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  • EU regulators seek to close car emissions testing loopholes

    EU regulators seek to close car emissions testing loopholes

    EU regulators are preparing draft legislation that will require vehicle fuel use to be tested on roads rather than in laboratories, looking to close loopholes that allow car makers to exaggerate fuel-saving and emissions credentials. Already from...

  • Peugeot launches GTi 30th anniversary special edition

    Peugeot launches GTi 30th anniversary special edition

    Peugeot has unveiled the 208 GTi 30th anniversary edition on the occasion of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. 30 years after the 205 GTi, Peugeot said it had reinterpreted the legend in a more radical version of the 208 GTi. The 208 GTi 30th...

  • Innovations in new Citroen C4 Cactus

    Innovations in new Citroen C4 Cactus

    Citroen has launched a new car which it views as a real alternative to the compact hatchback: the Citroen C4 Cactus. "In the fiercely competitive C segment with its apparently immutable design cues, the, the Citroen C4 Cactus stands apart with a...

  • Unusual and pleasant recital

    Unusual and pleasant recital

    Piano film musicTricia Dawn Williams, piano; Eleanor Spiteri, singerEvenings on Campus 2014 There is nothing unusual about film music. Some soundtracks have become classics and there seems to be no dearth of composers who are busy in this...

  • Ġgantija temples cast a spell

    Ġgantija IIArs Vitae EnsembleSt James’s Cavalier Music Room That the Ġgantija temple complex is a marvel of human effort is an undisputed fact. The place casts a kind of spell on whoever visits it. For that matter, so do the major megalithic...

  • Taylor Swift to go pop

    Taylor Swift to go pop

    Taylor Swift is saying goodbye to country music, for now – the singer says she is releasing her first full-length pop album on October 27. The 24-year-old revealed in a live stream via Yahoo! that 1989, named for her birth year, is her “first...

  • Honour for Debbie Reynolds

    Honour for Debbie Reynolds

    Debbie Reynolds, the star of such enduring Hollywood films as Singin’ in the Rain and How the West Was Won, will be honoured with a lifetime achievement award by her peers, the Screen Actors Guild said. Reynolds, 82, will be given the accolade at...

  • Spandau Ballet to reunite for film

    Spandau Ballet are to be reunited on stage in the UK for the first time in four years when they perform at the premiere of their new film. The band’s career is charted in the warts-and-all film Playboys of the Western World which will be launched...

  • Action and more action

    Action and more action

    The Expendables 3 (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 126 minutesDirected by: Patrick HughesStarring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas, Jet Li, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren, Kelsey Grammer, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Kellan Lutz,...

  • Reliving the nightmare

    Reliving the nightmare

    It has been 30 years since Wes Craven directed A Nightmare on Elm Street. To mark this anniversary, Euro Media Forum and Vintage Boutique are organising an event at The Sofa Cinema at University Msida Campus on Friday at 8.30pm. The 1984 cult film...

  • Curried tripe

    Curried tripe

    Ingredients1.5kg tripe, washed very well2 tsps sea salt2 tbsps sunflower oil2 large onions, finely chopped2 garlic cloves, finely chopped2.5cm piece of ginger, peeled and finely chopped1 tsp ground turmeric1 tbsp mild korma curry powder1 tsp...

  • Prawns in a chilli and coriander salsa

    Prawns in a chilli and coriander salsa

    Ingredients:200g prawns (21-30)15g onions, chopped5g garlic, crushed50g cherry tomatoes, halved5g ginger, shredded15g spring onions50ml white wine5g coriander, chopped2g chillies, finely chopped15ml olive oil Method: Sweat the onions, garlic,...

  • Emperor Augustus’s legacy

    Emperor Augustus’s legacy

    There were and still are worldwide discussions, events, exhibitions and publications on the founder of the Roman Empire, Augustus, whose death’s bimillennium anniversary is being commemorated today. To mention a few, there was an exhibition at the...

  • University of Cambridge seeks ‘doctor of chocolate’

    University of Cambridge seeks ‘doctor of chocolate’

    Cambridge University is searching for a PhD student to undertake a dream role for the sweet-toothed – studying chocolate. The fully funded three-and-a-half-year research project will examine how the treat can remain solid when stored and sold in...

  • Spaghetti octopus

    Spaghetti octopus

    Ingredients1 medium-sized cooked octopus150g spaghetti1 leek, finely chopped2 cloves garlic, mincedBasil, finely choppedMint, finely choppedParsley, finely chopped50g whole green olives60g cherry tomatoes, halved200ml good quality white wine1 tsp...

  • Difference between pale lagers ‘is in label, not taste’

    Difference between pale lagers ‘is in label, not taste’

    European pale lager comes in a variety of brands but research shows that whatever the make of the beer, consumers find it difficult to taste the difference between them. “Consumers are largely unable to distinguish between different brands of...

  • ‘Vivid and alive’ films are stars of New York festival

    ‘Vivid and alive’ films are stars of New York festival

    Thirty films, including the world premieres of director Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice and David Fincher’s Gone Girl, will comprise the main slate of the 52nd New York Film Festival, organisers said. Inherent Vice, the screen adaptation of...

  • Paving the way for the profession of curator

    Paving the way for the profession of curator

    The curatorship of an exhibition comes with very specific duties. The curator, to a certain extent, is the mediator between artist and audience, between the artist’s intended message and the outsider world. Yet, the profession is a relatively...

  • The art of making music

    The art of making music

    Following the recent launch of the Klezmorimalta Foundation, Jo Caruana interviews award-winning Dutch singer-songwriter Démira Jansen ahead of her performance in Malta. Sometimes it’s easy to forget the earthy origins of music. Online creations...

  • Magic island, vintage fun and electro swing

    Magic island, vintage fun and electro swing

    August is set to end with a four-day musical journey fusing vintage and modern pop culture, thanks to Magic Island. The event combines four locations, over 50 musicians and performers from seven countries who will be playing electro swing, Balkan...

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