China blocks audio app Clubhouse after users seize rare shot

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For a brief time, those bounded by the Great Firewall, China’s system of Internet controls blocking access to platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, had found an island of unregulated speech in the U.S.-based app Clubhouse, an invitation-only platform where users talk in audio-chat rooms. The app, which debuted in March but gained popularity after…

New Zealand Parliament scraps tie requirement after Maori MP ejected

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New Zealand — until Wednesday — required male legislators to wear ties in Parliament. After Waititi rose multiple times to speak without the requisite neckwear, House Speaker Trevor Mallard ejected him, local media outlets reported.“It’s not about ties. It’s about cultural identity, mate,” Waititi said as he walked out of the chamber.By Wednesday, Mallard announced…

How Google, Microsoft and others plan to work post-pandemic

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MAYOR ANNOUNCES STARBUCKS OPENING IN NORTH UTICA

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Mayor Robert Palmieri today announced Starbucks will be opening its first Utica location, a 2,200 square foot facility that will be located at 71 North Genesee Street. Starbucks has formally submitted its plans to the Utica...

Juggling tropical Storms Wilfred, Beta, Hurricane Teddy and a new

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The breakneck pace of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season claimed another record on Friday after three tropical storms formed within a 24-hour period, hitting fast-forward on the National Hurricane Center’s adoption of the Greek alphabet for storm names.By Saturday morning, there were five systems to monitor in the Atlantic waters.First came Tropical Storm Wilfred in…

American Airlines CEO says hundreds of thousands will lose their

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"Hundreds of thousands of people will be out of work, and service to small communities will be discontinued," if a new round of emergency airline funding is not approved, American Airlines Chief Executive Doug Parker said on NBC's "TODAY" show Friday morning.Moreover, the critical national infrastructure that the airline industry provides, that will be key…

You can get Victoria’s Secret bras from $10 right now

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Nab bras at a huge discount. (Photo: Getty Images)— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.Victoria’s Secret's Semi-Annual Sale is one of the most exciting shopping events of the year. The retailer best-known for its large stock of bras, underwear, pajamas and athleisure is currently offering discounts…

This billionaire warns that America’s massive wealth gap could lead

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Michigan residents urged to stay indoors as scientists race to

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An Aedes aegypti mosquito is seen through a microscope at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation laboratory in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 14 August 2019 ((Getty images))Authorities are urging Michigan residents to stay indoors after dark to stay protected from mosquito bites, after a resident is suspected to have been infected with a rare deadly virus.On…

Anger grows at Israel’s ultra-Orthodox virus scofflaws, threatening rupture with

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But they say they have never felt hostility like they do now, as a pandemic-exhausted nation has turned its rage at ultra-Orthodox scofflaws.As Israel endures its third national lockdown, social media has been inflamed by images of black-clad men brazenly crowding schools, weddings and other events, including 20,000 at a recent Jerusalem funeral of a…