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Uber planning Malta launch within weeks; attempting to obtain license

Uber planning Malta launch within weeks; attempting to obtain license
Apr 28 2022 Share
It is being reported that global mobility giant Uber is set to launch in Malta in a few weeks.
 
The company is in the process of obtaining its license amid a planned expansion into the Mediterranean area.
 
The ride-hailing and food delivery app is a cultural staple across the globe and has notified the Maltese government and transport regulator that it plans to set up operations on the Maltese islands.
 
Backed by Alf Mizzi and Sons, Uber Malta will be led by rival Bolt Malta’s former CEO, Seb Ripard, who parted ways with the company last year.
 
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Liverpool beat Villareal in semi-final first leg

Apr 27 2022 Share

Liverpool have beaten Spanish underdog Villareal, 2-0 in what was a close and exciting encounter held at Anfield. The Reds looked confident throughout the match unlike Villareal whose counter attacking tactics didn’t go to plan unfortunately for them. This comes after fellow English side Manchester City beat Real Madrid, 4-3 in what was a thrilling match.

 

The first half didn’t see any goals but did include various Liverpool chances being missed by their attacking trio of Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah and January signing Luis Diaz.  Liverpool were totally in control of the possession stats whilst Villareal were trying to find them out on the counter, like they did to Bayern and Juventus.

The second half started perfectly for Liverpool when Jordan Henderson’s cross was tipped into the net by Villarreal keeper Gerónimo Rulli after it deflected off Pervis Estupiñán, who unfortunately for him got credited for the own goal. After the goal, Liverpool looked even more confident and looked eager to score more to kill the tie off early. That is exactly what happened only two minutes after the first goal, as Mohammed Salah found Sadio Mane in the opposition box to coolly double the lead for the Reds.

The game ended in a 2-0 win for Liverpool. They will now have to wait for the second leg this time in Spain, next Tuesday evening.

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England raises legal marriage age to 18 – should Malta follow suit?

England raises legal marriage age to 18 - should Malta follow suit?
Apr 27 2022 Share

The legal age of marriage and civil partnerships has risen to 18 in England and Wales after the bill was passed through Parliament with little opposition.

Having successfully passed through Parliament, the bill will receive Royal Assent later this week, meaning it will officially become law. This raises questions about the local scene as, in Malta, the age of consent and marriage is 16.

In 2018, just months after 16-year-olds were given the right to vote, the age of consent in Malta was legally lowered to 16. That put Malta’s age of consent in line with the rest of European countries, which range from 14-18 years of age.

This move was welcomed by many Maltese youth groups as before the amendment, a 16-year-old was allowed to get married, but could then face a prison sentence if they had sex with someone under 18.

Over a 10-year period ending in 2017, a year before the amendment, 21 marriages involving minors – including brides as young as 16 – were registered in Malta. Should the island take a page out of the UK’s book?

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Żaren tal-Ajkla reveals wish to contest MEP elections; pledges to keep breast implant proposal

Żaren tal-Ajkla reveals wish to contest MEP elections; pledges to keep breast implant proposal
Apr 27 2022 Share

In an interview with Malta Daily on his 63rd birthday, Żaren tal-Ajkla addressed what lies ahead in his life and political career, with one of his goals being a foray into European politics.

Żaren stated that if he still has the strength to participate in the MEP elections, he will put his hat in the ring and attempt to secure a seat in European Parliament at 65 years of age. He went to on to argue that he will represent everyone, including those who support the Nationalist and Labour Parties.

The independent politician’s main stance going into the MEP elections would be his previously viral breast implant proposal, highlighting that this time round, they would not be paid by the government, but have funds allocated from the European Union “if need be.”

With a political career which is seemingly far from over, could we see Żaren tal-Ajkla fly his way into the European Parliament?

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