A Ryanair flight from Dublin to the Croatian city of Zadar was forced to make an emergency landing at Frankfurt-Hahn airport in western Germany due to cabin pressure problems on Friday, German police said. Flight FR7312 landed at Frankfurt-Hahn airport at the small municipality of Hahn at around 11:30 p.m. Friday evening, a spokesman for the Federal Police told DW. "There was a technical problem and the air pressure went down, so the pilot had to take the aircraft down in Hahn," the spokesman said, adding that the exact cause of the emergency landing was unclear. One passenger, who was aboard the plane, posted a photograph of the plane's oxygen masks hanging from the ceiling. Read more: Up in the air? Ryanair’s growing pains Some 33 passengers on board the flight were taken to local hospitals with complaints of earaches, headaches and nausea. A replacement plane took off on Saturday morning to take passengers to final destination of Zadar on Saturday morning … [Read more...] about Ryanair flight makes emergency landing near Frankfurt
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Inua Ellams could be described as a poet, a performer, a graphic designer, a visual artist, even a walking-tour operator. But the role he’s come all the way to Western Australia to play is much more topical. “The show could have been called An Evening with a Terrible Basketball Player or An Evening with a Reluctant Vegetarian,” he says of his one-man performance piece, An Evening with an Immigrant. “There’s so many ways of looking at [my life]. This just happened to be how I saw it in 2015.” But, as the undercurrent of tensions around immigration in Europe “calcified and crystallised” around Brexit, Ellams suddenly found his show was extremely relevant – and in demand. “The word ‘migrant’ or ‘immigrant’ has become dirtied and politicised and it’s used to make people fear the unknown,” he says. “It’s used to make invisible monsters of people and those are the most difficult … [Read more...] about Inua Ellams: The word ‘immigrant’ is used to make people fear the unknown
Children as young as 11 are working aboard Vietnamese vessels fishing illegally for seafood that could end up on sale in supermarkets in the EU and US, according to an investigation by the Environmental Justice Foundation. The children were discovered on boats detained by Thai authorities for fishing illegally in Thai waters, thousands of miles from their homes. A report by the environmental group also found a lack of catch documentation or verification systems on Vietnamese vessels to determine the origin of seafood. Vietnam is the world’s fourth largest seafood exporter, with one of the fastest-growing fishing fleets. It sends products such as shrimp to 170 countries, and in 2017 it exported $8.5bn (£6.5bn) worth of seafood, with the top export destinations being the EU, followed by the US. The country aims to increase exports to $10.5bn this year. Steve Trent, the director of the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), whose members have accompanied Thai police on … [Read more...] about Vietnam boats using child labour for illegal fishing
Felicity Huffman will be sentenced to at least four months in prison after entering a guilty plea to a single charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. The actress, 56, appeared stoic on Monday in a Boston courtroom as she entered her plea in the Operation Varsity Blues case, two months after being indicted along with 32 other parents. She was not joined by her husband William H Macy, whose career has suffered no repercussions from this case despite the indictment showing his involvement in the plot to get their older and younger daughter a higher test scored by facilitating a bribe through William Rick Singer. Huffman teared up at one point as she told the judge that her daughter suffered from a learning disability throughout her life, which is why she sought to cheat on the standardized test. Prosecutors with the US Attorney's office then recommended that Huffman serve a sentence of four months in prison, followed by a full year of … [Read more...] about Delinquent housewife: Tearful Felicity Huffman reveals her daughter has a learning disability as she enters guilty plea in deal that will land her in prison for at least FOUR months
Who exactly was the man who won nearly 30% of the vote in the first round of Ukraine's presidential election? Was it showman and political newcomer Volodymyr Zelenskiy, or Vasily Holoborodko, the fictional protagonist of a political sitcom? In the popular TV show Servant of the People, Zelenskiy plays Holoborodko, a history teacher who ends up becoming president after his anti-corruption rant goes viral. The line between supporting Zelenskiy and his sitcom character may still be up for debate, but Zelenskiy purposefully used Holoborodko's image during the campaign, as if to say to voters: "Holoborodko is me." Life imitating TV show For example, a still shot of Zelenskiy in the character of Holoborodko, suited up and holding a briefcase, can be seen on Zelenskiy's campaign website. The candidate's team uses the same photo on Facebook. The phrase "Servant of the People" is featured heavily on campaign materials — although it is unclear if the … [Read more...] about Ukraine: Is this comedian winning votes because of his political sitcom?