December 20, 2022

THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT Announcing the four beneficiaries of the President’s Award for Creativity

The President of Malta George Vella and the Minister for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government Owen Bonnici presented the President’s Award for Creativity to four organisations, Gabriel Caruana Foundation with the project Whereabout Are You From for the year 2021, while Inizjamed with the project Niġru Ġrajja, Outlook Coop with We Are All Story Tellers, and Fondazzjoni Sebħ with See My Voice are the beneficiaries for the year 2022.   While congratulating and wishing the winners well for their commitment, the President of Malta noted that the main goal in these projects should be “to stimulate creativity,


Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty of Rape in Los Angeles Trial

Harvey Weinstein was found guilty Monday of rape at a Los Angeles trial in another #MeToo moment of reckoning, five years after he became a magnet for the movement. After deliberating for nine days spanning more than two weeks, the jury of eight men and four women reached the verdict at the second criminal trial of the 70-year-old onetime powerful movie mogul, who is two years into a 23-year sentence for a rape and sexual assault conviction in New York. Weinstein was found guilty of rape, forced oral copulation and another sexual misconduct count involving a woman known as Jane


NASA Mars Lander Insight Falls Silent After 4 Years

  It could be the end of the red dusty line for NASA’s InSight lander, which has fallen silent after four years on Mars. The lander’s power levels have been dwindling for months because of all the dust coating its solar panels. Ground controllers at California’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory knew the end was near, but NASA reported that InSight unexpectedly didn’t respond to communications from Earth on Sunday. “It’s assumed InSight may have reached the end of its operations,” NASA said late Monday, adding that its last communication was Thursday. “It’s unknown what prompted the change in its energy.” The