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Should There Be A Capping On Comino Visitors

Should There Be A Capping On Comino Visitors
Aug 23 2023 Share

A video uploaded to ‘Are You Being Served? (Malta & Gozo) Original’ has reignited the conversation surrounding the potential capping on the amount of people who visit Comino.

The video shows a massive crowd on Comino, with the island having been the centre of various controversies in recent years due to deckchairs, visitors and even waste management. 

 

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The majority of the response echoed this sentiment of Comino having lost its once peaceful state due to its commercialisation. 

What do you think about the situation?

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Preparations For EuroPride 2023 Pick Up Pace

Preparations For EuroPride 2023 Pick Up Pace
Aug 23 2023 Share

With almost just two weeks left for EuroPride Valletta 2023, the preparations for the cultural programmes, conferences and pride march are well underway. 

Thousands have already booked their attendance for many of the activities, among them the concert by Christina Augilera, which will take place at Fosos Floriana on the 16th of September. 

Parliamentary Secretary for Reforms and Equality Rebecca Buttigieg visited an international exhibition being held at Spazju Kreattiv on the occasion of EuroPride. 

The exhibition, with the theme of ‘Wind blows waves… in all directions’, brings together the work of 25 artists and activists from Malta and ten other Mediterranean countries around the challenges faced by the LGBTIQ+ community.

Parliamentary Secretary Buttigieg exclaimed that this exhibition is an artistic mirror for the community’s aspirations throughout time to achieve equality and respect. 

She added how Malta should be a model for other European countries where the rights of the community are not yet achieved. ‘Malta will show how hard it worked to fight for the rights of the LGBTIQ+ community during the 29th edition of EuroPride’, said Buttigieg. 

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Commotion After Person Demands To Be Let On Bus

Commotion After Person Demands To Be Let On Bus
Aug 23 2023 Share

A video sent to this newsroom shows a brief commotion after a would-be-passenger demanded to be let on a Tallinja bus, despite not being on a bus stop.

This newsroom reached out to Malta Public Transport, with a spokesperson confirming that the driver was in contact with the control room during the incident. 

 

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The incident occurred yesterday, 22nd August in Ħal Safi, with the driver being instructed not to board the passenger due to them not being on a bus stop. 

The police were also called, the spokesperson confirmed, but the passenger had left the scene by then. The police were thus instructed that there was no further need, with the driver carrying on with his trip.

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You Can Now Take A University Course On Taylor Swift

You Can Now Take A University Course On Taylor Swift
Aug 23 2023 Share

Belgium’s Ghent University is launching a course titled “Literature (Taylor’s Version)” that employs Taylor Swift’s song lyrics to explore prominent English literary works and their thematic underpinnings. 

This innovative approach is the brainchild of Elly McCausland, an assistant professor at the university. McCausland perceives Swift’s songs as rich with literary references, offering a chance to examine feminism, the anti-hero archetype, and metaphorical storytelling. 

The course aims to make literature more approachable by demonstrating its ongoing evolution rather than fostering a mere fan club. It employs Swift’s lyrics as a conduit to classic literary works by renowned authors like Shakespeare, Bronte, Chaucer, and Thackeray. 

Swift also references other authors like Dickens and Dickinson, drawing parallels with British Romantic poets. The course’s popularity has extended beyond the university’s boundaries, with requests to join coming in from external sources. 

Despite some skepticism online, McCausland likens the critique to the initial doubts faced by Bob Dylan after he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2016. This endeavor aims to reinvigorate literature’s accessibility and relevance using contemporary musical artistry.

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