The English Football Association and the Scottish FA called on FIFA to postpone a vote for president scheduled for tomorrow.
If you haven't been keeping up, recently FIFA has been hit by a barrage of ethics scandals. By its count, Major League Soccer Talk reports that 10 of the 32 members of the sport's governing body are under investigation.
There's an old adage in the insurance business: Policies aren't bought; they're sold.
It took top federal officials a year to figure that out, but the Obama administration now says agents could indeed help them sell their flagging high-risk insurance plans to people with pre-existing medical conditions. The plans were a widely touted part of the new health law when it passed, but administration officials were under pressure to act with enrollment sluggish.
This past week on the New York Timesbestseller list for nonfiction, nine out of 16 titles were "celebrity books" — quickie memoirs, humorous essays, and life lessons dished out by the rich and famous for readers to chew on. Memoirs from Steven Tyler, Dick Van Dyke and Rob Lowe are selling like mad; Shania Twain and Ashley Judd are holding strong.
For hundreds of years, Europe and the U.S. had what Fareed Zakaria calls "the secret sauce" — a powerful combination of capitalism, the rule of law, individual rights, science, technology and education.
Today, the secret sauce has spread around the world. And it's driving rapid economic growth in scores of countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.
The current Speaker of the US House along with three other former Speakers are scheduled to appear as part of the first Henry Clay week event in Lexington. The annual Student Congress, which attracts rising college seniors from across the country will also be held in June. Speaker of the House John Boehner, former speaker and current democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi plus former speakers Dennis Hastert and Jim Wright will all participate in a moderated conversation June 24th.
For the past two and a half months, the government of Bahrain has cracked down brutally on opposition figures who led massive anti-government protests in February and March. Doctors, journalists, human rights workers and even elected officials have been detained and beaten.
The government's most recent targets are women.
"They took me from my work," one woman says. "And from the beginning they slapped me on my face, on my head, shoulder."