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Restoration Work At Oratory Of The Honoured In Jesuit Church Inaugurated

Restoration Work At Oratory Of The Honoured In Jesuit Church Inaugurated
Jan 15 2024 Share

Minister for National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government Owen Bonnici inaugurated restoration works at the Oratory of the Honoured in the Jesuit Church in Valletta. This restoration, costing €1,700,000 from national funds, covers both the Oratory of the Honoured and that of the Immaculate Conception, as well as the Sacristy. The restored oratories will be managed by the Jesuit Church Foundation for both cultural and religious purposes.

Emphasizing the importance of restoring these culturally significant sites in the heart of the capital, Minister Bonnici highlighted ongoing efforts since 2015, not only on oratories but also on houses, chapels, bell towers, and facades of the Church in Merchants Street, Archbishop Street, and St. Paul’s Street, with an investment exceeding €5 million.

While acknowledging the completion of the external restoration, the Minister stressed that the internal restoration process continues with an additional investment of €1,650,000. Bonnici affirmed the government’s commitment to preserving the national heritage, attracting visitors to experience Malta’s religious and artistic heritage.

Apart from the oratory works, paintings in the Oratory of the Immaculate Conception, a collaborative effort by Baroque artists Stefano Erardi (1630-1716) and Filippino Dingli (d. 1677), executed in 1650, were also inaugurated. President of the Jesuit Church Foundation, Rev. Dr. Nicholas Joseph Doublet, expressed satisfaction with visible results achieved in conserving and restoring the two oratories and sacristy.

The ongoing restoration not only gives back to the local community some of Valletta’s finest Baroque spaces but also creates a new cultural center in the city. This project aligns with the foundation’s cultural events, such as the ongoing Music & More season, promoting the artistic and musical talent of Maltese youth.

Mark Azzopardi, the architect overseeing the project, detailed the technical work, including careful attention to the restoration of the oratories’ structure and art. The project involved extensive preliminary studies, tests, and analysis of the painted surfaces, ensuring a meticulous restoration process.

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Lecture Walk Out Rally Tomorrow By University Students On Quad

Lecture Walk Out Rally Tomorrow By University Students On Quad
Jan 15 2024 Share

KSU have called for a rally on the University quad tomorrow at 10:30 wherein students will walk out of their respective rallies in order to keep their exams as they are. 

This comes as failure to negotiate a deal due to ongoing directives by university staff is keeping students in limbo during an important January assessment period.

KSU had stated in a statement that despite acknowledging and respecting the decisions made by the union UHM, ‘it is crucial to highlight the sentiment among the student community regarding the challenges that exist.’ 

‘In particular, we are cognizant of the fact that a collective agreement for university staff was expected to be in place by December 2021. The absence of such an agreement has understandably led to frustration and discontent among the staff, which inevitably trickles down to impact the overall learning experience for students. We urge all stakeholders to consider the long-term implications of this situation on the quality of education provided at our institution.’

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The Billiard House Malta: New Hub For Billiard Enthusiasts In Malta

The Billiard House Malta: New Hub For Billiard Enthusiasts In Malta
Jan 15 2024 Share

The Billiard House Malta, a cutting-edge and fully automated venue, caters to billiards enthusiasts and novices alike, providing an immersive experience from 7 am to midnight daily. 

It stands out by housing the esteemed Pool Academy Malta, offering expert coaching for players of all levels, focusing on technique, strategy, and game psychology. 

The venue has evolved into a sought-after destination for corporate events and team-building activities, combining leisure and learning in a versatile space.

With its commitment to accessibility, The Billiard House Malta has redefined the billiards experience, offering a platform for individuals to learn and master the game.

The collaboration with Pool Academy Malta ensures tailored programs for all skill levels, enhancing players’ abilities. The venue has become an ideal spot for team-building, offering customizable packages for corporate groups, promoting teamwork and communication skills.

Booking at The Billiard House Malta is convenient through the user-friendly online platform, www.thebilliardhousemalta.com. This seamless process allows enthusiasts, learners, and corporate groups to effortlessly reserve time slots for pool sessions, coaching with Pool Academy Malta, or team-building events. 

The establishment’s dedication to efficiency and diverse offerings makes it a go-to destination, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience for visitors seeking an all-encompassing billiards encounter.

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CPD New Recruits Continue Their Intense Training

CPD New Recruits Continue Their Intense Training
Jan 15 2024 Share

The Civil Protection Department’s trainees are still undergoing their intense training to become the next cohort of local rescuers and heroes. 

Currently in their 8th week of training, out of a total of 24, the recruits are experiencing simulated conditions of all that could happen on the job.

From extinguishing fires to scaling heights, the rescue officers still have a long ways to go as the CPD official social media shares photographic sneak peeks at their journey. 

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