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Lassana Cisse’s loved ones still awaiting justice 4 years on

Lassana Cisse's loved ones still awaiting justice 4 years on
Apr 6 2023 Share

On April 6th 2019, 42-year-old Lassana Cisse from the Ivory Coast was shot and killed in Birżebbuġa, Malta in a racially motivated attack.

4 years later after the murder, which left two other victims left for dead, 44 activist groups issued a call to the Maltese government to stress that that racism and prejudice will not be tolerated. 

The two suspects were identified as off-duty AFM soldiers who ‘allegedly targeted the victims because of their skin colours. They had already run over a young man from Chad, May Malimi, a few months before.

‘Four years on and Lassana’s family and the other 3 victims are still waiting for the excruciatingly slow wheels of justice to turn, whilst the suspects are out on bail.’

The aditus foundation compiled a timeline of the known instances of institutional neglect and racialised violence towards Malta’s migrants and asylum-seekers since 2002. 

‘The Government needs to stress that racism and prejudice will not be tolerated’ the groups said in a joint statement. ‘Only then can we start to see real change in the public and private sectors. The Government must demonstrate its commitment to ensuring that justice is served and that such acts of racial violence will not go unpunished. Words are simply not enough!’ 

‘The killing of Lassana is a tragic reminder that we must continue to fight against all forms of racism and bigotry. We stand in solidarity with the family and friends of Lassana, the other 3 victims, and all those who have been affected by racial violence.’

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Mixed weather ahead for the weekend: sunshine, wind & clouds

Mixed weather ahead for the weekend: sunshine, wind & clouds
Apr 6 2023 Share

It’s as if the weather doesn’t seem ready to commit to a single pattern for this upcoming weekend. 

As we try to bring you the forecast for this weekend, so you can make your plans and get ready to blow off some built up work steam, we’ll be first greeted with mainly cloudy weather on Friday.

The temperatures are set to feel like 17 degrees Celsius, with lows of 10 degrees. The cloudy cover will somewhat unravel on Saturday, but we’ll still have the same temperature levels. 

The sun will be ready to fully emerge in it’s almost full brightness on Sunday 9th April, with temperatures feeling like 18 degrees celsius – a little nudge from the previous 17. 

So we’ll have pockets of sunlight and clear skies to enjoy our weekend before Monday comes along with a windy forecast to introduce us to the work week once again. 

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Filming for Joker 2 has wrapped up; new images released

Filming for Joker 2 has wrapped up; new images released
Apr 6 2023 Share

Todd Philips, the director for Joker and the upcoming sequel Folie a Deux, has shared two stunning images as the filming for the latter film wraps up.

The two images give us more glimpses at Joaquin Phoenix, who previously starred as Joker, and Lady Gaga, who will introduce the newest version of Harley Quinn. 

Writing on Instagram, Philips thanked the two actors and the rest of the cast as well as ‘the BEST crew that the film industry has to offer. From top to bottom.’

 

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‘Gonna crawl into a cave now (edit room) and put it all together’ he said. ‘That’s a wrap.’ The two images released by the director weren’t the only sneak peeks we got from the film. 

Other leaked images show Phoenix and Gaga prancing around on the iconic Joker stairs which became a cultural phenomenon after the first film’s release. 

The second film is set for an October 4th 2024 release in the US. 

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The MVMT return with dance video to Stromae’s La Solassitude

The MVMT return with dance video to Stromae’s La Solassitude
Apr 5 2023 Share

Malta’s Got Talent Season 1 runner up act and Internationally competing dance crew Concept of Movement, a.k.a The MVMT, have released their unofficial dance video to Stromae’s La Solassitude. 

 

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Choreographed by dance star and renowned artist Cheryl Lofreda in her iconic open movement style, the video was shot in a stunning Monte Kristo Hall by Unconventional Office creator Neo Borg Bonaci. 

The dancers took on the artist’s popular track and brought it to life with the dance we got so accustomed to when watching them on the big stage. 

Speaking to MaltaDaily, Cheryl said: 

“The intention behind the movement was very simple. The sentence I felt connected to most was :”Le problème, c’est la routine” – “The problem is the routine” 

“I feel that, although to a certain point it is healthy to have one, it is also important to not get stuck in it and find time to balance and do also things you love and that give you life.” 

 

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For the full video, you can find it on Concept of Movement’s social media pages. We’ll let you bask in its full glory… 

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