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  • Daily flights Down Under from Dubai with Emirates

    Daily flights Down Under from Dubai with Emirates

    Emirates operates three daily flights to Sydney from its Dubai hub, using a state-of-the-art fleet including its flagship A380. The airline is currently offering up to 20 per cent discounts on fares to travellers travelling from Malta to...

  • Maltese marauders: archipelago of privateers

    Maltese marauders: archipelago of privateers

    Mention the word pirates and chances are you will elicit one of two opposite reactions – either the lightweight, “shiver me timbers” sort, inspired by the whole Pirates of the Caribbean fad or a more serious “yeah, you mean marauders and...

  • Full of warmth and charisma

    Full of warmth and charisma

    Mr Morgan’s Last LoveDirector: Sandra NettlebackStarring: Michael Caine, Michelle Goddet, Jane Alexander116 mins; Class 12;KRS Film Releasing When elderly grieving widower Matthew Morgan (Michael Caine) – an American in Paris – literally bumps...

  • A sexy commuter

    A sexy commuter

    Honda calls the CBR650F a sports bike, and it does a mighty fine job of intimidating one. But don’t let marketing and an eye-catching tricolour paint scheme convince you that it’s anything other than a commuter. And a very sexy one. Just like the...

  • Spotlight on COPD

    Spotlight on COPD

    November 19 is World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day, a milestone marked every year to raise awareness on the disease, which affects over 10,000 Maltese patients and nearly 210 million people worldwide. The annual cost of COPD in...

  • Best projects

    Best projects

    Camilleriparismode is among 22 winners in a Best Projects competition by technical blind manufacturer Silent Gliss. The winning project featured Fimbank’s Malta headquarters where technical blinds shaded the huge openings using recessed blinds...

  • British pub tenants will have free choice of beer

    British pub tenants will have free choice of beer

    British lawmakers voted to give people who lease pubs from big companies more freedom about where they buy their beer, overturning government plans for industry reforms. Almost half of Britain’s 50,000 pubs are run by tenants under ‘beer-tie’...

  • Holding out hope

    Holding out hope

    Volunteering in Africa has a magnetic pull for Nicky Gouder, who spent time aiding deprived communities despite fears about Ebola and leprosy. Africa is a continent of profound diversity and mesmerising culture. Bound together by a sobering...

  • A series of unfortunate events

    A series of unfortunate events

    Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad DayDirector: Rob LieberStarring: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould81 mins; Class 15;Eden Cinemas Release Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (or Alexander...

  • A passion since the age of seven

    A passion since the age of seven

    In the make-believe world of children, Aaron Pisani had his first classic car at the age of seven – a Vauxhall Victor parked outside his home in Sliema. He used to pretend to drive it and regularly used to get a bucket with water and soap to wash...

  • Fast-track plan can end global AIDS threat by 2030 – UN

    A five-year, fast-track battle against HIV could end the global threat of the AIDS epidemic by 2030, the UN said, but failing to move quickly might allow the deadly virus to spring back. UNAIDS said reaching its new fast-track targets would avert...

  • EU to tell Japan: open up to our beer

    EU to tell Japan: open up to our beer

    Japan needs to open up its beer market to European exports if Tokyo and Brussels are to agree one of the world’s biggest free trade deals next year, according to an EU document prepared for the next round of talks in December. Japan and the EU are...

  • Gentleman prefers blondes

    Gentleman prefers blondes

    Her sweet scent led me though a narrow Belgian alley and, holding her by the hand, I felt her shy chill slowly warm to mine. We paused. Slowly I found my face tilting towards hers, and the bar fell silent. Melodies from an old-school juke box were...

  • Concept corner

    Concept corner

    Name: Mercedes-Benz G-Code SUC concept Debut: Mercedes-Benz Design Centre Beijing opening ceremony Appearance: While G-Code sounds a lot like a men's eau de toilette, and calling it a 'suck' is asking for trouble, there's a simple appeal to the...

  • New home for the elderly in Santa Venera

    New home for the elderly in Santa Venera

    Casa Francesco, operated by L’Agora Malta, is a new residential home for the elderly that has opened its doors in Santa Venera. The nursing home has an accommodation capacity of 75 beds, with all rooms enjoying en suite facilities,...

  • A history of theft from churches in Malta

    A history of theft from churches in Malta

    Although there have been times when no matter what crimes were committed in Malta, churches were usually off limits, some thieves were not afraid of this sacrilegious act. One of the first recorded church thefts on the island was from the church...

  • Battered by falling prices, Kenya’s tea farmers threaten to uproot

    Battered by falling prices, Kenya’s tea farmers threaten to uproot

    Emerald-coloured tea bushes blanketing the rolling hills of Nandi County have long provided a livelihood for small-scale farmers, helping make Kenya one of the world’s biggest tea exporters. But ideal weather and bigger harvests, instead of...

  • It’s a ski-for-all

    It’s a ski-for-all

    Not so long ago, ski holidays were largely considered affordable only by the rich and famous. Since the millennium, however, times – and ski resorts – have changed. The advent of quick and inexpensive flights to top ski destinations in France,...

  • Traffic on our roads

    Traffic on our roads

    James Piscopo, chairman and CEO of Transport Malta, came out with an interesting article on traffic in Malta. There were various points, statements and paragraphs that interested me most thoroughly. Certainly we have a grand number of vehicles...

  • Trek through the traffic

    Trek through the traffic

    I got caught again last week, and more than once. If I meet that sweet spot in the morning, that special time window before the crippling traffic takes hold of the nation by the scruff of the neck and brings it to a soul-destroying and agonising...

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