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President George Vella pays respects to Queen ahead of funeral

President George Vella pays respects to Queen ahead of funeral
Sep 19 2022 Share

President of Malta George Vella, accompanied by his wife Miriam, paid their respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall ahead of the funeral which is set to take place later today. 

The President said in a statement uploaded to social media that this was a beautiful moment wherein ‘a large number of world leaders and members of the public stood in close proximity of the coffin with respect to honour Queen Elizabeth II for the last time.’

The Queen had a very special connection to Malta, being the only place outside of the UK to ever call home. The funeral is set to begin on Monday the 19th of September at 11am in the UK. 

 

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This will be the first monarch’s funeral to take place at Westminster Abbey since the 18th century. It will also be broadcast on many media platforms worldwide for the public to follow along. 

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Siggiewi’s San Nikola square lit up with lantern spectacle

Siggiewi’s San Nikola square lit up with lantern spectacle
Sep 19 2022 Share

The lantern spectacle held in Siggiewi’s San Nikola Square returned to the village for the proper summer 2022 send off. 

Forming part of the activities of ‘Festa Għeneb’ (Feast of Grapes) on the 18th of September, the heart of the village was lit up by the ‘Grupp Armar Siġġiewi’. 

 

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The spectacle formed the sigil of Siġġiewi, extending the spectacular church lights down the rest of the road for both locals and tourists to see and bask at. 

The artistic design was built through a whopping 1900 lantern, which were methodically placed to create the desired aesthetic.

The Festa Għeneb itself, held activities which also included the showcases of classic cars, artisan work, traditional ‘għana’ song and music amongst others. 

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Temperatures to drop as autumn rain makes its way to Malta

Temperatures to drop as autumn rain makes its way to Malta
Sep 19 2022 Share

You can officially start mourning the summer vibe as the local weather changes course to a colder and wetter Autumn seasonal norm in Malta. 

According to multiple weather forecast websites, this week starting 19th of September is set to kick off sunny and relatively warm. This will however give way to colder temperatures and even stormy weather.

According to Facebook page ‘It-Temp Madwarna’, this occurs as we the collapse of the African anti-cyclone which dominated the majority of the summer. 

Going into Thursday, the probability of having our first seasonal storm increases – albeit having it remain over the seas surrounding the islands. Temperatures are set to feel like 27 degrees Celsius by Thursday. 

Wind force is set to be quite low except for a few strong gusts which may accompany the stormy weather. Temperatures here could even drop to as low as 20°C – the average for this seasonal period. 

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“I won’t stop dancing”; Vinicius Jr’s head held high in response to racist ‘monkey’ slur

Sep 18 2022 Share

Brazilian Real Madrid forward Vinicius Jr has issued a response after being dealt a racial slur from Pedro Bravo, the president of Spanish football agents.

Vinicius Jr responded on Twitter with a powerful statement which he himself has tattooed on his body: “As long as the colour of the skin is more important than the brightness of the eyes, there will be war”, going on to say that while ‘happiness bothers’, the happiness of a black Brazilian being successful in Europe bothers much more.

The Real Madrid star said that he will not stop dancing, receiving widespread support from the football community and beyond, with many of Vini Jr’s team-mates, PSG’s Neymar and even Brazilian legend Pelé coming to his defence.

During a live broadcast, Bravo had stated “You have to respect your opponents. When you score a goal, if you want to dance Samba, you should go to sambodromo in Brazil. You have to respect your mates and stop playing the monkey.”

“They are dances to celebrate the cultural diversity of the world. Accept it! Respect it! Or freak out… In any case, I will not stop!” The player stated.

Dance on Vini.

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