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  • Japan trial to treat spinal cord injuries with stem cells

    Japan trial to treat spinal cord injuries with stem cells

    A team of Japanese researchers will carry out an unprecedented trial using a kind of stem cell to try to treat debilitating spinal cord injuries, the specialists said on Monday. The team at Tokyo's Keio University has received government approval...

  • This time, it’s personal

    This time, it’s personal

    Under intense pressure from the SUV competition, the MPV segment is struggling to retain its fair share of the market. First introduced in 2005, the Mercedes-Benz B-Class has since sold 1.5 million units and the third generation of this sport...

  • Luxury on wheels

    Luxury on wheels

    It came as no surprise that, among the impressive collection of exotic cars one finds on our island, we also have a Bentley Bentayga. When I bumped into an old friend who told me he had recently acquired one, I very willingly accepted his kind...

  • It started with a click…

    It started with a click…

    Sometimes looking for the ideal in life is quite a difficult task. We’re constantly searching for the ideal restaurant, the ideal home and, of course, the ideal car. Like all the luxuries in life, the ideal way to com-mute is sometimes out of reach...

  • Solarino – Sicilian city linked to St Paul

    Solarino – Sicilian city linked to St Paul

    A number of Sicilian towns have claimed that they were paid a visit by St Paul after he left Malta but it is difficult to verify this. Our only written source is the Bible, which says that after Malta St Paul and St Luke landed in Sicily and...

  • Oh my Prague!

    Oh my Prague!

    Having heard for a long time that Prague is the most Gothic city in Europe, last year I finally decided to ignore the nagging feeling that I would be disappointed, and took the plunge. To give you an idea of the architectural richness of Prague,...

  • Shoulder conditions: ‘Keyhole recovery much shorter than open surgery’

    Shoulder conditions: ‘Keyhole recovery much shorter than open surgery’

    The shoulder is a ball and socket joint and is very mobile. The ball is kept in its socket through the help of various ligaments, cartilages and tendons. In the 1930s a surgeon called Michael Burman introduced a procedure using a keyhole camera...

  • Investing in our children’s health

    Investing in our children’s health

    Some of the most important factors that influence children’s and adolescents’ health include cardio-respiratory fitness, muscular fitness, physical activity and exercise. Research indicates that children’s health and fitness levels have an impact...

  • It happened this month: The consecration of St John’s conventual church in 1578

    It happened this month: The consecration of St John’s conventual church in 1578

    After the great victory of 1565, the Order of St John proceeded with the building of the new city of Valletta. During their sojourn in Vittoriosa between 1530 and 1571, the Order had made use of that city’s parochial church of St Lawrence for...

  • Missing the wow factor

    Missing the wow factor

    Cent’Anni47, Triq Monsinjur, Luigi Catania, GħargħurTel: 9945 9914 Food: 7/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 There are some nights when we just can’t agree on what to get up to. I for one am always up for any activity that sets...

  • The novels of Ġużè Cardona

    On March 7, 2019, SKS Publications will be launching a set of two novels by Ġużè Cardona (1922-1988). One of them is Manwel Ġellel (Emanuel Gellel) which was first published in 1961 and the other is a posthumous novel called Żmien il-Qerda (The...

  • Dystopia in an imagined future Malta

    Dystopia in an imagined future Malta

    Loranne Vella: RokitMerlin Publishers What we call the beginning is often the endAnd to make an end is to make a beginning.The end is where we start from. T.S. Eliot, Little Gidding Rokit is not just a contemporary Maltese time-travel-themed...

  • Gozo not for sale

    Gozo not for sale

    Although many Gozo Channel employees have loved to dispute it in the past because I apparently don’t look it (I have no idea what that means), I am one hundred per cent Gozitan. I don’t have a goat or know how to make ġbejniet, but I do have a...

  • A shopper’s guide: top choices for him and her

    A shopper’s guide: top choices for him and her

    Versace Eros Flame is a fragrance for a strong, passionate, self-confident man who is deeply in touch with his emotions. The fragrance captures the soul, body, and mind – inspired by true love which consumes everything in an eternal flame of...

  • WRMC recognition awards given

    WRMC recognition awards given

    The seventh edition of the WRMC (Wines and Restaurants of Malta.com) Restaurants Quality Recognition Awards took place at the Hilton Malta, St Julian’s, where a number of chefs, restaurant managers, restaurateurs and hoteliers were honoured. There...

  • Are we communicating science effectively?

    Are we communicating science effectively?

    There are conflicting views of whether science is actually improving our quality of life, and this could possibly be linked to how science is being communicated to our society. What are the stories and images that are being communicated to produce...

  • Myth debunked: Love at first sight?

    Classical romantic movies portray the main character catching the other person’s gaze from across the room, falling in love instantly, going out on a first date and living happily ever after. If you have been single for quite some time and...

  • First Malta Businesswoman of the Year Award

    First Malta Businesswoman of the Year Award

    Natalie Briffa Farrugia is the winner of the first edition of the Malta Businesswoman of the Year Award, capping a remarkable journey – from teaching primary students, to tending to the vulnerable in Ethiopia and Guatemala, to leading one of...

  • Insurance firm has ‘adopted a notary’

    Insurance firm has ‘adopted a notary’

    The conservation treatment of the latest volume sponsored by Gasan Mamo Insurance Limited, under the ‘Adopt a Notary’ scheme, has been finalised. The insurance firm has donated €15,340 over three years, contributing to the conservation of three...

  • Photo of the week - February 17, 2019

    Photo of the week - February 17, 2019

    This heart-shaped pink and white flowered plant is native to northern China, Siberia, Korea and Japan. It is a species of flowering plant that belongs to the poppy family. Lamprocapnos is also commonly known under its old name Dicentra spectabilis.