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PN will not back Anglu Farrugia and call for ‘impartial’ speaker

PN will not back Anglu Farrugia and call for ‘impartial’ speaker
May 4 2022 Share

The Opposition has stated that it will not back up the re-election of Anglu Farrugia as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

The Nationalist Party issued a statement late Tuesday which invited Prime Minister Robert Abela to hold a discussion with the oppositional party with the aim of finding an agreement on the appointment of an impartial and independent speaker. 

The PN went on to say that it cannot allow a repetition of what took place in the last legislature as Farrugia is seemingly set to be the Speaker for the third consecutive term. 

All he needs is a majority in the House, but the PN had not supported the nomination back in 2013. It went on to agree to it in 2017 when Simon Busuttil captained the PN. The PN is now insisting that PM Robert Abela offer a hand of friendship to the opposition as this will be the first occasion in which he can show her really means what he says. 

Anglu Farrugia had previously stated that he would like to have PN backing for this legislature, but will go on to retain his post even if this were not the case. 

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Fgura United shaping youth football by offering free exam assistance to students

Fgura United shaping youth football by offering free exam assistance to students
May 4 2022 Share

On an island where education and other passions seem to be divided by the concept of ‘job vs hobby’, Fgura United have made it their mission to bridge the gap and help students thrive in both areas. 

This is because the Fgura Football Club will be offering free assistance to students, whether or not they are members of the club, as they prepare and sit for their benchmark examinations. 

Students are being encouraged to go to Victor Calvagna Hall where students will be met by qualified educators and teachers to help them in completing their homework assignments. The initiative is being led by Fgura United president Larkin Bonnici, who set up such a programme five years ago.

Bonnici revealed back in 2020 in an interview with Times of Malta’s SportsDesk that as a club, they decided to give added value that others maybe do not provide. 

The after-school programmes for youths as young as those in the Under-4 age group, the initiative seeks to help players in their technical, social and educational development whilst using football as they way to do it. 

‘This way’ he said ‘we don’t see their technical development as an opportunity cost to their education but a complement to it.’ Other skills, ranging from leadership and communication, are also being fostered in the programme, to make sure kids are prepared for all scenarios in life. 

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WATCH: Car set ablaze in Birkirkara

Car set ablaze in Birkirkara
May 4 2022 Share

Images sent to this newsroom show a car ablaze in Birkirkara.

It is as of yet unknown how the fire started, but the vehicle seemed to have been cleared from any occupants.

Emergency personnel also seem to have convened on site attempting to put out the fire. More information as this story progresses. 

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Liverpool reach Champions League Final after five goal thriller against Villareal

May 3 2022 Share

English team Liverpool have reached the Champions League final after beating Villareal 3-2 away from home and winning 5-2 on aggregate score. This is their first UCL final since 2019 when they beat Tottenham to win their sixth Champions League. They will now face the winner of tomorrow’s clash between Manchester City and Real Madrid.

 

The first half was a disaster for Liverpool as they didn’t seem up to it and as concentrated and confident as their Spanish opponents. Villareal backed by their incredible home support scored the first goal of the game in only the 3rd minute from quick attacker Boulaye Dia.  The Yellow Submarines kept on attacking throughout the half and also defended well not giving Liverpool’s attack a chance to even breathe. Villareal completed the comeback no one thought they could achieve in the 41st minute from a Francis Coquelin header.

The second half had everything to play for. Was it going to be Liverpool’s 3rd UCL final in 5 years or was it Villareal’s time in the spotlight and their first ever Champions League final appearance. Unfortunately for most football romantics the former turned out to be correct as Liverpool came out in the second half looking for goals in order to book their place in Paris. That is exactly what they did as in the 12 minutes Fabinho, Luis Diaz and Sadio Mane all scored goals to give Liverpool the come back win.

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