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Badly entangled turtle rescued from Golden Bay area

Badly entangled turtle rescued from Golden Bay area
Apr 3 2023 Share

NGO ‘Wildlife Rescue Team Malta’ took to social media to thank Aquamarine Water Sports for rescuing a badly entangled loggerhead turtle from the Golden Bay Area. 

The turtle was entangled in fishing gear and other disposed items, with large debris stuck to one of the front flippers. 

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This caused the turtle flipper to deteriorate and being lost, with the turtle now under medical treatment and rehabilitation with Nature Trust Malta. 

The NGO thanked the public who call them whenever they notice a distressed animal so that they can address the issue. 

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Police patrols in Sliema after Bisazza street youth gang fights

Police patrols in Sliema after Bisazza street youth gang fights
Apr 3 2023 Share

The Sliema Local Council took to social media to inform residents and the general public that the Malta Police Force have begun patrolling the areas following reports of youth gang fights. 

The police are patrolling the area both on foot and via patrol cars, with the effort already reportedly addressing the first public disturbance. 

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A group of police officers have reportedly, according to the Sliema Local Council, took immediate action in stopping a group of youngsters who were playing very loud music through their portable speaker last night. 

The effort came after the same local council shared footage of a large group of youth coming together in large groups and, apart from causing a public nuisance, organised fights between members of their cohort. 

Well done to the Malta Police Force for addressing the issue with such urgency. 

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‘Dumb phones’ reportedly making a comeback with Gen Z

'Dumb phones' reportedly making a comeback with Gen Z
Apr 3 2023 Share

Despite the constant releases of new iPhones and other technological gadgets, it seems as though Gen Z might be reverting back to ‘dumb phones’ such as Nokia. 

Apparently, Nokia reportedly sold tens of thousands of phones each month last year. According to HMD Global, the US saw a rise in feature flip phone sales in 2022 as well. 

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The finding follows a Counterpoint Research report which suggests that nearly 80% of feature phone sales, like the Blackberry, in 2022 were from the Middle East, Africa and India. 

The rise in dumb phones, as opposed to smart phones due to their lack of internet connectivity and touchscreens, may be attributed to rising awareness of the harmful psychological effects of constant exposure to social media. 

Experts are suggesting that there might be a 5% increase in dumb phone sales in the coming years. And even though this won’t put smart phone producers under any serious pressure (just yet), it does seem to indicate a shifting mentality when it comes to social media and the use of technology. 

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April 2023 already registered double the rain than March 2023

April 2023 already registered double the rain than March 2023
Apr 3 2023 Share

WERE YOU EXPECTING THIS WEATHER? 

According to weather forecast page It-Temp Madwarna, April 2023 has already registered more rain than four out of 5 recent months and double that of March 2023. 

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All this occurred in the span of just two days, with April 2023 registering, as of time of this writing, 13.8mm. 

The only April month which registered more rain than 2023’s was 2019 with 23.0mm of rain. On the other hand, April 2022 registered just 1.8mm. April 2021 registered 1.7mm, April 2020 registered 15.0mm and April 2018 just 2.2mm.

This comes as the Maltese islands go to bed and wake up to rain, cold and wind from Sunday 2nd April into Monday 3rd April. 

The same weather forecast page also issued a heavy wind warning as it is expected to increase from Force 5 and 6 to even 7 by Tuesday evening. 

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