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Facebook changes name to ‘Meta’ as Mark Zuckerberg promises a ‘new internet’

Facebook changes name to 'Meta' as Mark Zuckerberg promises a 'new internet'
Oct 28 2021 Share

Before you even start reading, it is important to understand that the name of the application which you use to communicate with your grandparents and read news articles will still be named Facebook. What will change however is the name of the entire company, which covers Facebook itself, Instagram, Oculus and so much more.

Mark Zuckerberg revealed that the name ‘Meta’ stems from the Greek iteration for ‘beyond’ and it is a direct representation of the company’s fundamental belief; a company which connects people through technology.

A special event held by the company also highlighted that it will employ 10,000 new staff members to work on the company’s ‘metaverse’, an infinite virtual world where individuals can share their experiences without being together.

So what comes next? Only time will tell.

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Cristiano Ronaldo and partner Georgina Rodriguez are expecting twins

Cristiano Ronaldo and partner Georgina Rodriguez are expecting twins
Oct 28 2021 Share

Manchester United and Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly expecting twins with 27-year-old model and girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez.

The 36-year-old footballer already has four children, with three of them being born to two surrogate mothers, with the couple stating that they are thrilled to be welcoming their children into the world.

Back in 2017, Ronaldo had stated that he wanted a whopping seven children, with Rodriguez previously stating that her “desire for motherhood is stronger than anything.” Cristiano is a father 11-year-old Cristiano Jr, 4-year-old twins Eva and Mateo and 3-year-old Alana Martina, who was born to him and Rodriguez.

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This ultra-rare stamp is expected to sell for over €7.07 million

This rare stamp is expected to sell for over €7.07 million
Oct 28 2021 Share

A rare “penny black” English postal stamp is expected to go for over $8.25 million USD (€7.07 million) at Sotheby’s in December.

The stamp illustrates a 15-year-old Queen Victoria and has been called “unequivocally the most importance piece of philatelic history to exist” by the head of Sotheby’s treasures sale Henry House.

The stamp was first issued in 1840 and was part of a commerce and communication revolution which allowed individuals to ship a letter for just a penny. For this reason, the stamp is a representation of “the very dawn of social communication” and beyond that, it is one of three left in existence.

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10% of women in Malta experienced some form of harassment, EIGE says

10% of women in Malta experienced some form of harassment, EIGE says
Oct 28 2021 Share

The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) has reported that 10% of women in Malta have experienced harassment in some shape or form over the past year.

According to the institute, 17% of women experienced some form of harassment in the past five years while 7% of women with disabilities also experienced the same harassment. Reports also show that 4% of lesbian women and 5% of bisexual women experienced physical or sexual attacks over the past five years just for being queer.

With regards to cyber harassment, 10% of women aged between 16 and 29 reported cases of intimidation over the past five years while 3% of women reported cases over cyber harassment over the past year.

While the aforementioned figures are in place, Malta’s gender violence situation could not be assessed properly due to insufficient comparable EU data.

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