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Residents and MPs angered by Marsaskala yacht marina plans

Residents and MPs angered by Marsaskala marina yacht plans
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After Transport Malta released the plans for a massive yacht marina for Marsaskala creek last Friday, social media was taken up by anger and concern. Residents commented how the new plans will deprive them of all swimming areas as the preliminary design in Annex 2 of the document shows most of the coastline taken up by pontoons. 

The plans are part of a pre-qualification questionnaire for the award of a concession to design, build and operate a yacht marina from the inner side to the outmost points of the creek. Apart from not leaving any swimming area for residents, the plans would make it impossible for fireworks to be set off from the sea and also raises concern over the impact on the saline marshland at il-Maghluq. 

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Of those who came out against the plans were Labour MP Jean Claude Micallef who was elected from the district. Writing to Facebook, he stated how despite losing everything to enter politics, he would not let the bay in Marsascala be lost. He stated how he found out about these plans through the media and that an MP from the same district should be informed of such plans. 

He called for everyone who cares for Wied il-Ghajn to attend an urgent Local Council meeting this upcoming Monday. Sharing Micallef’s post, PN MP Beppe Fenech Adami commented how the Labour government has also ignored its own MPs’ concerns over such plans and went ahead with the designs. 

The Nationalist Party as a whole also commented on the plans, stating that a issuing a tender for a massive yacht marina in Marsascala is ‘tantamount to putting the cart before the horse’. Speaking during a press conference on Saturday, PN spokesperson Peter Agius said that while the PN were in support of infrastructure investment, residents also had the right to be in the know of how the project could impact the environment and quality of life. 

Agius pointed out how the community’s interest should not come second as the project is already at a tendering stage with no resident consultation. Marsascala minority leader John Baptist Camilleri also commented, stating that the council was surprised by the plans to construct a full-scale marina. They were, allegedly, under the impression that the plans were to build a breakwater in the area. 

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Maltese TikToker Henry Galea on his way to 5 million followers

Maltese TikToker Henry Galea on his way to 5 million followers
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Maltese TikToker and make-up artist Henry Galea is still going strong as his platform is about to hit the 5 million follower mark. His rise to TikTok stardom has been achieved through stunning make-up work and character design, in which he creates bizarre and yet hyper-realistic personalities from fantasy and brings them to life. 

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Wait for it … 🤍🤡 #fyp #foryou #foryoupage #makeup #makeupartist

♬ tatatarararara – holaa

Henry, who forms part of Club House Europe, is also the creator of Heri Cosmetics, which is Malta’s first ever locally produced cosmetics brand. The youth’s innovation and determination are beyond paying off as he pursues his dream professionally locally and with internationally. 

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Congratulations Henry on the pending milestone soon to be achieved! And here’s to 6M!

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WATCH: Shark hunts for ‘lampuki’ near Filfla island

Shark hunts for ‘lampuki’ near Filfla island
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A video uploaded to Facebook by Bertu Pace shows a shark of unknown species swimming in the Filfla area in search of ‘lampuki’ (dorado). 

As the fish migrates near the Maltese islands during autumn, sightings of sharks grow more common as they move in to hunt famous ‘lampuki’. The fish have become an immensely popular seafood delicacy for the Maltese, and it seems as though this shark has also developed a taste for it.

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The shark species was not specified apart from certifying that it probably is not a Great White. The shark was also swimming considerably far away from the nearest beaches, and are rarely known to attack humans. 

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7 comic characters with weird or useless super powers

7 comic characters with weird or useless super powers
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The Thunderer 

His superhero name might suggest something exciting, but the Thunderer has one of the most useless powers around. A radio operator in his daily life, Jerry Carstairs developed his own costume and uses a microphone which allows him to yell at enemies really loudly. Not only would he just be hurting the villains’ eardrums, but he’ll also hurt civilians in the surrounding area. 

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Maggot 

A Marvel X-Men member, Maggot has two gigantic slugs in his stomach which leave his body, eat stuff and then return through their host’s guts to help him grow in size, stamina and speed. Apart from the slugs having to enter his body in super complicated ways, Maggot is rendered utterly useless in a fight whilst the slugs are feasting away. 

Gin Genie

Gin Genie’s superpower would have been amazing as she could generate seismic vibrations and cause earthquakes. However, the catch for her powers to work are that she needs to be utterly drunk for them to work. Her power landed the super heroine on several ‘most offensive’ lists and also made Gin Genie a nightmare of a team mate. 

Arm-Fall-Off Boy

Yep, his powers are exactly what you think they are. A DC invention, Floyd Belkin is a member of the Legion of Superheroes and, when protecting himself, Belkin simply detaches either one of his arms and then beats his enemies with it. Despite allegedly being a powerful weapon, the hero looks rather ridiculous waving his own arm around. 

The Phone Ranger

After A.G. Bell helped a customer with a broken phone, he discovered that the phone had a distress signal from an alien race. Using the technology, he gave himself the ability to telecommunications devices everywhere and be the first responder to 911 calls. However, since this was his only power, he died in the line of duty as he was just an ordinary repairman. 

Hindsight Lad

Foresight is the ability to predict what is to happen the future. Hindsight is, well, the opposite. Now having that as your main superpower doesn’t just make you useless in a fight, but also makes you a know-it-all who just rants about how things could have gone better after a massive hero battle. 

Almighty Dollar

Born J. Pennington Pennypacker, his name already starts to give away his power. What is it you ask? He could shoot loose change shoot out of his wrists. You would think he would use his powers to get crazy rich but no – he took the crime fighting route instead. His team mates also included a guy who could use his stomach as a weapon (what is it with superheroes and stomachs?) and a Korean statistics genius (casual racism alert). 

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