Malta Daily Confirms Investigations On The Way Regarding Gozitan Butcher Using Dog And Cat Meat

Jun 21 2024 Share

Malta Daily can confirm that investigations have stared over the claims of  a Gozitan butcher selling sick dog and cat meat as sausages. Malta Daily’s sources within the authorities have confirmed that Public Health, Animal Welfare and the police have all started investigations on the matter.

The rumour of a Gozitan butcher using dog and cat meat made the rounds all over Maltese social media today, with many being disgusted and astonished by the news,

It was also rumoured that several people had to be hospitalized for taking and consuming the sausages made out of sick cats and dogs picked up from animal sanctuaries.

Sources have confirmed to Malta Daily that official investigations have been launched after authorities took note of the countless posts and comments about the situation around Facebook and Instagram.

In a Facebook post, Association for Abandoned Animals stated that the rumour “is not a fictional story”.


Mediterrane Film Festival Launches This Year’s Masterclasses

Mediterrane Film Festival Launches This Year's Masterclasses
Jun 21 2024 Share

Mediterrane has unveiled an exciting lineup of panels and masterclasses alongside the festival program, featuring industry heavyweights from around the globe.

Dive into hot topics like globalisation in entertainment, film circulation, Mediterranean and international co-productions, cutting-edge storytelling trends, immersive technologies, and the dynamic world of animation. Get ready for career-boosting insights from top experts, all under this year’s unifying theme: ‘Unity through Film.’

Expect masterclasses from powerhouse talents like editor Yorgos Mavropsaridis (Kinds of Kindness, Poor Things), production designer Nathan Crowley (Wonka, Dunkirk), casting director Margery Simkin (Avatar, Top Gun, Mamma Mia), and composer Simon Franglen (Avatar: The Way of Water, Ocean’s Eight).

Don’t miss the highlight: a masterclass with Palme d’Or and BAFTA-winning writer-director Mike Leigh (Vera Drake, Another Year, Happy-Go-Lucky), who will be honoured with the festival’s Career Achievement Golden Bee Award. Leigh will also engage in an enlightening conversation with Adrian Wootton, former Acting Director of the British Film Institute and current Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission.

Masterclasses (in order of schedule):

Building Worlds and Creating Distinct Cinematic Environments: encounter with Nathan Crowley, the renowned production designer whose illustrious career boasts seven Academy Award nominations for his collaborations with director Christopher Nolan on iconic films such as ‘The Prestige,’ ‘The Dark Knight,’ ‘Interstellar,’ ‘Dunkirk,’ and ‘Tenet.’

Crafting Careers and Expanding Horizons: a masterclass held by acclaimed casting director Margery Simkin

David Bowie: Celebrating 60 Years of Genius: helmed by British Film Commissioner Adrian Wootton who will delve into the multifaceted career and enigmatic persona of Bowie, shedding light on his evolution as an artist and his enduring influence as a master of reinvention a testament to his boundless creativity and fearless exploration.

The Art of Editing: Shaping Perception: encounter with Yorgos Mavropsaridis ACE, one of the greatest European editors and the trusted editor of all of Yorgos Lanthimos’ films.

Unveiling the Filmmaking of Mike Leigh, OBE: encounter with the award-winning filmmaker Mike Leigh, OBE, who will share insights into his unique approach to filmmaking, characterized by a distinctive style of realism and authenticity.

Harmonizing Story and Sound: with renowned composer Simon Franglen. Through this masterclass, Franglen, celebrated for his work on blockbusters like “Avatar: The Way of Water” and “Titanic,” unveils the alchemy behind crafting unforgettable cinematic scores.



Independent Steve Zammit Lupi To Serve As Żebbuġ Mayor

Independent Steve Zammit Lupi To Serve As Żebbuġ Mayor
Jun 21 2024 Share

Steve Zammit Lupi will serve as mayor of Żebbuġ as an independent, following an agreement with Labour and Nationalist Party councillors.

Zammit Lupi confirmed the bipartisan support in a statement, emphasising that he will remain an independent mayor committed to transcending partisanship in his work for the locality.

The Labour Party also released a statement affirming their councillors’ support for Zammit Lupi, noting that the agreement prioritises the best interests of Żebbuġ.

It was agreed that Labour’s electoral manifesto for Żebbuġ will guide the council’s efforts, although Zammit Lupi mentioned he has his own manifesto and will consider any beneficial ideas for the locality.

Joseph Agius, a newly elected Labour councillor with the highest votes among PL candidates, will serve as the deputy mayor. Zammit Lupi garnered significant support in the recent local council elections, receiving 2,342 first-count votes. His popularity also benefited his mother, Lillibeth Zammit Lupi, who won a seat on the same council.

The council will comprise four Labour seats and three Nationalist seats. Despite his overwhelming vote count, Zammit Lupi’s role as mayor depended on securing an agreement with one of the major parties, which he successfully achieved.


Puttinu Patients In UK Sing Bla Tarf Together

Puttinu Patients In UK Sing Bla Tarf Together
Jun 21 2024 Share

NGO Puttinu Cares shared a wholesome video of two Puttinu Cares patients in the UK singing Kurt Calleja’s ‘Bla Tarf’ together.

The two have undergone a bone marrow transplant and are currently recuperating – and what better way to do so than by singing together!

‘How wonderful that patients find each other and support each other even in difficult moments away from Malta’, Puttinu wrote.

‘Thanks to the people’s support these patients and their family members are finding a community awaiting them, a free apartment and lots of love.’