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WORLD AGENDA

World Agenda für September 2020

By Duncan Mil

September 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020 - Jedes Monat veröfentlicht Graphic News eine World Agenda der nächsten Events, die im Folgemonat die Welt beschäftigen werden. Zu den Events im September gehören ......

Sep 1, Monaco: World Athletics will allow marathoners and race walkers to begin qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, as the coronavirus pandemic has limited their training and competition opportunities. Track and field athletes, who get more chances to compete, must wait until Dec 1 for their results to count

Sep 2-12, Italy: The Venice International Film Festival opens, the first major film event since Covid-19 forced much of the world into lockdown. The lineup of arthouse productions reflects director Alberto Barbera’s commitment to make the festival “a shop window for the best cinema production in the world

Sep 7-14, United States: Boston moved its famed marathon from April in the hope that the coronavirus crisis would be over by now, but has since decided it will be run virtually. Participants must complete the 26.2-mile distance within a six-hour period any time between Sep 7–14 and provide proof of timing to the organisers

Sep 7, United Kingdom: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is due to appear for a full extradition hearing in London. In the U.S. he faces 17 charges of espionage and conspiracy to commit computer intrusion over the publication of classified documents. His reported ill health and the Covid-19 crisis may further delay the hearing

Sep 10-19, Canada: The “reimagined” Toronto International Film Festival has been adapted for a Covid-19 world. The pandemic has almost closed down the production of movies, so finding 50 new films to screen at the festival counts as a significant achievement

Sep 10-14, Austria: OPEC marks its 60th birthday at a difficult time for the oil industry. The coronavirus pandemic has driven down daily crude consumption at a time when electric vehicles and a shift to renewable energy sources were already threatening long-term demand for oil

Sep 11, United States: A hearing for the four former police officers facing charges over the death of George Floyd, which became the focus of the Black Lives Matter movement, opens in Minneapolis. Derek Chauvin, who knelt on Floyd’s neck, is charged with second-degree murder. The others are charged with aiding him

Sep 12-13, Canada: Airshow London, staged at London International Airport in Ontario, is billed as “Canada’s first socially responsible and physically distant air show.” Motorists will park in their own 20-by-25-foot space to enjoy the show either in or outside their vehicle and listen to the show on their car radios

Sep 12-13, Monaco: Princess Charlene of Monaco, a former Olympian swimmer, teams up with UFC star Conor McGregor to cycle 180km in 24 hours on the Mediterranean. Two relay teams compete in turn on water bikes over the course, which starts in Calvi, Corsica, and ends at the Yacht Club de Monaco

Sep 15-22, United Nations: The 75th session of the UN General Assembly will be a part virtual, part in-person gathering that will include adopting a declaration commemorating the 75th anniversary of the body. It includes a vow to build a post-coronavirus world that is “more equal, works together and protects the planet

Sep 15, United States: A new hub airport opens in Salt Lake City, the first built in the U.S. this century, and the timing isn’t a total disaster. The new unpopularity of air travel means big losses, but the empty skies allowed construction of new facilities to proceed faster, helping to offset the precipitous drop in revenue

Sep 16-Dec 26, United Kingdom & United States: The Mayflower set sail 400 years ago from Plymouth, England, for the New World. Many anniversary events fell victim to Covid-19 but the programme will run on to 2021, culminating in July with a Four Nations Commemoration Ceremony involving the U.S., Netherlands, UK and Wampanoag nations

Sep 18, Switzerland: The 70th FIFA Congress, originally scheduled for May, will be a virtual event because of the Covid-19 crisis. The main business for world football’s governing body will be keeping plans for the Qatar 2022 World Cup on track, with some qualifying matches rescheduled for 2021 because of the pandemic

Sep 20-21, France: An auction of heritage furniture aims to provide funds for hospitals in these cash-strapped times. The Mobilier National in Paris, the national furniture collection set up in the 17th century to decorate royal palaces, will sell some 100 items dating mainly from the 1830-1848 reign of Louis-Philippe I

Sep 24, United States: Sixty years ago, Richard Nixon squared off against John F. Kennedy for the keys to the White House in the first televised presidential debate. Kennedy, looking directly to camera, was a clear winner, comfortable with the new medium of TV, while an ill at ease Nixon avoided eye contact with viewers

Sep 27-Oct 11, France: Organizers shifted the French Open tennis tournament in Paris from May to September, banking on a significant easing of the coronavirus crisis. Their heavy investment in the expansion and renovation of Roland Garros, mainly without public funds, is said to have provided a financial incentive for the shift

Sep 29, United States: The face-off in Cleveland, Ohio, between Donald Trump and his rival, Joe Biden, the first of three presidential debates, will see two septuagenarians eager to demonstrate their mental fitness for the presidency. U.S. voters will weigh-in on that question, the subtext of both campaigns, on Nov 3

Sep 30, United States: Census Bureau employees are under pressure to complete the national head count after the Trump administration ordered counting to end a month early. The shorter period has political ramifications in an election year and exacerbates the challenges introduced by the coronavirus pandemic

Sep, United Kingdom: Oxford University scientists and pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca were confident they would release a first coronavirus vaccine in September, until Russia rushed one out in August. The race is not over until the vaccine’s effectiveness is proven, and the Oxford-AstraZeneca team has the edge there

Sep, Egypt: Plans are afoot to transfer 22 royal pharaonic mummies “in a majestic procession” through Cairo from their longtime home at the Egyptian Museum to the partially-opened National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in historic Fustat, possibly as early as September

PUBLISHED: 26/08/2020; STORY: Newsahead, Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Associated Press, Getty Images
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