Archive for » April 22nd, 2011«

Gozo remembers Bishop Nikol Cauchi on Good Friday

Nicholas Joseph Cauchi, former Bishop emeritus of Gozo, was remembered today, on Good Friday, and saluted by a new composition in his honour. B’Tislima lill-E.T. Mons. Isqof Nikol Cauchi, a newly-composed funerary march by locally renowned composer Ray Sciberras, was premiered by the Leone Band during the Good Friday procession which issued from the Gozo [...]
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WHO warning as measles outbreaks spread across Europe

Thirty countries in WHO’s European Region have reported a marked increase in measles cases, with 6 500 so far in 2011. Epidemiological investigations and genotyping by laboratories confirm exportation of the virus among several countries in the Region and to other regions of the world. Outbreaks and the further spread of measles are likely to [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Marsalforn on Monday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Marsalforn, Gozo, on Monday, the 25th of April, 2011, between the hours of 8.30am and 2.30pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Triq il-Forn, Dahla l-Gharajjex, Triq il-Port, Wied il-Qbajjar and Triq Santa Marija.
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Illegal shooting of protected birds is unacceptable – FKNK

The Federation for Hunting and Conservation – Malta (FKNK) said today that “any illegal shooting of protected bird species is absolutely unacceptable. FKNK, together with the assistance of the police and backed-up with the full weight of the wrath of its thousands of genuine members, will continue striving so that these criminals are eradicated from [...]
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Paschal Triduum in Fontana with Chorus Urbanus

The Parish of Fontana has once again this year invited Chorus Urbanus to animate the services during the Holy Week. which started yesterday on Maundy Thursday. Today, Good Friday, the service will start at 3pm and will include the Adoration of the Cross during which the choir will be interpreting Improperia and Crux Fidelis by [...]
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E.R.R.C. blood drive on Saturday at the Gozo Hospital

A reminder that the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps (E.R.R.C.) will be orgainsing a Blood Drive at the Gozo General Hospital, tomorrow, Saturday, the 23rd of April, between 8.00am and 11.00am. There are already a number of E.R.R.C. volunteers who will donate blood during this blood drive, however, it will serve to promote awareness to [...]
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Clearer rules on food labelling by Environment Committee

Food labels should include mandatory nutritional information, inter alia on artificial trans fats and the country of provenance, Environment Committee MEPs said. The committee amended draft EU legislation to ensure that labels are legible, do not mislead, and provide the information that consumers need to make choices. The draft legislation, voted at the second reading [...]
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International Mother Earth Day celebrated around the world

Today, Intermational Mother Earth Day is being celebrated around the world. Mother Earth is a common expression for the planet earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet. For instance, Bolivians call Mother Earth Pachamama and Nicaraguans refer to her [...]
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