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  • 'We need to take sports more seriously' - Olympic shooter Eleanor Bezzina 23 September 2021
    If you have ever watched a film involving a police officer in training, you will have come across a scene at the shooting range, with the main protagonist wearing noise-cancelling headphones while relentlessly shooting a cardboard figure. Eleanor Bezzina’s training looks very similar to those scenes, except for the cardboard cut-out and The Eye of […]
  • University confirms lectures to be held in person on campus 23 September 2021
    University students will start returning to campus on Monday after it was confirmed they will have in-person lectures during the upcoming school year.  In a statement, the University of Malta said new students will "enjoy" the traditional Freshers’ Week organised by KSU on the quadrangle with lectures then starting on October 11. "An opening ceremony […]
  • 'I'll be the most savage man': Man who raped, blackmailed woman is jailed 23 September 2021
    A man, who repeatedly blackmailed and raped a woman, threatening to tell her partner about their 'affair' unless she satisfied his sexual needs, was jailed for eight years by a court saying there was no place for him in society until he was truly rehabilitated.  David Xuereb, 48, a recidivist, was declared guilty of violent […]
  • Prime Minister condemns threats made against Manuel Delia 23 September 2021
    Prime Minister Robert Abela has condemned threats made against Manuel Delia and said that he was in contact Police Commissioner Angelo Gafa to ensure the activist’s safety. The statement came in reply to questions sent by Times of Malta on Thursday, after Delia said he would be leaving Malta after being threatened by people accused […]
  • Italy moves to keep energy bills down 23 September 2021
    Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Thursday announced measures worth three billion euros to keep gas and electricity bills down this winter as power prices soar across Europe. He told the Confindustria employers association the measures would particularly target the poorest and most vulnerable. "In the absence of government intervention, in the next quarter the […]
  • Hamilton denies exaggerating injury, says he wants fair fight 23 September 2021
    Lewis Hamilton on Thursday dismissed rivals’ suggestions that he exaggerated his injuries after the Italian Grand Prix and said he used acupuncture and yoga to recover for this weekend’s Russian Grand Prix. Hamilton also suggested that Max Verstappen could be feeling the pressure of chasing a first title. Hamilton, a seven-time champion, escaped from his […]
  • Football must do more than just take knee to combat racism: Lukaku 23 September 2021
    Romelu Lukaku says football must take “stronger” action in the fight against racism, questioning the impact of players taking the knee before Premier League matches. Lukaku’s Chelsea team-mate Marcos Alonso this week explained his decision to stop making the gesture, deciding instead to stand and point to the “No To Racism” badge on his shirt. […]
  • Coman returns to Bayern Munich training after heart surgery 23 September 2021
    France winger Kingsley Coman returned to training with Bayern Munich on Thursday just days after undergoing heart surgery, the Bundesliga leaders confirmed Thursday. “‘King’ (Coman) has been running again. We are happy that he was back on the pitch,” Bayern head coach Julian Nagelsmann said ahead of Friday’s Bundesliga game at bottom side Greuther Fuerth. […]
  • Italy moves to keep energy prices down as costs soar across Europe 23 September 2021
    Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on Thursday announced measures worth three billion euros to keep gas and electricity bills down this winter as power prices soar across Europe. He told the Confindustria employers association the measures, equivalent to $3.5 billion, would particularly target the poorest and most vulnerable. "In the absence of government intervention, in […]
  • Do we really want the George Cross on our flag, MUŻA piece asks visitors 23 September 2021
    An artist has replaced the Maltese flag at the national art museum with one missing the George Cross, putting colonial symbolism and national identity in the spotlight. Keit Bonnici's new guerilla performance piece has two names: ‘In dependence’ or ‘Għandna salib’. He designed a flag exactly the same size as that hanging in one of […]
  • Midfielder Conor Borg set to return at Sirens FC 23 September 2021
    Conor Borg is set for a return to the Maltese Premier League after the midfielder has agreed terms to rejoin Sirens, the Times of Malta can confirm. The 24-year-old midfielder had played for Sirens last season and was expected to again form part of the St Paul’s Bay outfit this season and in fact had […]
  • Malta international Carabott to join English side Keynsham Town LFC 23 September 2021
    Maltese forward Ylenia Carabott will resume her career in English football as she is set to sign for Keynsham Town LFC. Keynsham Town LFC is a third-tier team which plays in the Women’s National League – Premier Division, which includes notable teams like Southampton and Portsmouth. Carabott has been recovering from a long-term injury that […]
  • Adrian Agius lawyers request constitutional reference, could suspend proceedings 23 September 2021
    Lawyers assisting murder suspect Adrian Agius (Ta' Maksar) are challenging the notion of public disorder as a ground for denying bail, requesting a constitutional reference which, if upheld, would suspend criminal proceedings.  Arguments about this latest application brought to a close another session in the ongoing compilation of evidence against Adrian Agius, his brother Robert, […]
  • 2,300 COVID tests carried out daily, infection rate lowest since June: ECDC 23 September 2021
    The health authorities are carrying out about 2,300 COVID tests daily, according to the latest EU figures as the positivity rate drops to the lowest rate since June. The Maltese health authorities stopped providing details on the number of tests carried out earlier this month when they decided the focus should be shifted to the […]
  • Fewer people say they are planning to buy a home 23 September 2021
    The number of people planning to buy or rent a residential property has declined since the beginning of the year. A PricewaterhouseCoopers Malta survey carried out in June found that 45 per cent of those questioned had plans to buy, a drop from 58 per cent in January.  As for those in the market for […]
  • UEFA doubles prize money for women’s Euro 2022 23 September 2021
    UEFA has doubled prize money for the 2022 Women’s European Championship in England, the continent’s governing body for football announced on Thursday. The 16 qualified teams will share a total of 16 million euros ($18.7m), up from just eight million euros at the last Euro in the Netherlands in 2017. “The financial distribution will include […]
  • EU to impose universal phone charger to cut back on waste, in blow to Apple 23 September 2021
    The European Union announced on Thursday that it will impose a universal charger for smartphones, setting up a clash with Apple and its widely used iPhone. The European Commission believes a standard cable for all devices will cut back on electronic waste, but Apple argues that a one-size-fits all charger would slow innovation and create […]
  • Mick Schumacher to race for Haas in 2022 23 September 2021
    Mick Schumacher will continue to race for the Haas team in the 2022 Formula One season, it was confirmed Thursday. The 22-year-old German is the son of seven-time former world champion Michael Schumacher, who has not been seen in public since suffering head injuries in a skiing accident in 2013. “By being part of the […]
  • Repubblika holds democracy competition, discussion for students 23 September 2021
    Democracy is not a commodity, but a way of life that we have to acquire day by day, Judge Emeritus Giovanni Bonello told students at an event organised by civil society NGO Repubblika.  Bonello compared democracy to oxygen, noting that people only realised how important it was when it became scarce. He added that people […]
  • 71-year-old injured in fall from ladder 23 September 2021
    A 71-year-old man was grievously injured in a fall from a ladder on Thursday. The police said the accident happened at a residence in Triq id-Duluri, Żejtun. The man was given assistance by members of the Civil Protection Department as well as first aid by a medical team. He was then taken to Mater Dei […]