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Why is the phrase ‘Nah he tweakin’ going viral on Instagram?

Why is the phrase ‘Nah he tweakin’ going viral on Instagram?
Aug 26 2021 Share

Instagram has suddenly been taken over by a phrase; ‘nah he tweakin’, and many people are outright confused. Users are jumping on a viral trend and it all has to do with musical artist Lil Nas X and skateboarder Tony Hawk. But why? It all began when the rapper released his Nike Air Max 97, or Satan Shoes, which contained a drop of human blood, a pentagram and a Biblical verse. The shoes sold out within a minute of going on sale but they received a barrage of heavy criticism due to their ‘satanic’ aesthetic. 

Fast forward to this week when skateboarder Tony Hawk announced he was releasing ‘Liquid Death Skateboards’ infused with his own blood. After an Instagram account titled ‘Rap’ shared a post about this skateboard release, the rapper commented ‘nah he tweakin’. The phrase, which is sometimes used in hip hop culture, usually refers to someone who’s either high on stimulants or crazy/irrational. 

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It seems as though Lil Nas X is drawing a comparison to the reception he garnered with his Satan Shoes and these new skateboards. In fact, posting to Twitter, the rapper posted: ‘Now that Tony Hawk has released skateboards with his blood painted on them, and there was no public outrage, are y’all ready to admit y’all were never actually upset over the blood in the shoes? And maybe you were made for some other reason?’ 

 

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Overseas travel by Maltese cut by 50% in first half of 2021

Overseas travel by Maltese cut by 50% in first half of 2021
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The National Statistics Office (NSO) revealed that the first six months of 2021 experienced a 50.1% drop in Maltese travelling abroad compared to 2020. This translates to around 57,684 of Maltese going abroad overseas. With Malta having restricted travel in March 2020 as the pandemic hit, tourism reopening in July did not see a massive resurgence in travel all across Europe. 

Malta officially restarted tourism season in June 2021, but with tourists having to follow strict procedures which vary from country to country, this may have contributed to tourists thinking twice before travelling abroad. For the Maltese context, all travellers must present proof of vaccination to avoid quarantine. According to the same NSO figures, those going abroad for holidays spent more days away with these going up by 23.5%. This totalled around 831,118 nights, with total outlay by residents student reducing to €52.6 million (35.3% drop). 

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Two new football video games announced set to challenge FIFA

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Recently, two new football games, UFL and Goals, have been announced by their respective creators. They are both set to be free to play, cross-play and include multiplayer. The exact release dates have not been announced just yet, but we do know that Goals will be released in 2-3 years time.  Unlike Goals, UFL have already released a teaser trailer, meaning that the release of the game will come in the near future. They will be keen to battle FIFA and E-Football (PES) for supremacy.

 

 

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UFL have already began marketing their game well by becoming the shirt sponsor of English team Hashtag United. Hashtag United have one of the biggest social media presences in English football, considering that their owner is famous youtuber Spencer Owen and one of their player is recent Love Island runner up Toby Aromalaran. Hashtag United alone have an Instagram following of 488k followers, so sponsoring them isn’t a bad start. They also have an exclusive sponsorship with English club West Ham.

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Their game engine is currently Unreal engine and will reportedly be an online only game. The main gist of the game is to create your own club with up to 5,000 licensed players to choose from.

Fans know less about Goals, but what we do know is that Maltese youtuber and former professional FIFA player Kurt0411 will be helping out the game creators. Kurt was very famous in the FIFA scene, but was recently banned from playing FIFA after ongoing criticism about the game. The creator of the game is Andreas Thorstensson, a former professional Counter-Strike player.

 

The main aim for Andreas is to create a game good enough for E-sports. Andreas also announced that the game will not be pay to win, unlike FIFA, but play to earn – meaning the more you play the more you will earn. Players will earn NFT’s, which they can later sell off for money. NFT’s are a form of cryptocurrency and are said to be the future of gaming.

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42 COVID-19 cases registered with 59 recoveries

42 COVID-19 cases registered with 59 recoveries
Aug 26 2021 Share

Malta has registered 42 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours from 3,264 swab tests, while 59 patients have recovered. No deaths were registered in the past 24 hours. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

As of Wednesday 25th August 2021, 793,866 vaccine doses were administered of which 412,239 were 1st doses. 411,046 people are currently fully vaccinated. 

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To date, Malta has registered 35,950 COVID-19 cases in total, of which: 34,447 have recovered, 438 died and 669 are still active.

Mater Dei Hospital is currently treating a total of 33 COVID-19 positive patients, 2 of whom are in the ITU.

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