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  • New recipes for greener concrete

    New recipes for greener concrete

    Getting more advanced high-performing concrete was the aim of an international conference this month, prodding the building materials industry to adopt standardisation for better sustainability. Anne Zammit reports. Concrete is the second most...

  • Snoring threatens one in every six marriages in UK

    Snoring threatens one in every six marriages in UK

    Nearly one in six Brits have considered leaving their partner due to their snoring, according to a new survey. In light of this year's National Stop Snoring week, Breathe Right undertook a nationwide survey of couples in the UK. They found as many...

  • Yoghurts may contain child's daily sugar limit

    Yoghurts may contain child's daily sugar limit

    Apparently healthy yoghurts can come close to sending children over their daily sugar limit in a single helping, campaigners have warned. Public Health Liverpool said its own analysis found that some yoghurts contain the equivalent of almost five...

  • An endless scrollof experiences

    An endless scrollof experiences

    From climbing the Great Wall of China, to marvelling at the Forbidden City and soaking in the Summer Palace’s serenity, Beijing left Veronica Stivala enthralled. China is like several countries rolled into one. Even though I was aware of this...

  • A Florentine affair

    A Florentine affair

    I ToscaniQbajjar Bay, Gozo Food: 7/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 Nothing much ever happens in Qbajjar. It is a peaceful, unassuming little Gozitan bay, an extension of Marsalforn that opens onto the limestone chequerboard...

  • The Ximenes Cannon: from plunder to prize of war

    The Ximenes Cannon: from plunder to prize of war

    On July 12, 1798, Admiral John Jervis, first Earl of St Vincent (1735-1823) and Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet, issued the following order to the relevant officers of His Majesty’s Ordnance at Gibraltar from his flagship HMS Ville...

  • Dating in the modern era

    British author Fattima Mahdi recently self-published her debut title, Love Don’t Come Easy: The Modern Struggle, a book she wrote to highlight the ways in which we have socially evolved through modern technology and the effect this has on our...

  • A fresh take on historical fiction

    James Vella-Bardon:The Sheriff’s Catch Unbound, 2018 Within the first few pages of James Vella-Bardon’s novel, the reader is served with combat scenes, house burnings and a quest for revenge. The year is 1585 and the initial setting is the...

  • The stomach bug

    The stomach bug

    Vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach cramps are not the best one could wish for. However, these are very common at this time of year. Such illnesses are consistent from year to year, with most cases occurring from October to May. But specific peaks...

  • Nicholas Monsarrat’s masterpiece translated by Wistin Born

    Nicholas Monsarrat’s masterpiece translated by Wistin Born

    Less than a year after the well-known English novelist Nicholas Monsarrat first published The Kappillan of Malta back in 1973, Wistin Born, the famed author of Is-Salib tal-Fidda (The Silver Cross), had already translated it into Maltese. The main...

  • Dingli farming and traditions brought to life

    Dingli farming and traditions brought to life

    The 15th edition of Ħad-Dingli – Ħidma Agrarja u Tradizzjonijiet (Dingli – Farming and Traditions) is to be held next Sunday in Buskett, limits of Dingli. Local produce is exhibited and available to be bought throughout the day starting from 8am.

  • Handling the hairdresser

    Handling the hairdresser

    I don’t think anyone ever forgets their first time. I must have been around 15 at the time; I bought it behind my mother’s back with the misplaced hope that I would have caramel-coloured hair à la Beyoncé (I found out she wore wigs all the time...

  • TimesEvents is on the hunt

    TimesEvents is on the hunt

    TimesEvents, the latest event planning team on the island, is being launched this weekend. From corporate parties, conferences and seminars to product launches, business lunches and dinners, networking events, executive retreats and VIP events,...

  • Celine eyewear collection is sophisticated and inspiring

    Celine eyewear collection is sophisticated and inspiring

    Sophisticated, inspiring and visionary, the essence of the 21st century woman is expressed in the new spring/summer 2018 Celine eyewear collection. The collection features vintage models that reveal a timeless elegance and minimalism with a twist...

  • Discovering the secrets of Samsung’s digital inverter

    Nine out of 10 refrigerators used by consumers worldwide have a ‘heart’ (compressor) that isn’t that smart. A compressor is the core part of a refrigerator that circulates cool air. If compared to the human body, it would be the heart, and to...

  • Of rabbits and mathematics

    Of rabbits and mathematics

    A news item that caught the first author’s attention last year was one that appeared on Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5062993/Poland-tells-couples-multiply-like-rabbits.html), in which the Polish government was reported to...

  • Myth debunked: Mathematics is more than just calculation

    A common reaction I get upon telling someone that I am a mathematics teacher, is “I used to hate the subject at school.” The reason would be something like “I’m not good with numbers” or “I could never get the hang of long multiplication and long...

  • Special offers at Halmann Vella open weekend

    Special offers at Halmann Vella open weekend

    Halmann Vella will be organising an open weekend on April 28 and 29 at its showroom in Mosta Road, Lija. During both days, the showroom will be open from 9am to 7pm. Starting from tomorrow, clients can bene­fit from various special offers on all...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    The photo on the right shows Katryn Mizzi, a student from Gozo Middle School, who won first prize in the ninth edition of the Malta Mathematics Olympiad. Katryn is the second woman to win the individual competition after Rachel Farrell, pictured...

  • Burger King counts on best nose in town

    One can taste and smell the scent of a flame-grilled Burger King burger any time. Therefore, Burger King fulfills a wish by taking advantage of a species with a one-of-a-kind nose to follow exactly that scent. This way the brand enables a special...