Advert

News

  • Tablets: all you need to know

    Tablets: all you need to know

    Buying a tablet and giving it to children is the easiest thing to do, writes Sarah Carabott, but creating the right environment for its use requires time and patience, according to the tablet-per-child project leader. The infrastructure will be...

  • Announcements

    AGIUS. On October 19, CARMELO of Qormi (ex-foreman at TM), aged 61, passed away comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his beloved wife Margaret, née Borg, his daughters Pamela and her husband David L. Grima, and Elaine...

  • Thousands of Catalans call for early elections

    Thousands of Catalans call for early elections

    Tens of thousands of Catalans crowded central Barcelona yesterday calling for early regional elections after plans for a November 9 referendum on independence from Spain were declared illegal by Madrid. People dressed in yellow T-shirts waved the...

  • ‘Ebola is not going to cause World War Z’

    ‘Ebola is not going to cause World War Z’

    Max Brooks, author of the zombie pandemic book which was turned into a film by Brad Pitt and was partly shot in Malta, says the current outbreak of the deadly disease is not a real-life incarnation of his novel. In 2006, I released a novel about a...

  • Heroes ‘act first and think later’

    Heroes ‘act first and think later’

    Heroic individuals who risk their lives to save strangers really do act without a second thought, research has shown. In fact they do not seem to deliberate at all before stepping in. Scientists studied 51 statements made by recipients of the...

  • Happiness ‘increases as we get older’

    We get happier rather than grumpier with age, according to a British survey which reveals we find our greatest contentment at 58. The research suggests that people in the UK finally manage to get the work-life balance right towards the end of...

  • Fossil fuel ‘toxic triangle’ plea

    Fossil fuel ‘toxic triangle’ plea

    People around the world are trapped by a ‘toxic triangle’ of fossil fuel companies, investors and governments which is driving climate change, Oxfam has warned. The aid agency said 400 million people would be at risk of hunger and drought by 2060...

  • Alternative Miss World

    Alternative Miss World

    Miss Zero, whose real name is Sasha Frolova, of Russia celebrates winning the Alternative Miss World contest at Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in London yesterday. The competition, which is open to entrants of any gender or nationality, was started...

  • Former Magistrate Apap Bologna passes away

    Former Magistrate Apap Bologna passes away

    Retired magistrate Joseph Apap Bologna passed away this evening aged 66.He died at his home in Mosta at about 9pm. The police were called in but although the cause of death has still to be established, sources said he was believed to have died of...

  • Three held after drugs find

    Three held after drugs find

    Three men are under arrest after separate drug finds, the police said. The first arrest, yesterday afternoon, was of a 32-year-old man from Dingli who was found in possession of drugs including cocaine and ecstasy which appeared to be meant for...

  • Trio strike while storm is hot

    Trio strike while storm is hot

    The sight of the first raindrops sends many to seek shelter until the storm passes, but for three young Maltese men, it is the sign of an exciting night out. Steve Cutajar, Fredrick Muscat and Samuel Scicluna spend their free time chasing roaring...

  • Church should not fear change, Pope says at synod close

    Church should not fear change, Pope says at synod close

    Pope Francis has closed the Bishops Synod that revealed deep divisions on how to respond to homosexuality and divorce, saying today the Church should not be afraid of change and new challenges. Francis, who has said he wants a more merciful and...

  • Lufthansa pilots to strike tomorrow and Tuesday

    German pilots' union VC called a strike at Deutsche Lufthansa for tomorrow and Tuesday, targeting the airline's Airbus 320 planes as well as Boeing 737s. The union said the walkout would last from 1pm until 11pn on Tuesday. The pilots are in...

  • MOAS rescues 97 as third mission begins

    MOAS rescues 97 as third mission begins

    The Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) rescued 97 migrants and took them to Sicily as its third mission in the central Mediterranean got under way last week. The rescue was made by the Phoenix, the 40-metre vessel being used by MOAS. It was...

  • Polidano’s illegal zoo adds three cubs to its collection

    Polidano’s illegal zoo adds three cubs to its collection

    Montekristo Estates is promoting weekly displays of two new tiger cubs and one new puma cub at its unlicensed and illegal zoo, with no sign of law enforcement authorities clamping down. The zoo is charging an entrance fee of €10 per adult and €8...

  • When prostitution in a car was a crime... but not on boat

    When prostitution in a car was a crime... but not on boat

    The debate on regularising prostitution has recently been reignited, with Civil Liberties Minister Helena Dalli citing the current situation as “untenable”. But few might be aware there was a time when prostitutes in Malta were registered and...

  • Hong Kong street clashes erupt despite imminent talks

    Hong Kong street clashes erupt despite imminent talks

    Violent clashes erupted in Hong Kong early today for a second night, deepening a sense of impasse between a government with limited options and a pro-democracy movement increasingly willing to confront police. The worst political crisis in Hong...

  • German train strike strands millions

    German train strike strands millions

    Railway workers across Germany have started a two-day strike, stranding millions of passengers. The action, which started yesterday, comes during half-term holidays. A third of long-distance trains are still running, but many travellers have still...

  • Muscat: Debate will show headway in government's energy plans - Gozo airstrip studies under way

    Muscat: Debate will show headway in government's energy plans - Gozo airstrip studies under way

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said today that the debate on Enemalta in Parliament tomorrow would enable the government to show how it was making headway in its energy plan. He also said that the forthcoming Budget would also see the government lay...

  • Government 'is built on lies' - Busuttil

    Government 'is built on lies' - Busuttil

    Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said today that developments in Enemalta and Air Malta were examples of how the present government was 'built on lies'. Speaking in a Radio 101 Dr Busuttil said the government was built on a lie and the announced...