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  • Malta national water polo team to sport Paul & Shark

    The Maltese water polo national team will be wearing Paul & Shark at this year’s 33rd LEN European Championships being held in Barcelona until July 28. This was revealed by Diane Izzo, CEO of DIZZ Group. The latter is the largest company in retail...

  • Malta remains role model in EU for LGBT inclusivity

    Malta remains role model in EU for LGBT inclusivity

    Malta has been a top-scorer in some of this year’s results in LGBT rights studies. The island – often described as ‘gay-friendly’ – has always been seen to strive towards greater inclusivity for all ages, races and genders, through multiple forms...

  • Red sky at night: understanding the science of beautiful sunsets

    Red sky at night: understanding the science of beautiful sunsets

    “A red sky at night is a shepherd’s delight! A red sky in the morning is a shepherd’s warning.” Perhaps this saying came to mind if you caught a spectacular sunrise or sunset recently. Since biblical times and probably before, proverbs and...

  • Fighting global warming, one cow belch at a time

    Fighting global warming, one cow belch at a time

    From New Zealand to the United States and Kenya to Colombia, scientists are on a mission to fight global warming by making livestock less gassy. Livestock are responsible for about 14.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the...

  • A Maltese Gothic tale

    A Maltese Gothic tale

    A local company is producing a short film after winning the Malta Literary Short Film Contest 2018. Stephanie Fsadni gets the lowdown on the making of Camilla. As Hollywood bemoans the lack of female protagonists in the film industry, a local...

  • A legacy of leadership

    A legacy of leadership

    Nelson Mandela International Day 2018 is marking 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela – July 18, 1918. The centenary is an occasion to reflect on his life and legacy, and to follow his call to “make of the world a better place”. The Nelson...

  • Young hope and the money anchor

    Young hope and the money anchor

    Four local teenage sailors have launched a campaign on local crowdfunding platform Zaar to raise funds that would enable them to compete in the 2018 Optimist World Championships as Team Malta. The young boys, Richard Schultheis, Saul Vassallo,...

  • The Carmelites celebrate 600 years of service in Malta

    The Carmelites celebrate  600 years of service in Malta

    This year is a special year for the Carmelites as they are celebrating 600 years since their advent to Malta. On May 7, 1892, the Maltese Carmelite Province was founded previously forming part of the Sicilian Province named after Saint Angelo and...

  • Over a billion people struggle to stay cool as Earth warms

    Over a billion people struggle to stay cool as Earth warms

    More than a billion people are at risk from a lack of air conditioning and refrigeration to keep them cool and to preserve food and medicines as global warming brings more high temperatures, a study showed on Monday. More electricity demand for...

  • Mgr Luigi Vella – the priest of the Eucharist

    Mgr Luigi Vella – the priest      of the Eucharist

    It was about four in the afternoon on July 17, 1928 – 90 years ago – when in a house in Victoria, Gozo, a priest lay dying. To those standing by his bedside, in those last hours of his life, he murmured: “I am seeing Father Eymard.” Someone ran...

  • Malta launches search for love ambassador

    Malta launches search for love ambassador

    Berkeley International France, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Malta, the elite matchmaker, has announced it is launching a nationwide search for a new brand ambassador for Berkeley International Malta. The first of its kind in the matchmaking...

  • An exclusive party at Cawnpore Cup

    An exclusive party at Cawnpore Cup

    On June 9, the Malta Polo Club held the most prestigious and final match of the club’s season – the Cawnpore Cup 2018. Gifted to the Malta Polo Club in 1947, the Cawnpore Cup has been held annually with the exception of the war years. The highest...

  • Winner of VW Polo competition

    Winner of VW Polo competition

    Richard Hill is the winner of the Scotts Supermarkets VW Polo competition. He was drawn from among thousands of participants who were given a competition ticket with every €40 spent at any Scotts outlet between March 5 and June 30. He is now the...

  • The origins of probability

    The origins of probability

    The theory of probability had its origins in games of chance and gambling. Probability originated from a gambler’s dispute in 1654 concerning the division of a stake between two players whose game was interrupted before its close. The problem was...

  • Myth Debunked: The probability behind gaming

    Many people gamble in the hope of winning money without considering the risks involved. By using probability theory it is possible to estimate the chance of certain events. For instance, one can estimate the probability that a poker player is...

  • Photo of the week

    Andrey Kolmogorov was born in Russia in 1903 and raised by his aunts as his mother died during his birth. Kolmogorov graduated from high school in 1920 and then commenced his studies at the Moscow State University. During his undergraduate studies...

  • Hairdressers, tattoo artists helped to support clients who open up

    Hairdressers, tattoo artists helped to support clients who open up

    A haircut or tattoo appointment often turns into an informal ‘counselling’ session, but not everyone is trained about the way to deal with the sensitive issues that clients share at their salon. This is set to change as hairdressers, beauticians,...

  • More than qualifications, the young need work ethic

    More than qualifications, the young need work ethic

    Tomorrow is World Youth Skills Day, designated in 2014 by the United Nations General Assembly to raise awareness on the importance of investing in youth skills development. The UN estimates that worldwide there are 73 million unemployed youths,...

  • An ocean of opportunities

    An ocean of opportunities

    The Mediterranean maritime economy is enjoying an upward trend, with healthy prospects for the future, Aldo Drago says.  The Mediterranean maritime economy is enjoying an upward trend, with healthy prospects for the future, Aldo Drago says. Apart...

  • Fractured African roots

    Fractured African roots

    Humans did not stem from a single ancestral population in one region of Africa, as is often claimed. Instead, our African ancestors were diverse in form and culture and were scattered across the entire continent, according to a study led by a...