‘Tottenham Legends’ Dine at Trattoria Da Pippo

'Tottenham Legends' Dine at Trattoria Da Pippo
Apr 18 2024 Share

Tottenham Hotspur legends Ledley King, Gary Mabbutt, and Osvaldo Ardiles recently enjoyed a meal together at the popular Trattoria Da Pippo in Malta.


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This well-known dining spot is famous for hosting celebrities, and its walls are adorned with photos of famous visitors like Pedro Pascal, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Luke Evans, among others.

The restaurant’s owner, Cain, shared his excitement about having the three football icons at his establishment. He posted a photo with King, Mabbutt, and Ardiles, expressing his honour in hosting them for dinner. Trattoria Da Pippo continues to be a favourite spot for both local personalities and international stars looking for a fine meal in a welcoming atmosphere.

The visit by these Tottenham legends adds to the restaurant’s reputation as a gathering place for notable figures from around the world.


Malta’s Role As UN Security Council President in NYC

Malta's Role As UN Security Council President in NYC
Apr 18 2024 Share

Minister Ian Borg, who oversees foreign affairs in Malta, recently discussed Malta’s role as President of the United Nations Security Council this April. Speaking to Malta Daily, he explained that Malta will try its best to fulfil its duties during this important time.

Malta is known for being open and honest in how it handles foreign matters, always supporting peace. Even though Malta can’t perform miracles, Minister Borg stated, he assured that the country will do everything it can to help maintain peace around the world.

He also pointed out that there are several ongoing conflicts globally that don’t get enough attention, like the crisis in Sudan. Minister Borg hopes that during Malta’s presidency, these issues will be highlighted more. Additionally, Malta will look into the situation regarding Palestine and its potential membership in the UN, which is a significant issue in international relations which has .

Overall, Minister Borg wants Malta’s time as president to help bring more focus to global crises and contribute positively towards international peace efforts.


Iconic Musical Cabaret To Be Staged At Teatru Manoel

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The iconic musical Cabaret is set to take the stage at Teatru Manoel this May, in a visually stunning production with powerful performances by an acclaimed cast of performers and backed by a live 16-piece orchestra.

Teatru Manoel presents Cabaret, a live musical with direction and choreography by Lucienne Camilleri and musical direction by Ryan Paul Abela. Originally written in the 1960s, Cabaretexplores life in pre-war Berlin set against the decline of the Jazz Age and the rise of the Nazi party to power. Starring Sean Borg as the Emcee and Maxine Aquilina as Sally Bowles, two roles most notably performed by Joel Grey and Hollywood legend Liza Minelli in the 1972 film adaptation of the musical. Other notable cast members include Isabel Warrington as Fraulein Schneider, Stephen Oliver as Herr Schultz, and Jason Scerri as Clifford Bradshaw, alongside an ensemble of eleven chorus members, and supported by a 16-piece orchestra. The glamorous costumes are designed by Stefania Grech Vella, and set by Adrian Mamo.

Cabaret focuses on the hedonistic nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Club, where Sally Bowles is a resident performer. Juxtaposing the horror of pre-war Berlin with the glamourous world of live cabaret, the musical offers an escape for both the characters on the stage and audience members alike. Overseeing the action is the Kit Kat Club Emcee, and the club itself serves as a metaphor for ominous political developments in late Weimar Germany.

On the political nature of the musical Cabaret, Teatru Manoel Artistic Director Adrian Mamo said that he strongly believes in the importance of producing such stories, explaining that “it is important that we present these works, where we can see the world from very different eyes. It heightens our understanding of the world, of people who are oppressed, and societies which have suffered, and the ways that they cope.” Musical Director Ryan Paul Abela said that the aim of this production is to capture the decadence and political turmoil of the time through the powerful combination of music, dance, and storytelling.

Cabaret runs from the 10th to the 19th of May at Teatru Manoel. Admission is 12+ and tickets are on sale for €20 to €45. For more information and to get your tickets, visit https://teatrumanoel.mt/event/cabaret/ or call the Box Office at (+356) 21246389.  


Juventus Ordered to Pay Ronaldo Over €9.7 Million in Back Wages

Juventus Ordered to Pay Ronaldo Over €9.7 Million in Back Wages
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The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has ruled that Juventus must pay their former player Cristiano Ronaldo over €9.7 million plus interest for unpaid wages. Ronaldo, who played for the club from 2018 to 2021, had agreed to defer part of his salary during the COVID-19 pandemic to help the financially struggling club.

Juventus, in their response, stated that they would review the decision from the FIGC arbitration board. They highlighted that the board found no evidence of fraud by Juventus and that their actions had not influenced Ronaldo’s agreement to the wage reduction.

The decision to award Ronaldo the back payment stems from what the FIGC described as “pre-contractual liability” due to unsuccessful negotiations over the deferred wages. Originally, Ronaldo had requested €19.5 million, but the arbitration determined a lower amount due to shared responsibility between the two parties.

During his time at Juventus, Ronaldo scored 101 goals in 134 appearances, contributing significantly to the club’s success, including two Serie A titles in 2019 and 2020. After leaving Juventus, the Portugal star rejoined Manchester United in August 2021 and currently plays for Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr.