The start of the weekend will be mainly sunny and partly cloudy – Met Office

Feb 3 2023 Share

Highs of 16 degrees and lows of 9 degrees expected throughout the whole weekend.

Today is expected to bring mainly sunny weather, with clear skies and temperatures of 16 degrees.

Sunny weather is always a welcome change, especially after around two weeks of cloudy or rainy conditions. 

Temperatures are expected to reach lows of 9 degrees this evening and while a few clouds may appear in the late afternoon, they are expected to be scattered and not impact the overall sunny conditions.

Overall, Friday is shaping up to be a beautiful day.

Saturday’s weather is expected to be partly cloudy, with some periods of sun interspersed with cloud cover. While the clouds may obstruct the sun at times, they are expected to be scattered and not impact the overall conditions too greatly.

Temperatures are expected to reach highs of 16 degrees and lows of 9 degrees.

On the other hand Sunday’s weather is expected to be unsettled, with a possibility of showers throughout the day.

Temperatures are still expected to reach highs of 16 and lows of 9 degrees Celsius.




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Soon enough Cervical Cancer Patients will not need to travel to London to get the necessary treatment

Feb 2 2023 Share

The implementation of ‘gynae-oncology brachytherapy’ will soon be carried out in Malta meaning that Cervical Cancer Patients will not need to travel to London to get the necessary treatment.  This will be possible with funds raised during the Nationwide Pink October-Movember Campaign 2022.

Chair of The Marigold Foundation and  Leader of the campaign Michelle Muscat said this during a press conference during which part of the funds collected were today donated to Cancer NGO’s and the rest used to bring to Malta this state of the art Canon Aplio diagnostic ultrasound system.

This equipment is instrumental in providing this service locally. Currently, brachytherapy is not carried out in Malta. All patients who need this treatment need to travel to London which provides its own challenges. The team at the Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre are currently working with the International Atomic Energy Agency to bring brachytherapy to Malta in the next few months so that our patients no longer need to travel to the U.K.

Dr. Kristelle  Von Brockdorff from SAMOC hospital said that the oncology team are looking forward to this new challenge which would also mean less stress and trauma for patients since they do not need to travel and less expenses incurred by the state, the Community chest fund and the patient himself.

As is customary, on the eve of World Cancer Day, the Pink October Movember Campaign Team presented the funds collected which this year totalled €75k.

Europa Donna Malta, Action for Breast Cancer, Hospice Malta, Puttinu Cares , Karl Vella Foundation, Smiling with Jerome Foundation and Movember Europe were all presented with donations.

Dr. Danika Marmara, Director of the Cancer Care Pathways Directorate stressed the importance of such educational campaigns making the public more aware and better supported and encouraged the continuation of these nationwide campaigns that are educating the public.

Muscat thanked  all the team players including the consultant oncologists, doctors, nurses, health care professionals, survivors, volunteers and sponsors whose tireless works and efforts make this campaign a success.  She praised the hard work of all the volunteers amongst them cancer survivors who throughout the months of October and November used their time and energy to advocate for this cause.

Muscat said that facing fear of checking oneself and being proactive in maintaining a healthy lifestyle should be maintained all year through and not just during the campaign months.


All charges against Mason Greenwood have been dropped

Feb 2 2023 Share

The trial of Mason Greenwood, who was accused of attempted rape and assault against his ex-girlfriend, has been dropped due to the withdrawal of key witnesses and new evidence that came to light.

The 21-year-old was suspended by Manchester United when the allegations surfaced in January 2022 and was charged with attempted rape, assault, and controlling and coercive behaviour.

He was set to face trial in November, but the Crown Prosecution Service stated that there was no longer a realistic prospect of conviction.

Manchester United has not yet commented on the situation, and Greenwood remains under contract with the club until 2025 and continues to receive his £75,000 weekly wage.

After his initial arrest, several of Greenwood’s sponsors, including Nike, cancelled their deals with him.

He was also removed from the FIFA computer game and Football Manager series. Manchester United stopped selling merchandise with his name and face, and some of his teammates unfollowed him on social media.


Football giants Messi and Ronaldo tie in goal scoring record

Football giants Messi and Ronaldo tie in goal scoring record
Feb 2 2023 Share

Lionel Messi has tied with Cristiano Ronaldo’s remarkable goal-scoring record in Europe’s top five leagues with 696 goals. 

Messi, who recently won the World Cup alongside his Argentinian teammates, scored his latest goal in Paris Saint-Germain’s victory over Angers. The Argentine star has an impressive 672 goals in 778 appearances for Barcelona and has added 24 more goals in 54 appearances for PSG. This brings his total to 696 goals in 831 club matches in Europe’s top five leagues. 

On the other hand, Ronaldo has also scored 696 goals in Europe’s top five leagues but has played 88 more matches. He began his journey in Europe’s top five leagues with Manchester United and went on to score 145 goals in 346 games across two spells. 

He then added an astonishing 450 goals in 438 appearances for Real Madrid and another 101 goals in 134 appearances for Juventus, totalling 696 goals in 919 club matches in Europe’s top five leagues. The player has since joined Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr. 

Ronaldo and Messi may face each other one last time this month, as a Saudi all-star team is set to play against PSG in Riyadh on January 19th, with Ronaldo confirmed to participate in the match.