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  • UN report says millions of women face restrictions on their body 14 April 2021
    Nearly half the women in 57 countries around the world face restrictions on what they can do with their bodies, such as have sex, use contraception or seek healthcare, the UN said in a report Wednesday. The authors of the report by the United Nations Population Fund addressed for the first time women’s bodily autonomy. […]
  • Toshiba CEO resigns as buyout offer stirs turmoil 14 April 2021
    Toshiba’s CEO resigned on Wednesday as a buyout offer from a private equity fund stirs turmoil inside the storied Japanese company, with reports suggesting two other funds are considering bids. Nobuaki Kurumatani’s resignation is the latest development in years of upheaval at the firm, which only won back its spot on the first section of […]
  • Italian piano maker sees craft threatened with extinction 14 April 2021
    At the age of 23, Luigi Borgato decided to build his first piano, for himself.  In the decades that ensued, the Italian craftsman grew his business into a prestigious brand capable of attracting buyers from all over the world – until the coronavirus pandemic abruptly put a halt to it all. Now, the 58-year-old fears […]
  • CUPRA Formentor wins the Red Dot Award for Product Design 2021 14 April 2021
    The CUPRA Formentor is continuing its astonishing success by taking home the Red Dot Award for Product Design 2021. The Crossover SUV has already exceeded all expectations by finishing on the podium in this year’s Car of The Year award – an amazing achievement given the brand is only three years old. Want to read […]
  • Opposition calls for consultation on Air Malta 14 April 2021
    The opposition on Wednesday called for consultation by the government on the future of Air Malta and changes in the way it operates. The call was made after Times of Malta reported that the government has called on the European Union to allow it to inject up to €290 million in a five-year programme of […]
  • ‘Infamous’ Mount Carmel must be tackled, say mental health professionals 14 April 2021
    Mental health deserves more investment and this includes addressing the state of the “infamous” Mount Carmel Hospital, according to an alliance of  practitioners.  “One cannot even begin to compare the investment in our general hospital to the crumbs our mental health facility gets,” the Alliance 4 Mental Health, which is made of the Richmond Foundation, […]
  • Watch: Charmaine Gauci reveals anger over illegal villa parties 14 April 2021
    Superintendent of Public Health Charmaine Gauci was angered by an illegal birthday party in a villa and revealed that she feared such rule breakers could derail the country’s plans to ease COVID-19 restrictions. Video footage of the party, showing dozens of young people gathering in a clear breach of the rules, went viral on social […]
  • How to fill the 'void': what next for Queen Elizabeth II? 14 April 2021
    Queen Elizabeth II faces the twilight of her record-breaking reign without her most trusted adviser and personal confidant -- husband Prince Philip. But his death last week aged 99 is not expected to change the monarch's lifetime commitment to duty, as a new chapter beckons for Britain's most famous family. The Queen, who turns 95 […]
  • 58 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths reported 14 April 2021
    58 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Wednesday, one less than on Tuesday. No new deaths were reported. 41 patients recovered leaving the number of active cases at 578. 2,001 swab tests were made in the past 24 hours.  The number of vaccine jabs rose to 254,885 of which 76,593 were second doses.  The superintendent […]
  • Ryanair loses EU court challenge over state aid to rivals 14 April 2021
    Ryanair on Wednesday lost further legal challenges to state rescues of rival airlines as an EU court cleared pandemic aid to SAS and Finnair. The cases were part of a legal campaign across Europe by the Irish low-cost airline to stop bailout deals for the bloc's legacy airlines. It said it would appeal. Earlier on […]
  • Dortmund wait on Reus, Hummels with Sancho to miss City clash 14 April 2021
    Borussia Dortmund are waiting on the fitness of Marco Reus and Mats Hummels for their Champions League quarter-final, home leg against Manchester City on Wednesday with England winger Jadon Sancho definitely ruled out. Dortmund need to overturn last week’s 2-1 first-leg defeat in Manchester when Reus equalised for the Germans before Phil Foden’s 90th-minute winner […]
  • Gun salute for Prince Philip at the Upper Barrakka on Saturday 14 April 2021
    A gun salute for Prince Philip will be fired across Grand Harbour on Saturday, just before the burial service starts at Windsor Castle. The activity, at noon, will be held by the Wirt Artna Foundation and the Malta Tourism Authority using the saluting guns at the Upper Barrakka. It will be a nine-gun salute, one […]
  • Chamber of Commerce to provide membership to start-ups 14 April 2021
    Start-ups operating from the Kordin Business Incubation Centre (KBIC) will be provided an annual membership with The Malta Chamber of Commerce to help provide support and exposure for young business people.  The membership of KBIC’s start-ups will be covered through a contribution by Malta Enterprise.  The agreement was signed by Malta Enterprise CEO Kurt Farrugia […]
  • UK supermarket Tesco profits surge in pandemic year 14 April 2021
    Britain’s biggest retailer Tesco on Wednesday announced a six-fold surge in annual net profits after the supermarket giant exited Asian markets and was allowed to stay open during coronavirus lockdowns. Profit after tax soared to £6.14 billion (€7.31bn) in the 12 months to the end of February from £971 million in 2019/20. “While the pandemic […]
  • Ice cold Kroos keeps Real Madrid in the hunt for trophies again 14 April 2021
    When Toni Kroos arrived for his first training session with Real Madrid in 2014, he went the wrong way.  Walking out onto the pitch at the club’s sprawling Valdebebas training ground, Kroos saw two circles of players kicking the ball between them and jogged over to the one on the left.  In his mind, that […]
  • A case for investing in Harvest Technology plc  14 April 2021
    This pandemic has accelerated the shift towards a more digital world and has indeed sped up the demand for IT solutions across the globe. Undoubtedly, technology oriented companies have performed particularly well throughout the pandemic, with many experiencing unbudgeted revenue streams over the past couple of months. As per recent publication of Harvest’s FY20 results, […]
  • Maltese Abroad: 20 points for Formosa as Deguara scores season-high 14 April 2021
    While most European basketball championships are nearing their end, Australia is just getting started. Nick Formosa put up a statement 20-point game over the weekend for the Altona Gators. Similarly in Asia, Sam Deguara scored a season-high 34 points in another Tokyo Excellence win. The Times of Malta Sportsdesk looks at Formosa, Deguara, and other […]
  • Watch: An Underwater Mountain: Mont La Pérouse (ARTE) 14 April 2021
    Not far from Reunion, the French island in the Indian Ocean, lies the Seamount La Pérouse, a dramatic mountain under the waves that rises from 5,000 meters below sea level to within 50 metres of the surface at its summit. A special scientific expedition explores this underwater mountain which could harbour exceptional biodiversity.  
  • How the first Tokyo Olympics changed the face of Japan 14 April 2021
    The 1964 summer Olympic Games were Japan’s great return to the world stage after its defeat and destruction two decades earlier in World War II.  The first Games ever held in Asia were also a chance to trumpet the rebuilding of post-war Tokyo and the country’s emergence as a high-tech giant with the infrastructure to […]
  • Iran says 60% uranium enrichment is response to Israel's 'nuclear terrorism' 14 April 2021
    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday its decision to boost uranium enrichment to 60 percent was a response to arch-foe Israel's "nuclear terrorism" against its Natanz facility. Tehran starting advanced centrifuges and producing more highly refined uranium "is the response to your malice," Rouhani said in a message aimed at Israel.  "What you did was […]