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404 children born through IVF in Malta as of 2013

404 children born through IVF in Malta as of 2013
May 17 2022 Share

According to a report by the Maltese Authority for the Protection of Embryos, it was revealed that in the last 9 years, 404 babies were born through the IVF process. 

260 out of these 404 children, which Health Minister Chris Fearne has repeatedly described as ‘little miracles’, were born in Mater Dei Hospital. 

The report was presented in parliament last Monday as the newly appointed Labour government focuses on changing the law when it comes to IVF after Prime Minister Robert Abela pledged to address the issues within 100 days of being elected. 

Throughout last year, 904 procedures were approved for assisted procreation. There were a total of 194 cycles of IVF, as well as 123 cycles of insemination. These resulted in a total of 57 pregnancies. 

Of these, 51 were IVF and 6 were carried out through insemination known as IUI. Two of them involved the donation of sperm. The same report shows that, ever since the amendments were implemented in 2018, there were 364 embryos which were used in the process of IVF. 

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Speaker keeping face list to remember all 79 MPs in parliament

Speaker keeping face list to remember all 79 MPs in parliament
May 17 2022 Share

In a snapshot from the Maltese parliament, Speaker Anglu Farrugia could be seen with a folder on his table with what seem to be the faces of all the MPs which have entered parliament. 

Malta’s parliament now has a record 79 members, making it the largest one in all of Europe. This legislature also saw the implementation of the gender quota mechanism, bringing in 22 women into the House. 

This means that there is an MP for very 6,532 citizens in Malta. The adding of so many members also created some logistical issues since the Renzo Piano parliament building did not have enough seats. 

A photo uploaded to Facebook showed all of the MPs amassed together in parliament following their swearing in. The Maltese house of representatives has 19 more members than the second-largest per capita parliament in the EU, Luxembourg. 

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David Beckham still finds time to have dinner with his mum and you should too

David Beckham still finds time to have dinner with his mum and you should too
May 17 2022 Share

International football sensation David Beckham has just spent a lovely Sunday with his mother, Sandra, and he couldn’t help but share a sweet picture taken during the dinner date. 

Sharing the snapshot with his 73 million followers, the rare look inside Sandra’s kitchen shows the former footballer enjoying a homemade meal with his precious mum. 

‘Can’t beat dinner with mum. Gammon, chips, pineapple, friend egg, coleslaw & mushy peas. Favourite as a kid. Thanks mum’ wrote Beckham. 

 

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The pair also went on to enjoy a jam doughnut and a cup of tea afterwards, and not gonna lie, we’re kinda jealous. The photo was a massive hit with Beckham family and friends. 

David and his mum have a wonderful relationship, with the father-of-four often sharing appreciative posts on social media, especially on occasions like Mother’s Day. Sandra also has a great relationship with her grandchildren. 

Brooklyn Beckham’s grandmother had an artist personalise a pair of Nike Air Force 1 trainers with sentimental drawings and messages for his wife, Nicola, on her wedding. The shoes were donned with butterflies and a replica of Brooklyn’s tattooed cherubs. 

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Charity volleyball match to celebrate life of Jonathan Chetcuti organised by former teammates

Charity volleyball match to celebrate life of Jonathan Chetcuti organised by former teammates
May 17 2022 Share

A charity volleyball match to commemorate the life of the late Jonathan Chetcuti will be held on Saturday 21st May and donations will be in aid of The Jonathan Chetcuti Program.

Known by many as a volleyball stalwart and respected businessmen, Chetcuti sadly passed away in 2020 at age 41 after a courageous battle with illness. Friends, family, colleagues and members of the volleyball community continue to celebrate Chetcuti’s life, with his former team mates from Valletta Volleyball Club and Fleur-de-lys Volleyball Club organising the celebratory match.

The Jonathan Chetcuti Program is a sponsorship project launched by Chetcuti’s wife Elaine Bonello & business partner and friend Jonathan Dalli, who wished to extend the beloved individual’s legacy.

The event will take place at the Cottonera Sports Complex at 5PM.

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