AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – MAY 09: Tony Woodcock of the Blues warms up before an Auckland Blues Super Rugby training session at Unitec on May 9, 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Winning wonder: All Black’s prop Tony Woodcock has signed a two-year deal with the HighlandersWORLD CUP winning All Black, Tony Woodcock, has signed with the Highlanders for a two-year period and will join the franchise for the 2013 Super Rugby competition.31 year old Woodcock was born in Helensville, and made his 1st class debut for North Harbour in 2000. He has played 113 super Rugby games for the Blues and 88 tests for the All Blacks.Highlanders Head Coach, Jamie Joseph, was excited by the prospect of getting the All Black front-rower into the Highlanders camp. ‘Tony is a world-class loosehead prop and his ability and experience will add a huge amount to our squad and leadership. Tony is also a good fit for the Highlanders and I know he is looking forward to moving his family to Dunedin to set-up home in the South’Woodcock is currently in camp with the All Blacks preparing for The Rugby Championship game in La Plata against Argentina.
387 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Scottish government creates digital hub to benefit rural communities Tagged with: Digital Scotland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 “This funding will give us the opportunity to learn from the rural experience to inform policy and better understand opportunities to use digital tools to connect rural social enterprises.“This launch recognises the significance of social enterprise in the rural context – with 34% of all Scotland’s social enterprises in rural areas but only 18% of the population, there is much to be learned.” The Scottish government has announced a £27,000 grant to support the creation of a digital hub aimed at supporting social enterprise in rural areas of the country.The Rural Social Enterprise Hub will be based in Campbeltown and will build on knowledge from European partners and establish a digital network for rural social enterprises to share experiences.In addition, the government has made 17 grants totalling £1m to support the growth of grassroots social enterprises. The funding is going to a range of projects including the Brand for Growth programme, which helps social enterprises to develop and grow their brand to increase customers and trade opportunities, and LaunchMe: an accelerator programme that offers social entrepreneurs support in raising private investment.Announcing the funding at the launch of the hub, Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell said:“Social enterprises are a vital part of our community and economy. They have a distinctive character and often play a role in preserving vital services such as community shops and transport, and creating employment opportunities.“The Rural Social Enterprise Hub will bring benefits to the local community and surrounding area in Campbeltown and share knowledge and best practice in social enterprise, both across Scotland and internationally.”Ailsa Clark, Development Manager for the hub said: Advertisement 386 total views, 2 views today Melanie May | 30 August 2019 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
A landmark £12m equal pay settlement won by a group of female speech and language therapists has been described as a “wake-up call” for employers.The women, backed by the MSF union, argued that their salary range breached equal pay legislation because they were not as well paid as men in a separate occupation.Speech therapy, which is female-dominated, was compared in the NHS to clinical psychology, which is both male- dominated and better paid.The 15-year case was finally resolved after the Government reached an out-of-court settlement with the MSF.Margaret Wall, MSF national secretary, said, ” I think any sensible employer would immediately look at their job evaluation system.“The case is absolutely crucial for other organisations, not just the NHS, and we will now be looking at the insurance sector.“Other unions have been talking to us and I think the case will give impetus for more cases because the elements of the jobs examined in this case were far wider than in previous cases.”Martin Chitty, partner at employment law firm Wragge & Co, said the case has implications for all employers.“This case has opened up the fact that historic factors are not justification for differences in pay regulations, particularly when they are male-dominated,” he said.The bill will be met by the health trusts which employed the women.www.msf.org.uk Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Women’s pay victory is a ‘wake-up call’ for bossesOn 16 May 2000 in Personnel Today
The celebrated pianist and frequent collaborator with the Grateful Dead, Bruce Hornsby, made an appearance with Bon Iver last night at Coachella along with another special guest, singer Jenny Lewis. Both of the special guests came out for a cover of “The End Of The Innocence,” a song cowritten by Hornsby for Don Henley in the late 1980’s. Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon, Hornsby, and Lewis were front and center as the trio traded off singing verses on the song and harmonized the soulful chorus.Hornsby and Vernon have collaborated in the past, with Vernon being featured in “Over The Rise,” a song by Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers that was debuted last year. Hornsby also sat in with Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner during their special Grateful Dead tribute, Day of the Dead, at Wisconsin’s Eaux Claires festival last summer for a cover of “Black Muddy River.” Vernon has been open about his admiration for the legendary keyboard player, noting to Pitchfork last year that most of the material he was working on for his self-titled EP “sounds like a Bruce Hornsby song.”You can watch the Coachella collaboration below, courtesy of uploader ednla, as well as Hornsby’s appearance for “Black Muddy River,” courtesy of uploader Joel B., below.“The End Of The Innocence” “Black Muddy River”