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Maltese Duo To Paddle Around Malta To Raise Funds For Ethiopia

Maltese Duo To Paddle Around Malta To Raise Funds For Ethiopia
Jun 28 2023 Share

Maltese duo Anthony Delia and Derome Agius will be kayaking around Malta’s 72-kilometre perimeter in an attempt to raise funds for schools and other major projects in Ethiopia.

Delia and Agius will set sail on July 8th, weather permitting, with the two welcoming any eager kayakers with open arms in their mission towards €5,000. The two have collected 44% of their goal, as shown in the gogetfunding.com page initially set up by Delia.

Maltese duo Anthony Delia and Derome Agius will be kayaking around Malta’s 72-kilometre perimeter in an attempt to raise funds for schools and other major projects in Ethiopia.

“These projects are far from the building structure themselves but will welcome children with education, building of character, and most of all giving them a future. I truly believe in this cause and will be pushing myself in various challenges such as my first round Malta with a kayak”, Delia wrote.

Inspired by the Sigma Foundation’s stellar work for Ethiopia, Delia and Agius wish to not only collect funds for charity, but also inspire others to contribute to good causes such as this.

In a video put together by collaborator Dylan Spiteri, a map shows the hour-by-hour game plan the kayakers intend on approaching the challenge with, highlighting key checkpoints.

If you haven’t already, make sure you contribute to this cause – every little counts.

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Gozo’s Guernsey Island Games 2023 Contingent Unveiled

Gozo's Guernsey Island Games 2023 Contingent Unveiled
Jun 28 2023 Share

Gozo Minister Clint Camilleri took to social media to unveil the official contingent which will be representing the Gozitan islands in the games set to take place between 8th and 14th July. 

Team Gozo is made up of 40 athletes from Gozo who will be competing in the disciplines of Athletics, Cycling, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Triathlon and Football. 

‘This is a historic moment in the Gozitan sport sector as this is the first time Gozitan athletes will be representing our islands in these international games and bringing honour for Gozo.’

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Students and MPs Discuss Environmental Challenges

Jun 28 2023 Share

The Seventeenth Edition of EkoSkola in Parliament took place this morning, led by the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Anġlu Farrugia. EkoSkola is an educational program initiated by Nature Trust – Malta, in collaboration with public, Church, independent, and private schools. The program aims to cultivate an appreciation for the natural environment of the Maltese islands among students and children. During the meeting in Parliament, students had the opportunity to engage in discussions with Members of Parliament on various environmental themes affecting both Malta and the world.

The agenda for the EcoSchool session in Parliament encompassed a range of pressing topics. Students actively delved into issues such as the hazards posed by traffic, the scarcity of open spaces in the country, the environmental impact within homes and families, the consequences of war on the environment and refugees, the detrimental effects of microplastics on both terrestrial and marine ecosystems, air pollution, the state of families and the economic challenges they face, and the threat of domestic violence.

In his address, the Speaker commended Nature Trust – Malta for its unwavering commitment to safeguarding the natural and marine environment of the country. He specifically acknowledged their efforts in preserving several ecologically significant sites across the Maltese islands. The Speaker emphasized the fundamental right of every individual, both in Malta and globally, to reside in a clean and beautiful natural environment. He emphasized that any degradation or threat to the environment can result in the deprivation of dignified living conditions for humans. The Speaker also stressed the responsibility of authorities in making decisions that impact the environment, urging them to prioritize the best interests and common good of all individuals.

Prominent figures who participated in the conference included Prime Minister Robert Abela, Leader of the Opposition Bernard Grech, Minister for Social Policy and Children’s Rights Michael Falzon, Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government Alison Zerafa Civelli, Parliamentary Secretary for Reforms and Equality Rebecca Buttiġieġ, Parliamentary Secretary for European Funds Chris Bonett, Whip of the Opposition Parliamentary Group Robert Cutajar, and Members of Parliament Romilda Zarb, Janice Chetcuti, Graziella Attard Previ, Justin Schembri, and Mark Anthony Sammut.

The engagement between students and Members of Parliament during the EkoSkola session in Parliament showcased the importance of youth involvement in environmental discussions and decision-making processes. By providing a platform for young voices to express their concerns and ideas, the event facilitated a productive dialogue on critical environmental challenges. The participation of government officials and legislators further underscored the significance of addressing these issues at the highest levels of governance.

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€8.2 Million Investment For Football And Rugby Complex In Kordin

€8.2 Million Investment For Football And Rugby Complex In Kordin
Jun 28 2023 Share

The construction of the Kordin sports complex, the first of its kind in our country which will be built according to UEFA and IRB standards, is set to commence in the coming days. This was announced during a visit by the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Aaron Farrugia, and the Minister for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation, Clifton Grima.

The €8.2 million complex includes the construction of a stadium and a ground with artificial turf that can seat 650 spectators. Local and international football and rugby games are expected to be played in this stadium once completed. This complex will house several other amenities such as changing rooms, offices, a conference room, a restaurant, a media room, and parking facilities.

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Minister Aaron Farrugia emphasised the significance of this investment for our country, stating that in addition to vital infrastructural projects like our road network, the Government remains committed to advancing our sports infrastructure. “The objective is to provide our athletes with the optimal environment for training and enhancing their skills,” Farrugia concluded.

From his end, Minister Grima stated “This is another infrastructural commitment that will benefit our athletes. We promised to continue investing in sports facilities which are accessible to all. Thus, we are committed to provide our country with sports facilities of international standards that serve not only as a level playing field for athletes, but also as a foundation for the sports industry, which also attracts investment to our country.”

The project is being managed by Projects Plus Limited, which assumed responsibility for the works, the administrative and the technical tasks at an early stage.

The first phase of this project included an extensive excavation and the removal and exportation of tonnes of contaminated waste from this site.

In the coming days, the construction of the field and the parking lot will commence, as well as the installation of floodlights and the necessary fencing. Also present for the visit were Projects Plus CEO James Camenzuli, Project Manager Andre Previ and Architect Johann Farrugia.

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