Submitted by dive-editor on Fri, 06/12/2013 - 20:30
On the occasion of the European Day for people with disabilities (3 December) the European Commission announced that Gothenburg is the winner of the Access City Award 2014. The Award recognises Gothenburg's outstanding work towards increasing accessibility for disabled people and the elderly. The 2014 Award is organised by the European Commission together with the European Disability Forum, and is presented in Brussels during the event ''Accessible Tourism in Europe'' on the occasion of the annual European Day of People with Disabilities and the European Tourism Day.
Submitted by dive-editor on Fri, 06/12/2013 - 18:29
The Malta Tourism Authority has just released the Android and web version of its successful iPhone app Malta Culture Guide, the official guide to the cultural highlights of Malta.
Thanks to its position at the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Malta has been a crossroad of civilizations whose traces are still visible today: from the mysterious megalithic temples, older than the Pyramids, to the Palaces of the Order of St John and Caravaggio’s masterpieces, housed in the sublime baroque St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta.
Submitted by dive-editor on Fri, 06/12/2013 - 17:49
The stunning seven metre high Christmas tree produced by Mdina Glass has become a popular feature of Malta’s festive season ever since its first appearance wowed visitors in 2011. After two consecutive years in Valletta, the tree has now been set up in a new location and can be seen bringing added festive cheer to the bustling throng of Christmas shoppers in Sliema.
Submitted by dive-editor on Fri, 06/12/2013 - 17:17
Malta's ENGOs would like to urge the public to attend tomorrow's protest in favour of the environment, to be held at 10:30h at Valletta. The ENGOs will be rallying around a common manifesto, offering the planning and environmental reform that Malta really needs.
Submitted by dive-editor on Fri, 06/12/2013 - 17:13
As December ushers the Christmas season, the Aurora Opera House is busily gearing up for its annual Christmas variety, this year set on the last Saturday of the year, December 28, 2013, in between Christmas and New Year.
Submitted by dive-editor on Fri, 06/12/2013 - 16:44
The People for Change Foundation today launched the results of its project: ‘Access to Protection: A Human Right’. It argued that legal principles arising from international law and the rulings of the European Court of Human rights clearly place an obligation on Malta to proactively prevent the return of people to countries in which their human rights are at risk.
Submitted by dive-editor on Fri, 06/12/2013 - 16:42
During a business breakfast that focused on the characteristics and needs of small and medium sized enterprises, the Malta Employers’ Association announced that it has set up a help desk for SMEs. This initiative is a follow up to the EU funded project: Capacity Building for Equipping and Representing Micro Business Employers which the MEA conducted during 2011 and 2013, which highlighted the requirements of SMEs.
Submitted by dive-editor on Fri, 06/12/2013 - 16:38
The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) Board is seeking legal advice before it can take an informed decision on the reconsideration request for the descheduling of part of the informal gardens of Villa Mekrech in Hal Ghaxaq in the coming weeks. The Board decided to defer yesterday’s case given that a part of this protected Grade 2 site is covered by a full development permission.
Submitted by dive-editor on Fri, 06/12/2013 - 16:30
Yemen's Defence Ministry was attacked on Thursday by militants, who rammed the building with an explosives-laden vehicle, followed by gunmen who battled security forces inside.
At least 52 people died in the attack in the capital, Sanaa, according to the government. The attack targeted a hospital at the Defence Ministry complex, Yemen's state-run Saba news agency reported.