Wake up service 29/8: Start of Tour de France and corona protests in Berlin

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Are you hitting the road today? Here you will find an overview of the activities. Check here the adjusted timetable for the railway.

What can you expect today?

  • The 107th edition of the Tour de France starts in Nice. The Grand Départ can be seen from 1.10 p.m. on NPO 1, the NOS app and NOS.nl and can be followed via Radio Tour de France on NPO Radio 1. These channels closely follow all stages up to and including 20 September. read here Lake.
  • In Berlin, people are taking to the streets to protest against the German government’s corona measures. The city council had previously banned the demonstration, but the judge gave permission for it yesterday.
  • At 2 p.m. the victims who died in World War II during the construction of the Burma-Siam Railway, between what is now Myanmar and Thailand, and the Pakan Baroe line in Sumatra, will be commemorated. Interested parties can here watch live.

What did you miss?

The American actor Chadwick Boseman is deceased to the effects of colon cancer. He was known for his role as the superhero Black Panther in the successful series of Marvel cartoons. Two years ago, that character got his own movie, which won three Oscars.

Boseman’s family has announced his death on his social media accounts. That message states that the actor was already diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016, but that was not publicly known. Boseman turned 43 years old.

Other news from the night:

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And then this:

NOS News presenter Astrid Kersseboom is the winner of the knowledge quiz this season The smartest person. In the final battle, she competed against opera singer Francis van Broekhuizen and Jeroen Grueter, commentator of NOS Sport.

Astrid Kersseboom eventually beat her colleague Jeroen Grueter with a knowledge question about the British dish fish and chips:

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