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President Metsola Awarded Honoris Causa Doctorate From University Of Lisbon

President Metsola Awarded Honoris Causa Doctorate From University Of Lisbon
Apr 19 2024 Share

Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament, was honored with an Honoris Causa Doctorate by the University of Lisbon in Portugal for her significant contributions to International Relations.

The award aims to link democracy and the European project while encouraging young people to engage in European elections to protect their rights as citizens. Professor Carla Margarida Barroso Guapo da Costa, who nominated Metsola, highlighted her role in advancing the European project, particularly as a representative from a smaller EU country.

Metsola’s dedication to gender equality was also recognized, aligning with the values of previous female Presidents of the European Parliament. Professor Guapo da Costa emphasized Metsola’s commitment to defending democracy, individual freedoms, and the rule of law throughout her career.

Upon receiving the award, Metsola expressed a sense of responsibility to uphold European values amidst growing threats. She stressed the importance of collective action and urged individuals to take charge and advocate for change, emphasizing the enduring belief in Europe’s potential to positively impact lives.

Metsola’s acceptance speech emphasized the need for proactive engagement in shaping Europe’s future, calling for unity and active participation to safeguard shared values. She encouraged individuals to stand up, voice their opinions, and contribute to positive change rather than waiting for others to act. Her message highlighted a deep commitment to European unity and progress.

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Local Photographer Snaps Majestic Sun Fish Off Coast of Żurrieq

Local Photographer Snaps Majestic Sun Fish Off Coast of Żurrieq
Apr 19 2024 Share

In the tranquil waters off the coast of Malta, a mesmerizing spectacle unfolds beneath the surface—a graceful giant known as the Ocean Sunfish. Referred to affectionately as pixxiluna, qamar, or pixxitanbur in its native Maltese, this magnificent creature, scientifically classified as Mola mola, holds a special place in the annals of marine biology.

Renowned as the heavyweight champion of bony fish, the Ocean Sunfish has earned its rightful spot in the Guinness Book of Records. With an unparalleled ability to produce a vast number of eggs, it stands as a testament to the extraordinary fecundity found within the ocean’s depths.

 

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This fascinating information, shared by marine biologist Alan Deidun, who aided in spotting this remarkable fish, illuminates the Ocean Sunfish’s significance in the underwater world.

Despite its imposing size, the Ocean Sunfish is a creature of elegance, gliding effortlessly through the water as it explores depths reaching up to 450 meters. Its wanderings span the globe, with sightings reported in nearly every sea, captivating the hearts and minds of all who encounter it.

Even amidst the tranquil beauty of Malta’s south-western coast, where seasoned underwater photographer Jon Borg skillfully captures its essence, the Ocean Sunfish is not without its challenges. In the coastal waters of California, it falls prey to the cunning sealions, underscoring the delicate balance of life in the marine ecosystem.

With each sighting, the Ocean Sunfish offers a glimpse into the mysteries of the deep, reminding us of the boundless wonders that await beneath the waves. As we unravel the secrets of this enigmatic creature, we are drawn ever closer to understanding the intricate tapestry of life within our oceans.

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Tallinja Passenger Assaults & Insults Bus Driver

Tallinja Passenger Assaults & Insults Bus Driver
Apr 19 2024 Share

A video shared to TikTok  by user sherm.1423 shows a man yelling at the Tallinja driver, demanding that he open the door.

Hurling racial insults and offensive language, the passenger called the driver names like “filthy Indian animal”, “ugly”, “clown”, “rubbish”, and “bastard”, before physically attacking him.

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Despite the driver’s attempt to call the police and warning that he would wait for their arrival before opening the door, the passenger’s aggression escalated. The passenger even threatened to beat the driver, stating that he refrained only to avoid going to prison.

Malta Public Transport swiftly condemned the assault, confirming it occurred around 11am on Route 81 to Valletta. Police reportedly arrived on the scene to address the situation.

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Eko Skola 2024 Final Session At Parliament Of Malta

Eko Skola 2024 Final Session At Parliament Of Malta
Apr 19 2024 Share

Today, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, David Agius, led the final phase of Eko Skola 2024 in the Parliament of Malta. This educational program on environmental issues was initiated 22 years ago by Nature Trust – Malta in 2002. Two years later, in 2004, the final phase of Eko Skola began taking place in the Maltese Parliament. Therefore, Nature Trust – Malta is celebrating the twentieth year since the final section of Eko Skola started in Parliament.

The Deputy Speaker referred to the current situation in the world as nothing good. Apart from conflicts worldwide, the effects of climate change are negatively impacting human development, including the environment. There is always a sense of urgency to make important decisions, including preventive measures to safeguard and improve Malta’s environment for present and future generations.

Participants, children, and young people, discussed a motion referencing strategic goals. These are:

  • Transition to a Climate-Neutral Economy, Ecology, and Blue (marine) Environment;
  • Towards Preservation of Sustainable Urban Development and Cultural Heritage;
  • Ensuring Healthy Living and Well-being for All;
  • Accelerating Digital Transformation, Smart Mobility, and Connectivity; and
  • Achieving Social Justice and Prosperity for All.

This edition of Eko Skola in Parliament was also addressed by Malta’s Prime Minister, Robert Abela, Leader of the Opposition, Bernard Grech, Clifton Grima, Minister for Education, Sports, Youth, Research, and Innovation, Randolph De Battista M.P., Justin Schembri M.P., and Rebekah Borg M.P.

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