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Netflix Is Now Called Streamberry?

Netflix Is Now Called Streamberry?
Jun 20 2023 Share

Upon the launch of season six of the hit show Black Mirror, streaming giant Netflix an entire streaming service based on the fake platform used for the first episode. 

The anthology series returned to Netflix on the 15th of June with the first set of new episodes in around four years. 

The new season opens with “Joan Is Awful”, and follows the life of a normal woman who finds out that her life is being turned into a TV show starring Salma Hayek as herself.

In the episode, the show airs on a streaming service called Streamberry. It has a user interface which is almost a copy-paste of Netflix itself. 

To further promote the show, the official Netflix UK and Ireland Twitter accounts changed their names to Streamberry, with the ’N’ logo turned into an ’S’.

The platform even launched streamberry.tv, a fake version of Netflix which ultimately links back to Netflix when users attempt to watch a show. 

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1,800 Applications For Blue Badges Welcomed By Aġenzija Sapport

1,800 Applications For Blue Badges Welcomed By Aġenzija Sapport
Jun 20 2023 Share

More than 1,800 applications for the Blue Badge have been submitted to Aġenzija Sapport since January 2023, with over 1,270 documents being processed by the Agency since the beginning of the year. This service has been operational since March 2022, and since then, more than 5,600 applications have been received.

This service is now also being offered electronically through an online application form, which also handles payments and the necessary documents required for the application to be processed. This is being done to further enhance accessibility to the services provided by the Agency and to move towards the creation of digital services.

The Blue Badge is a legal document that allows individuals with disabilities to park their vehicle in designated parking spaces.

During a visit to Aġenzija Sapport’s Head Office in Santa Venera, the Minister for Inclusion, Volunteering, and Consumer Rights, Julia Farrugia Portelli, met with the team responsible for this service and followed the progress of these applications.

During the visit, the minister also met with members of the Agency’s management, professionals, and other employees from various services based in this building, including community services, Sharing Lives, the Way to Work Program, the Social Workers and Occupational Therapists teams, the Independent Community Living team, the Family Support Unit, as well as the officials leading the Agency’s Helpline.

During the visit, the CEO of Aġenzija Sapport, Oliver Scicluna, explained how the Head Office, besides being the official base of the Agency among other buildings, also serves as a central point of reference within the community for the public to submit forms and documents, inquire about the services provided by the Agency, schedule appointments with professionals including social workers and the Medical Board associated with the Blue Badge application.

The application for the Blue Badge is available on the website www.sapport.gov.mt or at the Support Agency’s offices (Malta and Gozo). For more information, one can contact the Agency’s Helpline at Freephone 153.

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New Victorians’ Philippa Welcomes Baby Girl: Violet

New Victorians’ Philippa Welcomes Baby Girl: Violet
Jun 20 2023 Share

One half of the New Victorians and former X-Factor Malta judge Philippa Saudi has just welcomed a baby girl into the world: Violet.

This comes after the singing duo announced that they were pregnant in the same period of time, with the other member of the duet, Bettina, having welcomed her son Ted 7 weeks ago.

And yesterday, 19th June 2023, baby Violet came into the world. 

 

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‘An absolute miracle’ wrote Philippa. ‘May you bring light, joy and wonder wherever you go, and may you always know how beloved you are. Infinitely honoured to be your mama.’ 

Philippa also took some time to thank the health care service at Mater Dei. ‘We were seen-to by the most incredible, dedicated and inspiring staff. Big respect and gratitude to all at Mater Dei Hospital.’ 

Congratulations to both sisters for this new phase of life! 

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Almost 7,000 Fines For Using Phone Whilst Driving In 2023

Almost 7,000 Fines For Using Phone Whilst Driving In 2023
Jun 20 2023 Share

Information tabled in Parliament shows that, between January and May of this year, 6,929 traffic fines were issued for drivers using their phones whilst driving. 

Police caught 2,143 of these, with Transport Malta catching 701, CCTV catching 28 and LESA catching a whopping 4,057. 

Meanwhile, 19,984 fines were issued for persons ignoring traffic signs, with LESA once again catching the majority with a total of 7,124. 

LESA also caught the majority of commuters not wearing seatbelts on Maltese roads at 1,500, with the grand total in 2023 so far amounting to 2,605. The total of these contraventions amounts to 29,518. 

Minister Byron Camilleri also provided the data for 2022, which shows that the grand total of fines for these separate offences add up to 75,065.

The grand total, starting from January of 2022 to May of 2023, amounts to 104,583 contraventions, with the ignoring of traffic signs taking the lead at 73,084. This is followed by the use of phones at 21,047 and lack of seatbelt use at 10,452. 

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