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Robert Abela to nominate Silvio Parnis for Ġieħ ir-Repubblika

Robert Abela to nominate Silvio Parnis for Ġieħ ir-Repubblika
Jan 6 2023 Share

The Labour Party announced on Thursday that the former PL MP and parliamentary secretary Silvio Parnis will be nominated for State honours later in the year. 

Parnis passed away on Tuesday at the age of 57 after a long battle with cancer. Following his passing, which saw many issuing tributes to the man known for his passion for helping those in need, the Prime Minister proposed honouring Parnis with Malta’s highest award, Ġieħ ir-Repubblika 

The Labour Party parliamentary group unanimously agreed with the proposal put forward by the Prime Minister to posthumously nominate Parnis for the Republic Day honour. 

Parnis served as parliamentary secretary for local councils and then for active ageing. A former mayor of Paola, Parnis’ funeral will be held in this same town being his birthplace. 

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Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp comes out as gay

Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp comes out as gay
Jan 6 2023 Share

Stranger Things actor Noah Schnapp, who plays Will Byers, has come out as gay, revealing the news to his fans via TikTok. 

The star posted a nine second clip with the overlay reading: “When I finally told my friends and family I was gay after being scared in the closet for 18 years and all they said was ‘we know’.”

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I guess I’m more similar to will than I thought

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The video was accompanied by a caption saying: “I guess I’m more similar to Will than I thought,” leaving a Stranger Things breadcrumb for his fanbase. 

The post was flooded by support for the 18-year-old, congratulating him for the big revelation.

Fans of the show have long suspected that his character of Will Byers had feelings for Mike, played by Finn Wolfhard. Schnapp had also commented saying that it is 100% clear that his character is gay and in love with Mike. 

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Taylor Swift’s cat Olivia Benson is worth $97 million

Taylor Swift’s cat Olivia Benson is worth $97 million
Jan 5 2023 Share

According to a recent report by ‘All About Cats’, pop-star Taylor Swift’s beloved cat, Olivia Benson, is worth a whopping $97 million. 

The feline has ranked as the world’s third richest pet (not that a cat has anything to do with riches). 

The ranking was created based off of Instagram analytics, with many of the most earning four-legged friends climbing the ranks through social media fame. 

However, Olivia herself found some success outside the social media world as she earned her fortune starring alongside her 33-year-old owner in various music videos. A merchandise line has also been created, with some major cameos in big-budget ads. 

Olivia’s net worth was toped by a German Shepard named Gunther VI, who is worth an estimated $500 million in first place. In second place lies Nala the cat, who is worth a reported $100 million. 

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Medicine shortage parliamentary committee set for January 16th

Medicine shortage parliamentary committee set for January 16th
Jan 5 2023 Share

The Maltese government has called a parliamentary health committee meeting in regards to the issue of medicine being out-of-stock. 

Following pressure the Nationalist Party, which urged that an urgent meeting take place due to patients impacted, the government scheduled a meeting for the 16th of this month to address the issue. 

The Opposition claimed however that the date of January 16th is not immediate enough as the issue is not a priority for the government. 

This follows a statement by PN MPs and representatives Claudette Buttigieg, Ian Vassallo and Stephen Spiteri saying that a list of specific pharmaceuticals have been out of stock for one time. 

These include insulin used by diabetics and eye pressure medicine. On Thursday, Health Minister Chris Fearne said that the shortage was mainly impacting the private sector. 

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