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Spider-Man: No Way Home cinema tickets re-selling for up to $25,000

Nov 29 2021 Share

Spider-Man: No Way Home is potentially one of the most anticipated films of 2021, with Marvel fans around the world at the edge of their seats as they await the treasure trove of easter eggs and memorable scenes that No Way Home holds.

However, ticket prices for the latest iteration of the Spidey story are raising a few eyebrows for the absolutely unbelievable numbers they are going for online. ComicBook’s Brandon Davis actually took to Twitter to share a screenshot of the jaw-dropping ticket price he came across; a whopping $25,000 (€22,138).

Another hilarious tweet reached close to 10,000 likes after jokingly re-naming the film ‘Spider-Man No Way We’re Getting Tickets,’ while others exclaimed their surprise at the lengths people would go to turn a profit.

Comscore social media analyst Paul Dergarabedian told CNBC that it is very likely that the latest Spider-Man movie “could potentially be the first pandemic-era release to break the $100 million opening weekend mark.”

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“Consequences may be severe;” WHO warns that Omicron COVID variant ‘very high’

"Consequences may be severe;" WHO warns that Omicron COVID variant 'very high'
Nov 29 2021 Share

The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that thew new COVID-19 Omicron variant is of “very high” risk globally as countries react to the discovery of the new strain.

The variant was first discovered in South Africa and was marked as a highly-divergent, heavily-mutated variant with multiple mutations, some of which being of concern due to associations with increased transmissibility and immune escape potential. The organisation’s technical advisory noted that the likelihood of the virus’ spread globally is high.

No deaths have been connected with the variant as of yet but even if it is proven to be less dangerous or deadly, its high risk of spread will certainly increase cases globally and tighten the pressure on various health systems around the world. The organisation stated that “if another major surge of COVID-19 takes place driven by Omicron, consequences may be severe.”

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WATCH: Maltese streets overwhelmed by floods; annual phenomenon was much stronger this year

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This year’s excessive rain and floods have affected individuals and businesses across the country but the phenomenon was reportedly much stronger this year. In villages like Marsaxlokk, the coast took to the streets due to varying atmospheric pressure.

 

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The aforementioned pressure opened the waves and made them stronger over the weekend, so much so that certain vendors were unable to set up their stand or had to dismantle whatever they already had set up due to overwhelming amounts of sea water.

Consultant in Ocean Research Professor Aldo Drago told TVM this phenomenon is something which occurs annually but was much stronger this year. This was noted particularly by the instruments which measure air pressure and water level and reportedly has nothing to do with the tide or the weather but is called a ‘meteo tsunami’. This is due to atmospheric gravity, which is movement in the atmosphere.

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HSBC bank manager under investigation over suspicions of theft from client loan accounts

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The Malta Police Force is currently investigating a former HSBC bank manager who was fired after being suspected of stealing money from client loan accounts. Times of Malta reports that the ex-manager is suspected of siphoning money from loan balances granted for reasons such as home improvement.

The individual in question would fake invoices and receipts as if they were coming from clients, without anyone’s knowledge. Clients who would complain about the unauthorised withdrawals would have their complaints directed towards the same individual suspected of the fraud.

Another source reported that the ex-manager would withdraw funds from a different client account to compensate for the suspicious withdrawals from one client’s account.

Police investigations are currently ongoing.

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