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  • Daniel Day-Lewis knighted

    Daniel Day-Lewis knighted

    The 57-year-old Lincoln star, the only person to win an Academy Award for best actor three times, was honoured at Buckingham Palace for services to drama. Clean-shaven, with short, grey hair and dressed in traditional morning dress, the acclaimed...

  • X Factor to air new Band Aid song

    The new Band Aid song will get its first airing on tomorrow’s X Factor − just a day after stars including One Direction, Chris Martin and Ed Sheeran team up to record it. Viewers will get their first glimpse of the video for the new version of Do...

  • Foxcatcher director prizes the unexpected

    Foxcatcher director prizes the unexpected

    For eight years, film director Bennett Miller worked exhaustively on Foxcatcher, researching the lives of a du Pont heir and the wrestling brothers he sponsored, and making sure his actors passed as expert sportsmen. Despite locking down all the...

  • The Bible has had ‘greatest impact on modern society’

    The Bible has had ‘greatest impact on modern society’

    The Bible, Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species and Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time have been named as the books which have had the greatest impact on the modern world in a British poll. The survey, commissioned by the Folio Society,...

  • The risk of heart disease

    The risk of heart disease

    Josanne Vassallo tells Stephanie Fsadni about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and adherence to medication to control blood glucose levels and help prevent heart problems. Individuals suffering from diabetes are at a higher risk of developing...

  • Could your child have diabetes?

    Could your child have diabetes?

    Whenever a child is diagnosed with diabetes for the first time, parents often react with shock and disbelief. In reality, diabetes is one of the commonest chronic conditions that affects children. About 95 per cent of diabetic children have type 1...

  • Roll out the barrel

    Roll out the barrel

    The latest addition of wine-making vessels ‘rolled’ into the Delicata winery recently in the shape of 24, 225-litre new oak barrels. Within days of arrival they have already been topped up with 2014 vintage Syrah and Merlot wines that will...

  • When the disease affects the nerves

    When the disease affects the nerves

    Diabetic neuropathy can affect various parts of the body and living with it may be difficult and frustrating. Medical student Yimeng Zhang takes a look at different neuropathies and how it is possible to reduce their debilitating effects. Fifty...

  • Check the price

    After reading this, diners might want to take a little bit more care when taking advice from a restaurant’s waiting staff when you ask them for a wine recommendation – as an American found out, much to his cost at the Bobby Flay Steak at the...

  • Raising awareness

    Diabetes is on the increase worldwide, including Malta. A National Diabetes Plan is being compiled which should lay the way forward to continue improving on the current health system and address shortcomings. Meanwhile, it is important to continue...

  • Intense chocolate truffle cake

    Intense chocolate truffle cake

    Ingredients450g good plain chocolate80g pasteurised egg yolks600ml fresh cream50g sugar Method Melt the chocolate with half of the cream in a bowl with hot water. Whisk the egg yolks and sugar together until fluffy. Whip the remaining cream to...

  • The fear of amputation

    The fear of amputation

    About 16.7 per cent of the Maltese population is living with diabetes (9.2 per cent) or impaired glucose tolerance (7.5 per cent). This high prevalence in the population is responsible for one in four deaths of the Maltese people before the age of...

  • Scientists scour the genomes of people who live past 110

    Scientists scour the genomes of people who live past 110

    How do some people live past 110 years old? Is it superior genes, clean living, good luck or some combination of those? Scientists studying these ‘supercentenarians’ said they sequenced the genomes of 17 people aged 110 to 116 to try to determine...

  • Mutation link to lower cholesterol

    Rare mutations in a single gene are linked to lower cholesterol levels and a 50 per cent reduced risk of heart disease, research has shown. Scientists believe the discovery might guide the way to new treatments. The gene, known as NPC1L1, is...

  • 'Mission accomplished' for Citroen as Paris motor show

    'Mission accomplished' for Citroen as Paris motor show

    Citroen has declared 'mission accomplished' after a product offensive at the 2014 Paris Motor Show in which it continued to reaffirm itself as a brand harnessing creative flair and technology to enhance well-being. "Two weeks on, the results from...

  • Spotify boss hits back at Swift

    Spotify boss hits back at Swift

    The boss of leading music streaming service Spotify has hit back at Taylor Swift’s decision to remove her songs from the site, claiming fans will just listen to her music for free elsewhere. Her entire catalogue was pulled last week at her...

  • Minaj sorry over ‘Nazi’ row video

    Nicki Minaj has apologised for a video that some feel uses Nazi imagery. The rapper posted on Twitter that she did not create the concept for the lyric video for her song Only. She wrote: “[I] take full responsibility if it has offended anyone.

  • Take That tune up for arena shows

    Take That tune up for arena shows

    Take That have told how they are looking forward to swapping stadiums for arenas − because they can avoid the rain and their audience will not be so far away. The group − newly trimmed down to a trio after the exit of Jason Orange − have announced...

  • Beef and Guinness stew

    Beef and Guinness stew

    IngredientsBeef rump steak, cut into cubesOnions, cut into cubesCarrots, cut into cubesGarlic, finely choppedCelery sticks, cut into cubesParsnip, peeled and cut into cubesRosemaryGuinness beerBeef stockPotatoesButter Method In a pan over high...

  • Putting Malta on the map

    Putting Malta on the map

    Printmaking involves the creation of a pattern or image on a hard object. The patterned object, known as the matrix, is then used to transfer that pattern or image on a piece of paper and in this way creates a print of that pattern or image. An...