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Hibernians advance to third round of a European tournament for the first time ever

Jul 29 2021 Share

On Tuesday night , local club Hibernians F.C. welcomed Folgore F.C. from San Marino,  to Malta with a 4-2 win, despite a frightening 1st half for the Paolites going 2-1 down just before half-time. The win over two legs resulted in Hibernians qualifying for the 3rd qualifying round, something they have never done before.

Hibernians went into this game with confidence, knowing they beat their opponents away from home 3-1 the other week. This confidence was turned into complacency from the Maltese side in the first half. Knowing they needed to score to calm down there nerves and of fans and staff alike, the Hibs players rose to the occasion and did just that, scoring three goals. The goals were scored by French attacker Wilfried Domoraud, Malta striker Jurgen Degabriele and dynamic midfielder Jake Grech.

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This historic qualification is something the club and fans should be proud of since it rarely happens. Hibernians F.C., which is also celebrating it’s 100 year anniversary, will either face Latvian side Riga F.C. or North Macedonian team KF Shkëndija. Knowing that a win will mean a record breaking playoff place, the players will surely be up for it against either team.

 

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This Balkan fusion restaurant serves up some of the most Instagram-worthy dishes you’ve ever seen

Jul 28 2021 Share

Fusion cuisine is always a plus, but when it brings together the best of Balkan cuisine with delicacies from Croatia, Greece, Serbia, Bosnia and Macedonia… you know you’re in for a treat.

That’s where Paprika comes in. This Balkan fusion restaurant located in the heart of Gzira is not only a hotspot for progressive fine dining, but serves some of the most Instagrammable dishes and cocktails you’ve ever seen.

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From the bold Tesla’s juice cocktail to the gorgeous grilled Calamari, Paprika provides a range of traditional Balkan recipes which are elevated with a progressive twist guaranteed to tickle all the senses. To top it all off, the menu is renewed every 4 months to ensure that there is always something fresh and exciting… and the summer menu is the very definition of that.

The restaurant is the first of its kind to introduce the concept of casual fine dining, serving elevated cuisine in a sophisticated but cozy environment, making Paprika restaurant the perfect choice for both a casual dinner or a special occasion. Beyond its decadent dishes, Paprika boasts a unique signature cocktails list which combines typical Balkan flavours with iconic drinks, making for perfectly-balanced, insta-worthy cocktails.

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Forged vaccine certificates land travellers €900 fines

Forged vaccine certificates land travellers €900 fines
Jul 28 2021 Share

Two men from Britain have been fined €900 for admitting to forging vaccination certificates to travel to Malta. Ayoubb Mohamed Abdulahi, 23, and Ahmad Jihan Jibreel Qundil, 22, were arrested at the airport yesterday after presenting forged vaccination certificates to the authorities. The two men, both from London, admitted to the police that their documents were forgeries, as revealed by Police Inspector Hubert Gerada. 

Both plead guilty this morning arraigned before magistrate Natasha Galea Sciberras to making false declaration to the authorities and knowingly using fake documents. Legal aid lawyer Christopher Chircop told the court that both men were sorry for their actions, highlighting that this was their first offence. The fine amounted to €900 considering their early guilty plea and cooperation. 

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Reduction to COVID wage supplement as of next week

Reduction to COVID wage supplement as of next week
Jul 28 2021 Share

Times of Malta was informed that wage supplements for businesses hit by the pandemic will be reduced between August and the end of the year. Sources informed the newsroom that the government has plans to cut the different supplements down by as much as a third across two phases. €800 will be given to those hardest hit by the pandemic, the highest supplement wage. 

Presented to the Malta Council for Economic and Social Development during a confidential meeting the government on Tuesday, the plan was revealed during a presentation given to social partners. The wage supplement was first introduced in March 2020 by the government in order to stop massive lay-offs from businesses that were massively impacted by the pandemic. 

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The scheme is estimated to have cost around €44 million monthly as it was deployed when non-essential businesses were shut down. Tens of thousands of jobs were allegedly saved for most sectors across the economy, according to the government. 

As mentioned, companies hardest hit will continue to receive €800 supplement wage. These are companies which experienced a 55% or higher drop in sales. Starting August, companies claiming a 10% to 20% drop will receive a €100 supplement, down from €160. The amount will be cut in half to €50 in October until 2021’s end.

Those who experienced losses between 25% and 34% will also have the supplement reduced to €200 in August and €100 in October from the current €320. Those with a higher 35% to 44% drop and who currently receive a €480 aid per employee will see it reduced to €290 in August and to €145 in October. 

Finally, businesses with a 45% to 54% drop will have their current €640 reduced to €510 and then €250. 

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