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Calling future ITS students: new campus green lit by PA

Calling future ITS students: new campus green lit by PA
Aug 12 2022 Share

The Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS) will be relocating to Smart City after the Planning board green lit planning permission to develop a new hospitality campus for local and foreign students. 

The campus will not only feature classrooms, offices, a library, a cafeteria and an auditorium. It is set to include an indoor pool with spa, wine cellar, three restaurants with related kitchens, food sciences labs, a bakery, student rooms and 5 incubation centres. 

Childcare centres and a basket ball court will also all be included on this new campus. Filed back in 2016, the application was recommended for approval and green lit this Thursday in a board meeting. 

Set to be built on a site southwest of Smart City, it occupies an area of 9,150 square meters and will be applicable through a ring road whose planning application is also pending. 

The architect also highlighted that ITS wants to ensure that the building will reach near zero carbon footprint to match with the EU directives. 

All rainwater will be collected into an underground water reservoir which will have a capacity of 60% of the roof area and used for irrigation purposes. Waste generated will also be stored in a dedicated underground area and divided into different disposal collection categories. 

Apart from this, a 200kWp polycrystalline photovoltaic system will be installed and will generate 320,000kWh of electricity. This will provide for the 4.57% of the annual electrical consumption needed. 

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Woman injured in Quadbike accident in Gozo

Aug 12 2022 Share

Yesterday at around 1300hrs police were informed of a traffic accident that took place in  Triq ix-Xlendi, Munxar in Gozo.

After going to the location of the accident the police learnt that a 29-year old Portuguese man driving a Tip Access quadbike unfortunately lost control of the bike and had a big impact with a wall. The man was also driving with a 32-year old Portuguese woman.

A medical team and an ambulance were immediately called to the location. The woman was taken to Gozo’s general hospital for more care and checkups. Whilst there she was also confirmed to have been grievously injured.

Investigations on the case are still ongoing.

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Teach Them Young: Ben Camille picks up trash off beach with son

Teach Them Young: Ben Camille picks up trash off beach with son
Aug 12 2022 Share

A fun day at the beach can be an equally educational experience as well as environmentally aware for young kids. And Ben Camille’s son George is no exception as the duo made sure to pick up trash left behind at Mellieha’s Golden Bay. 

Camille could be seen urging his son to excitedly make the surrounding environment cleaner, a value George will undoubtedly cherish as he grows older. And we cannot help but find the moment when Ben picks up George to throw the bottles into the bin insanely adorable!

 

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This also comes as a reminder to all, whether beach-goers or anyone else out and about, to be mindful of disposing rubbish in the provided bins so as to collectively care for our island’s cleanliness and ecology. 

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UPDATED: Missing 35 year old diver found dead in St Paul’s Bay

35 year old diver goes missing in St Paul’s Bay
Aug 12 2022 Share

The Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) conducted an emergency search for a diver who went missing around St Paul’s Islands. 

Police confirmed that they were searching for a 35-year-old Għaxaq man, who went missing at around 1730pm on Thursday.

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Updates: the diver was found deceased in the water in the area he was being searched for. According to One News, the man died due to some form of impact with a boat.

 This also comes as Malta gets battered by intense weather, with water spouts even being spotted off various coasts of the islands.

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