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12 National Athletes In Formia Training Camp Ahead Of Championships

12 National Athletes In Formia Training Camp Ahead Of Championships
Mar 12 2024 Share

12 athletes forming part of the Maltese athletics National Team, and consistingly primarily of sprinters and jumpers, are on their way to Formia, Italy for an eight-day training camp.

The Formia Olympic Training Centre, overseen by the Italian Olympic Federation (CONI), offers a rich tradition in preparing elite athletes for top-level competitions.

This training camp, the first of its kind after a series of similar training camps in the build up to the successful GSSE 2023, will prepare Malta’s elite athletes for various major commitments throughout the coming months, including the European Athletics Championships, the European Championships for Small States of Europe (CSSE), the Balkan Championships and the Under 23 Mediterranean Championship.

The team is led by Technical Director Mario Bonello, and National Team coaches Jivko Jetchev and Zeljko Aras, and will be assisted in Formia by Profs Antonio Laguardia and Vitaly Petrov.

This training camp is supported by the Maltese Olympic Committee, Sport Malta and the NDSF.

Two separate groups forming part of the national team will then be travelling in April to Formia and Tirrenia respectively, the former focusing on middle distance athletes, and the latter for throwers, under the guidance of Nicola Silvaggi.

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Here’s What’s Going Down During This Year’s St. Patrick’s Day

Here's What's Going Down During This Year's St. Patrick's Day
Mar 12 2024 Share

St Julian’s is gearing up for St Patrick’s Day, promising an event that stands as one of Malta’s most anticipated street gatherings of the year.

The Big G’s and Quenchers area, known for its atmosphere every single year, will play host to the island’s biggest street party. A selection of Malta’s finest DJs is set to provide the soundtrack for the day, spinning tunes that will keep the energy high from morning till night.

Food lovers have much to look forward to, with a variety of food vendors set to line the streets, offering a wide range of mouth-watering grub. From traditional fare to international cuisines, there will be something to satisfy every palate, ensuring that the St. Patrick’s partygoers have the fuel they need to keep the party going.

This celebration is a highlight in Malta’s social calendar, drawing thousands of green-clothed revellers to St Julian’s, Malta’s bustling entertainment hub. The event promises not just a day of fun and festivity but also a showcase of community spirit and joy.

Adding to the excitement, the Malta Daily team will be on the ground, capturing the day’s festivities. They’re known for their engaging content, so keep an eye out for a special feature on the day’s events. St Patrick’s Day in St Julian’s is an event not to be missed, promising unforgettable memories for all who attend.

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Covid-19 Was Declared A Global Pandemic 4 Years Ago

Covid-19 Was Declared A Global Pandemic 4 Years Ago
Mar 12 2024 Share

March 11, 2024, marks the somber anniversary of four years since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, as a pandemic. 

Originating in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, the virus rapidly spread globally, leading to millions of infections and fatalities.

From January 2020, when the WHO declared it a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), to March 2020, when it was officially categorized as a pandemic, countries worldwide grappled with rising cases and deaths. 

Measures such as national lockdowns, emergency declarations, and vaccination campaigns became commonplace responses.

Despite progress, the emergence of variants like Delta and Omicron posed new challenges. However, the approval of vaccines and treatments provided hope for containment and recovery. 

Speaking to MaltaDaily, Superintendent for Public Health Charmaine Gauci revealed that Malta registered a total of 121,410 COVID-19 cases in four years from the day the first case was registered. 

Over 2 million – 2,168,789 – tests were carried out and over 1.5 million – 1,408,781 vaccines were administered. 

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Ongoing Discussions For Restoration On Floriana St Publius Church

Ongoing Discussions For Restoration On Floriana St Publius Church
Mar 12 2024 Share

Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo took to social media to announce that discussions are currently ongoing for new restoration and lighting works on Floriana’s St Publius Church. 

More details are set to be revealed in the coming weeks, the Minister explained on social media. 

The Saint Publius Parish Church is a Roman Catholic Parish church constructed at several stages between the 18th and 20th centuries. 

The very first stone of the church was laid down on the 2nd of August 1733 by Bishop Paul Alpheran de Bussan. 

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