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Zurrieq’s Wied Fulija transformed into a green open space

Zurrieq’s Wied Fulija transformed into a green open space
Jul 13 2021 Share

Wied Fulija, a former landfill in Zurrieq, has been transformed into a green landscape for the public to enjoy. With an investment of around € 4.5 Million, the space has become home for well over 43,000 trees and bushes whilst also spanning some of Zurrieq’s most panoramic Cliffside’s. The initiative in favour of biodiversity spans about 90 acres, with a water reservoir installed to guarantee the sustainability of the project.

Inaugurating the project, Prime Minister Robert Abela stated that the landscape was rehabilitated more closely to its natural state. Environment Minister Aaron Farrugia, also speaking at the inauguration, stated that future generations will not see the landfill full of waste but instead will enjoy the fresh air and natural aesthetic which Wied Fulija will provide. 

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73 cases of sexual and physical abuse of children reported in 2021 so far

73 cases of sexual and physical abuse of children reported in 2021 so far
Jul 13 2021 Share

Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri revealed on Monday that 73 cases of physical and sexual assault on minors have been reported since the start of 2021. Responding to a parliamentary question posed by PL Mp Silvio Grixti, Camilleri revealed the information in parliament, with the cases being split into categories of bodily harm, domestic violence and sexual offences. 

Of these 73 cases, 18 were sexual offences, 30 bodily harm and 25 domestic violence. The information also revealed that since 2018 there have been 95 reports of sexual offences against children and under-18s. 2020 received the highest number of such reports, reaching up to 30. As a total of all categories, 2019 saw the highest number of reports being made at a total of 168. 

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Spain reintroduces curfews after COVID-19 spike among youth

Spain reintroduces curfews after COVID-19 spike among youth
Jul 13 2021 Share

Regions across Spain are reintroducing curfews and restrictions on events following a spike in COVID-19 infections among young people. The Delta variant seems to be the culprit behind most of the new infections, with most of those who contracted the virus unvaccinated young people. Northern region Asturias banned indoor bar and restaurant operations on Monday, with Mediterranean coast regions Catalonia and Valencia limiting social gatherings to 10 people and restricting late night events. 

Spain’s total two week infection load is up three times higher among under 30s than the average. The variable rose throughout the nation on Monday to 368 cases registered per 100,000 residents. Spain’s health emergency response coordinator Fernando Simón stated that despite patients aged under 30 not needing intensive care, the high number of cases was slowly pushing up hospitalisation rates.  

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Francesco Rugeri offers aid to Italian youth quarantined in Malta

Francesco Rugeri offers aid to Italian youth quarantined in Malta
Jul 12 2021 Share

Marsa FC’s newest president and entrepreneur Francesco Rugeri has taken it upon himself to offer aid to Italian students who are currently residing in quarantine in Malta. Rugeri, who also runs a chain of coffee shops, joined forces with a group of other Italians who offered to deliver food and drink to the youth currently stuck in quarantine in a Maltese hotel. 

After being obliged to quarantine due to their friends testing positive for COVID-19, Rugeri was contacted by the parents of some of the students. The guardians expressed their concerns and worries in regards to their children, who were facing several difficulties. Rugeri took the opportunity to help the group of youth, making their stay in Malta under such circumstances easier until they are able to return home. 

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Photo Source: Francesco Evbuilding