked spaceship, they have to stay until September.
What did you miss?
PostNL is cutting 200 to 300 full-time jobs this year to reduce costs. Other measures are also being taken to cut costs, the company reports.
“The year 2022 was a year in which we had to navigate in rapidly changing and turbulent circumstances,” CEO Herna Verhagen explains the move. The record high inflation and consumer confidence that reached a low point had an effect on the results of the postal company, according to Verhagen.
This year, a total of 20 million euros must be saved. The cuts mainly affect the parcel department, according to PostNL. That is why 200 to 300 jobs will disappear in that department.
Other news from the night
And then this
It is now well known that ChatGPT can write excellent texts based on artificial intelligence. But on Tiktok, users are now also using the AI tool for other creative purposes, namely crocheting and sewing. Several users of the social medium have recently posted videos in which they instruct the program to create a pattern for a crochet or sewing project, The Guardian saw.
And that does not always yield successful results. “A crocheted monstrosity”, that’s how a TikTok user described one of the projects she crocheted based on a generated pattern. Read the whole article here.
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