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  • Take responsibility for the disposal of electronic waste

    Take responsibility for the disposal of electronic waste

    Waste electrical and electronic equipment is one of the fastest growing waste streams. Here, Sergio Tartaglia, team manager within the ambient quality and waste unit at era, explains this in further detail and tells us why, as consumers, we should...

  • Creating new ‘constellations of meaning’

    Creating new ‘constellations of meaning’

    A celestial constellation has inspired the major closing visual arts exhibition of Valletta 2018. Bringing together different disciplines and artworks ‒ from installations, painting, photography to interventions in the landscape and even...

  • Remembering a young soldier who died in the Great War

    Remembering a young        soldier who died in the Great War

    This is the last of the centenary years of World War I (1914-1918). The effects of that tragic conflict are still felt among the nations that were caught up in it. Memories will start to fade, of course, but a promise was made to the soldiers who...

  • From tragedy to democracy – the consequences of World War One on Malta

    From tragedy to democracy – the consequences of World War One on Malta

    The First World War, whose end a century ago is being marked today, had a profound impact on Malta even though the island was not a direct participant. The best-known consequence of the First World War was that Malta was dubbed ‘The Nurse of the...

  • The Armistice and the reaction in Malta – November 11, 1918

    The Armistice and the reaction   in Malta – November 11, 1918

    During the last weeks and months of 1918, nearly all the Central Powers and their allies were exhausted fighting against the Allied Powers. While the latter were in a similar situation, they were more determined to defeat their enemies, especially...

  • Twinkle twinkle Giant Star

    Twinkle twinkle Giant Star

    Stars light up our night sky from vast distances across the cosmos, with up to six thousand stars visible on any one night to the naked eye from a dark location. These stars form just a fraction of the estimated 300 billion stars making up just...

  • Myth Debunked: Will the sun explode one day?

    Contrary to giant stars, our sun is a relatively small star and will never undergo a supernova explosion. Supernova explosions can only happen in massive stars with the ability to burn subsequently heavier elements, creating the entire repertoire...

  • Photo of the week - November 11. 2018

    Photo of the week - November 11. 2018

    The Eagle nebula, a location of star formation in our galaxy, 7,000 light years away. Captured by Michael Nolle from San Lawrenz

  • Dixcart volunteers at Dar tal-Providenza

    The staff at Dixcart Management Malta Limited rolled up their sleeves and spent a day volunteering at Dar tal-Providenza in Siġġiewi as part of the company’s corporate and social responsibility programme. Apart from car washing, laundry duties...

  • Group’s dress down day raises €10,000 for Puttinu  

    Group’s dress down day raises €10,000 for Puttinu  

    Vassallo Group CEO Pio Vassallo presented €10,000 collected during the group’s annual dress down day to Dr Victor Calvagna on behalf of Puttinu Cares. The presentation took place at the Rainbow Ward in the Oncology division of Mater Dei Hospital.

  • Vassallo Group helps out at Dar tal-Kleru

    Vassallo Group helps out at Dar tal-Kleru

    Despite adverse weather conditions, a good number of employees from different companies within Vassallo Group participated in the yearly traditional corporate social responsibility event which was held at Dar tal Kleru, a retirement and care home...

  • Family clinic opens its doors

    Family clinic opens its doors

    The Sweet Valley Clinic, in Balzan, the brainchild of Emma Bondin Beck, opened its doors last Tuesday with a celebratory function to toast family, friends and clients. The clinic is born out of a desire to break away from the traditional, cold...

  • Caritas celebrates 50 years

    Caritas celebrates 50 years

    Archbishop Charles Scicluna on Friday concelebrated a Thanksgiving Mass at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta to mark the 50th anniversary of Caritas Malta. Among those concelebrating were Apostolic Nuncio Alessandro d’Errico, Archbishop Emeritus...

  • Donation for families in need

    Donation for families in need

    A cheque for €1,475 was donated to the Social Assistance Secretariat Catholic Action based at the Catholic Institute in Floriana – a little known, poorly-funded charity, which is doing sterling work helping families who through no fault of their...

  • New MaltaPost hub in Sicily announced

    New MaltaPost hub in Sicily announced

    Shopping from Sicily is becoming increasingly popular with Maltese consumers particularly for furniture, appliances, household items and clothing. MaltaPost has announced a new SendOn service from Sicily to provide local clients with a convenient...

  • Wearing the poppy has always been a political act – here's why

    Wearing the poppy has always been a political act – here's why

    The annual argument over the politics of the red poppy is well and truly underway. LBC host James O’Brien recently declared that supporters of the far-right have no business wearing the national symbol of remembrance, because they had effectively...

  • EU citizens in the UK and a no-deal Brexit – what remains unclear

    EU citizens in the UK and a no-deal Brexit – what remains unclear

    The UK’s withdrawal from the European Union has been a difficult process to navigate from the start. With time running out to secure a Brexit deal, the British immigration minister, Caroline Nokes, caused confusion in early November, when she...

  • Greece's 'red gold': saffron trade blooms in wilted economy

    Greece's 'red gold': saffron trade blooms in wilted economy

    Every autumn, Zisis Kyrou is more often found plucking flowers in northern Greece's purple saffron fields than in his office as a civil engineer. Saffron - the spice so expensive it's called "red gold" - has brought jobs and money to a region...

  • Stressed? Your relationship with your boss may be playing a role

    Stressed? Your relationship with your boss may be playing a role

    Everybody knows how horrible it is to be stressed out at work. Sadly, across the world, employees are being subjected to increasing work demands and, as a result, work stress is on the rise. As we try to understand the root of the problem, we...

  • Comic artist draws on history for tales of politically powerful women

    Comic artist draws on history for tales of politically powerful women

    A feminist manga-style artist says she will use characters based on an Egyptian pharaoh and a Chinese empress to bring more female empowerment to the male-dominated world of comic books. Queenie Chan is working on a series of non-fiction...