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Today’s Newspaper Cuttings


16 May 2014

Today’s news in the papers Timesofmalta.com Melita channel that I did not want - Melita Anti World Cup in HD on Melita – Melita Direct New director at GO – GO Direct

independent.com.mt More brand new TV series on GO – GO Direct Bank of Valletta plants more trees – this time with the involvement of school children – BOV CSR

Josannecassar.com More brand new TV series on GO – GO Direct ACTU acquires new Assistive Technology with HSBC Malta’s support – HSBC CSR HSBC Malta to hold fund raising triathlon in support of Water Aid Ghana – HSBC CSR

di-ve.com Bank of Valletta plants more trees – this time with the involvement of school children – BOV CSR


Other stories in the news


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GO DIRECT INDEPENDENT.COM.MT 13 MAY 2014 € 135.00

More brand new TV series on GO

Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 15:01

GO’s TV subscribers will be able to enjoy a range of brand new TV programmes and the return of popular series throughout May across a number of channels including FOX, FOX Life, Food Network, ITV Choice, Nickelodeon and Discovery Channel. The new series being launched include sitcom Mixology being broadcast on FOX Life every Friday at 8.00pm, Andy Bates Brazilian Street Feasts which will be broadcast on Food Network starting 12 May, Haunted Hathaways airing for the first time on Nickelodeon on 25 May at 7.40pm, and crime drama Shetland which starts on ITV Choice on 26 May. Returning series with new seasons include Cougar Town on FOX Life, 24: Live Another Day, According to Jim and Burn Notice on FOX as well as Roadtrip with G. Garvin and Tastiest Places to Chowdown on Food Network. Other returning programmes are; Vera and Agatha Christie’s Poirot on ITV Choice; Deadly Dilemmas, Extreme Car Hoarders, Outback Truckers and Behind the World Cup on Discovery Channel; and Legend of Korra on Nickelodeon. Elizabeth Scerri from GO’s TV Content Team said: ‘GO is the home of premium TV entertainment whether it’s drama, comedy, lifestyle or sports, and throughout May subscribers will be able to enjoy yet more great new programming for all the family.” More information on GO’s TV service and the various packages available can be obtained from all GO retail outlets and exclusive resellers, by calling Freephone 80072121 or visiting www.go.com.mt


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GO DIRECT JOSANNECASSAR.COM 13 MAY 2014 â‚Ź 150.00

More brand new TV series on GO TV subscribers will be able to enjoy a range of brand new TV programmes and the return of popular series throughout May across a number of channels including FOX, FOX Life, Food Network, ITV Choice, Nickelodeon and Discovery Channel. The new series being launched include sitcom Mixology being broadcast on FOX Life every Friday at 8.00pm, Andy Bates Brazilian Street Feasts which will be broadcast on Food Network starting 12 May, Haunted Hathaways airing for the first time on Nickelodeon on 25 May at 7.40pm, and crime drama Shetland which starts on ITV Choice on 26 May.

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Cougar Town


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GO DIRECT JOSANNECASSAR.COM 13 MAY 2014 € 150.00

Mixology

Returning series with new seasons include Cougar Town on FOX Life, 24: Live Another Day, According to Jim and Burn Notice on FOX as well as Roadtrip with G. Garvin and Tastiest Places to Chowdown on Food Network. Other returning programmes are; Vera and Agatha Christie’s Poirot on ITV Choice; Deadly Dilemmas, Extreme Car Hoarders, Outback Truckers and Behind the World Cup on Discovery Channel; and Legend of Korra on Nickelodeon. Elizabeth Scerri from GO’s TV Content Team said: ‘GO is the home of premium TV entertainment whether it’s drama, comedy, lifestyle or sports, and throughout May subscribers will be able to enjoy yet more great new programming for all the family.” More information on GO’s TV service and the various packages available can be obtained from all GO retail outlets and exclusive resellers, by calling Freephone 80072121 or visiting www.go.com.mt


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GO DIRECT TIMESOFMALTA.COM 15 MAY 2014 â‚Ź 228.00

Thursday, May 15, 2014, 00:01

New director at Go Saviour Baldacchino has been appointed a director at Go. Mr Baldacchino, an engineer by profession, was employed by Maltacom between 1985 and 2000. During his tenure he occupied various managerial posts. He was involved in the setting up of the first satellite earth station, pioneered information technology, formed part of the business development advisory team, and was entrusted with the setting up of the national paging system. He also served as director at Maltanet Ltd.


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MELITA ANTI TIMESOFMALTA.COM 14 MAY 2014 € 228.00

Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 00:01 by

Anna Busuttil, Swieqi

Melita channel that I did not want I pay my TV subscription to Melita Cable annually, as during the year I don’t want to be bothered with such things. You can imagine my surprise when, after two long months, I received another bill for a channel that I was supposed to have been watching. Since I only watch Italian stations I imagined it was a mistake. I therefore decided to phone the sales department and this is when the saga began. Every time I inserted my code a voice told me that I had an outstanding bill and the phone went dead. After half an hour I decided to go to the main office in Mrieħel but here I was told that they had nothing to do with billing and I had to go to Valletta, so off I drove. The Valletta office told me that they had nothing to do with it as since I lived in Swieqi, it was the L-Ibraġġ shop which had “sold” me the channel. I had never asked for such a channel, and how could I have bought something that I never watch? So off to L-Ibraġġ I went. After innumerable phone calls, the person in charge told me that this particular channel had been given to everyone but since I had not phoned or called to cancel it, this meant that I had decided to accept it. Really? I was never asked whether I wanted it and I didn’t sign any acceptance order. I call this daylight robbery and I hope that by the time the next payment is due, I would have managed to change this provider who has no scruples about robbing unwary clients of their hard-earned money.


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MELITA DIRECT TIMESOFMALTA.COM 15 MAY 2014 € 228.00

Thursday, May 15, 2014, 00:01

World Cup in HD on Melita Melita has partnered with Public Broadcasting Services to promote the Brazil FIFA World Cup 2014. Maltese viewers will be able to watch all the 64 World Cup games in high definition for free on TVM HD and TVM 2 HD. As part of this campaign, Melita TV has launched a new HD set-top-box called Digibox HD which offers customers the chance to watch digital and high-definition TV channels. The service is available on a stand-alone basis and there is no need to subscribe to other Melita services. Subscription for digiBox HD service starts from €9.99 per month and the HD access is free for two years. The ‘M’ entry package includes TVM HD and TVM 2 HD as well as 45 digital TV channels and more than 60 radio and digital music channels. A one-time-fee for the Digibox HD of €50 applies.


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HSBC CSR JOSANNECASSAR.COM 13 MAY 2014 € 150.00

ACTU acquires new Assistive Technology with HSBC Malta’s support Director General Educational Services George Borg and HSBC Malta CFO Josephine Magri during the presentation of the bank’s sponsorship of new Assistive Technology. ‘The Wombat’ activity chair is seen in the background. Students using the Access to Communication and Technology Unit (ACTU) services now have access to some of the very latest Assistive Technology. These devices were acquired with support from HSBC Malta Foundation, to help children with disabilities learn and communicate in everyday social, educational, and pre-vocational situations. “Having access to the latest Assistive Technology is vital to the professional support ACTU offers children facing educational and communication challenges, allowing our trans-disciplinary team to address these challenges as early on and as effectively as possible,” explained George Borg, Director General Educational Services. “HSBC Malta Foundation’s support offers a prime example of how valuable corporate sustainability can be at enhancing the wellbeing of children.” The newly acquired technology includes a sophisticated activity chair known as ‘The Wombat’ and a selection of portable, lightweight, yet powerful communicational devices such as the ‘The Accent 1000’ and the ‘Nova Chat’ range of devices which allow students with disabilities to communicate freely at home, in the classroom, and in medical environments. “Communication is fundamental to expression and the way we live our lives. It shapes how we experience the world and how we learn to such an extent that we tend to take communication skills for granted. However this is not so for people with communicational challenges for whom ACTU’s services are making a world of a difference”, said HSBC Malta Chief Financial Officer Josephine Magri. “The invaluable work being carried out by ACTU is an important element in a compassionate and inclusive society.”


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HSBC CSR JOSANNECASSAR.COM 13 MAY 2014 â‚Ź 150.00

ACTU Student Services Department falls under the Directorate for Educational Services, and comprises a core trans-disciplinary team of Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists, and Learning Support Assistants with specialised training to recommend and implement augmentative communication strategies. This team is providing a service to individuals of all ages via an open referral system for parents, educators and allied professions, offering comprehensive assessments, support and intervention to help individuals express themselves as independently as possible.


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HSBC CSR JOSANNECASSAR.COM 16 MAY 2014 € 150.00

HSBC Malta to hold fund raising triathlon in support of Water Aid Ghana Pictured above: Athlete Nicky Farrugia with HSBC Malta CEO Mark Watkinson, HSBC Malta VRC & Operations Manager Andre Catania and HSBC’s Gym Manager Charles Demanuele A fund raising triathlon involving some of Malta’s leading athletes is to be held Sunday 25 May in support of a WaterAid Ghana project. HSBC Malta is one of the first countries in the HSBC Group to contribute towards WaterAid projects through employee voluntary fundraising initiatives. HSBC Malta’s CEO Mark Watkinson said, “The triathlon is a great way of bringing people together for such a worthy cause. HSBC’s five-year Water Programme strongly supports the WaterAid Ghana projects for reaching out to help make a difference to other people’s lives. Donating funds to such projects is wonderful, however dedicating time and energy shows an even stronger commitment. I encourage anyone wishing to join in, to take up this opportunity for helping others in need.” HSBC Bank Malta employees together with HSBC UK Contact Centre Malta colleagues will be teaming up with the athletes, including world renowned athlete Nicky Farrugia who is committed to completing the entire 130km triathlon. “While I am looking forward to completing the entire 130km triathlon, everyone is invited to join in and set their own personal goals”, said Nicky Farrugia. “Our ambition is to raise funds for a WaterAid project which is underway in one of the poorest communities in Ghana. This support will help ensure that families in this community in Ghana will have access to safe water and will dramatically improve their lives by bringing better hygiene and sanitation, increased life expectancy, and more time and resources for education and development, especially for children.” Best known as World Record holder for the Sicily to Malta 90km swim, Nicky Farrugia was also the first, and to date only, Maltese to swim The English Channel. Other records include swimming around Malta in 21 hours and 19 minutes, as well as other world records achieved during a 24 hour marathon swim in Brussels competing against the world’s elite swimmers. Following the triathlon, a BMX bike show will be held at HSBC Malta Operations Centre in Qormi. Participant application forms and more information about the event are available on HSBC Malta’s website www.hsbc.com.mt


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BOV CSR DI-VE.COM 15 MAY 2014 € 128.00

15 | 05 | 2014 at 09:58

Bank of Valletta plants more trees – this time with the involvement of school children. Article By: di-ve.com news A group of school children from the Maria Regina College Mellieħa Primary School were the protagonists in planting Oak and Pine trees at Rdum tal-Madonna in Mellieħa organised by Bank of Valletta in collaboration with The Rural Development Department-Parks and Initiatives as part of the Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change. Following the tree planting event, children were invited to a green tour of the surroundings by John Neville Ebejer, an officer from The Rural Development Department-Parks and Initiatives. Species and wildlife aspects of the flora and fauna found in the area could be appreciated by those present. Mark Marmara’, BOV’s environmental manager spoke highly of this activity, thanking both the Ministry for their assistance and the Mellieħa Primary School who made this event possible with their collaboration. “This initiative gives an opportunity to these children to appreciate nature on location, witnessing the beauty in a different environment away from textbooks and school desks. Hands-on experiences provide in-depth understanding and this is what we seek out of each opportunity we have within BOV’s green agenda. We cannot say that we truly appreciate nature if we do nothing to preserve and care for it, starting with educating the younger generations.” Ms Mary Rose Cordina, Head Mistress and Mr John Buttigieg Assistant Head of Maria Regina College Mellieħa Primary School together with Claudia Chetcuti, branch manager at BOV’s branch in Mellieħa cooperated to organise the tree planting activity in the designated area. Ms Cordina explained the importance the school places on extracurricular educational activities involving the environment. “A good teacher inspires hope, instils imagination and is the root of learning. Opportunities such as today’s event provide schools with the necessary support to extend this learning into practical sessions where what is learnt can be applied and appreciated closely.” Bank of Valletta will be planting a total of 1600 trees during its financial year ending September 2014 as part of its commitment towards the environment.


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BOV CSR INDEPENDENT.COM.MT 15 MAY 2014 € 135.00

Bank of Valletta plants more trees – this time with the involvement of school children.

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 17:23

A group of school children from the Maria Regina College Mellieħa Primary School were the protagonists in planting Oak and Pine trees at Rdum tal-Madonna in Mellieħa organised by Bank of Valletta in collaboration with The Rural Development Department-Parks and Initiatives as part of the Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change. Following the tree planting event, children were invited to a green tour of the surroundings by John Neville Ebejer, an officer from The Rural Development Department-Parks and Initiatives. Species and wildlife aspects of the flora and fauna found in the area could be appreciated by those present. Mark Marmara’, BOV’s environmental manager spoke highly of this activity, thanking both the Ministry for their assistance and the Mellieħa Primary School who made this event possible with their collaboration. “This initiative gives an opportunity to these children to appreciate nature on location, witnessing the beauty in a different environment away from textbooks and school desks. Hands-on experiences provide in-depth understanding and this is what we seek


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BOV CSR INDEPENDENT.COM.MT 15 MAY 2014 € 135.00

out of each opportunity we have within BOV’s green agenda. We cannot say that we truly appreciate nature if we do nothing to preserve and care for it, starting with educating the younger generations.” Ms Mary Rose Cordina, Head Mistress and Mr John Buttigieg Assistant Head of Maria Regina College Mellieħa Primary School together with Claudia Chetcuti, branch manager at BOV’s branch in Mellieħa cooperated to organise the tree planting activity in the designated area. Ms Cordina explained the importance the school places on extracurricular educational activities involving the environment. “A good teacher inspires hope, instils imagination and is the root of learning. Opportunities such as today’s event provide schools with the necessary support to extend this learning into practical sessions where what is learnt can be applied and appreciated closely.” Bank of Valletta will be planting a total of 1600 trees during its financial year ending September 2014 as part of its commitment towards the environment.

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