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€1.1 million in LESA fines will be used for 20 locality projects

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€1.1 million in LESA fines will be used for 20 locality projects

€1.1 million derived from LESA fines will be implemented to invest into 20 different projects around Malta and Gozo. 

For the third consecutive year, LESA will be investing directly into the community through a collaboration with the local councils and Local Council Association. 

Over 3 years, more than 60 projects will have been worked on through a total investment of €3.5 million. This was announced during a press conference led by Minister for Home Affairs, Security, Reforms and Equality Byron Camilleri alongside Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government Alison Zerafa Civelli. 

The agency will be investing into a number of measures which include: local security; refurbishment of abandoned zones; refurbishment of open spaces; historical refurbishments and; investments into alternative transport among other thing. 

Minister Camilleri said that LESA will invest into the community it already serves, with the projects undertaken through the scheme designed to better the citizens living in the localities.

On her part, parliamentary secretary Alison Zerafa Civelli praised the initiative of the local councils for putting forward their ideas and plans in order to help the residents of the regions they were elected to lead. 

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The words ‘banished’ for the year 2023 by a university

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The words ‘banished’ for the year 2023 by a university

Every year since 1976, Lake Superior State University issues a compilation of choices of words which are to be banned for the entire year. 

Over 1000 everyday terms have been included in this list, with some of them appearing more than once. This time around, the acronym of GOAT, which stands for Greatest Of All Time, has topped the poll. 

For the 2023 list, the university judges reviewed over 1,500 submissions before coming up with a top 10. Some of the other words included were: inflection point; gaslighting; quiet quitting; moving forward; amazing; absolutely; does that make sense and irregardless. 

Guess it is what it is for these words… oh wait, ‘it is what it is’ has also been included on this ranking. GOAT was deemed to suggest ‘literal impossibility and technical vagueness of this wannabe superlative.’ 

Words and terms which have suffered ‘bans’ in the past included ‘no worries’, ‘you’re on mute’, ‘vis-a-vis’, ‘I’m like’ and ‘giving 110 percent’. 

The university has even copyrighted the concept of its Banished Words List to “uphold, protect, and support excellence in language by encouraging avoidance of words and terms that are overworked, redundant, oxymoronic, clichéd, illogical, nonsensical-and otherwise ineffective, baffling, or irritating”.

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Record attendance expected for Manchester United Women vs Birkirkara match

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Record attendance expected for Manchester United Women vs Birkirkara match

Birkirkara FC has announced that all available tickets for Friday’s luxurious friendly match against Manchester United Women FC have been reserved. 

The club is expecting an attendance of over 1,000 spectators which will see the club registering a new record attendance for women’s football in Malta.

In a post on their social media channels, the local champions announced that no more tickets are available. The club was also forced to close its waiting list of tickets due to the high demand that the club received.

The current record attendance for a women’s football match in Malta goes back to Malta’s National Team match against Italy in October 2019.

Manchester United’s Women Team are currently on the island for an intensive week of training, also getting the opportunity to experience the culture of the island during their stay. 

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Prince Harry accuses William of physical assault in 2019

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Prince Harry accuses William of physical assault in 2019

UK Prince Harry has revealed through his new memoir ‘Spare’ that he was physically attacked by older brother Prince William during a 2019 argument.

The Guardian reported on Wednesday how the story is recounted in the book which is set to be released later this month, causing a massive internal clash within the British royal family. 

38-year-old Harry writes that during a disagreement in their London kitchen home, William called Meghan Markle ‘rude’, ‘difficult’ and ‘abrasive.’ 

He then went on to tackle him to the ground, breaking a dog’s bowl under is back. Pieces of the bowl allegedly cut into his back as William ripped his necklace. 

After the argument broke off, William apologised and expressed regret, urging him ‘not to tell Meg about this.’ The timing of this revelation is rather awkward given that their father King Charles is preparing for his coronation in May following Queen Elizabeth II’s passing. 

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