Posts Tagged ‘cancels’

Perdue vs. Ossoff: GOP Senator cancels debate after Democratic challenger’s attacks go viral

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Thailand cancels emergency decree in bid to calm protests

Thailand’s government on Thursday cancelled a state of emergency it had declared last week for Bangkok in a gesture offered by the embattled prime minister to cool massive student-led protests seeking democracy reforms. The decree had banned public gatherings of more than four people and allowed censorship of the media, among other provisions. It was […]

Commission on Presidential Debates Cancels Oct. 15 Debate

The Commission on Presidential Debates on Friday canceled the October 15th debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. “On October 8, CPD announced that for the health and safety of all involved, the second presidential debate, scheduled for October 15 in Miami, would be conducted virtually,” the Commission on Presidential Debates said […]

NO Emergency Ever Cancels the U.S. Constitution.

Overturning COVID restrictions and states of emergency “You think you got the horses for that? Well, good luck and God bless, but I tell you this…the last place you want to see me is in court.” (attorney Arthur Edens, in the film, Michael Clayton, 2007) Memo to lawyers: What are you waiting for? File big […]

US Cancels Over 1,000 Visas For Chinese Nationals

Above photo: Some 360,000 Chinese nationals study in the United States, bringing in significant revenue to US colleges. Roman Pilipey/EPA. The United States has revoked visas for more than 1,000 Chinese nationals under a May 29 presidential proclamation to suspend entry from China of students and researchers deemed security risks, according to the US Department of […]

Pompeo cancels plan to film Trump campaign ad geared to US expats while in Israel

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UAE cancels Israel boycott law as El Al prepares first direct flight and Kushner promises more deals

UAE cancels Israel boycott law as El Al prepares first direct flight and Kushner promises more deals – Jewish Telegraphic Agency Skip to content Advertisement Advertisement

Things Get Messi After Argentina Cancels Soccer Match with Israel

Argentina’s cancellation of a friendly against Israel because of Israeli attempts to exploit the match politically is likely to reverberate far beyond the world of soccer and spotlights the risks of Israeli efforts to persuade the international community to recognize Jerusalem as its capital. The Argentinian decision suggests that despite the fact several countries, including East […]

In Win For Boycott Movement, Argentine Soccer Team Cancels Match In Israel

Waking up to the news Wednesday that Argentina had canceled the match, Israeli leaders denounced Rajoub, saying it was his incitement against Messi and the Argentines that caused them to withdraw. They called Rajoub’s messages “terror threats.” In her initial response, Regev said that “since they announced they would play against Israel, various terror groups […]

Palestinians score as Argentina cancels Israel match

Ali Abunimah Activism and BDS Beat 6 June 2018 Argentina national team player Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring a goal for his club side Barcelona during a Spanish league match against Real Madrid, in Barcelona, 6 May. Joan Gosa Xinhua Palestinians are celebrating the news that Argentina – and its star Lionel Messi – will […]

French car equipment lobby group cancels July trip to Iran

Reuters – France’s FIEV car equipment lobby group has canceled a July trip to Iran in light of current tensions between the United States and other European powers over a 2015 Iran nuclear deal. “The trip has been canceled and replaced instead by a meeting in France of our Iran club, so that we can […]

Trump Cancels Singapore Nuclear Summit with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un

Trump Cancels Singapore Nuclear Summit with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un May 24th, 2018 Via: CNBC: President Donald Trump canceled his historic nuclear summit with Kim Jong Un on Thursday, accusing North Korea of “tremendous anger and open hostility.” The meeting, which would […]

President Donald Trump Cancels North Korea Summit

Cites ‘anger and open hostility’ in recent North Korean statement President Donald Trump on Thursday called off the planned summit with North Korea, writing in a letter to the country’s leader that he didn’t want to go forward with the meeting because of “tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement.” Mr. […]

Gilberto Gil cancels Tel Aviv gig

Ali Abunimah Activism and BDS Beat 22 May 2018 Gilberto Gil (Patrick Hamberg) Palestinians are hailing the decision by Brazilian music legend Gilberto Gil to pull the plug on a performance in Israel this summer. Meanwhile, dozens of artists are declaring their support for the cultural boycott of Israel following the latest Israeli mass killings […]

Disney Cancels 35-Year-Old Music Festival Because It’s “Too Christian”

Disney has cancelled popular music festival “Night of Joy” after 35 years due to the fact that it is “too Christian” for modern audiences. “Last year was our last event,” a spokeswoman for the event said Thursday. Orlandosentinel.com reports: The event began in 1983 at Magic Kingdom, where it remained for most of its 35-year […]

"Tide is turning" as Natalie Portman cancels Israel appearance

Ali Abunimah Activism and BDS Beat 20 April 2018 Natalie Portman (Wikimedia) Israel is crediting the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement for Natalie Portman’s refusal to receive an award in Jerusalem. On Thursday, the Genesis Prize Foundation announced it was canceling its 2018 award ceremony after the Oscar-winning actor had informed it that “recent […]

Netanyahu cancels watershed refugee deal with UN following rightwing criticism

Hours after announcing a watershed deal with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to relocate African asylum seekers in Israel to Western Europe and Canada, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reneged, saying he is “suspending implementation of the agreement,” throwing the fate of tens of thousands into uncertainty. Making his statement directly to […]

New Orleans Cancels Secret Pre-Crime Police Program After Media Exposure

I’m happy to report some good news coming out of New Orleans thanks to the excellent investigative reporting of Ali Winston with The Verge. As I reported two weeks ago, Winston helped to uncover a secret predictive policing program that had been ongoing for 6 years by the New Orleans PD in cooperation with […]

CDC Cancels Nuke Talk, Warns About "Widespread" Flue Epidemic

In late December, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that it would conduct a briefing on January 16 regarding the “public health response to a nuclear detonation” over the skies of the United States. Now, the CDC has canceled the nuclear briefing and focused on something much more important: the flu epidemic across the […]

FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai cancels industry trade speech over death threats

     Weeks after repealing net neutrality, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai canceled a planned appearance at a tech industry trade show because of death threats, according to a report. On Wednesday, Gary Shapiro, president of Consumer Technology Association (CTA), released a statement that said Pai would not be attending the Consumer Electronics Show […]

Days After Lorde Cancels Show, Israel Creates Rapid Response Unit to Combat BDS

By Middle East Monitor The Israeli government has established a specific “public relations commando unit” to tackle pro-Palestinian projects such as the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, according to Ynet News. Minister of Strategic Affairs and Information Gilad Erdan pushed the cabinet to authorise the decision yesterday, in a bid to “step up” and provide a fast and coordinated […]

Pop star ‘Lorde’ honors BDS call, cancels Tel Aviv concert

The pop singer Lorde announced on Sunday that she would be canceling her June 5th performance in Tel Aviv after pressure from the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS). On social media, the New Zealand singer explained that, while she had researched the issue before scheduling her performance in Tel Aviv, in the end […]

New Zealand Singer Lorde cancels Israel show after BDS pressure

New Zealand pop singer Lorde cancelled her upcoming concert in Israel on Sunday after facing criticism from the BDS movement. The show was slated to take place at the Tel Aviv Convention Centre on June. The production company responsible for her show released a statement, saying: “Unfortunately, Lorde’s concert planned for July has been cancelled. […]

Lorde cancels Tel Aviv show, calls it "the right decision"

Nora Barrows-Friedman Activism and BDS Beat 25 December 2017 Lorde has canceled her Tel Aviv gig. (Krists Luhaers/Flickr) Chart-topping singer Lorde has called off her Tel Aviv show, just days after fans urged her to respect the international picket line. According to Israeli news reports, concert organizers confirmed on Sunday that the show was canceled […]

Criticism After Danish School Cancels Christmas to Avoid ‘Preaching’ to Non-Christian Children

Parents of local children, education officials, and leading Danish politicians have criticized a primary school after it chose to cancel the traditional Christmas service, due to the presence of students of immigrant backgrounds. “We took the decision because we have children who are not Protestant,” Marianne Vederso Schmidt, the head of Gribskolen in Graested, a […]

US Cancels Its Plan To Ban Cluster Bombs

The Pentagon has postponed indefinitely a planned ban on the use of older generation cluster bombs that was set to take effect in 2019. A new Pentagon policy  which was approved on Thursday erases the 2019 deadline and asserts that the weapons are legitimate, not necessarily a humanitarian hazard, and important for wartime attacks on “area […]

Netflix Cancels ‘House of Cards’ Amid Kevin Spacey Sexual Assault Allegations

Netflix announced that they will cancel ‘House of Cards’ a day after ‘Star Trek Discovery’ actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of sexual assault when he was 14 years old. “Media Rights Capital and Netflix are deeply troubled by last night’s news concerning Kevin Spacey,” the companies said in a joint statement on Monday. Rapp claimed […]

Spain’s constitutional court cancels Catalonia declaration of independence

READ MORE: Catalonia’s Puigdemont vows to respect December 21 election in Brussels speech The news came as Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was giving a speech in Brussels, his first since Madrid filed charges against him and he fled to Belgium. Earlier the Spanish attorney general filed a lawsuit against the secessionist leaders over their push […]

Puerto Rico’s utility cancels controversial $300 million contract with Montana firm hired to repair electrical grid

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Record-breaking snowfall of 55 cms knocks out power, cancels buses in northeastern British Columbia

     A record-breaking snowfall knocked out power to thousands of customers Tuesday and shut down bus routes in northeast B.C. According to Environment Canada meteorologist Lisa West, 23.0 cm fell in Fort St. John, beating the previous daily high of 15.2 centimetres on October 24, 1933. An additional 32 centimetres fell on the city Wednesday […]

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