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Germany-Denmark Match Delayed Due to Extreme Weather

Jun 30 2024 Share

Germany’s last 16 match against Denmark was suspended due to extreme weather at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund. A lightning storm, accompanied by heavy rain and hail, forced referee Michael Oliver to halt the game and direct the players off the pitch.

As the storm intensified, the stadium’s roof began to leak, drenching supporters with cascading water. Initially, the players waited near the dugouts before being sent to the dressing rooms for safety.

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After a 23-minute delay, the match resumed following a brief warm-up. During the break, some Germany fans used red, yellow, and black cards—originally for the national flag—as makeshift shelters. Meanwhile, two Denmark fans were seen dancing under one of the waterfalls formed by the heavy rain.

After 20 minutes, the players returned to the pitch for a short warm-up and the game restarted, resulting in a 2-0 win for Germany.

Albeit chaotic, last night’s decision definitely made for a memorable Euros 2024 story.

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Church Facade & St. Nicholas Displayed in Siggiewi Pyrotechnics Show

Jun 30 2024 Share

During the recent village feast in Siġġiewi, Għaqda Tan-Nar San Nikola delivered an extraordinary pyrotechnic display. Locals watched in awe as the night sky illuminated with their designs, including a stunning replica of the church’s facade, the village coat of arms, and the patron saint, St. Nicholas.

In a recent post, the group expressed gratitude to St. Nicholas, their dedicated members, and everyone involved in the project. They acknowledged the immense effort required to bring such a display to life. The planning and execution took nearly a year, starting in August of the previous year. The work continued through the winter months, as certain components could not be constructed in the summer due to high temperatures.

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This showcase and its meticulous craftsmanship is a testament to the organisation’s passion towards pyrotechnics, making the feast not only a celebration of faith but also a display to the community’s spirit.

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Woman Dies After Tragic Gozo Quadbike Incident

Jun 30 2024 Share

Yesterday, around 8PM, a woman tragically lost her life on Wied il-Mielaħ Road, Għarb, Gozo, after a quad bike fell off a cliff with people on it.

The police, along with members of the Armed Forces of Malta and the Civil Protection Department, immediately went to the scene. It was determined that a 47-year-old Italian man was driving the quad bike near the cliff and lost control. With him was a 31-year-old Italian woman.

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The man managed to jump off, but the woman fell off the cliff into the sea. After a search, she was retrieved from the water and taken to Mġarr Port, where she was unfortunately certified dead.

The man received medical assistance on site and was later taken to Gozo General Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries.

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Mellieħa Mayor Decided: Independent Deputy Mayor

Gabriel Micallef To Serve As Mellieha Mayor, Matthew Borg Cuschieri Deputy Mayor
Jun 29 2024 Share

Gabriel Micallef of the Nationalist Party announced on social media that, after a mature discussion among elected councillors, an agreement was reached to honour the majority vote.

Consequently, Micallef will be the new mayor and Matthew Borg Cuschieri will serve as deputy mayor for the five-year term.

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This announcement followed Labour’s proposal to appoint Borg Cuschieri as mayor, despite the council being hung after the June 8 elections, with both Labour and the Nationalist Party winning four seats each and one seat going to an independent.

Labour suggested Borg Cuschieri for mayor for the full term and proposed alternating deputy mayors from each party for two and a half years.

Borg Cuschieri acknowledged Labour’s proposal but emphasised the need to respect the democratic vote distribution.

Initially offering a shared mayoral term with the PN, Borg Cuschieri eventually accepted the role of deputy mayor under a Nationalist mayor, maintaining his independent stance and rejecting coalition claims with the PN.

The Nationalist Party welcomed the agreement as a reflection of Mellieħa residents’ wishes. The local council plans to implement the PN’s electoral program while considering other campaign proposals.

Almost half of Mellieħa’s 13,000 eligible voters participated in the election, with the PN receiving 49%, PL 41%, and Borg Cuschieri 8%.

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