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Free tow truck service as Traffic Malta braces for new school year

Free tow truck service as Traffic Malta braces for new school year
Sep 26 2022 Share

Transport Malta has issued out officers in full force to address the pending rush hours as schools reopen. 

The authority revealed that officers will be stationed in various locations where traffic accumulates, mainly between 6am to 930am and 330pm to 6:30pm. 

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TM also revealed that a free tow truck service will be available from Monday to Friday during the same aforementioned times. Motorists are told to call 80073399 to make use of the service. 

‘An Enforcement Officer from Transport Malta will be sent to your location to direct traffic in the area and help move your vehicle to the nearest safe place, so that it is not inconvenience to the traffic that is passing by.’ 

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Instagram Stories will soon be extended to 60 uninterrupted seconds

Instagram Stories will soon be extended to 60 uninterrupted seconds
Sep 26 2022 Share

We’ve all seen it – an infinite number of Instagram stories with tabs smaller than the phone pixels themselves. 

Now, Instagram will be giving users the possibility to upload uninterrupted 60 second stories. The social network confirmed on Friday that stories under 60 seconds will not be broken up into smaller segments. 

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The stories used to be cut up into 15 second clips, but this is coming to an end, a Meta spokesperson confirmed to tech news portal TechCrunch. 

This means that even viewers watching a following’s stories will not need to continuously tap the side of the screen to get through a whole slew of video. 

However, this could mean that people who like the bite-sized nature of stories could be turned off to this feature. This would transform Stories into a new version of Reels, which also has the option of posting 60 second videos. 

Instagram’s shift to video content has led to the platform increasing the time limit on all clip content. New video posts are now automatically shared as Reels if they are shorter than 15 minutes. 

This also comes as Instagram wrestles with the giant TikTok has become, despite users criticising the app for trying to become something it’s not. Instagram may have back-tracked a bit, but video still seems to be taking the chief position on the application. 

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St Albert teachers release open letter to students as resignations continue

St Albert teachers release open letter to students as resignations continue
Sep 26 2022 Share

Secondary school teachers from St Albert issued an open letter to all students beginning their new scholastic term this week, even though they will have to start two days late. 

The open letter began by stating that, whereas in previous years, students would have celebrated the beginning of a new term, it would be very difficult to replicate it this year. 

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“You’ve lost two whole days of learning because of what happened this summer. As you most probably know, some Dominican friars and their friends fired the headmaster, Mario Mallia, and our school has been crumbling ever since” the open letter read. 

The letter continued to explain how many teachers and other staff that used to love working with the students resigned from their positions as well. 

“Please forgive us if we take that tough decision as well. We are still fighting against what we believe is an unforgivable injustice. We hope you understand that what we did as Saint Albert staff this summer was an educative experience in itself.”

The letter then encouraged the students to resist and fight for what they believe in if they experience injustice and when they see ‘people in power intentionally work[ing] to break the communal spirit.’ 

“We promise, if possible, that we will not stop fighting for you because you deserve the best possible educative experience. Exactly like you used to have in years prior. This is the only reason we are ready to wish you a fruitful scholastic year, despite the circumstances.”

According to reliable sources, MaltaDaily was informed that more resignations took place from the last update. No time tables are present, LSEs have no idea about what responsibilities they have and assistant heads to teachers have left the school. 

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Helicopter airlifts man after falling from Ghajn Tuffieha cliffs

Helicopter airlifts man after falling from Ghajn Tuffieha cliffs
Sep 26 2022 Share

An Armed Forces of Malta helicopter airlifted a Dutch individual who fell from Għajn Tuffieħa cliffs on Sunday. 

With the assistance of the Civil Protection Department, the AFM dispatched the MELITA 2 Search and Rescue Vessel and AW139 helicopter. 

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The victim was transported to Mater Dei Hospital for more medical assistance. The cause of the accident and the victim’s status are still not yet known. 

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