Empowering Our Officers For A Diverse Community

 - Local - Aug 29 2023 SHARE ON:
Empowering Our Officers For A Diverse Community

District & Community Police officers recently completed a comprehensive training session conducted by the Human Rights Directorate (HRD) at the Academy for Disciplined Forces.

The training program was thoughtfully designed to equip our officers with crucial skills and insights, fostering a more inclusive and empathetic approach to their service. Some key highlights of the training included:

โ€˜๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ˆ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ: Our officers now possess valuable knowledge to provide essential support to individuals dealing with mental health challenges.โ€™

โ€˜๐˜›๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด: We’re committed to fostering an environment of respect and understanding for all individuals. Our officers are now better equipped to interact respectfully with transgender individuals, using correct pronouns and upholding their dignity.โ€™

โ€˜๐˜Œ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ: With the upcoming Euro Pride event in Malta, our officers delved into the significance of the Rainbow Flag and the importance of the Pride movement.โ€™

The training forms part of the Malta Police Transformation Strategy (2020-2025) to โ€˜๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†โ€™๐˜€ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€.โ€™ย 

โ€˜Together, we’re building a police force that stands as a pillar of support and respect for all members of our community.โ€™


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Barbie Dethrones Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows 2

 - Movies - Aug 29 2023 SHARE ON:
Barbie Dethrones Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows 2

You might want to keep scrolling if youโ€™re an ardent Potterhead.

Barbie has continued to achieve remarkable success, surpassing The Super Mario Bros. Movie domestically and poised to become the top-grossing film of 2023 worldwide.ย 

In addition to this feat, it shattered a long-standing record held by Warner Bros., overtaking Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 to become the studio’s highest-grossing film ever.

Warner Bros.’ previous record, set 12 years ago by the final Harry Potter instalment, was conquered by Barbie, led by Margot Robbie.ย 

The film’s global earnings exceeded $1.342 billion, securing its place as Warner Bros.’ crown jewel. Notably, Warner Bros.’ top 25 movies predominantly consist of franchise films, highlighting Barbie’s exceptional achievement as a non-franchise standout alongside movies like Inception, It, and Gravity.

Despite already setting multiple records during its theatrical run, Barbie’s journey is far from over. With on-demand releases, MAX availability, and physical home video releases in the pipeline, more records are expected to fall in the coming months.ย 

For Warner Bros., Barbie’s success has come as a much-needed boost after some underwhelming performances from films like The Flash.

The film’s triumph makes history for director Gerwig, marking her as the highest-grossing female director. Barbie’s recent victory over.


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Paris To Introduce E-Scooter Ban This Friday

 - International - Aug 29 2023 SHARE ON:
Paris To Introduce E-Scooter Ban This Friday

Paris is set to implement a unique ban on rented e-scooters this week, a move distinct in Europe.

Lime, Dott, and Tier, the three licensed e-scooter operators in Paris, will comply with the ban by removing their fleets by September 1, replacing them with expanding e-bike offerings ahead of the 2024 Olympics. The three companies together possess approximately 15,000 e-scooters in the city.

In April, a referendum offered Parisians two choices: to support or oppose rental scooters. Although only 7% of eligible voters participated, the outcome was resounding, with 90% voting against e-scooters.ย 

The operators highlighted the limited voter turnout and stressed that the ban would isolate Paris from other eco-conscious cities that embrace these modes of transportation. Notably, private e-scooter rules remain unaffected.

The debate over e-scooters’ role in urban mobility continues globally. While some cities, like Madrid and Copenhagen, have embraced e-scooter rentals with conditions, others have implemented limitations such as speed caps and designated parking zones.ย 

Outright bans, once adopted, are relatively rare among previously welcoming cities. For instance, shared e-scooters persist in other French cities such as Marseille and Lyon. Similarly, most e-scooters are not permitted on Dutch roads, and ride-sharing companies have not entered that market.


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Music Festival to Support Andrea Calleja’s Medical Journey

 - Events - Aug 29 2023 SHARE ON:

In a heartwarming display of community support and musical camaraderie, a much-anticipated Music Festival is set to take center stage this Saturday, September 2. The event will unfold within the energetic embrace of the San ฤ wann football ground, and its sole purpose is to raise crucial funds in aid of Andrea Calleja’s life-altering medical procedure in Thailand. This procedure offers hope for Andrea to regain his independence after a life-changing incident.

Andrea Calleja, a resilient 31-year-old, faced an unexpected and tragic twist of fate during an adventurous activity known as The Grid last October. The event, held in the picturesque surroundings of Gฤงajn Tuffeฤงa, took a turn for the worse, leading to a devastating spinal injury for Andrea. This accident left him partially paralyzed, altering the course of his life in an instant.

The heartening initiative, spearheaded by the community-driven Tiki Taka Bar & Diner, in collaboration with the San ฤ wann FC Football Nursery and Mayor of San ฤ wann, Trevor Fenech, stands as a testament to the strength of collective empathy. The festival itself serves as a powerful reminder that compassion and unity can transcend even the most challenging of circumstances.

The lineup for this musical extravaganza reads like a local talent showcase, brimming with the artistic richness of the region. The festival promises an unforgettable evening with captivating performances by prominent acts including Kapitlu Tlettax, Liston Bongailas, Street Elements, and the much-acclaimed Different Minds band.

Admission to the festival is free, but attendees are encouraged to contribute to the Andrea Calleja Fundraising efforts. These donations will directly contribute to funding Andrea’s much-needed medical procedure and the ensuing steps on his journey toward reclaiming his independence.

Door will open from 7:30 p.m., inviting music enthusiasts, friends, family, and compassionate souls from across the region to come together for an evening that transcends mere entertainment.


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