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13-year-old Kai finishes Malta to Gozo swim in less than 3 hours for good cause

 - Local - Oct 18 SHARE ON:
13-year-old Kai finishes Malta to Gozo swim in less than 3 hours for good cause

He’s done it! 13-year-old Kai Naudi has managed to finish his Malta to Gozo swim to raise awareness about the effects of bullying. The feat was accomplished on Sunday 17th October – 7km of battling currents from Hondoq ir-Rummien to Marfa in a time below 3 hours. With the swim done and dusted, it is time for people to pitch in and continue assisting Kai in raising money for Inspire Malta and bBrave. 

The target is set at €70,000, and Kai has spoken about what this cause means to him and how it will help kids just like him. As someone who has experienced bullying, Kai revealed that he had reached a point where he did not want to go to school anymore due to the toll bullying had on him. But he decided to fight, with the challenge being there until you decide to take the plunge. ‘Then it just flows’ said the 13-year-old, now successful in his amazing feat. Well done Kai and a massive good luck for the rest of the cause!

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7 things you should stop assuming | by Ed’s Common Sense

 - Lifestyle - Oct 18 SHARE ON:
7 things you should stop assuming | by Ed's Common Sense

You know what they say about assuming, right? Well, most failures and missteps can be attributed to poor planning and assumptions and it may take a toll on progress and mental health. When you assume you risk jeopardising success, breakthrough and insight. With regards to mental health and mindfulness, Dr. Edward Curmi has suggested the tops 7 things we should stop assuming to live a healthier, happier life.

Dr. Edward Curmi is also the author of 2 self-help books titled Ed’s Common Sense.

1. That you don’t deserve the same love that you give to others.

2. That you will never make enough progress in your life goals.

3. That other people deserve to be happier than you.

4. That other people will understand exactly what you need without you needing to say it.

5. That everyone is working towards the same common good.

6. That suffering is part and parcel of your everyday life.

7. That being negative or worrying will solve the problem.

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One in five deaths in Malta due to junk food says cardiologist

 - Food - Oct 18 SHARE ON:
One in five deaths in Malta due to junk food says cardiologist

People were invited to a practical session at the Cardiology Department on Sunday, wherein the annual conference of the Maltese heart society took place. The conference focused on providing patients in the unit and public on how to avoid cholesterol which poses risks for strokes and heart attacks. ‘It is becoming clear that one out of every five deaths in our country is the result of the wrong foods that we eat’ cardiologist Robert Xuereb told Television Malta. He suggested taxes on unhealthy foods, which could mimic the decrease in smoking every time a tax on cigarettes is imposed. 

With this tax money, healthier foods could be subsidised. The measures could seem aggressive at first, but it could be one of the few ways we could avoid such deaths. Cardiologist and cardio rehabilitation specialist Mark Abela said that the most basic way to avoid heart attacks is to engage in physical exercise. In Malta, between 700 and 800 people are admitted to hospital with heart problems, with heart disease remaining the most common form of illness. This is due to the narrowing of arteries due to cholesterol. 

Abela emphasised that people should do a check up every 6 – 12 months with a family doctor for such illnesses. WHO statistics show that one out of every four adults globally do not engage in exercise, meaning that around 1.5 billion people are at risk of developing the conditions linked to lack of activity. Mr Xuereb also recommends starting cholesterol tests from the age of 18, due to Malta having the highest rate of obesity in children. 

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Gozo’s skies filled with colour in Kite & Wind festival

 - Art - Oct 18 SHARE ON:
Gozo’s skies filled with colour in Kite & Wind festival

Minister for Gozo Clint Camilleri took to social media to share some shots of yesterday’s ‘Kite & Wind’ festival in San Dimitri, Gharb. Organised by the local council and the ministry, the festival embellished the clear blue sky with a multitude of characters and beautifully designed kites. 

With over 40 organisations from around 12 different countries, the festival provided families with an event to remember and bond over. The minister expressed that he was positively overwhelmed by the amount of people who made their way to Malta’s sister island to enjoy the spectacle. 

We cannot help but agree with Minister Camilleri – these shots are absolutely gorgeous! Such events continue to attract more people to enjoy our islands’ natural beauty whilst also having activities the entire family can enjoy. 

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