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  • The imaginative trigger

    The imaginative trigger

    Jim Crace, author of acclaimed novels like Quarantine, Being Dead and Harvest, will be returning to Malta for the launch of his novel The Melody. Born in Hertfordshire, raised in London and resident in the English Midlands, author Jim Crace’s work...

  • Privilege

    Privilege

    An article recently floating around the net really got me thinking about privilege, and what it means to have it. The article was about the introduction of ballet shoes for people of colour. To be honest, until I read the article, the thought of...

  • Fruit and vegetables: five-a-day

    Fruit and vegetables: five-a-day

    Increasing the intake of fruits and vegetables will provide many nutritional and health benefits. It is important to eat a varie­ty of fruits and vegetables because they contain different combinations of fibre, vitamins, minerals and other...

  • St John of the Cross church, Ta’ Xbiex, marks two anniversaries

    St John of the Cross church, Ta’ Xbiex, marks two anniversaries

    Today, the community of St John of the Cross church, Ta’ Xbiex, sets the ball rolling on celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of its inauguration on November 28, 1958, and commemorating the golden jubilee year since its elevation as the...

  • St George walked into a casino…

    St George walked into a casino…

    No, it’s not the start of a questionable joke, but your chance to learn all about the valiant St George while also enjoying a charity lunch within the usually members-only surroundings of the Casino Maltese. Jo Caruana asks author Michael Collins...

  • London fundraising event for St John Association, Malta

    London fundraising event for St John Association, Malta

    A fundraising event was held in aid of the St John Association, Malta, in the magnificent Chapter Hall of the historic St John’s Gate, Clerkenwell, London, now the headquarters of the Venerable Order of St John. The event was co-hosted by the...

  • Laughing and learning

    Laughing and learning

    Next year marks the 130th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s birth. Chaplin – who believed that a day without laughter was a day wasted, is still providing pleasure through his museum in his old home in Corsier-sur-Vevey overlooking Lake Geneva.

  • Surprising element for life – from diamonds to graphene

    Surprising element for life – from diamonds to graphene

    Carbon (C), the sixth element on the periodic table is 4-valent, that is, a C-atom can share 4 electrons with neighbouring atoms. Pure C exists in diverse forms. The most familiar are the robust precious diamond (an insulator) and the humble...

  • Supporting Pink

    Supporting Pink

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  • New magnitudes of colour

    “I try not to constrain the wearing of colour to notions of ‘day’ or ‘night’; I want women to be free to choose the effect that suits them,” says Lucia Pica, global creative make-up and colour director for Chanel. Increasing extremities of matte...

  • Photo of the week - November 18, 2018

    Photo of the week - November 18, 2018

    The image is an artist’s concept of quantum entanglement between two atoms. A new paper from a group at the University of Oxford – led by quantum physicist Chiara Marletto and published in October in the Journal of Physics Communications – claims...

  • Three new products for stronger Chanel presence

    Three new products for stronger Chanel presence

    After the 2017 launch of Gabrielle Chanel, the floral, luminous and solar fragrance is now available in three new products that can be used alone or combined for a trail with an even stronger presence. Gabrielle Chanel Foaming Shower Gel will make...

  • Myth debunked: The world would be a better place without carbon

    Coal, mostly made of carbon, is the chief cause of pollution. So would the world be a better place without carbon? No, the world would not exist without C. It is so pervasive that it is at least a partial constituent in over 90 per cent of all...

  • Armistice commemorations

    Armistice commemorations

    November 10 and 11 saw Baden-Powell Scouts (BPSM) running and taking part in commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which brought about the end of The Great War.  BPSM focused especially on the role of Scouts and Maltese people...

  • Pink after-party

    Pink after-party

    The Pink Fashion Show, a Times of Malta event, marked its fifth anniversary last Tuesday at the Intercontinental Arena in St Julian’s. Drawing inspiration from airline travel, the fashion show – featuring 30 models parading the collections of 11...

  • Power in your hand by NetShop ISP at SiGMA 2018

    Power in your hand by NetShop ISP at SiGMA 2018

    The leading Datacenter Services Provider has announced its presence at SiGMA 2018 (November 28-30) where it will reveal the brand-new myNetShop v5 hosting platform to more than 12,000 attendees.The myNetShop platform was introduced in 2008 as a...

  • Vegans: why they inspire fear and loathing among meat eaters

    Vegans: why they inspire fear and loathing among meat eaters

    Food critic William Sitwell has resigned as editor of Waitrose’s in-house magazine following a row over his astonishingly hostile response to a freelance journalist who proposed a series of articles on veganism. A statement from the food retailer...

  • Local teacher comes third at international bikini fitness competition

    Local teacher comes third at international bikini fitness competition

    A Maltese teacher whose hobby as a bikini fitness model took a more serious turn last summer has placed third in her first-ever pro-level tournament. Leanne Bartolo took a podium place at the WFF World Championship in California, just six months...

  • Lack of school toilets puts 620 million children in danger

    Lack of school toilets puts 620 million children in danger

    A lack of proper school toilets threatens the health, education and safety of at least 620 million children around the world, the charity WaterAid said in a new study published on Friday. Children at one in three schools lack access to proper...

  • Centenary from the birth of Fr Frans Buhagiar

    Centenary from the birth of Fr Frans Buhagiar

    The church was the centre of the village. The priest of its community. The priest and the village then were related to one another as the day and the sun. The farmer gave the food of earth, the priest gave the bread of heaven. The loss of a priest...