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  • Switching over

    Switching over

    It was Marlon Brando who, in the 1954 film On the Waterfront, immortalised and romanticised the tough arm, shoulder and leg work that drives cargo handling. Yet six decades later, cargo handling is not driven bymuscles but by brains. Or rather, by...

  • Important logistics trends

    Important logistics trends

    Better supply chain visibility and increasing flexibility continue to be important trends in the Life Sciences and Healthcare industry. They are essential for guaranteeing product safety and integrity. They also enable more efficient demand-driven...

  • Managing the logistics risk

    Managing the logistics risk

    All business has some level of risk. Management’s task is to minimise risks and maximise profits. Some level of risk can be reduced through insurance and internal controls. However, entrepreneurs are inevitably left with a degree of residual risk,...

  • Making waves

    Making waves

    Lower sulphur emissions The Port of Gothenburg, Sweden, has confirmed that its measurements show that sulphur emissions from ships have fallen by 80 per cent since the Sulphur Emission Control Areas rules came into force at the turn of the...

  • Adding value to one’s business

    Adding value to one’s business

    Debono Commercials is the only sales and service organisation that provides companies in Malta with new Toyota forklifts and warehouse equipment, new Toyota light commercial vehicles and new Hino trucks. These products are designed to provide...

  • Partial eclipse of the sun

    Partial eclipse of the sun

    A total eclipse of the sun visible only from the extreme north of the North Atlantic Ocean will take place on Friday. Totality will commence south of Greenland and sweep across the Norwegian Sea, hitting land only at the Faroe Islands and Svalbard...

  • Law of the sea

    Law of the sea

    The Consolato del Mare di Malta collection helps us understand the evolution of local commercial trade and maritime customs, says Fiona Vella. Among its various significant documents, the National Archives of Malta house the records of the...

  • Flying the Maltese flag

    Flying the Maltese flag

    The latest statistics for 2014 indicate that the Malta maritime flag has reached yet another milestone: the Malta ships register has become the sixth largest maritime flag in the world. It has moved up from seventh place in 2013 and has retained...

  • More than a 1901 espionage novel set in Malta

    More than a 1901 espionage novel set in Malta

    Most are today thoroughly unaware of a full-length novel entirely set in Malta, published in 1901 and written by an English aristocrat, and I will not be the first to moan against the injustice of that oblivion. Intrigue, treachery, love, betrayal...

  • Rise and demise of Mġarr ix-Xini pumping station

    Rise and demise of Mġarr ix-Xini pumping station

    In the late 1880s, Lieutenant Governor Sir Walter Hely-Hutchinson instructed engineer Osbert Chadwick to conduct an inspection of the water supply in Gozo. At that time, Gozo was dependent on water from natural springs and water from surface flow;...

  • Plastic surgery

    Plastic surgery

    Last week Ozzi returned to the clinic for an entirely different procedure. We met Ozzi the Doberman Pinscher in May 2012 when he was diagnosed with a hormonal imbalance called hypothyroidism. Today, Ozzi is a mature, 12-year-old dog and still...

  • Fukushima residents torn over nuclear waste plan

    Fukushima residents torn over nuclear waste plan

    Norio Kimura lost his wife, father and 7-year-old daughter Yuna in the March 2011 tsunami. Now, he fears he may lose his land, too, as Japan’s government wants to build a sprawling radioactive waste storage site in the shadow of the wrecked...

  • Recalling a brave, sincere patriot forgotten by Malta

    Recalling a brave, sincere patriot forgotten by Malta

    The history of British colonialism in Malta covers the period between 1814, when Malta became a Crown Colony as a result of the Treaty of Paris, and 1964, when Malta became independent, and later a republic in 1974. Comparatively, British...

  • The 1956 Għallis Tower murder trial revisited

    The 1956 Għallis Tower murder trial revisited

    On July 16, 2014, the University’s Faculty of Law presented an award for academic excellence to Judge Maurice Caruana Curran, who graduated as a lawyer in 1943. During a short period as a defence lawyer Caruana Curran assisted one of the five men...

  • Gripped by helplessness

    Gripped by helplessness

    I had been longing to go back to Ghana for some time. Twenty years had to pass before this wish became a reality. This time I went to Ghana as part of the Mission:/Possible 2014 team. Mission:/Possible ‘outreaches’ are organised by the Institute...

  • Responsible dog ownership

    Responsible dog ownership

    Dogs Trust Malta will be offering free neutering and microchipping to people on benefits, hunters and farmers from May 5. The service will be run by the trust’s partners, SPCA Malta. Most will also consider whether or not to neuter their dog and...

  • First sandfly vaccine created

    First sandfly vaccine created

    After 20 years of scientific research, a vaccine against canine leishmaniosis is now available in Europe. When taken as a course, scientists say, the vaccine can provide safe, effective and long-lasting protection against the development of...

  • Make equality happen

    Make equality happen

    Renee Laiviera, Commissioner of the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality, lauds the achievements made by women in the workforce in recent years and highlights some of the work being done by the organisation to keep on attracting...

  • Breaking down stereotypes

    Breaking down stereotypes

    Karen Hautala-Hili from the Malta Information Technology Agency laments about the lack of women in the Maltese ICT sector, saying that increased participation in the ditigal world would not only benefit women themselves but the industry and the...

  • Taking hobbies to the next level

    Taking hobbies to the next level

    In her free time, Stacey Abela enjoyed creating wax melts while Christina Desira loved making chocolate treats. A couple of years ago, both women decided to turn their hobby into a full-time job. Claire Caruana listens to how they managed to set...

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