Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
Five things you need to know
1. Thai soccer team rescued from cave reunite for emotional thank you
The Thai soccer team that was stuck in a cave for more than two weeks were reunited with the British diving team who had a hand in rescuing them. The diver received an award for outstanding bravery at the Pride of Britain Awards in London.
TV doesn’t get more moving than this: these divers risked their lives to bring the boys back to their families.— TSB (@TSB) November 6, 2018
Read more about the awe-inspiring @PrideOfBritain Outstanding Bravery Award winners at https://t.co/RqziKoxJ9r. #TSBLocalPride #PrideofBritain pic.twitter.com/fFsTrloYgz
2. “Single-use” named word of the year by Collins Dictionary
This year there has been plenty of awareness surrounding the issue of plastic pollution, prompting many establishments to take actions such as getting rid of plastic straws. Due to the rise in popularity of the issue, Collins Dictionary has chosen the word “single-use” as its word of the year.
3. At least 6 people dead after several buildings in Marseille collapse
Tragedy struck in the french city of Marseille. Two buildings collapsed on Monday morning, and so far rescuers have recovered the bodies of six people. According to reports, it was known that the buildings had major structural problems. Rescue operations are still underway.
Rescuers have pulled a fifth body from the rubble of two collapsed buildings in the southern French city of Marseille. Local authorities say 8 people in total were buried. pic.twitter.com/p9tWEEnALS— NHK WORLD News (@NHKWORLD_News) November 7, 2018
4. Ryanair fires employees from “staged photo”
The budget airline Ryanair has confirmed that the six employees involved in what they called a fake photo have been let go. The photo was of the crew sleeping on the floor of an airport in Spain after becoming stranded due to storms. The airline was heavily criticised for not putting the crew members in hotels. Ryanair has denied the reports of the photo being real, saying the employees were fired for “gross misconduct.”
This is a Ryanair 737 crew based in Portugal, stranded in Malaga, Spain a couple of nights ago due to storms. They are sleeping on the floor of the Ryanair crew room. RYR is earning €1.25 billion this year but will not put stranded crews in a hotel for the night. @peterbellew ? pic.twitter.com/lILWZVqqGj— Jim Atkinson (@Jimbaba) October 14, 2018
5. Vet saves a swan on his way to a radio interview in Dublin
An adorable and heart warming video is circulating on social media after a vet spotted a swan in a crisis on his way to a radio interview and decided to take matters into his own hands, Noel Fitzpatrick saw the swan stuck in the middle of the road, and guided the confused bird back to safety, giving the camera a nice thumbs up before slipping his jacket back on for his interview.
On route to the next interview in Dublin this afternoon and we came across this poor confused fella who was stuck in the middle of the main road. Having experienced many Swan rescues down the years I knew I could help... mission accomplished...now happy and safe at home x pic.twitter.com/wXoOIk8JKP— Noel Fitzpatrick (@ProfNoelFitz) November 6, 2018
Notable birthdays (Via Famous Birthdays)
Lorde (22), David Guetta (51), Algee Smith (24), Tinie Tempah (30).