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Annual Pink Oct-Mov campaign kicks off with symbolic walk on pink zebra crossing

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The Marigold Foundation has officially kicked off its Pink Oct – Mov’ 21 campaign as the Foundation’s chairperson Michelle Muscat Transport Malta Executive Head Joe Bugeja, Valletta Vice Mayor Ray Azzopardi and Floriana Vice Mayor Vince Borg conducted the symbolic walk across the now-iconic pink zebra crossings.

 

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In a recent statement, Muscat highlighted the importance of this educational campaign, which aims to educate the public on the importance of checking oneself and not being afraid of discussing the topic and going for check-ups.

The campaign will not only focus on breast cancer, but other common cancers amongst women particular ovarian and cervical, while the campaign will also focus on educating the public on male health as well as prostate and testicular cancer.

The campaign’s slogan ‘Educate & Prevent’ aims to highlight the importance of informing oneself about cancer, checking oneself for signs and symptoms and breaking down barriers in the face of the stigma and taboos surrounding cancer.

If you would like to support Pink Oct – Mov ’21 please visit the Pink Oct – Mov Facebook page or Instagram to learn more on the events taking place this month or donate on the numbers below:

SMS Donations 50619238 for €11.65
CALL Donations 51702052 €15 ​ 51802053 €25
MOBILE PAY number 99912373 for amounts up to €500

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Suspected poacher arrested after four flamingos shot in Qawra

Suspected poacher arrested after four flamingos shot in Qawra
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A hunter has been arrested after four flamingos were shot in Qawra.

BirdLife Malta took to Facebook to share that while some of their volunteers were at Qawra Point, they witnessed a number of Greater Flamingos being shot. The Police were called on site, with the bodies of three of the protected birds being found at the scene.

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BirdLife president Mark Sultana stated “these are desperate times”, with the suspected poacher arrested shortly after.

BirdLife Malta have urged the police to look into the situation and use all available resources to resolve the case as this is not the first time a flamingo was found dead in Malta, with the last one being found in the sea off Xrobb l-Għaġin last August.

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“Ejj’Oqgħod!” Gorgeous lighting installation installed in Valletta

"Ejj'Oqgħod!" Gorgeous lighting installation installed in Valletta
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Often times, our capital city of Valletta has welcomed and celebrated the underrated artistic prowess found across our islands and the city’s most recent light installation is a testament to that.

The Valletta cultural agency took to social media to welcome the installation “Ejj’Oqgħod” which has emblazoned the entirety of South Street.

The artist, Carl Caruana, has previously had his works featured in various Maltese streets, whose works masterfully celebrate Maltese culture while brining a contemporary twist to lighting installations.

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Police encourage cautious driving as heavy rainfall hits Malta

Police encourage cautious driving as heavy rainfall hits Malta
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As heavy rainfall began to hit Malta during the early hours of the day, The Malta Police Force has issued an appeal to all drivers to maintain caution in today’s weather.

In a recent social media post, The Malta Police Force issued a number of tips for car owners to keep in mind while driving such as the call for slower driving, use of lights and the maintaining of distance between one car and another.

Other tips include giving way when necessary, avoiding distractions & sudden motions as well as looking out for pedestrians, especially due to such whether providing less light thus impeding drivers’ visibility. According the airport’s Meteorological Office, a mass of unstable is currently occupying the Mediterranean, with rainfall, thunder, wind and hail expected to hit the Maltese islands later today.

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