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  • Gilberto Benetton: low-profile member of a very special family

    Gilberto’s name might not be as popular as that of his brother Luciano, despite his significant contribution to the company. Like the rest of the family, if not more, he was a very discreet and unpretentious man. He disliked interviews as well as...

  • Regulating artificial intelligence

    Once again, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a trendy term that brings either trepi­dation or inspiration. At one end of the scale, people fear that the advancement of AI will result in machines taking over our lives. On the other side,...

  • Myth debunked: Brush your teeth after every meal?

    Myth debunked: Brush your teeth after every meal?

    There is a popular belief that it is best to brush one’s teeth after every meal. The idea is to get rid of any leftover food as quickly as possible to avoid tooth decay. The human mouth has two means of defence – tooth enamel and saliva. Saliva is...

  • Photo of the week - October 28, 2018

    Photo of the week - October 28, 2018

    China is carrying out large-scale experiments confirming that fruit and vegetable output can be increased without the use of pesticide and fertilisers using electricity. Crops are grown under bare copper wires generating rapid positive charges...

  • London visit

    London visit

    Twenty team members from the flagship Corinthia Palace Hotel travelled to Londonon a team-building exercise, with their partners and family members.  The group was hosted to a late lunch at the sister hotel – Corinthia London, Whitehall...

  • Funding Tibetan Buddhist’s return to Malta

    Funding Tibetan Buddhist’s return to Malta

    Bodhicitta Malta has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support a second visit to the island by Tibetan Buddhist Lama Chamtrul Rinpoche. The newly-registered voluntary organisation, which aims to spread awareness about Dharma in Malta, has...

  • Freedom Riders help Damian

    Freedom Riders Malta recently held their seventh anniversary Fun Ride – a charity event in aid of Damien Ebejer, an unfortunate youth suffering from a rare disease who has had another part of his leg amputated. The local motorcycle club is known...

  • Fundraising event in aid of Victim Support Malta

    Fundraising event in aid of Victim Support Malta

    A vibrant crowd gathered at Medasia Playa in Sliema to celebrate the end of summer and to help Victim Support Malta with its fundraising Summer Sunset 2018 Dine and Wine event. VSM is an NGO that provides support and assistance to victims of crime...

  • Discern Annual Lecture 2018: Reading the signs of secular culture

    In a time of rapid social and cultural change there could hardly be a more opportune moment for identifying the signs of the secular culture. Templeton Prize winner, Mgr Prof. Tomáš Halík, will discuss the theme of ‘Reading the signs of the...

  • Intersex babies caught in surgery battle over medical risks, ethical rights

    Intersex babies caught in surgery battle over medical risks, ethical rights

    Parents of children whose gender is not clear at birth are caught in an increasingly divisive battle over the medical risks and ethical fallout of opting for surgery to transform an intersex baby into a boy or a girl. With an estimated one in...

  • Calamatta Cuschieri rewards clients with a 0.5% loyalty bonus

    Calamatta Cuschieri rewards clients with a 0.5% loyalty bonus

    Consolidating one's investments with a financial services company is a clear testimony of trust and loyalty from the clients’ side, service excellence from the service provider as well as the overall strength of a brand. Calamatta Cuschieri is...

  • Thousands of dogs killed unnecessarily due to misguided ideas about breeds

    Thousands of dogs killed unnecessarily due to misguided ideas about breeds

    Thousands of dogs, regardless of their behaviour, have been unnecessarily killed as a result of misguided UK legislation introduced in 1991. Although this sad state of affairs has been known of by campaigners for many years, only now have MPs...

  • Family-friendly Parliament

    Family-friendly Parliament

    The importance of a gender-balanced participation in the political field has been a theme addressed by the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE) on several occasions in both the traditional and non-traditional media. The opinion...

  • Scottish land reforms allow tenants to take control... at a price

    Scottish land reforms allow tenants to take control... at a price

    When the residents of Garbh Allt in the Scottish Highlands were offered the chance to buy their land from the wealthy family behind the brutal eviction of their ancestors, many were initially hesitant. But years of underdevelopment under the...

  • Swamped with plastic waste: Malaysia struggles as global scrap piles up

    Swamped with plastic waste: Malaysia struggles as global scrap piles up

    Hundreds of sacks filled with plastic waste from the United States, Britain, South Korea and Spain spill onto the streets of an industrial zone in Pulau Indah, an island town just an hour's drive from Kuala Lumpur and home to Malaysia's biggest...

  • With Brexit talks in gridlock, British truckers plan for the worst

    With Brexit talks in gridlock, British truckers plan for the worst

    Transport company boss Chris Blackburn is contemplating spending almost a million pounds for a chance to keep his trucks on European roads if Britain leaves the EU without a deal in March. Upgrading the emissions standards of his fleet would allow...

  • Child brides call on US states to end 'legal rape'

    Child brides call on US states to end 'legal rape'

    US laws permit the legal rape of thousands of teenage girls every year, survivors of child marriage say, but momentum is growing to end underage marriage in more than a dozen states. Child marriage, more commonly associated with developing...

  • Child bride refugees spur Sweden to tighten marriage law

    Child bride refugees spur Sweden to tighten marriage law

    Among the tens of thousands of child refugees who have fled to Sweden from war-torn countries is a group of young girls who have presented the Nordic country with a major dilemma - they are married. The predicament is this. Should the country...

  • Emotions: how humans regulate them and why some people can't

    Emotions: how humans regulate them and why some people can't

    Take the following scenario. You are nearing the end of a busy day at work, when a comment from your boss diminishes what’s left of your dwindling patience. You turn, red-faced, towards the source of your indignation. It is then that you stop,...

  • Sitting comfortably at home? You can win a recording-breaking $1.6 billion jackpot

    Sitting comfortably at home? You can win a recording-breaking $1.6 billion jackpot

    Mega Millions, the huge multi-state American lottery, is offering a record jackpot prize of $1.6 billion (€1.4 billion) in its upcoming draw, after last Friday’s drawing produced no winner of the grand prize. The previous record was set by...