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  • Meet the author

    Meet author Mariella Pisani Bencini at an evening organised by L-Għaqda Filantropika Talent Mosti at Ir-Razzett tal-Markiż, Triq Wied il-Għasel, Mosta tomorrow at 7pm. Pisani Bencini will be talking about her new publication We Belong, a tale of...

  • Feud rages over book about how big business aided Nazis

    Feud rages over book about how big business aided Nazis

    The US historian Robert Paxton is famous for dismantling French myths. He demolished the idea that its collaborationist wartime regime had "passively resisted" German occupiers in his 1972 book "Vichy France", which also delivered the bombshell...

  • It’s time for action! It’s time to end TB

    It’s time for action!  It’s time to end TB

    Tubercublosis, a preventable and curable disease, is still one of the top infectious killers worldwide, causing the death of approximately 4,500 people daily.  Throughout the years, several global efforts have tried to reduce the number of deaths...

  • Beware: direct eye contact might not mean that someone is trustworthy

    Beware: direct eye contact might not mean that someone is trustworthy

    We usually interpret someone looking us straight in the eye during an interaction as a sign of trustworthiness. In fact it can be rather unsettling when someone avoids eye contact. This is at least the case in the Western world, where we use eye...

  • Colorado study underlines dangers of edible marijuana

    Colorado study underlines dangers of edible marijuana

    The number of emergency-room visits linked to cannabis in one hospital in the first US state to completely legalise its use tripled within a few years, according to a study that points to the dangers of ingesting the drug. Colorado legalised...

  • ‘New’ organ for Nazzarenu church

    ‘New’ organ for Nazzarenu church

    A fine Danish pipe organ that needed a home caught the eye of local organ builder and restorer Robert Buhagiar, who was terribly keen on bringing it to Malta. “Its design is elegant and features wood carvings on the front. Its builder – Frobenius...

  • Postnatal depression twice as high in developing countries

    Postnatal depression twice as high in developing countries

    Motherhood can be a source of joy, but it can also pose difficulties and challenges – particularly, in the postnatal period. It is a time when some mothers’ emotional and physical endurance is pushed to the limit. About 10% of pregnant women and...

  • When is a spouse legally responsible for estranged partner's debts?

    When is a spouse legally responsible for estranged partner's debts?

    "I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honour you all the days of my life.” We have all been there, listening carefully to a young couple nervously reciting those words that are set to...

  • Spontaneity is not that spontaneous after all

    Spontaneity is not that spontaneous after all

    “Why can’t you just relax into it?” is a question many of us have asked in frustration with ourselves or others – be it on the dance floor, the sporting field or in rather more private circumstances. The task typically requires us to respond...

  • 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...