92-year-old man becomes oldest person to pass GCSE Maths exam

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Celebrations are due for Derek Skipper, a 92-year-old man who became the oldest person to ever pass the GCSE Maths exam.

Skipper served as an RAF radar engineer during the Korean War, taking a maths exam for the first time ever since 1946, shortly after WWII. Despite getting a grade five, the highest possible mark on the foundation paper, he stated that the results didn’t matter to him at all, he was just doing it for his own fun.

Skipper took the foundation paper amongst a hall of 15 and 16-year-olds after enrolling in a free adult education course. He did state that he wanted to take a higher paper rather the foundation, but that was not possible within the adult education programme.

After receiving the positive mark, Skipper uttered a few words of motivation, stating “What else are you going to do with your life? Do you just want to die off? You may as well enjoy it.”

Safe to say, the 92-year-old will definitely be celebrating his great marks.


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Apple to announce new iPhone 14 at launch event on 7th September

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Apple to announce new iPhone 14 at launch event on 7th September

Apple’s next product launch event will reportedly take place on the 7th of September after numerous journalists received an invitation to attend from the California-based company.

This event has been very much anticipated and will reportedly showcase details on various new products including the awaited iPhone 14, a new generation of AirPods and to round it off new models of apple watches.

The Pro version of the new iPhones will reportedly include three new features. One of them is that it will feature an always on display something that Android users have enjoyed for quite a long time now.

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The new phone will also feature a 48-megapixel rear camera with a larger sensor and a new and clean screen that will get rid of the notch to further enhance the display. It is also rumoured that the phone will also receive an upgraded A16 processing chip.

The normal version of the iPhone 14 will unfortunately not come with any major changes. The biggest update to the non-Pro model is rumoured to be the introduction of a larger 6.7-inch display option.

Apple will also reportedly announce the AirPods pro 2 which will feature a new design to not only the headphones but also the case. The case will also reportedly include small speakers which can be activated through  the Find My app if you ever lose them.

The event will also include the announcement of 3 new apple watch models, the Watch Series 8; a refreshed SE; and a new rugged “Pro” model designed for athletes who partake in extreme sports. The new ‘Pro’ version will come with a bigger display and be more shatter resistant.



Decomposed body found in Birzebbuga confirmed to be Karmenu Fino

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Decomposed body found in Birzebbuga confirmed to be Karmenu Fino
The Malta Police Force has confirmed that, following investigations and DNA testing, the decomposed body found in Triq Għar Dalam, Birzebbugia, was in fact 83-year-old Karmenu Fino.
Fino was reported missing on 28th June, were he was last seen in the Luqa area. Forensic analyses and DNA testing were required to confirm the identity of the body, which was in a state of advanced decomposition and could not be immediately identified.
The autopsy also confirmed that third persons were not involved in the death of the individual.
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Air Malta employee bids emotional farewell to airline after 35 years

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35 years after first starting with Air Malta back in 1988, Air Malta employee and purser James Sghendo has bid an emotional farewell to the airline. Starting as a financial clerk before boarding his first flight to Rome on July 1st 1988, James will end his career with a flight to Amsterdam.

He later posted on his Facebook showcasing photos of him when he was younger and photos of him now and also thanking many people who helped him throughout his long journey with the airline.


Sghendo went on to write “I would like to thank everyone from management, my colleagues cabin, cockpit and ground crew, ex employees and present to drivers and dispatch crew. I did over 10,000 sectors to many destinations we flew to.”

He also went on to thank all those who coached him in his earlier years and also paid a tribute to all those he worked with who sadly lost their lives.


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