Weekend summary – July 18, 2021

1. Bill Poole appointed state finance director Gov. Kay Ivey has appointed State Representative Bill Poole as the state’s next chief financial officer, his office announced early Friday morning. (Although Todd is sort of announced the news the night before) The appointment is effective August 1. Last month, current CFO …

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What Covid rules change on ‘freedom day’ in England?

Monday marks so-called ‘freedom day’ in England when most of the remaining legal restrictions on coronaviruses are lifted. After months of constraints linked to the pandemic, the country has finally taken the final step in the government’s unblocking roadmap. Here, the PA News Agency examines how life will be different: …

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Thai police use tear gas against anti-government protesters

Thai police on Sunday used tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons to disperse hundreds of anti-government protesters who staged a rally in Bangkok, despite coronavirus restrictions banning gatherings of more than five people. Protesters demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha’s government, insisting the monarchy and military budget …

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Dorchester Town 5-0 Christchurch: Sam Bayston scores a brace

CHURCH-CHRIST 0 DORCHESTER Town claimed their first pre-season victory with a complete 5-0 victory over Christchurch at Avenue Stadium. Sam Bayston’s brace gave the Magpies control at the break before a magnificent move was finished with aplomb by Dylan Walker for 3-0. Sam Davidson added a fourth goal with his …

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