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Italy’s unbeaten record for Nations League final ended by Spain

 - Sports - Oct 7 SHARE ON:
Italy’s unbeaten record for Nations League final ended by Spain

As Italy reached for the Nations League Final with a record 37-match unbeaten run, Spain swept in to put an end to the streak. The devastating blow to the Italian team’s hope came Wednesday after the Spanish beat them 2-1. Ferran Torres’ first half brace won the Spanish the Final Four clash at the San Siro. Luis Enrique’s side will face either France or Belgium during Sunday’s final. 

With just seven minutes left, Lorenzo Pellegrini managed to land a goal but this was not enough to give the team the memorable comeback they expected. Italy beat Spain in the Euro 2020 semi-finals, but this match had to be played with just 10 men after Leonardo Bonucci was sent out in the 42nd minute for elbowing Sergio Busquets in the face. Spain’s opponent will be decided on Thursday night as world champions France take on Belgium at Juventus’ Allianz Stadium in Turin. 

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Education Minister addresses issue of 3-year-old left in school van

 - Local - Oct 6 SHARE ON:
3-year-old schoolgirl being left on the bus in the school garage

Earlier today, news of a 3-year-old schoolgirl being left on the bus in the school garage caused national outrage, with parents and educators alike expressing concern towards their children’s safety during school hours.

On Tuesday evening, the education ministry published a statement addressing the situation, revealing that education minister Justyne Caruana immediately gave instructions to the ministry’s management to investigate the case with utmost urgency and take any actions necessary in this circumstance.

The investigative board will consist of former justice Philip Sciberras, Mr. Josie Brincat, a former assistant commissioner and retired educator and former assistant director within the education ministry Salvina Muscat. Immediate actions were also taken so that the operator responsible halts the driver concerned from operating within the free student transport scheme.

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Squid Game’s English subtitles are being slammed by Korean speakers

 - International - Oct 6 SHARE ON:
Squid Game’s English subtitles are being slammed by Korean speakers

Squid Game is currently the hottest thing on both Netflix and the planet. But people who are fluent in Korean and English are stating that the show’s subtitles are absolutely disastrous. A woman fluent in both languages has claimed that the English subtitles did not preserve the amazing dialogues in the original. Despite the actors having their global stardom catapulted overnight, Korean-speaking viewers claim that people are actually missing out on the important details because of translation. 

Comedian and writer Youngmi Mayer said that if one does not understand Korean they aren’t really watching the same show. She blamed the disrespect towards translation work as this being the main culprit. She even blamed the producers who don’t appreciate the art. Some are even slamming the dubbed version as somehow being worse, but Netflix has not yet commented on the issue. It seems the best course of action is just to enjoy the gore and the drama and see what you come away with by yourself. 

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Fifth of all employed Gozitans travel to Malta for work

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Fifth of all employed Gozitans travel to Malta for work

One in five Gozitans in full time employment have their jobs primarily in Malta. According to new data released by the National Statistics Office, some 3,642 employees commuted from Gozo and Comino, which is a share of about 20% of all working people in the region. The release details regional labour supply by place of residence and work in 2020. 

Transportation between the islands has constantly been a debated issue among Gozitans and the Maltese, with the only option up until recent years being the ferry. A fast-ferry service has been introduced with a route from the Mgarr harbour in Gozo to Valletta. The service does not accommodate cars or scooters but it has been praised for significantly cutting down travel time. 

Another option has been the much debated tunnel link, with Infrastructure Malta recently shortlisting a single bidder for the proposed project. According to the NSO, the amount of both full-time and part-time employees in 2020 stood at 264,977 which marks an increase of 0.8% from the previous year. 

Around 15,864 people living in Gozo and Comino held full time jobs in 2020, reflecting a 3.1% increase since 2019. Of these, 63.4% held jobs in the private sector. Wholesale, retail and trade, repair of motor vehicles, transportation and storage and accommodation and food services were the most common professions among these employees. 

In 2020, 12,304 people were working full time in Gozo and Comino, with an increase of 4.4% over the previous year. 68.2% of these employers were working in the private sector. 93.1% of employed people lived in Malta whereas 94.6% also had jobs based in Malta. Some 217,036 Maltese residents were in full time employment in 2020, marking an increase of 1.4% when compared to 2019. Of these, 79.3% worked in the private sector. 

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