LeBron James is the first basketball player to reach 100 million Instagram followers

 - Celebrities - Oct 9 2021 SHARE ON:
LeBron James is the first basketball player to reach 100 million Instagram followers

LeBron James becomes the first-ever basketball player to reach 100 million followers on Instagram. One of the best players in the sport ever, this makes James the 5th athlete in the world to reach 100 million followers on the platform. This recent achievement however goes further than just personal Instagram followers as James has managed to get more followers than top American sporting leagues combined. 

This means his follower count has shadowed NBA (60m), NFL (27.1m), MLB (7.9m), and WNBA (1.2m) by around 10 million users. James is following the likes of Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar Jr and cricket sensation Virat Kohli. The basketball super star is also allegedly earning up to $474,000 for every Instagram post. 

His impact in the world of basketball came at the youthful age of 18, making the Lakers superstar one of the most celebrated world athletes. With 17 All-Star appearances, 17 All-NBA selections, 4 MVPs, 4 titles and 4 Finals MVPs, James’ list of achievements is nothing short of extraordinary. 


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FIFA may not be called FIFA anymore, EA reveals

 - Sports - Oct 8 2021 SHARE ON:
FIFA may not be called FIFA anymore

With all of the big names in the gaming world, EA Sports and FIFA have risen to video game stardom since their launch in 1993. The FIFA franchise went on to establish itself as a giant in the gaming world, but it looks like that could change in the near future.

In a recent press release, EA stated that they are looking into the idea of changing the name of the EA Sports football games. The release continued by stating that the company is reviewing the naming rights agreement with the official  Fédération Internationale de Football Association. That means FIFA may not be called FIFA anymore.

This would be independent to EA’s other deals, which includes over 300 individual licensed partners, over 17,000 athletes in over 700 teams and 30 leagues worldwide in 100 stadiums. Konami recently underwent a similar process by which they changed their Pro Evolution Soccer titles to eFootball PES.

What do you think? Should EA Sports scrap the FIFA name?


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“We will lead by example” Government commits to 90% green public procurement by 2027

 - Local - Oct 8 2021 SHARE ON:
"We will lead by example" Government commits to 90% green public procurement by 2027

As part of its efforts to meet Malta’s climate change goals, the government has stated that it will have 90% of purchased goods and services conform to the green procurement criteria by 2027. Green procurement is a sustainable practice which adopts ecologically responsible decisions to meet needs for goods, utilities, services and materials.

In a recent Facebook post, Environment Minister Aaron Farrugia stated that the government will lead by example, going on to reveal the plan of action with regards to the Green Public Procurement. Farrugia went on to highlight that, amongst other measures, this will lead to a complete switch to electric vehicles in the civil sector, with the plan also to be procured by the ministers, agencies and government agencies.

The government will also be on the forefront of choosing “environmental friendly” products and services and increase such products’ accessibility. The government will also facilitate an environmental transition into a circular economy, rather than the linear economy the country has been practicing in the past years.



Newcastle celebrate Saudi-led takeover, topping list of richest club owners

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Newcastle celebrate Saudi-led takeover, topping list of richest club owners

Newcastle United F.C. fans gathered in the hundreds at St. James’ Park to celebrate the club’s new lease on life after being taken over by a Saudi-led consortium, making them the wealthiest club owners in world football.

The takeover, led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, came immediately after the Gulf State sorted its piracy dispute with premier League broadcast beIN Sports and will bring Mike Ashley’s ownership of the Magpies to a close. The Sports Direct billionaire spent 14 years heading the Premier League side.

Fans gathered at St. James’ Park with Newcastle United F.C. & Saudi flags alike after the club became worth ten times more than Manchester City, previously having the world’s richest football club owner Sheikh Mansour with £23.3bn.



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