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Plane carrying Queen Elizabeth aborts landing, just hours before Platinum Jubilee celebrations

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There’s been royal drama in the skies when the plane carrying Queen Elizabeth was forced to abort its landing

Stormy weather and lightning are to blame, with the jet’s pilot forced to return the aircraft to cruising altitude, just seconds before it was due to touchdown.

The 13-seater was eventually able to make a safe landing, arriving in London after a short trip from Aberdeen.

Queen Elizabeth’s convoy was awaiting her majesty’s arrival, whisking the monarch away to Windsor Castle with her corgi on the back seat.

Buckingham Palace has since confirmed the flight did in fact abort the landing but stresses there were no safety concerns.

Celebrating 70 years on the throne

Now, Queen Elizabeth has arrived safely back at Windsor Castle ahead of four days of Platinum Jubilee celebrations

There are less than 48 hours to go before the long weekend of Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The Jubilee celebrates her majesty’s 70 years on the throne. The 96-year-old monarch was seen at Aberdeen airport, after a break in Scotland, before her special events begin.

The festivities will spread right across London over a four-day bank holiday.

WINDSOR, ENGLAND – MAY 15: Queen Elizabeth II during the “A Gallop Through History” performance as part of the official celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee at the Royal Windsor Horse Show at Home Park on May 15, 2022 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Four days of festivities

First, is Trooping The Colour, with thousands anticipated to flock to London for the Queen’s Birthday Parade.

Next, the Queen will head to the palace balcony, for the RAF flypast.

In a show of solidarity, thousands will light beacons collectively as well as Buckingham Palace on Thursday evening.

There will be a thanksgiving service on Friday at St Paul’s Cathedral, with a reception shortly after at Guildhall.

On Saturday, her Majesty will attend Derby Day in Surrey, where she will be greeted with a guard of honour by her jockeys over the years.

Platinum party

Then comes to Platinum Party of 22,000 people at Buckingham Palace on Saturday night.

This is where the music will kick off, with a concert from the return of the rock band Queen, to begin around 8 pm local time.

Celebrities will be pouring into the events, with the likes of Andrea Bocelli, Alicia Keys, Nile Rodgers, and Craig David.

Sir Elton John will also grace the audience with a pre-recorded special performance.

On Sunday, Celebrations will wrap up with another parade throughout London. Here, is where performers will tell the monarch’s 70-year story on the throne.

The four-day celebrations will conclude with the national anthem sung by Ed Sheeran, where the Queen will stand on the palace balcony, singing along with thousands of onlookers.

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BREAKING: Shots ring out at Trump rally

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Donald Trump was whisked off the stage at a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania after loud noises rang through the crowd.

Trump was showing off a chart of border crossing numbers when bangs started ringing through the crowd. Trump could be seen reaching with his right hand toward his neck. There appeared to be blood on his face.

He quickly ducked behind the riser as agents from his protective detail rushed the stage and screams rang out from the crowd. The bangs continued as agents tended to him on stage.

His motorcade has left the venue.

In a statement, Trump says he is “fine” and says he is being checked at a medical facility.

Donald Trump was safe, the U.S. Secret Service and his campaign said on Saturday after multiple shots rang out at a rally by the Republican presidential candidate in Pennsylvania as video showed Trump grimacing and raising a hand to his right ear.
The former president had just started his speech when gunshots erupted and Trump and other rally attendees hit the deck. Secret Service agents swarmed around him and live video showed blood on the right side of Trump’s face and ear.
 
Trump repeatedly raised his fist in the air, with an American flag visible behind him, as security ushered him away.
“The Secret Service has implemented protective measures and the former president is safe,” a spokesperson for the agency said on X after what it called an incident.
“This is now an active Secret Service investigation and further information will be released when available.”

A map of the site, showing where the alleged gunman was situated compared to Donald Trump.

CNN reported that Trump was injured, but gave no other details. It was not clear how or what injuries he may have sustained.

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NASA astronauts phone home, confident Boeing’s Starliner will return to Earth safely

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Stranded NASA astronauts express confidence in Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, assuring its capability to safely transport them back to Earth from the International Space Station.

The astronauts, over a video call to NASA, highlighted Starliner’s enhanced safety features and testing protocols as reassuring factors for their safe return.

“I have a real good feeling in my heart that this spacecraft will bring us home, no problem…”, said Sunita “Suni” Williams, one of the stranded NASA astronauts.

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Franchising vs. Independent: key differences to choosing the right SMB model

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With latest Australian Federal budget, many SMB’s are weighing their options when selecting a suitable business model.

Franchising provides brand recognition, operational support, and economies of scale but involves ongoing fees.

Independent businesses offer full control and profit retention but face higher costs and regulatory challenges.

For risk and reward, the franchising model reduces risk through established practices and support but involves ongoing fees and profit-sharing with the franchisor.

On the alternative, independent businesses retain full control of profits but face higher risks and responsibilities in managing the business.

Sonia Shwabsky, CEO at Kwik Kopy Australia, joins to share her key insights on SMB’s. #featured

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