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Pope comes to the aid of policeman after horse mishap

Pope Francis ordered his convoy to stop on Thursday after a mounted police officer was thrown from the horse as the popemobile passed. The papal convoy stopped abruptly and Pope Francis could be seen disembarking and walking toward the scene where the police officer was lying on the ground. An ambulance arrived on the scene and took the police officer away and Pope Francis resumed his tour. It was not clear if the police officer sustained any significant injuries. Pope Francis heads to Peru after he finishes his visit to the northern Chilean city of Iquique.

California horror case - children were chained for months

The parents of 13 malnourished children found in alleged captivity in Southern California have been charged with committing years of torture and abuse and could face up to life in prison. Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin announced the charges against 57-year-old David Allen Turpin and 49-year-old Louise Anna Turpin at a press conference on Thursday. The two are scheduled to make their first court appearance later in the day. Authorities say the situation came to light early on Sunday when a 17-year-old daughter climbed out a window of their home, called 911 and showed deputies photos that substantiated her story. Deputies found some of the children chained to furniture when they entered. Mr Hestrin said all 13 of the couple's children were severely malnourished. They are being treated in hospital.

Site of waste-to-energy plant is under consideration, says minister

Several sites for a waste-to-energy plant have been earmarked, and once a decision is made an application will be submitted by WasteServ to the environment and planning watchdogs. Environment Minister José Herrera confirmed to the Times of Malta that the ministry was studying different sites. He would not elaborate on how many were being considered nor where the sites were located, noting they still had to go through the “normal environmental assessment”. A technical committee tasked with picking the best technology for the plant was appointed in September. Chaired by WasteServ CEO Tonio Montebello, the team had until the end of 2017 to submit its report. The study “needs its final touches” but is “basically ready”, Dr Herrera said, adding an announcement on the equipment to be used would be made in the coming weeks. The final decision would be made by the government; the ministry would issue the necessary calls once the study was finalised, he said. When announcing the setting up of the technical committee last year, Dr Herrera said the waste management plant would cost about €150 million and would take about seven years to complete. He said the plant would be small compared to...

Police want higher pay - to match their 46-hour week

Police officers are calling for a 15 per cent wage rise, arguing they work six hours over and above the standard 40-hour week within the civil service. The formal demand is being spearheaded by the Malta Police Association, which has over 1,000 members. The union is urging officers to seek redress by filing a formal complaint to a grievances board set up in 2014. In their complaint, the officers say they are not being treated fairly because, contrary to all other employees on the government’s books, they are being forced to work 46 hours a week but being paid for 40. They argue that the collective agreement for the civil service makes it amply clear there should be extra payment for any additional hours worked beyond the mandatory 40-hour week. Furthermore, they note that in the absence of any sectoral agreement for the police, the provisions mentioned still apply. The aggrieved officers insist that two circular letters dating to 1993 and 2012 which outline their working conditions, including the 46-hour week, make no mention that payment must be pegged to a 40-hour week. They claim their union was never consulted over the conditions of work they are complaining about, which...

Caffe Moak Luxol sign American forward

Caffe Moak Luxol have bolstered their squad with the acquisition of forward Maria Brown ahead of the rest of the campaign.Brown, 6-foot-1 from the United States, was most recently playing with Club Basket D'Ifs in the French NF1 championship. The US forward featured in 128 games while in University helping her side to advance to the postseason every year, including also three participations in the NCAA tournament.  She formed part of the couple of Miami squads that ended the season without losing a game at home. As a senior during the 2014 campaign, she was in the starting five 23 times in the 31 games played and averaged 5.8 points and 5.0 rebounds per game, ranking herself third on the team in rebounds, fourth in blocks and joint-fourth in starts that year.  She graduated from the University of Miami, Florida, after attending the University from 2010 till 2014, and she is into her fourth season in professional Basketball.   

Construction worker injured

A 53-year-old construction worker from Zebbuġ was seriously injured when a boulder fell on him on Thursday afternoon. The accident happened shortly before 4pm at Trejqet il-Bajja, St George's Bay, when a large rock fell on the worker, the police said.  He was assisted by a medical team and members of the Civil Protection Department before being rushed to hospital. A magisterial inquiry is under way. 

‘New water’ improves quality of produce

Some 170 farmers in the Mellieħa area who have started using treated sewage – or ‘new water’ – for irrigation are reporting better produce. Energy and Water Minister Joe Mizzi visited the site yesterday and met with farmers who have been using water from the plant at Iċ-Ċumnija since the summer. “New water has been purified from drainage plants to such a level that farmers are seeing a positive impact on the quality of their produce,” Mr Mizzi told the Times of Malta. “This is encouraging other farmers to start using this water, and we are now expecting demand to increase such that we may need to revise our plans to keep up.” The minister added that by using new water, farmers were minimising the strain on the aquifer that is caused by borehole extraction – exacerbated by the poor rainfall of the last three years – and helping the aquifer to replenish over time. James Vella, a local farmer, said the quality of the water had made a marked impact on his produce, and that the technology had also helped to stave off the worst effects of the dry spell. Since the opening of the Mellieħa plant, registered full-time and part-time farmers can apply to the Water Services Corporation to...

Former Serie A striker Paolucci joins Floriana

Floriana have bolstered their offensive department with the signing of Italian forward Michele Paolucci, their first signing of the January transfer window.  Sources from Floriana spoke to Times of Malta and confirmed that the 31-year-old has put pen to paper with the Greens until the end of the season with an option to extend his contract by a year ahead of the 2018/2019 campaign.  He was brought on by the club as cover to a forward line that is shorn of Ignacio Varela who is out with a long-term injury. Paolucci came through the ranks of Italian giants Juventus, with whom he also played five games during their disappointing 2009/2010 campaign. Nonetheless, he still boasts vast experience in Italy's top-flight with his spells as a player of Catania, where he netted seven times in 26 league games, and of Siena with whom he chalked up four goals in 20 appearances. Elsewhere, Paolucci was on the books of other Serie A clubs, including Atalanta and Udinese. Paolucci was also a key figure at Vicenza who accidentally today have been declared bankrupt by a tribunal, bringing 115 years of history to an end. With the club from the Veneto region, he scored 11 goals in 42 matches in the...

Live: Football transfer news and rumours – January 18, 2018

The winter transfer window is less than a week away and the timesofmalta.com SportsDesk is back with you to follow all the latest gossip and rumours from the football world, including the Maltese Premier League. 8.30pm That's all for today! Thank you for following us and we invite you to join us tomorrow for another day full of transfer news.  8.28pm Elsewhere, Gżira United are currently looking to add a defensive option to their team with French player Destin Prince-Loic Mambouana being one of the primary namese on their shortlist.  Sources from the club have confirmed with Times of Malta that the 27-year old is currently on a trial with the Maroons and most recently was on the books of Brattvag Fotball of Norway.  In the meantime, they parted ways with former Roma and Lecce defender Souleymane Diamoutene who joined the club last season.  8.17pm Some news from Maltese football.. Balzan have confirmed the signing of Australian midfielder Harry Ascroft, who most recently was on the books of A-League side Central Coast Mariners. Ascroft was also part of Australia's U-19 squad in the past.  7.42pm Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has not travelled with the Borussia Dortmund squad for...

Watch: Plane is pulled off Black Sea cliff after skid

A Pegasus Airlines plane was lifted away from a cliff edge on Thursday after skidding off the runway of a Turkish coastal airport and lunging down a steep slope on the edge of the Black Sea on Saturday night. None of the 168 people on board was hurt in the incident, but passengers spoke of panic as the aircraft tipped nose first towards the sea at Trabzon airport in northeast Turkey. Pegasus Airlines said in a statement that the Boeing 737-800 aircraft "had a runway excursion incident" as it landed but all passengers, two pilots and four cabin crew were unhurt.

Malta Independent

INDEPTH: Attorney Generals traditionally appointed from within AG’s office – Bonnici

The Attorney General is traditionally appointed from within the AG’s office, Justice and Culture Minister Owen Bonnici said.Interviewed by The Malta Independent editor-in-chief Rachel Attard on the programe INDEPTH, Bonnici said that every time an Attorney General was appointed during different administrations, they were not handpicked but were the next person in line for the job. Bonnici added that “we would like to attract the best minds to this office but good lawyers, fresh out of university, think twice about coming to work at the AG’s office after hearing all this criticism that is levelled against the institution. This situation is definitely not helping us.”Minister Bonnici was also asked about the rule of law, the judiciary and V18.The full programme will be uploaded tomorrow on www.independent.com.mt

Heirs of Daphne Caruana Galizia assume responsibility for pending libel cases

The family of slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia have officially stepped in to take over the several pending libel cases filed against her by high level government officials.The libel cases include that instituted by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat over allegations that his wife is the UBO of a Panama offshore company and has received €1 million through it, and cases instituted by Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi and the PM’s chief of staff Keith Schembri.Other cases relate to the now infamous FKK Acapulco brothel in Germany, where Caruana Galizia had alleged the establishment was visited by Economy Minister Chris Cardona and his aid Joe Gerada while they were on a state visit.Caruana Galizia was murdered by a car bomb just metres away from her Bidnija residence on 16 October 2017. Her husband, Peter Caruana Galizia, is now taking over 37 libel suits involving his late wife.This morning he appeared before Magistrate Francesco Depasquale where the court addressed the cases in “batches”, according to the legal issue and the merits of each one. This was done because many-a-time a group of libel suits were instituted on the basis of a single article where various people are named.Most cases continue in March. Peter Caruana Galizia is being assisted by lawyer Joseph Zammit Maempel.Many of the libel cases instituted by high ranking government officials are being assisted by lawyer Pawlu Lia. 

Pregnant teen pleads not guilty to attempted murder of 7 people, including 18-month-old baby

A troubled 19-year-old teenager who is three months pregnant has pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of no less than 7 people, one of whom is an 18-month-baby.Natasha Bugeja, residing in Cospicua, has been denied bail and will be kept in custody for the time being. In addition to the attempted murder of seven people on 7 January, she is also charged with wilful damage of six cars, causing slight injury, carrying a knife, breaching the peace, knowingly harassing two people involved in the scuffle and two counts of misuse of electronic communications.The accused, who had her family present in court, is employed as a carer together with her mother.The incident took place on 7 January of this year where a fight broke out in Hamrun. Prosecuting inspector Elliott Magro told the court how police had been alerted, and that the accused attempted to drive onto a number of people and in the process damaged six cars and injured herself. The incident took place at around 6.15 pm on the day in question, with Magro telling the court that around four or five different police units were called to the scene to deescalate the situation.The argument involved some 10 people and took place in the vicinity of San Gorg Preca school. It resulted that four people suffered slight injury.Magro told the court that Bugeja had been taken to hospital immediately in order to ensure that the baby’s life was not in danger. She was granted police bail 48 hours later. When asked by the defence, Franco Debono and Arthur Azzopardi, Magro said that Bugeja cooperated in full with keeping police appointments and there was no issue with her out on police bail.Today in court, lawyers Azzopardi and Debono put forward a request for bail.  Azzopardi argued that neither Bugeja nor her family had approached the victims or any civilian witnesses and reminded the court how Bugeja cooperated in full despite being out on police bail until her initial arraignment which took place today.Azzopardi went on to say that he was not using the fact that the accused is pregnant to make a request for bail, but that it had not been assured that some civilian witnesses could be compelled to testify and therefore it might mean that Bugeja would remain remanded in custody for such time that she could wind up giving birth from prison.Magistrate Joe Mifsud remarked that the mother has a responsibility to avoid dangerous situations, but that the court wishes to protect the baby to the full extent.Azzopardi went on to say that the accused is a carer together with her mother under a government scheme, and that the person they care for is receiving intense treatment for cancer. Azzopardi relayed a concern that the patient would end up without a carer. He also argued that the whole argument is available on CCTV, so technically witnesses do not even need to testify.All things considered, Magistrate Mifsud denied the request for bail while the case continues.  

Construction worker grievously injured

A 53-year-old man from Zebbug was grievously injured today, after a rock fell on him while he was working on a construction site.The incident, a police statement read, occurred at 3.50pm, on Trejqet il-Bajja, St Julian's.The man was taken to hospital.A magisterial inquiry is underway.

Woman accused of defrauding various investors to the tune of €100,000 denied bail

A woman charged with defrauding a number of investors to the tune of €100,000 has been denied bail.Tanya Borg, 35, from Attard has pleaded not guilty to seven counts of fraud, seven counts of misappropriation of funds, falsification, knowingly making use of falsified documents, relapsing and committing a crime while serving a suspended sentence.Borg, who looked visibly shaken, heard prosecuting inspectors Anne Marie Xuereb and Elton Taliana describe how several reports had been made to the police of various people investing between €15,000 and €30,000 each without seeing a return of their investment.Presiding magistrate Joe Mifsud remarked that as time goes by, the courts are hearing more and more cases related to economic crime due to people’s desire to make a quick buck.The woman is currently unemployed but has plans to start a childcare business, she told the court. In describing the events which led to the accused’s arrest, Xuereb said that Borg was previously a carer in a home for the elderly and this is how she approached multiple possible investors.Xuereb said that in one particular case, an elderly man withdrew his life policy, his only form of savings, to invest with Borg. The plan was to earn a return on his investment and leave some money behind for his children.The court heard how Borg would approach people to invest in the importation of washing detergents.In his statement, Magistrate Mifsud said that the court increasingly has to defend “imbeciles” who wish to make a quick buck and enter into dodgy investments. He urged the public to make their money either through regular employment, or through investments in solid, sound institutions which are respected.Lawyer Franco Debono representing the accused cautiously put forward a request for bail, telling the court that he understands the gravity of the situation, but also stressed that she had already started to repay some people and that if she was granted bail, she could continue to repay what she owed.The prosecution objected to this on the grounds that the people who invested with her did not immediately go to the police, but they had pleaded with her and given her many chances to start seeing a return on their investment. After becoming desperate, the victims then went to the police in the hopes that they will see their money back.Magistrate Mifsud, after considering all submissions, turned down the request for bail. The case continues. 

Defence contests psychiatric declaration Kalkara cave victim unfit to testify

Defence lawyers of Roddie Williams ,who is accused of holding his estranged wife captive in a dark cave, are contesting a psychiatrist’s declaration that she is unfit to testify due to a lack of physical symptoms.Psychiatrist David Cassar had submitted a declaration via an affidavit last Monday, prompting presiding magistrate Claire Stafrace Zammit to order Cassar to testify in court about how he came to his conclusion.Roddy Swinton Williams, 37, is accused of placing William's life in manifest jeopardy, sexual assault, holding her against her will, harassing her and causing her to fear that violence would be used against her.Roddy Swinton Williams was born in the Seychelles and was residing in Fgura.He was also charged with being in possession of heroin, slightly injuring his wife and threatening a policeman.Natalie Williams was found in a cave without food or water days after she had been reported missing. The 46-year-old was due to testify against Swinton Williams last week, however a doctor said she was unfit to do so. Stafrace Zammit did not recognise the general practitioner's note and requested that a psychiatrist evaluate William's mental state.Last November, the courts heard how she remained in the cave out of fear, not knowing what her estranged husband would do to her had she escaped.It has been alleged that the estranged husband pushed his wife down a flight of stairs, into the sea, forced her to get to the cave and kept her in the dark. It was also claimed that he raped his estranged wife twice throughout the three-days she remained in the cave. While the court ordered that the psychiatrist’s testimony be heard behind closed doors, to safeguard the integrity of the victim, through submissions for a request for bail it emerged that the defence takes issue with the psychiatrist’s conclusion.Lawyer Franco Debono representing the accused argued that his client has been behind bars for four months pending the estranged wife’s ability to testify in court about her ordeal. He stressed that Nathalie Williams is living her life relatively normally.From his submissions, it emerged that the psychiatrist told the court how Nathalie Williams was not sleeping at night, that she was suffering traumatic flash backs and that she was living in fear.Debono stressed that the case was extraordinary with having the lead witness not testify for four months. He went on to say that in the interest of justice, and the fact that bail should be the rule and not the exception, that so far it is not known when the woman would be testifying, his client should be granted bail.Magistrate Stafrace Zammit did not pass judgment on the request for bail, and assured the defence that she would not take her decision lightly.  

Powerful gale lashes Europe, 6 dead amid traffic chaos

A powerful storm pummeled Europe with high winds and snow Thursday, killing at least six people in three countries, grounding flights, halting trains, ripping roofs off buildings and flipping over trucks.The Dutch national weather service recorded wind gusts of up to 140 kph (87 mph) in the southern port of Hook of Holland as the storm passed over.Amsterdam's Schiphol briefly halted flights for an hour in the morning, and airline KLM already had scrapped more than 200 flights before the storm. Trains were halted across the nation and in Germany.Falling trees killed two 62-year-old men in the Netherlands, a woman south of the Belgian capital of Brussels, a 59-year-old man at a camping site in the German town of Emmerich and a firefighter in the German town of Bad Salzungen. In Lippstadt, in western Germany, a driver died when he lost control of his van in strong winds and drove into oncoming traffic, police said.Police spokeswoman Jose Albers told Dutch national broadcaster NOS that authorities also were investigating whether the powerful gusts were to blame for the death of a 66-year-old man who fell through a plexiglass roof in the central town of Vuren.Social media in the Netherlands was flooded with images of people being blown from their bicycles, cargo containers falling off a ship and damage to buildings, including a roof that peeled off an apartment block in the city of Rotterdam.Water authorities in the low-lying nation closed an inflatable storm barrier east of Amsterdam to prevent flooding as the storm pushed up water levels.Traffic on Dutch roads was plunged into chaos, with the wind blowing over tractor trailers, toppling trees and hampering efforts to clean up the mess. In Amsterdam, authorities temporarily halted all trams and closed the city's zoo.Before halting all trains, the Dutch rail service reported numerous incidents including a collision between a train and a trampoline. In Amsterdam, a man had a narrow escape when a tree was blown over onto his scooter. He escaped unhurt.In neighboring Belgium, the port of Ghent closed down because of the high winds and tram traffic was halted in parts of Brussels.In Germany, police reported several injuries as well as the three deaths and the national railway company suspended long-distance train services across the country.Deutsche Bahn's announcement Thursday afternoon came hours after all trains in two of Germany's populous western areas, North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony, were halted.Deutsche Bahn spokesman Achim Stauss told n-tv television that the measure would remain for the rest of the day as a precaution. He said regional and local trains were still running in some areas, such as Berlin, Bavaria and the far north.In western Germany, some 100,000 people were left without electricity and schools remained closed. The square in front of Cologne's famous Cathedral was partially cordoned off Thursday as a precaution amid fears masonry could be blown loose.In Britain, power was knocked out to thousands of homes. Gale-force winds damaged overhead power lines that supply trains and brought trees crashing onto the tracks, causing severe delays for thousands of commuters.In Romania, snowstorms and high winds forced the closure of dozens of schools, several main roads and Black Sea ports, and thousands of people were left without electricity.  Interior Minister Carmen Dan said Thursday that 32,000 people had no power. Authorities also freed a bus carrying 22 people that was stranded in snowdrifts in Romania's eastern Galati region. 

PN’s communications chief resigns three months after taking office

The Nationalist Party’s communications chief David Bonello resigned, just three months after taking office, The Malta Independent has learnt. Bonello cited “personal reasons” while pledging his continued support for the PN and its leader Adrian Delia.Bonello was appointed the PN’s communications director - replacing Matthew Bonett, who had been in the position since 2014 – after Delia had won the leadership bid. Bonello, a lawyer by profession, worked as a journalist with XFM, Net and TVM.

David Casa presents 'more evidence' on Pilatus Bank to European Central Bank

Nationalist MEP David Casa has presented “more evidence on Pilatus Bank” to the European Central Bank, a statement by his political group EPP said today.“I have been given further evidence which I was asked to pass on to the European Central Bank," Casa said.He also drew the attention of ECB supervisory Board to the recent report published by the ad-hoc European Parliament Delegation to MaltaThe report has been sent to both the President of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi as well as to Andrea Enria, the Chairperson of the European Banking Authority by MEP Ana Gomes in her capacity as chairperson of the ad-hoc European Parliament fact-finding mission to Malta.“My call for ECB intervention in the case of Pilatus Bank is now a position shared by representatives of all political groups in the European Parliament,” Casa said.The fact-finding mission report calls for the ECB to intervene to assess how Pilatus Bank has been allowed to continue to hold a licence to provide services in the European Union and to assess the possibility to intervene to seek the revocation of that licence.“In fact both the European Parliament resolution of 15 November 2017 on the rule of law in Malta and the subsequent report of the fact-finding mission to Malta published on 11 January 2018, show that this is a deep and justified concern shared by all political groups within the European Parliament,” Casa said.

Overall positive year for business; labour shortage remains of great concern - GRTU

GRTU Malta Chamber of SMEs’ end of year Business Performance Survey indicates a positive year in general, with three out of every four respondents not reporting a decrease in their turnover. Nonetheless, Labour shortage was once again found to be the topmost concern, with the direct result of slowing down business growth, fuelling higher labour costs and leading to high levels of staff turnover. 32% reported higher sales during the end of year peak season while 29% had lower sales when compared to the same period in the previous year, the GRTU said. Black Friday was reported to have had limited positive or negative effect on the festive season as a whole with only 17% reporting increased turnover because of this phenomenon. 20%, on the other hand, felt that because of Black Friday their total sales during the festive season decreased. The survey was carried out amongst 200 business owners during the first half of January. The biggest number of respondents said that their turnover increased year on year. Of these, 26% attributed this increase to new products introduced in their activity followed by 20% who felt that consumer spending power was better in 2017. Most of those who reported a decline in their turnover during 2017 felt that this was due to stiff online and local competition, followed by those who pointed towards illicit trade, unfair competition and lack of parking facilities. Only 18% of respondents sold their products online and of these, the majority said that total online sales accounted to less than 10% of their total sales. For 19% of those who sell online, online sales accounted for more than 50% of their sales. Many of those who did not sell online stated that the reason behind this is that their products could not be sold online or their clients do not shop online. 27% had lower profits compared to the previous year while 32% had higher profits. 26.5% fared worse than they had expected at the start of the year and 19.5% fared better. 47% of those whose turnover is affected by the end of year festivities were satisfied or very satisfied with the 2017 end of year season with 32% reporting higher turnover when compared to the same period a year before. 24% were not satisfied and 25% were neutral, GRTU said. The week and the weekend leading up to Christmas day seemed to have been, by far, the busiest for businesses, followed by the 8th December long weekend, 13th December and Black Friday. Business owners felt that brand loyalty, the cold weather and consumer spending power were positive factors this season while online competition, traffic and parking facilities and unfair trading contributed negatively to their going of business during the festive season. Looking back at the whole season, 63% said that Black Friday has not impacted turnover, neither positively or negatively. Only 28% started offering price reductions before 31st December, with reductions mostly ranging between 20% and 50% of the original price. The client base remained largely Maltese – at 68%; and the average spent by consumers in a given shop was most frequently €20 to €49 followed by the €50 to €99 category. Half of the respondents are expecting a better 2018, with 40% expecting this year to be as last year and 10% expecting to fare worse. 36% plan to keep their business in the same size as it currently is while 26% are planning to expand their business in Malta. 4% are looking oversees for their business expansion this year. 11% intend to set up their ecommerce website. 4% are planning to downsize their business, 6% planning to pass over to next generation or third parties and a further 2% are planning to close down. In 83% of the latter cases, the head of organisation has 56 years of age or more. Labour shortage remained the topmost unresolved concern among businesses across all sectors, GRTU said. That said, in a number of sectors – such as those with a high degree of driving and the catering industry; this problem seems even more pronounced. 52% of respondents are expecting they will have to recruit new employees during 2018 and in 46% of these cases the main reason is expected staff turnover. Fierce competition and increasing costs in general followed suit, before traffic and infrastructure -including the lack of parking facilities and road works taking too long to complete (such as in established shopping districts like Paola). 


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Il-ftehim settorjali tal-għalliema u t-twaqqif tal-unjin il-ġdida qajmu diskussjoni sħiħa fuq il-midja soċjali