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WATCH: EU politician cuts hair during speech in show of solidarity with Iranian women

EU politician cuts hair during speech in show of solidarity with Iranian women
Oct 6 2022 Share

Iraqi-born Swedish politician Abir Al-Sahlani made the bold move of cutting her hair during a recent European Parliament speech in Strasbourg in a show of solidarity with Iranian women.

In an impassioned speech addressing the women, the MP stated that “Until the women of Iran are free, we are going to stand with them,” delivering an impassioned speech which echoed across the world.

 

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The speech comes in light of protests in Iran following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was arrested by Iran’s morality police for allegedly violating the republic’s dress code. Amini’s death triggered multiple protests, which saw Iranian women remove their hijabs, with some even throwing them in bonfires in public.

Public figures, politicians and citizens across the globe have since supported the women’s movement, posting clips of themselves cutting their hair to condemn the Iranian government.

Iran’s president Ebrahim Raisi has since addressed the country’s unrest, stating that the protests sparked in the past weeks were ‘a plot by enemies of the country.’

What do you make of this?

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WATCH: Red Electric’s Aleandro makes catchy beat out of PAMA cash register noise

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It’s not everyday that you hear a beat made out of a supermarket cash register but, being the musical wizard he is, Red Electric keyboardist and songwriter Aleandro Spiteri Monsigneur actually made it happen.

 

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No stranger to posting jam sessions on Instagram for his fans and friends, Aleandro came across the interesting noise made by PAMA supermarket’s cash register and decided to record it.

From then on, he transposed it, laid down a couple of chords, a beat and a spicy piano solo… and the rest is history. Echoing the likes of Charlie Puth and Marc Rebillet, the reel got quite a positive reception, with fans waiting for the musician’s next foley creation.

Which Maltese rapper should spit a verse on the beat?

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Over 300,000 tourists visit Malta in August, National Statistics Office reveals

Over 300,000 tourists visit Malta in August, National Statistics Office reveals
Oct 6 2022 Share

The National Statistics Office has revealed that an estimated 305,624 tourists visited Malta during the month of August, with total nights spent amounting to 2,498,251.

Of the total amount, 288,627 came to Malta on holiday while 6,925 visited the island for business purposes; other purposes include educational, religious or health tourism. 42.5 per cent of inbound tourists were Italian, German and French with the majority of them being between the ages of 0 and 24 (39%) while those aged between 25 and 44 made up 38.6 per cent of total tourists.

Between January and August of this year, 1,474,365 tourists visited Malta, spending a total amount of 10.8 million nights at an expenditure of €1.3 billion. The NSO also revealed that total expenditure per capita reached €873, which is a considerable decrease from €975 in 2021.

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Maltese government offering two-in-one flu & COVID vaccines in the coming weeks

Maltese government offering two-in-one flu & COVID vaccines in the coming weeks
Oct 6 2022 Share

Ahead of an expected severe influenza outbreak, Malta’s government will be offering flue and COVID-19 vaccines in a few weeks, with vulnerable individuals and those aged over 55 to be given priority.

Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Chris Fearne suggested that both vaccines should be taken at the same time, with authorities highlighting that COVID vaccines are to become a yearly effort.

In a recent press conference, Fearne revealed that the Omicron and flu jabs will be offered separately, encouraging the public to take them on the same day. The jabs will reportedly be administered in different arms.

“It’s important to take the necessary precautions… as we have become used to taking. And the best way to do so, especially this year, is to get vaccinated,” Fearne stated.

Public health chief Charmaine Gauci revealed that only four patients are currently in Mater Dei with COVID-19, none of them admitted to the ITU.

Do you plan on taking the jabs?

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