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Household saving rate up in both the euro area and EU27

In the second quarter of 2011 compared with the first quarter of 2011, the household saving rate increased while the household investment rate remained almost unchanged in both the euro area (EA17) and the EU27. In the euro area, household disposable income grew by 0.5% in real terms, after an increase of 0.1% in the [...]
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Marsa C.C. win all three games against The Forty Club C.C

Over the weekend the three game series against The Forty Club who are on their third trip, once in 2002 and the other in 2005, came to an end. The First game was played last Sunday in the twenty over format. The Marsa team batted first. A great innings by George Agius of fifty eight [...]
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The Gozo SPCA’s ‘Open Morning’ was another great success

Despite a cloudy, damp and windy morning, the Gozo SPCA in Victoria had a bumper ‘Open Morning’ today, with visitors from almost the moment the doors opened. This morning’s event coincided with the charity fair held on the adjacent football ground. The Society volunteers chatted to visitors about the animals that are at the centre [...]
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King’s Own Philharmonic Band & Chorus Urbanus in concert

The King’s Own Philharmonic Society has invited Chorus Urbanus to participate in its Annual Symphony Band Concert, taking place at Our Lady of Porto Salvo Basilica in Valletta on Saturday, the 5th of November, 2011. This will be the fourth time that the choir has joined in to perform with the King’s Own Philharmonic Society. [...]
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Europa Donna Pan-European Conference held in Malta

EUROPA DONNA – The European Breast Cancer Coalition’s 10th Pan-European Conference brought together 220 breast cancer advocates and specialists from 37 countries in Malta on 22 and 23 October, where they heard the European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, John Dalli, express the Commission’s commitment to breast cancer prevention, detection and treatment. This was [...]
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EU-funded project could bring more powerful broadband

An EU funded project which has developed a long-term solution to Internet traffic congestion has just received a prize at Future Internet Week in Poznan, Poland. The TRILOGY project received the Future Internet Award for its outstanding contribution to the Internet architecture and protocols, which could help provide Europeans with faster, more reliable Internet connections. [...]
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Report concludes EU’s legislation on right track for GMOs

Two independent reports evaluating the European Union’s legislation on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) conclude that there is broad support for the legislation’s objectives and show that recent legislative Commission initiatives are heading in the right direction. The documents, also note that some adjustments are necessary if we are to meet the objectives of the legislation [...]
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Youth Gozo Volunteering information and entertainment

Agenzija Zghazagh in collaboration with GUG and JP2 Youths will be organising the Youth Gozo Weekend with the theme of Volunteering, in Gozo, between 4th and 5th of November 2011. On Friday 4th November morning, a structured dialogue will take place for Gozitan students, followed by an evening classical concert by the Cordia String Quartet, [...]
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Y4TE supports the reuse map project for dismissed materials

Project Youth for the Environment (Y4TE) said that it supports the reuse map® project. This is a research project conducted by Elisa Andretti and it had been funded by Embassy of Italy in Malta. The reuse map® is a registered trademark and provides listing services for reuse of dismissed materials in the building industry and [...]
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Circolo Gozitano ‘Gieh Ghawdex’ 2011 Awards Ceremony

During a very well attended activity held at Palazzo Palina – Hotel Ta’ Cenc, Sannat, on Friday, Mrs Consiglia Azzopardi, Chev Paul Camilleri Cauchi and Mr. Joe W. Psaila were awarded the the Gieh Ghawdex Award. The awards were presented by the Minister for Gozo Giovanna Debono. Mrs Consigila Azzopardi was awarded the Gieh Ghawdex [...]
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Malta & Gozo on Canvas – Art exhibition at the Cittadella

Malta & Gozo on Canvas is an exhibition by John Dimech being held at St Ursula Hall, at the Cittadella Centre for Culture & Arts, The Citadel, Victoria. The exhibition is being inaugurated this evening by Frederick Azzopardi, Parliamentary Assistant to the Ministry for Gozo and will be open to the public, from Sunday, the [...]
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European Parliament demands smarter use of antibiotics

Tighter controls on the use of antimicrobials – such as antibiotics – are needed to fight growing bacteria resistance, says a resolution adopted by Parliament on Thursday. Virtually untreatable “superbugs” claim the lives of around 25,000 people in the EU each year, a figure that MEPs fear could grow. Parliament’s resolution makes non-binding recommendations for [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Zebbug on Monday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Monday, Gozo, on Monday, the 31st of October, between the hours of 8.30am and 3.00pm. The following area will be affected by this scheduled power suspensions: TRIQ IL- LIFURNA, TRIQ TAN- NAHLA, TRIQ IL- QOLLA L-BAJDA and TRIQ IL- QOLLA S-SAFRA. .
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Melita’s Video-On-Demand service hits 100,000th viewing

Melita, Video-On-Demand (VOD) service has hit the 100,000th viewing. The compnay said that “this milestone was reached within one month from the commercial September 12th launch of the “OnDemand” product after the June BETA release.” “We are overwhelmed with the take up of this service and also with the usage trends. People are not only [...]
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