Members discuss role of Off-Campus Council

first_imgAt this week’s Council of Representatives (COR) meeting, members discussed the role of the Off-Campus Council and how possible improvements could increase effectiveness and take more of the burden of handling off-campus concerns from other groups, leaving more resources for other issues. “So much of the focus of on-campus bodies has been off-campus issues,” student body president Catherine Soler said. “We think one of the things we can do is to really bolster the power of the Off-Campus Council.” Referencing the group’s constitution, Soler said the Off-Campus Council’s purpose is to “sponsor functions and disseminate information to off-campus students, which has been the goal of student government this whole year.” Hoping to reduce ambiguity about electing members to the council and better express the group’s intended purpose, Soler raised a discussion about potential constitutional amendments. One of the unclear clauses pertains to eligibility to run and vote for off-campus positions. Under the current rules, only current off-campus students can vote for the following year, and in practice, only off-campus juniors have tended to run for these offices. “I guess it’s just been implied that you have to live [off campus] junior year to run for these positions,” off-campus president Ryan Hawley said. “It doesn’t really make sense. What we’re thinking is having people who are going to live off campus be able to run and vote so it’s much more representative of off-campus students.” Soler said expanding eligibility for participation could attract more applicants and ensure the most capable students are given the opportunity to fill the positions. “We think we can really up the quality and get more people to apply for this if we could get on-campus students who are living off next year to run,” she said. After it was suggested that the Off-Campus Council’s level of activity has been lacking, Hawley said the problem was figuring out how to get interested off-campus students involved and maintaining a consistent meeting schedule. “We don’t really have meetings which is part of the problem,” he said. “It’s been hard. People want to get involved and help but actually getting them involved has been difficult.” Hawley introduced the idea of off-campus ambassadors, whose role would be to facilitate the flow of information between off-campus students and the on-campus president, as well as maintaining positive relationships with members of the community. “We were thinking about having neighborhood ambassadors who would go around neighborhoods introducing themselves,” he said. “They would report directly to the on-campus president.” Soler said she felt redefining the purpose of the Council could also help with the group’s current funding problems. “The focus was thought to be that it was a programming board,” she said. “But if we decide that it’s disseminating information then it’s probably something that could be taken more seriously, if this is a more legitimate need for funds.”last_img read more

Argentine Government Plans to Conclude Agreement on Debt with Paris Club in 2011

first_imgBy Dialogo November 09, 2010 The Argentine government expects to conclude a debt-refinancing agreement with the Paris Club in 2011, without the mediation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Economy Minister Amado Boudou said, according to the daily Página12. “Next year we’re going to sort things out with the Paris Club. Not by the traditional route; we’re looking for alternatives,” the minister said in an interview with the newspaper, referring to an agreement without the intervention of the IMF, whose mediation is demanded by creditor countries and rejected by Argentina. Boudou described the negotiations as “advanced.” The Paris Club of major lenders – including the United States, Germany, and France – has repeatedly indicated that the only way for Argentina to move beyond a moratorium on its debt of around 7.5 billion dollars is to submit to the IMF’s strictures. “We want to end the president’s term (Cristina Kirchner, in 2011) with the debt issue resolved,” Boudou said, confirming the policy of “un-indebting” initiated by recently deceased former president Néstor Kirchner and continued by his wife. During Kirchner’s administration (2003-2007) and that of his wife and successor, Argentina defaulted on almost 95% of its public debt and paid off the obligations to the IMF contracted by previous administrations in a single payment in 2006.last_img read more

Orji Okwonkwo:I will be a better player under Thierry Henry

first_img Okwonkwo, 22, joins from Italian side Bologna, after his eight goals in the 2019 season earned him Impact’s Most Valuable Player award. Despite reported interest from European clubs, he returns for his second spell with the club, managed by France and Arsenal legend Henry. “I’m looking forward to making a bigger impact when I wear the shirt again,” Okwonkwo, who has the option to join on a permanent deal, told BBC Sport. “I feel lucky to get a chance to work under a legend like [Thierry] Henry. I can learn important tips on how to be a better player from someone who has won the World Cup and achieved so much at club level as well. “You don’t get an opportunity like this all the time, I really plan to make the most of it. “I know a lot of the players and I am really excited about our prospects this season after missing out on the play-offs last season.” The 2015 Under-17 World Cup winner extended his deal with Bologna until June 2024 before returning to North America. Montreal failed to make the 2019 play-offs and parted company with coach Wilmer Cabrera when his contract ran out at the end of the campaign. But Okwonkwo’s agent Femi Olaniran believes the forward can achieve more success on his return to the club and grow under a new manager. “Henry played a big role in his decision to return to Impact Montreal and this is a legend of the game,” Olaniran told BBC Sport. “As a winger he managed eight goals last season but he can achieve more under the tutelage of this great forward. “Orji is young, eager to learn and could have gone elsewhere, but he is aware that he can continue to grow under one of the best strikers in world football.” Okwonkwo previously played in Italy between 2016 and 2019, scoring three goals in 27 Serie A matches with Bologna, including four starts. He joined the Italian club in 2016 from FC Abuja Academy in his native Nigeria spent the second half of the 2017-18 season on loan at Serie B side Brescia. At international level, Okwonkwo started three games for Nigeria at the 2019 Africa Under-23 Cup of Nations, scoring a goal against Zambia. Read Also:Man Utd outcast offered £5m-a-year deal by MLS club He starred as the West African nation clinched a fifth U-17 world title in Chile, appearing in five games throughout the tournament. He scored in a 4-2 win against Mexico in the semi-final game. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Nigeria youth international Orji Okwonkwo, has promised to be a better player while featuring in the Major League Soccer (MLS) side Montreal Impact under manager Thierry Henry.center_img Loading…last_img read more

‘Man Utd,Liverpool part of my dream’ – Tete

first_img Promoted ContentThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be EnemiesPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games? Shakhtar Donetsk attacking midfielder, Tete has admitted his dream transfer would be to Manchester United, Liverpool or Barcelona. The 20-year-old, who predominantly plays on the right-wing, has made 16 starts in the league for the Ukrainian side this season and also made three appearances in the Champions League before Shakhtar were knocked out. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in the market for an attacking midfielder when the transfer window finally opens with right wing a priority. However, Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho is the top target and there is no suggestion that Tete is on United, or Liverpool’s, summer transfer list. Still, the Brazilian admitted that he dreams of a move to the Premier League with a move to Liga giants Barcelona also counted among his ideal scenarios. “Three clubs are part of my dream in Europe: Barcelona, Manchester United and Liverpool. Gigantic clubs with fantastic managers and an incredible number of trophies. As a player, I dream of winning important titles and those clubs are incredible options to achieve that,” he told Esporte Interativo.Advertisement Loading… “I know United and Liverpool are rivals. But, if the moment of choosing one of them actually came about I would have to choose wisely.” But despite mentioning Barcelona the 20-year-old believes his style would be better suited to a move to the Premier League. “The Premier League is an extraordinary competition, the game is played at a great pace, there are lots of great managers and great clubs,” Tete said. “I feel the players have more creative freedom there. That’s the difference amongst Europe’s biggest leagues.” Nicknamed ‘Hurricane’ in his homeland, Tete never played a senior match for his previous club Gremio before being snapped up by Shakhtar for €10m (£8.9m/$11m) in 2019. And despite Brazil’s struggles at the Under-20 Copa Sudamericano in early 2019, Tete stood out as a potent attacking weapon, and it was not long until he would arrive in Europe. This season he has bagged five goals and four assists across all competitions as he secured his spot in Luis Castro’s starting XI. read also:Ozil ready to partner Victor Moses in the New Year Tete’s latest comments show he’s got ambitions beyond staying at Shakhtar and possibly following in the footsteps of fellow Brazilian midfielder Fred who joined United from the Ukrainian side in 2018. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more