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Health Minister Congratulates Doctors Class of 2024 After Buscade Visit

Jun 18 2024 Share

After a surprise visit at the ministry, Malta’s Minister for Health and Active Ageing, Jo Etienne Abela, took to Facebook to celebrate the newly-graduated doctors of 2024.

The fresh graduates paid a visit to the Ministry of Health during their traditional end-of-course buscade, an annual event held by that year’s graduating class to celebrate the end of a University course.

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Minister Abela shared his enthusiasm for the occasion, posting photos of the cheerful group and expressing his pride in their accomplishments.

“A sweet moment which, without a doubt, left a smile for the rest of the day,” he wrote. This message comes before these newly-graduated students head into the world of health, some of which potentially interacting with the minister in their career’s distant future.

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Maltese Page Issues Tips To Protect Animals Amid Heat Surge

Maltese Page Issues Tips To Protect Animals Amid Heat Surge
Jun 18 2024 Share

In light of the recent heatwave sweeping across Malta, local page ‘Maltese Islands Weather’ has emphasised the importance of safeguarding our beloved pets and stray animals. With temperatures soaring, it is crucial for everyone to be aware of the risks and take necessary precautions to protect our furry and feathered friends from heat-related dangers.

The post outlines several key measures to ensure animal safety during this intense heat. It highlights the alarming signs of heatstroke, such as heavy panting, fever, and vomiting, urging immediate veterinary attention if any of these symptoms are observed. Emphasis is placed on maintaining a constant supply of fresh water not just for pets but also for strays, birds, and even insects, stressing the importance of hydration.

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Additionally, the post advises against leaving pets in parked vehicles, which can become dangerously hot in a matter of minutes. Walking pets during cooler parts of the day and avoiding hot sidewalks are also recommended to prevent burns and discomfort. The importance of regular grooming to help animals stay cool is noted, along with the caution to never fully shave their fur, as it offers protection from harmful UV rays.

By following these guidelines, the community can help ensure the safety and well-being of all animals during this period of extreme heat. Animals are our friends, and they deserve our care and respect.

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‘Gladiator’ & ‘Wonder Woman’ Star Connie Nielsen In Malta For Mediterrane Film Festival

‘Gladiator’ & ‘Wonder Woman’ Star Connie Nielsen In Malta For Mediterrane Film Festival
Jun 18 2024 Share

In addition to the already-stacked line-up of this year’s Mediterrane Film Festival, Danish actress Connie Nielsen, most recognised from her roles in ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Wonder Woman’ will be coming to the island for the festival’s second edition.

Nielsen is set to reprise her iconic role as Lucilla in the highly anticipated sequel to Ridley Scott’s Gladiator. Scheduled for release in 2024, the sequel promises to revisit the grandeur and political intrigue that captivated audiences in the original 2000 film.

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Launching her career in European cinema before making a successful transition to Hollywood in the late ’90s, she rose to international fame with her powerful performance in Gladiator. She portrayed Lucilla, the astute and resilient sister of Emperor Commodus, played by Joaquin Phoenix. Her nuanced portrayal won her widespread acclaim and cemented her status as a versatile and compelling actress.

Beyond her memorable role in Gladiator, Nielsen has made significant contributions to the DC Extended Universe (DCEU), where she stars as Queen Hippolyta, the formidable mother of Wonder Woman. She first donned the Amazonian armour in Wonder Woman (2017) and continued to inspire audiences in Wonder Woman 1984 (2020).

Connie Nielsen will participate in a special Q&A session on June 24th at Forti St. Elmo, following a screening of the original Gladiator.

This event offers fans a unique opportunity to engage with Nielsen and gain insights into her experiences on set, her views on the evolving landscape of Hollywood, and her thoughts on reprising one of her most iconic roles.

Those interested in attending the Q&A session must register in advance at mediterrane.com

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Edward Voted 2nd Favourite Islander As Racquel Secures First

Edward Voted 2nd Favourite Islander As Racquel Secures First
Jun 18 2024 Share

In a dramatic conclusion to Love Island Malta Season 2, Racquel emerged as the clear favourite islander, securing an impressive 44.44% of the public vote.

Edward Tortell took second place with 9.57% of the votes, a result that came as a shock to many viewers. Edward’s recent behaviour on the show has sparked considerable controversy, leading to an unexpected backlash from the public. Despite this, he stood at the runner-up position, suggesting a divided opinion among the fanbase.

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Kyonne followed in third place with 8.75% of the vote, while Kyannah secured fourth with 7.78%. Both contestants have garnered a loyal following throughout the season, but it was Racquel’s journey in the villa that resonated most with viewers, leading her to victory.

The outcome of the vote has stirred discussions on social media, especially concerning Edward’s surprising second-place finish. Fans of the show are divided, with some expressing discontent over his placement, citing his contentious actions in recent episodes. Despite this, Racquel’s triumph has been celebrated widely, marking a satisfying end to an eventful season of Love Island Malta.

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