‘No Confidence’ motion proposed against Union President

first_imgOver 30 Union members have signed a petition calling for a motion of no-confidence in the President.The motion, which states “This House has no confident in the President, Benjamin Sullivan, Christ Church”, was posted on the Union notice-board on Thursday morning. It comes a week after Sullivan’s arrest by Thames Valley Police on suspicion of rape and attempted rape.Speaking to Cherwell, Aleksy Gaj, the proposer of the motion said, “I think he should step down due to his recent absences from the Union. I fear that his recent circumstances have left him unable to properly carry out his duties, and the fact that so many committee members have recently resigned stating a toxic atmosphere point towards a Union that has become increasingly chaotic and ungovernable under his watch.”He continued, “Regardless of the previous media stories regarding Union funds and his arrest, I believe that this issue needs to be brought into the open at the very least — even if we cannot comment on the truth of the allegations that have led to his arrest — I know that it is still highly troubling for many members that someone facing such allegations is in, for example, a position of power of [sic] women. “At the very least this should be debated in public by Union members in our tradition of free speech. Though a vote is more of a symbolic gesture, given that this cannot make Ben resign, it is still important that Union members let him know collectively how they feel about him continuing to be President.”However, Sullivan argues that, due to Rule 47(a)(i)(1) which states that “No Private Business Meeting not recommended by the Standing Committee shall be introduced at a Public Business Meeting unless notice of it has been posted on the notice-board not less than eight days before the meeting”, the debate cannot be held next Thursday, since only seven days will have passed since its posting.Sullivan commented. “With regards to the No Confidence Motion itself all I can say at this stage is that it will now be held in 5th Week as the proposers did not give the eight days’ notice required by the Rules.” Proposers of the motion have questioned Sullivan’s position. Speaking in his role as Returning Officer, Josh Atkinson, said “In the rules, any public business motion put forward by a member with 30 signatures can only be debated eight days after its posting on the notice board, since the motion was only put forward this Thursday, the eight days will have not passed so it could not be discussed at the fourth week Thursday debate as asked for in the motion.“However, Standing Committee has the ability to push forward any motion, including this one and can vote on this on Monday. If they vote as such, the no confidence motion can be debated on Thursday of fourth week”Atkinson also pointed out that at the debate the President will be unable to defend himself in front of the House. “Due to standing order B5, no member of Standing Committee is able to speak against the motion and thus, if it came to it, the President could not defend himself in a No-Con.”The Motion of No Confidence comes as Sullivan held his first Union event since his arrest, chairing the weekly Thursday debate. Speaking to the House he said, “I would like to make a very brief statement regarding the recent stories about me. Unfortunately I am not able to give any detailed comment on what is now an ongoing police investigation. As you may be aware no charges have been brought against me and I have the utmost faith in the police and Crown prosecution service and the British legal system as a whole. I know that sooner or later the truth will prevail and justice will be served.”He continued, “I would like to thank Mayank, President-Elect for organising the debate in my absence and I hope events will not overshadow what I am sure will be an excellent debate that your committee have worked so hard to organise.”The Thursday debate continued as usual.last_img read more

Dave Matthews Band Shares Entire “The Central Park Concert” On YouTube

first_imgAs any Dave Matthews Band fan will tell you, the band’s September 24th, 2003 performance on the Great Lawn in New York’s Central Park will go down in DMB lore as one of the band’s benchmark moments. The concert, which benefited music programs in New York City schools, was recorded and released as a live album, The Central Park Concert, and then as a live DVD. Today, for the first time ever, it can be watched on the band’s YouTube channel for free.Joined by 85,000 strong, the Central Park concert features some of the strongest material out of the DMB cannon, including a crushing “Don’t Drink The Water” opener, the classic combo of “Dancing Nancies” > “Warehouse” as well as an explosive, set-closing cover of Bob Dylan‘s “All Along The Watchtower”. Matthews & Co. were also joined by a very special guest, Warren Haynes, who sat in on Neil Young’s “Cortez The Killer” (a rare cover at the time) as well as DMB’s “Jimi Thing.”Watch and listen to Dave Matthews Band’s The Central Park Concert in its entirety here.Setlist: Dave Matthews Band | Central Park | New York, NY | 9/24/03Don’t Drink The Water, So Much To Say > Anyone Seen The Bridge > Too Much, Granny, Crush, When The World Ends, Dancing Nancies > Warehouse, Ants Marching, Rhyme & Reason, Two Step, Help Myself, Cortez The Killer*, Jimi Thing*, What Would You Say, Where Are You Going, The Star-Spangled Banner > All Along The WatchtowerEncore: Grey Street, What You Are, Stay (Wasting Time)* = w/ Warren Hayneslast_img read more

Arsenal consider move to sign Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana on free transfer

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal consider move to sign Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana on free transfer Coral BarryThursday 6 Feb 2020 11:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.7kShares Advertisement Neil Critchley Press Conference: Liverpool vs ShrewsburyTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 15:28FullscreenNeil Critchley Press Conference: Liverpool vs Shrewsburyhttps://metro.co.uk/video/neil-critchley-press-conference-liverpool-vs-shrewsbury-2102374/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Steve McManaman says he would bring Philippe Coutinho back to Liverpoolcenter_img Lallana’s deal expires this summer (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are considering making a move for Adam Lallana when his contract at Liverpool expires, reports say.Lallana appears set to leave Liverpool at the end of the season and is free to speak to any foreign clubs about a summer switch.Jurgen Klopp blocked a potential exit for Lallana in January with Liverpool battling to win their first ever Premier League title and defending their Champions League crown.The Telegraph claim Leicester City is leading the race to land Lallana on a free transfer, with his former coach Brendan Rodgers currently in charge at the King Power Stadium.ADVERTISEMENTHowever, several clubs are vying for Lallana’s signature, including Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal, West Ham and Tottenham.AdvertisementAdvertisementLallana has not held talks with any clubs as he focuses on helping Liverpool to a historic title. Comment Lallana appears set to stay in England (Picture: Getty)Liverpool are 22 points clear at the top of the table and Lallana will pick up a winners medal after 13 league appearances this season.Klopp has used Lallana sparingly during the season, but the 31-year-old has impressed when called upon.Lallana has started just three league games and his most memorable moment so far this season was when he came off the bench to score a crucial equaliser against Manchester United back in October.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Englishman wants more playing time and will have the pick of a host of clubs when the current campaign comes to a close.A reunion with Rodgers could appeal to Lallana, considering the Leicester coach was the man to sign him for Liverpool in 2014.There has been no indication from Liverpool that they will offer Lallana a new deal.MORE: Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos talks up Liverpool transfer movelast_img read more