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Doctor claims he can make his patients 5.6 inches taller through surgery

Doctor claims he can make his patients 5.6 inches taller through surgery
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A doctor who established himself in TikTok’s hall of fame claims he can lengthen patients by stretching their limbs by up to 5.6 inches. Charging up to $155,000 for the procedure, orthopaedic surgeon Shabab Mahboubian has allegedly been performing these bizarre surgeries for well over a decade. 

The procedure, which is quite complicated, involves cutting through bone and inserting an adjustable ‘nail’, but it is beyond cheap. Mahboubian, a 45-year-old from California, charges up to $75,000 to lengthen femurs, $85,000 tibias and a whopping $155,000 as a combo package. 

He claims he has not only made people physically taller, but also help them achieve their lifelong goals. Around a year after the process, patients return to the clinic to have the nails removed, with the patients needing around three to four months after surgery to walk without assistance. They also require six to eight months before they can do any sport. 

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FELTOM welcomes reopening of language schools for vaccinated students

FELTOM welcomes reopening of language schools for vaccinated students
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The Federation of English Language Teaching Organisations Malta welcomes the new legal amendments around English language schools. The Superintendent for Public Health recommended amendments which include the reopening the language schools to teach adults and students who are fully vaccinated. 

FELTOM claimed that it has always been in favour of those establishments which wish to operate seriously in the sector. The specific sector suffered immensely due to the sudden decision to close classrooms following an increase in COVID-19 infections and active cases. 

FELTOM also stated that it believes completely in the reopening for those fully-vaccinated students who have a right to visit Malta as much as any other tourist visiting the island. Taking away this right, the organisation said, would be discriminatory and will continue to damage the sector’s financial situation and overall reputation. 

The change in the legal advice which came through LN 314 was, according to FELTOM, the first step for the industry to start its path back towards normality. This will help to reduce the losses experienced by schools after the sector was so greatly impacted by the closure and overall pandemic. 

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Local Maltese Player Kyrian Nwoko joins Irish club St. Patrick’s Athletic F.C.

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Maltese talent in football continues to make itself known abroad as Kyrian Nwoko, a former Valletta F.C. player,  announced his departure to Irish club St. Patrick’s Athletic F.C., on Facebook.  Valletta F.C. later announced  the details of the deal themselves, which is a loan until December with an option to make the transfer permanent.

Before the deal with St. Patrick’s Athletic F.C. was finalised, a deal with Northern Ireland champions Linfield broke down as he couldn’t attain a work permit since Northern Ireland are no longer in the European Union.  St. Patrick’s Athletic F.C.  based in Dublin, are still playing in their local league and are currently 2nd with 15 games to go. Kyrian’s eye for goal will surely be helpful in their chase to win the league for the first time in 8 years.

Nwoko started his career at St. Andrews F.C,  playing  82 games there before moving on to Valletta F.C. Kyrian helped Valletta to two consecutive league titles in what was a short period of dominance for the Citizens.  Nwoko is one of many Maltese players following their dreams and moving abroad. This will surely inspire other Maltese players to follow in his footsteps and pursue their dreams in the international sports scene.

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Photo Source: Kyrian Nwoko FB

Government to invest €76 million into large-scale renewable energy projects

Government to invest €76 million into large-scale renewable energy projects
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Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Sustainable Development Miriam Dalli announced that the government pledges to spend around €76 million over 20 years with the aim of sustaining mass-scale renewable energy projects. A new 16MW generation allocation for energy installations exceeding 1MWp in capacity was allocated on Tuesday, translating into an expenditure of €26 million over 20 years. 

Dalli stated that the shift towards a sustainable economy needs to be sustained by providing greener energy, ensuring the involvement of the private sector and increasing the mix in our energy contribution. 

Allocations in the past have involved a €50 million financial commitment as they involved projects with capacities of 40KW and greater. Malta has its 2030 EU target for renewable energy generation at 11.5%. The European Commission is, however, aiming to increase the renewables share across the block to 40% by the same year. 

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