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Travis Scott receives a $2 billion lawsuit over Astroworld tragedy

Travis Scott receives a $2 billion lawsuit over Astroworld tragedy
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A lawyer filed a massive lawsuit against Travis Scott and the organisers of Astroworld over the recent tragedy. With ten people losing their lives, one of whom a nine-year-old boy, and hundreds sustaining injuries due to a crowd surge, lawsuits have been pouring in since the tragedy. 

Thomas J. Henry has just forwarded the biggest lawsuit yet. A press release states that Henry is seeking $2 billion in damages from the rapper, Apple Music, Live Nation, NRG Stadium and guest rapper Drake. The lawsuit was filed in behalf of 282 victims and another 120 people have contacted his law firm to ask for representation for their injuries. 

Henry spoke to Hollywood Life, saying that some people suffered brain injuries, broken bones, heart attacks and a range of bruises and bleeding from the night. Many were also highly traumatised because they had to step over dead bodies. 

‘My clients want to ensure the defendants are held responsible for their actions, and they want to send the message to all performers, event organisers and promoters that what happened at Astroworld cannot happen again.’

Malta lost 960 people to cancer in 2019

Malta lost 960 people to cancer in 2019
Nov 19 2021 Share

Around 80 people die per month due to cancer in Malta. In 2019, up to 960 people died of the disease on the island. Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne revealed this somber news in parliament as a response to a parliamentary question by PN MP Hermann Schiavone. 

The most common cancer in men which lead to the loss of life was lung cancer. For women, the deadliest form of cancer was breast cancer. Compared to the amount of people who died of cancer from the year 2006, 2019 proved to be the deadliest in terms of cancer loss. The second worst year was 2015, with 936 deaths registered. 

Last Tuesday, the Health Ministry announced that the treatment Pembrolizumab, used to treat TNBC breast cancer, is currently in the process of being included in the Government’s formulary and thus be administered freely. 

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ODZ Dingli cliffs hotel permit to be refused

ODZ Dingli cliffs hotel permit to be refused
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A planning authority board has indicated signs of refusing a permit to convert a disused explosives factory in Dingli into a hotel. 

The developments included plans for an expansive complex on an approximately 6,275 square metres site. The complex proposed is split into 14 bungalows, each with its very own swimming pool. It also includes a management block ancillary facilities and a cesspit. 

The former Pulvich fireworks factory is situated in an area known locally as il-Qaws. It is a designated Natura 2000 site. A planning board meeting on Thursday indicated it would be refusing the permit. 

A report outlining the reasons for refusing the permit will be drawn up by the board. Another board meeting will then be held to ratify the decision to refuse, as per protocol. 

Moviment Graffiti welcomed the decision to refuse, saying that it came about following massive pressure by the public. 

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Attending a sports club should be mandatory for kids says Labour MP

Attending a sports club should be mandatory for kids says Labour MP
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Labour MP Jean Claude Micallef proposed making it mandatory for all children to join a sports club to improve wellness and fitness in Malta. Speaking during a parliamentary meeting last Wednesday, he said that ‘just like its mandatory for parents to send their children to school, with fines if they refuse, we must look at enrolment of five to 15-year-olds at sports clubs.’ 

He said that this would help create a new economy that Malta is ‘crying out for’, help children become more competitive, athletic and fit, and also guarantee sustainability. He also highlighted how these are the magic years when it ‘comes to choosing talent ahead of progress to elite sport.’ Micallef called for a small tax to be levied on high-fat foods, with the proceeds going to the sports industry. 

Apart from this he proposed allocating a percentage of revenue from sports books towards sports, ensuring the gaming industry can aid the sporting sector. ‘Through these measures, along with a dedicated budget, we can move towards a political direction that will help build the sporting sector, as well as a culture of excellence through which our children will adopt a more active lifestyle and become disciplined enough to refuse harmful things.’ 

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