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    Editorial: Gaming / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Instagram / News / Discord / Forums Today was the day of inauguration of Joe Biden as the new president of the United States, so Donald Trump left that position. Interestingly, the presidency was not the only thing the businessman lost, as he also lost his Twitch account. StreamerBans, a Twitter account that keeps track of users banned from the platform, revealed that, on the morning of this Wednesday, January 20, Donald Trump was once again expelled from the streaming service. This means that your account will be unavailable indefinitely. In case you missed it: What is a Sneakerhead and why could Reebok x Tom & Jerry make one for you? ❌ Twitch Partner “DonaldTrump” (@TeamTrump) has been banned! ❌https: //t.co/50dZbS4CcU#twitch #ban #secondban #partner #twitchpartner ???? – StreamerBans (@StreamerBans) January 20, 2021 As we mentioned, this is not the first time...
    BALTIMORE — The mayor of Baltimore says the city’s restaurants can resume indoor and outdoor dining at limited capacities starting at the end of the week. The Baltimore Sun reports Mayor Brandon Scott’s announcement comes six weeks after the city shut down on-site dining. However, the limited reopening, which starts at 6 a.m. Friday, will require customers to limit their stay to one hour, and they must sign their names upon entering and leaving. In announcing that the ban would be lifted, Scott cites Baltimore’s declining coronavirus caseload and a decrease in hospitalizations for lifting the ban. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    CLAIM: President Donald Trump’s travel ban on terror-prone countries was a “Muslim ban.” VERDICT: FALSE. The travel ban never targeted Muslims; was expanded to include non-Muslim countries; and was upheld by the Supreme Court. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters in her first briefing Wednesday that newly-inaugurated President Joe Biden had issued an executive order to “put an end to the Muslim ban, a policy written in religious animus and xenophobia.” In so doing, she repeated a false claim that Biden made repeatedly throughout the 2020 presidential election, and which Democrats had made for years as well. Breitbart News fact-checked this claim by Biden last year: [T]here is no “Muslim ban,” and there never was. What Democrats called a “Muslim ban” was an executive order issued on January 27, 2017, that barred tourism and immigration from seven countries previously identified by the Obama-Biden administration as being particularly vulnerable to...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- President Joe Biden within his first hours in office signed a flurry of executive orders, many aimed at reversing Trump-era policies. Biden made good on a campaign promise to reverse the so-called "Muslim Ban" enacted by the previous administration.Bay Area Muslims expressed a sense of relief as they watched President Biden sign an executive order rolling back the "Muslim Ban" in his first day in office.RELATED: Joe Biden takes helm as president, Kamala Harris now 1st female VP"Today has been an emotional day. The morning I just thought it's a new day, a new world," said Mina Mahdavi, a Campbell-based cybersecurity engineer.The executive order signed by President Trump in 2017 placed travel bans on predominately Muslim and African countries.The list included Iran, Yemen, Syria, and several others. The Trump administration cited national security concerns at the time.The travel ban drew protests, a battle in the Supreme...
    In her first briefing, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Wednesday would not say whether President Joe Biden would press Congress to set aside its push to impeach predecessor Donald Trump, despite a call for unity in his inaugural address. “He is going to leave it to members of Congress to carry out their constitutional duty and determine what the path forward is and what the mechanisms are going to be what the process will be and what the timeline will be,” Psaki said in a bob-and-weave answer in the White House briefing room. Psaki, a veteran of the Obama White House and a former CNN contributor, dodged the question of timing twice at the briefing. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has not transmitted a single article of impeachment to the Senate, as is required to trigger the Senate trial. Some Democrats argue that there should be a delay...
    In the first few hours of taking office, President Joe Biden restarted immigration to the United States from countries that are known by the State Department to harbor and export terrorism. After being sworn in, Biden signed an executive order Wednesday that revokes President Trump’s constitutional travel ban from 2017 that barred nearly all immigration from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Venezuela, North Korea, Nigeria, Myanmar, Eritrea, Sudan, Tanzania, and Kyrgyzstan. Trump’s order, ruled constitutional in a 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court decision, included countries that either do not share critical national security data or have been found to harbor and sponsor terrorists. The State Department, for example, designates North Korea, Iran, Sudan, and Syria as “state sponsors of terrorism.” Biden’s order ends the travel ban, allowing foreign nationals from the 13 countries to again begin immigrating to the U.S. The order also instructs the State Department to start issuing visas to nationals...
    President Joe Biden will lift the ban prohibiting transgender people from openly serving in the military, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a Wednesday statement according to NBC News. Psaki said the reversal would be included in “additional executive actions” expected “in the coming days weeks,” according to NBC News. Previously, Biden pledged during the campaign to lift the ban on his first day in office. Shortly after taking the oath of office, the president signed several executive orders, reversing several of former President Donald Trump’s policies. The orders included making the U.S. rejoin the Paris Climate Accords, mandate masks and social distancing on federal properties and vowed support for “underserved communities.” (RELATED: Biden’s Chief Of Staff Directs All Executive Agencies To Immediately Freeze Trump’s ‘Midnight Regulations’) Retired Gen. Lloyd Austin, Biden’s nominee for  Secretary of Defense, voiced his support Tuesday to overturn the transgender ban, NBC News...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Jihad Al-Nabi, a Syrian refugee who works as a pastry chef at a Turkish restaurant on Chicago's Northwest Side, is hopeful that his family will soon be able to visit him in the U.S."I'm so happy. It's very good," he said.SEE ALSO | Pres. Biden signs executive orders on pandemic climate immigrationPresident Biden signed an executive order reversing former President Trump's travel ban on people from several Muslim-majority countries."A lot of people from the Syrian refugee community are asking, does this mean that our family members can now apply for visas if they need to," said Suzanne Akhras Sahloul, the executive director of the Syrian Community Network.The ban sparked demonstrations at O'Hare International Airport and airports across the country when it went into effect four years ago."It signified that, 'Hey Muslims, we don't really want you here in our country.' Not even, really. 'We don't want you...
    Reuters January 20, 2021 0 Comments U.S. President Joe Biden signed 15 executive actions shortly after being sworn on Wednesday, undoing policies put in place by his Republican predecessor, Donald Trump, and making his first moves on the pandemic and climate change. Signing several actions in front of reporters in the Oval Office on Wednesday afternoon, Biden said there was “no time to waste” in issuing the executive orders, memorandums and directives. “Some of the executive actions I’m going to be signing today are going to help change the course of the COVID crisis, we’re going to combat climate change in a way that we haven’t done so far and advance racial equity and support other underserved communities” said Biden. “These are just all starting points” Aides said the actions the Democratic president signed included a mask mandate on federal property and for federal employees, an order to establish...
    The Dutch government proposed a ban on flights and a nationwide curfew to slow the spread of the coronavirus.  On Wednesday, Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the proposed measures, which are expected to be debated by lawmakers on Thursday.  The proposed restrictions include a one-month ban on flights from the U.K., South Africa and South America starting Saturday and a nightly national curfew between 8:30 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. IOWA AIRPORT TO CONDUCT MANDATORY COVID-19 SCREENINGS FOR ALL DEPARTING PASSENGERS AFTER FAA GIVES OK If enacted, the curfew will be the first nationwide curfew since World War II, according to Reuters. "We are at a crucial moment for our security, for our national public health," Rutte said Wednesday.  Closed stores on Dam street and the Royal Palace on Dam Square, rear, are pictured in Amsterdam. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File) His four-party coalition resigned Friday over a scandal involving...
    President Joe Biden signing an executive order in the Oval Office on Wednesday.Evan Vucci/AP Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Donald Trump began his presidency with a Muslim ban, and President Joe Biden has begun his by revoking one. On his first day in office, Biden followed through on a campaign promise by issuing an executive order that revokes the final version of the Muslim ban—which blocked people from seven, mostly Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States—along with another immigration ban that largely impacted people from four African nations.  Jake Sullivan, President Biden’s National Security Adviser, told reporters on Tuesday that the order directs the State Department to return to normal processing of applications for people who’ve been impacted by the bans. Sullivan added that Biden is asking the State Department to...
    PREM chiefs have steeled themselves for a fan-free season — despite the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine. The 20 “shareholder” clubs today confirmed that all matches up to the end of next month will be screened live on TV. 2The Premier League is braced for a fan-free seasonCredit: Getty Images - Getty But privately, League and club chiefs recognised it is unlikely fans will be allowed back through the turnstiles until next term. And unless there is a surprise change of heart from Government and health chiefs, that will mean the entire second half of the campaign being available for fans to watch “live” from home. In a statement released after the two-hour virtual meeting, a Prem spokesman said: “All Premier League fixtures from Saturday January 30 to the last weekend of February will be available to UK fans to watch. “Matches will continue to be shown via the existing...
    WEST HAM deny there was an agreement with West Brom to ban Robert Snodgrass from playing against them. West Brom boss Sam Allardyce blurted it out on TV before his team’s 2-1 defeat to the in-form Irons on Tuesday night and the Premier League is now investigating a possible breach of rules. 2Robert Snodgrass missed West Brom's loss to his former club West Ham - and the Premier League want to know whyCredit: AFP West Ham also believe they have a crucial piece of evidence that will put them in the clear over the episode which could cost both clubs a fine or even points deductions. An insider said: “If there had been an agreement that Snodgrass was not allowed to play against West Ham, why did he travel to London Stadium for the game? “What would have been the point of that if there was no way he was...
    President Biden signed a wave of Inauguration Day executive orders designed to reverse some of Donald Trump’s signature policy decisions, drawing praise from Democrats and many of the former president's critics abroad. “One of the first things we must do is undo the Trump regression, and executive orders are one of the most effective tools to accomplish just that,” newly minted Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said approvingly. The full suite of orders covered a range of Biden's campaign-trail promises, including an end to construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall that Trump pledged to build throughout the 2016 election cycle. The new orders also include a coronavirus-related one that mandates mask-wearing on federal property and a cancellation of the so-called “Muslim ban” restricting travel from several countries. “From the reversing the heinous Muslim Ban and inhumane family separation policies to reentering the Paris Climate Agreement, mitigating the...
    President Biden rescinded the Trump administration's travel ban against citizens from seven countries just hours of being sworn into office. Biden on Wednesday afternoon repealed the first executive order that former President Trump signed upon arriving at the White House in January 2017. That ban on travel affected countries in northern African and the Middle East: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and Sudan. It was the first of three that the Trump administration would set into action on the basis that those countries did not adequately vet travelers headed to the United States. The initial version was blocked by a lower court ruling but the third one was allowed by the Supreme Court. Since then, people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen were not allowed to travel to the U.S. In addition, travel from North Korea and Venezuela was also reined in. Last January, the White House...
    A long list of authors and other publishing professionals are calling on their industry to effectively refuse book deals with anyone who worked in former President Trump's administration. "As members of the writing and publishing community of the United States, we affirm that participation in the administration of Donald Trump must be considered a uniquely mitigating criterion for publishing houses when considering book deals," reads the letter signed by hundreds of publishing professionals. The letter allowed others to add their signatures, which had reached around 550 by Wednesday afternoon. The letter added, "Consequently, we believe: No participant in an administration that caged children, performed involuntary surgeries on captive women, and scoffed at science as millions were infected with a deadly virus should be enriched by the almost rote largesse of a big book deal." The letter was just the latest indication that Trump and his supporters will face retaliation for backing his actions...
    Twitch has “indefinitely” banned former President Donald Trump from its platform. The action comes two weeks after the site disabled Trump’s account, preventing him from streaming but leaving the account page live, in light of the mob attack on the Capitol. At the time, a company spokesperson told a News Brig reporter that it would reassess his account after he left office — which happened today. “We have indefinitely suspended President Trump’s Twitch channel due to the ongoing risk of further incitement of violence,” a Twitch spokesperson wrote in an email to The News Brig. The President’s statements continue to be interpreted as calls to action, and we are taking this action to remove the potential for harm to our community and the general public. Twitch has clear rules that prohibit hateful conduct, harassment, or incitement of violence on our service, and we consider off-service events when making...
    Former Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf argued on Wednesday that President Biden’s intention to revoke Donald Trump's travel bans for majority-Muslim countries is "going to make the American people less safe." Speaking on "America Reports" shortly after Biden took the oath of office on Wednesday, Wolf called the move to reverse the travel bans "very disappointing." On Wednesday, Biden will issue a slew of executive orders, including signing an order putting an end to what he describes as "the Muslim ban" -- which refers to the travel bans placed on predominantly Muslim and African countries due to national security concerns.  "I had hoped that his team would come in and really take a look at what the department has done," Wolf said, noting that there was "never any Muslim ban" as the travel restrictions were "not based on religion." "Instead, what the department has done over the course of four years is spell...
    Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut created a storm online with her now-deleted tweet over Tandav. In the tweet, she mentioned how ‘it was time to take their heads off’ for allegedly hurting sentiments of Hindus in the Amazon Prime Video’s web series. Her Twitter account is also temporarily restricted after the said tweet. However, this action by Kangana has not gone down well the Twitterverse and they’ve started trending #SuspendKanganaRanaut on the micro-blogging site. Netizens claimed that her tweet instigated violence and so her account needs to be suspended. Kangana Ranaut Announced as BJP’s West Bengal CM Candidate? Fake News Debunked.  Even after a severe backlash, Kangana defended herself and wrote in Hindi whose English translation reads, “The liberals who are scared and crying to their mothers must read this. I did not ask for you to be beheaded. Even I know that insects and worms need pesticide.” Her latest tweet...
    BERLIN — The German government plans to ban the practice of killing male chicks after they hatch, which results in the death of around 45 million birds per year in the country. The Cabinet on Wednesday approved legislation that will prohibit the practice from Jan. 1 next year. Government spokeswoman Martina Fietz said that Germany will be the first country in the world to do so. In a second step, the killing of chick embryos in the egg will be prohibited after the sixth day of incubation starting on Jan. 1, 2024. Fietz said the government has invested over $9.7 million over recent years to help research into alternative procedures to identify the sex of chicks before they hatch. In June 2019, a federal court ruled that hen breeders could continue to kill male chicks after they hatch but only until new procedures to avoid doing so were in...
    It’s not a good time to be a member of an extremist hate group who wants to go on vacation. In the wake of the riot at the U.S. Capitol, Airbnb says it has been taking more aggressive actions to prevent members of violent hate groups from using its service. The company reiterated, however, that its concern is focused on people who may commit violent acts, regardless of where they fall on the political spectrum. Airbnb used dummy accounts on Facebook, Twitter and other online forums to identify users with ties to various hate groups. (iStock) In a report from Engadget, which cited a tech website called The Information, Airbnb has been using dummy accounts on Facebook, Twitter and other online forums to identify users with ties to various hate groups. Members of Airbnb’s team would reportedly avoid interacting with individuals and would only search out public posts to make...
    When Massachusetts outlawed flavored tobacco in 2019, the goal was to reduce smoking, especially among young people - but did it work? A new study by the Tax Foundation, an economic and political think tank, found that the Massachusetts ban does not appear to have stopped many people from buying tobacco, but it did coincide with increased sales in neighboring states. “Early signs indicate that the ban will not decrease tobacco consumption in the state,” the Tax Foundation said. “It is not in the interest of Massachusetts to pursue a public health measure that merely sends tax revenue to its neighboring states without improving public health.” Since June 2020 flavored tobacco products - including menthol cigarettes - have been banned from sale in Massachusetts. To figure out the effect of the ban, Tax Foundation looked at the sale of tobacco tax stamps from June-September 2019 and the same time...
    President Biden on Wednesday will issue a slew of executive orders related to immigration, reversing some of the most controversial of former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies -- a sign of Biden’s early focus on immigration in his first days in office. Biden will sign an order putting an end to what he describes as "the Muslim ban" -- which refers to the travel bans placed on predominantly Muslim and African countries due to national security concerns.  BIDEN TO SIGN 17 EXECUTIVE ACTIONS, ORDERS TO REVERSE TRUMP POLICIES, RESTORE OBAMA-ERA PROGRAMS ON FIRST DAY The 2017 list, which included countries such as Iran, Yemen, Somalia and Syria, saw multiple revisions -- including the addition of Venezuela and North Korea -- and was expanded in 2020 to include a number of African countries. The initial 2017 ban saw protests at airports when it was implemented in the early days of the...
    (L-R) Doug Emhoff, U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Jill Biden and President-elect Joe Biden wave as they arrive on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol for the inauguration on January 20, 2021 in Washington.Joe Raedle | Getty Images President Joe Biden on Wednesday is expected to extend the federal ban on evictions through March 2021 through an executive action in one of his first official acts following inauguration. The ban on evictions has helped millions of Americans struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic. The moratorium on evictions was set to expire at the end of the month. The move is one of a long list of actions Biden is set to take as soon as he's sworn in as the President of the United States, including an extended pause on student loan payments, rejoining the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and rolling back various orders put in place by the...
    Facebook has no plan in place to lift an indefinite suspension on former President Donald Trumps Facebook account even though he’s left office, NBC News reported. Citing unnamed sources, the news outlet reported the ban will continue, with no current plan to lift it. The social network on Jan. 7 suspended Trumps Facebook and Instagram accounts in the aftermath of the violent invasion of the U.S. Capitol by a mob of his supporters, which disrupted the certification of President-elect Joe Bidens election victory. At that time, however, the company said the ban would last at least through the end of his term. Facebooks suspension stopped short of the permanent ban that other social media companies like Twitter and Snapchat put on Trumps accounts. Related Stories: Social Media Faces Reckoning as Trump Ban Shatters Neutral Facade Turkey Slaps Advertising Ban on Twitter, Pinterest ...
    The trust and safety employees reportedly don’t interact with others using the dummy accounts. They only search public posts. Many Airbnb users link their accounts to Facebook, which could make it easier to kick out those with connections to hate groups. Airbnb has reportedly adopted such practices since the lead up to the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017. The company, which prohibits “violent racist groups” from using its services, is said to have banned more than 100 accounts of people with links to hate groups. The likes of Twitter, Facebook and other platforms have been kicking people connected to hate groups and those who post QAnon-related content off of their services in recent months. As such, Airbnb may find it more difficult to use social media to monitor those people.  “When signals suggest a hate group member may be using Airbnb, we investigate and take appropriate...
    Joe Biden will take 17 presidential actions upon entering the White House on Wednesday to return to Donald Trump’s flagship measures, in particular by committing the return of the United States to the Paris climate agreement and within the World Health Organization, according to his advisers. Immunologist Anthony Fauci will speak on behalf of the United States at a meeting of the WHO executive board on Thursday, said Jeff Zients, who coordinates the new administration’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, during a press briefing. Read also: “Is this the best time to bring the United States back into the Paris Agreement?” “ Mandatory mask wearing To limit the spread of the virus, which has killed 400,000 in the country, the president will also sign a decree to make it compulsory to wear a mask in federal buildings, or for federal agents. In order to mitigate its impact on people...
    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A city council in North Carolina has unanimously passed an ordinance that aims to protect workers from discrimination against hairstyles such as braids, dreadlocks or afros. The Durham City Council on Tuesday voted to ban employers from discriminating based on hairstyles, WRAL-TV reported. It’s an issue that Black people, especially women, say they’ve faced in their careers. “It is absolutely a form of racial discrimination,” said Durham County District Attorney Satana Deberry, who helped push for the legal protections. Early in her career, Deberry said, a court clerk pulled her aside and suggested she reconsider her short afro. “There’s probably a very, very small percentage of Black women who can tell you that they haven’t felt some form of discrimination based on how they’ve chosen to wear their hair,” Deberry said. “Your grooming is talked about when you go out on interviews.” Those in the...
    JOE BIDEN will begin reversing Trump's policies today, including lifting a travel ban on Muslims and halting the building of the Mexico wall. After being sworn in on Wednesday afternoon, Biden will stop construction of a wall along the border with Mexico - and will lift a ban on visa applications from 13 Muslim-majority countries. Read our Inauguration Day 2021 live blog for the very latest news and updates on Joe Biden's swearing-in and Donald Trump's exit... 5Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United State of America todayCredit: Getty Images - Getty 5Joe Biden will end the construction of the Mexico-US border wallCredit: Getty Images - Getty According to the Hill, Biden’s national security adviser-designate Jake Sullivan told reporters: “This ban, which restricted issuance of visas to individuals from many Muslim and African countries, was nothing less than a stain on our nation. ...
    Eric Piermont/Getty Images YouTube is extending its ban on outgoing President Donald Trump for another week, the company announced Tuesday. Videos already on the account are still visible, but the Google-owned company has prohibited new videos from being uploaded since Jan. 13. It will also continue to ban users from commenting on the videos. “In light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, the Donald J. Trump channel will be prevented from uploading new videos or live streams for an additional minimum of seven days,” YouTube Policy Communications Manager Ivy Choi said in a statement to media. “As we shared previously, comments will continue to be indefinitely disabled under videos from the channel.” YouTube first suspended Trump’s account on Jan. 13, following his ban by Twitter and suspension by Facebook. The president did manage to evade YouTube’s suspension on Tuesday by using the official White House account to publish...
    Trump had banned his staff from lobbying for five years after leaving his White House in an effort to 'drain the swamp.' Donald Trump ran for office in 2016 by promising to "drain the swamp," a reference to corruption in the federal government. However, just hours before his tenure ended, in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, Trump rescinded a five-year lobbying ban he had his aides sign when they joined his administration — a move that will allow ex-officials to lobby in the very industries they worked to regulate while in the federal government. Trump instituted the lobby ban on Jan. 28, 2017 — just eight days into his tenure. He billed the ban as a historic effort to root out corruption in the government, joking that the ban was so tough many of his aides would not be...
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government wants to impose a curfew as part of beefed-up restrictions to rein in the spread of a new more contagious virus variant that already accounts for at least one in every 10 Dutch infections. Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Wednesday that his government also will ban flights from the U.K., South Africa and South America beginning Saturday for a month. With Rutte’s administration in caretaker mode since resigning last week, it will have to convince skeptical lawmakers to back the 8:30 p.m.-to-4:30 a.m. curfew before it can be enforced. A debate is expected Thursday and Rutte appealed for support, saying “we are at a crucial moment for our security, for our national public health.” Rutte’s four-party coalition resigned Friday over a scandal involving thousands of parents wrongly being labeled fraudsters by the country’s tax office. It remains in office as a caretaker...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor. Kaiser vaccine plan adding to chaos Re. “‘Chaos’ as vaccine promises fall short,” Page A1, Jan. 16 : I am a Kaiser member and strong Kaiser supporter. The mass vaccination of the community for COVID-19 presented an opportunity for Kaiser to shine. When Kaiser finished vaccinating health care workers, I assumed Kaiser would have contacted its members by age group and allowed treating physicians to prioritize vaccinations of their most vulnerable patients. Instead, Kaiser placed the responsibility on patients to call and set their own appointments. Patients age 65 and older have flooded Kaiser’s phone system. As a result, Kaiser has created a competition among members to be vaccinated. Those most elderly and vulnerable to dying if they become infected are losing out. I appreciate Kaiser does not have enough vaccine doses but I am...
    The Dutch government will soon ban passenger flights from the UK, South Africa and all of South America. The ban will go into effect on Saturday, January 23, and will remain in effect until the government can impose a mandatory quarantine on returning travelers. Also new, the Dutch government wants to introduce a curfew from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. from Friday January 22 to February 10. This means that residents will no longer be able to be outside their homes without a valid reason between these hours. The House of Representatives has yet to approve the proposal.
    Reuters January 20, 2021 0 Comments Joe Biden will sign 15 executive actions after he is sworn in as U.S. president on Wednesday, aides said, undoing policies put in place by outgoing President Donald Trump and making his first moves on the pandemic and climate change. To address the “crises” of the pandemic, the economy, climate change and racial inequity, Biden will sign the executive orders and memorandums in the Oval Office in the afternoon, and ask agencies to take steps in two additional areas, said incoming Press Secretary Jen Psaki. The actions include a mask mandate on federal property and for federal employees and an order to establish a new White House office coordinating response to the coronavirus. Biden will also begin the process of re-entering the Paris climate accord and issue a sweeping order tackling climate change, including revoking the presidential permit granted to the controversial Keystone...
    President TrumpDonald TrumpLil Wayne gets 11th hour Trump pardon Trump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Trump expected to pardon Bannon: reports MORE signed an executive order lifting a five-year lobbying ban for members of his administration just hours before he leaves office and Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Scalise bringing Donna Brazile as guest to Biden inauguration Sidney Powell withdraws 'kraken' lawsuit in Georgia MORE is sworn in as the next president of the United States.  The order, issued early Wednesday along with a flurry of pardons for former top campaign and White House officials, nullifies an ethics pledge made by all members of his administration that would have required them to adhere to a five-year cooling-off period before engaging in lobbying services.  “Employees and former employees subject to the commitments in Executive Order 13770 will not be subject to...
    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump, in one of his final acts of office, released current and former members of his administration from the terms of their ethics pledge, which included a five-year ban on lobbying their former agencies. The ethics pledge was outlined in one of Trump's first executive orders, signed on Jan. 28, 2017, as part of his campaign pledge to "drain the swamp." It required Trump's political appointees to agree to the lobbying ban, as well as pledge not to undertake work that would require them to register as a "foreign agent" after leaving government. Trump's order authorized the attorney general to investigate any breaches of the ethics pledge and to pursue civil suits if necessary. Trump signed the one-page revocation of the order on Tuesday, and it was released by the White House shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday, hours before his term ends. The new order...
    The Week Trump is reportedly just going up to people and asking if they want a pardon President Trump has spent the last few days asking his friends, aides, and associates if they would like pardons — even those who are not facing any charges, a senior administration official told The Washington Post.In one case, the official said, Trump offered a pardon to a person who declined the chance at clemency, saying they weren’t in any legal trouble and hadn’t committed any crimes. “Trump’s response was, ‘Yeah, well, but you never know. They’re going to come after us all. Maybe it’s not a bad idea. Just let me know,'” the official recounted.Trump has taken a great interest in pardoning people, the Post reports, even calling families to personally let them know he granted a pardon. A person familiar with the matter told the Post that Trump was talked out of...
    Washington (CNN)As his term comes to an end, President Donald Trump revoked a rule he signed early in his term that imposed a five-year lobbying ban for administration officials and a lifetime ban on lobbying for foreign governments.Trump had signed the order "Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees" within his first week in office as part of his campaign promise to "drain the swamp" in Washington.But now, as he and his advisers depart the White House, Trump is presumably allowing for those officials to begin lobbying when they leave government.The January 28, 2017 executive order required appointees to pledge that they will not "engage in lobbying activities with respect" to the executive agency they were appointed to serve within five years after "termination of their employment" -- effectively allowing them to lobby other areas.As a presidential candidate in 2016, Trump initially called for enacting the five-year lobbying ban through legislation...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump, in dead of night, releases members of his administration from ethics pledge, including lobbying ban. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden will kick off his term by rolling out a series of immigration executive actions, moving swiftly to undo many Trump administration policies. Biden outlined an ambitious immigration agenda on the campaign trail that would reverse the actions of his predecessor, vowing, for example, to introduce comprehensive immigration legislation and maintain programs that provide relief to immigrants living in the United States. While some changes can be jump-started through executive actions this week, other immigration policy changes will take more time, which Biden has acknowledged. Biden administration braces for new wave of migrants as it rolls out new immigration plans"It's a matter of it will get done -- and it will get done quickly -- but it's not going to be able to be done on Day One, lift every restriction that exists ... and all of a sudden find out we have a crisis on our hand...
    President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Scalise bringing Donna Brazile as guest to Biden inauguration Sidney Powell withdraws 'kraken' lawsuit in Georgia MORE plans to reverse a number of immigration actions taken by the Trump administration on his first say in office, including immediately pausing construction of the border wall and putting a stop to the so-called Muslim travel ban. After being sworn in on Wednesday afternoon, Biden will revoke the emergency proclamation that sped construction of a wall along the border with Mexico. He will also reinstate normal visa processing practices with 13 countries, many with Muslim-majority populations. “This ban, which restricted issuance of visas to individuals from many Muslim and African countries, was nothing less than a stain on our nation. It was rooted in xenophobia and religious animus and President-elect Biden has been clear that we will not turn our...
    U.S. President-elect Joe Biden speaks about his plan to administer coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines to the U.S. population during a news conference at Biden's transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, January 15, 2021.Kevin Lamarque | Reuters President-elect Joe Biden will in the first few hours of his presidency sign more than a dozen executive orders to address a litany of challenges ranging from the Covid-19 pandemic to the student debt crisis. Biden's orders will also work to reverse many of those issued by President Donald Trump, including the so-called Muslim travel ban and the construction of a wall along the southern border of the United States. Senior members of Biden's policy team said during a press briefing Tuesday evening that Biden will sign the executive orders from the Oval Office on Wednesday afternoon in the hours immediately following his inauguration. Atop the list of 17 orders viewed by CNBC was a...
    President Donald Trumps indefinite suspension on Facebook reportedly will remain after he leaves office Wednesday. Sources told NBC News that Facebook had no current plan to lift the suspension after President-elect Joe Biden is sworn shortly after noon ET. Last week, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg said the company "had no plans" to lift Trumps ban, per The Hill. Facebook indefinitely suspended Trumps account following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The company said the ban would last at least through the end of his term. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said then the "risks of allowing the president to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great." The suspension also applied to Trumps account on Facebook-owned Instagram, a photo-sharing app. Facebook had not responded to The Hill for confirmation and comment. Social media companies Twitter and Snapchat permanently removed Trumps accounts. YouTube temporarily suspended the...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Five members of Pittsburgh City Council introduced legislation to ban Pittsburgh police from using no-knock warrants. Laws banning no-knock warrants are often called the Breonna Taylor Law. The 26-year-old paramedic was shot and killed by plainclothes police issuing a search warrant on March 13, 2020. Protesters marched across the country, including in Pittsburgh, calling for justice. In a release over the summer, Mayor Bill Peduto said Pittsburgh police do not currently engage in no-knock warrants or plan to use the practice in the future. “This is a continuation of the Black Pittsburgh Matters agenda about reimagining policing. No-knock warrants are a risk both to police officers and private citizens. This kind of legalized home invasion can quickly become deadly for the occupants of a home and the police officers forcing entry. We must ensure that no-knock warrants are banned in the City of...
    Bad behavior doesn’t fly at Delta. The CEO of Delta Air Lines has announced that the carrier will permanently ban passengers who disrespect fellow customers or crew. CEO Ed Bastian laid down the law in a memo sent to employees Friday, and shared with Fox News. The executive revealed that the airline has already added over 800 people to its no-fly list for refusing to wear mandatory face masks during travel, along with news of the company’s latest policy. “Please know that respect and civility to others on our planes, at our airports, in our workplaces and in our society – even when we have differences of opinion – have always been a requirement for our people and our customers,” Bastian wrote. “Those who refuse to display basic civility to our people or their fellow travelers are not welcome on Delta. Their actions will not be tolerated, and they will not have the privilege of flying...
    GENEVA (AP) — Switzerland’s executive branch on Tuesday urged voters to reject in an upcoming referendum a proposal that would ban full face-coverings like Muslim niqabs and burqas and ski masks worn by some protesters. Nearly three years after the proposal was first floated — and long before widespread mask-wearing due to the COVID-19 pandemic — the Swiss are to take up the proposal entitled “Yes to a ban on covering the face” in the vote culminating on March 7. It’s one of three measures on national ballots in the latest installment of regular referendums in Switzerland that give voters a direct say in policy-making. Another proposal centers on the creation of an “e-ID” to improve security in online transactions — but some privacy advocates oppose the idea. Devised when concerns about terrorism and religious extremists were more widespread, the face covering proposal would prohibit, with a few...
    LIONEL MESSI has been banned for just two matches in a major let off for Barcelona. Spanish press reported that the Argentine faced up to 12 matches out after his red card in the Spanish Super Cup final. 3Lionel Messi was facing a 12-game ban for his Spanish Super Cup red cardCredit: Rex Features 3Messi was sent off after his tensions boiled over and he lashed out at Asier VillalibreCredit: Rex Features But the sending off against Athletic Bilbao has resulted in just two games out with Barcelona set to appeal the decision. The club wrote in a statement: "FC Barcelona is to appeal the suspension issued to Leo Messi. The Competition Committee announced on Tuesday that the Argentinian’s red card in the final minutes of the Spanish Super Cup Final against Athletic Club shall incur a two-match ban. "It was the first time that Messi had ever been sent...
    JOE Biden has said he will overturn a decision by President Trump to lift a ban on travellers to the US from a number of destinations around the world. But what will the new restrictions mean? Here's what you need to know. 2A travel ban on travel from a number of countries around the world will not be lifted, Joe Biden has saidCredit: AP:Associated Press What are the new travel restrictions in the US? On Monday, President Trump signed an order to lift travel bans that had been in place on arrivals from the UK, Brazil, and much of continental Europe. The order was due to come into force on January 26, after President Trump is set to leave office. Following the announcement, the Biden campaign confirmed that the order will be overturned before it comes into force. Further restrictions also due to come into force...
    Bad behavior doesn’t fly at Delta. The CEO of Delta Air Lines has announced that the carrier will permanently ban passengers who disrespect fellow customers or crew. CEO Ed Bastian laid down the law in a memo sent to employees Friday, and shared with Fox News. The executive revealed that the airline has already added over 800 people to its no-fly list for refusing to wear mandatory face masks during travel, along with news of the company's latest policy. "Those who refuse to display basic civility to our people or their fellow travelers are not welcome on Delta," said CEO Ed Bastian. (Delta Air Lines) NO-FLY LISTS: HERE'S HOW MANY PASSENGERS ARE RESTRICTED FROM FLYING WITH EACH U.S. AIRLINE "Please know that respect and civility to others on our planes, at our airports, in our workplaces and in our society – even when we have differences of opinion – have...
    U.S. Capitol Police reportedly told reporters that they cannot go through security with bullet-proof vests, gas masks or helmets as Inauguration Day draws near. Supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol and rioted Jan. 6 as lawmakers were attempting to certify the electoral college votes. As a result, fencing and security screenings have been put around the Capitol and 25,000 National Guardsmen have been sent to Washington, D.C., to secure the inauguration. Amid the extra security, Capitol Police reportedly said that members of the press will be denied entry if they have protective equipment like a helmet, The Hill’s Alex Bolton tweeted. “Capitol Police is informing reporters that any member of the press trying to go through security screening with a bullet-proof vest will be denied entry. Reporters told they cannot wear vests, gas masks, or helmets,” according to Bolton. Capitol Police is informing reporters that any member of...
    LIONEL MESSI faces a 12-match ban after an out-of-character display of violence in the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday. The Barcelona star, 33, was sent-off for lashing out at Athletic Bilbao's Asier Villalibre after the Spaniard appeared to block his run late in extra-time. 12Messi was sent-off after lashing out at Villalibre in the Super Cup on SundayCredit: Reuters Messi now faces up to a suspension of up to 12 games for his swipe. But where does that rank in the list of the longest-ever suspensions? We've taken a look at some of the lengthiest bans... JOEY BARTON - 18 months 12Joey Barton was hit with an 18-month ban for betting breaches in 2017Credit: Russell Cheyne IN 2017, while on the books of Burnley, Barton was slapped with an 18-month ban for betting offences. Barton was found guilty of placing 1,260 bets in a ten-year period. The ban was reduced...
    While many people are aware of the decreasing populations of rhinos, lions, and elephants, giraffes have not gotten the same kind of attention. Thus, experts are calling their decline a “silent extinction.” Conservationists say that more research is needed in order to best protect giraffes, as a lack of data has previously hindered attempts to pass protective legislation for the species. While scientists work towards understanding giraffe populations, it’s important to take as many steps as we can to save this beloved species. A few months ago, poachers killed a rare white giraffe and her calf at a wildlife sanctuary. Sadly, dying at the hands of poachers and trophy hunters is a common reality for many giraffes. After killing a giraffe, hunters ship their body parts back to the US for trinkets and other items that can be sold online for hundreds of thousands of dollars. According to the Humane Society,  almost...
    A spokeswoman for President-elect Joe Biden said that the incoming administration will not lift the travel ban on the UK, Europe, and Brazil after President Trump signed an order to end the travel restrictions. On Monday, President Trump signed an order that would lift travel restrictions as of January 26th, six days after Biden is set to take control of the White House. Shortly after it was announced, Jen Psaki, a spokesman for Mr Biden — who is due to be inaugurated on Wednesday — said on social media that the Biden administration would rescind the order. “On the advice of our medical team, the Administration does not intend to lift these restrictions on 1/26,” Ms Psaki, immediately after President Trump’s decree was issued. “In fact, we plan to strengthen public health measures around international travel in order to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19. “With the pandemic worsening, and...
    MADRID (AP) — Atlético Madrid appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Tuesday to suspend Kieran Trippier’s ban for breaching betting rules. Atlético filed its appeal to CAS a day after FIFA rejected the Spanish club’s attempt to keep the ban imposed on the defender by the English Football Association from being applied worldwide. The England international was punished by the FA for passing information on his 2019 transfer from Tottenham to Atletico to be used by friends to bet on. Spanish league leader Atlético succeeded two weeks ago in getting FIFA to pause Trippier’s 10-week ban that was imposed in December and runs through Feb. 28. As it stands, Trippier would miss nine more games, including the Champions League fixture against Chelsea in the round of 16 on Feb. 23. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material...
    Getty Lionel Messi walks off after seeing red Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has been hit with a two-game ban after being sent off in Sunday’s Spanish Super Cup final defeat to Athletic in Seville. The Argentine saw red after lashing out at Asier Villalibre deep into extra-time and has now been sanctioned for VIOLENT CONDUCT by the Royal Spanish Football Federation’s (RFEF) Competition Committee. Messi’s ban means he will sit out Thursday’s Copa del Rey trip to Cornella and Barcelona’s La Liga game against Elche on Sunday at the Estadio Manuel Martínez Valero. Indeed the next game Messi could play for Barcelona is against Athletic yet again. The two teams meet for the third time in 2021 on January 31 in La Liga at the Camp Nou. Follow the Heavy on Barcelona Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors and content!The Villalibre ViewMessi’s red card was the...
    A handful of Arizona Republicans are behind a push to make their state the fifth to keep state resources from assisting in any federal activity they consider contrary to the Second Amendment. State Rep. Leo Biasiucci, R-Lake Havasu City, filed the Second Amendment Firearm Freedoms Act on Jan. 14. Like other measures, it would ban the use of local resources from enforcing any federal law or executive rule that could be seen as running afoul the constitutional right to bear arms. “This state and all political subdivisions of this state are prohibited from using any personnel or financial resourced to enforce, administer, or cooperate with any act, law, treaty, order, rule or regulation of the United States government that violates Amendment II of the Constitution of the United States,” the bill reads. Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, and Wyoming have passed similar measures. The bill also declares any...
    Editorial: Gaming / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Instagram / News / Discord / Forums PUBG Mobile has become one of the kings of Battle Royale and has many fans in various parts of the world. So much attention has also caused that there are those who see it with bad eyes and want to ban it, as will happen soon in Afghanistan. As reported by The Economist, PUBG Mobile is a really popular game and its growth became exponential with the coronavirus pandemic. Remember that confinement has caused the closure of businesses and schools, leaving people with a lot of free time to invest in video games. PUBG Mobile is estimated to have over 100,000 concurrent users in Afghanistan at peak times. This Battle Royale is also believed to be responsible for much of the cellular network traffic in this country. In case you missed it: What is...
    (CNN)Here's a timeline of key events involving Trump and the Supreme Court over the past four years:2017 Jan. 20: Chief Justice John Roberts administers the oath of office to President Donald Trump, who swears to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." Jan. 27: Trump signs an executive order for a new travel ban, a key provision of which bars foreigners from seven countries, most of them majority-Muslim. Read More Jan. 31: Trump nominates Neil Gorsuch, a judge on a Denver-based US appeals court, for the Supreme Court vacancy that has been open since Justice Antonin Scalia died in February 2016. Feb. 3: US District Court James Robart temporarily blocks the Muslim travel ban. The next day, Trump calls Robart a "so-called judge" and says, "if something happens blame him and the court system." (Litigation over the travel ban continues, and the administration twice amends the order...
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Tuesday slapped advertising bans on Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest over their non-compliance with a controversial new law that requires social media platforms to appoint legal representatives in the country. The law — which human rights and media freedom groups say amounts to censorship — forces social media companies to maintain representatives in Turkey to deal with complaints about content on their platforms. Companies that refuse to designate an official representative are subjected to fines, followed by advertising bans and could face bandwidth reductions that would make their platforms too slow to use. Facebook avoided the advertising ban after it announced Monday that it had begun the process of assigning a legal entity in Turkey, joining LinkedIn, YouTube, TikTok, Dailymotion and the Russian social media site VKontakte, which have agreed to set up legal entities in Turkey. “We hope that Twitter and Pinterest which...
    The outgoing president of the United States, Donald Trump, lifted the prohibition of entry into the country applied since last year by the coronavirus pandemic to travelers from the European Union, the United Kingdom and Brazil from January 26. However, his successor in office, Democrat Joe Biden, announced this Monday that will maintain the restrictions. The date coincides with the entry into force of the requirement of a negative COVID-19 test for all international air passengers, including US citizens, bound for the US, recently announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The ban on passengers from the EU and the UK was imposed in March, while the one on Brazil dates from May. Trump, in any case, will leave office this Wednesday, when he will be replaced by Biden, who this Monday announced that he will not lift the international travel restrictions from January 26 from Europe...
    President Trump on Monday lifted a COVID-19 travel ban on Brazil and much of Europe — but President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming press secretary vowed to reverse the move. Trump’s new order would have ended the travel restrictions on Jan. 26, six days after Trump leaves office.  Incoming White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki almost immediately tweeted that Trump’s order would be nixed when Biden takes office on Jan. 20. “With the pandemic worsening, and more contagious variants emerging around the world, this is not the time to be lifting restrictions on international travel,” Psaki wrote. “On the advice of our medical team, the Administration does not intend to lift these restrictions on 1/26. In fact, we plan to strengthen public health measures around international travel in order to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19.” Trump’s policy change would have kept similar COVID-19 bans on foreigners who visited China or Iran in...
    The ban on passengers from the European Union and the United Kingdom was imposed since March last year, while the one on Brazil dates from May | 01/18/2021 | ionicons-v5-c18: 29 | . | USA- The outgoing US president, Donald trump, lifted this Monday the ban on entry into the United States, applied since last year by the coronavirus pandemic to travelers from the European Union (EU), the UK and Brazil as of January 26. The date coincides with the entry into force of the requirement of a negative test of Covid-19 for all international air passengers, including US citizens, bound for the United States, recently announced by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The ban on passengers from the European Union and the United Kingdom prevailed in March, while the one referring to Brazil dates from May. Trump will leave office this Wednesday, when he will...
    President-elect Joe Biden's team indicated that he won't keep President Trump's directive rescinding many of the travel restrictions originally imposed to combat the spread of COVID-19. Jen Psaki, who has been tapped to serve as press secretary in the Biden administration, criticized Trump's decision shortly after the White House released a statement about lifting the restrictions. "With the pandemic worsening, and more contagious variants emerging around the world, this is not the time to be lifting restrictions on international travel," she wrote. With the pandemic worsening, and more contagious variants emerging around the world, this is not the time to be lifting restrictions on international travel.— Jen Psaki (@jrpsaki) January 19, 2021 In an official proclamation released by the White House on Monday, Trump declared that passengers U.S.-bound from the Schengen area, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and Brazil would no longer be subjected to travel restrictions effective...
    More On: joe biden Pentagon deploys active-duty troops to DC ahead of Biden inauguration Garth Brooks to perform at Biden, Harris inauguration Migrant caravan blocked near Guatemalan border MLK honored with socially distant events nationwide The Joe Biden era officially begins Wednesday, and from the looks of it, his much-ballyhooed calls for “unity” are out the window. Notably, he intends to rejoin the Paris accords on climate change and end President Trump’s ban on travel from several nations that have serious problems with terrorism-promoting extremism. Sources say he’ll also rescind Trump’s approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. All are big symbols for the left — but with potentially big practical impact. The prez-elect still has time to rethink what looks to be a blanket reversal of every Trump policy. Consider immigration, where Biden has made it clear he’s going to loosen Trump’s restrictions on asylum claims and decrease deportations;...
    Twitter banned President Donald Trump’s account for the alleged concern that the president might “incite violence.” Meanwhile, left-wing activist John Sullivan, who was arrested and charged in connection to the Capitol Hill riot, remained on the social media platform for another two weeks after the president was banned. His YouTube account remains active. Utah-based left-wing activist John Sullivan, who is facing criminal charges for allegedly participating in the Capitol Hill riot on January 6, still had a Twitter account until Monday afternoon, when the account was eventually banned after several media outlets began reporting its existence. Twitter had permanently banned President Trump following the events on Capitol Hill, claiming that it did so “due to the risk of further incitement of violence.” In a similar move, YouTube suspended the president’s channel “in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence.” Sullivan, however, still has a YouTube account, which was active as early as...
    What happened in Texas is a glimpse at the likely future of abortion access in America. A new study from the University of Texas finally quantifies what abortion advocates argued all along: The coronavirus abortion ban in Texas drastically decreased who was able to receive abortion care in the state and dramatically increased the pressure on other states where the procedure remained legal.  At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, several states sought to use the crisis as a way to ban abortion. Perhaps no state was more diligent about pursuing that option than Texas, which litigated the issue for weeks before finally allowing a return to a pre-pandemic level of access. Notably, even the pre-pandemic level of access in Texas was terrible, as the state is quite hostile to abortion rights and restricts access in many ways. The new...
    After the Yogi Adityanath government, it is now the saints of Ayodhya who are up in arms against the web series Tandav. Mahant Paramhans Das of Tapasvi Chhavni has demanded a ban on the web series and action against the actors. “The web series insults Lord Ram and Lord Shiva. It insults Hindu religion. I want to ask Muslim clerics how they would have reacted had their religion been targeted. They issue fatwas at every occasion, why are they quiet now?” he asked. Tandav: Police Officials Spotted Outside Saif Ali Khan’s House Amidst Controversy Surrounding Amazon Prime Video Series The Mahant further said that Muslim actors were insulting the Hindu religion to earn money. Muslim clerics should issue guidelines for filmmakers such as Ali Abbas Zafar. Mahant Raju Das of Hanuman Garhi said that ‘Tandav’ was ‘unfortunate’ and it was inappropriate to ridicule the ‘Sanatan Dharma’. Tandav: FIR Against Saif Ali...
    The mandate requiring all international travelers landing in the U.K. to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result upon arrival has been extended to at least Feb. 15, officials said.  All travelers flying into the U.K. must get a coronavirus test 72 hours before arriving. The news comes as more countries are tightening travel restrictions as COVID cases continue to rise with a new contagious strain that was traced back to England.  The U.K. is extending its travel ban without proof of negative COVID tests to Feb. 15.  (AP Photo/Max Duncan) (AP) "This urgent action is in response to increasing concern over the transmissibility and virulence of new strains evolving internationally. It will also ensure that the government is able to protect the progress being made on the country’s vaccination program," the U.K.'s Department for Transport said in a statement on its website.  "This move will be supported...
    KIERAN TRIPPIER must sit out the next six weeks after Fifa backed the FA over the England star’s betting ban. Trippier was handed a 10-week ban last month after being found guilty of four breaches of betting rules after friends gambled on his move from Spurs to Atletico Madrid in 2019. 2Kieran Trippier will miss Atletico Madrid's Champions League last-16 first-leg clash against Chelsea after Fifa backed the FACredit: Getty Images - Getty But the suspension was put on hold after Atletico appealed to Fifa over its worldwide application. The LaLiga leaders claimed it was unfair that the FA should have jurisdiction over a player in Spain, hinting that Wembley beaks had deliberately imposed a ban that would rule him out of the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash with Chelsea. Last week, an FA commission denied Wembley chiefs the right to restart the clock on the ban...
    LIONEL MESSI is facing a FOUR-match ban for his red card shame in the Spanish Super Cup. And Spanish media have demanded the Barcelona superstar apologise for his sending off. 3Lionel Messi is facing a four-game ban for his Spanish Super Cup red cardCredit: Rex Features 3Messi was sent off after his tensions boiled over and he lashed out at Asier VillalibreCredit: Rex Features The Argentine was given his marching orders after lashing out in the dying seconds of a dramatic Super Cup final against Athletic Bilbao. With Barcelona desperately searching for an equaliser, Messi's frustrations boiled over when Asier Villalibre attempted to block his run. The referee watched the incident on the VAR monitor and showed no hesitation in brandishing a red card to cap a miserable night for Barca. CASINO DEALS: BEST SIGN UP OFFERS TO CLAIM OVER £700 Koeman won the Super Cup three times as a...
    A petition calls on the UK government and parliament to pass a law banning transactions with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. This petition concerns residents of Neil Liversidge’s country. Indeed, Liversidge believes the country’s ban on cryptocurrency transactions will hamper the activities of criminals. For law-abiding citizens and businesses, digital currencies don’t matter. Their extraction is harmful to the environment, added the consultant. Then, if the petition gets 10,000 votes, the government will respond. With this at least 100,000 signatures, the request will be considered for discussion in parliament. Until Liversage’s proposal has garnered 115 votes and the petition will expire on July 7, 2021. Previously, Anatoly Aksakov, announced the need to regulate bitcoin and ban it as a means of payment. He adds that is necessary to block the channels for using cryptocurrency. “To finance drug trafficking, etc.”. Well done, you’ve read this entire article! To...
    ZURICH (AP) — Kieran Trippier’s ban from playing for Atletico Madrid will resume after FIFA on Monday rejected the Spanish club’s appeal against the defender’s punishment for breaching betting rules being applied worldwide by the English Football Association. Spanish league leader Atletico succeeded two weeks ago in getting FIFA to pause Trippier’s 10-week ban that was imposed in December and runs through Feb. 28. But FIFA announced Monday that its appeal committee had dismissed Atletico’s case. “As a consequence, the decision of the FIFA disciplinary committee passed on 23 December 2020 is confirmed, extending sanctions imposed on the player by the English FA to have worldwide effect,” FIFA said in a statement. The England international was punished by the FA for passing information on his 2019 transfer from Tottenham to Atletico to be used by friends to bet on. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2021 The Associated...
    Hong Kong / New Delhi (CNN Business)Amazon (AMZN) wants India to play a key role in its ambitions to conquer streaming video. But the company now faces a political backlash over one of its new original shows. Authorities are looking into claims that Amazon's new Prime Video series "Tandav" includes religiously insensitive content. Several Indian politicians say they have complained to the police or regulators about the company and the show's creators.The title is a political drama that has been likened to the hit Netflix (NFLX) series "House of Cards." It was released last Friday on Amazon's streaming service and boasts some of Bollywood's biggest names, including celebrity director Ali Abbas Zafar and actor Saif Ali Khan.The show follows a power-hungry politician who is willing to do anything to become the country's prime minister. It is loosely based on real political controversies that have erupted across the country as Hindu...
    A left-wing activist charged for his alleged participation in the Capitol Hill riot maintains control of his Twitter and YouTube accounts, Fox News has learned.  John Sullivan, 26, recorded an up-close video of a woman’s fatal shooting during the Jan. 6 Capitol siege and can allegedly be heard egging on protesters in a video he shared on his YouTube and Twitter accounts under the pseudonym Jayden X.  Sullivan is accused of taking part and encouraging rioters as they swept through the building.  He allegedly wore a gas mask and had a knife at the time of the siege, court papers show. FAST FACTS Sullivan faces federal charges of civil disorder, entering a restricted building and violent entry or disorderly conduct, but was released without bail over the weekend. Sullivan is required by law to stay off social media, surrender his passport, and remain on house arrest Follow below for more updates. Mobile users click here. 
    CNN’s Jeremy Diamond scoffed at the excuse from Trump campaign spokesman Hogan Gidley claiming that President Donald Trump’s failure to strongly denounce the Capitol riot was because of his ban from Twitter and other major social media platforms. Diamond called Gidley’s attempt to shift the blame “absurd” and noted that the podium in the White House press room was “still in working order.” Diamond made the comments on CNN Newsroom to host Ana Cabrera, after she played a clip of Gidley. “The media, though, are trying to have it both ways,” Gidley was shown saying. “On one hand, he should be censored by Big Tech and not allowed to talk. He also shouldn’t say anything because it is divisive. Then when he doesn’t say anything and can’t say anything because the platforms have been removed, they say where is the president? Why aren’t we hearing from him?” “The idea that the president’s lack of a Twitter account now prevents him from making statements is...
    Getty Messi walks off after being sent off Lionel Messi received the first red card of his Barcelona career on Sunday after being given his marching orders in the Catalan giants’ 3-2 defeat to Athletic Club in the final of the Spanish Super Cup. The Barcelona captain saw red following a VAR check after lashing out at Athletic’s Asier Villalibre off the ball and will now face a ban. If the offense is deemed “serious” then it’s likely Messi will miss Barcelona’s next four matches, according to Marca. The best-case scenario seems to be a two-match ban, according to Mundo Deportivo. If the competition committee deems his actions to be only a “minor” offense then a two-game suspension will be handed out. Yet Messi will have to serve the suspension in domestic matches following a recent rule change. Real Madrid’s Fede Valverde was sent off in last season’s...
    Washington (CNN)Twitter on Sunday temporarily suspended the account of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for repeated violations of new rules the social media platform put in place following the violent US Capitol riot earlier this month, a company spokesperson told CNN. "The account referenced has been temporarily locked out for multiple violations of our civic integrity policy," the spokesperson said. As a result, the congresswoman will be locked out of her account for 12 hours. Greene, who has a track record of incendiary rhetoric and ties to the baseless QAnon conspiracy theory, had tweeted a conspiracy-laden thread earlier Sunday about the Georgia Senate elections. Some of the tweets earned labels from Twitter noting: "This claim about election fraud is disputed, and this Tweet can't be replied to, Retweeted, or liked due to a risk of violence."The Georgia Republican bemoaned her suspension in a statement Sunday calling on Congress to "act swiftly"...
    HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College is going smoke-free starting March 18, banning tobacco products on all college property and also public sidewalks near buildings. The new policy will prohibit the use of tobacco or nicotine products by students, staff, faculty or visitors on any property owned, operated or occupied by the Ivy League college in Hanover. That includes all indoor and outdoor public and private spaces, fraternities and sororities, parking lots and Dartmouth-owned vehicles, along with any public streets or sidewalks within 20 feet of a Dartmouth building Products such as patches and gum that are used for smoking cessation will be allowed, and exceptions may be granted for religious or cultural observances. The college is offering numerous tobacco-cessation programs and resources, officials said. (© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
    According to recently released data from a market research firm, Donald Trump’s permanent ban from Twitter resulted in a significant decrease in social media conversations alleging that Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential race through fraudulent means. On Saturday, The Washington Post covered the results of a study from Zignal Labs, which noted that “online misinformation about election fraud” had gone down by 73 percent in the days since Trump and some of his “key allies” were suspended or banned from Twitter and other similar platforms. The firm stressed that the findings were proof that tech companies have the power to “limit the falsehoods poisoning public debate” when certain political figures aggressively push their narratives. “Twitter’s ban of Trump on Jan. 8, after years in which @realDonaldTrump was a potent online megaphone, has been particularly significant in curbing his ability to push misleading claims about what state and federal officials...
    Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Last week, as Twitter permanently banned Trump from its platform, critics from the right have been quick to blame a “leftist” culture within tech companies for a crackdown on free speech. That is not without its contradictions – many people have expressed concerns about the decision, including Alexey Navalny and Angela Merkel. But it does raise an uncomfortable issue: in recent years, the conversation around free speech – and arguments to protect it – have been dominated by the right. So what do experts make of it – and should liberals try and reclaim the value for themselves? We asked five defenders of free speech to weigh in. Ben Wizner, director, ACLU speech and privacy project; counsel to Edward Snowden Is Trump a good example of where free speech should be limited? One of the challenges about free speech is that almost everyone thinks they...
    Joe Biden will be keeping busy during the first days of his presidency after vowing to enact several executive orders right away while on the campaign trail. Among the promises Biden has made include mask mandates, striking down the travel ban on predominantly Muslim countries, and having the United States rejoin the Paris Climate Accord. While it's an ambitious plan, Biden plans on signing a handful of executive orders on his first day in office, per a memo from incoming chief of staff Ron Klain. One of the executive orders Biden will sign is a reversal of the travel ban, which first affected people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen when it was implemented in January 2017. According to his chief of staff, Biden has plans to sign up to about a dozen executive orders The travel ban on predominantly Muslim countries is one of...
            by Bradley Stein  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced an investigation into the content moderation policies of multiple Silicon Valley based tech companies after President Trump was permanently banned from Twitter last week. Paxton’s office demanded four big tech giants such as Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Amazon and Google provide information relating to their censoring of conservative speech as well as their termination of the popular conservative social media app Parler from their platforms. BREAKING: Today I launched an investigation into @Google @Facebook @Twitter @amazon & @Apple investigating their policies & practices regarding content moderation and for information related to Parler, a social media app terminated or blocked. https://t.co/yKjetiMGSX — Attorney General Ken Paxton (@KenPaxtonTX) January 14, 2021 “For years, these Big Tech companies have silenced voices in the social media sphere and shut down competing companies and platforms,” Paxton said in a press release Thursday. “It has...
    Photo credit: Nicholas Kamm, AFP/Getty Images President Donald Trump lost one of his favorite methods of communication when Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms banned him for inciting violence and spreading misinformation — and now a research firm has quantified just how substantial the Trumpian misinformation really was. According to a report by the Washington Post, Zignal Labs found that online misinformation about the 2020 election plummeted a stunning 73 percent after Trump’s digital excommunication. Twitter confirmed this week that the ban on Trump’s account will continue after he leaves office on January 20. So far, Facebook has said that Trump’s suspension is “indefinite,” not committing either way to a permanent ban or eventual restoration. Trump and the accounts of his campaign and some top advisers were also suspended from Instagram, Snapchat, Spotify, Shopify, Pinterest, and several other platforms. Twitter has also cracked down on accounts promoting the QAnon...
    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was reluctant to ban President Donald Trump's account, and only acted after his team said that Trump's tweets were inspiring calls for violence among his supporters on Parler, according to a new report. As well, anxious Twitter employees compared the situation to IBM's work for the Nazis during World War II, pleading with him to ban Trump.  Dorsey was working remotely a private island in French Polynesia on January 6 when Trump's supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol, and his top lieutenants pushed to suspend the president's account, according to an account in the New York Times. Twitter was the first social media company to act against Trump after the Capitol riot, locking his account for 12 hours before ultimately issuing the permanent ban. Facebook, its subsidiary Instagram, and Snapchat quickly followed suit with indefinite bans. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was reluctant to ban President Donald Trump's...
    California lawmakers are trying again to ban some medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children | 01/16/2021 | ionicons-v5-c18: 30 | | A California legislator is trying again to ban some medically unnecessary surgeries in children intersex until they are at least 6 years old, in the hopes that a narrower focus combined with new legislative leadership will be enough to get the first one-of-a-kind legislation signed into law. State Senator Scott Wiener, a Democrat from San Francisco, introduced the bill Thursday night. It would ban specific types of surgeries on babies born with intersex characteristics. That refers to people with genitalia, chromosomes, or reproductive organs that don’t fit the typical definitions of male or female bodies. These surgeries are irreversible and are often performed on babies, advocates say, even when they are not medically necessary. Advocates have been pushing to delay these types of surgeries until the child is...
    President-elect Biden is planning to sign several executive orders on day one of his presidency, his incoming chief of staff announced in a statement.  The president-elect will sign roughly a dozen executive orders that day, including reversing President Trump’s travel ban on 13 majority-Muslim countries, rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement and extending the pause on student loan payments, according to Ron Klain. Biden also will initiate his "100-Day Masking Challenge" with a mask mandate  on federal property and during interstate travel. Klain promised the president-elect would sign additional executive orders on climate change and health care access in the first week of the new administration.  "Much more will need to be done to fight COVID-19, build our economy back better, combat systemic racism and inequality, and address the existential threat of the climate crisis," Klain said in the statement. "But by February 1st, America will be moving in the right direction...
    (CNN)President-elect Joe Biden plans to sign roughly a dozen executive orders, including rejoining the Paris climate accord and ending the travel ban on predominantly Muslim countries, on his first day in office, according to a memo from incoming chief of staff Ron Klain.He'll also sign orders halting evictions and student loan payments during the coronavirus pandemic and issuing a mask mandate on all federal property in an effort to either roll back moves made by the Trump administration or advance policy in a way that was impossible in the current administration. One of Biden's most common campaign trail promises was to tackle an issue on his first day in office -- a pledge he usually made to either contrast himself with President Donald Trump or highlight just how important he believed an issue to be. These promises were made on everything from climate change to immigration to foreign policy, and...
    Disney fan Jessica Vanel wears a DisneyBound inspired by Snow White. Jessica Vanel DisneyBounding is a fashion activity created by Leslie Kay, in which adults visit Disney theme parks while wearing outfits inspired by their favorite characters. In a recent TikTok video, Disney fan Jessica Vanel talked about DisneyBounding, and described it as one of the best ways to ensure fun and memorable character meet-and-greets. Insider spoke with both Kay and Vanel, who shared their tips and tricks for DisneyBounding while meeting princesses, villains, and more. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. At Disney theme parks, you can take pictures with princesses, dine with Mickey Mouse and friends, and even wave to Pixar characters at parades.  But if you're looking for an extra bit of magic during your vacations, DisneyBounding might be the activity for you. In a recent TikTok video, Disney fan Jessica Vanel explained that...
    New York Assemblyman Jonathan G. Jacobson (D) is pushing legislation to ban residents from possessing bulletproof vests. The Washington Free Beacon reports that Jacobson’s bill, A 353, would “require residents who own a bulletproof vest to turn them over to police within 15 days of the bill becoming law.” New York already has a law against wearing bulletproof vests during the commission of “any violent felony offense.” That law states: A person is guilty of the unlawful wearing of a body vest when acting either alone or with one or more other persons he commits any violent felony offense defined in section 70.02 while possessing a firearm, rifle or shotgun and in the course of and in furtherance of such crime he wears a body vest. Jacobson’s proposal goes beyond prohibiting bulletproof vests during the commission of crimes by prohibiting the possession of said vests by nonlaw enforcement personnel, period....
    Loading the player... Airlines and airports say they are stepping up security before next week’s presidential inauguration, with Delta and other major airlines saying they will prohibit passengers flying to the Washington area from putting guns in checked bags. The moves follow the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump and politically tinged confrontations on some flights. Delta Air Lines was the first to announce Thursday that it will prohibit checking guns to Washington-area airports and was followed later in the day by United, Alaska, American and Southwest. All said their bans will start Saturday and run through Inauguration Day until Jan. 23. “We are all on high alert based on the events over the last couple weeks up in Washington,″ CEO Ed Bastian said Thursday on CNBC. Spirit and JetBlue did not respond to requests for comment. A United Airlines passenger jet...
    Some Twitter employees have set their accounts to private and scrubbed their online biographies over concerns they may be targeted by supporters of President Trump, the New York Times reported. In addition, some Twitter executives have been assigned personal security as the company reckons with its decision to bar one of its loudest voices. Trump’s @realDonaldTrump account was permanently suspended from Twitter January 8th, “due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” Twitter said in its statement. The president told supporters at a rally just before an attack on the Capitol January 6th they would “have to show strength,” and “fight much harder,” encouraging them to walk down to the Capitol. Trump tweeted that Vice President Mike Pence “didn’t have the courage to do what should have been done,” and later — while the attack was still ongoing— tweeted “we love you” to his supporters. The House of...
    On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher reacted to President Donald Trump being banned from Twitter by saying he’s bothered when “anyone, anywhere decides what speech is allowed and what isn’t,” and that “It seems like these things become, that’s the one true opinion in the liberal bubble.” Maher said, “I’m a free speech person. I mean, f*ck Trump. But when someone, anyone, anywhere decides what speech is allowed and what isn’t, I don’t know.” Maher later added that while he thinks Trump has been inciting violence for a long time and was doing so by refusing to concede the election, “that’s kind of a removed version of inciting violence,” and that the statement from Trump that Twitter used to justify kicking Trump off was “pretty vague.” He added, “It seems like these things become, that’s the one true opinion in the liberal bubble.” Follow Ian Hanchett on...
    A NEW law is set to ban illegal traveller camps on private land in Britain. Those who breach the new rules will face a three-month prison sentence, a £2,500 fine, or both. 1A new law is set to ban illegal traveller camps on private land in BritainCredit: Getty Images - Getty The reform, to be announced next week, will enable police to seize vehicles and arrest travellers who refuse to move on at the landowner’s request. As it stands, trespass is a civil offence, forcing landowners to fight lengthy court battles to get intruders off their land. But it is estimated there are some 23,000 traveller caravans in England, with 14 per cent of those parked on unauthorised sites. The new law will come as part of a new criminal justice bill this month, and targets unauthorised camps which ministers say can cause distress to local communities and councils through...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she is open to indoor dining, but Gov. JB Pritzker says not yet. While we wait and see, some restaurants say they have no choice but to break the rules. They tell CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross it’s about survival. There was a line Friday for carryout outside of Paul’s in Elgin. But inside customer’s were being served food. The owner said she is doing it to keep the lights on and staff employed. They are only allowing 25% capacity and say others are defying state recommendations, so why not do it responsibly? “I’m not saying I’m defying anything because it’s not a law,” she said. Scott Stanley, owner of Stanley’s Ale House and Restaurant, is having people in and having them take precautions. “Everyone’s wearing masks,” he said. “Our customers are when they leave their tables. The tables are separated. Many are removed....