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27 year old motorcyclist seriously injured in traffic accident

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27 year old motorcyclist seriously injured in traffic accident

Police were informed yesterday at around 2230hrs that a traffic accident had occurred in Telgħet Raħal Ġdid, Raħal Ġdid. 

District police convened immediately on sight and through preliminary investigations found that an impact between a Renault Megane driven by a 30-year-old Santa Lucija resident and a Kymco Agility motorcycle driven by a 27-year-old Nepalese man resident of Pieta had taken place.

A medical team was called onto the site and an ambulance transported the motorcyclist to Mater Dei Hospital. He was later certified as having suffered grievous injuries. 

An inquiry has been opened and investigations are ongoing. 

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Avoid spending more than five minutes on the toilet warn experts

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Avoid spending more than five minutes on the toilet warn experts

This might come as a bit of a disappointment to some, but experts have warned that spending more than five minutes sitting on the toilet, could have serious consequences.

A lot of people spend their time on the toilet not actually, well, addressing their bodily duties. Many spend their time on the loo scrolling through their phone or simply to slack off from doing chores. 

And even though being on the toilet may be one of the few moments of privacy, experts are now warning against spending a lot of time on the throne as it could have physical consequences. 

According to the Mayo Clinic, sitting for a long time on the toilet or really having to strain yourself to force something out can cause haemorrhoids, which can be intensely painful. 

In layman’s terms, all the pressure from sitting can pile up onto veins around your bottom, causing a number of health problems. Though some can be cleared given time, others can be more serious and require medical assistance. 

Doctors urge people to maintain a high fibre diet to reduce the effort one has to make whilst on the toilet. And if you’re just sitting there killing time, reading this post, it might be a good idea to stand up and try again later. 

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San Giljan celebrate win as they crowned double champions

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San Giljan celebrate win as they crowned double champions

San Giljan were crowned champions of the BOV Championship 2022 after managing to beat rivals Sliema 16-12 in the second match of the finals. This meant the team won the Play-Off series 2-0. 

The win evolved into a massive road celebration as supporters of the waterpolo team took to the streets to enjoy their well-earned victory. 

 

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The team cruised around in a double decker bus and had their hard work and sportsmanship culminate in a night to remember. 

This marks San Giljan’s twelfth championship win, with two-time player of the year Ben Plumpton scoring a flurry of goals, racking up a total of six just yesterday. 

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Records broken as heat feels like 50°C yesterday in Malta

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Records broken as heat feels like 50°C yesterday in Malta

Heat records were reportedly broken yesterday as Facebook page ‘It-Temp Madwarna’ reported how the heat stress index jumped to around 50°C in Swatar, Malta. 

The highest temperatures recorded yesterday, 17th August 2022, were 38.2°C in Ħal Lija, 39.2°C in Ħal Luqa and 38.7°C in Rabat. This is a whopping 7°C more than the normal average for mid-August. 

However, the page also reported that the heat was made worse by the fact that there was less wind across the island and the far more humid air than normal for this time of the month.

The heat stress index jumped up to 48°C, with the Swatar weather station reporting an index of around 50°C. The weather page said that this rare phenomenon is considered dangerous for people’s health. 

Today, Thursday 18th, is also set to be hotter than usual, but winds are set to switch direction to the north-west, cooling the air for Friday into the rest of the weekend. 

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