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Bailey seals win after Luiz double and Watkins opener

Bailey seals win after Luiz double and Watkins opener

There was a moment last year when Leon Bailey left the pitch at Villa Park disconsolate, and in floods of tears. After missing an open goal against Wolves, it seemed to perfectly capture Bailey’s Aston Villa career in a microcosm, as a player with obvious quality yet unable to produce consistency. Now Bailey leaves the field to standing ovations, and the transformation in the £25 million signing has been remarkable after emerging as a key figure in Unai Emery’s Champions League mission. Bailey was electric here against Nottingham Forest and the turnaround in his performances provides further evidence of the effect Emery has on individual players. He terrorised Forest’s makeshift left-back Moussa Niakhate in the first half, attacking with speed and trickery and ending the game with a goal and an assist. Villa are one of the Premier League’s great entertainers and Bailey is at the forefront of their thrilling performances, thoroughly deserving of his new contract which was signed last week. “Bailey has been more consistent at home and there is still work to …

‘A green transition that leaves no one behind’: world leaders release open letter | Emmanuel Macron, Mia Mottley, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Ursula von der Leyen, Charles Michel, Olaf Scholz, Fumio Kishida, William Ruto, Macky Sall, Cyril Ramaphosa, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Rishi Sunak and Joe Biden

We are urgently working to deliver more for people and the planet. Multiple, overlapping shocks have strained countries’ ability to address hunger, poverty, and inequality, build resilience and invest in their futures. Debt vulnerabilities in low- and middle-income countries present a major hurdle to their economic recovery, and to their ability to make critical long-term investments. We are urgently working to fight poverty and inequalities. An estimated 120 million people have been pushed into extreme poverty in the last three years and we are still far from achieving our United Nations sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030. We should thus place people at the centre of our strategy to increase human welfare everywhere on the globe. We want a system that better addresses development needs and vulnerabilities, now heightened by climate risks, which could further weaken countries’ ability to eliminate poverty and achieve inclusive economic growth. Climate change will generate larger and more frequent disasters, and disproportionately affect the poorest, most vulnerable populations around the world. These challenges cross borders and pose existential risks to …