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  • First Malta Businesswoman of the Year Award

    First Malta Businesswoman of the Year Award

    Natalie Briffa Farrugia is the winner of the first edition of the Malta Businesswoman of the Year Award, capping a remarkable journey – from teaching primary students, to tending to the vulnerable in Ethiopia and Guatemala, to leading one of...

  • Insurance firm has ‘adopted a notary’

    Insurance firm has ‘adopted a notary’

    The conservation treatment of the latest volume sponsored by Gasan Mamo Insurance Limited, under the ‘Adopt a Notary’ scheme, has been finalised. The insurance firm has donated €15,340 over three years, contributing to the conservation of three...

  • Photo of the week - February 17, 2019

    Photo of the week - February 17, 2019

    This heart-shaped pink and white flowered plant is native to northern China, Siberia, Korea and Japan. It is a species of flowering plant that belongs to the poppy family. Lamprocapnos is also commonly known under its old name Dicentra spectabilis.

  • Lions Club Mdina celebrates 25th charter anniversary

    Lions Club Mdina celebrates 25th charter anniversary

    Lions Club Mdina celebrated its 25th charter anniversary last month with a gala dinner at Villa Arrigo, San Pawl Tat-Tarġa. A welcome speech was delivered by Lion president Judith Debono, followed by representatives from Parco Nomentum Roma and...

  • Ted Baker opens first shop in Malta

    Ted Baker opens first shop in Malta

    Ted Baker is opening his first store in Malta at The Point Shopping Mall. This is the perfect home for a Ted Baker store that will take visitors on a unique, cinematic adventure. The 200-square metre store takes inspiration from Malta’s position...

  • Fusion of colours and cultures

    Fusion of colours and cultures

    The philosophy behind local fresh fruit and vegetable wholesaler Fruitland is to provide a fusion of flavours, colours and cultures. Twenty-five years ago, the three Mallia brothers, Hermann, Sandro and Etienne, set up this company within Famalco...

  • Foreign aid: helping the poor - or maintaining power?

    Foreign aid: helping the poor - or maintaining power?

    The subject of foreign aid is often raised in modern political debate. How much is enough? Where is the money spent? Who needs it the most? Often the issue centres around whether sending money to developing countries should be a priority for the...

  • 'I've been bedridden since January 2018'

    'I've been bedridden since January 2018'

    Trying to be a good parent is a tough job, and to be a good parent with chronic pain is even tougher. Antoinette Sinnas is one mother living like this, and she knows the emotional side of it can cut even deeper wounds. Here, she opens up about...

  • Drugs: researchers shouldn't just focus on the harms

    Drugs: researchers shouldn't just focus on the harms

    Most drug research focuses on the harms they cause, but studying the pleasure they provide will improve our understanding of why people use them. Among other things, this knowledge could be used to help people who develop drug problems, such as...

  • Social media doesn't need new regulations – GDPR can do the job

    Social media doesn't need new regulations – GDPR can do the job

    From concerns about data sharing to the hosting of harmful content, every week seems to bring more clamour for new laws to regulate the technology giants and make the internet “safer”. But what if our existing data protection laws, at least in...

  • Move over testosterone: another hormone is also vital for making boys

    Move over testosterone: another hormone is also vital for making boys

    Often the first question parents are asked after the birth of their child is “congratulations, girl or boy?”. For parents of one in 2,000 to 4,000 births, however, there is not an easy answer. This is when the baby has “ambiguous” genitalia, where...

  • Face tattoos: a trend that is here to stay?

    Face tattoos: a trend that is here to stay?

    Face tattoos, once limited to only a very small group of people, have gained new popularity thanks to today's rappers - but some artists are reluctant to make such a permanent change to a client's appearance. In New York's East Village, some of...

  • Fear of regret can lock us into bad relationships, jobs and habits

    Fear of regret can lock us into bad relationships, jobs and habits

    How many times have you thought about starting a company, taking a year out to write that novel or leaving a loveless relationship but ended up doing nothing about it? A fear of regret – which is a powerful driver of maintaining the status quo in...

  • Swelling and painful feet: the most common problems when you're pregnant

    Swelling and painful feet: the most common problems when you're pregnant

    Along with the rest of the body, being pregnant can have a huge impact on feet. More than half of expectant mothers experience some form of foot problem during pregnancy. But foot issues are often neglected, with other medical aspects of pregnancy...

  • Prickly pears: 'humble' cactus brings hope to Algeria

    Prickly pears: 'humble' cactus brings hope to Algeria

    For generations Algerians like the Gueldasmi family have barely eked out a living growing prickly pear fruits, but thanks to the cactus's new found virtues their lives are steadily improving. "Now, my future is here. There is no need to go abroad"...

  • WHO warns of 'backsliding' in measles fight as cases soar

    WHO warns of 'backsliding' in measles fight as cases soar

    The World Health Organization warned Thursday that efforts to halt the spread of measles were "backsliding", with case numbers worldwide surging around 50% last year. The UN health agency pointed to preliminary data showing that the disturbing...

  • Nespresso opens its first customer care centre in Malta

    Nespresso opens its first customer care centre in Malta

    Nespresso has opened a customer care centre in Mrieħel, weeks after opening its store at The Point in Sliema.  Situated in Notabile Road, the centre will support the online ordering operations of the portal https://nespresso.com.mt/ launched last...

  • Polar bear 'invasion': climate change increasing human-wildlife conflicts

    Polar bear 'invasion': climate change increasing human-wildlife conflicts

    The 10 hottest years on record were all during the past two decades and the hottest global ocean temperatures ever were recorded in 2018 – a heat increase from 2017 equivalent to 100 million times that of the Hiroshima bomb. Climate change is here...

  • Babies with healthier diets are more active and sleep better

    Babies with healthier diets are more active and sleep better

    Physical activity is important at all stages of life. It prevents obesity, improves well-being and reduces the risk of many chronic conditions, such as heart disease, arthritis and diabetes. Evidence shows that being active at a young age tracks...

  • Time for a dash of Mourvèdre

    Time for a dash of Mourvèdre

    Since the mid-1990s a spirit of change has spread through Malta’s vineyards and wineries. Little did we know then that the first modern-styled bottles that rolled out would go on to foster today’s enthusiasm for Malta’s wines. At the time of...