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
Energean has informed that the work restarted on the Energean Power FPSO in the Admiralty Yard, Singapore, on 2 June 2020 and the subsea installation campaign offshore Israel is progressing as planned. An application has been submitted to the Singapore Economic Development Board for the return of up to 529 workers for the Energean Power project. Following a CPR of Karish North resource volumes, issued by Energean’s independent reserves auditor, Energean Israel has converted a further 0.6 bcm/yr of gas sales and purchase contracts (GSPAs) from contingent to firm. Core installation using the Solitaire is expected to be completed by end-June 2020. The full pipeline installation and pre-commissioning programme is expected to be completed in 4Q 2020, well within the project schedule. The ramp-up of the workforce, currently expected over the course of June, will be dictated by the Singaporean authorities’ ongoing evaluation of the situation, Energean explained. Energean said on Monday that, on 2 June 2020, the Sembcorp Marine Admiralty Yard, Singapore, reopened. Preparation works for the lifting of the topside modules of the Energean Power FPSO has started. The FPSO hull, meant for the Karish and Tanin development offshore Israel, sailed away from the COSCO yard in China in early April and arrived in Singapore for topside integration works in mid-April. The CPR enables Energean to continue marketing its gas resources into the growing Israeli domestic market and regional export markets, with the aim to secure additional long-term cash flows and fulfil its goal of filling the 8 bcm/yr capacity of its FPSO. Subsea installation All of Energean’s Karish GSPAs contain take-or-pay and floor pricing provisions, which reduce the risks on Energean’s cash flow generation profile on the Karish project and limit Energean’s exposure to global commodity price fluctuations. Filling FPSO capacity The pipelay vessel Solitaire and construction support vessel Normand Cutter arrived offshore Israel in May 2020. At first, the delay was expected to last for at least two weeks, but it lasted over a month and a half. The near-and-onshore pipeline installation has now been completed and laying of the remaining 80km gas pipeline that will deliver gas from the Energean Power FPSO to Israel has now started. Energean does not expect the revised timetable to have a material financial impact on the company due to the contracting structures that it has in place with its main contractor and its gas buyers. However, due to a temporary halt of operations at the yard amid coronavirus pandemic restrictions, the integration works were postponed. Installation of the subsea equipment at the Karish field is progressing in line with expectations. Installation of the manifold and subsea isolation valves is ongoing and is expected to be completed by end-June 2020. Installation of the three sets of risers that will connect the three producing wells to the FPSO is expected to start in 4Q 2020 and to be completed in 1Q 2021. Energean Israel’s firm GSPAs are now expected to deliver sold volumes of 5.6 bcm/yr on plateau, or approximately 75% of Energean’s independently verified resource base. Before any further effects of COVID-19, the key FPSO activities that are required to achieve first gas are topsides integration and commissioning activities in Singapore, which is expected to take approximately ten months; and then FPSO tow to the Karish field in Israel and subsequent mooring, hook-up and commissioning of the FPSO – expected to take up to four months. The forward work programme on the FPSO is contingent on the evolution of the global pandemic and decisions of the Singapore authorities.
The scoreless encounter also did few favours to Eibar, who move up two places to 15th on 36 points and above Celta Vigo (36) and Alaves (35), but Real Mallorca’s victory over Levante brings Vicente Moreno’s side up to 32 points to throw the relegation battle wide open. Loading… Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-Flow2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Interesting Unknown Facts Of Sasha ObamaWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?”Chronicles Of Narnia” Fans Were Bemused To See How She Looks NowWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best Car Manufacturers In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True Chigozie Awaziem was in acton for just two minutes as Leganes near being relegated from La Liga after being held to a scoreless draw at fellow strugglers Eibar on Thursday night. The Nigerian international replaced Bustinza in the 88′ substitution as the barren draw leaves Javier Aguirre’s side six points from safety with just three rounds of action remaining and they now require a minor miracle to retain their top-flight status, which they have held since their first ever promotion in 2016. Read Also: Materazzi reveals what he told Zidane before 2006 W/Cup final headbutt Leganes enjoyed the majority of the chances throughout the game but as has been the case throughout the season, they were blunt in the final third – they have scored just 25 goals in 35 La Liga games and star player Oscar Rodriguez, on loan from Real Madrid, missed out through injury. Lega will be relegated if they lost at home to Valencia next time out. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
Notably, he talked about Ivica Zubac, the third-year center, who was traded with Michael Beasley to the Clippers in exchange for Muscala. Zubac has overlap as a player with JaVale McGee and Tyson Chandler, while Muscala’s shooting and ability to stretch defenses gave the Lakers more versatility.In the end, the Lakers decided Muscala could help the team make the playoffs this season more than Zubac could. That didn’t make the call simple.“There’s not a lot of sleep the week before the trade deadline just kind of thinking through all the scenarios and thinking through how things will fit and thinking through the lives of people that you’ll impact,” he said. “So I would definitely say it’s easier to be on the other side where a decision is made and you just have to respond.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersHe added: “And then much like Brady did, we let one of the all-time greats – LeBron – take the helm for this team and make some noise.”That’s the Lakers’ organizational attitude after the trade deadline: They made some tweaks, and now it’s time to let the team charge back into the playoffs. After dealing for wing Reggie Bullock and forward Mike Muscala, two players with shooting pedigrees who can space the floor, Pelinka said the expectation is to be among the top eight teams in the Western Conference for the first time since 2013.As Pelinka spoke to reporters via conference call Friday afternoon, the Lakers stood one loss behind the Clippers and the Sacramento Kings in the standings, with the Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs in striking distance as well.With their trades, the Lakers also created an open roster spot that can be used to pull a player off the buyout market. Though Pelinka declined to discuss names, the Lakers are believed to be looking at players such as Carmelo Anthony and Markeiff Morris, both recently waived by their respective teams. Any addition will be made with the hopes of bolstering postseason ambitions.“I think we – really, Jeanie (Buss), Magic (Johnson), Luke (Walton) and I – are all aligned: We really want to make a push to try to make the playoffs this year,” Pelinka said. “It’s been a five-year absence for our fans, and we think that’s an important step to return to contending for a championship and contending forms.” Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Injuries have cost the team dearly on that front: Notably, James has missed 18 games, during which the team has gone 6-12. Pelinka said the Lakers’ front office desired more shooting as a reaction to losing some of their playmakers for long stretches, including Rajon Rondo and Lonzo Ball, and seeing the offense struggle.The Lakers took plenty of criticism for not signing 3-point specialists this summer: For years, the game plan around James’ teams has been to surround him with capable shooters and allow him to make plays on a spaced floor. Pelinka said the organization’s view is they’re still trying to build a fast-paced team of long, athletic playmakers, but in light of injuries to their most dynamic players, they had to adapt.“I think when the engine drivers have had lapses of injury, the game can’t go as fast,” he said. “You have to adjust to that. When the game’s not going as fast, spacing becomes important.”Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Spacing is something James himself cited Thursday night as he publicly approved of the moves, saying that it would free up areas in the paint for him, Rondo, Ingram and other drivers to get to the lane and either score or kick out.James said his degree of confidence in the Lakers, as they look now, is on the rise.“When we’re healthy, my level is high,” he said. “We’re a team that’s built on depth. When we’re healthy, we’re very good.”And yet the biggest talking point of the previous two weeks was whether the Lakers would trade much of their depth for a shot at a superstar. New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis has been the subject of many trade rumors since late January, when he acknowledged he wanted to be dealt. Lakers trade offers were reported left and right, creating a cloud of distraction around the team.After the deadline passed, the Lakers acknowledged it had affected them, particularly during a 42-point loss to the Indiana Pacers. Even James, who put up a stoic front during the stretch, said the trade rumors have “messed with their minds a little bit.” Pelinka acknowledged Johnson would attend Sunday’s game in Philadelphia but declined to say whether it was to allow aggrieved players to clear the air.Asked about the tension created by the environment when trade talks flooded their locker room, Pelinka drew an elongated analogy about an engaged couple on a trolley, attempting to stay together as a flood of other commuters boarded.“And I just think that’s an interesting sort of life metaphor, analogy,” he said. “I think when you go through anything as a team, if you go through adversity, you can choose how to respond: Does it draw you closer together or does it push you further apart?”Keeping the group together might just be the biggest challenge of Pelinka’s two-year tenure as GM, with Johnson as president. He acknowledged the profession he left, as a player agent (most notably for Kobe Bryant), was easier at the trade deadline.Related Articles PHILADELPHIA — Amid the disappointment of Super Bowl defeat in Los Angeles, Rob Pelinka found a lesson.He saw the swirling doubt around the aging Tom Brady and the New England Patriots dynasty earlier in the NFL season, and how they overcame it to add another title to their already impressive franchise legacy.And though that might only cause Rams fans angst, the Lakers’ general manager was inspired.“I think when you’re outside of the playoff race, it’s easy for the folks on the outside to say, ‘Oh!’ and writing them off and they’re not going to be good enough,” he said. “But my hope is our story is a little bit, maybe, like that where we’re on the outside but we find a way to get in the playoffs with the skill sets we’ve added.” Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years