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LeBron James breaks NBA’s all time scoring record

Feb 8 2023 Share

LeBron James has become the all-time leading scorer in the NBA, surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s record of 38,387 points. 

James, 38, who is playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, scored 38 points in a 133-130 loss against the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

The new record was achieved with a fadeaway jumper at the end of the third quarter, bringing James’ career total to 38,390 points. 

 

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During a ceremony on the court, James thanked everyone who has been a part of his journey over the past 20 years, including the NBA, Adam Silver, and the late David Stern. Abdul-Jabbar handed over the ball to James, which was celebrated by the crowd, including music stars, athletes, and actors. 

“To be able to be in the presence of a legend and great as Kareem, it means so much to me,” said James.

James has been in the NBA for 20 years, playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and Lakers, winning four championships and appearing in 10 NBA Finals. 

“I thought it had every chance of being broken. It just had to have someone that the offence focused on continually,” said Abdul-Jabbar, who retired in 1989.

James holds several records in the NBA, including being the youngest player to reach every significant points milestone and being in the top-10 all-time lists for assists, steals, defensive rebounds, and field goals made.

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Students start petition to remove newly introduced extra study unit

Students start petition to remove newly introduced extra study unit
Feb 8 2023 Share

A petition has been started by local students to remove a study unit, known as CASP, from being mandatory due to it having been suddenly introduced. 

The petition, which as of yet amassed around 1,140 signatures out off a 2,000 goal, states that students were not informed about the study unit when applying for the University of Malta. 

‘It would exceed the recommended 60ECTS credits, causing many students to have severe difficulties focusing on the study units they have come to study at UOM.’

The petition description also laments having put students through hassle to remove just one extra ECTS and subsequently subjected to additional 8. 

‘European universities let you graduate with 180ECTS credits, and suddenly, we would need to make 188ECTS’ which, according to those signing the petition, is unfair. ‘Especially when last year’s students did not attend the said course.’

Student Bradley Cachia took to social media to raise awareness about the issue. He explained how he had been forced to pay for private lessons during sixth form to take an extra A-Level English exam to avoid having to attend another extra set of lessons (the English Language Proficiency). 

‘Then, in the middle of the year during exams and a few days before the second semester begins, you invent a new mandatory requirement which begins as of Monday. This, without informing us about it when applying for University’ he explained. 


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Netflix releases first images for Money Heist spin off ‘Berlin’

Feb 8 2023 Share

Money Heist fans – get ready for another heist! ‘Berlin’, the spinoff series pf La Casa de Papel (or Money Heist), will be released in December on Netflix. 

The trailer offers a tantalising glimpse showing a man in a red sweater removing a crimson gem from an intricate bank model. Fans promptly recognised him as the handsome thief Berlin. 

The new series will be a prequel and is set to explore Berlin’s troubled past as well as his love affairs. Netflix also gave fans a first look of the cast joining Pedro Alonso, who plays the notorious thief.

The original series, “Money Heist”, followed a criminal mastermind known as the Professor and his team of thieves, each named after a city. The show was a hit, running for five seasons and winning an Emmy in 2018.

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Malta’s Civil Protection share more images from earthquake site

Malta's Civil Protection share more images from earthquake site
Feb 8 2023 Share

The Civil Protection Malta MUSAR team shared more images from Malatya, Turkey as they respond to a hotel collapse. 

‘120 are missing’ the CPD explained, but revealed that they are in contact ‘with at least 8 buried under the debris.’ 

‘Work has started to locate and extricate victims’ the post finished. Images show the utter destruction caused by the earthquake as the team attempts to help as many people as possible. 

We express our solidarity with the Civil Protection Department as they undergo this dangerous but brave mission. If you wish to contribute and donate to the victims, you can do so through the Turkish Embassy, the Gozo Ministry or through various other organisations you can find on our page.

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