President Donald Trump said Thursday night that he has signed an executive order to shut down the use of Chinese-based social media applications TikTok and WeChat in 45 days.He cited privacy concerns for taking the action against the social media networks.TikTok especially has gained popularity among younger Americans recently, its short, entertaining video clips.The TikTok user community has often been critical of the president.Earlier this summer, the platform’s users organized by reserving tickets to Trump’s rally in Tulsa, which did not draw the large crowds the Trump campaign expected.Trump said in his order that WeChat and TikTok “automatically captures vast swaths of information from its users — threatens to allow the Chinese Communist Party access to Americans’ personal and proprietary information.”He went on to say, “In addition, WeChat captures the personal and proprietary information of Chinese nationals visiting the United States, thereby allowing the Chinese Communist Party a mechanism for keeping tabs on Chinese citizens who may be enjoying the benefits of a free society for the first time in their lives.”The Trump administration has stated in the past that the application takes data and is used by the Chinese government.BREAKING: President Trump signs executive order prohibiting any U.S. transactions with Tik Tok parent company in 45 days. What we don’t know is what constitutes a “transaction”— that’s up to Commerce Department. pic.twitter.com/MfHHK4Rx9h— Jay O’Brien (@jayobtv) August 7, 2020 “All the things that you care that you want to make sure the Chinese Communist Party doesn’t have, we have a responsibility to make sure that the systems that you’re using don’t give them access to that,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said about two weeks ago.After Trump first said he would ban TikTok in the United States last week, TikTok responded by saying in a post on Twitter, “We’re not planning on going anywhere.”The commander-in-chief also said earlier this week that he is open to changing his mind, if TikTok is sold to an American company.“But if somebody and whether it’s Microsoft or somebody else buys it, that’ll be interesting,” Trump said.He continued, “I did say that, if you buy it, whatever the price is that goes to whoever owns it, because I guess it’s China essentially, but more than anything else, I said, a very substantial portion of that price is going to have to come into the treasury of the United States because we’re making it possible for this deal to happen.”
highlights India Men’s Hockey Team has not qualified yet for 2020 Tokyo Games.India hockey has not won a gold medal since 1980 Moscow Olympics.India failed to qualify in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Mumbai: Insisting that India is currently at par with other leading hockey playing nations, four-time Olympian Dhanraj Pillay says he is confident of the national team’s qualification for next year’s Tokyo Games. The draw to determine the matches of the upcoming FIH Hockey Olympic qualifiers will be held on September 9 at the International Hockey Federation (FIH) headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. It will be conducted by FIH CEO Thierry Weil and will be streamed live on the FIH Facebook page. 14 men’s and 14 women’s teams, including India, will be involved in the draw. “Right now, we (India) are at par with Australia, Germany, Holland, Argentina, Belgium and so they (the team) should not be scared to face any team and move ahead with full confidence,” Pillay told reporters in Mumbai on Thursday night after attending a National Sports Day function organised by the Maharashtra government. Pillay, who also played in four World Cups apart from four Asian Games, said the way the men’s national team was performing right now, they would surely make it to the Tokyo Games. “It is very important that first we qualify for the Olympics. It is not only my dream but that of the entire hockey fraternity that Olympics medal should come to India because last was in 1980 Games. After that we have struggled to get a medal in the Olympics,” he noted. India won the last medal in hockey at the Olympics — a gold — in the 1980 summer Games at Moscow, but after that the country hasn’t tasted any success at the quadrennial event. They had even failed to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The former skipper feels the real work for coach Graham Reid and his men would begin after qualifying for the Olympics. “The way the team is performing and playing right now, I am confident that they will qualify for the Olympics and after that their (real) works starts because Olympics is a different ball game and you cant take even one match lightly. Points are important in every match and you will be playing 5-6 (teams) in alternate days,” Pillay said. Pillay, who hails from Khadki area in Pune, also heaped praise on Australian Reid, saying he was doing his job earnestly. “As of now he (Reid) is doing a good job. His job is to coach and he is doing the job earnestly,” Pillay signed off. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Sunday, May 19th – Venue: Vincent Torres ParkUNIFEST25 Celebration Live ConcertFestival activities – Battle of the marching bands, Parade of Nations, Haitian Flag Day, FoodKids ZoneVIP Experience#UNIFEST25 #UNIFESTLiveFor more information on the UNIFEST25 Experience visit www.unifestlive.org. Tickets are available at local ticket outlets and on line at Eventbrite. The Greater Caribbean-American Cultural Coalition along with its partners, The City of Lauderdale Lakes and the Greater Caribbean-American Chamber of Commerce invite the residents of Broward County and beyond to celebrate 25 years of bridging cultures through music, food, family activities while connecting local businesses with patrons they serve.Festivities Include:Friday, May 17th – Venue: Lauderdale Lakes City Hall, Multi-purpose Building – (4340 NW 36th Street – Lauderdale Lakes, FL. 33319)2 morning motivational workshops at 9am -1pm, – FreeUNIFEST Business Mixer and Sponsor reception at 6:30pm – 10pm – FreeMuch anticipated TEEN Talent Explosion featuring the 2019 TEEN Sensation Finals – Tickets $10Saturday, May 18thFarmer’s Market – 8am – 2pm at the Lauderdale Lakes Community Garden – (4340 NW 36th Street – Lauderdale Lakes)Sports Explosion, UNIFEST youth sports day featuring basketball, baseball and netball – 10am – 2pm at the Lauderdale Lakes Vincent Torres Park – (4331 NW 36thStreet – Lauderdale Lakes)