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  • Chamilia Malta Fashion Awards: ‘Valletta is perfect cultural location’

    Chamilia Malta Fashion Awards: ‘Valletta is perfect cultural location’

    The marketing campaign for the Chamilia Malta Fashion Awards and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Malta – to be held on June 2 and from May 26 to June 1 respectively – was launched recently. The face of this year’s campaign is model Claire Ciantar...

  • A study of our domestic space

    A study of our domestic space

    George A. Said-Zammit: The Development of Domestic Space in the Maltese Islands from the Late Middle Ages to the Second Half of the Twentieth CenturyOxford: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd, 2016. This attractively edited volume brings to publication...

  • Contracts at the crossroad

    Contracts at the crossroad

    ‘I agree,’ says the button. There’s another button that says ‘Cancel’. You start reading the end-user agreement. By the end of the first clause, you’re thinking of your evening plans. Anyway, you need this software. Click. You’ve...

  • Myth debunked: Exploring myths about smart contracts

    Myth debunked: Exploring myths about smart contracts

    Some think that smart contracts are legally enforceable. However, this is not yet the case. The legalities around smart contracts are still being worked out and there are many complex issues that need to be ironed out before they will actually...

  • Happy Diamonds: trilogy of hearts for infinite love

    Happy Diamonds: trilogy of hearts for infinite love

    With three hearts and three diamonds, each representing time past, present and future, the Happy Diamonds collection is a tribute to infinite love. Through successive eras, love has been declared in various ways. In ancient times, offering a ring...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    Researchers from Politecnico di Milano in Italy used Artificial Intelligence techniques to automatically create new levels in the popular video game Doom. The technique learns what the most important features in existing levels are and uses these...

  • Naturally excessive

    Naturally excessive

    In 2001 the dawn of an unexpected formula started an unpredictable olfactory movement. A two-tiered composition that blends the freshness of citrus with the sensual wave of sophisticated patchouli. A new-generation wood that has been dusted off,...

  • Hilltop Gardens opens modern-classic restaurant

    Hilltop Gardens opens modern-classic restaurant

    Hilltop Gardens recently held the launch of The Orchard Restaurant. General manager Charmaine Attard, accompanied by AX Holdings chairman Angelo Xuereb, greeted the guests, thanking head chef James Rizzo, whose experience was evidenced in the...

  • Hard Rock helps children in need

    Hard Rock helps children in need

    Hard Rock Heals Foundation, through Hard Rock Cafe Malta’s application, has awarded a $5,000 donation to Dr Klown, to be used for the benefit of young children in hospitals. The sum was presented to Dr Klown president Maurice Sleypen by Shandelle...

  • Ingenious locker app for peace of mind on beaches

    Ingenious locker app for peace of mind on beaches

    Going to the pool or beach should be a relaxing experience for all. Many times it isn’t. Worrying about having car keys, money or smartphone stolen will be a source of stress which can turn fun in the sun into a total nightmare. An ingenious...

  • Junk food ads face ban on Tube and buses across London

    Junk food ads face ban on Tube and buses across London

    Junk food advertising could be banned on the London Underground network as part of plans to tackle the capital's "ticking time-bomb" of childhood obesity. The proposals, unveiled by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, would also extend to the capital's buses...

  • Primary school bans posh pencil cases to make life easier for poorer children

    Primary school bans posh pencil cases to make life easier for poorer children

    A headteacher has banned fancy pencil cases after her school was "poverty-proofed" by experts. It was one of the measures taken at St Wilfrid's Primary School in Blyth, Northumberland, aimed at minimising the stigma poorer pupils endure. Head...

  • Watch: Florida off-duty policeman saves baby's life

    Watch: Florida off-duty policeman saves baby's life

    A Florida policeman has received plaudits from his department after his quick actions were credited with saving the life of an unresponsive baby. Deputy Jeremie Nix was off-duty and driving home from work when he noticed a motorist flagging him down.

  • 'I am a child of God... and I am also a child of a rape victim'

    'I am a child of God... and I am also a child of a rape victim'

    As women’s rights activists call for the legalisation of abortion, particularly in cases of rape, Lara Sierra, herself a rape victim, speaks to a pro-life campaigner, born of rape, about her international campaign to remove the parental rights of...

  • First reported deaths in Congo Ebola outbreak came in January

    First reported deaths in Congo Ebola outbreak came in January

    Cases of hemorrhagic fever were reported in an area of Congo that is facing an Ebola epidemic as far back as December and the first deaths were reported in January, a spokesman for the World Health Organization said in the capital Kinshasa on...

  • Australian scientist, 104, plans to kill himself with 'Swiss option'

    Australian scientist, 104, plans to kill himself with 'Swiss option'

    A 104-year-old Australian scientist travelled to Switzerland to end his life, telling a news conference on Wednesday the nation's liberal assisted suicide laws let him commit suicide legally, in contrast to his home where it remains...

  • Coming to terms with the loss of your pet

    Coming to terms with the loss of your pet

    Dr Edward Curmi explores why human beings are so attracted to adopting a domesticated animal and how they can deal with their loss – a prospect that can put people off getting a pet in the first place, but, in his view, really shouldn’t. Pets mean...

  • Heart failure on the rise in Malta

    Heart failure on the rise in Malta

    Heart failure is on the rise in Malta, and awareness of the condition was still quite low, cardiologist Robert Xuereb said on Wednesday. Speaking to mark Heart Failure Awareness Day, Dr Xuereb said heart failure affects one to two per cent of the...

  • Madame Tussauds unveils Meghan Markle waxwork

    Madame Tussauds unveils Meghan Markle waxwork

    A waxwork figure of Meghan Markle has been unveiled less than a fortnight before the royal wedding. The likeness of the American actress, standing alongside her groom Prince Harry, is the latest addition to Madame Tussauds London. Ms Markle's...

  • Cholera vaccination campaign starts in Yemen - WHO

    Cholera vaccination campaign starts in Yemen - WHO

    The first vaccine campaign against cholera in Yemen has started, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday, a year and a half after an epidemic was triggered by war and a health and sanitation crisis. There have since been more than one...