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Gozo may have its own Silicon Valley – ICT Gozo Malta

Just the moment you start reading this article, a new technology has been invented, produced, tested or used. Technologies took over the way we communicate, think, travel or learn and it has infiltrated human lives in a manner that no one would have thought of 40 years ago when the Defense Advance Research Project Agency [...]
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Protection for the Mediterranean from offshore activities

The European Commission took an important step towards better protection for the Mediterranean Sea today, with a proposal for the EU to accede to a Protocol of the Barcelona Convention that protects the Mediterranean against pollution from offshore exploration and exploitation activities. Such activities are increasing in the Mediterranean, and the area is particularly vulnerable [...]
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Air Malta revamps fare structure & hand baggage allowance

Air Malta has today announced that it has revamped its fare structure. The changes include an increase in hand baggage allowance for all its economy and club tickets and a revised fare benefits structure. These changes are designed to add value to the Air Malta experience for customers since the fare benefits have been upgraded [...]
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Tours of Fort St Elmo organised by Heritage Malta & MTA

Heritage Malta, in conjunction with the Malta Tourism Authority, is organising guided tours of Fort St Elmo. The aim of Heritage Malta is to increase awareness on the Fort and to open to the public certain areas that are not accessible. Everyone is invited to join and appreciate this glorious Fort, considered as one of [...]
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Gozo SPCA to hold an Open Morning this coming Sunday

Following the successful open day held a few weeks ago, The Gozo SPCA, in Victoria will be holding an ‘Open Morning’ this coming Sunday, the 30th of October, to coincide with the charity fair held on the adjacent football ground, near the bus station, in Victoria. Everyone is invited to go along and look around [...]
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EC steps up the adoption of EU anti-sea pollution rules

The European Commission has given Austria, Finland and the UK two months to transpose EU rules laying down criminal penalties against sea pollution and other environmental offences into national laws. The Commission’s request takes the form of a reasoned opinion (second step of EU infringement proceedings). In the absence of a satisfactory response within two [...]
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HSBC sponsors the Advance Malta Property & Homes Expo

HSBC is again sponsoring the HSBC Advance Malta Property & Homes Expo which will bring together the homes and property sectors under one roof at the MFCC in Ta’ Qali Complex, between the 22-25 March 2012. The fourth edition of this popular Expo has been extended to include home furniture and finishings to attract a [...]
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Analogue TV transmissions being switched off on Monday

This coming Monday, the 31stof October, the free-to-air analogue TV transmissions will cease when TVM, Net TV, One and Smash TV will switch off their analogue transmitters. During the last three months, the four TV stations were transmitting simultaneously in both analogue and digital. As from 1st November, they will transmit solely in digital. This [...]
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Concert by the RunBySingers Chorus at the Gozo Cathderal

The RunBySingers Chorus will be presenting a concert of choral music featuring also excerpts from Missa Ignes Charitatis, which was composed by the musical director of the Chorus Urbanus, John Galea, together with other representative works by Tallis, de Victoria, Stanford and Part. The concert will take place tomorrow, Friday the 28th of October at [...]
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Seminar to take place on the effects of work-related stress

Over the last decade, work-related stress has been consistently identified within the European Union, as one of the major workplace concerns. In fact work-related stress represents a huge cost in terms of both human distress and impaired economic performance. The effects of stress can be good or bad. Managing stress well can help a person [...]
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FKNK launches its new look user friendly website

The Federation for Hunting & Conservation – Malta (FKNK) has reconstructed and launched its new look website at www.huntinginmalta.org.mt. FKNK said that “besides being more user-friendly, new features have been added such as the gallery, where photos with hunting, trapping and environment conservation themes will be uploaded, and more direct links to FKNK’s You Tube [...]
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September’s industrial producer price index up by 1.8%

Provisional data issued by the National Statistics Office indicate that in September the industrial producer price index increased by 1.8 per cent when compared to the previous month. This rise was reflected in a 3.2 per cent increase in prices for intermediate goods, and a 0.4 per cent rise within consumer goods. Prices for capital [...]
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EU leaders reach deal to ease economic crisis in eurozone

EU leaders agreed a deal last night in Brussels to ease the economic crisis in the eurozone, which included a 50% write-off of the Greek debt. Europe’s banks have been given eight months to raise €106bn. Following the meeting of the Euro Summit, the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy said, “We are [...]
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