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3 Gold And 1 Silver for Malta in Special Olympics 2023

3 Gold And 1 Silver for Malta in Special Olympics 2023
Jun 21 2023 Share

Malta’s sport stars are not done yet with their bagging of countless awards as this time around, its the Special Olympics delegation who made further history for the island. 

The Maltese delegation competed in five different sport disciplines: Athletics, Bowling, Cycling, Golf, Swimming and Table Tennis.

The competitors saw the Maltese team win 3 Gold medals: one for Athletics by Matthew Bugeja in the 200m, another for Bowling by the Unified Team Sport group and, last but not least, in the 15K Road Race Cycling category by Gareth Borg.


There was also a silver medal awarded to Jake Gatt for his performance in the 800m Athletics category. 

The Maltese Delegation consists of 22 athletes and five partners, travelling to Berlin to compete in the 2023 edition of the Special Olympics World Games.

The event is scheduled from the 17th to the 25th of June, and sees over 7,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from 190 countries participating in the event. 


Spring 2023 Drier Than Average With 50mm Of Rainfall

Spring 2023 Drier Than Average With 50mm Of Rainfall
Jun 21 2023 Share

Spring experienced below-average rainfall with a total of 50 mm measured throughout the season, making it drier than usual. The season was characterized by nearly 761 hours of sunshine, providing ample sunny days. The highest air temperature peaked at 27.3°C, while the lowest was recorded in March at 7.9°C.

May marked the end of meteorological spring with 8.2 mm more rainfall than the monthly norm of 10.2 mm. However, the combined above-average rainfall of May and April, which recorded 28.6 mm, did not compensate for March’s meager 3.0 mm, resulting in the season falling short of the expected rainfall quota.

Unstable weather caused by persistent low-pressure systems led to three thundery days and 14 rainy days throughout spring, extending into May. While May had the highest number of rainy days, April accounted for the wettest day of spring when 17.8 mm of rainfall, nearly equal to the average rainfall for an entire April, descended upon the Maltese Islands.

The Maltese Islands enjoyed a significant amount of sunshine during the season, with almost 761 hours recorded. While March and April were considerably sunnier than their respective climate norms, May experienced a gloomier spring month than expected, with only 236.8 hours of sunshine. This can be partially explained by May’s mean cloud cover of 4.0 oktas, surpassing the norm of 3.0 oktas.

May exhibited unseasonal weather, but it also recorded the highest air temperature of the season at 27.3°C. In contrast, March marked the lowest minimum temperature at 7.9°C. When considering the mean temperatures for each spring month, March was warmer than average, April was cooler, and May maintained an average air temperature in line with expectations.

As spring progressed, the sea temperature increased by 2.2°C between March and May, reaching 18.4°C in the latter month. May’s average sea surface temperature aligned with the monthly norm, while March and April both surpassed their respective norms.

Throughout the season, the Meteorological Office issued 43 wind warnings to the public, with 20 of them issued in May. May was notably windier than usual, maintaining an average wind speed of 10.1 knots instead of the expected 8.8 knots. The strongest gust, blowing at 43 knots from the Southeast, was recorded thirteen days into May.


Bombshell’s Unexpected Club Reunion

Bombshell's unexpected club reunion
Jun 21 2023 Share

The Maltese FRIENDS Reunion you didn’t know you needed. 

Following the elimination of Mimi & Cruyff being made official, the Love Island Malta bombshells caught up with some of the other previously eliminated contestants from the show at a local club for some well-deserved partying.

A post uploaded to Instagram by Timmy Aquilina shows him grabbing a drink and jamming to some tunes along with Mimi, Cruyff, Seb, Michela and Soulayma. 


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‘Ta bla ħsieb’ (an unexpected one) wrote Timmy. Of course, not all eliminated contestants and bombshells were present for this unexpected reunion. 

Andriy, one of the latest to be eliminated along with Michela, was not present, and neither were the previous eliminations. Still, this didn’t stop Nate from commenting and sharing some love with the contestants on the post. 

Soulayma called the group ‘family’, as did Seb who called them ‘second family.’ 


Malta Reacts To Cruyff And Mimi’s Love Island Elimination

Malta reacts to Cruyff and Mimi's Love Island elimination
Jun 21 2023 Share

Last night saw yet another elimination, with the latest bombshells Mimi and Cruyff leaving the Love Island Malta villa. 

The vote was down to the contestants, with each couple voting which of the pairings was the least compatible in the villa. Couples Gaby and Sven, Marie and Kyle & Dale and Nicola each had a vote against them.

However, Cruyff and Mimi received two votes against their coupling, leaving Allen and Chelsea in the villa. The couples bid farewell to the latest additions, thanking them for their brief experience in the villa which saw new friendships bud.

The Maltese audience also had something to say about the elimination. Many were seriously bothered by the fact that the vote was taken by the contestants, arguing that this would have been much fairer if the audience voted. 

Some wished Cruyff and Mimi the best of luck, going as far as calling them the most compatible couple in the villa. Others seriously doubted the allegiances between the contestants.

However, the connection between Mimi and Cruyff seems to have weathered the elimination and Love Island Malta itself as the two met the other bombshells for a night out…

What do you make of this elimination?