Referee Stuns Fans With Unusual Euros Tattoo

Jun 21 2024 Share

Referee Artur Dias stunned football fans all around the world watching the blockbuster Euro 2024 match between England and Denmark, with a tattoo which even though unusual shows his dedication to the sport. The tattoo was of the official EURO 2020 logo, the tournament in which he officiated in and that England finished runners up in.

The tattoo was of mixed opinion with some saying that this shows the dedication that Dias has for his job and his love for the game and others joking that the game is well and truly gone, not liking the fact that the referee has a tattoo.

The game between England and Denmark ended in a fair 1-1 draw, with the Three Lions squandering their chances to qualify to the Round of 16 now having to do it on the last matchday.

Dias reportedly gets tattoos of every tournament he officiates in, even having a 2020 Tokyo Olympics tattoo. Many fans will be wondering when the referee will get a Euro 2024 tattoo.


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‘He Is Watching’: Local Influencers Tease Something Big

'He Is Watching': Local Influencers Tease Something Big
Jun 21 2024 Share

Eyes have filled the Instagram screens of many followers of local influencers – an ominous black and white eye with a #heiswatching caption.


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The photo was shared by the likes of Gaia Cauchi, Chloe Portelli, Matt Blxck, Maxine Pace, Amber, Johan Mifsud and Caroline Paris.


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Followers are yet to get the reveal as to what this big project is, but some suspicions are already running wild.

What do you think?


Malta’s Police Force Gets First Official Electric Vehicles

Malta's Police Force Gets First Official Electric Vehicles
Jun 21 2024 Share

The Police Force has continued its modernization efforts with the acquisition of seven electric vehicles, which will replace traditional vehicles. This is the first time the Police Force will use electric vehicles.

With an investment of over €300,000, the electric vehicles will be used by the community police section and the forensic laboratory section of the force. Additionally, the K9 unit will be strengthened with four new vehicles.

The Community Malta Agency donated €100,000 to the Police Force to cover part of the investment. This agency is also currently covering the overtime pay for the police involved in escorting the transportation of fireworks for feasts and has previously provided a grant for the community police to acquire e-bikes used in their patrols.

The community police will use these electric vehicles in various localities including Rabat, Mdina, Ħad-Dingli, Mtarfa, Msida, Gżira, Ta’ Xbiex, Marsaskala, and Raħal Ġdid. This will provide the police with more tools to reach different communities and allow them to conduct more continuous patrols in areas considered the most challenging.

During the inauguration of the new electric vehicles, the Minister for Home Affairs, Security, and Labour Byron Camilleri said the Ministry remains committed to transitioning to less polluting electric vehicles while continuing to provide services to make communities safer.

For his part, Police Commissioner Angelo Gafà stated that in recent years, the Police Force has been undergoing unprecedented investment. He said that as an entity working 24 hours a day, these electric vehicles will certainly contribute to both a safer society and a better environment.


MCAST Principal Removed From Position By Education Ministry

MCAST Principal Removed From Position By Education Ministry
Jun 21 2024 Share

The Ministry of Education has relieved Joachim James Calleja of his duties as principal at MCAST, responding to ongoing industrial action and tensions within the institution.

Sources close to MCAST revealed to MaltaToday that the ministry notified the college’s board of this decision and plans to initiate a public search for a successor.

MCAST has been embroiled in a labor dispute with the Malta Union of Teachers (MUT), resulting in over a month of industrial action that has disrupted exams and strained relations between faculty and students.

The tipping point appears to have been MCAST’s controversial authorization of police patrols with student search powers on its campuses, a move criticized publicly by Education Minister Clifton Grima as unnecessary.

Sources indicate that the government’s move aims to alleviate the tense atmosphere at MCAST, described as stifling by stakeholders. By replacing Calleja, who took office in 2018, including prior roles at Cedefop and as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Employment, the government hopes to inject new energy and resolve into the college.

More on this as story progresses.