UK: HMS Westminster Hands Over Gulf Role

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today UK: HMS Westminster Hands Over Gulf Role View post tag: HMS View post tag: over Training & Education Share this article She worked for half a year to protect Britain’s interests in the Middle East and Indian Ocean, but now that job lies with another ship. HMS Westminster is on her way home having handed over to Devonport-based frigate HMS Sutherland.During her time Westminster – known as The Capital Ship – has disrupted pirates, seized millions of pounds worth of heroin from smugglers and conducted security patrols in the Gulf.She’s also paid goodwill visits from Aqaba in Jordan to Dar-es-Salam in Tanzania, and conducted numerous exercises with coalition and allied forces in the region.Speaking about the tasking Westminster’s commanding officer, Captain Nick Hine said:“I am tremendously proud of all that we have achieved. “My fantastic Ship’s Company has risen to every challenge that has been laid before them and we have had a tangible effect in making the UK’s interests more secure as a result.” Meanwhile HMS Sutherland sailed from Devonport Naval Base on July 5 after completing her operational training under Flag Officer Sea Training.She picks up the mission from HMS Westminster and is also a highly versatile ship enhanced with a Merlin helicopter and Royal Marines Boarding Team.Since deploying HMS Sutherland, known as “The Fighting Clan”, has been working hard conducting continuation training to ensure she is ready to deal with any scenario.She carried out gunnery drills around Gibraltar and more recently the ship conducted her Operational Capability Confidence Check at the NATO range in Souda Bay, Crete prior to travelling through the Suez Canal.Now East of Suez, the crew of the Fighting Clan is looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead.Sutherland’s commanding officer, Commander Al Wilson, said:“I intend Sutherland to continue the fantastic work that Westminster has undertaken over the last six months. “We are fully prepared and ready for operations.” HMS Westminster is due home to Portsmouth in mid August.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, August 1, 2012; Image: Royal Navy View post tag: News by topic August 1, 2012 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Hands View post tag: role View post tag: Gulf View post tag: Westminster UK: HMS Westminster Hands Over Gulf Rolelast_img read more

Harry Potter Ties Olivier Noms Record; Groundhog Day Nabs 8 Nods

first_img View Comments ‘Harry Potter & the Cursed Child'(Photo: Manuel Harlan) These nominees are pure magic! London’s Broadway-bound production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child nabbed 11 nods when the 2017 Olivier Awards nominations were revealed on March 6. Groundhog Day, which begins Broadway performances on March 16, garnered eight nominations. The Olivier Awards ceremony will take place on April 9 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.Harry Potter and The Cursed Child’s 11 nominations ties with the current record-holder for the most-nominated production, which was Hairspray in 2008. The play, which sees J.K. Rowling’s magical world brought to life, is nominated in the following categories: Best Actor, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best New Play, Best Set Design, Best Lighting Design, Best Costume Design, Best Sound Design, Best Director, Best Theatre Choreographer and Outstanding Achievement in Music. Jamie Parker received his first nomination for his portrayal of Harry Potter.In addition, Andrew Lloyd Webber received nominations for three separate productions: Sunset Boulevard, Jesus Christ Superstar and School of Rock; he currently has four shows running on the Great White Way. Glenn Close, who is currently reprising her Tony-winning role as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard was nominated for her performance in the London production of the show. Cherry Jones, who was nominated for the 2014 Tony Award for her performance in The Glass Menagerie received a nomination for reprising her role in the West End.Six-time Olivier Award winner Sir Ian McKellen received his tenth Olivier Award nomination for his performance in No Man’s Land.As previously announced, Kenneth Branagh is set to receive this year’s Special Award at the ceremony. Take a look at the full list of nominees below!Best New MusicalDreamgirlsThe GirlsGroundhog DaySchool of Rock the MusicalBest Musical RevivalFunny GirlJesus Christ SuperstarShow BoatSunset BoulevardBest New PlayElegyThe FlickHarry Potter and the Cursed ChildOne Night In Miami…Best RevivalThe Glass MenagerieThis HouseTravestiesYermaBest New ComedyThe Comedy About a Bank RobberyNice FishOur Ladies of Perpetual SuccourThe TruthBest Actor in a MusicalDavid Fynn for School of Rock the MusicalTyrone Huntley for Jesus Christ SuperstarAndy Karl for Groundhog DayCharlie Stemp for Half a SixpenceJamie Parker for Guys and DollsBest Actress in a MusicalGlenn Close for Sunset BoulevardDebbie Chazen, Sophie-Louise Dann, Michele Dotrice, Claire Machin, Claire Moore and Joanna Riding for The GirlsAmber Riley for DreamgirlsSheridan Smith for Funny GirlBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a MusicalIan Bartholomew for Half a SixpenceAdam J. Bernard for DreamgirlsBen Hunter for The GirlsAndrew Langtree for Groundhog DayBest Actress in a Supporting Role in a MusicalHaydn Gwynne for The Threepenny OperaVictoria Hamilton-Barritt for Murder BalladRebecca Trehearn for Show BoatEmma Williams for Half a SixpenceBest Actor Anthony Boyle for Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildFreddie Fox for TravestiesBrian J. Smith for The Glass MenagerieRafe Spall for Hedda GablerBest ActressGlenda Jackson for King LearCherry Jones for The Glass MenagerieBillie Piper for YermaRuth Wilson for Hedda GablerBest Actor in a Supporting RoleEd Harris for Buried ChildTom Hollander for TravestiesIan McKellen for No Man’s LandJamie Parker for Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildBest Actress in a Supporting RoleMelissa Allan, Caroline Deyga, Kirsty Findlay, Karen Fishwick, Kirsty MacLaren, Frances Mayli McCann, Joanne McGuinness and Dawn Sievewright for Our Ladies of Perpetual SuccourNoma Dumezweni for Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildClare Foster for TravestiesKate O’Flynn for The Glass MenagerieBest DirectorSimon Stone for YermaJohn Tiffany for Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildJohn Tiffany for The Glass MenagerieMatthew Warchus for Groundhog DayBest Theatre ChoreographerMatthew Bourne for The Red ShoesPeter Darling and Ellen Kane for Groundhog DaySteven Hoggett for Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildDrew McOnie for Jesus Christ SuperstarBest Costume DesignGregg Barnes for DreamgirlsHugh Durrant for CinderellaRob Howell for Groundhog DayKatrina Lindsay for Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildBest Set DesignBob Crowley for AladdinBob Crowley for The Glass MenagerieRob Howell for Groundhog DayChristine Jones for Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildBest Lighting DesignNeil Austin for Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildLee Curran for Jesus Christ SuperstarNatasha Katz for The Glass MenagerieHugh Vanstone for Groundhog DayBest Sound DesignPaul Arditti for AmadeusAdam Cork for TravestiesGareth Fry for Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildNick Lidster for Autograph for Jesus Christ SuperstarSound Award for Outstanding Achievement in MusicDreamgirls – Music by Henry KriegerHarry Potter and the Cursed Child – Composer and Arranger: Imogen HeapJesus Christ Superstar – The band and company creating the gig-like rock vibe of the original concept album of Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air TheatreSchool of Rock the Musical – Three children’s bands who play instruments live every night at New London TheatreOutstanding Achievement in an Affiliate TheatreCuttin’ It at The MariaThe Government Inspector at Theatre Royal Stratford EastThe Invisible Hand at Tricycle TheatreIt Is Easy To Be Dead at Trafalgar Studios 2Rotterdam at Trafalgar Studios 2Best Entertainment and FamilyCinderellaDavid Baddiel – My Family: Not The SitcomPeter PanThe Red ShoesBest New Opera Production4.48 PsychosisAkhnatenCosì Fan TutteLuluOutstanding Achievement in OperaRenée Fleming for her performance in Der RosenkavalierStuart Skelton for his performance in Tristan And IsoldeMark Wigglesworth for his conducting of Don Giovanni and LuluBest New Dance ProductionBetroffenheit by Crystal Pite and Jonathon YoungBlak Whyte Gray by Boy Blue EntertainmentGiselle by Akram Khan and English National BalletMy Mother, My Dog and CLOWNS! by Michael ClarkOutstanding Achievement in DanceAlvin Ailey American Dance Theater for their London seasonLuke Ahmet for The Creation by RambertEnglish National Ballet for expanding the variety of their repertoire with Giselle and She Saidlast_img read more

Jac-Cen-Del kindergarten registration event announced

first_imgOsgood, In. — Kindergarten registration for Jac-Cen-Del Elementary School will be held on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  All children must be five years of age on or before August 1st to attend kindergarten during the 2019-2020 school year.Parents and registering kindergarten students are requested to attend.  Parents will meet with the kindergarten teachers and will also meet with the school nurse to discuss the child’s immunization record and any health concerns. The transportation director will be available to discuss bus routes.You must bring your child’s official birth certificate.  The certificate from the hospital is not acceptable.  Parents must also bring the doctor or clinic record of the child’s immunizations.The Ripley County Health Department will be happy to assist in giving any vaccines needed for your child.  You may call 689-0506 to make an appointment.Margaret Mary Community Hospital will host immunization clinics (by appointment only) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Mondays from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Margaret Mary Health is located at 1051 SR 229 or call 812-932-5105.Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg holds an open shot clinic every Tuesday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Medical Arts Plaza Center. No appointment needed.  Ripley County residents are also welcomed at this clinic.  The phone number is 812-222-0422.There is no charge to Ripley County residents for shots at any of these sites if you do not have insurance, or if you are on Medicaid, or you have insurance that does not cover vaccines.  If you do have insurance coverage for vaccines, Margaret Mary Community Hospital, Decatur County Memorial Hospital, and the Ripley County Health Department will be able to bill the insurance company for you.  You must bring your child’s shot record with you when you go to the clinics.You may also contact your primary healthcare provider for vaccines.Your child will not be officially registered for kindergarten until an official birth certificate and an updated immunization record are on file at the school.last_img read more

Betsson hires Peter Zäll as Chief Strategy Officer with Swedish focus

first_img Submit Related Articles Share Genesis to appeal UKGC’s ‘disproportionate suspension’ July 23, 2020 Ray Wilson, AMLGS: Industry deserves praise for its reaction to a new normal July 23, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Peter Zäll – Betsson ABStockholm-listed online gambling group Betsson AB continues its executive management team restructure confirming the appointment of Peter Zäll as new Chief Strategy Officer (CSO).Zäll joins Betsson’s executive team from Swedish state-owned gambling operator Svenska Spel, where he served as Group VP of Product & Marketing (2012-2017).Updating the media, Betsson governance confirmed that Zäll’s appointment would initially prioritise the firm’s strategy for the upcoming opening of a regulated Swedish online gambling marketplace in 2019.Jesper Svensson, CEO Betsson AB Operations, detailed that the operator had found the best candidate in Zäll, with knowledge and experience in Swedish verticals, marketing and stakeholder management.“I am delighted that Peter has decided to be part of the Betsson team as Chief Strategy Officer, his experience and personality fit the team perfectly. Also, as Betsson Group is gearing up for the opening of the Swedish gambling market there should be no better person to develop our position in the Swedish market,”  Svensson commented on the appointment.Zäll is expected to join Betsson leadership this May and will be based out of Betsson’s operational headquarters in Malta.“I am excited to join Betsson at these interesting times. I see many opportunities in the brand portfolio and look forward to working with the team to refine the strategy for the future” Zäll commented on his appointment as Betsson CSO.last_img read more