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Proposal to build a crematorium close to Addolorata Cemetery

Proposal to build a crematorium close to Addolorata Cemetery
Jul 28 2021 Share

Applications have been vetted to The Planning Authority to build a crematorium close to the Santa Maria Addolarata cemetery in Paola. Spanning more than 7,600 metres of land, the crematorium’s application was submitted by Active Group, the company which owns the land in the Tal-Ħorr area. With a crematorium on three levels, the application proposes two underground levels, the building of two mortuary rooms, a cremation room and a space for relatives to keep the ashes of their deceased should they wish not to keep the urn at home. 

The Planning Authority had turned down the application three years ago as the law to regulate crematoria was not yet in effect. Cremation in Malta came into effect May 2019, with Parliament approving a bill submitted by MP Rosianne Cutajar. The bill provides for a legal framework on how cremation can be carried out and what can be done with the ashes of those cremated.

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€10,000 for Puttinu Cares by hero teen runner Tommy Wallbank

€10,000 for Puttinu Cares by hero teen runner Tommy Wallbank
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16-year-old Tommy Wallbank presented a €10,000 donation to Puttinu Cares this morning after completing a 100km marathon in memory of his friend Rebecca Zammit Lupi. Puttinu Cares expressed their honour to have met such an inspiring youth, with the donation urging them to keep working hard for children suffering all around Malta.

Speaking to this news room, Wallbank stated that Rebecca was an inspiration to him as she had a heart of gold, did a lot of charitable work and was always doing everything she could to make the world a better place. ‘The challenge was to run 1km for every 5 euros donated to Puttinu cares via my Facebook page with a goal of reaching €500 and running 100km but since the thing blew up I pledged to run 1000km. And now we have raised over €10000 in total. Now that the challenge is over I intend to continue running and there is a lot more to come.’

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Rebecca Zammit Lupi, a 15-year-old known by most as ‘Becs’ passed away earlier this year after losing the battle against a rare form of cancer known as Ewing’s Sarcoma, which attacks the victim’s bones. Wallbank’s heroic deed is a wonderful tribute to young Rebecca. 

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91 COVID-19 cases registered with 125 recoveries

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Malta has registered 91 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 3,862 swab tests, while 125 patients have recovered. 2 deaths were registered in the past 24 hours. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

As of Tuesday 28th July 2021, 750,641 vaccine doses were administered of which 396,087 were 1st doses. 373,771 people are currently fully vaccinated. 

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To date, Malta has registered 33,995 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 30,982 have recovered, 423 died and 2194 are still active.

Mater Dei Hospital is currently treating a total of 36 COVID-19 positive patients, one of which is in the ITU. The average age of yesterday’s cases was 35.

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The problem with women’s clothing in the Olympics

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Gender equality in sport and more specifically the Olympics, has been an issue ever since women athletes were allowed to participate in the 1900 Olympics in Paris. The IOC (International Olympic Committee) has battled the gender equality problem by slowly increasing the number of women athletes and further encouraging women to compete. There are still many problems though, and the Norwegian beach handball team highlighted one such issue relating to women’s clothing in sport.

The Norwegian beach handball team was fined €1,500 by the European Handball Federation last month for not following the rules and wearing shorts instead of bikini shorts. This was met with outrage on social media with even famous singer Pink citing her approval of the Norwegian women’s beach handball team. She also added that she would happily pay the fine.

This issue has also been present in the Olympics. The German women’s gymnastics team also protested sexualization in sport, by wearing full body leotards instead of the usual leotards used.  The IOC did not fine the women, unlike the EHF, but the problem with women’s clothing was still there. Alice Dearing, the first ever black swimmer to represent Great Britain, also felt hard done by, when the International Swimming Federation (FINA) didn’t allow her to use a special cap made for her by the company Soul Cap. Soul Cap created a swimming cap which makes Alice more comfortable because of her natural black hair. Many people felt that was backwards step for FINA as it further encouraged disbelief into young black girls instead of promoting swimming to them.

 

 

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Many strides have taken place for women in Olympics this year, such as the addition of the 1500 m swimming race in which Maltese Olympian Sasha Gatt took part. There are still many problems and issues left and the excess sexualization of women in sports is something that all sporting governing bodies should take action on

 

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