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  • Facebook not protecting content moderators from mental trauma - lawsuit

    Facebook not protecting content moderators from mental trauma - lawsuit

    A former Facebook Inc contract employee filed a lawsuit in California, alleging that content moderators who face mental trauma after reviewing distressing images on the platform are not being properly protected by the social networking...

  • Remembering Fr George Grima, a year after his death

    Remembering Fr George Grima, a year after his death

    Probably few people have not heard of Fr George Grima, who was so active in promoting the Jesus in Thy Neighbour (Gesù fil-Proxxmu) missionary movement that he founded. Through his movement, and with the help and generosity of the Maltese and...

  • Farmer who helped save thousands of hectares of dry land wins 'alternative Nobel prize'

    Farmer who helped save thousands of hectares of dry land wins 'alternative Nobel prize'

    A farmer from Burkina Faso who popularised an ancient farming technique to reverse desertification is among the winners of Sweden's "alternative Nobel prize", announced on Monday. Yacouba Sawadogo shared this year's award with three Saudi human...

  • Safeguarding our nation’s paper treasures

    Safeguarding our nation’s paper treasures

    As a stunning new photographic exhibition by Alex Attard gets set to go on show next month, ANABEL ATTARD explores its fascinating inspiration: the little-known Notarial Archives.  Ever heard of the Notarial Archives in Valletta? Perhaps not. I’ll...

  • Voomquest fuelled by Enemed takes on Chioggia

    Voomquest fuelled by Enemed takes on Chioggia

    Voomquest’s first effort to take their powerboat championship overseas brought them to the seaside town of Chioggia, Venice, Italy. The Grand Prix of Italy Trofeo Citta di Chioggia had a fantastic follow-up to its first day with a testing session...

  • Five popular hangover cures, reviewed by experts

    Five popular hangover cures, reviewed by experts

    It’s a common misconception that hangovers are mainly the result of dehydration. An evening of heavy drinking can lead to inflammation of the stomach and intestines, poor-quality sleep and the production of toxic substances that lead to vomiting,...

  • Closing the digital gender gap would fight gender inequality - EESC

    Closing the digital gender gap would fight gender inequality - EESC

    The digital gender gap was a consequence of discrimination against women, which starts in early childhood, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has stressed. In its exploratory opinion on the digital gender gap, drafted at the...

  • Lessons in Life in #Forty

    Lessons in Life in #Forty

    KRISTINA CASSAR DOWLING talks to JONATHAN SHAW about his new book #Forty in what turns out to be the intriguing back story to a life lesson.  Age. It’s only a matter of time till we all blow out our next birthday cake candles; close our eyes...

  • Vegan dogs: should canines go meat free?

    Vegan dogs: should canines go meat free?

    Over the last 10 years, it’s estimated there has been a 360 per cent rise in veganism in Britain – around 542,000 people have “gone vegan”. As a nation of animal lovers, with around 44 per cent of homes owning a pet – and somewhere in the region...

  • Mediterranean diet reduces stroke risk in women – but not men

    Mediterranean diet reduces stroke risk in women – but not men

    Ancel and Margaret Keys, an American husband-and-wife team, first reported on the Mediterranean diet’s health benefits in 1975. Since then, the diet has become particularly well known for its effect on cardiovascular health. What is less well...

  • Preserving puffins

    Preserving puffins

    Birdlife Malta together with Salina Nature Reserve will be hosting the next in their series of nature meet-ups, this time with a focus on the plight of puffins. The talk will shed light on the behaviour and characteristics of these pelagic...

  • The burden of sexual identity

    The burden of sexual identity

    This year’s Malta Book Festival includes the participation of award-winning writer Michael Amherst, best known for Go the Way Your Blood Beats. He talks to John Grech about what he terms the ‘fluidity of desire’, and about how society places a...

  • Remembering Mgr John Sladden on the centenary of his birth

    Remembering Mgr John Sladden on the centenary of his birth

    “My life does not have any other purpose than to be with you all day, to rejoice and to weep with you. Every hour of the day I ponder how to give a hand to each and every one of you. Today, the parish of Senglea became my sole world. Whether in a...

  • Back to school week… What to put in your kids’ lunch box

    Back to school week… What to put in your kids’ lunch box

    The prevalence of overweight and obesity among Maltese schoolchildren and adolescents has been increasing over recent years, as it has in other southern European countries. A nationwide study conducted during 2016 measuring all schoolchildren...

  • Gozitan history in the making: 1,000 issues of Il-Ħajja f’Għawdex

    Gozitan history in the making: 1,000 issues of Il-Ħajja f’Għawdex

    Considering the notion of double-insularity and the fact that from various perspectives, Gozo has been and is still considered by some as the backwater of the main island of Malta, the island of the three hills, as it has been dubbed, has fared...

  • In the raw

    In the raw

    BohiniMġarr Food: 6/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 I am refused an aperitif. I am flatly denied a Campari orange because they’ve run out of oranges. This is a find, I think to myself greedily. Any place that snubs processed...

  • One of the great train journeys of the world

    One of the great train journeys of the world

    The Reunification Express links north Vietnam to the south. After spending 19 hours on it just to get half way to Danang, sometimes you’re glad to get off just to be reunited with various items of your personal anatomy. Your luggage is of...

  • How our polarising politics are holding us back

    How our polarising politics are holding us back

    A few days ago I wrote about how the traffic in Malta was a major contributor to stress and a source of frustration for many. It was a social media comment about how roadworks should be better planned and how we need to find a more sustainable way...

  • If science be the food of love, play on

    If science be the food of love, play on

    From War of the Worlds to Frankenstien to Bertolt Brecht’s Galileo, science has always been a hot topic in literature, theatre and film. Science in the City, which takes place on Friday from 6pm, continues this tradition by putting up short...

  • When computers see

    When computers see

    Have you ever paused for a moment and counted the number of cameras you actually own and use? It is fine, you may do so now.  This probably ranges from digital cameras to webcams and cameras which are built-in your mobile phone and tablet. Even...