Monday, 21 Sep 2020

TikTok confirms it’ll sue Trump administration over ban

New sensor will tell when a child has been left unattended in a hot car

A SENSOR to tell when a child has been left unattended in a hot car is being developed.

The device’s millimetre wave-radar technology can “see through” soft materials, such as a blanket covering a child.

US electric car firm Tesla is behind the device — and is seeking official approval for it to be used in its cars next year.

An average of 37 kids die each year after being left in hot cars in the US.

This is due to extreme temperatures across the country – leaving children at a higher risk of dying when left in a vehicle compared to cooler temperatures in Britain.

GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL [email protected]

Avalanche goalie Philipp Grubauer leaves Game 1 with apparent leg injury – The Denver Post

Avalanche goalie Philipp Grubauer suffered what appeared to be a left leg injury early in the second period of Game 1 against the Dallas Stars on Saturday in Edmonton.

Untouched, Grubauer leaned to his right for a puck that wouldn’t have hit the net and collapsed to the ice. He was helped off the ice by a trainer and teammate, unable to put any weight on his left leg.

Pavel Francouz replaced Grubauer when Dallas was leading 3-1. The Avs tied it shortly thereafter but then Francouz allowed Alexander Radulov’s second goal of the game to make it 4-2 midway through the second period.

Thai Lenders Able to Deal With Virus Impact, Central Bank Says

In this article

Thailand’s commercial banks are financially sound and are able to withstand any economic impact from the pandemic, Bank of Thailand Deputy Governor Ronadol Numnonda said in a statement Sunday.

The banking system’s capital fund is strong with an adequacy ratio, or BIS ratio, at the “high level” of 19.2% by the end of June. Lenders are profitable and have excess liquidity, he said, in response to a report citing an economist’s comments that Thai banks are facing problems.

The central bank asked financial institutions to run stress tests and the results showed all the lenders possess sufficient capital to cope with a “severe crisis.” There are also both fiscal and monetary policies in place to help the economy, according to Ronadol.

The central bank is working with lenders to restructure debt and ensure borrowers can service their obligations, he said. This will help the financial institutions manage loan quality and prevent an increase in bad loans, according to the central bank.

TikTok To Issue Lawsuit Against President Trump’s Administration For Executive Order

TikTok has taken its stance in the cyber clash against Donald Trump with plans to sue the president and his administration.

On Saturday, the app, owned by China’s ByteDance, told The Wall Street Journal that it is preparing to issue a lawsuit against the Trump administration for its inability to follow due process.

“For nearly a year we have sought to engage in good faith to provide a constructive solution,” a TikTok rep told WSJ. “What we encountered instead was a lack of due process as the Administration paid no attention to facts and tried to insert itself into negotiations between private businesses.”

Earlier in August, the Trump administration set in motion an executive order seeking to ban the video platform over cybersecurity concerns and fears that the app takes personal data from U.S. users.

Trump’s August executive order also states that the app has 45 days to find a new U.S.-based owner or else he will ban use of the social media platform nationwide. About a week later, the president extended the app’s deadline to 90 days.

Currently in the bidding race for the popular app are software giants Oracle and Microsoft. Twitter has also explored acquiring the video platform’s U.S. operations

TikTok is set to take the White House to court next week.

Jump in Seoul’s Covid-19 Cases Sparks Fear of Spread

We’re tracking the latest on the coronavirus outbreak and the global response. Sign up here for our daily newsletter on what you need to know.

A flare-up of coronavirus cases in Seoul over the weekend may point to the beginning of a nationwide spread, a breakdown of the country’s daily virus data showed.

South Korea recorded 397 new virus cases on Sunday. One hundred of those cases were reported outside the capital’s metropolitan area.

The nation of 50 million people has recorded a total of 17,399 infections and 309 fatalities so far, according to data from the Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

A possible second wave of cases has spurred talk of enforcing the strongest social-distancing restrictions the government can apply, which includes the prohibition of meetings and events of 10 people or more. Rising infections have also bolstered speculation that there could be a second round of cash handouts and another extra budget.

South Korea in June adopted a social-distancing system with three levels of restrictions. The government as of Sunday had expanded level 2 social-distancing rules, already in place in the Seoul Metropolitan area and Busan, to the rest of the country.

TikTok confirms it’ll sue Trump administration over ban

TikTok confirmed Saturday that it would be suing the Trump administration for ordering its Chinese parent company ByteDance to sell its U.S. operations.

Trump signed an executive order earlier in August giving the company 90 days to sell off its U.S. TikTok assets.

TikTok spokesman Josh Gartner told The Verge Saturday the company had no choice but to fight the order in court.

“Even though we strongly disagree with the administration’s concerns, for nearly a year we have sought to engage in good faith to provide a constructive solution,” Gartner said.

“What we encountered instead was a lack of due process as the administration paid no attention to facts and tried to insert itself into negotiations between private businesses,” he went on.

“To ensure that the rule of law is not discarded and that our company and users are treated fairly, we have no choice but to challenge the Executive Order through the judicial system.”

The lawsuit has been rumored for weeks and was first reported Friday by Reuters.

In his executive order, Trump wrote he had “credible evidence” that leads him to believe ByteDance “might take action that threatens to impair the national security of the United States.”

Share this article:

Related Posts