Set the moodMalta was a trip of first experiences. I ate a whole rabbit, rode a Segway and hung off the back of an electric buggy as we made our way across this beautiful Mediterranean country. The island is any Instagrammer’s dream, with its turquoise coloured waters and unique limestone architecture. Movie buffs - and Game of Thrones fans - will also be in their element. As a GOT nerd, getting to walk around Mdina (the original Kings Landing) was incredible. Sadly, the famous Azure Window that featured in the show is gone (the sea arch collapsed in a storm last year), but I made up for it by Segwaying past the impressive St Paul’s Cathedral, where Daenary’s Targaryen married Kahl Drogo. Fictional TV shows aside, this country is steeped in real history - World War II wounds in particular are still visible as some buildings remain damaged from the bombings during the Siege of Malta. It all adds to the country’s character and the history tours on offer … [Read more...] about Magical Malta: Is this the Med’s best holiday island?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Life-saving bill for students draws mixed views Bill 224, which seeks to allow teachers and other school staff to promptly administer medication when asthma attacks, seizures and other emergencies happen, draws mixed views. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Haidee V Eugenio, [email protected] Published 3:37 p.m. ChT May 17, 2018 CLOSE Residents testify Sen. Mary Torres’ Bill 22 which seeks to allow delegation of student health services to school employees other than nurses and other health care practices in cases of emergencies such as asthma attacks and seizures. Looking on is the … [Read more...] about Life-saving bill for students draws mixed views
MUSTAFA Akinci is not doing himself any favours by making a fuss when the Cyprus government announces some energy-related plan. He may be making a sensible point, about such moves undermining prospects of a settlement, but all he achieves is add substance to the Greek Cypriot fear that Turkey wants to take control of the island’s hydrocarbons. Commenting on Tuesday’s announcement by the trilateral alliance of Cyprus, Israel and Greece about the East Med pipeline, which at present is little more than a pipe-dream, Akinci said it was not possible to contribute to peace and stability in the region by excluding Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots from the energy plans. It would be sensible to manage natural resources on common benefit and carrying the gas through Turkey in a cheaper and faster way, he said. It is true that cooperation with Turkey on hydrocarbons would contribute to peace in the region, but it is also true that Turkey is trying to hijack the Cyprus … [Read more...] about Our View: Akinci’s approach to hydrocarbons dispute not doing Turkish Cypriot side any favours
A 23-year-old Huddersfield man took a fatal overdose after years of struggling with anxiety and depression. Bradley John Teal, of Turnshaw Road, Kirkburton, had told his mother that he felt suicidal and had visualised himself hanging inside their home. Bradford Coroner’s Court heard how Mr Teal, a former student of Huddersfield Technical College, had been prescribed a combination of antidepressants and anxiety medication to help him cope. But it was these tablets that he swallowed in sufficiently large quantities to be fatal. Mr Teal was discovered in a bedroom at his father’s house in Bank View, Dewsbury, by his stepmother, Carol. He was lying fully clothed on top of the bed. On the floor beside him were several packets of tablets. All were empty. Despite being semi-conscious Mr Teal said “I want to go”. He then began shaking as if having a fit. Paramedics who attended as a result of a 999 call were able to lift Mr Teal, who was by then unconscious and … [Read more...] about Tragedy of 23-year-old who died from overdose of anxiety and depression meds
The research, published in the Royal Society of Medical Journals, explores the impact of regional diets in the Victorian era. It shows that the labouring population in remote areas such as the west of Ireland and the islands of Scotland enjoyed a more nutritious diet and a lower mortality rate than city dwellers, despite their relative poverty. While the rural poor were consuming a diet of fish with potatoes and "stirabout" (a crude porridge of oats and milk), Peter Greaves from the University of Leicester explains that in urban areas, the poor lived on a diet of bread, dripping, tea and sugar and had difficulty obtaining vegetables, meat, fruit, fish and milk. In later years, although those in urban conurbations enjoyed improved access to the world's commodities and could obtain a more diverse range of foods, the introduction of mass-produced refined foods proved detrimental to their health. It continues today. By contrast, the diet of rural, agricultural workers in isolated … [Read more...] about Is this Ireland’s answer to the Med diet?