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  • A truly spirited banquet

    Joseph W. Psaila: Pranzu Statali - Meta Valletta Eighteen Qajmet Il-MejtinBCD Printing Ltd, Victoria Joseph W. Psaila is no newcomer to the literary scene; this is in fact his sixth publication in verse, and those who have enjoyed his...

  • Christian warriors, mortal sinners

    Thomas Freller:The Sword and the Boudoir Midsea Books, Malta, 2018, pp. 384. In the space of a few weeks, two substantial books on the love-life of the knights of Malta have seen the light. The subject is so vast, the surviving documentation so...

  • The tax man will be all over the British royal baby

    The tax man will be all over the British royal baby

    Talk about being born with a silver spoon in your mouth: the royal baby of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have a particularly glittery one. And US tax authorities will be keen to know how much that utensil is worth. That's because the baby...

  • What happens in Brussels, stays in Brussels

    Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge” (Isaac Asimov). French philosopher...

  • Using the cloud for spreadsheet accounting

    Using the cloud for spreadsheet accounting

    Enterprises have been transferring their data storage and processing to the cloud in an effort to benefit from its economic advantage and service availability. Accountants and, in particular, small business owners, are affected by this trend as...

  • Myth debunked: Dinosaurs today?

    Myth debunked: Dinosaurs today?

    Some people think that the dinosaur extinction happened due to their failure to adapt to the changing environment. In reality, dinosaurs were diverse for more than 100 million years, with fossils found in North and South America, Asia, Europe,...

  • Photo of the week - April 14, 2019

    Photo of the week - April 14, 2019

    A newly identified species of a 150 million-year-old marine crocodile, Cricosaurus bambergensis, has given insights into how a group of ancient animals evolved. The ancestor of today’s crocodiles belonged to a group of animals that developed a...

  • Spring is finally here

    Spring is finally here

    Orsay has just unveiled its latest fashion trends and accessories. Always up to date, the brand offers fashion enthusiasts its uniquely chic highlights, such as dresses and jeans. Orsay’s styles are uncomplicated but varied for every individual look.

  • Pizza Hut’s ‘All You Can Eat’ launch

    Pizza Hut’s ‘All You Can Eat’ launch

    Pizza Hut is offering an ‘All You Can Eat’ pizza promotion in all their restaurants throughout April. Diners may visit any of the five restaurants and enjoy the ‘Pizza Festival’ experience. Various pan pizzas will be circulating the restaurant and...

  • GCC assists in breast cancer screening in India

    GCC assists in breast cancer screening in India

    An iBreast Exam (iBE) device recently donated by a Malta-based NGO is enabling a charity in India to provide free breast cancer screening in remote villages in Wardha district where currently only six per cent of underprivileged Indian women know...

  • Film screening for students

    Film screening for students

    As part of an intercultural programme, a screening of a locally-produced short film, Camilla, was organised by NSTS and St Edward’s College for international students. Camilla, produced in late 2018, was funded by the National Book Council and...

  • The Pink Tea Garden

    The Pink Tea Garden

    The Pink Tea Garden, a Times of Malta wellness event, the first of its kind, in collaboration with Tettiera, was held on Friday in the idyllic setting of Vincent Eco Estate in Mġarr, gathering under a blue sky all things good, healthy, wholesome,...

  • Gender equality - improved work-life balance crucial

    Gender equality - improved work-life balance crucial

    A fertility rate of about 2.1 is needed for a population to remain stable according to Eurostat estimates. In 2017 Malta’s rate stood at 1.26 births – the lowest in the EU 28 member states. The total fertility rate in the European Union stood at...

  • Mother of 3-DNA baby praises new fertility treatment

    Mother of 3-DNA baby praises new fertility treatment

    The Greek mother of the first baby born using DNA from three people on Friday praised the revolutionary technique that helped her conceive - and thanked the mystery woman who donated her egg. Under the terms of the treatment, she was not allowed...

  • Ebola death toll in DRC passes 750: WHO

    Ebola death toll in DRC passes 750: WHO

    The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 750 people, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Friday, ahead of a key review on the severity of the epidemic.  WHO's latest toll for the outbreak declared in eastern...

  • Liveable cities rankings: how a global enterprise is influencing urban change

    Liveable cities rankings: how a global enterprise is influencing urban change

    Every year, the world’s most “liveable” cities are celebrated, in city rankings published by Mercer, the Economist Intelligence Unit, and Monocle Magazine. Global institutions including UN Habitat and the OECD are also joining consultancies, media...

  • Sense of taste changes as we age

    Sense of taste changes as we age

    Taste is a complex phenomenon. We do not experience the sensation through a single sense (as we would when we see something using our sense of sight, for example) but rather it is made up of the five senses working together to allow us to...

  • Three ways pollution can be turned into something useful

    Three ways pollution can be turned into something useful

    Solving environmental problems usually just means cleaning up the mess people have made. But scientists are increasingly interested in creating something valuable from pollution. “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, as they say, and...

  • Crude oil touted as health cure in Azerbaijan

    Crude oil touted as health cure in Azerbaijan

    Immersed up to her neck in a dark viscous liquid, Sulfiya smiles in delight, confident that the fetid substance will cure her painful condition. Sulfiya, a Russian woman in her 60s, has travelled to Azerbaijan's north-western city of Naftalan in...

  • WikiLeaks set 21st century model for cyber-leak journalism

    WikiLeaks set 21st century model for cyber-leak journalism

    Using cryptography and virtual drop boxes, Julian Assange's WikiLeaks created a revolutionary new model for media to lure massive digitized leaks from whistleblowers, exposing everything from US military secrets to wealthy tax-dodgers' illicit...