Chernobyl could be 48 hours away from radiation leaks Ukraine warns

 - International - Mar 9 2022 SHARE ON:
Chernobyl could be 48 hours away from radiation leaks Ukraine warns

Ukraine’s foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba has just issued a warning that the Chernobyl nuclear power plant could be at risk of a leak in just 48 hours.

The warning by the minister came after reports surfaced that Russian forces had disconnected the power plant from the grid, leaving it without any power. 

Ukraine’s national energy operator confirmed this today, March 9th, after saying that the site was no longer transmitting data. The operator, Ukrenergo, explained the power plant was fully disconnected from the power grid.

The military operations in the area means there was no possibility to restore the lines. Russian troops seized the plant during the invasion of Ukraine. This prompted the International atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to voice concern for staff working under the Russian guard. 

A 750Kw power line connecting the site to the grid has been severed, said Ukraine’s state-run nuclear company Energoatom. The company warned there could be a release of radioactive substances into the air from the plant. 

The State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine, the country’s security and intelligence service, explained that there are 20,000 spent fuel assemblies at Chernobyl which require constant cooling. This is only possible with electricity. 

‘The temperature in the holding pools will increase’ the agency said. ‘After the evaporation will occur, that will lead to nuclear discharge. The wind can transfer the radioactive cloud to other regions of Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Europe.’ 


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Tribute for Ukraine made out of pebbles on a beach found by activist

 - Local - Mar 9 2022 SHARE ON:
Tribute for Ukraine made out of pebbles on a beach found by activist

A tribute to the war torn Ukraine was discovered on a local beach by a Maltese environmentalist, consisting of a heart shape and the country’s name with pebbles.

The heartfelt message was discovered at Golden Bay by Cami Appelgren, a local environment activist who shared a snapshot of the message on her social media. 

‘Sometimes you stumble across these acts of empathy’ said the activist on social media. It is unknown who created the pebble structure, but it does send a message of support, love and compassion to all those seeking refuge in other countries or fighting to defend their country. 

The United Nations revealed on Tuesday that around 2 million people have fled Ukraine as of yet, most of them seeking refuge in Poland, Moldova and Romania.

Prime Minister Robert Abela revealed earlier today that Malta has taken in 26 Ukrainian refugees so far, but it is unclear how many more the island plans on taking in. This also follows protests organised in Malta and all over the world showing solidarity with the war torn country. 


Photo Source: Cami Appelgren FB


Meridianbet donates to female patients in St James hospitals in Malta to celebrate Women’s Day

 - Local - Mar 9 2022 SHARE ON:
Meridianbet Donates to Maternity Hospitals Worldwide To Mark Women’s Day

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Meridianbet Group dedicated its traditional 8 March campaign in support of female patients as its employees are donating maternity hospitals throughout the world.

This is also a follow-up of Meridian’s series of donations and humanitarian actions to contribute to even better working conditions for medical staff in light of pandemics. It has also become a part of corporate policy to raise awareness on the issue of gender equality.

Women account for 65% of Meridianbet top management

More than 65% of Meridianbet top management are ladies, proportionally represented in all business segments – HR, marketing, retail network, and software development, thus showing no gender equality is possible without the economic empowerment of women.

This year’s UN Women’s Day slogan is “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Future Tomorrow”. These standards are also the foundations of Meridian’s corporate policy where March 8 is each day.

“We are so pleased to be part of our global Meridianbet campaign, where we joined forces to make today a special day for Women whilst continuing to promote equality together every day. As a Group, Meridianbet strives to ensure equal opportunity for everyone, irrespective of race, nationality, age or gender, and these are the days to celebrate” said Stefan Pavlovic, Head of Operations at Meridianbet.

They have donated packages of cosmetics for personal care to every women patient in St James Hospitals all around Malta.

About Saint James Hospital

Saint James Hospital Group, have over 25 years of experience in the healthcare sector. They have earned a reputation for excellence and innovation, backed by the latest state-of-the-art technology and staffed by highly-qualified professional personnel

Meridianbet is licensed by the MGA. License number MGA/B2C/134/2007. Play responsibly. For help visit www.rgf.org.mt. Players must be over 18. Terms and conditions apply. The odds may change since quotas are variable.

Kudos Meridianbet!


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WATCH: Malta’s first trans woman candidate breaks down gender, orientation and pansexuality

 - Election 2022 - Mar 9 2022 SHARE ON:

In our latest episode of ‘The Interview with Fabian Demicoli’, Volt Malta candidate and Malta’s first trans woman candidate Thomas ‘Kass’ Mallia explained how gender and orientation are two completely different concepts.

Mallia stated that she always had a preference for people who are typically women but her orientation could be considered as ‘bisexual’ in common terms and ‘pansexual’ in more direct terms. She explained that pansexuality means that one would be emotionally attached to another individual and has no preference on how a person looks.

Mallia then outlined having an aesthetic preference of feminine looks, which can also be men. “It could be a man, woman, someone of an intersex orientation… I’m more incline to personality and a feminine aesthetic.”

Watch the full clip here:

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