The Minister for the Constitution, Chloe Smith MP, has appointed Harry Rich as the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists. His appointment will commence from 22 September 2018 for a term of no more than four years on a fixed term contract with the possibility of reappointment. Harry Rich will replace Alison White whose term concludes on 21 September 2018.Harry Rich is an executive coach and business advisor with clients principally drawn from the non-profit, professional services, charitable and creative businesses sectors. Harry Rich is also a non-executive Board member of the Press Recognition Panel, a position he has held since 2014. He also holds a number of positions in the education sector as a trustee for the Open College of the Arts and a Governor for the Glasgow School of Art. Harry Rich was the Chief Executive of the Royal Institute of British Architects from 2009 to 2016 and was the Chief Executive of Enterprise UK from 2007-2009. He is also a qualified but non-practising solicitor.The Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists is an independent, statutory office established by the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014. The Registrar is responsible for keeping and publishing a register of consultant lobbyists. The Registrar has a duty to monitor compliance with the requirement to register and a power to undertake enforcement action in instances of non-compliance.The Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists is responsible for overseeing the operation of the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists. Further information on the lobbying register can be found on the website of the Office of the Registrar of Consultant Lobbyists.
Both students and other entrepreneurs in South Bend can participate in the first New Venture Launch Weekend, which is the effort of a partnership between the IDEA Center, Elevate Ventures and Startup South Bend/Elkhart. The event will run from 4:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.Patti Reinhardt, the student entrepreneurship engagement program manager at the IDEA Center, said anyone can benefit from the workshop, even if they do not have an idea themselves for a startup.“It’s for anyone who wants to learn the process of problem-solving and validating an idea,” she said.Reinhardt said the event will start with individuals who have ideas giving a short pitch. Five or six ideas will then be chosen, and participants will be broken up into teams.“It doesn’t mean that their idea isn’t valuable [if an idea isn’t chosen],” Reinhardt said. “It just means that this is what we’re going to do this weekend.”Participants will also listen to a speaker Friday and begin to learn about the lean business model canvas, which involves learning about how to develop an idea in terms of the problems, solution, key metrics and competitive advantages.On Saturday, the teams will have time to validate their idea, which will likely involve leaving the building.“They learn all the steps they actually need to launch a business,” Reinhardt said.As the final step in the workshop, the teams will come together on Saturday and pitch their ideas again to investors. Reinhardt said the teams can win almost $2,000 in prizes.The facilitators for the workshop are members of a startup called INVANTI.“They’re actually a student startup that came out of the competition a few years ago,” Reinhardt said. “They’re all about teaching entrepreneurs how to look at a problem and then figure out a solution based on that problem.”Reinhardt said 75 people are currently registered for the event, and they represent a mix of undergraduate and graduate students from Notre Dame and local universities as well as members of the South Bend community.“What we’re hoping is that they come to this and they realize they have a good business concept and they enter that into our pipeline at the IDEA Center and the McCloskey New Venture Competition,” Reinhardt said.Regardless of whether participants take their ideas any further, Reinhardt said the experience of the event will be the most valuable aspect of the weekend.“They’re going to be put together in a situation where they might not have their own idea, but they’re going to get put on a team and for them to realize their own value that they’re going to give to that team is something that you’re not going to get out of a textbook, you’re not going to get anywhere else,” she said. “I think realizing how to look at a real problem in the world and figure out the steps to get yourself to a product that could be sustainable and turn into a business is invaluable.”The event is free, but registration online is required. Registration will close at noon on Friday. All meals will also be provided at the event.Tags: IDEA Center, McCloskey New Venture Competition, new venture launch weekend, Startups
She said Jokowi believed the judges would pay close attention to the criminal articles under which the defendants have been charged, as well as the evidence gathered during the investigation.She said Jokowi had previously called for a speedy completion of the investigation and for members of the National Police to be scrutinized.“With the trial ongoing, we need to understand that the President, as the leader of the executive branch, cannot intervene in the authority of the judiciary,” Dini said as quoted by Kontan.Members of the public have expressed disappointment and bewilderment at the light sentence demanded for the accused attackers. The KPK has called for the two police officers implicated in the case to receive maximum sentences.House of Representatives Commission III overseeing legal affairs has said it would question Attorney General ST Burhanuddin regarding the demanded sentence.Novel’s advocacy team previously made three demands pertaining to the trial. First, that the judges focus on the facts of the attack against Novel; second, that President Jokowi form an independent fact-finding team; and third, that the Prosecutors’ Commission follow up the findings by examining the prosecutors in Novel’s case. (asp) President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has stated he will not intervene in the legal proceedings regarding the acid attack against Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator Novel Baswedan, with a presidential aide saying the country’s leader hoped the judges would hand down a fair verdict in the case.State prosecutors had previously demanded a one-year prison sentence for the defendants, police personnel Chief Brig. Ronny Bugis and Brig. Rahmat Kadir Mahulette, who are currently undergoing trials in separate hearings at the North Jakarta District Court.“The President respects the ongoing legal proceedings, in which he has faith and hopes the panel of judges will hand down a verdict that is fair,” presidential spokesperson for legal affairs Dini Purwono said Thursday. Topics :