La Liga faces heated debate as it prepares to resume


Madrid (AFP) – Spanish media rejoiced on Sunday after the government said La Liga could resume, but restarting in June presents many challenges including summer heat, empty stadiums and health rules.

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Saturday that football could return from its coronavirus lockdown in the week of June 8.

After closely observing as Bundesliga players acted as lab rats when their league became the first of the major European competitions to return last weekend, Spain, hard hit by the pandemic, will now take its turn.

La Liga has not yet specified when it will kick off or detailed the health protocols it will adopt, but is expected to do so within the next week, according to the Spanish press.

“La Liga is back,” exclaimed the front page of Spain’s best-selling daily Marca, which adorned its front page with a heart formed by the badges of the 20

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Japan ending state of emergency in 3 prefectures


The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.


— Japan approves lifting state of emergency in three prefectures.

— Japan considers attending G-7 summit if it is rescheduled by Trump, host nation U.S.

— China prepares for country’s biggest political meeting of the year.


TOKYO — Japan’s economy minister says experts have approved a government plan to remove a coronavirus state of emergency in Osaka and two neighboring prefectures in the west where the infection is deemed slowing, while keeping the measure in place in the Tokyo region and Hokkaido.

Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura told reporters that experts at the meeting approved the plan to lift the measure in Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo.

The measure will be

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A global mental health summit

Deepak Chopra is hosting a free, 3-day global mental health summit. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Something in the Water)
Deepak Chopra is hosting a free, 3-day global mental health summit. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Something in the Water)

In the face of the pandemic crisis, there is a great opportunity. It is open to everyone, and it is free. We invite you, your family and friends to this healing experience. If you want to find your inner strength, peace, and the end of anxiety, please sign up here to attend the Never Alone Summit, a free global mental health event. 

In the 3-day summit, you will discover the inner breakthroughs that we all need to get past the mental pain and suffering that the pandemic brings in its wake.

At this moment, some people have already found a creative way to move forward. They do not feel trapped, because they welcome the chance to put their everyday life on pause. Small opportunities are all around us, to

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Tattoo Parlor Owner Frustrated At State’s Silence On Reopening


TAMPA, FL — While more Floridians are getting back to work this week under Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Phase 1 “Safe. Smart. Step by Step” plan, Bay City Tattoo in Ybor City remains shuttered and its owner, Jeffrey Ziozios, increasingly frustrated.

After speaking at the last two Hillsborough County Emergency Policy Group meetings, Ziozios said he still has no word on when he’ll be able to get back to business.

“On March 25, the EPG voted 8-0 to start the safer at home order that did specifically name hair/nail salons, barbershops and tattoo parlors,” said Ziozios.

Salons and barbershops since gotten the OK to reopen, he said, but there’s been no word on the reopening of tattoos shops.

When he questioned the policy-making group that includes representatives of the Hillsborough County Commission, Sheriff’s Office, School Board and the mayors of each city in the county, he was told the decision is

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