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  • Frustration for Pokemon Go gamers as servers crash

    Frustration for Pokemon Go gamers as servers crash

    Fans of the gaming phenomenon Pokemon Go were in despair today when its servers appeared to have crashed. The craze, an augmented reality game which has exploded in popularity, uses the phone's GPS location data to allow players to roam the real...

  • How to volunteer and where to do it

    How to volunteer and where to do it

    Volunteering allows you to meet different people, boost your CV, and update your skills, says Helen Raine. When you’re fresh out of school or university and looking for a job, submitting applications and getting nowhere can be pretty discouraging.

  • St John Paul II’s Carmelite scapular coming to Malta

    St John Paul II’s Carmelite scapular coming to Malta

    On the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Fr Hermann Duncan, O Carm describes the popes’ devotion towards the Carmelite scapular over the years, as the one worn by St John Paul II is about to be exhibited in Mdina Many confraternities, churches...

  • Malta in Minecraft competition to mark 10 years of Baby and Kids Directory

    The Malta Baby and Kids Directory marks its 10th anniversary with a children’s competition, themed 'Malta in Minecraft'. The aim of the competition is for children to create their favourite Maltese scene in the style of Minecraft, a popular video...

  • Helping the extremely poor

    Helping the extremely poor

    The Oħloq tbissima marathon, in aid of the Missionary Society of St Paul in Peru, Pakistan and the Philippines, kicks off today for 60 hours of non-stop activities at St Joseph Home in Santa Venera. Funds collected will also go towards the...

  • How to study abroad without breaking the bank

    How to study abroad without breaking the bank

    Going to university in another country can bring some solid advantages, letting students tap into foreign cultures or experience a different approach to learning. It also looks great to prospective employers on a CV. The downside is that for...

  • Sustainable growth in ICT skills

    Sustainable growth in ICT skills

    As a nation we must start to think 10 years ahead and not just a few years, in order to stay in the ICT leading pack, Carm Cachia, executive coordinator at the eSkills Malta Foundation, says. When was the eSkills Malta Foundation set up and with...

  • Nurse, mother describes her US arrest as ‘the work of God’

    Nurse, mother describes her US arrest as ‘the work of God’

    The black woman in the photograph stands in calm protest, her long dress fluttering in the breeze as two policemen clad in the heavy black padding and helmets of riot gear rush to remove her from the middle of a street in Baton Rouge,...

  • Appealing to the other senses

    Appealing to the other senses

    “I found this place to be very stimulating. The centre provides me with a place where I can enjoy drama, music and discussions. It has changed my outlook on life,” says a man who frequents the Spero centre. Spero is a training centre for the blind.

  • The epic air battle of Malta

    The epic air battle of Malta

    Just like the Great Siege of 1565, the epic air battle of Malta during World War II is recorded in the annals of history as the turning point of the war in the Mediterranean, if not of the war in North Africa, followed by that in Europe. The...

  • Dun Pawl Micallef – a meritorious, saintly priest

    Dun Pawl Micallef – a meritorious, saintly priest

    This year, Gozo’s Sacred Heart Seminary is commemorating its 150th anniversary. The immense influence of this seminary in the educational, religious and cultural fields during these years cannot be fathomed. Two Presidents, a Prime Minister and a...

  • When the doctor is a dog

    When the doctor is a dog

    Some years ago in the UK, I observed a new notice installed on the door to the operating theatre which read ‘Dogs operate here’. I met the administrator who, though not a medical doctor or surgeon, called himself ‘director of operations', and...

  • Myth debunked: Summer health myths

    You can’t get a sunburn on a cloudy day: Ultraviolet (UV) rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation that have a shorter wavelength than visible light, similar to microwaves and X-rays. The sun is the main source of UV rays on earth with more...

  • 3D printing: Why? What? How?

    3D printing has been around for a few decades but it is only in recent years that 3D printing has hit mainstream media. But what is 3D printing and why is it so revolutionary? Basically, in a broad sense, 3D printing is the process that creates...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    Local Motors CEO Jay Rodgers driving the world’s first 3D printed car. The car is completely electric and may serve an integral part of emerging autonomous car technology.

  • Stopping IS no mean feat

    Stopping IS no mean feat

    Different targets, different countries pose increased challenges to US-led efforts in preventing attacks by group that has grown to resemble al-Qaeda Deadly attacks in four countries linked to Islamic State show the limitations of US-led efforts...

  • The Carmelites’ connection to Fleur-de-Lys

    The Carmelites’ connection to Fleur-de-Lys

    Fr Hermann Duncan, O. Carm, looks at how the church dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Fleur-de-Lys was founded and how the Santa Venera suburb became a parish. When World War II broke out, many Maltese were looking for shelter, especially...

  • ‘I study in a cave’

    ‘I study in a cave’

    Syrian student Ali Khaled Stouf has to walk down several steps into a hole in the ground to get inside his school – a cave. There for four hours each morning, he studies subjects like Arabic, English, maths and religion, sitting on a rug with...

  • The Battle of Maida: the Fourth of July, 1806

    The Battle of Maida: the Fourth of July, 1806

    To most people, “the Fourth of July” brings to mind the celebration of American Independence Day. However, there is another event, a battle between the British and the French during the Napoleonic Wars that we should also remember. The Battle of...

  • Etymology or phonetics for Maltese?

    Etymology or phonetics for Maltese?

    To ensure the widest possible coverage in the on-going Maltese language debate, this major exercise of national interest and significance should be made available to the entire population, on the broadest possible scale and without time limit...

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