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  • Military cemetery revisited

    Military cemetery revisited

    The Military and Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem will be organising a discussion about the history and architecture of Ta’ Braxia cemetery, as part of their Castello Lanzun charity lecture series. Ta’ Braxia was commissioned at the...

  • Sacro Cuor parish, Sliema, celebrates its centenary

    Sacro Cuor parish, Sliema, celebrates its centenary

    Our Lady of the Sacred Heart parish church, Sliema, better known as Sacro Cuor, is this week marking 100 years since it became the second of Sliema’s four parishes on September 24, 1918. It was preceded by the church of Our Lady Star of the Sea...

  • Tourists not welcome: how to tackle the issue of overtourism

    Tourists not welcome: how to tackle the issue of overtourism

    Nowadays, it’s easy and cheap to reach European destinations. This makes these types of experiences appealing to large numbers of tourists. But when a lot of people are all heading off to the same places, the issue of overtourism arises. This is...

  • From the Customs House to Imgherbeb Point (Part 3)

    From the Customs House to Imgherbeb Point (Part 3)

    Hidden and hemmed in between the stores and the bastion wall was a flight of steps that provided a short cut from the Barriera to Porta di Monte. In 1710, nobody could have guessed that Nix Mangiari Steps would acquire quite a reputation in the...

  • An invasion of Malta: military manoeuvres on an island garrison

    An invasion of Malta: military manoeuvres on an island garrison

    On April 7, 1899, an invading naval fleet approached the northern shores of Malta, and having carried out a reconnaissance to select the most suitable landing places, effected a successful invasion of our islands. At 8am that day, two battalions...

  • President meets Lifecycle cyclists at San Anton

    President meets Lifecycle cyclists at San Anton

    Twenty-five cyclists from the Foster Clark Lifecycle Challenge cycled for six hours around Malta as part of their very early Sunday morning training for the forthcoming challenge. They stopped briefly at San Anton Palace and were greeted by...

  • Facilitating speech, language skills in Maltese children via smart devices

    Facilitating speech, language skills in Maltese children via smart devices

    Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is a condition through which children find it challenging to understand or use spoken language. Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are professionals trained to detect and treat this condition as early as...

  • Myth debunked: Growing out of a language disorder

    Myth debunked: Growing out of a language disorder

    Many parents start to worry when they notice that their child is not talking as much as other children. They chat about it with their social support network and, of course, their family and friends try to help by saying there’s nothing to worry...

  • Photo of the week - September 16, 2018

    Photo of the week - September 16, 2018

    Researchers at the University of Minnesota and the McAlpline Research Group have 3D printed a ‘bionic eye’ device. The researcher developed a new way to print electronics on a curved surface. The electrodes act as light receptors that could help...

  • Winners of Stagecoach Short Play Festival 2018

    Winners of Stagecoach Short Play Festival 2018

    The winners have been announced following the 2018 edition of Stagecoach Theatre Arts School’s popular Short Play Festival, which took place on September 7 at the Drama Unit Studio Theatre in Blata l-Bajda. Coordinated by Maxine Aquilina and led...

  • Maltese bishop: ‘I will still be going back to Tripoli’

    Maltese bishop: ‘I will still be going back to Tripoli’

    Mgr George Bugeja, coadjutor bishop of the Apostolic Vicariate of Tripoli, speaks to Simonne Pace from his home town of Xagħra about the dire situation in Libya and his commitment to his community there. Caught in the line of fire in Libya, Mgr...

  • From riot to rainbow

    From riot to rainbow

    On June 28, 1969, when the first brick was hurled outside of the Stonewall Inn in New York, there was very little thought that something bigger might come out of an angry riot outside a gay bar. In the 1950s and 1960s, the LGBT community faced an...

  • Want a Brexit deal referendum? A major voting problem is being overlooked

    Want a Brexit deal referendum? A major voting problem is being overlooked

    Should there be a second referendum on Brexit? Those in favour seem to be growing in number. The People’s Vote, led by respective Labour and Tory dissidents Chuka Umunna and Anna Soubry, is campaigning for any final Brexit deal to be put to the...

  • Anxiety is the ‘dizziness of freedom’

    Anxiety is the  ‘dizziness of freedom’

    Jane is an 18-year-old university student who becomes very distressed prior to her examinations. Her parents’ pending divorce and increasingly frequent arguments with her boyfriend do not help. She feels apprehensive and on edge. Jane finds it...

  • Stone in South African cave boasts oldest-known human drawing

    Stone in South African cave boasts oldest-known human drawing

    A small stone flake marked with intersecting lines of red ochre pigment some 73,000 years ago that was found in a cave on South Africa's southern coast represents what archaeologists on Wednesday called the oldest-known example of human...

  • Watch: The man with keys to KITT, General Lee and other classic TV cars

    Watch: The man with keys to KITT, General Lee and other classic TV cars

    As a teenager, Jesmond Caruana would religiously watch Knight Rider, dreaming of one day owning a KITT – an artificially intelligent and nearly indestructible car like the one driven by Michael Knight. Three decades later his dream came true, and...

  • Seeing food wasted makes us mad – but should it?

    Seeing food wasted makes us mad – but should it?

    There is currently a grand consensus of academics, policymakers and food campaign groups that “something must be done” to reduce food wastage. Malnutrition is real, but so too is the obesity crisis. But when everyone agrees, you can afford to be a...

  • Vertical farming sounds fantastic - until you consider its energy use

    Vertical farming sounds fantastic - until you consider its energy use

    A company in Scotland has unveiled what it claims is arguably the world’s most technically advanced indoor farm. Intelligent Growth Solutions’ vertical farm uses artificial intelligence and specially designed power and communication technologies.

  • Why do people talk politics online? Because they don't care what you think

    Why do people talk politics online? Because they don't care what you think

    Wading into a political debate online can be a minefield. Search any comment section or thread on a social media site, and you’re likely to come across some pretty strong views. But that’s not necessarily just the nature of the debate. It could...

  • ‘I’m going to end it right now, tell me why I shouldn’t’

    ‘I’m going to end it right now, tell me why I shouldn’t’

    As the world unites to mark Suicide Prevention Day on Monday, Malta will see the first phase of a National Suicide Prevention Policy being implemented – the enhancement of the National Suicide Crisis Line. Health professionals hope it will help...