Bernie Sanders turned his Inauguration Day meme into a sweatshirt for charity

Jan 25 2021 Share

Bernie Sanders may have had the coverage of his lifetime in the past few days after his inauguration day photo wearing his hand-knitted mittens went viral around the world.

After days of being memed into oblivion, Sanders seized the opportunity to turn the meme into a charitable cause by selling printed sweatshirts for $45, of which profits will go to Meals on Wheels Vermont, an organisation delivering meals to individuals with chronic conditions or disabilities under 60.

Addressing his Inauguration Day outfit, Sanders stated: ‘I was just sitting there trying to keep warm, trying to pay attention to what was going on.’

Gozo Aquatic Sports Complex enters second phase of development

Jan 25 2021 Share

Gozo’s €10 million aquatic sports complex project enters its second phase as works continue on this first-of-its-kind centre in Gozo.

SEGWI 🎥 dan is-servizz rigward iċ-Ċentru Akwatiku u Sportiv 🤽🏻‍♀️ f’Għawdex 👇🏻

Posted by Clint Camilleri on Sunday, 24 January 2021

Spread over 5,800 square metres, the aquatic centre will offer an olympic-size pool for waterpolo and other aquatic disciplines as Minister for Gozo Clint Camilleri shows his enthusiasm in welcoming this ambitious project where Gozitan athletes will no longer have to travel to Malta to practice such sports.

The project underwent consultation with the Aquatic Sports Association of Malta, the Special Olympics, the Gozo Sports Board and the Otters ASC Waterpolo Club.


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New Zealand first community COVID-19 case in two months

Jan 25 2021 Share

A 56-year-old woman tested positive for the virus after being release from isolation following four months in Spain and the Netherlands, marking New Zealand’s first COVID-19 community case after over two months of being COVID-free.

The woman had received two negative tests following her arrival from London and went on to visit around 30 different locations where soon after, she started to experience mild symptoms and tested positive on 23 January.

The woman and her husband are currently in self-isolation, with contacts and locations being traced thanks to the woman’s recording of her movements.

It is currently unclear whether or not there was transmission within the community as sequencing and tracing are currently under way.


flydubai will start flights from Malta to Dubai on 12 May

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Dubai-based airline flydubai has announced that it will start flying regularly to Malta from 12 May, being the first airline to offer a direct route to the United Arab Emirates after Emirates’ COVID-influenced decision to pull out of Malta.

We’ve added a new destination to our network!From 26 January we’ll resume flights to Doha with a double daily service….

Posted by flydubai on Wednesday, 20 January 2021

The flights will happen four times per week in a route which also travels to Catania in Sicily with Malta’s ambassador to the UAE, Maria Camilleri Calleja welcoming Malta’s return to their flight map.

Last month’s report by the Central Bank of Malta had stated that establishing previously-lost air connections to major locations such as Dubai are an essential pillar in recovering the economy.

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