It’s Down To England And Spain For Euro 2024 Final

It's Down To England And Spain For Euro 2024 Final
Jul 11 2024 Share

It has come down to these two giants – Spain and England.

After England’s 2-1 victory over the Netherlands, their place in the final match was secured and are set to face a vitalised Spain at the end of the week.


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The victory came after an early match goal by Netherlands’ Xavi Simons in the 7th minute, but was quickly followed by a penalty goal by Harry Kane in the 18th.

The match went on for a stalemate until an Ollie Watkins attempt found the net right at the 90 minute turn.

Who do you want to see lifting the trophy on Sunday?


‘Lejl LeġġenDARju’ Fundraiser in Aid of Dar Bjorn

'Lejl LeġġenDARju' Fundraiser in Aid of Dar Bjorn
Jul 10 2024 Share

On August 9th, during the Santa Marija week, Xagħra in Gozo will host an amazing concert called leġġenDARiu. Organized by ALS Malta and Bjorn Formosa, this event aims to raise money for the foundation’s third house, DAR Bjorn Respite. Bjorn, known for his tireless work, continues to support those affected by ALS.

The concert will feature live music led by the talented Gozitan Maestro Antoine Mercieca. Top local artists will perform, including Kurt Calleja singing ‘Bla Tarf’ and a special live version of ‘Sal-Achhar Nifs’ by Fabrizio, Claudia, and Owen Leuellen. Maxine, this year’s Mużika Mużika winner, will also perform, along with Neville Refalo, Denise Mercieca, Janvil, and his daughter Giada.

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After the concert, there will be an exciting after-party with music by Filetti and JJoy. The event will be hosted by Ron Briffa and Peter Busuttil.

This free concert is a chance to enjoy great music while supporting a worthy cause. All money raised will go towards opening DAR Bjorn Respite, a home for people with ALS.

Join us on August 9th at 8 PM in Xagħra square for a night of fantastic entertainment. This event is supported by Gozo Graphics, the Ministry for Gozo, Festivals Malta, Visit Malta, the Directorate for Cultural Heritage, and VibeFM.


New Initiative Promises To Reduce Air Pollution By 90 %

Improving Air Quality for 17,000 Families in Malta
Jul 10 2024 Share

Malta’s innovative onshore power supply project is now operational in the Grand Harbour, representing a €33 million investment co-financed by the European Connecting Europe Facility fund. This initiative allows cruise liners to connect to a ground-based electricity system, significantly reducing pollution by enabling ships to  turn off their engines while berthed. The project promises a 90% reduction in ship-generated pollution, greatly improving air quality for approximately 17,000 local families.

Prime Minister Robert Abela highlighted the project’s significance for Malta’s environmental goals, emphasising its role in fostering sustainable and innovative practices in the maritime sector. Abela noted the crucial impact of this project on public health, despite its lack of visibility compare to other infrastructure projects.

This project, which was started in late 2020 during the epidemic, establishes Malta as an example in Europe and can supply electricity to up to five cruise ships at once from the beach. By distributing 64MVA of power over several quays, the system reduces CO2 emissions by approximately 40%, or 30,400 tonnes of CO2 yearly.

Transport Minister Chris Bonett praised the collaboration between infrastructure Malta, Transport Malta, and other partners in achieving this milestone. The project’s infrastructure, including frequency converters and extensive power cables, ensures efficient electricity distribution.

Making the first electrical supply to the cruise ship MSC World Europa is a big step in the direction of decarbonising maritime operations.


Maltese Soldiers Excel in Elite Training Course in Italy

Maltese Soldiers Excel in Elite Training Course in Italy
Jul 10 2024 Share

Personnel from C-Company 1 Regiment of the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) have distinguished  themselves in an intensive Visit Boarding Search and Seizure Course (VBSS) held in San Marco, Italy.

The rigorous training aimed to enhance their operational capabilities in maritime security. This accomplishment underscores the AFM’s  commitment to safeguarding the nation’s security and integrity. The successful  completion of the course reflects the high level of preparation and professionalism of the Maltese soldiers.

AFM personnel continue to stand ready to defend Malta’s interests both at home and abroad.


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