Premier League reform plan looks like power grab, UK minister says

first_imgAsked on Sky News if the proposal was a good plan or a power grab, Oliver Dowden, the minister for culture, media and sport, said: “I fear it’s the latter and I’m quite sceptical about this.”He added: “If we keep having these back room deals going on, we’ll have to look at the underlying governance of football. We promised in the manifesto a fan led review, and I must say the events that I’ve seen in the last few weeks have made this seem more urgent again.”The plan, which has been backed by the EFL, has already drawn opposition from the Premier League on the grounds that a number of individual proposals within it could have a damaging impact on the game.The Football Supporters’ Association (FSA) has also opposed the plan.”Unless the clubs, the Premier League and the EFL can get together urgently… it does raise genuine questions about the governance of the sport,” Dowden added.”I’m sure many fans … will be thinking to themselves why can’t this sport get its act together at the Premier League and the EFL level in order to help.”Topics : The minister who oversees sport in Britain said on Monday he feared a plan by Liverpool and Manchester United to restructure the English Premier League was a power grab that could prompt a deeper look at the governance of the sport.The two clubs are backing a plan to radically change the Premier League’s structure, giving more power to the big clubs, reducing it to 18 teams from 20 for the 2022-23 season, and scrapping the League Cup and Community Shield.The plan would see the Premier League commit to providing 25 percent of the league’s revenue to English Football League (EFL) clubs and a 250 million pounds ($326 million) rescue fund to help with the immediate impact of the COVID-19 crisis.last_img read more

George J. Lamping, 90, Brookville

first_imgBorn in Oldenburg, Indiana on October 14, 1929, George E. Lamping, entered Post Everlasting on Monday, July 6, 2020 at the age of 90 years. George was the son of Raymond B. And Bernadette V. Lamping. His childhood and education were spent in Oldenburg. He shared many fond memories of growing up there and very recently enjoyed the reunions of his classmates from there.Upon graduating from Batesville High School, George entered the U.S. Army serving in the Korean Conflict. Following his stint in the army George was employed by A.B. Beverage Company in Brookville. He delivered beer to many establishments in Franklin County and surrounding counties. During these years his good nature and pleasant demeanor helped him develop many friends and acquaintances. He was a fellow who could talk to anyone and make them comfortable and desiring to hold onto his friendship for many years. In later years he served as courier for FCN Bank.Mr. Lamping was a member of St. Michael Church, a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, the Elks of Rushville, the HOBO’s, the Bernard Hurst American Legion Post 77, serving as commander in 1972. In addition he served as chaplain of the American Legion Firing Squad for many years. His true passion was a dedication to making the local American Legion a place for veterans and their families welcome to honor the noble service they provided for our country.Survivors include his life partner of forty years, Shirley Helms and her children, Kim Helms of Sidney, Ohio, Michael Helms of Florida and Bridgett Helms of Brookville. Grandchildren include Shantelle Fogt, Elizabeth Thomas and granddaughter/godchild, Cheyenne Wilson. He is also survived by seven great grandchildren, a sister, Esther A. Young and several nephews and nieces.Those preceding him in death besides his parents include his only daughter, Cindy Lamping who died October 15, 1972, sisters, Doris Suttman, Lorine C. Fehrman, and a brother, Raymond G. Lamping.Rev. Vincent Lampert will officiate the Mass of Christian Burial Friday, July 10, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Broookville. Following services the American Legion Post 77 will conduct services with full military honors.Friends and family may visit from 9 until 10:30 A.M. on Friday, July 10, 2020 at Phillips and Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.          Memorial contributions may be directed to the Bernard Hurst Post #77 American Legion Firing Squad or St. Michaels Building Fund.  The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to serve the Lamping family.  To sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.comlast_img read more

Vancouver man gets 9 months in jail for assault burglary

first_imgA Vancouver man who barged into a home along the Columbia River and locked himself inside, claiming it was his, was sentenced Monday to nine months in jail.Irving Diaz-Rodriguez, 20, pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to a charge of third-degree assault, amended from first-degree burglary. He pleaded guilty in another case to second-degree burglary.On Feb. 3, 2016, Diaz-Rodriguez knocked on the door of a house in the 10600 block of Southeast Burlington Drive. When one of the residents, David Weisen, answered, Diaz-Rodriguez told him it was his residence and he wanted inside, according to an affidavit of probable cause.Weisen, who is in his early 70s, tried to push Diaz-Rodriguez out of the doorway. But Diaz-Rodriguez punched him in the throat, the affidavit said.A struggle ensued, and Diaz-Rodriguez rushed inside the home and locked Weisen outside, court records state.Weisen’s wife and granddaughter, who were inside the home, hid in a locked bedroom until police arrived. Officers broke through the house’s front door and arrested Diaz-Rodriguez.last_img read more