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  • Lija students hold reunion

    Lija students hold reunion

    A reunion was held for Year 6 students (1985) who were together at Lija Primary School. The event, organised by Dorothy Buttigieg following a chat on Facebook, was held at the St Pio X Snack Bar in Lija. Attending were Mario Giordimania, Adriano...

  • Explainable AI

    Explainable AI

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the latest hype, a buzz word that is thrown in any conversation concerning technology. This recent hype came about due to technological advances in the last decade that provided faster computational power, resulting...

  • Myth debunked: Boy or girl?

    Myth debunked: Boy or girl?

    There are several myths surrounding the prediction of whether a pregnant woman will be having a boy or a girl. Some are very well known, while others are not so common. Is there any truth to these myths? And apart from the obvious ultrasound after...

  • Photo of the week - January 20, 2019

    Photo of the week - January 20, 2019

    New research found a direct association between increased ocean warming and increased wave energy. This means that coastal areas will face more climate-related threats and not merely sea level rising.

  • STM Malta’s festive celebration

    STM Malta’s festive celebration

    STM Malta gathered at the Panorama Restaurant for the annual Christmas party. The evening started with a dinner and live music and proceeded with free-flowing drinks and a participating DJ to end the night in style. Managing director Deborah...

  • Frank Salt celebrate in style

    Frank Salt celebrate in style

    The beautiful ballroom of the Hotel Phoenicia in Floriana was the perfect setting to celebrate another year of Frank Salt Real Estate… another year of sales and lets, friendship and success. Colleagues celebrated over a scrumptious lunch, followed...

  • Prizes for National Crib Competition awarded

    Prizes for National Crib Competition awarded

    The award ceremony for the winners of the National Crib Competition by Festivals Malta was held at the Archaeology Museum in Valletta yesterday. Festivals Malta, which falls within the Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government, held this...

  • Banksy: who should foot the bill to protect his work in public spaces?

    Banksy: who should foot the bill to protect his work in public spaces?

    When a mural by artist Banksy appeared on a garage wall in Port Talbot, the building’s owner, Ian Lewis, had no idea just how many people would want to get a good look at it. The mural has attracted thousands of visitors and Lewis has been keen to...

  • Free public transport is great news for the environment but it's no silver bullet

    Free public transport is great news for the environment but it's no silver bullet

    When Luxembourg announced recently that all public transport in the country will be free from next year, this radical move was received with astonishment. After all, most nations would surely shy away from putting such strain on public finances...

  • Gillette ad isn't anti-men, it's anti-toxic masculinity – and should be welcomed

    Gillette ad isn't anti-men, it's anti-toxic masculinity – and should be welcomed

    Gillette’s new ad – “The best men can be”, which plays on the razor brand’s long-held motto, “The best a man can get” – is powerful and emotional, a carefully-spun narrative about the role models young boys see in their daily lives. It tackles...

  • After 600 years, night watchman still keeps vigil over Lausanne

    After 600 years, night watchman still keeps vigil over Lausanne

    Every evening, the night watchman clambers to the top of the Lausanne cathedral bell tower and gets to work: he shouts out the time each hour, keeping a six-century-old tradition alive. The night watchman, one of the last in Europe, no longer...

  • Lingerie looks for new bottom line after #MeToo

    Lingerie looks for new bottom line after #MeToo

    "We haven't yet found a better way of selling knickers than a beautiful bottom," says Sarah Stagliano, one of a new breed of French lingerie designers grappling with how to make exciting underwear in the age of #MeToo. With G-strings and push-up...

  • Brexit: Theresa May survives confidence vote, but Brussels is in charge now

    Brexit: Theresa May survives confidence vote, but Brussels is in charge now

    Just 24 hours after suffering a historic defeat in parliament over her Brexit deal, the prime minister has survived a vote of no confidence in her government – thanks to the support of her backbench MPs. Up until this point, these same backbench...

  • Is social media causing more harm?

    Is social media causing more harm?

    With social media and private chat groups becoming an increasingly popular option when it comes to communicating official and unofficial news, many are questioning whether this new reality is causing increased damage to those who have suffered...

  • Amazon, Facebook and Google know what you're talking about

    Amazon, Facebook and Google know what you're talking about

    If you’ve ever wondered if your phone is spying on you, you’re not alone. One of the most hotly debated topics in technology today is the amount of data that firms surreptitiously gather about us online. You may well have shared the increasingly...

  • 'Naive, reckless' tourists couchsurfing in war-torn Afghanistan

    'Naive, reckless' tourists couchsurfing in war-torn Afghanistan

    Seeking an "authentic" experience as he backpacked through war-torn Afghanistan, Dutch tourist Ciaran Barr searched the Couchsurfing website for locals to stay with. He found an astonishing number of potential hosts. Despite the country's decaying...

  • Save bees and butterflies to save urban life

    Save bees and butterflies to save urban life

    Pollinators such as bees, hoverflies and butterflies, are responsible for the reproduction of many flowering plants and help to produce more than three quarters of the world’s crop species. Globally, the value of the services provided by...

  • Post-Brexit vote: be wary of prospects of a new 'consensus' approach

    Post-Brexit vote: be wary of prospects of a new 'consensus' approach

    Another day, another record. The 230 majority against the motion to approve Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement on the UK’s exit from the EU smashes pretty much any parliamentary record one cares to discover. That May’s immediate response was to...

  • Would a Norway option break the Brexit stalemate?

    Would a Norway option break the Brexit stalemate?

    The Labour politician Jim Callaghan famously remarked to his colleagues in 1970 that a referendum on Europe might end up being “a little rubber life raft” into which they all might one day have to climb. Just five years later they did so, holding...

  • YouTube bans dangerous pranks and risky 'challenges'

    YouTube bans dangerous pranks and risky 'challenges'

    YouTube on Tuesday clarified rules against posting videos of dangerous pranks, as risky "challenges" prompt people to video themselves doing things like biting into laundry soap or driving blindfolded. The company already forbid content inciting...