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James Ryder Announces Emu as MEP Election Campaign Manager

May 14 2024 Share

In a surprising twist to his campaign, local comedian and MEP candidate James Ryder Muscat recently declared an emu as his official campaign manager through a social media announcement. The reveal, which took place on Instagram, put an end to ongoing speculation about his campaign leadership, with Ryder humorously unveiling the emu as “the establishment.”

During the announcement, Ryder expressed his unconventional vision for the European Union, which he whimsically suggested renaming to the “E-MU” in honour of his new campaign manager.

 

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Expanding on his platform, Ryder shared his commitment to implementing bird-friendly laws, emphasising the importance of safe bird migration routes. Another facet of his agenda includes a playful yet pointed critique of public spaces, proposing to turn all statues into public toilets.

Ryder’s approach to politics, certainly ‘creative’ to say the least has definitely garnered attention, and it remains to be seen how his bird-centric policies will resonate with the electorate.

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Outrage as Baby Left on Floor At Taylor Swift Concert: Venue Responds

Outrage as Baby Left on Floor At Taylor Swift Concert: Venue Responds
May 14 2024 Share

Online uproar ensued after a photo surfaced showing a baby lying on the floor during a Taylor Swift concert in Paris.

The image, captured by Twitter user @jacnights13, depicted the infant asleep on a purple coat in the standing room section of Swift’s show at the La Défense Arena. While an unidentified person stood over the baby, it was not clear whether they were the child’s parent or guardian.

Amidst the controversy, a woman claiming to be related to the baby’s family defended the situation online. She confirmed the baby was fine and had his own ticket, attributing the incident to a lapse in parental judgment.

In response to the public backlash, a spokesperson for Paris La Défense Arena highlighted venue policies, stating that all minors must be accompanied by an adult and remain under their guardian’s responsibility.

The spokesperson also noted that while the venue does not recommend bringing children under four due to the high volume, an alternative seating arrangement was offered but declined by the ticket holders.

This incident has sparked a broader conversation about the suitability of such environments for young children.

What do you make of this?

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Community Mourns Tragic Loss of 21-Year-Old Dylan Axiaq

Community Mourns Tragic Loss of 21-Year-Old Dylan Axiaq
May 14 2024 Share

The community is mourning the loss of 21-year-old Dylan Axiaq, who tragically passed away following an electrocution incident while at work on Triq Mater Boni Consilli Street in Fgura.

The incident occurred on Monday, and Dylan was quickly taken to Mater Dei Hospital via ambualnce, where he was sadly pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.

In the wake of this heartbreaking event, friends, colleagues, and relatives have taken to social media to commemorate Dylan, remembering him fondly as a young man with a “heart of gold.”

The posts paint a picture of young Maltese man who was not only cherished for his kind nature but an important part of his community.

RIP Dylan.

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Northern Lights Stun Northern Europe in Rare Spectacle

Northern Lights Stun Northern Europe in Rare Spectacle
May 14 2024 Share

The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, have dazzled sky-watchers across the Northern Hemisphere with their rare displays, visible even from Germany, Scotland, Ireland and the southern coast of England.

This extraordinary event coincides with one of the strongest geomagnetic storms in years, prompting the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to issue a rare solar storm warning. The increased solar activity, linked to an abundance of sunspots as part of the Sun’s 11-year cycle, enhances the chances of observing the aurora more frequently and vividly.

Typically, the Northern Lights are a common spectacle in northern parts of the UK, but recent events have brought them into more southern skies. The last extreme geomagnetic disturbance similar to Friday’s occurred back in 2003, underscoring the rarity of such powerful displays. NOAA has indicated that these storms could potentially disrupt satellite communications and power grids, though no disruptions have been reported so far.

This celestial phenomenon continues to capture the imagination and the lenses of many, thanks to better forecasts and the widespread use of smartphones for capturing these awe-inspiring moments.

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