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  • Fighting fit, Kibo-style

    Fighting fit, Kibo-style

    Life often feels like a struggle – whether it’s at work, with those around us, or even with ourselves, against our tiredness, lack of motivation and an inclination to do less. David Camilleri knows this well. A trained fitness instructor with a...

  • A passion for Lotus, Jaguar

    A passion for Lotus, Jaguar

    Louis Deguara has been a family doctor for more than 40 years, his wife Maria Fatima is also a general practitioner, while his two children Christopher and Christine have followed their parents as doctors too. Yet surprisingly, with the exception...

  • Malta’s first intelligent insurance product for young drivers

    Malta’s first intelligent insurance product for young drivers

    MotorMax is a motor insurance product designed for young drivers, giving them the opportunity to save money on their insurance premium. Through this insurance, drivers aged between 18 and 30 can get a discount on their insurance based on their...

  • A healthy skin and glossy coat

    A healthy skin and glossy coat

    ‘This week with the vet’ felt more like a month… and not because it dragged by but because it felt as if in one week I’d seen a month’s worth of dogs with coat and skin problems. Skin problems are one of the most common problems dogs suffer from...

  • Healthy heat infrared heating panels proven to be more economical than traditional heating systems

    Healthy heat infrared heating panels proven to be more economical than traditional heating systems

    A study carried out by the Institute for Sustainable Energy at the University of Malta (UOM) has shown that healthy heat far infrared heating panels use less than half the amount of energy of a commonly used traditional AC unit and are faster to...

  • London’s red sea

    London’s red sea

    Emerging from the exit of Tower Hill underground station takes you straight to one of the most famous sights in the capital of Britain – the Tower of London. Murderous and magnificent, horrendous and heroic, it is lit on a mild, dry, low-cast...

  • Has sugar lost its sweet spot?

    Has sugar lost its sweet spot?

    Stevia has stolen a big chunk of the global market for artificial sweeteners, but critics say products using the plant are not as natural as they claim to be The maker of America’s top sugar brand, Domino Sugar, is launching its first no-calorie...

  • A sobering illustration of the futility of war

    A sobering illustration of the futility of war

    FuryDirector: David AyerStarring: Stars: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman134 mins; Class15;KRS Releasing Ltd An officer rides a white horse through the mist across a field littered with burning warfare debris. Tanks and trucks stand proudly...

  • O sleep, where art thou?

    O sleep, where art thou?

    Never mind falling asleep once my head has hit the pillow. I am one of those people who are usually already in dreamland 10 or so minutes before – perhaps dozing on the car ride home, or catching 40 winks while brushing my teeth. Yes, sleep has...

  • Crossing roads safely

    Crossing roads safely

    Hundreds of vehicles an hour approach the Rotunda in Mosta using Main Street from Birkirkara and the three old towns, Rabat and Mġarr/Żebbiegħ, only to be totally confused by the almost non-stop use of the pedestrian crossing at the junction with...

  • New shops at Embassy Complex

    The Embassy Shopping Complex and Cinemas in Valletta is opening a number of new outlets this year with more in the pipeline. This is part of an ongoing plan to increase the variety of shops and services available at the complex and to make the...

  • McConaughey enjoying Interstellar career heights

    McConaughey enjoying Interstellar career heights

    Matthew McConaughey’s upcoming film about a journey beyond the stars may as well be about the Texas actor’s own stratospheric career these days. From winning his best actor Oscar in March for Dallas Buyers Club to his lead role in the highly...

  • Knightley to make Broadway debut

    Knightley to make Broadway debut

    British actress Keira Knightley will make her Broadway debut next year in a new adaptation of Therese Raquin, based on the novel by Emile Zola. Knightley, who was nominated for a best actress Oscar in 2006 for her performance in Pride & Prejudice,...

  • Millions plagued by TB

    Millions plagued by TB

    Multi drug-resistant tuberculosis remains at crisis levels, with about 480,000 new cases this year, and various forms of lung disease killed about 1.5 million people in 2013, the World Health Organisation said. In recent years, the emergence of...

  • Drug ‘kills dividing cancer cells’

    A drug that kills cancer cells as they try to divide has shown “dramatic” results in early research,paving the way to potentially curative treatments. In the laboratory, the drug, OTS964, eradicated aggressive human lung cancers transplanted into...

  • The perks of high society

    The perks of high society

    The Riot Club (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 107 minutesDirected by: Lone ScherfigStarring: Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth, Holliday Grainger, Freddie Fox, Jessica Brown Findlay, Sam Reid, Ben Schnetzer, Matthew Beard, Tom Hollander,...

  • Too spooky for children?

    Too spooky for children?

    While many kids (and grown-ups!) may find Halloween just another good excuse to dress up and attend parties, others may find the whole thing quite scary. Stephanie Fsadni talks to some mothers to see what they think of Halloween and whether they...

  • Home-brewed tricks

    This year the shops seem to offer more Halloween treats than ever before, as Malta embraces the pagan-turned-secular holiday. But the costs can soon add up! Natalie Bowen puts together some homemade surprises for party guests. Haunted gingerbread...

  • Two gold medals awarded to Delicata reds in Italy

    Two gold medals awarded to Delicata reds in Italy

    Delicata wines were awarded two gold medals at the 2014 International Oenological Competition Emozioni dal Mondo Merlot e Cabernet Insieme held last week in Bergamo, Italy. The competition, which celebrated its 10th anniversary, only judges wines...

  • Halloween events

    Sunglasses at Night: Halloween Edition 2014Where: Sky Club, PacevilleWhen: October 25, 2014 from 10:30pm Once again, Sunglasses at Night will spook souls and blind them by special effects and décor in the Halloween edition of the popular party. A...

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