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  • A teacher in a remote Kenyan village is named the world's best

    A teacher in a remote Kenyan village is named the world's best

    A maths and physics teacher from a secondary school in a remote village in Kenya's Rift Valley has won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize for 2019, organisers have said. Peter Tabichi, who organisers say gives away 80 percent of his monthly...

  • 90s fanny pack reborn

    90s fanny pack reborn

    Simonne Pace catches up with young, promising creatives Martina Mifsud and Susannah Mifsud, who have just designed their first Fold pouch, a simple but practical fashion accessory which they are hoping will make a grand debut locally and...

  • It happened this month: Giuseppe Garibaldi in Malta – March 1864

    It happened this month: Giuseppe Garibaldi in Malta – March 1864

    Undoubtedly, the mere mention of the unification of Italy in the 19th century conjures visions of Giuseppe Garibaldi, the soldier-patriot who selflessly did so much to further the unity of his homeland. Initially, his efforts were unsuccessful –...

  • Death: are we in control?

    Death: are we in control?

    Can we determine when we die? In reality we do, but only inadvertently and by mistake. Winter is a seasonal killer. In most countries the time of Christmas and the New Year is the peak period for death. It is not just the cold climate, since...

  • Unravelling racism

    Unravelling racism

    There are very few things in life which I won’t abide at a profound level. Having spent years listening to people’s problems and issues, I have learnt that while the truth is always singular, our readings of it change depending on who we are and...

  • Art, wines and dines

    Art, wines and dines

    Vini e CapricciGozitano Agricultural Village,Mġarr Road,XewkijaTel: 2156 3231 Food: 8/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 6/10Overall: 7.5/10 If you read this newspaper you can most likely name 10 people in our Parliament. I don’t care which side...

  • Popular coffee house bids farewell to plastic straws

    Popular coffee house bids farewell to plastic straws

    Costa Coffee has stopped using plastic drinking straws in all of its 12 stores across Malta in a bid to cut down on single-use plastic and help conserve the environment. The popular coffee house has instead introduced straws made of an...

  • Launch of new, non-alcoholic, low-calorie beer in Valletta

    Launch of new, non-alcoholic, low-calorie beer in Valletta

    Heineken launched its latest innovation, Heineken 0.0, a non-alcoholic lager brewed with a unique recipe for a distinct balanced taste – and only 69 calories per 33cl bottle. The brand’s iconic green label has been turned blue – the colour...

  • Asian fusion cusine restaurant retains Silver Spoon Award

    Asian fusion cusine restaurant retains Silver Spoon Award

    One of Malta’s top Asian fusion cuisine restaurants, Temptasian, has once again clinched the Silver Spoon award during the WRMC (Wines and Restaurants of Malta.com) Restaurants Quality Recognition Awards gala night. Temptasian is on the ninth...

  • History of survival analysis

    History of survival analysis

    The term ‘survival analysis’ has been used for data involving time to a certain event such as death, onset of a disease or relapse of a condition. The development of survival analysis dates back to the 17th century with the first life table ever...

  • Myth debunked: Hazardous survival myths

    There are several misconceptions about specific survival situations, some of which have been articulated for decades and ingrained in our culture. Although it can be difficult to discriminate bet­ween facts and myths, it is possible, through...

  • Mcast signs CSR agreement with Marigold Foundation

    Mcast signs CSR agreement with Marigold Foundation

    A corporate social responsibility (CSR) agreement was signed last Friday between the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) and the Mari­gold Foundation. The agree­ment was signed at the Institute for Applied Sciences on the...

  • Belair Property opens Mellieħa office

    Belair Property opens Mellieħa office

    Belair Property recently announc­ed the opening of a new office in Triq Sant’ Anna, Mellieħa, to better cater for the island’s northern region. The office and new team are led by director Victoria Spiteri, in partnership with director-partners...

  • Priest celebrates diamond jubilee of ordination

    Priest celebrates diamond jubilee of ordination

    Mgr Arthur Said Pullicino marked his 60th anniversary of his priestly ordination with a solemn concelebrated sung Mass at Stella Maris parish church, Sliema, on March 19, Solemnity of St Joseph. The Jubilate Deo Choir performed during the Mass...

  • Photo of the week - March 24, 2019

    Sir David Cox was born in Birmingham in 1924. He studied mathematics at St John’s College, Cambridge, and obtained his PhD from Leeds University in 1949. In 1955, Cox published his seminal work on the Cox process, where the time-dependent...

  • ‘Crippling periods are not normal’

    ‘Crippling periods are not normal’

    March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. It is being marked in Malta today. Few people have heard of the disease, even though an estimated 176 million women worldwide – one in 10 – suffer from endometriosis. Jennifer Grech finds out more. Scars,...

  • Big gods came after the rise of civilisations - not before

    Big gods came after the rise of civilisations - not before

    When you think of religion, you probably think of a god who rewards the good and punishes the wicked. But the idea of morally-concerned gods is by no means universal. Social scientists have long known that small-scale traditional societies – the...

  • Six simple ways to fill your wardrobe with sustainable clothing

    Six simple ways to fill your wardrobe with sustainable clothing

    The environmental impact of fashion waste is overwhelming. Every year the UK alone sends 350,000 tones of clothing to landfill. And as the majority of garments are made from oil-based materials like polyester – 22.67 tonnes of polyester clothing...

  • Creating a wedding registry with more alternatives

    Creating a wedding registry with more alternatives

    Creating a wedding registry is a fun wedding activity to check off the wedding planning list. Yet the idea of a wedding registry does not appeal to everyone. While planning a wedding most couples are busy coping with their hectic everyday routine...

  • New technique may overcome infertility in childhood cancer survivors

    New technique may overcome infertility in childhood cancer survivors

    Men diagnosed with cancer have the option of freezing their sperm ahead of chemotherapy, which can render them infertile. But sperm freezing is not an option for prepubescent boys, some 30% of whom will become sterile as a result of toxic cancer...