Banning Christmas would lead to breaches, expert says

Banning Christmas would lead to breaches, expert says

If we tried to stop Christmas gatherings, people would violate the restrictions of the coronavirus, a government scientific adviser warned. Calum Semple, who is a member of the government’s Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies (Sage), said on Sky’s Sophy Ridge on Sunday, “In reality, we can’t ban Christmas and that would simply lead to violations, … Read more

Cafe owner puts up sign ‘banning’ masks

Cafe owner puts up sign ‘banning’ masks

A cafe owner has put up a poster saying customers wearing masks would be banned from entering his premises. Michael Schneider, who runs the J Voke Vintage Tearoom in Chichester, West Sussex, says masks are a “government muzzle” which have no effect in preventing the spread of coronavirus. The sign – entitled Con-A-Virus Notice Government … Read more

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Should Broncomaniacs organize protest against banning fans from stadium for season-opener?

Kickin’ It with Kiz: Should Broncomaniacs organize protest against banning fans from stadium for season-opener?

We should swarm Empower Field at Mile High on the night of the Broncos’ season-opener and surround the stadium in an orange-and-blue protest against not allowing fans in stadium. If we watch game on our phones, we would also know when to cheer! — Chris, bleeds orange Kiz: After spending a week at NBA bubble, … Read more

Trump looked at banning further Chinese apps in addition to TikTok

Trump looked at banning further Chinese apps in addition to TikTok

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE — U.S. President Donald Trump has looked at banning additional Chinese-owned companies following his decision to ban the short-video app TikTok, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said on Monday. Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, Meadows said the administration was focused particularly on Chinese companies that collected personal … Read more

TikTok Threatens Litigation After Trump Issues Executive Order Banning the App in 45 Days

TikTok Threatens Litigation After Trump Issues Executive Order Banning the App in 45 Days

A man holding a phone walks past a TikTok sign, at the International Artificial Products Expo in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, October 18, 2019. (Stringer/Reuters) TikTok is threatening to sue the Trump administration over an executive order issued Thursday evening banning Americans from transacting with ByteDance, the Chinese technology firm that owns the short-form video … Read more

Trump issued an executive order effectively banning TikTok if it doesn’t sell in the next 45 days

How Trump is planning to force TikTok to sell itself

President Trump issued an executive order on Thursday night that will effectively ban any US company or individual from making transactions with ByteDance, the Chinese parent company of the TikTok app, after 45 days. While this conditional ban on TikTok’s US business operations will likely face serious legal challenges, and it’s unclear how immediately enforceable … Read more

Amazon says email to workers banning TikTok app on phones was an error

Amazon says email to workers banning  TikTok app on phones was an error

Amazon today insisted that a request to employees telling them to delete TikTok from their phones was an error. It had asked all workers to get rid of the the popular video app from their devices. But now it says the email was sent out mistakenly. “This morning’s email to some of our employees was … Read more

U.S. ‘Looking At’ Banning TikTok and Other Chinese Social Media, Pompeo Says

U.S. ‘Looking At’ Banning TikTok and Other Chinese Social Media, Pompeo Says

A person holds a smartphone as the TikTok logo is displayed behind them. November 7, 2019 (Dado Ruvic/Reuters) The United States is “looking at” banning TikTok and other Chinese social media apps, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News’s Laura Ingraham Tuesday. “With respect to Chinese apps on people’s cell phones, I can assure … Read more

'Approved' countries on UK air corridor list are still banning British tourists

'Approved' countries on UK air corridor list are still banning British tourists

Travel firms have slammed the government’s new Covid-19 holiday traffic light system as sunseekers are warned their flights could be cancelled on short notice. Some countries given the green light from July 10 still have their borders closed to British tourists, and holiday firms claim “utter confusion” is putting people off from booking a trip. … Read more

Michigan Gov. Calls for Banning Guns in Capitol after Lockdown Protest

Michigan Gov. Calls for Banning Guns in Capitol after Lockdown Protest

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer speaks at a campaign event in Detroit, Michigan on March 9, 2020. (Brendan McDermid / Reuters) Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said on Wednesday she supports the firearms ban in the Capitol after armed protesters demonstrated against the state’s strict shutdown measures last week. “There are legislators who wear bulletproof vests to … Read more