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New political party ABBA pushes for referendum to have cannabis law revoked

New political party ABBA pushes for referendum to have cannabis law revoked
Dec 15 2021 Share

The recently-formed political party ABBA, lead by Ivan Grech Mintoff, has begun a petition which aims to force a referendum on Malta’s recent cannabis legalisation.

Signatures are being collected for the ‘Unwanted Cannabis Act’ which intends to revoke the recently-approved cannabis law. Local law dictates that the petition must consist of at least 10 per cent of Malta’s electorate to put a referendum intom place, meaning that it will require around 36,000 to 38,000 signatures. The petition is then assesses by the electoral commission and presented to constitutional court for approval.

Grech Mintoff stated that “despite the massive show of public opposition, the Maltese government yesterday went against the interest of the people and legislated for more drug-taking. This is a dangerous step that no other government has taken in any country.”

Malta recently made international headlines for being the first EU nation to legalise cannabis, welcoming a wave of feedback on both sides of the spectrum.

The party has called anyone who wishes to support the cause to contact them at [email protected] or call 79879879.

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Billie Eilish says the vaccine saved her from dying from COVID

Billie Eilish says the vaccine saved her from dying from COVID
Dec 15 2021 Share

Billie Eilish recently opened up about the impact COVID-19 had on her life and expressed her gratitude for the life-saving vaccine. 

Having contracted the disease earlier this year, the pop-star revealed that she still feels the remnants of the infection to this day. 

Despite the effects still following her around, she expressed how thankful she was for receiving the jab. She claims that if she hadn’t done so, she would not have survived the infection. 

Speaking on a radio show, Eilish said that ‘it was bad. I mean, I didn’t die […] but that does not take away from how miserable it was.’ 

‘I was sick for like two months almost’ she continued. ‘I want it to be clear that it is because of the vaccine that I’m fine. I think if I weren’t vaccinated, I would have died because it was bad.’ 

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Vaccinating children against COVID kicks off in Europe

Vaccinating children against COVID kicks off in Europe
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Children aged 5 to 11 will start receiving jabs against COVID-19 on Wednesday in several European nations. 

In an effort to keep schools open and contain the raging pandemic, Germany, Spain, Greece, Hungary and Malta were some among those who opened up inoculation drives to younger kids. 

Doctors have also reported strong initial demand from parents, with the EU medicines watchdog having approved the Pfizer-BioNTech shot for kids last month. 

The age group in question is reportedly experiencing high COVID infection rates across the continent, being one of the reasons prompting the vaccination effort.

 The dose is administered at a lower amount than the Pfizer jab for over-12s. 

The United States was the first large country to offer the jabs to young persons, so far having vaccinated more than five million children aged 5 to 11. 

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Spider-Man No Way Home gets almost perfect Rotten Tomatoes score

Spider-Man No Way Home gets almost perfect Rotten Tomatoes score
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As Marvel fans get understandably excited over the upcoming Spider-Man film, the most recent Rotten Tomatoes scores have given the film a whopping 97% rating. 

Fans are already calling it one of, if not the, best movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe ever-since Endgame. This is Tom Holland’s third solo film as the web-slinger and the scores for this entry are staggeringly high for a super-hero movie. 

Critical consensus states that it is a bigger, bolder Spider-Man sequel and that this expands the franchise’s scope and shakers without losing sight of its humour and heart. 

The multiverse aspect, without spoiling anything, has been massively praised, weaving villains seen in previous Spider-Man movies expertly and without cluttering the cast. 

Many are also expecting some massive surprises to pop in during the film, but beyond that spoiler territory, the film has allegedly shown that Marvel know exactly what they’re doing right. 

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