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Inmates will be able to meet their kids in safe spaces away from prison

Inmates will be able to meet their kids in safe spaces away from prison
May 27 2022 Share

A new initiative will see parent Maltese inmates given the chance to meet their children away from prison. The safe space is located in Marsa and will be under the surveillance of professional social workers. 

The aim of the building is to welcome kids in a much more relaxed environment whilst ensuring the highest levels of security. 

The initiative was announced by Home Affairs, National Security and Law Enforcement Minister Byron Camilleri, who expressed in a press conference how there had always been a wish that such a space would exist. 

He stated how a prison is no place for children, no less ones visiting their parents. Alongside the ‘From Dark to Light Foundation’ (Fondazzjoni mid-Dlam ghad-Dawl), the initiative will see the two worlds converge with security at the forefront. 

Camilleri also spoke about how, working with ‘RIse’, the government is aiming to increase aftercare for prisoners for when they serve their time and return to society. 

On his part, new prison boss Robert Brincau said that this shows how all the entities involved are showing their faith in the process of prisoner rehabilitation. He said that the visits will start soon, following the necessary assessments of the eligible prisoners. 

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Haley Bugeja one of ESPN’s best under-21 women players in the world

Haley Bugeja one of ESPN’s best under-21 women players in the world
May 27 2022 Share

ESPN, an American international sports channel, has set its eyes on local football star Haley Bugeja as one of the top under-21 women footballers globally. 

Bugeja is no stranger to such lists or honorary titles, and she has once again been chosen by journalist Sophie Lawson writing for ESPN for her unmatched on-pitch skills. 

Bugeja placed 15th in a list of 21, with the description outlining her rise to football renown, her skills and even some areas of improvement for Bugeja. 

‘At 16, Bugeja signed for Sassuolo, but the then-unknown forward stamped her authority on her debut Serie A game against Napoli, scoring twice — including a dizzying solo effort in which she wormed her way around four defenders before unleashing a shot with her weaker foot’ read the article. 

‘The emergence of Bugeja has revitalised the diminutive European nation of Malta (ranked No. 94 in the world) and with her help, they have managed to show a more competitive edge in international competition.’ 

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Reminder: Stranger Things Season 4 Part 1 premiers today

Reminder: Stranger Things Season 4 Part 1 premiers today
May 27 2022 Share

It’s all eyes on Netflix today as the first volume of Season 4 of beloved series Stranger Things hits our screens!

We will be seeing the return of the quirky ensemble cast of Hawkins kids and their friends and relatives, as they investigate the upside-down mysteries that surround the town.

This season is set to be the start of the end, as Season 5 will conclude the saga. The Duffer Brothers, creators of the show, have highlighted how massive this season is set to be. 

Some of the episode run-times are mini movies in themselves, with the last two episodes being 1 hour and 25 minutes and 2 hours and 30 minutes respectively. 

‘Every end has a beginning’ many posters for the new season read, and even though we’ll miss the Hawkins kids and their shenanigans, we can’t wait to jump into the series finale. 

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5 reasons why you should ALWAYS wear sunscreen

5 reasons why you should ALWAYS wear sunscreen
May 26 2022 Share

One cannot stress enough the importance of wearing sunscreen in summer and with a summer like Malta’s, sunscreen is not only essential but crucial. In an attempt to help you avoid sunburn, damage and potentially-worse complications, here are 5 reasons why you should ALWAYS wear sunscreen.

Lowers risk of skin cancer

Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the world, and most common in the United States. In 2013, 71,943 people were diagnosed with melanomas of the skin, with 9,394 of the cases being fatal. Applying sunscreen each and every day reduces risk of contracting skin cancer by half.

Prevents premature skin ageing

The sun’s UV rays damage the skin and cause photo-ageing, which causes the skin to develop a thick, leathery look; discolouration and a breakdown of collagen which ultimately leads to wrinkles, lines and sagging. Studies show that individuals aged below 55 who do not regularly protect themselves from the suns rays have a 24% less chance of developing signs of ageing.

Helps maintain skin tones

The key to glowing skin tone is regular protection from the sun and sunscreen helps prevent discolouration and dark spots caused by damaged skin. This will ultimately allow you to have smoother skin and a glowing skin tone.

Prevents skin from UV rays

The ever-changing climate crisis and depletion of the ozone layer have increased the risk of sun damage and exposure to harmful UV rays. With Malta’s summer being as powerful as it is, sunscreen allows you to block the rays, reduce the likelihood of sunburn and save yourself the post-bathe burns.

Chances of skin cancer is higher if hair is red

Something you may have not known is that scientists recently discovered that the MC1R gene mutation which contributes to the development of red hair and fair skin also creates a cancer-causing pathway. When exposed to UV radiation, this pathway promotes a genetic propensity towards cancer.

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