Archive for » October 23rd, 2012«

Charles Buttigieg wins the President’s Award for Creativity

Charles Buttigieg, of Gozo, has been presented with the President’s Award for Creativity in a ceremony held at the Palace in Valletta last week. His nomination was submitted by Dr Frank Abela and Mr Mark Gauci from the Gozo College together with the recommendation of Dr John Galea, musical director of Chorus Urbanus Choir and [...]
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MEPs want the loopholes closed to protect passenger rights

Passengers on all types of transport must have swift information, help in the event of service disruptions and non-discriminatory access for persons with reduced mobility, to protect their rights, say MEPs in a resolution adopted on Tuesday. MEPs also urge the European Commission to improve complaint procedures and do something about unfair pricing conditions. Rapporteur [...]
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International Annual Children’s Painting Festival launched

The Young Artists Foundation in Hong Kong, China is currently organising the 1st International Children’s Painting Festival. The aim of this festival is to strengthen international art and cultural connection as well as to provide children and young people with the opportunity to share artistic experiences and to express their creativity through painting. The theme [...]
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Over 4,500 dementia sufferers in Malta and figure is rising

The Parliamentary Secretary for the Elderly and Community Care, Mario Galea, gave the opening address of the International Conference entitled ‘Alzheimer’s Disease: Alternatives to Hospitalisation and Assistance to Caregivers’ organised by Caritas Malta in collaboration with the International Federation of Associations of the Elderly (FIAPA). He said that Malta has not been idle in front [...]
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Extra performance of ’12 Steps 400 Years Later’ in Gozo

Last Friday the unique and epic timefest journey set in Gozo, ‘Twelve Steps 400 Years Later,’ came to a close. However, because of such a great response from the public who took part in this journey through Gozo’s history, the organisers have, by public demand, decided to put on an extra performance this coming Friday [...]
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Epic timefest journey in Gozo ‘Twelve Steps 400 Years Later’

The month of October sees the continuation of the perfromances of a unique and epic timefest journey, ‘Twelve Steps 400 Years Later,’ set in Gozo. The performances in September had a great response from the public who took part in this journey through Gozo’s history. This journey first took place in the summer of 2010 [...]
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New Director for Corporate Services appointed at MEPA

The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) has appointed Ms Marlene Attard as the new Director for Corporate Services. Ms Attard has been working at the Authority since 1995 and has occupied various posts within the Authority. During the MEPA reform exercise she was part of the reform team and has worked intensively on the [...]
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EU celebrates twenty years of LIFE and nature protection

A double celebration in Genk, Belgium last night marked the 20th birthday of two keystones of EU environmental policy. It is now twenty years since the EU adopted the Habitats Directive, one of the two building blocks of Natura 2000, Europe’s network of protected areas. LIFE, the EU funding instrument for the environment, is also [...]
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Vodafone Foundation supports Betfair Lifecycle Challenge

The Vodafone Malta Foundation has once again confirmed its support as Platinum Plus Sponsor in the upcoming charitable initiative – The Betfair Lifecycle Challenge. Founded in 1999, the Lifecycle Challenge was created thanks to the efforts of a group of dedicated volunteers who endured different challenges to raise awareness on renal disease. This year’s 14th [...]
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Inaugural concert held in the Urbanus Concert Series Gozo

The audience that packed St James Chuch in Victoria for the inaugural concert of the Urbanus Concert Series was entertained with high-powered music making by Professor Gottfried Schneider from the Hochschule of Performing Arts in Munich, Germany. Schneider’s performing prowess was eloquently transmitted through the wonderful sound of the 1728 Stradivari creation that he performs [...]
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Overseas promotion for rock-climbing in the Maltese Islands

Members of the Malta Tourism Authority’s Sports Tourism section were in the west coast of Sicily last week to participate in the 4th Edition of the San Vito Lo Capo Rock Climbing Festival, held between the 10th – 14th October. The several excellent climbing sites in Malta and Gozo were heavily promoted throughout the festival, [...]
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September’s cruise passengers increased by 17.7% on 2011

Cruise passengers for September stood at 80,048, an increase of 17.7 per cent over 2011. Forty-five cruise liner calls were recorded during the month, according to figures released by the National Statistics Office. Decreases were noted in both the number of embarkations (-36.5 per cent) and in the number of disembarkations (-34.1 per cent), while [...]
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Thousands of students benefit from MaltaPost Double Prints

Students who have visited Freshers’ Week were greeted at the MaltaPost stand with a fun activity, where they had a unique chance to print their hands on a wall at the stand. The MaltaPost stand has turned up into a beautiful explosion of colours and fun as the students continued printing their hands throughout the [...]
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200 volunteers contribute to Festival Mediterranea 2012

Preparations are well in hand for this Thursday’s and Saturday’s representations of Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madama Butterfly at Teatru Astra in Victoria, to open the 11th edition of Festival Mediterranea. The Minister for Justice, Dialogue and the Family, Chris Said visited Teatru Astra on Sunday afternoon as rehearsals were in progress. He met the main [...]
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