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Thief smashes car windscreen to steal items from vehicle

Thief smashes car windscreen to steal items from vehicle
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Footage which surfaced online show a man stealing white plastic bags from a car, with police confirming that the man broke the windscreen and passenger windows to do so. The man can be seen reaching into the vandalised vehicle in broad daylight. The incident happened on Wednesday morning in Victoria Street near the Malta Post offices.

The assailant fled the scene of the crime but was shortly caught and arrested by officers of the Rapid Intervention Unit. The nationality of the man is still unknown, with details revealing that he is currently hospitalised for injuries he sustained when trying to break into the car. Investigations by authorities are still ongoing.

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World’s most expensive fries cost $200 at Serendipity, New York

World’s most expensive fries cost $200 at Serendipity, New York
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Despite already offering $295 burgers and $1,000 ice cream sundaes, Serendipity 3 is breaking the world record yet again with the world’s most expensive French fries as well. A $200 plate of French fries stretching the definition of haute cuisine, the Guiness World Records certified the fries as of July 13th as the world’s most expensive. 

Starting out as Chipperbec potatoes, the fries are blanched/scalded in vinegar and champagne. They are then fried in pure goose fat instead of oil for two times – making them crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. 

To top it all off, the fries are sprinkled with edible gold and seasoned with truffle salt and truffle oil. Customers are served the fries on a crystal plate with an orchid, thin-sliced truffles and a Mornay cheese dip. Having closed off for the pandemic, Serendipity announced its comeback with the out-of-this-world fries. 

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The refugee who inspired millions during the Olympics

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Yusra Mardini a Syrian swimmer, who back in 2015 had to watch her father be beaten and her house be destroyed by regime soldiers has managed to qualify to two consecutive 100 m races in the Olympics. Yusra and her sister Sarah left Syria because of the massive war going on and both successfully made it to the coast of Turkey. From there, both sisters embarked on a journey they wouldn’t forget.

The sisters, with 18 other refugees who wanted to flee to Europe, went on a 7-person dinghy to Lesbos in Greece. Unfortunately upon leaving, the boat engine seized and the whole boat started to sink slowly. Remembering the swimming training their father used to give them, both Yusra and Sarah jumped into the freezing sea and helped keep the boat stable and firm. Using one arm, they both latched on to the rope the boat came with whilst using their feet to swim and push the boat. Yusra told Vogue that the stinging of the salt water on her eyes was the hardest part. When they reached land, the sister went to Germany from Greece on foot.

In Germany, the sisters spent six months in a refugee camp in Berlin. There they got to know about Wasserfreunde Spandau 04, a swimming club which trains young swimmers to this day. Pleasantly surprised by the ability both sisters showed, the club helped the sisters stay in Germany and from then, Yusra went from strength to strength. With the help of her coach Sven Spannenkrebs, she was selected to be a part of the Refugee Olympic team in the 2016 Olympics where she competed in the 100m butterfly and won her heat. Yusra is also the youngest ever Goodwill Ambassador of the UN refugee agency. She also managed to compete this year at the Tokyo Olympics, where she was chosen to be a flag bearer for the Refugee Olympic team. She came 3rd in her 100m butterfly heat but unfortunately didn’t pass to the semi-finals.

 

Yusra Mardini is an inspiration to a lot of young people, given that she is only 23. She is living proof that youths can make the world a better place.

 

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Proposal to build a crematorium close to Addolorata Cemetery

Proposal to build a crematorium close to Addolorata Cemetery
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Applications have been vetted to The Planning Authority to build a crematorium close to the Santa Maria Addolarata cemetery in Paola. Spanning more than 7,600 metres of land, the crematorium’s application was submitted by Active Group, the company which owns the land in the Tal-Ħorr area. With a crematorium on three levels, the application proposes two underground levels, the building of two mortuary rooms, a cremation room and a space for relatives to keep the ashes of their deceased should they wish not to keep the urn at home. 

The Planning Authority had turned down the application three years ago as the law to regulate crematoria was not yet in effect. Cremation in Malta came into effect May 2019, with Parliament approving a bill submitted by MP Rosianne Cutajar. The bill provides for a legal framework on how cremation can be carried out and what can be done with the ashes of those cremated.

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