UK Parliament resumes amid political turmoil

first_imgThe historiccourt ruling backed Parliament’s sovereignty and slapped down what justicesviewed as Johnson’s effort to squelch debate on Brexit, the country’s most politicallydivisive issue in years. (AP) LONDON – Britain’sHouse of Commons reconvened Wednesday, a day after the bombshell Supreme Courtruling that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had acted illegally by suspendingParliament, and lawmakers immediately demanded answers about how the suspensioncame about in the first place. Britain’s Prime Minster Boris Johnson arrives at 10 Downing Street, in London, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. APlast_img read more

Fall Football

first_imgMost schools in the area will be in full swing in the next week or two with fall sports.  All of our area football teams begin this Friday night.  The EIAC should be as competitive as ever.  East Central is returning from a state championship and some think that they may be even better this year!  Lawrenceburg graduated a large senior class but their younger teams were very strong.  That should make Lawrenceburg strong this year at the varsity level.  Franklin County, under new coach Wes Gillman, has doubled their team size from last year. Even though they graduated running back Orschell, they will be under a veteran quarterback.  You can bet Wes Gillman will open his offensive playbook.The rest of the EIAC will not be slouches, either.  The Batesville Bulldogs have quarterback Trey Heidlage and should have a wide open offense.  You can bet Greensburg will have that power running game behind their usual big offensive line.  They have the ability to eat up the clock with that running game.The other 3 schools in the EIAC are still in some type of rebuilding program.  South Dearborn and Connersville should both be improved this year, and Rushville who has not been competitive the last few years, is under a new coaching system.Milan may be a bit young, but they should be a very competitive team sooner than later.  Oldenburg Academy is under a new coach in Eric Feller, and he should bring a lot of enthusiasm to the program.  Coach Stirn at North Decatur lost several of his top players, but you can bet they will be competitive also.last_img read more

FA CEO Martin Glenn to depart at the end of the season

first_img Related Articles The Football Association has confirmed its Chief Executive Officer Martin Glenn will stand down at the end of this season.During Glenn’s four year tenure at the FA, the governing body ended its ‘official betting partnership’ with Ladbrokes just one year into its four-year contract with the betting operator, which was reportedly worth £4 million per year.The decision came after an internal management review, in which the FA deemed the sponsorship to be inappropriate as the body has to act as supervisor for the sport’s integrity and its player behaviour.Glenn also sought to spearhead the controversial sale of Wembley to Fulham owner Shahid Khan, citing the once in a lifetime opportunity to fund grassroots football, before the sale eventually fell through due to Khan withdrawing the offer.On the pitch, Glenn oversaw an immense amount of success with both the men’s and women’s teams reaching a World Cup semi-final.Departing the role, Glenn commented on the FA’s official website: “When I accepted the role of CEO at The FA, I was tasked with improving the effectiveness of the organisation and making it financially secure.“I also joined with the strong belief that the England team’s performance in tournaments could and should improve, and that the experience of the millions of people who play football could be a better one.“I will leave feeling proud of the success of the performance of all the England teams. I am confident that we have established in St. George’s Park, a world class centre which will ensure that the teams will continue to build on their current successes. I hope that The FA will be able to build on this by accelerating the breakthrough of English qualified players into the first teams.Glenn continued: “Running The FA has been a huge honour and a privilege but I have only been able to achieve what I have been able to thanks to everyone who works here. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my staff for their commitment and dedication to running our national game.“Football has a role in society far bigger than the game itself and undeniably makes us richer on many levels whether it be mass participation for both men and increasingly women, or the tremendous global appeal of our professional game. It has been a pleasure playing a part in this wonderful game.”FA Chairman, Greg Clarke, added: “On behalf of the Board of The FA, I would like to thank Martin for building and leading a senior management team that has transformed our organisation.“His integrity, commitment, energy and passion for football has underpinned the improvements on and off the pitch. The resulting commercial success has funded hugely significant change in the women’s game, St. George’s Park, the FA Cup and the national teams.“Martin leaves as his legacy an organisation that is fit for purpose, more diverse, internationally respected and ready to progress to the next level.“I and the organisation will miss his effective, principled and compassionate leadership and wish him well.” English football suspension extended until 30 April  March 19, 2020 UEFA confirms indefinite Finals postponement March 24, 2020 Submit Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Share Share StumbleUponlast_img read more