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Exclusive: Marvel actor Frank Grillo in Malta filming new movie

Exclusive: Marvel actor Frank Grillo in Malta filming new movie
Apr 6 2022 Share

Worldwide famous actor Frank Grillo is currently in Malta filming his brand new movie, and has described his experience shooting in Malta as exceptional.

The actor is known for many appearances and roles in popular Hollywood productions. 

He is a familiar face for many Marvel fans after he played enemy of the Avengers, Crossbones in Captain America: Winter Soldier and Civil War. He is currently working on a brand new film called ‘Hounds of War’. Grillo will be playing Ryder, an ex-special ops working undercover. 

It is a story of revenge and war directed by Isaac Florentine. Grillo commended the Maltese people for being talented, kind and smart and loved working with them.

He also highlighted Malta’s unique environment and locations, saying that, despite having traveled all around the world to film, Malta offered very unique sites for a movie to be filmed. 

‘I love the antiquity of Malta. I love the history of Malta. It’s aesthetically so beautiful but mostly I found the people to be just really friendly and compassionate. And excited that we’re here making a movie’ he said. 

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EU stockpiling radiation drugs over Russian invasion fears

EU stockpiling radiation drugs over Russian invasion fears
Apr 6 2022 Share

The European Union revealed on Wednesday that it was building a €540 million emergency stockpile of medicine and equipment to deal with chemical and nuclear emergencies. 

This is mainly due to the rising fears over the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The European Commission said that the bloc’s executive claimed the supplies consist of medicines such as vaccines and therapeutics to treat patients exposed to radiation, biological and chemical emergencies. 

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The first step was procuring ‘potassium iodide tablets’ which could be used to protect people from harmful radioactive effects. Around three million of these tablets had been delivered to Ukraine with the help of EU members France and Spain, the EU revealed. 

Janez Lenarcic, the EU crisis management commissioner, revealed that concrete measures to increase Europe’s preparedness in the face of potential threats. Some Western countries warned that Moscow could carry out a chemical attack in Ukraine as fierce resistance from Kyiv’s forces pushed back the Kremlin forces. 

Worries also sparked when Russian forces directed their attacks and took over the Chernobyl nuclear plantations as well as Zaporizhzhia, Europe’s biggest atomic power plant. 

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PN Secretary General celebrates birthday with blood donation

PN Secretary General celebrates birthday with blood donation
Apr 6 2022 Share

The Nationalist Party’s Secretary General Michael Piccinino celebrate his birthday by donating blood, saying that he decided to give back on this special day. 

Piccinino also urged others to donate blood if they can as urgent calls for more blood donation supplies are always needed. In recent days however, an uptick in need for blood was announced by medical workers in the field. 

Last month, urgent calls for Type 0 positive blood were issued due to several road accidents leading to a massive shortage. Blood donations are always welcomed by anyone who can provide as it would immensely help the community in times of crisis or other specific needs. 

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Mużika Mużika is back with a BANG & here’s what you should expect

Mużika Mużika is back with a BANG & here's what you should expect
Apr 6 2022 Share

After what has been a super busy few months and endless anticipation from the festival’s fanbase, Mużika Mużika – Festival Kanzunetta Maltija is finally back between the 21st and 23rd of April and we cannot wait.

The prestigious music festival, produced by Festivals Malta, brings together different genres of Maltese music in an annual competition and became a household name in the local music scene from the very first edition.

Celebrating local music, artists and Maltese language, the festival lends prestige to the country’s linguistic, cultural and artistic heritage and is home to local hits like Glen Vella’s Ħarsa Biss, AIDAN’s Naħseb Fik, Raquel Briffa Galdes’ Vizzju and many more from the past edition.

The festival will be held across three nights: The semifinal will be held on 21 April 2022 and the 21 contestants will compete against each other to secure themselves a spot in the final. The ever-iconic Classics Night will be held on 22nd April and will feature a selection of classic Maltese songs performed as a duet between the contestants and guest singers, with the finalists announced at the end of the show. Finally, the Final show will be held on 23rd April, where 12 contestants will compete against each other for the coveted first place spot.

The second edition of Mużika Mużika is reported to have some big surprises, with a spectacular stage built especially for this edition “which will cater for both the orchestra and the participants while incorporating the recognisable Muzika Muzika Icon.”

Presenting the show will be beloved local media personalities Keith Demicoli, Clare Agius and Moira Delia, with Festivals Malta to reveal more surprises in the coming weeks.

This year, the festival will be televised, on TVM and will also include a live audience. Tickets are selling fast and are available here.

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