The Notre Dame IDEA Center will be hosting its annual IDEA Challenge pitch competition Tuesday to encourage student entrepreneurship on campus and build excitement for the 2019 McCloskey New Venture Competition. Registration for the competition will start at 5:30 p.m. and pitches will start at 6 p.m. in the Mendoza College of Business.The McCloskey New Venture Competition is an annual IDEA Center competition aimed at helping Notre Dame-affiliated entrepreneurs propose ideas and develop business plans, with competitors eligible to win cash and prizes totaling over $400,000. Tuesday’s pitch competition is intended to prep entrepreneurs for the McCloskey Competition.Patti Reinhardt, the student entrepreneurship engagement program manager at the IDEA Center, said typically between 60 and 100 students make 60-second elevator pitches each year.“[The pitches are] a way to get students excited about the McCloskey New Venture Competition,” she said. “We’re hoping they come, they pitch ideas, they realize there’s some value and merit in their ideas, and they want to submit those ideas through our McCloskey New Venture Competition or in our student pipeline.”After the pitches, Reinhardt said there is a text-to-vote system for peers to select the best pitches heard. The first prize is a tailgating package, which includes $500 of Chick-fil-A food, a tent, a table and a parking pass for the Notre Dame-Florida State football game. The second prize is an Apple Watch, and 20 other prizes include $20 of Domer Dollars. In addition to the student-selected winners, there is a $150 prize for the best social idea and a $150 prize for the best healthcare idea.Reinhardt said the event is meant to encourage students from all majors, including both undergraduate and graduate students, to think about entrepreneurship.“No matter what it is, you should feel confident about coming and pitching an idea,” she said. “Typically when people think about entrepreneurship, they think, ‘Oh, well, I don’t want to be an entrepreneur.’ But those design students, College of Arts [and Letters] students, business students, they do have ideas. They may not think of themselves as entrepreneurs, but they certainly can have ideas and come and pitch those, and it may change their perspective.”Reinhardt said students who don’t have an idea to pitch should still come to the event. Chick-fil-A will also be provided.“[The event is] a great way to network with other students,” she said. “If you don’t have an idea, and you want to come and watch the pitch competition, you may see someone pitch an idea and be like ‘Hey, they have an idea for an app, maybe they need help.’”Students should not be discouraged if they don’t receive a prize at the competition, Reinhardt said, since there are other opportunities for all ideas moving forward.“We’re actually going to have our director of student startups and our [venture capital] coaches in the audience and watching the pitches, so they will be watching who is pitching and we’ll be reaching out to everyone after the competition to say, ‘Hey, here’s your options,’” Reinhardt said.As her favorite part of the event, Reinhardt said she enjoys seeing students who are unsure about their ideas come to pitch and seeing their surprise when other students like their ideas.Notre Dame students always keep others at the center of their ideas, Reinhardt said.“I’ve been to lots of different competitions, and our students are always focused on business for good,” she said. “You see that they’re always thinking about things that can change our world, not just something that’s going to make a lot of money.”Ultimately, Reinhardt sees the greatest benefit in keeping the event informal and relaxed and said students have said they enjoy it as well.“It eases [students] into the world of entrepreneurship,” she said. “It’s a very relaxed environment where they feel comfortable pitching in front of the students, and it gives them some practice before they start pitching to investors or judges.”Tags: competition, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, IDEA Center, IDEA Challenge
Governor Jim Douglas was in Iraq today with a delegation of governors to meet with troops and receive a first-hand update about the situation in Iraq. The Governor departed from Andrews Air Force Base yesterday after meeting with Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn and visiting Walter Read Army Medical Center during the day. He arrived at Baghdad International Airport this morning and had an opportunity to meet with soldiers, including Vermonters, at Camp Victory and Al Faw Palace. During the day he also received a briefing from Lt. General Kenneth Hunzeker, the Deputy Commander of U.S. Forces in Iraq and the NATO Training Mission in Iraq and had a hands-on MRAP vehicle demonstration. ‘The Vermonters who have served and who are currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan are an inspiration to us all,’ said Governor Douglas. ‘The sacrifices our troops and their families back at home have made to bring peace and security to this region of the world are tremendous. It is a privilege to be able to see firsthand the work they have done in Iraq.’ Travelling with Governor Douglas are Governor Deval Patrick (D-MA), Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN), Governor Jay Nixon (D-MO) and Governor Mike Rounds (R-SD). This is the Governor’s second visit to Iraq. He first visited in March of 2006.Source: Governor’s office. 7.21.2010
NBT Bank,NBT Bancorp President and Chief Executive Officer Martin Dietrich today announced that former Vermont Governor James H Douglas has been appointed to the company’s board of directors. NBT Bancorp entered the Vermont market in 2009 with the opening of its NBT Bank Vermont Regional Headquarters in Burlington under the direction of Regional President Matthew Durkee. Today, NBT Bank operates two branches in Vermont ‘ one at its regional headquarters and a second that recently opened in Williston.‘I share with NBT Bancorp a common interest in creating a bright future for our local communities,’ said former Governor Douglas. ‘I am looking forward to contributing to the company’s overall growth and development while offering support specific to NBT’s efforts to expand the banking and financial services it offers to the Vermont marketplace.’Douglas has been serving the people of Vermont for more than 35 years. He served as governor of Vermont since his inauguration in 2003 until earlier this month. During his tenure, he focused on strengthening the state’s economy, reducing the cost of living in Vermont and protecting the state’s natural environment. Prior to serving as governor, he was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives and acted as assistant majority leader and majority leader in his second and third terms, respectively. He also served as secretary of state for 12 years and state treasurer for eight years.In addition to his positions in Vermont state government, Douglas served in key national leadership positions. He is the immediate past chairman of the National Governors Association. In February 2010, President Barack Obama appointed Douglas co-chair of the Council of Governors. He has also been active in a number of community organizations over the years including town moderator for Middlebury, VT, a post he has held for more than twenty years.‘Jim Douglas has proven to be an invaluable leader to the people of Vermont and that is a streak we look to continue with his appointment to our board of directors,’ said Dietrich. ‘His unique understanding and perspective on market dynamics will aid NBT Bancorp’s ability to positively develop the ways in which we serve the communities of Vermont and those across our footprint.’Albany-area businessman Timothy E. Delaney has also been appointed to the NBT Bancorp Board of Directors. Delaney has been affiliated with NBT Bancorp since 2006, when he joined the NBT Bank Board of Directors concurrent with the Company’s acquisition of the Gloversville, NY-based CNB Bancorp. He is the founder and president of The Delaney Group, Inc., a Tetra-Tech company, located in Mayfield, NY.NBT Bancorp Inc. is a financial holding company headquartered in Norwich, NY, with total assets of $5.3 billion at December 31, 2010. The company primarily operates through NBT Bank, N.A., a full-service community bank with two divisions, and through two financial services companies. NBT Bank, N.A. has 124 locations, including 85 NBT Bank offices in upstate New York, two NBT Bank offices in northwestern Vermont and 37 Pennstar Bank offices in northeastern Pennsylvania. EPIC Advisors, Inc., based in Rochester, NY, is a full-service 401(k) plan recordkeeping firm. Mang Insurance Agency, LLC, based in Norwich, NY, is a full-service insurance agency. More information about NBT and its divisions can be found on the Internet at: www.nbtbancorp.com(link is external), www.nbtbank.com(link is external), www.pennstarbank.com(link is external), www.epic1st.com(link is external) and www.manginsurance.com(link is external).NORWICH, NY (JANUARY 26, 2011) ‘ NBT Bancor
ION Mobility cofounder and CEO James Chan said the company would focus on Indonesia with the launch of its first product in the country, as it had one of the biggest motorcycle markets in the world. Last year, 6.38 million motorcycles were sold in the country.The company also planned to expand its team and operations across Singapore, Jakarta and Shenzhen, develop its in-house research and development capabilities and build up its supply chain and manufacturing partnerships.Southeast Asia represents 8 percent of the world population but 25 percent of global motorcycle demand. The market for the motorbike industry in Southeast Asia is expected to hit $8.53 billion by 2023.“There is no proven electric vehicle (EV) motorbike brand in Southeast Asia with products that can compel motorbike riders to join the inevitable electric revolution,” Chan said. “We are committed to offering riders across Southeast Asia superior alternatives to their petrol-based motorbikes with our next-generation, smart and connected electric motorbikes that are clean, aspirational and affordable.”Monk’s Hill Ventures cofounder and managing partner Kuo-Yi Lim said that Southeast Asia had one of the largest and fastest-growing number of motorbike users in the world with a growing appetite for affordable and cleaner motorbikes.“We are excited to be working with the company in creating the next iconic start-up to emerge from Southeast Asia,” he said. (eyc)Topics : Singapore-based electric motorbike start-up ION Mobility has raised US$3.3 million in seed funding to launch its product in Indonesia by 2021 and expand its operations in Southeast Asia.The funding was provided by Monk’s Hill Ventures, TNB Aura, Village Global and 500 Startups’ Southeast Asia-focused fund, 500 Durians, among others.“We are excited to be supporting ION Mobility in bringing a home-grown mainstream electric motorbike offering to the market, starting with Indonesia,” TNB cofounder and managing partner Aura Charles Wong wrote in a statement released on Friday.
LifeSiteNews 22 September 2014Staunch euthanasia and assisted suicide advocate, Maryan Street, has failed to make it back into Parliament after New Zealand’s general election on Saturday.Street, a Labour candidate who has been an MP since 2005, had placed the End of Life Choice Bill into the Member’s Ballot in July 2012.Late last year, Street came under pressure from her party to remove the Bill as it was deemed too controversial a subject to be debating in an election year.Street withdrew the Bill from the Ballot, vowing to reintroduce it after the election. However, once again she failed to win the electorate seat of Nelson. Her position on Labour’s List should have seen her re-enter Parliament for another term, but their support has deteriorated to its lowest since 1922 and they did not gain enough seats for Street to be selected.Considered by many to be filled with loopholes, the End of Life Choice Bill, if passed, would have legalized physician assisted suicide for those who were suffering from an “irreversible physical or mental medical condition” who were experiencing “unbearable” pain.Doctors who object to euthanasia and assisted suicide would have been obliged to refer patients to other practitioners who could carry out their wishes.http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/new-zealands-pro-euthanasia-mp-fails-to-re-enter-parliament
Share 129 Views no discussions Tweet Share LocalNews Opportunities available for development of agriculture sector highlighted by: – May 25, 2012 Share Sharing is caring! Johnson Drigo. Photo credit: GIS NewsParliamentary Representative for the Castle Bruce Constituency Johnson Drigo has emphasized to farmers that his government, the ruling Dominica Labour Party, continues to ensure that opportunities are available to farmers for the development of the agricultural sector. Drigo told a panel discussion on the topic “Reviving the Agriculture Sector –Challenges and Opportunities” in San Sauveur on Wednesday evening that the government has implemented several programmes to ensure that farmers can produce quality products.He highlighted two such programmes which have invested millions of dollars into the sector.“The National Center for Testing and Excellence was built at a cost of $3.6 million; one in Roseau, one in Portsmouth for the marketing of agriculture to ensure that we send the best quality out there. There are investments a lot of money being spent in agriculture; under the Direct Farm Investment Program, the Agricultural Investment Unit invested $2 million in the agricultural sector last year, so I am saying the funds are available. We are doing a lot for agriculture, make no mistake; we are selling a lot of ginger, we are selling a lot of yams”. Drigo also explained that his government has been distributing free fertilizer to farmers because they realize the pertinence of this product to developing and organizing the farming sector.“The Prime Minister is going around building positive relationships with friendly countries and in the interest of the people, is negotiating not only for infrastructure but for things such as free fertilizer for farmers and we have had several free fertilizer distribution in the area and we are expecting plenty more from countries like Morocco”.He advised them to join the farmers groups which will be formed to provide a support structure and system which they can all benefit from.“We will form two farmers groups, one in Good Hope and one in Petite Soufriere. We have to be organized, we have to be structured, we have to know where our market is, we have to know what our prizes are and irrespective of whether the prices go up by this person or not, we are going to sell our produce because this is our cooperative, this is our group and we can do better”.He lamented however that while some farmers are “working hard in the farming sector”, others aren’t.“We are not capitalizing on all the opportunities because we are too busy sometimes accentuating negative things instead of looking at the positive side and opportunities are passing us by”.The Fest of St. Isidore gets underway this evening with a games night and Lapeau Kabwit competition.A Fish has been planned for Saturday May 26th, with musical accompaniment by the Kubuli Big Truck Jam.Other activities include the Miss Isidore pageant on Sunday May 27th followed by a dance with popular DJ Miguel Labadie, and then on Pentecost Monday, May 28th, a parade featuring local bands and groups will proceed to High Mass which will be broadcast live via radio.One elder who has given long and faithful service to the communities and to the celebration of the Feast of St. Isidore will be honoured. Fete Isidore will climax with music from the Bouyon Pioneers WCK.Dominica Vibes News
VERSAILLES, Ind. — Timmy Bowman, the man police say shot at them while they were responding to a domestic disturbance back in October near Holton, will now be facing an additional charge of Attempted Murder.Ripley County Prosecuting Attorney, Ric Hertel, says that Bowman was initially charged with Pointing a Firearm and Domestic Battery.No officers were injured during the exchange of gunfire. Bowman was flown from his home the night of the incident and transported to a Cincinnati hospital.After being released from the hospital, he was incarcerated in the Hamilton County Jail where he remained until being transported to Ripley County.Bowman’s initial hearing was November 21 in Ripley County Superior Court where bond was set at $500,000 cash.Hertel said that the decision to elevate the charge came after discussions with Indiana State Police detectives who worked the case.
Cillessen moved to Los Che in a €35m deal while Neto went the other way for €26m plus €9m in variables and has featured in 23 games to date this campaign.The chain of goalkeeper moves could be activated once more this summer – last month Super Deporte said Neto could return to the Mestalla while the Dutch Telegraaf newspaper, via Plaza Deportiva, also claimed Cillessen may return to the Eredivisie. Read Also: Valencia seek loan move for Chelsea goalkeeperIt follows on from a report in El Mundo Deportivo that say that Chelsea goalkeeper and Spain international Kepa Arrizabalaga may move to the Mestalla on a loan deal should Cillessen move on.The future of the Valencia, Ajax and Chelsea goalkeepers all remain deeply uncertain going into the summer months.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The 31-year-old spent five seasons at Ajax between 2011 and 2016 before a €13m move to the Camp Nou, but he played second fiddle to Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and moved to the Mestalla this summer. Ajax want to sign their former goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen from Valencia should Andre Onana be sold this summer, report Marca.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchThe Best Cars Of All Time6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better
The Cheltenham Festival-winning jockey enjoyed an armchair ride on the five-year-old, trained by his boss Willie Mullins, as Long Dog duly brushed aside his three rivals. The 1-6 shot, owned by Rich Ricci, had no trouble completing a hat-trick as he came home nine and a half lengths clear of Collen Beag. David Casey made a triumphant farewell from race-riding with an easy victory on Long Dog in the Ballygarry House Hotel Novice Hurdle at Listowel. Casey, 39, will continue to work for Mullins as an assistant, and said: “I’m getting older and probably am a bit old for a jump jockey and recently Willie offered me this position in the yard. “I’m travelling with Max Dynamite to the Melbourne Cup. He’s in quarantine now but goes over on Thursday. “I’ve been there a long time already so not a lot will change – I just hope I won’t be a burden on him!” Mullins said: “David has been great fun to have around the yard and, having been with me since he was 17, it was great to see him growing as a jockey in that time. “Going out in one piece is more important than riding a winner and he will be a tremendous asset to me in my business. “He gets on very well with my people and staff and knows the way our yard works, and ticks. “He is excellent to rate horses and can tell me to the pound what a horse is actually worth and it turns out he is usually right. “A lot of people are unaware that David actually has a better record riding in France than at home as he has won two French Champion Hurdles and two Triumph Hurdle-equivalents in France.” Casey’ s big-race successes in the saddle include Fadoudal Du Cochet in the 2002 Grand Annual Chase at Cheltenham and Rule Supreme, who landed the Royal & SunAlliance Chase there in 2004. He won the Irish Hennessy twice, on Rule Supreme in 2005 and Kempes in 2011, the Galway Plate on Ansar in 2004 and the Thyestes Chase on Hedgehunter in 2004 and On His Own in 2012 among other big prizes. Press Association
Bilic said: “Is he in contention to start? Yes. “He is back, he’s been training with us for a couple of days and depending on how he does today I’m expecting him to be in the squad and available for the game. “We will see how much he is going to participate in the game, but he is back and it’s a great boost for us.” Winger Victor Moses and defender Winston Reid have also recovered from injuries after a couple of months on the sidelines. But Bilic feels they are unlikely to be ready to face the Reds and has pencilled the duo in to return against Wolves in the FA Cup the following weekend. “Victor Moses and Winston Reid are back, it’s a good situation for us,” he added. “They are lacking fitness but they have started training with us. “But for the Liverpool game, no, probably not. They only just started training with us so they will be more for the FA Cup game. That will be good recovery for them.” Bilic will also check on the fitness of left-back Aaron Cresswell, who missed Monday’s 2-1 win over Southampton with a hamstring problem. West Ham boss Slaven Bilic is weighing up whether to throw Dimitri Payet straight in against Liverpool despite the midfielder being a month ahead of schedule in his fitness battle. French playmaker Payet, one of the stars of West Ham’s impressive start to the season, was expected to be sidelined until February with the ankle injury he suffered against Everton in November. But the 28-year-old has made such a rapid recovery that he could be pitched in from the start when Liverpool visit Upton Park on Saturday. Press Association