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Tinder to introduce video chat to reduce catfishing

Oct 27 2020 Share

Dating app tinder has announced that it will introducing a new ‘Face to Face’ features which will allow matches to video call from the Tinder app itself without disclosing any personal information. 

This comes right as most European countries are introducing COVID-19 restrictions including closure of bars and restaurants.

The feature, created by Tinder’s Trust and Safety team will provide more control and safety, which means less cat-fishing, offensive language and others.

Malta amongst lowest COVID-19 morality rates in Europe

Oct 27 2020 Share

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control have compiled data which shows that Malta’s mortality is amongst the lowest in Europe at the moment. 

The data illustrates the percentage of deaths in relation to the total number of cases and puts Malta at the seventh-lowest in Europe at 0.9 per cent, with Italy in the number one spot at 7.6 per cent.

So far, Malta has registered a total of 54 deaths out of a total 5,578 cases.

Everything you missed from Bernard Grech’s Budget 2021 reaction

Oct 27 2020 Share

Bernard Grech gave his first-ever budget reaction as Opposition leader in Parliament last night and mentioned a couple of points that Malta’s government might have got wrong.

Grech called Malta’s government ‘one without plans’ as he opposed Prime Minister Abela’s claim that we ‘beat the pandemic’ back in June.

Amongst other points, Grech called for a round of supplementary vouchers to buy COVID-19 supplies such as gloves, masks, sanitisers to ensure public safety.

He also proposed rapid-testing to all visitors to Malta from all entry points as well as a ‘trace, test, isolate’ system at places such as schools, local councils, workplaces and others.

The PN leader went on to call this budget one of ‘virtual reality’ for a number of times as the proposals are not concrete and also reiterated the fact that this was not “the best budget in our country’s history” as the Prime Minister said but “the biggest deficit in our country’s history.”

He also called for the safeguarding of careers in the arts and entertainment industry, Air Malta pilots and the many other sectors which were hit by COVID-19.

Grech also reiterated the increase in criminality in Gozo, lack of preparation for online teaching, the ever-growing immigration issue and the environmental planning situation.


Emily Ratajkowski is pregnant and here’s why she won’t tell us the gender

Oct 27 2020 Share

Model, writer and actor Emily Ratajkowski announced that she is pregnant with her husband Sebastian Bear-McClard!

In an essay for Vogue, the social media superstar shared her excitement about welcoming her baby into the world and asserted the unimportance of gender. 

“We like to respond that we won’t know the gender until our child is 18 and that they’ll let us know then”, she stated as she went on to state that humanity is more complex than gender preconceptions.