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  • A tribute to 1915 victims

    A tribute to 1915 victims

    One hundred years after the mass killing of Armenians, a Chicago artist has created a monumental painting to honour the victims and celebrate a culture that nearly vanished. The 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman troops became a defining...

  • The evidence is clear

    The evidence is clear

    Management is one of mankind’s oldest practices in organised social units. With time, management evolved to become both an art and a science. However, this evolution meant that the artistic portion has often manifested itself as the...

  • Online platform Open Humans launches to share DNA, other data

    Online platform Open Humans launches to share DNA, other data

    People eager to share personal information beyond what’s on their Facebook profile have another outlet: an online platform launched yesterday will let them give scientists information about their genomes, gut bacteria and other biological...

  • In the right direction

    In the right direction

    Dante Alighieri starts his Divine Comedy with one of the most beautiful verses in the history of literature: “Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita.” It’s also one of the truest because it is usually when we have journeyed half of our life’s way...

  • The impact of e-learning in the workplace

    The impact of e-learning in the workplace

    E-learning is one of the most important services powered by the internet. It has the potential to transform how and when employees learn and integrates a learning culture with the work environment. E-learning is not only about training and...

  • A journey towards continuous learning

    A journey towards continuous learning

    Does effective training address both personal development and organisational goals? Personal development and an organisation’s goals go hand in hand. It’s reasonable for an employee to expect that sponsored training will somehow help achieve...

  • Leading the way

    Mentoring is as old as civilisation itself and its story can be traced back to Homer’s Odyssey, where Odysseus – who is leaving to fight in the Trojan War – entrusts the care of his household and especially of his son Telemachus to mentor. Since...

  • Putting it into practice

    Putting it into practice

    Jennifer Pullicino Orlando My internship was at the House of Commons, Westminster, London with Thomas Brake MP. The stint involved carrying out casework, social media and communication assistance, carrying out research, campaigning and working on...

  • More than just colleagues

    More than just colleagues

    Can colleagues also be friends? The answer is yes, why not? Friendship is all about a mutual feeling between people. This feeling can be that of empathy, honesty, understanding, trust or compassion. I believe that if two or more persons at the...

  • Giving back

    Giving back

    Joe Galea and Mary Rose Scalpello tell Claire Caruana about their experience as volunteers with the Malta Hospice Movement, highlighting the importance of ongoing training even in voluntary work. Joe Galea and Mary Rose Scalpello have been...

  • Developing the right mix of technical and business skills

    Developing the right mix of technical and business skills

    Technical expertise is paramount when it comes to succeeding in the accountancy profession. However is that all it takes to be the very best? When PwC’s people provide audit, tax or advisory services to the firm’s clients, they are doing so while...

  • Sunglasses at night returns

      Sunglasses at Night returns to the newly refurbished Sky Club in Paceville next Saturday for its first event in Malta this year. With a new twist to the usual formula, Let there be House, showcases the artists which defined House music.

  • Angelina Jolie in emotional account says she has had ovaries removed by preventive surgery

    Angelina Jolie in emotional account says she has had ovaries removed by preventive surgery

    Angelina Jolie has undergone preventive surgery to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed, just two years after having a double mastectomy. The actress emotionally revealed that she made the decision after doctors said she was at an...

  • Ebola danger ‘far from over’

    Ebola danger ‘far from over’

    It’s been a year since the deadliest outbreak of Ebola was confirmed and health experts and charities have warned the danger is far from over. More than 10,000 have died and at least 24,000 have been infected since the epidemic broke out in Guinea...

  • Scans show smoking impact on babies

    Scans show smoking impact on babies

    The harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy on unborn babies may be seen in tiny movements in their faces using 4D ultrasound scans, research has found. Pregnant women have long been urged to give up cigarettes because they heighten the risk...

  • Insurgent tops US box office with $54m

    Insurgent tops US box office with $54m

    Insurgent topped the weekend box office with $54 million, but its opening will likely fall just short of the numbers put up a year ago by the first film in the Divergent series. That is a disappointment for Lionsgate, the studio behind the...

  • Cinderella star says tragedy helped role

    Cinderella star says tragedy helped role

    Cinderella actress Lily James has revealed the personal tragedy that helped her relate to her latest role. James, who also stars as Lady Rose in Downton Abbey, has told how losing her father to cancer at the age of 19 allowed her to identify with...

  • Songwriter Jackie Trent dies at 74

    Songwriter Jackie Trent dies at 74

    British singer-songwriter Jackie Trent, who wrote for Frank Sinatra and Petula Clark, has died at the age of 74, it was reported. Trent, who also composed the theme song to Neighbours, died in hospital in Menorca after a long illness, her...

  • Hope for bowel cancer treatments

    Hope for bowel cancer treatments

    A link between genetic mutations in bowel tumours and the immune system raises the prospect of improved personalised treatments, according to a new study. Scientists found that certain genetic changes in bowel cancer are more likely than others to...

  • Singing in tribute to Tolkien

    Singing in tribute to Tolkien

    Singing a load of nonsense in a pub at 11am may be standard behaviour for many students but one group in Leeds say they just followed in the footsteps of the great J.R.R. Tolkien. Academics and students from Leeds University’s English department...

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