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Drag racing association collects €16,000 for The Malta Autism Centre during charity event

Drag racing association collects €16,000 for The Malta Autism Centre during charity event
Apr 1 2023 Share

The Malta Drag Racing Association successfully collected the sum of €16,074 during a charity event to raise funds for The Malta Autism Centre.

The event returned to the Hal Far Raceway after a 3-year absence, holding a day of events activities for the entire family on March 31st.

Car enthusiasts and gearheads convened to Hal Far for a jam-packed event featuring everything from drift rides to karting and everything in between to collect funds for the local NGO which provides specialised intervention to individuals on the Autism spectrum of various ages.

One of the event’s organisers, Mario Mifsud, took to Facebook to share his emotions after a very successful event for the motorsport community.

“For once I have no words, I am utterly speechless. Yes I was the coordinator for the MDRA for Charity 2023 and yes I have put a lot of effort in putting together this event. But this was your show. All of you who came a brought your hardware, your toys your passion with you at tha MDRA Malta Drag Racing Hal Far Raceway and the La Reve Karting Track”, he wrote.

Kudos to Malta’s motorsport community for the initiative!

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Photos: LJ Automotive Photography

Car bursts into flames in Zejtun on Saturday morning

Car bursts into flames in Zejtun on Saturday morning
Apr 1 2023 Share

This newsroom has been sent footage of a car catching fire on Friday night in Zejtun on Saturday morning.

 

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The police have since revealed that the driver of the car, a BMW, noticed something unusual whilst he was driving down Triq Vjal 25 ta’ Novembru. The driver pulled over to the side of the road, at which point the car caught fire.

The flames were controlled by local authorities and no injuries were sustained.

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Andrew Tate & brother Tristan released from custody & moved to house arrest

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Social media figures Andrew Tate and his brother Tristan have been moved into house arrest after a ruling by a Romanian judge.

 

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The ruling, made by Bucharest’s Court of Appeal, replaces the latest period of custody which was set to end on April 29.

A spokeswoman for the Tates has since revealed that the brothers were “ecstatic” with the situation, after being detained in December with ongoing investigations for rape, human trafficking and organised crime group formation.

Upon release, Andrew Tate stated that he had no resentment in his heart of the country of Romania, going on to state that he believes truth will prevail in the end.

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What is ‘April Fools’ Day’ and why exactly do we celebrate it?

What is 'April Fools' Day' and why exactly do we celebrate it?
Apr 1 2023 Share

April 1st is finally here and despite the seemingly declining number of large-scale practical jokes from local brands and creators, the prankster’s holiday, as it were, still makes you expect the unexpected all day… but why?

April Fools’ Day, or All Fools’ Day, is celebrated by many countries every single year and is generally known for granting a free pass to individuals to prank their loved ones into believing the most random things.

The custom is actually traced back to medieval France, when New Year’s Day used to be celebrated on March 25th due to the use of the Julian calendar, before the 1564 reform to the Gregorian calendar. New Year’s Day festivities would reach their pinnacle on April 1st. After the January 1st New Year’s was adopted, those who forgot to change their date and continued to celebrated New Year’s on April 1st were labelled ‘April Fools’.

All across Europe, pranksters celebrates in some crazy ways, with people in France, Belgium, Italy and French-speaking Switzerland being amongst the countries to ‘celebrate’ by sticking a paper fish onto the backs of others then yelling “Poisson d’Avril”, which translates to “April Fish!” In England, the typical custom is to bring celebrations to a halt at noon, with etiquette dictating that pranksters must come clean otherwise risking that they become the April fools.

Recently and even locally, large brands have taken April Fools’ Day as an opportunity to tease their patrons with outrageous concepts and products, only to (most of the time) let them down on April 1st.

What’s your favourite April Fools’ Day prank?

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