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Xlendi bay plaque commemorates local swimmer Neil Agius

Xlendi bay plaque commemorates local swimmer Neil Agius
Sep 19 2021 Share

A big pleasant surprise for local Olympian and swimmer Neil Agius as the Munxar Local Council has commemorated his massive achievements with a plaque placed in Xlendi Bay. In his latest, and one of the most impressive, swimming feats, Agius had planed to finish his record-breaking act in Golden Bay, Malta. Instead, due to bad weather conditions, Agius had to switch trajectory and head to Xlendi Bay, which, he revealed, happened to be an area very close to the swimmer’s heart.

 

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Agius revealed how it was a mad rush for the Maltese awaiting the swimmer to get to Gozo before he made it there, but the event turned out better than expected, with Agius reuniting with his loved ones and all his supportive fans after 125.7km worth of swimming completed in 52 hours and 9 minutes. Neil Agius is also an environmental activist particularly concerned with cleaning up the seas and oceans. The morning of the plaque reveal also initiated with a beach clean up on land and in the water. Neil Agius’ feat will be remembered for generations to come!

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Mendoza bring back parties for a public holiday eve this Monday

Mendoza bring back parties for a public holiday eve this Monday
Sep 19 2021 Share

If you’re looking to spend the eve of a public holiday in one of Malta’s rising stars in melodic techno music – then Mendoza is the place for you! The goal of Mendoza is to share quality music with everyone who has sorely missed the party scene due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But Mendoza aims to go a step further by exposing attendees of Malta’s finest clubbing locations to the public, creating a unique underground experience lovers of the genre can immerse themselves into.

Parties are finally coming back as the DJ line up features the talented likes of Toxism and Tpsy, bringing a combination of experience, music taste and disk jockey skill comparable to none. The line up will be supported by RYZ’ – Mark Hili – Ashibane. It’s the eve of a public holiday, and so, if you haven’t made any plans yet, Mendoza is set to offer you a space to enjoy and relive the excitement of events alongside your mates!

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Notre Dame to reopen its doors in 2024 five years after fire accident

Notre Dame to reopen its doors in 2024 five years after fire accident
Sep 19 2021 Share

After the Notre Dame cathedral was engulfed in flames just two years ago, the landmark is set to reopen its doors to the public in 2024 after it was fully secured. The 850-year-old building had various parts of it destroyed due to massive flames, but the public body responsible for its conservation said in a statement on Saturday that the securing of the cathedral had been completed on schedule. The safety phase included wrapping and protecting the cathedral’s gargoyles, fortifying gables and removing burned scaffolding.

General Jean-Louis Georgelin, president of the organization responsible for restoration, said that this means ‘we’re officially saying that the cathedral is now saved, that it’s solid on its pillars, that its walls are solid.’ He continued by saying that the restoring phase is in full effect now, with the 2024 reopening set to be a victory day for all of France. This would fulfill President Macron’s promise t the public that restoration of the cathedral would be wrapped up five years after the incident which made international headlines. A definitive cause of the fire has not yet been identified despite an extensive investigation, with work on the cathedral being paused temporarily last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Company to pay $1,300 for someone to watch 13 horror movies

Company to pay $1,300 for someone to watch 13 horror movies
Sep 19 2021 Share

An online publication which caters to finance news called FinanceBuzz will be paying someone $1,300 to watch up to 13 scary movies for research purposes. The company is doing this to see whether high budget scary movies deliver more scares to its audience than low budget films of the same genre. The job is called ‘Horror Movie Heart Rate Analysis’, calling for applicants to have their heart rate recorded as they watch 13 of the scariest movies ever produced. The candidate will be sent a Fitbit in order for FinanceBuzz to observe the data, with an additional $50 for any rental fees the candidate may incur.

The movies on the research list include some of the biggest names in Hollywood; Saw, Amityville Horror, both ‘A Quiet Place’ films, Candyman, Insidious, The Blair Witch Project, Sinister, Get Out, The Purge, Halloween (2018), Paranormal Activity and last but not least, Annabelle. The horror heart rate analyst will have between October 9th and October 18th to watch all of the movies and complete the assignment. With all candidates having to be over 18 years old, they must all be US residents. For our local horror film lovers who cannot participate, such a spooky binge watch could still be an interesting prospect given Halloween is coming up really soon!

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