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Maltese activists to protest outside police headquarters to call for responsibility on femicides

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Maltese activists to protest outside police headquarter to call for responsibility on femicides

On Friday 25th November, local activists will gather outside Malta’s police headquarters to call for responsibility from the authorities and ask the question “who will answer for these femicides?”

This comes after 40-year-old mother-of-two Bernice Cassar was shot dead by her estranged husband in Paola’s Corradino area close to MCAST.

In a Facebook post published on Thursday, activist Moviment Graffitti stated that they will be meeting in front of the Floriana police headquarters, the same place where Cassar had reported she was threatened, with another report being made as early as the Monday before the murder.

The protest will attempt to appeal for the elimination of delayed court proceedings and call for immediate measures from the authorities to address domestic violence quickly and efficiently.

The protest will take place on the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Following the murder, Prime Minister Robert Abela said that it is unacceptable that a court case is appointed nine months or one year after, especially those of a sensitive nature like domestic violence.

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Robert Metsola responds as European Parliament falls victim to cyber-attack by pro-Kremlin group

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Robert Metsola responds as European Parliament falls victim to cyber-attack by pro-Kremlin group

On Wednesday, the European Parliament’s website fell victim to a ‘sophisticated’ cyberattack by what has been confirmed to be a pro-Kremlin group. This comes mere hours after the EP declared Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism.

“I confirm that the Parliament has been subject to an external cyber attack, but the Parliamentary services are doing well to defend the Parliament,” Parliament vice president responsible for cybersecurity Dita Charanzová stated.

 

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A high-ranking Parliament official, who asked news platform Politico to remain anonymous, stated that it may well be the most sophisticated attack the Parliament has known.

The attack itself, which is a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is a typical move by hackers who wish to disrupt organisations and cause chaos by sending huge amounts of traffic to a server.

In response to the attack, the EP president had only one thing to say: “Slava Ukraini”.

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Owner relieved as stolen drag-racing car found in Iklin

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Owner relieved as stolen drag-racing car found in Iklin

Driver Sean Prout has been re-united with his car after it went missing at the Ħal Far race track on Monday.

The distinctive car, a Honda Civic ep3 blanketed in bright blue decals was caught being towed away on CCTV camera footage, with the owner offering a €5,000 reward for anyone who found it.

After it went missing, the car made headlines in Italy, Sicily, Malta and even America, with Prout calling on the person responsible to return it as soon as possible.

The vehicle was then found in an Iklin road by Mosta resident Lee Micallef, who alerted the police and its rightful owner soon after spotting it.

The car was reportedly in fair condition, with “very minor damage done”.

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Karl Izzo to contest ASA presidency election this month

 - Local - Nov 23 SHARE ON:
Karl Izzo to contest ASA presidency election this month

Karl Izzo, who served as Malta’s national waterpolo coach since 2013, has confirmed that he will submit his candidacy to become the new president of the Aquatic Sports Association. 

During the past few weeks, Izzo has been approached by several local clubs who feel that a change in leadership is necessary to ensure Malta’s improvement in the field. 

At a reception at the Hilton Hotel, Izzo presented his vision to a large crowd to outline his short and long term plans for the sector. 

Ensuring everyone that he has the right portfolio to lead the association, he said that the focus will not be solely on waterpolo. After multiple talks with the aquatic sports sector clubs he was able to draft a number of proposals which were described as realistic by Izzo and other speakers at the presentation. 

Popular speakers within the aquatic sector in Malta and beyond, such as Neil Agius, Dino Zammit, Matthew Zammit and others, endorsed Izzo as the right man for the job after experiencing his work first hand. 

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