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Exhibition in Malta by Gozitan artist George Scicluna

‘George Scicluna – Paintings’ is the tile of a vast retrospective exhibition of the works by George Scicluna organised by the Art Discussion Group (ADG) and curated by E. V. Borg. Mr. Mark Vella of Valletta Fund Management will inaugurate this artistic and cultural event at Palazzo de La Salle, the premises of the Malta [...]
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EC unveils its Action Plan against antimicrobial resistance

With about 25,000 patients dying per year in the EU from infections caused by drug resistant bacteria and related costs of over 1.5 billion euros in healthcare expenses and productivity losses, antimicrobial resistance is a growing health problem in the EU. Today, on the eve of European Antibiotic Awareness Day, the European Commission has tabled [...]
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List of Arriva services operating this evening after 8.00pm

Arriva have issued a list of services operating this evening after 8pm. The company said that “due to the current industrial action, Arriva will operate a limited service.” “This service may be disrupted and Arriva cannot guarantee the services listed. Please try to seek alternative means of transport.” The list of services are available for [...]
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MEPA extends temporary permit on wind monitoring mast

The MEPA board, earlier today, approved a planning application to extend the installation of a temporary, land-based, wind monitoring mast for a further 2 year study period. The proposed extension was requested to facilitate the Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs to collect more wind data over a longer period of time. The site which [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Sannat and Ghajnsielem

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Sannat and Ghajnsielem, Gozo, on Saturday, the 19th of November. The following area will be affected by this scheduled power suspensions: Sannat 8am-11.30am: TRIQ DUN XAND AQUILINA, TRIQ SANTA MARIJA and TRIQ TA’ CENC. Ghajnsielem 2.30pm-5.00pm: TRIQ BORG GHARIB, TRIQ IC- CIEF, TRIQ IL- [...]
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EU seeks to make credit rating agencies more accountable

The EU seeks to strengthen oversight of credit ratings agencies as part of ongoing financial market reforms. Since the start of the economic crisis, the EU has introduced reforms to improve regulation of its financial markets and protect investors. One change was to strengthen oversight of credit rating agencies, to reduce possible conflicts of interest, [...]
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Airlines urge UK chancellor to axe Air Passenger Duty

Four leading airline chief executives are calling on the UK chancellor, George Osborne to axe Air Passenger Duty arguing that its negative impact on the UK economy is outweighing any benefit from the revenue raised. In a letter to the Chancellor, Carolyn McCall from easyJet, Willie Walsh from IAG, Michael O’Leary from Ryanair and Steve [...]
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Friends of the Sick & Elderly in Gozo to hold a Nostalgia Night

The Friends of the Sick and Elderly n Gozo are organising “Nostalgia Night” a Concert and Art Show featuring Rosabelle Pavia (soprano), Fabian Galea (tenor), Terry Shaw (pianist), Jason Camilleri (trumpeter) and Andrew Micallef (virtuoso accordeonist) at the Exibition Hall, Ministry for Gozo, St Francis Square, Victoria. The concert which will be presented by Katrina, [...]
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A common European heritage label from 2013

A voluntary European heritage label may from 2013 be granted to symbolic sites for Europe’s history or integration, further to a decision taken by Parliament on Wednesday. Particular attention will go to “transnational” sites, given their special symbolism for Europe’s common history. Every two years from 2013, Member States will be able to propose up [...]
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Seasonal flu vaccine will be available from this Monday

The Parliamentary Secretary for the Elderly and Community Care has announced that as from Monday 21st November 2011 eligible persons will be able to take the flu vaccine from Health Centres. The flu can lead to serious complications such as pneumonia and it is estimated that between 20,000 and 40,000 people die with the flu [...]
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2010 Aquaculture industry down €20.3 m a fall of 26%

In 2010 gross output of the aquaculture industry stood at €57.1 million, a decline of €20.3 million from the previous year, these figures are from the National Statistics Office released today. The gross output of the aquaculture industry, including fish farming, amounted to €57.1 million, a fall of 26.2 per cent from €77.4 million in [...]
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Pawla and her daughter Pandora both need loving homes

The Gozo SPCA Rehoming Centre in Victoria are hoping to find loving homes for Pawla and one of her puppies, a female called Pandora. Pawla was found, heavily pregnant in Xewkija and gave birth to her puppies on World Animal Day in the Centre. The puppies now 6 weeks old. Pawla is a wonderful mother [...]
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