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Dedicates goal to friend who died two days ago after a long battle with cancer

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England came out victorious in their final group game of the World Cup in Qatar and the Man Utd striker found the net twice in their 3-0 win over Wales. 

After netting his first of the evening, Rashford could be seen kneeling down and pointing to the sky.

After the game, the 25-year-old explained the reason behind this gesture. He said “Unfortunately I lost one of my friends a couple of days ago. “He’s had quite a long battle with cancer, so I’m pleased I managed to score for him. He’s always been a big supporter of mine. He was just a great person and I’m pleased he came into my life, really.”

Together with Kylian Mbappe of France, Cody Gakpo of Netherlands and Enner Valencia of Ecuador, Marcus Rashford is the leading scorer of the 2022 World Cup. They have so far scored three goals.

 

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New drawing book initiative to encourage art in Maltese students

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New drawing book initiative to urge art in Maltese students

A new initiative was launched by the Education Ministry to encourage art in Maltese students through a colouring book in Bormla’s primary school.

The book ‘Int Tista’ Taf Tpinġi’ (You Can Know How To Draw) was handed out in the primary school by wife of the Prime Minister Lydia Abela and Education Minister Clifton Grima. 

The book was described as being aimed towards cultivating values of respect and friendship in children through the medium of art. 

Lydia Abela said that the experience of launching the book was one she absolutely loved, as she contributed to helping children express their creativity and cultivating their values. 


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All-female referee team to take charge of World Cup game for the first time ever

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All-female referee team to take charge of World Cup game for the first time ever

Thursday’s group-stage game between Costa Rica and Germany will be historic for many reasons, particularly because it will be the first time an all-female referee team will take charge of a men’s World Cup game for the first time ever.

French association football referee Stéphanie Frappart will be the first woman to referee at a men’s World Cup, with Brazil’s Neuza Back and Mexico’s Karen Diaz Medina assisting at Al Bayt Stadium.

The ground-breaking football official told BBC Sport that the team is well aware of the pressure but it will not change their approach: calm, focused, concentrated and not at all concerned about the media. 

Back in 2020, Frappart became the first woman to referee a men’s Champion League match and was also the first woman to take charge of a major men’s competition when Liverpool met Chelsea in the 2019 European Super Cup.

Frappart is joined by fellow female referees Salima Mukansanga from Rwanda and Yoshimi Yamashita from Japan as part of the Qatar World Cup’s 36-person referee team.

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Maltese furniture designer once again makes Architectural Digest 100

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Maltese furniture designer once again makes Architectural Digest 100

Furniture and interior designer Francis Sultana has once again made the Architectural Design USA top 100 for his exquisite work. 

Taking to social media, Sultana said that he and his team are thrilled to be once again included in this professional pantheon of designers and artists. 

 

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Growing up on the island of Gozo, he gave an Insiders Guide to Malta to the Financial Times How To Spend it magazine. He was also named one of the Top 20 interior designers by Wallpaper Magazine and Top 100 Interior Designers by House & Garden magazine. 

Sultana revealed to AD100 that his mother was his first client as she allowed him to try out looks on her house. “Many people get scared by art and design, especially contemporary works, whereas I feel it to be like curating an exhibition each time.”

 

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Architectural Design is an American monthly magazine founded in 1920. Published by Conde Nast, it is aimed at an affluent and style conscious readership. It is subtilised as the ‘The International Design Authority’, and features some of the most prominent world-wide designers. 

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