Archive for » September 6th, 2012«

Teatru Astra secures ‘world class’ cast for Madama Butterfly

Teatru Astra in Victoria, Gozo, said that it has managed to secure “a world class cast for its end-of-October opera production.” This year’s Madama Butterfly, is being held on the 25th and 27th of October and the theatre said it will include the participation of “one of the opera world’s most important stars, soprano Daniela [...]
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MRRA hosts Global Summit on Renewable Energy & Islands

The Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs is hosting a Global Summit on Renewable Energy and Islands. This Summit is part of the working programme of the International Renewable Energy Agency based in Abu Dhabi, to take the lead regionally and globally in accelerating the adoption of renewable energy, especially among island states. The Malta [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Ghajnsielem and Xewkija

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Ghajnsielem and Xewkija, Gozo, on Saturday, the 8th of September. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Ghajnsielem 8.30am-11.00am: TRIQ TA’ GHAR IX-XIH, TRIQ TAL- KANAL and TRIQ HELIPORT. 2.30-5.00pm: TRIQ LOURDES and TRIQ SANT’ ANTNIN. Xewkija 8.30am-11.00am: TRIQ TA’ [...]
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Report highlights boys in Malta are top low achievers in EU

The European Union needs to overhaul its approach to improving literacy standards, according to a high-level group of experts set up by European Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou to address the issue. One in five 15 year olds, as well as nearly 75 million adults, lack basic reading and writing skills, which makes it hard for them [...]
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138 individuals successfully graduate in ICT Diplomas

In a graduation ceremony held yesterday evening, 138 individuals were presented with certificates after attaining a national diploma in information and communications technology (ICT). This was the outcome of the ‘ESF 2.12 Second Step Traiing Programme’ which was co-financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund and enabled participants to achieve one out [...]
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GO customers experiencing mobile connectivity issues

Update: GO has said that due to an ongoing technical issue that has developed on their mobile network, some customers may still be experiencing continuing mobile connectivity issues. GO said that it sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused and assures customers that it is doing its utmost to return the service back to normal in the [...]
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70’s 80’s 90’s Flashback band concert held in Marsalforn

The Ghaqda Muzikali Vizitazzjoni of Gharb recently presented a repeat performance of the 70′s 80′s 90′s Flashback band concert in front of a large and appreciative audience in the heart of Marsalforn.The band under the baton of Mro George Apap, performed popular songs by the legendary artists ABBA, Queen, Tina Turner, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, [...]
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GreenPak wins eco-contributions refunds battle for members

GreenPak said today that its registered members of the packaging waste recycling scheme are receiving their eco-contributions refunds cheques as from this week, after strong lobbying by GreenPak Coop Society with the authorities. Long regarded as a bone of contention, GreenPak said it had since 2005 been claiming that companies participating in its scheme were [...]
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Sense of national identity prevails in Europe but not in Malta

According to a Eurobarometer survey held in June 2012 and published today, two out of three Maltese citizens see themselves as Maltese and European at the same time. This is in contrast to the trend in Europe where only an average of 43% cherish the European identity. Research carried out two years ahead of the [...]
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July’s visible trade gap widened by almost €226m on 2011

The National Statistics Office has reported this morning that provisional data for international trade show that the visible trade gap in July stood at €399.2 million, up by €225.9 million when compared to the corresponding month last year. There were increases in imports and exports of €408.5 million and €182.6 million respectively. The increase in [...]
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Recognition of skills gained outside school and university

As part of its strategy for creating jobs and growth, the European Commission has launched an initiative to boost the recognition of skills and competences gained outside school or university. The Commission’s proposal aims to increase job opportunities in particular for the young unemployed and those with few formal qualifications such as older and low-skilled [...]
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Sewage overflow reported at Xlendi Bay and St Paul’s Bay

The Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health said this morning that until further notice bathing is not recommended due to sewage overflow at either Xlendi Bay and St. Paul’s Bay, in the vicinity of Wharf in front of Fekruna Pumping Station, Malta. Health warning signs indicating the exact zones involved have been [...]
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Israel produce performance of championship tournament

Israel took a big step towards the ICC Championship tournament semi-finals on Wednesday morning when they beat one of their main rivals, Portugal, in a match reduced to 14 overs a side, while at the other end of the Group A table Estonia registered their first win at the expense of Luxembourg. In Group B, [...]
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