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  • Book in Spanish by Maltese academic

    University of Malta Faculty of Education Prof. Peter Mayo is the author of a new book published in Spanish with the title Práctica de la Práctica. compromiso y libertad en las experiencias educativas emancipadoras. The book was published by the...

  • Could do better

    Could do better

    TammyDirector: Ben FalconeStarring: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates97 mins; Class 15; KRS Releasing Ltd After a solid career on the comedy circuit, Melissa McCarthy’s breakout role in 2011’s Bridesmaids heralded many great things.

  • Facial paralysis

    Facial paralysis

    Bell’s palsy is a type of facial paralysis which causes temporary weakness or paralysis of the muscles on one side of the face. Very often, it gives rise to a great deal of concern to patients affected with it. Reassurance, advice and support help...

  • Like a rolling stone

    Like a rolling stone

    Number one is not good enough for tyre maker Bridgestone. It sells more tyres globally than anyone else in the world, but Europe has so far proved an uncrackable nut. There’s a renewed sense of purpose within the firm’s top brass, so Matt...

  • The outbreak of World War I

    The outbreak of World War I

    The origins of World War I can be traced in the ethnic and political situation of the Balkans. In 1912, a war broke out between Italy and Turkey over the latter’s African possessions. Turkey lost and was forced to hand over Libya, Rhodes and the...

  • Serum forcellulite

    Body Slim by Lierac is a serum that helps correct signs of cellulite, dimpled skin, loss of firmness and water retention. The efficiency is measured after 14 days with significantly diminished appearance of cellulite and orange peel skin, body...

  • A chocolatey tea for summer

    A chocolatey tea for summer

    Exotic spices from the Far East, including ginger and cinnamon, blend with pure cocoa shells from South America to give Yogi Tea Choco a deliciously unique taste and aroma. To enjoy the full, rich flavour of this tea, pour freshly boiled water...

  • Functional exercise is for everyone

    Functional exercise is for everyone

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the three exercises to help longevity. I also mentioned functional exercise (FE), which is the current buzzword for exercise to support your lifestyle. FE attempts to adapt or develop exercises that allow...

  • Coping with the summer dust

    Every six months or so as we live in the arid desert conditions around Salini, where the daily dust clouds sandblast, not only the side of the car, but the plastic lamp covers of the family BMW Mini. We venture off to the local garage and purchase...

  • Revisiting the memories of Birgu’s medieval Collachio

    Revisiting the memories of Birgu’s medieval Collachio

    The Birgu Collachio is being restored to its original state when this medieval maritime city welcomed the Order of St John in 1530. As the city prepares for the 450th anniversary of the epic Siege of 1565, when Grand Master Jean de Valette...

  • Enjoy endless euphoria

    Enjoy endless euphoria

    Endless Euphoria by Calvin Klein is a light, floral, fruity perfume that translates the provocative fantasy of the iconic Euphoria fragrance into sheer sensuality. The composition begins with a light breeze of cherry blossom, refreshed with...

  • Cookbook draws modern cooking closer to the flame

    Cookbook draws modern cooking closer to the flame

    For archaeologist and food historian Paula Marcoux, the business of cooking begins as it did almost two million years ago: with a fire and a stick. From fish and meat to breads and vegetables, the 100-odd recipes in Marcoux’s first book, Cooking...

  • Are one-month makeovers possible?

    I was watching tennis highlights in the company of some good friends. Some of the top competitors in elite women’s tennis darted around the court exhibiting first class athletic prowess and corresponding aesthetic proportions to match. One of my...

  • Car torque

    Car torque

    This month we focus on three new sheds that were erected at enormous expense for the storage of salt at Salini. Late in April large areas of the wooden planks that covered the roofs and sides were ripped off, because leaks had been discovered, we...

  • Sunny weather draws tourists

    Sunny weather draws tourists

    Tourists and office workers in Festival Gardens enjoy the warm weather as they eat their lunch in the shadow of St Paul’s Cath-edral, London.

  • Darkness ‘vital’ to cancer therapy

    Darkness ‘vital’ to cancer therapy

    Total darkness at night-time is key to the success of breast cancer therapy, scientists have suggested. Being exposed to light at night makes breast cancer resistant to the widely used hormonal therapy tamoxifen, they said. Such exposure shuts off...

  • The Melissa McCarthy show

    The Melissa McCarthy show

    Tammy (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 96 minutesDirected by: Ben FalconeStarring: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Allison Janney, Dan Aykroyd, Gary Cole, Sandra Oh, Mark Duplass, Toni Collette, Nat Faxon, Ben Falcone, Sarah BakerKRS...

  • Doubt cast on role of paracetamol

    Doubt cast on role of paracetamol

    Paracetamol painkillers are no better than a placebo for speeding the recovery of people suffering lower back pain, a study has found. Doctors should now look at whether the over-the-counter drug should be the first choice treatment for people...

  • When past and present clash

    When past and present clash

    The Past (2013)Certified: 12ADuration: 130 minutesDirected by: Asghar FarhadiStarring: Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa, Pauline Burlet, Elyes Aguis, Jeanne Jestin, Sabrina Ouazani, Babak Karimi, Valeria Cavalli, Eleonora MarinoEden...

  • Scientists make autism gene finding

    Autism and intellectual disability could be caused by similar genetic triggers, research suggests. Scientists from Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, who studied four families consisting of 16 people, have linked mutations in a...

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