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  • 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...

  • Exalted by sacred art

    Exalted by sacred art

    The parish church of Luqa, which was rebuilt after being completely destroyed in World War II, is undergoing a long and laborious embellishment project, with the latest phase completed and inaugurated last Saturday. The choir (kor in Maltese) has...

  • French watchdog sounds alert over chemicals in diapers

    French watchdog sounds alert over chemicals in diapers

    A French public health watchdog issued a warning Wednesday about the risks of several chemicals found in disposable nappies, particularly artificial perfumes, leading the government to demand that manufacturers withdraw them from their...

  • Greenland ice melts four times faster in a decade: study

    Greenland ice melts four times faster in a decade: study

    Greenland's melting ice, which causes sea levels to rise, disappeared four times faster in 2013 than in 2003 and is noticeable across the Arctic island, not just on glaciers, researchers warned on Tuesday. "While 111 cubic kilometres of ice...

  • Two-thirds of singles in their 20s now live with their parents

    Two-thirds of singles in their 20s now live with their parents

    Gone are the days when living at home in your 20s was seen as an embarrassing sign of arrested development. Today, 63% of single adults between the ages of 20 and 29 live with their parents, as do just over half of 25- to 29-year-olds. This...

  • Is there any point in recycling? Analysing the claims

    Is there any point in recycling? Analysing the claims

    To sort or not to sort, that is the question. Lots of people wonder whether it’s really worth their time and effort to separate, wash and store recyclable materials – especially if it takes more energy to recycle, or if the plastics sent for...

  • Half of employers say they are less inclined to recruit obese candidates – it's not OK

    Half of employers say they are less inclined to recruit obese candidates – it's not OK

    Obesity is one of the most pressing and controversial public health challenges. It has the distinction of being a crisis about which most people have an opinion – often based on a simple diagnosis – but for which nobody has found a correspondingly...

  • There's no Brexit Plan B – this is still Plan May

    There's no Brexit Plan B – this is still Plan May

    In her statement to the House of Commons, the UK prime minister has failed to offer any real clarity on where her government’s Brexit policy is heading. Rather than unveiling a Plan B, she set out Plan May with some procedural bells and...

  • What could the new collider find - and would it be worth the price tag?

    What could the new collider find - and would it be worth the price tag?

    The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is the most powerful particle accelerator in the world. During its 10 years of operations it has led to remarkable discoveries, including the long sought-after Higgs boson. On January 15, an international...

  • Michelin gives stars back to chef who didn't want them

    Michelin gives stars back to chef who didn't want them

    A French chef who shocked the culinary world in 2017 by handing back his Michelin stars was stunned Monday to find himself back in the prestigious guide's new edition. Sebastien Bras cited the "huge pressure" that came with Michelin recognition...

  • Climate change is making dangerous industries even riskier

    Climate change is making dangerous industries even riskier

    Climate change is already affecting many aspects of our everyday lives, including what we eat, where we live and the buildings we inhabit. And dangerous industries that make our way of life possible, such as agriculture, construction and fishing,...

  • The new soap opera

    The new soap opera

    Teacher was very strict. “Listen carefully to what I have to say, please. No open-toed shoes! No pets allowed in class. And long sleeves at all times.” She distributed the school uniform. Safety goggles, heavy-duty rubber gloves and anti-toxic...

  • Andrea Vassallo: the self-made brilliant architect

    Andrea Vassallo: the self-made brilliant architect

    On November 7, 1908, the three members of the Examining Board of Engineers and Architects, by secret ballot, recommended to the Governor Sir Harry Fane Grant that a man who had never attended a formal course in architecture, should be granted the...

  • Toyota Corolla - The bestseller gets better

    Toyota Corolla - The bestseller gets better

    Following the reveal of the hatchback at the 2018 Geneva motor show and the touring sports at the Paris show later in the year, the sedan is the third body type to join the 12th generation Toyota Corolla model line-up. The new Corolla family is...

  • For goodness’ sake

    For goodness’ sake

    MadokaTriq San ĠorġSt Julian’sTel: 2701 1440 Food: 9/10Service: 10/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 7/10Overall: 8.5/10 I very rarely tend to eat Asian food out. To me it’s always been more of an “in-front of the TV” sort of affair, but I’m not going to lie.

  • How we model our reality

    How we model our reality

    Older adults tend not to accept change very easily, and that’s because of the model of the world they have created in their brain, explains Mario Garrett. Our brain is the most complex entity in the known universe. There is nothing more complex,...

  • A study of early Hospitaller Malta

    A study of early Hospitaller Malta

    Joan Abela:Hospitaller Malta and the Mediterranean Economy in the Sixteenth Century The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 2018. The study of early Hospitaller Malta has advanced rapidly in recent years, benefiting from increasing access to archival...

  • The short and longtail of it

    The short and longtail of it

    McLaren has revealed the latest in its line of Longtail vehicles – the 600LT Spider. It’s the fifth car to receive the Longtail name, and builds on the success of the regular 600LT Coupe. The sprint to 60mph is identical for both at 2.7 seconds,...