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  • A beast of a car

    A beast of a car

    The biggest single influence on the original Nissan 370Z was undoubtedly Yutaka Kata­yama, referred to as the father of the ‘Z’. Katayama fell in love with the Jaguar XKE and viewed it as ‘perfection’ and an epitome of the sports car at the...

  • Three ships for Virgin Cruises

    Three ships for Virgin Cruises

    Richard Branson’s Virgin Cruises will take delivery of three ships capable of carrying nearly 3,000 passengers each starting in early 2020, the British entrepreneur told reporters during a news conference last week. “It’s no secret I’ve dreamed of...

  • Exhibition at parliament

    An exhibition of sculptures by Philippe Agius is currently showing at the Exhibitions Hall at the parliament building in Valletta. The exhibition runs until next Sunday.

  • Iconic duo for Mango campaign

    Iconic duo for Mango campaign

    Fashion icons Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne star in Mango’s autumn/winter campaign under the hashtag #somethingincommon. Regular models, as well as muses for prestigious designers, both women know what it means to conquer the world of fashion shows.

  • New generation SX range

    New generation SX range

    KTM has recently introduced the new SX range, which is a completely new generation of motocross bikes that are lighter, faster and even more agile than ever before. This new ‘ready to race’ generation of KTM SX models offers state-of-the-art...

  • Greek debt worries are not hitting its visitors

    Tourists exploring the antique sites of Athens last week said they weren’t sufficiently worried about Greece’s debt crisis to stock up on extra money, despite warnings by some travel groups that bank dispensing machines could shut. But the bumpy...

  • Music goes gestalt

    Music goes gestalt

    Trackage Scheme’s annual music event, now in its second year, is set to hit The Roof Top, with a theme that this year is inspired by a re-interpretation of German psychologist Kurt Koffka’s theory of gestalt, which refers to the belief that the...

  • The supermini that’s big on fun

    The supermini that’s big on fun

    The all-new Mazda2 proves that sometimes the best things do come in small packages. It may be small, but there is no doubt that it’s a clever and comfortable car. Bursting with energy, character and vitality, it is set to take the B Segment by...

  • TripAdvisor rewards excellence on island

    TripAdvisor rewards excellence on island

    Maltese destinations are continuing to fare well on travel review website TripAdvisor, with two more receiving Certificates of Excellence. The Waterfront Hotel in Sliema has been rewarded for the third year in a row for outstanding standards in...

  • Good while it lasts

    Good while it lasts

    The Longest RideDirector: George Tillman JrStarring: Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Alan Alda139 mins; Class 12;KRS Releasing Ltd This is the sixth of author Nicholas Sparks’s adaptations I have had to review out of the 10 novels of his that...

  • Catwalk eyelook

    Catwalk eyelook

    Dior introduced a new generation of Diorshow mascara – Diorshow Lash Extension Effect Volume – with a formula enriched with mocrofibres that optically reproduces the effect of lash extensions used by runway make-up artists and a new Air-Lock...

  • Audi A1 extensively redesigned

    Audi A1 extensively redesigned

    The new Audi A1 and A1 Sportback are appealing with their sporty lines. Their design is now even sportier, and they are two centimetres longer at a length of 3.98 metres. As an option, Audi can deliver the roof arch (A1) or roof dome (A1...

  • Emerald Isle’s on track to welcome record numbers of tourists in 2015

    Emerald Isle’s on track to welcome record numbers of tourists in 2015

    Ireland is on course to attract more tourists this year than ever before, the country’s tourism minister said last week, as the European Union’s fastest-growing economy reaps the benefit of a weakening euro. Older industries such as tourism and...

  • Winning on presentation

    Winning on presentation

    Ed eats Giacomo’sThe StrandSliemaTel: 2713 1116 Food: 7/10Service: 6/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 I woke up at the crack of dawn one day last week. This isn’t something I’d normally do because now that we’ve escaped the dreadful...

  • Hollywood humour is truly dead

    Hollywood humour is truly dead

    EntourageDirector: Brad BirdStarring: Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara104 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd A little background for those un-familiar with Entourage. It started life as an HBO comedy that aired from 2004 and 2011. It...

  • Fashion and cars, connected worlds

    Fashion and cars, connected worlds

    A designer’s workshop is very different from a car manufacturing plant. They are two apparently divergent worlds. But why not merge the passion for design in both spheres so as to drive a car with the latest in technology coupled with the latest...

  • Going out with sky fishermen in hope of catching sea parrots

    Going out with sky fishermen in hope of catching sea parrots

    “Auks at two o’clock!” “Incoming sea parrots!” They came in us from out of the sun. The flypast was one black and white blur. The wind howled and made us wobble on the clifftop above the crashing sea. “Flying friars at three o’clock!” shouted...

  • Midsummer easy entertaining

    Midsummer easy entertaining

    As we pass midsummer’s day, it feels as if it is time for barbecues, for picnics, for casual dining rather than the more formal style of entertaining we might enjoy during the cooler months. I prefer dishes that I can prepare in advance to serve...

  • Unconvincing and unexciting film

    Unconvincing and unexciting film

    Big GameDirector: Jalmari HelanderStarring: Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Ray Stevenson110 mins; Class PG;KRS Releasing Ltd The premise of the US president (Samuel L Jackson) crashing in the Finnish wilderness and being rescued by a timid young...

  • Naxxar jewellery shop widens brand portfolio

    Naxxar jewellery shop widens brand portfolio

    Vascas Jewellers will be widening their portfolio with the addition of high-end brands Hugo Boss and Cerruti. With social media and a higher standard of living, the company believes that the Maltese market is thriving for lavish goods now more...

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