White Commissioner under fire after ‘master race’ remarks

An Kansas official who appeared to tell a black woman that he was of the “master race” is facing calls for his resignation, amid confusion about his racially-charged choice of words. Leavenworth County Commissioner Louis Klemp made the remarks when speaking to a black city planner called Triveece Penelton who had been presenting a land […]

A new commissioner at America’s main securities regulator causes a buzz

Not your regular regulator FOR ALL the talk about deregulation under President Donald Trump, when it comes to the financial industry the word used by many is “tailoring”—meaning trimming the loose threads of tangled rules, rather than unpicking them. An exception is Hester Peirce, who in January became one of the five commissioners at the […]

Baltimore police commissioner axed as city struggles with record murder rate

Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis has been fired after the city’s mayor grew “impatient” with his inability to stop the record pace of killings in the city. A replacement has already been named. Mayor Catherine Pugh named Deputy Commissioner Darryl D. De Sousa, 53, to replace Davis, with his appointment effective immediately. Pugh said she […]

ESPN’s Dan Le Batard refused to stop criticizing MLB commissioner Rob Manfred after being asked by management to ‘back off’

ESPN / YouTube ESPN’s Dan Le Batard said he was asked to “back off” of MLB commissioner Rob Manfred following a contentious interview and critical comments. Le Batard was critical of how MLB handled the sale of the Miami Marlins, and accused them of working with Derek Jeter and the former owner to “bleep South […]

'Defining moment': CFL commissioner sparks expansion hope in Halifax

If the commissioner of the Canadian Football League has it his way, there will be 10 teams in the league under his watch. “It’s the unfilled part of our national dream to have the Maritimes have a football team,” Randy Ambrosie told CBC Sports. “In everyone’s life and career there are defining moments. This would […]

‘Fans don’t like to come for political rallies’ – NHL commissioner on anthem protests

Published time: 28 Oct, 2017 09:17 NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman expressed his position on the wave of national anthem protests which have swept American sports – particularly in the NFL – saying hockey fans don’t “like to come for political rallies.” Bettman, who spoke at the All Markets Summit on Wednesday, said that the league […]

‘Everyone should stand’ for anthem, but NFL won't change policy – commissioner

Published time: 18 Oct, 2017 22:27 The National Football League is not changing its policy, but the commissioner is insisting that all players should stand for the US national anthem. President Donald Trump has blasted players who refused to stand as disrespectful. The controversy, which began in 2016 with a protest over police brutality, escalated […]

CFL commissioner not ready to link concussions with brain disease

First-year CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie says he needs more time to meet with experts and examine the connections between football-related concussions and degenerative brain disease. “It is a very complicated subject and, for a guy that played nine seasons in the league, it couldn’t be any more personal and any more important to anyone to […]

EU likely to deny Britain’s hopes for free trade, former commissioner warns

Published time: 15 Aug, 2017 10:38 The UK’s desire for a temporary customs union with the EU is likely to be denied by the bloc if Britain seeks trade deals with any other nation, a former commissioner has warned. The government unveiled plans on Tuesday to continue with the current customs arrangements for at least […]