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Air Malta to use gender neutral greeting ‘guest’ instead of ‘ladies and gentlemen’

Air Malta to use gender neutral greeting ‘guest’ instead of ‘ladies and gentlemen’
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Air Malta announced that it will be replacing the traditional ‘ladies and gentlemen’ greeting with the gender neutral ‘guests’ to promote inclusivity. The airline revealed that ‘diversity and equality are core values at Air Malta, and the airline welcomes all its customers, irrespective of their nationality, race, political ideology, religion and gender.’ 

David G. Curmi, Air Malta’s executive chairperson stated that their customer-facing staff will be using this gender-neutral language. ‘For an airline with a multicultural clientele, inclusion is a very important value, and we want to express this attitude shift in our language as well.’ 

Air Malta will be following in the steps of Europe’s largest airline group Lufthansa who also adopted similar gender inclusive terminology, pushing forth in the quest for more inclusivity. 

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Mercedes announce George Russell as F1 silly season begins

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Earlier today, reigning F1 champions Mercedes announced that George Russell will be partnering Lewis Hamilton next season. This announcement came after, present Mercedes driver Valtteri Bottas announced his departure from the silver arrows to Alfa Romeo yesterday.

 

 

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George Russel has had an eventful season. In his last season as a Williams driver, he has managed to get his first ever points and, surprisingly, his first ever podium in what was a very successful first half of the season. He will now hope for more success in his last 9 races with Williams and for a good car next year, albeit the massive regulation changes.

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41 COVID-19 cases registered with 29 recoveries

Malta has registered 41 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, while 29 patients have recovered.
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Malta has registered 41 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, while 29 patients have recovered. No deaths were registered in the past 24 hours. This information was announced by the official Facebook page of Malta’s Ministry for Health.

29 patients are currently being treated at Mater Dei Hospital, 2 of whom are in the ITU. 

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As of Monday 6th September 2021, 800,572 vaccine doses were administered of which 530 were booster doses. 722 cases are currently active, with 445 total deaths registered. 

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Malta leads the race of fully vaccinated rate in Europe with 800,000 doses

Malta leads the race of fully vaccinated rate in Europe with 800,000 doses
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Health Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne revealed on Tuesday that 800,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered. Malta has, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the highest fully vaccinated rate in Europe at 91%. Ireland follows suit with 88.2%, with Iceland just behind at 86.2%. 

In terms of first doses, Malta ranks fifth at 90.6%, just behind Iceland at 91.2%. Portugal leads the first dose charge at 95.6%, followed by France at 91.9% and Ireland at 91.5%. This news follows the start of booster shot rollouts in elderly care homes, with this programme expected to administer 500 doses on a daily basis. The elderly community aged over 70 will receive their third jab (Pfizer or Moderna, irrespective of whether these were the first two doses) starting the first week of October. 

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