fbpx

Shaun Farrugia promotes Maltese musicians abroad in new band

Shaun Farrugia promotes Maltese musicians abroad in new band
May 16 2023 Share

Shaun Farrugia had the opportunity to both fulfil one of his life-long dreams of playing in a band whilst also promoting Maltese musicians abroad in his two latest shows.

Performing in London and Brighton, Farrugia revealed to MaltaDaily that when approached by his team to look for a band, he expressed his wish to have local artists by his side. 

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Shaun Farrugia (@shaunfarrrugia)

He told this newsroom that he wanted to ‘give them the opportunity to play shows overseas alongside me and live our dream together. The talent in Malta is endless. It’s the opportunities which are needed to help us grow and achieve great things.’ 

Sharing on Instagram, Farrugia was joined by Daniel Micallef, Aleandro Spiteri Monsigneur, Martin Caruana and Shaun Abdilla, saying that he had the time of his life and cannot wait to do it again all summer. 

#MaltaDaily 

WHO issues warning against artificial sweeteners

WHO issues warning against artificial sweeteners
May 16 2023 Share

The World Health Organisation has just released a warning against artificial sweeteners, which many use to replace sugar in their cup of tea or various other products. 

New guidelines have just been released by the United Nation’s health agency, advising against the use of the non-sugar sweeteners, also referred to as NSS. 

No long term benefit in reducing body fat in adults or children was conferred in the use of NSS, with other suggestions of potential undesirable effects such as increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and mortality in adults. 

The sweeteners have long been at the centre of controversy, and the latest research surrounding them suggest that there is no benefits when it comes to weight control.

In a statement, director for nutrition and food safety Francesco Branca said that people need to find other ways to reduce free sugar intake. This could be done by eating foods with naturally occurring sugars like fruit, or unsweetened food and beverages. 

People should reduce the sweetness of their diet altogether, starting early in life, the director said. 

#MaltaDaily 

Happy 31st birthday to the world’s oldest living dog Bobi!

Happy 31st birthday to the world's oldest living dog Bobi!
May 16 2023 Share

The world’s oldest living dog has just turned 31! 

Bobi was born on May 11th 1992, and his beloved owner Leonel Costa will be organising a big birthday party for his best friend in his hometown of Conqueiros in Portugal. 

Bobi, who only eats human food, will be served local meats and fish as guests attend the big day. Bobi is reportedly set to perform in a little dance performance with an attending troupe!

‘More than 100 people’ are due to attend the party, Costa told Guinness World Records, with some flying from abroad just for the occasion. 

Ever since Bobi was awarded the title, lots of journalists visited the dog to snap pictures and meet the star. Bobi is reportedly in good health despite his age, but he does take routine vet check-ups. 

His age was confirmed by the Veterinary Medical Service of the Municipality of Leiria as well as SIAC, a pet database authorised by the Portuguese government. 

More about Bobi here.

#MaltaDaily

Building permits in Malta drop 18.6% in first 3 months of 2023

Building permits in Malta drop 18.6% in first 3 months of 2023
May 16 2023 Share

According to the National Statistics Office, 496 building permits for a total of 2,540 new dwellings were approved during the first quarter of 2023. 

When compared to the corresponding quarter of 2022, the number of building permits decreased by 18.6%. The number of approved new dwellings also decreased by 20.7%, with the average number of approved new dwellings per building permit standing at 5.1. 

The report found that the majority of new dwellings approved were apartments at 1,819. This was followed by penthouses at 393, maisonettes at 224, terraced houses at 74 and other residential units at 30. 

Apartments accounted for 71.6% of the total number of approved new dwellings. 

This is a decrease of 18.9% and 29.0% for Malta and Gozo respectively when it comes to the same quarter of 2022. 

The highest number of approved new dwellings were registered in the Northern district at 599 while the lowest number was recorded at 270 in the Southern Harbour district. 

St Paul’s bay registered the highest number of approved new buildings at 178. 

Full report here.

#MaltaDaily

Malta daily Facebook 300x250