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16 maltatoday | WEDNESDAY • 24 AUGUST 2022 NEWS ACROSS 1) Not for 5) Construction girder 10) Did laps 14) Kansas field 15) Prefix with "graphy" 16) Country singer McCann 17) Bamboozled 19) All aflutter 20) Twists together 21) Hull areas 23) Tiny amounts of work 24) Flynn of old Hollywood 25) Wash, rinse and spin 28) They make assertions 31) Counts, nowadays 32) Muslim magistrates (var.) 33) ___ de Janeiro 34) "Famous" cookie maker 35) "American Idol" contest- ant Clay 36) Health store offering 37) Do some stitching 38) Take in, as trousers 39) Bridge guarder of folk- lore 40) Dignifies 42) Disgraces 43) Corresponds logically 44) "Maalox moment" cause 45) Veep before Biden 47) "H.M.S. Pinafore," for one 51) "Black ___ Down" 52) Graduation garb 54) Away from the salty spray 55) Danger signal 56) Opposed to, in "Li'l Abner" 57) Let the cat out of the bag 58) Colours slightly 59) Book unit DOWN 1) Need liniment 2) Time for lunch, often 3) Palomino's pace 4) Exists as an activ a ting force 5) Sweet frostings 6) Afflictions 7) Bullwinkle's cousins 8) Beverage more bitter than beer 9) Bit of skull contents 10) A way to ski 11) Latitude 12) Burn-soothing plant 13) Things in waiting rooms, briefly 18) Does some electrical work 22) Pupil surrounder 24) Oldest 25) "Cut it out!" 26) Chinese official's resi- dence 27) Most prized asset 28) Dessert menu items 29) Lock, stock and barrel? 30) Many may be saved 32) Windy-day toys 35) Homeless feline 36) Commerce imbalance 38) French clergyman 39) Base near home 41) Made a piggish remark? 42) Flower shop emanations 44) Detached 45) Have a conversation 46) Angel's topper 47) Word on a store sign 48) Loose garment 49) Branch offshoot 50) "Green Gables" girl 53) "Open sesame" speaker F Solution to last week's crossword The answers to today's crossword will be published in next week's Midweek edition Weather Partly to rather cloudy and locally misty at first, becoming fine Visibility Good, locally moderate at first Wind West to Northwest force 3 TODAY TOMORROW Crossword WEATHER HOT & SUNNY HOT & SUNNY 36 0 / 25 0 35 0 / 26 0 FEELS LIKE 38 0 FEELS LIKE 37 0 THE TAKEOFF Seed Fund Award (TOSFA) competi- tion has recently distributed €100,000 worth of Government funds across Proof Of Concept applications (40%) and Seed Fund applications (60%). Simone Cutajar, a student on the Masters in Knowl- edge Based Entrepreneurship (MEnt) was awarded €22,000 for her business proposal which is based upon the work of Prof. David Mifsud and Mark Scerri. After extensive research and development, Mifsud devel- oped production processes for cheese-making using a range of microbial 'cocktails' designed to create a variety of cheeses from goat and sheep milk. "I've been working with Mark Scerri developing some fabu- lous cheeses over the last few years. I realise now that the technical side of the business, important though it is, has to be matched with excellence in enterprise understanding. It's all about the team, not just the product," Mifsud said. The (MEnt) programme ena- bles students to secure funding in a very competitive environ- ment. The course is designed to impart knowledge to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) gradu- ates, to guide them into be- coming successful entrepre- neurs and to help launch their own business ventures. "The TOSFA (Take Off Seed Fund Award) is instrumental for us to take Fromagg to the next level and start commer- cialising the Intellectual Prop- erty and know-how that we have accumulated over the last few years.", Cutajar about the MEnt programme. "None of this would have been possible if I hadn't taken the MEnt programme. And I'm not saying this lightly. I had ac- tually applied for the TOSFA grant a year prior to starting the MEnt. I didn't even make the first cut of the selection." Prof. Russell Smith, Director of the Centre for Entrepre- neurship & Business Incuba- tion at UM said that the Master in Knowledge-Based Entre- preneurship is unique at the University of Malta in that it equips students with the know- how and tools to plan, fund and launch a new business venture. "Raising start-up funding is an important part of that pro- cess and CEBI is proud of the achievements of Simone and wishes her venture continued success for the future," he said. TOSFA Awards: Turning students into the entrepreneurs of tomorrow

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