Hosea Saumaki Causing A Stir For Sunwolves

first_imgTonga-born winger has made a sublime start to his rugby career whilst playing in Super Rugby. Hosea Saumaki Causing A Stir For SunwolvesIf you take a look at the Super Rugby standings at the moment, there is not a lot to cheer about if you are a fan of the Japan-based Sunwolves.Four games, four losses, to the Brumbies, Melbourne Rebels, Sharks and Lions respectively.But despite their poor form, one player is making waves in the competition for his creativity, crazy offloads, and sheer power. That man is Hosea Saumaki.His performance against the Lions, where the Sunwolves only narrowly lost 40-38, was particularly impressive. Then in the 50th minute, he got on the score sheet himself. After receiving the ball near the halfway line, he shrugged off Andries Coetzee, took it past another Lion and scored in the corner. He looked truly unstoppable.Unfortunately, as mentioned above, the Sunwolves were unable to secure the victory but regardless, at only 25 years of age, Saumaki looks to be a huge talent for the future.Related: The movie about a Pacific Island rugby playerSaumaki, nicknamed the ‘Tongan Godzilla’, has made it clear he wants to play for Japan at Test level, however he may have to use some loopholes to make that happen, especially when you note he has already played for the Tonga Sevens side.Having drawn comparisons to Jonah Lomu, Nemani Nadolo, and Julian Savea, wherever he ends up playing is sure to gain an incredibly talented player.The Sunwolves will look to get their first win of the 2018 Super Rugby tournament this weekend when they play the Chiefs, who are coming off two big wins against the Blues and the Bulls. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Beast: Saumaki was monstrous against the Lions (Getty Images) He set up one try by tackling Lions scrum-half Ross Cronje, and then simply picked up the ball and offloaded to a supporting player. A week later, the Sunwolves have a bye-week.Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, and Twitter.last_img read more

Enright on the move

first_imgWhatsApp Advertisement Linkedin LIMERICK local authority’s director of economic development and planning Tom Enright is to leave his position at the end of February to take up a new role as County Manager with Wexford County Council.A native of Waterford, Mr Enright worked in the planning department of Limerick County Council for almost 20 years before being  appointed to head up the economic division of the amalgamated city and county local authority last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He took charge of the €250 million Limerick 2030 economic renewal scheme which is expected to deliver up to 5,000 jobs to the city and county over the next five years. Previous articleTornado research hits LimerickNext articleLimerick reeling from City of Culture fallout Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsEnright on the moveBy Staff Reporter – January 6, 2014 767 center_img Print Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Applications Integration — Core HR And Talent Management«In Full Bloom

first_imgApplications Integration — Core HR And Talent Management«In Full BloomShared from missc on 15 Apr 2015 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article “Looking for an appropriate image to convey the necessity of deep integration across core HR (whose system’s name is HRMS) and talent management (whose system’s name is usually abbreviated TM), I remembered this really terrific graphic from Josh Bersin.  Giving tremendous credit where it’s due, this graphic is from an equally terrific post by Josh entitled: “Workday 10: Talent Management And HRMS Converge and dated in March, 2010 (and doesn’t it seem almost quaint to be referencing Workday 10?).  I won’t speak for Josh, but I’ve been preaching the need for tight integration across H”Read full article last_img read more

Cabaret’s Alan Cumming Heats Up Tonight

first_img Cabaret View Comments Star Files Related Shows “Willkommen” to 30 Rock! Tony winner Alan Cumming and the cast of Cabaret took to the stage of The Tonight Show and while Jimmy Fallon may be the host, there was another Master of Ceremonies heating things up on set. Cumming and the cast performed the show’s opening number, “Willkommen,” affirming that, yes, one can wear suspenders (and basically nothing else) on network television. The revival, set to open on April 24, marks the first Broadway production to perform on Fallon’s The Tonight Show, though audiences can expect plenty more musical appearances in the near future. Take a look at the performance below and then get the full Kit Kat Klub experience in person at Cabaret, now in previews at Studio 54! Oh, and thanks for the Broadway.com shoutout as you introduced the guest lineup, Mr. Fallon! Alan Cumming Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015last_img read more

LSC SECURES USDA GRANT TO FUND NEK BUSINESS “INCUBATOR WITHOUT WALLS”

first_imgLYNDON CENTER, VT.– Lyndon State College has secured a USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) that will help the Newport-Derby area grow new businesses and respond to the changing economic climate. The RGEG project, dubbed an Incubator without Walls, will help businesses identify the most effective ways to respond to the addition of big box stores in the area and other challenges. The total cost of the project is $322,059. Lyndon State and the collaborative partners will contribute a total of $59,695 towards the project, in addition to the grant.The grant will cover the hiring of a full-time Incubator without Walls director who will coordinate monthly workshops that will be available to over 200 area businesses, provide an “incubator experience” to 20 participating businesses and coordinate Lyndon State faculty and student involvement in the business development activities. The liaison will connect area businesses with faculty mentors at Lyndon State to address the needs of the business while providing students with an opportunity to put theory into practice.LSC President Carol A. Moore says that the IWW is a perfect win-win opportunity for business and LSC. “Our faculty and students look for every situation that will put business and students together, where business can meet a challenge or solve a problem and our students can put theory into practice,” she said.There are a number of area businesses who have already benefited from market studies and new marketing plans created for them by LSC business students, such as Granite Industries of Vermont in Barre and Jed’s Maple Products in Westfield.”Small businesses are the backbone of our rural economy. Their entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to their community creates jobs and brings economic stability to rural communities across our nation,” said Jolinda LaClair, state director of USDA Rural Development. “Providing technical assistance to small businesses in rural areas demands innovative ideas. Incubator without Walls is a creative solution that will benefit the small rural businesses in the area as well as give first-hand experience to the business students of Lyndon State College.”The grant was supported by the Vermont congressional delegation. Senator Bernie Sanders agrees that “small business is the backbone of our Vermont economy, and Lyndon State College once again is demonstrating its strong commitment to serving our community in the Northeast Kingdom by helping with the development needs of small and emerging businesses.”This project builds on a marketing study performed by the University of Vermont Extension Service and is a collaboration among Lyndon State College, the Vermont Small Business Development Center, Northeastern Vermont Development Association, Northern Communities Investment Corporation and the towns of Newport and Derby. For more information, please call Dean of Institutional Advancement Bob Whittaker at 802-626-6427.last_img read more

Vermont Business Hall of Fame inducts inaugural winners

first_imgThe Vermont Business Magazine (VBM), in partnership with the Vermont Chamber of Commerce (VCC), has established a Vermont Business Hall of Fame to be hosted at the University of Vermont’s College of Business Administration. Each past winner of the Deane C Davis Award will be honored as a new member of the Hall of Fame with an induction ceremony. The first such ceremony was Tuesday night at UVM’s Kalkin Hall.The Deane C Davis Outstanding Vermont Business of the Year Award is presented annually by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Business Magazine at the opening ceremonies of the Vermont Chamber’s Business & Industry EXPO. This year the award was presented Wednesday morning to BioTek Instruments of Winooski. Other finalists were the Foley Family of Companies of Rutland, and Small Dog Electronics of Waitsfield.“This is the 20th year we and the Chamber have been privileged to bestow the Deane Davis Award on another outstanding Vermont company,” said Vermont Business Magazine publisher John Boutin. “It seems only appropriate that all these fine companies are the first inductees to the Vermont Business Hall of Fame.”“The Deane C Davis Hall of Fame is a great way to honor past award recipients who have demonstrated resourcefulness, innovation and success,” said Betsy Bishop, President of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. “These companies have shown a strong commitment to the Green Mountain State and capture the essence of what it means to be a Vermont business.”The partnership among the University, VBM and VCC will further integrate the Vermont business community and the University of Vermont, highlighting the leadership and resources of the University in the arena of business research, training, and real-world application of knowledge.”The University is proud to house the newly established Vermont Business Hall of Fame and to honor businesses in the state that exemplify the ideals of Deane C Davis” said UVM President Daniel Fogel. “This partnership with the Vermont Chamber of Commerce and Vermont Business Magazine epitomizes the University’s ongoing commitment to creating knowledge and resources that fuel the economic engine of the state of Vermont.””The School of Business Administration is pleased to be selected to house the Vermont Business Hall of Fame,” said Larry Shirland, Dean of the School of Business Administration. “We have a strong commitment to serving the business community through student internships, research projects, and providing professional expertise where appropriate.”Named after former Governor Deane C Davis, this prestigious award is given to the Vermont company that has met the highest standards of excellence in the past year as measured by improvement in sales, desirable work environment, and contribution of resources to the community. Past award winners include Hubbardton Forge, NRG Systems, Wild Apple Graphics, Waitsfield & Champlain Valley Telecom, and IDX Corporation.On the evening before the announcement of the award winner, a reception will be held on campus in the lobby of Kalkin Hall, the new site of the Hall of Fame. This invitation-only event will include past award winners, the three finalists for the current year, and key leaders from business, government and the University.Vermont Governor James Douglas presented this year’s award at the opening ceremonies of EXPO 2010 at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel. 2010.List of Winners:Wallace Enterprises, Williston – 1990C&S Wholesale Grocers, Brattleboro – 1991John McKenzie Packing Company, Burlington – 1992Perry Restaurant Group, Shelburne – 1993Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Waterbury – 1994Vermont Heating & Ventilating, Colchester – 1995Mack Molding Inc., Arlington – 1996Smugglers’ Notch Resort, Jeffersonville – 1997Vermont Country Store, Manchester Center – 1998Cabot Creamery, Montpelier – 1999Waitsfield & Champlain Valley Telecom, Waitsfield – 2000Wild Apple Graphics, Woodstock – 2001NRG Systems, Inc., Hinesburg – 2002Hubbardton Forge, Castleton – 2003IDX Systems Corp – 2004King Arthur Flour, Norwich – 2005Resource Systems Group, White River Jct – 2006Symquest, South Burlington – 2007National Life Group – 2008BioTek, Winooski – 2009.Source: Vermont Business Magazine. (South Burlington, VT. May 25, 2010)last_img read more