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Iconic local drink Kinnie featured in Maltapost stamp issue

Iconic local drink Kinnie featured in Maltapost stamp issue
Oct 7 2022 Share

Mediterranean Classic drink since 1952, Kinnie has just earned a spot on a stamp set which was recently issued by Maltapost earlier this September.

Forming part of SEPAC (Small European Postal Administration Cooperation), Maltapost kept with its annual tradition of a joint stamp issue and this time highlight local beverages. 

One of the stamps features a retro Kinnie bottle taking centre stage against a flatly rendered, yet colourful, local backdrop. The stamp set was designed by Daniel Spiteri. 

Ms Mary Grace Simpson, Head Philately at Maltapost said, “As soon as the SEPAC stamp theme Local Beverages was chosen, we immediately envisaged depicting a retro Kinnie bottle since it is one of the most popular beverages on the Maltese Island.”

“We are honoured that Kinnie has been represented on a stamp set issue, more so in the year that Kinnie is celebrating 70 years since its launch,” commented Mr Karl Bondin, Marketing Manager at Simonds Farsons Cisk plc.

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World Cup 2022 will be my last says football star Lionel Messi

World Cup 2022 will be my last says football star Lionel Messi
Oct 7 2022 Share

Football star Lionel Messi has confessed during a Star Plus interview that the 2022 World Cup is set to be his last. 

The 35-year-old spoke about the upcoming Qatar tournament and revealed that he will be retiring from the massive football competition. The Argentina team Messi plays for is currently a favourite as a potential cup holder given its recent win streaks. 

However, we might want to take the retirement announcement with a pinch of salt. Messi previously announced he was retiring after Argentina lost the 2017 Copa America final but reversed his decision months later. 

He had also stepped away for a brief time after the 2018 World Cup. This more recent announcement might be more concrete however given that he will be 39 during the 2026 World Cup. 

The Barcelona turned Paris Saint-Germain star could also retire alongside longtime rival Cristiano Ronaldo given their ageing. Messi will be going into the 2022 World Cup as Argentina makes a resurgence in the game. 

Argentina failed to win a major tournament through Messi’s international career until it won the 2021 Copa America. This time around, Argentina is tied with France as the second favourite to win at 600 points. 

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President Joe Biden pardons simple possession of marijuana

President Joe Biden pardons simple possession of marijuana
Oct 7 2022 Share

President Joe Biden has just issued pardons for all Americans who have been convicted at the national level of possessing small marijuana amounts. 

Official estimates see around 6,500 people with federal convictions benefitting from this new presidential move. In the US, no one is currently in federal prison for possessing marijuana as convictions occur at state level. 

The pardons will make it easier for people to get employment, access to housing and even education. This comes after Biden promised to decriminalise cannabis use and expunging convictions. 

“Sending people to prison for possessing marijuana has upended too many lives and incarcerated people for conduct that many states no longer prohibit,” Mr Biden said . 

He also revealed that he would call upon all state governors to issue their own marijuana pardons. Meanwhile, he is directing the Department of Justice and Department of Health to review how cannabis is classified under federal law. 

Classifying marijuana at the same level as heroin makes no sense said the president. Recreational marijuana is already legal in 19 states, but it remains illegal at the federal level. 

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25% OFF on all new sofa orders at Domestica’s Open Day

25% OFF of all new sofa orders at Domestica's Open Day
Oct 7 2022 Share

Have you been thinking of upgrading your sofa, or are you doing up your lovely, new home? Domestica has you covered.

Domestica will be hosting an Open Day celebrating Egoitaliano’s latest stock, and will be offering a 25% OFF of all new sofa orders made on the day! So if you’re in the market for a brand new designer sofa, head to Domestica Showroom in Valley Road, Msida this Saturday the 8th of October from 9AM to 5PM for some refreshments and super savings!

As one of Malta’s longest-standing furniture retailers, Domestica has a rich 60-year history of sourcing quality furniture for all your home and office needs, including kitchens, bedrooms, living and dining equipment as well as outdoor kitchens and moveables.

Among their long list of exclusive partnered brands is Egoitaliano, a renowned Italian sofa manufacturer offering over 130 models of custom-made sofas, glamour armchairs and modern design furnishing to express your style.

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