Colonia continues to train despite three positives in its ranks

first_imgYes, Colonia will not stop training despite the positives of the three assets, whose names were not published by the entity. They will be subject, as provided in the protocol, to a quarantine of 14 days. According to the German newspaper Bild, it is about two players and a physiotherapist from the first team. While they isolate themselves, the rest of the Colonia team will continue preparing in groups, following “the hygiene and prevention guidelines exercised since April 6,” explained sports director Horst Heldt.“The health and privacy of our players and employees takes precedence over all kinds of reflections,” continued the head of the FC sports area. “The measures that we have been carrying out to date and the strategy based on routine tests have proven effective so that we can now react by implementing individual solutions” The Colony, therefore, will try to maintain normality. It remains to be seen how Merkel and her cabinet interpret the events. The restart of the Bundesliga seemed a matter of time, but what happened in Cologne on Friday afternoon could alter the decision on the resumption of the German competition. The Cologne, tenth ranked in the Bundesliga, announced in a statement that a total of three members of its staff had tested positive for coronavirus. The news will surely influence the government’s final decision regarding Chancellor Angela Merkel, which is expected with concern for next week.last_img read more


first_imgThere was no need, it seemed to me, to reject outright the outsourcing of the Ebola fight and to insist on Liberians doing it alone, on their own terms, as some significant individuals have suggested. On the other hand, there was also no need to reject, outright, Liberians trying to get a handle on the Ebola epidemic by doing it on their own as a sovereign nation. The truth, it seems, is somewhere in the middle and that is what Dr. Dunn (The Liberian Observer September 10, 2014 and The Perspective September 11, 2014 and Mr. Morlu (The Perspective September 9, 2014 have provided for us. What we need is a constructive cooperation, a partnership, with the international health organizations, identified both by Morlu and Dunn, to battle and win the fight against this Ebola scourge. These organizations, in addition to the financial resources they can bring also have the needed technical and scientific skills and the accumulated historical knowledge to help the Ebola situation significantly. With such a joint venture between Liberia and the international health organizations we can learn and get the expertise and resources which may help us to set up lasting institutions of our own to combat future crises. I commend Dunn and Morlu for providing us the framework for such a cooperative undertaking. Let us combine their two recommendations to form the base organization for  the cooperative venture to fight the scourge of Ebola.Dr. Dunn provided us the international framework for such a cooperative venture. The five points he recommended for accomplishing this international cooperative venture should be taken seriously and implemented immediately. His call for prominent African leaders including our own Madam Leymah Gbowee to respond openly and actively to the crisis is significant in expanding the context.And it is his call for prominent African leaders including our Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Leymah Gbowee that connects his recommendations to the three-point recommendation of Mr. John Morlu 111. Mr. Morlu frames his recommendations with a focus on Liberian participation and he recommends significant Liberians to be included, such as Senator Nyonblee Kanga-Lawrence and one could add Madam Gbowee to this list. To this Liberian list I will suggest adding: The Dean of the Arthur Grimes Law School, Professor David A. B. Jallah, Dr. Joe Diggs, Mr. Kenneth Best, Mr. John Morlu 111, Dr. Ayele Ajavon and Dr. Elwood Dunn. These plus others could form the Liberian contingent of the Ebola Eradication group. As both Dunn and Morlu suggested, the international health organizations like MSF, WHO etc, can name those who will constitute their contingent and the two groups will form the institutional base for the fight against Ebola. Of course the American military can help as they have started to do but they will have to be under the over all rubric of this organization. This group or institution will have to be given the legal and constitutional basis for functioning in Liberia. It is urgent that we establish this immediately.However, all these will not work and the monies and resources generated can easily be swallowed up and squandered if there is no transparency or accountability. This, to me, is the significance of Mr. Morlu’s insistence that the institution so set up “Ask the European Union or American Government to appoint a Chief Accountant … to manage the Ebola money. This will send a clear message that Liberia is ready for accountability”. This, in my judgment, is very important because corruption has, for long, crippled and incapacitated us in building our Nation. Corruption is not only eating up our resources and exporting them to the developed countries but also consuming our birthright in the lots and property we sell or mortgage to foreigners. We need a credible outside accountant to control the recalcitrant edges of our loose and undisciplined money-management habits.Dr. Dunn and Mr. Morlu 111 have given us the framework for a viable organization to combat Ebola in Liberia. Let us move very fast in implementing their recommendations.About the authorDr. Igolima T. D. Amachree can be reached at or this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Super Computer predicts where every Scottish Premiership team will finish

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Latest Football News BEST OF possible standings 4. Hibernian (Europa League first qualifying round) Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 2. Hearts (Europa League second qualifying round) silverware 6. Kilmarnock 7 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 1. Celtic (champions and Champions League first qualifying round) Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more RANKED ADVICE 7 MONEY REVEALED center_img smart causal 3. Rangers (Europa League first qualifying round) Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Who will win the Scottish Premiership? 12. Dundee (relegated)11. St Mirren (Premiership play-off final)10. Hamilton Academicals9. Motherwell8. St Johnstone7. Livingston highlights The Scottish Premiership is already shaping up to be a brilliant league to watch this season.Celtic have already lost, Hearts are currently top, while Steven Gerrard has visibly improved Rangers, although he suffered defeat in the Old Firm derby. 7 5. Aberdeen 7 7 impact 7 7 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Meanwhile, at the other end of the table, Dundee are struggling with no win, and St Mirren have already conceded nine goals.But how does the campaign look like panning out?With a week off from Scottish top-flight action due to the international break, we have fired up the famous super computer to predict the final league standings.Here’s the predicted final 2018/19 Scottish Premiership table which should, of course, be taken with a pinch of salt…*And if you think you’re better at predictions than the super computer, then give the talkSPORT predictor game a go! Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade last_img read more