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Malta’s rugby team needs support for upcoming Cyprus match!

Malta's rugby team needs support for upcoming Cyprus match!
Mar 9 2023 Share

Malta’s International Rugby season for 2023 is about to kick off, with the island’s team facing Cyprus in a Conference 1 South Fixture on the 25th of March – and they need all the support they can get! 

Following the last two international fixtures, Malta came away with a loss and a win, having just played Bulgaria and Slovenia. 

They now sit in third place out of five teams in this prestigious competition, with a match against Israel awaiting them on the 15th of April. Malta should be able to climb to second place just behind Bulgaria following these matches. 

“The Malta Rugby Football Union (MRFU) are expecting a large crowd to attend this farewell game for Coach Damian Neill, with many supporters and ex-National players travelling to the venue, to make it a “Festival of Rugby”.

The match will be played at the Tony Bezzina Stadium in Paola, with gates opening from 12:30 and kick off at 14:00. Purchase your tickets here

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PN presents bill to combat sexual abuse on the workplace

PN presents bill to combat sexual abuse on the workplace
Mar 9 2023 Share

The Nationalist Party has presented a bill in parliament to amend the Law and continue its zero tolerance work for sexual abuse in the workplace. 

In a statement, the Opposition pointed out that according to local reports and surveys by NGOs, there are one of three sexual abuses in the workplace that are not reported to the police. 

This is mainly due to the victims not knowing what to do to report such abuse, the statement continued. It was also discovered that 3 out of 4 female workers are victims of sexual abuse on the workplace. 

The amendment would introduce for the first time in Malta the obligation that workplaces considered as medium or larger enterprises (more than 49 workers) to implement anti-sexual harassment policies. 

The Bill was tabled by PN MPs Ivan Castillo, Graziella Attard Previ and Darren Carabott. 

The party also encouraged smaller business to explore the potential of introducing such a policy to combat workplace harassment. 

‘For employers to be part of this change, the Nationalist Party is proposing that in the same law, the government authorities should publish a model document which can be utilised. 

The document should, the PN said, have the aim, the definition of what constitutes sexual harassment on the workplace, the procedure of reporting such abuse and the disciplinary measures in the case of abuse.

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18 year old motorcyclist grievously injured in Burmarrad crash

18 year old motorcyclist grievously injured in Burmarrad crash
Mar 9 2023 Share

Today, at around 0800hrs, police were informed of a traffic incident in Triq Burmarrad, Burmarrad. 

Police convened immediately on site and found through preliminary investigations that a crash had occurred. 

The vehicles involved were a Zipp VZ5 motorcycle driven by a 18-year-old resident off St Paul’s Bay and a Nissan Juke driven by a 26-year-old woman resident of the same locality.

A medical team was called onto the site and an ambulance took the young man to Mater Dei. He was later certified as having suffered grievous injuries. 

Investigations are still ongoing. 

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Spotify to launch TikTok style discovery feeds

Spotify to launch TikTok style discovery feeds
Mar 9 2023 Share

During Spotify’s ‘Stream On’ event in Los Angeles, the music streaming giant introduced a significant redesign to its mobile app which is reminiscent of TikTok style scrolling. 

In the updated Spotify mobile app, users will gain access to brand new features, which include the vertically scrolling discovery feeds as well as a Smart Shuffle mode for playlists and even new podcast autoplay features. 

The TikTok inspired feed will be rolled out to everyone, but features like Smart Shuffle will only be available for subscribers. 

The features will be released at different intervals, with Spotify saying that these changes will make its user interface feel more alive. 

The app also introduces a new surface in the app which can serve as a new ad-space. The revamp will also address user complaints that the app has become too cluttered to use and thus limits discovery. 

When these features are introduced, users will not be immediately dropped into a new style of navigating the platform. At the top of the music feed’s screen, users will find shortcuts to personalised playlists and mixes. 

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