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How many ventilators are available?

An adequate supply of ventilators is one of the key factors that will determine the number of severe cases leading to death by COVID19. Do we have enough ventilators in Malta and Gozo?   There have been countless projections, many curves, models and number crunching available on the public domain. The increase in the rate of infections globally has been fast. ‘Flattening the peak … Read More How many ventilators are available?

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‘Thank God for the Pandemic’ – Professor Arthur Lyon Dahl

Professor Arthur Lyon Dahl is President of the International Environment Forum, and a retired Deputy Assistant Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), with 50 years’ international experience in environment and sustainability. His most recent focus has been on global governance and UN reform. He has been a consultant to the World Bank on indicators of development, Visiting Professor at the University … Read More ‘Thank God for the Pandemic’ – Professor Arthur Lyon Dahl

Wuhan – where it all started

A couple of months ago this was one of those distant nightmares you hear about on international news sites, like those natural disasters that happen in faraway places.  This is where the nightmare started, on the verge of a possible outbreak here,  at our doorstep today.   Time no is not a luxury we  have right now and being vigilant is all we can … Read More Wuhan – where it all started

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Less Sugar Chocolate Salami – Easter is coming!

Easter means lots of good chocolate and this is an extremely easy recipe which can be made in minutes.  It freezes well for 3 month. You will need: 200g biscuits of your choice 100g chopped almonds 250g Novi bloc Dark Chocolate 50g unsalted butter 200g dates 6 tablespoons almond milk A splash of Amaretto Icing sugar , for coating Mini Easter Eggs for decorating … Read More Less Sugar Chocolate Salami – Easter is coming!

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Plumping up those lips without injecting

I was quite amazed with the 3D Lip treatment by Teoxane because I started to feel the result after the first day of using this oil-free formula. With regular use, applied twice a day, my lips feel smooth and soft and they appear plumped up without an invasive injections which so far I have not used.   I feel that the result is more natural. … Read More Plumping up those lips without injecting

Healthy white egg vegetable ricotta flan

This is Antida‘s recipe in her quest to promote healthy eating for the new year.   All you need is: 6 egg whites 125g ricotta 150g grilled vegetables salt and pepper pinch of dried herbs Place the egg whites and ricotta in a bowl. Break down the ricotta using a fork and mix with the egg whites.  Add the salt and pepper. Spray an … Read More Healthy white egg vegetable ricotta flan

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Meeting with President George Vella

What a month it has been since the publication of Oliver Friggieri: Sketches and Poems.  It was a great pleasure to be received this week at San Anton Palace  by His Excellency The President of the Republic of Malta, Dr George Vella together with Professor Oliver Friggieri and Professor Victor Grech, Illum iltqajt mal-Professur Oliver Friggieri li ppreżentali l-ktieb “Oliver Friggieri: Sketches and Poems” … Read More Meeting with President George Vella

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Chocolate Beetroot Cake – no processed sugar, no butter or oils

Cakes should be fluffy and light. The bulk of processed sugar and the flavour and consistency of butter is often needed to achieve the right consistency in cakes. The big secret to achieving that light and fluffy texture is not to overmix. You will not need any electric mixers or gadgets. Simply sift the flour twice and dry ingredients into a large bowl and … Read More Chocolate Beetroot Cake – no processed sugar, no butter or oils

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Quick Scottish Lentil Soup – 2020 is for more plant based food

I crave for this soup, even during the hot summers.  In the winter I make it almost every week. It is so quick to prepare, economical, no blender, no chopping and you end up with a satiny textured purée – perfection for the month of January. My Scottish mother-in-law was never too fond of cooking but she made this soup when I went to … Read More Quick Scottish Lentil Soup – 2020 is for more plant based food

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Mulled wine, and then just finish off with a spoonful of imbuljuta

‘I like to stir a spoonful of imbuljuta, the chestnut and chocolate local Christmas hot drink into mulled wine – and the result  is delicious result’   Mulled Wine 2 oranges, juice and zest of 1 orange grated zest of a lemon 100g sugar or equivalent stevia 6 cloves, plus extra for garnish 1 cinnamon stick A pinch of freshly grated nutmeg a pinch … Read More Mulled wine, and then just finish off with a spoonful of imbuljuta

The financial services industry is bleeding at the moment – Dr Joe Giglio, December 2019

Dr Joe Giglio speaks about the events that have led to the situation in Malta today.  Watch his interview of this week in English –   The financial services industry is bleeding at the moment                                                                                         Dr Joe Giglio, December 2019 Joseph Giglio heads the criminal law department specialising in corporate and vicarious liability at LexPractis .  For the last 25 years, Dr Giglio … Read More The financial services industry is bleeding at the moment – Dr Joe Giglio, December 2019

The Maltese ‘Presepju’ – Christmas Nativity in Valletta

It is well worth making the time to go and visit the exhibition organised by Charles Bellia on behalf of ‘Friends of the Crib at the iconic Palazzo Ferreria also known as Palazzo Buttigieg Francia just as you pass the main entrance to Valletta.   The exhibition will be open until 5 January.   Entrance is free and if you can also find more information … Read More The Maltese ‘Presepju’ – Christmas Nativity in Valletta