Viral Video Sheds Light On Yesterday’s Paceville Traffic Chaos

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Viral Video Sheds Light On Yesterday's Paceville Traffic Chaos

A video making the rounds online shows the traffic jam which was reported yesterday in and around St Julian’s. 

The video shows the absolute jam of vehicles congesting streets in the locality, with the person recording the video expressing how they cannot leave their workplace to go home due to the state Malta’s roads are in.


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The source of the traffic is not yet clear, with some reporting having seen construction works. However, no official site or any form of accident which could have led to the traffic was reported. 


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Ħamrun Spartans Advance to 3rd UEFA Conference League Round

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Ħamrun Spartans secured an impressive 1-0 victory over Dinamo Tbilisi to advance to the third qualifying round of the UEFA Conference League. 

Despite playing the entire second half with ten men due to Uros Djuranovic’s controversial dismissal, the Maltese champions managed to shut out their opponents. 

Djuranovic was shown a red card after a confrontation with Dinamo Tbilisi’s coach during half-time.

With a 3-1 aggregate win over the Georgian champions, Ħamrun Spartans earned their spot in the next round. They now face a challenging match against Hungarian champions Ferencvaros.

The match saw both teams battling hard, with Dinamo Tbilisi dominating possession, but Ħamrun Spartans displayed solid defensive organization. The winning goal came in stoppage time of the first half when Uros Djuranovic volleyed a cross from Seth Paintsil into the corner.

Despite being a player down in the second half, the Spartans defended resolutely, with goalkeeper Federico Marchetti making crucial saves. 

Dinamo Tbilisi launched multiple attacks but failed to break through Ħamrun’s defense, hitting the post on one occasion. Marchetti’s stellar performance secured the memorable victory for Ħamrun Spartans.


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Taylor Swift Gifts & Hugs Kobe Bryant’s Daughter During Tour

 - Celebrities - Aug 4 2023 SHARE ON:
Taylor Swift Gifts & Hugs Kobe Bryant's Daughter During Tour

 ‘Anti Hero’ singer Taylor Swift shared a special moment with the late Kobe Bryant’s daughter, Bianka during her Eras Tour concert, gifting her ’22’ hat in front of thousands in attendance. 

The moment was captured by Bianka’s mum and wife of the late basketball player Vanessa as the singer performed the latest of her sold out show in Los Angeles. 

As part of her outfit, Swift wore a pork pie hat as she sang ’22’, inspired by the music video of the same song. The 33 year old singer recognised Kobe’s daughter and went on to place the hat on Bianka’s head before they shared a hug. 

This heart warming moment came after Bianka’s mother shared stories and posts to Instagram of the outfit she planned to wear. The jean jacket showed Kobe alongside Swift on her 1989 tour. 

Kobe unfortunately died in a helicopter crash along with his 13 year old daughter Gianna. The news of his death also prompted a post from Swift herself, expressing her condolences to the Bryant family. 


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Heat Related Hospital Admissions Up Ten Times From 2022

 - Health & Fitness - Aug 4 2023 SHARE ON:
Heat Related Hospital Admissions Up Ten Times From 2022

In July, the number of heat-related admissions at Mater Dei hospital increased tenfold compared to the previous year, as per health data reported by Times of Malta.

In June and July 2022, three and nine patients were respectively admitted with heat-related conditions.

However, during the same months in the current year, the numbers surged to five and 94 patients, experiencing similar heat-related symptoms.

Fortunately, no deaths linked to dehydration or hyperthermia were reported in June 2022 and June 2023. Yet, in July 2022, two deaths occurred, while a concerning 21 deaths were recorded in July 2023, with the National Mortality Register attributing them to dehydration or hyperthermia.

These fatalities happened amid a severe heatwave, compounded by prolonged power cuts in some regions. On July 24, the temperature reached a record 42.7°C, with a heat index of 44°C according to the Met Office.

Throughout the final days of July, health authorities consistently urged people to take necessary precautions and safeguard themselves from the adverse effects of the extreme heat.


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