UK vaccine plant evacuated after getting suspicious package

first_imgLONDON (AP) — A British pharmaceutical manufacturing company producing coronavirus vaccines says it had to partially evacuate the factory after receiving a “suspicious package.” Wockhardt UK is an arm of the Mumbai-based pharmaceutical company that is producing the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines at its factory in north Wales. The company said later Wednesday that workers were being allowed back inside the plant after the package was “made safe.” Manufacturing was temporarily suspended but the incident did not affect its production schedule, it added.last_img

Mayor Sundquist Close To Naming New Jamestown Police Chief

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) JAMESTOWN – The search for Jamestown’s next police chief may soon come to an end as the city’s mayor has narrowed down the search to three candidates.Jamestown Mayor Eddie Sundquist tells WNY News Now he hopes to finalize a potential offer to one of the three by November’s City Council Voting Session; with a public announcement coming either later this week or early next.The Mayor says the final three, which out of respect for the candidates will not be publicly announced at the moment, are made up of both internal and external applicants.Sundquist says he is looking for a person who is community oriented and able to address tough questions like: What should policing look like in Jamestown? “All three are very driven individuals that really want to make the community better,” said Sundquist. “Each one has had years of experience working with a police department, but more importantly the top attribute that I am looking for in a police chief is someone that is willing to adapt and change as the needs of the community change.”The Mayor says he wants the candidate to be able to understand community policing efforts and be able to make changes within the department for the benefit of the entire city.“When I talk about community policing, I’m talking about a force that is out there, that is being with our kids in the schools, that is being able to walk the beat in neighborhoods, so that as people are sitting on their porches the police officers know who they are, they know what is going on in the community, that is the type of community policing that we need to get back to,” explained Sundquist. “We’ve focused so much on law and order, and so much on putting people in jail, that we forgot that one of the key components of a police department is knowing the community that they serve.”Additionally, the Mayor says he wants to appoint a chief that would advocate for more wraparound services like mental health outreach and domestic violence prevention.Sundquist has been working with a police chief recommendation committee on finding a good candidate for the job after Police Chief Harry Snellings retired in July.In the meantime, Jamestown Police Lieutenant Timothy Jackson is serving as interim chief. Sundquist says Jackson was among applicants, but, didn’t say if he is among the final three.He says several members of Jamestown Police have applied for the position.last_img read more

Jonathan Groff Will Reign Over Broadway in Hamilton

first_img from $149.00 Jonathan Groff View Comments Related Shows God save the King! It’s been confirmed that Jonathan Groff will continue his reign as King George III when off-Broadway hit Hamilton makes the move to the Great White Way this summer. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical will begin previews on July 13 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, with opening night set for August 6.Groff took over as King George at the Public Theater for Tony nominee Brian d’Arcy James, who departed the production to star in Something Rotten!. Groff won three Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards and was nominated for a Tony Award for playing Melchior in Spring Awakening. For the Public Theater, he previously starred in Hair at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park and The Bacchae. Other off-Broadway credits include The Submission, The Singing Forest and Prayer for My Enemy. He was also seen in Deathtrap in London’s West End and Red at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Later this month, Groff will headline William Finn’s A New Brain at City Center. Screen credits include the gay-themed drama Looking on HBO and Glee.The Broadway-bound cast also stars the previously reported Miranda as Hamilton, Christopher Jackson as George Washington, Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr, Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton, Anthony Ramos as John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton, Daveed Diggs as Marquis De Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler and Javier Muñoz as Hamilton alternate. The company will additionally include Jasmine Cephas Jones, Okieriete Onaodowan, Carleigh Bettiol, Andrew Chappelle, Ariana DeBose, Alysha Deslorieux, Sydney James Harcourt, Neil Haskell, Sasha Hutchings, Thayne Jasperson, Stephanie Klemons, Morgan Marcell, Emmy Raver-Lampan, Jon Rua, Austin Smith, Seth Stewart, Betsy Struxness, Ephraim Sykes and Voltaire Wade-Greene.Directed by Thomas Kail and featuring a book, music and lyrics by Miranda, Hamilton is inspired by the book Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow. The new musical follows the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America, from bastard orphan to Washington’s right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country’s first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all make appearances in the tuner about America’s fiery past.center_img Hamilton Lin-Manuel Miranda Star Fileslast_img read more

Rank Group boosts digital division to counter ‘Tough’ venue conditions

first_img Related Articles John O’Reilly – Erratic orders have placed UK casinos on life support August 4, 2020 Share Submit StumbleUpon Share Rank outlines plans to reopen Grosvenor venues July 22, 2020 Rank Group extends support for Carers Trust July 28, 2020 Henry BirchTough retail conditions have impacted the H1 2017 performance of London-listed gambling operator The Rank Group Plc. The company has detailed a ‘challenging period’ in which its Grosvenor and Mecca venues have faced multiple increased costs.Updating the market, Rank would maintain group revenues of £754 million (1% increase), with the firm’s venue division generating like-for-like revenues of £642 million (1% decrease).However, facing a ‘tough retail environment’ across its venue properties, Rank would declare a statutory a 7% profit decline to £79 million (2016: £85.5 million). In its division KPIs, Rank would record profits declines for combined Grosvenor and Mecca venues to £88 million (2016: £97.4 million).Updating investors, Rank governance has detailed that it has implemented a comprehensive strategy to lower its venue cost base focusing on its remuneration structure, cutting management roles at club level and simplifying its venue operations to create a ‘stronger cost efficiency’.Despite its venue downturn, Rank governance is upbeat that its fast-growth digital division’s performance will offset corporate declines. Rank would declare UK digital revenue up 15% to £111 million, combined with a 63% profit increase to £22 million.Pleased with its digital gains, Rank governance stated that it would increase its marketing spend for its digital assets, pointing to the recently secured shirt sponsorship of Fulham FC. The operator will now further expand its digital product portfolio, by launching its much anticipated full-service sportsbook in the coming months.Henry Birch, Chief Executive of The Rank Group Plc commented on H1 2017 corporate performance“After a challenging first half of our financial year, we are very pleased with our second half performance, especially with our digital business which delivered 63% growth in operating profit for the year. We are excited about the roll-out of our new Luda bingo concept following the opening of the first venue on 7 August 2017. Additionally, the Group has put in place a number of digital, product and venue-based initiatives launching in the current financial year which we expect to drive top line revenues. The new financial year has started well and the Board looks to the future with confidence.”last_img read more