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Apple is reportedly launching its own search engine

 - International - Oct 29 SHARE ON:

According to The Financial Times, the “Applebot” web crawler in California, used to create databases of online content has become much more successful lately, and iOS 14 users will notice that accessing the phone search bar will carry Apple’s own results. 

The company also hired former Google search manager John Giannandrea back in April 2018 and has since been publishing job listings for search engineers on a regular basis.

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Air Malta to ensure flight operations ‘even with a single person on board’

 - COVID-19 - Oct 29 SHARE ON:

Air Malta has launched a scheme that guarantees that flights will be run “even with one person on board,” Economy Minister Silvio Schembri stated. 

Announcing the scheme during the winter schedule roll-out, Schembri said that this would give people peace of mind while traveling with Air Malta and, as long as the law permits, flights would be run even if there were a lot of cancellations.

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PA approves plans for massive Chinese Embassy in Pembroke

 - Local - Oct 29 SHARE ON:

No stranger to controversial moves and approvals, Malta’s Planning Authority has just agreed upon the plans for 20,000 square meters of agricultural land to be turned into the Chinese Embassy. 

The Pembroke square of land was almost unanimously agreed upon except for NGO representative Annick Bonello and Pembroke councillor Kevin Borg.

The Chinese Government will pay €350,000 which should be used to dampen the environmental impact.

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Five senior Birkirkara FC players test positive for COVID-19

 - COVID-19 - Oct 29 SHARE ON:

Birkirkara’s Premier League bout against Floriana may be in jeopardy as five of the senior squad’s players have tested positive for COVID-19. 

Birkirkara FC has reported that the entire squad has been put into mandatory quarantine while Saturday’s game will most likely be postponed. 

This is Birkirkara’s second round of mandatory quarantine as the squad had faced the same issue during their pre-season earlier this year.

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