Author: Josanne Cassar

Posted On September 25, 2015 – Updated 25 September, 2015 9:29am An endangered bird from a Conservation Reintroduction Programme in Italy has arrived in Malta.  The rare Egyptian vulture, nick-named Tobia, spent last night on the island being guarded by BirdLife Malta and the Police. Tobia was born on 17 June this year in captivity, before being released into the wild in Calabria, Italy, earlier this month. He is satellite tagged, meaning that the programme can track his every move. He left Calabria on 18 September, and arrived on Malta yesterday afternoon. BirdLife Malta birdwatchers spotted the bird yesterday afternoon and spent…

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Posted On September 3, 2015 Pictured above: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard The Malta Film Commission has announced that Assassin’s Creed, based on the popular video game, has commenced shooting in Malta, making this a record year for the local film industry . Assassin’s Creed stars Academy Award® nominee Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past, 12 Years a Slave) and Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises, La Vie en Rose). The film is directed by Justin Kurzel (Snowtown, Macbeth) and produced by New Regency, Ubisoft Motion Pictures, DMC Films and Kennedy/Marshall, with 20th Century Fox distributing. Assassin’s Creed opens in theatres…

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Posted On August 26, 2015 In September, Malta will be hosting yet another film production that will be shooting in Malta, with the island serving as a backdrop to the story’s plot. The Malta Film Commission has confirmed that UGC, a major production house in France, will be shooting the film Immediate Boarding in Malta. The production has selected various locations across the island including the water tanks at the Malta Film Studios in Kalkara, Valletta, Vittoriosa, Senglea and Majjistral Park. Immediate Boarding is a French comedy written and directed by Philippe de Chauveron (pictured above), who last year took the…

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Posted On August 13, 2015 The National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE) has issued a statement  with reference to the current debate on public comments of a sexual nature by a high-ranking ETC official towards his sub-ordinate. The NCPE asserts that such comments are never acceptable and that such behaviour is condemnable not only at CEO level, but at all levels. The Equality of Men and Women Act, Cap 456 of the Laws of Malta, was enacted to promote equality for men and women in Malta. One of the functions of the NCPE is to ensure that, at…

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Posted On August 11, 2015 – Updated 11 August, 2015 9:44am The Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (MCCAA) has been notified that stairlifts manufactured by ACORN between March 2007 and March 2011 may pose a risk to consumers as the seat post may detach from the main seat support and result in injuries. Stairlifts are mechanical chairs that are installed on residential staircases to transport people with reduced mobility up and down the stairs. The risks have been noticed in the following versions of the Acorn Superglide 120: – Acorn 120 Stairlift; – Acorn 120 Outdoor Stairlift; – Acorn 120…

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Posted On June 19, 2015 A horse pulling a karozzin was badly injured when it was involved in a crash with a car in Pieta’. The accident happened at around 7.30am this morning. The police said that, as a result of the incident, one of the lanes in Marina Street had to be closed to traffic. More information will be published as it comes in.   See original Article on www.tvm.com.mt

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