Wanted: Brasenose JCR Committee

first_imgBrasenose college JCR received no nominations for Executive positions in the run up to its annual elections.There were no applicants for the positions of JCR President, Vice President and Treasurer for 2011 by the deadline at midnight this Monday.Returning Officer Rebecca Hill, who is organising this year’s JCR elections, said that she had been “surprised by the lack of enthusiasm” and that it was “unusual”.JCR President Paul Gladwell agreed, “Having no nominations was disappointing, but I think it reflects that people are apprehensive about taking on such a time commitment. Also, people often just don’t want to run and lose.”The news has caused concerns about the fate of the JCR among some Brasenose students, and one second year student suggested the lack of applicants was the result of negative student opinion about the JCR.He said, “As the Cashmore affair proved, the JCR is toothless and that maybe a reason why people are not running.“It’s a shame that no one put themselves forward originally and any one that does the job probably does not want to do it out of conviction. This is not what we want from our JCR.” However, Gladwell dismissed the comments, saying that this is “a ridiculous idea that devalues both the good relations between the JCR and the SCR and college staff and the respectful and casual student atmosphere at Brasenose.”The application deadline was extended to Wednesday night and Gladwell confirmed that there have now been multiple applicants for each position.He said, “What is good is that we now have some solid candidates who are keen to build on what the JCR has already achieved.”last_img read more

Indiana GOP Convention shifting to a virtual format

first_img Google+ Facebook Indiana GOP Convention shifting to a virtual format WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest By 95.3 MNC – May 12, 2020 0 237 Facebook Google+ (Photo supplied/Indiana Republican Party) Due to necessary restrictions on large gatherings because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indiana Republican Party has announced that the 2020 Indiana Republican State Convention will shift to a virtual format. This follows a unanimous vote by the Indiana Republican State Committee last month to approve temporary rules to allow for this convention structure.“Not being able to conduct a traditional, in-person convention this year is sad news for me and for all Hoosier Republicans who look forward to charting the course for our Party of Purpose together,”said Kyle Hupfer, chairman of the Indiana Republican Party.“But the Indiana Republican State Committee’s top priority every step of the way has been making sure that our delegates select our party’s nominees for lieutenant governor and attorney general – and this is the only move that can ensure that will happen.”In order to provide delegates and all Hoosiers with access to all major components of an in-person convention, the convention will be livestreamed and broadcast live by WISH-TV and its statewide news partners on June 18 from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. This will include speeches from each attorney general candidate, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and a keynote address from Governor Eric Holcomb.Voting will be conducted by mail, with delegates receiving ballots around June 22, which will then be returned to an independent accounting firm by July 9. Ballots will be counted on July 10, with the option for each candidate to have watchers in the room.The voting process will maintain the cornerstone of a convention race, requiring a winning candidate to receive at least 50% plus one of all voters cast. Delegates will indicate their top choice on the ballot, and then have the option to rank the remaining candidates. If a candidate does not receive at least 50% plus 1 of all votes cast, then the candidate with the lowest vote total will the dropped. Delegates who selected the dropped candidate will have their ballot cast for their second choice (if a second choice was selected).“The Republican State Committee waited as long as we could to make this decision and considered many alternatives,”said Hupfer.“However, this was the only option – with the uncertainty of future restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic – that provided certainty that our delegates would be able to vote for our party’s nominees.”For more information, view this video update from Chairman Hupfer. Previous articleWalMart is looking to provide another round of cash bonusesNext articleWorkers may have to return to jobs while sick 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewslast_img read more

But at the same time Jaworski — like many others

first_imgBut at the same time, Jaworski — like many others — is reluctant to say there are any franchise quarterbacks in this draft, which is perhaps why he expects the passer to be available when the Cardinals are on the clock.“Bortles would not surprise me at number 20,” he said. “I think that’s the only quarterback that’s going to go in the first round.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Comments   Share   That would seem to fall in line with what most pundits think, with the idea being that the Cardinals are maybe one or two pieces away from having a dominant defense, and thus should focus their efforts there. But when you’re picking as late as the Cardinals are and with just six picks (for now) in the draft, Jaworski said it will be up to GM Steve Keim to really navigate his way through the three-day event and come out with some impact players.And really, the only position the Cardinals could draft that isn’t likely to make an impact, at least in 2014, would be quarterback. With Carson Palmer entrenched as the starter, they wouldn’t think of “wasting” a pick on his future replacement, right? “I think in principle I would agree with that,” Jaworski said. “But the guy I like is (Blake) Bortles. I would not be shocked if they went for Bortles at number 20. “I think he’s a guy that projects well for the type of offense that Bruce likes to run, that Tom Moore likes to run. The ball explodes out of this guy’s hand. He has every throw. He’s tough, he can hang in the pocket.”A 6-foot-4 quarterback, Bortles is coming off a season in which he threw for 3,581 yards and 25 touchdowns. He led the University of Central Florida to an upset win over Baylor in the Fiesta Bowl, and is regarded as one of the top passers in the draft. LISTEN: Ron Jaworski, ESPN NFL analyst What the Arizona Cardinals will do with the 20th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft is anyone’s guess. For his part, ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski thinks they should add to their defense.“I still believe there’s probably a need for a safety on the football team,” he told Burns and Gambo on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM Wednesday. “There’s probably a need for that good outside pass rushing linebacker during this draft.” Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Your browser does not support the audio element.last_img read more