Former Everton manager Ronald Koeman replaces Dick Advocaat as Netherlands coach
Koeman , 54, replaces Dick Advocaat , who was appointed as a stop-gap measure in June after Danny Blind was sacked . Since finishing third at the 2014 World Cup under Louis van Gaal , the Netherlands have endured a rocky few years.
The tech giant will need to formally ask for European Commission approval after Brussels revealed it would example the deal following requests from seven countries. However, the deal required approval from regulators in Austria under merger rules there, and it has made a decision to bounce the investigation up to the EC.
Apple in December confirmed that it's acquiring UK-based music discovery service Shazam in a deal worth $400m touting the service as a "natural fit" for Apple Music, and it's expected that Apple plans to integrate Shazam's song ID technology into the next version iOS. The deal serves multiple purposes for Apple beyond hooks into services such as Apple Music. And because Shazam is based in the United Kingdom, the European Commission can investigate the deal legally.
Planets beyond our galaxy found for first time
Scientists have long thought that exoplanets-planets beyond the solar system-were restricted to the confines of our Milky Way . The mass of the planets range in size from Earth's moon to the massive Jupiter, our solar system's biggest planet.
Austria, France, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Spain and Sweden requested that the Commission assess the acquisition as the proposed bid did not meet the revenue threshold to trigger an European Union review. Whether or not this will affect the deal remains to be seen, but then again regulators investigating acquisitions that could result in a monopoly or anti-competitive behavior isn't new and is sometimes to be expected. It may incorporate the app's song-identifying technology into Apple Music, but if it shuts the app down Sweden-based Spotify would lose referrals.
The reason behind their requests is that they're concerned Apple's buying of the market-leading music recognition app could actually have fundamentally adverse effects on competition across borders.
Maldives declares 15-day state of emergency amid crisis
The ruling has led to protests by opposition supporters urging the government to obey the order. The political uncertainty has coincided with growing Chinese influence in the island nation.