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Love Island Season 1 Winners Reunite Ahead of S2 Grande Finale

Love Island Season 1 Winners Reunite Ahead of S2 Grande Finale
Jun 28 2024 Share

As the hype continues to build for the grand finale of Love Island Season 2, fans were thrilled to see the reunion of Season 1 winners Allen and Chelsea. Allen shared a few snaps on social media, featuring the victorious couple alongside fellow islanders Kyle and Marie.

The unexpected reunion has heightened excitement among viewers, who fondly remember the rollercoaster of emotions that was Love Island Season 1. In his Instagram stories, Allen wrote “reunited with my OGs”, accompanied by a #friendsforlife,

The Season 2 finale promises to be a nail-biting event, with five couples vying for the top spot: Matthias & Henrika, Clinton & Tamika, Racquel & Angel, Selwyn & Miriam and Kyonne & Ylenia. Each couple has captured the hearts of viewers with their unique stories and dynamic personalities, making the competition fierce and unpredictable.

As the countdown to the finale continues, we can’t wait to see what happens in the last few episodes of Love Island Season 2. Who are YOU rooting for?

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MCAST Students Will Get What Is Theirs, Abela Promises As MUT Halts Directives

MCAST Students Will Get What Is Theirs, Abela Promises As MUT Halts Directives
Jun 28 2024 Share

The Malta Union of Teachers (MUT) has officially retired its directives at MCAST, easing weeks of tension for students who were unable to receive their marks. This resolution follows productive discussions between the MUT and Prime Minister Robert Abela, who pledged that students would receive their marks in a recent Facebook post.

For several weeks, MCAST students were under immense stress due to the directives, which resulted in withheld marks amidst unresolved issues between educators and the administration. This situation has now been alleviated, much to the relief of the student body.

Prime Minister Robert Abela expressed his satisfaction with the outcome, stating in his post: “I am pleased that the discussions we had this week with MCAST students and the MUT have borne fruit. While talks and collective negotiations continue, students will be given what is rightfully theirs so they can move forward with peace of mind to shape their future.”

In a recent statement by the Ministry for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation, it was highlighted that an agreement was reached with regards to the negotiations between the Malta Union of Teachers and MCAST with regards to the collective agreement. With that, the MUT suspended the directives related to the distribution of students’ exam marks, allowing their academic journey to continue.

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Volleyball Marathon In Aid Of Dar Tal-Providenza Officially Launched

Jun 27 2024 Share

This year’s edition of the BOV Volleyball Marathon in aid of Id-Dar tal-Providenza, was officially launched on Wednesday afternoon by Fr Martin Micallef, the home’s director, and Charles Azzopardi, head CSR at Bank of Valletta, during a press conference held at Pembroke Secondary School within St Clare’s College, where the training and preparation of the players taking part in the marathon is under way.  Every year this marathon takes place helping to raise the much needed funds for the home. 

This year’s edition will take place at Dar tal-Providenza between Friday 19th and Sunday 21st July. The general public is invited to attend, support the players, enjoy the entertainment but most importantly encouraged to donate and help make this year’s edition another success!

At the beginning of June approximately 70 athletes started training sessions. This includes athletes from 14 years and above, some first timers and others who have done tens of marathons over the years! A team of coaches assesses each player and grades their overall performance through a point system. 12 hour and 24 hour trials are part of training plan.

The athletes’ performance throughout the training programme will determine who of them will make the cut for the final 40, who will eventually take part in the 53 hour volleyball marathon. These athletes will be joined by over 100 volunteers who are key to making the marathon happen.

The 53 hour Volleyball Marathon in aid of Dar tal-Providenza is supported by Bank Of Valletta as its main sponsor together with Pif Paf, PwC, CareMalta, Eurosport, Vibe and PaviPama.

Those who wish to support this event can send a donation on www.sabihlitaghti.org or call one of the numbers below:

€10 – 5160 2011

€15 – 5170 2012

€25 – 5180 2013

€50 – 5190 2070

€100 – 5130 2044

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Minister For Health And Active Ageing Launches Awareness On Non-Communicable Diseases

Jun 27 2024 Share

The Ministry for Health and Active Ageing has launched a consultation document on Non-Communicable Diseases, which includes a policy framework for preventing non-transmissible diseases.

During the launch, Minister for Health and Active Ageing Jo Etienne Abela explained that Non-Communicable Diseases are long-term illnesses that are not transmitted from person to person.

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The consultation document outlines key measures to combat this type of illness, such as reducing tobacco use, reducing alcohol consumption, addressing overweight and obesity issues, promoting healthy eating, increasing physical activity, encouraging earlier diagnosis, and promoting mental health and well-being.

Minister Abela emphasized that addressing this type of illness is a national priority. He added that this strategy aims to foster collaboration and coordination between sectors and stakeholders, leading to improved health and well-being for the population.

Minister Abela stated that these diseases are responsible for the majority of deaths worldwide. “Through this document, we are continuing our efforts to prevent these types of illnesses, such as heart disease, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, obesity, and diabetes, among others, thereby leading to a healthier life,” concluded Minister Abela.

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