Senate resolution aims to increase transparency with Club Coordination Council

first_imgIn its weekly meeting, Notre Dame’s student senate approved a resolution requiring the Club Coordination Council (CCC) to address the Senate once a semester. This resolution detailing an increase in communication between the two branches of student government comes after a resolution earlier this year which increased funding to clubs from 37 percent to 40 percent.Sophomore Patrick Harris, vice president of the CCC, gave a presentation to the Senate detailing a basic outline of the CCC’s role in financial allocation for clubs.“The Club Coordination Council often spends its time working with other clubs as opposed to student government, so in the past we’ve kind of been a distant branch of student government,” Harris said.The CCC handles outreach to clubs and allocation and distribution of the money that Student Government gives them. They divide over 400 student clubs into six divisions based on type of club, such as academic, athletic and social service clubs.“The divisions ensure that clubs of different kinds are able to get the support that they need, not all that support will be the same depending on what division you are in,” Harris said.There are two club funding allocation dates, one in the fall and one in the spring. During those days, the CCC tracks the projected expenses of the club. Combined, all the clubs total just shy of $2.2 million dollars for the entire year, Harris said.However, the funding clubs receive is now around $360,000 per year to allocate to all the clubs, which is only 15 percent of the projected expenses, Harris said.“Over the past couple of years, the number of clubs has greatly expanded and the funding has not expanded as much, so that’s why the resolution increased the funding from 37 percent to 40 percent,” Harris said.The CCC then ranks the funds through a tier system by division, where some expenses are higher tiered, meaning they will be more heavily funded, and some are lower tiered, or less funded. The highest-tiered groups receive 80 percent of the requested funding from the CCC, and the lowest-tiered groups receive 20 percent. The determination process is based on a number of factors, including club members, revenue, fundraising and dues, Harris said.“For academic clubs, conference fees and airfare are typically more expensive than food, so food is tiered lower and gets cut more strictly,” Harris said.“For athletic clubs, the equipment and field rentals are tiered higher than food or travel,” he added.The resolution aims to uphold transparency between the CCC and the senatorial branch of student government to better ensure the needs of the student body population are being upheld fairly in terms of the financial distribution of resources between club divisions.The senate also voted on a resolution to clarify the executive responsibilities of chief of staff to the student body president and vice president.“The chief of shall assist student body president in daily meetings and tasks as president,” freshman parliamentarian Thomas Davis said.“The chief of staff shall assist the student body vice president in coordination and efforts ad hoc of any departments as needed,” Davis added.The responsibilities also include convening and chairing departmental meetings in the absence of that department’s director, attending cabinet meetings and working with the press secretary for press releases, among other tasks.The meeting wrapped up with the group approving the nominations of the SUB 2019-2020 executive board as well as the Student Union treasurer’s two assistants.Tags: 2019-2020 senate, Chief of Staff, Club Coordination Council, Senate, SUBlast_img read more

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first_imgAustralia: Westinghouse Brake & Signal Co (Australia) Ltd has won a A$4m contract for signalling equipment on Sydney’s Homebush Bay Olympic branch.Bangladesh: The Asian Development Bank has commissioned Rendel Palmer & Tritton to examine the potential for the Jamuna road bridge to accommodate track wider than the 1000mm gauge line it has been designed to carry. Brazil: MRS Logística SA, the private operator of Rffsa’s former SR3 and SR4 regions (RG 12.96 p811), has signed a contract with Tecfer, Hatch & Kirk and Montana Rail Link for the overhaul of six SD38 locomotives.Bulgaria: BDZ has invited tenders for the supply and installation of five underfloor wheel lathes.China: Koni is to supply over 4000 primary and secondary suspension dampers for 324 coaches under construction for Chinese Railways. Colombia: Brazilian contractor Andreade Gutierrez has purchased two containerised mobile welder units from Holland Co for use in track upgrading.Czech Republic: ZS Brno has completed modernisation of the 31·5 km Uhersko – Chocen section of CD’s Decin – Breclav route at a cost of Kcs1·10bn.Germany: Sanivac Vakuumtechnik and Staudenmayer have won an order from Adtranz for 150 self-contained toilet modules to be installed on German Railway’s VT612 tilting DMUs.Südwestdeutsche Verkehrs-AG has ordered 32 more Type RS1 Regioshuttle lightweight diesel railcars from Adtranz for DM80m; they will be used by the Bodensee-Oberschwabenbahn and Karl-Grund Verkehrsgesellschaft.Great Britain: BR Research has obtained a contract from GEC Alsthom to work on key aspects of the safety case for Juniper EMUs to operate under lease on Railtrack 25 kV 50Hz and 750V DC routes.Stewart Fraser is to supply 1020 sliding glass and aluminium doors for platform screens on London Underground’s Jubilee line extension, under subcontract from Westinghouse Brakes Ltd.Hungary: MAV has awarded a contract worth HF2·3bn to Debreceni Jarmujavito Rt for the maintenance of 2800 freight wagons, including 700 tank cars. India: Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd is to manufacture 53 electric locos for lease to Indian Railways.Iran: India Railway Construction Co has secured a US$25m contract to supply signalling for IIRR’s Ahwaz – Bandar Emam Khomayni route. Lithuania: LG has issued a general procurement notice for track renewal and maintenance equipment worth an estimated ECU39bn, in addition to 52000 concrete sleepers and 53 switches. Norway: Train interior and seats manufacturer VBK is to supply VBK5000 second-class seats for a further four Danish State Railways’ IR-4 EMUs. VBK has already equipped 40 of the four-car units to be used on services across the Storebaelt link from June 1, and is also supplying interior components for Norway’s Gardermoen airport trains.Romania: Sncfr has issued prequalification documents for the overhaul and modernisation of 16 diesel and 24 electric locos, funded by an EBRD loan.Russia: Taylor Woodrow has begun preliminary work on a US$199m terminus complex in St Petersburg for RAO VSM’s high-speed route to Moscow.Slovakia: TSS Bratislava has ordered a TL50 tracklayer from Desec of Finland.Tunisia: Sncft has called tenders for the provision of technical assistance for bridge strengthening and repair work on the Tunis – Sousse – Gabès route. Turkey: TCDD has issued a tender for the supply of 60 electric locos, expected to cost US$240m. Tenders are due to be issued soon for electrification of the Aliaga – Cumaovasi route.USA: Boise Locomotive Co has won a US$4m contract to overhaul 10 GP50 diesel locos for Union Pacific.New Jersey Transit has awarded a US$56·4m contract to Slattery/Sordoni Construction for structures and embankments, as part of the Secaucus Transfer project (RG 1.97 p32).Hatch Mott MacDonald, Jacobs Engineering and ACG Environments have won a US$65m construction management contract for extension of the Red line to East Los Angeles (RG 2.97 p82).last_img read more

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Jaguars batting woeful, concedes skipper Johnson

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana, (CMC) – Guyana Jaguars captain Leon Johnson has slammed his side’s batting as “woeful” following their 235-run defeat to leaders Barbados Pride last weekend.The hosts were rolled over for a historic low 55 in their first innings and 94 in their second innings as they slumped to a heavy defeat – their third of the season early on the third day at the Guyana National Stadium.“[It was] not the best of performance with the bat,” Johnson lamented to the Guyana Times.“We were not able to put up 100 in either of the innings, so it was a woeful showing with the bat. You must give credit to Jason (Holder) and Kemar (Roach) for the way they bowled, especially in the first innings. “Having said that, I think our bowlers did a good job bowling out Barbados for 174 and 206. We just let ourselves down with the ball, and in the field, where we put down about four catches in the game.”Jaguars’ highest score in the game was an unbeaten 36 from all-rounder Keemo Paul in the second innings, coming when the number eight counter-attacked with the game already lost.Overall, the season has been a poor one batting-wise for the five-time reigning champions, with just two batsmen – Johnson and Chris Barnwell – managing centuries.Both those hundreds came in the same match against Windward Islands Volcanoes in the fifth round in Grenada.Johnson, his side’s leading scorer this season with 472 runs at an average of 36, conceded Jaguars’ batting had not lived up to expectations.“We had set our goal to score a century a game. We got a couple of half-centuries this season, and the conversion has not been great,” Johnson said.Jaguars batting form has cost them dearly this season. Starting the campaign as five-time reigning champions and the only side to win the first class title since the start of the professional era, Jaguars have slumped to third in the standings on 91.8 points, virtually ruling them out of the title race.Barbados Pride top the standings on 134.8 points, with the championship now suspended for the next 30 days because of the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

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