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Former Prime Minister Joseph Muscat Turns 50 Years Old

Former Prime Minister Joseph Muscat Turns 50 Years Old
Jan 22 2024 Share

Former Maltese Prime Minister and Labour Party leader Joseph Muscat has turned 50 years old today, Monday 22nd January 2024. 

Muscat served as the 13th prime minister of Malta from 2013 to 2020 and Labour Party leader from 2008 to 2020. 

Married to Michelle Muscat and father of twins Etoile Ella and Soleil Sophie, Joseph Muscat’s time as Prime Minister was characteristic of major political change.

Associated with socially liberal policies as well as the legalisation of same-sex marriage, he resigned from his position on December 1st 20219 following the 2019 street protests following the assassination of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. 

Following his resignation, Muscat was approved as chairman of the Malta Professional Football Clubs Association (MPFCA). 

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Emma Muscat Pays Tribute To Late Designer Drew Warhurst

Emma Muscat Pays Tribute To Late Designer Drew Warhurst
Jan 22 2024 Share

The sudden passing of Maltese designer Drew Warhurst was announced this morning, shocking the local fashion and entertainment scene. 

Drew was the mind behind many of Malta’s Eurovision Song Contest costumes as singers sought his skill and expertise in the craft when representing the country.

Taking to social media, singer Emma Muscat shared a tribute for the late designer, saying that he always lit up the room with his bubbly character and laugh, managing to calm her nerves before big events. 

 

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‘Having you near me making sure everything was to perfection. Wearing  your beautiful creations and designs, leaving your mark on the world has been my absolute honour,’ wrote Emma. 

Drew had designed for the likes of Destiny Chukunyere and Ira Losco too, establishing himself as one of the island’s very best in the field.

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Local Filipino Community Celebrates Santo Nino In Marsascala

Local Filipino Community Celebrates Santo Nino In Marsascala
Jan 22 2024 Share

The Maltese Filipino community shared their celebrations and joy for the Sinulog-Santo Nino Festival in Marsascala yesterday, with videos showing the colourful dances and festivities on local streets.

 

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The Sinulog—Santo Nino Festival is an annual religious festival held on the third Sunday of January and is a core tenet of the Santo Nino Christian celebrations in the Philippines. 

‘The Santo Niño de Cebú is a Catholic title of the Child Jesus associated with a religious image of the Christ Child widely venerated as miraculous by Filipino Catholics.’

Filipino and Maltese watched on as the performers took to the streets in costume and with music to share with the community. 

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Study Finds High Hearing Damage Risk For Gamers

Study Finds High Hearing Damage Risk For Gamers
Jan 21 2024 Share

A recent study warns that individuals who engage in prolonged video game sessions face potential hearing damage due to elevated sound levels. 

The review, featured in BMJ Public Health, examined 14 studies involving over 50,000 participants, revealing that gamers often play with excessively loud volumes, risking irreversible hearing loss or persistent ringing in the ears (tinnitus). 

The researchers emphasize the need for public health initiatives, paralleling those for live music and headphones, to raise awareness among gamers. 

The World Health Organization recommends safe adult exposure to 80 decibels (dB) for 40 hours weekly, with a rapid reduction in safe exposure beyond this threshold. 

The study found average headphone noise levels in shooting games to range from 88.5 to 91.2dB, with impulse sounds reaching 119dB. Three studies noted that boys played games more frequently and for longer durations at higher volumes than girls. 

While correlations between gaming and hearing issues were identified, the authors acknowledge the necessity for further research, considering factors such as e-sports, geography, gender, and age. 

Despite limited recent data, the study suggests a pressing need for educational initiatives promoting safe listening habits among gamers. The gaming industry body Ukie emphasizes safe headphone use but refrains from detailed comments on the study.

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