Jenna Ortega gains 15 million followers since the start of ‘Wednesday’ on Netflix

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Jenna Ortega gains 15 million followers since the start of 'Wednesday' on Netflix

Since the start of Netflix’s Wednesday, Jenna Ortega has taken over the world, gaining a whopping 15 million followers whilst breaking record numbers on the streaming giant.


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Like most things in 21st century media, a significant contributor to Ortega’s popularity was the now-viral Wednesday Addams Dance TikTok challenge, which has seen everyone from Kim Kardashian to Lady Gaga herself reenacting the dance.

‘Wednesday’ has proven itself a huge success since its launch on Netflix, beating Stranger Things for most hours watched in its debut week and clocking at an impressive 341.23 million hours watched.

20-year-old Ortega has quickly solidified herself as a scream queen, appearing in films & series including ‘X’, ‘Scream’, ‘Insidious’ and ‘You’ before securing a role in the globally-popular ‘Wednesday’.

Have you seen Wednesday yet?


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Artist turns Disney princesses into mothers in striking illustration series

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Artist turns Disney princesses into mothers in striking illustration series

Freelance illustrator Anna Belinkiy’s striking art series “Postpartum Disney Princesses” has been making major waves online for portraying Disney Princesses in situations of motherhood.


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From Belle rocking her pregnancy stretch marks to Mulan and Li Shang eagerly awaiting for their fighting child, the aim of the series is to promote self-love and show that everything isn’t a fairytale.

“I wasn’t able to recognise myself, those extra pounds and stretching marks was new to me. Suddenly Tommy giggled and smiled at me, I started to cry after I realised that I never will be the previous me, i am new version of myself thanks to my baby boy, and those stretching marks are my personal medal of valor”, Anna wrote in her Belle post.

Which one is your favourite?


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Football legends play Qatar workers at FIFA World Cup as president Infantino referees

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24 workers who were essential to the development and delivery of the Qatar World Cup had the opportunity of the lifetime as they got to take on a teach of FIFA legends at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha.


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Alessandro Del Piero, Cafu, Roberto Carlos and Marco Materazzi were amongst the line-up of football legends, who took on a team of Qatar workers in front of a crowd of over 5,400 friends and colleagues.

The workers contributed heavily to projects including the delivery of Qatar’s eight state-of-the-art stadiums, 42 training sites, community football programme and participation in the Workers’ Cup for all workers in Qatar.

Former England Captain John Terry praised the initiative, calling it “a great idea from FIFA to give back to some of the workers who have put so much hard work into the fantastic stadiums.”

Even FIFA President Gianni Infantino donned his own bright orange shirt as he served as a game referee, even giving out a yellow card at one point.

Who is your favourite player ever?


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Maltese teachers’ wages are less than the European average

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A study held between 2020 and 2021 published by Eurydice within the European Commission revealed that Maltese educators’ starting wages are far less than the European average.

The study stated that a new educator in Malta receives €17,509 annually whilst the average pay is €25,055. The best payment rates in the EU for teachers are offered in Luxembourg at an annual wage of €69,076, Switzerland at €66,972 per year and Germany at €54,129 annually. The worst wages for teachers in the European Union are offered by Bulgaria at a mere €7,731.

When considering the Purchasing Power Standard (PPS) which also considers the cost of living, Maltese teachers earn 19,148, which is much less than the 50,357 earned by German teachers.

Malta is one of the few countries in the European Union which offers the same wages to primary and secondary school teachers and offers less pay to kindergarten teachers.

Despite this, Malta offers substantial increases in pay at a minimum of 60% during the teachers’ careers and, when compared to other countries in the EU, offers the fastest-rising pay increase.


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