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  • Foodies win chance to sample Taro’s new menu at The Villa

    Foodies win chance to sample Taro’s new menu at The Villa

    Four foodies won the chance to sample the degustation menu at Taro at The Villa and meet with the head chefs after winning the Foodie Challenge social media competition. Every week for four weeks, competitors had to correctly guess the number of...

  • Wally becomes part of Ferretti Group

    Wally becomes part of Ferretti Group

    At the opening of Boot in Düsseldorf, the Ferretti Group announced the entry of Wally, the iconic luxury nautical brand and emblem of design and innovation, within the portfolio of its brands. Through an exclusive licence agreement of the Wally...

  • Parish priests discuss Malta’s pastoral priorities

    Parish priests discuss Malta’s pastoral priorities

    The parish priests of Malta’s 70 parishes recently discussed their pastoral priorities in the light of the census conducted last year regarding Mass attendance and faith on the island. The discussion took place during the annual live-in at the...

  • Myth debunked: Do we feel safe on computers?

    Myth debunked: Do we feel safe on computers?

    Most of us have been close by a hair to that assignment deadline to have the computer just die, leaving us in the lurch and regretting we haven’t started earlier. As a technologist I have countless horror stories with no happy ending.  So here are...

  • Photo of the week - January 27, 2019

    Photo of the week - January 27, 2019

    This photo by diver and photography pioneer Louis Marie Auguste Boutan is the world’s first underwater portrait. It is a portrait of Romanian oceanographer and biologist Emil Racovitza, and was taken by Boutan in Banyuls-sur-Mer in the South of...

  • Self-driving cars: why we can't expect them to be 'moral' about who to hit

    Self-driving cars: why we can't expect them to be 'moral' about who to hit

    Ever since companies began developing self-driving cars, people have asked how designers will address the moral question of who a self-driving car should kill if a fatal crash is unavoidable. Recent research suggests this question may be even more...

  • Any 'planetary diet' must also work for the poorest and most vulnerable

    Any 'planetary diet' must also work for the poorest and most vulnerable

    Over the past two years, 37 experts from around the world have battled to develop a diet that is both sustainable and healthy. They integrated existing knowledge on the impact of diet on diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and...

  • Choice of over 200 whiskies at Limestone Heritage

    Choice of over 200 whiskies at Limestone Heritage

    The third edition of The Malta Whisky Festival will be held today at 7pm at the Limestone Heritage in Siġġiewi. One will get the opportunity to choose from over 200 types of whisky. There will also be a cigar stall and a whisky cocktail bar. Food...

  • Learning from the past?

    Learning from the past?

    It remains the central reference point in any serious discussion of human capacity for cruelty and systematic killing. It remains a focal point for debate and intense disagreement, for rationalisation and even for denial and dismissal three-...

  • Tiny killer threatens giant clam, aquatic emblem of the Med

    Tiny killer threatens giant clam, aquatic emblem of the Med

    With wing-shaped shells lined with iridescent mother-of-pearl and producing the fibres of rare and delicate sea silk, the noble pen shell clam is one of the most emblematic species in the Mediterranean and a bellwether for marine environmental...

  • Cementing fractured vertebrae? Evidence lacking, review finds

    Cementing fractured vertebrae? Evidence lacking, review finds

    There is little to no evidence that two kinds of medical procedures that involve injecting cement to fuse fractured vertebrae - called vertebral augmentation - to relieve back pain actually work, researchers said. Hundreds of thousands of patients...

  • Wine barrels roll out to the Bettija’rt finalists

    Wine barrels roll out to the Bettija’rt finalists

    Ten artists, 10 barrels! Bettija’rt | wine.art.living kicks off in earnest as the organising Delicata winery announces the artist finalists that have been chosen to take part in Malta’s first ever barrel art contest with €1,000 in prize money and...

  • Marie Kondo: be careful that tidying doesn't make you feel worse

    Marie Kondo: be careful that tidying doesn't make you feel worse

    Have your friends recently begun obsessively folding their t-shirts, or explaining how they have got rid of a book that no longer “brings them joy”? If so, they’ve probably been caught up in the new craze from lifestyle guru and “tidying...

  • The way you take the pill has more to do with the pope than your health

    The way you take the pill has more to do with the pope than your health

    The way women have been advised to take the combined contraceptive pill for the last 60 years unnecessarily increases the likelihood of taking it incorrectly, leaving them at risk from unplanned pregnancy. And this far from ideal situation is the...

  • Danny Dyer has royal ancestors – how likely is it you do too?

    Danny Dyer has royal ancestors – how likely is it you do too?

    Danny Dyer is very proud of his heritage. In 2016, the actor, who stars in the British soap opera Eastenders, was revealed to be a descendant of King Edward III of England (1312–1377) after taking part in the the family history TV show Who Do You...

  • Instadrugs: hidden dangers when young people use apps to buy illicit substances

    Instadrugs: hidden dangers when young people use apps to buy illicit substances

    Markets for illicit drugs are constantly evolving to increase profits and reduce risks to suppliers in response to law enforcement tactics. New technologies have been taken up with enthusiasm: from the use of pagers and mobile phones in the 1990s,...

  • Discussing the food landscape in Malta

    Discussing the food landscape in Malta

    The Mediterranean Culinary Academy, together with Valletta Design Cluster and the Valletta 2018 Foundation, is holding ‘Food Series No 1: Eating in Malta’ – the first event of a series of themed sessions.  The main objectives of this series are to...

  • Watch - No lack of variety at Paris Fashion Week

    Watch - No lack of variety at Paris Fashion Week

    Parish Fashion Week has just been held, and there was no shortage of variety, as the videos below show. The videos are from the Gaultier collection, Dior's menswear and 14 top French lingerie labels.

  • What you can do to prevent meningitis

    What you can do to prevent meningitis

    The death of a four-year-old boy and the hospitalisation of a three-week-old baby from meningitis sparked concern among many. Is there any cause for alarm, asks Joanne Cocks. The answer, quite simply is no. Doctors and the health authorities have...

  • The history of the ftira

    The history of the ftira

    Heritage Malta is holding a lecture on the ‘Ftira: a marker of identity?’ by food historian Noel Buttigieg. Buttigieg will be engaging his audience through a discussion of the historical, artisanal and culinary qualities of the ftira, which...