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  • For your diary - September 16, 2018

    • The Capuchin Friars of Victoria celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Graces today. Bishop George Bugeja, OFM, will lead a pontifical concelebrated Mass at 9am, with the participation of the Fjur t’Assisi choir, under the direction of Marita Zammit...

  • New MSc in Biomedical Engineering – Biomechanics

    New MSc in Biomedical Engineering – Biomechanics

    A new full-time course leading to a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering – Biomechanics is be­ing offered by the University of Malta. The course, which starts next month, is an interfaculty programme of the Faculty of Engineering and the...

  • International training for early years educators

    International training for early years educators

    Prof. Valerie Sollars and Prof. Carmel Cefai from the University of Malta recently attended a one-week international teacher training course for early years educators in Kranevo, Bulgaria, as part of the Movup Erasmusplus project. Eunice...

  • Support for University research on plastic deterioration, wall paintings restoration

    Support for University research on plastic deterioration, wall paintings restoration

    The Gasan Foundation has awarded €61,000 to support two University of Malta research projects – €50,000 to part-finance the conservation of the Matteo Perez D’Aleccio wall paintings at the Grandmasters’ Palace in Valletta, and €11,000 to finance a...

  • Secondary school students complete summer internships at the Faculty of Science

    Secondary school students complete summer internships at the Faculty of Science

    During summer, a group of 20 secondary school students took part in the Go4Research internship programme during which they worked on a wide range of research projects at the University of Malta’s Faculty of Science and the Institute of Space...

  • Pope urges 'brothers and sisters' of Mafia to repent

    Pope urges 'brothers and sisters' of Mafia to repent

    Pope Francis appealed to Sicily's Mafia on Saturday to abandon a life of crime and violence, saying the island needed "men and women of love, not men and women 'of honour,'" using the term mobsters apply to themselves. Francis, in the Sicilian...

  • Bus passenger seriously hurt in fall

    Bus passenger seriously hurt in fall

    A bus ride went serious awry for a 64-year-old man on Saturday morning when he fell while on the vehicle, seriously injuring himself in the process.The incident happened at 11am on St George’s Road in St Julian’s, the police said. The victim, who...

  • Public worker who harassed journalist filming Daphne memorial should be disciplined - IĠM

    Public worker who harassed journalist filming Daphne memorial should be disciplined - IĠM

    A government employee caught on camera harassing a journalist on Saturday should be investigated and disciplined, Malta’s journalist lobby has said.The official, who identified himself as a Cleansing Department worker,  told a Newsbook journalist...

  • MEPs want to meet AG, police chief, chief justice

    MEPs want to meet AG, police chief, chief justice

    MEPs sitting on the rule of law monitoring group arrive on Wednesday, just days after European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker warned Brussels would get tough on countries not observing democratic principles. The visiting MEPs are known...

  • Iran accuses French police of delayed response to attack on embassy

    Iran accuses French police of delayed response to attack on embassy

    Iran said on Saturday that Kurdish activists attacked its embassy in Paris and it accused French police of arriving late on the scene. Paris police confirmed officers had responded to an incident at the embassy on Friday afternoon, but declined to...

  • PN pushes government to explain delays to revised fuel station policy

    PN pushes government to explain delays to revised fuel station policy

    An offer to debate a revised fuel stations policy in parliament still stands, the Nationalist Party said on Saturday, despite the government having so far chosen to turn it down. In a statement, the PN said that it had written Environment Minister...

  • All colours of the rainbow as Valletta hosts Pride parade

    All colours of the rainbow as Valletta hosts Pride parade

    Updated 7.20pm Europe’s capital of culture was turned into a tapestry of colour on Saturday afternoon as Malta celebrated its LGBTIQ members during its annual Pride parade. People young and old made it to Tritons Fountain at 4.30pm for the start...

  • Two months after Tal-Barrani is widened, permit for works has yet to be issued

    Two months after Tal-Barrani is widened, permit for works has yet to be issued

    A planning permit to widen part of Tal-Barrani Road, in Tarxien, which was completed more than two months ago, has still to be issued, Times of Malta learned. Transport Minister Ian Borg announced through an official statement issued by the...

  • PN approves seven MEP candidates

    PN approves seven MEP candidates

    Seven candidates are included in the first group approved by the Nationalist Party to contest next year's European elections under its banner. The approved candidates are Peter Agius, Dione Borg, Michael Briguglio, David Casa, Roberta Metsola,...

  • PD leader to step down to contest MEP election

    PD leader to step down to contest MEP election

    Updated 7.30pm - Added Dr Buttigieg statement Partit Demokratiku leader Anthony Buttigieg will step down from his post after being nominated as the party's first MEP election candidate. "The decision was unanimous, based on his unassailable...

  • ‘One-off’ sexual adventure with minor lands 19-year-old in court

    ‘One-off’ sexual adventure with minor lands 19-year-old in court

    A “one-off” sexual adventure with a minor landed a 19-year-old man in the dock after he gave in to her repeated advances, a court heard on Saturday. Defense lawyer Marouska Debono told the court that the 14-year-old girl had instigated the sexual...

  • George Hyzler is new Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards

    George Hyzler is new Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards

    Updated 4.05pm - Added PD statement The Labour Party parliamentary group has agreed with the Opposition leader's proposal to appoint George Hyzler as Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards. With this appointment, suggested by Adrian Delia, the...

  • Turkish police detain hundreds of protesting airport workers

    Turkish police detain hundreds of protesting airport workers

    Turkish police have detained hundreds of workers protesting over labour conditions at Istanbul's new airport, a giant project championed by President Tayyip Erdogan and due to open next month, a union leader said on Saturday. The protest broke out...

  • Man arrested as partner is found dead in Paola

    Man arrested as partner is found dead in Paola

    Updated 7.05pm A man is being held by the police after his partner was found dead at her residence in Paola on Saturday morning.  35-year-old Lourdes Agius was found in her bedroom by her mother, who promptly took to the streets in panic to say...

  • Junior minister, NGO in hunting social media spat

    Junior minister, NGO in hunting social media spat

    Updated 3.50pm - Added FKNK statement  Verbal shots were fired on Twitter on Saturday as the junior minister for Animal Rights and conservationists Birdlife made it clear there was no love lost between them. Parliamentary Secretary Clint Camilleri...

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