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X Factor hopefuls 'sent back to economy' from business class

X Factor hopefuls 'sent back to economy' from business class

Entertainment
If you tuned into the X Factor on Saturday, you might recall footage of excited contestants enjoying the high life in business class.The 24 hopefuls were on Aer Lingus flights to glamorous locations such as Los Angeles for Judges' Houses.But all was not what it seemed - a fellow passenger saw the contestants moved to economy once filming stopped.An Aer Lingus spokesperson said in a statement: "The contestants were shown sampling the business class cabins."The singers were seen posing for selfies and saying "first class" to the camera as they enjoyed drinks in the business class cabins. One said: "I could get used to this."Aer Lingus showed more footage on its Twitter account.Aer Lingus's statement in full read: "As part of Aer L...
Australia defies climate warning to back coal

Australia defies climate warning to back coal

Science
The Australian government has backed coal-fired power, despite the recommendations of a major report on climate change.Phasing out coal is considered crucial to limiting global warming to within 1.5C, as set out in the UN report released yesterday.Australia's deputy prime minister has said the country should "absolutely" continue to use and exploit its coal.But China remains the world's biggest coal consumer.In addition, China has restarted work at hundreds of coal-fired power stations, according to an analysis of satellite imagery.The Guardian reports that Michael McCormack, Australia's Deputy PM, said his government would not change policy "just because somebody might suggest that some sort of report is the way we need to follo...
Bears consider scaling back offense for Mitchell Trubisky

Bears consider scaling back offense for Mitchell Trubisky

Sports
Chicago Bears coaches could be worried about short-circuiting quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. Several poor decisions and breakdowns against pass-rush pressure by Trubisky in Sunday's 16-14 win over the Arizona Cardinals led to the team's problems in the red zone. And coach Matt Nagy admitted Monday at Halas Hall that Trubisky may have limits on how much of the offense he can handle at this point. "Yeah, I think it's probably getting close," Nagy said about Trubisky's overload point. "It's not fair to him if it gets -- remember what I told you (media) before -- there's that balance of knowing what he can and can't handle. And not just him now too, but we have 10 other guys on this offense that this is their first time learning it. "So they need to be able to go through these routes and t...
More retirees are heading back to college in their golden years. Here's why

More retirees are heading back to college in their golden years. Here's why

Finance
When Barbara Lane and her husband relocated to the Berkshires from New York City, they didn't envision a traditional retirement. "Ed and I have never seen ourselves as they kind of people who will move down to the warm weather and play bridge and tennis for the rest of our lives," Lane said. "That was never going to work for us." Lane sought out local classes for older adults at Berkshire Community College. Her husband, Ed, separately pursued his master's in business administration. Today, Lane not only takes classes at the Osher ...
Jack Ma rows back on pledge to create one million US jobs

Jack Ma rows back on pledge to create one million US jobs

Business
Alibaba founder Jack Ma, who once boasted his e-commerce firm would spur the creation of one million jobs in America, has rowed back on those plans.Citing the ongoing trade war between the US and China, Mr Ma told China's Xinhua news agency: "There is no way to complete the promise."It follows remarks by Mr Ma at Alibaba's investor day that the trade tensions could continue for decades.He had previously embraced the idea of expanding in the US.In January 2017, Mr Ma met with US President Donald Trump, outlining a plan to increase Alibaba's presence in America and strengthen relations between the two countries.Alibaba said access to Chinese customers through its online marketplace would help US businesses grow and hire workers - a...