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  • Standing out

    Standing out

    Continuing its strategy of strong global expansion, Carpisa is opening a new single-brand store in the Dubai Mall, one of the largest and most important shopping malls in the world. Located in the Dubai Mall, Carpisa’s new store offers...

  • Thousands of British women face crippling foot problems

    Thousands of British women face crippling foot problems

    Foot experts have revealed for the first time why women's feet suffer in their summer shoes - they wear the wrong size. This comes as the annual "socks off season" the longed-for time every year when women can finally ditch their socks and boots...

  • What do black Britons think of Meghan's marriage to Harry?

    What do black Britons think of Meghan's marriage to Harry?

    Lawyer Gaile Walters has no time for the British monarchy but still believes the wedding of American actress Meghan Markle to Queen Elizabeth's grandson Prince Harry marks an important moment for Britain's black community. "It has to be significant.

  • Victims of Japan's forced sterilisations demand justice

    Victims of Japan's forced sterilisations demand justice

    One day when Saburo Kita was 14, he was taken from an institution for troubled children to see a doctor. Despite protesting that his health was fine, he was ordered to strip, lie down on a table, and was given a local anaesthetic. Then the surgery...

  • A different way of dying

    A different way of dying

    Vanessa Macdonald was deeply disturbed as she watched her partner’s Dutch mother prepare for death and undergo palliative sedation to hasten the moment. In a blow-by-blow account of the intense, emotional and uncomfortable experience, she tries to...

  • Babies' pupils might hold key to early autism diagnosis, study suggests

    Babies' pupils might hold key to early autism diagnosis, study suggests

    Babies whose pupils react more strongly to sudden changes in light intensity are more likely to later be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a study has shown. Researchers from Birkbeck, University of London, said their findings provide...

  • The day a Spitfire came crashing down into a Lija street

    The day a Spitfire came crashing down into a Lija street

    On May 9, 1942, an Australian pilot, Gordon Russell Tweedale, son of Edward Wellington and Isa Tweedale of Clayfield, Queensland, crashed his Spitfire (BR248, squadron 185) in a Lija street, while trying to fly the aircraft all the way from Grand...

  • Loving local

    Loving local

    Townhouse No.3 Rabat Food: 9/10Location: 8/10Service: 8/10Value: 8/10Overall: 9/10 What they are doing here is an absolute joy. Feast your eyes on the likes of turmeric gnocchi in a squid ink bisque or collar of local pork stuffed with a fruity...

  • Love yourself? Help yourself!

    Love yourself? Help yourself!

    At the office, the running joke is to be grateful for Mother’s Day – being the only day of the year when we get a guilt-free lie-in. Since organising the day is left in the hands of the male contingent, past Mother’s Day celebrations have...

  • More forgotten industrial heritage: Admiralty Floating Dock No.35 – Return to the Far East

    More forgotten industrial heritage: Admiralty Floating Dock No.35 – Return to the Far East

    Admiralty Floating Dock (AFD) 35 was ready for use in July 1948 but the hulk of AFD 8 was still at the berth planned for it at Magazine Wharf. It was ironic that the Royal Navy had ships stemmed for docking but was unable to use its newest and...

  • Increasing immunisation for the greater good

    Increasing immunisation for the greater good

    Routine immunisation is one of the best public health strategies available to control many infectious diseases. Indeed, immunisation is the first contact point of a child with health services, thus providing an important link to healthcare at the...

  • Hidden gems of Sicily: Scicli

    Hidden gems of Sicily: Scicli

    This year I was asked to preside over the jury to choose the most beautifully flower-covered horse in the Cavalcata di San Giuseppe in Scicli, a town which got its World Heritage status in 2002, a process I was pleased to be involved in. I was...

  • Things to think about when making an important purchase

    Things to think about when making an important purchase

    I’ve gotten a lot of questions about how to identify which designer pieces to invest in and which to leave off your wish list so with that thought in mind, I thought I’d share a few tips and tricks I’ve learnt over the years: Don’t get swept away...

  • Stella McCartney label comes to Malta

    Stella McCartney label comes to Malta

    To celebrate the new season and the much anticipated Malta debut of fashion label Stella McCartney, Sarto hosted a sunset party in collaboration with Moet Chandon Rose. Guests received a glimpse of Stella McCartney’s spring/summer collection,...

  • Natural suncare range

    One may be under the impression that all sunscreens are healthy. They shield the skin from harmful UV rays, so how could they be unhealthy? However, there are two kinds of sunscreens – chemical and mineral (physical) sunscreens. Chemical...

  • Our cracking earth

    Our cracking earth

    It was only 50 years ago when scientists had tangible evidence that continents drift around the earth’s surface and established what drives their movement. The evidence revolved around several observations such as the map of the earth, which looks...

  • Myth Debunked: More money means more happiness!

    Myth Debunked: More money means more happiness!

    “Money can buy you lots of things but money can’t buy you love” are lyrics from a famous song. While true, money can buy you happiness – to a certain extent. For decades research has been trying to figure out if money is linked to happiness. In...

  • Bordeaux and Risette: a fine pairing

    Bordeaux and Risette: a fine pairing

    Farsons Beverage Imports Company (FBIC) and Casa Ellul recently collaborated to present a very special evening, locally unprecedented. Very old and rare vintages of Bordeaux first growths were combined with dinner at Risette, an informal fine...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    The shape of the Atlantic Ocean’s seafloor wedged between the Americas, Europe and Africa. The red box shows the location of PI-LAB (Passive Imaging of the Lithosphere and Asthenosphere Boundary), which is an experiment using state-of-the-art...

  • Westin opens newly renovated The Terrace

    Westin opens newly renovated The Terrace

    After weeks of renovation The Terrace at the Westin Dragonara Resort is now open and also serving Saturday buffet dinner. ‘Saturday Market’ is the all new Saturday buffet dinner concept all fans of world cuisine in Malta and Gozo will be able to...