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“This war has left $600 billion in damages”, says Volodymyr Zelenskyy

"This war has left $600 billion in damages", says Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Apr 28 2022 Share

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has stated that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has created $600 billion in damages, which is approximately €570 billion.

Zelenskyy revealed this during a recent meeting with local and regional authorities, where they discussed potential ways forward for Ukraine once the conflict has dissolved.

The Ukrainian President explained that Russia’s attacks on Ukraine have destroyed over 32 million square metres of domestic territory, with over 1,500 schools and around 350 hospitals.

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Mino Raiola and Fabrizio Romano squash rumours of football agent’s death

Mino Raiola and Fabrizio Romano squash rumours of football agent's death
Apr 28 2022 Share
Following misinformed reports of the super agent’s death, both Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano and Mino Raiola himself have shut down rumours of Raiola’s death.
Romano tweeted that Dr. Alberto Zangrillo from San Raffaele Hospital in Milan stated that he is “outraged by the phone calls from pseudo-journalists speculating on the life of a man who is fighting to survive.”

 
He was hospitalised back in January, eventually undergoing a delicate surgery with the details of which remaining unknown to this day. The famed football agent represents international stars like Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Erling Haaland.
Raiola himself also took to Twitter to semi-jokingly share that his current health status is: “pissed off second time in 4 months they kill me. Seem also able to resuscitate.”
At the moment, the agent is currently in hospital, fighting for his life.
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Shop owners should specify whether they want clients to wear masks, says Charmaine Gauci

Shop owners should specify whether they want clients to wear masks, says Charmaine Gauci
Apr 28 2022 Share

Superintendent for Public Health Prof. Charmaine Gauci has stated that shop owners who want their clients to wear their masks in their premises should erect a clear sign on the establishment’s entrance.

This was revealed during an episode of Times of Malta’s Ask Charmaine, after it was announced that mask-wearing will no longer remain obligatory as of Monday 2nd May. The only exception for this is in hospitals, medical clinics, elderly people’s homes and during flights.

Despite this significant relaxation of measures, Prof. Gauci recommended that people still wear their masks. “The individual responsibility is important, because when a person goes into a public area, they do not no if others around them suffer from medical conditions.”

Prof. Gauci also stated that while Malta seems to be exiting the more difficult phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, testing must still be conducted and the authorities will still be monitoring the amount of individuals admitted to Mater Dei Hospital and the ITU because of COVID-19.

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10-month prison sentence for man who hid cannabis in Maltesers packet whilst in prison

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A 43-year-old man has been given a 10 month prison sentence after being caught with almost 12 grams (11.89) of cannabis resin in a packet of Maltesers whilst in prison.

The case took place on November 21st in 2013, where Qormi Resident Mark Pace was found hiding the resin by four officials within the Corradino Correctional Facility after a routine inspection of cell 205 in Division 5 sector, where Pace was assigned.

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The accused was found possessing a Maltesers packet with five blocks of cannabis resin (1.6g, 2.80g, 1.86g, 4.33g and 1.22g), with the prosecution charging the accused for recidivism. Despite this, magistrate Natasha Galea Sciberras did not find him guilty of this accuse.

Galea sentenced the man for 10 months in prison for being guilty of possessing cannabis resin and was given a fine of €308.32 in court expenses, to be paid in six months. The court also called for the destruction of the concerned cannabis.

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