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Dustin Johnson, the world’s top golfer, tests positive for COVID-19

 - COVID-19 - Oct 14 SHARE ON:

Dustin Johnson, who currently holds the number one position in the World Golf Rankings, has withdrawn from this week’s PGA Tour event, the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, citing the diagnosis.

“Obviously, I am very disappointed,” said Johnson, who holds 23 PGA Tour wins for his career. “I was really looking forward to competing this week but will do everything I can to return as quickly as possible.”

According to the PGA Tour, the 36-year-old Johnson was experiencing symptoms late Sunday evening, and failed to improve by Tuesday. He subsequently took a coronavirus test which came back positive. He’ll be replaced in the 78-player Las Vegas field by first alternate J.T. Poston.

Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/10/13/golf/dustin-johnson-golf-covid-positive-coronavirus-spt-trnd/index.html

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PM Abela hopes to bring courage and hope with upcoming budget

 - Business - Oct 13 SHARE ON:

With the national budget scheduled for tomorrow, the country awaits further information and reassurance within the context of the current pandemic.

In a recent Labour Party event, PM Robert Abela claimed that he is hopeful that the budget will bring courage and hope to the country and “incentivise consumption”.

Amongst other claims, Abela stated that the government will triple its financial contribution to social measures amounting to €100 million.

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iPhone 12 Pro comes with better cameras

 - Tech - Oct 13 SHARE ON:

During the “Hi, Speed” special event, Apple announced the new iPhone 12 Pro which is the premium model of Apple’s iPhone 12 and share the same core features as the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini and even uses the same flat edges design making them similar to the iPad Pro.

The iPhone 12 is powered by the A14 Bionic System-on-Chip, which was previously on the Apple iPad Air and supports 5G cellular networks. The iPhone 12 Pro is powered by a new 16-core Neural Engine, which makes it twice as fast as the previous version.

12 Pro and Pro Max is also equipped with a LiDAR sensor, enhances the Portrait Mode imagery, among other photographic effects and is also able to assist the autofocus in low-light situation, making it gain focus 6 times faster.

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iPhone 12 “mini” announced

 - Tech - Oct 13 SHARE ON:

Apple has announced the new iPhone 12 which also comes in a “mini” version. The term “mini” is being used for the first time by Apple on the iPhone line, after they used it on the iPod mini, iPad mini, and Mac mini in recent years.

The iPhone 12 “mini” comes in a smaller 5.4″ screen – which is smaller than an old iPhone 6 and just a bit bigger than the iPhone 5. The phone has been made smaller by removing the touch id and reducing the bezels around the display.

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