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Complete T-Rex skeleton sells for $8 million at auction

Complete T-Rex skeleton sells for $8 million at auction
Apr 21 2023 Share

Someone has just bought a 300-bone $8 million Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton at an auction – talk about the perfect house greeting statue.

The dinosaur skeleton measures 11.6 metres in length and 3.9 metres in height and is posed in the classic open mouth stance we are all familiar with (if you’ve watched the likes of ‘Night at the Museum’, that is).

The dinosaur was sold at Koller Auktionen, Zurich, and has been nicknamed Trinity. This was the first time in Europe this has happened, and only the third time worldwide. 

However, it was revealed that despite being sold to a private collector, the dinosaur will still be on public display. So there won’t have to be any house renovations to fit this big boy in. 

The dinosaur is made up of specimens which were dug up at three sites in the United States, so it’s technically three T-Rex’s all compiled into one. 

T-Rex’s roamed the Earth around 65 million years ago, with the other auctioned and sold dinosaurs named Sue, Stan and Big John.

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18 year old hospitalised after Imqabba car crash

18 year old hospitalised after Imqabba car crash
Apr 21 2023 Share

Yesterday, at around 1400hrs, police were informed about a traffic accident in Triq Ħal-Kirkop, Imqabba. 

Preliminary investigations showed that a car crash had taken placed between a Toyota Tercel, driven by an 18 year old resident of Ħal Qormi, and a Peugeot Expert, driven by a 42 year old resident of Imsida. 

A medical team was called onto the site, which took the 18 year old to Mater Dei. He was later certified as having suffered grievous injuries. 

Police investigations are ongoing. Wishing him a speedy recovery. 

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Fast Ferry suspended as heavy wind warning issued

Fast Ferry suspended as heavy wind warning issued
Apr 21 2023 Share

A yellow heavy wind warning has been issued by the Meteorological Office as Friday kicks off the weekend with intense East Northeast winds hitting the islands. 

The same warning was issued by other weather portals like Facebook page ‘It-Temp Madwarna’, with the GozoFast Ferry suspending services for the day due to the wind’s impact on the sea and transportation.

The wind is expected to climb to Force 7, being particularly chilly as well as being considerably dusty as it churns up desert sands. The winds are expected to die down by Saturday as the rest of the weekend continues. 

Saturday and Sunday are expected to be mainly sunny with temperatures feeling like 18 degrees Celsius and 19 degrees Celsius respectively. 

So if anyone is inclined to go have a dip at one of Malta’s many beaches, you might want to wait it out today until the wind dies down and the spring time sunshine gives us a taste of the upcoming summer.

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First factory of its kind in Malta to work without environmental pollution

First factory of its kind in Malta to work without environmental pollution
Apr 21 2023 Share

On Thursday, Prime Minister Robert Abela inaugurated a €12 million factory extension by Seifert Systems at Ħal Far. 

Accompanied by Minister for Energy, Environment and Enterprise Miriam Dalli, the Prime Minister praised the company for becoming the first of its nature to operate without producing environmental pollution. 

The company has invested in state of the art machinery to ensure its carbon footprint is absolutely reduced. This, Abela said, works well with the government’s other measures to improve Malta’s sustainability and eco-friendliness. 

In a statement, the Prime Minister highlighted how the German company, which was has been based in Malta for 50 years and employs more than 450 people, will continue to create more opportunities apart from the 140 newly created employments due to the extension. 

The company is also, said Abela, employing more people from Malta whilst also increasing the skill set in technical fields like engineering. 

On her part, Minister Miriam Dalli said that she is proud of the investments being attracted to Malta and how it will be investing a further €9 million to expand the business in Malta whilst diversifying into manufacturing of electronics. 

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