Tupac Shakur gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, 27 years after death

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In a long-awaited recognition of his immense contribution to the world of music and his lasting cultural impact, Tupac Shakur will be receiving a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. Almost 27 years after his untimely death, this honour solidifies Tupac’s position as an iconic figure in the music industry, despite his life being tragically cut short at the age of 25 on September 13, 1996.

Born in New York, Tupac’s deep-rooted association with the West Coast rap scene that has cemented his status as an influential figure in the genre. With massive tracks like “California Love” and “Changes,” Tupac became synonymous with the West Coast vibe, showcasing his lyrical prowess and capturing the spirit of the region.

Tupac’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been long overdue. In fact, he was initially slated to receive this honour in 2014, but the ceremony unfortunately fell through. Nevertheless, the wait only intensifies the significance of this recognition and the lasting impact Tupac has had on the music industry and popular culture.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce recognises Tupac’s enduring legacy, stating, “This iconic artist has continued to be part of the zeitgeist for decades after his passing and will continue to be an important cultural figure for many years to come.” Ana Martinez, the producer of the Walk of Fame, expressed her confidence that Tupac’s star will become one of the most visited, acknowledging his integral connection to Los Angeles, saying, “Surely, as one of L.A.’s own, Tupac’s star will be added to the list of most visited stars.”

Tupac Shakur’s influence extends far beyond his music. He was a poet, an actor, and an activist who used his platform to shed light on social issues and inspire change. His lyrics resonated with millions, addressing topics such as racism, inequality, and the struggles of marginalised communities. Tupac’s words still hold relevance today, echoing the ongoing battles for justice and equality.

The posthumous star awarded to Tupac Shakur on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is a testament to his enduring legacy and his unparalleled impact on the music industry. Born in New York, Tupac’s influence on the West Coast rap scene is undeniable. His songs continue to resonate with fans worldwide, and his voice remains a symbol of resistance and empowerment. As we pay tribute to Tupac on this momentous occasion, let us remember the enduring spirit of this remarkable artist and the indelible mark he left on the world of music and beyond.

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What is Sette Giugno and why do we celebrate it?

What is Sette Giugno and why do we celebrate it?
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Every nation holds events and commemorations that highlight pivotal moments in its history. In Malta, the annual celebration of Sette Giugno on June 7th serves as a solemn reminder of a significant event that helped shape the nation’s path towards self-governance.

Historical Background

To fully comprehend the importance of Sette Giugno, we must delve into the historical context of Malta during the early 20th century. During this period, the Maltese Islands were under British colonial rule, a status quo that lasted for more than 150 years. This era of British governance significantly impacted the social, economic, and political aspects of the Maltese society.

The Event that Shook the Nation

Sette Giugno, which translates to “Seventh June” in Italian, refers to a tragic event that occurred on June 7, 1919. On this fateful day, the Maltese people took to the streets of Valletta, to protest against high prices, unemployment and the lack of political representation. The protests, which began peacefully, eventually escalated into violence as the British authorities responded with force, leading to the loss of four Maltese lives.

Significance of Sette Giugno

Sette Giugno holds immense significance for Malta as it marked a turning point in the nation’s struggle for self-determination and political rights. The event served as a wake-up call for the Maltese people, galvanising their determination to fight for their rights and a more representative form of government.

The aftermath of Sette Giugno propelled the demand for constitutional reforms, ultimately leading to the introduction of self-government in Malta in 1921. This development paved the way for the establishment of the Constitution of Malta in 1964 and, later, the country’s full independence from British colonial rule in 1964.

Commemorating Sette Giugno

Every year on June 7th, Malta pays tribute to the sacrifices made by those who fought for the nation’s freedom and social justice. The day is marked by various events, including wreath-laying ceremonies, speeches, cultural performances, and exhibitions that aim to honour the memory of the fallen and reflect on Malta’s journey towards independence and self-governance.

Sette Giugno holds a special place in Malta’s collective memory, symbolising the nation’s struggle for political rights and self-governance. The sacrifices made by those who protested on that fateful day in 1919 paved the way for a brighter future, shaping Malta’s journey towards independence and democracy. As we celebrate Sette Giugno each year, it serves as a reminder of the nation’s resilience, determination, and the importance of upholding the values that form the bedrock of a free and just society.


Cigarettes most noted litter item on Maltese beaches

Cigarettes most noted litter item on Maltese beaches
Jun 5 2023 Share

A new survey issued by the National Statistics Office for World Environment Day found that, during the March 2023 period, cigarettes were the most noted litter item on local beaches at 54%. 

This was followed by plastic cups at around 18%. meanwhile, 18% of smokers admitted to disposing cigarette butts on the ground, with 17% using the yellow cigarette bins on beaches. 

The rest of the survey found that 62% of persons try to avoid plastic packaging in their household grocery shopping. 

A whopping 92% claimed that they would consider buying alternative products with less packaging. 63% said they use their own reusable bags for shopping. 

Just 21% said they used bottle refill systems, followed by 20% who claimed to consider the environment as the topmost priority when shopping. 

Bottles were the most single-use plastic item bought at 79%, followed by food wrappers at 61% and containers at 51%. 

The survey also found that 97% of persons surveyed are aware of littering being a public offence in Malta. 

69% were not aware that cigarette butts consist of single-use plastic, followed by 63% who noticed an increase in alternatives to single-use plastics for sale. 

49% heard about the term ‘micro-plastics’, with 47% being aware of Saving Our Blue campaign. 


Unleash your inner chef this summer with Danny’s Burger Starter Kit

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Calling all burger aficionados and grill-masters! Prepare to take your burger game to the next level with Danny’s Burger Starter Kit, the latest sensation from Malta’s burger haven, Danny’s. The kit contains everything you need to create mouthwatering burgers that will make you the hero of your squad barbecues!

At the heart of this jam-packed starter kit lies Danny’s Mixed Seed Brioche Bun, a soft and buttery creation that perfectly complements the flavours to come. Coupled with the succulent Black Angus Beef Patty, mouth-watering Onion Chutney, melt-in-your-mouth Cheddar and the perfect dollop of Mayo – a masterpiece in the making awaits you.

Imagine the look on your friends’ faces when you bust out these legendary burger kits, containing sets of 2 or 5, ready to be grilled to perfection. Whether you’re planning an intimate burger date night or hosting a gathering with your squad, Danny’s Burger Starter Kit has got you covered.

Original based in Mrieħel Bypass, Qormi, Danny’s has become renowned for their expertise in the culinary craft, donning the title of Malta’s very own ‘chef in a snack bar.’ Now, you can bring that signature Danny’s taste right into your home and enjoy the same unparalleled flavour that has made them a local legend.

So, don’t wait another moment to elevate your burger experience. Order your Danny’s Burger Starter Kit today and unleash your inner chef!

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