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Paul Walker to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame 10 years after passing

 - Celebrities - Jun 18 SHARE ON:
Paul Walker to get star on Hollywood Walk of Fame 10 years after passing

Fast and Furious star Paul Walker is set to receive a posthumous star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame 10 years after his tragic passing. 

Walker passed away in a car crash back in November 2013 whilst in the midst of production for Furious 7, in which he starred as beloved Brian O’Conner. 

The film was just one of many Fast and Furious franchise movies Walker appeared in throughout his career. The creators paid homage to him in the film with an emotional goodbye scene wherein Vin Diesel parts way with his brother in arms. 

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced his work will be officially honoured with a star, one of three posthumous tributes alongside Juanita Moore and Jenni Rivera. 

The news was celebrated by Walker’s daughter, Meadow, who shared a picture of her dad in his younger years and described him as part of the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame Class of 2023.’ “Congratulations daddy!,” she continued. “I know young you would never believe it!

‘I also know you’re looking down with your infectious smile feeling embarrassed and grateful. You earned this and deserve it and more. I love you!’ From the Fast franchise, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Kurt Russell and Charlize Theron all already have stars. 


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Nano-machines that penetrate and kill cancer cells developed by scientists

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Nano-machines that penetrate and kill cancer cells developed by scientists

Researchers have recently made yet another breakthrough in the treatment of cancer as they developed tiny nano-machines which can kill cancerous cells. 

The research team was headed by Dr Youngdo Jeong from the Centre for Advanced Bio-molecular Recognition at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology. Their latest creation are specially engineered molecules able to penetrate cancerous cells and destroy them internally. 

The nano-machines can reportedly kill cancer cells incredibly fast, attaching themselves to the surface of the cells and drilling into the outer membrane within a couple of minutes. 

The molecules burrow into the cell and repeatedly unfold and fold while inside, creating holes and killing the cancer without using harmful drugs. Dr Jeong said that this could overcome the side effects of chemotherapy as an alternative. 

“We propose a novel method of directly penetrating cancer cells to kill them via the mechanical movements of molecules attached to nano-machines without drugs.”

Remarkably, this is not the only medical breakthrough when it comes to cancer curing this month. As these new molecules undergo trials, another drug tested just days ago generated a baffling 100% success rate. It might be a while before such remedies could be fully applied, but the science into this field is yielding massive results. 

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Sleeping with a fan on through the night could be harmful says study

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Sleeping with a fan on through the night could be harmful says study

We’re all feeling the blistering heat – and due to this, many would find it impossible to get some shut eye without a fan cooling us down throughout the night. 

However, you might want to rethink this practice as having a fan on for the entire night might leave you feeling under the weather.

Apart from skyrocketing your electricity bill (which, in all fairness, the Maltese summer heat is a good excuse for), fans blow dry air room which could cause all manner of problems; from dry skin to sinus issues. 

As explained by publication ‘Sleep Advisor’, ‘if the dryness is particularly extreme, it can result in your body producing excess mucous to try to compensate. Then, you’re more susceptible to blockage, stuffiness and sinus headaches.’ 

Another bizarre impact might be waking up with sore muscles as concentrated cool air can make your body tense up and even cramp. 

This is of course one of the more extreme side effects, so pointing out some of the benefits might even things out. Body temperature regulation, stale air circulation and even drowning out noise pollution are things a fan can be extremely effective at doing. 

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Malta’s grey ‘delisting’ shows reforms worked says Prime Minister

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Malta’s grey ‘delisting’ shows reforms worked says Prime Minister

Addressing a press conference on Friday evening, Prime Minister Robert Abela said that Malta has proven that it is a serious and reputable jurisdiction by managing to get off the grey-list. 

Abela said this was another confirmation of the commitment of the administration to modernise the country, of good governance and that institutions are doing their jobs. 

Abela said that the fact that Malta managed to get delisted from the FATF grey list in just 12 months was proof that the reforms were being implemented before June 2021. Abela said that Malta’s case was described as a success story and that this was a challenge the country overturned. 

The reforms are leading to a cultural change, Abela emphasised, but went on to say that he believed the island should never have been blacklisted. Thanking various institutions for their work, he went on to highlight the economic growth in the first quarter of the year which ranked at 8%. 

In response to the delisting, PN spokesperson for finance Jerome Caruana Cili said that the news was a poise one but that we should not let our guard down. He said the cabinet is ‘painfully aware’ of the long shadow which was cast over Malta due to the initial grey-listing. 

The positive news, he said, needs to be followed up by a clear vision to make Malta a reputable jurisdiction of choice once again. 

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