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19 Year Old Injured Whilst Swimming In St Peter’s Pool

19 Year Old Injured Whilst Swimming In St Peter's Pool
Jun 24 2024 Share

Yesterday, at around 1700hrs, police were informed that a person was injured whilst swimming and that assistance was needed in St Peter’s Pool in Delimara in the limits of Marsaxlokk.

Preliminary investigations shoed that a 19 year old Syrian boy jumped into the sea to swim but suffered some injuries.

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He was given preliminary aid by Civil Protection Department members and was taken to Mater Dei Hospital. He was later certified as having suffered grievous injuries.

Police are continuing their investigations.

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Kamra Tal-Periti’s Plans To Transform Msida Core Into Park

Kamra Tal-Periti's Plans To Transform Msida Core Into Park
Jun 24 2024 Share

The Chamber of Architects (KTP) has proposed an alternative to the Msida Creek Project, envisioning a 20,000-square-metre park with over 2,000 trees instead of the planned flyover.

The chamber believes this transformation would improve traffic flow by adding a slip road to the Regional Road and reorganizing the current road infrastructure, routing traffic around Msida.

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The proposal aims to be completed in less time, at no extra cost, and with minimal disruption to residents, providing a green space in one of the country’s most polluted areas.

 

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KTP president Andre Pizzuto explained that the chamber had not been consulted on the government’s plans and worked voluntarily on its proposal. He urged the government to consider this “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” before construction begins next month.

The chamber’s plan involves diverting traffic west of the junction near Valley Road, closing Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli to cars (allowing only buses and taxis), and converting the road into sports grounds and a children’s play area.

Pizzuto criticized the flyover plan for merely shifting traffic congestion and emphasized that removing traffic lights would enhance flow and reduce tailbacks.

The KTP proposal also includes expanding and redesigning the skatepark for better facilities, promoting sustainable land use and improved quality of life for the local community. The chamber insists the project could be completed ahead of schedule if the government submits new plans to the Planning Authority soon.

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Hungary Striker Varga Stable In Hospital After Scotland Collision

Hungary Striker Varga Stable In Hospital After Scotland Collision
Jun 24 2024 Share

Hungary striker Barnabas Varga is in stable condition after being stretchered off during Euro 2024’s match against Scotland.

The collision with Scotland goalkeeper Angus Gunn and defender Anthony Ralston in the 68th minute left Varga unconscious. Teammates, including captain Dominik Szoboszlai, called for immediate medical attention. Varga was treated on the field and then taken to a Stuttgart hospital with a broken cheekbone, requiring surgery.

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Hungary’s football governing body confirmed Varga’s stable condition, and coach Marco Rossi expressed relief despite concerns about delayed medical response. Gunn and Ralston continued the game after treatment, and a VAR check confirmed no foul.

 

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The match resumed after a seven-minute stoppage, with Hungary scoring a last-minute winner by Kevin Csoboth, eliminating Scotland from the tournament.

Scotland captain Andy Robertson expressed his devastation, acknowledging the team’s missed chances and thanking fans for their support.

The incident drew parallels to Christian Eriksen’s collapse at the previous Euros, highlighting the importance of immediate medical intervention. Eriksen’s quick resuscitation and subsequent recovery allowed him to continue his career, serving as a reminder of the critical nature of on-field medical readiness.

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Maltese Bags 1st & 2nd In Portugal: Top 15 Out Of 360 Athletes

Maltese Bags 1st & 2nd In Portugal: Top 15 Out Of 360 Athletes
Jun 24 2024 Share

Maltese Kai Azzopardi bagged some big awards at the Europe Triathlon multi-sport Championships in Coimbra, Portugal.

Kai not only managed to place 2nd place in the duathlon but also bagged the top place in the aquathlon for the age group 16-19 (under 20s).

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Kai also managed to place top 15 out of 360 overall European athletes, proudly holding the Maltese flag as he was awarded for his successes.

Well done Kai!

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