Archive for » January 25th, 2012«

‘Favourites Spectacular’ with the Gozo Youth Wind Band

The Gozo Youth Wind Band, within the Gozo Youth Wind Band & Orchestra, which is this year celebrating its 10th anniversary, has the pleasure to present its annual Grand Concert on the occasion of the Don Bosco Feast, this year the concert is entitled ‘Favourites Spectacular.’ As in previous years, the Gozo Youth Wind Band [...]
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New e-government health service launched – MY Health

The Minister for Health, Joe Cassar, this afternoon launched a new e-government service called ‘MY Health.’ Through this service patients will be able to access their own medical records by using the appropriate e-id and password, the patient can then permit access to this information by their chosen doctor. The Health Minister said that the [...]
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EC proposes comprehensive reform of data protection rules

The European Commission has today proposed a comprehensive reform of the EU’s 1995 data protection rules to strengthen online privacy rights and boost Europe’s digital economy. Technological progress and globalisation have profoundly changed the way our data is collected, accessed and used. In addition, the 27 EU Member States have implemented the 1995 rules differently, [...]
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Finance Minister welcomes EU investigation of Air Malta aid

In a statement issued this afternoon, Finance Minister, Tonio Fenech said “he welcomed the important progress in the restructuring of Air Malta.” The European Commission today took the Air Malta restructuring programme forward when it launched its formal investigation. This step has been welcomed by Tonio Fenech, Minister of Finance, the Economy and Investment. “The [...]
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GO extends offer on €5 mobile Value Packs till end-February

GO has announced that it has extended the closing date for its three €5 mobile value pack offers, giving users the opportunity to experience the best value for their mobile usage, whether they love to send many text messages, make long voice calls or are avid internet users. The offer now runs until 29 February [...]
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EC opens investigation into restructuring aid for Air Malta

The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether a €130 million restructuring aid for the Maltese state-owned airline Air Malta is in line with EU state aid rules. The Commission will examine in particular whether the planned measures are appropriate to restore the company’s long-term viability and whether they ensure sufficient compensation [...]
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Gozo Snooker Cup Final 2011-2012 takes place this Friday

The Gozo Snooker Cup, organised at the Leone Band Club (Victoria), by the Gozo Billiards & Snooker Association will see the 2011-2012 Gozo Snooker Cup Final take place this coming Friday, the 27th of January, when Jason Vassallo defends the title, against Shaun Sultana. The match, which gets underway at 4.30pm, will be played at [...]
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Discovery Networks to launch its TLC channel on Melita

Discovery Networks has announced that TLC, the international female entertainment channel, will launch on Melita, on channel [Channel 403] as of February 1st 2012. The channel is an upgraded Discovery Travel & Living with a line-up of inspirational entertainment programmes from around the world covering fashion, food, parenting, weddings, travel and lifestyle. “TLC will offer [...]
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Unemployment figures for December down slightly on 2010

Records provided by the Employment and Training Corporation show that the number of persons registering as unemployed during December in Malta and Gozo stood at 5,884 and 703 persons respectively, a decrease of 19 persons when compared to December 2010. The number of persons registering under Part 1 of the unemployment register decreased by 62 [...]
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New legislation to protect patient safety on medical devices

Medical devices such as silicone breast implants, should be subject to stricter controls and better traceability, said MEPs and European Commission representatives at an Environment and Public Health Committee meeting on Tuesday. The Commission said it was conducting a “stress test” on a proposed update to EU legislation on medical devices, currently due to be [...]
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