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  • Amber wins Malta Eurovision Song Contest with Warrior

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    Amber will be representing Malta at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna in May after winning the national contest held at Malta Shipbuilding. Amber sung the song Warrior which obtained maximum points from all five judges. The song is written by Matt (Muxu) Mercieca and composed by Elton Zarb. It was chosen from the 14 finalists which qualified in yesterday's semifinal. The public vote counted for a sixth of the overall result. The show was opened by Conchita Wurst, last year’s Eurovision winner, who sung her winning opera-pop song “Rise Like A Phoenix”. During the show, she also perform her latest song “Heroes” released on November 8. “Heroes” fuses elements of pop and classical music and is defined as a Baroque-pop song. It will be included in her upcoming debut album. Amber singing Warrior at yesterday's semifinal.

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  • Pogba scores twice as Juve romp to another win

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    Paul Pogba scored twice and Carlos Tevez was also on target as Serie A leaders Juventus romped to a 3-0 win at Lazio. Pogba, 21, broke the deadlock with a classy finish in the 24th minute when he collected Tevez's chipped pass and slotted past Federico Marchetti from the edge of the area. Tevez finished off a counter-attack to grab his ninth league goal of the season in the 55th minute. Pogba struck again just after the hour and champions Juve coasted home despite having Simone Padoin sent off with 19 minutes left. Juventus have 31 points from 12 games while Roma stayed three points behind in second place with a 2-1 win at Atalanta. Atalanta went ahead in the first minute when Maxi Moralez fired home from close range, only their fifth league goal of the season. Adem Ljajic curled in Roma's equaliser and then combined with Radja Nainggolan who side-footed the visitors in front just before halftime. Atalanta substitute Richmond Boakye was sent off in stoppage time after he was booked and then given another yellow card for dissent seconds later.

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  • Punter scoops Quaterno+Jackpot

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    The Quaterno+Jackpot of €340,000 has been won by one winner, Maltco said this evening. The ticket was purchased from Qormi, it said.

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  • Eurovision: ‘Sit back and enjoy the moment’ is Conchita Wurst’s advice to tonight’s winner

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    Conchita Wurst’s advice to Malta’s Eurovision winner tonight is simple: “Sit back and enjoy the moment,” she said this afternoon when addressing a press conference soon after her arrival. Last year’s winner in the Eurovision Song Contest, Conchita will be singing at Malta’s contest tonight. She will be opening the show with her winning song Rise Like a Phoenix and will sing her new single Heroes during the show. Heroes, she said, was about treating people with respect everyday, listening, and seeing where they were coming from, which was not easy. She said she was very excited about her performance tonight and very happy to be in Malta, where it felt like summer.

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  • Gozo celebrates 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    This morning in Gozo an event was held to commemorate the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the...

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  • Mifsud ends goal drought to give Sliema win

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    SLIEMA WANDERERS 2 TARXIEN RAINBOWS 0 The Wanderers striker Michael Mifsud netted Sliema’s opener in a hard-fought win over Tarxien Rainbows. The early exchanges belong to Sliema but they failed to translate their supremacy into goals as their final pass was often poor. Tarxien were offering very little going forward but, in their first significant foray into the opponents’ half they almost broke the deadlock. On 18 minutes, Carlos Hevia angled a dipping shot towards goal with the ball coming off the crossbar. Tarxien soon reclaimed the initiative after the break. A quick move unlocked the Sliema defence as Cleber sprinted forward before releasing a low drive which did not trouble Glenn Zammit. Four minutes later, on the other side, Martinelli played in Bocar whose central shot was tipped over the bar by Sean Mintoff. Tarxien’s reprieve was temporary as Sliema took the lead past the hour mark. Mifsud raced clear of his marker before scooping a swerving shot from the D that bent away from Mintoff’s despairing dive. In the 77th minute, Mifsud was left to rue their ill-luck as he hit the goal frame after being sent through by Gnabouyou. Moments later, Caruana was first to Hevia’s...

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  • Updated: Rooney seals United triumph at Arsenal, Chelsea win again

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    Manchester United won away for the first time this season when they beat Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium to climb to fourth in the Premier League table. An own goal from Kieran Gibbs in the 56th minute and a decisive 85th minute strike from Wayne Rooney after a swift counter-attack sent Arsenal to their first home league defeat since Aston Villa beat them on the opening day of last season. Arsenal pulled a goal back in the fifth minute of stoppage time when Olivier Giroud, on as substitute after a three-month injury layoff, beat goalkeeper David De Gea with a long range shot moments after Angel Di Maria missed a golden opportunity to put United 3-0 up. Earlier, Chelsea beat West Bromwich Albion 2-0 to stay top of the table as they stretched their unbeaten run from the start of the season to 18 matches in all competitions. They have 32 points from 12 matches, followed by Southampton, who play at Aston Villa on Monday, on 25 from 11 and champions Manchester City on 24 points from 12. City stayed in touch with Chelsea when they came from behind to beat Swansea City 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium with Stevan Jovetic and Yaya Toure finding the target. United are fourth on 19 points,...

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  • Chelsea coast to win over West Brom, Man City beat Swansea

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    Chelsea coasted to a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion, who were reduced to 10 men for more than an hour, to maintain their unbeaten start to the season at Stamford Bridge. Goals from Diego Costa, who has now scored 11 times in his 10 Premier League appearances, and Eden Hazard, put Chelsea in control even before West Brom defender Claudio Yacob was red-carded in the 28th minute for a two-footed lunge on Costa. Champions Manchester City stayed in touch at the top when they came from behind to beat Swansea City 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium with Stevan Jovetic and Yaya Toure finding the target. Chelsea have 32 points from 12 games, followed by Southampton on 25 from 11 and Manchester City on 24 points from 12 games. West Ham United, who started the day in fourth place on 19 points, slipped back after losing 2-1 at Everton. Newcastle United continued their revival with a sixth successive victory and moved up to fourth with a 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers - at least until Arsenal play Manchester United in the day's late game at the Emirates Stadium. In the day's other games, Leicester City failed to score for the fifth successive league match in a 0-0 draw with Sunderland. Burnley...

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  • Unstoppable Hibs hit five past Greens

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    HIBERNIANS-5, FLORIANA-0 Hibernians made it 12 games without a defeat after producing another top-notch performance to demolish Floriana 5-0. This had been billed as a tricky match for the leaders after Floriana had upset Birkirkara before the international break but another shock was never on the cards after Hibs struck two goals in the opening eight minutes. They literally swept Floriana off their feet, scoring three more goals to seal another emphatic win that took them 13 points clear at the top after Birkirkara lost to Pietà Hotspurs earlier in the afternoon. Floriana almost stunned Hibs in the opening two minutes. Vito Plut, making progress down in the inside-right channel, slipped a through-ball to Conor Borg whose first-time flick ended just wide of the far post. Hibernians produced an emphatic response. Clayton Failla's cross from a left-wing corner caused panic in the Floriana box, Rodolfo Soares only made minimal contact with the ball but Luis Edison 'Tarabai' was on hand to drive home for his 12th goal of the season. Five minutes later, Hibs increased their lead. Johann Bezzina chipped the ball into the box and towards the advancing Tarabai who squared to Jorginho.

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  • US-led coalition strike against IS targets in and around Kobani

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    Plumes of smoke rose from the Syrian border town of Kobani today as a US-led coalition launched more air strikes against Islamic State targets. Turkish troops kept a close eye on the embattled town from near the border. Loud explosions were heard on the Turkish border with Syria as clouds of smoke filled the sky over the besieged town. The battle for Kobani - known in Arabic as Ayn al-Arab - has become a test of the US-led coalition's ability to stop Islamic State's advance. Islamic State has been trying to take control of the town for more than two months in an assault that has driven tens of thousands of Kurdish civilians over the border into Turkey and drawn strikes by US-led forces. The defense of Kobani has drawn in Kurdish peshmerga fighters from Iraq as well as Syrian rebel fighters. The US military said on Monday that it had carried out nine strikes near Kobani since late last week, destroying seven Islamic State positions, four staging areas and one unit belonging to the group.  

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  • Woman critically injured in Zabbar accident

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    A 65-year-old woman from Zabbar is in a critical condition after the Maruti Omni she was passenger in crashed with a Volkswagen Polo at 4pm. The Maruti was being driven by a 65-year-old man and the Polo  by an 18-year-old man. Both men are also from Zabbar. The Polo was being driven along Labour Road, Zabbar, towards Cospicua and the Maruti was in a side street. An inquiry is being held. The road is closed to traffic.  

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  • Beach treat

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    Ruby Holt spent most of her 100 years on a farm in rural Tennessee, picking cotton and raising four children. She had never been to the beach, until recently. She visited the Gulf of Mexico thanks to a partnership between the assisted living centre where she lives and an organisation that grants wishes to the elderly. Ms Holt laughed as the Gulf water hit her feet, and she walked across the white sand with the help of aides from the home. The trip was made possible by Brookdale Senior Living Solutions, where Ms Holt lives in Columbia, Tennessee, and the Wish of a Lifetime organisation. She said her farming family was never able to afford a trip to the coast, and she had left Tennessee only once before.

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  • President launches l-Istrina in Gozo – 2 days of events to be held across Gozo

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca this morning launched l-Istrina in Gozo. The President announced that this annual event will...

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  • Battling Hotspurs stun Birkirkara

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    Pietá Hotspurs created a major upset when they came from behind to stun title contenders Birkirkara 4-3 in a seven-goal thriller at the Tedesco Stadium. The Hotspurs immediately showed their intentions as they took the lead after seven minutes. In a quick break Kyle Cesare picked Luke Micallef inside the area and the former Melita forward headed past Justin Haber from close in. Birkirkara fought back and they drew level on 23 minutes. They were awarded a corner-kick and Rafael Ledesma’s cross was met by Ellinton who headed past Montfort. Birkirkara kept up the pressure and they grabbed a second goal five minutes from the break. It was again the Ledesma-Ellinton partnership that made the trick as the former picked his forward partner with a calibrated pass and the Brazilian striker sent a downward header past Montfort. Here, Coleiro effected his first change when he withdrew Rafael Xavier and roped in Frances as he looked for more penetration from his team. The Hotspurs started the second half strongly and on 52 minutes Terrance Agius hit a blistering strike from 20 metres out that flew into the top corner of the net. But their joy was short-lived as three minutes later Paul...

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  • Gozo hosts first meeting of BEST: An Erasmus+ KA2 project between 7 countries

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    Be Enterprising, Succeed Together (BEST) is an Erasmus+ KA2 project between 7 countries (schools) around Europe. This is...

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  • All square between Balzan and Zebbug

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    BALZAN-1, ZEBBUG RANGERS-1 Balzan and Zebbug Rangers picked a point apiece after their second-round meeting ended one-all. It was an entertaining game with Balzan going all out in attack in the early stages only to concede on the half-hour as Zebbug, who are still without a win, found their rhythm with the passing of minutes. It was also a game in which the two goalkeepers excelled with Zebbug's Fabricio Morales winning the man-of-the-match award but Balzan's Steve Sultana also impressed with a string of vital interventions in the final 20 minutes. Balzan played the better football in the first half but it was Zebbug who headed for the half-time break in the lead. The Reds had created the first notable chance after thee minutes. Samir Arab ran forward from defence before passing to Lydon Micallef inside the box. The latter released Guerrero, who had been left unmarked, but the Colombian's effort was pushed away for a corner by Fabricio Morales, the Zebbug goalkeeper. Moments later, Piccioni's header from, Guerrero's free-kick, was saved by Morales. At the other end, Carlo Monti's swerving free-kick sailed wide of the far post. Balzan continued to show the better ideas. Steve...

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  • ‘Trees Talk’ with consultant arborist Ian Lansley & Antoine Gatt, a landscape architect

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar (FAA) has set up a Tree Group in order to foster and promote respect...

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  • Festive Celebration, Colonial Condemnation: The events of Carnival 1846

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    The Malta University Historical Society (MUHS) in collaboration with Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum has organised ‘The Annual...

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  • L-Istrina launched in Gozo, new Community Chest Fund offices inaugurated

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca today launched l-Istrina in Gozo. For the first time since the fund-raising marathon started being held, Gozo will host its own activities in aid of the Community Chest Fund on December 20 and 21. Addressing a news conference in Victoria, President Coleiro Preca said the Community Chest Fund spent around €230,000 every four weeks to assist the vulnerable, some €200,000 of which on specialised chemotherapy for people with cancer. In Victoria, the President also inaugurated new state of the art Community Chest Fund offices donated by businessman Michael Grech and his family for the next 20 years..

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  • Tas-Salvatur statue illuminated at night as phase 2 of restoration is finished

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    Phase 2 of the restoration work on the well-known statue of the Salvatur, (Christ the Saviour) on Merzuq...

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  • Enemalta scheduled power suspension in Xewkija on Monday

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    Enemalta has advised that due to scheduled maintenance works on the electricity grid in Gozo, there will be...

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  • Portugal’s ex-PM Socrates arrested in corruption probe

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    Portuguese police arrest former Prime Minister Jose Socrates and three other people in an investigation of suspected tax fraud, corruption and money-laundering. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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  • Rosberg on pole, Red Bull excluded from qualifying

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    Nico Rosberg grabbed a crucial pole position ahead of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the build-up to the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday (2pm). For the 11th time this season Rosberg again held the upper hand in qualifying over Hamilton, who was forced to settle for second best at the Yas Marina circuit. Hamilton was quickest in the first and second sessions, yet it was Rosberg who pulled out the vital lap when it mattered most in the top-10 shoot-out with a time of one minute 40.480secs - four tenths of a second faster than the Briton. The Williams of Bottas and Massa filled the second row with the Red Bulls of Ricciardo and Vettel in the third row. However the Red Bulls were later sent to the back of the grid after stewards found the cars had flexible front wings. Kyvyat was seventh in a Torro Rosso and Jenson Button qualified eighth in the McLaren. Fernando Alonso, preparing for his last race for Ferrari, qualified tenth, behind team-mate Raikkonen.

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  • Rosberg has the edge

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    Nico Rosberg grabbed a crucial pole position ahead of Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton in the build-up to the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. For the 11th time this season Rosberg again held the upper hand in qualifying over Hamilton, who was forced to settle for second best at the Yas Marina circuit. Hamilton was quickest in the first and second sessions, yet it was Rosberg who pulled out the vital lap when it mattered most in the top-10 shoot-out with a time of one minute 40.480secs - four tenths of a second faster than the Briton.

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  • Moustache ruling

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    Colombian police no longer have to wait until they reach the top ranks to grow a moustache. Since 1997, a code of conduct gave only officers above the rank of lieutenant the right to sport a little hair above their top lip. Rather than shave, lower-ranking officers decided to sue and Colombia's state council sided with them in a ruling. The administrative court said the prohibition violates a constitutional right to develop one's own personality. The ruling affects tens of thousands of officers. A similar prohibition on moustaches still exists amid the rank-and-file in Colombia's armed forces and experts say it is now likely to be challenged.

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  • Update 2 – Shooting incident: Acting Police Commissioner should give clear explanation – Opposition leader

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said this afternoon he “expected and demanded” a clear explanation from the Police Commissioner as to why a car shot at by a minister’s driver on Wednesday night was moved before the arrival of the magistrate. Dr Busuttil was addressing a news conference in Triq Wied tal-Kappara, situated in a small residential road in Gzira, where, according to witnesses, the shooting took place. He said it was unacceptable that the Prime Minister was waiting for the results of the inquiry to take action when he should immediately remove minister Manuel Mallia. Dr Busuttil said that the removal of the car before the arrival of the magistrate was a clear attempt at covering up what happened and it seemed the car was moved on the order of the acting Police Commissioner. This was apart from the fact that an official government statement on Wednesday night said warning shots in the air were fired, when the shots were in fact fired at the car. This was a clear attempt at a cover-up, Dr Busuttil said. Witnesses said that just before 9pm on the night of the incident they heard a horn honking and went out to see what was happening. They saw two men arguing and some 10...

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  • Updated – Shooting incident: Acting Police Commissioner should give clear explanation – Opposition leader

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said this afternoon he “expected and demanded” a clear explanation from the Police Commissioner as to why a car shot at by a minister’s driver on Wednesday night was moved before the arrival of the magistrate. Dr Busuttil was addressing a news conference in Triq Wied tal-Kappara, situated in a small residential road in Gzira, where, according to witnesses, the shooting took place. He said it was unacceptable that the Prime Minister was waiting for the results of the inquiry to take action when he should immediately remove minister Manuel Mallia. Dr Busuttil said that the removal of the car before the arrival of the magistrate was a clear attempt at covering up what happened and it seemed the car was moved on the order of the acting Police Commissioner. This was apart from the fact that an official government statement on Wednesday night said warning shots in the air were fired, when the shots were in fact fired at the car. This was a clear attempt at a cover-up, Dr Busuttil said. Witnesses said that just before 9pm on the night of the incident they heard a horn honking and went out to see what was happening. They saw two men arguing and some 10...

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  • Shooting incident: Acting Police Commissioner should give clear explanation – Opposition leader

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said this afternoon he “expected and demanded” a clear explanation from the Police Commissioner as to why a car shot at by a minister’s driver on Wednesday night was moved before the arrival of the magistrate. Dr Busuttil was addressing a news conference in Triq Wied tal-Kappara, situated in a small residential road in Gzira, where, according to witnesses, the shooting took place. He said it was unacceptable that the Prime Minister was waiting for the results of the inquiry to take action when he should immediately remove minister Manuel Mallia. Dr Busuttil said that the removal of the car before the arrival of the magistrate was a clear attempt at covering up what happened and it seemed the car was moved on the order of the acting Police Commissioner. This was apart from the fact that an official government statement on Wednesday night said warning shots in the air were fired, when the shots were in fact fired at the car. This was a clear attempt at a cover-up, Dr Busuttil said. Witnesses said that just before 9pm on the night of the incident they heard a horn honking and went out to see what was happening. They saw two men arguing and some 10...

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  • Updated: Young man jailed nine years for attempted robbery

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    Jonathan Felice, 25, was this afternoon jailed nine years after jurors found him guilty of breaking into the home of an elderly woman and slightly injuring her. Mr Felice committed the crime in the afternoon of June 27, 2006, when he was 17, along with two other men. During the trial, the accused insisted he was not involved in the case but the woman, Dolores Debono, then 81, recognised him on four occasions - twice during two separate identification parades, once through photographs shown to her by the police and another time in court when she testified in his compilation of evidence. Lawyers Giannella Busuttil and Nadia Attard are prosecuting on behalf of the Attorney General's Office while lawyer Leslie Cuschieri is defending the accused.

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  • 2006 attempted robbery: Jurors start deliberating

    Nov 22 • News • 0 Views

    Jurors in the trail of Jonathan Felice, 25, started their deliberations this afternoon after they were addressed by Mr Justice Michael Mallia. Mr Felice is accused of breaking into the home of Dolores Debono, 81, in the afternoon of June 27, 2006, when he was 17, along with two other men. He is also charged with grievously injuring the woman who suffered fractures to her toes. The accused is insisting he was not involved in the case but the woman recognised him on four occasions - twice during two separate identification parades, once through photographs shown to her by the police and another time in court when she testified in his compilation of evidence. Lawyers Giannella Busuttil and Nadia Attard are prosecuting on behalf of the Attorney General's Office while lawyer Leslie Cuschieri is defending the accused.

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