UN proposes pre-recorded leader addresses for General Assembly

first_imgUnited Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has proposed pre-recordings of speeches by world leaders to be aired during the annual General Assembly in September, in lieu of the leaders gathering at UN headquarters amid the coronavirus pandemic.Guterres sent a letter to Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United Nations Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, who chairs this year’s General Assembly, asking him to examine the possibility of a format using pre-recorded addresses or other measures due to the virus outbreak.Following guidance from the chairman, the international body’s 193 member states will determine how to handle the speeches at the gathering. Although all 50 US states are moving to reopen their economies, New York City and some surrounding areas remain under large-scale social distancing.Workers at UN headquarters in Manhattan have been asked to work from home until the end of June.Guterres has indicated that it will be difficult for heads of state to gather in New York in September due to possible continued quarantine measures and restrictions for large gatherings.Topics :last_img read more

When does the Premier League transfer window open and close this summer?

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 15 Jul 2020 12:05 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.9kShares When does the Premier League transfer window open and close this summer?center_img Advertisement Timo Werner will arrive at Chelsea this summer (Picture: Getty Images)The Premier League has confirmed when the transfer window will open and close this summer, after initial plans were significantly altered by the coronavirus crisis.With the season now running until a conclusion on Sunday 26 July, the transfer window will open after the final games of the campaign.The start date of the 2020/21 Premier League season is not yet confirmed, with the weekend of 12 September looking most likely, but there remains the possibility that it could start earlier than this.If the Premier League does get back underway on 12 September, it will mean there will be around three weeks between the start of the season and the close of the transfer window, and then 11 more days of a domestic-only window.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWhen does the transfer window open and close?A Premier League statement read: ‘Premier League Shareholders have agreed on the dates for the summer 2020 transfer window.‘The window will open for 10 weeks at the end of the current Premier League season, starting on 27 July and ending on 5 October.‘Following consultation with the EFL, a domestic-only window will be added from 5 October, closing 17:00 BST on 16 October.‘During this window, Premier League clubs will only be able to trade with EFL clubs (either loans or permanent registrations).‘No transfers can take place between Premier League clubs in this period.‘The transfer window is subject to the approval of FIFA.’The EFL’s window will run for the same dates of 27 July – 5 October, with the extended domestic-only window afterwards.MORE: Dimitar Berbatov’s Premier League predictions including Arsenal vs LiverpoolMORE: Norwich claim unwanted record as West Ham defeat confirms relegation from Premier LeagueFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

Liverpool, Man Utd, Chelsea? Paul Merson predicts who will win Premier League title next season

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Liverpool, Man Utd, Chelsea? Paul Merson predicts who will win Premier League title next season Arsenal legend Paul Merson has predicted who will win the Premier League next season (Picture: Getty)Paul Merson has predicted who will win the Premier League title next season, with the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United hoping to catch dominant champions Liverpool.Jurgen Klopp’s side have dominated English football this term, winning 31 of their 37 Premier League fixtures to date to storm 18 points clear at the top of the table and secure their first domestic title for 30 years.Manchester City, who were bidding to win a third successive title, will be looking to respond with a stronger challenge next season, while the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea now appear better-placed to compete with Liverpool.AdvertisementAdvertisementUnited have still not lost in the Premier League since Bruno Fernandes joined the club in January, while Chelsea are enjoying an impressive season under new manager Frank Lampard are are set to welcome new signings Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech to the club.ADVERTISEMENTBut despite the strength of Manchester City and the progress of United and Chelsea, Merson expects Liverpool to defend the title next season.The Arsenal legend told StarSport: ‘I would be surprised if they [Liverpool] didn’t go on and do it again next season. Liverpool fans party into the night at AnfieldTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00FullscreenLiverpool fans party into the night at Anfieldhttps://metro.co.uk/video/liverpool-fans-party-night-anfield-2215744/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘Manchester City are a brilliant team, make no mistake and they can blow anyone away on their day.‘But Liverpool are more consistent. They can win games when they are not playing well and City haven’t been able to do that because their defence hasn’t been as good.’Merson added: ‘It’s shame Liverpool had to lift the Premier League trophy in front of an empty stadium at Anfield.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I can remember the last time Liverpool won the title in 1990, because I was in the Arsenal side that did the same thing the following season.‘Back then you knew if you finished above Liverpool then you’d basically be champions. They were so dominant at that time.‘But I think their fans will definitely get the chance to celebrate a Premier League trophy presentation inside Anfield in the future, because this won’t be the last time Liverpool win the title.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Premier League final day TV schedule, fixtures, channels and streamsMORE: Jurgen Klopp praises Liverpool transfer target Thiago Alcantara Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 25 Jul 2020 10:39 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.8kShares Advertisementlast_img read more