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Could Malta get a football stadium named after Pele?

Could Malta get a football stadium named after Pele?
Jan 3 2023 Share

Following the recent passing of Brazilian football legend Pele at the age of 82 last year, FIFA President Gianni Infantino announced that he plans to ask every country in the world to name a football stadium after the great player. 

Pele passed away on the 29th of December 2022 after a battle with colon cancer which he had been enduring since September 2021. 

Infantino, who attended the sport legend’s funeral in São Paulo, Brazil, told local reporters that he plans to ask every country in the world to name one of their football stadiums with the name of Pele. 

“His life is about more than football. He changed perceptions for the better in Brazil, in South America and across the world. His legacy is impossible to summarise in words” stated Infantino. 

Rio de Janeiro had scrapped plans to name the famous Maracana Stadium after Pele after it was vetoed by the state governor in April of 2021. 

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6.5 million increase in followers for Al Nassr after Ronaldo joins

6.5 million increase in followers for Al Nassr after Ronaldo joins
Jan 3 2023 Share

After Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo signed a deal to join Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr, the team registered a whopping increase of well over 6.5 million followers on their Instagram page. 

The page stood at around 800K prior to Ronaldo’s jumping onto the team, but it now rests at a massive 7.4 million.

The post announcing the signing of the player also racked up around 32.4 million likes in 3 days as the team welcomed Ronaldo saying that ‘this is more than in history in the making.’ 

‘This is a signing that will not only inspire our club to achieve even greater success but inspire our league, our nation and future generations, boys and girls to be the best version of themselves’ said the official post. 

These have been some of the biggest weeks for football on social media, especially given the recent end to the 2022 World Cup. 

Lionel Messi’s ‘Champions of the World’ Instagram post continues to dominate as the most liked post on the platform with a whopping 74.3M likes. 

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New York is the latest state to approve ‘human composting’

New York is the latest state to approve ‘human composting’
Jan 2 2023 Share

New York has become the latest US state to allow “natural organic reduction”, otherwise known as human composting.

 

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The process allows a person to have their body turned into soil after their passing and is widely considered as an environmentally-friendly alternative to being buried or cremated.

The first US state to green-light such a process was Washington back in 2019, with Colorado, Oregon, Vermont and California following suit soon after.

In the process, the body is deposited inside a closed vessel with materials such as woodchips, straw grass and alfalfa which gradually break it down; any remaining contagion is killed a month later via heating process and soil is then given to loved ones to be used in planting.

United States firm Recompose has state that its service could save a tonne of carbon when compared to traditional methods like cremation or burials.

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McDonald’s Big Mac most-ordered item of 2022, Bolt Food reveals

McDonald's Big Mac most-ordered item of 2022, Bolt Food reveals
Jan 2 2023 Share

In their end of year recap, Bolt Food Malta have revealed that the McDonald’s Big Mac was the app’s most popular menu item of 2022.

 

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Ordered a whopping 58,075 times throughout 2022, it’s no surprise that the fast food phenomenon’s iconic burger is the most popular.

In another shocking reveal made by the food delivery app, it was noted that the most expensive order made on the app amounted to four hundred and fifty four euro.

What was YOUR most ordered menu item?

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