‘Harry & Meghan’ is now the second most successful docu-series on Netflix

'Harry & Meghan' is now the second most successful docu-series on Netflix
Jan 20 2023 Share

In the latest update of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s PR whirlwind, it has been revealed that ‘Harry & Meghan’ has become Netflix’s second most successful documentary series.

Days before the launch of Harry’s controversial memoir ‘Spare’, the first half of the six-episode series was launched on December 8, with the final three dropping a week later to widespread attention.

Neither Buckingham nor Kensington Palace have addressed the allegations made in the series, which include a number of shocking claims about the Royal Family.

The global streaming giant’s fourth quarter earnings report revealed that Netflix gained 7.7 million subscriber during its October-December period, the same timeframe where it introduce the ad-supported option in a number of territories.

The Duke’s biographical book ‘Spare’ also dropped a few bombs, making it the UK’s fastest-selling non-fiction book since it began taking records in 1998.

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Heritage Malta events calendar with over 70 events launched for the first six months of 2023

Heritage Malta events calendar with over 70 events launched for the first six months of 2023
Jan 20 2023 Share

Minister for the the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government Owen Bonnici launched the Heritage Malta events calendar with over 70 events for the first six months of 2023, offering a wide variety of activities and experiences that may be enjoyed by people of all ages.

During the launch of the calendar, Minister Bonnici said that these initiatives are a brilliant opportunity for the public at large be introduced to various aspects of Malta’s history and culture while enjoying themselves in pro-active, hands-on experiences.

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“Today marks another link in a chain of efforts leading to a new meaning for accessibility to our heritage, as well as a new meaning to heritage itself, which should not just be admired but lived and experienced because it is what forms us as a nation” said Minister Bonnici.

The jam-packed calendar running until the end of June targets children, teenagers, scholars, and the general public. Events range from fun-filled, hands-on edutainment kids’ activities to large-scale and smaller exhibitions, re-enactments, members events, curatorial talks, thematic tours, public lectures, special openings of closed sites, harbour cruises, heritage trails, equinox events, as well as Taste History’s exclusive gastronomic delights.

Heritage Malta’s Chief Executive Officer Noel Zammit said that as guardian of over 8,000 years of history, the agency’s mission is to safeguard our cultural patrimony and make it accessible to all, both physically and virtually, thus contributing towards a better appreciation of Malta’s cultural identity.

“This is what Heritage Malta strives to do every day, to the best of its abilities, and this is what the calendar of events is all about,” Mr Zammit said.

More information about Heritage Malta’s events calendar may be accessed here.

Local singer performs Maltese version of Miley Cyrus’ Flowers

Local singer performs Maltese version of Miley Cyrus' Flowers
Jan 20 2023 Share

A local singer-songwriter by the name of Nicole Cassar has been making major waves on TikTok after posting a video of her performing a Maltese version of Miley Cyrus’ new track Flowers.

@nicolecassarofficial 🇲🇹 If Flowers by Miley Cyrus was in Maltese 🇲🇹 #malta #maltatok #maltatiktok #mileycyrus #flowersmiley #flowersmileycyrus ♬ Flowers – Miley Cyrus

Singing to the camera with new Maltese lyrics above her head, Cassar made quite a hit with her most recent TikTok, gaining around 20,000 views after just one day, with many taking to the comments to give her some major props for her video.

Cassar is no stranger to performing Maltese versions of popular songs, with a translated cover of Duncan Laurence’s Eurovision-winning Arcade getting as much as 51,000 views alongside other Maltese covers such as Justin Bieber’s ‘STAY’, Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘good 4 u’ and Sabrina Carpenter’s ‘Nonsense’, amongst others.

If you like Cassar’s work, make sure you check her out and show your support!


Argentine farmer grows crop in the image of Lionel Messi which is visible from space

Argentine farmer grows crop in the image of Lionel Messi which is visible from space
Jan 20 2023 Share

Messi’s legacy continues to show in Argentina as a farmer in Cordoba has grown a specially-planted, 124-acre image of the World Cup-winning football star in his field.

Maximiliano Spinazze designed the image of Messi’s face by using an algorithm to calculate where seeds needed to be planted in his field of Los Condores. The darker areas are spots which have a higher density of seeds and thus, help to form the shape which is visible from space.

What emerged was 124-acres of greatness and a tribute to arguably one of the greatest football players of all time, hot of his country’s legendary World Cup victory in Qatar. ‘For me Messi is unbeatable,’ the farmer said as he attempted to explained the method to his manoeuvre.

While Argentina is mostly known for football is an export, its main export driver is actually farming, with Spinazze’s creative crop bringing the best of both worlds together.