Archive for » October 3rd, 2011«

Simvastin 20mg in pharmacies by end of the week – Ministry

The Health Ministry has said this evening that Simvastatin 20mg medicine, which is a cholesterol treatment, will be available in pharmacies by the end of the week. The Ministry said that as the local agent had failed to deliver the medicine in time, it had taken the necessary steps to get supplies from other companies, [...]
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The Aurora Theatre is to perform Turandot for 2012 season

The Teatru tal-Opra Aurora has announced that Giacomo Puccini’s three-act opera Turandot has been chosen to be perfomed for the 2012 season. The Theatre said that it is now customary that it annouces the next season’s opera title, prior to the current year’s opera performance. Tosca, which is another Puccini all-time favourite, will run on [...]
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United Nations World Habitat Day 2011 celebrated today

Youth for the Environment (Y4TE) said that it would like to remind everyone that today, Monday, the 3rd of October is the World Habitat Day. The United Nations has declared the first Monday of October every year as World Habitat Day and it is celebrated in many countries around the world. It was first celebrated [...]
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Meet the artist at Il-Loggia – ‘Joe Busuttil – 50 years on’

What is Maltese Art? Is it art produced within the geographic perimeter of the islands or does it have to do with what is produced by Maltese nationals, by adoption or descent, anywhere? An interesting case study in response to this intriguing research question is Joe Busuttil whose show ‘Joe Busuttil… 50 years on’ is [...]
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Gloria – Making Music Malta International Music Festival

Gloria – Making Music Malta International Music Festival is back with its 3rd edition, organised by Making Music Malta, St. Lazarus Foundation in aid of L-Istrina and the Richmond Foundation. The Gloria-Making Music Malta International Music Festival will include national and international and talented soloists from Malta, UK, Isle of Man, Australia and China as [...]
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91% success rate on loan applications for Maltese SMEs

The economic crisis has made it more difficult for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access banking credit. The proportion of unsuccessful loan applications rose between 2007 and 2010 in 19 of the 20 Member States for which data are available. The largest increases in unsuccessful loan applications were observed in Bulgaria (from 3% in [...]
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Survey shows 65% of the elderly cannot afford a holiday

To mark the International Day of Older Persons, which is annually celebrated on 1 October, the National Statistics Office is presenting a set of statistics which relates to the elderly population in Malta. During 2010, the total number of persons aged 60 and over totalled 95,145 or 23 per cent of the total population. The [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Xewkija on Wednesday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Xewkija, Gozo, on Wednesday, the 5th of October, between the hours of 8.30am and 3.00pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: TRIQ IL- BICCERIJA, TRIQ L- IMGARR and TRIQ TAFLIJA.
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ERRC lifeguard teams assisted 319 people this summer

The Emergency Response and Rescue Corps has said that it would like to thank the general public for its encouragement and support for the lifeguard services the organisation provided at the Blue Lagoon in Comino and Ramla Bay, Gozo throughout the summer. E.R.R.C Lifeguards treated 319 cases, and the service was available on a daily [...]
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Harsh penalties needed in animal cruelty – Moviment Graffitti

Moviment Graffitti has said in a statement this morning that “in view of the latest disturbing case of animal cruelty, where a man has yet again ruthlessly and brutally caused the death of Gaia, a loving innocent creature, Moviment Graffitti would like to reiterate it solidarity with Gaia and all other abused animals and call [...]
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Lecture on Malta’s Earliest Known Illuminated Manuscript

‘Malta’s Earliest Known Illuminated Manuscript’ is the title of the first autumn lecture being organised by Din l-Art Helwa on Thursday the 13th of October. The presentation by Dr. Martina Caruana discusses one of Malta’s most treasured medieval artefacts, the Codex Evangeliorum Melitensis, an illuminated Gospel book housed in the Mdina Cathedral Museum. Following a [...]
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