5 ways to beat the heat during a red alert heat wave

 - Local - Aug 11 SHARE ON:
5 ways to beat the heat during a red alert heat wave

The Malta International Airport has issued a red-alert warning on the sizzling hot temperatures spreading over the Maltese islands starting today. Venturing outside could feel as hot as 43°C, a historical temperature for Malta. Since we’ll be living in a weather oven for some time, we’re providing you with some tips to stay safe and beat the heat as Malta scorches.


The first and most obvious way to beat the heat is to stay constantly hydrated. Hydration not only helps the body cool down, but it also avoids the severe chances of dehydration which can lead to some very nasty medical repercussions. Make sure you have access to plenty of water as you go about your day!

Beaching it

The sea could offer some much needed respite from a day of sweat and exhaustion. Splashing around in one of Malta’s pristine beaches should be done cautiously however as UV still penetrates the sea level considerably. So try to hit the time sweet spot when the sun isn’t at its peak, wear sun cream no matter what and find some umbrella shade.

Your friend the curtain

If you’re stuck indoors and the over-worked air conditioning system just isn’t cutting it, consider closing your curtains and tilting up your blinds. This will block sunlight from coming in whilst you’re cozying it up at home. It’s all the little details that count, and this simple manoeuvre can contribute immensely.

Watch what you eat

Eating cool and light foods can help your body cool off naturally. Munch on salads or whip out your favourite ice cream. There’s also the added bonus of avoiding switching on the oven which would mean being stuck in a kitchen radiating heat. On the flip side, spicy foods have been known to be used by people living in scorching climates to cool off as they cause the body to perspire easily and experience a brief cool hit. 

Switch up your light bulbs

If you want to go the extra mile with heat avoidance, consider switching to LED light bulbs which produce about 70% less heat than standard light bulbs. It makes sense really… you wouldn’t want to bring in a miniature sun when the real one’s out there burning up the place. You’ll also be going more eco-friendly – the world too is suffering from this tremendous heat!



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Real life Ross and Rachel couple up?!

 - Celebrities - Aug 11 SHARE ON:
Real life Ross and Rachel couple up?!

Nearly 30 years after the sitcom aired, FRIENDS stars David Schwimmer (Ross) and Jennifer Aniston (Rachel) are set to be matched up in real life! Reports suggest that the duo have been spending time at Jennifer’s LA home, after the two admitted on the FRIENDS reunion that they did have a real connection but never got around to actually hooking up. Until now that is, as Jennifer, 52, and David, 54, have gotten super close following the reunion special. 


The reminiscent special brought up several feelings, allegedly prompting Schwimmer to fly from his New York him to see Anniston. The couple in the sitcom was the source of much excitement and frustration, as the on-and-off again relationship of Ross Geller and Rachel Greene had its ups and downs. But fans might now be getting the real deal as the two have finally found time to experiment with the connection. Guess they were each other’s lobsters after all!


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5 cool spots for a pool day in Malta

 - Lifestyle - Aug 10 SHARE ON:

The Maltese summer is as hot as ever and with all the hustle and bustle going on in our country, all everyone truly wants is to take a day off and chill by the pool in some of Malta’s most gorgeous locations. Pool days in Malta are very much sought after, which is why choosing the location is as important as relaxing in it. The following is a list of some of Malta’s most gorgeous poolside locations which boast some of the best views, food and drink on the island.

Café del Mar

One of Malta’s most scenic locations, Café del Mar may be one of the most Instagram-worthy spots on the island and a must-visit if you’re on holiday.

This glamorous beach club offers jaw-dropping views, bold cocktails and a mouth-watering menu which is sure to satisfy your summer cravings.

Mondays 🌞 ☀️ Open everyday at 10:00🤍 cafedelmar.com.mt/sunbeds📲 Government vouchers accepted

Posted by Café del Mar Malta on Monday, 26 July 2021

The Phoenicia

One of Valletta’s crown jewels, The Bastion Pool area at The Phoenicia Malta is an oasis of relaxation which oversees the impeccable views of the Marsamxett Harbour and Valletta’s bastion walls.

Order yourself a luxurious cocktail, take a dip in the infinity pool and let the atmosphere take you on a journey.

Fancy a sunset dinner at the Bastion Pool? Book you table now! Open every Monday & Tuesday until 10.30pm 👇www.phoeniciamalta.com/restaurants-bars#BastionPool #ThePhoeniciaMalta #sunsetdinner

Posted by The Phoenicia Malta on Monday, 5 July 2021


Located on the InterContinental hotel’s top floor, Skybeach is at the peak of St. Julian’s luxury lifestyle.

Providing stunning island views, exotic drinks and a list of jaw-dropping menu items which guarantees that you can rest and relax in peace and serenity.

This view 💙💙Opening Hours:Beverage from 09:30-19:00 hrs.Food service from 12:00-18:00hrs.𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐭…

Posted by SKYBEACH on Thursday, 27 May 2021

Infinity by Hugo’s

Found at the very top of Hugo’s Hotel, Infinity by Hugo’s is a safe haven for those who wish to take a break, pamper themselves and relish in the stunning island vibes this venue has to offer.

Secluded hot tubs, exclusive VIP sofa areas and even a private champagne bar, Infinity is a must-visit this summer.

AX The Palace

Intertwining a city lifestyle and panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea, the pool at AX The Palace offers the highest point in Sliema for 360-degree views.

Pair that with the mouth-watering food provided by the adjoining TemptAsian and you are in for the relaxing experience you’ve been waiting for all summer.

Posted by AX The Palace Malta on Monday, 4 January 2021




Johnson & Johnson vaccine certificate issues solved

 - COVID-19 - Aug 10 SHARE ON:
Johnson & Johnson vaccine certificate issues solved

After reports of technical issues with Johnson & Johnson vaccine certificates in foreign airports, the health authorities have allegedly fixed the verification problems. Travellers who were administered the Johnson & Johnson jab were reporting that, by the end of July, they had to contact health authorities to reissue their digital COVID-19 certificate because of problems during QR scanning at foreign airports. 

The Health Ministry stated that the update will come into effect automatically once the vaccine certificate is reprinted from the website certifkatvaccin.gov.mt. The health authorities are also urging people intending to travel and using the J&J certificate to reprint their certificate before travelling. 


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