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Stranger Things Season 5 filming delayed due to writer’s strike

Stranger Things Season 5 filming delayed due to writer’s strike
May 7 2023 Share

Stranger Things is but one of many shows and films impacted by the ongoing strikes by the Writers Guild of America, which are the first of their kind since 2007. 

The labour union which represents more than 1,000 entertainment writers working across various media, are striking because the deadline for a new contract passed on May 1st without a ratified contract. 

After failed negotiations, everything from shows to late-night chat shows experienced the blunt of the impact. 

The Duffer Brothers, the co-creators and co-show runners of Stranger Things, took to Twitter via @strangerwriters to say that: 

‘Writing does not stop when filming begins. While we’re excited to start production with our amazing cast and crew, it is not possible during this strike. We hope a fair deal is reached soon so we can all get back to work. Until then – over and out.’ 

The brothers also ended the post with #wgastrong, expressing their support for the guild and their attempt at getting a fair deal for their work. 

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The Busker sweater sold out on ASOS as fans ask for it

The Busker sweater sold out on ASOS as fans ask for it
May 7 2023 Share

A Reddit thread has suggested that the craving for Dav.Jr from The Busker’s colourful sweater is at an all time high as the iconic wear is reportedly sold out on ASOS.

Is this it, is this the sweater? (Dav.Jr from The Busker, Malta 2023)
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A thread on Reddit started by r/eurovision posted an image of a model donning Dav.Jr’s sweater, which is referenced in Malta’s entry for this year’s Eurovision.

‘Is this it, is this the sweater?’ the thread asks. The comments continue to suggest that many people bought their own version as it is already sold out on ASOS. 

‘Apparently lots of people bought this, it’s showing out of stock’ said one, going on to recommend people knit the simple design themselves. ‘My granny in her prime could crank out a sweater in 2-3 days.’

Another suggested that the sweater is still available for purchase in Australia, so maybe if you’re looking to feel better in the sweater, try finding a retailer there!

 

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‘Is he stockpiling them? that’s actually kind of adorable’ asked another. The Busker have been building up excitement for their performance this week as they tour around the UK ahead of their performance – and it looks like they’re continuously building up quite the fan base.

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Bormla parking area to be converted into open green space for the public

Bormla parking area to be converted into open green space for the public
May 6 2023 Share

An area of land, previously planned to be developed into a dormitory for the American University of Malta and currently used as a parking area, is set to be converted into an open green space for the local community.

The public space will reportedly offer a number of facilities, including a picnic area, parkour space, swing set, outdoor gym and garden, together with three storeys of underground parking. The parking will accommodate around 220 cars, a substantial increase compared to the current parking.

In a recent statement, the Project Green agency discussed the space’s different facilities in a recent consultation meeting attended by Bormla residents, business owners and various stakeholders.

The open space was designed to not only incorporate the public’s desires into the area, but also complement Bormla’s history and characteristics. Before the First World War, this same space was used as a market and was surrounded by arches, which arches will return in an attempt to revitalise Bormla’s history.

What do you make of this?

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Man rescued by AFM & CPD after car falls into Mġarr terminal sea

May 6 2023 Share

On Friday evening, a man was rescued from imminent danger after his car fell into the sea at the Mġarr passenger terminal in Gozo.

The Xagħra man was safely removed from the situation but taken to Gozo General Hospital for treatment from the shock; the reasons as to why the car fell into the sea are so far unknown.

Members of the Armed Forces of Malta and the Civil Protection Department were on site within minutes of receiving an emergency alert via the 112 line.

The AFM has also reported that objects which may present a threat to sea navigation will be removed from the car.

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