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Iconic Dolmen Hotel To Become DoubleTree By Hilton

Iconic Dolmen Hotel To Become DoubleTree By Hilton
Nov 9 2023 Share

The iconic Qawra coast Dolmen Hotel has revealed that it will be transforming into DoubleTree by Hilton Property.

The hotel, which is a local favourite amongst Maltese, announced on social media that the hotel will be closing down from the 9th of November 2023 until the 31st of March 2024. 

‘During this time, we will be working diligently to bring you a refreshed and rejuvenated space that exceeds your expectations. Our dedicated team will be pouring their hearts into this project to ensure your future visits are even more memorable.’

What do you make of this change and the new name?

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Roberta Metsola Meets Actress & Activist Cate Blanchett

Roberta Metsola Meets Actress & Activist Cate Blanchett
Nov 9 2023 Share

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola met world renowned actress and UNHCR and Global Goodwill ambassador Cate Blanchett in Brussels. 

 

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Metsola described Blanchett as a dedicated activist for many years, featuring in numerous demonstrations, activist related films and other related appearances apart from her work on the silver screen. 

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She is of course well known for portraying some massive roles in Hollywood, including Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings saga. 

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Omegle Officially Shuts Down After 14 Years

Omegle Officially Shuts Down After 14 Years
Nov 9 2023 Share

Omegle, the once-popular free video chat site known for randomly connecting strangers, has announced its shutdown after 14 years in operation. 

Founder Leif K-Brooks cited financial and psychological strain, attributing it to ongoing controversies and misuse of the platform. He expressed concern for his well-being and stated that the stress was unsustainable.

K-Brooks acknowledged the challenges posed by a subset of malicious users, affirming the efforts of the moderation team and the assistance of artificial intelligence in upholding the platform’s integrity. 

Despite welcoming constructive feedback, he lamented recent attacks on the site, deeming them unhelpful.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Omegle experienced a surge in popularity as people sought virtual social interactions. 

However, this increase also correlated with a rise in child luring and sextortion cases, with the site allegedly being a central tool. Legal action was taken against Omegle in 2021 for a case involving an 11-year-old paired with an older individual, leading to alleged sex crimes. Similar incidents occurred in Australia that same year.

Additionally, Omegle faced criticism for permitting racism, abuse and other harmful content on its platform. These issues, coupled with the aforementioned controversies, ultimately contributed to the decision to shut down the site.

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Cheap Flights Could Increase Due To New ‘Drip Pricing’ UK Law

Cheap Flights Could Increase Due To New 'Drip Pricing' UK Law
Nov 8 2023 Share

Air fares could increase as ‘drip pricing’ is set to be banned as part of a set of new measures introduced to ‘protect consumers’. 

This was announced by King Charles, who introduced a new consumer bill in a Tuesday speech, aiming to prohibit practices which add charges to basic advertised prices. 

Drip-pricing, a practice wherein firms only advertise part of a product’s price upfront only to reveal other charges later, is a common practice among airline operators.

By limiting it, median air fares could potentially increase by £80 when one adds the hidden costs of things such as as luggage and seat bookings. 

Experts have warned that this new legislation is unfair on airlines, with the ‘cheap fares advertised available to passengers without needing to pay any extra costs.’

This could impact some of the cheapest basic flights by, say, RyanAir and easyJet. What do you make of this?

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