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WATCH: Hundreds attend Gozo’s first-ever pride march

Sep 4 2022 Share

Hundreds took to the streets of Gozo on Saturday to attend the island’s first ever Pride March in Rabat.

 

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Individuals, couples and families from various communities donned rainbow clothing and branded banners as they marched down the streets of Gozo’s capital city, with various public figures in attendance such as Gozo Minister Clint Camilleri, MEP Cyrus Engerer, MPs Claudette Buttigieg & Alex Borg and Parliamentary Secretary Rebecca Buttigieg, amongst others.

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This historic event was welcomed by many with some admitting that it truly was an emotional moment for their community, with LGBTI+ Gozo congratulated for their efforts in organising the march.

Did you attend any of the Pride Week festivities?

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It has been 27 years since the first eBay item was sold: a broken laser pointer

It has been 27 years since the first eBay item was sold: a broken laser pointer
Sep 4 2022 Share

It has officially been 27 years since the first eBay purchase ever was made and if that’s not enough to make you feel old, here’s the full story.

Back in September 1995, eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and Mark Fraser conducted an exchanged with made online shopping history after locking in a sale of a broken laser pointer.

Omidyar had spent the entirety of his Labor Day weekend at home writing eBay’s code, not knowing that he was about to revolutionise the online shopping experience with a concept never seen before. Originally launched as AuctionWeb, Omidyar listed the faulty laster pointer for $1 before people started placing bids and brought the final price up to $14.83.

Fraser, from Canada, explains that he bought the object because standard, fully-operational laster pointers cost around $100 those days and his boss definitely wasn’t going to fund it, so he thought he’d build it himself.

Nowadays, Fraser is an icon in eBay history, once used to support the company’s slogan that “people will buy anything”, but his relationship with the company remains strong and wholesome, admitting that in 2015, he had bought over 2000 items from the site.

Have you ever used eBay?

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Goodbye summer? Temperature drop & stormy weather expected next week

Goodbye summer? Temperature drop & stormy weather expected next week
Sep 4 2022 Share

With the start of September, temperatures in Malta are expected to start decreasing gradually, with a sharp drop expected next week.

Despite temperature highs of 35°C on Sunday and Monday, temperatures are expected to go as low as 24°C from Tuesday onwards, according to the Malta International Airport’s Meteorological Report.

Anticipating another week of warm weather before a sharp change, local weather page ‘It-Temp Madwarna’ reports the first stretch of stormy weather and lower temperatures towards the beginning of next week.

Are you looking forward to Winter weather?

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Five men arrested after attempted theft in Marsa

Five men arrested after attempted theft in Marsa
Sep 4 2022 Share

On Saturday, at around 1am, the Malta Police Force was informed of suspicious activity from 5 men near Il-Moll tal-Ħatab in Marsa.

Officials from within the Rapid Intervention Unit (RIU) were on site within moments, finding and arresting five men aged between 19 and 26 from within one of the area’s warehouses.

The men were reportedly wearing dark clothing and gloves, with the police also finding a large pair of bolt cutters and signs of forced entry in two other warehouses.

Investigations are currently under way, with the police discovering that the men allegedly stole from the same spots days before.

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