How Jumbo-Visma became the best cycling team in the world (part 3): ‘Moneyball’, the new transfer policy that brought the team to the absolute top

Hat-trick for Jumbo-Visma in the first stage of Paris-Nice 2022: Laporte on one, Van Aert on two, Roglic on three. — © Getty Images A sprinter with a broken kneecap. An ex-ski jumper who has fallen badly. A crosser from Belgium. And a Danish boy who works in the fish market. Four nonsensical transfers push … Read more

Lommelaar receives firm invoice for false alarm at fire brigade (Lommel)

© Dick Demey Lommel – When Piet Meijers’ living room was flooded by a heavy thunderstorm, he quickly called the fire brigade to prevent worse. But on arrival the danger turned out to be over and the firemen were able to turn around. Now Piet is presented with the bill. “Can’t I worry then?” Gunter … Read more

It started with flexible joints, now Viktor (8) can no longer even see properly: “Very hard that most of them die as teenagers” (Binnenland)

Dad Robin, sister Elise (11), Viktor (8) and mom Lien. — © Jan Van der Perre Antwerp/Oelegem – Today, February 28, is Rare Disease Day to draw attention to rare diseases. In Belgium, more than 500,000 patients suffer from a rare disease. Viktor Vanlook (8) from Oelegem is one of them. “We were relieved when … Read more

If this woman adds you on Facebook, watch out: the story behind the face that has scammed thousands of men

One of many photos of Janessa Brazil (left) that took on a life of their own on the internet — © Getty Images Who is Janessa Brazil? Men around the world have been scammed for large sums of money by one of the thousands of social media accounts using her photos. While she herself has … Read more

“Costs rise to more than 36,000 euros”: Sven and Evy notice considerable damage in the home after receiving a Ukrainian family (Binnenland)

The house in which Sven received the family suffered a lot of damage. — © bsb, if Ninove/Haaltert – The reception of Ukrainian refugees in their home in Ninove did not go as they had hoped for Sven De Strijcker (44) and Evy De Koninck (41). The host family wanted to show its good heart, … Read more

We drive electric for our wallet and not for the climate, but we risk being disappointed

© Shutterstock Interest in petrol and diesel cars continues to fall, while interest in plug-in cars is rising. It is not climate change, but our own portfolio that is the decisive factor. This is evident from an annual survey among car owners. But purely financially we risk being disappointed. Koen Baumers Yesterday at 03:00

Kimsy held daughter Naëma (1) in her arms until the last moment: “After that sigh I knew she would be gone” (Binnenland)

Ashley and Kimsy never left Naëma’s side. — © if Lukewarm/Londerzeel/Kortrijk – Ashley (27) and Kimsy (26) said goodbye to little Naëma (1) with a heavy heart. Their daughter died on Thursday, January 12, four days before her second birthday. “Her goodbye is hard for us, but somewhere there is also a sense of relief. … Read more

Belgium has an agreement with Dubai, but drug criminals are not extradited to our country, for several reasons (Brussels)

The treaty to get Belgian criminals out of their hiding place in the Emirates has been signed. Yet not a single plane took off from Dubai with a wanted drug lord on board. To the great frustration of our judiciary and the Minister of Justice. Why do Othman El B. and co remain elusive for … Read more

Why not Oosterweel but the disposal of radioactive nuclear waste will be the yard of the century

Simulation image of the yet to be built disposal site in Dessel — ©  rr The disposal of radioactive nuclear waste will cost between 20 and 40 billion euros. A gigantic invoice, and the last word has not yet been written about the distribution of that cake between energy producer Engie and our country. But … Read more

He smoked while throwing, and could even do it from the bar: this darts talent preceded Dancing Dimi and The Hurricane (Waregem)

Wesley Marreel is proud of what his father Luc achieved in darts in the eighties. — © Joerie Dewagenaere Gullegem/Beveren-Leie – A week without Belgian darts on television seems to have become a rarity. Thanks to Dancing Dimi or Kim ‘The Hurricane’ Huybrechts. But the Flemish TV pioneer was Luc ‘Lucky Luke’ Marreel from Gullegem … Read more