The starting lineup consists of quarterback Ian Book, running back Jafar Armstrong, and wide receivers Chase Claypool and Chris Finke.Here is Notre Dame’s depth chart for its season opener against Louisville:Notre Dame just sent a corrected depth chart for week 1. The changes:-John Drisken to backup RG-Andrew Kristofic is backup RT-Jahmir Jones 3rd string DE behind Kareem and Ade-BUCK backups are Genmark-Heath or Jack Lamb-MIKE backup is Shayne Simon(One more change, hold on) pic.twitter.com/zvfKisGmqG— Austin Hough (@AustinHoughTGN) August 28, 2019Brock Wright will start at tight end until Kmet returns from his injury. He only had two receptions for 12 yards and a touchdown last season.An interesting note on the depth chart is that Shayne Simon will be the secondary option at middle linebacker. The starter for Week 1 is junior Drew White.Notre Dame fans – how do you feel about the depth chart for Week 1? ARLINGTON, TEXAS – DECEMBER 29: Ian Book #12 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish looks on in the first quarter against the Clemson Tigers during the College Football Playoff Semifinal Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Notre Dame will be the last ranked team to play in Week 1, but the team has already released its depth chart for its season opener. For the most part, the starting lineups don’t have any notable omissions.The Fighting Irish saw their undefeated season end to the hands of the Clemson Tigers in the College Football Playoff. It’ll probably take a similar campaign from Brian Kelly’s squad if they want to make the postseason this year.It wasn’t an easy fall camp for Notre Dame as it dealt with a few key injuries. Cole Kmet fractured his collarbone and Jahmir Smith suffered a broken hand.Despite all the injuries plaguing the Fighting Irish, the offense still has plenty of playmakers that will start Week 1.
Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo opined that while the Government can be given credit for the holding of Local Government Elections, it cannot boast of upholding local government democracy.“They have an atrocious record in dealing with local government bodies,” he remarked during a press conference at Freedom House on Monday.Jagdeo was at the time responding to President David Granger’s accusation against the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) for “waging civil war” at the local government level.The President was at the time expressing disappointment in the PPP/C elected Councillors decision to “boycott” a conference that was held at the Marriott Hotel for Neighbourhood and Regional Democratic Councils.But Jagdeo explained that the Councillors had legitimate reasons for declining to attend the conference, and they duly expressed those concerns in a correspondence to Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan.In reading the letter the Councillors dispatched, Jagdeo showed that they had concerns over the lateness in the arrival of the invitation but more importantly, the lack of consultation before the organisation of such a meeting.“We shall oppose the creation of any bodies which will impinge on or dilute the constitutional or legal power or authority of the elected regional democratic municipal councils,” Jagdeo said in reading an excerpt of the letter.He explained that the Councillors expressed the preference not to attend the conference because they did not want to convey the impression of endorsing the creation of such a body until it is properly arranged with adequate notice.The Opposition Leader indicated that it is unreasonable that the Head of State got upset over the democratic right of the regional representatives to not attend the conference and contended that in doing so, it is not a demonstration of waging civil war.“It’s not civil war, he has to learn to respect the elected officials and elected officials have no obligation to turn up when the President turns up. They are not employees of the State,” he emphasised.Further, the PPP General Secretary highlighted several other instances where the Government has undermined the local government democracy.He alluded to the instance where the Communities Minister had stepped in to install bodies of his personal liking, authorities who were not reflective of the popular vote in those Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) and the township of Mabaruma. Though the court intervened and quashed Bulkan’s appointments, ordering that the proper procedure be followed, the problem is yet to be rectified.Jagdeo also pointed to the delay in the establishment of the local government commission.“The local government commission is an important part of the entire system of local government so the Minister, in spite of the fact that the PPP has submitted its nominees for the past maybe six to seven months, has refused to put the local government commission body into effect… What effectively they are doing, they are stacking the place, hiring people who are hardcore [A Partnership for National Unity] APNU supporters so by time the local government commission is put in place, these individuals would be entrenched in the local government system,” the former President stated.Additionally, he said there have been a number of instances where Regional Executive Officers (REOs) have been acting with impunity and in defiance of the elected representatives of their respective regions without any sanction from central government.Another incident he highlighted is Government’s establishment of towns without widespread consultation with the people.“One of the tenets of good governance, particularly when you are changing the system of organisation, it is to consult with people… You can’t unilaterally change their form of organisation and expect them to kiss your feet every time you go visit them,” he stated, referring to the recent establishment of townships in Bartica, Lethem and Mabaruma.The Opposition Leader also noted with concern the Administration’s intention to establish more capital towns as well as the creation of new NDCs, once again, without proper consultations with the people who stand to be affected.Jagdeo also drew attention to the disruption of regional meetings by APNU/AFC aligned Councillors.“If the President is serious about local government democracy, then he needs to wean in his thugs,” the Opposition Leader asserted. (Guyana Times) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPPP/C will not return to National Assembly to extend life of “illegal” govt- JagdeoJune 24, 2019In “latest news”Local Govt Elections: No precise boundaries, lack of consultation unacceptable- JagdeoAugust 3, 2018In “latest news”What happened at City Hall was done with complicity of Central Govt- PPPNovember 4, 2018In “latest news”