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Part Of Balluta Bay Also Contaminated With E. Coli

Part Of Balluta Bay Also Contaminated With E. Coli
May 21 2024 Share

After a warning was issued that St George’s Bay in St Julian’s was contaminated by E. Coli and I. Enterococci, a similar warning was issued for part of Balluta Bay.

According to the Bathing Water Directive, the Environmental Health Directorate of the Superintendence of Public Health has issued a notification advising against bathing until further notice.

Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) are actively investigating to identify the source of contamination. However, the duration of this contamination remains uncertain at this stage.

Infections caused by Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria can result in severe, bloody diarrhea. In addition, they may lead to urinary tract infections, pneumonia, meningitis, bacteremia (a bacterial infection in the bloodstream), or sepsis (a life-threatening systemic reaction to bacteremia).

Meanwhile, Enterococci are capable of causing urinary tract infections (UTIs), bacteremia, infective endocarditis (IE), meningitis, intra-abdominal infections, and wound infections. Strains that are resistant to antibiotics may necessitate extended treatment courses.

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Keith Schembri, Konrad Mizzi Demand Immediate Full Disclosure

Keith Schembri, Konrad Mizzi Demand Immediate Full Disclosure
May 21 2024 Share

Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi claimed that the Attorney General and Police Commissioner are withholding crucial documents from the Vitals inquiry, violating their rights to full disclosure and a fair trial. They made this assertion in judicial protests filed against the officials.

The protests followed the notification of criminal charges, including money laundering, bribery, and forming a criminal association, stemming from a lengthy inquiry into the Vitals hospitals ordeal.

Schembri and Mizzi, along with former Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, are scheduled for arraignment next Tuesday.

They argued that they were not consulted before the charges were filed and have not received all the necessary documentation, specifically the appendices to the inquiry report.

The Attorney General maintained that the required process verbal and material evidence from parallel investigations were provided as mandated.

Schembri and Mizzi’s lawyers insisted that suspects have the right to all material evidence for a fair trial under the Criminal Code and the European Convention on Human Rights. They demanded immediate full disclosure and warned of potential constitutional proceedings if their rights were not upheld.

Additionally, they opposed Repubblika’s bid to be recognised as an injured party in the case, dismissing it as a baseless legal manoeuvre. Lawyers Edward Gatt, Mark Vassallo, and Shaun Zammit signed the judicial acts, criticising Repubblika’s actions as frivolous.

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Eminem’s Daughter Hailie Jade Gets Married

May 21 2024 Share

Eminem’s daughter Hailie Jade is officially a married woman.

The podcaster announced her marriage with her partner Evan McClintock  to her 3.2 million followers with several pictures showcasing the movie-like ceremony, even snapping some photos of Evan tearing up.

The pair’s wedding was held last weekend and also saw the world renowned rapper share a dance with his eldest daughter.

Alongside a series of beautiful photos, Hailie also wrote to her large number of fans;

“Waking up a wife this week.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better, more beautiful weekend celebration. So so many happy tears were shed, laughs & smiles were had, & so much love was felt.

“Evan and I are feeling so grateful for all of the family & friends that traveled to support us and be a part of this new chapter of our lives as husband & wife.”

It has been a busy year so far for Eminem as along with his daughter’s wedding he will also be releasing a new album titled ‘The Death Of Slim Shady’ reportedly some time this summer.

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Malta With Highest Increase In Pig Population In EU 2023

Malta With Highest Increase In Pig Population In EU 2023
May 21 2024 Share

Malta, along with Bulgaria, had the highest increase in pig populations, shooting up by a staggering 21%.

Eurostat published the statistics for the EU livestock populations in 2023, seeing populations of bovine animals decreasing by 5% when compared with 2013.

Pigs also decreased EU wide by 6%, whereas sheep decreased by 9% and goats by 15%.

Croatia and Ireland both registered a -10% decline in their pig populations in 2023. Meanwhile, Latvia registered the largest decline in bovine population at -6%. Cyprus registered the highest bovine increase at +1%.

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