Posts Tagged ‘curbs’

Jordan steps up curbs on political dissent – HRW

Jordanian authorities have in the last four years intensified persecution and harassment of political opponents and ordinary citizens using a string of laws to silence critical voices, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday, Reuters reports. Authorities used vague laws to detain, interrogate and harass journalists, political activists, members of political parties and independent trade unions, […]

Bosch Halts Production at Two China Plants Due to COVID Curbs

SHANGHAI—German auto parts supplier Bosch on Tuesday said it has suspended production at two sites in the Chinese cities of Shanghai and Changchun as it follows government policies to contain a surge of COVID-19 cases. Bosch said it had paused production at a Thermotechnology factory in Shanghai and an automotive components site in Changchun in […]

Omnicron COVID variant: Curbs on southern Africa ‘a kind of travel apartheid’, says UN chief

United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has slammed restrictions targeting southern African nations as a form of racist travel segregation. European nations are among countries that have imposed travel curbs after the detection of the COVID variant Omnicron. “We have the instruments to have safe travel,” said Guterres following talks with African Union Commission Chairman Moussa […]

EU states continue easing Covid-19 travel curbs as Portugal & Italy welcome back some foreign visitors

As of Sunday, travelers from Israel, the UK and the EU will no longer have to quarantine when they visit Italy as long as they test negative for Covid-19, the Italian government said, as Europe prepares for the return of tourism. Italy will also extend its list of routes for so-called ‘Covid-free’ flights to include […]

TEN THOUSAND protesters decry Covid-19 curbs in Vienna, face counter-protest (VIDEOS)

Some 10,000 people marched through the center of the Austrian capital Vienna on Saturday to protest against restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of Covid-19, and to demand the resignation of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Coronavirus skeptics took to the streets as Kurz and his government discussed the possibility of extending the ongoing third lockdown in […]

Initial Israeli Data: First Pfizer Shot Curbs Infections By 50% After 14 Days

Initial data from Israel’s vaccination campaign shows that Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine curbs infections by some 50 percent 14 days after the first of two shots is administered, a top Health Ministry official said Tuesday, as the country’s serious COVID-19 cases, daily infections and total active cases all reach all-time peaks. Sharon Alroy-Preis, head of the […]

‘Cold War mindset’: China hits out at US after Washington ends exchange programs and curbs visas for officials

Beijing has slammed Washington after it terminated cultural exchange programs, put visa restrictions on officials and plans to delete shares of Chinese companies blacklisted by the US, as hostility between the states continues. Beijing’s latest criticism of US foreign policy comes after the Trump administration placed visa restrictions on Chinese Communist Party members and their […]

Parts of Europe reopen stores, Los Angeles sees new virus curbs

PARIS — Parts of Europe will reopen stores on Saturday in time for the holiday season after progress in containing the coronavirus, but Los Angeles will halt nearly all gatherings with the pandemic surging across the United States. Most countries hope to ease their virus rules for Christmas and New Year, allowing families a respite […]

NCYI welcomes Supreme Court ruling challenging New York coronavirus curbs

The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) has welcomed a ruling by the US Supreme Court made late on Wednesday, challenging New York state’s latest restrictions in novel coronavirus hot spots in relation to religious congregationsThe court on a 5-4 vote granted requests made by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and the Orthodox congregations […]

US Supreme Court backs religious groups over New York coronavirus curbs

The US Supreme Court late on Wednesday backed Christian and Jewish houses of worship challenging New York state’s latest restrictions in novel coronavirus hot spots. The court on a 5-4 vote granted requests made by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and two Orthodox Jewish congregations. The order marked one of the first consequential actions […]

Judge Upholds President Trump’s Curbs on H-1B Outsourcing

A federal judge on Friday rejected a lawsuit by business groups and is allowing President Donald Trump to temporarily bar the entry of foreign contract workers who are hired to take the U.S. jobs needed by Americans. The decision is a big labor rights win for American employees because it recognizes a president can use […]

G20 Violence Prompts Calls For New Curbs On Anti-Capitalist Militants

Above Photo: Residents in the Schanzenviertel district of Hamburg pass by a pile of burned debris following looting and rioting by G20 protesters. Photograph: Zuma Wire/Rex/Shutterstock German politicians call for Europe-wide extremism database as minister says events highlight ‘leftwing scene’s readiness to use violence’ Allies of the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, have called for new curbs […]

Clinton spends primary night at NY fundraiser hosted by former AIPAC VP

Hillary Clinton wasn’t greeting voters at a rally, town hall or diner as votes rolled in from Wisconsin. Instead, she was spending her evening with top donors in New York City. She raised at least $60,000 Tuesday night at a fundraiser hosted by Jack Bendheim, the owner of a company that manufactures […]

Kinematic blocks are actuated, sensed through pins

The Tangible Media Group at the MIT Media Lab now brings you Kinetic Blocks in their explorations with pin-based shaped displays. The team has been taking on the challenge of giving a physical form to digital information; they have been devising ways of moving and manipulating objects that are placed on the pins. The […]

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