“Each Member State, observer State and the European Union can submit a pre-recorded statement of its Head of State, Vice-President, Crown Prince or Princess, Head of Government, Minister or Vice-Minister, which will be played in the General Assembly Hall … after introduction by their representative who is physically present,” according to the decision.Traditionally hundreds of events are also held on the sidelines of the UN debate, but General Assembly President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande wrote in a letter to states that they were “encouraged to move all side events to virtual platforms to limit the footprint and number of people in the UN building.”The coronavirus has infected at least 15.1 million people and there have been more than 619,000 known deaths worldwide, according to a Reuters tally. New York was a global epicenter earlier this year for the virus, which emerged in China late last year.As UN host country the United States agreed to grant entry to leaders and diplomats from all UN member states. However, diplomats say it regularly limits the delegation size of some of its adversaries, like Iran.While North Korea’s Kim has met three times with US President Donald Trump since 2018 for now-stalled denuclearization talks, he has never traveled to the United States as leader or taken part in the UN General Assembly.The country’s former foreign minister, Ri Yong Ho, traveled to New York to address the United Nations from 2016 to 2018, but he did not attend last year. North Korea’s UN mission did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether Kim would send a video statement for this year’s high-level meeting. World leaders will send videos instead of physically gathering at the United Nations in September due to the coronavirus pandemic, the General Assembly decided on Wednesday, a move that paves the way for people wary of traveling to the United States – like North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un – to participate.The annual high-level meeting had been shaping up to be a week-long celebration of the 75th anniversary of the world body, but UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres suggested in May that leaders send video statements due to likely travel issues.The 193-member General Assembly agreed on Wednesday to the special measures. Topics :
September 18, 2020
THE body of the late Andrew ‘Mr Dunk’ Ifill will return to Guyana next week, according to Michael Singh, president of the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF), after which, funeral arrangements for the stand-out former National player will be made public.According to Singh, the date of the arrival will be conveyed once all details are finalised by his parents who are in Trinidad at the moment.Ifill, 40, succumbed at his place of employment in Trinidad and Tobago last weekend, with his death sending shockwaves through the basketball fraternity in the Twin Republic and Guyana.Tomorrow, at the Maloney Indoor Sports Arena, the Basketball Federation of Trinidad and Tobago will host a memorial game in Ifill’s honour, since, according to the Federation, the Guyanese ‘baller’ was loved and respected on the island, and was considered by many fans as one of the best in the game.Current and former T&T National players will converge on the Maloney facility from 17:00hrs to bid farewell to Ifill.Singh also pointed out that locally, GABF will host a similar event, but all details will be made public after the return of his body to Guyana.
August 30, 2020
XLMedia feels strain of Google deranking July 23, 2020 Submit Amit Ben Yehuda steps down from XLMedia August 13, 2020 Share XLMedia completes takeover of 101GreatGoals.com July 17, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles Share XLMedia has continued to pursue its expansion into ‘high-potential markets’ by instructing Akur Capital to commence its sales process for the majority of its Finnish-facing casino assets and publishing sites.The acquisition will allow XLMedia to ‘deliver more sustainable and predictable growth’ across regulated markets.It supports XLMedia’s three-pronged transformation strategy, which includes further investment into regulated markets, consolidation of publishing assets and investment into US sports and personal finance.Stuart Simms, Chief Executive Officer of XLMedia, commented: “XLMedia has set out a clear transformation strategy to deliver the next phase of growth. We have already made significant progress with reshaping the organisation, reducing our cost base, strengthening the leadership team and building our core people skills and technological expertise.The sale of our Finnish-facing casino assets will reduce the reliance on unregulated markets and accelerate the delivery of our strategy, providing additional capital for the acquisition of attractive assets in regulated and high growth markets, such as the burgeoning US sports market.“I look forward to updating our key stakeholders over the coming months.”Under its transformation strategy, XLMedia will focus its resources on a ‘core set of premium sites’, seeking to establish stronger relationships with consumers. This rebalancing of the portfolio will be supported by organic investments, disposals and acquisitions.Expansion into the US has also been highlighted as a key priority for the affiliate group, with plans to establish a foothold in the personal finance sector.Meanwhile XLMedia also plans to generate an increasing proportion of its revenue from more stable, regulated markets, both within current serviced verticals, such as gambling and personal finance and, over time, within additional target segments, where its core skills and scale can provide competitive advantage.
August 12, 2020
Singer Rod Stewart has been ordered to appear in a Palm Beach County courtroom for a hearing in his battery case.The order is tied to an alleged New Year’s Eve altercation in which Stewart, who is a part-time Palm Beach resident, and his son, Sean Stewart, are accused of simple battery on a security guard at the Breakers hotel on Palm Beach.According to the police report, the incident happened when the security guard noticed a group of people gathered near the check-in table of a private party who were trying to gain access although they were not on the list.The group became noisy, according to a report from two employees of the Breakers who witnessed the situation. That is when 39-year old Sean Stewart allegedly approached the security guard, who put his hand on Stewart’s chest and told him to back up.Sean Stewart then shoved the security guard backwards before Rod Stewart punched the security guard in his “left rib cage area.”Meanwhile, Rod Stewart pleaded not guilty on January 22. His court hearing is set for February 18 at 9 a.m.