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574 More Families To Benefit From Student Allowance Payments

574 More Families To Benefit From Student Allowance Payments
Jul 11 2024 Share

By the end of this week, additional student allowance payments will be made for those continuing their studies beyond secondary education. In fact, 574 more families will receive payments, with an investment of €290,000.

As a result, the total number of benefiting families has surpassed 10,000, while the number of eligible students has reached 11,000.

So far, €5.5 million has been invested in this benefit alone.

The families receiving payments at the end of the week include those with children studying in private or foreign educational institutions and other cases that were not paid in May because their information was not yet updated.

There are still 472 cases being vetted, where data from the Department of Education and Social Security is being compared. The Ministry for Social Policy and Children’s Rights is making every effort to complete this process as soon as possible.

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PN Court Case Over Vitals Money Dismissed By Judge

PN Court Case Over Vitals Money Dismissed By Judge
Jul 11 2024 Share

Judge Toni Abela has rejected a request from Opposition leader Bernard Grech and MP Adrian Delia to compel the State Advocate to reclaim funds lost in a fraudulent hospitals deal.

Abela stated that it was beyond the court’s authority to direct the State Advocate’s actions.

The case arose late last year after a court nullified the hospitals deal, declaring it fraudulent. The Opposition MPs sought a court order for the State Advocate to recover up to €400 million in taxpayer money paid to the deal’s concessionaires, initially Vitals and later Steward.

Following the judgment, Grech made a brief statement outside the courthouse, asserting that it was now the State Advocate’s responsibility to pursue legal action to recover the fraudulently spent funds.

He criticised the government for not taking adequate steps to reclaim the money given to the private companies. Grech added that the PN would review the judgment to decide their next steps.

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Channing Tatum ‘Dying’ To Make Highly Anticipated 23 Jump Street

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Superstar actor Channing Tatum has revealed that he is ‘dying’ to get back to work and make the much anticipated 23 Jump Street.

He shared his excitement over the potential comeback movie with Channing Tatum at the premier of his new movie Fly Me to the Moon.

The 44-year old actor discussed the possibility of the comeback film with Sony pictures CEO Tom Rothman, even telling Extra “I’m dying for it to happen,”

Initially, Tatum was reluctant to make the third film but after some conversations he is ready to partner up with Jonah Hill for another classic.

He told press that “There was an idea and then a script, and the script is kind of a perfect script in my opinion…,”

Even though plans to make a Jump Street and Men in Black crossover fell through in 2019, Tatum is remaining hopeful saying “I hope Tom can figure it out for us. We literally had the conversation on the carpet tonight.”

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The Killers Let Fans Watch England’s Semifinal Win

The Killers Let Fans Watch England's Semifinal Win
Jul 11 2024 Share

England fans are celebrating after their team beat the Netherlands 2-1 in the Euro 2024 semi-finals on 10 July.

Fans rejoiced in pubs, at home, and even during The Killers’ concert at London’s O2 Arena. The American band showed the game’s final moments on a large screen, and the crowd erupted in cheers when England won.

The band then played “Mr. Brightside,” adding to the electric atmosphere. Concertgoers shared their excitement on social media, with many describing the experience as unforgettable. In related news,

The Killers received two Guinness World Records for “Mr. Brightside,” recognising it for the most cumulative weeks and longest stay on the UK singles chart by a group.

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