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Debunking Myths For Bat Appreciation Day!

Debunking Myths For Bat Appreciation Day!
Apr 17 2024 Share

Did you know that the 17th of April is International Bat Appreciation Day? In anticipation, Wildlife Rescue Team Malta shared a number of posts with factual information and debunking myths about these fantastic creatures.

In one post targeting various myths surrounding the creatures, the wildlife rescue team explained how the common idea of bats being dirty and blood-sucking nightmare creatures is totally inaccurate.

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‘There are 3 species of ‘vampire’ bats found in Latin America, and they usually target cattle. All other species of bats worldwide feed on insects, fruit or nectar. The ones we find in Malta are insectivores, meaning they have no interest in your blood.’

Meanwhile, not all bats are known to carry diseases like rabies, with the disease not having been documented in Malta.

‘Having said that, they are mammals just like us, and it is never recommended to handle bare-handed, both for your and their safety.’

In another post, the team explained that many calls received during the year concern people finding baby bats – which in actuality are usually juveniles or adults due to Maltese bat sizes being quite small

In fact, if the bat is the size of a 10c coin, it’s a baby. If it’s the size of your little finger, it’s a juvenile or adult!

‘When we receive calls for pups, we always first try to re-unite with the mum. When this does not happen, the pups would need round the clock care to survive.’

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2 Years Of Rain In 24 Hours Floods Dubai

2 Years Of Rain In 24 Hours Floods Dubai
Apr 17 2024 Share

Dubai experienced severe flooding on Tuesday when the city received an unprecedented amount of rainfall equivalent to two years’ worth within just 24 hours.

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According to the Dubai Meteorological Office, over 6.26 inches of rain fell between 10 p.m. local time Monday and 10 p.m. local time Tuesday, significantly surpassing Dubai’s annual average rainfall of 3.12 inches as reported by the World Meteorological Organization.

The extraordinary weather conditions led to disruptions at Dubai International Airport, which temporarily redirected inbound flights. However, departures remained unaffected. In response to the situation, all Dubai government entities and private schools transitioned to remote work on Tuesday.

Dubai typically receives the majority of its annual rainfall—more than 92%—between November and March, with April historically being very dry, averaging just 0.13 inches of rain.

 

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Scientists attribute such extreme rainfall events to human-amplified climate change, as highlighted in the U.S. government’s Fifth National Climate Assessment. These events not only signify a shift in weather patterns but also pose challenges to existing infrastructure, resulting in increased instances of flash flooding.

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PN Highlight Need For New Vessel For Gozo-Malta Travel

PN Highlight Need For New Vessel For Gozo-Malta Travel
Apr 16 2024 Share

In response to the pressing demand for increased ferry services between Malta and Gozo, Nationalist MP Alex Borg, Shadow Minister for Gozo, emphasized the urgent need for an additional Gozo Channel ferry.

Borg reiterated the Nationalist Party’s longstanding advocacy for providing Gozitans and Maltese citizens with another high-quality vessel, citing examples such as the MV Malita, MV Ta’ Pinu, and MV Gaudos.

He pointed out that the investment made by the Nationalist government 22 years ago continues to benefit the islands today.

Borg criticized the current Labour government for failing to invest in a fourth ferry over the past 11 years, instead opting to waste public funds on chartering third-class vessels that are neither accessible nor operational when needed.

This shortage results in significant delays for passengers traveling between the two islands, particularly during weekends and festivals, prolonging journeys unnecessarily.

Borg urged the government to cease squandering taxpayer money and redirect it towards essential investments, emphasizing the necessity of acquiring another ferry that adequately serves the needs of Gozo.

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Maltese Teen DJ Lands 4 Record Deals In 1 Week

Maltese Teen DJ Lands 4 Record Deals In 1 Week
Apr 16 2024 Share

At just 17 years old, Denzel Jo Armani, the teen music sensation from Malta, has made a global splash in the music industry. He has secured four record deals across four continents within a week in a remarkable feat.

 

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His genre-blending melodies and infectious beats have earned him critical acclaim and a dedicated fan base worldwide. Denzel’s exceptional talent and unwavering dedication have propelled him to the forefront of the music industry.

His unique sound, a fusion of genres that defies categorization, and his unparalleled talent have set him apart in the fiercely competitive music landscape.

He has firmly established himself as one of the most promising young artists of this generation. The first of Denzel’s forthcoming releases, “INFINITY”, features a collaboration with another rising local star, singer Drakard.

The track is set to debut on Friday, April 26th, under the banner of UK-based independent label Almighty1 Music, with distribution extending worldwide.

Following “INFINITY”, Denzel’s second release, a tech-house production titled “What is Wrong? I Keep Thinking!” is scheduled for a mid-May release through Argentinian independent label Deep Argentina.

Continuing his international journey, Denzel’s third release, “Love Me Now”, will debut on Brazilian label Slycr Records, catering to a diverse pop audience. Rounding out his impressive lineup of releases, Denzel’s fourth track, “One More Night”, previously released locally featuring Kevin Paul Calleja, will find its global home on a Belgium-based record label.

 

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Denzel is currently working on more tunes for Summer 24 in the studio, collaborating with some of the hottest local artists. Reflecting on his achievements, Denzel humbly remarked, “I am deeply honored and grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with esteemed record labels worldwide. This is just the beginning of my musical journey, and I am eager to share my passion with fans across the globe.”

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