Archive for » July 2nd, 2012«

Insights through costumes into Rural Life & Society in Gozo

There are just over three weeks remaining to be able to view a display of popular costumes, as interpreted in their right ethnographic and historical context. The exhibition, organised by Heritage Malta, is being held at the Exhibition Hall at the Ministry for Gozo, in Victoria. This is much more than folk dress on display, [...]
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Casper, rescued from a life on the streets by Gozo SPCA

The Gozo SPCA Rehoming Centre in Victoria have just taken in ‘Casper,’ who was found wandering on his own, either lost or abandoned. Casper is a Tal But X and about a year old. He is a very friendly dog, who will not grow any larger than he is now. The volunteers at the Centre [...]
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GO working to resolve current interference to TV channels

GO has said today that it would like to advise its TV customers that during the night between Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th July it will be performing a technical work-around as part of its ongoing drive to minimise the negative effects of high levels of radio frequency (RF) interference received from Italy. This interference, [...]
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Malta’s unemployment rate still well below the EU average

The euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 11.1% in May 2012, compared with 11.0% in April. It was 10.0% in May 2011. The EU27 unemployment rate was 10.3% in May 2012, compared with 10.2% in April. It was 9.5% in May 2011. Among the Member States, the lowest unemployment rates were recorded in Austria [...]
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Fence around turtle nest site lowered to prevent shading

Nature Trust (Malta) said in an update on the turtle nest site, that so far the Volunteers together with MEPA Officials and MRRA Officials have been keeping a close eye on the nest. The fence around the nest has been lowered to prevent shading on the nest. Volunteers are also keeping an eye out for [...]
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TM reserves 45 bays in Malta & Gozo just for swimmers

Marsaxlokk, Tigné (Tas-Sliema) and Cirkewwa are three new zones Transport Malta (TM) has reserved exclusively for swimmers as from this summer to bring the total number of Swimmers’ Zones around the Maltese Islands to 45. for the past 17 years. TM said that it has been educating boat owners to enjoy their pastime in a [...]
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April guest arrivals in accommodation falls in Gozo & Comino

When compared to the previous year, April’s total arrivals and nights in Gozo and Comino declined to 6,237 and 19,535 respectively. Despite these drops, the average length of stay remained unchanged at 3.1 nights. The net use of bed-places in Gozo and Comino was estimated at 38.3 per cent, 1.2 percentage points less than last [...]
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Jellyfish strobilation process observed for the first time

The IOI-MOC team at the University of Malta, within the Spot the Jellyfish campaign, have recently observed underwater the jellyfish strobilation process. Jellyfish demonstrate a highly convoluted underwater life cycle, in which small planula larvae released by the adult jellyfish medusae develop into polyps (similar to the ones in coral) which attach to and settle [...]
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