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Trash left on St. George’s bay due to illegal mass gatherings

Trash left on St. George’s bay due to illegal mass gatherings
Jun 20 2021 Share

St. George’s Bay has been receiving hundreds of people over the weekends following the closure of bars and clubs at midnight. However, the illegality also brings with it large amounts of rubbish left behind by people who take to the beach to keep their night out going.

Many have called out to authorities to fix the situation by allowing entertainment venues to be allowed to operate later than midnight. This would not only be a controlled environment where the spread of COVID-19 would be mitigated, but will also have the added benefit of keeping the beach clean. If not, beach goers are highly encouraged to not leave rubbish behind as they leave the area – even though the mass gatherings are in themselves should not be occurring.

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Increase in admissions for attempted suicide during COVID-19 pandemic

Increase in admissions for attempted suicide during COVID-19 pandemic
Jun 20 2021 Share

Mount Carmel Hospital recorded an increase in cases of suicide attempts ever since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. A study conducted by a specialist trainee in the psychiatry noted that the pandemic affected many lives from different angles and some individuals faced immensely difficult psychological bouts of mental health issues, leading to the increase in admissions. It was found that there were more admissions in 2020 when compared to 2019.

Dr Daniela Zammit, who conducted the study, spoke to The Malta Independent and stated that ‘one cannot simplify [suicide] to assume that it is the end-point of sever depression and/or the inevitable reaction to an adverse life event.’ She highlighted how suicide in Malta tends to peak around March and August with a slight increase in December. Zammit said that one should call 112 if it is an emergency, or the Richmond helpline on 1770, Appoġġ on 179 or use the online support services www.kellimni.com to get any required aid.

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Temperature to hit 40 degrees Celsius in upcoming week

Temperature to hit 40 degrees Celsius in upcoming week
Jun 20 2021 Share

An insanely hot week is to be expected up ahead as temperatures will be rising to around 40 degrees celsius for the first week of summer. The temperatures will go up from feeling around 36 degrees celsius to a sizzling 40 degrees by the end of this upcoming week (20th – 26th June).

The hot temperature will increase gradually, with UV racking up at 11 by the end of the week. Despite this being amazing for many sea lovers, it is wise to protect oneself against the heat and sunlight by wearing sun cream, finding shaded shelter and avoiding the peak hours of sunlight.

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Photo Source: Car Zest Rental, Malta International Airport

Maneskin enter the UK top 10 in rock resurgence

Maneskin enter the UK top 10 in rock resurgence
Jun 20 2021 Share

Eurovision 2021 winners Maneskin have made it to the UK top 10 of the UK singles char for the fist time. Their track ‘I Wanna Be Your Slave’ climbed up to 7th place after the band gained more fame following their victory with song ‘Zitti e Buoni.’ The popularity of Maneskin seems to be ushering in a wave of rock inspired music, after lead singer Damiano David declared ‘Rock and roll never dies’ as he held their Eurovision trophy in Rotterdam.

The UK top chart is also held by a guitar-driven track by Olivia Rodrigo for the fourth week in a row. Chart boss Martin Talbot stated that it has long been anticipated that rock would one day return to the Official Singles Chart ‘Few would have expected it to be pioneered by an ex-Disney Channel across and a Eurovision winning act.’

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Photo Source: Eurovision Song Contest