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Volleyball Marathon In Aid Of Dar Tal-Providenza Officially Launched

Jun 27 2024 Share

This year’s edition of the BOV Volleyball Marathon in aid of Id-Dar tal-Providenza, was officially launched on Wednesday afternoon by Fr Martin Micallef, the home’s director, and Charles Azzopardi, head CSR at Bank of Valletta, during a press conference held at Pembroke Secondary School within St Clare’s College, where the training and preparation of the players taking part in the marathon is under way.  Every year this marathon takes place helping to raise the much needed funds for the home. 

This year’s edition will take place at Dar tal-Providenza between Friday 19th and Sunday 21st July. The general public is invited to attend, support the players, enjoy the entertainment but most importantly encouraged to donate and help make this year’s edition another success!

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At the beginning of June approximately 70 athletes started training sessions. This includes athletes from 14 years and above, some first timers and others who have done tens of marathons over the years! A team of coaches assesses each player and grades their overall performance through a point system. 12 hour and 24 hour trials are part of training plan.

The athletes’ performance throughout the training programme will determine who of them will make the cut for the final 40, who will eventually take part in the 53 hour volleyball marathon. These athletes will be joined by over 100 volunteers who are key to making the marathon happen.

The 53 hour Volleyball Marathon in aid of Dar tal-Providenza is supported by Bank Of Valletta as its main sponsor together with Pif Paf, PwC, CareMalta, Eurosport, Vibe and PaviPama.

Those who wish to support this event can send a donation on www.sabihlitaghti.org or call one of the numbers below:

€10 – 5160 2011

€15 – 5170 2012

€25 – 5180 2013

€50 – 5190 2070

€100 – 5130 2044

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Minister For Health And Active Ageing Launches Awareness On Non-Communicable Diseases

Jun 27 2024 Share

The Ministry for Health and Active Ageing has launched a consultation document on Non-Communicable Diseases, which includes a policy framework for preventing non-transmissible diseases.

During the launch, Minister for Health and Active Ageing Jo Etienne Abela explained that Non-Communicable Diseases are long-term illnesses that are not transmitted from person to person.

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The consultation document outlines key measures to combat this type of illness, such as reducing tobacco use, reducing alcohol consumption, addressing overweight and obesity issues, promoting healthy eating, increasing physical activity, encouraging earlier diagnosis, and promoting mental health and well-being.

Minister Abela emphasized that addressing this type of illness is a national priority. He added that this strategy aims to foster collaboration and coordination between sectors and stakeholders, leading to improved health and well-being for the population.

Minister Abela stated that these diseases are responsible for the majority of deaths worldwide. “Through this document, we are continuing our efforts to prevent these types of illnesses, such as heart disease, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, obesity, and diabetes, among others, thereby leading to a healthier life,” concluded Minister Abela.

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14 Virtual Reality Projects Featured at Mediterrane Film Festival

14 Virtual Reality Projects Featured at Mediterrane Film Festival
Jun 27 2024 Share

The Mediterrane Film Festival selects 14 immersive virtual reality projects for its Future Visions programme, led by interactive story architect Michel Reilhac. 

These international projects span 360 Videos, VR Standalone, and Immersive Installation categories, all aligning with the festival’s 2024 theme: ‘Unity through Film’.

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360 videos include ‘Over the Rainbow’ and ‘All That Remains’ directed by Craig Quintero, ‘Daughters of Chibok’ directed by Joel Benson, ‘Space Explorers’ directed by Dir. Felix Lajeunesse and many more. With regards to VR Standalone Projects, pioneers like Steye Hallema will be presenting ‘The Imaginary Friend’ whilst Sjoerd van Acker put ‘Elele’ will also be part of the exhibition, amongst others. If that wasn’t enough, dive into the immersive installations such as Finbar Hawkins, Bran Ttwheam and Lawrence Bennett’s Wallace and Gromit, Simone Fougnier’s Tales from Soda Island and countless others.

Running from June 22 to 30, the Mediterrane Film Festival hosts a series of star-studded events. Highlights include a Book Show featuring esteemed comedian David Walliams and a Content Creation Conference with big names like Patrice Evra. Additionally, the festival offers a diverse series of film screenings, ensuring there’s something for every film enthusiast.

With its rich lineup and innovative projects, the Mediterrane Film Festival continues to be a beacon of creativity and unity in the film industry.

Find out more at https://vp.eventival.com/mediterrane/2024/custom-page/future-visions/show

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Iconic ‘Prison Break’ Duo To Reunite In Hostage Recovery Drama

Jun 27 2024 Share

Iconic ‘Prison Break’ duo Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell have announced that they will be starring together yet again in a hostage recovery drama titled ‘Snatchback’.

The show’s plot reads ;  “Inspired by the life of a real covert intelligence officer who is still active in the field today, the series follows a highly skilled privately contracted team of operatives as they recover hostages across the globe from some of the most exotic, and equally dangerous locations on the planet.”

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The two actors are best known for their roles as Lincoln Burrows and Michael Scofield in the popular prison drama, ‘Prison Break’.

This is not the first time that the two will be reuniting after ‘Prison Break’, with the two appearing as villains o the CW’s ‘Flash’ and ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ as well as in the ‘Prison Brea’ spin off film  “The Final Break” back in 2017.

Are you excited to see the duo working together again?

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