Gibsons factory enters consultation period

first_imgThe owners of a major sandwich business based in Wiltshire have indicated that it may have to close as it is no longer economically viable.Ultimate Foods, which runs the Gibsons factory in Devizes, has entered into a 30-day consultation period with staff over the future of the plant.A total of 95 staff work at the plant, which is one of the largest sandwich making businesses in the country.The company said in a statement that following a thorough analysis of the business, it had concluded that the site was “not viable as a production unit in its current form in the long term”. The statement went on: “While Ultimate Foods will explore every possible option during the 30-day consultation over the future of the Devizes operation, it is very possible that the outcome will be the closure of the site. “The prospect of making hard-working and dedicated employees redundant is probably one of the hardest decisions any business has to make.” Previous owners Uniq announced in 2004 that it would close the factory but Gibsons stepped in and reopened it at the beginning of 2005. However, Gibsons themselves got into trouble when they lost a contract with Weight Watchers and an anticipated contract to supply sandwiches to WH Smith did not materialise. The plant was then taken over by Ultimate Foods.last_img read more

In the Special Hospital Sv. Katarina available rapid testing on COVID19. Results ready within 15 to 30 minutes!

first_imgWhat is crucial and game changer, especially for the entire tourism sector, is that test results are obtained within 15 to 30 minutes. Due to the high pressure on the entire health system, rapid testing that gives results in 30 minutes or less, depending on the amount of simultaneous tests and the number of professional staff, will certainly improve the overall situation and the pressure on health facilities. “We are aware that governments and health systems are under great pressure to increase the ability to test SARS-CoV-2 to effectively manage the spread of the virus. The high-volume antigen test is a valuable addition to the portfolio to help diagnose SARS-CoV-2 infection. The ability to quickly and correctly determine if someone has a SARS-CoV-2 infection is crucial to inform patient management decisions and to combat the spread of COVID-19. Roche remains committed to supporting governments, healthcare professionals and patients in the fight against this pandemic with the help of our diagnostic solutions Said Thomas Schinecker, CEO of Roche Diagnostics. “We are also given access to the National Database so that in case of a positive test, we can enter all positive people on SARS-CoV-2 in the database”Emphasizes Jadranka Primorac. By the way, this is a product of the pharmaceutical company Roche, The Elecsys® SARS-CoV-2 Antigen test, which according to official information from the Roche site, a highly accurate laboratory immunoassay for in vitro qualitative detection of the nucleocapsid antigen SARS-CoV-2. As I wrote in the analysis of global air traffic activation, they are needed three key prerequisites: Standardization of security protocols in airports and airlines, fast testing, ie fast obtaining of test results, and contactless thermal camera technology capable of automatically screening a large number of passengers. Photo: Sv. Catherine When we talk about the tourism sector, fast testing is certainly suitable for zračne luke, as well as for everyone passengers who want to be tested quickly and have a negative test, which is an obligation to enter most countries. The SARS-CoV-2 antigen test is an extremely valuable diagnostic test with high specificity (99.68%) and enters the family of tests that are performed in direct contact with the patient and for which results are obtained shortly after testing (Point of care tests). ). “Rapid testing has also been done for this purpose, for emergency diagnosis and triage to relieve the entire health system, it is also suitable for people who have been in contact with an infected person or have clinical symptoms. It is a test by the pharmaceutical company Roche that put the test on the market at the end of 9 months”, He points out Jadranka Primorac, dipl. oec., member of the Management Board of the Special Hospital Sv. Katarina adds that testing is also good for quickly testing tourists right at airports. Price testing is 350 kuna, and Primorac adds that rapid testing for Covid19 is done at their place in the Special Hospital Sv. Katarina in Zagreb, in a separate unit, in accordance with all security protocols.center_img Jadranka Primorac, St. Catherine’s Special Hospital: Rapid testing was done with the aim of relieving the entire health system Rapid testing is a major challenge for the global recovery of tourism, as well as one of the three key elements for air traffic activation. / / / ACTIVATION OF AIR TRAFFIC IS KEY TO THE RECOVERY OF TOURISM, AND FOR THIS THERE ARE THREE PREREQUISITES Photo cover: Polina Tankilevitch, Pexels.com, Sv. Katarina / Illustration: HrTurizam.hr Special Hospital Sv. Katarina was the first in Croatia to make it possible on the market quick test to test on Covid19, which gives results for 15 to 30 minutes. The St. Catherine’s Polyclinic points out that the prices of the tests are 350 kuna, and for all inquiries about the tests you can contact them. HERE Regarding the standardization of security protocols as well as the introduction of contactless thermal camera technology at airports, final negotiations are already underway under the leadership of International Air Transport Association (IATA)) and it is a matter of months, if not weeks, when they will be agreed. On the other hand, a couple of global companies from the USA and Israel have also released quick tests for testing on Covid19, and now Roche has joined them. What is certain is that in the coming months, rapid testing will be made possible globally, which is important for the activation of the tourism sector. The Elecsys SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Immunoassay works on all immunochemical analyzers that are widely available worldwide. These fully automated systems can provide test results in about 18 minutes for a single test (excluding sample collection, transport, and preparation time), with a throughput of up to 300 tests per hour from a single analyzer. The aforementioned laboratory-automated antigen test allows for reduced costs and errors due to the removal of manual handling, as well as fast turning and high throughput, according to official Roche information. last_img read more

Watford bolster midfield with signing of Mario Suarez from Fiorentina

first_img “It means Watford is improving a lot in the last years. “The players are really clever and they have a lot of information. “Before they come to Watford they know everything – the owner, the players, the squad, the staff, the fans – so, when they decide ‘okay, I want to go to Watford’ it is because the conditions are really good. “There are a lot of teams in the Premier League with a lot of history so if they decide to come here it is amazing for us.” Suarez started his career at Atletico Madrid before having loan spells at Real Valladolid and Celta Vigo and completing a permanent switch to Mallorca in 2008. The three-times capped Spain international made 64 appearances for Mallorca before returning to Atletico two years later in a deal worth £1.8million euros. Back in Madrid, where he spent one season under current Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores, he played 180 games in five years and won Primera Division, Europa League and Copa del Rey winners’ medals. Suarez joined Fiorentina last July where he made 13 appearances, scoring one goal. “I am very happy to be here because it is a dream come true to play in the Premier League,” Suarez told the official club website. “I am very excited with the project of the club, to be trained again by Quique and to start playing for Watford.” Sanchez Flores said on Thursday that Suarez’s imminent arrival was a statement of intent for the Hornets, who lie in 10th place in the Barclays Premier League with 32 points from 23 games following their promotion from the Sky Bet Championship last season. “I think the amazing news for Watford is that we have the possibility to convince players to come here,” Sanchez Flores said. Watford have completed the signing of Spanish international midfielder Mario Suarez. Press Association The 28-year-old has signed a four-and-a-half-year deal at Vicarage Road and joins from Serie A side Fiorentina for an undisclosed fee, understood to be around £4million. The transfer was confirmed on the official Watford website after the Hornets had progressed into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 1-0 win at Nottingham Forest. last_img read more

EveryMatrix enhances offering with Yggdrasil partnership

first_imgShare As part of a new partnership, games from developer Yggdrasil are to be available to the operator network of software supplier EveryMatrix, including in the regulated markets of Denmark and the UK.The newly formed deal means that EveryMatrix’s flagship CasinoEngine will enrich its portfolio with Yggdrasil’s entire catalogue of casino slots and table games. This will include latest slot release Hanzo’s Dojo, classic titles such as Winterberries and the popular Vikings trilogy.EveryMatrix offers a range of solutions to some of the industry’s largest operators including its state-of-the-art CasinoEngine igaming integration platform, content aggregation, sportsbook, affiliate and payment technologies.The platform provider will also have access to Yggdrasil’s first table game, the multiplayer Sonya Blackjack, which was launched in June. Sonya Blackjack uses motion-capture technology and features intuitive mobile gameplay and a 3D dealer to create an immersive playing environment.Stian Hornsletten, co-founder and CasinoEngine CEO at EveryMatrix, commented: “Yggdrasil continues to lead the way in developing and delivering revolutionary games and we’re thrilled to be able to offer their unique content to our wide network of partners.”Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO of Yggdrasil, added: “We’re delighted to agree terms with EveryMatrix enabling us to offer our highly engaging casino slots and table games to even more operators. #“EveryMatrix has a long history in the industry and our partnership will be hugely beneficial for both companies.” Submit Share Erik Nyman joins EveryMatrix as US lead August 6, 2020 Related Articles PartnerMatrix drives user engagement with two new deals August 13, 2020 MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

Softball Coaching Staff Recognized by NFCA with Division I Regional Coaching Staff of the Year Award

first_imgMidwest – DrakeOverall: 45-12 MVC: 24-1Head Coaches: Rich CalvertAssistant Coaches: Tina DeAngelo, Kasey Griffith Representing each of the NFCA’s 10 Division I regions, these respective coaching staffs – Oklahoma, St. Francis, Michigan, Ohio, Liberty, Drake, Hofstra, Oregon, Arkansas, South Carolina and Arizona State – garnered Coaching Staff of the Year honors. These 11 programs, along with national champion Florida State, are eligible for the NFCA’s Division I National Coaching Staff of the Year award, which will be announced on June 27. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Drake University’s softball coaching staff was one of eleven honored by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) as a 2018 Division I Regional Coaching Staff of the Year, announced the NFCA Tuesday afternoon, June 12.center_img Season HighlightsMVC regular season and tournament champs … Reached the Eugene Regional final… Won the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament games with two victories over BYU… Set program record for most overall wins and MVC wins… Recorded a program-record 24-game winning streak… Garnered MVC Coaching Staff of the Year honors… Redshirt junior pitcher Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) first-ever Bulldog to earn NFCA All-American honors (third team) … Sophomore Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) was first-ever Bulldog to be named MVC Player of the Year. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more