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  • Ġanni Bonnici artworks in philately

    Ġanni Bonnici artworks in philately

    The Anzac Memorial at Argotti Botanical Gardens in Floriana, designed by the Maltese sculptor Ġanni Bonnici, features on an Australia Post prepaid postal stationery envelope, issued in May 2015, and designed by Sharon Rodziewicz from the Australia...

  • My cat is infested with maggots!

    My cat is infested with maggots!

    Last week, I had one of those cases that never ceases to impress me. My patient was Missy, a petite, five-year-old female Persian. Missy had an infestation of maggots. The term maggot is commonly used to describe the immature stage of various...

  • Tinker, Maker: How to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew

    Tinker, Maker: How to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew

    One of the most frustrating things that can happen in your life is settling down to a lovely view with a chilled Chablis as the sun sets… only to realise the corkscrew is still at home. There are many ways to solve this problem. A solution lies in...

  • Walking benefits are much greater

    Walking benefits are much greater

    It’s a fitting time to talk about walking. While our favourite musical representative gears up to walk on Swedish waters and perhaps pull off an even greater miracle than the title of her artistic offering describes, the rest of us continue our...

  • Upgrade your DNA… soon

    Upgrade your DNA… soon

    The stuff of life is DNA. A simple four letter code written by chemicals that work like a book. Read a DNA chapter and instead of your favourite sonnet, a brain cell is produced or a blue eye. When it works, DNA makes a human being from a single...

  • A look at pain relief and cancer support

    Having a stiff or painful neck can cause discomfort all day. Acupuncture and the Alexander Technique (which helps improve posture) are both more successful at reducing chronic neck pain than standard treatments, according to a new study. Both...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    Histological tissue section from a sample of lung squamous carcinoma. Credit: NCI cancergenome.nih.gov

  • Many studies about alcohol consumption benefits flawed

    A new study has poured cold water on the idea that moderate alcohol consumption is healthy. Many people enjoy a glass of wine with dinner happily believing that they are reducing the risk of heart disease and helping themselves to live longer. But...

  • Women more heavily impacted by Alzheimer’s disease

    Women more heavily impacted by Alzheimer’s disease

    Alzheimer’s disease has a worse effect on women than men, researchers have said. Women with Alzheimer’s have poorer cognitive abilities than men at the same stage of the disease, the study has found. Researchers from the University of...

  • No water, no jobs

    No water, no jobs

    An estimated one out of two jobs globally are dependent on water, meaning that shortages and lack of access are likely to limit economic growth in the coming decades, the United Nations said yesterday. About 1.5 billion people – half the world’s...

  • Pastor who carried his cross with dignity

    Pastor who carried his cross with dignity

    Throughout his 30 years at the helm of the Church in Malta, Archbishop Joseph Mercieca was a shining example of a wise, prudent, humble and gentle pastor whose priorities included communicating and witnessing Christ, promoting evangelical values...

  • Relations with Dom Mintoff

    Relations with Dom Mintoff

    Mgr Joseph Mercieca became Archbishop of Malta at a time when Prime Minister Dom Mintoff was focused on proceeding with the introduction of a series of civic reforms he believed in. These included measures which were bound to create friction with...

  • Choosing between right and wrong

    Choosing between right and wrong

    There was a particular aspect of Christian life Archbishop Joseph Mercieca used to think about a lot, also after his retirement as leader of the Church in Malta. This aspect was the often difficult task of choosing between right and wrong. Mgr...

  • Delivering water safely

    Delivering water safely

    World Water Day, being marked today, is celebrating the workers that ensure the safe delivery of water. Stephanie Fsadni takes a look at what the Water Services Corporation does in this regard and at some of its projects currently under way. Tap...

  • UN aid workers undergo training for refugee crisis

    UN aid workers undergo training for refugee crisis

    Surrounded and dragged in all directions by hungry, sick and desperate refugees, the newly-arrived aid workers race between pregnant women and small children while negotiating with the military in an attempt to control the chaos. The soldiers...

  • Classic revival

    Classic revival

    The 2016 edition of the Milano AutoClassica classic car show was held at Fiera Milano Rho from 18 to 20 March. Among the participants were FCA with its Alfa Romeo, Abarth and Fiat brands, displaying a number of precious historic models alongside...

  • The Leon Cupra is back

    The Leon Cupra is back

    The latest generation of the Seat Leon SC Cupra is here. However, in the history of mid-life updates, this is possibly the smallest you’ll ever have seen. No cosmetic revisions here: not even new alloy wheel designs. The only mechanical difference...

  • A great ride

    A great ride

    MG Wheels are the importers of the well-established scooter and motorcycle UK brand, Lexmoto. Lexmoto is currently the second bestselling brand in the UK. It is hitting the 125cc scooter and motorcycle scene like a storm, outperforming major...

  • Creating a musical logo

    Creating a musical logo

    How should Seat sound? This is the challenge facing the participants of Musicathon, an international competition organised by the Barcelona-based brand to define its musical logo, or mogo. This project gives continuity to Seat’s commitment to...

  • Driving is fun

    Driving is fun

    At the Geneva International Motor Show, Volkswagen presented two world premieres geared to the future of mobility: one a fascinating open-top T-Cross Breeze concept car, which marks the start of a broad SUV offensive. The other is the new up!,...

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