19 September 2020 06:30
China has accused the United States of "bullying" and suggested it may take unspecified countermeasures after Washington banned downloads of popular video app TikTok and effectively blocked the use of the Chinese super-app WeChat. Trump to ban US downloads of TikTok and WeChat Read more The United States made the moves against the two Chinese apps on Friday, citing national security grounds and escalating a fight with Beijing over digital technology. TikTok users in the United States reacted with a collective shrug to the ban, but many are already planning an exit to other platforms should the clampdown lead to an outright ban. Some said that for those who already had the app little would change between Sunday, when the government ban on downloads will go into effect, and 12 November, the cutoff date set by the Trump administration. The administration has targeted TikTok, owned by Chinese tech giant Bytedance, over national security, escalating a fight with Beijing over the digital technology.
Bryce Hall, Nessa Barrett and Chase Hudson – largely unknown among the over-20-year-olds but with more than 10 million TikTok followers each – have also started Triller accounts. The app is not the only one positioning itself to rise from the ashes of TikTok, which has been downloaded two billion times worldwide and has 100 million users in the US alone. In the current context, "startups like Byte may have the edge, as we know established brands in teclose their 'cool factor' the older they get," said Mourey, pointing to younger generations' migration from Facebook to Instagram. Image copyright Reuters Image caption The singer is known for songs like Brown Eyed Girl and Gloria, and classic albums including Astral Weeks Sir Van Morrison has accused the government of "taking our freedom" in three new songs that protest against the coronavirus lockdown. Another song references a widely-shared Facebook post, of a screenshot from a UK government website saying, "Covid-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious disease (HCID) in the UK".
Kyle McFadzean gives Coventry victory over QPR in Championship thriller Coventry City's Gustavo Hamer (right) and Queens Park Rangers' Luke Amos battle for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium, Birmingham. Championship: Coventry City 3 QPR 2 Coventry City's Matt Godden (left) and Queens Park Rangers' Yoann Barbet battle for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium, Birmingham. Coventry marked their first home game back in the Championship with a thrilling 3-2 victory over QPR at St Andrew's. Kyle McFadzean grabbed a late winner to atone for giving away a first-half penalty which had given QPR the lead. Callum O'Hare then put the hosts ahead in the second half and, after Yoann Barbet had made it 2-2, McFadzean rose highest to produce a late winner.
However, after two warnings from set-pieces, QPR were punished when Kyle McFadzean headed in the winner with five minutes remaining. Dykes fired home from the spot after McFadzean brought down Bright Osayi-Samuel near the edge of the area four minutes before half-time. More woeful QPR defending led to the second Coventry goal. MARK Warburton's QPR travel to the midlands on Friday night, as they aim to build on their opening-day victory over Nottingham Forest by recording another positive result over newly-promoted Coventry City in front of the Sky Sports cameras. QPR manager Mark Warburton: "We know that Coventry play with a nice style of play, with players who likes to get on the ball with good forward running. Coventry City manager Mark Robins: There's good players at this level and QPR are no different. Coventry City 0-2 QPR - 28th December 2010 Neil Warnock's promotion-chasing QPR side extended their lead at the top of the Championship following a fine 2-0 victory over play-off hopefuls Coventry City. Rangers arrived in the west midlands in buoyant mood, following their emphatic Boxing Day win over promotion rivals Swansea City. But, soon after the half-time break, Tottenham loanee Walker saw his cross diverted into the City net by keeper Kieran Westwood to gift Warnock's side the opener and, after taking the lead, the visitors never looked back. Despite being behind, the Sky Blues continued to push forward, with Marlon King and Gary McSheffrey looking threatening, but Kenny in QPR's goal was to show why he would go on to be voted QPR Supporters' Player of the Year with some fantastic saves to ensure he would leave the midlands with yet another clean sheet. Stephen Martin will take charge of Friday evening's Sky Bet Championship clash between QPR and Coventry City. Only supporters in EFL Dark Market countries will be able to watch Friday's Sky Bet Championship fixture against Coventry City live on QPR+. As the game has been selected for live coverage by Sky Sports, the club are not permitted to sell QPR+ match passes in any country that is covered by the EFL's global television deal. Season ticket holders will also NOT be able to watch Friday's game live on QPR+. The new flexible agreement between the EFL and Sky Sports permits the club to offer season ticket holders free QPR+ access to all 'home' matches and 'midweek away' matches but not 'weekend away' matches. Despite the game being moved to Friday evening, the EFL still class the Coventry match as a 'weekend away' fixture.