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  • Mgr Luigi Vella – the priest of the Eucharist

    Mgr Luigi Vella – the priest      of the Eucharist

    It was about four in the afternoon on July 17, 1928 – 90 years ago – when in a house in Victoria, Gozo, a priest lay dying. To those standing by his bedside, in those last hours of his life, he murmured: “I am seeing Father Eymard.” Someone ran...

  • Protecting yourself during a heatwave

    Protecting yourself during a heatwave

    As summer sets in, the temperatures increase, leading to health effects. Heat-related illness can affect anyone, but some people are at a greater risk than others. These include the extremes of age groups, including babies and children aged up to...

  • A sinful obsession

    A sinful obsession

    The late J. S. Wilkin was fascinated by preservation. For some, his was a sinful and unhealthy obsession. For others, it was an important historical mission. And all in the cause of conservation. ‘Big John’ began hoarding jam and everything to do...

  • Spotlight on: Sef Farrugia

    Spotlight on: Sef Farrugia

    I’ve resumed my ‘Spotlight on’ series with a short interview with designer Sef Farrugia who recently opened her first shop in Rabat. Instead of the focus I usually apply to the designer’s personality, I concentrated instead on the opening of Sef’s...

  • Malta launches search for love ambassador

    Malta launches search for love ambassador

    Berkeley International France, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Malta, the elite matchmaker, has announced it is launching a nationwide search for a new brand ambassador for Berkeley International Malta. The first of its kind in the matchmaking...

  • A family affair

    A family affair

    Tal-FamiljaTriq tal-Gardiel,Marsascala Food: 8/10Service: 9/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 Steering a steady course is Tal-Familja restaurant in Marsascala, here since 1998. The aptly named establishment is a family-run affair; every...

  • The odd, the weird and the uncanny

    The odd, the weird and the uncanny

    Fiona Vella And Oliver Gatt:Bizarre Malta BDL Publications, Malta 2018, €15. Just when you think you know every nook and cranny of the 200-odd square miles that make up the Maltese islands and the stories they gave rise to, Fiona Vella and Oliver...

  • An exclusive party at Cawnpore Cup

    An exclusive party at Cawnpore Cup

    On June 9, the Malta Polo Club held the most prestigious and final match of the club’s season – the Cawnpore Cup 2018. Gifted to the Malta Polo Club in 1947, the Cawnpore Cup has been held annually with the exception of the war years. The highest...

  • Cooking and culture come together in Valletta

    Cooking and culture come together in Valletta

    A new workshop designed to introduce both tourists and foreigners living in Malta to traditional local food was recently announced by the Mediterranean Culinary Academy (MCA). Titled ‘Cooking and Culture in Valletta’, the workshop – held every...

  • Air Malta introduces new inflight catering service

    Air Malta introduces new inflight catering service

    With the summer months upon us, our little island is experiencing an influx of tourists who treasure the beaming sun, golden sands and crystal blue waters of this Mediterranean archipelago, while the locals look for seasonal breaks and adventures...

  • Winner of VW Polo competition

    Winner of VW Polo competition

    Richard Hill is the winner of the Scotts Supermarkets VW Polo competition. He was drawn from among thousands of participants who were given a competition ticket with every €40 spent at any Scotts outlet between March 5 and June 30. He is now the...

  • Embracing femininity

    Embracing femininity

    The spring/summer 2018 Karen Millen collection sees workwear reimagined to embrace powerful femininity with contemporary silhouettes and considered fabrications. Tailoring is done the 2018 way, shirts are reinvented – tied, wrapped, draped, belted...

  • The origins of probability

    The origins of probability

    The theory of probability had its origins in games of chance and gambling. Probability originated from a gambler’s dispute in 1654 concerning the division of a stake between two players whose game was interrupted before its close. The problem was...

  • Myth Debunked: The probability behind gaming

    Many people gamble in the hope of winning money without considering the risks involved. By using probability theory it is possible to estimate the chance of certain events. For instance, one can estimate the probability that a poker player is...

  • Photo of the week

    Andrey Kolmogorov was born in Russia in 1903 and raised by his aunts as his mother died during his birth. Kolmogorov graduated from high school in 1920 and then commenced his studies at the Moscow State University. During his undergraduate studies...

  • Marsovin’s wine festival returns

    Marsovin’s wine festival returns

    Marsovin will be holding its annual wine festival at Hastings Gardens, Valletta, between July 20 and 22 from 8pm to 1am. There are some events in the local calendar that simply exude a sense of summer – and this event is one of them. The location...

  • Best cuisines on show in Mdina

    Best cuisines on show in Mdina

    The Malta International Food Festival is a convergence of joyful celebrations of the world’s best cuisines. The festival will deliver patrons an opportunity to interact, share passions and indulge in freshly-prepared food from all around the...

  • Hairdressers, tattoo artists helped to support clients who open up

    Hairdressers, tattoo artists helped to support clients who open up

    A haircut or tattoo appointment often turns into an informal ‘counselling’ session, but not everyone is trained about the way to deal with the sensitive issues that clients share at their salon. This is set to change as hairdressers, beauticians,...

  • More than qualifications, the young need work ethic

    More than qualifications, the young need work ethic

    Tomorrow is World Youth Skills Day, designated in 2014 by the United Nations General Assembly to raise awareness on the importance of investing in youth skills development. The UN estimates that worldwide there are 73 million unemployed youths,...

  • An ocean of opportunities

    An ocean of opportunities

    The Mediterranean maritime economy is enjoying an upward trend, with healthy prospects for the future, Aldo Drago says.  The Mediterranean maritime economy is enjoying an upward trend, with healthy prospects for the future, Aldo Drago says. Apart...