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  • Refugees, asylum seekers trained in gardening

    Refugees, asylum seekers trained in gardening

    Refugees and asylum seekers from open centres in Malta have learnt basic gardening skills through a University project funded by the EU through the European Refugee Fund. The project, entitled Horticulture Training as a Means to Enhance Skills of...

  • Manuel Cauchi plays Shylock – on his 60th birthday

    Manuel Cauchi plays Shylock – on his 60th birthday

    Actor Manuel Cauchi, right, played the role of Shylock in MADC’s The Merchant of Venice before a packed audience at San Anton Gardens last Wednesday, on the opening night. After the show, a surprise 60th birthday celebration was organised by the...

  • Venezuela’s Maduro combats dissidence among socialists

    Venezuela‘s ruling Socialist Party began a six-day congress yesterday with President Nicolas Maduro seeking to quieten hardliners who believe the state is failing to stem corruption or fix the economy. It is the party’s third congress since...

  • Dance showcase

    Dance showcase

    Over 100 students took part in a dance show organised by Natalie Sciortino, director of Centre Stage Dance Academy, at the Villa Rundle amphitheatre, Victoria. The programme included routines that the students learnt in ballet and jazz classes...

  • New child care course

    A new child care diploma programme is being organised by the Centre for Child ­Development, Education and Care Studies. Participants will learn how to provide high-quality child care in various settings and to plan developmentally appropriate...

  • Events for your diary

    • The Dun Filippu Borgia Society of Birkirkara is holding a barbecue on August 1. Tickets at €20 include transport and can be purchased from No. 16, St Helen’s square, Birkirkara. • During August and September, Mass will be celebrated every Sunday...

  • Obama’s migrant warning

    President Barack Obama has urged the leaders of three Central American countries to work with him to stem the flow of child migrants who have surged across the US border and warned that most of them would not be allowed to stay. In a White House...

  • Commemorative philately

    Commemorative philately

    To commemorate the presence in Malta of the relic of St George’s arm venerated at San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Maltapost issued a handstamp and personalised stamp, designed by Anthony Grech. He also produced a cover for the Gozo Philatelic Society.

  • Charity to sanction illegalities?

    To the Maltese mindset, so easily impressed by largesse, Montekristo Estates represents the lifelong feat of a successful entrepreneur. Despite the occasional spoke in the wheels thrown in by entities such as the Malta Environment and Planning...

  • The President’s engagements

    8am The President presides over the management meeting at San Anton Palace, Attard. 9.30am The President presides over the launch of Rockestra 2014 at San Anton Palace. 12.30pm The President receives Tunisian Ambassador Souad Gueblaoui on a...

  • Sarandon reveals she was David Bowie’s lover

    Sarandon reveals she was David Bowie’s lover

    Actress Susan Sarandon has revealed she and David Bowie were lovers, describing him as “extraordinary”. The 67-year-old Thelma And Louise star said her time with the British rock star in the early 1980s was “a really interesting period”. In an...

  • The sacred centre

    Today’s readings: 1 Kings 3, 5.7-12; Romans 8, 28-30; Matthew 13, 44-52. Irrespective of whether one is a believer or not, the major challenge in life is to seek and find one’s true calling. That is something we need to be passionate about. It...

  • Lecture on statue of St George

    Lecture on statue of St George

    Artist and art historian Mark Sagona gave a public lecture entitled Pietro Paolo Azzopardi’s St George: its artistic importance in early 19th-century Malta at Il-Ħaġar Heart of Gozo museum in Victoria. The lecture was organised on the occasion of...

  • Pushing Xagħra towards Marsalforn

    Pushing Xagħra towards Marsalforn

    Planning Application 1822/14 proposes the construction of a dwelling along Marsalforn Road, Xagħra, on a site that is officially declared as lying ‘within scheme’. So far, nothing untoward which raises eyebrows. However, upon closer inspection,...

  • Announcements

    Dr HUGH PERALTA and Miss CHRISTINE AGIUS-VADALÀ The marriage took place on July 27, 1974, at St Aloysius College church, Birkirkara. With congratulations, love and gratitude on your 40th wedding anniversary. Filippa and Simon, Carl and Karen and...

  • Tears for daughter

    Tears for daughter

    George and Angela Dyczynski, of Perth, Australia, sit on a piece of wreckage of the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 during their visit to the crash site near the village of Hrabove yesterday. The couple’s daughter Fatima was aboard the plane...

  • War and peace

    War and peace

    Tomorrow, July 28, is the 100th anniversary since Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, effectively starting World War I, which involved more countries and caused greater destruction than any other war except World War II. The conflict was...

  • Exhibition of sculptures

    Exhibition of sculptures

    An exhibition of sculptures by John Paul Azzopardi entitled Bri-Co-Lage was held at Il-Ħaġar Heart of Gozo museum and cultural centre in Victoria. It consisted of a collection of works made from various synthetic and organic materials combined...

  • Trees bear the brunt

    Trees bear the brunt

    It hasn’t been a good week for trees. Reports that an estimated 2,000 mature trees faced the chop at Kennedy Grove understandably generated angst among many. The sheer number of trees involved makes it hard to fathom how they can all be transplanted.

  • Misael Cassar, MD

    Mgr Charles Vella, Milan writes: Whenever I receive the news that one of the early pioneers of the Cana Movement has passed away, I very much feel that part of me has gone too. This is the case of an old-time friend and co-worker in the movement,...