• Obama’s Hiroshima visit looks to future amid critics’ charges of selective amnesia

    Obama’s Hiroshima visit looks to future amid critics’ charges of selective amnesia

    Japan and the US are presenting President Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima as an affirmation of a strong alliance and a step towards world denuclearisation, but critics see selective amnesia and paradoxes on nuclear policy. Aides have said Obama...

  • Atomic bomb survivors: Obama apology was nice, but priority disarmament

    Atomic bomb survivors: Obama apology was nice, but priority disarmament

    Japanese atomic bomb survivors say an apology from President Barack Obama for the US bombing of Hiroshima would be welcome, but their priority is on ridding the world of all nuclear weapons forever. Obama’s visit to Hiroshima, after he attends a...

  • Driving design

    Driving design

    Kia Motors has once again reinforced its reputation for the highest design standards, picking up two prizes at the 2016 Red Dot Awards for Product Design, one of the most prestigious international product design competitions. The new Kia Sportage...

  • The added value of new

    The added value of new

    Buying new is an investment in the economy and in the environment, Joseph Gasan, chairman of the Association of Car Importers Malta, says. Recent statistics show how, for the first time, local drivers are choosing new cars, with 51 per cent of new...

  • Top of the lake

    Top of the lake

    The Concorso d’Eleganza does exactly what it says on the tin, albeit in Italian. A collection of the world’s finest cars are brought together in one of Europe’s finest locations, from inter-war classics to rare golden era Ferraris and even...

  • The family gets bigger

    The family gets bigger

    Fiat’s concept for its 500 family was always that of a family of cars that keeps growing through innovation both in terms of technology as well as aesthetics and overall design. And true to this commitment, Fiat has just launched the 500 Second...

  • Further research

    Further research

    Toyota is to open a third Toyota Research Institute facility in the US, which will fund studies into artificial intelligence, materials, science and robotics. It will be located in Ann Arbor, close to the University of Michigan campus. The new...

  • A solid offer

    A solid offer

    In the ever-escalating battle for the hearts and chequebooks of European SUV buyers, Hyundai is adding a bit of European character into its all-new 2016 Tucson. That means a package that includes a Euro 6 emissions vehicle with torque-rich and...

  • Quality and quantity

    Quality and quantity

    Anyone would agree that the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is one of the most significant launches this year. Not only because Mercedes-Benz are offering one of the most varied line-ups from launch, but also because of the importance this model has...

  • In its prime

    In its prime

    Having made its debut at this year’s Beijing Motor Show, the VW T-Prime looks as though you could walk into a showroom and see it there right now. The styling is entirely production-ready. There’s no doubt that we can expect something like this...

  • An orchestra in movement

    An orchestra in movement

    What makes a sound a pleasant one? “The right sound mustn’t be excessively loud or stand out among the rest. And the pitch should neither be too high or too low”. This is how Núria Pellisé describes it – she is an engineer in Seat’s acoustics...

  • Italian style

    Italian style

    The Quattroporte is a familiar stalwart of the Maserati range, the stretched profile instantly recognisable in any crowd. This year sees the introduction of Euro 6 emissions compliance, ensuring the car’s continuation alongside the GranTurismo,...

  • Auction to be held in aid of Puttinu Cares

    Auction to be held in aid of Puttinu Cares

    GasanZammit Motors Ltd, the automotive and marine company which sets standards within the industry with a portfolio of world renowned brands, will be auctioning off a Honda Civic in aid of Puttinu Cares at the Annual Puttinu Cares Football marathon.

  • Seeing far

    Seeing far

    Anti-glare headlight lenses have to withstand a lot: climatic influences, UV radiation, acid rain, de-icing salt and road dirt. With time, these elements will ensure that the plastic is matt and yellowed. This has a negative effect on the...

  • Despite continual setbacks, Frères remain faithful to Malta

    Despite continual setbacks, Frères remain faithful to Malta

    On February 18, 1908, Bro. Emman­uel Giordano asked Gozo Bishop Giovanni Camilleri for permission to open an institute on Malta’s sister island to provide religious and civil education. On February 22, 1909, Mgr Camilleri welcomed the request and...

  • Added appeal

    Added appeal

    Everybody wants a slice of the naked bike pie. The European and Japanese manufacturers alike have spoiled us over the years with models like the stunning Street Triple R, the Z800 and the smaller Ducati Monsters. BMW first launched its F 800 R six...

  • Knee problems: a dislocated patella

    Knee problems: a dislocated patella

    Last week we operated on Poppy’s knee. Poppy is a charcoal, medium-sized chihuahua, first brought into the clinic about a week ago. Despite being only one-and-a- half years old, Poppy’s owner said her dog had been, on and off, suffering from a...

  • Janis Joplin and Porsche

    Janis Joplin and Porsche

    “My friends all drive Porsches,” sang Janis Joplin. But this was true not just for her friends because she too owned a Porsche: a 356 SC with a colourful paint job. It was recently sold at an auction for $1.76 million. Picture it: Janis Joplin...

  • Tinker, Maker: How to boil an egg inside out

    Tinker, Maker: How to boil an egg inside out

    Next time you have someone over for dinner, why not serve them an inside out egg? The technique, made popular by Japanese chef Yama Chaahan, requires a bit of preparation, but will guarantee impressed guests. Luckily, you will probably find all...

  • Lasting memories on a hotel scrapbook

    Lasting memories on a hotel scrapbook

    Belgian charity Beyond the Moon has so far sent nine seriously ill Maltese children and their families on a fully paid holiday – far away from hospitals and treatments – thanks to the unstinting efforts of Marisa Xuereb at the Corinthia Palace Hotel.