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Swimmers Sasha Gatt to Represent Malta in Paris Olympics This Summer

Swimmers Sasha Gatt to Represent Malta in Paris Olympics This Summer
Jul 5 2024 Share

The Maltese Olympic Committee has announced the addition of two more athletes to the Maltese team for the Games for the XXXIII Olympics in Paris, which is set to take place from July 26th to August 11.

Swimmer Sasha Gatt, who is competing for the second time in the Olympics after her debut in Tokyo in 2021. will be part of the team. Sasha Gatt , is one of the youngest members of the Maltese contingent in Tokyo, has been recently performing consistently in the 1500m, 400m, and 800m freestyle events. Important to note, that she achieved two season bests in the 400m freestyle at the Mare Nostrum Swim Tour 2024 in Barcelona.

Kyle Micallef will also be joining Sasha at the Paris La Défense Arena, making his Olympic debut. As he was currently studying in the United States, Kyle Micallef set a national record in the 50m freestyle with a time  of 22.80 at the European Aquatics Championships in Belgrade earlier this week.

Charlene Attard, the Maltese Olympic Committee Director of Sport, emphasised that the athletes have demonstrated consistent performances in their preparation for potential selection for the Paris Games. Their selection was made possible through Universality Places programme, which is assigned by the Olympic Games Tripartite Commission, based on the athlete’s international competitive experience, technical level, and commitment to qualifying for the Olympics by participating in relevant qualifying events.

Sasha Gatt and Kyle Micallef will join three other Maltese athletes at the Games: Judoka Katryna Esposito, shooter Gianluca Chetcuti, and sprinter Beppe Grillo.

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Sunday Is Hospice Malta’s ‘L-Aħħar Pass’ Fundraising Telethon

Tomorrow Is Hospice Malta's 'L-Aħħar Pass' Fundraising Telethon
Jul 5 2024 Share

Hospice Malta, the NGO dedicated to free palliative care, is launching its annual fundraising telethon, ‘L-Aħħar Pass,’ on Sunday, 7th July 2024, from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm.

The telethon aims to secure public support to finalise the St Michael Hospice complex, set to open in September 2024.

Broadcast live for 12 hours from St Michael Hospice in Santa Venera, the event will feature touching stories and interviews highlighting Hospice Malta’s impact and the importance of completing the hospice project.

St Michael Hospice, Malta’s first palliative care complex, is a significant milestone in Hospice Malta’s 34-year history, providing crucial in-patient facilities and expanded services for patients with life-limiting illnesses.

Ms. Bernadette Bonnici Kind, Chairperson of Hospice Malta, expressed gratitude and urged the public, benefactors, and businesses to support this nationally important project.

CEO Kenneth Delia highlighted the nearing completion of St Michael Hospice, which will enhance current services and offer potential for future expansion.

In 2023, Hospice Malta served nearly 900 new patients and 1,500 families, providing almost 37,000 care sessions with the help of 11,000 volunteer hours.

The telethon is essential for sustaining high-quality palliative care services. Donations can be made via calls, SMS, online platforms, and pledges, bringing Hospice Malta closer to realising the vision of St Michael Hospice.

For more information and to donate, visit here.

Donation Details:

ONLINE

CALL: €25 – 5180 2024 | €50 – 5190 2031

SMS: €11.65 – 5061 9234

BOV Mobile: 7993 3894

BOV Bill Payable or APS Bill Payable

PLEDGE: 2122 0011

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Lydia Abela Attends Malta Fashion Week

Lydia Abela Attends Malta Fashion Week
Jul 5 2024 Share

Wife of Prime Minister Robert Abela, Lydia Abela, attended the fourth day of the Malta Fashion Week in Valletta yesterday.

Donning Charles & Ron, Lydia Abela made her way down to the event in a black outfit to enjoy an evening centred all around fashion, something Lydia herself is very passionate about in her philanthropic work.

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Photo Source: @msfotography_official

9 Year Old Boy At Risk Of Dying After Falling 2 Storeys

9 Year Old Boy At Risk Of Dying After Falling 2 Storeys
Jul 5 2024 Share

Yesterday, at around 20:15hrs, police were informed that their assistance was needed in a residence in Triq Wied in-Noqor, Luqa.

Police convened immediately on site and preliminary investigations found that a 9 year old boy had been injured after falling around 2 storeys from a window.

A medical team was called on site and transported the victim to Mater Dei Hospital. He was later certified as having suffered serious injuries.

A magistrate has opened an inquiry as police continue their investigations.

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