TikTok Ban: US Judge Unsure if He Has Grounds to Issue New Injunction

first_imgOn September 27, Nichols issued a preliminary injunction against the government’s order. Beetlestone’s order also blocks the app store download ban.Talks have been ongoing to finalise a preliminary deal for Walmart and Oracle to take stakes in a new company to oversee US operations. US President Donald Trump has said the deal had his “blessing.”© Thomson Reuters 2020Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. A US judge said on Wednesday he was uncertain if he had a legal basis to bar the US Commerce Department from imposing restrictions on video-sharing app TikTok after a Pennsylvania judge had already blocked the government’s plan on Friday.Beijing-based ByteDance, the owner of TikTok, argues that the previous ruling could still be overturned on appeal.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – US District Judge Carl Nichols for the District of Columbia ordered both parties to file legal papers by Friday to address whether TikTok still faces “irreparable harm” from the US order that Apple and Alphabet’s Google app stores remove the app for download by new users.The Trump administration contends TikTok poses national security concerns as the personal data of US users could be obtained by China’s government. TikTok denies the allegations.Nichols said he was unsure if TikTok could demonstrate “irreparable harm” to win a new injunction.- Advertisement – On Friday, US District Court Judge Wendy Beetlestone stopped the Commerce Department from barring TikTok’s data hosting within the United States and other technical transactions that she said would effectively ban the use of the app in the country.The restrictions were set to take effect November 12. A Justice Department lawyer told Nichols the government had not decided whether to appeal Beetlestone’s order.Beetlestone, whose ruling came in a lawsuit filed by three TikTok users, noted the app has over 100 million US TikTok users.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Nearly 50 rhinos killed in Botswana in 10 months as poaching surges

first_img“I can attest that 46 rhinos have been killed by highly organised poachers between April last year to date,” he said.Botswana is home to 500 rhinos, according to international conservation charity, Save the Rhino.They are a protected species in Botswana and fall outside the government’s recent decision to end a five-year ban on trophy-hunting licences, which is largely targeted at the burgeoning elephant population.Most of the rhinos roam the grassy plains of the northern Okavango Delta, where Moremi Game Reserve is situated. At least 46 rhinos have been slaughtered in Botswana in 10 months, a government official said on Monday as the southern African wildlife haven reported a surge in poaching of the endangered species.  The killings — slightly under 10 percent of Botswana’s total rhino population — have occurred in the northern Moremi Game Reserve since April last year.”Poaching has risen at an alarming rate in this area,” Moemi Batshabang, a deputy director with the government’s wildlife department told AFP. “The increase in poaching of both the black and white rhino is of concern and unusual,” said Batshabang.The unprecedented rate of poaching last year prompted the government to warn that the rhino population could be wiped out in the southern African country by 2021.Thousands of rhinos that once roamed Africa and Asia have been culled by poaching and habitat loss. Very few are found outside national parks and reserves.Poaching is fuelled by a seemingly insatiable demand for rhino horn in Asia, where it is coveted as a traditional medicine or an aphrodisiac, and can fetch up to $60,000 per kilogramme. Rhino horn is composed mainly of keratin, the same substance as in human nails.Botswana’s neighbour South Africa, home to 80 percent of the world’s remaining rhinos and the epicentre of rhino poaching, lost 594 rhinos to poachers last year. The good news is that this marks a 23 percent drop from the previous year.More than 7,100 animals have been slaughtered over the past decadeThere are fewer than 25,000 rhinos left in the wild in Africa due to a surge in poaching, and only 5,000 of them are black rhinos. Topics :last_img read more

Eddie Nketiah equals record held by Alan Shearer and Arsenal flop Francis Jeffers

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 7 Oct 2020 4:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Eddie Nketiah equals record held by Alan Shearer and Arsenal flop Francis Jeffers Comment Eddie Nketiah scored in England Under-21s 3-3 draw against Andorra (Picture: Getty)Eddie Nketiah scored the 13th goal of his England Under-21 career during Wednesday’s 3-3 draw against Andorra, in the process equalling a record held by Alan Shearer and Francis Jeffers. The 21-year-old appeared to have scored the goal which booked a place for Aidy Boothroyd’s side in next summer’s European Championships with a late strike, but the young Lions were robbed of maximum points when Christian Garcia pounced in injury time. Boothroyd’s side are next in action against Turkey on this coming Tuesday and will no doubt look to Nketiah, who has now scored nine times in his last five appearances for the Under-21s, to continue his fine run of form at this level. AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Arsenal academy graduate spent part of last season on loan at Leeds but was recalled by the Gunners after he was afforded a lack of playing time by Marcelo Bielsa. ADVERTISEMENTNketiah has subsequently established himself as a firm favourite of Mikel Arteta’s and usurped Alexandre Lacazette in the Spaniard’s pecking order towards the end of the last campaign. Eddie Nketiah scored the winning goal in Arsenal’s recent win over West Ham (Picture: Getty)The Lewisham-born forward has started just once in the Premier League this term but came off the bench to poach a late winner in the recent win against West Ham and struck in the Carabao Cup victory at Leicester. Gareth Southgae, meanwhile, is bless with forward options at senior level with this season’s Premier League top scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin now in the mix following his spectacular run of form.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalWith Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Tammy Abraham and Mason Greenwood all vying for places competition is as intense as it has ever been but Arteta believes Nketiah has the tools to force his way into the reckoning. ‘If he keeps performing in the way he has been with us in the last few months he will have a really good chance and as well, I think culturally, England and the manager are really brave with young kids,’ he said recently. ‘It’s up to them, they have to be consistent and keep doing what they’re doing at club level and then that opportunity will come in a natural way.’MORE: Mikel Arteta told Emiliano Martinez he had a 95% chance of starting Arsenal’s first game of the seasonMORE: Thomas Partey spoke glowingly about new Arsenal teammate Granit Xhaka during transfer talksFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more

Sun shines on autumn sales

first_imgHe too said the decision to buy or sell should not be dictated by the seasons.“Don’t always be guided by the sunshine as being the best time to buy property,” he said.“Sometimes buying in the depths of winter can be advantageous because there might be less competition for property. “Buy according to your situation and when you have your finances organised and all systems are go that’s when you do it.”Mr White said potential buyers should start by writing a list of all the things they need in a property and then work out if they can find a property that ticks all those boxes.“Market conditions can vary but if you are buying to hold, as we would recommend, it is more important to get the property with the right features, in the right location for you and suits your requirements,” he said.“If you have done all the research and are prepared that is the right time to be buying.’’ 87 Gimba Street, Mitchelton is on the market for $1.895m.When it comes to buying and selling, most people think Spring is the prime time for the property market.And while the number of listings tend to increase along with the temperature, Ray White New Farm agent Christine Rudolph said buyers and sellers should not discount the autumn months.“If you want to sell your home, now is the best time of the year to be on the market,” Ms Rudolph said.“While Spring selling season is the most popular time of year to list for sale, it is actually Autumn when more homes sell.” Troy Cassar-Daley’s ready to let go Queenslander and art collection up for grabs What would you trade for a luxury apartment and yacht? Property ticks boxes for richest female CEO “In my experience I’ve found there are not as many properties listed for sale in Autumn which means there is more competition from buyers for what is on the market.”Ms Rudolph currently has nine listings, two under contract. She said with fewer properties on the market during the cooler months, competition for houses and units could produce record sales.“I’ve already noticed more people turning out to open homes and my expectation is that will increase in the coming weeks,” she said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“Unlike the Southern capitals Brisbane values have remained fairly stable in the last year and it still represents good buying compared to prices in Sydney and Melbourne.’’CoreLogic Australia’s head of real estate Geoff White said the decision on when to sell or buy was a personal one, but warned buyers that hanging out for “the bottom of the market” could result in them missing out on their perfect home. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 FOLLOW COURIERMAIL REAL ESTATE ON FACEBOOK MORE REAL ESTATE NEWSlast_img read more

The Ministry of Public Works resumes work on phase two of The Rosalie to Petite Soufriere Road

first_img Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews The Ministry of Public Works resumes work on phase two of The Rosalie to Petite Soufriere Road by: – April 1, 2011 Ericson Lewis, Senior Engineer in the Ministry of Public WorksRecommencement of phase two of the Rosalie to Petite Soufriere road resumed on March 28, 2011 and is on-going. The construction of the twenty-five million EC dollar new road is a grant funded project and covers 4.16 kilometres of road work.Officials from the Ministry of Public Works sat with GIS on Wednesday to discuss updates on the construction of this road. Ericson Lewis, Senior Engineer in the Ministry of Public Works said that excavation and drainage work are part of phase two.“We have received one million US dollars (US$1 000 000.00) for continuation of works on this project and have engaged a Venezuelan company, Inversiones JJ, LLC, to undertake these works. We will be undertaking works from both ends. There will be some drainage works to be done on the Rosalie end and following that, within two (2) weeks, we will shift all of the resources to the Petite Soufriere end. So, we expect to see quite a lot of excavation works taking place on the Petite Soufriere end. We intend to excavate close to 1.1 kilometre of road.”Lewis said that currently, only a track exists and once the road is complete, many benefits are expected to be derived as a result of the construction of this new road.“The link road is one of the missing links along the eastern zone of Dominica. Once that is done, we can almost say that the road network will be continuous right through the island. Of course, there are advantages for tourism development, housing, agriculture and joining the community of Petite Soufriere will be a tremendous improvement in our road network.Given the nature of the landscape from Pond Cassé going back to Rosalie, you have some tall cliffs. If there were any slides, that road would act as a possible diversion. Right now if there are any slides along that road, one would have to use the Petite Savanne/Grand Bay link road. Therefore there are numerous advantages of constructing this road and it is going to be a pretty piece of infrastructure when it is completed.”Project Engineer, Adam St. Ville said that the communities of Rosalie and Petite Soufriere should benefit tremendously from this link road. “As we can see, the distance from Rosalie to Petite Soufriere via the new road will be only be 4.16 kilometres, whereas, if we have to pass via Castle Bruce it is between twenty to thirty kilometres. Some of the benefits, as we know that area is a fishing community and persons from the south east: La Plaine down to Grand Fond can benefit. They can easily pass through that road to get access to fish and so on.”by Emmanuel Jospeh Sharecenter_img Share 36 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more

Arteta provides updates on Chambers, Xhaka

first_img Loading… Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has provided an update on the fitness of Calum Chambers and Granit Xhaka. Arteta is ready to make his mark Neither player is fit to play at present. The Gunners suffered a 2-1 defeat at home against Chelsea, and must now get ready for a New Year’s Day game against Manchester United. But Xhaka and Chambers may be absent for that clash.Advertisement Speaking about Xhaka, Arteta told the club website: “He played at Bournemouth, he played really well, he was very committed, he played a really good game. “After the game he started to feel ill. He had a temperature and he wasn’t feeling good. “The last two days he’s been in bed. That’s why he’s not been selected.” Read Also:Arteta: Why we lost against Chelsea And on Chambers: “The doctors are assessing him. The first feeling he got, it wasn’t very positive.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Best Cars Of All Time6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The WorldWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?last_img read more

Barkley vows to show Lampard he learned from ‘mistakes’

first_img Promoted ContentA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A ComebackCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games? Ross Barkley admits he must become smarter in the era of the smartphone.Advertisement Read Also:Probe finds no evidence of racial abuse aimed at Chelsea star“When you are on holiday or away, you need the right people around you.“I have made that mistake and it won’t happen again but it will happen to young players in the future.“We all make mistakes but it is about being aware.”Barkley was also filmed dancing topless in a Dubai nightclub in November.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img The Chelsea midfielder is trying to get back in favour with boss Frank Lampard after being photographed in unsavoury situations this season. An FA Cup goal on Sunday against Nottingham Forest in his first game since mid-October has helped with his on-the-field reputation.But it is off the pitch where work needs to be done.Lampard was most upset after Barkley was pictured being escorted to a cash machine by police in order to pay an irate taxi driver in his hometown of Liverpool in September — the night before he was due to train with the team.Barkley said: “It is that ten seconds when you are not looking like a professional, when you have got to let your hair down but then you can’t forget about your job.“It was unfortunate of me to get caught in that position and it will happen many times to players because you know what phones are like nowadays.“I am just keeping my head down and it won’t happen again.‘EVERYONE WANT TO CATCH YOU OUT’“It’s a big lesson. You have got to be aware of your surroundings when you let your hair down. It is just more about being with the right company.“When you play in the Premier League, you are a high-profile player, so it is about keeping low-key and switched on.“Nowadays you have to be careful, because everyone is wanting to catch you out.last_img read more

Minister sets sight on reviving Pankshin, Mambila training camps

first_imgRelatedPosts Military arrests leader, 10 suspected members of a notorious cult group in Jos Unknown persons rip open tummy of 18-month-old in Plateau COVID-19: Plateau research team develops herbal cure The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has directed coaches of long distance races to come up with proposals for renovating the training camps in Pankshin, Plateau State and Mambila, Taraba State to acceptable standards.The Minister, who gave the directive at a virtual meeting with the coaches, the private sector and other stakeholders, also tasked them to initiate the revival of long-distance races. The coaches were also mandated to scout for talents, camp current runners and develop training programmes.They are also to audit the training camps in Mambila and Pankshin to ascertain the extent of renovation needed to bring it up to the desired standard.Dare said: “Following from this meeting, you will put forward a proposal as a team.“That proposal should contain what is needed to bring back the two camps.“I am sure we can conduct an audit. “I am sure some of you know what is needed to bring back Pankshin and Mambila.“Once we see that plan, we can now slice that plan up into two or three stages: what is needed in the short run to activate it quickly to start developing these talents, with the Olympics in view.“In that proposal, we need to also have your idea about the coaches, we need to have your idea about the training templates, as much as possible, so that proposal should determine and put forward what is needed.“You are the expert in this area, and I am sure that you can give us a proposal that is tight but also allows us to do something in the short term and then go ahead to do the medium term and then the long term.“The resources we have are not unlimited, they are limited. “But the ministry will leverage on what it can get and as we prepare the 2021 budget, I will make sure that long distance gets a very close attention.”In what is the first consultations in this direction, Prof. Ezra Gunen, Tony Osheku, Stephen Nuhu and Timon Gunen, Nigeria’s 5,000m record holder as well as Directors of the Sports Ministry joined the meeting to provide insights into long distance races and how best to improve Nigeria’s ranking.Tags: Long Distance RacingMambila Training CampMinister Sunday DarePankshin Training CampPlateau StateTaraba Statelast_img read more

Time running out for Bremen’s Bundesliga survival bid

first_imgRelatedPosts Fortuna Duesseldorf relegated after final day defeat, Werder Bremen into playoff EPL: Wolves sink Aston Villa Final day Bundesliga drama awaits Werder, Leverkusen Werder Bremen have spent only one season outside the Bundesliga since it was launched in 1963 and while their run of 13 home matches without a win had left them deep in relegation, troubled club officials are not throwing in the towel.Werder, who played more Bundesliga games (1,896) than any other team, were second from bottom with 25 points from 30 games, three points behind Fortuna Duesseldorf in the promotion-relegation playoff berth. They were also six points away from safety – Mainz in 15th place.Werder went down 1-0 at home to VfL Wolfsburg on Sunday and their next home game does not offer much hope – against Bayern Munich on June 16 where the leaders could secure the title.But before that, Bremen traveled to bottom side Paderborn on Saturday and coach Florian Kohfeldt knew the turnaround must start there.“We have four games to achieve the realistic goal of avoiding relegation. What gives us courage – as strange as it may sound – is the … table. We are not seven or eight points behind, but only three. And we still have four games, so you can catch up three points,” the 37-year-old said.Frank Baumann, the clubs’ sporting director, had not lost faith in his young coach. “I think our chances are still alive, but the bottom line is that only the results count. We’ll give everything and fight until the last game,” he added.Bremen won the last of their four championships in 2004 and narrowly missed out on a Europa League place last season.Kohfeldt said he expected Milot Rashica to return from an ankle injury and Niclas Feullkrug was also set to return next week for the first time since September.The 27-year-old made a good start to the season with two goals and one assist in the first four games before suffering a cruciate ligament injury.“It’s the strikers who we are looking to, to make the difference,” the coach added. Reuters/NAN.Tags: BundeligaRelegationWerder Bremenlast_img read more

GFA/Stag Premium League: Police beat Flamingo 3-0, Camptown edge Northern Rangers 2-1

first_img—- triple-header slated for today at GFCPOLICE beat Flamingo 3-0 and Camptown edged Northern Rangers 2-1 when action in the Georgetown Football Association (GFA)/Stag Premium League continued on Friday last at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground with a double-header.The victories for both GFC and Camptown are the two teams’ second consecutive wins since the tournament got underway last weekend at the same venue.Shemar Fraser opened the scoring for Police with a 32nd minute goal and Rawle Haynes sealed the issue with a brace in the 80th and 85th minutes.In the feature game, Shane Jones and Oriel Small found the back of Northern Rangers’ net in the 8th and 19th minutes respectively, while Devon Jason pulled one back for Northern Rangers.When the tournament got underway one week ago, Police’s Fraser, Kester Dundas, Dwayne Jacobs and Travis Jones were the members of the lawmen’s team in their 4-1 win against Riddim Squad.On the same day, Richie Richards netted a brace for Camptown in his team’s 2-1 win against Pele.Meanwhile, the $2M cash prize tournament will continue today at the same venue with a triple-header which will see Pele taking on Santos in the feature game from 20:00hrs, while the curtain raiser from 16:00hrs pits homeside GFC and Black Pearl. The second game on the day’s card features Riddim Squad and Beacon.On the opening day of the tournamernt, beacon trounced Black Pearl 4-1, while Pele lost by a 1-2 margin to Camptown and Santos brushed aside Northern Rangers 3-0.Camptown and Police are joint points’ leaders with six points each from two victories each. However, Police has a plus six-goal difference as against Camptown’s plus two-goal difference.Beacon and Santos who will both be in action today in second round fixtures, are jointly placed in second place with three points from one match eachThe winning team in the competition will receive $1M, while the second, third and fourth place finishers will earn $500,000, $300,000 and $200,000, respectively.last_img read more