Bundesliga to restart season in May

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance Club’s server collapses over ticket demand for first Bundesliga game in 11 years FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules The Bundesliga has been given the green light by the German Government to recommence their season, following a meeting on Wednesday.Germany have been at the forefront of getting back to action and have been praised for their handling of the coronavirus crisis, leading to football clubs returning to training, while maintaining social distancing, a few weeks ago. The clubs have undertaken intense daily testing to ensure the safety of the players and their families, and although 10 positive tests have been discovered, steps have been taken to isolate those individuals and move forward.The DFL have yet to decide on an official date for getting games back underway – behind closed doors, of course – but plans are being put in place for players to be ready for the second half of the month.There are nine rounds of the current Bundesliga season remaining, with Bayern currently four points clear of Borussia Dortmund at the top.The German approach is in stark contrast to the approaches of France and Netherlands, who have chosen to void their seasons and will start afresh in August or September.Tags: BundesligaCOVID-19Ease of LockdownEuropean FootballGermanylast_img read more

MLME Drafts Act to Ensure National Equity in Mining Sector

first_imgThe Ministry of Lands, Mines & Energy (LME) has drafted a new Act of the minerals and mining sector that seeks to prioritize the interest of the Liberian people and the country at large.The Act is aimed as establishing a framework for granting and regulating mineral titles that authorizes reconnaissance, exploration and processing of minerals in an attractive way for investors while simultaneously ensuring they contribute to the development of Liberia.The Act, if passed, could encourage mining operations that are financially profitable, environmentally sound, and socially responsible to benefit the Liberian people.Speaking to our reporter in an exclusive interview on Wednesday, January 29, at a one-day consultation on the update of the Liberian Mineral Mining Act held at a local hotel in Monrovia, Deputy LME Minister, Sam Ross, said the new Act has been carefully reviewed. Mr. Ross explained review of the Act would ensure harmony and beneficial relationships are created between mining companies and the communities that are affected by minerals operations. He explained that the government of Liberia, through the LME, aims to provide economic and social opportunities for communities with mineral resources.Mr. Ross further stated the new mining act would allow communities that explore resources to get additional benefits from mining operations in the sector.He noted that most mining companies in the country lacked the capacity to create harmonious relationships with the people of their operations’ various communities. This lack of a mutual understanding causes failure to develop these communities.Mr. Ross said the LME seeks the opinions, views and participation of civil society organizations, the private sector, government agencies and government ministries in order to safeguard the new Act.He stressed the need for strengthening the country’s mining sector and providing a reliable posture for communities concerning the way forward.Mr. Ross concluded by expressing his belief that Liberia was endowed with bountiful resources which should be used to create an international standard of living for it citizens.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more