Photos of domestic violence victims stuck on Home Affairs Ministry front door

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Photos of domestic violence victims stuck on Home Affairs Ministry front door

A group of activists stuck placards at the Home Affairs Ministry’s front door ahead of the 8th March Women’s Day Protest. 

Moviment Graffiti, along with MGRM, Doctors for Choice Malta, Women’s Rights Foundation and Young Progressive Beings called for justice in cases of violence against women ahead of the protest. 

The placards showed victims of domestic violence last year as well as signs that read ‘We’re sick and tired’ and ‘Justice delayed is justice denied’.

The statement said that ‘over the years, we have seen pathetic police inaction which could have prevented serious crimes such as domestic violence and femicide, lack of information and lack of coordination, as in the case of Bernice Cilia.’ 

The activists called out Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri and Justice Minister Jonathan Attard as having ‘repeatedly promised to implement the right reforms and increase resources, but have failed to deliver.’ 

The theme of the protest is Women United Against Injustice, after ‘witnessing several injustices that women in our society face every day, especially when they seek justice through our institutions.’ 

‘It is clear: our justice system is actually an unjust system for women.’ The protest march will be held this Wednesday, 8th March at 5.30 pm and will start at the Triton Fountain in Floriana. 


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Man helps scooter driver who falls off vehicle

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Man helps scooter driver who falls off vehicle

A video shared by TikTok user @clowndriversmalta shows a man falling off his scooter in what seems to be the Ħal Far area.

The video was filmed via a camera seemingly attached on the inside of a car, showing a e-scooter user falling off the vehicle in a curved turn. 


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Following the incident, a man quickly rushes to aid the victim, as the victim picks up one of his belongings. 

It is unsure to what extent the man was injured but MaltaDaily massively commends the man who rushed to his aid.


Space organisations to decide on time zone for moon

 - International - Mar 6 SHARE ON:
Space organisations to decide on time zone for moon

Have you ever wondered what time it is on the moon? Well, to be fair, Earth’s time zones are also established by convention so the moon itself does not have a timezone. 

However, given that more lunar missions are currently being planned, space organisations around the world are considering how best to keep time on Earth’s only natural satellite. 

The idea came up during a meeting in the Netherlands late last year as participants agreed on the urgent need to establish ‘a common lunar reference time’. 

Navigation system engineer Pietro Giordano said in a statement that a ‘joint international effort is now being launched towards achieving this.’ 

Currently, the moon runs on the time of the country that is operating the spacecraft. However, European space officials said an internationally accepted lunar time zone would make it easier for everyone. 

This, given that more countries and even private companies aim for the moon, as well as NASA, gets set to send astronauts onto the moon. 

The problem of time zone arose when NASA struggled while designing and building the International Space Station. The space station doesn’t have its own time zone as it runs on Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which is based on atomic clocks. This helps split the time difference between NASA and the Canadian Space Agency, and the other partnering space programs in Russia, Japan and Europe. 



Ronaldo sends plane full of supplies to Turkey and Syria

 - Celebrities - Mar 6 SHARE ON:
Ronaldo sends plane full of supplies to Turkey and Syria

Former Manchester United world football star Cristiano Ronaldo has sent an entire plane full of supplies and care items to survivors of the devastating earthquakes in Syria and Turkey. 

The Al-Nassr player decided to pay for an entire bulk of tents, food packages, pillows, blankets, beds, baby food, milk and other medical supplies and send them on a one-way trip to be distributed in the earthquake sites. 

This comes after footage emerged last week of the famous player meeting a young Syrian boy who opened up about wishing to meet the renowned footballer. 

The act of kindness is hoped to inspire others with similar levels of wealth to donate to the earthquake stricken areas, with this not being the first time Ronaldo has done so. 

Meanwhile, the most recent figures indicate that the death toll of the catastrophes has risen to around 50,000, with 44,218 dying in Turkey alone.

Ronaldo has held ambassadorial roles for Save the Children, UNICEF and World Vision, having donated $83,000 to pay for child’s brain surgery, $165,000 to help fund a cancer centre in Portugal, another £1 million to Portuguese hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic, and various other instances of humanitarian aid. 


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