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New building for Puttinu patients in London officially signed off

New building for Puttinu patients in London officially signed off
Jun 10 2022 Share

The official signing by Puttinu Cares for the buying of a new property for patients in London was carried out today, 10th June 2022. 

President Angele Cuschieri and CEO Rennie Zerafa signed the official document to buy the property at the Maltese embassy in the UK. 

The property will be refurbished and will see 23 new apartments included for the use of the patients and their families. The project is expected to cost around £20 million to be completed. 

The Prime Minister’s wife Lydia Abela and High Commissioner Dr Manuel Mallia were present for the signing, with the building set to be named after Dr Victor Calvagna. Calvagna founded Puttinu Cares alongside Rennie Zerafa in 2002. 

Before the founding of Puttinu Cares, patients were left to their own devices to find and pay for apartments to stay abroad for cure. Puttinu, with the help of the Maltese people’s generosity, bought residences to provide those suffering a place to stay. 

Puttinu Cares has 2 buildings in Sutton, which include around 20 apartments. Due to the number of patients who go up to London for cure, the demand for more spaces also increased. 

The work done by Puttinu Cares is a testament to the Maltese’s drive to help those who are suffering. Puttinu takes up part of the burden faced by many patients and their families as they undergo their battle against cancer. 

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New Omicron XE COVID variant found in Malta

New Omicron XE COVID variant found in Malta
Jun 10 2022 Share

Health Minister Chris Fearne revealed that a new variant of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Malta. 

The new form of the virus, which is a recombinant variant (meaning it is the result of two strains merging together) has caused an increase in community transmission of the disease. 

Fearne said that the variant is more infectious so a slight increase in community transmission should be expected. The Deputy Prime Minister however said that, despite being more infectious, ‘we are not seeing more severe symptoms or complications.’ 

There have been no deaths linked to COVID since June 4th, and with 1,548 active cases there are only 31 in hospital. Two are in the intensive care unit. The Omicron XE was first found in the UK in January. 

The health minister also assured the public via press conference that no cases of monkeypox are currently in Malta. The one case detected around 15 days ago has since recovered. 

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Lewis Hamilton and Brad Pitt to work on Formula 1 film together

Lewis Hamilton and Brad Pitt to work on Formula 1 film together
Jun 10 2022 Share

Lewis Hamilton and Brad Pitt are set to join forces for a new Formula 1 film, with Hamilton acting as a producer on the project. 

With the film set to be directed by Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski, Apple Studios acquired the rights to the currently untitled film. It is set to feature Pitt as a driver coming out of retirement to mentor a younger driver. 

Hamilton is no stranger to the film industry, having made cameos in Cars 2 and 3 and some video games amongst other projects. Meanwhile, Pitt has taken an interest in Formula 1, having been seen at many Grand Prix events. 

Not many details are known as of yet, but Hamilton is currently undergoing one of the more challenging F1 seasons. He is currently 34 points behind Mercedes team-mate George Russell and 75 points behind Max Verstappen. 

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BBC Concert Orchestra to return to Malta on July 9th at Granaries

BBC Concert Orchestra to return to Malta on July 9th at Granaries
Jun 10 2022 Share

The World Famous BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Radio 2 proudly return to MALTA with Classic Rock Anthems – brought to you by VisitMalta.

After wowing audiences last year with “It’s a Kind of Magic – The Queen Story” the BBC Concert Orchestra is bringing an epic evening of the world’s classic rock and pop anthems to the spectacular Granaries in Floriana. 

On the 9th of July, the concert will feature an astonishing 20 number one hits and an awe-inspiring countdown to the best selling artists of all time. You will hear classic rock and pop anthems delivering feel good, fall in love, get mad, get sad, get even songs, that power us through, lift us up and bring us together. 

Under the direction of the renowned conductor Mike Dixon, the 60-piece BBC Concert Orchestra, plus dynamic rock band, and cast of outstanding star singers Gloria Onitiri, Laura Tebbut, Tim Howar, Ricardo Afonso, Annie Skates, David Combes, Emma Kershaw, Lance Ellington and Tony Vincent, will perform classics by The Rolling Stones, Queen, David Bowie, Prince, Lady Gaga, Coldplay, The Beatles, Tina Tuner, Fleetwood Mac, Cher, Elvis – and more! 

So many number one artists, so many hymns to love and calls to action – but there’s only one sensation who rules them all. Do you know who? Find out in ‘CLASSIC ROCK ANTHEMS’ coming to The Granaries, Floriana on 9th July 2022.

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