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WATCH: Shaun Farrugia features on Love Island AGAIN with chilling Coldplay cover

Jul 29 2022 Share

Following the release of his first original track and first-ever performance at the Isle of MTV Malta, local singer-songwriter Shaun Farrugia continues his meteoric rise to fame with yet another feature on hit TV series Love Island.

 

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Farrugia first got featured on the British reality series with his cover of The Weeknd’s Blinding Lights which went on to make major success in the charts and on Shazam.

The Maltese artist’s rendition of Coldplay is only the latest in a series of massive tracks which include the Blinding Lights cover and two collaborations with Superstar DJ Martin Garrix.

The sky is the limit for Shaun Farrugia and we’re here for it.

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420,000 vehicles in Malta’s roads, National Statistics Office reveals

Jul 28 2022 Share

The National Statistics Office has revealed that the total amount of licensed vehicles in Malta’s roads amount to just under 420,000.

50 new vehicles were introduced every single day between April and June of this year, amounting to a total of 4,585. 75% of the aforementioned were private cars while 13% were commercial vehicles while motorcycles, quadbikes and e-scooters amount to a total of 10% of licensed vehicles.

During the second quarter of 2022, 7,224 motor vehicles were removed from national roads due to restrictions, with 36.4% of them being scrapped, 31.5% put in a garage and 30.2% being re-sold.

The NSO also revealed an increase in electric vehicles and hybrid plug-ins, with the amount of the aforementioned vehicles totalling to 9,452, accounting for 2.3% of Malta’s vehicles. Meanwhile, 246,977 vehicles operated on petrol engines while 155,871 functioned with diesel.

What do you make of this?

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WATCH: “Next months are definitely not going to be easy”, Miriam Dalli says in CNN interview

WATCH: "Next months are definitely not going to be easy", Miriam Dalli says in CNN interview
Jul 28 2022 Share

Following the agreement reached between the Council of Ministers within the European Union, Malta’s own Minister for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise Miriam Dalli took a brief moment to speak with international news platform CNN to discuss the importance within the context of the European Union’s economy and energy supply.

 

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While Malta was exempt from the vote, 27 EU states agreed in principle to the voluntary agreement to reduce gas consumption. Dalli highlighted how the swift decision was taken in light of the urgency of the matter.

“The situation is what it is and when you are faced with such a challenging situation, I believe that the options in front of us are either to be prepared for what might happen or let things be and then find a situation which is in your hands which might be major and more massive than you would have actually been able to cater for”, Dalli told the CNN reporter.

Dalli went on to highlight that “it is showing that the EU is preparing itself for any eventualities, even considering also that the next months are definitely not going to be easy.” The Minister concluded a recent social media post by stating that this approach is being taken while attempting to protect Maltese citizens from the negative impact of the increase in energy prices well assuring autonomy and security in the provision of energy.

Are you at all concerned by the looming energy crisis?

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WATCH: “Does my life not matter to you?” 12-year-old slams abortion ban in passionate speech

Jul 28 2022 Share

A 12-year old girl has become a  public hero recently after she performed a passionate speech against the recent US abortion ban. The highlight of her speech for many was when she furiously asked the hearing  “Does my life not matter to you?”

This hearing in West Virginia came after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Roe v Wade ruling.

In the hearing many activists, religious personnel, citizens and medical professionals were present to showcase their opinion on the contentious subject and  expressing their concerns about abortion policies currently under consideration for the state.

The girl who has now made the rounds on social media is 12-year old Addison Gardner from Buffalo Middle School in Kenova. She told the hearing

“If a man decides that I’m an object, and does unspeakable, tragic things to me, am I, a child, supposed to carry and birth another child? Am I to put my body through the physical trauma of pregnancy? Am I to suffer the mental implications? A child who had no say in what was being done with my body? ”

“Some here say they are pro-life. What about my life? Does my life not matter to you?”