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  • How a British novelist saw Malta in the late Victorian age

    How a British novelist saw Malta in the late Victorian age

    Lady Acland spared no effort in certifying that she belonged four-square with the establishment: conservative, colonialist, British-supre­macist. But reading her carefully, I could not help feeling a conscious or unconscious ambivalence. Too...

  • Healthy breakfast

    Healthy breakfast

    Students of Grade 6 and Form 1 students at Our Lady Immaculate School, Ħamrun, were served a healthy breakfast. The meal consisted of cereal with fresh milk, banana or apples and fruit juice. The school plans to treat more classes to a healthy...

  • Summery, colourful, exotic fragrance

    Summery, colourful, exotic fragrance

    Jimmy Choo Exotic is a summery, colourful and exotic interpretation of the original Jimmy Choo perfume from 2011, which offers floral, fruity and chypre aromas. The fragrance is the same as the previous two editions from 2013 and 2014 except that...

  • Womanisers, land-grabbers and… honour

    Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s works stretched further than his iconic The Leopard. Mark A. Sammut analyses some of his earlier, lesser-known works. The fame of Sicilian author Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896-1957) rests on his...

  • New cholesterol drugs cut heart risk, but doubts remain

    Studies of a new class of experimental cholesterol-lowering drugs signal that they can reduce by half the risk of heart attack and other major cardiovascular problems compared to standard treatment alone. Doctors at the annual meeting of the...

  • Valletta Film Festival volunteer programme

    Applications from individuals interested in volunteering for the first edition of the Valletta Film Festival are being received by the Film Grain Foundation, organisers of the festival. The volunteer programme will run from May 18 to June 21...

  • The face of the future

    The face of the future

    Ex Machina (2015)Certified: 15Duration: 108 minutesDirected by: Alex GarlandStarring: Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Oscar Isaac, Sonoya Mizuno, Symara A. Templeman, Elina AlminasKRS Releasing Ltd Science fiction is supposed to make you think,...

  • 1D member Malik quits world tour

    1D member Malik quits world tour

    The odds of a One Direction split have been cut in half as Zayn Malik quit the boy band’s world tour after being “signed off with stress”. The singer is set to return home to the UK but it is not known when he will arrive and his bandmates have...

  • Pharrell unhappy over Blurred Lines

    The entertainment industry could be “frozen in litigation” after the Blurred Lines copyright lawsuit, Pharrell Williams has said. Speaking for the first time since a jury determined that he and Robin Thicke had copied a Marvin Gaye song to create...

  • Impact of hand symmetry studied

    Children with matching pairs of hands are quicker-witted than those who are less symmetrical, research has shown. They are able to react faster in mental tests, even after accounting for age and gender differences, scientists found. The findings...

  • Mother’s smoking may affect girls’ lifetime reproductive health

    Girls whose mothers smoked while pregnant entered puberty at a younger age in a new Australian study. Since early menstruation is linked to higher risk of uterine, endometrial and breast cancers later in life, the researchers say that maternal...

  • Alzheimer’s drug slows mental decline in early study

    An experimental drug from Biogen Idec became the first Alzheimer’s treatment to significantly slow cognitive decline and reduce what is believed to be brain-destroying plaque in patients with early and mild forms of the disease, according to a...

  • UN warns over water shortfall

    UN warns over water shortfall

    The world could suffer a 40 per cent shortfall in water in just 15 years unless countries dramatically change their use of the resource, a UN report has warned. Many underground water reserves are already running low, while rainfall patterns are...

  • 30,000 ‘live with prostate cancer’ in the UK

    30,000 ‘live with prostate cancer’ in the UK

    More than 30,000 men in the UK are living with advanced and incurable prostate cancer, according to a report. The figure is higher than its equivalent for any of the other four most common cancers and a third greater than estimates for breast and...

  • The dark side of the streets

    The dark side of the streets

    Hyena (2015)Certified: 18Duration: 112 minutesDirected by: Gerard JohnsonStarring: Peter Ferdinando, Stephen Graham, Neil Maskell, MyAnna Buring, Elisa Lasowski.KRS Releasing Ltd Gerard Johnson and Peter Ferdinando return to the screen after the...

  • Love in war

    Love in war

    Suite Française (2015)Certified: 15Duration: 107 minutesDirected by: Saul DibbStarring: Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas, Matthias Schoenaerts, Sam Riley, Ruth Wilson, Lambert Wilson, Margot Robbie, Alexandra Maria Lara, Harriet Walter,...

  • Oozing passion, emotion

    Oozing passion, emotion

    ŻfinMalta, Malta’s first national dance company, launched its first season with the production Erbgħa(4), featuring four pieces by different choreographers, at the MITP. Choosing the piece to open this highly-anticipated event must not have been...

  • Siege map among sale attractions

    Siege map among sale attractions

    A very rare Great Siege map is one of the attractions among a collection of maps of the Maltese islands included in this month’s auction at Belgravia Auction Gallery, St Julian’s. The map is by Palombi and dates back to the 16th century. It shows...

  • Gran Cavalier Chardonnay gets silver medal in France

    Gran Cavalier Chardonnay gets silver medal in France

    Delicata’s recently released 2014 vintage Gran Cavalier barrel-fermented Chardonnay has just been awarded a silver medal at the Chardonnay du Monde, a prestigious wine competition held in France last weekend. This international competition is...

  • Madonna takes blame for fall

    Madonna takes blame for fall

    Madonna, who's making multiple appearances on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" this week; spoke about her infamous fall at the Brit Awards and played a game with fellow guest celebrity Justin Bieber. Madonna told DeGeneres on Tuesday's show that she...

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