The Notre Dame student senate met Wednesday to discuss a new resolution to amend the student union constitution to add senatorial oversight over the spending of the different student union organizations. This resolution comes after the student senate met at the end of September with the Financial Management Board (FMB) to discuss potential ways to introduce more accountability into the usage of allocated funds.The resolution was spearheaded by the student from the senate finance committee and was specifically read to the senate by Samuel Delmer, a sophomore senator from the Dillon community in Baumer Hall, who answered questions about the resolution afterwards. Members of various student union organizations expressed their concerns with various aspects of the resolution. Eric Kim, a senior and the executive director of the Student Union Board (SUB), had concern with the frequency of the audits due to SUB’s financing of on-campus concerts.“For example, concerts — concerts take a long time to go through background checks, to go off the letters, to go through contracts,” Kim said. “It’s a long process, but it is a majority of our budget. Do we have to go through that constitutional process constantly to make sure that we are on budget and that we are still not off of allocating?”Delmer focused on the timing of SUB’s budgeting in his response.“When you budget, you budget for certain events at certain times,” he said. “The idea is that the treasurer is just making sure you’re meeting these times set forth.”Senior Quentin Colo, the off-campus senator, raised concerns about the senate stepping on the toes of the Club Coordination Council (CCC).“CCC gives accounts for the divisions but they can’t specify the clubs within each of the divisions,” Cole said. “Does this conflict with CCC policy?”Delmer said he was open to a friendly amendment excluding the CCC from the regulation of the resolution. Christine Arcoleo, a senior and the student union treasurer from FMB, brought up concerns about this resolution granting the senate too much jurisdiction over fiscal policy.“When I was seeking advice as to how to go about implementing accountability standards, my idea was not, ‘Oh just give senate the right to just look at these budgets and look at the finances.’ I was looking for actual steps,” Arcoleo said. “I’m very uncomfortable with the senate having the right to look at these numbers as it makes FMB useless, and it’s a very large amount of people that can have the choice to just be like, ‘I want to look at SUB’s budget, and I want to audit them,’ and stuff like that.”Delmer said the resolution is designed to increase oversight of the fiscal process.“The extent to which that first clause could be used, I think it is a useful clause in the end. If the FMB is doing its job, then that clause is not necessary, but if the FMB isn’t doing its job effectively, then that clause is useful in order to hold accountability,” “Delmer said. Ultimately we [the senate] are the representatives for the students. We are the representatives of the people.”Other major points brought up during the discussion included whether this resolution is constitutional based on how it treats special interest organizations like PrismND, the fact that individual students can already request these budgets from the FMB, the perception of SUB’s spending habits from the school, the structure of the FMB and enacting a requirement for the FMB to meet with the student senate once a semester similar to one passed last year for the CCC.Ultimately, the resolution was not voted upon and was sent back to the finance committee where there will be additional changes made to the legislation based on today’s discussion.Tags: Club Coordination Council, finance, Financial Management Board, student senate
Sharing is caring! LocalNews Fisheries minister gives 10th CWA two thumbs up by: – October 18, 2011 Share Share Share Tweet Dr. Kenneth DarrouxThe just concluded 10th Caribbean Week of Agriculture held in Dominica is testimony that the country is capable of hosting major forums.That’s the word coming from Dominica’s Minister for the Environment, Natural Resources, Physical Planning and Fisheries Dr. Kenneth Darroux.He says there were doubts in the minds of many, that Dominica could not handle an event of such magnitude, but according to him, the country was able to attract high level officials from around the world and successfully execute the event.“We know that there is a lot of skepticism as to whether a country like ours; given the resources available, could successfully hold such an event and hats off to the organizers. The reviews that came from the organizers were excellent,’ he said.He said the fisheries ministry also played an integral role in the event.Meantime a local businessman is hoping that Dominica would use its experience of the 10th Caribbean Week of Agriculture to revamp the sector. Parry Bellot is calling on the authorities to deal with the challenges facing the sector from its root. He says changes must be adopted in other to sustain the industry. Dominica Vibes News 10 Views no discussions
The Nationals host the Brewers in the National League wild-card game on Tuesday (8:08 p.m. ET, TBS), with the winner advancing to the NLDS against the Dodgers, the team with the best record in the NL. Three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer, who had a 2.92 ERA and 7.36 K/BB ratio this year, will start for the Nationals, who finished 93-69. The Brewers, who were 89-73, will counter with Brandon Woodruff, who had a 3.62 ERA and 4.77 K/BB ratio in 2019. Nationals vs. Brewers predictionThe Brewers survived their three-week stretch without Christian Yelich thanks mostly to an incredible performance by the pitching staff. That group of pitchers will be tested by the Nationals, who scored more runs in the second half of the season than any other NL team.Anthony Rendon, particularly, was incredible after the break, posting a .336 average and 1.023 OPS. With Max Scherzer on the mound for the Nationals, the margin for error will be slim.Nationals 5, Brewers 3 Here’s everything you need to know about betting on Nationals vs. Brewers, including updated odds, trends and our prediction for the NL wild card game. MORE: Get the latest MLB playoff odds at Sportsbook ReviewBetting odds for Nationals vs. BrewersSpread: Nationals by 1 1/2Run total: 7 1/2Odds: Brewers +164, Nationals -171Nationals vs. Brewers all-time seriesThe Brewers took the season series with the Nationals, winning four of the six head-to-head contests. Milwaukee swept a three-game set at home in early May, and the Nationals took two of three in D.C. in mid-August. The Brewers hold the edge in the all-time head-to-head competition, too, with an 80-72 mark (not that all-time record will have any impact on one playoff game in 2019, of course. Just an FYI.)Three trends to know— 56 percent of spread bettors like the Nationals to cover at home, and 60 percent of the moneyline bettors like the Nationals, too.— As a road underdog of +150 to +200, the Brewers are 3-0 this year. — The Nationals are the much healthier team. Not only is Christian Yelich out, but Lorenzo Cain sprained his ankle in Colorado and is questionable, and Ryan Braun has been battling a calf injury. MORE: Odds to win the World Series for every team in 2019Three things to watchMax effortThe idea of having a three-time Cy Young winner in your corner for a winner-take-all one-game postseason scenario has long been a comfort for Nationals fans who realized catching the Braves in the NL East probably wasn’t going to happen. Scherzer has made 13 career postseason starts. He’s allowed two or fewer earned runs in seven of those starts, including two of his three in a Nationals’ uniform. In his only start against the Brewers in 2010, Scherzer struck out 10 in six innings, allowing six hits and two runs (one earned). Bullpen vs. BullpenLook, anything can happen in a one-game scenario, but Brewers fans have to feel better about their bullpen than Nationals fans. That group played a huge role in the team’s push to the second wild card berth. Even though he gave up a game-tying homer in his final appearance in Colorado, lefty closer Josh Hader had 37 saves this year, including a 1.42 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his past 19 innings. Lefty Drew Pomeranz has a 1.33 ERA in his past 20 1/3 relief innings, with 36 strikeouts against only 11 hits and four walks allowed.Brent Suter, another lefty, came back from injury issues and didn’t allow a single run in his final eight appearances, covering 16 innings. And right-handed starter Jordan Lyles figures to be available out of the bullpen, too; he had a 1.91 ERA in his final seven starts of the season. For the Nationals, Daniel Hudson has been great (0.00 ERA in nine September appearances) and closer Sean Doolittle had a 2.25 ERA in the last month of the season, but several bullpen regulars struggled in September: Fernando Rodney (5.91 ERA), Hunter Strickland (7.45), Javy Guerra (4.91) and Erick Fedde (6.43). Going streaking!Both of these teams are playing with a lot of confidence right now. The Nationals finished their season on an eight-game winning streak, scoring at least six runs in eight of those games and allowing three or fewer runs in six of the contests. The Brewers won 18 of 20 games during their push to the wild-card spot, including 13 of 15 after MVP candidate Christian Yelich went down with a broken kneecap. They lost out on the NL Central in the final series of the season, though, when they were swept by the Rockies. Stat that mattersThis is the fifth time the Nationals have made the postseason since the franchise moved from Montreal to Washington. D.C. As any baseball fan could probably tell you, the Nationals have yet to win a playoff series in those previous four Octobers, often squandering away opportunities in dramatic fashion, even though they’ve had home-field advantage for every single series. In three of those four LDS losses, they lost win-or-go-home Game 5s at Nationals Park. The NL wild card game, of course, is another win-or-go-home contest in D.C.
MORE: Get the latest NCAA odds & betting advice at Sports InsiderVirginia earned its bid to the Orange Bowl as the seventh different ACC Coastal Division champion in seven years; conference champion Clemson, which beat the Cavaliers 62-10 in the ACC title game, is going to the Playoff, allowing the Cavaliers to move into the Orange Bowl.With that, Sporting News offers an early preview for the Orange Bowl between the Gators and Cavaliers:Florida vs. Virginia odds for Orange Bowl 2019Spread: Florida -14.5Point total: 54.5Moneyline: Florida -650, Virginia +475Florida is a 14.5-point favorite according to Sports Insider, a point higher than the 13.5-point open in favor of the Gators.Florida vs. Virginia all-time seriesFlorida and Virginia have only met once, a 55-10 beatdown by the Gators in Gainesville in 1959. Florida is 3-0 all-time in the Orange Bowl; Virginia has never played in the Orange Bowl.Three trends to know— The Gators are 6-3 this season against the spread when favored, winning by an average margin of 25.9 points. The Cavaliers are 1-3 as the underdog.— Florida is 1-0 against the spread in bowl games under Dan Mullen, but 1-3 in neutral-site games. Virginia is 1-1 and 2-1 against the spread in those circumstances, respectively, since Bronco Mendenhall took over in 2016.— Virginia has only one 10-win season in school history, going 10-3 in 1989 after losing the Citrus Bowl.MORE: College football bowl picks, predictionsThree things to watchFlorida’s pass rushFlorida has 46 sacks this season, ranking first in the SEC and fifth in FBS. That attack is led by Jonathan Greenard, who has a team-leading 15 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks. The Cavaliers have given up 38 this season (2.9 per game), bad enough for 11th-most in college football. They’ll need to stymie that pass-rush if they want to have any chance of winning.Bryce Perkins’s rushing abilityOne way the Cavs can offset Florida’s pass rush is with Perkins’ rush ability. He has 745 yards and 11 touchdowns this season, which Virginia can use to take advantage of an aggressive blitz scheme. Florida might want to keep one man to spy Perkins to keep him from breaking long runs.Virginia’s linebackersVirginia’s trio of linebackers Charles Snowden, Zane Zandler and Jordan Mack have combined for 231 tackles, 29 tackles for loss and 16.5 sacks. If they make life difficult for Florida’s trio of running backs Lamical Perine, Dameon Pierce and Emory Jones (1,034 combined yards and 12 touchdowns), it could be up to quarterback Kyle Trask to lead the Gators’ offensive attack.MORE: Expert strategy tips | Three value picks No. 6 Florida (10-2) and ACC runner-up Virginia (9-4) meet in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 30. Game time is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN.Florida enters this game with only two losses to its name, which came by a combined 24 points against top-10 opponents LSU and Georgia. The Gators finished the regular season on a 3-0 win streak, outscoring opponents 119-23 to secure the Orange Bowl bid as the highest-ranked team among the SEC, Big Ten and Notre Dame (that wasn’t already tied in to the Rose or Sugar bowls). Stat that mattersTrask has completed 213 of 315 passes for 2,636 yards and 24 touchdowns to six interceptions. He’ll face a Virginia secondary that has allowed an average of 228 passing yards per game while giving up 22 passing touchdowns. The Cavs will need to force a few turnovers to limit the Gators’ scoring opportunities, particularly in the passing game.Florida vs. Virginia predictionVirginia will score a touchdown on the Cavs’ first offensive series, which includes at least one big run from Perkins. Florida will settle in after that, allowing the Cavs past midfield on each of their next two drives without a score. Trask will get Florida on the board late in the first quarter, and the Gators will take a touchdown lead into halftime. It will be all Gators from then on, as the defense keys in on Perkins and Trask leads multiple scoring drives.Florida 31, Virginia 17