Student body officer positions open to all students for first time in upcoming election

first_imgTwitter printTCU students without experience in student government will be able to run for officer positions for the first time next month. Last semester, the Student Government Association (SGA) passed a bill that removed the requirement that students needed a least one semester experience in SGA to run for office. Now, students outside of SGA can run for positions that include student body president, vice president and treasurer. Jack Leonhard, current chief of staff and a co-author of the bill, hopes that fresh eyes can be brought to SGA. “There are incredible strengths from being led by a leader that comes from another organization, because you have the ability to look at things with fresh eyes,” he said. “They can bring an outsider’s view and force the organization to move in a direction that better serves students.” SGA Finance Chair Austin Shively also co-authored the bill and hopes the erasing of the requirement makes student government more inclusive. “We wanted to make SGA as inclusive as possible,” he said. “We want people coming from all across campus to be a part of SGA, in order to get the best representation possible.”SGA new bill flyer ( for the futureCurrent Student Body President Paige Shiring expects more candidates this election than in the past because of the new rules. If more students run for office, a more diverse voting population is also expected. Shiring co-sponsored the bill with Shively and Leonhard and is prepared to help whoever gets elected in April.“It is my job as standing president to get them (new SGA officers) ready for that role, to transition them effectively,” she said.Shiring plans to take on a leadership role to ensure that every new officer has a smooth transition into office. Elections will be held on April 16. To be eligible, undergraduate students must be enrolled full-time, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5, and be in good standing with the university. The deadline for students to file their intent to run is Mar. 25. Camille Plunkett ReddIt Camille Plunkett SGA convenes in the BLUU Ballroom this year to follow COVID-19 guidelines. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) Camille Plunkett Previous articleHoroscope: March 3, 2021Next articleTCU student has running water turned back on after nearly two weeks without it Camille Plunkett RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin TCU announces ‘back to campus’ plans for fall semester TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history center_img What we’re reading: Moderna begins testing vaccine on children, Biden promotes stimulus package Facebook Facebook ReddIt Linkedin + posts World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

LTO-Passi accuses man of firing gun

first_imgThe suspect was detained in the custodial cell of the Passi City police station, facing charges./PN Responding policemen recovered from Silveo a .45-caliber pistol loaded with three live bullets. ILOILO City – A man who as complained of firing a gun at the Land and Transportation Office (LTO) in Barangay Bacuranan, Passi City, Iloilo was arrested by policemen. LTO-Passi City chief Elsa Castanos complained to the police that Silveo fired at their agency around 8:20 p.m. on July 30. The 65-year-old Rodrigo Silveo was an employee of the city’s local government unit, police said.last_img read more

Bulldogs Freshman Team Falls To Pirates

first_imgThe Batesville freshman were defeated by the visiting Greensburg Pirates Thursday night by a score of 34-23.The Dogs had many good looks at the basket but unfortunately couldn’t seem to get much to fall in the first half. Trailing 14-4 at half The Pirate lead was narrowed to single digits in the second half with great defense and rebounding.Offensively the dogs were lead by Lane Westerfeld and Jayden Beal with 9 and 8. Defensively Tristian Lamppert, Dylan Flannery and Luke Schroeder lead The Bulldogs.The boys are in action again Saturday at Rushville.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Michael Lanning.last_img read more


first_imgBILL NEAL:10—Look, I feel as bad as anybody about Dude getting run over on that race track, but if you think you can jump out of your car…at – a – race – track…and maybe not get hit…then you’re not real clear on the whole death thing!:09—Ok, ok, I am sticking with my earlier prediction that the Steelers will go 11-5 this year, and I know it’s only pre-season…but – but – but…man they looked a lot like last year’s Steelers. But Mike Tomlin, I believe in you. “Please Baby, Please Baby, Please Baby!!”:08—By the way, here’s what “The Emperor” Chuck Noll said when asked if he thought pre-season games mattered. And I quote, “If they didn’t matter, we wouldn’t play them.  I expect to win every game we play!”:07—This just in. Tiger is not done. All you Tiger haters, and I know who you are, you’ve been there all along.  The man is only 38. He’s got a ton of golf left in him and he will win five more majors and pass Jack Nicklaus before it’s all said and done.  And that you can take to the bank! (That being said, the sooner he gets back to pimpin, the sooner he starts winning.) Oh you wanna blame me for saying that all the time. Well you do the math. He was the baddest man on the planet…he got busted…he hasn’t won a major  since…duh!!!last_img read more

Buntzen to Exhibit Collages at the AH Arts Council

first_imgATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Collage artist Richard Buntzen will present a solo exhibition Sept. 21 to Oct. 19 at the Arts Council Gallery in the second floor of the Finelines Building, 21 W. Lincoln Ave. An opening reception will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.Buntzen’s use of fragments of black-and-white and color newsprint are outstanding examples of creative design. He completed his Master of Art and Master of Fine Arts degrees at New Jersey City University in Jersey City. He is a member of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council.A talk and demonstration by the artist will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, and a panel discussion, “What a Good Idea: Innovative Art,” will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12. Exhibit hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Exhibit and programs are free and open to the public at the Arts Council Gallery.The AHAC,, is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The mission of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is to strengthen community through the arts.For more information, visit read more

Leafs hope history doesn’t repeat itself, travel to Hawks’ Country for key Murdoch matchup

first_imgIt was close to a year ago when the high-flying Nelson Leafs began their descent out of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.Nelson was sitting pretty prior to the Christmas holiday break, and was primed to improve the view from the Murdoch Division penthouse after disposing of the Castlegar Rebels on home ice.However, it was the Rebels that completely dominated the Green and White that cold December night, which started a slide the Leafs could not stop.Fast forward to Friday in Fruitvale.Nelson, is once again tops in the Murdoch Division with a five-point lead, face second-place Beaver Valley Nitehawks in a four-point showdown at the Hawks Nest.The game is the first of three in December between the two Murdoch rivals, and the third of five against division heavyweights as teams begin the sprint to the playoffs.“We’ve got to get back to the basics . . . what’s made us successful to date,” said Leaf coach Frank Maida when asked about the upcoming six games. “We have to remind ourselves what’s got us here and have to get back to playing that style of game.”The Leafs are still smarting from a 7-2 shellacking at the hands last week at the hands of the Fernie Ghostriders.The game was the only contest of the weekend for the Green and White.“It was just one of those games where it was a long bus ride and Fernie was ready to play while we just were not quite ready,” Maida confessed.“We didn’t have a great start . . .. It just wasn’t our night.”Nelson is 2-0 against Beaver Valley this season. Both wins have come at home, including a wild 6-4 victory where the Leafs rallied from a 4-0 deficit, scoring six times in the third period to pull out the win.Friday, it’s a trip to the smallish Fruitvale Arena, where wins have been far and few between of late for Leaf teams.“This is a huge game, for both teams,” Maida said. “But it’s not about who we’re playing, this game, like all games, is about how we’re playing. That’s our approach to make sure we’re worrying about our game and how we’re playing.”Saturday, Nelson hosts Golden Rockets at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Golden, after making it to the second round last season is locked in the cellar of the Eddie Mountain Division with an 8-19-0-3 record.BLUELINES: The Leafs had to reduce the roster to get down to the BC Hockey December 1 deadline of 25 cards. The reduction forced Nelson to trade 18-year-old winger Tyler Garcia to Kimberley Dynamiters for future considerations. In 26 games with Nelson, the Alaska native had seven goals and six assists. . . . Nelson was dealt a huge blow to the blueline when defenceman Austin Seaman suffered a leg injury during the loss to Fernie. The Calgary native was to see a specialist Thursday to determine the full extent of the injury. The Leafs will be using affiliate players from the Kootenay Ice to fill the void until a defenceman can be found through trade or BCHL cut. . . . Defenceman J.J. Beitel, who has been out of the lineup since October with a concussion, is expected to be back on the ice in the New Year according to coach Frank Maida.last_img read more

NIDO Reacts to Media Report

first_imgA group of Nigerians living in Liberia has condemned a recent publication by a local paper, which quoted “prominent Nigerians” residing in Liberia as calling on their country’s government to recall its ambassador from Liberia.The Nigerians under the banner, Nigerians In Diaspora Organization (NIDO) told the Observer that at no time did any “prominent Nigerian” residing in Liberia urged or called on their country’s government to recall their Ambassador from Liberia.“This information is false and misleading and does not reflect the true sentiments of the real prominent Nigerians in Liberia, who applaud Her Excellency Chigozie F. Obi-Nnadozie for her excellent work. Our embassy now wears a dignified new look and we now have a professional representation of Nigeria and Nigerians in Liberia.”NIDO said the authors of the newspaper’s article are confused individuals. NIDO also stated that a purported group, who calls themselves Nigerian Descendants or Naturalized Liberians, was the one soiling Nigeria’s image in Liberia.NIDO has called on all Nigerian citizens in Liberia to get wise and ignore “the antics of these charlatans.”NIDO is a recognized non for-profit making organization, representing Nigerian citizens in Liberia. One of its core values is to encourage Nigerians living in Liberia to be law abiding citizens and good representatives of Nigeria.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

ED seizes Rs 9 cr from hawala dealer’s office in Connaught Place

first_imgThe Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday seized Rs 9.28 crore in cash from an alleged hawala dealer’s office in Connaught Place.The modus operandi of Pankaj Kapoor – dealer-cum-owner of CP Vault Private Limited, which offers safe deposit locker facility to customers and is located in B block – was to collect cash from the parties concerned, generate invoices of diamond sale against the money collected and transfer the funds by misusing banking channels.After a tip- off, an ED team led by assistant directors Rajeshwar Singh and Sharath Chaudhary swooped down on Kapoor’s premises in CP late in the night and recovered large volumes of unaccountedfor money that was largely in the denomination of Rs 1,000 notes.The cash was stuffed in almirahs, which were broken open.Almost four of the seized notes were found to be fake, ED sources said.The agency also got hold of incriminating documents, laptops and mobile phones from the office.According to the ED’s official release, the dealer’s total cash collection in the last two years was found to be more than Rs 2,800 crore.Kapoor has another office at Ferozeshah Road and stays in Anand Lok, South Delhi. He has around 1,200 vaults on offer to customers to keep either cash or jewellery.An ED officer said the vault facility was being misused and a case under the provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act had been registered against the dealer.The sleuths are also monitoring two bank accounts in the UK and Dubai, as well as the involvement of foreign companies.advertisementThe hawala dealer was involved in the import and export of diamonds.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more


first_imgWell, the clouds threatened all day on day two of the Seniors NTL and at 4:28pm down the rain came. Not just a sprinkle or a drip or two, but a bucket load. It poured down, along with some great lightning and thunder to match, while the players walked away looking tired, sore and drowned. (“It’s just a sea breeze, it’ll blow away”, CEO Bill Ker tried to tell us. That’s not exactly how I would have described it.) Let’s just say, the fields looked like a swimming pool, the lights were turned on at 4pm and ATA staff refused to leave the office to go down and harass coaches standing in all the wrong spots. On top of that, we were getting ideas about using the Ausport field barriers as a slip and slide in the rain. (See the picture.) At 5:13 the games were postponed, with another two and a half timeslots still to play. The last two timeslots were also postponed and will be played at various times tomorrow morning and tomorrow evening under lights, it is expected games will begin at 7:30am and finish at 10pm! A long day for all! The changes have been uploaded onto the Sporting Pulse website. It was certainly a tough day at the office for many of the players today, with some divisions having another three games in one day. Injuries and weather is certainly starting to take its toll, especially after the heat yesterday and then the bucketing rain this afternoon. Special mention has to go to the ACT Mens 45’s, who look like they should be sponsored by leucoplast or one of the strapping companies. At last count 11 of their 15 players had one, two or three parts of their legs strapped in some way or the other. Despite this however, it’s obvious to all, that the mind of these players, all the players at the NTL, is still willing and able. It’s fantastic to see some the Touch legends out on the field and to see the people who have been involved in our sport for so long, who have encouraged family and friends to get in and give it a go. The ATA would like to send out a special “you go girl!” to Peter Topp, National Technical Manager and Assistant CEO, who’s playing for the ACT Mens 45’s. We’re loving seeing you play Toppy, just please look after those hamstrings. Summary of day two: With so many divisions affected by the game cancellations last night today’s day 2 summary is a little shorter than usual… MENS 30’s: The Mens 30’s were lucky enough to just miss the torrential downpour, with the Sydney Mets and South Queensland Sharks on top of the ladder. The match of the day was no doubt the meeting of the Sydney Mets and Sydney Scorpions, with the Mets winning a close encounter 4-2. Both of these sides will no doubt feature come finals day. Round five also saw a 5-5 draw between the Southern Suns and Brisbane City Cobras, as well as a 5-4 win to the Warriors over the Crusaders. It was certainly a great round of Touch. The Crusaders and the Cyclones are now the only two sides yet to record a win in this division. MENS 35’s: The Mens 35’s was affected by the storm, with half of their round six matches being postpones just into the second half and will be continued at 7:30am Friday. The Sydney Mets and Sydney Scorpions are once again looking the goods, although the Sharks, Suns and Cyclones have all put in some strong performances. The Sydney Mets had a 5-3 win over the Scorpions in their round 5 clash of the titans, while the Suns look on the rise with an 8-3 win over the Warriors. The Sharks also look to be a threat to the Sydney title hopes, a 6-1 win over the Rustlers keeping them in third spot. MENS 40’s: The Mens 40’s was hammered by the storm, with one match to be continued at 7:30am this morning and the others to be played under lights at 9:10pm tonight. The competition is being lead by the Northern Eagles, South Queensland Sharks and Southern Suns. In round five the Sydney Scorpions upstaged defending Champions, the Northern Eagles, to win 6-2, while Touch West defeated the Sydney Mets in an absolute thriller 4-3. The Cyclones and Warriors also played out a great match 2-2. MENS 45’s: Over half of the round 6 matches for the Mens 45’s were also postponed, to be completed at the early hours of 7:30am Friday. The Sydney Scorpions are looking hot, a 9-4 win over the ACT signaling they’ll be keen come finals time. The Sydney Mets, Brisbane City Cobras and Northern Eagles look fill the top four positions along with the Scorpions, MENS 50’s: An entire round of the Mens 50’s was postponed and will be played at 7:30pm and 8:20pm Friday night. The Sydney Mets and Hunter Western Hornets remain undefeated and their match at 8:20pm will be a good one no doubt. WOMENS 30’s: The Crusaders and Sydney Scorpions are sitting on top of the ladder, both yet to lose a match. Their final round on day two was also cancelled and will be replayed on Friday afternoon. The meeting of the Scorpions and Crusaders at 10:10am Friday will no doubt be a good indication of what’s to expect come finals time. The match of the day in the Womens 30’s was the Rustlers 5-4 win over the Southern Suns, it was close and exciting. WOMENS 35’s: The Womens 35’s division played two matches each today, with all being close fought affairs. The match of the day in the 35’s division went to the 2-2 draw between the Southern Suns and the Hunter Western Hornets. After four rounds the only team yet to register a win is the North Queensland Cyclones. They will play one more match each tomorrow morning, before the fourth and fifth placed teams will play for a spot in the semi finals against the top three sides. WOMENS 40’s: After four rounds in the Womens 40’s, the Sydney Scorpions are the only undefeated team, although they did record a 2-2 draw against the Cyclones earlier in the week. The Northern Eagles were runners up in 2004 and were on top of the ladder after the first two rounds yesterday. In their grand final rematch the Sydney Scorpions held on to a tight 2-1 victory. By Rachel Moyle, [email protected]last_img read more

11 days agoChelsea whizkid ​Mount content with different England role

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea whizkid ​Mount content with different England roleby Freddie Taylor11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea star Mason Mount was content with his position in the team for his first full England international start.Mount played in the 2-1 loss to the Czech Republic on Friday in Prague, admitting that he found it a little difficult playing in a central role, as he is used to playing off the left flank for Chelsea.But the 20-year-old knows that he must adapt to different positions to be successful.He told reporters: “Obviously, I am more used to playing off the left and coming in. It was not too much different – but obviously I was a bit more central.”A couple of days before the game we were working on shape and how we wanted to play – me being central but Jadon coming in as well off the line and trying to combine. But the Czechs made it difficult for us.”It is something you learn from. We will look back on the game and take a lot of negatives which we can improve on, but we will also take some positives. We can improve on that.” last_img read more