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€1 million for sports organisations to invest in energy efficient systems

€1 million for sports organisations to invest in energy efficient systems
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A €1 million investment has been issued for 40 sports organisations in order to invest in energy efficient apparatus and systems. Through this initiative by the Energy and Water Agency in collaboration with Sport Malta, 40 clubs managed to work and complete over 60 projects in order to install modern and efficient systems of light, heat pumps, appliances and pumping equipment. 

Addressing a press conference in Hibernian’s Basketball Pavilion, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Sustainable Development Miriam Dalli and Parliamentary Secretary for Sport, Recreation and Voluntary Organisations Clifton Grima celebrated the hard work and all the achievements of the clubs. 

Minister Dalli exclaimed how, due to the scheme’s success, a decision was taken to allocate further funds for more projects relating to energy efficiency. She exclaimed her satisfaction at giving aid to those who wish to operate more sustainably. The projects do not simply mean lower taxes but also protection of the environment and avoidance of waste, Minister Dalli exclaimed.

Over 72 applicants wished to partake in the projects, with 70 of these already finished and another 50 still ongoing. The clubs will collectively benefit from a €100,000 reduction in energy taxes per year. Dalli encouraged further collaboration, with EWA and SportMalta heralding the road towards sustainability in sport.

Parliamentary Secretary Clifton Grima praised the step forward taken by the 40 sport organisations to invest in sustainable energy. He focused on how several organisations, both sports related and voluntary, will be benefitting financially and thus aiding the community as well. 

Photo Source: Clifton Grima FB, Miriam Dalli FB

Mark Laurence Zammit announces sudden resignation from l-Erbgha Fost l-Gimgha

Mark Laurence Zammit announces sudden resignation from l-Erbgha Fost l-Gimgha
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‘L-Erbgha Fost il-Gimgha’ host Mark Laurence Zammit took to Facebook to announce his abrupt resignation from the same programme. He opened his powerful statement by stating that in the past few months, his journalistic principles were allegedly being intruded upon by the PBS. He revealed how this was confusing his loyalty to the audience and due to this, he will no longer be captaining the TV programme. 

He stated that his loyalty remains to the public and not political power, even if this is, according to Laurence Zammit, the hardest decision he has ever taken. He stated that despite this being his biggest dream, not living according to one’s conscience can turn it into a sleep-walking nightmare. He announced that he will continue his work with Times of Malta starting tomorrow Monday 2nd August 2021, exclaiming how he believes this organisation has journalists striving for truth and justice. 

He thanks the team who helped him create the TV programme and WE Media, who were the first to believe in Laurence Zammit, giving him the space to grow and work. He ends his statement by thanking the public who followed his programme week by week and made ‘L-Erbgha Fost il-Gimgha’ Malta and Gozo’s favourite TV programme. 

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Photo Source: Mark Laurence Zammit FB

A scorching start for first week of August in Malta

A scorching start for first week of August in Malta
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Despite this Saturday reaching scorching temperatures in the high 30 degrees Celsius range, the Met Office is forecasting an even hotter Sunday and Monday to kickstart the new week. This trend will continue well into the week, feeling like a blazing 40°C up until Thursday. Nights will not offer any respite either as the lowest will still register at 27°C, which is relatively hot for the night. 

With UV racking at 10, it is crucial to keep in mind health and safety when understandably running towards the beach to get some well-needed cooling off. Hydration is immensely important, as well as trying to avoid the sun’s peak hours. Other than that, Malta’s pristine beaches will be more than a life-saver this week as we endure yet another wave of sweat and heat. 

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Photo Source: Summery Touch, Malta International Airport

Sophie Abela to continue her basketball stardom in Colorado

Sophie Abela to continue her basketball stardom in Colorado
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More athletic success for Maltese youth as basketball player Sophie Abela heads back to Colorado for the upcoming season to continue her successful career. Following a transfer to University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, this will mark Abela’s second season spent there after making a Omer of herself with Otero Junior College in 2020. UCCS Athletics announced on their Twitter page that Abela will be forming part of the recruiting class heading into the 2021-22 seasons. 

After spending one year in Colorado with Otero Junior College and helping to lead the team through an amazing postseason run, Abela took the leap from JUCO to NCAA Division Two after committing to UCCS. She was described as having the potential to impact the team very positively as she has the ability to play the point position and create opportunities for teammates to score. 

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Photo Source: sophieabela4 IG, UCCS Athletics Twitter