Moviment Graffitti laments unpaid internships offered at KSU Careers Expo

 - Local - Mar 3 SHARE ON:
Moviment Graffitti lament unpaid internships offered at University of Malta

Moviment Graffitti have taken to social media to express their concern about the unpaid internships being offered in Kunsill Studenti Universitarji’s (KSU) ongoing Careers Expo.

In a recent post, the Maltese nonprofit organisation revealed that they have been monitoring the situation and have long suspected that companies are offering unpaid internships to students seeking work opportunities outside university hours.

“Studenti Graffitti can now confirm that at least three of the enterprises involved in KSU’s 2023 Careers Expo are offering unpaid internship opportunities”, the post read.

Graffitti went on to state that all interns should be paid a living wage and that it is unfair and inhumane for students to take up unpaid internships in exchange for their hard work.

“We insist that KSU, as the student council, take action and stand for paid internships for all students, at every company taking part in the Careers Expo. We also demand that KSU vets each company, and refuses entry to those that do not pay their interns,” Graffitti stated.

The post also concluded with the organisation expressing their confusion at how KSU, a public entity, “is promoting and investing its resources in a private enterprise that does not directly benefit students, nor is a sponsor of the student body.”


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Plane with 100 donation boxes for Syria earthquake victims leaves Malta

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On Thursday morning, an aircraft carrying 101 donation boxes with resources left Malta to provide humanitarian aid to earthquake victims in Syria.

In a post published on March 1, aircraft management & charter flight company Universal Air revealed that the humanitarian supplies collection was organised by Women in Aviation Malta.

The company went on to thank XPH Malta LTD and Aviaserve for preparing the shipment, Enemed Malta and Jetex for their fuel contributions and LGS Handling and Cyprus Airways for ensuring the donations make it from Cyprus to Syria.

The donation boxes also included pairs of socks with small encouraging notes for the victims.


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Half the world is on track to being overweight by 2035, report warns

 - Health & Fitness - Mar 3 SHARE ON:
Half the world is on track to being overweight by 2035, report warns

New research by the World Obesity Federation warns that half of humankind is on track to becoming overweight by the year 2035.

That means that, based on current trends, over 4 billion people (51%) are expected to become overweight or obese in 12 years time. This would be a massive increase from the current 2.6 billion people globally who are not at the recommended weight.

The excess weight epidemic is something which is considered around the world, with countries like Mexico implementing taxes on soft drinks and junk food, the UK implementing advertising rules for foods with high fat, salt and sugar content on children’s TV channels and France increasing physical activity and the Netherlands offering a holistic, healthy environment which support children and families.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a person is considered overweight when their Body Mass Index is between 25.0 and under 30. A BMI of 30.0 or higher would mean that the individual is obese.

A few months back, Malta was classified as the country with the highest obesity rate in the European Union, with around a quarter of its population considered as obese. A third of the Maltese population is expected to become obese by the year 2030, but does the solution lie?

In 2015, Malta passed an ambitious bill on Obesity which included restrictions on which food was to be sold in schools and how such institutions utilised exercise in their curriculum whilst encouraging local councils to offer more spaces for exercise to address obesity amongst the elderly.


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Mimi Webb track co-written by Shaun Farrugia finally out on streaming platforms

 - Music - Mar 3 SHARE ON:

UK breakthrough artist Mimi Webb has finally released her album ‘Amelia’ and, beyond the host of hits like ‘House On Fire’ and ‘Red Flags’, one will find a gem co-written by Malta’s Shaun Farrugia.


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Webb’s track is a definitive UK anthem and an absolute earworm, with writing credits featuring Webb Herself, Jonny Hockings, Louis Schoorl and our very own Shaun Farrugia.

Farrugia’s contribution to Webb’s album continue to prove what a momentous 2023 lies ahead, with his feel-good track ‘Count On You’ making the rounds on local & international radio.


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