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President George Vella pays visit to Maltese patients in UK

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President George Vella and his wife Miriam have paid a visit to all those Maltese patients receiving treatment in various hospitals in the UK.

First, they visited Maltese patients and their families at the apartments belonging to the Puttinu Cares Foundation in Sutton and at the residence of the Franciscan Sisters. After the visit the President had this to say “Everyone has his own story, some have been here for a long time, others are still preparing to make the journey, but at the same time they find consolation in the support of their friends and other Maltese like them.”

As of now, there are 37 Maltese patients getting treatment in London or its close surroundings, with most of them staying with Franciscan Sisters and the Augustinian Sisters or in the apartments belonging to Puttinu Cares Foundation.

Along with visiting patients, President Vella and Mrs Vella also visited a number of doctors who care for these Maltese people , in order to thank them. Vella thanked the doctors, two of them Maltese, of Nuffield Orthopedic Centre  and the whole administration for the good work they do protecting Maltese patients. He also expressed his wish that the links between the hospital and Malta continue on.

The two also met with experts at the The Botnar Institute for Musculoskeletal Sciences. About the meeting the President said “They spoke to us in a technical manner about ongoing developments and the possibilities of improvement in the health service.”

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250,000 litres of water used to take out Kordin fire

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Approximately 250,000 litres of water and 2,500 litres of foam were used by firefighters in order to take out the massive Kordin fire that broke out on Saturday. Around 25 emergency responders spent hours fighting the flames.

Civil Protection Malta revealed that a large field located at Kordin Industrial Estate, which contained many vehicles such as cars, trucks, trailers, boats and tyres, caught fire. A drone was also used in the action to further help extinguish the fire

Police spokesperson Brandon Pisani thanked the Emergency medical team, the Malta Police Force, Transport Malta, the CPD Volunteers, St. John Rescue Corps and the Emergency fire and rescue unit.

The fire reportedly started at around 1:20pm on Sunday and luckily registered. This isn’t the first random fire to break out in Malta this summer. However PBS have revealed that the fire did not start at Kordin facilities, but rather at a nearby paper company, Karta Converters.

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WATCH: $300 million superyacht owned by Emirati billionaire spotted in Birgu

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A yacht worth $300 million has been spotted docked in Birgu. The yacht is called Radiant and is owned by Emirati billionaire Abdulla Al Futtaim.

 

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It was previously owned by Russian media tycoon Boris Berezovsky, who wanted to rival Roman Abramovich’s boat Pelorus, another boat which has been previously docked in Malta. The Russian did however sell it to the Emirati car dealer before the boat was even completed.

Radiant features a helipad, gymnasium, cinema and spa and includes one of the highest security specifications to ever be created. The helipad seems to be used quite a lot as the yacht was also seen in Birgu with a helicopter on its helipad.

The yacht is a 110m motor yacht which has a top speed of 21.0 kn and cruising speed of 16.o kn. Radiant can accommodate up to 20 guests in 10 staterooms. It was was designed by experienced yacht designer Tim Heywood and was built in Germany by Lurssen in 2009.

Radiant is registered in the Cayman Islands, the 2nd most popular flag state for superyachts with a total of 1256 yachts registered.

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Malta celebrates public service officials after exhausting weekend operation

Malta celebrates public service officials after exhausting weekend operation
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This weekend, around 25 officials within the Civil Protection Department were tasked with a delicate operation in the Kordin industrial area after an intense blaze took over a section of the area.

 

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The Civil Protection Department and Malta Police Force were notified of the blaze on Sunday at around 1.20PM, with firemen coming together to extinguish it.

Police spokesperson Brandon Pisani took to Facebook to praise the Police and CPD officials, together the medical teams and Transport Malta for their tireless efforts to control the situation in the least time possible.

Pisani went on to thank the media for the entire cooperation and understanding of the dangers of the situation.

THANK YOU to Malta’s Public Service officials.

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