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  • Collective memory of a nation

    Collective memory of a nation

    A recent contribution in Times of Malta underlined the importance of the collective memory of our nation state on the 450th anniversary of the epic siege of 1565. Its positive outcome has left its indelible mark on European history. It was after...

  • Peanut allergy warning over asthma

    Peanut allergy warning over asthma

    Children with asthma may not realise they are allergic to peanuts because the symptoms are so similar, a study has suggested. Scientists who carried out a study in the US said symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing are seen in...

  • Spike Lee defends film on Chicago violence

    Spike Lee defends film on Chicago violence

    Movie director Spike Lee, known for films that deal frankly with racial issues, appeared in Chicago to defend his planned movie about the city, after its reported title, Chiraq, was criticised by local politicians. Speaking at a South Side church...

  • One Direction ‘anger’ at Malik’s departure

    One Direction ‘anger’ at Malik’s departure

    One Direction have admitted they were angry when they found out former bandmate Zayn Malik was leaving as they made their first TV talk show appearance as a foursome. The superstar boyband appeared on American talk show the Late Late Show with...

  • Drinking orange juice daily ‘gives brain function boost’

    Drinking orange juice daily ‘gives brain function boost’

    Drinking orange juice every day could help improve brain function in elderly people, research has suggested. A small study, which saw 37 adults with an average age of 67 consume 500ml of orange juice daily for eight weeks, found they had an eight...

  • New test for cocaine use developed

    New test for cocaine use developed

    A new fingerprint test has been developed that can detect cocaine use. Research led by the University of Surrey has created a new method which can determine whether the drug has been ingested, rather than just touched. Melanie Bailey said the test...

  • Welcome to Springfield!

    Welcome to Springfield!

    Springfield came to life last week with the opening of a replica of the town from the hit animated television series The Simpsons. Set within Universal Studios Hollywood, the life-sized Springfield plays host to many of the show’s landmarks such...

  • Wield a lightsaber or chill with Han Solo

    Wield a lightsaber or chill with Han Solo

    Fancy wielding a lightsaber with Anakin Skywalker amid the lava of Mustafar? Or how about chilling with Han Solo before stepping onto the Millennium Falcon ship with his Wookiee warrior co-pilot Chewbacca? Star Wars fans can come face to face with...

  • Maltese on BBC Cardiff Singer shortlist

    Maltese on BBC Cardiff Singer shortlist

    You may not have heard about Nicholas Agius Darmanin, but you will very soon. Alex Vella Gregory finds out more about the young Maltese tenor who has just been shortlisted for the BBC Cardiff Singer of the Year 2015. The world is a weirdly...

  • Psybient legend Schpongle DJ set in Gozo

    Psybient legend Schpongle DJ set in Gozo

    The collaborative project Schpongle will be headlining this year’s Sunscape Festival in Gozo with a DJ set by Simon Posford. The outfit is credited with creating psybient, a music genre that fuses world music with psychedelic trance and...

  • Love and confidence

    Love and confidence

    Ed eats Palazzo Preca54, Strait StreetVallettaTel: 2122 6777 Food: 8/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7.5/10 Returning from Italy always causes me to reflect about food. If this column weren’t restricted to restaurants that you,...

  • Namasté for Nepal

    An exhibition titled Namasté Nepal is being held on Wednes-day at 7pm at Bongo Nyah, Marsascala, to raise funds for the earthquake victims of Nepal. The exhibition showcases photo- graphy from five artists and focuses on Nepal scenery. Visitors...

  • Essential vinegars in your pantry

    One of my favourite kitchen occupations at this time of year is to refresh my acetaia – rather a grand term for my collection of bottles of home-made flavoured vinegars – and to make new ones. Herbs, fruit, spices and edible flowers can all be...

  • Second album from Ascendor

    Second album from Ascendor

    Gozitan metal band Ascendor released their second studio album, Drive My Demons Away, for free online streaming and are now gearing up for a live performance in August for the official launch. Following a turbulent 2014 for the heavy metal...

  • The right serving ritual

    The right serving ritual

    With a legacy that dates back to 1864, Heineken has always been associa­ted with quality, a result of its finest ingredients and traditional brewing process. But the Heineken expe­rience goes beyond the product; it is the whole ritual of serving...

  • Rigoletto dedicated to Paul Asciak

    Rigoletto dedicated to Paul Asciak

    The Gaulitanus Choir will be dedi- cating its forthcoming opera, Rigoletto, to the memory of Maltese tenor Paul Asciak, who passed away recently. Asciak is remembered for his great contribution to the local musical scene, particularly due to his...

  • Arkadia Marketing wins award for good workplace practices

    Arkadia Marketing wins award for good workplace practices

    Arkadia Marketing Ltd is the overall winner of the Business Leaders Malta Employee Research Award in the ‘over 150 employees’ category. Arkadia came on top as a result of its good practice at the workplace and the healthy dynamics between employer...

  • 10th Malta International Arts Festival

    10th Malta International Arts Festival

    For a decade now, the Malta International Arts Festival (MIAF) has been delighting audiences with its mix of the finest cultural performers the world has to offer. From virtuoso musicians to Shakespearean drama, stunning visual installations, to...

  • Trolley dash in Sliema

    Trolley dash in Sliema

    Holland & Barrett is giving away up to €500 worth of quality health products in a trolley dash through its new Sliema outlet on May 23. To participate, one can log on to the Get Carried Away app on Facebook where one will be asked a simple question.

  • Jazz pianist returns to the Manoel

    Jazz pianist returns to the Manoel

    Dutch pianist Mike del Ferro returns to the Manoel Theatre, this time as part of a jazz trio. Del Ferro is no stranger to the national theatre, having performed a number of successful gigs. The musician is a highly sought-after composer, pianist...