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13 to 18 year olds with most mental health issues due to COVID-19 shows study

 - COVID-19 - Aug 20 SHARE ON:
13 to 18 year olds with most mental health issues due to COVID-19 shows study

A fresh study into the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that teens between the ages of 13 and 18 were the age group most affected with mental health issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

A survey held by Aġenzija Żgħażagħ showed the exact impacts the advent of the virus had on Malta’s youth. 74.2% of respondents from the 13 to 18 year old age group said that they were negatively affected. 

In comparison, only 56.4% of 19 to 25 year olds shared the same sentiment. The survey received responses from 418 participants, 51.4% of which identified as female, 48.33% as male, and 0.24% as other. 

Females reported higher negative impacts on their mental health due to the pandemic than males did. 38.6% of females raved that their physical health was negatively impacted, with only 31.7% saying that the pandemic had no effect on mental health. 

The survey concerned everything from how education or work was effected, impacts on physical health and even personal life with family. 

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Maltese DJ Edd plays for and hypes up crowd in biggest Ibiza clubs

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Maltese DJ Edd plays for and hypes up crowd in biggest Ibiza clubs

Young Maltese DJ Edd could be seen hyping up an Ibiza crowd in the Wild Corner of acclaimed club ‘Hi’. 

The club was rated as the number 1 club in the world on DJ Mag this year and is owned by none other than international music giant David Guetta. 

 

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The local 22-year-old disk jockey’s weekend is filled with such massive gigs as he continues to play for other big names such as Admin Van Buuren and Ants. The 5 hour set was played in the prestigious Wild Corner, a club in the toilets of the establishment.

Edd will also be playing at Ushuaia, another massive Ibiza club with its own spot on the DJ Mag list. The young artist’s journey is far from over as he continues to push the boundaries of what Maltese musical artists are capable of. 

 

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Labour Party commemorate 10 years since Dom Mintoff’s passing

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Labour Party commemorate 10 years since Dom Mintoff’s passing

The Labour Party released an animated video capturing highlights and moments from former leader and prime minister Dominic Mintoff, 10 years on from his passing. 

The video, entitled ’10 years from the Death of the Father of a Free Malta: Dom Mintoff’ captures several instances and speeches given by the former prime minister, who is still considered by many Labour supporters  as being one of the party’s greatest leaders. 

Mintoff was no stranger to controversy either, as his tenure as prime minister saw the creation of a welfare state, the nationalisation of large corporations and the establishment of the Maltese republic. 

Mintoff was the 8th Prime Minister of Malta between 1955 to 1958, when Malta was still a British Colony, and then again from 1971 to 1984, following independence. 

Mintoff passed away at the age of 96, on the 20th of August, 2012. 

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Earth could hit 8 billion total population mark by November 2022

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Earth could hit 8 billion total population mark by November 2022

Our home planet of Earth is slowly creeping towards hitting the 8 billion mark in terms of total population. 

The United Nations’ prediction is that Earth is set to hit the mark by the middle of this November. If we were to compare population growth rates, the estimated global population figure back in 1952 was 2.5 billion. 

If we look ahead however, estimations indicate that the planet could add another 2.5 billion by the year 2092. 

It is unclear amongst many population focused researchers and other experts whether or not the rate of growth seen in recent decades will continue. And this also brings concerns of whether or not this will be sustainable for the coming future. 

Michael Hermann, Senior Adviser of Economics and Demography of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) stated how unrealistic many aspects of the current response to population concerns is. 

He proposed three possible solutions for such worries. Among them was the need for a forward thinking set of plans. Governments should aim to enable and construct institutions which can withstand expected changes whilst keeping a human centred approach. 

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