It has been reported that people were left frustrated and stranded for hours inside the Channel Tunnel after a train moving from Calais to Folkestone broke down mid way. Eurotunnel Le Shuttle passengers were evacuated through an emergency service tunnel and were afterwards transferred to another train which took them to their destination, report says.
Meanwhile a Eurotunnel spokesman said services were now back to normal.
The incident began when the train’s alarms went off and an immediate investigation was required, the Le Shuttle said.
Inspections commenced immediately the Shuttle was brought to a stop; as precautionary measure, for their safety and comfort, we transferred the passengers on-board to another shuttle, via the service tunnel, which is intended to such purposes, the spokesman said.
The passengers were brought to the ‘passenger terminal building’, where food and drinks were available; after which their vehicles were returned to them in folkestone.
Aviation analyst Alex Macheras took his Twitter to express
his surprise over this incidence, he said:
“Deeply concerning incident at Africa’s largest airline
– Ethiopians Airlines Boeing 737 #ET343 was still at cruising
altitude of 37,000ft by the time it reached destination
Why hadn’t it started to descend for landing? Both pilots were
Though Pilot exhuastion is nothing new. and this continues to
pose as one of the most significant threats to air safety —
internationally, “he tweeted.
Two pilots slept off and this caused their “landing missing”
during a flight from Sudan to Ethiopia on Monday, according
to a report by commercial aviation news site ‘Aviation Herald’
This occurence happened on board an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing
737-800 en route from Khartoum to Addis Ababa, the report claimed,
“when the pilots fell asleep” and “the aircraft continued past the
top of descent”
Info from the website indicates that the aircraft was cruising at
37,000 feet on autopilot when it failed to descend at Addis Ababa
Bole International Airport, its scheduled destination, on August 15.
Report had it that an alarm was triggered when the plane overshot the
runway and continued along the route; this was after Air traffic control
were unable to gey through the crew despite making multiple attempts.
The Plane began to descend, landing safely around 25 minutes later.
Though the concerned crew have been removed from operation pending
“Appropriate corrective action will be taken based on the outcome of
the investigation. Safety has always been and will continue to be our
first priority,” the statement said.
The Met Office has recently issued a warning stating that the flood is
“danger” to human lives.
All across the internet, videos sighting Victoria and King’s Cross station
being flooded could be seen, caused by heavy downpours.
People should expect more flooding and disruption due to the fact that
an amber thunderstorm warning covering most of the southeast of England,
including parts of London, is in place until 10 pm on Wednesday.
The warning states that “Fast flowing or deep floodwater is likely, causing
danger to life”.
In just an hour, 30mm to 50mm of rain could fall, so homes and businesses are
like to be affected in a rush! The Met Office said.
Train and bus movement cancellations, difficulty in driving, and power cuts could
occur as a result, forecasters warned.
Areas such as Suffolk, Kent, Surrey, and West Sussex according to the warning could
experience more lighting, hail, and very strong winds.
According to the Environment Agency, people are advised not to drive through flood
water, urging that it is “often deeper than it looks and just 30cm of flowing
water is enough to suspend a car.
The Fist Lady (Jill Biden) has been on vacation with Mr President since 10 August, and
on Monday began to express symptoms of COVID. This is coming after her husband recently
had the infection but has fully recovered.
Spokesperson Elizabeth Alexander said that, the first lady has had two vaccinations and two booster jabs against the disease.
She is experiencing mild symptoms and has been prescribed the antiviral drug Paxlovid.
Mr and Mrs Biden are on vacation in South Carolina. She will isolate there for at least five days, the White House said, and will return home
after two consecutive negative tests.
Mr Biden tested negative on Tuesday, the White House said, but will wear a face mask indoors for 10 days, in line with guidance from the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Ghanaian Gospel Reggae Icon, Nat Abbey, after his epic performance at ICGC Night of Choirs and Greater Works is set to host his annual Gospel Reggae Night in collaboration with Events Boutique. This year’s event is dubbed “ARUKAH” a Hebrew word which means complete healing or restoration and will be held on Wednesday, 21st September 2022 (Public Holiday) from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm at The Junction Mall, Nungua.
The event would see five (5) hours of uninterrupted time in the presence of God with poetry, choreography and gospel reggae medleys from seasoned and renowned gospel musicians, such as Perez Musik, Kofi Owusu Peprah, RZN, Godwin Dash, David Osabutey, Pastor Wisdom Olives, and many more. The hilarious Parrot Mouth will be the MC for the night.
Gospel Reggae Night is a Christian entertainment and charity event that is geared towards entertaining Gospel reggae lovers and helping the less privileged in the society. The first Gospel Reggae event was held on Sunday 1st September 2013 at ICGC – Glorious Temple and it was very successful.
The event host, Nat Abbey is an award-winning Gospel Musician, Recording Artiste, Host of Gospel Reggae Night and WUSH (Worship Until Something Happens), Vocal Coach, Founder and President of Nat Abbey and Towdah Ministries, and Tehiliah Vocal Perfection, Programmes Coordinator at L`AINE Foundation, Music Coordinator at ICGC Greater Works.
He has over 20 years of experience in leading Praise and Worship and has been in the music industry for 12 years. He`s a multiple award-winning Gospel Reggae Gem and an enthusiastically passionate music minstrel.
Speaking about the event, he said “It is my desire that at Gospel Reggae Night, God will heal the land of Ghana through my ministration and that of other spirit-filled minstrels billed.”
This event is sponsored by: Events Boutique, The Junction Mall, Pork Office, Bekofi Studio, Ikwatech Prints Media and Comme Lab.
For more updates on this event, follow Nat Abbey on Instagram; @natabbeyofficial, Facebook; @natabbeygh, Twitter; @natabbeygh and on Youtube @Nat Abbey.
It said on Thursday that it will slowly start to reopen some of its branches in the capital Kyiv and western Ukraine. Other major Western companies have also reopened their businesses in Ukraine recently, including Nike, KFC and Mango. “We’ve spoken extensively to our employees who have expressed a strong desire to return to work and see our restaurants in Ukraine reopen,” Paul Pomroy, corporate senior vice president of international operated markets, said in a message to employees. Advertisement “In recent months, the belief that this would support a small, but important sense of normalcy has grown stronger.” Ukraine’s economy has been severely impacted by the war, with the International Monetary Fund expecting its economy to shrink by 35% in 2022, in part due to businesses halting operations because of the war.
McDonald’s has 109 restaurants in Ukraine, but Mr Pomroy didn’t say how many would reopen, when it would happen or the locations.
The company said it would start working with vendors to get supplies into branches, prepare stores, bring employees back and launch safety procedures due to ongoing fighting in the east.
At least 10 tonnes of dead fish have been pulled out of the River Oder which flows along part of Poland’s border with Germany – as officials warn people not to enter the water due to possible contamination.
Anglers and volunteers removed the dead fish from the 200km (124 mile) stretch of the river north of Olawa in southwest Poland, the head of the agency which manages the country’s national waters has said.
Przemyslaw Daca, head of State Water Holding, also called the situation a gigantic ecological catastrophe.
Poland’s prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki has vowed to punish those responsible after environmental authorities said they notified prosecutors about potential contamination of the country’s second longest river.
Ewa Drewniak, a biologist working with opposition political group Civic Coalition, has accused the government of not responding quickly enough. Advertisement “Dead fish have been flowing in the Oder for the past two weeks and people have not been informed about it, I’ve seen scores of people bathing in the river a week and a half ago, they were not aware of the danger, this is scandalous,” she said. Regional environmental protection authorities in the Polish city of Wroclaw said Oder water samples taken on 28 July showed an 80% probability that they contained mesitylene, a toxic substance, although this was not present in samples taken after 1 August.
Low river levels due to the drought in Europe might have aggravated possible contamination, Mr Daca said on Wednesday.
He added they suspected a strong oxidizing agent might have gotten into the water causing oxygen levels to spike, which can harm fish.
Mr Daca also said there was no reason for panic and the situation was improving.
Several German districts bordering Poland warned locals to avoid the river water and not to eat fish from the Oder as long as the cause of the fish deaths was unclear.
“The reports from the Oder are simply terrible,” Michael Kellner, a senior politician of Germany’s The Greens party, said on Twitter.