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COVER STORY INTERVIEW
Transforming your life
By Martin Vella
MBR: Can you tell us about the journey you embarked leading to your
own personal lifestyle change, what motivated you to make a huge
turn around, that not only changed the way you live but the way you
looked at life?
MF: A lot of people ask me how did you get into Fitness, people’s lifestyle
and into all of this activity. My response usually is the same that drives
all of us to succeed, one or two experiences, either an inspiration or a
desperation. For me, it was more of a desperation. If you are dissatisfied
in some area of your life right now, such as your physical appearance or
aesthetic, instead of getting frustrated, get excited. I share this with you.
Until you are dissatisfied you don't do anything that would take your life
to another level. Dissatisfaction is a game changer. If you are satisfied,
you are going to take a comfortable position and then your life starts to
deteriorate. I grew up in an environment I did not enjoy. I saw my father
working extremely hard for us (we were six at home) in a quarry and
driving trucks for 70 to 80 hours a week. He was most of the time in pain
and not taking good care of his health and wellness. Then, I just could not
understand why! I remember when I went to school I was not into sports
activities. Being the eldest, I had to help my father growing up during my
free time away from school. However, I really loved sports and athletic
people, and enjoyed being in their company at school. There was a sports
day, wherein I met this celebrity teen, whom I admired so much since he
was the best sprinter. As I spoke to him he treated me with contempt,
such as how I dared to enter his space, and encroach upon his time. These
situations drove so much pain inside me that I vowed to myself to go full
time into sports, health and fitness, find the right potential to build on it
and take it even further, and help people to take good care of their health
(such as in my father’s case).
MBR: How did you get into nutrition, fitness modelling and become
such a huge spokesperson for health and fitness?
MF: Evolving is life's greatest accomplishment and it’s the greatest reward
in all aspects of life. I got into fitness during my army days and from then
onwards I strived to learn more and get better at it. Having a good physique
was an asset, so I began modelling after a friend of mine introduced me
to a local agent. The more I learnt, and I am still learning with respect to
physical health, fitness and emotional health, the more I appreciate life.
This gives me energy every day to be a better spokesperson for health and
fitness including individual self-development.
MBR: Where there any toughest moments in your journey creating and
building Ultimate Physique Fitness Centre and how did you get through
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MF: The toughest moments are the moments which contributed to
the evolution of Ultimate Physique. I believe that one has to learn to
understand nature's practical lessons. I have found understanding how
nature and evolution work wonders in a number of ways. I established a
boutique of wellbeing and a great boutique fitness offering has to stand
on an idea, an approach to exercise, that really engages people. Most
importantly, it has helped me deal with my realities more effectively and
confront difficult choices. It's a fundamental law of nature that in order to
gain strength one has to push one's limits, which is painful. This all means
that PAIN + REFLECTION = PROGRESS.
The CEO of Ultimate Physique
speaks to Martin Vella about his
new sporting strategy, and the
opportunities this presents all practitioners
of physical activity. Mariano maintains that
Health clubs and fitness operators have an
“enormous role to play”
MBR: What do your nutritional and fitness training courses
offer to your customers and how do these differ from other
typical training centres?
MF: I think people are getting more and more health conscious
and active and that is exactly what we cater to. So, we are a
training centre, we are a hotel, a mind centre and we have a
clinic, so basically we cater to all these needs. Nowadays, we
offer different types of packages, be it simple Fat Loss Package,
Power strength and definition ones to the Health & Self
Development ones. It's a holistic approach and we strive to have
a deeper connection with our clients to clearly understand and
truly recognise their barriers. We always remind our clients that
weaknesses don't matter if we find solutions. Everyone has at
least one big thing that stands in the way of their success, so
we need to find it and deal with it. At the end of the day it's the
individual who has to take the stand but we are here to guide,
schedule, design goals and lead by example. Things that get
scheduled are things that get done and vague goals create vague
results. We are truly aware about that and struggle to schedule
well in order we achieve clear and realistic goals.
MBR: What would you say are the top three things people are
not doing correctly when it comes to healthy living, fitness and
MF: Nowadays, people are too entertained by social media.
It is extremely invasive and difficult for someone to really find
time for himself and truly appreciate what life is all about. Think
about this- when was the last time that you had some time
for yourself in a natural green ambience reflecting about your
present life. Funny isn't it? It's something very basic and simple
which we as humans are designed for, but tend to side-step.
Instead we spend hours in front of a screen watching same
images most of the time, or sitting in an office and exposed
to stress or tension, which our body is not designed to tackle.
Presently, we have changed to extreme trends in living and
also the food we eat. Most of it is heavily processed and has
lost its natural colour, taste,texture, nutrients and vitamin
nourishment. Unfortunately, this is the new modern lifestyle
trend. Many people suffer from solitude and emotional stress
due to the pressure of society of conformity. For example
if you do not have a good profile picture or cover photo on
facebook, you may feel inferior to someone else who has a
good one, not to mention the social race wherein people re
posting picture with fancy cars, smart houses, and luxury living,
which is beyond us. Therefore, in my opinion, it is not the real
pudgy problem; that’s the symptom of your lifestyle. There
is also emotional fitness at stake, which can lead to physical
health and fitness deterioration issues as well. This is where we
come in and with what we deal every single day here. We meet
people from all walks of life, be it your hairdresser, an iGaming
specialist, or be it a corporate executive, they all have the same
needs! The need to feel and look healthy, the need to be loved
and respected, and the need to feel fulfilled. This is not just
about diet or training. We are in 2018 and we are evolving, and
so is the health and fitness industry. We cannot keep taking the
same approach we used to take 20 years ago. It's about time to
take the health and fitness industry to the next level.
MBR: I think what everyone wants to know is, just how you do
it all with your clients and where do you get your motivation?
MF: I have this philosophy: Look at the machine from the higher
level. Our uniquely human ability to look down from a higher
level does not apply just to understanding reality and the causeeffect
relationships underlying it; it also applies to looking down
on yourself and those around you. We have the ability to alter
our machine to produce better outcomes with practical open
mindedness. I have my goals. I call the way you will operate to
achieve your goals your machine. It consists of a design (the
things that have to get done) and the people (who will do the
things that need getting done). The people consist of myself,
and those who help me. I spent four years of my life in the army
where I cultured a lot through my observations. ST
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With the latest trend for revisiting
financial settlements in divorce
– or “top-ups” – Citywealth
wondered whether a clean break
is preferable to ongoing spousal
maintenance which leaves parties
open to requests for more money.
It turns out the options are
wider than it at first seems and
disagreements can be rife.
CLEAN BREAKS ARE A GAMBLE BUT
THEY HELP PEOPLE TO MOVE ON
Julian Lipson, partner at law firm Withers, calls clean
breaks an ‘educated gamble’ which may prove to be
right, but may prove to be wrong. “It depends on
how the parties' lives pan out in the months or years
afterwards,” says Lipson. “The payer's fortunes may
decline. The recipient may re-marry or come into
money. In either case, there is the possibility of one
party regretting the clean break. But there are just
as many occasions where both parties will welcome,
with hindsight, the finality of being able to move on
with their lives without ongoing ties or fears.”
Debbie Chism, partner at Stewarts, explains that
one of the advantages of a clean break is that it
leaves everyone inancially independent from one
another and the settlement will not be affected by
an early death or job loss. “A joint lives maintenance
order is vulnerable to all of those factors and could
result in it ending relatively soon,” says Chism,
“which would be to the payer’s advantage but
there is no guarantee. A fixed term, non-extendable
maintenance order, also known as a deferred
clean break, depending on the term, is also a costeffective
outcome for the payer.”
However, although clean break payment will produce
more money immediately, it has to last for the rest of
the recipient’s life, says Jane Keir, partner at Kingsley
Napley. “After a long marriage,” explains Keir,” wives
have a point when they argue that a significant part
of their overall settlement will be used up as the years
pass, meaning they may have less money to leave to
their children.” For example, Keir acted for a wife in
a high spending case, where there was not enough
money to afford her a clean break. “She received
substantial capital and ongoing maintenance,” says
Keir. “The husband had a very successful City career
and some five years later we applied to increase
the maintenance and for its remaining term to be
capitalised, thereby bringing about a full clean break
at a later date.”
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litigation vs. negotiation
CLEAN BREAK DIFFICULT WITH CHILDREN
Financial security after a clean break is even more of a concern if there’s a risk that
child care commitments will affect the ability of divorced spouses to maximise their
earning potential, says Barbara Reeves, partner at Mishcon de Reya. “For those who
do return to work following divorce, child care costs can be prohibitively expensive
and time out of the work place can make it extremely difficult to re-enter, even at
more junior levels,” she explains.
However, Reeves points out that this unresolved tension between the duty to
maintain and the imposition of a clean break is perhaps the most divisive aspect of
our matrimonial finance laws. “Many,” says Reeves, “including Baroness Deech in
the UK’s parliament, argue that our maintenance laws are anti-feminist because they
don’t encourage women to return to work.” Baroness Deech is campaigning for a
three year cap on maintenance.
That said, Reeves also admits that while most people view the end of the financial
relationship between a divorced couple as an obvious and necessary step to
emotional and practical independence, the reality is that often this cannot be
achieved. “The level of assets available for division and the requirement and expense
of childcare mean that one party simply cannot meet their living costs post-divorce
without receiving income from the financially stronger party.”
Generally, debates over the level of ongoing maintenance to be paid generate a lot
of tensions and legal fees both during the proceedings and afterwards; the payer
resents paying and the payee often feels hard done by and that they should have
been awarded more money for longer, according to Mary-Ann Wright, partner at
law firm gunnercooke. “That said, it should not be assumed that a clean break
should be achieved at all costs,” explains Wright. “Some ex-spouses simply prefer
to pay an ongoing maintenance, and I have also came across those who fear that
if they hand over a large sum to achieve a clean break the recipient may simply
squander the money.”
Chism also previously acted for a husband who was resistant to buying out his wife’s
spousal maintenance claims on a clean break basis because he strongly suspected
she would remarry in the not too distant future. “His instincts were spot on,” says
Chism. “She remarried within twelve months with the result that the maintenance
was automatically terminated, much to my client’s delight.”
WHEN BREAKS WORK
However, in Debbie Chism’s experience, a clean break is nearly always the better
option. “To be financially separated from the person from whom you have already
emotionally and legally separated allows both parties to move on with their lives. It
also means there are no future arguments about reducing maintenance due to job
loss, pay cuts or retirement.”
SOMETIMES THE LAW DECIDES
Julian Lipson concludes: “The choice is sometimes out of the parties' hands, as there is
a statutory obligation on the court to consider if a clean break can be achieved in every
single case and that is the preferred result, if it can be done fairly to both parties. Most
people would, if the numbers were right, choose a clean break. But, often, one party
feels either that they are being asked to accept a clean break which is too low, or to pay
one which is too high, and it is at that break point where disagreements emerge.” ST
A NEW BREATH
To each of you,
as the Persian poet Rûmi invites us to:
I said: “What about my eyes?”
God said: "Keep them on the road."
I said: “What about my passion?”
He said: "Keep it burning."
I said: “What about my heart?”
He said: "Tell me what you hold inside it."
I said: “Pain and sorrow.”
He said: "Stay with it,
The wound is the place where the light enters you."
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PONDER & WONDER
Is time travel possible?
Time travel is one of my favorite topics! I wrote some time travel
stories in junior high school that used a machine of my own
invention to travel backwards in time, and I have continued to study
this fascinating concept as the years have gone by.
Members of the Tripoli Minnesota Rocket
Club #45 ask a very intriguing question
this month: Is time travel possible?
We all travel in time. During the last year, I have moved forward
one year and so have you. Another way to say that is that we travel
in time at the rate of 1 hour per hour.
per hour, or 10 or 100 years per hour?
But the question
is, can we travel
in time faster
or slower than
"1 hour per
hour"? Or can
in time, going
back, say two hours
It is mind-boggling to think about time travel. What if you went back
in time and prevented your father and mother from meeting? You
would prevent yourself from ever having been born! But then if you
hadn't been born, you could not have gone back in time to prevent
them from meeting.
The great 20th century scientist Albert Einstein developed a theory
called Special Relativity. The ideas of Special Relativity are very
hard to imagine because they aren't about what we experience in
everyday life, but scientists have confirmed them. This theory says
that space and time are really aspects of the same thing—spacetime.
There is a speed limit of 300,000 kilometers per second (or
186,000 miles per second) for anything that travels through spacetime,
and light always travels the speed limit through empty space.
Special Relativity also says that a surprising thing happens when
you move through space-time, especially when your speed relative
to other objects is close to the speed of light. Time goes slower for
you than for the people you left behind. You won't notice this effect
until you return to those stationary people.
Say you were fifteen years old when you left Earth in a spacecraft
traveling at about 99.5% of the speed of light (which is much faster
than we can achieve now), and celebrated only five birthdays during
your space voyage. When you get home at the age of 20, you would
find that all your classmates were 65 years old, retired, and enjoying
their grandchildren! Because time passed more slowly for you, you
will have experienced only five years of life, while your classmates
will have experienced a full 50 years.
So, if your journey began in 2003, it would have taken you only five
years to travel to the year 2053, whereas it would have taken all of
your friends 50 years. In a sense, this means you have been time
traveling. This is a way of going to the future at a rate faster than
one hour per hour.
Time travel of a sort also occurs for objects in gravitational fields.
Einstein had another remarkable theory called General Relativity,
which predicts that time passes more slowly for objects in
gravitational fields (like here on Earth) than for objects far from
such fields. So there are all kinds of space and time distortions near
black holes, where the gravity can be very intense.
In the past few years, some scientists have used those distortions
in space-time to think of possible ways time machines could work.
Some like the idea of "worm holes," which may be shortcuts through
space-time. This and other ideas are wonderfully interesting, but
we do not know at this point whether they are possible for real
objects. Still the ideas are based on good, solid science. In all time
travel theories allowed by real science, there is no way a traveler
can go back in time to before the time machine was built.
I am confident time travel into the future is possible, but we would
need to develop some very advanced technology to do it. We could
travel 10,000 years into the future and age only 1 year during that
journey. However, such a trip would consume an extraordinary
amount of energy. Time travel to the past is more difficult. We do
not understand the science as well.
Actually, scientists and engineers who plan and operate some space
missions must account for the time distortions that occur because
of both General and Special Relativity. These effects are far too small
to matter in most human terms or even over a human lifetime.
However, very tiny fractions of a second do
matter for the precise work necessary to fly
spacecraft throughout the solar system.
Find out how one NASA mission is
doing some very clever spacetime
experiments to test
Einstein's theory of relativity
using the International
Space Station. ST
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Rocket Club #45
10 | March 2018
by Jean Paul Abela
At Callus Garden we follow one secret for proper landscaping
to be successful: it has to be well planned and designed and
A well-designed landscape is a pleasure to the family, enhances
a community and adds to a property’s resale value. Landscape
design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and
other plants on the property. At Callus Garden Centre, we
have a team of experts to help your vision come to life.
Speaking about the landscaping business, Jonathan Callus,
Managing Director at Callus Garden Centre explains how they
understand the various nuances associated with pairing the
correct landscape to one’s home, property and surroundings.
The team ensures that one’s landscaping always accentuates
one home’s architecture while striving to create a colourful
landscape for the home that is easy to maintain - there’s
more to landscaping than meets the eye, providing custom
landscaping solutions utilizing the latest techniques.
Landscaping isn’t as simple as slapping down a few plants and
some grass. Behind every successful landscaping project is
careful planning and preparation, or, in other words, design.
“At Callus Garden Centre, we’re in the business of being a
one-stop shop for one’s custom made landscaping needs.
We pride on being different. There is no ‘cookie cutter’
landscaping,” explains Jonathan. Clients are guided through
a process where they look through books and discuss
preferences including colours, shapes and smells. Clients are
recommended to associate anything with their particular
house when determining preferences.
" there’s more to
landscaping than meets
the eye, providing custom
utilizing the latest
Using our state-of-the-art computerized landscaping design
program, at Callus Garden Centre one can draw up realistic designs
that will give customers a sense of how everything will look when
completed thus making the entire design and installation process
fast, fun, and efficient!
Beyond Callus Garden Centre is a team of people that share
landscaping enthusiasm and work hard to meet and exceed,
customers’ expectations. Our team channels experience and
passion to provide detailed, high quality landscape construction, and
landscape maintenance services.
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By Karl Lagerfeld
Fendi and Chanel Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld has seen it
all. There is nothing that he hasn’t tried or experienced yet… A
legendary fashion designer but above all a brilliant and visionary
mind whose creativity has been globally praised and blessed, he
is also a much-acclaimed photographer whose field of interest
extends beyond the fashion world. The founder of 7L, a gallery
and library, he has also offered his support to young talents
and helped them be discovered by more photography lovers.
Lagerfeld has also been an art and design collector for many
years. You cannot have missed one of those photographs of
the master sitting in his Parisian studio or library surrounded by
books and design objects. Such as the late Azzedine Alaia, who
was well known for his collection ranging from Marc Newson
and Jean Prouvé to Serge Mouille (before the craze as we are
talking here of the 80s and 90s), the German, Paris based
designer, has been collecting Italian designs for a long time. So
this is no wonder the Italian house Cassina commissioned him to
photograph some of the most iconic pieces of their collection:
a library by Charlotte Perriand or the Superleggera chair by Gio
Ponti. In this performance, Lagerfeld shares a new side of his
work. These new clichés are assembled in a book edited by
German artistic books publisher Steidl. ST
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WHAT IS GENDER
Gender diversity refers to the variation of genes within a species.
The genetic diversity enables a population to adapt to its
environment and to respond to natural selection. The amount of
genetic variation is the basis of speculation.
When your true essence weeps
sing out loud, strong and proud,
“I will no longer suffer in silence
the stinging lashes of adversity”.
Join the chorus of the alienated.
Let the world hear a voice of unity
as we step forward, hand in hand
and have a say in our destiny.
Written by a married couple in North
SUFFER NOT IN SILENCE
HOW IS SEX AND
There are various legal, social, medical and scientific opinions and theories about what
constitutes sex and what constitutes gender.There is no consensus about the definition
of sex or gender.
A commonly held view is that sex is a fixed concept that is biologically determined.
Some of the biological factors that may determine sex include physical attributes,
chromosomes, genitals, gonads, hormones and ‘brain-sex’. However, not all of these
factors are accepted as being biologically determined. There are different views about
which of these specific factors actually biologically determine sex.
The biological definition of sex is based on whether a person is male or female.
However, there are also people who are born not exclusively male or female and are
intersex. The phrase sex diversity as a term recognises the complete spectrum of sex
For people who define sex as biologically determined, gender is viewed as socially
constructed. From this perspective, gender can be determined by how a person looks,
dresses or acts. People can express a gender identity that is masculine, feminine or
something else. Gender identity does not necessarily match with sex. For example,
whilst most females will have a gender identity that is feminine, some males also have
a gender identity that is feminine. The phrase gender diversity as a term recognises that
all people express a gender identity and that gender identity is not necessarily linked
to a person’s sex.
Other views challenge this dichotomy of sex as a biological determination and gender
as a social construction. These views advocate for a definition of sex that is based on
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social and cultural factors. This perspective collapses the distinction between sex and
gender by arguing that sex is historically and politically specific. This perspective sees
sex as a variable concept and gender diversity is built into the very nature of sex.
Despite this lack of consensus over the exact meaning and definition, sex and/or gender
is an important part of a person’s personal identity. Sex and/or gender identity defines
a person’s sense of self and positions them in a social and political context. Every person
has the right for their sex and/or gender identity to be recognised and respected.
Graeme Innes AM is the Australian Human Rights Commissioner and Disability
“The simplest way I can put it is that I don't consider myself trans anything. I am just a
female (no surgery) and it’s a hefty slap in the face to say that my documentation, id
and whatnot cannot be changed to reflect that until I go under the knife.”
“We need to determine why our sex is relevant to anyone except ourselves and our
loved ones ... Except for private moments, more often than not, our sex is hidden from
the view of all others. It is a personal private matter. It is of no concern to those people
who read our birth certificates, our passports, our driver’s licenses or any other official
Creditline: Sex Files/Human Rights, Govt. of Australia
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TRUE LIFE STORIES
Ten incredible stories that show why
you should never give up Pt 1
Living without arms and legs, this man and his incredible spirit
did not get depressed. Moreover, he has become unique
proof that in any situation — even in the most difficult ones
— you can find yourself and become a happy person. Nick
plays golf, surfs, travels around the world, gives motivational
speeches, and recently he became a father for the second
time. When children on the street ask what happened to him,
he confidently answers: ’’It’s because of cigarettes!’’
When you have a goal and, more importantly, a desire to
achieve it, disease will not be an obstacle for you. Even though
Bill Porter has cerebral palsy, he wanted to work in sales.
He achieved his goal, and later he became one of the best
salesmen in America. The movie ’Door to Door’ is dedicated to
his spirit, and it’s recommended for those who think something
will hold them back from achieving a desired career.
There’s nothing worse for a dancer than to lose the ability to
dance. What’s a professional dancer to do when he loses a
leg in a traffic accident? Go on dancing! That is exactly what
Evgeny Smirnov, Russian break dance champion, did, despite
the fact that he had to learn to dance again. His performance
on a dance show became a great example of not only the
human spirit, but also the fact that you can dance incredibly
cool even without a leg.
Look at this charming and beautiful girl. Even though she’s only
20, Olesya Vladykina has suffered a lot: an accident in Thailand
took not only her left hand, but also her close friend. The
moment changed the girl’s life, but she didn’t give up. After
the accident, she took part in the Paralympic Games twice,
having won first place and having set a world record. By the
way, she refused a prosthesis (it’s ’awfully uncomfortable,’ she
said) and does everything perfectly with one hand.
Do you think you have to look like an ideal beauty to become a
great actor? God forbid you’re less than perfect. You are wrong!
And if you do not believe us, you have not heard about Sylvester
Stallone. As a result of birth trauma, the lower left side of his face
is paralyzed, and his mouth is slightly crooked, and his tongue is
partly paralyzed too (that’s why he has a little bit slurred speech).
Now answer just one question: did it really stopped him from
becoming one of the greatest actors of our time? ST
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Hauntings in the prison cell
By Denise Formosa
An ex-prisoner relates his experience in a particular cell, where he was imprisoned
for two years. During the night at approximately 2.30 a.m, he was experiencing a
very cold atmosphere in his cell and from then onwards, he could not sleep a wink!
After some time, he discovered that a number of prisoners had been sentenced to
death in the vicinity of his cell. He also noticed, that his cell floor, did not have a flat
stone surface, but it was hollow as if it had been carved by a thick iron chain.
Matthew was not comfortable with this situation, and decided
to talk to a priest. He was always shocked to find himself asleep
on the floor, as if someone had lifted him from his bed! He used
to tell the spirit not to hurt him, as like himself, he had a long
time to spend in that cell. After the priest performed some
prayers, he instructed him to ask the ghost what he wanted
and he would help. Matthew was scared out of his wits’ end, as
he did not expect to have more experiences of this kind, since
the priest had said some prayers in the room. Of course, these
experiences are not easy to solve and when Matthew asked the
ghost, what he wanted in the middle of another night, the ghost
asked him to move and make some space for him to sleep in his
bed. Obviously, whilst Matthew obeyed the spirit’s instructions,
he covered his face with the bed sheet as he did not want to see
the spirit. As soon as he moved for the ghost to come and sleep
beside him, he could feel the mattress go down, as if the body of
someone was about to lie down!
The following morning, he informed the priest
of what had happened the previous night, and
the priest confirmed that the ghost had been
living in that cell before he died. Matthew always
talked with the ghost through his thoughts and
promised the sceptre, that he would go to mass
on a daily basis to pray for him. That was his
promise before he left his cell. Today, Matthew
still kept his promise and prays for the lost soul,
as he could perfectly understand how difficult
it must have been living in those conditions!
At present, he is a changed man who decently
works for his living and lives to tell of his close
encounters with the tormented dead! ST
AN ANGEL WITH
Several years ago, my
tire went flat while I was driving with
my young son asleep in the backseat. It
was a heavily traveled road, so I pulled
over. I looked in my rearview mirror and
saw that a man had pulled up behind
me. He offered to help. As he installed
the donut, we talked. He explained
that he was from a long distance away.
His face was kind, his voice gentle. My
son awoke, and I went to care for him.
When I looked back, the man was gone.
Do angels walk the earth? I believe they
do. -Mary Beth Asenio, Timberlake, Ohio
The Strange & The Bizarre
Having just cemented a new bridge,
my dental-assistant mother said to
her patient, “Your girlfriend’s going
to love your new teeth.” He replied,
“I’m between girlfriends right now.”
She said, “Don’t go anywhere. I have
two daughters, Kathy and Vicky. Let
me get their pictures from my wallet.”
Dan was still reclined in the dental
chair with his bib on and wasn’t going
anywhere. Rushing back, she showed
him her daughters’ photos, saying,
“Here is our phone number. Give Kathy
a call—she’s the older one.” He called,
and we’ve been happily married for 39
years. Thanks, Mom! --Kathleen Curran,
Canyon Country, California
My dad died unexpectedly at age 78,
leaving our family heartbroken. During
the funeral mass, my sister felt her
phone vibrate in her purse. She was a
little surprised that someone would be
calling her, knowing she was at dad’s
funeral mass. Afterward, she found
there was a message: “Hi, this is your
dad,” said the male voice. “I wanted
to let you know I made it home.” The
caller obviously had the wrong number,
but the message was clear. My dad had
completed his journey to heaven and
wanted us to know. Thanks, Dad—until
we meet again. --Nancy Perkins, St.
A SHINING LIGHT
I volunteered at Ground Zero after hometown firefighters
responded but never returned. Lt. Timothy Higgins was one of
them. I felt Timmy’s presence during dark moments, guiding
me along every path. Working in sight of the burning piles, I
met a fire marshal named Steve. I told him I was from Freeport.
Steve said he’d been a firefighter with a guy from Freeport.
I asked, “Who?” He replied, “Tim Higgins.” I followed this
path and married Steve in 2005. I think of Tim every day. He
must have been a shining light. Certainly, he was my beacon.
--Deborah Kahn Schreck, Sayville, New York ST
FASHION BRAND AMBASSADOR
LEGEND CRISTIANO RONALDO AS
ITS 2018 BRAND AMBASSADOR
American Tourister, a world leading fashionable, youthful,
international luggage brand, is proud to announce the
signing of international football superstarand fashion
icon, Cristiano Ronaldo, as its new brand ambassador for
2018. The five-time winner - a world record, and the current
holder of the FIFA Ballon d’Or Award (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016,
2017), has won 24 trophies over the course of his illustrious
career, including four UEFA Champions League titles. The
former Manchester United (2003-2009) and Real Madrid
(2009-present) goal-scoring record-breaker also captained
Portugal to victory in the 2016 UEFA European Championship.
Cristiano is a true legend of the game and one of today’s most
popular and recognisable sporting icons.
Dynamic, stylish and confident, with most global followers
across Facebook and Instagram, Cristiano embodies the soul
of the American Tourister brand. His appointment also comes
as football fever begins to grip global audiences ahead of the
FIFA World Cup, which kicks off in Moscow, Russia on June
Expressing his excitement on the signing of Cristiano, Mr. Arne
Borrey, President of Samsonite Europesaid, “There couldn’t
be a better time to bringCristiano on-board. His lively and
vivacious personality, on and off the field, resonates perfectly
with our fun-loving, vibrantbrand personality. Hispresence
will help bring American Tourister to a whole new audience,
allowing us to stand out from the competitionand enabling us
to take the brand to the next level.”
Equally delighted to join the American Tourister family,
Cristianosaid, “American Tourister is a functionally cool brand
that appeals to everyone. I’m delighted to be the face of the
brand for 2018. As a frequent traveler myself, I appreciate the
need for high quality luggage that still allows you to express
your personality.” ST
For more information please call or e-mail:
MATTHEW JAMES SMITH
MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER, VFGROUP MALTA
+356 99971000 | email@example.com
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Founded in 1933, American Tourister has been offering young, dynamic and reliable luggage for over 80 years, setting the
standard for fun-loving luggage collections that excel in quality. The colourful products offer fantastic value for money and
are available in over 90 countries worldwide, making American Tourister one of the leading luggage brands in the world.
Ideal for young, enthusiastic travelers eager to discover the world, American Tourister inspires adventurous people to express
themselves, explore new horizons and be ready to set off when life calls.
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INTERVIEW OF THE MONTH
A Long chat with designer Alizee
Brion of light on white studio
Inspired by our strong ties with Monaco where yachting and sailing is
part of our lifestyle (think Monaco Winter Series for example), we give
you a taste of some of our favourite designers’ latest works. Some of
them are yachting specialists, while the others are interior designers
who aren’t afraid of a different challenge. Creatives whose design
vision and over the edge client relationships took them on new journeys
such as moving from onshore to offshore projects. A Columbia School
of Architecture NYC graduate and a former Philippe Starck collaborator,
Paris born, London raised Alizée Brion now lives in Miami where she
opened her studio last year.
We chatted with Brion via
Skype about South Beach
living, residential evolving
style and setting new goals…
MBR: As a former Parisian and Londoner, what made you move to Florida
and how did you come to open your studio there?
AB: The way the company is structured is that we have our design office in
Miami, and project managers who are based in three other cities: London, Paris
and New York. All our design work is done from the Miami office but we assign
projects to the project managers based in their location. This is what I have
found to be the most efficient and seamless way to run an international practice
while still keeping the team small. The design team is in constant contact with
them and as such, we maintain control of all aspects of our international
projects. As the director, I regularly travel to meet with our international
clients and visit project sites. It has always been a goal of mine to set up the
company that we would be able to take on projects regardless of location. I
hated the idea of having to turn down a dream design project simply because
of the logistics of running it from a distance. We have an extensive network of
suppliers, craftsmen, tradesmen, and contractors that we tap into to execute
our projects all over the world. Our clients can benefit from this global network
as we are able to truly offer the best of the best, leather upholstery from Italy,
linen rugs from Belgium, antiques from France…From a business perspective,
it works wonderfully because working in the high-end residential sector, our
clients often have multiple homes throughout the world and we pride ourselves
on the fact that a large percentage of business is repeat business. As a designer,
being able to take on international projects is such a luxury. From a creative point
of view, it is so interesting to work in different contexts. Everything, from culture
to climates shape our designs and I love to celebrate differences.
MBR: How would you define your aesthetic and design vision? How does it
match with the locals’ expectations and tastes?
AB: Coincidentally, there is a growing demand in Miami for a more sophisticated,
European style of interior design, which is what a lot of our clients turn to us
looking for. Although we don’t have a “house style” at Light On White, we do
like to take our clients in Miami towards a more refined, layered style of design
that really sets them apart from the quite pared back modern design that is
more common in the US. We encourage them to see the effect that using fabric
wall coverings, wood panelling, a well-placed antique and layered mood lighting
can have on a modern interior. I was so happy when a client said that our South
Beach residence project was the most sophisticated
interiors they had seen in a modern home in Miami.
It is truly our goal.
MBR: For sure you live up to your studio’s name as
you tend to favour white tones and soft shades in
your projects so that your rooms are filled with light!
AB: The name Light On White originates from the
magical moment when natural light falls onto a
surface. Natural elements are my biggest source of
inspiration. I love to bridge indoor with outdoor and
pour natural light into the spaces we design. I love to
use natural materials and organic elements whenever
possible. They bring a richness in texture and form that
you simply can’t replicate with man-made finishes.
Recognizing the impact that our environments can have
eally unique. It was the ultimate luxury, from the gilded silver leaf staircases to the
rust velvet Chesterfield sofa on the upper deck, the result was really quite spectacular
and quite a departure from your typical yacht interiors. The turnaround for this project
was extremely quick, taking only 3 months from design to handover, which was
made possible thanks to the incredible team of craftsmen at the Canados shipyard
in Fiumicino. The main difference between working on a yacht project vs a regular
construction project is that you have all the tradesmen on call at the shipyard so the
fabrication and construction turnaround is really fast. We had an issue with one of the
pieces of furniture that we had ordered that arrived in the wrong colour, but instead of
sending it back to the supplier and requesting a replacement which would have taken
several days, we sent it to the paint shop on site and it was back onboard later that
afternoon sprayed and lacquered the right colour. That was unprecedented for me. It
was really a unique experience as a designer.
INTERVIEW OF THE MONTH
MBR: Tell us about your current and upcoming projects?
AB: Current projects include a holiday home in the South of France, a penthouse
apartment in London, an estate in Tuscany, several private residences around
Miami including a waterfront townhouse, a multi-unit condo on Fisher Island and
a multi-restaurant project in Brickell. We are also in the process of designing our
own range of furnishings which we hope to launch later this year. We’ve got a busy
year ahead of us!
between working on a yacht project vs
a regular construction project is that
you have all the tradesmen on call at
the shipyard so the fabrication and
construction turnaround is really fast."
MBR: Finally, could you please name some of your favourite museums, galleries,
designers, architects or artists? How do they inspire you?
AB: My favourite architect is John Pawson for the purity of his forms
and his use of materials. My favourite interior designer is Kelly Behun for
her creativity and playfulness. I follow both of their work religiously. My
favourite museum is the Musee de L’Orangerie in Paris for Monet’s Water
Lillies. Art is intrinsically emotional and one of my earliest memories is
seeing it with my mother as a child and being completely engrossed by
the beauty and the scale of the works. My favourite gallery is Galerie
Perpitch & Bringand in Paris, they represent a selection of emerging
artists whose mostly multi-disciplinary work is always conceptually rooted
and experimental. I am always enchanted every time I have the chance
to pop into their Cart-Blanche openings. Favourite artist is Park Seobo, a
Korean mixed media genius whose work actually embodies a lot of the
characteristics that I look for in architecture and design, specifically the
effect of light on his beautifully textured pieces. I am so fortunate to be able
to travel so much and have so many creative forces inspiring my work. I am
also hugely inspired by design pioneer Florence Knoll, whose philosophy
of “total design” is the origin of the holistic approach that defines Light On
White’s multi-disciplinary design service. At Light On White, we practice a
philosophy of total immersion for every project we take on. We get involved
in all aspects of design from architecture, to interiors and landscaping, to
styling and art selection. They are all equally important and should be
designed cohesively, this is what makes a design project successful. ST
Creditline: John Taylor; lightonwhite.com
on us, especially nowadays that most people live
in a state of hyper stimulation from technology, I
tend to gravitate towards clean lines and neutral
tones that inspire a sense of calm in my designs.
MBR: Inspired by the yachting season and our
Monaco roots, we always love to discuss yacht
design. Could you tell us about this yacht project
of yours? How did you approach this project?
Did it make a huge difference with your other
AB: We were commissioned to design the
interiors of a 90’ Canados that was only a few
years old but the client wanted to personalize
the interiors. We had previously worked on the
client’s Chelsea residence in London so we knew
the client well and knew he would want something
ORAL HEALTH AFFECTS YOUR OVERALL
HEALTH - KEEP YOUR MOUTH HEALTHY.
By Joseph Xuereb
Recent research has shown that gum disease
may be a more serious risk factor for heart
• high blood pressure
• high cholesterol
Research also shows that diseased gums
release significantly higher levels of bacterial
components into the blood stream than healthy
Bacterial components can travel in the blood to
other organs of the body possibly causing:
• coronary artery disease
• heart disease
• heart attacks
• low birth weight and premature babies
Periodontal disease occurs when a bacterial
infection develops where the gums join the
teeth. Harmful bacteria release enzymes that
can cause underlying bone loss, receding gums
and eventual tooth loss.
Dr Joseph Xuereb is a Dental & Implant
Surgeon and Principal at Savina Dental
7 Sir Adrian Dingli Street, Victoria VCT
1441, Gozo, Malta
Tel (+356) 21 557323, 27 557323
PERIODONTAL DISEASE FACTS:
• The number one cause of tooth loss in adults
• Affects more than half of people over age 30
• Often painless and may go undetected
• May be genetic and inherited
Because the bacteria can travel in the blood
stream and cause adverse health effects, early
detection and treatment of periodontal disease
Gum disease can be treated and prevented with
treatments ranging from routine scaling and
polishing, through other non-surgical therapies
to the most advanced surgical procedures that
nowadays include regenerative therapies with
or without laser-assistance. Your dentist will
work with you to restore, and keep, a healthy
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The Effects of
the Human Brain
We all know at least one person who often
complains, even when they have no apparent
reason to do so. Some like to focus on their
body pain, others don’t like the direction their lives
are going in, and some just have to complain, because
otherwise, they feel that something is off about their day
if they don't.
If you know such people or are one of them,
the following article sheds light from a scientific
perspective on how complaints affect our mental state
or, more precisely, our brains.
THE SURPRISING FLEXIBILITY OF THE HUMAN BRAIN
"Thought changed reality, I saw how people rewired their minds with their thoughts, which permanently cured states of fixation
and trauma," said Norman Doidge, a Canadian psychiatrist and author of “The Brain That Changes Itself”. In this short sentence,
Doidge wonderfully sums up how thought creates reality with the organ that controls our being, namely the mind.
This unique organ, previously perceived as inflexible and unchangeable, has been thoroughly researched in recent decades,
prompting researchers and neurologists to understand that former theories were completely wrong. The human brain is an
incredibly flexible organ that can be rewired by various actions, and even chronic complainers can’t resist its positive change
once they alter their worldview. ST
“You can do anything you want
in your life as long as you have
the passion, the drive, the focus
and the support.”
Malta’s Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle Blogger Grazielle Camilleri who has been surprising us with her top quality
content including high fashion photoshoots and dance videos that reach 4 Million views weekly in Malta and other
countries across the globe, visits Milan Fashion Week this February and shares her experience in an interview with
Martin Vella about what it was like to visit this time.
With an exclusive photoshoot titled “Passion is Everything” held at Piazza Duomo for our magazine, Italian
photographer Carlo Jourdan photographs Grazielle Camilleri and Denis Aljush in this fashion capital wearing
designs by fashion designer Ritienne Zammit. Jewellery: Virag Andersson Jewellery
By George Carol
ST: Why did you call this photoshoot
“Passion is Everything”?
GC: We all have something that makes us feel alive, a passionate
pursuit that adds a little extra meaning to our lives, an activity that fires
us up inside and gives us a sense of fulfilment and purpose. If you are
unsure of what that might be yet, I would recommend that you choose
the hobbies, careers and pastimes that excite you the most because
those are the things worth chasing. Those are the things that bring you
closer to your soul, the deepest essence of who you really are. You can do
anything you want in your life as long as you have the passion, the drive,
the focus and the support.
Great dancers, singers, designers, top businessmen, doctors, world
leaders are not great because of their techniques per se. They are great
performers because of their passion and their perseverance to keep
doing what they love and what they are good at and they feel that they
have a great purpose in life.
With this kind of mind-set, I live my life one day at a time, with good
intentions and I follow my dreams one by one. Three years ago I decided
to take a few risks into the unknown, altered my career path and become
a blogger and social media influencer to go with the times. After the birth
of my daughter Luna, I wished to create a lifestyle that would suit me, my
creativity and my personality. I could not work any 9 to 5 job any longer
and with having lots of ambitions to develop myself and provide services
I enjoy, I set up a small award-winning marketing and PR company
GRAZIELLE CAMILLERI. The blogging part came as a natural progression
and I just love what I do! It is a successful blog which brings in more PR
and marketing work and my team always has varied projects to dig their
teeth into. It excites me. I love being challenged. That’s how we evolve.
Always developing something new and adapting to the times.
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Creditline: Mannarinu Caterers
BY JEAN PAUL ABELA
Mannarinu Caterers traces its humble beginnings to the 1950s however
generations later, current family members still treat each dish and event
with the passion and dedication of the past.
With over 50 years’ experience in the industry Mannarinu has the
knowledge to guide its clients to ensure a wedding beyond expectations.
The wedding menus have been designed to present a fantastic selection of
dishes crafted exclusively to create a fusion of flavours
Nothing sets the tone of one’s celebration quite like an elegant, delicious
menu. At Mannarinu each wedding is approached with delicacy and precision
in order to introduce food that is stimulating, intriguing and exciting.
From innovative wedding menus, well-loved favourites to items that are
cooked just before serving are show cased during the various open days
all set up to offer guidance and food sampling to prospective couples.
Mannarinu’s wedding specialists are all after providing a truly pleasant and
satisfying experience for the wedding couple and guests. Gone are the days
of traditional menu options-couples are increasingly working with caterers
to present a menu that helps to give their guests a sense of their style and
preferences. Mannarinu is well known for its vast selection of items from
traditional delicacies to recent innovations. All items are carefully locally
produced from the finest and most natural ingredients.
During 2018, food stations remain the most creative showcase for every
couple, wowing guests and pleasing an array of palates. The pizza station
serving biteable pizza portions with four different toppings will create a
relaxed laid-back vibe making family and friends feel at ease. Guests will
be greeted by the aroma of grilled burgers from the Burger Bar serving a
choice of four different burgers with different toppings and fries shots. The
Cheese & Parma table provides a feast of different cheese and meats.
Saving the best for last one has to mention the coffee table where the team
will assemble an elegant dessert table artistically presented and tailored to
the couples’ specifications. With over thirty types of mini petite fours and
two chocolate-fountains Mannarinu’s coffee table makes a statement in
Our next appointment with all couples will be at the forthcoming Open
Day to be held on the 14th April 2018 (venue will be announced later).
Booking and further details may be obtained by calling us on 21245080 or
by sending an email on firstname.lastname@example.org ST
If you require any more information please do not hesitate to contact
us. Website: www.mannarinu.com; Tel : +(356) 21245080
& MATT SMITH
British actors Cara Delevingne and Matt Smith appear
in a portfolio of images captured for Burberry by British
photographer Alasdair McLellan.
Cara Delevingne wearing a bird button cotton gabardine trench
coat, The Burberry Bandana in Vintage check, Fair Isle beanie
The images are accompanied by a 30-second video of Matt
and Cara to a soundtrack of ‘Always On My Mind’ by Pet Shop
Boys, also captured by Alasdair.
Cara first started working with Burberry in 2010 and this
marks Matt’s first project with Burberry and first ever fashion
Announced earlier today, the content celebrates the British
character and charm of Burberry’s new collection, which
debuts in store and online today.
‘I am so proud to share this new shoot I did with Alasdair
McLellan and Matt Smith. Thank you to the creative genius and
my dear friend Christopher Bailey for involving me in this and
all the incredible projects over the years.
It has been and always will be a joy to work with you and the
‘Burberry has always been a brand that I have admired. From
the football stands to the macs on the runway. The chance
to work with Christopher, who with his designand vision, has
contributed so much to a brilliant British brand and indeed left
a footprint not only on fashion but British culture itself, is a
huge privilege. Working with both Alasdair McLellan and Cara
Delevingne, two fashion and creative heavyweights, was also
very appealing, and made partnering for this campaign an easy
choice for me.’
COATS AND TRENCHES
Classic outerwear shapes are reinterpreted with a twist.
Laminated trenches are available in vibrant colours with
unexpected details, while reversible car coats are lined with
tartan. Our signature made-in-England gabardine trench coats
are available in classic colours for children.
The Giant, our supersized reversible unisex tote, comes with
tartan and checks inside and out in primary shades, finished
with flashes of neon. This season, The DK88 is updated in
colourful combinations, from high-shine metallic to carefree
splashes of paint, and in new mini and micro sizes. The
Patchwork is refreshed in an eclectic mix of fabric and palettes.
Our new Doodle tote is crafted from printed canvas and
leather trim, featuring playful scribble designs dreamt up in
the Burberry design studio, and that celebrate free-spirited art
and British weather.
KNITS AND SCARVES
Knitwear pieces feature British fabrics, techniques and
references – from Fair Isles to slip stitches, British lambswool
to cashmere. These can be mixed and clashed in bold, colourful
and distinctive combinations. The Burberry Bandana is our
new scarf shape this season. With a supersized silhouette for
versatile styling, it is available in block colour and Vintage check
cashmere. Gloves, beanies and socks are also available, which
can be artfully mismatched to create unique combinations.
Our accessories selection includes a variety of fun creatures and
wallets in playful and paint-splashed prints. Our new Burberry
Clan charms are available in a cast of characterful animal key
charms, uniquely crafted from offcuts found in the Burberry
design studio. Introduced on the September runway, our
jewellery collection is inspired by British garden flowers, ornate
chandeliers and vintage pieces, and crafted in Arezzo, a small
Italian town renowned for its creation of fine jewellery.
A celebration of British character and charm. A clash of
fabric, pattern and colour. Laminated trench coats in tartan
and check and dresses and tailoring are mixed together
with bags and scarves in splashes and stripes. ST
Clare Mercieca has recently joined our team
at DEA and will be offering hairdressing services.
She will be bringing 17 years of hair styling experience,
including 10 years in the United Kingdom and Australia to our
Having worked with all kinds of hair and hairstyle preferences she
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hair. The combination of her personality and the calming, down to
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Services offered include:
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Our Aestheticians will consult and examine your skin to analyse problems you may
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We perform a variety of peels, lifting and hydrating facials to treat Acne and Acne marks,
prevent Skin Aging, Skin Tightening, Detoxify and many more. Benefits of a Facial
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SURVEY: CAREER WOMEN
Countries for Career Women
Mexico, Myanmar, Cambodia, Bahrain, and New Zealand offer the best career prospects for women. 51
percent of women working abroad are happy with their career opportunities, with 13 percent even very
happy. Most women who move abroad for work-related reasons found a job on their own (47%).
More than half the women working abroad (51%) are satisfied with their career opportunities. But at the
same time, one-third of them (33%) state that their income abroad is lower than what they would make in a
similar job back home, compared to only a quarter of men (25%) stating the same, as InterNations, the world’s
largest network for people who live and work abroad, reveals. Based on the insights of close to 7,000 female
expats living in 168 countries in its annual survey Expat Insider survey, the social network compiled a so-far
unpublished ranking of the best countries for women to pursue a career. While respondents in all top-10
destinations cite above-average satisfaction with their career prospects, they often also benefit from a higher
income than at home.
Moving Abroad for Their Career: Women vs. Men
Although almost a quarter of women (24%) move abroad for work-related reasons, this is still 16 percentage
points less compared to men. Especially among expats sent on foreign assignments, women are still much
rarer than men: while only seven percent of female expats were sent abroad by their employer, male expats
are more than twice as likely (15%) to name the same reason for moving abroad. This is also the case for
expats being recruited by a local company (4% women vs. 9% men) and those who wanted to start their own
business abroad (1% women vs. 3% men). However, when it comes to being more self-motivated, women are
close to catching up: eleven percent of female expats state to have found a job abroad on their own as their
main reason for moving abroad, which is only two percentage points less than among men (13%).
Higher salary level abroad: 29%
Satisfaction with career prospects: 68%
Weekly full-time working hours: 45 h
Two-thirds of women working in Mexico (67%) state
to be overall satisfied with their job. A German expat
especially points out the “job and career opportunities
in an environment where expats have a good standing”.
However, working long hours, it comes as no surprise
that 26 percent of female expats working in Mexico are
unsatisfied with that factor.
Higher salary level abroad: 33%
Satisfaction with career prospects: 63%
Weekly full-time working hours: 42.4 h
With 26 percent of female expats stating that having
found a job on their own in Cambodia was their main
reason for moving, this is the by far most named reason
for relocating to the country. “There are so many
ways to develop yourself and try yourself in different
spheres,” says a female expat from Russia. Moreover,
the country has the highest satisfaction rate with
working hours (82%) and job security (75%) out of the
Higher salary level abroad: 46%
Satisfaction with career prospects: 70%
Weekly full-time working hours: 45.5 h
Myanmar is at the top of the chart when it comes to
female expats having a high enough household income
to cover everything they need: in fact, 39 percent even
have a lot more than enough at their hands, which is
more than four times the global average (9%).
Higher salary level abroad: 65%
Satisfaction with career prospects: 65%
Weekly full-time working hours: 40.9 h
Close to every woman working in Bahrain (93%)
works full time; however, they work the fewest hours
out of the top-10 destinations to pursue a career and
significantly less than the global average (42.7 h full
time). Unsurprisingly, 77 percent of working women in
Bahrain are satisfied with their work-life balance. “You
can still find time to relax after a day of work,” states an
expat from the Philippines.
Higher salary level abroad: 53% S
atisfaction with career prospects: 61%
Weekly full-time working hours: 41.8 h
With just above one-third (34%), New Zealand has the
highest share of women working only part time. One of
the reasons for this might be that a large share of them
moved in order to increase their quality of life (28%),
while only four percent named work-related reasons as
their main motivation. However, those who work are
highly satisfied with their work-life balance (74%), their
job security (71%), and their job in general (76%).
Higher salary level abroad: 62%
Satisfaction with career prospects: 67%
Weekly full-time working hours: 45 h
More than half of the women living in Kazakhstan (53%)
moved for work-related reasons: they found a job on
their own (26%), were sent by their employer (15%),
or recruited by a local company (12%). An expat from
Georgia is happy to do “the job that I like and be valued
as a good professional”.
boost your career
but might also
lead to financial
Higher salary level abroad: 51%
Satisfaction with career prospects: 67%
Weekly full-time working hours: 41.1 h
While expat women often work in education (20%
globally), the fields of work are more diverse in the
UK: a share of 14 percent each works in education and
in healthcare, while another 14 percent are found in
advertising, marketing, and PR. A French expat reports
that “the UK gave me a chance to prove that I could
Higher salary level abroad: 62%
Satisfaction with career prospects: 64%
Weekly full-time working hours: 43 h
“The career opportunities are incredible,” says an expat
from Canada living in the USA. Close to one in six expat
women (16%) say they have a yearly gross household
income of more than 150,000 US dollars, which is twice
the global average (8%). On the other hand, they seem
to have to work hard for it: the satisfaction with working
hours is the lowest (52%) out of the top 10 countries to
pursue a career abroad.
Higher salary level abroad: 36%
Satisfaction with career prospects: 60%
Weekly full-time working hours: 46.4 h
A majority of women working in Kenya were sent
abroad by their employer (20%), compared to only
seven percent globally. However, they face long hours
and jobs that are not necessarily secure — only 48
percent state to be satisfied with the latter (57%
globally). It might be the income that makes them stay:
same as in the USA, 16 percent have a gross household
income of more than 150,000 US dollars per year.
Higher salary level abroad: 51%
Satisfaction with career prospects: 63%
Weekly full-time working hours: 41 h
In Ireland, a majority of women (14%) work in
healthcare, which is twice the global average of
female expats in that field (7%). “It is easier to find job
opportunities here,” states an expat from Romania.
Moreover, they enjoy a high job security (64%) and,
with less hours per week than the global average, they
are also satisfied with their work-life balance (69%). ST
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InterNations Press Team
FEEDING YOUR CAT
DRY FOOD OR WET FOOD?
WHAT MAKES YOUR BREED
At ROYAL CANIN®, we make both dry and wet cat food – so
you may be wondering which we recommend for your cat.
MAKES IT UNIQUE
BOTH WET AND DRY FOOD HAVE THEIR BENEFITS
Ultimately, both kinds of food have different benefits for your cat.
You may choose dry food because:
• It can be designed to help support dental health
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• It can be left out for your cat to graze on as it can’t dry out
You may choose wet food because:
• It helps to increase water intake, if this is a concern
• It may be preferred by your cat
As long as the cat food you choose is nutritionally complete, either option
will provide all the essential nutrients they need so you won’t need to add
At ROYAL CANIN® we believe every cat is unique and deserves a nutritional
programme that respects their individual requirements and preferences, to
help bring out their very best. So we offer you the choice and, whether you
opt for wet or dry, you will find a ROYAL CANIN® food tailored to your cat’s
specific needs, with exceptional palatability and digestibility.
WHAT MAKES YOUR BREED
MAKES IT UNIQUE
Another option is to feed your cat a combination of both wet and dry cat food.
Many owners choose to do this and it may be that this is the best solution
for your cat. But be careful that this doesn’t lead to overfeeding – look to the
feeding instructions for guidance on combination feeding.
If you’re unsure which kind of food or diet would be better for your cat, it’s
always wise to consult your vet.
Hopefully this helped you understand the differences between dry and wet
cat food. However, if you have another question about dry or wet cat food,
what kind of diet is right for your cat or any other questions about cats then
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Closed gates to Hue city
We sometimes miss the many striking doorways that guide us into wonderful temples, palaces
and churches across the globe. Here are 7 amazing entrances for you to take a look at.
The door to Skalni Mesto
Adrspach, Czech Republic
Green door at Jaipur city
Doors to royal palace in
Entrance to Santa Maria di Fiore
Cathedral, Florence, Italy
Old green wood door, chateaux,
Loire valley, France
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap,
Vilhena Gate, Mdina, Malta
“ At the end of the
whole week, I will post
various fashion week
posts on my blog for all
my followers to enjoy.”
ST: When are Fashion Weeks Held?
GC: Fashion week occurs twice a year and in several cities.
Traditionally the shows start in New York, then they move on to
London, Milan, and finally Paris. Most recently newer fashion
capitals all over the world have sprung their own fashion weeks
including Stockholm and Australia.
ST: What do you do as a bloggers at
GC: Well I am a consumer too and I have really close
relationship with many other consumers through my blogs and
social media, and at the end of the day, brands want people to
buy their clothes. Bloggers who attend fashion weeks serve as
a marketing tool to create awareness for the show by wearing a
current pieces or build up anticipation for future pieces to look
for, as well as trend spotting. But fashion week for bloggers isn’t
just about going to shows and writing articles. There are lot of
after hour events, lunches, parties and branded campaigns that
go hand-in-hand with this week of fashion.
Cont from pg 29
ST: Tell us about Milan Fashion Week and how
these international events affect you
GC: Well, where do I begin?! This was my second experience at Milan’s Fashion
Week and I must say that this experience was one of my favourite for many reasons.
I travelled and shared the experience with my friend Denis Aljush, a blogger and
influencer in his own right. Originally from Macedonia. Residing in Malta he too is very
keen about the fashion world and we often attend events together and give opinions to
each other about outfits and so on. We share similar tastes in that we both can adapt
our dress sense to the particular event on hand, and fashion week was no exception.
So, we attended a myriad of fashion shows and presentations together, wearing lovely
outfits which were prepared in advance and the results were excellent in that we had
a great response from other participating bloggers, influencers, fashion photographers
and participating designers themselves. I personally felt so at home at Fashion Week and
so did Denis.
We made sure to have our eyes open for upcoming trends and new designers because
we both love the fashion world and we treat it as an artistic expression of ourselves.
For us fashion is not just a matter of dressing up to feel warm or comfortable but we
express our creative tastes and feelings through our choices. We both like to share our
experiences with our followers on our social media platforms so the Fashion Week
attracts a lot of new followers to check out what we are seeing and doing and wearing!
ST: How do you cover Fashion Weeks
on your social media and blog pages?
GC: Since I cover fashion, travel and beauty, I attend shows
backstage before to look at beauty trends and see how hair
and makeup is done and meet with the teams. This year all
bloggers including myself where Blogging daily and going live
on Instagram Stories or Snapchat.
During the show, the front rows are full of iPhones. I take
pictures to show favourite looks from the collection or a
After the show, I usually post a picture of what I was wearing
or favourite looks I saw. At the end of the whole week, I will
post various fashion week posts on my blog for all my followers
to enjoy. This also helps me build a great relationship with the
designers internationally which is important for me. ST
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Milan fashion ‘Moda Donna’ from 20 to 26
February, 64 fashion shows and 92 presentations
(OMNIMILANO) Milano Moda Donna fall / winter 2018/19 scheduled
in the city from February 20 to 26 includes 64 fashion shows (three
doubles), 92 presentations, three presentations by appointment
and 18 events on the calendar, for a total of 156 collections. An
edition, we read in a note from the administration, "full of news, with
Moncler that this year will officially open the fashion week, Tommy
Hilfiger who chose the capital of Lombardy as the fourth stage of his
#TOMMYNOW, and that for the first time sees in the calendar Erika
Cavallini, Francesca Liberatore and Christian Pellizzari. These last two
will show thanks to the support of the National Chamber of Italian
Fashion, as well as Angel Chen, Brognano, Lucio Vanotti, Ricostru
and Ujoh. Also this season, Emilio Pucci returns to the calendar.
Tiziano Guardini, winner of the "Franca Sozzani GCC Award for Best
Emerging Designer" at the Green Carpet Fashion Awards Italy, 2017,
will present his static collection in the Spazio Cavallerizze thanks to
the support of CNMI ".
Credit: Camera Nazionale Della Moda Italiana; Roberto
The National Chamber of Italian Fashion, for the sixty years since its
foundation, celebrates the importance and value of Italian fashion with
the exhibition "Italian. Italy seen in fashion 1971-2001 ", curated by Maria
Luisa Frisa and Stefano Tonchi. An exhibition promoted and produced in
collaboration with the City of Milan and Palazzo Reale, with the support of
the Ministry of Economic Development and ICE Agency. The inauguration
on February 21st will open the Milan Fashion Week. The exhibition will be
open to the public until 6 May 2018 and the entire proceeds from ticket
sales will be donated to CNMI Fashion Trust. "Italiana" was made with the
main partner Yoox-Net-A-Porter and with the collaboration of Pomellato
and the mannequins of La Rosa.
Thanks to the memorandum of understanding between the Municipality
of Milan and CNMI, the Sala Cariatidi of Palazzo Reale will once again be
one of the leading locations of Milano Moda Donna together with the
Visconti Pavilion in Via Tortona 58 and Spazio Cavallerizze, an integral part
of the National Museum of Leonardo da Vinci Science and Technology.
The Spazio Cavallerizze, the new Fashion Hub of Milano Moda Donna, will
also unite in one space: the vip lounge, the press room and the Fashion
Hub Market. The CNMI project in support of young talents, which this year
reaches its sixth edition, will present 14 designers and will host a celebratory
cocktail on Friday 23rd February. Also renewed this year the collaboration
with Ordre, the online b2b platform for the ready-to-wear and high-prêt-àporter
industry. The designers of the Fashion Hub Market will be part of the
online platform for a whole season and one or two designers selected by
Ordre and CNMI will have the opportunity to stay in the virtual showroom
for a whole year. The Milan Fashion Week will be followed live on the
website milanomodadonna.it with streaming of fashion shows, videos and
photo galleries of the collections, through the CNMI App and on Instagram
social profiles (@cameramoda), Facebook, Twitter with real-time updates
on events . Videos of the fashion shows and special contents will also be
shown on the maxiscreen in Via Croce Rossa. ST
Warm summer nights may seem far
away, but it’s never too early to book
your summer events and parties!
Penthouse offers a spectacular 360
degree panoramic view of Mdina,
Rabat and the surrounding countryside
creating the perfect natural backdrop
to your event.
Whether it’s an elegant evening with
great food and company, a product
launch or a full blown party....
Penthouse is the place to be.
INTEGRATIVE HEALTH AND MEDICAL CONSULTANT
Time to Sleep
DR. MOIRA BORG
“ To everything
there is a season, and
a time to every purpose
under the heaven... a time to
break down, and a time to
As human beings most of us
need a minimum of 8 hours of
sleep per day. This is because
far from being a luxury sleep is a
necessary physiological function
that helps the regenerative
processes of both the body and
the nervous system making
it of vital importance to our
wellbeing. While the odd late
night makes little difference
to our quality of life, save a
following day of irrepressible
yawns and sticky eyelids,
chronic lack of sleep can have
deleterious effects on our health.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines health as a state of complete
physical, mental and social wellbeing and thus anything which alters the balance
between these three factions can affect the quality of our existence. Chronic
lack of sleep is known to be a common cause of disturbance of this balance resulting
in physical, psychological and social ailments that in the extreme form can threaten our
lifespan. The list is endless and can range from increased incidence of viral and bacterial
infections due to a weaker immune system, obesity, hypertension, diabetes, anxiety and
depression, poor performance at work or school and strained relationships.
While some chronic conditions such as sleep apnoea or pain (especially in conditions like
fibromyalgia or cancer) can drastically affect our sleep patterns the most common culprits of
insomnia are found in our lifestyle habits especially the addictive use of computers and mobile
phones and the ‘never enough’ attitude we have to our work commitments and entertainment
alike. Likewise, we find it hard to let go even when our bodies are frantically signalling us to do
so and, more often than not, when we do, we find ourselves waking up in the middle of the
night trying to sort out a million and one things only ending up working ourselves in an even
tighter knot instead.
of sleep is known to
be a common cause of
disturbance of this balance
resulting in physical,
psychological and social
Ultimately, the only way out of this maze is to acknowledge that for us to live a healthy
existence we need to keep the balance between our physical, mental and social wellbeing
and this can only be achieved if we learn to appreciate when it is enough and allow a
sensible interplay between acting and resting, doing and not doing, engaging and letting
go. This means standing up to the incessant pressure of a society that seems to abhor this
natural rhythm and expects us to be productive beyond our means or else be condemned
to an existence of shame, judgement and
What we fail to see in this frenzy is that
unless we let go of one experience we can
never be open to a new one and likewise
we are stuck in the same vertiginous saga
that can only end when we burn out or
ultimately perish. Sleep is the ultimate
letting go of one everyday existence which
prepares us for the next and thus the
continuation of such.
It is literally a question of DO or DIE. ST
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GUIDE TO MOVING
INTO A NEW PLACE
So now comes the last of our four-part segment
on moving house. Indubitably the last is the most
important in the whole process and it involves
actually settling in to your new abode. If you have read
the previous blogs and taken heed of advice, then this
part should prove to be rather smooth sailing. Once you
have invested the time to prepare, then unpacking should
be a walk in the park. Nonetheless, you will still have a
number of tasks to tackle. Here are some things to consider
when moving in to help everything go smoothly.
Hopefully your sofa made
it over in one piece, but
some furniture – like your
bed – is probably best when
transported in disassembled
form. If you find that you
don't remember how to put
things back together again
and the manual isn't available
online, you can often have
instructions sent to you from
the manufacturer by just
making a quick call.
THROW AWAY AND RECYCLE
Once all’s said and done, you'll
have papers, boxes, and other
items left over. Discarding
boxes can be as easy a quick
post on a local website or
Facebook Page. Sure, you
cannot pass everything along,
however, and will need to
throw it away suitably. If you
are moving into an apartment,
it's best to check with your
building's management before
getting rid of rubbish and
recycling. The building may
have un-posted guidelines
you're unaware of.
CLEAN AND DUST FIRST
If your furniture was not dusty
or dirty when you loaded it
into the truck, it’s safe to say,
it probably is now. Before
bringing it into your home it's
a good idea to wipe it down
just a little bit. Of course, once
inside, you can dust more
thoroughly, but you need to
be sure to do it before you put
the furniture to use.
USE YOUR WARDROBES
Cluttering up your home when
unpacking is easy, since you
will have stuff everywhere. It
can become a little daunting
when you need to move it all
around. If you can manage, fill
your wardrobes first – even if
it's only provisionally. This will
help keep disorder out of the
way and leave you more space
to unload the important stuff.
If you are planning on moving house, then we suggest
you read through these blogs, so as to have guidance on
how to do things right. And remember, should you be
interested in buying or renting property in Malta or Gozo,
we advise you to contact 77 Great Estates today so one of
our helpful estate agents can guide you towards finding
the ideal place that fits all your preferences. ST
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QUIZZES & SKINCARE
10 GENIUS SOLUTIONS
to Skin Problems
Quiz: How Heart-Smart Are You?
How well are you treating your heart? Do you think
that you make heart-smart choices every time that
you open the fridge or sit down at a restaurant
table? In the quiz below, you'll be tasked with
choosing the most heart-healthy option for each
group of ingredients or meals. Give it a go, and
find out how much your heart loves you back!
What's the best for your heart health?
A. Blue cheese on toast
B. Fried eggs on toast
C. Peanut butter toast
D. Avocado toast
USE VAGISIL AS A PRE-
GET RID OF FOOT FUNGUS
WITH VICKS VAPORUB
It turns out that Vicks VapoRub is
fantastic for clearing up foot fungus.
All you have to do is apply it your feet
and toenails every night during the winter to
make sure that you are ready for when sandal
season rolls round. The product is effective
because of its main ingredients, which are
menthol, camphor and eucalyptus oil. They all
have anti-fungal properties.
A lot of beauty products that we
tend to buy are actually a waste of
money. For instance, there’s no need
to invest in an expensive primer – you
can just use Vagisil instead. It contains
dimethicone, which is the same main
ingredient as a makeup
primer, and it will also
moisturize your face.4USE RAW HONEY FOR AMAZING SKIN
SCRUB YOUR LIPS WITH A WARM,
If you happen to be in the midst of a financial
pinch and can’t afford to buy expensive
lip scrubs, you can gently massage your
lips with a warm, damp washcloth each
night before you go to bed.
Wintertime brings a whole range of skincare problems with it, but
there are numerous solutions to them that you never would have
thought of. What’s more is that they 1are very cost-effective. Here are
ten genius solutions to all your winter skincare problems: ST
USE PARSLEY TO MAKE A
DIY FACE MASK
Raw honey can be used for a whole
myriad of different things, not least for
healing and maintaining healthy skin. It
soothes and hydrates, leaving you with
a soft, radiant glow. Its antioxidant
content helps to slow the aging process
and plump up your skin, leaving you with a
youthful appearance. What’s more is that
it’s antibacterial and antimicrobial, so it
can kill sources of acne or other infectioncausing
Try throwing a handful of chopped
parsley into a mixing bowl and adding two
tablespoons of organic, raw and unfiltered
apple cider vinegar, together with three
tablespoons of organic plain yogurt. Apply
the mixture to your face, let it dry, then
wash it off and moisturize. It’s the best
winter face mask you could imagine, and
you can make it right in your kitchen.
ADD A SPOONFUL
OF SUGAR TO YOUR
If you suffer from the
occasional dry scalp, you can
try adding a spoonful of sugar
to your shampoo. Although it
won’t keep recurring dandruff
or psoriasis problems at bay,
doing so will help to exfoliate
away dead skin and allow the
conditioner you use to nourish
your scalp more effectively.
SUPERGLUE YOUR HEELS
This might sound a bit extreme, but you should
know that superglue should only be applied
to relatively minor heel cracks to keep the skin
together. It’s a short-term solution, but it will
allow the cracked skin to heal before you apply
ointments to keep the problem at bay.
APPLY LIP BALM TO
Chapped, cracked and
sore fingers can be taken
care of by applying lip
balm. All you need to do
is apply it directly to your fingertips.
SWITCH OUT COFFEE FOR
It might be a killer for you to
cut out your morning coffee,
but you should know that
its caffeine content actually
has a dehydrating effect on
your skin. Try skipping it completely or
replacing it with green tea.
USE GOAT BUTTER
Goat butter, as its name
suggests, is made from goat’s
milk, and it normally contains
jojoba oil and urea that’s
added to it as well. Urea has
a mild exfoliating effect, while
goat butter has natural fat
and protein content to lock
in moisture. Apply it after a
shower to prevent dry skin.
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CSR / NGO
A new non-profit organisation " Association
Josiane Salone, a united front against COPD "
Salone, united against
COPD”, founded in 2018, is a
network for exchanging and
sharing information. Its aim is to stop
patients from being left alone with their
feelings of guilt faced with this stealthy,
Some of you may never have heard of
COPD. So what is COPD? It is an acronym for
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
Yet this degenerative pulmonary disease
claims 210 million victims worldwide and
the tally has been increasing constantly for
the last 20 years.
The new affliction mainly affects women, particularly
the so-called “baby-boom” generation, tragic victims
of a time bomb, for the habit of smoking was once
simply considered pleasurable, indeed fashionable,
and carried no stigma. Because the n°1 cause of COPD
Yet COPD is a stealthy disease that develops slowly and
makes its home in its victims without causing apparent
COPD is doubly stealthy, because not only patients but
even doctors know little about it. Still holding many
secrets, COPD escapes diagnosis.
“Josiane Salone, united against COPD ”, founded in
2018, the organisation is not just a portal offering
information. It is also, above all, a network via
which millions of people affected by COPD can find
an alternative to the isolation resulting from the
sanctimonious and stigmatising way in which they are
Though the non-profit organisation founded by Eric
Salone is named after his mother, a COPD victim
in 2016, its aim is not to contemplate suffering but
to provide a platform for generous commitment to
exchange, sharing and solidarity.
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BY ÉRIC SALONE
Vaping is undeniably the latest trend. Vape flavours come on and off
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gadget fans, the constant new hardware and the ability to customise or
modify devices is an attraction. Where possible, Vapor Clouds offers its
clients the possibility to create also their own flavours.
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At Mannarinu Caterers we focus on creating exclusive dessert tables
for couples who want something unique with everything made from
scratch using only the best quality ingredients. If you are looking for
that absolutely stunning “wow” factor for your Wedding Day come
and talk to us about our show stopping coffee table. With over thirty
types of mini petite fours and two chocolate fountains, our coffee table
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ELECTRIC INTELLIGENT SUV MAKES
GLOBAL DEBUT AT CES
NEXT GENERATION SMART DEVICE TO REDEFINE MOBILITY EXPERIENCE IN THE COMING
ERA OF AUTONOMOUS DRIVING
BYTON debuted its first drivable concept car at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, U.S.A. With a unique digital design and
innovative human-vehicle interaction, the premium SUV functions as a Next Generation Smart Device, built for the coming era of truly shared, smart
mobility and autonomous driving.
The new SUV will be manufactured at BYTON’s plant in Nanjing, China. Its price will start at USD $45,000. The car will be available in China towards the end
of 2019, and in the U.S. and Europe in 2020.
Key features include:
• Shared lounge experience for in-car communication, entertainment and work, with content and connection driven by the BYTON Life cloud platform
• A single 125 x 25 cm (49 x 9.8 inch) Shared Experience Display center console, along with three additional display screens
• Unique human-vehicle interaction incorporating voice recognition, touch control, biometric identification and hand gesture control technology
• Incorporation of Amazon Alexa for intelligent voice control, with additional Amazon collaboration on audio and video content
• Maximum range of 520 km (323 miles) on a single charge
“The BYTON Concept SUV connects both the automotive and digital industries in ways that will deliver an entirely new connective experience for people
on the move. The result is the world’s first Smart Intuitive Vehicle, or SIV,” said Dr. Carsten Breitfeld, CEO and Co-Founder, BYTON. “BYTON is tailor-made
for fully electric mobility. Equally important, we have designed our car to be the first-ever affordable premium EV that fulfills the requirements as the first
car in every household,” said Dr. Daniel Kirchert, President and Co-Founder, BYTON.
Interior design is the ultimate lounge experience
Exterior design is all about digital horsepower
• The new SUV leverages Electric Vehicle architecture to
maximize space. A flat floor and absence of a center
console convey openness to all cabin occupants.
Individually adjustable seats provide sofa-like comfort
and luxury akin to a premium lounge.
• BYTON is equipped with multiple screens including a
Shared Experience Display replacing the central console
in traditional cars. Driver Tablet and two display screens
on the rear-seat entertainment system integrate other
content and features as part of the lounge.
• The most eye-catching feature is the Shared Experience
Display: Its 125 x 25 cm (49 x 9.8 in) screen automatically
adjusts brightness according to changes in light, with a
unique horizontal layout enabling content shown to be
shared with other passengers in the car.
• BYTON Concept is a mid-size premium smart electric
SUV, measuring 4,850 mm (15.9 ft), with a wheelbase
of 2,945mm (9.6 ft) and a wheel size of 22 inches. Its
exterior design reflects the SUV’s robust style and
distinctive proportions, with a loping roof line and green
house tapering for optimized aerodynamics.
• BYTON Concept leverages Smart Surfaces beginning
with the front grill. LED lights throughout the front
highlight the luminescent logo in the middle, along with
connecting lines and dots that can switch to different
display modes to suit different driving scenarios as well
as communicate with users and pedestrians. The rear of
the car also adapts the Smart Surfaces design.
• Three facial recognition cameras are embedded in the
B-pillar on both sides of the car. Side-view cameras
replace traditional side mirrors. BYTON Concept
also includes an invisible door handle and perfectly
Other information: battery charge, power options, & future
• BYTON’s production car will have two range options
for endurance: a rearwheel drive model with a 71 kwh
battery pack and a driving range of 400 km, or a fourwheel
drive model with a 95 kwh battery pack and
driving range up to 520 km (323 miles).
• In fast charge mode, 80% of the battery is recharged in
just 30 minutes.
• BYTON to include two power options: 200kW (400NM
torque) single motor rear-wheel drive model and 350kW
(710NM torque) dual motors four-wheel model.
• BYTON has adopted an all-new platform specifically
designed for electric vehicles. In addition to the first SUV
model launched in 2019, BYTON will produce its sedan
and multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) on the same platform.
BYTON’s SUV will be launched in China in 2019, and in the U.S.
and Europe in 2020. BYTON’s sedan and MPV is expected to hit
the market by 2021 and 2022. ST
(These cars are not yet on sale. They do not have type approval
and are therefore not subject to Directive 1999/94/EC.)
Might Have Worked
for the Nazis...
During World War II, many famous fashion brands were accused of collaborating with Nazis. However, Coco Chanel,
the founder of the well-known luxury brand, is not only accused off fraternizing with Nazi officials, but that she also
capitalized on her powerful connections to oust Jewish business partners in her company.
Her loyalty to the German party did not end there though. Recent French documents revealed that she might also have
been Agent 7124 (Code name: "Westminster") for the Nazi intelligence organization, the Abwehr.
Her dark and insidious relationship with the Nazi party began in 1933. Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's trusted and loyal righthand
man, selected a "secret attache" by the name of Baron Hans Gunther von Dincklage to the German Embassy in
Paris. In this bustling metropolis, the handsome von Dincklage would meet and become lovers with Coco Chanel. ST
By Clinton Schembri Francalanza
– that is rarely invading inside the foot
i.e. surgery; however there are instances
which would require minor surgeries.
Next on the list is nail care and removal
of excessive skin – both of which do
cause a lot of discomfort and people,
suffering from such problems can easily
relate. Foot Dermatological problems
also fall under our realm: so the next
time you see a lump, bump or funny
looking lesion on your foot do not
hesitate to seek podiatric advice.
I get asked this question a million times;
and at the start of my career I used to
hesitate, trying to find the coolest way
to answer such awkward question –
because lets face it – feet aren’t the
most attractive thing in the world.
However, now I find pretty comfortable
answering this question, since with what
I do I make people happy!
I am Clinton, a Podiatrist with a keen
interest in Sports and fascinated by
movement analysis and biomechanics.
Going back to “making people happy“,
it’s not what you’re thinking, so you
can rub that cheeky smile off your face.
One of the biggest instant rewards in
my profession is the fact that after a
treatment the vast majority of my clients
leave pain free and gets to continue
with their everyday life – hence the
happy part. I am no miracle worker, and
sometimes treatments might cause some
discomfort, but all is for a good cause.
The foot is an intricate piece of
machinery, which supports the whole
body, be it when standing in a queue
line, running with your friends or
walking around in Valletta, and so on.
All of these situations exert different
forces on the foot, which sometimes
can be the cause of pain. This could be
due to ill wearing shoes, wrong shoes,
or else foot problems, which would
need professional care. As a podiatrist
I help people to prevent these painful
situations and that’s just the beginning
of what I do.
Socrates once said that if your feet hurt,
all your body hurts – and anyone who
has ever had a foot problem can relate
to this quote. As a podiatrist I treat foot
problems, with conservative treatments
Lower back pain – wait aren’t you just
a foot specialist, what does the back
have to do with feet? Our body is made
up of a series of linkages– so a slight
misalignment in the foot might have a
significant impact on the rest of your
body – especially in the knees and
lower back areas: and we are the go
to persons when such problems arise.
I work with a multidisciplinary team
of physiotherapists, sports masseurs
and Coaches to help achieve the best
result for my clients’ needs. Keep in
mind that one must always build on a
strong set of foundations; so if your feet
aren’t sustaining your body well your
penthouse might be in trouble.
And one last minor thing – the
professional nomenclature is Podiatrists
and not podologists – it sounds sexier
The author is a State Registered
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Nature, fashion and drama come together.
Brighten this holiday weekend with Dolce&Gabbana’s Spring/Summer
Collection. Introducing an elegant season which is inspired by the beauty
of nature, offering unique pieces for men, women and children.
Cushions & More
We are based in Gozo (Triq Il-Kunsill Civiku, Victoria) but we have also
our showroom in Malta – in Rabat and we provide all service including
home visits and installation.
Our showroom in Rabat (Malta) is newly opened and we have got new
exclusive fabric collections there. As we are still at the beginning we are
there mainly by appointments. Please just contact us and we can meet
at our showroom or come to your home with selection of fabrics at any
time that suits you.
Our newly opened showroom in Rabat.
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CURTAINS, CUSHIONS & MORE
We offer full service so we make any soft furnishings – Curtains,
Sheers, Pelmets, Roman Blinds, Cushions, Bedding, Table
cloths, Headboards, Upholstery, Covers… We provide as well
as vertical blinds, roller blinds, Japanese blinds, curtain poles &
rails and we do installation as well. We work also with projects
and contract – like hotels, restaurants, apartments…
Do you need curtains or blinds, add some warm touch to your
home? Just come to us and get professional service you need.
• DESIGNING - we help you to match and design your
curtains or other project
• FABRICS – professional help to choose the best fabric for
• FULL SERVICE and MUCH MORE PRODUCTS – we offer
full curtain/blind service - blinds, curtains poles & rails,
• HOME VISITS – designing & taking measurements
• MAKING QUOTE – all prices separately – you can see any
item and service separately and total price before order
• SEWING – any soft furnishings, any design and item we
can make from fabric
• INSTALLATION – we fix any curtain poles, rails and blinds
and we provide hanging of curtains as well.
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We import many fabrics for indoor and outdoor (we work only
with EU factories) – Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Germany,
Netherlands, UK, France, Greece….. And we have got suppliers
that you will not find anywhere else in Malta. Our selection
includes cheaper fabrics (start from EUR 10/m, 280cm width)
to the most luxury selections from Germany, Netherlands and
the Czech Republic.
We have got some fabrics in stock - nice selection of sheers
and cotton fabrics and very vast fabric collection on order. You
can find fabrics suitable for curtains, sheers, blackouts, fireretardant
fabrics, upholstery, bed linen, table cloths, outdoor
furniture, baby cotton fabrics, special fabrics…
You can be sure that your curtains will come perfectly and we
will show you and inform you as well how to wash them and
care of them. ST
There’s nothing quite like a cold beer on a
hot day – that hoppy, rich and refreshing taste
just goes down a treat. It’s the most popular alcoholic
beverage in the world, and it’s the third most popular
beverage overall, after water and tea.
It has received somewhat of a bad reputation in recent years
for being fattening and high in calories, which is unfortunate
because there are actually various health benefits to be
gained when drinking beer in moderation. So put your
feet up, pour yourself a pint and read about beer’s
awesome health benefits!
The Health Benefits
of Drinking Beer
It Reduces the Risk of
It's Good for Kidney Health
Before you think this benefit is free license to drink as
much as you want, think again. Drinking too much is harmful
to your kidneys, however moderate consumption of beer has
been shown to reduce the likelihood of developing kidney
stones - they develop when there's too much calcium in
your body. Hops, which are used to make beer, have
been shown to assist with releasing calcium
from the bones. ST
Whatever kind of alcohol you like to drink, studies
have indicated that when consumed in moderation,
beer thins the blood, making it less likely to clot.
Furthermore, it helps reduce the risk of heart
disease and increases the amount of good
cholesterol in the blood.
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Steve should have been celebrating. A 30-something
entrepreneur in the Sliema area, he had just closed a multimillion
dollar round of Series A financing for his start-up.
Instead, he found himself in his doctor’s office – 8 kilos overweight, physically
exhausted, sleep-deprived and with a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes. This news only
aggravated the anxiety and disconnect he had been feeling for months.
Steve was burned out. It’s called “burnout” for good reason — at the cellular level, our
bodies are literally inflamed. This does not happen overnight. It’s a chronic condition
that’s a direct response to our 24/7 “always on” work cultures – which, combined
with a climate of economic uncertainty, make for a perfect storm in our physiology.
Our stress response system evolved to protect us from danger. However, it cannot
distinguish between a saber-toothed tiger in the wild and a harsh email. Each time
one of our three primal survival needs are not met – for safety (e.g. a company
downsizing), reward (e.g. poor performance feedback) and connection (e.g. working
on a team with a cut-throat “each to his own” philosophy), the “fight or flight” stress
team of biochemical reactions in the body kicks into gear.
Over time, the effects of chronic stress are insidious, reflected in our lifestyle choices:
we toss and turn each night struggling to sleep; use caffeine to jolt us into alertness in
the morning; confront mid-afternoon slumps with a pastizz or soda; and then numb
and soothe ourselves at night with junk food, alcohol, social media, or medication.
We wear our “crazy busy” badge of honour with pride, while sacrificing prime time
with family and friends in order to keep pace with the demands at work.
In the body, all kinds of stress lead to one destination: inflammation – that “fire” in
our cells. Inflammation is simply the body’s protective immune response to any kind
of toxin or injury. Think of how your skin recovers from a cut, for example – there may
be swelling and redness followed by scab formation and, finally, healing.
When our life spins out of control, we turn on genes that cause chronic inflammation,
the root cause of the largest global health epidemic of our time: lifestyle-related
chronic disease (obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, depression, anxiety and
In the Malta, three out of four of us will suffer from at least one chronic disease in our
lifetimes. Collectively, those diseases account for more than 86% of our healthcare
costs. Stress in the workplace costs the Maltese economy upwards of hundreds of
thousands of euros per year. And despite the popularity of social media, loneliness
and social isolation are on the rise, with one in four Americans reporting they do not
have even one person to discuss important matters with.
How can productivity, creativity, and innovation thrive under such circumstances?
While there are many systemic issues that need to be addressed, there is something
we all can do to start taking better care of ourselves. The path to inflammation and
chronic disease, fortunately, is not a one-way street. We can reverse overwhelm and
Enter the power of lifestyle and epigenetics.
Epigenetics (“above” or “beyond” genetics) studies the influence of our environment
on gene expression. At any given moment, a gene — such as one associated with
inflammation — may either be active and turned “on” or inactive and turned “off.”
Our lifestyle — what we eat, how we move, how much we sleep and how mindful we
are — acts like a powerful dimmer switch.
Resilience is our ability to adapt successfully in the face of stress and adversity. The very
essence of epigenetics is adaptability — our DNA does not change, but its expression
is dynamic and malleable. In fact, up to 80-90% of chronic disease is completely
preventable and sometimes reversible, when we pay attention to the lifestyle choices
we make each day.
Where to start?
Pick a habit — a keystone habit — and make it stick.
A keystone habit is a change that often triggers other
good changes, because it alters how you see yourself.
(For example, starting an exercise routine first thing
in the morning is a keystone habit that can positively
affect the choices you make the rest of the day.) Ask
yourself: What are my core values? What lifestyle habit
will help me embody those values and become the kind
of person I want to be?
Surround yourself with like-minded people. Sticking
to a new lifestyle habit is easier, more fun and effective
when we do it with others. This social support is a
bonus independent factor helping us live longer and
When you stumble (and you will stumble), pick
yourself up with compassion. Life will get in the way
of your new habit – it’s inevitable. But there is now
overwhelming evidence that being kind to yourself,
treating yourself as you would your best friend, is more
motivating than being self-critical.
P hysical Symptoms
Steve identified his core value as
“creating impact.” He wanted his product
to help change the world for the better. To
do that, he knew he had to stay calm and take
better care of himself on the entrepreneurial
rollercoaster. Mindfulness became his keystone
habit. He started with just five minutes of practice
a day and switched his weekly happy hour at the
local bar to an hour of socialization with a local
mindfulness group. As his practice grew, it became
easier for him to eat mindfully and make better food
choices. His energy levels and sleep improved. This
in turn, helped him stay focused under pressure and
make better business decisions.
With a little help from epigenetics, he was on his way
to a more resilient lifestyle. ST
BY PARNEET PAL
Parneet Pal, MBBS, MS is a Harvard- and
Columbia-trained physician on a mission to create
a compassionate society where health is the
default. She moved away from clinical practice to
focus on chronic disease prevention. She serves
as Chief Science Officer at Wisdom Labs, Inc. She
also provides lifestyle-as-medicine consulting to
academic organizations, business and individuals.
Follow her on Twitter @parneet_pal.
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BABY & KIDS
The Malta Baby & Kids Directory front cover
photography competition 2018 edition
By Crysta Darmanin
‘MY P ET’
The Malta Baby & Kids Directory launch their latest exciting front cover competition, for children in collaboration with The Foto Grafer.
If your child is between 6 and 14 years, take a photo of your pet and send it in to be with a chance to win! Your child's photo of their pet
could feature on the cover of the next Malta Baby & Kids Directory.
The competition, with the theme ‘My Pet’ aims to promote creativity through the love of animals and encourage an active interest in
photography from a young age.
Encourage your children, students and/or friends to get snapping and email in their photographs of pets which they own (or those which
they wish to!). Don’t miss this unique opportunity to showcase their budding photography skills.
To participate, they are to send in their photographs which must be in good quality for printing and can be taken on any device- whether
smartphone, tablet or digital camera, by 18th May 2018. Be sure to include name, date of birth, email address, mobile number and
school details on the email to email@example.com, attaching the photograph which they wish to enter.
The winning entry will grace the cover of the next Malta Baby & Kids Directory publication and receive a prize of a digital video camera
kindly donated by The Foto Grafer. The entries of the top dozen runners-up will also feature in the directory and there are other prizes to
be won. Keep in touch with maltababyandkids.com by signing up on the website to recieve updates of the many exciting prizes! You’ve
got to be in it to win it!
Prizes include: Two games of indoor laser tag, for two adults and two children, courtesy of Cybermaxx, worth
€40; Five family tickets, for two adults and two kids, kindly donated by Velocity Trampoline Park. ST
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YOU WILL BLESS THE PAPARAZZI
FOR SHOOING AWAY YOUR MONDAY
BLUES WITH THESE FUNNY SHOTS
Pic Credit: Twitter/@LecheroNestle
Taraji Henson's reaction exactly shows when someone doesn't find a
green room to adjust the slip and the slip-up begins to show, well almost.
Photo Credit: AP
The Mystique of X-Men, Jennifer Lawrence, stunned all at the Oscars. She jumped seats
and posed like an independent bird. Was it for her momentary transformation to the reel
life or is that glass of wine to blame?
Photo Credit: AP
When a Jet Ski became a Hovercraft, not literally! Helen Mirren and Mark
Bridges posed sitting on a Jet Ski which the latter won for delivering the shortest
acceptance speech at the Oscars. Would he be parking it in the garage now?
Pic Credit: Twitter/@miagaluppo
Danny Glover (left) tried to calm the aggressive Lakeith Stanfield (right), keeping a
hand's distance, by saying, 'Gentleman, even I am also running out of gold'.
This guest decided to take the Red Carpet too seriously... Andra Day sat down on the
carpet to pose for the camera at the Oscars.
This is what happens when you ask the tailor to stitch you
a tuxedo in a single day! Shane Vieau, at the back, got his
tuxedo's sleeves cut out till the elbow! Come on! Is that a
And we all thought the Winter Olympics is over! Tiffany Haddish lifted her
gown to jump in front of Meryl Streep. ST
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Pic Courtesy: Twitter/@miagaluppo
Sunday Trends BORGES Olive Oil Chef
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Thousands of people can't be wrong... According to the people who voted in this year's surveys IN The Definitive(ly) Good
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David Grech Urpani Chef Donald Baldacchino Chef Marvin Gauci
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Born: US 1974
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Actor and Director
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Born: 1963 USA
Annual: USD 48,000,000.00
Monthly: USD 4,000,000.00
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Daily: USD 131,506.00
Actor and producer
Born: 1968 UK
Annual: USD 27,000,000.00
Monthly: USD 2,250,000.00
Weekly: USD 519,230.00
Daily: USD 73,972.00
Born: 1942 USA
Annual: USD 15,000,000.00
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Robert De Niro
Actor, director, producer
Born: 1943 US
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Actor (Harry Potter)
Born: 1989 UK
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Guest editor Simon Sinek has nominated a series of people who he believes we can all learn from
when it comes to fulfilling our potential in 2018. First up we hear from the inspirational Bruce Deel,
a man responsible for turning around the lives of thousands of people.
What I know about fulfilling potential
"I have really come to admire the intensity with which
Bruce Deel trusts people. That's an odd combination of
words, I know - intensity of trust. But that's the best way I
can describe what Bruce does.
Bruce Deel is the founder and CEO of City of Refuge, an
organisation that has changed the fortunes of over 20,000
people during the past two decades. The organisation,
which first opened its doors in Atlanta, Georgia before
spreading to cities across the US, is a leader in social
transformation. In simple terms, City of Refuge seeks to
partner with individuals and families in crisis to clear a
pathway out of poverty and into a thriving community.
During the last 20 years Bruce’s work has not only taught
him a lot about how to get the best out of himself, but also
how to provide others with a platform to fulfil their own
potential. Here Bruce explains how the two are linked and
what he believes we can all do to be our best person.
I believe we are all created with an innate desire to help
others. Sometimes we get lost in our own agendas, our
own life goals and dreams - which means we may miss
opportunities to help others. But if we take the time to
invest in the lives of other people then it will bring out the
best in ourselves. Sometimes we search for the good in
ourselves from a selfish perspective and it’s a futile exercise,
but when we choose to help others find it in themselves
then it releases the goodness that’s residing in us too.
"He trusts in people others do not. Bruce sees potential in
people others do not. It is because those people feel seen
and heard and trusted, some for the first time in their lives,
they find the power to work to their own potential."
Help others find their purpose and by doing so you will
locate your own. I used to focus on making sure I was
successful and taking care of my family, but once we started
City of Refuge and spent most of our time helping people
on the margins I began to feel better at the end of each day.
It was hard work but investing time in other people’s lives
became incredibly rewarding. There was one point where
Rhonda [Bruce’s wife] and I looked at each other and just
said “this is the way to live”.
I think am fulfilling my potential, but I’m still on a path. One of the potential things that’s
inside of me, which I can see unfolding slowly, is the need to inspire others to do the kind of
work that we are. Not because it’s the right thing to do but because it will unlock so much in
their own lives, I think there’s the potential inside me to inspire others to look beyond their
Too often we choose to segment life into business, family and recreation. In my view it’s all
one and the same, those three areas should all meld together. If you approach it in that way
then you’re not going to make the mistake of focusing on one more so than the others.
Technology can help unlock potential, but folks who need it most don’t have the access.
For those of us involved in the work we do, new technology is making it much easier to
help people fulfil their potential. Increased awareness, the sharing of ideas and resources -
all those things make a big difference to what we’re trying to achieve. However for folks in
poverty they do not have the same access,
so the changes in the world will have
passed them by. This is one of the things
we’re trying to catch people up on.
If I was to meet the younger version of myself,
I would tell him to stop being so inward
looking. You can’t find the answers there,
you can learn so much about yourself and the
world by talking more to those around you.
They will identify qualities in you that you
didn’t even know existed. It’s important to
be outward looking, engaged in other people
and not working with your head down
focused only on the idea of success.
Complied & Edited by Martin Vella
The Knights Hospitaller held one of the last remaining Christian
crusader outposts in Anatolia at Smyrna. They had been one of
the very few groups of Christian warriors to hold out against the
Ottomans and the Turkish horde, so when Tamerlane arrived
and offered to leave them alive and in peace (which was out of
character), they felt confident in refusing the kind offer. The walls
were attacked with siege engines and undermining, and stones
were dropped in the harbour entrance to prevent reinforcements
from assisting. The outpost fell, and all were put to death violently,
with their heads mounted on stakes after the victory.
Sivas, in what is now Turkey, came under attack in 1399. The town’s
garrison was mostly Christian Armenian soldiers. Tamerlane told
the defenders of the city that, if they surrendered, no blood would
be shed. They surrendered. He kept his word to the defenders—by
burying 3,000 of them alive.
Timur had invaded Georgia a total of seven times in his campaigns
against Christians in that area. King Bagrat V of Georgia proved to be
a hard nut to crack, and for years, Timur had attempted to persuade
him to convert himself and his country to Islam, but the king had
a strong reign and refused. The destruction wrought by Timur’s
consistent ravaging of his country, however, destabilized his hold on
power, and he lost the throne. He devised a scheme wherein he
would pretend to convert but remain a Christian secretly.
His ruse convinced Timur, and Bagrat was allowed to retake his
throne, being offered 12,000 soldiers by Timur to help convert the
rest of his country. The king told his son what he had done and
ordered him to ambush Timur’s army before it arrived at the capital.
This was done, and the army was destroyed.Timur was furious and
swore dark revenge. His troops marched through the countryside,
devastating, burning, and killing all before them. He and his army
arrived at the town of Kvabtakhevi, where the people had hidden
in a monastery for fear of their lives. The young and strong were
carried away from the town; the old and weak were run through
with swords. The remaining townsfolk were given an ultimatum:
to convert immediately or be burned alive in their monastery. The
Christians chose martyrdom and a horrible death, singing psalms to
God as the flames devoured their bodies.
Southern Georgia and Armenia suffered harshly from Timur’s
attention. The area was destroyed systematically in 1399, with vast
areas being depopulated. More than 60,000 Christian slaves were
taken into captivity when Tamerlane overran Armenia and Georgia
again in 1400. Timur returned yet again in 1403 to revisit devastation
to these Christian lands that were still suffering from his previous
visits. The Eastern Church, aka the Nestorian Christian communities
of Asia, were virtually wiped from history by Tamerlane, except in
Iraq, where some pockets still survive today.
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he Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John
of Jerusalem (Latin: Ordo Fratrum Hospitalis
Sancti Ioannis Hierosolymitani), also known as the
Order of Saint John, Order of Hospitallers, Knights
Hospitaller, Knights Hospitalier or Hospitallers, was a medieval
Catholic military order that became the modern Sovereign
Military Order of Malta, which remains a sovereign subject
of international law, as well as the Protestant members of
the Alliance of the Orders of Saint John of Jerusalem. It was
headquartered variously in the Kingdom of Jerusalem, on the
island of Rhodes, and in Malta, and it is now headquartered in
Rome. The Hospitallers arose in the early 11th century, at the
time of the great monastic reformation, as a group of individuals
associated with an Amalfitan hospital in the Muristan district of
Jerusalem, dedicated to John the Baptist and founded around
1023 by Gerard Thom to provide care for sick, poor or injured
pilgrims coming to the Holy Land. Some scholars, however,
consider that the Amalfitan order and hospital were different
from Gerard Thom's order and its hospital. After the conquest
of Jerusalem in 1099 during the First Crusade, the organisation
became a religious and military order under its own Papal
charter, charged with the care and defence of the Holy Land.
Following the conquest of the Holy Land by Islamic forces, the
knights operated from Rhodes, over which they were sovereign,
and later from Malta, where they administered a vassal state
under the Spanish viceroy of Sicily. The Hospitallers were the
smallest group ever to colonise parts of the Americas; at one
point in the mid-17th century, they acquired four Caribbean
islands, which they turned over to the French in the 1660s. ST
MONT SAINT MICHEL
This tiny island commune in Normandy is a famous landmark
and draws 3 million visitors a year, who come to see the walled
isle with an ancient and historic monastery. The narrow streets
mean it is impossible to bring a car and all transport is banned
here. Instead enjoy a walk and make sure you climb to the top.
It seems impossible to escape
traffic these days, even when
you are on holiday. However,
we have found some car-free
destinations where you can do
just that. Good walking shoes
are essential of course!
One of the most magical and charming cities in the world
is totally car-free, in fact it is the largest car free zone in the
whole of Europe. The 118 little islands are connected by 400
bridges so enjoy strolling through the narrow streets, take a
gondola or otherwise a water taxi to get around. Step back in
time and relax for a bit.
THE MEDINA OF
This is the most ancient part of Fes and is not only famous for
being home to the oldest university in the world but is also
considered to be the largest car-free urban area on the planet.
Cars are banned from the tiny ancient streets of the medina and
it is no wonder - some parts are so narrow you could barely walk
through them let alone drive a car. Best leave the wheels at home!
Have you been to any of these car-free destinations? Please
let us know by commenting below and post your own tips
and photos to Sunday Trends. ST
Why drive when you can ski? The pretty village of Zermatt is
a car-free zone. With such breathtaking surroundings in the
shadow of the famous Matterhorn mountain, this is a place
to don your skis and forget about cars. There are over 20,000
people in the town during busy periods but absolutely none
of the chaos of noisy engines, traffic and fumes. Pure bliss. Oh
and if you do want to take the weight off your feet you can
always get a horse drawn carriage.
The beautiful medieval walled city of Dubrovnik is world
famous and is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is a tourist
hub and traffic is banned from the old town. There are many
churches, cafes, bars and palaces to visit without a car in sight.
The pedestrian friendly streets make it a safe place for kids too.
BALD HEAD ISLAND
This small and beautiful island of 12,000 acres has pristine
beaches, maritime forests and marshes, along with a very
scenic golf course. No cars are allowed so residents and tourists
get around on electric golf buggies or on their own two feet. It
is accessible only by ferry from the nearby town of Southport.
Away from the hustle and bustle, this island is famous for its
'Loggerhead Turtle Walk', with a chance to watch the turtles
nesting on the beach.
Known for its scenery, beaches and architecture, this island is
off the coast of Xiamen in Southern China. It is a popular tourist
destination for Chinese people and is on the list of 'National
Scenic Spots’ in the country. Cars and motorcycles are banned
but the island is very small so it is easy to walk around by foot
or get a ride in an electric golf cart taxi.
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