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Sex Education praised for inclusive and revolutionary intimacy scene

Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’ has already established itself as the series out there challenging norms and providing viewers with knowledge on the nuances of sexuality.
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Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’ has already established itself as the series out there challenging norms and providing viewers with knowledge on the nuances of sexuality. One particular scene from the third season is however being massively praised for the way it handled intimacy sensitively and being well-written and inclusive. Spoiler alert before you read on… Many were left furious with Isaac (George Robinson) at the end of season two after he deleted Otis’ love message. 

And yet, the third season, which quickly made fan favourite characters out of many in the show (Ruby? Adam?), quickly won viewers with Maeve and Isaac’s intimacy scene. The filming of the young couple’s sex scene and its writing were immensely praised, being a rare instance in which persons with disabilities were represented onscreen in such a way. 

Robinson, who plays Isaac, suffered from a spinal cord injury and is thus tetraplegic. The injury occurred when he was playing rugby at the age of 17. His role on the series continued to expand the roster of characters which shed a light on a variety of lived experiences and sexual orientations. Whatever your feelings on the ensuing drama and who you ship, this one scene was deemed revolutionary by many, showcasing why the series is so beloved. 

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Metro studies fully accessible to public announces Infrastructure Minister

Metro studies fully accessible to public announces Infrastructure Minister
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Infrastructure and Transport Minister Ian Borg has revealed this morning that the plans for a proposed Malta metro have been fully published. This follows the government’s launching of the idea on 2nd October, which revealed a metro system with 25 stations and three lines. The project would take between 15 and 20 years to complete at the cost of around €6.2 billion. 

The Minister has now revealed on Facebook that the complete studies have been made available to the public. This also follows a freedom of information request by Green Party ADPD on Sunday which demanded the publication of all the data. 

Borg said that after a positive week of national discussions, Transport Malta informed the minister that for the second week of conversations, the studies by Arup experts have been published. He reminded the public that these studies were done by experts and are therefore their positions on the matter, not the Maltese government’s. He acknowledged that the project brings with it a massive challenge but Borg knows that people believe in them to carry out the project.

You can access the studies here and here. 

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13-year-old to swim from Gozo to Malta to raise awareness on bullying

13-year-old to swim from Gozo to Malta to raise awareness on bullying
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Kai Naudi will be braving the waters between Gozo and Malta as part of the Brave the Wave challenge. The 13-year-old aims to undertake the feat for charity and to raise awareness about victims of bullying. He seeks to show how bullying can be overcome and that things will eventually turn out for the better after he managed to do so himself. “Bullying made me feel excluded, tired, hurt, and rejected. I reached a point when I didn’t want to go to school. But I had to fight it and so I decided to challenge myself to show that I can be who I want to be. The challenge is till you take the plunge. Then, it just flows….” – Kai Naudi said on his Brave the Wave Facebook page. 

The charity will raise money for NGOs Inspire and bBrave. Kai’s coach, Jeffrey Galea, revealed that the youth has been training for over a year to undertake the challenge. Kai picked bBrave as one of the NGOs as it combats bullying, something Kai had to overcome. Training six days a week for two hours each day, Kai hopes to be an inspiration for all. And it already seems to be shaping out that way. We wish him all the best for this challenge! Those wishing to donate can message 50618926 (for €6.99) or 50619215 (for €11.65). 

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Beloved Hamrun entrepreneur Alphonse ‘Fonzu’ Farrugia passes away

Beloved Hamrun entrepreneur Alphonse ‘Fonzu’ Farrugia passes away
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Alphonse Farrugia, known as Fonzu, has sadly passed away at the age of 83. Leaving behind seven children, Farrugia was an entrepreneur from Hamrun whose memory will live long in the town’s citizens. 

Fonzu was well-known for helping his fellow human beings and being more than just a businessman, aiding NGOs and people in need in Hamrun’s community. He is the mastermind behind the well renowned Alfsons Enterprises Limited.  He was even active in the San Gejtanu Band Club, earning a place as the Committee’s Vice President. 

Rest in Peace Alphonse. 

 

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