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Today’s Newspaper Cuttings


28 February 2014

Today’s news in the papers Maltatoday.com.mt GO sponsors visit of world-leading scientist – GO Direct BOV supports multi-sensory room upgrade – BOV CSR

Josannecassar.com Vodafone employees share a special gift just in time for Valentine’s – Vodafone CSR Direct GO sponsors visit of world-leading scientist – GO Direct

Gozonews.com Inspire’s Multi-Sensory Room upgraded through support from BOV – BOV CSR


Vodafone in the news


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VODAFONE CSR DIRECT JOSANNECASSAR.COM 26 FEBRUARY 2014

Vodafone employees share a special gift just in time for Valentine’s Just a few days before the feast of love, Vodafone employees shared the gift of life and responded to the constant appeals of the Blood Donation Unit to give blood. Vodafone employees together with CHIC Med-Aesthetic Clinics and SkyParks employees responded positevly and joined forces to donate blood and help save people’s lives. “We wanted to celebrate Valentine’s by giving a special gift to the Maltese society at large,” said Roberta Pace, Administrator at Vodafone Malta Foundation. “We were positevly impressed by the amount of employees who wanted to donate blood. It was an activity that everyone wanted to contribute to and the number of new donors was really positive. We would like to thank the staff at the National Blood Transfusion Service who helped everyone feel comfortable.” SkyParks Business Centre enthusiastically extended Vodafone’s initiative together with CHIC MedAesthetic Clinics’ cooperation, to all the tenants at SkyParks who warmly took up Vodafone’s invitation and contributed towards the campaign. “We thought that this year, St. Valentines could be celebrated in a different way, loving someone you wouldn’t know by saving their life. We were very pleased with the number of successful donations and newly registered donors. SkyParks Business Centre would like to thank all the people who participated in this initiative especially the National Blood Transfusion Service staff for their hard work and dedication,” said a spokesperson from SkyParks Business Centre. A representative from CHIC Med-Aesthetic Clinics said, “It was a pleasure for CHIC Med-Aesthetic Clinics to support and host such a successful Blood Drive. Our practice commits itself every day to people’s well-being and this was just another example. Donors also got the opportunity to give blood within a state-of-the-art and lavish medical centre.” Vodafone considers Corporate Social Responsibility a key element in what it does. Blood donation goes beyond saving peoples’ lives as it bonds people and make those who contribute feel strong, important and part of a human-centred environment where people care about one another.


Other stories in the news


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GO DIRECT MALTATODAY.COM.MT 23 FEBRUARY 2014


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GO DIRECT JOSANNECASSAR.COM 25 FEBRUARY 2014

GO sponsors visit of world-leading scientist GO plc sponsored the recent visit to Malta of world renowned physicist Professor Vlatko Vedral. Prof Vedral spoke about his work on quantum physics and how it applies to biology and technology at Malta Café Scientifique, at the University of Malta’s Valletta Campus. Dr Edward Duca, who runs Café Scientifique, said, “Einstein himself dismissed the idea of changing an object without even touching it as “spooky action at a distance”. But this idea is now a fact called quantum entanglement. Prof. Vedral’s hypothesis is that as these quantum effects allow completely secure messages and super-fast computers, that the fundamental entity is not energy or matter, but information. This hypothesis challenges our concepts of particles, time, determinism, and of reality itself.” Professor Vedral is Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford and at the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore. Vedral is also a Fellow of Wolfson College which is known for research of Quantum Information Theory and on the Theory of Entanglement. He has appeared on the Discovery Channel’s “Through the Wormhole”, and has written articles in New Scientist and a book “Decoding Reality”. Kurt Camilleri, Head of Marketing at GO plc, said, “Prof Vedral’s thoughts on information are both fascinating and challenging. His presentation on how our understanding of the world around us is changing was certainly thought provoking. As a leader in technology and information services, GO has a keen interest in all areas of research and innovation that affect our understanding of information and we certainly learnt a lot from one of the world’s leading physicists.” More information on Malta Café Scientifique can be found on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Malta.Cafe.Scientifique and online: http://bit.ly/MCSCIweb


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BOV CSR GOZONEWS.COM 26 FEBRUARY 2014

Inspire’s Multi Sensory Room upgraded through support from BOV Posted By Gozo News On February 26, 2014 @ 3:08 pm In Malta News | No Comments

Bank of Valletta has supported the upgrading of the Multi Sensory Dark Room at Inspire’s Therapeutic Centre in Marsascala. Multi Sensory Theatres are specifically designed environments, which enable people with special needs to enjoy a broad range of sensory experiences for therapy, learning, relaxation and fun. The concept is to create events which focus on particular senses such as touch, vision, sound, smell, taste and movement. Nathan Farrugia, CEO at Inspire described the functions of the Multi Sensory Dark Room to Kenneth Micallef, Head CEO’s Office at Bank of Valletta during a visit to Inspire. “The dark room, as implied by the name, has black ceilings, walls and flooring. This enables images to be presented with maximum definition and with minimal distraction,” explained Inspire’s CEO. “This space is ideal for visual stimulation through the use of projections, ultraviolet lights and fibre optic sprays.” “In our everyday life, we are constantly bombarded with too much stimulation, which we learn to manage,” continued Mr. Farrugia. “On the other hand, a child suffering from autism encounters problems in managing these inputs. The use of specialist environments, such as a dark room, make it possible for our practitioners to isolate and control the different sensory inputs that the child is subjected to.” “It is incredibly rewarding to witness the positive impact that these Multi Sensory Rooms have on children undergoing therapy,” commented Kenneth Micallef. “We are convinced that the Bank’s investment in this project will reap its benefits by widing the reach of the thereuptic services provided by Inspire.”


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BOV CSR MALTATODAY.COM.MT 26 FEBRUARY 2014

Business Wednesday 26 February 2014 - 14:37

BOV supports multi-sensory room upgrade Multi Sensory Room upgraded through Bank’s Support

Nathan Farrugia, CEO of Inspire, at right, with Kenneth Micallef, CEO of BOV

Bank of Valletta has supported the upgrading of the Multi Sensory Dark Room at Inspire’s Therapeutic Centre in Marsascala. Multi Sensory Theatres are specifically designed environments, which enable people with special needs to enjoy a broad range of sensory experiences for therapy, learning, relaxation and fun. The concept is to create events which focus on particular senses such as touch, vision, sound, smell, taste and movement. Nathan Farrugia, CEO at Inspire described the functions of the Multi Sensory Dark Room to Kenneth Micallef, Head CEO’s Office at Bank of Valletta during a visit to Inspire. “The dark room, as implied by the name, has black ceilings, walls and flooring. This enables images to be presented with maximum definition and with minimal distraction,” explained Inspire’s CEO. “This space is ideal for visual stimulation through the use of projections, ultraviolet lights and fibre optic sprays.” “In our everyday life, we are constantly bombarded with too much stimulation, which we learn to manage,” continued Mr. Farrugia. “On the other hand, a child suffering from autism encounters


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BOV CSR MALTATODAY.COM.MT 26 FEBRUARY 2014

problems in managing these inputs. The use of specialist environments, such as a dark room, make it possible for our practitioners to isolate and control the different sensory inputs that the child is subjected to.” “It is incredibly rewarding to witness the positive impact that these Multi Sensory Rooms have on children undergoing therapy,” commented Kenneth Micallef. “We are convinced that the Bank’s investment in this project will reap its benefits by widening the reach of the therapeutic services provided by Inspire.”

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