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  • Dance to the rhythm of Buenos Aires

    Dance to the rhythm of Buenos Aires

    After an 18-hour direct flight from Dubai, I finally landed in Buenos Aires, capital city of Argentina, the country of tango, wine, Eva Peron, Maradona and – more recently – Pope Francis. Extremely tired from the travel, as soon as I reclaimed my...

  • All about cakes

    All about cakes

    A new shop offering an extensive range of products from the world of baking and cake decorating including cake stands and other giftware has opened in Santa Venera. “It all started with my passion for decorating cakes. More often than not, I had...

  • A delight to behold

    A delight to behold

    PrideDirector: Matthew WarkhusStarring: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West120 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd Some unions are borne of the most unusual alliances, but it is those very unions whose bonds are unbreakable. One such unlikely...

  • Breast cancer and lifestyle factors

    Breast cancer and lifestyle factors

    October is breast cancer awareness month and it is therefore appropriate that we look into any claims of possible connections between dietary factors and this cancer. Breast (and prostate) cancer are hormonally driven and typical examples of...

  • BHS: new kids on the block

    BHS: new kids on the block

    BHS has launched its new children’s collection for the new season, featuring Mini B Baby, Mini B Original, Tammy and Flipback clothing essentials. The Mini B Baby line comes in a range of colours and styles at great value. BHS has completely...

  • Austrian Navy squadron’s visit to Malta in 1914

    Austrian Navy squadron’s visit to Malta in 1914

    A seven-day visit to Malta in 1914 by an Austrian naval squadron aroused particular interest among local inhabitants because the island had had a strong connection with the House of Habsburg in the past, through the Hospitaler Order of the Knights...

  • Wall of memories

    Wall of memories

    Art professor Sheryl Oring sits at a desk outside the Berlin Wall Memorial, clacking away at a typewriter like a secretary, with thick-rimmed glasses perched on the end of her nose. A man stands before her giving a testimony that will form part of...

  • US chef Selengut reveals magic of mushrooms

    US chef Selengut reveals magic of mushrooms

    Chef and culinary instructor Becky Selengut has come a long way since first experimenting as a child with soggy, canned mushrooms. She reveals new insights about them in her second cookbook, Shroom. Since that first encounter with mushrooms,...

  • Atmospheric and tension-filled

    Atmospheric and tension-filled

    Gone GirlDirector: David FincherStarring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris149 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd “When I think of my wife I always think of her head,” says Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) in the opening narration of Gone...

  • Fighting depression and anxiety

    Fighting depression and anxiety

    A couple of weeks ago, I discussed a view of depression. I looked at how the past can affect and influence depression and life expectancy and also at how materially-rich people such as Hollywood actor Robin Williams are not satisfied with their...

  • Culinary expedition

    Culinary expedition

    The management team and directors of Frank Salt Real Estate have returned from a culinary expedition to Sicily as part of a team-building activity. The trip gave members the opportunity to brainstorm informally while enjoying delightful Sicilian...

  • Giving life, sharing faith in Ethiopia

    Giving life, sharing faith in Ethiopia

    Pontifical Mission Societies Malta (Missio Malta) has so far this year sent €520,312 to mission territories for various projects. Besides its primary aim of spreading the Gospel, Missio Malta creates awareness and encourages people in Malta to...

  • How to give your pet a bird’s eye view of Earth

    How to give your pet a bird’s eye view of Earth

    The good news is that if your dog or cat weighs fewer than seven kilogrammes, many airlines will allow you take it with you in the cabin instead of packing it up in a plastic crate and unceremoniously dumping it in the hold. But, as the owner, you...

  • Sweden’s Nordström aims to inspire

    Sweden’s Nordström aims to inspire

    Swedish celebrity chef and international television personality Tina Nordström hopes her sixth cookbook will wind up sauce-splattered, dog-eared and picked up as often as an old pepper mill or a really sharp knife. The 234 recipes in Tina...

  • Another YA, dystopian story that works

    Another YA, dystopian story that works

    The Maze RunnerDirector: Wed BallStarring: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter113 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd A teenage boy groggily comes to in a metal lift that is travelling upwards at speed. When it reaches its destination,...

  • Go for quality over quantity

    Go for quality over quantity

    Quality over quantity. It’s a compelling philosophy, indeed, and one on which I am well and truly sold. Regular readers might recall some of my prior anecdotes singing the praises of quality over quantity when it comes to individual exercise...

  • Workshop at the Manoel ahead of Astra’s Nabucco

    Last Monday Astra Theatre piloted an initiative aimed at reaching out to students and the public ahead of its forthcoming production of Verdi’s Nabucco.In collaboration with the Manoel Theatre and Bank of Valletta, ‘Behind the Opera Curtain’ was...

  • Spectacles or lenses?

    Spectacles or lenses?

    A good number of people might opt not to wear spectacles even if they need them badly. Stephanie Fsadni learns about the possible repercussions and what one should do when wearing their alternatives, contact lenses. Over 50 per cent of the...

  • I spy with my ‘little eye’…

    I spy with my ‘little eye’…

    New guests to a bright and bustling world, children learn a lot in the first few years of life merely by seeing the world around them. For this reason it is essential to be well aware of some of the most common problems that arise with eyesight...

  • Progressive lenses

    Progressive lenses

    At around the age of 40, when the accommodative power of the eyes noticeably decreases, most people start to have difficulty focusing at close range. A higher dioptric power in the ‘plus’ direction is required to remedy this problem. Single vision...

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