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More Injured Turtles Entangled In Fishing Lines Rescued

More Injured Turtles Entangled In Fishing Lines Rescued
May 30 2024 Share

Wildlife Rescue Team Malta were kept busy with distress calls for turtle rescues this month of May as over 3 more turtles were rescued from waters around Malta.

Two turtles, Michaela and Petrella, were rescued by the team. The former was a very small juvenile who had trouble floating or dive when prompted.

The second turtle was found with fishing lines attached to her, some coming out of the mouth and others entangled around the flipper.

The third was Arielle, who had a very long fishing line coming out of the mouth, was spotted in Malsalforn. All of the turtles were rescued or aided by professionals and taken to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.

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WhatsApp To Make Major Changes After Backlash From Users

WhatsApp To Make Major Changes After Backlash From Users
May 29 2024 Share

After the Meta-owned app’s recent update gained a lot of negative responses. The majority of people expressed concern over the changes, calling it everything from “ugly” to just “irritating.”

However, as we’ve already seen, the instant messenger doesn’t hesitate to retract its actions when they don’t sit well with users.

Recall the brief period when it converted the lowercase terms “online” and “typing,” which display beneath a contact’s name, to capital letters? Thankfully they fixed that after backlash from users.

Prior to this, Meta said that the changes it was making were intended to give WhatsApp a “new, modern experience and make it more accessible as well as easier to use. “By changing its colours, it appears that the app is now trying to make up for upsetting iOS users last month.

After years of the same appearance, most iOS users awoke to see an intense green aesthetic.After a significant redesign, the chat-list window, the status bar, and the settings alerts all started to display the green colour that is connected to the messaging app. Even links sent in chats have changed from their previous blue tint to green, adding insult to injury.

Users may now be able to select from a wider variety of chat theme hues, so you may modify it to your preference and get rid of that awful green. The theme colour you choose will also determine the hue of the wallpaper and chat bubbles.

In addition, it appears like WhatsApp is making a significant effort to win back the public by developing a new feature that will let you customise the accent colour of the app.

What do you think of this new update?

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Zip-line, Dog Park & More At New Birgu Garden

Zip-line, Dog Park & More At New Birgu Garden
May 29 2024 Share

A garden on the Glażiż in Birgu, covering around 9,000 square meters and abandoned for many years, has been transformed into a recreational space for families. Prime Minister Robert Abela visited and inaugurated the project alongside students from Birgu Primary School.

Abela emphasized that this initiative is part of the Government’s efforts to provide open spaces within communities, fulfilling electoral promises. He highlighted that the garden offers a quality space for families to spend time together, following other significant projects in the Cottonera area.

The garden features picnic areas, children’s play zones, and a dog park, with equipment made from natural and recycled materials. It also includes solar-powered lighting and security cameras. The project, executed by GreenServ, respects the existing environment.

Minister Miriam Dalli underscored the importance of such spaces for the community, noting their role in enhancing educational experiences and improving the quality of life for residents. An event for families will be held in the garden this coming Saturday.

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Less than 40% of Young Maltese Make Sure Online Content is True

Less than 40% of Young Maltese Make Sure Online Content is True
May 29 2024 Share

In 2023, 36 % of youth in the EU between the ages of 16 and 29 who had used the internet three months before the study made an effort to verify the accuracy of material or information they saw online from other sources.

This research was gathered from a survey done on ICT usage in various households and also individuals published by Eurostat.

The countries with the lowest percentages of youth who checked the content they found online were Cyprus (11%), Bulgaria (14%), Romania (11.24%), Lithuania (21%), and Latvia (27%) and Malta also made the list with 31.6 %These five nations were among the fourteen that saw a decline in this percentage between the surveys conducted in 2021 and 2023.

On the other hand, a greater percentage of young ladies (73%) than young males (69%), aged 16 to 29, had at least rudimentary digital abilities. In the case for Malta, the survey shows that men(92.63%) have a slightly higher level of digital skills than women(90.90%)

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