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Why does Netflix keep cancelling shows you enjoy?

Why does Netflix keep cancelling shows you enjoy?
Jan 10 2023 Share

Very recently, the show 1899, which accumulated a massive fanbase petitioning for its continuation, was cancelled by Netflix. 

This led to many fans asking why streaming giants like Netflix take this route and why series get cancelled despite rave reviews. 

It was even more surprising considering that there were other massive shows which, given time after a bombastic first season, fulfilled their promise potential of continuing to deliver. 

According to a Forbes article, the reason behind the cancellation is a metric called the ‘completion rate’, which measures just how many viewers actually watched the series all the way through to the end. 

Whilst the overall number of hours a show was viewed can give you an idea of how long audiences spent on a show, the completion rate is used to suggest whether those numbers would translate into a strong viewer base for future seasons. 

Forbes pointed to First Kill, which cancelled after just one season. While many viewers spent much more time on First Kill, only 44% of those fans saw the whole thing. 1899 only got a 32% on the metric, possibly leading to the cancellation. 

This completion rate is also considered very important by YouTubers how cut off their videos more and more abruptly to ensure maximum viewership. 

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Man punches police officer for telling him to wear mask in hospital

Man punches police officer for telling him to wear mask in hospital
Jan 10 2023 Share

Requested bail was denied for a man who allegedly punched a police officer after he asked he put on a mask whilst in Mater Dei Hospital. 

The 26-year-old from Marsaskala was arraigned by Inspector Eman Hayman before magistrate Ian Farrugia this morning. 

The court was informed that the accused, who said he is unemployed, is currently and voluntarily living at Mount Carmel Hospital. The incident had taken place on January 3rd, with the accused inflicting grievous injuries. 

After the man was seen walking in the hospital without a mask and directed towards a shop to buy one, an argument ensued and led to the accused punching the officer on the spot. After a brief altercation, the man was arrested on the spot.

The man had previously been accused of stabbing his friend in the face in 2015 and had been on bail since 2019. The accused’s father told the courtroom that he was open to allowing the accused to reside with him. Bail was however denied. 

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Malta registered another increase in house prices during Q3 of 2022

Jan 10 2023 Share

In the third quarter of 2022, house prices, as measured by the House Price Index, rose by 6.8% in the euro area and by 7.4% in the EU compared with the same quarter of the previous year.

In the second quarter of 2022, house prices rose by 9.2% and 9.8% in the euro area and EU respectively. These figures come from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Compared with the second quarter of 2022, house prices rose by 1.0% in the euro area and by 0.9% in the EU in the third quarter of 2022.

Among the Member States for which data are available, fifteen showed an annual increase in house prices in the third quarter of 2022 of more than 10%. The highest increases were recorded in Estonia (+24.2%), Hungary(+21.0%) and Lithuania (+19.3%), while prices fell only in Denmark (-2.4%).

In Malta, when comparing the third quarter of 2021 with the same quarter of 2022, prices went up by 6.3%.

On the other hand, compared with the previous quarter, prices increased in twenty Member States, including Malta (1.1%).

The highest increases were recorded in Cyprus (+5.8%), Bulgaria (+4.1%) and Austria (+4.0%), while decreases were observed in Denmark(-3.8%), Sweden (-3.1%), Finland (-1.3%), Romania (-1.2%), Italy (-1.0%) and Germany (-0.4%).

 

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Photo Source: Polina Kovaleva

Ronaldo’s first Saudi Arabia home costs £250K a month

Ronaldo’s first Saudi Arabia home costs £250K a month
Jan 10 2023 Share

Cristiano Ronaldo’s first home in Saudi Arabia boasts a whopping 17 rooms for his family and entire entourage whilst costing £250,000 per month. 

Ronald completed the move to Al Nassr last week, with the 37-year-old residing at the luxurious Four Seasons hotel in the Kingdom Tower for the foreseeable future as he begins his life in the Middle East. 

According to Daily Mail, the football star will reside in the Kingdom Suite during his stay, and will have enough space given that the suite has two levels of the 99-floor skyscraper. 

However, he will then find a permanent residence after a month. Until then, the football star will have multiple luxuries to keep him busy and content. 

The website of the Kingdom Suite says that the ‘newest two-storey suite spans the 48th and 50th floors of the Hotel, with a soaring living room, a private office, a dining room and a media room.’

It also has a tennis court, a spa and sauna as well as massage treatments. Ronaldo also has the option to indulge the finest dishes through exclusive in-room dining service. 

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