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Rare and massive barrel jellyfish beaches in Xlendi, Malta

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Rare and massive barrel jellyfish beaches in Xlendi, Malta

A snapshot of a massive barrel jellyfish  (Rhizostoma pulmo) beached in Xlendi was uploaded to social media by marine biologist Alan Deidun to inform the public about the fascinating species. 

The species is not common within Maltese waters and, despite its large size, does not pose a serious threat to humans. It can still give a nasty sting however, and this could result in burning sensations and even ulcers. 

It is known to inhabit parts of the Mediterranean but it’s commonality in Maltese is scarce, Deidun revealed. 

The creatures are actually a favourite delicacy of the leatherback turtle, but the endangerment of the latter species has been known to lead to the increase of jellyfish such as this particular one. 

The species could typically grow up to one meter and can weigh up to 25 kilograms. The photo was captured by Mark Busuttil as part of the Spot the Jellyfish Campaign.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic spotted chilling on Maltese registered super yacht

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic spotted chilling on Maltese registered super yacht

Swedish professional footballer and AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was spotted chilling on a super yacht registered in Malta. 

Ibrahimovic reportedly owned the Riva Corsaro yacht called ‘Unknown’, with the vessel costing somewhere up to €10 million. Those numbers come nowhere near Ibrahimovic’s own net worth, which is estimated to stand at around $ 190 million. 

 

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The yacht is suspected to be 34.36 metres long with a beam of 7.70 metres. It is allegedly able to fit up to ten guests, as well as seen crew members, with five rooms and a master suite on the main deck. Another two VIP suites and two twin cabins are also part of the vessel’s infrastructure. 

It was reported earlier in July 2022 that a total of 1,030 super yachts around the world now don the Maltese flag after Transport Minister Aaron Farrugia revealed that the country registered a record 51% in registrations. 

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TikTok star Khaby Lame officially an Italian citizen after 21 years living there

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TikTok star Khaby Lame officially an Italian citizen after 21 years living there

Khaby Lame, the most followed TikTok user in the world, has officially been granted Italian citizenship after 21 years of living in the country.

The 22-year-old social media comedian was born in Senegal but lived in Italy since the age of one. The citizenship was awarded to lame on 17th August, but the TikToker said that he had always felt Italian.

Lame was handed the citizenship during a ceremony in his hometown of Chivasso, and says that he feels a great responsibility for the oath that he took. 

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Lame had turned to the platform after losing his job in a factory when Italy went into lockdown at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. He went on to attract around 150 million followers, all whilst not uttering a single word. 

He was notified of the citizenship by the Italian interior ministry on June 8th, just weeks before overtaking Charli D’Amelio as the world’s top TikTok user. 

The citizenship comes amid a political debate in the country whether to grant citizenship at birth to children born in Italy to foreign parents, regardless of the parents’ citizenship. This would bring Italy into line with other European countries, as currently, kids born in Italy to foreign parents can only apply from the age of 18. 

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Man grievously injured after losing control of vehicle in Imsida

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Man grievously injured after losing control of vehicle in Imsida

Police were informed yesterday at around 1730hrs that their assistance was needed in Triq Dun Karm, Imsida. 

From preliminary investigations it was found that a 68-year-old man and resident of Hamrun was driving a Toyota Hiace van. Due to undisclosed reasons, the man lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a pole. 

Civil Protection members and a medical team were called onto the site, with an ambulance transporting the man to Mater Dei Hospital. He was later certified as having suffered grievous injuries.

Investigations are ongoing. Wishing him a speedy recovery. 

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