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Thrills for a cause! Mosta Scout Group organises zipline/abseiling event for charity

 - Local - Nov 23 2021 SHARE ON:

Well-known for organising innovative events for good causes, the Mosta Scout Group has done it again this year with a unique abseiling and zip-lining event in aid of MISSIO. MISSIO is an international Catholic organisation spread over 160 countries with the goal of spreading missionary awareness among children and adults whilst encouraging aid to the poor and gathering financial support for projects in different missionary territories.

While last year, the Mosta Scouts had a hand in helping a group of superheroes and Santa Claus himself abseil along the walls of Mater Dei, this year they welcomed the jolly old hero to a thrilling trip across the Mosta Valley! This year, their calls have been heard by the Mosta Scout Group, who organised the thrilling event for local youths with the aim of raising funds for the same cause while boosting these young heroes’ adrenaline levels!

The Scouts took a moment to thank everyone for their participation via Facebook post, going on to encourage their followers to donate to the St Jeanne Antide Foundation’s reverse advent calendar to help vulnerable families in a subsequent post.

We’d like to praise the scouts for such charitable efforts each and every year and encourage other groups and individuals to follow in their footsteps in such a time of warmth and giving.

Well done Mosta Scouts.


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EMA to decide on extending COVID vaccine to kids aged 5 to 11

 - COVID-19 - Nov 23 2021 SHARE ON:
EMA to decide on extending COVID vaccine to kids aged 5 to 11

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) will be discussing an application inputted by Pfizer-BioNTech to extend the Comirnaty COVID-19 jab to kids between ages of 5 to 11 on Thursday. 

The vaccine is as of yet approved for use in people aged 12 and over. According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), 65% of Europe is fully vaccinated. 

This also follows the rollout of the booster dose, with Deputy Prime Minister having just received his own third jab and urging people to do the same. 

Malta is at the forefront of vaccinations as the rest of Europe lags behind and registers a massive spike in cases. Malta is also experiencing a significant rise in cases, but the focus on hospitalisations and deaths instead of cases allowed the Health Ministry to not add or remove any health restrictions. 


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Probe into alleged Eurovision betting spend finds no irregularities

 - International - Nov 23 2021 SHARE ON:
Probe into alleged Eurovision betting spend finds no irregularities

According to broadcasting Minister Carmelo Abela, an investigation into the allegation that Malta spent a massive portion of its Eurovision budget on manipulating betting odds found no wrongdoing. 

Following a report by Times of Malta that Malta spent over €650,000 promoting Malta’s entry, the probe was launched. It was claimed that a part of the budget was used to manipulate the betting odds in order to make Malta a frontrunner in the competition. 

Abela told The Malta Independent that the audit found that both the Malta Tourism Authority and the Public Broadcasting Service worked within their own respective procurement regulations. 

The minister declined making the report public, arguing that there were restrictions on the publication of the full report. Malta was considered a massive contender for the victory but instead placed 7th. 


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Squid Game overtaken by South Korean horror ‘Hellbound’

 - TV - Nov 23 2021 SHARE ON:
Squid Game overtaken by South Korean horror ‘Hellbound’

It seems as though South Korean TV series are taking the world by absolute storm. But this is bad news for Squid Game as it loses its place from most popular Netflix series globally. 

Fantasy horror series ‘Hellbound’ toppled Squid Game, becoming the most watched Netflix television series on the 20th of November. It topped the streaming ratings in more than 80 countries within 24 hours of its debut. 

The series is just as violent as Squid Game, but instead centres around a team of demons who hunt down sinners who have been previously visited by a mysterious being who informs them of their date and time of death. Yep, bizarre. 

The massive monsters incinerate their victims and send them to hell, and this prompts an outbreak of public hysteria. By comparison, an estimated 142m households in 94 countries watched Squid Game in October. It generated an estimated $900m in profit for Netflix as these ultra violent series captivate Netflix viewers by the millions. 

Have you watched either series yet and which one did you prefer? 


Photo Source: Polygon, The Daily Beast

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