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Gregg O’Shea: From winning Love Island to competing in the Olympics

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Back in the summer of 2019, Gregg O’Shea  was announced the winner of UK reality show Love Island with Amber Davies, two years on he’s back in the spotlight as him and his Irish rugby sevens teammates just finished their Olympics campaign with an unfortunate 3rd place finish,  not qualifying for the quarter-finals because of an unfavorable points difference and ended up finishing in 10th place.

 

 

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Unfortunately for Gregg, Ireland lost their opening two games to USA and South Africa but managed to get a 5-point win over Kenya to close the group stage of the tournament.  Following the disappointing group stage Ireland and Gregg endured, more disappointment arrived as even though they beat South Korea 22-0, a loss to former opponents Kenya confirmed a 10th spot finish for Ireland.

Gregg is the first Love Island winner to ever make it into the Olympics, but maybe not the last considering how famous the reality show has become.

 

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Repubblika & Occupy Justice to hold protest in light of Caruana Galizia public inquiry results

Repubblika & Occupy Justice to hold protest in light of Caruana Galizia public inquiry results
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Following the publishing of the inquiry into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, civil society groups Repubblika and Occupy Justice have called for a protest in Valletta at 7pm tonight.

The groups took to social media shortly after the State was called upon to shoulder responsibility for the assassination, going on to state that they will be protesting “the impunity that led to the assassination of an investigative journalist”, demanding resignations and accountability towards the end of the post.

🗣PROTEST tonight at 7pm in Valletta The State has been found guilty of the dehumanisation and assassination of…

Posted by Repubblika on Thursday, 29 July 2021

Fellow civil society pressure group Occupy Justice Malta posted a video relating to the ‘octopus which took control of Malta’s institutions’ and led to the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Many have also called upon the government to apologise for the State’s impunity and subsequent murder while Prime Minister Robert Abela shared his sentiments that the publication of the public inquiry requires mature analysis and a non-partisan approach.

Il-qarnita li ħakmet l-istituzzjonijiet ta' Malta qatlet lil Daphne.Protesta l-lejla quddiem Kastilja…

Posted by Occupy Justice Malta on Thursday, 29 July 2021

What do you make of this situation? 

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Public inquiry finds that the state should shoulder responsibility for Caruana Galizia assassination

Public inquiry finds that the state should shoulder responsibility for Caruana Galizia assassination
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The public inquiry into the death of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, which was published earlier today, reads that the State must shoulder responsibility for the assassination of the journalist.

The 437-page report highlights that a culture of impunity was created within the country and infiltrated its institutions. Despite there being no proof relating the State directly to the murder, Malta’s culture of impunity and the subsequent assassination  “took place in the midst of circumstances that involved persons within entities of the State or those close to them”.

The report also highlights that the state failed to take any steps to recognise and avoid any risks related to the assassination, resulting from the shortcomings of multiple state institutions which “failed to act correctly and in a timely manner”.

Posted by Robert Abela on Thursday, 29 July 2021

Prime Minister Robert Abela took to social media shortly after the release of the public inquiry, calling for mature analysis and restraint from partisan arguments.

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Max Verstappen’s car crash with Lewis Hamilton cost an enormous $1.8 million

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Last Friday, team chief of Red Bull Racing Christian Horner announced that his team had received a bill of $1.8 million, to repair star driver Max Verstappen’s car after his controversial crash with Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton at the last grand prix at Silverstone on the 18th of July.

The crash which occurred in the opening lap, went viral among F1 fans on social media with opinions on who’s fault it was varying between fans. Max was forced to retire from the race and underwent a 6-hour check up at the nearest hospital. Lewis received a 10-second penalty, but that didn’t stop him as he went on to win the race and confirmed that he won’t go down easily defending his championship.

 

 

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After announcing how expensive the repair will be, Horner ,went on to heavily criticize Lewis for the “level of celebrations” the Brit enjoyed, knowing that his closest rival was in hospital for a crash he was in too. The crash only helped the rivalry get more and more heated, something the F1 community wouldn’t mind after a 7-year dominance from Mercedes.

The rivalry will again pick up this weekend at the Hungary Grand Prix. With the distance between the two drivers only at 8 points now, will we see Lewis regain his position or Max hold on to it for his first ever Driver’s Championship.

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