Month: January 2021


Local Manufacturer Takes Steps To Protect Workers From Virus Exposure

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),I work there, there aren’t any protective measures at all other than a ply wood quarantine room. All doors entering the plant do not have hand sanitization areas, central core which is like a small vending area where hundreds of people touch food products, chairs, and a touch screen for purchasing food is only cleaned once a night. Do not be fooled by the illusions of Cummins. The only employees they are “protecting” are the useless management teams who are working from home, as for everyone on the floor working directly next to one another well good luck to them because apparently production means more than employee health and well being.,Please make suggestions to your manager. I am not sure what measures you are expecting.,Cummins is not an essential business; therefore should have to shut down like everyone else. They have way to many people on one area, as well as deliveries coming in and out all day from all over! It’s not right! There working families NEED to be a priority!!!,Our plant is like a ghost town in the offices they are all working from home, parking is a breeze though. But the hourly workers are forced to stand in line so as to heard through one entrance to be asked three ridiculous questions so much for social distancing! We have several employees that are home under quarantine that worked side by side with us. In a meeting we were told we would be given time off if there were any instances of corona virus, well the company lied and now they are telling us the country needs us and we have a civic duty to keep the plant running. Corporate greed don’t you think?,@Doug is definitely a cop. I bet you read all the terms and conditions on every website you come across and kiss your father on the mouth as a grown adult. For real though Doug, how do you benefit from supporting corporate greed over being humane to employees who bust their ass for that company day after day? Not sure what you gain punishing the little guys by siding with the big ones. Pretty sure Diesel engines that won’t even go in chassis for months can wait until after the pandemic calms down and the paranoia has subsided. I hope you’re at least one of the big wigs who makes some sort of portion of this greed, and not just a 90-percenter who still thinks the 1% gives a damn about you.But rock on, Doug. Hope you’re never put in the same position as these guys.,How many N95 respiratory masks are being made available to Jamestown employees. If Cummins is helping build emergency needed engines are they donating them to emergency areas? Can a list of these emergency areas be published so Chautauqua county residents can know what help we are giving the world due this crisis? Definitely would like to see credit given for the great sacrifices being made. WNY News Now File Image.LAKEWOOD – One of Chautauqua County’s largest manufacturing plants is taking steps to protect its workers from novel Coronavirus exposure.Cummins Engine Plant, in a post on the company’s website, says they are working to implement internal health and safety policies to protect their employees.“Our highest priority is the health and safety of our employees,” the company said in the post.  “Employees in many impacted areas are working from home in those functions where this can be accomplished.”The company says they are providing protective wear and disinfection supplies for employees working on-site, and ensuring the sanitation and disinfection of Cummins facilities regularly. Furthermore, Cummins says they currently have region-specific travel bans in place as well as a global travel restriction. Visits by external parties such as customers and suppliers to Cummins facilities may be limited.“We continue to assess these policies as conditions evolve to ensure the health and safety of our employees,” the company says.Recently, the company provided more than 500,000 protective masks to Cummins employees in China during the virus outbreak.last_img read more


NY State Cites COVID-19 In Presidential Primary Appeal

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) Stock Image.NEW YORK — An appeals court should let a June 23 primary election in New York state proceed without voters and poll workers being forced to risk exposure to the coronavirus to vote for a Democratic candidate for president when the race is essentially over, lawyers for the state said Friday.The written arguments were filed by Attorney General Letitia James and Senior Assistant Solicitor Judith N. Vale after a judge ordered the state to include the presidential race on the ballot even though former Vice President Joe Biden is essentially running unopposed.The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan has scheduled oral arguments for next Friday.On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres said it was unconstitutional to eliminate the Democratic presidential primary after delegates for withdrawn candidates Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang complained that doing so weakens their standing at the Democratic Convention. She noted that a primary for contested races across New York state was occurring June 23 anyway and said the state had enough time to figure out how to safely carry out the election.But James and Vale said in their papers filed late Friday that more than 4,600 additional election workers will have to work the presidential primary in a state where three elections employees have already died from the coronavirus.They said many election workers also have health issues that make them vulnerable to the sometimes deadly illness.They said county election boards are already severely understaffed because of workers with COVID-19 related issues and the boards also face significant challenges in creating sufficiently safe polling sites and in hiring, retaining, and protecting poll workers.They said eliminating the presidential primary was not unconstitutional because the state legislature switched rules several weeks ago to allow the change.They also noted that Sanders and Biden were negotiating the issue of delegates, and they said Sanders or Yang could have remained in the race if they wanted to be in the primary.In the papers, the lawyers said 18 of New York’s 62 counties contain subdivisions, such as cities, towns, or election districts where no election will be necessary without the Democratic presidential primary. And seven counties would require no election at all.Messages seeking comment were left with lawyers for delegates for Sanders and Yang.last_img read more


Gentleman’s Guide & Hedwig Top 2014 Tony Awards

first_img Best Leading Actor in a Musical Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch Best Sound Design of a Play Steve Canyon Kennedy, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill Best Leading Actress in a Musical Jessie Mueller, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Best Director of a Play Kenny Leon, A Raisin in the Sun Best Orchestrations Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County A complete list of winners follows: Best Sound Design of a Musical Brian Ronan, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Best Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder Shows with multiple wins: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder – 4 Hedwig & the Angry Inch – 4 A Raisin in the Sun – 3 All The Way – 2 Beautiful: The Carole King Musical – 2 The Bridges of Madison County – 2 Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill – 2 Twelfth Night – 2 View Comments Best Featured Actor in a Musical James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin Best Scenic Design of a Musical Christopher Barreca, Rocky Best Featured Actor in a Play Mark Rylance, Twelfth Night They’re getting away with murder and four Tonys! A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder was the big winner at the 2014 Tony Awards, receiving the trophy for Best Musical and three others, including Best Director of a Musical for Darko Tresnjak. The electric production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch also took home four awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. Robert Schenkkan’s All The Way roped in two awards: Best Play and Best Actor for Bryan Cranston. The Tony for Best Revival of a Play was presented to A Raisin in the Sun. Best Play All the Way Best Lighting Design of a Play Natasha Katz, The Glass Menagerie Best Score Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County Best Book of a Musical Robert L. Freedman, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder Best Leading Actor in a Play Bryan Cranston, All the Way Best Leading Actress in a Play Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill Best Revival of a Musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch Best Featured Actress in a Musical Lena Hall, Hedwig and the Angry Inch Best Scenic Design of a Play Beowulf Boritt, Act One Best Choreography Warren Carlyle, After Midnight Best Director of a Musical Darko Tresnjak, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder Best Revival of a Play A Raisin in the Sun Best Costume Design of a Play Jenny Tiramani, Twelfth Night Best Costume Design of a Musical Linda Cho, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder As previously reported, the 2014 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater was presented to costume designer Jane Greenwood. Receiving Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theater are photographer Joan Marcus, general manager Charlotte Wilcox and President and CEO of The Actors Fund Joe Benincasa. New York’s Signature Theatre received this year’s Regional Theater Tony Award, while Rosie O’Donnell received the Isabelle Stevenson Award. Best Featured Actress in a Play Sophie Okonedo, A Raisin in the Sun Best Lighting Design of a Musical Kevin Adams, Hedwig and the Angry Inchlast_img read more


Pussy Cat Doll Nicole Scherzinger May Headline Cats Revival in London

first_img Scherzinger has sold 50 million records with the Pussy Cat Dolls and 16 million records as a solo artist. She recently served as a judge on the U.K. X Factor and won the U.S. Dancing With the Stars in 2010. Stage credits include Maureen in Rent at the Hollywood Bowl, directed by Neil Patrick Harris. Screen acting credits include How I Met Your Mother, Men in Black 3, Half & Half, My Wife and Kids and Love Don’t Cost a Thing. Former Pussy Cat Doll Nicole Scherzinger may star as Grizabella in the previously reported revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats in the West End. According to the Daily Mail, Scherzinger is in “very early discussions” to play the glamour cat. The tuner will play a limited engagement December 6 through February 28, 2015 at the London Palladium, with opening night scheduled for December 11. Check out Scherzinger performing The Phantom of the Opera with Ramin Karimloo, Simon Bowman, Earl Carpenter and John Owen-Jones at the 2011 Royal Variety Performance below. Cats ran for 21 years in London and 18 years on Broadway, where it won seven Tony Awards including Best Musical. Based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the musical tells the story of the Jellicle cats and each cat’s individual quest to be selected as the lucky one that will ascend to “the heavyside layer.” In their desire to be chosen to rise above to cat heaven, each cat sings his or her story. Cats features the Billboard top 40 hit “Memory.” The revival will be based on the current U.K. touring show, which all the original creative team are involved with. Director Trevor Nunn, designer John Napier, choreographer Gillian Lynne and Lloyd Webber will be overseeing the transfer. View Commentslast_img read more


Audra McDonald Postpones Carnegie Hall Concert

first_img View Comments McDonald took home her record-breaking sixth Tony Award this year for Lady Day; she has also won for Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun and Porgy and Bess. On screen, she has appeared in The Sound of Music Live!, Annie. Private Practice and Wit. Additional Broadway favorites heading to Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops this season include Kelli O’Hara and Matthew Morrison in Kelli and Matthew: Home for the Holidays, Ryan Silverman in Let’s Be Frank, a tribute to Frank Sinatra and Sutton Foster in her own solo show.center_img Audra McDonald is still coming to Carnegie Hall, but you’ll have to wait a bit longer. The six-time Tony Award winner has delayed her upcoming concert due to scheduling conflicts with a film project. The performance, which was originally set to take place at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage on December 12, will now take place on April 29, 2015.last_img read more


Tickets Now Available for Lives of the Saints Off-Broadway

first_img Opening night is set for February 24. Lives of the Saints Directed by John Rando, the comedy will feature Arnie Burton, Carson Elrod, Rick Holmes, Kelly Hutchinson and Liv Rooth. Tickets are now on sale for Lives of the Saints, a collection of humorous short plays (including three new pieces) by David Ives. Performances will begin on February 3, 2015 at The Duke on 42nd Street, where it will run through March 27. View Commentscenter_img Related Shows The Primary Stages mounting will feature scenic design by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by Anita Yavich, lighting design by Jason Lyons and sound design and original music by John Gromada. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 27, 2015last_img read more


Big Brother to Return to the West End! 1984 Sets London Dates

first_img View Comments 1984 will return to London’s Playhouse Theatre this summer. Based on George Orwell’s classic 1949 novel and adapted and co-directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, the production will begin previews on June 12 and play a limited engagement through September 5. Opening night is set for June 18. Casting will be announced later.April, 1984. 13:00. Comrade 6079, Winston Smith, thinks a thought, starts a diary, and falls in love. But Big Brother is always watching.1984 has design by Chloe Lamford, lighting design by Natasha Chivers, sound design by Tom Gibbons and video designed by Tim Reid.The production, which premiered at Nottingham Playhouse in September 2013, subsequently had an acclaimed run at the Almeida Theatre, before transferring to London’s Playhouse Theatre last year.last_img read more


Lessons of the Week! Darren Criss, Andy Mientus, Keira Knightley & More

first_imgIt’s Friday and if you’re like us, you spent it watching literally hundreds of videos of people belting an If/Then anthem! No? OK, well at least watch these five. High notes aside, it’s been yet another exciting week on the Great White Way. And once again, we’re here to recap it all for you. Take it all in with the Lessons of the Week!Andy & Darren Teched the UMich HallsSpring Awakening star Andy Mientus and Darren Criss have never crossed paths on Broadway, but they’ve known each other for 10 years. It’s all due to a ballet injury: After “paralyzing” his foot, University of Michigan student Mientus swapped ballet for stage tech, where he met Darren Criss. The BACA winners have come a long way: from light boards and gaff tape to glitter and…a nightgown.Andrew Rannells Is the New King of B’waySpeaking of glitter, another former Hedwig will trade in the East German’s blonde locks for a powdered wig. Rannells will step into the role of King George in Hamilton, taking over temporarily for Jonathan Groff. It makes sense: Rannells has done accent work in Hedwig, tried that boy band sound in Hairspray and Jersey Boys and explored a fairly self-centered role in The Book of Mormon. Plus, he looks amazing in a crown.Studio 54 Is Still a Hotbed of CrazyTwo things you should never do during a Broadway show: force-feed a patron strawberries and interrupt the action to propose to the star. The latter is a recent addition, after an audience member chucked a bouquet at Keira Knightley in the middle of Thérèse Raquin’s first preview. Between this guy and Shia, we can’t help but wonder what’s in the water at Studio 54. Actually, don’t answer that.Maria Will Punch If You’re a Favorite ThingWhen we asked the The Sound of Music tour stars what their love lives were like when they were 16 going on 17, we learned, uh, a lot. (Looking at you, Ben Davis.) Kerstin Anderson, the 20-year old who stars as Maria, revealed she was an aggressive teen in love: “I was still punching boys to tell them I liked them.” That’s not very nun-like, Kerstin, but it’s definitely how Maria would solve a problem. Kudos!Tyler Lea Had Biblical Stage FrightWhen we talk to B’way newbies, many reminisce about their childhood dreams of making it on the Great White Way. But that wasn’t always the case for Curious Incident star Tyler Lea, who once stormed off the stage in tears during a bible school play. He made it up to his family by performing his part back home…and by now kicking ass on Broadway. Hallelujah!Sara Bareilles Has an Inconceivable PlanSara Bareilles is bringing her score for Waitress to the Great White Way, but that’s just the beginning of her Broadway aspirations. The Grammy nominee said that not only is she open to starring in the tuner after Jessie Mueller, but she also wants to write a Princess Bride musical someday. Quick, Sara! Be brave and call up Disney! Crossing our six fingers that this works out.Ursula Officiated Prince Eric’s WeddingThe Little Mermaid alum Sean Palmer married his prince Ray Smith last weekend, and guess who was there to proclaim them a husbands? The sea witch herself Sherie Rene Scott! Also in attendance was mermaid-turned-princess Sierra Boggess. We’re so glad they were able to set aside their differences, and live happily ever after (on land).Broadway Has Some High-Tech DamesKevin Worley wears a lot of hats at Dames at Sea (not even counting the sailor cap): swing, dance captain and second assistant stage manager. To keep it all straight, he uses the super high-tech app Stage Write. Each track gets its own symbol, and he can move it around anywhere. Think football diagrams but for show folks.Yes, football has diagrams. It also has fantasy teams. Think dreamcasting for jocks. J. Hud Can Riff Through Anything“And I Am Telling You”? Riffs welcome. “I Got Love”? Riff away! Jury summons? Riff all you want, as long as your name is Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson. The incoming Color Purple star recently belted her way through everything from MTA public service announcements to Viagra fine print. Because, well, she can. Think we can get her to sing this Lesson? The Bustles Are Still Getting FluffedIn 2012, Andy Karl introduced us to the art of bustle fluffery alongside his The Mystery of Edwin Drood co-stars. The hip-hop video had it all, from a J. Lo-inspired Jessie Mueller to a twerking Chita Rivera. We were shocked to discover that even in Canada, they’re still fluffin’ bustles! Thanks for keeping the magic alive, Front Row Centre Players. You serve that Christmas goose on that bustle! Star Files Darren Crisscenter_img View Commentslast_img read more


Mark Your Calendars! Official Tony Events Schedule Set

first_imgTime to ink some dates in your calendars! After a couple of switcheroos, here’s a roundup of all the official Tony Awards events for the 2015-16 season. Of course, everything leads up to the 70th annual ceremony on June 12, which this year will be broadcast live on CBS from the Beacon Theatre.Thursday, April 28Official cut-off for 2015-16 Tony eligibility.Tuesday, May 3The 2016 Tony Award nominations announcement, which will take place at the Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel.Wednesday, May 4The annual meet the nominees press reception, which will also take place at the Paramount.Thursday, May 19The Tony Nominees’ Luncheon, again back at the Paramount. All very swanky and no media allowed.Sunday, June 12The 70th annual Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre. The three-hour ceremony will be broadcast live (ET/PT time delay) on CBS from 8:00—11:00 PM. The ceremony will be followed by the invite-only Tony Gala. View Commentslast_img read more


Get Tix to Public Theater Shows Starring John Krasinski, Phylicia Rashad & More

first_img Related Shows Now’s your chance to get up close and personal with a pair of TV favorites off-Broadway! Tickets are now on sale for two upcoming shows at the Public Theater, headlined by former The Office star John Krasinski and former The Cosby Show star Phylicia Rashad.First up is Dry Powder, led by Krasinski in his theatrical debut. Directed by Hamilton’s Thomas Kail, the new play is scheduled to begin previews on March 1 and open on March 22. The same week his private equity firm forced massive layoffs at a national grocery chain, Rick threw himself an extravagant engagement party, setting off a publicity nightmare. Fortunately, Seth (Krasinski), one of Rick’s managing directors, has a win-win deal to invest in an American-made luggage company for a song and rescue his boss from the company’s PR disaster. But Jenny, Seth’s counterpart, has an entirely different plan: to squeeze every last penny out of the company, no matter the human toll. The production will run through April 10 at the Public Theater off-Broadway.Tony winner Rashad will return to the Public Theater to headline the New York premiere of Head of Passes. Penned by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau, the new drama about family, acceptance and the power of faith will begin previews on March 15, 2016 in the Newman Theater. Opening night is set for March 28.Inspired by the Book of Job, Head of Passes is set at the mouth of the Mississippi River. Shelah’s (Rashad) family and friends have come to celebrate her birthday and save her from a leaking roof but unexpected events turn the reunion into the ultimate test of faith and love. As her world seems to collapse around her, Shelah must fight to survive the rising flood of life’s greatest challenges. The cast will also include Alana Arenas, Francois Battiste, Kyle Beltran and J. Bernard Calloway. View Comments Dry Powder Show Closed This production ended its run on May 1, 2016last_img read more