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News recently hit that The CW has ordered a pilot episode for a Riverdale spin-off, and we're ECSTATIC. We need a Pops milkshake to calm down from all this exciting news, because one of the cast's main characters is set to star in the new show.

The title of the hit teen drama's newest addition is called Katy Keene, according to Deadline and TVLineand is a musical dramady which follows the protagonist to New York City.

The main character is a fashionista who, alongside her pals, are striving, "to make it on Broadway, on the runway and in the recording studio," according to the network. We're already hooked.

Iconic Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will write the pilot with fellow Riverdale writer Michael Grassi, and none other than Josie McCoy will be the titular character.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The lead Pussycat herself will relocate to the Big Apple to pursue her musical dreams of a lifetime, leaving Riverdale behind (probably not for long)

.Ashleigh Murray has been a regular on The CW series since the premiere in January 2017; her portrayal of Josie McCoy has been lauded by audiences for her fierce talent and determined personality.

The CW president Mark Pedowtiz said;

Katy Keene follows the lives and loves of four iconic Archie Comics characters- including fashion legend-to-be Katy Keene and singer/songwriter Josie McCoy- as they chase their twenty-something dreams in New York City." OH. MY. GOD. We can't wait.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Pedowtiz continued; 

Katy Keene actually takes place years after Riverdale High School. So, at the moment, there are no plans to do crossovers. And, if any of those Riverdale characters should come to Katy Keene, they will come as an older self.”

Murray's character Josie McCoy has been the lead singer of Josie and the Pussycats since the show began, but her two band-mates have since disappeared; Valerie Brown (played by Hayley Law) and Melody Valentine (played by Asha Bromfield).

The Katy Keene pilot is being directed by Maggie Kiley, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Michael Grassi will act as executive-producers as well as writers.

Feature image credit: radiotimes.com

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We'll be honest with you; this story baffles us.

Now, we can all relate to fangirling HARD over a movie franchise, tv programme or celebrity (*cough* Michael B Jordan, AKA The Snack *cough*) but this YouTuber took things pretty damn far all on her lonesome.

Chi with a C has become a viral sensation after recreating the entire first episode scene-for-scene of famous New York sitcom Friends

Despite having zero props and costumes, and only a Macbook green-screen for company, the superfan made the pilot episode all by herself and we are IMPRESSED.

It must have taken her hours and hours of work, and we're pretty sure she was procrastinating some kind of college work but boy did she commit.

She did it all in her pyjamas too, for an…alternative…costume wardrobe. Not bad for a cast of one though, we have to say

The YouTuber uses her channel for comedy purposes, as you may have guessed.

The comedian-in-training previously turned herself into Sharon Osbourne and even recreating Thank U Next with whistles alone. Alright then, each to their own..

She's got ten seasons of Friends material to dissect should she please, she seems to have the spare time on her hands anyways.

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If you are heading on your holidays, let's hope it isn't on July 12.

Ryanair cabin crew have signalled that they are joining pilots in their strike action. 

Earlier this week, Ryanair was served a notice of industrial action on behalf of Ryanair pilots by Irish Airline Pilots’ Association (IALPA).

The union revealed that 99 percent of their member supported the ballot calling for the action.

The results of Tuesday's ballot confirmed that a 24-hour strike would take place on Thursday, July 12, at 1 am. 

Cabin crew have now announced they will accompany pilots in their work stoppage if their demands are not met.

The Ryanair staff penned their requirements which covered pay, work rotates, annual leave, pensions and compensation.

Last night it was submitted to management.

The move to create a list of demands was branded "pointless" by Ryanair.

Commenting on the development, union official Oliver Richardson said:

"We are a federation. We don't call strike action… strike action is called by our affiliates.

"As a federation, would we support as best as we could those affiliates in taking that action? Of course, we would."

The airline has stated talks are already underway with unions to negotiate the issues raised.

Fingers and toes crossed it gets sorted!

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Ryanair has been in difficulty in recent months, after hundreds of thousands of passengers were impacted by flight cancellations. 

Now, the airline is offering it's pilots a financial incentive to remain with the budget flight provider. 

The airline has offered its pilots in Stansted a pay and pensions increase of up to €27,000.

Pilots could see increases of 22pc in their pensions. 

This is coupled with an increase of up to 16pc in their take-home pay.

This offer is not without condition – the increase will only remain on the table if pilots agree to negotiate directly with the airline, without the input of worker's unions.

The increases could also be delayed if they are not accepted soon. 

If they are accepted, the pay bumps could come into effect as early as November. 

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For some, flying can be a scary experience.

From motion sickness, to ear popping during take-off; many people fret during a plane ride… so, what about pilotless planes?

According to Reuters, the idea will come to life in the near future – and we don't mean five to ten years, we're talking about in a few months time.

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Speaking ahead of the Paris Air Show, Boeing's vice president of product development, Mike Sinnett, said that "the basic building blocks of the technology clearly are available".

The VP, who is a pilot himself, explained that he hopes to "fly on an airplane next year with some artificial intelligence that makes decisions that pilots would make".

However, while the technology to do so is there, meeting safety standards is another matter.

"I have no idea how we're going to do that," Mike said. "But we're studying it right now and we're developing those algorithms." 

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He added that if a plane can't land safely, "we can't go there".

While we have the tech stuff sorted, and looking into safety procedures is all well and good, how many of us would actually want to fly on a pilotless plane?

"It appears that people are more comfortable with a pilot directly at the controls, and on the plane," an aeronautics expert, Stephen Rice, wrote in 2014.

Eh, yeah… obviously.

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 A Dutch Ryanair pilot has been sharing some gorgeous snaps of her life as a professional globetrotter and they’re making us extremely jealous.

Two years ago, Michelle Gooris documented her first solo flight on Youtube.

The video has since ranked up almost two million views and the dutch beauty has earned herself over 20 thousand Instagram followers.

Speaking to The Mirror, Michelle admitted that she actually enjoys her job more than the holidays.

"People think from looking at my Instagram that I'm on holiday all time but it's not all about lying on beaches", she told The Mirror.

"Flying a passenger jet is hard work and takes a lot of concentration, after all, you have a lot of responsibility on your shoulders."

At just 19-years-old, Michelle entered into two years of training at CAE Aviation Academy and received her license upon completion.

Her grandfather was the one who suggested she apply for her aviation license. He had been a pilot and was keen to have Michelle follow in his footsteps.

Michelle told The Mirror she was grateful that her grandfather encouraged her to pursue a career in a typically male-dominated industry.  

 

Flying makes me the happiest person on earth, especially when it is sunny at our destinations! Like here in Barcelona

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"It was once a man's world and although there are many female pilots today there are nowhere near enough.

"There needs to be more, in a manly environment we should show men that we can fly to.

"We can all achieve anything we want in life and I can't wait to see where else my job takes me."

Michelle’s Instagram feed is the perfect mix of work and play and to be honest, we’re thinking of making a career change. 

 

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RTÉ has confirmed that the pilot of a light aircraft has died in Co. Waterford this afternoon.

The man was the only one travelling in the plane before it crashed into trees in a field in the Dungarvan area.

It has been reported that the man took off from Waterford Airport shortly after 4pm.

Gardaí say the man was eldery and not from the local area.

The scene of the crash, which is about 200m from the Dungarvan-Waterford road, has been sealed off for further investigation.

Our thoughts are with his family.

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It's a great thing when you find something you love and it ends up being your job.

It's what everybody wants – but unfortunately not everyone can achieve it, except for this female pilot.

 

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Maria Pettersson is from Sweden and is a stunning Ryanair pilot.

It's clear that she loves her job and in a recent post on her blog, she said: "Once you have tasted flying you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards- if this is true, you know aviation and flying is for you."

 

Fly as Air, Flow with Water. Happy mind = Happy life Island Life before work

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And not only does her blog show off stunning scenes from the pilot's cockpit, but her Instagram account displays what the life of a pilot is like – and people can't get enough of it.

Full of shots from inside the plane, her work wardrobe and some of the stunning destinations she flies to, it's easy to see why she has more than 180,000 followers.

 

Great crew have great days together Yesterday with this amazing team flying to Rome and Pisa

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One fan wrote on her page, "You are beautiful and can be anything you want but never give up flying. I love your positive, crazy, have fun attitude!"

Another said, "You're IG is becoming my online happy place," and another fan wrote, "You are an inspiration… Showed this to my daughter and told her that she can be anything she can put her mind to."

 

Selfie with my metal bird. Wish you all a great start of the week

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Are you as obsessed as we are now?!

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The second episode of the brand new series only aired last night – but it appears that much of the nation is already firmly hooked on Room To Improve.

And while a week ago the hit RTE show prompted plenty #teamMotherinlaw discussion, yesterday folk were more focused on THAT concrete wall.

Given pride of place in owner Ian Callaghan's living room at his newly acquired Co Louth abode, the grey slab seemed to be loved and loathed in equal measure by viewers. 

Also catching the attention of viewers was brooding British Airways pilot Ian, who bought the 1930s property last year and renovated it with the help of his girlfriend, Claire Moore.

And it seems that 31-year-old Ian is more than just a handsome face: he was hailed as a hero last year when his place went on FIRE on the runway in Las Vegas. 

With some 180 passengers and crew on board his Boeing 777-200 aircraft, he and Captain Chris Henkey safely evacuated the plane when one of the engines burst into flames shortly after take-off. 

Afterwards, authorities in the US praised the duo for their quick-thinking and calm demeanour.

Claire, who had been dating Ian for more than a year when the frightening incident happened last September, told the Irish Mirror at the time: "I have flown with him loads of times so I know how confident and competent he is and what he did in Vegas just confirmed all that."

Meanwhile, a cartoon depicting how each episode of Room To Improve pans out it currently doing the rounds on social media.

Created by Dublin-based artist Twisted Doodles, the illustration includes a nod to budget woes and colour clashes, before wrapping up with Dermot desperating asking: "Why don't people listen to me?"

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Needless to say,  something like this wouldn’t happen on a Ryanair flight…

Adam Ritchie, a manager from a Domino’s store in Cheyenne, US, has spoken of a very interesting phonecall he received recently from a pilot who said: “I need to feed my whole plane.”

Adam and his hard working staff then made 36 pizzas for the passengers on board the flight from Washington to Denver which had been forced to divert following a storm, causing the flight to be delayed by two hours.

When all the food on board ran out, the pilot went into action.

What a great story. Now we want pizza. Anyone?

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