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Local star Shaun Farrugia’s music debuts on Love Island

Local star Shaun Farrugia’s music debuts on Love Island
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As popular reality TV show Love Island continues to roll out new episodes for its 8th season, a certain local star making waves internationally has produced a song for the show. 

Shaun Farrugia’s rendition of The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ was played during the immensely popular show, further sedimenting the singer and song-writer’s place in the global music scene.

 

Farrugia has been a roll lately, producing songs with international DJ Martin Garrix. Their two collaborative songs, ‘Starlight’ and If We’ll Ever Be Remembered’, were released just within a month’s gap between each other. 

And it seems as though Farrugia’s fame is extending beyond his already stunning collaboration with the young DJ. This is simply one more instance of Farrugia making international face, and it shows that it won’t be his last. 

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Kim Kardashian accused of permanently damaging Marilyn Monroe dress

Kim Kardashian accused of permanently damaging Marilyn Monroe dress
Jun 14 2022 Share

A Marilyn Monroe collector has claimed that permanent damage has been inflicted by Kim Kardashian on the iconic dress worn by the singer during John F Kennedy birthday show. 

Kardashian wore the gown to the Met Gala last month, with photographs taken last week by Scott Fortner, a collector who verifies Monroe memorabilia, showing stretched and buckled fabric and missing crystals. 

The photos, uploaded to Instagram on Monday, show rips, stretch and substantial wear and tear, with crystals missing and others left hanging by a thread. 

The post quoted the dress’ owner, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, who at the time claimed ‘great care was taken to preserve this piece of pop culture history.’ 

Kardashian wore the $4.8m crystal-covered nude silk gown to walk down the red carpet at the event in early May. A white fur sole accessorised the garment as Kim was unable to do the zipper up at the back. 

During a fitting more than a month before the gala, Kardashian realised her assumption that the gown would fit her was a bit too optimistic. She went on to say that she wanted to cry because it couldn’t be altered, going on to undertake extreme weight-loss. 

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Materia Malta first local company to export medical cannabis abroad

Materia Malta first local company to export medical cannabis abroad
Jun 14 2022 Share

Malta Enterprise revealed that Materia Malta has just become the island’s first company to export medical cannabis to another country, having just made a shipment to Germany. 

Materia is a leading producer and distributor of medical cannabis in Europe, with Nick Pateras, the Managing Director of Materia in Europe, saying he believed Malta would play an important role in the global cannabis supply chain. 

He expressed his pride for being the company establishing new frontiers for the local and European cannabis industry. Kurt Farrugia, Malta Enterprise CEO, also welcomed the development. 

“This is a veritable milestone which places Malta on the map within a sophisticated global supply chain. We have worked tirelessly to attain this result – a moment which will in turn push us to other frontiers within the medical cannabis field.”

Materia’s German distribution subsidiary, Materia Deutschland GmbH, took delivery of the shipment and commenced sales to pharmacies. Germany is currently Europe’s largest medical cannabis market. 

Materia is one amongst a number of other operators who have established their home in Malta in the recent years, since the legislation allowing for the production of medical cannabis products for research and medical purpose has been enacted in 2018. 

The future of medical cannabis industry in Malta looks bright as other companies are in process to obtain their license in the coming months which would ultimately allow for exports to various countries. 

Malta Enterprise has also approved a number of startup projects related to Research and Development on cannabinoids, their use in different therapeutic indications, and innovation in industrial processes related to cultivation and extraction.  

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Chris Fearne calls on EU to afford healthcare for Ukrainians

Chris Fearne calls on EU to afford healthcare for Ukrainians
Jun 14 2022 Share

Deputy prime minister Chris Fearne has called on the EU to afford European Healthcare service to Ukrainians, irrespective of where discussions on accession of Ukraine into the EU and. 

Speaking before the Consumer Affairs Council (Health) meeting took place in Luxembourg on Tuesday, Fearne added that the same health services which are on offer to European citizens should also be offered to the citizens of the war torn country. 

They should be so ‘even now without any prejudice to discussions on accession or cross border healthcare to European citizens across Europe.’ 

This, he said, will enable European countries to offer humanitarian aid in an expedient and safe way to EU citizens and Ukrainians as well. This follows EP President Roberta Metsola saying that Europe must lead and remain in the lead. 

On the 30th of May, she urged EU heads to state alongside their governments to continue sanctioning Russia and agree on new ones for Belarus, since it is supporting Russia’s war.

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