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Santa Marija break COVID-19 spike ‘unlikely’ as cases plateau

Aug 27 2021 Share

Despite concerns of a spike of COVID-19 cases following the Santa Marija break, medical sources have reported that a spike is unlikely.

Back in May, Superintendent for Public Health Prof. Charmaine Gauci had told Times of Malta that the authorities were ready to tackle any local surge in cases but two weeks later, COVID-19 cases have reached a plateau, with a spike being unlikely.

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Sources have confirmed that the Delta, which is the most dominant in the country, is more contagious than the previous; all while Malta maintains its promisingly high vaccination rate.

40 COVID-19 cases were registered overnight with 66 recoveries as Malta stands at 642 active cases.

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BREAKING: Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Juventus training center; says goodbye to teammates

Aug 27 2021 Share

Earlier today, Cristiano Ronaldo left Juventus training after only spending 40 minutes with his teammates. The Portuguese superstar reportedly spent his 40 minutes at the training complex telling goodbyes to his teammates and to all the staff including coach Massimiliano Allegri.

 

 

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Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly set for a move to Premier League champions Manchester City, but a twist could be in the works. According to transfer expert Alfredo Pedulla tonight, Manchester City rivals Manchester United will make a last attempt bid for their former player.

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This summer transfer window, even in it’s last 4 days will never fail to surprise us.

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These are some of the benefits of having a dog

These are some of the benefits of having a dog
Aug 27 2021 Share

Dogs truly are humankind’s best friend and bring joy to our lives unlike any other material possession, but do we truly understand the benefits that come with having a furry companion by your side?

One of the immediate benefits has to do with cardiovascular health, with a 2019 study of close to 4 million people in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom and Scandinavia finding that subjects who owned a dog were connected to a 24% drop in risk from dying early, with previous stroke or heart attack victims being 31% less likely to die from cardiovascular disease.

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The reasoning behind could not be firmly credited to an increase in exercise or change in behaviour but the American Heart Association also find that people who walk their dogs regularly face 33% of the risk of diabetes in comparison with non-dog owners.

While these studies claim to substantiate the ownership of pets, different studies have had mixed results with other saying there is no difference in health between people who own pets and people who don’t.

Other studies have also shown that having pets by one’s side during anxious events may help reduce the stress during such event, backing up the claim that pets have an effect on mental health and provide emotional support.

Psychologist and Western Carolina University professor Harold Herzog also highlighted that studies have shown increase in good moods and decrease of bad moods in the presence of pets, going on to claim that he has ‘no doubt’ that interaction with pets has its immediate psychological and physiological benefits.

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Manchester City player Benjamin Mendy charged by the police

Aug 27 2021 Share

Yesterday, Premier League champions Manchester City released a statement where they announced that French left back Benjamin Mendy has been suspended indefinitely over 4 charges of rape and one count of sexual assault. The player played in Manchester City’s opening game versus Tottenham and was on the bench in their most recent game versus Norwich.

 

 

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The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)  confirmed that the charges took place in Cheshire, England between October 2020 and August 2021. All  four charges are about females over the age of 16. The CPS statement also announced that “Mendy, of Withinlee Road, Prestbury, has been remanded in police custody and will appear before Chester Magistrates’ Court on Friday 27 August 2021,” meaning there will be more news today.

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The Manchester City statement was quite short but also straight to the point. They stated that “The matter is subject to a legal process and the Club is therefore unable to make further comment until that process is complete.” They also confirmed that the player has been suspended pending an investigation.

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