Transport On Offer For Ed Sheeran Concert!

Transport On Offer For Ed Sheeran Concert!
Jun 21 2024 Share

Due to the high volume of attendees and significant traffic restrictions around the Ta’ Qali area, an official shuttle service provided by Koptaco for all event-goers is set to be provided.

Key Details:

Cost: €10 for a round trip.

Restrictions: No private cars will be allowed in Ta’ Qali or its periphery. Alternative “Y Plates” drop-off points are a 20-minute walk from the main entrance.

Exclusive Route: The shuttle will take an exclusive route, ensuring a closer drop-off point near the entrance.

Shuttle Pick-Up Points and Times:

Paola: Addolorata Cemetery

Floriana: Central Public Library

Pembroke: Luxol Grounds

St Paul’s Bay: Café del Mar / Malta National Aquarium


Departure Before Event: 5:30 PM (The bus will leave strictly at this time)

Departure After Event: 11:45 PM (The bus will leave strictly at this time)

“We strongly urge everyone to use this shuttle service for a convenient and hassle-free experience. Please arrive at the pick-up points 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time to ensure timely boarding.”

Buses will be loaded on a first-come, first-served basis. Each bus will be filled to its full seating capacity. Please note that seating arrangements cannot be pre-booked or pre-arranged.

You can get tickets here.


Italy’s Own Goal See Spain In EURO 2024 Last 16

Italy's Own Goal See Spain In EURO 2024 Last 16
Jun 21 2024 Share

Spain secured a place in the last 16 of Euro 2024 with a 1-0 victory over Italy, courtesy of a Riccardo Calafiori own goal. The match, held in Gelsenkirchen, saw Spain dominate from start to finish, ensuring their top spot in Group B.

Despite the narrow scoreline, Spain’s performance was commanding, similar to their opening thrashing of Croatia.

Nico Williams was instrumental, tormenting Italy’s right-back Giovanni Di Lorenzo throughout the match.

It was Williams’ cross that led to Calafiori’s unfortunate deflection into his own net nine minutes after halftime. Spain, with six points, now face Albania with the comfort of already advancing to the knockout stages.

Italy, on the other hand, experienced a humbling defeat. Gianluigi Donnarumma’s brilliance in goal was the only reason the scoreline remained respectable. Spain peppered Italy’s goal with numerous shots while Italy failed to register a single attempt on target.

Spain’s early opportunities included Pedri’s header and Williams’ miss from close range. Donnarumma made crucial saves to deny Morata and Fabian Ruiz.

After the break, Pedri missed another golden chance before Calafiori’s own goal sealed Italy’s fate.

Despite late efforts, including fine saves by Donnarumma to stop Ayoze Perez, Italy couldn’t find an equalizer. With Spain cruising to victory, Italy must now secure at least a draw against Croatia to ensure their progression in the tournament.


42.7% Of Under 25s Wish To Have NOT Been Born In Malta

42.7% Of Under 25s Wish To Have NOT Been Born In Malta
Jun 21 2024 Share

A recent survey titled ‘Stat tan-Nazzjon’ (State of the Nation’, conducted by Dr Vincent Marmara and Mr Lou Bondi, revealed that 25% of 1,064 persons interviewed wished to have been born somewhere other than Malta.

The number increased significantly from 2023, rising from 18.5% to 25% in just one year.

70.5% said that they are comfortable having been born in Malta. 4.5% are unsure about the question.

When it comes to age, those who are 25 years or younger are the age group who wish to have ben born elsewhere (42.7%). The age group most comfortable with having been born in Malta were those aged 66 and over, with 82.9% not wanting to be born elsewhere.

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Hunger Games Actor Donald Sutherland Passes Away

Hunger Games Actor Donald Sutherland Passes Away
Jun 21 2024 Share

Donald Sutherland, renowned actor of over six decades, passed away at 88 in Miami after a prolonged illness.

His son, Kiefer Sutherland, announced the news, praising him as one of the most significant actors in film history. Sutherland’s prolific career included over 190 films and TV shows, notably Don’t Look Now, MASH*, and The Hunger Games.

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Despite never winning a major film award or receiving a conventional Oscar nomination, he earned two Golden Globes for TV roles and an honorary Oscar in 2017.

Born in Canada in 1935, Sutherland studied engineering and drama at the University of Toronto before moving to London for further acting training. He gained recognition in The Dirty Dozen, which led to roles in influential films like MASH*, Klute, and Don’t Look Now.

Sutherland’s versatility shone in diverse roles, from the psychological horror Invasion of the Body Snatchers to comedies like National Lampoon’s Animal House.

In later years, he appeared in character roles in films like JFK and Pride & Prejudice. His portrayal of President Snow in The Hunger Games introduced him to a new generation.

Sutherland’s final works include Mr. Harrigan’s Phone and Moonfall. He is survived by his wife, Francine Racette, and their children. Sutherland’s memoir, Made Up, But Still True, is set for posthumous release in November. His legacy is celebrated by colleagues like Helen Mirren, Jane Fonda, and directors Ron Howard and Edgar Wright.


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