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Panicked horse dies after running into a bus outside Valletta

Panicked horse dies after running into a bus outside Valletta
Apr 8 2023 Share

A horse has unfortunately died after it allegedly ran in a panic into the side of a bus outside of Valletta.

One News reported that the incident took place at around 1500hrs in Triq l-Assedju l-Kbir, Floriana. 

The newsroom confirmed via a police officer that preliminary investigations that the horse escaped whilst still tied to a carriage. No passengers were onboard at the time and no one was hurt. 

However, a 38-year-old Philippine woman resident of Birkirkara was taken to Mater Dei due to suffering shock at the sight. 

Investigations are ongoing. 

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Stunning image of Uranus captured by NASA’s James Webb Telescope

Stunning image of Uranus captured by NASA’s James Webb Telescope
Apr 8 2023 Share

NASA’s James Webb Telescope has captured a stunning image of the seventh planet in our solar system, highlighting 11 out of the 13 rings surrounding Uranus. 

‘Only Voyager 2 and Keck (with adaptive optics) have imaged the planet’s faintest rings before, and never as clearly as Webb’ wrote NASA.

 

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A second image captures Uranus’ moons, of which there are a total of 27. Most of them are too small and faint to capture, but the 6 brightest ones are made visible – Puck, Umbriel, Miranda, Oberon, Titania and Ariel. 

The surrounding lights in the second image are actually other galaxies in the background! 

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2 new boats and 5 mini buses for Malta Police Force fleet

2 new boats and 5 mini buses for Malta Police Force fleet
Apr 8 2023 Share

The Malta Police Force fleet has just been updated with 2 new Rigid Inflatable Boats (RHIBS) and 5 new mini-buses. 

The RHIBS are now assigned to the Police Environment Protection Unit, with the aim of enhancing the police force’s capabilities inshore through patrolling of remote areas accessible only with maritime vessels. 

‘This investment also includes trailers in order for the RHIBS to be able to use different slipways, depending on the emergency of the situation’ the police force said in a statement. 

Meanwhile, the mini buses were assigned to the Police Immigration Section and are intended to ‘facilitate the transportation of immigrants to their respective hosting venues.’ 

4 of the mini buses are 20 seaters with the remaining one being a 17 seater with a wheelchair accessible ramp. 

The investment was one of more than €1,100,000 and was funded as part of the Malta Police Force’s Specific Actions for Border Surveillance, an EU funded project under the Internal Security Fund 2014-2020.

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Malta’s football team drops 5 places to 172 in FIFA rankings

Malta’s football team drops 5 places to 172 in FIFA rankings
Apr 8 2023 Share

Malta’s National Football team has dropped to 172nd place in FIFA rankings – five from it’s initial categorisation – following the losses suffered against Macedonia and Italy. 

The team had lost the EURO 2024 Group C qualification matches in Skopje (2-1) and Ta’ Qali (2-0) against the aforementioned teams. 

Malta is now therefore in between Moldova and Bermuda, with the Michele Marcolini team possessing 972.79 total points. 

The team currently at the top of the qualification is Argentina, with a total of 1840.93 total points, followed by France (1838.45) and Brazil (1834.21) to round up the top three. 

Argentina’s placement in the top 3 is a return that came after six years, after having just won the Qatar World Cup against the second place ranked France in the FIFA rankings. 

Meanwhile, Malta’s national team will head back to the pitch in June in a friendly match against Luxembourg. They will then play to acquire even more points on the 16th of that same month against England. Malta will also play against Ukraine on the 19th of June. 

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