C.D.C., TikTok, Rosh Hashana: Your Friday Evening Briefing

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2. The Trump administration will ban TikTok and WeChat from American app shops. The companies are utilized by greater than 100 million individuals within the U.S.

As of Sunday, Individuals will now not be capable of obtain the Chinese language social media apps from Apple and Google Play app shops, crippling their operation. The Commerce Division stated the move would protect the country’s national security.

Here’s what all of this means for you: WeChat customers within the U.S. won’t be able to make use of the messaging app for sending funds. If in case you have TikTok downloaded in your telephone, you might be effective — for now. The Commerce Division will wait till Nov. 12, after the election, to pursue a full ban of the app.


3. Israelis are making ready to have fun the holiest days on the Jewish calendar below a recent lockdown. Above, Jerusalem’s Outdated Metropolis on Friday.

With one of many world’s worst coronavirus an infection charges, the three-week national lockdown was timed to coincide with Rosh Hashana (the Jewish new 12 months), Yom Kippur and the pageant of Sukkot, within the hope of inflicting much less financial harm as a result of companies are inclined to decelerate then. It was additionally aimed toward stopping massive household meals that might turn out to be super-spreading occasions.

The vacation season is historically a time for Jews to ponder themes of repentance, reckoning and renewal. This 12 months, “renewal” is not exactly the mood, especially in the U.S.

4. A Occasions/Siena Faculty ballot reveals Joe Biden main President Trump by broad margins in Maine and Arizona, and successfully tied in North Carolina. Susan Collins trailed her Democratic rival in Maine’s Senate race.

The trigger: Mr. Trump’s mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic. In all three states, Democratic Senate candidates had been main Republican incumbents by five percentage points or more.

Early voting began in four states on Friday, 46 days earlier than Election Day on Nov. 3. Among the many early voting states is Minnesota, the place each presidential candidates can be making marketing campaign stops in the present day. Voters additionally started casting ballots in South Dakota, Virginia, pictured above in Fairfax, and Wyoming.

Take a look at key dates and voting deadlines in your state.


5. The Schooling Division will withhold thousands and thousands of {dollars} from Connecticut colleges if they permit transgender athletes to decide on the groups they compete on.

The transfer to withhold about $18 million, supposed to assist colleges desegregate, might have nationwide implications for each transgender athletes and college students of coloration. The cash typically permits college students from Black and Hispanic communities to attend high-performing colleges outdoors their neighborhoods. The mayor of New Haven, one of many three college districts being focused, referred to as the transfer “effectively extortion.”

The Schooling Division can also be intervening at Princeton University. The administration opened a civil rights investigation into the college after its president acknowledged the position of systemic racism on the college.

6. America’s housekeepers are within the midst of catastrophe. The pandemic is the instant trigger, however deeper inequities attain again generations.

Ghosted by their employers, members of the occupation are going through “a full-blown humanitarian crisis — a Depression-level situation,” stated the manager director of the Nationwide Home Employees Alliance. A survey by the group discovered that 72 p.c of housekeepers, like Magdalena Zylinska, above, had misplaced all of their purchasers by the primary week of April.

Caregiving advantages are one other manner the pandemic has highlighted disparities amongst staff. More than three-quarters of working parents say their employers haven’t supplied further break day or cash for youngster care through the pandemic, in accordance with a Occasions survey.

7. The wildfires blazing within the West pose a very excessive threat for youngsters’s airways.

A lot of 2020 has been spent specializing in imperiled lungs of the older and the infirm, who’re at higher threat of Covid-19, however these fires prey on developing lungs, consultants stated. Smoke from the blazes particularly worsens bronchial asthma and even triggers the situation for many who are genetically disposed to it.

“This does not look good for children,” stated one pediatric pulmonologist.

Fires in California and the Pacific Northwest proceed to burn. One firefighter died whereas battling a blaze ignited throughout a gender-reveal celebration in Southern California.


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9. New York Vogue Week, for all its newness in a pandemic, ended on an upbeat word: Vogue ought to make you smile.

Christian Siriano, of “Project Runway” fame, pulled off what might have been the coup of the week, our chief fashion critic Vanessa Friedman writes. He moved his present out of New York Metropolis totally to his home in Westport, Conn., in “the biggest, and most unabashedly dressed up, physical show” that proclaimed “frivolity has a deeper purpose.”

Tom Ford, too, carried that ethos, posted as a glance e book of nonetheless images that “was all animal print and floral fabulousness.”

Will procuring ever return to the way in which it was earlier than the age of coronavirus? Most likely not in 2020. Here are some of the biggest shifts in fashion retail.

10. And eventually, hiya fall.

With the final official weekend of summer time upon us, conventional fall actions are beginning to choose up. Pandemic restrictions will contact every part from socially distanced hay rides to socially distanced haunted homes.

Some orchards are requiring reservations for apple and pumpkin selecting, whereas others are making their corn mazes with wider paths and extra passing lanes. Haunted homes are adapting too, by confining actors to scare zones or reworking their grounds into drive-through occasions. This guide has all your fun covered.

Completely satisfied new 12 months to those that are celebrating, and joyful fall to all. Hope your weekend brings a welcome seasonal shift.


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