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Maltese athlete Janet Richard breaks national record for Women’s 400m

Maltese athlete Janet Richard breaks national record for Women’s 400m
Aug 16 2022 Share

Maltese athlete Janet Richard has managed to surpass the national record, which was set by herself, in the women’s 400m as she competed during the European Athletics Championship in Munich 

Richard smashed her previous best time for the section, becoming the first local athlete to register a sub 54s on the distance.

‘Richard’s new mark of 53.49 seconds comes as a fitting reward at the end of a long and intensive athletics season’, Pembroke Athleta Athletics & Triathlon reported. 

Taking to social media, Richard was massively surprised and emotional at the achievement, saying that she still needs time to process what just happened. 

The achievement was expectedly and massively well received by all who supported her throughout her constant hard work as she continues to make Malta proud in the discipline. 

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Ħamrun Spartans progress to next round as Levski Sofia protest deemed inadmissible

Ħamrun Spartans progress to next round as Levski Sofia protest deemed inadmissible
Aug 16 2022 Share

Ħamrun Spartans released an official statement revealing that the club has just received communication from the UEFA’s chairman Pedro Tomas of the Appeals Body that they will be progressing to the next round. 

This is due to Levski Sofia’s protest submitted against the final results in their match against the Spartans being deemed inadmissible. 

‘This means that Ħamrun Spartans F.C will be playing the match against Partizan Belgrade as originally planned at the Stadium Partizan, Belgrade on Thursday, 18th August 2022 at 2100hrs.’

This comes after Ħamrun Spartans made history by becoming the first Maltese team to ever qualify for the next round of the Europa Conference League. 

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Moviment Graffiti allege Comino operators orchestrated set ups to stop protest

Moviment Graffiti allege Comino operators orchestrated set ups to stop protest
Aug 16 2022 Share

Taking to social media, activist group Moviment Graffiti alleged that Comino operators orchestrated set ups to stop the protest on the island. 

Posting a photo of trash cans, they reported that the rubbish bins were not typical of Blue Lagoon. Instead, the NGO said, they are containers for cold drinks which the deckchair operators were handing out freely to people brought in to stop the protest. 

The activist group were informed by an unknown source that at 7am on the day of the protest, a dinghy owned by entrepreneur Joseph Portelli, left Imgarr, Ghawdex, loaded with thirty people. 

These people were allegedly to be used to fill up the spaces on Comino and prevent the protest from happening. ‘Joseph Portelli is a business partner of Daniel Refalo, one of the two deckchair operators in Blue Lagoon.’ 

‘We can confirm that these people arrived on Comino and started to occupy space before the protest. However, police ordered that they leave the area, despite some of them sticking around and intruding on the protest by playing loud music during the discourse.’ 

One of them also ended up in a physical altercation with one of thee protestors, with the NGO also noticing that the deckchair operators were offering them free food and drink throughout the whole day. 

The NGO highlighted how some of Malta’s big names have a tendency to utilise their own workers – Maltese or foreigners – to intimidate protestors. ‘But bullies do not scare us. The fight continues’ the statement by the NGO concluded. 

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Photo Source: Moviment Graffiti FB

‘Is it wrong to have only one child?’ Influencer mother hits out at judgements

‘Is it wrong to have only one child?’ Influencer mother hits out at judgements
Aug 16 2022 Share

Taking to social media, local mother and influencer Danita Camilleri highlighted the sort of judgment she and other women experience when it comes to having and raising kids.

Known by her instagram handle as one-chick-and-a-yorkie, Danita pointed to the unsatisfied expectations people have when it comes to women bearing children through insensitive comments.

‘Is there something wrong with having just one child? Is there something wrong if I have three children? Is there something wrong if I have no children because that is what I decided’ she asked. 

‘People will judge whether a woman has a lot or no kids, so might as well be happy and make your own choices!’ Danita’s post, which was accompanied by adorable photos of her son, was very well received by other women who shared similar experiences. 

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