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Premier League clubs meeting to discuss ‘Project Restart’ as government offer no timescale over when live sport can resume

Premier League clubs meeting to discuss ‘Project Restart’ as government offer no timescale over when live sport can resume

Sports
Premier League clubs will meet again on Monday to discuss plans to restart the 2019/20 season – but there appears little prospect of football resuming any time soon. The determination remains to complete the campaign but Prime Minister Boris Johnson looked to have put the brakes on a swift return for professional sport on Sunday after revealing the coronavirus transmission rate is still too high to significantly ease the lockdown. getty No football has been played in England since early March due to the coronavirus pandemic Johnson indicated that – while the general population will be allowed to exercise outdoors more than once a day and play sports from Wednesday – they must do so only with those in their own households. “We want to encourage more a
Coronavirus forces postponement of COP26 meeting in Glasgow

Coronavirus forces postponement of COP26 meeting in Glasgow

Science
A key climate summit in Glasgow will be delayed until next year due to disruption caused by the coronavirus. The announcement was made in a joint statement from the UK and UN after a "virtual" meeting of officials.Dozens of world leaders were due to attend the COP26 gathering that was set to run in Glasgow from November 9 this year. It is expected that the conference will now take place by the middle of next year. As the virus has spread around the world, there has been a growing expectation in recent weeks that the COP26 talks would be delayed.Around 30,000 delegates, journalists and environmental campaigners were due in Scotland for the meeting.However the changing priorities that coronavirus has forced on governments can be cl...
China postpones key political meeting because of virus

China postpones key political meeting because of virus

Health
China says it is postponing its most important political meetings of the year because of the outbreak of the new virusByThe Associated PressFebruary 24, 2020, 10:07 AM2 min readBEIJING -- China announced Monday it has postponed its most important political meetings of the year because of the outbreak of the new virus, a significant step for an authoritarian government that has always kept tight control over its political calendar. The decision indicates the importance that President Xi Jinping places on the battle against the virus, which has killed more than 2,500 people and sickened more than 77,000 in mainland China. The outbreak has posed one of the biggest political challenges to Xi’s administration since he took control of the ruling Communist Party in 2012. The annual meetings of
HS2: Chancellor Sajid Javid backs project ahead of crucial meeting

HS2: Chancellor Sajid Javid backs project ahead of crucial meeting

Business
Sajid Javid has decided to throw his support behind HS2 ahead of a key meeting with Boris Johnson later.The chancellor is expected to tell the PM he supports the controversial London to Birmingham rail link after studying Treasury analysis of its impact, as first reported by the Financial Times.A leaked report has suggested the project could cost almost double the £56bn originally expected in 2015.Mr Johnson has said MPs can expect a decision "very shortly".No 10 said a final decision on the rail link would not be taken on Thursday - although the meeting, also involving Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, is expected to go a long way to coming up with a decision about whether to back the project.The BBC's political editor Laura Kue
Boxing news: Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk meeting takes place as AJ posts public picture

Boxing news: Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk meeting takes place as AJ posts public picture

Sports
Anthony Joshua sat down with Oleksandr Usyk’s promotional representatives for a meeting on Thursday in London. The unified heavyweight world champion held talks alongside his promoter Eddie Hearn (who also co-promotes Usyk), his manager Freddie Cunningham and Usyk’s K2 promoter Alex Krassyuk at the Dorchester Hotel in Mayfair. Getty Images - Getty Joshua was the WBA, WBO and IBF titles but could lose one of them before his next fight Getty Oleksandr Usyk left the cruiserweight division as undisputed champion After the meeting, AJ did something fairly unusual for him and posted publicly to let the world know the conversations had happened. Joshua said: “Good to catch up with Eddie Hearn, Alex Krassyuk and 258 Ma