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Run or Walk in Aid of the Maltese Hospital in Ghana

Jun 24 2024 Share

In a remarkable show of solidarity and support, HopeXchange Malta, in collaboration with Malta Marathon and the Obstacle Course Academy, is organising a charity run to raise funds for the HopeXchange Medical Center in Kumasi, Ghana – also know as The Maltese Hospital in Ghana.

This vital event is set to take place on the picturesque grounds of Verdala Palace, Siggiewi, on July 14th at 7:00 am.

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The Maltese Hospital in Ghana has been a beacon of hope for poor patients in Kumasi since it opened its doors in 2016.

Operating in one of the poorest regions of Africa, the centre relies heavily on financial aid to continue providing essential healthcare services.

Generous support from numerous institutions and thousands of Maltese families has been instrumental in sustaining this project.

This event will be held under the auspices of HE Dr. Myriam Spiteri Debono, President of Malta.

Participation in this event is more than just a race; it is a direct contribution to the ongoing healthcare services and education provided to marginalised communities in Kumasi, Ghana.

Event Details:

  • Location: Verdala Palace Grounds, Siggiewi
  • Date and Time: 14th July 2024 @ 7:00 am
  • Registration: Access the application form here

Race Categories:

  • 5km Race: Open to all levels for a donation of €20.
  • 5km Walk: A leisurely walk for a donation of €20.
  • 2.5km Kids Race (Ages 7 to 15): Friendly competition for a donation of €7.

Each participant will receive a commemorative medal and a goodie bag. Details about the collection of race numbers, goodie bags, and prizes will be provided closer to the event date.

Trophies will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers overall and to the top three participants in each age category (starting from age 35 to 70+).

The first adult male and female finishers will receive a free assessment worth €130 each, courtesy of Mediatrix Podiatry Center and the Running Lab.

This comprehensive assessment includes a 3D biomechanical analysis for enhanced running performance, injury prevention, and pain management.

Additionally, prizes from Eurosport Malta will be raffled off at the end of the event, giving every participant a chance to win.

The race begins at the majestic Verdala Palace, taking participants past the charming Villa Psaigon, through the picturesque upper part of Had-Dingli, and offering breathtaking countryside views. The route continues past the esteemed Savio College before concluding back at Verdala Palace.

All proceeds from the event will go directly to HopeXchange Malta, ensuring the continuation of critical healthcare services in Ghana.

Join us in this noble cause and make a difference in the lives of those in need.

For more information and to register, please visit Malta Marathon’s application page. Your participation and support are invaluable!

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19 Year Old Injured Whilst Swimming In St Peter’s Pool

19 Year Old Injured Whilst Swimming In St Peter's Pool
Jun 24 2024 Share

Yesterday, at around 1700hrs, police were informed that a person was injured whilst swimming and that assistance was needed in St Peter’s Pool in Delimara in the limits of Marsaxlokk.

Preliminary investigations shoed that a 19 year old Syrian boy jumped into the sea to swim but suffered some injuries.

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He was given preliminary aid by Civil Protection Department members and was taken to Mater Dei Hospital. He was later certified as having suffered grievous injuries.

Police are continuing their investigations.

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Kamra Tal-Periti’s Plans To Transform Msida Core Into Park

Kamra Tal-Periti's Plans To Transform Msida Core Into Park
Jun 24 2024 Share

The Chamber of Architects (KTP) has proposed an alternative to the Msida Creek Project, envisioning a 20,000-square-metre park with over 2,000 trees instead of the planned flyover.

The chamber believes this transformation would improve traffic flow by adding a slip road to the Regional Road and reorganizing the current road infrastructure, routing traffic around Msida.

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The proposal aims to be completed in less time, at no extra cost, and with minimal disruption to residents, providing a green space in one of the country’s most polluted areas.

 

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KTP president Andre Pizzuto explained that the chamber had not been consulted on the government’s plans and worked voluntarily on its proposal. He urged the government to consider this “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” before construction begins next month.

The chamber’s plan involves diverting traffic west of the junction near Valley Road, closing Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli to cars (allowing only buses and taxis), and converting the road into sports grounds and a children’s play area.

Pizzuto criticized the flyover plan for merely shifting traffic congestion and emphasized that removing traffic lights would enhance flow and reduce tailbacks.

The KTP proposal also includes expanding and redesigning the skatepark for better facilities, promoting sustainable land use and improved quality of life for the local community. The chamber insists the project could be completed ahead of schedule if the government submits new plans to the Planning Authority soon.

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Hungary Striker Varga Stable In Hospital After Scotland Collision

Hungary Striker Varga Stable In Hospital After Scotland Collision
Jun 24 2024 Share

Hungary striker Barnabas Varga is in stable condition after being stretchered off during Euro 2024’s match against Scotland.

The collision with Scotland goalkeeper Angus Gunn and defender Anthony Ralston in the 68th minute left Varga unconscious. Teammates, including captain Dominik Szoboszlai, called for immediate medical attention. Varga was treated on the field and then taken to a Stuttgart hospital with a broken cheekbone, requiring surgery.

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Hungary’s football governing body confirmed Varga’s stable condition, and coach Marco Rossi expressed relief despite concerns about delayed medical response. Gunn and Ralston continued the game after treatment, and a VAR check confirmed no foul.

 

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The match resumed after a seven-minute stoppage, with Hungary scoring a last-minute winner by Kevin Csoboth, eliminating Scotland from the tournament.

Scotland captain Andy Robertson expressed his devastation, acknowledging the team’s missed chances and thanking fans for their support.

The incident drew parallels to Christian Eriksen’s collapse at the previous Euros, highlighting the importance of immediate medical intervention. Eriksen’s quick resuscitation and subsequent recovery allowed him to continue his career, serving as a reminder of the critical nature of on-field medical readiness.

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