Archive for » November 8th, 2011«

€20,000 in funds for Santa Lucija Administrative Committee

The Parliamentary Secretariat for Consumers, Fair Competition, Local Councils and Public Consultation is funding 14 project or initiatives in small communities, one of which is Santa Lucija. The Administrative Committee of Santa Lucija has received €20,000 to implement various projects. Details were announced in Malta yesterday by Parliamentary Secretary, Chris Said. He said the Administrative [...]
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Moviment Graffitti condemns government over trapping

Moviment Graffitti has said in a statement this evening that it “would like to express its disappointment with the decision that the government has taken, to open the season for bird trapping from the 1st of November to the 10th of January 2012. Although it is required under law to consult the Ornis Committee when [...]
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My Personal Memories of the Late Great Smokin’ Joe Frazier

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro has written a personal letter on his memories of the ‘Late Great Smokin’ Joe Frazier.” “I was deeply saddened to hear that Joe Frazier passed away earlier today, like I’m sure most of the boxing world was. He was a living legend and right up to his passing was so dedicated [...]
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The 12th GPS Philatelic Exhibition starts this Saturday

The Gozo Philatelic Society will be holding its 12th Philatelic Exhibition between the 12th and the 18th of November 2011 at the Exhibition Hall, St. Francis Square Victoria. There will be Traditional Philately, with the theme”Nature & Nurture,” Social Philately, Postal History and Juniors. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy the beauty and benefits [...]
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Metal Magic Spanish Treasures from the Khalili collections

Heritage Malta inaugurated an exhibition of a selection of works from the Khalili Collections at the Grand Salon of the National Museum of Archaeology, on Monday 7th of November. The Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi inaugurated this exhibition in the presence of several guests, including Professor Nasser Khalili himself. Professor Khalili is a scholar, collector, and [...]
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EU 2011 budget needs extra €550 m to meet commitments

In an end-of-year housekeeping operation on the EU’s 2011 budget, European Parliament’s Budgets Committee on Monday approved the transfer of €714 million from 46 budget lines with surpluses to 57 budget lines that lack adequate funding. However, the European Commission calculates that an extra €550 million will nonetheless be needed to meet social spending and [...]
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MEPA approves construction of new civic centre in Xaghra

The Malta Environment and Planning Authority has today approved the Xaghra Local Council application for the construction of a new civic centre in place of the present administrative offices. The Council said that the “whole ambitious project involves the demolition of the existing building and the construction of a basement garage, local council offices, police [...]
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MHRA commends MIA’s position on landing fees this winter

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association said that it “commends the initiative announced by the Malta International Airport to waive the landing fees to all airlines throughout the coming winter months, in an effort to stimulate traffic during this lean period. This is certainly a step in the right direction which should encourage all relevant [...]
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Prime Minister to lead a task force on the bus service

The Ministry for Infrastructure, Transport and Communications has said in a statement today that it is “pleased at the Prime Minister’s decision to lead a task force for the bus service since part of the solutions go beyond the remit of this Ministry.” The Ministry continued, “it was indeed necessary to create an over-arching departmental [...]
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Feature films shot in Malta …100 and still counting

The Malta Film Commission has just updated its website with a detailed timeline of theatrically released films (not television) made in Malta. This list reveals that at least 100 feature films in a span of 86 years have been shot in Malta either entirely or partially, with the earliest known film going back as far [...]
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‘Spring’s Awakening’ – Play at the Cittadella Cente in Victoria

Later this month, the Gozo Creative Theatre Club, in collaboration with the Gozo Culture and Information Office within the Ministry for Gozo, will be performing their latest production ‘Spring’s Awakening.’ Sometimes called the tragedy of childhood, Spring Awakening was the first play penned by the German satirist Frank Wedekind in the late 19th century. It [...]
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La Valette Club Lounge upgrades its business facilities

The La Valette Club Lounge at the award-winning Malta International Airport has upgraded its business facilities with a range of new and sleek Apple iMacs. Supplied by iCentre, Pietá, the iconic iMacs provide Lounge patrons with a superior user experience. Well known for their crystal clear images, powerful processors and inventive software, the iMacs provide [...]
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Survey on enterprises showed 95% benefit from internet

An ICT usage and e-commerce in enterprises survey carried out during the first quarter showed that the vast majority of enterprises (1,132 or 97 per cent) employing a minimum of ten employees (full time equivalent) made use of computers. This figure increased by one percentage point over 2010. All enterprises in transport and storage, information [...]
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The 11th annual Methodians’ Help Fund Fun Day

Around 260 persons with a disability currently attending the Sapport Day Services participated in the 11th consecutive fun day organised by volunteers from the Methodians’ Help Fund within Methode Electronics Malta Ltd. who dedicated their time to support and organise the event Fun for All. Present for Fun for All were Mr. Gaetano Barbara, President [...]
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