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British lawmaker blocks 'upskirting' bill

British lawmaker blocks 'upskirting' bill

World
June 16 (UPI) -- A British lawmaker has blocked a bill that would make it a criminal offense to take a picture up a woman's skirt without her consent. Sir Christopher Chope, 71, a conservative lawmaker, objected to the bill to make the non-consensual practice called upskirting illegal Friday as it was being read in the House of Commons, TIME reported. The upskirting bill would make the offense punishable by two years in prison if it becomes law. In Scotland, upskirting is already illegal. Chope did not give a reason for objecting. The bill is expected to be up for debate again on July 6. British Prime Minister Theresa May supported the bill and was "disappointed" in Sir Chope's actions blocking the upskirting bill as the only lawmaker objecting to it advancing. "Upskirting is an invasio...
Dwyane Wade blocks LeBron James' shot into the seats

Dwyane Wade blocks LeBron James' shot into the seats

Sports
March 28 (UPI) --Dwyane Wade had a huge block against LeBron James Tuesday in the Miami Heat's win against the Cleveland Cavaliers at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami.The block bounced above a row of cameramen and into the seats in the second quarter of the Heat's 98-79 victory.James dribbled just inside the 3-point line with about 8:25 remaining in the second frame. He drove in slowly against Heat forward Kelly Olynyk before picking up the ball and going toward the rim.James ended up fading away to the left of the hoop, as Olynyk jumped to defend. Wade came in from behind and put his right palm on the ball, dislodging it from James' hands.The Heat veteran stared at his hand in celebration.James scored a team-high 18 points and had seven assists and six rebounds in the loss. He also committ...
Trump blocks $117bn takeover of US tech firm

Trump blocks $117bn takeover of US tech firm

World
Donald Trump has exercised rarely-used powers to block the hostile takeover of mobile chipmaker Qualcomm by Singapore-based rival Broadcom.The White House said the President was acting on the recommendation of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which reviews foreign purchases of US companies, to reject the proposed $ 117bn offer on national security grounds.It would have been the most valuable tech takeover in the world had it gone ahead.Broadcom had gone directly to shareholders after a previous offer was rejected by Qualcomm.Its bid interest was blocked at a sensitive time - given the world is gearing up for the roll-out of ultra fast 5G mobile services and Mr Trump's wider agenda to protect the interests of US companies.The committee had warned that "a shift to Ch...
Trump blocks Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm on security grounds

Trump blocks Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm on security grounds

Business
US President Donald Trump has blocked a planned takeover of chipmaker Qualcomm by Singapore-based rival Broadcom on grounds of national security.His order cited "credible evidence" that the proposed $ 140bn (£100bn) deal "threatens to impair the national security of the US". There were concerns the takeover could have led to China pulling ahead in the development of 5G wireless technology. The deal would have been the biggest technology sector takeover on record.A takeover of Qualcomm by Broadcom would have created the world's third-largest maker of microchips, behind Intel and Samsung. The chipmaking sector is in a race to develop chips for the latest 5G wireless technology and Qualcomm is considered to be a leader in this field, followed by Broadcom and China's telecoms giant Huawei. Ana
Sony blocks Super Seducer video game on PlayStation

Sony blocks Super Seducer video game on PlayStation

Technology
Sony has blocked the publication of a video game designed to teach male players psychological tricks to convince women to date them.Super Seducer was scheduled for release on the PlayStation 4 on Tuesday.The title has been criticised for being sleazy and for promoting "toxic behaviours and attitudes".Sony has limited itself to saying it "will not be made available", but the BBC has confirmed the Japanese company banned the title.Kickstarter had previously suspended the game's crowdfunding campaign. Super Seducer has, however, been released for PCs and Macs via Valve's Steam platform.The Motherboard news site was among the first to notice that the PlayStation version had not been released."Without further details from Sony, we can't tell if the game has been removed as a moral decision or w...