Robert Lovell April 16, 2018 /Sports News – Local BYU Baseball at Arizona on Tuesday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOnly Tuesday’s game at Arizona is on BYU baseball’s slate this week as it prepares for final exams.The Cougars, 18-15, are hosted by Arizona, 22-12, in a game on Tuesday at 6 p.m. MST (7 p.m. MDT) which will be televised by the Pac-12 Network.“It’s no surprise we have had our ups and downs the first 30 games of the season, but a win in Tucson could really give our team the confidence boost we need to finish the season strong,” BYU coach Mike Littlewood said.The Cougars remain one of the top doubles teams in the NCAA, ranked No. 7 with 2.39 two-baggers per game. The Wildcats are one of the top triples teams in the nation, ranked No. 13 with 0.38 three-baggers per game.Next Tuesday, BYU continues its play against another Pac-12 opponent when it hosts Utah. Written by Tags: Baseball/BYU Cougars
April 1, 2006 Regular News Bill would ‘make clear the proper way’ to interpret the constitution Critics called it a ‘power grab’ and say its wording is vague Gary Blankenship Senior Editor A proposed constitutional amendment directing how the Florida Constitution should be interpreted has passed the House Judiciary Committee.Committee Chair David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, presented PCB JU 06-06 and began with praise for the Supreme Court. But he said the court majority erred in its January ruling in Bush v. Holmes, (case no. SC04-2323) on school vouchers.The amendment, he said, is intended to correct that mistake in constitutional construction, but not to specifically overturn the voucher ruling.Critics on the committee said it is a power grab by the legislature and committee members didn’t have enough time to consider the measure before passing it.“I have the highest respect for members of the Florida Supreme Court. We have the best Supreme Court and court system in the nation. However, there is always room for disagreement on the proper way for interpreting our constitution, and I think we need to make clear that the proper way of interpreting the constitution is the way that has been used all these years,” Simmons said.While the U.S. Constitution is a grant of powers to Congress, which is limited to the powers it is given, state constitutions are seen differently, he said, because their state charters limit their power. Consequently unless the legislature is specifically limited in the constitution, it has the power to take an action.In Holmes, the court said the constitutional provision requiring the legislature to provide a free, uniform, and high-quality system of public education precluded the state’s opportunity scholarship program, which uses public money to send children to private schools.In part, the court majority said its decision was based on expressio unius est exclusio alterius, or “the expression of one thing implies the exclusion of another.” But Simmons said the majority erred in that interpretation, and he agrees with the two dissenting justices who said the legislature had the authority to seek alternatives beyond public schools for educating the state’s children.Most state courts, he said, severely limit the use of the expressio unius doctrine and a couple prohibit it outright.The proposed amendment, as approved by the committee, would create a new section (i) to Article X of the Florida Constitution, which would read: “In interpreting the extent of political power vested in the legislative branch by the people, the expression of one thing does not imply the exclusion of another, unless the limitation is absolutely necessary to carry out the purpose of the constitutional provision and without regard to the comprehensiveness of the constitutional provision.”Critics on the committee said the provision was vague, hard to understand, and would confuse voters. They also noted the bill had only been given to committee members a couple days before the meeting, and an amendment (adding all the language after the second comma) had only been circulated just prior to the March 15 meeting, leaving insufficient time for research and deliberation.Rep. Curtis Richardson, D-Tallahassee, noted that according to information provided to the committee the Supreme Court had cited the doctrine only twice in more than a century, hardly a sign that it was abusing its authority.Rep. Kevin Ambler, R-Tampa, said the amendment might increase the courts’ powers because of imprecise wording.But others said the committee fully debated the issue and it was proper to act. The bill passed the committee 8-4 and next goes to the House Justice Council, and then the House floor. There is no Senate companion bill, but Simmons said he was discussing the issue with Senate leaders. Bill would ‘make clear the proper way’ to interpret the constitution
Image courtesy of Klaipedos NaftaLithuanian liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal operator, Klaipedos Nafta, has put up for grab regasification capacity at the facility for the upcoming gas year.According to the company’s statement, the terminal capacity allocation procedure is open with users invited to submit requests by May 27 for the term starting October 1, 2019, and running until October 1, 2020.The total volume of the LNG terminal capacity being allocated is 3.75 billion cubic meters per annum, Klaipedos Nafta said.The company noted that the volumes will be split between LNG regasification and LNG reloading.Klaipedos Nafta additionally informed it will transfer the operation of the terminal to its unit SGD terminalas at the start of July, following the unit’s LNG regasification license acquisition.