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Man, 71, killed in traffic accident

A 71-year-old man from Luqa was killed in a traffic accident early this morning. The police said the accident happened in Triq l-Ingiered, Luqa at 6.15am. The man was hit by a Toyota Hilux that was being driven by a 58-year-old man from Mqabba. The man was certified dead on the spot. An inquiry is being held. ... Pubdate: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:06:00 +0200

Britain set to trigger Brexit today - Letter to be handed to Tusk at 1.30pm

Britain will take the first step on its "momentous journey" to a future outside the European Union when Prime Minister Theresa May launches divorce proceedings that will bring to an end a relationship of more than 40 years. The Prime Minister has signed the letter that starts the formal exit process and the historic document will be hand-delivered by a senior diplomat to EU chiefs. It will mark the start of complex and contentious negotiations that put the UK on course to break its ties with the Brussels club by the end of March 2019. Mrs May will urge the UK to "come together" as she looks to the heal the deep wounds caused by a referendum campaign that left the UK mired in division. The UK PM's top team will gather around the Cabinet table at No 10 this morning as she updates them on the content of the letter formally invoking Article 50. Some time after 1.30pm, the premier will inform MPs that Brexit is being triggered and in Brussels, British ambassador to the EU Sir Tim Barrow will deliver the document to Europe an Council president Donald Tusk. Once it has been accepted, Article 50 has been officially launched. The PM will tell the Commons she will represent "every person... ... Pubdate: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:43:00 +0200

EU directives curtailing livelihood and future of Maltese fishermen - Alfred Sant

EU directives have curtailed the livelihood and the future of Maltese and Gozitan traditional fishermen whose catches are disproportionately restricted for tuna, shortly for swordfish and will soon be restricted for lampuki, former Prime Minister Alfred Sant said. Speaking in the European Parliament, Dr Sant, an MEP, said EU directives applied at national level requiring a cull of fishermen’s fleets had further loaded the dice against traditional fishermen as contrasted to larger scale enterprises. Data relating to how catches were developing ended up skewed in favour of the larger scale enterprises. "This is unfair,” Dr Sant said when explaining why he voted against a resolution on the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector. He said traditional fishermen felt suspicious about the way by which to a large extent, data about the fisheries industry was collated and used to regulate the industry. They believed that the data collected over time served to screen the impact of the large operators, to their detriment when it came to allocating fishing quotas on a Union and on a national to preserve fish stocks. “Many traditional fishermen operate on a family basis. ... Pubdate: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:40:00 +0200

Man, 26, stabbed in Birkirkara

A 26-year-old man from Naxxar was grievously injured in a stabbing incident early this morning. The police said their assistance was sought out at Triq Tumas Fenech in Birkirkara at 1.10am. When officers arrived on site, they found the injured man who was then transferred to Mater Dei Hospital by ambulance. An inquiry is being held. ... Pubdate: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:30:00 +0200

Today's front pages

The following are the top stories in national newspapers today. Times of Malta says Air Malta is planning to reduce flying staff by at least 60. It also reports President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca’s statement on Times Talk, that political parties should be funded by the state. The Malta Independent says there were 1,516 divorces since divorce was introduced four years ago. L-Orizzont says Transport Minister Joe Mizzi has proposed a 30 kilometre per hour speed limit in town and village cores. In-Nazzjon says the EU's future has started to be planned in Malta with the activities and commitments linked to the European Peoples Parties congress being held here. Malta Today says that Broadcasting Authority chairwoman Tanya Borg Cardona has resigned after an eight-week standoff with employees. ... Pubdate: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:24:00 +0200

Sea weed? No, that's marijuana

A 52-year-old man called emergency services after finding a bale of marijuana washed up on a Florida beach. Jeff Stolowitz said he was walking on Daytona Beach when he spotted the object, shaped like a giant cigar. As he got closer, he saw a ripped edge and what appeared to be blood. That is when he called for help. Volusia County Beach Safety Captain Mike Berard said drugs sometimes wash ashore when the surf kicks up. He said small amounts are typically tested and disposed of, but larger amounts are transferred to another agency. Capt Berard said officers have found cocaine, medical waste and 30-gallon drums of diesel fuel on the beach after big storms or high surf. ... Pubdate: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:11:00 +0200

Air Malta planning to reduce flying staff by at least 60

A file photo of an Air Malta flight crew

Air Malta is planning to reduce its flying staff – mainly pilots and cabin crew – by at least 60 by the end of June to slash costs, as a plan submitted to Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis shows. According to the plan, prepared by the ailing carrier’s top management last summer, it is aiming to have 28 fewer pilots and 34 fewer cabin crew members as it strives to make ends meet. The plan goes into details as to the number of jobs that have to be axed and the savings projected from such move. It states that, in the case of cockpit staff – paid handsome salaries – a reduction of 16 captains and 12 first officers is needed to save  the airline about €3 million a year. The company is also aiming to save €1.2 million through axing 19 pursers and 15 air stewards. No numbers are mentioned in relation to the ground staff jobs that the airline will be shedding. However, the plan envisages that ground operations will be hived off and all employees transferred to a new government company. The airline will then hire the services from the new company according to requirements. The complete privatisation of ground operations are not being excluded, according to the plan. Following a threat... ... Pubdate: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:58:03 +0200

Queensland faces clean-up after cyclone Debbie moves on

Residents of Australia's cyclone-battered tropical north east have emerged from their homes to find roofs lying in their yards, boats flung on to rocks and roads blocked by tangles of fallen trees and power lines. Emergency officials are trying to reach communities cut off when Cyclone Debbie slammed into the coast of Queensland on Tuesday with winds up to 160mph. The storm weakened quickly as it moved inland and was downgraded to a tropical low by Wednesday morning. Australia's military sent vehicles, aircraft and supplies to the region, and clean-up efforts are beginning. Around 60,000 houses were without power, and several communities remained isolated with no access to communications. Emergency workers were trying to reach those areas to ensure residents were safe, Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart said. Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull told reporters: "Nature has flung her worst at the people of north Queensland. It is now our job to make sure that every agency pulls together ... to provide support to the people of north Queensland who have had a very tough day and night." There were no reports of deaths from the storm. One man was injured after a wall collapsed in... ... Pubdate: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:52:00 +0200

Announcements ABELA. On March 28, at Mater Dei Hospital, COSTANTINO (Tan-Nugex), aged 88, passed away peacefully. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Vincenza, his children Mary, widow of Charles Schembri, Lino and his wife Lina, Victor and his wife Connie, Tony and his wife Rosie, Joe and his wife Kim, Mario and his wife Rita, and Gino and his wife Jennifer, his brothers and sisters, in-laws and their families, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends. The funeral leaves Mater Dei Hospital today, Wednesday, March 29 at 1.45pm for St Theresa Sanctuary, Birkirkara, where Mass præsente cadavere will be said at 2.30pm, followed by interment at Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery. Lord, grant him eternal rest. ALAMANGO. On March 27, at Roseville, Balzan, MARIA of St Julian’s, widow of Rennie, aged 90, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her children John, Philip and his wife Renate, Miriam and her husband Vince Friggieri, Nathalie and her husband Manuel Zammit, her grandchildren Christine, Pippa, Kim, Karin, Ernest, Sean, Martine and Nikita, their respective spouses and fiancées, great-grandchildren Nicole, Jean, Emma,... ... Pubdate: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:34:08 +0200

Archaeo-astronomy meets archaeology

The rising of the star Aldebaran at Cromeleque dos Almendres in Évora, Portugal. Photo: Babak Tafreshi

The archaeological record of the European Neolithic period is marked by thousands of megalithic monuments of varied styles. Patterns in the orientation of similar megaliths betray a deliberate intent in their construction that can, in some cases, be related to topographic features or celestial events of prominence in the cosmology of their builders. Fabio Silva, a lecturer at the Sophia Centre at the University of  Wales Trinity Saint David, is today giving a talk in Valletta entitled ‘Red Star and Snowy Mountain: Landscape, Skyscape and Megalithism in Neolithic NW Iberia’, which will introduce the field and methodologies of archaeo-astronomy as complementary to other archaeological approaches.  He will then apply them to the specific cases of the megalithic structures built in Northwest Iberia during the mid to late Neolithic period (c. 4000BC). ■ The talk, part of the Archaeology Society Malta lecture series, is being held at the Superintendence for Cultural Heritage, 173, St Christopher Street, Valletta, today at 6pm. It is sponsored by APS Bank. For more information, visit www.archsoc.org.mt. ... Pubdate: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:28:03 +0200

Madama Butterfly live from Royal Opera House

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The Royal Opera’s production of Giacomo Puccini’s deeply poignant opera Madama Butterfly will be broadcast live to the Eden Cinemas’ screens tomorrow evening. Royal Opera music director Antonio Pappano conducts an impressive cast led by Ermonela Jaho in one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband. Soprano Jaho sings the title role for the first time at Covent Garden. The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki setting is drawn from 19th-century Western artists’ romanticised views of Japan. Puccini’s music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding and the seduction by naval officer B.F. Pinkerton (sung by tenor Marcelo Puente) of his young, innocent bride. Some well-known moments include the impassioned aria Un bel dì (One Fine Day) as the abandoned Cio-Cio-San clings vainly to her dreams. ■ The live broadcast of Madama Butterfly screens at the Eden Cinemas tomorrow at 8.15pm. An encore screening will be held on Sunday at 3pm. Tickets may be purchased from the Eden Cinemas box office or online at www.edencinemas.com.mt. ... Pubdate: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:20:02 +0200

Malta Model Boat Association Open National Championship

One-metre-long remotely-controlled sailing yachts are the most common type of radio-controlled sailing among hobbyists around the world. With the backdrop of Mellieħa Bay, several local and international skippers are this week racing their remote-controlled sailboats to the finish line. The event is attracting 44 participants from all over Europe, mostly from the UK. Other countries include the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, Italy and Sweden. Malta will be represented by 10 skippers who will race their mini remote-controlled yachts. ■ The Malta Model Boat Association (MMBA) Open National Championship is being held at the Mellieħa Bay Hotel between today and Sunday. The eventis sponsored by Thomas Smith Group and Bank of Valletta. ... Pubdate: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:12:01 +0200

My Running Shadow

The second film showing as part of the women-themed film week at the China Cultural Centre is My Running Shadow. The film tells the story of  Xiuzhi, a mathematics wizard with Asperger’s syndrome who meets his father for the first time at the age of 17, when he returns from the US. His father intends to take him to the US to further his studies but when Xiuzhi is about to leave, he feels torn between worlds, as he realises just how much his mother means to him. ​ ■ The film, in Mandarin with English subtitles, is being screened at the China Cultural Centre, 173, Melita Street, Valletta, today at 6.30pm. Reservations may be made by calling 2122 5055 or by sending an e-mail to maltaccc@gmail.com. ... Pubdate: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:04:00 +0200

Ex-Libya exporters seek new market in Algeria

Maltese manufacturers are looking at Algeria to replace lost business in Libya as the country remains plagued with instability. Algeria ranked first for new markets in the profiling exercise of manufacturing companies conducted by Trade Malta, a partnership between the government and the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry. The findings released yesterday showed that Libya was Malta’s third largest export market for manufacturing companies in 2015, after Italy and Germany. “The strong interest in the Algerian market is partially attributable to the difficulties which many Malta-based exporters are encountering in the Libyan market,” the report said. Algeria was followed by Tunisia and Italy as new export markets. The findings also reveal that 16 per cent of the companies polled for the study predicted an increase in the number of employees in 2017. The rest predicted their workforce would remain stable, while none said they expected a decrease. Trade Malta said the biggest barrier to export was the cost to ship freight out of the country, with respondents considering this to “always” be a barrier. This was followed by the second biggest problem: finding customers... ... Pubdate: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:29:00 +0200

Environmentalists fume as Trump signs order to dismantle Obama-era climate policies

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to undo a slew of Obama-era climate change regulations that his administration says is hobbling oil drillers and coal miners, a move environmental groups have vowed to take to court. The decree's main target is former President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan that required states to slash carbon emissions from power plants - a critical element in helping the United States meet its commitments to a global climate change accord reached by nearly 200 countries in Paris in 2015. The so-called "Energy Independence" order also reverses a ban on coal leasing on federal lands, undoes rules to curb methane emissions from oil and gas production, and reduces the weight of climate change and carbon emissions in policy and infrastructure permitting decisions. "I am taking historic steps to lift restrictions on American energy, to reverse government intrusion, and to cancel job-killing regulations," Trump said at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters, speaking on a stage lined with coal miners. The wide-ranging order is the boldest yet in Trump’s broader push to cut environmental regulation to revive the drilling and mining... ... Pubdate: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 20:37:00 +0200

Do you know Christina or Lisa?

Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna chair Mario Farrugia provided another photo of Ms Ratcliffe with Lisa.

The people behind a play about Christina Ratcliffe, a woman who came to Malta to work as an entertainer and was later decorated for her contributions to the war effort, are looking for anyone who knew her or her friend Lisa. The story of Ms Ratcliffe, who landed here as a cabaret performer and stayed on after falling in love with the island, will be retold in Valletta, through a musical play called Star of Strait Street by Philip Glassborow. This newspaper last week published two photos: one of Ms Ratcliffe reading The Times of Malta – which carried four of her articles in the 1970s and 1980s – and another one showing the young woman with a friend. In the latter photo, Ms Ratcliffe was captured on camera walking along a bombed Valletta street during the war with a friend identified as ‘Lisa’. Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna chair Mario Farrugia in the meantime provided another photo of the young woman with Lisa. Mr Glassborow told this newspaper that Polly March and Larissa Bonaci, both of whom will portray Ms Ratcliffe in the play, would be very interested to meet anyone with any memories of the two women. “And if Lisa or any of her family are still around, we would naturally love to... ... Pubdate: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:01:06 +0200

Court rejects Norman Lowell appeal

An appeals court has confirmed a decision rejecting libel complaints filed by far-right activist Norman Lowell against MaltaToday managing editor Saviour Balzan and editor Matthew Vella.  Mr Lowell had taken exception to three reports published by the newspaper in May 2006 which had hinted at a possible link between a series of arson attacks against journalists and charities and activists of the far-right movement.  Mr Lowell had insisted that the articles had been based on falsehoods aimed at damaging his reputation. Magistrate Francesco Depasquale had declared that the articles were based on facts in view of Mr Lowell's regular comments on the media which were not in any way acceptable in a democratic society, where diversity and multiculturalism formed the foundations of Maltese society. As a political person, Mr Lowell was subject to higher levels of public scrutiny and criticism, the first court had concluded. In his appeal, Mr Lowell had argued that the first court had not assessed the articles properly, insisting that these did not constitute fair comment and that the court had been prejudiced against him.   The court of appeal, presided by Mr Justice Anthony Ellul, threw... ... Pubdate: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:18:00 +0200

Scottish parliament backs bid for new independence referendum

The Scottish parliament voted this afternoon to back First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's bid to hold a new independence referendum in late 2018 or 2019, once the terms of the UK's exit from the European Union have become clearer. The Edinburgh assembly's vote, which was widely expected, gives Sturgeon a mandate to seek permission from the British parliament in London to press forward with preparations for a referendum. Scotland voted against independence in a 2014 referendum, but Sturgeon argues circumstances have changed since then because the UK as a whole voted to leave the European Union while Scotland voted strongly to remain in the bloc. The motion, put forward by Sturgeon, passed by 69 votes in favour and 59 votes against in the Scottish parliament. ... Pubdate: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:14:00 +0200

Cambodia bans breast milk exports

Cambodia has banned the export of breast milk, putting a stop to the business of a US-based company that had been selling the milk in the United States. The decision was welcomed by United Nations child agency UNICEF, worried at a decline in breastfeeding in Cambodia. Ambrosia Labs - known in Cambodia as Khun Meada, which means "gratitude of mothers," had been exporting milk from more than 90 Cambodian women for more than two years. The purchase and export of breast milk must stop immediately, Ngor Hong Ly, a Secretary of State at the Council of Ministers, said in an order on Tuesday. "Despite how poor and difficult Cambodia is, it's not at a level where we sell breast milk," Ngor Hong Ly wrote. Ambrosia did not respond to a Reuters request for comment. On its Facebook page, the company said it put the safety and wellbeing of donors and customers before everything. "We work hard to set, and monitor, guidelines to ensure that we are not taking milk out of the infants' mouths," it added. The post said the company would not accept donations from mothers of infants younger than six months, and that donors should pump milk no more than twice a day. Breastfeeding of Cambodian newborns... ... Pubdate: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:04:00 +0200

Construction vehicles causing danger near Mcast institute in Mosta The Malta Union of Teachers has urged the Minister of Transport to intervene urgently because of a danger posed by heavy construction vehicles near the Mcast Institute for Creative Arts in Mosta. It said construction and heavy vehicles are causing safety problems to students and staff and property has been damaged. ... Pubdate: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:55:00 +0200








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