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18 September 2013

Today’s news in the papers josannecassar.com Vodafone Malta Foundation supports summer camp – Vodafone CSR Direct Vodafone Malta Foundation supports pilgrimage to Lourdes – Vodafone CSR Direct Bringing science up close and personal – Vodafone Indirect

di-ve.com Vodafone Malta Foundation supports Youths at annual summer camp – Vodafone CSR Direct Vodafone Malta Foundation encourages ability at Summer Camp – Vodafone CSR Direct Vodafone Malta Foundtion supports MASMOM pilgrimage – Vodafone CSR Direct Unitel Classica New Concert Season 2013/2014 – GO Direct

gozonews.com Vodafone supports the MASMOM pilgrimage to Lourdes – Vodafone CSR Direct Science in the City edition presents full programme – Vodafone Indirect

independent.com.mt The Vodafone Malta Foundation supports Youths at their annual summer camp – Vodafone CSR Direct Bogus e-mail doing the rounds – Vodafone Direct Valletta prepares to welcome Science in the City – Vodafone Indirect GO delivers “consistent” half-yearly results – GO Direct Unitel Classica New Concert Season 2013/2014 – GO Direct

timesofmalta.com YES summer camp Vodafone CSR Direct Save when using a mobile abroad – GO Direct GO may shelve fibre-to-home – GO Direct

maltatoday.com.mt Vodafone Malta Foundation supports Youths at their annual summer camp – Vodafone CSR Direct Vodafone Malta Foundation supports the MASMOM on their pilgrimage to Lourdes – Vodafone CSR Direct


Vodafone in the news


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VODAFONE DIRECT INDEPENDENT.COM.MT 13 SEPTEMBER 2013

Bogus e-mail doing the rounds

Friday, 13 September 2013, 08:52

A number of people have reported receiving phishing (spam) e-mails with the aim of luring Vodafone users into filling out their login and password details in a bogus “Vodafone Malta” form. Although the e-mail may seem genuine, since it states that it has been sent from Vodafone Malta’s customer care unit, it’s a hoax and the fact that one is unable to even click on the form gives the phishing attempt away. Contacted, a Vodafone Malta spokesperson said it is aware of the bogus notification email that has been hitting users’ inboxes and has notified its clients on its official Facebook page warning them of the phishing attempt. If you provide information in response to this email, you could fall victim to credit card fraud or identity theft. Vodafone does not send emails asking for customer confidential information, credit card details, or user names and passwords. The email e-mail states: ‘Vodafone Malta: Please Update Your Details!!!: Click onhttps://internet.vodafone.com.mt/portal/page/login.html to update your details’.


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VODAFONE CSR DIRECT INDEPENDENT.COM.MT 11 SEPTEMBER 2013

The Vodafone Malta Foundation supports Youths at their annual summer camp

Wednesday, 11 September 2013, 16:38

The Vodafone Malta Foundation supported Youth Engage in Senglea (YES) which is a task group within the Salesian Pastoral Youth Service, during a Summer Camp organised for youths in Senglea. The Salesian group of volunteers YES are a team of experienced youth leaders whose main aim is to develop and implement programs for the holistic formation of young people. For the 4th consecutive year, the camp was organised at the St Philip Salesian Oratory and was well attended. The main aim of the camp was to organise a good number of educational activities for youths in Senglea as well as providing leaders with an opportunity to experience life in the community. Apart from the Maltese volunteers, two Czech leaders came to Malta specifically for this project. The camp included a number of educational and fun activities such as craft activities and water games. The youths also visited the elderly at a day-care centre in Żejtun, took part in a treasure hunt which ended with a swim in Mġiebaħ and had a safari hunt in Buskett at night! Other activities included a visit to the Limestone Heritage, talks by speakers about anti-hate speech and equality and scientific experiments.


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“It was of great satisfaction for the leaders to see that the camp was a great success after the countless hours of activity preparation,” said Roberta Pace, Administrator at Vodafone Malta Foundation. “The memorable experiences and the smiles brought to all the children’s faces surely made all this effort more than worth it.”


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VODAFONE CSR DIRECT JOSANNECASSAR.COM 12 SEPTEMBER 2013

Vodafone Malta Foundation supports summer camp The Vodafone Malta Foundation supported Youth Engage in Senglea (YES) which is a task group within the Salesian Pastoral Youth Service, during a Summer Camp organised for youths in Senglea. The Salesian group of volunteers YES are a team of experienced youth leaders whose main aim is to develop and implement programs for the holistic formation of young people. For the 4th consecutive year, the camp was organised at the St Philip Salesian Oratory and was well attended. The main aim of the camp was to organise a good number of educational activities for youths in Senglea as well as providing leaders with an opportunity to experience life in the community. Apart from the Maltese volunteers, two Czech leaders came to Malta specifically for this project. The camp included a number of educational and fun activities such as craft activities and water games. The youths also visited the elderly at a day-care centre in Żejtun, took part in a treasure hunt which ended with a swim in Mġiebaħ and had a safari hunt in Buskett at night! Other activities included a visit to the Limestone Heritage, talks by speakers about anti-hate speech and equality and scientific experiments. “It was of great satisfaction for the leaders to see that the camp was a great success after the countless hours of activity preparation,” said Roberta Pace, Administrator at Vodafone Malta Foundation. “The memorable experiences and the smiles brought to all the children’s faces surely made all this effort more than worth it.”


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VODAFONE CSR DIRECT TIMESOFMALTA.COM 15 SEPTEMBER 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013, 00:01

YES summer camp

Youth Engage in Senglea (YES), a task group within the Salesian Pastoral Youth Service, recently held a summer camp for youths in Senglea, supported by the Vodafone Malta Foundation. The YES camp, held at the St Philip Salesian Oratory, offered various programmes for the holistic formation of young people.


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VODAFONE CSR DIRECT MALTATODAY.COM.MT 16 SEPTEMBER 2013

Business Monday 16 September 2013 - 09:30

The Vodafone Malta Foundation supports Youths at their annual summer camp The Vodafone Malta Foundation supported Youth Engage in Senglea (YES) which is a task group within the Salesian Pastoral Youth Service, during a Summer Camp organised for youths in Senglea.

The Salesian group of volunteers YES are a team of experienced youth leaders whose main aim is to develop and implement programs for the holistic formation of young people.

For the 4th consecutive year, the camp was organised at the St Philip Salesian Oratory and was well attended. The main aim of the camp was to organise a good number of educational activities for youths in Senglea as well as providing leaders with an opportunity to experience life in the community.

Apart from the Maltese volunteers, two Czech leaders came to Malta specifically for this project. The camp included a number of educational and fun activities such as craft activities and water games. The youths also visited the elderly at a day-care centre in Żejtun, took part in a treasure hunt which ended with a swim in Mġiebaħ and had a safari hunt in Buskett at night!

Other activities included a visit to the Limestone Heritage, talks by speakers about anti-hate speech and equality and scientific experiments.

"It was of great satisfaction for the leaders to see that the camp was a great success after the countless hours of activity preparation," said Roberta Pace, Administrator at Vodafone Malta Foundation. "The memorable experiences and the smiles brought to all the children's faces surely made all this effort more than worth it."


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VODAFONE CSR DIRECT DI-VE.COM 18 SEPTEMBER 2013


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Vodafone Malta Foundation supports MASMOM Lourdes pilgrimage Article By:di-ve.com news editorial@di-ve.com Once again, a number of Malades were amongst the contingent of Sorelle, Barrellieri, Pilgrims and accompanying relatives on their pilgrimage to Lourdes organised by the Malta Association of The Sovereign Military Order of Malta (MASMOM). The Vodafone Malta Foundation once again supported the Maltese contingent, made up of 330 people, including 65 sick patients, 80 pilgrims and members of the Order and dedicated volunteers. “The Vodafone Malta Foundation has been supporting this initiative for quite a long time,” said Gemma Mifsud Bonnici, Chairperson of the Vodafone Malta Foundation. “Through MASMOM we help people in need and make it possible for sick people to realise their dream and go on this pilgrimage. Despite illness and pain the patients still wear beautiful smiles on their faces and this encourages us so much more to keep contributing to this special cause and it also teaches us to change our perspective on what is really important in life.” “Our hard work and excellent organisation paid well,” said Philip Farrugia-Randon, MASMOM President. “This year’s pilgrimage was a resounding success and everyone expressed their gratitude and satisfaction. There is always much trepidation before leaving with so many things that can go wrong but the Good Lady of Lourdes always sees us through the difficulties and helps us solve them. I cannot but thank all the volunteers and the members of the Lourdes Organising Committee for all their hard work and certainly all those generous souls who financially helped us on this wonderful experience.” The MASMOM group, supported by the Vodafone Malta Foundation and our other generous sponsors, prepared thoroughly for this pilgrimage spurred on by the knowledge that this hard work would be rewarded by a deeply spiritual experience that would enrich not only the lives of the organisers and helpers but of the patients as well. The Maltese contigent included Our Lord the sick, volunteers, helpers


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and pilgrims. Upon returning from Lourdes both the personnel and the patients came back feeling serene having shared this very rewarding experience together. “The time spent at the sacred shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes was very profound. I became overwhelmed by the manifest, deep faith and hope of those seeking divine intercession of Our Lady. I wish to thank all those, who, with a lot of dedication worked hard to make this pilgrimage a successful and spiritual enriching experience,� said Fr Vince Fenech, a patient who went on the pilgrimage.


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VODAFONE CSR DIRECT DI-VE.COM 17 SEPTEMBER 2013

17 | 09 | 2013 at 10:01

Vodafone Malta Foundation supports Youths at annual summer camp Article By: di-ve.com news The Vodafone Malta Foundation supported Youth Engage in Senglea (YES) which is a task group within the Salesian Pastoral Youth Service, during a Summer Camp organised for youths in Senglea. The Salesian group of volunteers YES are a team of experienced youth leaders whose main aim is to develop and implement programs for the holistic formation of young people. For the fourth consecutive year, the camp was organised at the St Philip Salesian Oratory and was well attended. The main aim of the camp was to organise a good number of educational activities for youths in Senglea as well as providing leaders with an opportunity to experience life in the community. Apart from the Maltese volunteers, two Czech leaders came to Malta specifically for this project. The camp included a number of educational and fun activities such as craft activities and water games. The youths also visited the elderly at a day-care centre in Żejtun, took part in a treasure hunt which ended with a swim in Mġiebaħ and had a safari hunt in Buskett at night! Other activities included a visit to the Limestone Heritage, talks by speakers about anti-hate speech and equality and scientific experiments. “It was of great satisfaction for the leaders to see that the camp was a great success after the countless hours of activity preparation,” said Roberta Pace, Administrator at Vodafone Malta Foundation. “The memorable experiences and the smiles brought to all the children’s faces surely made all this effort more than worth it.”


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VODAFONE CSR DIRECT GOZONEWS.COM 17 SEPTEMBER 2013

Vodafone supports the MASMOM pilgrimage to Lourdes Posted By Gozo News On September 17, 2013 @ 4:42 pm In Malta News | No Comments

Once again, a number of Malades were amongst the contingent of Sorelle, Barrellieri, Pilgrims and accompanying relatives on their pilgrimage to Lourdes organised by the Malta Association of The Sovereign Military Order of Malta (MASMOM). The Vodafone Malta Foundation has again supported the Maltese contingent, made up of 330 people, including 65 sick patients, 80 pilgrims and members of the Order and dedicated volunteers. “The Vodafone Malta Foundation has been supporting this initiative for quite a long time,” said Gemma Mifsud Bonnici, Chairperson of the Vodafone Malta Foundation. “Through MASMOM we help people in need and make it possible for sick people to realise their dream and go on this pilgrimage.


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“Despite illness and pain the patients still wear beautiful smiles on their faces and this encourages us so much more to keep contributing to this special cause and it also teaches us to change our perspective on what is really important in life.” “Our hard work and excellent organisation paid well,” said Philip Farrugia-Randon, MASMOM President. “This year’s pilgrimage was a resounding success and everyone expressed their gratitude and satisfaction. “There is always much trepidation before leaving with so many things that can go wrong but the Good Lady of Lourdes always sees us through the difficulties and helps us solve them. I cannot but thank all the volunteers and the members of the Lourdes Organising Committee for all their hard work and certainly all those generous souls who financially helped us on this wonderful experience. “The MASMOM group, supported by the Vodafone Malta Foundation and our other generous sponsors, prepared thoroughly for this pilgrimage spurred on by the knowledge that this hard work would be rewarded by a deeply spiritual experience that would enrich not only the lives of the organisers and helpers but of the patients as well. “The Maltese contigent included Our Lord the sick, volunteers, helpers and pilgrims. Upon returning from Lourdes both the personnel and the patients came back feeling serene having shared this very rewarding experience together,” said Philip Farrugia-Randon. “The time spent at the sacred shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes was very profound. I became overwhelmed by the manifest, deep faith and hope of those seeking divine intercession of Our Lady. I wish to thank all those, who, with a lot of dedication worked hard to make this pilgrimage a successful and spiritual enriching experience,” said Fr Vince Fenech, a patient who went on the pilgrimage.


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VODAFONE CSR DIRECT JOSANNECASSAR.COM 17 SEPTEMBER 2013

Vodafone Malta Foundation supports pilgrimage to Lourdes Once again, a number of Malades were among the contingent of Sorelle, Barrellieri, Pilgrims and accompanying relatives on their pilgrimage to Lourdes organised by the Malta Association of The Sovereign Military Order of Malta (MASMOM). The Vodafone Malta Foundation once again supported the Maltese contingent, made up of 330 people, including 65 sick patients, 80 pilgrims and members of the Order and dedicated volunteers. “The Vodafone Malta Foundation has been supporting this initiative for quite a long time,” said Gemma Mifsud Bonnici, Chairperson of the Vodafone Malta Foundation. “Through MASMOM we help people in need and make it possible for sick people to realise their dream and go on this pilgrimage. Despite illness and pain the patients still wear beautiful smiles on their faces and this encourages us so much more to keep contributing to this special cause and it also teaches us to change our perspective on what is really important in life.” “Our hard work and excellent organisation paid well,” said Philip Farrugia-Randon, MASMOM President. “This year’s pilgrimage was a resounding success and everyone expressed their gratitude and satisfaction. There is always much trepidation before leaving with so many things that can go wrong but the Good Lady of Lourdes always sees us through the difficulties and helps us solve them. I cannot but thank all the volunteers and the members of the Lourdes Organising Committee for all their hard work and certainly all those generous souls who financially helped us on this wonderful experience.”


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VODAFONE CSR DIRECT JOSANNECASSAR.COM 17 SEPTEMBER 2013

The MASMOM group, supported by the Vodafone Malta Foundation and our other generous sponsors, prepared thoroughly for this pilgrimage spurred on by the knowledge that this hard work would be rewarded by a deeply spiritual experience that would enrich not only the lives of the organisers and helpers but of the patients as well. The Maltese contigent included Our Lord the sick, volunteers, helpers and pilgrims. Upon returning from Lourdes both the personnel and the patients came back feeling serene having shared this very rewarding experience together. “The time spent at the sacred shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes was very profound. I became overwhelmed by the manifest, deep faith and hope of those seeking divine intercession of Our Lady. I wish to thank all those, who, with a lot of dedication worked hard to make this pilgrimage a successful and spiritual enriching experience,� said Fr Vince Fenech, a patient who went on the pilgrimage.


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VODAFONE CSR DIRECT MALTATODAY.COM.MT 18 SEPTEMBER 2013

Business Wednesday 18 September 2013 - 08:54

Vodafone Malta Foundation supports the MASMOM on their pilgrimage to Lourdes Once again, a number of Malades were amongst the contingent of Sorelle, Barrellieri, Pilgrims and accompanying relatives on their pilgrimage to Lourdes organised by the Malta Association of The Sovereign Military Order of Malta (MASMOM).

The Vodafone Malta Foundation once again supported the Maltese contingent, made up of 330 people, including 65 sick patients, 80 pilgrims and members of the Order and dedicated volunteers.

"The Vodafone Malta Foundation has been supporting this initiative for quite a long time," said Gemma Mifsud Bonnici, Chairperson of the Vodafone Malta Foundation. "Through MASMOM we help people in need and make it possible for sick people to realise their dream and go on this pilgrimage. Despite illness and pain the patients still wear beautiful smiles on their faces and this encourages us so much more to keep contributing to this special cause and it also teaches us to change our perspective on what is really important in life."

"Our hard work and excellent organisation paid well," said Philip Farrugia-Randon, MASMOM President. "This year's pilgrimage was a resounding success and everyone expressed their gratitude and satisfaction. There is always much trepidation before leaving with so many things that can go wrong but the Good Lady of Lourdes always sees us through the difficulties and helps us solve them. I cannot but thank all the volunteers and the members of the Lourdes Organising Committee for all their hard work and certainly all those generous souls who financially helped us on this wonderful experience."


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VODAFONE CSR DIRECT MALTATODAY.COM.MT 18 SEPTEMBER 2013

The MASMOM group, supported by the Vodafone Malta Foundation and our other generous sponsors, prepared thoroughly for this pilgrimage spurred on by the knowledge that this hard work would be rewarded by a deeply spiritual experience that would enrich not only the lives of the organisers and helpers but of the patients as well. The Maltese contigent included Our Lord the sick, volunteers, helpers and pilgrims. Upon returning from Lourdes both the personnel and the patients came back feeling serene having shared this very rewarding experience together.

"The time spent at the sacred shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes was very profound. I became overwhelmed by the manifest, deep faith and hope of those seeking divine intercession of Our Lady. I wish to thank all those, who, with a lot of dedication worked hard to make this pilgrimage a successful and spiritual enriching experience," said Fr Vince Fenech, a patient who went on the pilgrimage.


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Vodafone Malta Foundation encourages ability at Summer Camp Article By: di-ve.com news editorial@di-ve.com A group of members from the organisation LAND (Living Ability not Disability) joined another 500 youths from all over the world for the 31st International Summer Camp organised by VOTO (Volunteers of the Orders of Malta) in August in Ireland. “We are always impressed when we meet young people who do not let life's challenges intimidate them and who strive to lead a full life notwithstanding,” said Roberta Pace, Administrator of the Vodafone Malta Foundation. “Their determination and positivity is an example to us all.” The fun-filled week-long event enabled the Maltese group to overcome the challenges of disability and participate actively in a variety of events including sports, games, crafts and cultural tours. Each country also organised an international night, giving the other participants the opportunity to savour the different countries various food and drinks and learn about different places around the world. The event was an astounding success and an unforgettable experience for all. Jeanesse Abela from LAND said, “I must say that we have learnt and grew a lot from these experiences and together we made the camp a successful one. The organization of the whole event was great and everyone was really helpful. This amazing camp would not have been possible without the help of relatives, assistants and sponsors such as the Vodafone Malta Foundation. This event gave us the possibility to interact with different people from around the world and everyone participated.” Living Ability Not Disability was established in 2002 with the objectives to educate, enhance the independence of persons with a physical disability and promote inclusion through mainstream socialization. LAND is the only organization in Malta that embraces persons with physical disability and non-disabled persons in order to interact together during activities thus developing friendships whilst creating an awareness of social inclusion in all spheres of life.


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Science in the City second edition presents full programme Posted By Gozo News On September 11, 2013 @ 3:55 pm In Malta News | No Comments

Sixteen more days to the pan-European Researchers’ Night – Science in the City – being held on Friday 27th September. The science and art festival that brings these together for everyone to enjoy, showing how science is fun and relevant to our everyday lives. From 6 pm onwards, a number of young scientists, researchers and artists will be welcoming the public to a festive evening that will include music, demonstrations, debates, scientific cafes, hands-on experiments, street art, exhibitions, films, children’s shows and many interactive activities. The full programme was presented today to the news media and festival contributors by the consortium led by the University of Malta Research Trust (RIDT) and the Malta Chamber of Scientists. The activities will be held at selected locations and venues in Valletta, running from the Upper Barrakka, Castille and St James Cavalier, down both Republic Street and Merchant Street to St George’s Square and the Old Market Square, respectively. “Science in the City aims to create curiosity towards science, innovation and new technology,” said Professor Alex Felice, the Project Coordinator. “We would like to show the public that there is a fair amount of high quality research happening in Malta. We have very valid research projects going on at our University. Science in the City is bringing the researchers closer to the public and highlighting how Maltese society is benefiting from the results of their research and scientific work.”


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Wilfred Kenely, Chief Executive of the Research Trust, said, “Science in the City is also serving as a platform for the University’s Research Trust. The Trust was set up to encourage investment in research and development, on a national level by attracting additional funds from both private and corporate bodies. We believe that ‘research’ can be added to the list of good causes that deserve our support for the successful future of our country.” Dr Edward Duca, Project Manager of Science in the City, gave an overview of this year’s programme. “On entering Valletta from City Gate, the EU Corner set up by the Malta EU Steering and Action Committee (MEUSAC) will be filled with scientists explaining how the earth moves by getting kids to shake the ground and a Malta custom-built Formula-style racing car will greet car enthusiasts,” introduced Dr Duca. Research and innovation in the EU will be brought to life. Conrad Attard, Logistics Manager and Technology Coordinator of Science in the City, commented “if you’re feeling lost with all the events we’re organising just visit the various i-points and speak to our young scientists who are there to help you out.” Student groups namely S-Cubed, MMSA, MADS, ICTSA, UESA, SACES and IEEE will be giving numerous demonstrations at various places in St John’s Street, Republic Street and opposite the Law Courts. A special area will be dedicated to technology – TechLab, which will give a taste of the science behind the technology. Science in the City will premiere a 3D architectural light show on the facade of Auberge de Castille. Entitled VRBE NOVA, a collaborative project between Valletta 18 Foundation, Notte Bianca and Science in the City. It is coordinated by the musician and composer Ruben Zahra. The show combines choral performances by singers from around Europe, all being beamed simultaneously. For these projections, Ruben Zahra worked with a team on a computer programme that interprets music into abstract art. The six-minute show is captivating and beautiful. It starts at 8pm and will be repeated every 30 minutes till 11pm. At the Upper Barrakka Gardens, visitors can join Lyanne Mifsud’s interesting interactive installation ‘Light up my house.’ A set of six foot high ‘humanized fruit flies’ by Liliana Fleri Soler will be exhibited, while Cocktail James will run a science themed bar for those who would like to grab a molecular drink or food, and enjoy the view and artworks. St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity will house a number of activities. The exhibition Will love tear us apart – a world first, curated by Rachel Formosa; a recital-dialogue between Music and Technology conducted by pianist Tricia Dawn Williams and electronic musician Giogio Nottoli; and a tv documentary series on the amazing stories and bizarre animal behavior. Malta’s very first science TV documentary, produced by Where’s Everybody, will take visitors on a journey into Malta’s best kept secrets: Maltese researchers. Merchant Street will be full of activities for children and adults. At Palazzo Parisio (Ministry for Foreign Affairs) there will be a treasure hunt by 5¼ Games, a science play and other fun activities for children of all ages. At the Auberge d’Italie, The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) will be exhibiting an ‘infectious’ exhibition. Scientist and artist Ira Melkonyan will present rubberbodies collective’ performance, “Grandma, Temi and the Crimean Fever” at Palazzo Castellania (Ministry of Health). Merchant Street will also stage impressive science-based street art installations. These include the ‘Popcorn’ Public Artwork Project by Rune Bo Jakobsen with a ‘popmachine’ giving out free popcorn, a 10 foot tall sculpture of a butterfly by Stiefnu Debattista, aided by entomologist Dr David Mifsud, and ecological street furniture by Sarah Maria Scicluna with the advice of Dr Sandro Lanfranco. The artists and scientists will be on hand to chat about these pieces. At the Old Market Square, comedians will perform science stand-up comedy for adults at the City Pro Café. In Strait Street, artist Xaxa Calleja presents a powerful series of paintings exploring the human form as transmogrified in trees at The Splendid. St George’s Square will host Science: Up Close and Personnel – an event with kids’ quizzes, talks, animators and a spectacular dance show put up by the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST). Accompanying


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music shall be provided by the “Valletta Ensemble”. Families will be also treated to a science-inspired carnival parade of Maskri Grotteski starting at 7pm from Castille Square to St George’s Square. Science in the House will showcase local research. It has been set up in the House of Representatives under the auspices of the Office of the Speaker. It will provide a unique opportunity for members of parliament and the public to meet and learn about research being conducted by Maltese scientists and how it might be helpful to society at large. Science in the City is an opportunity for those who always had a nagging question about science but never asked it. Researchers from fields as diverse as neuroscience to botany will be present at different venues to talk about the science behind the activities. At Xjenza fuq Galletta, hosted by the King’s Own Band Club, visitors can pop in and chat about a project or research over a drink and some nibbles. The event is organised by Dr Pierre Schembri Wismayer and Lexy Muscat. While at the the La Vallette Band Club, researchers Gianluca Valentino and Rosalin Bonetta will deliver a Malta Café Scientifique talk on proteins and particle accelerators. The National Museum of Archaeology will be running a series of talks by Malta’s leading archeologists from University and Heritage Malta – a night at the museum. The programme can be downloaded from www.scienceinthecity.org.mt Facebook at: www.facebook.com/ScienceInTheCityMalta [2].

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The “Researchers’ Night – Science in the City” festival is organised by a consortium of national organisations that is led by the University of Malta Research Trust, and the Malta Chamber of Scientists. The partners are MCST, Where’s Everybody Ltd, Valletta Local Council, MEUSAC, the Public Broadcasting Services Ltd, MCAST, iCreatemotion, the EC Representation in Malta, the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts, Notte Bianca, Valletta 2018 Foundation, Malta Chamber of Pharmacists, King’s Own Philharmonic Society and St James Cavalier. The project is supported by the Parliamentary Secretariat for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sports, Vodafone and Microsoft Innovation Centre. The festival is co-funded by a competitive award from the EU’s FP7 Programme and the Malta Arts Fund.


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Bringing science up close and personal Ever wondered about the stuff you’re made of? Or whether life exists on another planet? If yes, you’re not alone, as these are questions that have been puzzling scientists all over the world for centuries. To solve these questions, the world needs its scientists as much as its curious citizens. If you want to know more about the way the world works, (whether it is to grasp the cause of those dreaded electricity bills or simply for the sake of demystifying scientific brain-teasers), you are welcome to join the Malta Council for Science & Technology (MCST) team in a spectacular evening at Science in the City on Friday 27th September at St George’s Square, Valletta, from 6pm onwards. MCST brings Science: Up close and personal, an event for both adults and children. While adults can listen in on discussions about well-being or energy consumption, the children will be entertained with equally stimulating talks on creepy crawlies and the cosmos. Children can also participate in a science quiz with prizes to be won or impress their friends with face paintings imitating famous scientists and technological artefacts. Families can enjoy science shows that will transform mind-boggling theorems into comical acts as well as a captivating dance performance taking place around the water fountains, in celebration of water itself by some of the leading dancers on the island. Finger food and drink will be also available. The “Researchers’ Night – Science in the City” festival is organised by a consortium of national organisations that is led by the University of Malta Research Trust, and the Malta Chamber of Scientists. The partners are MCST, Where’s Everybody Ltd, Valletta Local Council, MEUSAC, the Public Broadcasting Services Ltd, MCAST, iCreatemotion, the European Commission Representation in Malta, the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts, Notte Bianca, Valletta 2018 Foundation, Malta Chamber of Pharmacists, King’s Own Philharmonic Society and St James Cavalier. The project is supported by the Parliamentary Secretariat for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sports, Vodafone and Microsoft Innovation Centre. The festival is co-funded by a competitive award from the EU’s FP7 Programme and the Malta Arts Fund. The programme can be downloaded from www.scienceinthecity.org.mt or festival updates followed on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/ScienceInTheCityMalta


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Valletta prepares to welcome Science in the City

Tuesday, 17 September 2013, 12:36

Preparations are in full swing for the annual Science in the City event being held on Friday 27 September. The science and art festival gives everyone a chance to enjoy science by showing how science is fun and relevant to our everyday lives. From 6pm onwards, a number of young scientists, researchers and artists will be welcoming the public to a festive evening that will include music, demonstrations, debates, scientific cafes, hands-on experiments, street art, exhibitions, films, children’s shows and many interactive activities. The full programme was presented this week by the consortium led by the University of Malta Research Trust (RIDT) and the Malta Chamber of Scientists. The activities will be held at selected locations and venues in Valletta, running from the Upper Barrakka, Castille and St James Cavalier, down both Republic Street and Merchant Street to St George’s Square and the Old Market Square, respectively.


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“Science in the City aims to create curiosity towards science, innovation and new technology,” said Professor Alex Felice, the Project Coordinator. “We would like to show the public that there is a fair amount of high quality research happening in Malta. We have very valid research projects going on at our University. Science in the City is bringing the researchers closer to the public and highlighting how Maltese society is benefiting from the results of their research and scientific work.” Wilfred Kenely, Chief Executive of the Research Trust, said: “Science in the City is also serving as a platform for the University’s Research Trust. The Trust was set up to encourage investment in research and development, on a national level by attracting additional funds from both private and corporate bodies. We believe that ‘research’ can be added to the list of good causes that deserve our support for the successful future of our country.”

The festival Dr Edward Duca, Project Manager of Science in the City, gave an overview of this year’s programme. “On entering Valletta from City Gate, the EU Corner set up by the Malta EU Steering and Action Committee (MEUSAC) will be filled with scientists explaining how the earth moves by getting kids to shake the ground and a Malta custom-built Formula-style racing car will greet car enthusiasts,” introduced Dr Duca. Research and innovation in the EU will be brought to life. Conrad Attard, Logistics Manager and Technology Coordinator of Science in the City, commented “if you’re feeling lost with all the events we’re organising just visit the various ipoints and speak to our young scientists who are there to help you out.” Student groups namely S-Cubed, MMSA, MADS, ICTSA, UESA, SACES and IEEE will be giving numerous demonstrations at various places in St John’s Street, Republic Street and opposite the Law Courts. A special area will be dedicated to technology – TechLab, which will give a taste of the science behind the technology. Science in the City will premiere a 3D architectural light show on the facade of Auberge de Castille. Entitled VRBE NOVA, a collaborative project between Valletta 18 Foundation, Notte Bianca and Science in the City. It is coordinated by the musician and composer Ruben Zahra. The show combines choral performances by singers from around Europe, all being beamed simultaneously. For these projections, Ruben Zahra worked with a team on a computer programme that interprets music into abstract art. The six-minute show is captivating and beautiful. It starts at 8 pm and will be repeated every 30 minutes till 11 pm. At the Upper Barrakka Gardens, visitors can join Lyanne Mifsud’s interesting interactive installation ‘Light up my house’. A set of six foot high ‘humanized fruit flies’ by Liliana Fleri Soler will be exhibited, while Cocktail James will run a science themed bar for those who would like to grab a molecular drink or food, and enjoy the view and artworks.


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St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity will house a number of activities. The exhibition Will love tear us apart – a world first, curated by Rachel Formosa; a recital-dialogue between Music and Technology conducted by pianist Tricia Dawn Williams and electronic musician Giogio Nottoli; and a tv documentary series on the amazing stories and bizarre animal behavior. Malta’s very first science TV documentary, produced by Where’s Everybody, will take visitors on a journey into Malta’s best kept secrets: Maltese researchers. Merchant Street will be full of activities for children and adults. At Palazzo Parisio (Ministry for Foreign Affairs) there will be a treasure hunt by 5¼ Games, a science play and other fun activities for children of all ages. At the Auberge d’Italie, The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) will be exhibiting an ‘infectious’ exhibition. Scientist and artist Ira Melkonyan will present rubberbodies collective’ performance, ‘Grandma, Temi and the Crimean Fever’ at Palazzo Castellania (the Ministry of Health). Merchant Street will also stage impressive science-based street art installations. These include the ‘Popcorn’ Public Artwork Project by Rune Bo Jakobsen with a ‘popmachine’ giving out free popcorn, a 10 foot tall sculpture of a butterfly by Stiefnu Debattista, aided by entomologist Dr David Mifsud, and ecological street furniture by Sarah Maria Scicluna with the advice of Dr Sandro Lanfranco. The artists and scientists will be on hand to chat about these pieces. At the Old Market Square, comedians will perform science stand-up comedy for adults at the City Pro Café. In Strait Street, artist Xaxa Calleja presents a powerful series of paintings exploring the human form as transmogrified in trees at The Splendid. St George’s Square will host Science: Up Close and Personnel — an event with kids’ quizzes, talks, animators and a spectacular dance show put up by the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST). Accompanying music shall be provided by the “Valletta Ensemble”. Families will be also treated to a science-inspired carnival parade of Maskri Grotteski starting at 7pm from Castille Square to St George’s Square. Science in the House will showcase local research. It has been set up in the House of Representatives under the auspices of the Office of the Speaker. It will provide a unique opportunity for members of parliament and the public to meet and learn about research being conducted by Maltese scientists and how it might be helpful to society at large. Science in the City is an opportunity for those who always had a nagging question about science but never asked it. Researchers from fields as diverse as neuroscience to botany will be present at different venues to talk about the science behind the activities. At Xjenza fuq Galletta, hosted by the King’s Own Band Club, visitors can pop in and chat about a project or research over a drink and some nibbles. The event is organised by Dr Pierre Schembri Wismayer and Lexy Muscat. While at the the La Vallette Band Club, researchers Gianluca Valentino and Rosalin Bonetta will deliver a Malta Café Scientifique talk on proteins and particle accelerators. The National Museum of Archaeology will be running a series of talks by Malta’s leading archeologists from University and Heritage Malta — a night at the museum.


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The ‘Researchers’ Night - Science in the City’ festival is organised by a consortium of national organisations that is led by the University of Malta Research Trust, and the Malta Chamber of Scientists. The partners are MCST, Where’s Everybody Ltd, Valletta Local Council, MEUSAC, the Public Broadcasting Services Ltd, MCAST, iCreatemotion, the EC Representation in Malta, the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts, Notte Bianca, Valletta 2018 Foundation, Malta Chamber of Pharmacists, King's Own Philharmonic Society and St James Cavalier. The project is supported by the Parliamentary Secretariat for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sports, Vodafone and Microsoft Innovation Centre. The festival is co-funded by a competitive award from the EU’s FP7 Programme and the Malta Arts Fund.

The programme can be downloaded from www.scienceinthecity.org.mt or festival updates followed on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/ScienceInTheCityMalta


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Save when using a mobile abroad Go’s Travel Saver delivers savings on all calls, SMS and mobile internet usage when travelling in Europe, allowing customers to use their mobile phone in any country in the EU with more affordable roaming rates. Simon Falzon, product manager for mobile at Go said: “Go Travel Saver reflects our commitment to help consumers connect with friends, family and business associates when travelling, and to connect to Facebook, other social media and You Tube on their mobile. “Our drive is to offer more value. Go customers can receive calls for free fromTravel Saver countries,” he said. For €3 per day, customers on Limitless35, Limitless60 and Limitless99 benefit from 100 minutes to all EU countries, 100 SMSs to any destination and 100 MB of internet daily. Customers on other mobile plans, including Limitlessflex, Pay As You Go and other Pay Monthly plans benefit from 30 minutes of calls to all EU countries, 30 SMSs to any destination and 30 MB internet daily. All customers on Travel Saver receive calls for free when travelling in Europe. Travel Saver is activated by sending an SMS. Customers on Limitlessflex or any Pay As You Go plan may send an SMS with ‘Travel’ to 16410. From September 16, customers on Limitless35, Limitless60 and Limitless99 and any Pay Monthly plan may send an SMS with ‘Travel’ to 16412. Travel Saver benefits last for an entire 24 hours. If any allocation is exceeded within the 24 hours, beneficial roaming rates will apply for the rest of the 24-hour window. The beneficial roaming rates are 25c per minute, 5c per SMS and 10c per MB. To get Travel Saver benefits after the 24 hour window has elapsed, customers may send an SMS as indicated above. Travel Saver is available when travelling to Austria, Azores, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guinea, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guadeloupe, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madeira, Martinique, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the Vatican City.


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Go may shelve fibre-to-home Telecommunications company Go may shelve its investment in a fibre-to-home network for TV and internet unless EU regulations allowing competitors to use it at a low price are not changed, said chief executive officer Yiannos Michaelides. “It just doesn’t make sense that our competitors will be able to use our network, our investment, so cheaply,” he said. “So we will be making our voice heard, but unless regulations change we will not invest in this project anymore. We will continue extending the trial period, which at the moment is in the Sliema area.” He was speaking during a meeting the company organised for stockbrokers, which gave a detailed overview of Go’s interim results for the first six months of 2013. Go made a profit of €8.3 million before tax, down from €20.4 million in 2012, which had reflected an exceptional gain of €11.4 million attributable to the sale of a plot of land in Qawra to the Government. The firm’s operating profit fell by €2 million to of €9.4 million. Mr Michaelides spoke about the company’s plans for the near future, which include a new portal by the end of the year as well as initiatives to make Go an e-company, focusing more on the electronic aspect to improve customer relationships. He said the firm had revamped its mobile portfolio, launching the ‘Limitless’ platform and linking it to products such as the Home Pack.


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Unitel Classica New Concert Season 2013/2014 Article By:di-ve.com The Unitel Classica New Concert Season 2013/2014 has kicked off on GO interactive TV. For its new concert season Unitel Classica presents a special Concert series taking music lovers on a journey to more than 20 of the world’s greatest orchestras around the world and introducing them to the main works of the upcoming season. The channel is available to Gold interactive HD customers on channel 612. Unitel Classica – the international premium TV channel for the world of classical music – is available worldwide in 24 countries. To the fascination and delight of all music enthusiasts, the channel shows operas, concerts and ballets from the most prominent venues, opera houses and concert halls worldwide live, in HD and with Surround Sound. The concert season 2013/2014 that commenced on the 1st will run to the 29th September. Through the 28-day span from Mondays to Fridays at prime time 20:15, Unitel Classica is airing concerts staged by the most prestigious orchestras in the world. Audiences get the unique chance to find out more about the specific sound characteristics from three continents ranging from the bright, brass-instrument accentuated sound from New York, Cleveland and Boston, the graceful transparency of the Orchestre de Paris, the royal elegance from Amsterdam, the analytic, clear interpretation of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the late-romantic, opulent luscious sound of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the perfection of the Central European orchestra tradition in Berlin, Dresden, Vienna, the "grandezza" of the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the string accentuated, warm magical sound from Prague, Warsaw and St. Petersburg, the precision of the NHK Symphony Orchestra from Tokyo – and much more! Music devotees subscribed to Gold interactive HD package are currently following Unitel Classica on their memorable “concert tour” that started off with the Cleveland Orchestra in the USA in Cleveland


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(Ohio, the New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The journey from West to East continued in Europe with the Orchestre de Paris and will now move on to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, to the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, to the Berliner Philharmoniker, to the Staatskapelle Berlin, to the Staatskapelle Dresden, to the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia from Rome, to the Wiener Philharmoniker, to the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Saint Petersburg and others. A spectacular concert by the NHK Symphony Orchestra from Tokyo will bring the journey to a close. Following every prime time concert, viewers will be introduced to the main pieces that world-renowned orchestras will perform throughout the upcoming season – gearing them for the exquisite performances in store for them. On Sundays throughout September, Unitel Classica is featuring concert highlights from four main European orchestras: the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (Sept 8), the Staatskapelle Berlin (Sept 15), the Staatskapelle Dresden (Sept 22) and the Wiener Philharmoniker (Sept 29). Additionally, all five concerts of the week are repeated on Sunday afternoons. Performing the New Concert Season 2013/2014 Special, more than 50 concerts will be featured including two world premieres and a number of platform premieres.


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GO delivers ‘consistent half-yearly results’

Tuesday, 17 September 2013, 08:19

GO delivered another positive performance during the first six months of the current financial year, registering an operating profit before non-recurring items of €10.4 million, a slight reduction of €0.13 million over 2012. This was announced at a presentation for the media and stockbrokers held yesterday at the Phoenicia Hotel. The results for 2013 and the comparative period were both negatively impacted by voluntary retirement costs and pension obligations, items considered to be of unusual incidence, while during the comparative period GO secured the recovery of a long outstanding receivable not attributable to the group’s trading activities. The combined impact of these items resulted in a drop in the group’s operating profit from €11.4 million during the first six months of 2012 to €9.4 million during the period under review. GO’s profit before tax during the first six months of 2013 was €8.3 million. The comparable figure for 2012 was €20.4 million which, however, had reflected an exceptional gain of €11.4 million attributable to the sale of a plot of land in Qawra to the government. The group’s revenue amounted to €60.5 million compared to €63.6 million in 2012 representing a reduction of 4.9%. GO retains a strong client base servicing more than 500,000 connections across its main retail products including Homepack, the Group’s successful bundle of services aimed at satisfying all telecommunication needs of a household. However, the telecommunications market continues to be characterised by intense competition across all product lines, resulting in lower ARPU (Average Revenue Per Unit) levels. Furthermore, revenues continue to be negatively impacted by the ongoing annual reduction in mobile termination rates and roaming as mandated by the Malta Communications Authority and the EU.


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Unitel Classica New Concert Season 2013/2014

Tuesday, 17 September 2013, 13:24

The Unitel Classica New Concert Season 2013/2014 has kicked off on GO interactive TV. For its new concert season Unitel Classica presents a special Concert series taking music lovers on a journey to more than 20 of the world’s greatest orchestras around the world and introducing them to the main works of the upcoming season. The channel is available to Gold interactive HD customers on channel 612. Unitel Classica – the international premium TV channel for the world of classical music – is available worldwide in 24 countries. To the fascination and delight of all music enthusiasts, the channel shows operas, concerts and ballets from the most prominent venues, opera houses and concert halls worldwide live, in HD and with Surround Sound. The concert season 2013/2014 that commenced on the 1st will run to the 29th September. Through the 28-day span from Mondays to Fridays at prime time 20:15, Unitel Classica is airing concerts staged by the most prestigious orchestras in the world. Audiences get the unique chance to find out more about the specific sound characteristics from three continents ranging from the bright, brass-instrument accentuated sound from New York, Cleveland and Boston, the graceful transparency of the Orchestre de Paris, the royal elegance from Amsterdam, the analytic, clear interpretation of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen,


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the late-romantic, opulent luscious sound of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the perfection of the Central European orchestra tradition in Berlin, Dresden, Vienna, the "grandezza" of the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the string accentuated, warm magical sound from Prague, Warsaw and St. Petersburg, the precision of the NHK Symphony Orchestra from Tokyo – and much more! Music devotees subscribed to Gold interactive HD package are currently following Unitel Classica on their memorable “concert tour” that started off with the Cleveland Orchestra in the USA in Cleveland (Ohio, the New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The journey from West to East continued in Europe with the Orchestre de Paris and will now move on to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, to the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, to the Berliner Philharmoniker, to the Staatskapelle Berlin, to the Staatskapelle Dresden, to the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia from Rome, to the Wiener Philharmoniker, to the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Saint Petersburg and others. A spectacular concert by the NHK Symphony Orchestra from Tokyo will bring the journey to a close. Following every prime time concert, viewers will be introduced to the main pieces that worldrenowned orchestras will perform throughout the upcoming season – gearing them for the exquisite performances in store for them. On Sundays throughout September, Unitel Classica is featuring concert highlights from main European orchestras: the Staatskapelle Dresden (Sept 22) and the Wiener Philharmoniker (Sept 29). Additionally, all five concerts of the week are repeated on Sunday afternoons. Performing the New Concert Season 2013/2014 Special, more than 50 concerts will be featured including two world premieres and a number of platform premieres. GO interactive TV customers can access the complete programme for the Unitel Classica concert season 2013/2014 and get more information at www.unitelclassica.com. For more information on GO interactive TV service or to subscribe, customers can drop in at one of the GO retail outlets in Malta and Gozo, call Freephone 80072121 or visit www.go.com.mt

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