APS Bank launches Youth Specialisation Studies Scheme

The Youth Specialisation Studies Scheme (YSSS) offers an opportunity for students to avail themselves of a soft loan, at subsidised interest rates, aimed at assisting them in taking up specialised courses that are not available in Malta. The Scheme is run through the collaboration between APS Bank and Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, and has been extended for another 3 years. The YSSS has been running for the past 20 years and 371 students have benefited from this scheme.

Federica Falzon approached by several agencies

Following the success which Federica Falzon and her singing partner Vincenzo Carni got after they won the Italian Junior singing contest Ti Lascio Una Canzone, Federica was approached by several agencies who wanted to sign her up.

Federica was given the news upon her arrival to Malta that she will be representing Malta in this year’s Junior Song for Europe which will be held in Malta following Gaia Cauchi’s success.

On the Campaign Trail

Campaign Launch

The start of the parties’ official campaign for elections to the European Parliament signposts another lap in the race, perhaps its most important stage.

Up to now we have had debates that emphasized Maltese local politics at the expense of a discussion about pending European choices. The same can be said regarding campaigns in other countries.

Elderly man injured after falling from window

A 78-year old man, British, is suffering from serious injuries after falling out of a window on Sunday.

It has been reported that the man tried to jump into another room which was next door from the outside of his apartment block in St Pauls’ Bay when he fell. He had tied himself with a rope as a precaution.

The incident occurred in St George’s Road around 14:00hr.

M&Co entertain guests at the launch of their SS14 collection

M&Co the popular UK clothing brand which recently opened in Malta, treated guests to after work drinks and canapés at the exclusive launch of the Spring / Summer 2014 collection.

Hilton Malta Hosts Dinner for RA1SE Team Heading off to Zambia

The 2014 marketing campaign for Hilton Malta entitled “Your Pleasure for Today” features Julian Azzopardi, the man behind the charitable organisation RA1SE. Hilton Malta has pledged to include awareness about RA1SE in all its upcoming TV and Facebook campaigns, in a bid to raise funds for this upcoming NGO. On the 10th April, Hilton Malta hosted a dinner at Bottega del Vino as a send off for the team of 13 Raise volunteers heading off to Lusaka, Zambia to help in the construction of an orphanage.

Microsoft To Host YouthSpark Event For Students Pondering Careers in IT

Microsoft Malta and AIESEC invite Youths aged 18 to 24 years, to attend the Youthspark Live Event on the 29th of April, 2014 at the Microsoft Innovation Centre, Skyparks Building in Luqa.

Man injured after crashing into a tree

A man, 57-years old from Qormi, was injured following a car accident.

The man, who his condition is not yet known, crashed his car into a tree on Sunday night around 03:55hr.

The police said that the man was driving in Triq l-Avjazzjoni, Luqa towards the airport, when he lost control of his car and crashed into a tree.

Man arrested after shooting in Ħamrun

A man, 31-years old, has been arrested in connection with a shooting which took place outside a bar in Hamrun on Sunday.

The police stated that the shooting took place in St Joseph High Road around 12:45am.

Two people were reported to be hit yet they still have not been located by the police.


Cyborg glasses save users the need to control emotions

As Google glasses continue to create ripples in the technology world, a Japanese researcher has developed an innovative alternative.

Rather than focusing on what the owner sees, Prof Hirotaka Osawa's eyewear shows computer-generated eye movements in place of the wearer's real ones.

Special lenses let the user see out or take a secret nap if they prefer.

Professor Osawa said the glasses could be used to simulate emotional reactions when users are distracted or busy.