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5 reasons not to miss Kelma Kelma Nota Nota

Kunċett and Marinton in a past edition of the concert. Photo: Christine Joan Muscat Azzopardi

5. The theme this year is our favourite topic ever That’s right! Politics. With a concert called Jekk Ittuna n-Number 1, this is a no-brainer. If you’re feeling the withdrawals from the hilarity of the campaigning from last June’s election – and let’s face it, aren’t we all – then this is just the event for you. I’m not sure what it is about politics that gets us, as a nation, going. But by the looks of it, the stars behind Kelma Kelma Nota Nota (KKNN) are eager to help us find out. The list of funnies is a long one – would-be MPs turning up on your doorstep to offer favuri in exchange for... This article is part of our premium content. Full story is available on Times of Malta Premium. ... Pubdate: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 18:40:07 +0200

200 stranded in Malta as Easyjet cancels Milan flight - Italian media

Some 200 people were left stranded in Malta after their Easyjet flight to Milan was cancelled without explanation last night, an Italian news site has claimed.  The would-be passengers were left high and dry by the low-cost airline, Corriere Della Sera reported, with an airport announcement simply telling them there would be no alternative offered.  Easyjet representatives told protesting passengers that their flight had never left Milan's Malpensa airport and that there was nothing they could do about it. "Please make your own travel arrangements," passengers were reportedly told. Many of those stranded were teenagers who had come to Malta to study English.  ... Pubdate: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:46:00 +0200

Cars in the capital

Photos by Tony Vassallo, Old Motors Club

John Saliba has translated his passion for vintage cars into an attractive collection and a beautiful event in the capital, Joseph Busuttil from the Old Motors Club says. On a sunny Sunday last April, the historic grounds around Hastings Gardens in Valletta were invaded by an attractive armada of more than 75 classic cars, which proceeded to proudly take up prominent positions along the old fortifications, with breathtaking views of the restored Manoel Island fortifications below. No resistance was offered, and not a shot was fired – the only sounds were the frequent flashing camera clicks... This article is part of our premium content. Full story is available on Times of Malta Premium. ... Pubdate: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:38:09 +0200

Cat found skinned alive in Mdina

A cat has been found skinned alive in Mdina, the parliamentary secretariat for Animal Rights said in a statement deploring the crime.  The violent crime appears to have taken place two days ago, with the case referred to the Animal Welfare Directorate this morning. Parliamentary Secretary Clint Camilleri expressed revulsion at the "criminal act" and said there was full cooperation with the police to ensure the perpetrator was brought to justice.  READ: Animal cruelty is slowly declining, says animal welfare commissioner Under local laws, anyone found guilty of animal cruelty can face fines up to €80,000 as well as jail time, following updated legislation passed in 2014.  Anyone with information about the case can contact the Animal Welfare Directorate, even anonymously, on 1717.  ... Pubdate: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:07:00 +0200

Impressions of our environment

The Maltese coast provides endless possibilities of exploration for lovers of the outdoors. It is also popular among local photographers and painters. This is particularly true for a group of artists who have come together to form the Plein Air Painters of Malta (PAPM) group. The popularity of painting en plein air is no doubt due to the magnificence of Malta’s natural and built environment, but also due to a rediscovery of the pleasures of experiencing the outdoors, making the different atmospheric conditions more palpable when viewing such paintings. It also attests to the popularity and... This article is part of our premium content. Full story is available on Times of Malta Premium. ... Pubdate: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:05:06 +0200

FIAU: Onus is on police to probe money laundering

It is up to the police to decide how to proceed once reports detailing suspicions of money laundering were sent to them by the FIAU, a spokesman for the government’s anti-money laundering agency told this paper. In an interview with The Sunday Times of Malta last week, former FIAU investigator and police inspector Jonathan Ferris said the police went against normal procedures by not even registering the Panama Papers reports submitted by the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit. “If they are not registered, it is like they do not exist,” Mr Ferris said. The police have denied Mr Ferris’ claim but refused a request by this paper to be given the registration numbers of the FIAU reports. The FIAU’s spokesman was asked if the agency was surprised that the Police Commissioner concluded there was no reasonable suspicion of criminal activity by Keith Schembri, the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, and by Konrad Mizzi, a Cabinet minister. According to the FIAU’s 2016 annual report, 39 reports were sent to the police for further investigation on suspicions of money laundering and terrorist financing. Two of those reports last year concluded there was scope for further investigation into... ... Pubdate: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:01:01 +0200

Eight dead as dozens found crammed in Texas trailer

Eight people were found dead on Sunday inside a sweltering tractor trailer parked at a Walmart store in San Antonio, Texas, and authorities said they were the victims of "ruthless" human traffickers. Another 30 people, many in critical condition and suffering from heat stroke and exhaustion, were with the bodies in the trailer, which lacked air conditioning or a water supply, San Antonio Fire Chief Charles Hood said. The truck's driver was arrested and will be charged, said Richard Durbin, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas, and prosecutors will work to identify others responsible. The bodies were discovered after officials were led to the trailer by a man who had approached a Walmart employee and asked for water. "All were victims of ruthless human smugglers indifferent to the well-being of their fragile cargo," Durbin said. "These people were helpless in the hands of their transporters. Imagine their suffering, trapped in a stifling trailer in 100-plus (37.8 Celsius) degree heat," he said. San Antonio is about 240 km from the border with Mexico. Temperatures in the area held above 37.8 Celsius until 6 pm local time yesterday and were expected to soar into the high... ... Pubdate: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:58:00 +0200

Delia wants the PN to have two general secretaries instead of one

The Nationalist Party should have two general secretaries rather than one, with both precluded from running for political office, Adrian Delia has said.  Dr Delia, a lawyer who is running to be elected PN leader, said that he envisioned having a general secretary focused on political affairs and another on administrative matters.  He argued that the PN's internal structures had to be shaken up to keep up with the times, noting that while the creation of policy fora and focus groups were steps in the right direction, "they have not had the desired result."  READ: Said promises PN councillors a 'stronger voice' "We must create permanent structures within the PN which spread horizontally to include all of the party's various branches," he said.  Candidate grilling Dr Delia also said he would ensure that anyone wishing to run for office on a PN ticket would first be grilled by the party's general council, with candidates then whittled down by a candidate committee, which would in turn pass on its recommendations to the party executive.  The leadership candidate also reached out to PN local councillors, saying that he would ensure they got more help from the party by ensuring that... ... Pubdate: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:39:00 +0200

A shepherd for all seasons

Charles Buttigieg: Ġużeppi Mercieca – Ragħaj Għal Kull Staġun Klabb Kotba Maltin Charles Buttigieg has written an excellent new book on Archbishop Ġużeppi Mercieca. Buttigieg, a close friend of the late archbishop, was chosen by Mgr Mercieca himself to write the account of his life. His earlier book was published in 2014 and was entitled Ġużeppi Mercieca, Memorji – Ilkoll Aħwa fi Kristu – a biography dictated by Mgr Mercieca but written on his behalf by Buttigieg. In the introduction to the new book Buttigieg writes how Archbishop Charles Scicluna encouraged him to pursue his idea to write... This article is part of our premium content. Full story is available on Times of Malta Premium. ... Pubdate: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:29:05 +0200

UK to loosen blood donation restrictions for gay men

Gay men will be allowed to donate blood three months after having sex instead of a year under equalities reforms announced by the UK government. Transgender people will also be able to chose their legal sex more easily as part of the shake-up announced by Education Secretary Justine Greening. Fears over infections being passed on through donations from gay men led to an outright ban at the height of the Aids epidemic but that was cut to 12 months in 2011. Medical advances mean the time limit will now be reduced again under plans for the NHS in England. Ms Greening, who is also equalities minister, said the Government was building on the progress on tackling prejudice made in the 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality. "This Government is committed to building an inclusive society that works for everyone, no matter what their gender or sexuality and today we're taking the next step forward," she said. "We will build on the significant progress we have made over the past 50 years, tackling some of the historic prejudices that still persist in our laws and giving LGBT people a real say on the issues affecting them." Reforms making it easier for transgender... ... Pubdate: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 16:08:00 +0200

Child abusers should be listed on a centralised register - Church commission head

Sexual offenders could be slipping through the net in the absence of a centralised register accessible by different entities, the head of the Church’s Safeguarding Commission has warned. Andrew Azzopardi told The Sunday Times of Malta that the only way for an offender to end up on the official register, which bars them from working with children, was for victims to brave court proceedings – something most were reluctant to do. Even once this was done, it was at the magistrate’s discretion to decide whether or not to add offenders to the list.  “The problem is that we have victims who don’t want to go to the police and don’t want the matter to end up in court. In fact, most of those who come forward to us don’t want to go to court,” Mr Azzopardi said. READ: 24 new complaints of abuse submitted to Church commission Victims, he added, were reluctant to go through legal proceedings as they often wound up in the news. “Even if the names are left out it can become quite obvious who the case concerns and this is very discouraging for victims who are considering speaking out,” he said.  Mr Azzopardi explained that the commission, which investigates claims of alleged abuse and neglect by... ... Pubdate: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:35:02 +0200

The Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George – the early years

Conservators Amy Sciberras and Paola Belletti, who were involved in the paintings’ restoration.

The year 2018 will be a culturally busy year for Malta; many events are due to be celebrated. This article draws attention to the bicentenary of a symbolic event in Maltese and British history. Orders of chivalry are significant national institutions. The foundation of such an order, therefore, garners much interest. The Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George was no exception. What is more, this order has a close connection with Malta. The first British Governor of Malta, Sir Thomas Maitland, arrived in Malta in October 1813. He was a man of strongly held opinions and a... This article is part of our premium content. Full story is available on Times of Malta Premium. ... Pubdate: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:32:00 +0200

The EU Capital Markets Union post-Brexit

Our EU political masters need to be more ambitious when it comes to harmonising the insolvency law and withholding tax procedures if an alternative EU 27 capital market is to reach its full potential in a post-Brexit world. Photo: Shutterstock

Significant changes have taken place in the European Union since the launch of the European Commission’s Capital Markets Union (CMU) in early 2015, with the primary one being the United Kingdom’s departure from the EU. On June 8 the European Commission presented its mid-term review of the CMU action plan. This proved to be an opportunity for the Commission to present what has been achieved, but more importantly to deal with the changes that have taken place over the past two years. Focusing on the achievements, over 60 per cent of the proposed actions have been implemented in the past 20... This article is part of our premium content. Full story is available on Times of Malta Premium. ... Pubdate: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:31:12 +0200

A Southern gothic

The Beguiled

Adapted by writer/director Sofia Coppola from the eponymous novel by Thomas Cullinan, The Beguiled is a psychological drama set in a girls’ boarding school in the American South in 1864 during the Civil War. The few remaining boarders at the school, a group of sheltered young women, take in an injured enemy soldier. As they provide refuge and tend to his wounds, the house is taken over with sexual tension and dangerous rivalries and taboos are broken in an unexpected turn of events. The book had already been adapted for the screen in 1971. Coppola watched it on the recommendation of her... This article is part of our premium content. Full story is available on Times of Malta Premium. ... Pubdate: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:04:04 +0200

The four-wheeled heroes return

Ten years after facing onto the screen in Cars, Pixar’s vehicular heroes return, as Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) teams up with strong, spirited trainer Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo) in a quest to beat newer, faster next-gen racers in Cars 3. Lightning McQueen is not a rookie anymore. Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Piston-Cup champion finds himself suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. “The next-gen racers are cool,” says Cars 3 director Brian Fee. “You can see instantly that cars like Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer) are effortlessly fast. This article is part of our premium content. Full story is available on Times of Malta Premium. ... Pubdate: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:54:03 +0200

The 90-year-old woman from Mġarr who can't stop reading

Liberata Vella is a 90-year-old mother of eight from Mġarr who always was, and still is, an avid reader. Graziella Chetcuti finds out more about her life. I gaze at the old woman in front of me as she sits in her back garden overlooking Manikata valley, the afternoon sun bouncing off her white hair and white glasses to match. Liberata Vella, a 90-year-old mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, has lived, suffered, loved and grieved. But, as her name suggests, she embodies a free and joyful spirit. She is certainly not the kind of person you’d pity over what you imagined were old bones and feeble limbs. Rather, she is the type that inspires you with her strength and resilience. Liberata was born into a farming fami­ly in Mġarr, the third oldest of eight children, of whom only three are still going strong. Her childhood memories are vivid and include being surrounded by pigs, sheep and donkeys. Her fondest recollections, however, are of a more rarefied type. She rolls the years back gently to primary school: “I used to love reading books while grazing sheep. God forbid I missed one day of school. I cried my heart out whenever I did,” she recalls as time melts away like ice in... ... Pubdate: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:53:00 +0200

Why I came to Malta – to ‘Follow the Entrepreneur’

On July 10 and 11, the ‘Follow the Entrepreneur Investor Summit’ came to Malta. More than 50,000 people watched the livestream, 15,000 visited the website, 470 investors registered, with more than 75 per cent flying in from 30 countries with 50 international speakers. Ariadne Capital, my investment firm, set up in 2000 with shareholders including the BetFair, Hotmail, SES Astra founders, has backed more than $1 billion of tech deals. We’ve hosted investors at the Four Seasons, Hampshire, UK for six years but felt the time was right to move the show to Malta. Brexit was only a small part. My... This article is part of our premium content. Full story is available on Times of Malta Premium. ... Pubdate: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:32:11 +0200

Driver arrested after eight found dead in truck in Walmart car park

The driver has been arrested after eight people were found dead in a tractor trailer outside a Walmart store in what police called a horrific human trafficking case. Several other people, possibly dozens, were found in the truck, which did not have a working air conditioning system despite blistering temperatures, and were taken to hospitals. The driver had been arrested but his identity was not released. A person from the truck approached a Walmart employee in a car park and asked for water late on Saturday night or early Sunday morning, said police in San Antonio, where temperatures on Saturday reached 38C. The employee gave the person the water and then called police, and when officers arrived found the eight people dead in the back of the trailer, police Chief William McManus said. Investigators checked store surveillance video, which showed vehicles had arrived and picked up other people from the tractor trailer. "We're looking at a human trafficking crime this evening," Mr McManus said. He called the case "a horrific tragedy". The US Department of Homeland Security was involved in the investigation into what happened. The National Weather Service's local office said the... ... Pubdate: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 13:18:00 +0200

Foundation CEO ‘vanishes’ for two months to work on Fearne's campaigns

The government’s Foundation for Medical Services has been managed on “auto-pilot” since last May, as its CEO, Carmen Ciantar, has not returned to the office since the general election was announced, top officials have told this newspaper. According to the officials, both Ms Ciantar – who was given a €100,000 package directly by Health Minister Chris Fearne – and her personal secretary, Stephanie Dimech, have been working full-time on Mr Fearne’s political campaigns. “We have not seen Carmen [Ciantar] since last May. No one even bothered to tell us what was going on, and we found out from Facebook that our boss was leading Mr Fearne’s campaign,” a senior FMS official said. “We have reported this to the ministry, but no one told us anything,” another official said. This newspaper is informed that Ms Ciantar was acting as coordinator for the personal campaign of Mr Fearne in the two districts he contested. Following the general election, Ms Ciantar switched to running Mr Fearne’s successful bid for the deputy leadership of the Labour Party. Messages posted on Ms Ciantar’s personal Facebook page by Labour supporters congratulated her for the “campaign she led” on behalf of Mr... ... Pubdate: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 12:54:03 +0200

New beginnings

Gaia Cauchi. Photo: Johan Mifsud; clothes by Distorted; hair by Yuva House of Beauty; make-up by Jennifer Dimech.

With her new single, Hey, Hello!, out recently, Gaia Cauchi is back. In an interview with Iggy Fenech, she reveals the details behind her new visual-song, discusses her musical career following her win at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and talks growing up in the spotlight. It’s hard to believe that Gaia Cauchi, who is still just 14 years old, has been in the public eye for over four years. But, with her incredible win at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013 at the age of 11, she cemented her name in local pop culture history. Yet, while many of us have seen Gaia in adverts and at... This article is part of our premium content. Full story is available on Times of Malta Premium. ... Pubdate: Sun, 23 Jul 2017 12:40:01 +0200








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