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Mason Nehls’ statement in 12-year case dropped due to being taken illegally

Mason Nehls' statement in 12-year case dropped due to being taken illegally
Sep 27 2021 Share

A joyous turn of events in what so far has been a shocking court case as 29-year-old Mason Nehls’ statement has been dropped in court. Mason has been part of a pending 12-year court case after being arrested in an alleged drug haul in 2009, a case which threw Mason down a dark path of turbulence and uncertainty in his life.

Local personality and host of ‘Il-Podcast ta’ Jon’, Jon Mallia took to Facebook to share the news and express his disdain with the fact that the case is still ongoing after 12 years. Mallia went on to state that if Mason was ever a ‘parasite’, he is now a reformed man and having the case and 12 subsequent years of anxiety is the worst punishment one can get.

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While the court proceedings are still ongoing, having the statement inadmissible in court is a step in right direction for Mason’s case. The comment section in Mallia’s post was flooded with hundreds of comments of support towards the 29-year-old as the country eagerly awaits another positive turn in Mason’s story.

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Over €33 million spent in government vouchers as scheme a success

Over €33 million spent in government vouchers as scheme a success
Sep 27 2021 Share

With over €33 million spent in government COVID-19 vouchers, the scheme launched by Economy Minister Silvio Schembri and Prime Minister Robert Abela proved to be an economic success. The average spend of vouchers stands at €1.37 million on weekends and €1.22 between Monday and Thursday. This has also meant a direct economic injection of €2.6 million per week, with 74% of vouchers having been redeemed. Data was provided from MIMCOL, showing also a renewed confidence among retailers, business owners, consumers and establishments. 

The European Union now recognises Malta as one of the leading countries with the best and fastest post COVID-19 recoveries. The successful vaccine rollout also contributed to the outcome, which is an even better outcome for the €100 voucher scheme – a whopping injection of €50 million. Only a month is left until the end of October to redeem all remaining vouchers, as the public is incorporated into directly regenerating the economy. 

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Oleksandr Usyk shocks Anthony Joshua and becomes heavyweight champion

Sep 27 2021 Share

Last Saturday, Oleksandr Usyk shocked Anthony Joshua beating him on points after 12 rounds of boxing. After winning, Oleksandr Usyk is now holding the IBF, WBO,IBO and WBA heavyweight titles. He is now the third boxer to win titiles in the heavyweight and cruiserweight divisions, following boxing legends Evander Hollyfield and David Haye.

 

Anthony Joshua will be disappointed with this defeat as he has now lost his titles and any chances of a blockbuster fight against other heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. Anthony didn’t have a good performance, with even his promoter Eddie Hearn saying that out of 12 rounds AJ only won 4 or at best 5.

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Usyk won by unanimous decision with all 3 judges agreeing that the Ukrainian won the fight. Usyk won the rounds reportedly 117–112, 116–112 and 115–113 by the judges. The Ukrainian also kept his undefeated status something the Brit lost to Andy Ruiz back in 2019. After the fight, Usyk said that his trainers and coaches told him not to knockout Anthony Joshua.

Anthony Joshua will have a chance to avenge this defeat but a lot will have to change if he has a chance to win the contractual obligatory rematch.

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Malta only EU country to completely ban abortion as San Marino moves forward

Malta only EU country to completely ban abortion as San Marino moves forward
Sep 27 2021 Share

With 77% in favour and 23%, San Marino has voted with an overwhelming majority to legalise abortion this Sunday. This makes Malta the only EU country to ban abortion in all cases, with zero exceptions for situations in cases of life endangerment. 

Interior Minister Elena Tonnini called on parliament to translate the result into law following the finalising of results. With a 41% turnout for the referendum, the decision will be overturning a law which dates back to 1865, making San Marino one of the last places in Europe where abortion has been utterly banned. 

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Women will now be allowed to terminate their pregnancy within 12 weeks of gestation. Abortion would only be permitted if the woman’s health was at risk or if foetal abnormalities could cause physical/psychological harm after said 12 weeks. Women usually travelled to Italy to carry out abortions, with the penalty being up to three years in prison for the woman and six years for the doctor. 

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