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5 classic mum quotes every Maltese kid has heard before

5 classic mum quotes every Maltese kid has heard before
May 11 2023 Share

Mothers are some of the most hardworking and selfless individuals we know, and we often take for granted the many sacrifices they make for us. In honour of Mother’s Day, let’s take a moment to reflect on some classic “mum moments” that every Maltese kid experiences, and why we should appreciate our mothers more for all they do.

“Hawn mhux lukanda”

We’ve all been through this phase. When we start to go out with our friends after school or during the weekend, it’s typical of a mother to remind her child that they can’t just waltz in and out of the house as they please. At the end of the day, all they want is to see their children safe, but we didn’t know better those days.

 “Dak kollu zokkor”

When you’re a child, nothing seems as attractive and appetising as the colourfully-packaged, sugar-covered treats that the supermarket’s shelves. If it were for us, we’d empty the shelves into the trolley, but mum was always there to remind us that sweets are not as glorious as they seem.

“Ħu ġakketta”

Whether it’s an icy cold evening or a scorching summer day, our mothers have always been there to remind us that a jacket may come in handy. It doesn’t matter if you’re in a rush to catch the last bus to go meet your friends, a t-shirt is never enough.

“Kiltu l-lunch?”

An under-appreciated act that often goes over our heads, little do we appreciate how many mornings mothers have spent preparing our school lunch. Some people still have their lunch prepared for them to this day and, if there’s anything we’re sure of, food is a labour of love and we can’t be thankful enough.

“Dak għandna bħalu d-dar”

Let’s face it, none of us truly understood the value of things when we were younger, thinking that it should be bought just because it tickled our fancy at that moment. Thankfully, our mums were there to keep our feet planted firmly on the ground and remind us of the luxury we have at home.

Send this to your mum to tell her you appreciate her!

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BOV issues warning regarding scam calls

BOV issues warning regarding scam calls
May 11 2023 Share

Bank of Valletta has issued a warning urging customers to be wary of scam phone calls being made by fraudsters pretending to be Bank employees. The fraudsters are making calls that seem to be originating from the BOV number 2131 2020. However, these are not legitimate calls and do not originate from the Bank.

The callers are using a technique called spoofing to disguise fraudulent communication as coming from a trusted source. Victims are being told that ‘suspicious transactions’ have been noted on their cards or their accounts. This is designed to trick them into taking ‘action’ by giving out sensitive financial information such as bank account numbers, passwords, card details, or authorising financial transactions.

It is important to keep in mind that BOV employees will never ask for account or card numbers in full, card CVV details (the 3 digits at the back of the card), card PINS, internet or mobile banking passwords, codes, signatures, one-time passwords, or multi-factor authentication. Bank employees will never ask customers for information that leads them to carry out financial transactions over the phone. It is important not to give out sensitive information over the phone, or through any links received via SMS.

The Bank urges the public to be vigilant and cautious at all times. When in doubt customers are urged to contact the Bank immediately. Calling the number 2131 2020 will direct them to the legitimate BOV Customer Service Centre, where they can verify any calls that they have received.

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Eurovision fans sing along with the Busker at Wiwi Jam

Eurovision fans sing along with the Busker at Wiwi Jam
May 11 2023 Share

Yesterday evening, Malta’s Eurovision 2023 representatives The Busker took to the stage at Wiwi Jam to perform for a massive crowd of Eurovision fans. 

 

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The crowd was absolutely loving the set, singing along with The Busker and even doing the iconic hand gesture with the ‘Hey, Wait, Watcha Say’ part of the tune.

 

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Despite not qualifying for the final, praise for the Busker was pretty evident amongst Eurovision fans, given the trio’s highly energetic song as well as their radiant positivity. 

 

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Gozitan millionaire shares view from $39 million Melbourne apartment

Gozitan millionaire shares view from $39 million Melbourne apartment
May 11 2023 Share

Gozitan-Australian millionaire Adrian Portelli, who has been making his mark on social media as of late, just shared the view from his newly purchased $39 million Melbourne apartment.

The video shows the sheer height of this apartment as Portelli looks down over the city, covered in white pillows of clouds. 

 

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The apartment is the most expensive in the city, and the former reality TV star, property investor and online guru is said to spend another $6 million on modifications and customisations to make the apartment one-of-a-kind. 

Earlier this week, Portelli made news headlines as he lifted his $3 million McLaren Senna GTR to the exotic 57th storey parking spot. 

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