Malta’s Basketball Women Topple Cyprus To Secure Top Group Spot

Malta's Basketball Women Topple Cyprus To Secure Top Group Spot
Jun 28 2024 Share
The Malta Women’s National Basketball team triumphed over Cyprus with an 82-71 victory in overtime, securing the top spot in their group and advancing to the semi-finals of the FIBA Women’s European Championship for Small Countries. The match, held as part of the 2024 championship, saw Malta maintain their perfect record despite a tough challenge from Cyprus.

Malta initially led by winning the first two quarters, 20-16 and 14-13. However, Cyprus fought back in the third quarter, prevailing 18-16. The final session was intensely close, with Malta looking poised for victory after Danika Galea’s two free throws. Yet, Cyprus managed a late three-pointer, tying the game at 69-all and forcing overtime.

In overtime, Malta demonstrated their resilience and skill, particularly through the efforts of Danika and Kristy Galea. The team launched a decisive 13-0 scoring run, sealing their victory. Under coach Charles Bonnici’s guidance, the team delivered an outstanding collective performance. Amber Melgoza scored 27 points, while Danika Galea contributed 26 points and secured 14 rebounds.

With this win, Malta advances to face Albania in the semi-finals tomorrow at 6pm, bringing them one step closer to the championship title.


Nine Residents Complete Caritas Drug Rehabilitation Program

Nine Residents Complete Caritas Drug Rehabilitation Program
Jun 28 2024 Share

Nine residents successfully completed the drug rehabilitation program organised by Caritas Malta. The graduation ceremony took place on Thursday evening at the San Blas Therapeutic Centre in Ħaż-Żebbuġ.

This year’s ceremony theme, “Challenges and Success,” highlighted Caritas’ impactful work in Maltese society over the past 35 years. During the event, Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea-Curmi praised the dedication of Caritas staff and volunteers on behalf of the Church in Malta. He also referenced Pope Francis’ recent appeal on World Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking, emphasising key points from the Pope’s message.C

Monsignor Charles Cordina, the Episcopal Vicar for Diakonia, and Monsignor Victor Grech, the founder of Caritas, were also honoured during the ceremony. The event saw attendance from various individuals benefiting from Caritas Malta’s services, including those at Dar Charles Miceli and the young residents of the ‘Tal-Ibwar’ Therapeutic Center for Adolescents.

In a statement, the Archdiocese of Malta quoted Bishop Galea Curmi expressing gratitude towards Caritas staff and volunteers for their dedicated work.


Several People Believed To Being Connected to Matthew Perry’s Death

Several People Believed To Being Connected to Matthew Perry's Death
Jun 28 2024 Share

Authorities are coming to a close about the criminal investigation into the passing of Matthew Perry, and according to law enforcement sources, they believes that several people might be connected to his death.

Last May, Los Angeles police reported that they were working alongside the Drug Enforcement Administration and had an ‘open investigation’ into the source of Perry’s ketamine  overdose following his death at his own home on  October 28th.

Perry had been open about his past drug use but had reportedly been clean for 19 months, the medical examiner’s  report said. He reportedly was receiving ketamine infusion therapy to treat depression and anxiety, with his last treatment being 1½ weeks before he passed, the coroner said.

The autopsy listed drowning, coronary artery disease and buprenorphine effects as contributing factors not related to the immediate cause of death. The manner of death was ruled an accident.

The coroner also stated that the levels of ketamine still in Perry’s body were high, around what is used for general anaesthesia during surgery. The coroner said it was unclear why the drug would still be in his system, because it metabolizes within hours.

This case is still under investigation by the Los Angeles Police.


Love Island’s Matthias Turns 24

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Love Island Malta star Matthias Ablett celebrated his 24th birthday in style, with an outpouring of love and best wishes from friends and family on social media. Among the heartfelt messages were posts from his mum and dad, expressing their pride and joy for their son.

On the show, Matthias has been coupled up with Henrika for the past few weeks, and many viewers believe the couple has what it takes to go all the way to the finale. Their chemistry and bond have made them strong contenders in the villa.

Adding to the excitement, last evening brought a special surprise as the islanders’ parents entered the villa. This unexpected visit left the show’s competitors in awe, marking a memorable moment in their stay at the villa. Matthias’ birthday celebration and the parents’ visit have added a new layer of excitement to Love Island Malta.

Happy Birthday Matthias!