Dutch YouTubers Ties Granzier and Govert Sweep were released from custody in the United States on Thursday. They are on their way back to the Netherlands. "Just released", Sweep said on Instagram on Thursday evening. "Now en route to the Netherlands! Finally see my family, girlfriend and friends again."
Dutch YouTubers Ties Granzier and Govert Sweep were sentenced to three days in jail and each fined 2,280 dollars for trespassing at American military base Area 51. They also have to stay away from Area 51 for a year, or they face one year in prison. Both pled guilty in the trial against them, a spokesperson for the local court of Beatty confirmed to NU.nl.
Govert Sweep and Ties Granzier, two Dutch YouTubers arrested for trespassing at Area 51 in the United States on Tuesday, were released on bail on Thursday morning. Their bail was set at 500 dollars. Sweep is happy to be free again, he said to Omroep Brabant. According to him, what they did "wasn't bad or wrong at all".
Dutch YouTubers Ties Granzier and Govert Sweep were arrested at Area 51 in the American state of Nevada, the NYE County Sheriff's Office said on Facebook. They told the police that they saw and understood the no trespassing warnings, but wanted to look at the site.
According to the local police, the duo had a drone, cameras and laptops on them. They recorded footage on the Area 51 site - a test location for the United States air force, where popular conspiracy theories say the American authorities experiment on aliens.
The Human Power Team, a student team from TU Delft and VU Amsterdam, broke the female cycling world speed record a the World Human Powered Speed Challenge in the United States on Monday. Athlete Rosa Bas reached a top speed of 122.12 kilometers per hour with the team's self-made aerodynamic recumbent bike, breaking the old record of 121.8 km.h, TU Delft announced.
"We worked towards this for a year and now we have succeeded", Bas said about the record. "It is amazing to cycle so fast. I went faster than cars are allowed to drive on this road."
Several men harassed and robbed British tourist Richard Cole shortly before he drowned in an Amsterdam canal, police revealed on Friday. The police do not suspect the men of being directly involved in Cole's death, but are looking to interview them. They released photos of the men in the hope of tracking them down.
“I was worried my movie about a group of elderly people from New Zealand wouldn’t resonate on a global scale,” says documentary director Bryn Evans, in an exclusive interview with the NL Times. The film has four more screenings at the International Documentary Film-festival Amsterdam.
A test team reached a maximum speed of 78.8 kilometers per hour with the aerodynamic recumbent bike ‘Velox3’ on Tuesday on the highway between Franeker and Dronrijp (Friesland). For this event, organized by students of TU Delft and VU Amsterdam, the A31 motorway was closed for a few hours.
The bicycle was made to break the world record cycling speed of 133 km/hr. This was a try out, the real attempt to break the world record will be done in the U.S. state of Nevada later this year.