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  • If education is the cure for poverty, then how do we make the antidote?

    If education is the cure for poverty, then how do we make the antidote?

    Brad L. Brasseur explores the current problems in creating good education for the poor in developing nations and looks at some of the solutions. The United Nations recently claimed that the Millennium Development Goal that focused on primary...

  • ‘Gait’ way to better health, mobility

    ‘Gait’ way to better health, mobility

    There may have been times in your past when you looked up towards the heavens in despair or perhaps seeking some friendly guidance from ‘above’. If you have ever despaired about your physical condition, specifically chronic aches and pains, or...

  • Many young people fear losing their jobs to robots

    Many young people fear losing their jobs to robots

    The ‘fourth industrial revolution’ is upon us and experts are predicting that robots may take over most jobs in the near future. Youths feel particurly at risk but Joachim James Calleja, director of the European Centre for the Development of...

  • Clinical centre opening at Hilltop Gardens

    Clinical centre opening at Hilltop Gardens

    The Hilltop Gardens Retirement Village in Naxxar will on Monday open a first-class clinical centre offering a 24-hour GP service, bringing together more than 40 specialists, physicians and allied healthcare professionals under one roof. The...

  • French author Edmonde Charles-Roux dies at 95

    French author Edmonde Charles-Roux dies at 95

    French writer Edmonde Charles-Roux, who was among the founding editors of Elle magazine and a longtime editor of Vogue before turning to literature, has died aged 95. The Academie Goncourt, whose prize she won with her novel To Forget Palermo,...

  • Is this the end of Europe?

    Is this the end of Europe?

    Pressure is mounting on Angela Merkel to close borders to Syrian refugees amid polemics highlighting the risks of economic disruption in a divided EU Is this how ‘Europe’ ends? The Germans, founders and funders of the post-war union, shut their...

  • High doses of cocaine ‘can cause brain to eat itself’

    High doses of cocaine ‘can cause brain to eat itself’

    High doses of cocaine can cause the brain to eat itself, research suggests. A mouse study found that the drug can trigger out-of-control ‘autophagy’ – a process by which cells literally digest themselves. When it is properly regulated, autophagy...

  • From treat to threat

    From treat to threat

    It may have been the most wonderful time of the year for many families but Christmas could have posed some serious dangers to pets in Malta. Food proved to be the biggest danger for pets over the festive period, with vets reporting an increasing...

  • Inequality growing

    Inequality growing

    The wealthiest 62 people now own as much as half the world’s population, some 3.5 billion people, as the super-rich have grown richer and the poor poorer, an international charity said yesterday. The wealth of the richest 62 people has risen by 44...

  • How much sugar do children consume?

    It has been revealed that British children aged between four and 10 are consuming about 22kg of sugar a year. We do not have this kind of data locally but the National Food Consumption Survey currently under way should provide this information...

  • Australia Hall in pitiful state

    Australia Hall in pitiful state

    Many are truly heartbroken and even disgusted at the state of the Australia Hall in Pembroke, which was officially opened on January 22, 1916, in the presence of 1,600 people. The Australian branch of the Red Cross had raised funds to finance a...

  • Tropical city look for globetrotting

    Tropical city look for globetrotting

    The Guess spring/summer collection reverberates with picture-perfect images of the most beautiful beaches in the world, from Brazil’s Copacobana to the French Riviera and on to Italy’s spectacular island of Capri, in an exciting journey revealing...

  • New hair treatment line

    New hair treatment line

    Capilo offers a wide range of capillary treatments for hair loss, dandruff and oily scalp. Products include active and natural ingredients acting in synergy for improved effectiveness and faster healing of the hair follicles. In the case of...

  • Canon John Theuma Relf: victim of Illustrious blitz

    Canon John Theuma Relf: victim of Illustrious blitz

    At the first chimes of midnight on June 10, 1940, Malta’s churches announced the start of the second siege in the history of this fortress island. Six hours earlier, Mussolini had declared war after joining the Axis, and next day, June 11, brought...

  • Pilates for children: get up and go

    Pilates for children: get up and go

    The prevalence of childhood obesity in Malta has reached critical levels, with obese children within the five- to 10-year age group manifesting one or more cardiovascular risk factors. Regrettably, overweight children have a higher risk of health...

  • Folding ballerina pumps in a bag

    Folding ballerina pumps in a bag

    Scholl has launched folding ballerina pumps that fit in your handbag. The Scholl Pocket Ballerina pumps are designed for women looking for relief from high heels when travelling, those looking for a practical lightweight solution and others who...

  • A look back at past cases of wife murders in Malta

    A look back at past cases of wife murders in Malta

    Nizar el Gadi was recently sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty, by eight votes against one, of murdering his former wife Margaret Mifsud. Life sentences for wife killers are rare in Malta; in fact, a similar judgment for such a...

  • Exercise fast tracks detoxing

    Exercise fast tracks detoxing

    Last week we looked at the concept of detoxing and how, despite it being a modern buzzword, this concept has been carried out for hundreds of years. Your usual diet could be hampering your body’s natural capacity to detox and to rid itself of...

  • Make-up service

    Make-up service

    Make up by Lorna is a professional service specialising in make-up correction, bridal make-up and make-up for mature clients. Lorna has been working as a make-up artist for five years, gaining experience in the industry by helping brides look...

  • Shift that pudding-induced padding

    Shift that pudding-induced padding

    Are you sporting a little extra pudding-induced padding round your midsection or thighs following the new year’s festivities? Do your clothes not fit quite the same as they did a month ago? If so, it is a fitting time of year to talk about new...

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