'Master race' comment by Kansas county commissioner draws calls for his resignation

FOX News

Leavenworth, Kansas County Commissioner Louis Klemp is under for racial comments he made during a meeting. Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer has called on a Leavenworth County commissioner to resign after he told a black woman at a public meeting that he belongs to a "master race." "Racial and discriminative language have no place in our society, and most especially when spoken by someone holding a public office," Colyer said in his statement Saturday afternoon. "The inappropriate remarks made by Leavenworth County Commissioner Louis Klemp are unacceptable and do not reflect the values of the county which he represents. As such, I call on him to step down as county commissioner."


Kenya electoral board commissioners resign over leadership fight

Al Jazeera

Half of Kenya's electoral board has resigned "with immediate effect", as the commissioners cited lack of faith in the organisation's leadership. Vice chair of Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Connie Nkatha Maina and two commissioners - Margaret Mwachanya and Paul Kurgat - said they left their posts because they have no faith in chair Wafula Chebukati, adding that the organisation is dysfunctional. "The institution has continued to be dysfunctional, with arbitrary decision-making, leaking of internal documents ... and pursuing of personal interests," the three officials said in a statement released at a news conference in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. "The chairman has, in several instances, failed to be the steady and stable hand to steer the commission ship," the statement added. Last week, the commission sent its chief executive on three months of compulsory leave pending an audit, it said, without giving a detailed reason for the move.


NFL commissioner calls Trump remarks 'divisive'

Los Angeles Times

The commissioner of the National Football League says President Donald Trump's comments about players who kneel during the national anthem are "divisive" and show an "unfortunate lack of respect."


Pilgrim reappointed yet again as Acting Australian Information Commissioner

ZDNet

For the next four days, Australia will be without an Acting Australian Information Commissioner, as Timothy Pilgrim's term has expired and he will not be reappointed until Monday. Since July last year, Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has received a series of rolling three-month appointments to continue in the role of Acting Australian Information Commissioner. Pilgrim's latest term expired on Tuesday; however, the Attorney-General's Department has informed ZDNet that Pilgrim will not be reappointed until next week. "The attorney-general has reappointed Mr Timothy Pilgrim PSM as the Acting Australian Information Commissioner for three months from 25 July 2016," a department spokesperson said. "During the period between 19 July and 25 July, Mr Pilgrim will return to his role as Privacy Commissioner.


Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany Will Step Down in June 2020

U.S. News

Delany said he intends to help with the transition, but does not anticipate being part of the selection process for his replacement. The Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors has started a search for a new commissioner led by Northwestern President Morton Schapiro. Potential candidates could include former Big Ten network president and current Fox Sports executive Mark Silverman; Big Ten senior associate commissioner Mark Rudner; Big Ten deputy commissioner Diane Dietz; and Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips.