TORONTO (AP) — Canada announced Monday it is banning TikTok from all government-issued mobile devices, reflecting widening worries from Western officials over the Chinese-owned video sharing app. The European Union’s executive branch said last week it has temporarily banned TikTok from phones used by employees as a cybersecurity measure. The EU’s action follows similar moves in the U.S., where more than half of the states and Congress have banned TikTok from official government devices. Last week, Canada’s federal privacy watchdog and its provincial counterparts in British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec announced an investigation to delve into whether the app complies with Canadian privacy legislation. Canadian Treasury Board President Mona Fortier said the federal government will also block the app from being downloaded on official devices in the future.
MIAMI (AP) — Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics keep on enjoying their trips to Miami. Tatum scored 29 points, Jaylen Brown added 28 and the Celtics beat the Miami Heat 111-104 on Friday night in a rematch of last season’s Eastern Conference finals. “We’ve got a great team and we’re still trying to figure each other out,” Tatum said. Miami cut a 14-point deficit to five late, before back-to-back baskets by Tatum helped seal matters. But just when Miami got the lead, Adebayo got his fourth foul, then a technical, the game changed.5 months ago WSVN
“You won’t even say if you want to be the governor of Florida after this election,” Crist said. “You’re the only governor in the history of Florida that ever shut down our schools,” Crist said. “Charlie Crist has voted with Joe Biden 100% of the time,” DeSantis said, referring to the Crist-Biden agenda. DeSantis also defended his focus on divisive cultural issues, which have been a hallmark of his first term. DeSantis also defended a law he signed banning critical race theory and LGBTQ issues from many Florida schools.5 months ago WSVN
Anunoby scored a season-high 32 points and matched his season high with 10 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors used a 21-0 run in the third quarter to beat Miami 112-104 on Wednesday night, ending the Heat’s winning streak at three. Gabe Vincent scored 16 points, Caleb Martin had 14, and Jimmy Butler and Nikola Jovic each had 11. Toronto outrebounded Miami 42-23, including a 16-4 edge on the offensive glass, and outscored the Heat 26-5 in second-chance points. The Heat also were without guard Victor Oladipo (left knee), guard Tyler Herro (left ankle), forward Udonis Haslem (personal), and center Omer Yurtseven (left ankle). Raptors: VanVleet missed his first six field goal attempts but went 7 for 15 the rest of the way.4 months ago WSVN
DORAL, FLA. (WSVN) - A golf tournament got underway in Doral, but not without teeing up controversy about its funding. The LIV Golf Invitational Miami kicked off at Trump National Doral on Friday. The large prizes have drawn some big names, including Phil Mickelson, but the golf tour doesn’t come without controversy, because it’s funded by the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia. Dennis McGinley with 9/11 Justice, whose brother was killed in the 2001 attacks, addressed the matter during a news conference, Thursday. He reportedly met with 9/11 Justice back in 2016 and promised to declassify documents showing Saudi Arabia’s involvement in 9/11, but that never happened.4 months ago WSVN
(CNN) — Moments before a small private airplane crashed into power lines in Maryland on Sunday evening, air traffic controllers urgently warned the pilot that the aircraft was flying too low, according to archived recordings. The two were stuck in the plane for nearly seven hours after it crashed into power lines and a utility tower in Montgomery County, Maryland, according to fire chief Scott Goldstein. “The aircraft did strike the power lines of the north tower (while on approach to an airport) before it then collided with and became embedded in the structure of the south tower,” Goldstein said Monday. The crash scene is about 4 miles northwest of the Montgomery County Airpark, state police said. Schools in Montgomery County will be closed Monday due to power outages, district officials said Sunday night.3 months ago WSVN
A tornado watch means weather conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms to form in or near the watch area. The storms spawned at least 23 tornado reports with most coming from central and southern Mississippi, and others from Alabama and Louisiana. Earlier Tuesday, the storm prediction center issued a rare “particularly dangerous situation” tornado watch, which is typically designated for the most significant severe-storm threats. Storms to weaken todayLater Wednesday, the storms are expected to shift east and weaken. Thunderstorms are likely Wednesday morning from near the mouth of the Mississippi River northeastward into Georgia, according to the Storm Prediction Center.3 months ago WSVN
At totality, the stage at which the entire moon will be in Earth’s shadow, the moon will turn a dark reddish hue, which is why a total eclipse is also called a blood moon. “I think they’re excellent learning devices for people who want to get into astronomy.”A total lunar eclipse occurs approximately once every 1 ½ years on average, with the next total lunar eclipse not taking place until March 14, 2025 — although partial and penumbral lunar eclipses will continue to occur in the meantime. Those viewing the total lunar eclipse will be able to see the curvature of Earth’s shadow as it begins to slowly swallow the moon completely. Viewing a lunar eclipseA lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, Earth and moon align so that the moon passes into Earth’s shadow. Because of this arrangement, unlike a solar eclipse, a lunar eclipse can be enjoyed from anywhere the moon is present during the night.4 months ago WSVN