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Tonight’s Love Island Malta Episode To Air On TVM News+

Tonight's Love Island Malta Episode To Air On TVM News+
Jun 3 2024 Share

Tonight’s episode of Love Island Malta will be airing on TVM News+, before airing again on TVM at 11pm.

 

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This comes ahead of the MEP and Local Council elections, which are set to take place this weekend.

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Rihanna Sets 2 New Records For Diamond Singles & Titles

Rihanna Sets 2 New Records For Diamond Singles & Titles
Jun 3 2024 Share

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has announced that Rihanna has achieved two significant milestones.

The 36-year-old artist and businesswoman now holds the records for the most diamond singles and the most diamond-certified titles for a female artist.

 

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Rihanna has amassed seven diamond certifications, with her tracks “Work,” “Needed Me,” “Umbrella” featuring JAY-Z, and “Stay” receiving diamond status in late May, while “Diamonds” achieved the same in late April.

Beyond these new diamond awards, several of Rihanna’s other songs have also earned impressive certifications. “Love On The Brain,” “Sex With Me,” “Hate That I Love You” featuring Ne-Yo, “S&M,” “FourFiveSeconds,” “Loud,” “Shut Up and Drive,” “Bitch Better Have My Money,” and “Cockiness (Love It)” have all been certified ranging from platinum to 11x platinum.

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Mexico Elects Its Very First Female President

Mexico Elects Its Very First Female President
Jun 3 2024 Share

Claudia Sheinbaum has been elected as Mexico’s first female president in a historic landslide victory, securing 58% to 60% of the vote, according to preliminary results.

The 61-year-old former mayor of Mexico City defeated her main rival, businesswoman Xóchitl Gálvez, by nearly 30 percentage points. Sheinbaum will succeed her mentor, outgoing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, on October 1, and has pledged to continue his policies.

Celebrations erupted in Mexico City’s Zócalo, where supporters waved banners proclaiming “Claudia Sheinbaum, president.” Sheinbaum, whose Jewish grandparents fled from Europe to Mexico, has a distinguished background as an energy scientist and climate change expert. Before her presidential bid, she was the mayor of Mexico City, a role seen as a stepping stone to the presidency.

The election, marking a significant milestone for women in Mexico, also saw all members of Congress, eight state governors, Mexico City’s head, and thousands of local officials elected. However, the campaign was marred by violence, with over 20 local candidates killed.

Gálvez criticized the government and Sheinbaum for the ongoing violence, promising tougher measures against criminal cartels, though lacking specific plans.

Sheinbaum’s campaign benefited significantly from López Obrador’s support, leveraging his nearly 60% approval rating and the Morena party’s success in reducing poverty. Voters endorsed the continuation of these policies, seeing them as a winning strategy despite other contributing factors like increased remittances from abroad.

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Arnold Cassola Now 3rd Favourite EU Candidate In Polls

Arnold Cassola Now 3rd Favourite EU Candidate In Polls
Jun 3 2024 Share

Independent candidate Arnold Cassola has seen a significant increase in his polling numbers, positioning him as a potential contender for one of Malta’s six seats in the European Parliament.

According to a new Times of Malta poll, Cassola’s support has risen from around 1% to just under 6%, making him the third choice among voters.

This boost comes amid a sharp decline in the number of undecided voters, dropping from 41% in April to 25%.

 

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While EP President and PN MEP Roberta Metsola remains the clear frontrunner with one in four voters’ top preference, Cassola’s rise is notable. Metsola’s solid support within her party contrasts with Cassola’s increasing appeal among independents, where 46% of those planning to vote for an independent candidate favour him.

Despite Labour and PN candidates like Alex Agius Saliba and Peter Agius showing strong polling numbers, Cassola stands out as a significant independent presence. His support is particularly strong in PN-leaning regions, indicating a regional divide in voter preferences.

Cassola’s unexpected surge highlights his growing influence and potential to disrupt the traditional party dynamics in the upcoming elections.

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