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Lecture – Jusepe de Ribera: Spanish Painter in Baroque Italy

Heritage Malta has announced that a lecture, by the international Ribera scholar Professor Craig Felton, will be delivered on this coming Monday, the 21st of March, at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Valletta. The lecture, ‘Jusepe de Ribera: Spanish Painter in Baroque Italy’, will focus on Spanish artist Jusepe de Ribera (1591-1652). There [...]
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Libya: Finally a No Fly Zone – Alternativa Demokratika

Alternativa Demokratika has welcomed the decision to impose a no fly zone over Libyan territory by the UN Security Council. Alternattiva Demokratika EU and International Spokesperson, Prof. Arnold Cassola said,t “this decision has been very late in coming, and hundreds of innocent civilians have died because of the indecision of the international community. Hopefully, this [...]
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MaltaPost temporary suspension of mail transfer into Libya

MaltaPost has announced that due to closure of Libyan airspace to all traffic, the transfer of all mail into Libya has been temporarily suspended. This closure will of course continue until the Libyan airspace is reopened.
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Nominations for Commonwealth Scholarships available

The Directorate for Lifelong Learning is invited by the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) to make nominations for Commonwealth Scholarships in a number of new destinations. This activity has been made possible largely by the success of the CSFP endowment fund, which was raised to mark the 50th anniversary of the scheme last year, [...]
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Retail Price Index decreased slightly in January 2011

In February, the Retail Price Index edged down by 0.07 per cent, from 102.20 to 102.13. This primarily reflected a drop of 1.00 per cent in the Food Index, mainly due to a seasonal fall in the prices of vegetables. Cheaper airfares caused the Transport and Communication Index to go down by 0.91 per cent. [...]
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Libya threatens retaliation against passenger aircraft & ships

Colonel Gaddafi has threatened to attack passenger aircraft and shipping in the Mediterranean if foreign powers launch any air strikes against Libya. “Any foreign military act well expose all air and maritime traffic in the Mediterranean Sea” as targets for a counter attack, a Libyan Government spokesman has warned. Meanwhile following the UN giving the [...]
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Stress tests for EU nuclear plants after Japanese disaster

Stress tests on nuclear reactors, Europe’s future energy mix and the lessons to be learnt from the ongoing nuclear accidents in Japan were the hot issues in front of the European Parliament’s Energy and Environment Committees this week. EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger spoke of the “mammoth earthquake that shifted Japan’s position on the globe” and [...]
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Construction output up 1.8% in euro area & 1.0% in EU27

In the construction sector, seasonally adjusted production rose by 1.8% in the euro area (EA17) and by 1.0% in the EU27 in January 2011, compared with the previous month. In December 2010, production fell by 2.0% and 3.5% respectively. Compared with January 2010, output in January 2011 dropped by 4.5% in the euro area and [...]
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