Trump campaign runs Facebook ads on whether TikTok should be banned

first_imgUS President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign ran Facebook ads this weekend claiming that the Chinese-owned short video app TikTok is spying on users.The ads link to a survey asking whether TikTok, which is owned by Beijing-based tech giant ByteDance, should be banned in the United States. They also ask for respondents’ names and contact details.”TikTok is spying on you,” claimed one ad. “TikTok has been caught red handed by monitoring what is on your phone’s clipboard,” it said. TikTok is facing scrutiny in Washington over concerns that China could force the company to turn over its user data.Earlier this month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States was “certainly looking at” banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok. India banned TikTok and other Chinese apps in June.TikTok has said that it has never provided user data to China and that it would not do so if asked, and a spokeswoman told Reuters on Monday the company has “no higher priority than promoting a safe app experience that protects our users’ privacy.”Last month, when Apple released to developers a test version of its iOS operating system with new privacy features, developers showed images of TikTok’s app triggering notifications that it was copying data from users’ clipboards, where data is temporarily stored while copying and pasting from one app to another.TikTok said the notifications were caused by an anti-spam feature but it ended the practice June 27. TikTok also hit out at Facebook for running the ads. “Facebook is taking money for a political ad that attacks a competitor just as it’s preparing to launch a TikTok copycat,” the spokeswoman said in an email to Reuters.Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The company’s photo-sharing app Instagram will soon be expanding its test of a short video format called Reels to the United States, according to media reports.Topics :last_img read more

Emotional Suarez proud to have thrived alongside Messi as he heads to Atletico

first_img“But in our time together we always tried to perform as well as we could and I can leave here feeling very proud.”Messi also looked set to be leaving Barca before walking back on his threat to end his contract unilaterally, and Suarez lashed out at the stories that appeared in the media about the two players’ influence on the club.”It has been a crazy month, many things have been said and leaked that were invented, many things that made me angry. But everyone knows how good a relationship I have with Leo,” the Uruguayan added.Suarez joined Barca from Liverpool in 2014 after making global headlines for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini in the World Cup, which meant he was banned for the first four months. Topics : But he soon formed a deadly partnership with Messi and Neymar, winning a treble of La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League in his first season.He leaves after lifting 13 trophies and hitting 198 goals to become the club’s third all-time top scorer.”I’m grateful to the club for trusting in me in 2014 after I made an error, it wasn’t easy to accept that and they treated me marvelously since I arrived,” Suarez said.”I came here to fulfill a dream, to play for the best club in the world and I should be very proud of everything I did.”I suffered a lot but I’ll remember the good times, the goals I scored alongside the best player of all time.”Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu added: “He is a club legend, the third top scorer in our history, the best in his position.”I want to highlight his character, his fighting spirit and his will to win which has helped us achieve so much in the last six years.” center_img Luis Suarez highlighted his close friendship with Lionel Messi as he bid a teary farewell to Barcelona on Thursday ahead of his move to La Liga title rivals Atletico Madrid.Messi had failed to dovetail with other top strikers such as Samuel Eto’o, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Villa but took no time at all to gel with Suarez, who became his best friend at the club as well as a prolific strike partner.”When I got to Barcelona everyone said be careful with Leo, that he was the main striker at the club,” an emotional Suarez said at a news conference attended by Messi and fellow Barca team mates Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba.last_img read more

Arsene Wenger airs Premier League concerns over Project Restart

first_imgThe Premier League is set to resume (Picture: Getty)‘You realise that football without fans is not real. You have two elements in football games: the players and the fans who go to the stadiums, and people who watch it on television. AdvertisementAdvertisement‘So you have divided the first section if the spectators have to stay at home. Only one part of the spectacle is the players. You realise how much you miss the other part.‘For the game itself, one of the first things I noticed is the lower teams without fans have a bigger handicap than the higher teams. More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘In Germany, for example, you can see that in home games against bigger opponents, there is an element missing — that tension, that belief, that motivation that is coming from outside the pitch.‘You see that the internal motivation of the club is not big enough against the big clubs. ‘The bigger teams have more quality, so a way to reduce the difference between the teams is, of course, to have the support of your fans and get that intensity into the game. Let’s not forget it influences the referee and the opposition team as well.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Comment Wenger believes the Premier League will suffer without fans (Picture: Getty)Arsene Wenger believes the Premier League will be the ‘most handicapped championship’ as a result of Project Restart, due to the loss of the vibrant British support.The former Arsenal manager believes that ‘football without fans is not real’ and that English football could be particularly harmed because of the lack of forced choreography among supporters.And with that removed, he fears the Premier League could really suffer from playing matches behind closed doors.‘What makes it special in England is the way people react to the game,’ Wenger told The Athletic. ADVERTISEMENT‘It is the best country in the world for the way the fans respond to what’s happening on the pitch. That’s why I think it will be the most handicapped championship without that. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 9 Jun 2020 11:27 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Arsene Wenger airs Premier League concerns over Project Restart Advertisementlast_img read more

Twister Netters Blank Patriots

first_imgOldenburg Academy’s Boys Tennis Team traveled to Liberty to face Union County High School.    Varsity Results-OA wins by a score of 5-0.   #1 Singles:  Drew Wagner (OA) defeats Zeb Hall (UC) in 2 sets (6-0, 6-0)#2 Singles:  Jon Grieshop (OA) defeats Grady Swafford (UC) in 2 sets (6-1, 6-3)#3 Singles:  Will Yunger (OA) defeats Nick Collins (UC) in 2 sets (6-0, 6-0)#1 Doubles:  Jacob Sheets/Patrick Thompson (OA) defeat Brady Graham/Brennan Graham (UC) in 2 sets (6-0, 6-0)#2 Doubles:  Riley Schebler/Ethan Back (OA) defeat Regan/Bias/Keaghan Coyle (UC) in 2 sets (6-1, 6-0)   OA’s season record improves to 5-1.   Courtesy of Twisters Coach Dave Back.last_img

Unknown Nigerian joins Swindon Town

first_imgRelatedPosts Wiegman to succeed Neville as England coach Tottenham’s Dier gets four-game ban for confronting fan Dele Alli gets one-match ban Diallang Jaiyesimi has signed a three-year deal with Swindon Town, following his departure from Norwich City – subject to EFL and FA approval.Jaiyesimi arrived at the County Ground on-loan last season and shone as part of Richie Wellens’ title-winning side, scoring five goals and assisting once in 21 appearances. After being scouted by Norwich while with the Aspire Academy, run by non-league side Dulwich Hamlet, Jaiyesimi progressed quickly as he rose through the latter stages of academy football.In January 2016, he signed a two-and-a-half-year contract at Carrow Road and appeared in the EFL Trophy for the Canaries at the age of 18.He made his full professional debut at the start of the 2017/18 season after moving on-loan to Grimsby Town.During his breakthrough season with the Mariners, he made thirty appearances gaining valuable EFL experience in League Two.In 2018/19, Jaiyesimi swapped Lincolnshire for Somerset – and Yeovil – where he kicked off the campaign in red-hot form, starting the Glovers’ first nine games after which Darren Way’s side were fifth in the division. Last season, after arriving on-loan at the County Ground, the 22-year-old made his debut on the opening day of the 2019/20 campaign coming off the bench in a 2-0 win over Scunthorpe; however, a freak training injury ruled him out until October.His return to fitness coincided with Town’s best form as Richie Wellens’ side went nine games without losing a game.The attacking midfielder’s first goal for the club came at the County Ground in November and was the decisive moment as Swindon beat Walsall 2-1.Upon signing permanently for the club, Diallang said: “I’m buzzing to finally get it done. I feel this is the best option for me in the next steps of my career.“Last season was my best in terms of what I achieved and how I was playing – it was a good experience for me and winning the league made that even better. “There were a few teams that were interested but I trust the Gaffer. He told me his plans and I’ve been there with him already and I know what he’s like, so I think he’s the best Gaffer to work under for me and my development.”Tags: Diallang JaiyesimiEFLFARichie WellensSwindon Townlast_img read more

Adkins plans for promotion push

first_img The club have already been linked with a number of players, including Motherwell midfielder Chris Humphreys, and Adkins admits he will not be putting his feet up and watching the Premier League results roll in on Sunday afternoon. “It’s not a clear weekend at all,” he said. “It is a great opportunity for us to review one or two targets for the summer. At this stage of the season the recruitment side of things kicks in at all football clubs and that’ll be no different with ourselves. “There are plenty of games throughout Europe for us to go and watch with the targets that we have got.” With a number of targets in place, the Reading squad could look very different at the start of next season to the one inherited by Adkins when he replaced Brian McDermott in March. Captain Jobi McAnuff, top goalscorer Adam Le Fondre and goalkeeper Alex McCarthy have been linked with moves away from the Berkshire club but Adkins will not be divulging any transfer plans as he targets a successful season and an immediate top-flight return. “Of course whatever we do, we do privately,” he added. “There’ll be lots of speculation about players coming in, players going out – but we’ll do our business as privately as we can, not getting involved in speculation.” Reading manager Nigel Adkins will use a weekend away from the dugout to scout players he believes can help him achieve immediate promotion back to the Barclays Premier League. The Royals play their last home game of the season when they welcome Manchester City to the Madejski Stadium on Tuesday evening but Adkins plans to remain active over the course of the weekend. The former Southampton manager admitted on Friday he had “crammed 48 hours into 24” in his search for new recruits to his squad ahead of a tough npower Championship campaign next year. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Serie A: Milan, Roma Clash at San Siro Live on StarTimes

first_imgThe excitement in the Italian Serie A League continue this weekend as second placed Roma visits San Siro Stadium in Milan for the Week 35 clash with rival and one of Italy’s most successful club, AC Milan.With Milan currently in the sixth place, the visitors are favourite to win. However, Milan coach, Vincenzo Montella, seems bent on pulling a surprise victory in the Sunday game expected to spark up Serie A aficionados.With Giacomo Bonaventura, Patric Cutone and Carlos Bacca in their best form, Milan is expected to shake off the disappointing draws from Crotono last Sunday.However, head to head, Roma has an edge as it has won two of its matches against Milan with 1-1 and 0-0 draws twice in the last five games they played.Though it’s a long time Roma has won the Serie League, 2000/ 2001, and trailing league leader by as much as nine points with few games to the end of the season ought to be reason for concern.Roma Coach, Luciano Spalletti, is however unfazed, insisting that it has been an exciting season for his team so far.StarTimes subscribers have the chance to enjoy the best of this Italian blockbuster on World Football Channels 244 and 254 by 7:45pm on Sunday.Speaking on these coming sporting actions, Acting Brands and Marketing Director, StarTimes, Mr. Qasim Elegbede, said the pay TV commitment to delivering quality sporting content to its subscribers was the reason behind the acquisitions of sporting rights like the Serie A, Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, Chinese Super League, Eredivisie and recently, the 2018 FIFA World Cup in over 48 territories in Africa.The former Complete Sports sports journalist said StarTimes will be showcasing the best of German Bundesliga football live from the various match centres to the screens of our customers with the AC Milan and Roma encounter as one of the biggest at the San Siro.“We are confident that soccer fans will enjoy every moment of the game”, Elegbede noted. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

MBB : Jamesville-DeWitt’s Cavanaugh commits to Wake Forest

first_imgBob McKenney knew it was going to take something perfect for Tyler Cavanaugh to go to a school other than Syracuse.The senior power forward had been an SU fan since he was young, growing up a short drive from the campus and playing high school basketball for McKenney at Jamesville-DeWitt. Something would really have to click to pull Cavanaugh away from his hometown Orange.And that’s exactly what happened on the three-star recruit’s visit to Wake Forest last weekend.‘As soon as I got on campus there, I knew it was the right spot for me,’ Cavanaugh said. ‘It just felt right. I went with my gut feeling, and my parents supported that. I just decided that Wake was the place for me.’Cavanaugh committed to the Demon Deacons Saturday, choosing Wake Forest over Notre Dame, Syracuse, Davidson and George Washington. The only other school he visited on his list was Notre Dame.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEven though the high school senior did land a spot at a power conference school, he isn’t the most hyped recruit on his high school team. Cavanaugh credits his classmate, DaJuan Coleman, with helping him gain Division-I attention and making him the player he is today. And although he’s been a Syracuse fan since childhood, Cavanaugh felt that he fit in best with the Demon Deacons, especially since he should have a chance to contribute quickly in Winston-Salem, N.C.‘I think when he looked at the recruiting classes and the players in his position on the roster that will be there in two years,’ McKenney said, ‘he sees a really great opportunity to play significantly early on.’Cavanaugh has played varsity basketball for McKenney since his freshman year and will enter his third year as a starter for the Red Rams once basketball season begins. The biggest asset for the lanky 6-foot-8 power forward is his all-around skill set.McKenney said the senior could play point guard if J-D needed him to. He was the team’s best three-point shooter last year at 41 percent. He also finished second in scoring and rebounding behind Coleman, a five-star recruit according to Scout.com.‘He’s a skilled player,’ Scout.com recruiting analyst Brian Snow said. ‘He’ll go inside, he’ll rebound. He’s got a variety of ways to score. I think he’s someone who does everything pretty well but nothing great.’McKenney said that all-around talent has been evident since Cavanaugh was in sixth grade. His dad was a two-time All-American at Hamilton College, and his father instilled the idea of being a multitalented player instead of just a big man ever since Cavanaugh was young.And that has worked out well for McKenney and the Red Rams. With the massive Coleman playing center and working the post, Cavanaugh can fill the secondary big man role or work the perimeter. The duo has helped lead J-D to four consecutive New York State championships.‘He and DaJuan play really well together,’ McKenney said. ‘Tyler’s more of a high-low presence and DaJuan’s more of an inside presence. They look for each other, and they play really well with each other.’McKenney did say that Cavanaugh’s 16 points and 11 rebounds per game from a year ago would be higher if not for the presence of Coleman. But having the big man around has been an asset for Cavanaugh as well.Coleman, a center, has been a top prospect in the Class of 2012 since eighth grade. When coaches or scouts come to watch Coleman play, McKenney said they never leave without asking about Cavanaugh, too.And although Coleman may garner more attention and hype, Cavanaugh believes playing alongside his star teammate has only helped his prospects.‘Having DaJuan around, he’d bring in those coaches as a freshman and a sophomore to watch workouts,’ Cavanaugh said. ‘Coaching is one big network, so if I get out there to one coach, by the time you know it, others know about you. And if I wasn’t going up against (Coleman) every day in practice, I probably wouldn’t be as good as I am today.’Now that he’s committed to Wake Forest, Cavanaugh can focus on bringing J-D a fifth straight state title and preparing for his freshman year with the Demon Deacons.Although he is an SU fan, he felt he couldn’t pass up the feeling he got during his visit to Wake Forest. He liked the way Demon Deacons head coach Jeff Bzdelik recruited him. He felt like part of a family with the rest of his future teammates on the visit.And while McKenney is an Orange fan himself and would have enjoyed watching Cavanaugh play at SU, he can’t help but be happy for the three-star recruit.‘I think he’s excited,’ McKenney said. ‘He felt like (Wake Forest) was just a great fit all the way around. He got along great with the players, and we’ve all been impressed with coach Bzdelik.‘The situation I think was perfect, and it was going to take something perfect for him to choose over Syracuse.’zjbrown@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on September 28, 2011 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Club provides support to community youth

first_imgAs a senior in high school in Arizona, Pooja Dhupati recalls learning about the influx of children from Central America enrolling in United States public schools.Senior Pooja Dhupati and sophomore Molly Solem visited Belmont High School for Campus Beautification Day. Photo courtesy of Pooja Dhupati.“The schools were figuring out what to do with them,” said Dhupati, a senior majoring in sociology and public health. “Also, Arizona is a very conservative state, so it didn’t always have the kindest narrative about that.”According to the Los Angeles Times, the nation has experienced waves of more than 100,000 immigrants from Central America in the past five years. Most of these refugees are unaccompanied minors who encounter language, cultural and financial barriers. Dhupati is the president of the Community Health Connection, an organization founded at USC two years ago. The organization connects marginalized communities with partners who provide food and health services, or overall aid for them to better adapt to environments that can seem foreign or even hostile.According to Dhupati, the organization hosts health fairs at local schools that connect families with various advocacy nonprofits, legal aid groups, immigrant rights coalitions and community clinics. Some of these organizations include Planned Parenthood, California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance and Dignity Health California Hospital Medical Center.These organizations and clinics have extensive experience serving vulnerable populations in Los Angeles, and many immigrant families and minors encounter barriers accessing these resources, Dhupati said.“There are so many reasons these communities and mixed-status families are scared to go to the doctor and I thought, ‘What if this kid got a cold or something? His schedule is already so tight,’” Dhupati said. “Health is the foundation [to] all of this. To be able to focus on your education, you should first need to have health for any of this to happen.”According to Dhupati, the Community Health Connection is currently partnered with six high schools throughout the Los Angeles area. Dhupati said Belmont High School is one of the more active institutions that have gained a reputation for welcoming immigrant enrollment. According to the Los Angeles Times, one in four students from Belmont High School are Central American minors who  escaped from social and political upheavals in Central America. This surge of young refugees has forced educational institutions within the Los Angeles community to reimagine the role of schools and administrations in students’ lives, Belmont principal Elsa Mendoza said. “Historically, Belmont High School, being in the middle of downtown Los Angeles, has seen many of these families and children come to settle in this area and enroll in our school,” she said. “[We] provide them English language classes so that they are learning the language. They are getting additional support in their core content classes, along with coaching from the teachers.” According to Mendoza, many immigrant students have to maintain a delicate balance of working long hours and meeting academic requirements. On top of work and school responsibilities, they also battle the emotional strain. EDITOR’S NOTE: This article has been updated for clarity.last_img read more

Eaves happy to hit road, pleased with Zengerle

first_imgMark Zengerle notched one assist in the Badgers season-opening series as well as 12 shots on goal, the most of any UW skater this weekend.[/media-credit]The men’s hockey season is barely underway with Wisconsin coming off a split in its opening series. But looming ahead for the Badgers is both their first road series and Western Collegiate Hockey Association conference matchup of the season Friday and Saturday at Michigan Tech.Still, simply preparing and keeping things straightforward while improving his young team is all that head coach Mike Eaves seemed concerned with when discussing the state of his team at his weekly press conference Monday.In regards to the upcoming series at Michigan Tech, Eaves said he feels it makes things less complicated than last weekend’s series at the Kohl Center.“Personally, I think getting on the road for the first series is kind of a blessing in disguise,” Eaves said. “I think it’s good to get on the road. It’s simpler. You don’t have to worry about tickets as much, and what’s going on at the dorm, people coming into town, so I don’t look at so much as a challenge.”“It’s a good chance for us to come together, and other than we’ve got to play somebody, it just happens to be in somebody else’s rink, and I think sometimes if the pressure’s off, we can play a simpler game and just go have at it,” he added.One area the Badgers are watching closely is the transition to the collegiate game for two freshman goaltenders – Landon Peterson, who started game one, and Joel Rumpel, game two starter against Northern Michigan. Despite Peterson coming away with the loss and Rumpel a win, Eaves said he is encouraged by both, and in his postgame interview following game two, he said each deserves a chance to start more games.He expounded on that observation Monday.“Both played very well,” Eaves said. “I think that the biggest difference in the two young goalies was that Landon looked more comfortable quicker. Joel, it took him that first period to kind of get through that. ‘Oh, they scored on me. I got that done. I don’t have to worry about pitching a shutout anymore.’”Eaves has said before that seeing what type of team these Badgers will develop into is the fun part of the season, and that he got a small glimpse after watching the Northern Michigan games on film.“We played pretty well for being such a young team,” Eaves said. “If you were to take a look at that game and, structurally, how we played our systems and such, we looked beyond our time together, and that was fun.”Eaves said he was very pleased to get a strong offensive series from sophomore forward Mark Zengerle. Although Zengerle led the team in assists a year ago with 31, he only had five goals on 60 shots the entire season. Despite not scoring a goal in the opening series, Zengerle tallied 12 shots on goal, precisely what Eaves said he has been looking for.“Every athlete has the strengths and weakness and will play to them,” Eaves said. “It’s just natural. So Mark’s going in the right direction, and Saturday was a good example. In practice, we’re seeing it more. We’re trying to change a behavior.”And while Eaves said he is looking for certain individuals to step up, he does recognize that for this team to be successful, it must not rely on specific players to keep the team afloat.“We’re going to have to do it by committee,” Eaves said. “I think our power play is going to have to get revved up and be a major contributor if we’re going to be successful, but by committee is going to be the call of the year.”last_img read more