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Parents will not be fined if children miss childcare due to quarantine

Parents will not be fined if children miss nursery due to quarantine
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Parents whose children are forced to miss nursery or childcare sessions due to quarantine who not have to pay fines if they miss over a quarter of their booked sessions. The penalisation system was planned for January and concerned multiple parents who make use of the government scheme aimed to help parents who work or study.

Children were initially allowed to miss a quarter of their booked hours, with parents having to pay the difference to the childcare centres if children miss more than that for whatever reason including medical.

Times of Malta have reported that children must quarantine will have their hours waived from their entitled time upon presentation of an official quarantine letter. Authorities have urged parents not to overbook hours because overbooked will be removed from the absence entitlement.

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WATCH: Jake Paul knocks out Tyron Woodley with HUGE KO finish at heated rematch

WATCH: Jake Paul knocks out Tyron Woodley with HUGE KO punch during heated rematch
Dec 19 2021 Share

Despite all the heat surrounding the former Disney star and YouTuber-turned-boxer, the results of Jake Paul’s boxing matches are enough to prove that he is to be taken seriously at the very least.

His most recent bout, a rematch against former UFC star Tyron Woodley, showed Paul’s heart and power in the ring after he bounced back from an accidental cut in his face to deliver an earth-shattering knockout punch in the sixth round. Paul had beat Woodley via split decision in their last fight in August and was set to face British Tommy Fury before the fighter pulled out due to a broken rib and chest infection.

“I’ve KO’d everyone I’ve fought”, Paul stated in a cheeky post-victory tweet. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Paul has called out UFC stars Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz as he continues to enjoy his unbeaten streak with a 5-0 record.

What do you think of Jake Paul?

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Costumed fathers hold Valletta march to slam ‘gender inequality’ in parenting arrangements

Costumed fathers hold Valletta march to slam 'gender inequality' in parenting arrangements
Dec 19 2021 Share

A number of fathers dressed in Father Christmas clothing took to the Streets of Valletta on Saturday to march in the name of better parenting arrangements for fathers.

Titled ‘Put The Father Back in Christmas’, the march was organised by the page ‘Flimkien Missirijiet Inqumu’, a group which aims to ‘bring fathers passing trough hell to see their kids together.’ The page has gained over 13,000 followers since its founding and aims to raise awareness on issues faced by fathers. During their March in Valletta, fathers held signs which read ‘Visitation is for criminals behind bars not for children and their dads’ as well as ‘the best child support is equal parenting,’ amongst others.

One of the group’s main aims is to put into place a 50-50 parenting time system, with parents able to spend equal time with their children from custody arrangements. The group is currently registering as a voluntary organisation and hopes to attract more fathers which relate to their cause, especially during the holiday season.

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Animals should not be given as Christmas presents, Animal Welfare warns

Animals should not be given as Christmas presents, Animal Welfare warns
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“Animals are not gifts,” the Office of the Commissioner of Animal Welfare noted in a Facebook post on Saturday. The post read that if one gives a pet as a gift, they could be giving a life away and the only justifiable way of gifting an animal is to oneself after doing all of the necessary preparations.

“If you’re a parent and have been thinking of adopting a pet to join your family, you might choose to symbolically give a pet as a gift to your children, but you should only do this if you (not your children) are ready for a 15-to-20 year commitment, can afford a pet’s upkeep and your family’s lifestyle allows for it.”

The Commission called for responsibility during this holiday period and said that an alternative to the latter is to sponsor a shelter or donate to an animal sanctuary to bring joy to animals who desperately require help during such difficult times for animals.

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