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Social Media Captures Mount Etna’s Latest Eruption

Social Media Captures Mount Etna's Latest Eruption
Jul 5 2024 Share

Mount Etna in Italy erupted spectacularly with lava and ash earlier this week. Located on the island of Sicily, the eruption prompted Italy’s Civil Protection agency to elevate the alert level from green to yellow. Lava cascaded down the slopes of the approximately 3,300-meter-high volcano.

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L’Etna questa sera al tramonto (video Guide Vulcanollogiche Etna Nord) #lasiciliaweb #notizie #news #sicilia #etna #cenere

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Social media platforms like TikTok were filled with videos of the volcano’s eruption, situated a few miles off the coast of Malta and thus a tourist hotspot for many living on the island.

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Fifth Edition of Mużika Mużika Announced: Applications Now Open

Fifth Edition of Mużika Mużika Announced: Applications Now Open
Jul 4 2024 Share

Minister for National Heritage, Arts and Local Government, Owen Bonnici, has announced the opening of applications for the fifth edition of Mużika Mużika, scheduled to take place on March 27, 28, and 29, 2025. Applications can be submitted online at muzikamuzika.mt until September 27, 2024, or in person at the Festivals Malta offices in Floriana on September 26 and 27, 2024.

Minister Bonnici highlighted that Mużika Mużika continues to achieve new milestones, not only in participation levels but also in the quality of songs and musical performances presented. He emphasised that the festival has strengthened its reputation within the Maltese music community, providing singers, composers, and authors with a prestigious platform to showcase their talent.

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In the same announcement, Festivals Malta presented trophies to the winners of the fourth edition. Maxine Pace won with the song “Mhux tal-Aħħar” written by Emil Calleja Bayliss and composed by Cyprian Cassar. Other notable mentions included Kantera’s “Vjaġġ Sabiħ” and Cliff Zammit Stevens’ “Fil-Qrib.” Special awards were also given for outstanding arrangements and interpretations.

Preparations for the fifth edition are well underway, with the festival set to select 16 finalist songs. The first night on March 27 will not be an elimination round, allowing participants to enjoy the festival more fully. Emerging and established artists are encouraged to apply to be part of this event.

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Malta’s Daily Clean-Up Equals Two Double-Decker Buses of Illegal Waste

Malta's Daily Clean-Up Equals Two Double-Decker Buses of Illegal Waste
Jul 4 2024 Share

Labour MP and Parliamentary Secretary for Public Cleanliness, Glenn Bedingfield, recently revealed that Clean Malta employees are collecting approximately 45 tonnes of illegal waste daily, which is equivalent to the weight of two double-decker buses. Bedingfield highlighted this in a Tweet, emphasising the significant challenge faced in maintaining public cleanliness.

He stressed that keeping Malta clean should be a collective effort and urged residents to act more responsibly with their waste disposal. Bedingfield’s message underscores the importance of community involvement in addressing the persistent issue of illegal waste dumping.

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Clean Malta, the cleansing and maintenance department, frequently shares updates on their efforts via their official social media pages. These updates include images and videos of the ongoing work being done to keep the streets and public areas clean. By showcasing their daily activities, Clean Malta aims to raise awareness about the scale of their operations and the importance of proper waste disposal.

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Cab Driver’s Journey Halted by Smoking Man on Bonnet

Cab Driver's Journey Halted by Smoking Man on Bonnet
Jul 4 2024 Share

In a peculiar incident in St. Julian’s, a cab driver found himself unable to move his vehicle due to a man resting on the car’s bonnet while smoking a cigarette.

The bizarre scene, captured on footage that has since surfaced on TikTok, shows the man casually lounging on the front end of the cab, seemingly oblivious to the driver’s predicament. The video quickly gained traction, with viewers expressing a mix of amusement and disbelief at the man’s nonchalant behaviour.

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The cab driver, patient as ever, was left with no choice but to wait until the man finished his cigarette and moved.

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