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Isle of MTV Malta Special to be broadcast on Wednesday

A sixty minute TV programme filmed during and including highlights of this year’s Isle of MTV Malta Special (26/06/2012, featuring Will.i.Am, Flo-Rida, Nelly Furtado, Eva Simons), will be broadcast on the MTV EURO feed (the MTV Channel received via cable in Malta) this coming Wednesday, August 1st, at 10pm. The programme is also being promoted [...]
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Malta maintains its 20th position in rugby world ranking

Malta maintained its international ranking of 20th when the RLIF rankings were released yesterday. Australia head the rankings with New Zealand and England in pursuit, Papua New Guinea and France round off the top five. Despite dropping 0.2176 points, the Malta national team crept closer to its 19th placed counterpart in Norway who it has [...]
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Golden Key Piano Composing Competition winner in Vienna

Maria Mifsud, who is a member of Chorus Urbanus, last week performed her first composition ‘Alone’ at the Ehrbar Hall in Vienna as a winner at the Golden Key Piano Composing Competition in the 15-18 years senior group. Maria was in the competition with participants from far and wide, including the USA, Russia, United Kingdom, [...]
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Industrial producer price index went up by 0.8% in June

Data from the National Statistics Office show that in June, the producer price index for total industry went up by 0.8 per cent over the previous month. The producer price index for May, which was issued last month, showed exactly the same increase. The overall change in the index was brought about by an increase [...]
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Cory Shearwater watching in Gozo for BOV staff members

Hundreds of Cory’s Shearwater were the main attraction for a group of 150 Bank of Valletta staff members and their families, who took an evening boat trip recently to the western coast of Gozo to watch the Shearwaters heading back to their nests within the cliffs. Cory’s Shearwater are large sea-birds with a wingspan exceeding [...]
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Conservation project coming to an end at Xaghra Basilica

The Zejtun born restorer, Manwel Zammit, is applying the finishing touches to the conservation and restoration work of the small cupola painting of Saint Lawrence at the Xaghra Basilica, Gozo. This will complete a six year conservation project of the side naves pictorial decorations entrusted to Mr Zammit. The original works are by the Roman [...]
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Grigio, a German Shorthaired Pointer needs a forever home

Gozo SPCA are hoping that somebody can offer a loving home to Grigio, this handsome German Shorthaired Pointer. His owner is no longer able to look after him and up to now, because of a shortage of space at the Centre in Victoria, Grigio has been cared for by a Gozo SPCA supporter. Gozo SPCA [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Zebbug on Tuesday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Zebbug, Gozo, on Tuesday, the 31st of July, between the hours of 8.30am to 12.00pm. The following areas will be affected by this scheduled power suspension: TRIQ SANTA MARIJA and TRIQ IS- SALINI.
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Schola Cantorum Jubilate concert performances in France

Schola Cantorum Jubilate, the private youth choir from Xaghra, recently visited France on a tour. The choir was under the musical direction of Marouska Attard. The trip was by invitation from the Xaghra Local Council for the choir to accompany them and represent Gozo, Malta in Chavaigné, France. The choir was asked to perform during [...]
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Two games played Saturday in the Cricket Summer League

On Saturday the Cricket Summer League continued with two games. In the first Krishna C.C played against Overseas C.C. The Krishna team batted first. The Overseas bowled and fielded as well as any team could and managed to bowl out the Krishna team. There were four run outs, they should of avoided running when the [...]
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Vodafone offers a €100 discount on the latest tablets

Vodafone is currently offering €100 discount on the new iPad and the Vodafone Smart Android Tablet in an effort to make the latest tablets accessible to more and more people. In addition to this, Vodafone’s Smartphone customers may also take advantage of Vodafone’s discounted rates when connecting their tablet. From only €10 per month, customers [...]
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Xewkija’s annual Animal Show taking place next month

The Xewkija Local Council will be holding its annual Animal Show at Ta Blankas Olive Grove, Xewkija. There will be categories for horses, dogs, cattle and sheep. The winners, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and best in show will be awarded a trophy. Participants will also be able to compete for a challange Cup in each category. [...]
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New internet service greatly mproves GPS reliability

GPS data can now be obtained via the internet in addition to access via the existing satellite signal. Vice President Antonio Tajani recently launched in Brussels the European Data Access Service (EDAS) – a new commercial service of the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) – designed to make satellite navigation in Europe more reliable [...]
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ENGOs dismayed at Joe Falzon’s termination as auditor

Environmental NGOs, the Ramblers Association of Malta, Flimkien Ghal Ambject Ahjar, Friends of the Earth Malta, Malta Organic Agriculture Movement and Moviment Graffitti, said in a statement this afternoon that they are “dismayed to learn that architect Joe Falzon’s tenure as MEPA Auditor has been terminated at very short notice.” “Mr Falzon is a person [...]
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