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  • How to wear trainers and look effortlessly chic

    How to wear trainers and look effortlessly chic

    If there is one word that best describes fashion it would most probably be change. What once was a must-have can go out of fashion overnight - and vice versa. Trends come and go, most of them are one season thing, but then there are few exceptions...

  • Freebies galore for MFCC Trade Fair visitors

    Freebies galore for MFCC Trade Fair visitors

    Most people head to fairs with the intention of getting their hands on new things using their hard-earned cash.  But visitors to this year's MFCC Trade Fair could very well find themselves going home with vouchers for groceries and rum, water park...

  • Bar raises €2500 for ALS Malta

    Bar raises €2500 for ALS Malta

    A fundraiser by a popular local bar recently raised almost €2500 for the as-yet incurable condition.  Hugo Chetcuti and his son Luke presented Bjorn Formosa with a cheque of €2467.52 for ALS Malta, the organisation Mr Formosa founded to help...

  • Are antibiotics linked to obesity?

    Are antibiotics linked to obesity?

    Last week we looked at the possibility that the antibiotic prescribing and consuming culture may have got us into an overweight, worldwide problem. We looked at gut issues and how the microbes living there could be responsible for whether or not...

  • A rare forage into nutrition

    A rare forage into nutrition

    A healthy portion of enquiries I receive by e-mail on an ongoing basis have been based on nutrition and healthy eating. Since our focus on this page is exercise and fitness, I tend to steer clear of nutritional concerns altogether. Nutrition...

  • On a safari

    On a safari

    This chunky retro pick-up is actually based on Jeep’s baby, the Renegade. Military and civilian Jeep heritage is the inspiration, and it’s all covered in Beige Against the Machine paint. No, we’re not making this up. A five-foot load bay comes...

  • Malta’s longest serving Police Commissioner – Vivian De Gray

    Malta’s longest serving Police Commissioner – Vivian De Gray

    Dom Mintoff’s dispute with Vivian De Gray brought reactions from among members of the force and the Police Commissioner was given a great ovation when he went to police headquarters after his appointment had been confirmed by the Governor. It was...

  • Redefining the riding experience

    Redefining the riding experience

    Despite the short distances between one place to another, Malta’s busy traffic, easy climate and beautiful views make it a pleasant location to ride around on your motorbike. A ride through Valletta and the Three Cities will treat you to a view of...

  • The Carmelite bishop who started a mission in Peru

    The Carmelite bishop who started a mission in Peru

    Time passes and does not wait for anyone. More than 30 years have passed since the death of our beloved Carmelite Bishop Redemptus Gauci. Several people have encouraged me to write something about him so that his memory will not be...

  • Pure efficiency

    Pure efficiency

    The new Opel Astra, which made its world premiere last year in Frankfurt, has now arrived in Malta. The new model is nothing less than a quantum leap for the compact class in terms of efficiency, connectivity and premium features, packed in a new,...

  • Enter: the title defender

    Enter: the title defender

    Porsche enters the world’s hardest race, the Le Mans 24-Hours, with the 919 Hybrid as a record holder, title defender and leader in both the manufacturers’ and drivers’ world championships. For Porsche it is the third entry in Le Mans after...

  • Fooled by Alzheimer’s cures

    Fooled by Alzheimer’s cures

    Charlatans have shaped history. We are repeating a cycle of people selling us false hopes. But one example stands above all others, and that is the story of a Buddhist monk named Xu Fu. While in the process of selling immortality to the first...

  • A journey of discovery

    A journey of discovery

    At Munich Airport, visitors, customers and Audi dealers can now discover cutting-edge retail solutions developed by the four rings. Following a complete remodelling, the former Audi Forum at Munich Airport is reopening as a discovery platform for...

  • ‘Children are the most wonderful experience’

    ‘Children are the most wonderful experience’

    Three fathers from different walks of life talk to Simonne Pace about the difficulties and joys of fatherhood. Although Father’s Day comes only once a year, they all agree that having children is a commitment with each passing day and for...

  • A true SUV and lifestyle companion

    A true SUV and lifestyle companion

    The new Seat Ateca is the perfect companion for a multi-faceted and active lifestyle. The Spanish brand’s first SUV is utterly compelling, with its own unique character and wide-ranging versatility. Its design is purposeful and refined, while its...

  • The spleen – what does it do?

    The spleen – what does it do?

    Last week I received some very good news. Fudge was recovering well from the major operation she underwent. Fudge is a female Labrador cross of about 14 years. Her age is only approximate, as she was found several years ago roaming the environs of...

  • The right line-up

    The right line-up

    For the past few days, and for the weeks to come, football fans will be hotly debating which line-up their national team should use for the Euro 2016 tournament. Volkswagen, for its part, has a great line-up for its Golf Variant model series: from...

  • Myth debunked: Does homeopathy work?

    Myth debunked: Does homeopathy work?

    Last year, $115 billion were reportedly spent worldwide on homeopathy. The procedure was invented in 1796 by German physician Samuel Hahnemann. Homeopathic treatments are based on the belief that like cures like with substances becoming more...

  • Keep on truckin’

    Keep on truckin’

    The Cortis brothers grew up driving a Bedford truck in their father’s fields. Years later, they gave in to nostalgia and restored a beautiful fleet of Bedford trucks. In the early 1950s, when Malta was still rebuilding many of its war ravaged...

  • Light, chemistry and computers

    Light, chemistry and computers

    Using sophisticated molecules researchers have created computer-like operations in solution. In a study recently published in the journal New J. Chem., chemists from the University of Malta have made a new molecular sensor that can determine the...