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  • Horse in bathtub, synchronized starlings dazzle animal lovers

    Horse in bathtub, synchronized starlings dazzle animal lovers

      From a "dancing cloud" of starlings to a horse stuck in a bathtub, see the roundup on video above of animals making news last week.  

  • Put a spark to the tinder

    Put a spark to the tinder

    A cyber pulling ground or just a harmless way to meet new people? Helen Raine speaks to some people to find out more about the latest social networking app. If your options for Valentine’s entertainment include watching TV or doing the laundry, it...

  • If music and literature be the food of love…

    If music and literature be the food of love…

    Music Beethoven, Sonata in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2: III. Allegretto Romantic music does not, of course, only mean music that makes you want to swoon or cuddle up with your loved one, real or blow-up. This sonata is also known as The Tempest,...

  • A second chance

    A second chance

    Alison Bezzina meets Roselyn Borg – divorced, back in love with her former husband and running for office with the Nationalist Party. The course of true love never did run smooth. Roselyn Borg, 36, and Crispian Knight, 45, are what the English...

  • Just the two of you

    Just the two of you

    Many experts are on the fence about whether technology has been a positive addition for relationships. On the one hand, it helps the two of you to stay in constant contact, instantly share aspects of your daily lives (like a picture of the...

  • No forced romance

    No forced romance

    Valentine’s Day is the day when the world expects everyone to be in love and fall in love 10 times in 24 hours. While the pressure is on and many, especially the younger generation, enjoy it, others are adamant about not allowing it to affect them...

  • Single on Valentine’s Day

    Single on Valentine’s Day

    Are single people really that desperate to have a Valentine? Iggy Fenech chats to five single Maltese personalities to find out just how they feel about it. Luke Azzopardi, designer “A very dear friend once told me that I’m brilliant at whatever...

  • A love affair with romance

    A love affair with romance

    Think romance is dead? Think again. Four people talk to Sandra Aquilina about the most romantic thing anyone ever did for them and the most romantic thing they ever did for anyone. Romance is everywhere on our TV screens, but much less so in our...

  • A much loved and highly esteemed bishop

    A much loved and highly esteemed bishop

    Archbishop Mauro Caruana’s episcopate was characterised by the politico-ecclesiastic dispute of the 1920s and 1930s, one of whose chief issues was the participation of priests in politics. The British government and the Holy See were both dragged...

  • Catching VD

    Catching VD

    Full disclosure: I don’t really commemorate Valentine’s Day in any way. I have been in a committed relationship for the better part of this millennium and, perhaps because we are a high-functioning couple, my significant other doesn’t care much...

  • Unique medieval, baroque music in the archives of Mdina Cathedral Museum

    Unique medieval, baroque music in the archives of Mdina Cathedral Museum

    Mdina, the cathedral city that flaunts two other Romance titles Città Vecchia and Città Notabile, has exercised various roles over the centuries. In medieval times it was undoubtedly the hub of ecclesiastical, artistic and social life on this...

  • Attention please

    Attention please

    Marketing is no longer just a matter of placing an advert and hoping the audience buys it. But then, it never was. Take cue from Mad Men, which tells of the birth of marketing as we know it. Even in the 1960s and 70s, the fictional Sterling Cooper...

  • Spread the word

    Spread the word

    When buying a tablet, choosing a restaurant or investing in a new car, what do you consider to be the most trustworthy advice: a review site, a slick advertising campaign, or a suggestion that a close friend or family member gives you? Even...

  • Stepping ahead

    Stepping ahead

    A domestic leader in marketing and brand strategy, Steves&Co. has positively taken the reigns on innovation of the industry’s changing landscape for advertising and classical conditioning. Steves&Co. is an adaptable group of individuals who react...

  • Bringing brands to life

    Bringing brands to life

    Blumerang Creative Hub is a design, branding and digital agency with an innovative and different approach to the market. Blumerang’s concept is based on the formation of a creative hub that works with a flexible pool of local and international...

  • Added value

    Added value

    The retail landscape has changed dramatically to become more sophisticated, intuitive and uncomplicated. The disruptive element is online shopping: from the proverbial comfort of your home, you can click and buy at any hour of the day and night,...

  • The good news or the bad news first?

    The good news or the bad news first?

    Oscar Wilde once said that the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about at all. Like other thinkers of the time, histheory was that any type of publicity is good publicity. Not surprisingly though there is a chequered...

  • Eyes are the windows to the consum­­er’s soul

    Eyes are the windows to the consum­­er’s soul

    Eye tracking enables marketers to examine which visual elements attract consumers. By combining this with technologies normally associated with neuroscience, marketers can learn how consumers actually respond to those elements and can develop...

  • Where your brand comes to play

    Where your brand comes to play

    How could you possibly combine a passion for sports with a creative career? Marketing duo Jonathan Dalli and Jonathan Chetcuti did just that when a few years ago they founded the Concept Stadium, a fresh local boutique marketing consultancy...

  • Getting a high score

    Getting a high score

    If you’ve ever noticed how someone can get completely immersed when playing a video game, then you can start to understand why marketers are exploiting such behaviour to promote their products. Smartphones, tablets, apps and the internet itself...

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