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  • Cruise tips to float your boat

    Cruise tips to float your boat

    Twenty-seven per cent of cruisers are last-minute planners, booking within weeks of their trip, while 33 per cent book a few months out, according to a poll. More than a third of respondents (40 per cent) are more organised and make reservations...

  • New packaging, same taste but more healthy

    New packaging, same taste but more healthy

    SMA Progress Kids has changed its packaging – from a pink tin to a dark green one, but has kept its great vanilla taste together with all the nutrients: zinc, iron and the 22 essential vitamins and minerals. It has also improved its formula and...

  • August for the film buffs

    August for the film buffs

    KRS Releasing Limited recently screened the trailers of the films that will hit the big screen during this month. Last month provided some great titles, and August promises a bit more of the same. With a line-up that features talking racoons and...

  • Spin classes take a plunge in the pool

    Spin classes take a plunge in the pool

    In a trend raising images of sur-realism in the gym, bicycles have pedalled into the pool for a new fitness workout. An increasing numbers of exercisers, seeking everything from a sanctuary from sweat, to joint relief, to a vigorous, whole body...

  • Maltese in uniform serving the Crown and its allies

    Maltese in uniform serving the Crown and its allies

    Our small island is renowned to have produced excellent seamen, soldiers and gunners. Even before Napoleon ousted the Order of St John from Malta, the Royal Navy employed numerous Maltese in its service. Like countless others, many paid the...

  • Italian gemstone jewellery

    Elegant, contemporary and fine Italian gemstone jewellery, including earrings, bracelets and necklaces, are available from Henri Luxury Gift Boutique, Mdina. For trade enquiries call 2010 6307.

  • Feeling long in the tooth

    Feeling long in the tooth

    Horror stories of receiving health treatment in India means that the experience is not on most travellers’ bucket lists, but Melanie Vella relates the crowning glory of her unavoidable visit to a rural dentist. Initially, the slight pain at the...

  • Fruity treat for children

    Fruity treat for children

    The Plasmon range of products Sapori di Natura is popular for its authentic colour, taste and convenient packaging. It is produced using advanced aseptic technology which uses five times less heat than the standard technology, causing less heat...

  • Taking music to our children

    Taking music to our children

    For children, summer is typically associated with fun times. Parents, however, prefer to use this time not only to provide their children with a well-deserved break but also with educational fun that will make a difference to their future. This...

  • Toothbrushing advice 'inconsistent'

    Toothbrushing advice 'inconsistent'

    Advice on how people should brush their teeth is “unacceptably inconsistent”, experts have found. Researchers looked at brushing advice given by dental associations across 10 countries, toothbrush and toothpaste companies and in dental...

  • Mutant Ninja Turtles swing back into action

    Mutant Ninja Turtles swing back into action

    The teenage mutant heroes in a half shell are battling their way back to movie screens with teen crushes, insecurity, rage and a hankering for pizza in a franchise reboot for a new generation. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, based on the 1980s comic...

  • Outback role for Robert Pattinson

    Hollywood heart-throb Robert Pattinson has revealed he will have no style qualms about wearing a hat with corks on it next time he works in Australia. The Twilight actor joined co-star Guy Pearce at the BFI on London’s Southbank at a special...

  • Alzheimer’s risk doubles with lack of vitamin D

    Alzheimer’s risk doubles with lack of vitamin D

    A severe lack of vitamin D can double the risk of Alzheimer’s in older people, a study has found. Even a moderate deficiency was found to increase the chances of developing the disease by 69 per cent. Scientists were surprised by the dramatic...

  • Prostate tests ‘would cut deaths’

    Screening men for prostate cancer could reduce deaths from the disease by a fifth despite doubts about the diagnostic test used, a study has found. The positive effect of screening increased over time, the research involving more than 162,000 men...

  • A pressing engagement

    A pressing engagement

    On Tuesday morning, at 6am, the very first grapes from this year’s harvest started to arrive at the Delicata winery. As Delicata growers lined up to have their grapes weighed and appraised, each batch was checked for its overall quality, yield...

  • Chile overtakes Oz in wine exports

    Chile became the fourth largest exporter of wine worldwide in 2013 after their wine industry relegated Australia to fifth position (but still behind France, Italy and Spain) according to a ranking prepared by the International Organisation of Vine...

  • Salmon gravlax

    Salmon gravlax

    Ingredients2 x 1kg centre cut pieces salmon, skin on, pin bones removed400g coarse sea salt250g coarse grain sugar1 tbsp dill seeds6 bay leaves10 cloves4 tbsps honey2 small beetroots, peeled and grated 1 tbsp cracked black pepper2 oranges, zest...

  • Radcliffe ‘bored of his own voice’

    Radcliffe ‘bored of his own voice’

    Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has revealed how tired he gets of the sound of his own voice. The former child star is promoting his new film, What If, in which he plays a medical student who forms a strong bond with a girl who is already in a...

  • Concern over salt levels in cheese

    Concern over salt levels in cheese

    Cheese is unnecessarily loaded with salt, campaigners have said after new research found that the majority of cheese sold in Britain has a high salt content. Researchers found that halloumi and imported blue cheese have the highest amount of salt...

  • Blanchett and Nyong'o make it to best dressed list

    Blanchett and Nyong'o make it to best dressed list

    Vanity Fair has issued its 2014 international best dressed list and among those making the grade are red carpet favourites Cate Blanchett and Lupita Nyong'o. Blanchett made the list for the second time while Nyong'o joined Harry Potter star Emma...

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