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  • Some trees of Malta

    A new and updated book about Maltese trees could not have come at a more opportune moment. Trees have been in the news almost every week and almost always for the wrong reasons. Overdevelopment, upgrading of the road network and accident...

  • Read through…

    Fleeting memoirs In his small collection of fleeting memoirs, Charles Flores spotlights the post-war generation that left its mark on the modern history pages of most European countries, not least Malta, with an accent on the epoch-making events...

  • Gozo’s most mysterious and sensational trial 80 years ago

    Gozo’s most mysterious and sensational trial 80 years ago

    Without any doubt, the most mysterious and sensational murder in Gozo was that of Ċikku Caruana. On July 15, 1938, at about 8am, Caruana, a 38-year-old cabman, drove his horse to the blacksmith Michael Angelo Grech and asked him to examine his...

  • Easy chicken dishes

    The ultimate weeknight dinner, chicken recipes will never get boring. Whether it’s grilled, sautéed, baked or roasted, chicken is extremely versatile. Here are a few ideas from Myrecipes.com Chicken and Cashews This top tender chicken with an...

  • In the City

    In the City

    EmiliaValletta Food: 8/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 It is all terribly straightfor-ward here. At Emilia, a casual trattoria in Merchants Street, the concept is a simple one – a limited, unelaborated menu based solely on...

  • The imaginative trigger

    The imaginative trigger

    Jim Crace, author of acclaimed novels like Quarantine, Being Dead and Harvest, will be returning to Malta for the launch of his novel The Melody. Born in Hertfordshire, raised in London and resident in the English Midlands, author Jim Crace’s work...

  • Privilege

    Privilege

    An article recently floating around the net really got me thinking about privilege, and what it means to have it. The article was about the introduction of ballet shoes for people of colour. To be honest, until I read the article, the thought of...

  • Fruit and vegetables: five-a-day

    Fruit and vegetables: five-a-day

    Increasing the intake of fruits and vegetables will provide many nutritional and health benefits. It is important to eat a varie­ty of fruits and vegetables because they contain different combinations of fibre, vitamins, minerals and other...

  • St John of the Cross church, Ta’ Xbiex, marks two anniversaries

    St John of the Cross church, Ta’ Xbiex, marks two anniversaries

    Today, the community of St John of the Cross church, Ta’ Xbiex, sets the ball rolling on celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of its inauguration on November 28, 1958, and commemorating the golden jubilee year since its elevation as the...

  • St George walked into a casino…

    St George walked into a casino…

    No, it’s not the start of a questionable joke, but your chance to learn all about the valiant St George while also enjoying a charity lunch within the usually members-only surroundings of the Casino Maltese. Jo Caruana asks author Michael Collins...

  • London fundraising event for St John Association, Malta

    London fundraising event for St John Association, Malta

    A fundraising event was held in aid of the St John Association, Malta, in the magnificent Chapter Hall of the historic St John’s Gate, Clerkenwell, London, now the headquarters of the Venerable Order of St John. The event was co-hosted by the...

  • Laughing and learning

    Laughing and learning

    Next year marks the 130th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s birth. Chaplin – who believed that a day without laughter was a day wasted, is still providing pleasure through his museum in his old home in Corsier-sur-Vevey overlooking Lake Geneva.

  • Surprising element for life – from diamonds to graphene

    Surprising element for life – from diamonds to graphene

    Carbon (C), the sixth element on the periodic table is 4-valent, that is, a C-atom can share 4 electrons with neighbouring atoms. Pure C exists in diverse forms. The most familiar are the robust precious diamond (an insulator) and the humble...

  • Supporting Pink

    Supporting Pink

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  • New magnitudes of colour

    “I try not to constrain the wearing of colour to notions of ‘day’ or ‘night’; I want women to be free to choose the effect that suits them,” says Lucia Pica, global creative make-up and colour director for Chanel. Increasing extremities of matte...

  • Photo of the week - November 18, 2018

    Photo of the week - November 18, 2018

    The image is an artist’s concept of quantum entanglement between two atoms. A new paper from a group at the University of Oxford – led by quantum physicist Chiara Marletto and published in October in the Journal of Physics Communications – claims...

  • Three new products for stronger Chanel presence

    Three new products for stronger Chanel presence

    After the 2017 launch of Gabrielle Chanel, the floral, luminous and solar fragrance is now available in three new products that can be used alone or combined for a trail with an even stronger presence. Gabrielle Chanel Foaming Shower Gel will make...

  • Myth debunked: The world would be a better place without carbon

    Coal, mostly made of carbon, is the chief cause of pollution. So would the world be a better place without carbon? No, the world would not exist without C. It is so pervasive that it is at least a partial constituent in over 90 per cent of all...

  • Armistice commemorations

    Armistice commemorations

    November 10 and 11 saw Baden-Powell Scouts (BPSM) running and taking part in commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which brought about the end of The Great War.  BPSM focused especially on the role of Scouts and Maltese people...

  • Pink after-party

    Pink after-party

    The Pink Fashion Show, a Times of Malta event, marked its fifth anniversary last Tuesday at the Intercontinental Arena in St Julian’s. Drawing inspiration from airline travel, the fashion show – featuring 30 models parading the collections of 11...