Preston-based James Hall & Co has teamed up with food waste app Too Good To Go.The wholesaler, which supplies Spar retailers throughout the north of England, will allow customers to purchase ‘magic bags’ of surplus stock close to the end of its shelf life but still within its best before date as part of a trial.Too Good To Go allows users to search for a store taking part in the scheme and provides businesses with a platform to reach those who want to prevent food waste in-store and access unwanted food at a marked down price.After working with over 70 food banks across the north of England, James Hall said it has found logistical challenges when donating fresh food. Many organisations do not have the required refrigeration facilities to store or transport fresh food safely, it added.“Searching for a solution, James Hall & Co’s corporate social responsibility team approached Too Good To Go and we are delighted to announce that from the 14 September we will trial the scheme in ten of our company owned stores in Lancashire and Merseyside,” said Julie McAulay, company stores director.“This new initiative will complement our current food bank collections and will ensure that we can safely re-distribute all forms of surplus stock for individuals and families across Lancashire and Merseyside. If the scheme is a success, we hope to roll out the initiative across our company owned stores division.”The new scheme is being trialled in ten of its Spar stores. They are Birkdale, Cambridge Road, Leyland, Newton-le-Willows, Ormskirk, Poulton, Prescot Road, Roe Lane, Warton and Bispham Road.“Fighting food waste is a critical step in tackling climate change and having businesses like James Hall join our 4,000 plus partners allows us to increase our impact,” said Jamie Crummie, co-founder of Too Good To Go.This year, Too Good To Go has also teamed up with Medicine Bakery and Le Pain Quotidien.
A rainy day couldn’t keep the crowds away from Tango Night in Allston, a music and dance event organized by the Harvard Ed Portal and the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and featuring the Argentine band from the A.R.T.’s current production “Arrabal.” Instructors from Brighton-based dance studio Artango led over 200 attendees in a tango lesson, and then the band took the stage to perform a set while the audience danced along. After what was supposed to be the last song of the evening, cries of “¡Otra, otra, otra!” filled the room and the band returned for one more number.
by: Tina OremChase plans to convert more than 70% of its credit and debit cards to EMV by the end of 2015, the company announced Tuesday.The migration will mean more than 80% of all Chase cardholder spending will be on chip-enabled cards, the company said. Chase is also upgrading its ATMs to accept the cards. continue reading » 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
INDIA skipper’s match-winning effort in second Test against England elevates him to a new personal best in ICC player rankingsIndia captain Virat Kohli has vaulted to a career-high fourth on the ICC Test batting rankings after producing a player-of-the-match performance in the second Test against England in Visakhapatnam.Kohli is currently the world’s top-ranked Twenty20 international batsman and has also held the top position for one-day internationals, but has never previously moved above 10th spot on the Test rankings.But after sublime knocks of 167 and 81 against England, which helped India win by 246 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series, Kohli moved up 10 spots in the rankings and crossed the 800-point barrier for the first time, becoming only the 11th India batsman to do so.The 28-year-old’s performances helped him gain 28 points and close the gap on England’s second-ranked batsman Joe Root, who trails behind the world’s best batsman, Australia skipper Steve Smith.Another strong performance in the Mohali Test, which begins on Saturday, would mean Kohli could edge closer toward his quest of topping the batting table.Kohli boasts 14 Test centuries and has an average of 48.03 from 50 matches.Middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has moved up one place to ninth after scoring 119 and one in the second Test.The England pair of wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow and all-rounder Ben Stokes also made significant gains, with Bairstow moving up four places to reach 12th after scoring 53 and 34 not out, while Stokes moved up five slots to 28th after knocks of 70 and six.New Zealand’s eight-wicket win against Pakistan in a low-scoring first Test in Christchurch did not result in much positive movement for batsmen.New Zealand’s BJ Watling gained two places to take 36th spot while debutant opener Jeet Raval entered the rankings in 60th position after knocks of 55 and 36 not out.Black Caps debutant pace bowler Colin de Grandhomme, who was named player-of-the-match in his first Test after grabbing seven wickets in Christchurch, entered in 61st position on the Test bowling rankings.India fast bowler Mohammad Shami also achieved a career-high ranking, moving up five places to 21st spot, while left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja moved up one position to sixth place.England paceman Stuart Broad (up one place) and Moeen Ali (up four places) occupy fifth and 23rd place, respectively.
(REUTERS) – American Simone Biles landed the triple-double on the floor exercise and the double-double dismount off the balance beam at the world gymnastics championships in Stuttgart, Germany yesterday to have two new skills named after her.The triple-double – a triple-twisting double backflip – on the floor exercise will now officially be named the ‘Biles II’ while the double-double tuck (two flips and two twists) dismount off the beam will simply be called the ‘Biles’.Gymnasts earn the right to have a skill named after them after they submit it for evaluation and land the move successfully at a major competition.“I’m pretty pleased because that’s how I train beam and it finally felt good to go out there and hit a beam routine … because I feel like every time … I just bomb it,” Biles told the Olympic Channel. “Overall, I still feel like I could do better. My goal going into tonight was to not be great, just to do well. I feel like I accomplished that and made it into finals. Yay!”The U.S. team topped the qualifying standings with a total of 174.205, followed by China (169.161) and Russia (168.080).The U.S., Chinese and Russian women’s teams had already earned places at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics while nine other teams – France, Canada, Netherlands, Britain, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Japan and Spain – will join them.Only the top eight qualify for the team final on Tuesday so Germany, Belgium, Japan and Spain missed out. The leading 24 gymnasts qualify for the individual all-around final on Thursday. Biles led the individual standings with a total score of 59.432 on the vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor, followed by compatriot Sunisa Lee (57.166) and France’s Melanie de Jesus dos Santos (56.782).The owner of 20 world medals, including 14 gold, the 22-year-old Biles could end the championships as the most decorated athlete in the competition’s history by topping Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo’s haul of 23 medals.Although Biles stepped out of bounds to earn a 0.2 penalty in the floor exercise, she still topped the standings with a score of 14.833 ahead of team mates Lee and Jade Carey.The double-double dismount on the balance beam also earned her the top spot with a score of 14.800. In the vault, Carey and Biles led the standings while Belgium’s Nina Derwael had the highest score on the uneven bars.