21-year-old Ismael Grima is the victim of fatal Luqa car incident

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21-year-old Ismael Grima known as “Iz Zy” lost his life in a car crash on Saturday morning while a 19-year-old woman is currently being treated at Mater Dei hospital.

The incident occurred at Triq il-Kunsill tal-Ewropa in Luqa on Saturday morning at around 1:30 am where Grima was driving a BMW320 CD Sport, lost control and crashed into a nearing wall.

A medical team and Civil Protection Department officials were called onto the scene to assist the situation where Grima was unfortunately confirmed dead on-site. The female passenger was reported to have suffered grievous injuries but is reportedly in a stable condition.

RIP Ismael.


Obscure Feelings You Didn’t Know Had Names Part III

Obscure Feelings You Didn’t Know Had Names Part III
Nov 19 2021 Share


Have you ever tried to sleep and yet the faint thudding sound of your heart beat kept bugging you? And as more time passes, the sound seems to be getting louder… and louder…

Rubatosis is meant to capture this slightly uncomfortable feeling of hearing your own heart beat – its an awareness we experience for different reasons – whether its an adrenaline rush or in absolute silence. And yet, it always remains unsettling. 


We’ve all had these – a hypothetical conversation that you compulsively cannot stop running through your head. For some reason, we sometimes don’t say exactly what we want to say when we need to. But when we’re taking a shower, all the responses come to us… a bit late now isn’t it?


This is a weird one. It’s the frustration of photographing something amazing despite there being thousands of identical photos of it already in existence. It’s an original photo but at the same time, it isn’t. 


A bit of a masochistic word which points to the desire to be struck by disaster. Whether its losing everything in a fire or surviving a plane crash, it could be a hint at desiring some new beginnings. 


Have you ever tried to talk to someone about an experience but gave up because you just know they can’t relate to it. Exulansis refers to the tendency to do so – it’s a sad reminder of how indirectly detached we are from everything else. 


This is the frustration of being stuck in just one body which can only inhabit one place and time. Its kind of like a cosmic FOMO and a reminder of how small we truly are. 

Zenosyne – The realisation that, for some reason, times moves faster the older we get. When we were kids, time was an absolute stand still. But as we grow older, time just speeds by without a single break. 

We desperately want to stop and enjoy moments. But time has other plans. This could be flipped to remember that all experience should be valued as much as possible even if it will speed by you at ridiculous speeds. 


NASA announces the first ever Black woman for a space mission

NASA announces the first ever Black woman for a space mission
Nov 19 2021 Share

Astronaut Jessica Watkins is set to become the first Black woman to join the crew of the International Space Station next year. The news of the historical moment came to light on Tuesday November 17th, with NASA announcing that Watkins will be flying to the space station alongside fellow astronauts. 

Despite there being a number of Black astronauts in the past, almost all stayed for less than two weeks as they travelled through NASA’s space shuttle program. Victor Glover was the first Black astronaut to embark on a long term mission at the station last year. Watkins is set to be the first Black woman to do so. 

The astronauts are scheduled to blast off from Earth aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule. Watkins will then live and work as a mission specialist alongside the crew on a long-duration mission expected to last six months. Watkins described how her dreams became a reality, saying that ‘a dream feels like a big, faraway goal that is going to be difficult to achieve, and something that you might achieve much later in life’.

‘But in reality, what a dream is, is just putting one foot in front of the other on a daily basis. And if you put enough of those footprints together, eventually they become a path towards your dreams.’ 


Photo Source: NBC News

Smoke from Vjal Portomaso building forces evacuation

Smoke from Vjal Portomaso building forces evacuation
Nov 19 2021 Share

Plumes of smoke could be seen coming out of one of the buildings in Vjal Portomaso. 

The buildings have reportedly all been evacuated, with the rest of the area closed off. No injuries have been reported. 


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Police and firemen were quick to arrive onto the scene and control the situation. So far, the source of the smoke has not yet been disclosed. This is a developing story.