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England Supporters In Gozo Celebrate Win At Aurora Bistro Cafe

England Supporters In Gozo Celebrate Win At Aurora Bistro Cafe
Jul 7 2024 Share

England supporters in Gozo celebrated their victory over Switzerland at the Aurora Bistro Cafe as the penalty shoot out bent towards the English after a 1-1 stalemate.

The penalties saw England overtake Switzerland with a 5-3 score – leading to celebrations and iconic ‘its coming home’ chants.

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Fans at the Aurora Bistro Cafe were no stranger to the glee of the placing, proceeding to clap and sing whilst dining and drinking together.

One could even be seen spinning his shirt around in celebration as even kids jumped and cheered along with the jubilant atmosphere.

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Over 92% Of Teacher Union Members Agree With New Agreements

Over 92% Of Teacher Union Members Agree With New Agreements
Jul 7 2024 Share

Over 92 percent of Malta Union of Teachers (MUT) members approved the new sectoral agreement, determining conditions for educators in state and church schools, as announced on Saturday.

Of the 2,462 eligible members, 2,108 voted, with 1,945 in favour, 163 against, and 35 abstentions. This concluded a year and a half of negotiations and preparatory work with members.

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Education Minister Clifton Grima highlighted the agreement’s substantial financial package, which surpasses previous remuneration increases for educators. Prime Minister Robert Abela also endorsed the agreement, stating that educators now have their best agreement ever.

The announcement follows the second draft agreement reached last week. A prior agreement in May was rejected by union members, leading to dissatisfaction and demands for better conditions.

The initial agreement proposed revised starting salaries for kindergarten teachers and learning support educators, quicker salary progression, a €1,000 one-off payment, and an additional €2,000 allowance for those with over 20 years of experience.

Basic salaries remained unchanged, with pay increases through allowances.

Negotiations included a one-day strike in November and threats of further industrial action in spring. The new agreement reflects extensive efforts to meet educators’ demands for improved conditions.

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Iconic Marċ Tal-Anġlu Tradition At Luqa Festa

Iconic Marċ Tal-Anġlu Tradition At Luqa Festa
Jul 7 2024 Share

Footage shared by Bradley Farrugia shows the iconic tradition of the Luqa festa called ‘Il-Marċ Tal-Anġlu’, wherein the statue of an angel is carried up a platform sideways by festa enthusiasts.

The footage shows the moment enthusiasts and members of the Sezzjoni Zgħazagħ Ajklieri u Partitarji push up the heavy statue all the way up to the peak of the platform, before turning back to the crowd to continue with the celebrations iconic to the Maltese feasts.

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Have you ever seen this tradition play out?

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Two Divers Die After Finding Difficulty In Marsaskala

Two Divers Die After Finding Difficulty In Marsaskala
Jul 7 2024 Share

Yesterday, at around 1230hrs, police were informed that earlier during the day, at around 1030hrs, the assistance of the Armed Forces of Malta was requested due to some divers who found difficulty.

Preliminary investigations revealed that two male divers, whose identities was not known at that point, were rescued by the AFM via boat approximately 1.4 nautical miles off the coast of Żonqor, Marsaskala.

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They were transported to Mater Dei Hospital for further aid, but one of the divers unfortunately lost his life a few moments later.

The other diver continued to fight for his life, but he was later confirmed to have died throughout the night.

It was also revealed that the men were both Polish and were aged 45 and 48 respectively.

A magisterial inquiry has been opened and police investigations are ongoing.

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