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Neil Agius prepares for big challenge with 10 hour swim

 - Local - May 18 SHARE ON:
Neil Agius prepares for big challenge with 10 hour swim

As the day of the 100 mile Ibiza swim draws closer for the local record breaker, Neil Agius shared part of the process of training for the never before attempted feat.

 

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Posting in the early hours of this morning, Agius shared an image of himself about to embark out on a 10 hour swim, despite this just being a minuscule amount compared to the whopping 70 hours he is expected to undertake this late June, early July. 

Many have all eyes on Agius as he gets ready to break yet another record, with many messages of encouragement on the newly uploaded post. 

Neil’s already proven he can go long hours and distance without sleep and whilst excreting his entire body whilst in the water. This upcoming feat, which will see him traversing 160km and completing around 175,000 strokes, is something that he’ll be the first to try. 

Good luck Neil!

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Red Electric show how to create snare sound with everyday objects

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Red Electric show how to create snare sound with everyday objects

Taking to social media, Red Electric band members Peter Borg and Aleandro Spiteri Monsigneur show their followers how to create their own snare sounds using various objects around them in 90 seconds. 

 

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Using just a phone, the duo walk around their residence to find the perfect sounds they could use as a snare to create music. 

Using everything from luggage, a small HP plug, a cardboard box and even a sofa, the musicians then compile the sounds they found all over to create a short tune without actually using the instrument. 

The sofa proved to be very valuable as Borg and Spiteri Monsigneur hop onto their audio editing software to show off what they just created. 

What do you make of this music magic?

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A quick nap may help you boost your work creativity

 - Science - May 18 SHARE ON:
A quick nap may help you boost your work creativity

A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports has just suggested a link between creativity and napping. 

MIT and Harvard Medical School researchers suggested that when subjects were asked to dram about a certain topic during sleep, they performed better when given activities related to the subject. 

“When you are prompted to dream about a topic during sleep onset, you can have dream experiences that you can later use for these creative tasks” explained author Kathleen Esfahany. 

The team used a hand-worn device which measures skin based electrical activity to assess muscle tone shifts, heart rate and arousal status during sleep onset. 

Split into four groups, 49 adults with an average age of 27 were found to be more creative when napping. However, creativity was highest in the group where participants napped while incubating dreams related to the subject. 

The participants had been instructed to write a story using the word ‘tree’, with the participants in the sleep with audio guidance group found to have stories 43% more creative than those who napped without guidance and 78% more creative than those who stayed awake with no guidance. 

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Breaking gender barriers; Miriana Calleja Testaferrata de Noto elected first female President of MŻPN

 - Local - May 17 SHARE ON:

The Annual General Meeting of the Nationalist Party’s Youth Wing, the Nationalist Party Youth Movement (MŻPN) elected a new executive board comprising of both new and experienced members.

A total of 15 members were elected to the executive board, with 8 individuals entering their roles for the first time.

Breaking gender barriers and paving the way for inclusivity, Miriana Calleja Testaferrata de Noto was elected as the first female President in the long history of MŻPN. She will be taking over from previous President Gabriel Micallef who served during the last term.

Thomas De Martino has been entrusted with the role of Vice President for External Affairs whilst Kevin Curmi will serve as the Vice President for Internal Affairs.

Jean Paul Barbara was appointed as the Secretary General, working in tandem with the Assistant Secretary General, Nicole Portelli.

Continuing to champion the representation of Gozitan youth, Thomas Mizzi will serve as the Coordinator for Gozo, while Nicole Zammit will take on the role of Human Resources Officer. Alexander Jacobsen was appointed Public Relations Officer and Karen Scerri as the Social Media Officer.

Miirko Sant and Kyle Mifsud will be responsible for organizing activities and managing logistics as Activities Officer and Logistics Officer, respectively. Maria Farrugia will serve as the Social Policy Officer and Enya Abela will hold the position of International Officer.

Andreas Juan Portelli will take on the role of Inclusivity Officer. This new role within the Executive aims to ensure that the MŻPN represents the voice of every young man and woman, fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

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