Piqué claps back at Shakira diss track by showing up for work in Renault Twingo

Jan 17 2023 Share

Not only has Barcelona star Gerard Piqué heard ex-partner Shakira’s diss track, but has has seemingly taken it to heart by showing up to work in a Renault Twingo.


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This moves follows Shakira’s statement that he ‘traded a Ferrari for a Twingo’ when he started dating his new partner Clara Chia Marti.

Happy smiling for the camera whilst caught on video, the Spanish footballer parked his car amongst the more expensive line of cars when he showed up for his seven-a-side King’s League project in Barcelona.

Pique retired from football in November, making headlines once again recently after being engaged in a heated war of words with his ex-partner Shakira.


Stormy polar cyclone hitting Malta and Italy nicknamed Thor

Stormy polar cyclone hitting Malta and Italy nicknamed Thor
Jan 17 2023 Share

According to various weather reports, the Maltese islands, along with the likes of Sicily and the rest of Italy, are set to be hit by a massive wintery storm.

Nicknamed Thor by some international figures, the thunderstorms are expected for Thursday January 19th, with temperatures dropping to a low 10 degrees Celsius. However, according to Facebook page Malta Weather, the temperatures may feel as cold as -1°C.

The trend, according to Malta International Airport weather forecasts, will continue all throughout the remainder of the week, with heavy winds and rain showers spread throughout. 

Hail can be expected at some points due to the polar maritime airmass extending towards the central Mediterranean. So if you had any weekend plans, you might want to revise them ahead of time as the islands are in for a stormy battering after registering a record dry year in 2022.


Newly-setup ‘Project Green’ agency to coordinate largest environmental investment in Malta’s history

Jan 16 2023 Share

Environment Minister Miriam Dalli has launched ‘Project Green’; a new agency that will be working and collaborating to deliver the largest environmental investment in Malta’s history.

Addressing a press conference at the Mdina Ditch, Miriam Dalli explained that Project Green will be in charge of coordinating and collaborating with other entities to create beautiful and accessible spaces across the island.

Steve Ellul was also announced as Chief Executive Officer of the new agency.

The Labour Government has pledged a €700 million investment, spread over seven years, to provide residents with open spaces, close to home. Project Green will thus work with all involved stakeholders to help deliver this pledge.

Minister Dalli explained that Project Green will operate on three pillars: sustainability, quality and collaboration. This means delivering quality projects that are also sustainable and in consultation with the community – each focusing on improving the quality of life.

In a nutshell, Project Green will help coordinate the delivery of green spaces that meet people’s aspirations. Particular attention will be given to ensure that projects are accessible and inclusive. Projects will respect the natural heritage and protect biodiversity.

More details on planned projects by Project Green will be given in the coming weeks and months.


Project Green: 7,500 trees will be planted this year

Jan 16 2023 Share

In the first 12 months, as part of the newly unveiled Project Green, the Maltese Government together with the private sector will be planting a total of 7,500 trees around Malta and Gozo.

This was announced by Project Green CEO Steve Ellul who explained that this is equivalent to 9 football stadiums.

The newly appointed CEO explained that Project Green will be focusing on the implementation of 4 different categories of environmental projects; projects that will re-shape the islands.

Project Green will be focusing on national projects that will be initiated in the coming weeks after various consultation sessions. This will happen in conjunction with multiple projects of Green open spaces in the community that are planned to be delivered in the coming months.

This new project unveiled today, will also work on nationwide projects which will see the ‘greening’ of the village core through a reduction in car accessibility and pedestrianisation, as well as an €8.5m afforestation programme.

Whilst addressing a press conference, CEO Steve Ellul explained that Malta has the third largest rate of urbanisation in Europe, and that Project Green will be tackling this, and our population density, because “Maltese people deserve to have the same quality of life as people living in other areas around Europe.”

Steve Ellul emphasised that thanks to Project Green, the public will now have more open spaces, less than 10min walk from home. Ellul also reiterated that these projects will leave a better country, sustainable and visually more beautiful for us, and our children for years to come.