Lavazza to target 400+ locations

first_imgItalian coffee brand Lavazza has revealed plans to open up to 400 shops in the UK, over the next decade.The coffee shops would be opened in a new store format for the UK – Lavazza Espression. There is currently only one standalone unit, in Manchester’s Trafford Centre, but property consultant Cushman & Wakefield has just been appointed to advise on the UK roll-out.The company will shortly be opening outlets in Derby, Leeds, Newbury, and London, with 50 shops planned for Greater London in the next three years.Lavazza’s first Espression coffee shop to open in the capital will be on Villiers Street in April, followed by one on Cannon Street in June.Launched in 2007, in Turin, Lavazza Espression outlets serve a variety of hot drinks, Italian food, including sandwiches, paninis, pizzas and salad, and more than 40 non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages.Matt Ilingworth, partner at Cushman & Wakefield, said: “Lavazza Espression is a new and exciting concept which will give UK customers a real taste and experience of Italy on their doorstep. The concept really offers something unique amongst other coffee brands and we see it becoming a favourite on our high street and in shopping centres throughout the UK.”The roll-out in the UK forms part of a wider international expansion plan, which includes openings in North America, Western and Eastern Europe, Far and Middle East and South America.last_img read more

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Fallout from V8 star’s split from wife continues

first_imgJames Courtney was the 2010 Supercars Champion and is returning for his eighth year with a reinvented Walkinshaw Andretti Autosport. Picture: Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images.When a V8 Supercar driver splits from his wife, the fallout is massive, this one coming with a six-figure price tag.V8 Supercar driver James Courtney and wife Carys are unravelling a life they built together after announcing their separation last year. Among the loose ends is their property portfolio, which while not the biggest built up by Queensland celebrities, does do something special – giving back to the troops via property.The pair have two defence housing properties as investments, both of which are four bedders.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoOne — that they’ve owned in Eaton’s Hill in Carys’ name since 2010 – has just hit the market while the other in James’ name at Albany Creek since 2012 is still sitting pretty.Mrs Courtney, who announced the couple’s separation on Instagram last year, has listed the Eatons Hill property for $610,000.The Courtneys had paid $495,000 for the property nine years ago. The couple’s home in Hope Island is registered under Carys’ name as well and it too is a four bedder — though one that has five bathrooms, a massive eight carparking capacity and a 1,876sq m block.The couple sold their earlier forever home in Helensvale for $1.23m just over three years ago In her Instagram announcement of the shock split, Carys said: “After 16 years together James and I have decided to separate. We share two amazing children and our priority is and always will be our children. My hope now is that we will continue to grow into a relationship as positive co-parents for Zara and Cadel.”last_img read more

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Other Sports South Korea picks capital Seoul for its bid for 2032 Summer Olympics

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. South Korea picked its capital Seoul for its bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics. North Korea is yet to announce the city name.South Korea aims to jointly host the Summer Olympics with North Korea. New Delhi: South Korea has picked its capital Seoul for its bid for the 2032 summer Olympics, which it aims to jointly host with North Korea. The Koreas will officially inform the International Olympic Committee of their decision to bid at an event in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Friday.North Korea is expected to announce its candidate city later this week – the likely choice is its capital Pyongyang – before or during the IOC meeting, reportedly.The decision to pursue a joint bid – as well as to jointly participate in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games – was made following a series of inter-Korean talks last year, as cross-border reconciliation gathered pace.In a meeting held by the country’s Olympic committee on Monday, Seoul edged out its rival, the southern port city of Busan.Seoul mayor Park Won-soon said he would ensure the bid serves as an opportunity to “change the fate of the Korean peninsula”.”If the 1988 Seoul Olympics was ‘reconciliation Olympics’ amid the cold war between East and West and the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics was a touchstone of peace, the 2032 Olympics will be promoted to become the last stop to establish the peace”. The last time Seoul hosted the summer Olympics, in 1988, Pyongyang boycotted the Games. But in recent months the Koreas have turned to sports diplomacy to ease tensions.During the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics last year, North Korea sent leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, to express the reclusive regime’s interest in an inter-Korean summit.The unified Korean women’s ice hockey team was also a symbol of unity in Pyeongchang, despite losing all their games and finishing last.Kim Jong Un went on to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in three times in the wake of the Games and held a landmark summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore in June.However, the joint bid poses some difficulties. North Korea is subject to economic sanctions and these are unlikely to be lifted by the UN Security Council unless Pyongyang takes firmer steps toward denuclearization.  highlightslast_img read more

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Fajardo closes in on record 6th Best Player award

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJune Mar Fajardo  is drawing closer to his sixth Best Player of the Conference award as he is running away in the statistical points race released after the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals.The reigning four-time PBA Most Valuable Player is now at 44.2 statistical points (SPs) and remains the league’s top scorer at 22.9 points, second best in rebounds with 12.9 boards, second in blocks at 1.8 rejections, and 1.8 assists.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award UAAP volleyball: Ateneo stays hot, survives Adamson in thriller Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments And with San Miguel firmly in the Finals, where it is eyeing its fourth straight all-Filipino title, Fajardo is a cinch to eclipse mentor Danny Ildefonso for most BPC plums at five.Ginebra forward Japeth Aguilar moved up to second with his 36.7 SPs, a full 7.5 behind Fajardo, after netting 21.4 markers, 8.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.4 blocks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSan Miguel teammate Arwind Santos dropped to third with 36.4 SPs, followed by GlobalPort scorer Stanley Pringle at fourth with 36.1 SPs, and Blackwater center JP Erram at fifth with 35.3 SPs.Rounding out the top 10 are Beermen Marcio Lassiter (33.8 SPs) and Alex Cabagnot (31.5 SPs), Phoenix’s Matthew Wright and Alaska’s Calvin Abueva (31.4) which are tied for eighth, and Ginebra’s Scottie Thompson (31.2 SPs). Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Kiefer Ravena also preserved his spot as the league’s top rookie with his 28.7 points, built on 15.8 points, 2.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 1.6 steals to rank 15th overall.Jason Perkins of Phoenix is at second with his 22.3 SPs, followed by Jeron Teng of Alaska (21.3 SPs), Raymar Jose of Blackwater (20.3 SPs), and Rey Nambatac of Rain or Shine (14.8 SPs).Awarding of the Best Player of the Conference is on Game 4 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

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World’s Top Hurdlers Coming To Drake Stadium

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – For a generation, the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee has been a go-to destination for the world’s top hurdlers and 2018 will continue that tradition, according to Blake Boldon, the Franklin P. Johnson Director of the Drake Relays.Boldon unveiled the competitors selected to compete in the women’s 100-meter hurdles and men’s 110-meter hurdles. The two races will feature both world record holders, four Olympic medalists and eight total Olympians hurdling down the Blue Oval homestretch.Omar McLeod, a three-time Drake Relays champion and the 2016 Olympic gold medalist reprises his role as a Blue Oval favorite as the two-time defending champion in the event and Drake Relays record holder. The Jamaican owns his country’s national record in the event with a personal best of 12.90 and has run faster than 13.30 27 times in his young career.Veteran Aries Merritt, the world record holder and 2012 Olympic gold medalist will continue to provide an experienced challenge to the upstart McLeod. Merritt’s world record time of 12.80 has survived as the standard of the event for five years and he has logged an impressive 72 finishes under the 13.30 mark.As jaw-dropping as the men’s field is, the women’s 100-meter hurdles is equally without peer with a world record holder and defending two-time Drake Relays champion plus an Olympic gold medalist returning to headline another outstanding lineup.Kendra Harrison boasts the current world record in the event at 12.20 and is in search of a third-straight Drake Relays title, a feat that has not been accomplished in the race in a decade. Dawn Harper-Nelson, a Blue Oval staple, is also in the field as a two-time Olympic medalist including a gold in 2012. The five-time World Championship qualifier owns a personal best of 12.37. Tobi Amusan, the newly crowned Commonwealth Games champion from Nigeria, was recently added to lineup as another competitor who has run faster than 13 seconds.Others who are no strangers to the Drake Relays are also in the talent-packed field include Kristi Castlin, the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist and two-time Drake Relays champion as well as the 2015 champion, Jasmin Stowers.Beyond those household names, the men’s field boasts equally impressive credentials including 2016 Olympic finalists in Canada’s Johnathan Cabral and the USA’s Devon Allen. The newly minted USA Indoor champion and World Indoor Championships silver medalist Jarret Eaton is equally primed for an impressive 110 meters at Drake Stadium.The women’s field also boasts Kori Carter, a world class 400-meter hurdler and the World Champion in the event, who is trying her hand at the 100-meter hurdles and British Olympian Tiffany Ofili. Devynne Charlton, a Relays favorite and collegian at Purdue, joins the elite field for the second-straight year as one of the world’s top young talents in the sport after earning a spot in the finals of the World Indoor Championships in the 60-meter hurdles.Serbian Olympian and national record holder Milan Ristic is slated to make his Blue Oval debut while the current USA Outdoor champion, Aleec Harris returns to the Blue Oval in search of his first Drake Relays title since 2015. Local favorite Aaron Mallett returns to Des Moines after winning the Drake Relays titles last year as a collegian at the University of Iowa and earning four All-America honors as a Hawkeye.Both races will be contested within 15 minutes of each other inside Drake Stadium Saturday, April 28. The women’s race is slated to start at 2:37 p.m. followed shortly by the men’s race. A total of six hurdle races will be staged in a 50-minute window starting at 2 p.m. Saturday including the men’s and women’s 400-meter hurdles that features a total of 11 combined Olympians.Tickets to enjoy those competitions inside Drake Stadium are available for both Friday, Saturday and all sessions by visiting Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Only three back AVB – report

first_imgReports of a serious rift between Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas and his players dominate today’s newspapers.It is believed that Sunday’s training-ground summit attended by club owner Roman Abramovich turned into a heated argument between Villas-Boas and the squad.And the Daily Telegraph suggest Abramovich is preparing to fire the 34-year-old, with the availability of Guus Hiddink a factor in AVB’s possible fate.AVB is believed to be on borrowed time.The paper say sources close to Abramovich have indicated that he may have lost patience and is thinking of making a change.The Daily Mail also suggest Hiddink features in Abramovich’s thoughts and that the Russian billionaire is considering alternatives to the under-fire AVB.The Guardian reports that AVB sparked a blazing row with some of his senior players during Sunday’s meeting.He is said to have tore into members of his team only for them to hit back by making it clear what they thought of him and his tactics.The Daily Mirror say the players voiced concerns about his management methods and team selection, but also that Abramovich made it clear to them that he still backs his manager.The Sun believe only three players – David Luiz, Ramires and Jose Bosingwa – are fully behind AVB.The rest, it is claimed, do not care if he is sacked and a source is quoted as saying: “His plans are obviously not working.“The atmosphere in the dressing room is tense and more and more players are beginning to wonder if he’s the right man for the job.”The Daily Star also report the apparent dressing-room backlash, which followed a dismal display in the 2-0 defeat at Everton the previous day.Meanwhile, based on reports in the French media, a number of papers are running a story about Lille midfielder Eden Hazard hinting that he could join Tottenham this summer rather than Chelsea.And the Mail say Fulham want Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez, who has also attracted interest from Southampton, Newcastle, Bolton and Everton.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Commission delays Marine Protection Area plan vote

first_imgThe California Fish and Game Commission voted to delay adoption of a management plan for the state’s system of Marine Protection Areas for a second time on Wednesday. The delay did not stop sport anglers from raising concerns on proposed changes to the plan, which they claim will betray assurances made by the commission that it would reconsider opening the protected waters to fishing every five years.“Clearly, the California Fish and Game Commission of today has developed a revisionist view of …last_img read more

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#WorldRhinoDay2015 – Fighting the good fight for the rhino

first_img22 September 2015World Rhino Day is an opportunity to once again raise awareness about the scourge of rhino poaching and help the rhino make its final stand.According to Save The Rhino organisation, 749 cases of rhino poaching have been recorded in the first eight months of 2015, creeping dangerously close to 1 215 (that’s one every eight hours) poachings of 2014. The numbers have been steadily climbing since 2007.[INFOGRAPHIC] SA’s rhino under attack: Over 750 have been poached this year— Eyewitness News (@ewnupdates) August 31, 2015While by no means isolated to South Africa, rhino poaching is surging across the entire African continent, and has in turn become a constant threat to the smaller rhino populations in Asia.World Wildlife Fund South Africa (WWF SA)started World Rhino Day began in 2010 and awareness of the animal endangered status has grown into an international success, uniting NGOs, zoos, cause-related organisations, corporations, businesses, celebrities and concerned individuals from around the globe, all doing their part to save the rhino.WWF SA has been involved in rhino conservation on the continent since the 1960s and has made critical gains in changing perceptions and raising awareness. Yet rhinos still continue to be poached at unprecedented rates.While WWF SA said in a press release that there is no single solution to the poaching scourge and that it would have to work strategically to combat rhino poaching and operate on numerous fronts. “A key part of our approach is to work collaboratively with rural communities living near game reserves and to provide people in those communities with the skills to manage their natural resources – including rhinos. In return, they reap the benefits of wildlife tourism while continuing to be custodians of rhinos for future generations.”Give our rhinos a lift! Find out what you can do to help us save our rhinos. #iam4rhinos— WWF South Africa (@WWFSouthAfrica) Septembe r 22, 2015 Sudan, the world’s last white male rhino This year is a particularly poignant year for the rhino, as it celebrates, yet at the same time mourns, the last living Northern White male rhino in existence at the Ol Pejeta reserve in Kenya. Sudan is 42 years old and is under 24-hour ranger guard in the reserve to protect him from poachers. The last three rhinos in the area had been poached in the last two years.The last Northern White male Rhino lives at @OlPejeta in Kenya. He is named Sudan and he is 42 years old.— Kenyan Facts (@KResearcher) September 13, 2015 SA Youth plead the rhino’s case in Vietnam To celebrate World Rhino Day, the KwaZulu Natal Project Rhino organisation is sending five young South Africans to Vietnam in the next month – armed with the World Youth Wildlife Declaration against rhino poaching – to plead the rhino’s case and change Vietnamese perceptions.Vietnam, along with China, is regarded as the epicentre of rhino horn trade, and feeling is that a change of thinking here would have a significant impact on the trade and use of rhino horn in the region.On the eve of World Rhino Day, KZN Project Rhino’s Sheelagh Antrobus told Zongile Mthimkhulu of East Coast Radio that the trip is significant for the youth involved and for rhino conservation. “[These] young South Africans are speaking out against the decimation of one of our iconic wildlife species. speaking directly to the consumers [in Vietnam] and to government officials [to] show them that as a South African youth generation they’re not tolerant of this loss of something that they see very important, as part of their heritage and their culture.”#LetOurVoicesBeHeardWe are thrilled to share this video today to celebrate #WorldRhinoDay with you! It is a tribute…Posted by Project Rhino KZN on Mon day, September 21, 2015 Jackie Chan, Mark Boucher, Angelina Jolie celebrate #WorldRhinoDay Meanwhile, the good fight continues around the world this World Rhino Day, with millions taking to social media to spread the word and do their bit for rhino conservation. The global movement is supported by some of the most popular local and international celebrities, including former South African cricketer Mark Boucher and movie stars Jackie Chan and Angelina Jolie, who have joined the world to fight for the rhino in its last stand against extinction. For more information on the movement and activities in South Africa and the rest of the world, follow the hashtag #WorldRhinoDay2015 on Twitter and Facebook. Symbolic meeting with Premier @helenzille about #Rhino on #WorldRhinoDay. We can save our heritage!— Terri Noxolo Stander (@TerriStander) September 22, 2015Happy World Rhino Day 2015! #WorldRhinoDay #DiUjungCula— WWF-Indonesia (@WWF_ID) September 22, 2015#WorldRhinoDay どうかサイが絶滅することなく、どうかこの素晴らしい 日が永遠に永遠に続きますように。— あやや (@ayatter_jp) September 22, 2015Source: World Rhino Daylast_img read more

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Keys to picking the right numbers for 2017

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After the past couple of years, consistency is not a word that is used often when it comes to growing seasons in Ohio. Account Manager Kevin Forrest says consistency for DuPont Pioneer products in his area of Logan, Champaign and Union Counties is helping farmers choose the right hybrids and varieties for 2017. He shares more details with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins in this DuPont Pioneer Field Report.last_img

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Wanted: Your Weather Reports, Geotagged and Tweeted

first_imgIf your natural reflex when the weather gets rough is to tweet about it, that reflex can now help the National Weather Service do its job better thanks to a new Twitter storm reporting program.The NWS has always solicited severe weather reports from the public. After all, no amount of technology can ever be a substitute for an accurate report of what’s actually happening on the ground. Because of the new Twitter geolocation API and the increasing number of applications that support it (TweetDeck for iPhone is the latest to add geotagging support), it’s become very simple for the public to submit severe weather reports and for the NWS to pinpoint where they happened.How does it work? According to the program’s documentation, a system monitors Twitter for tweets starting with the hashtag #wxreport. These tweets are then plotted on a Google map using the tweet’s geolocation information, or in cases where the geotag data is not available, an approximation of the reporter’s location within the tweet using the format WW [location] WW. Finally, the report is relayed to the appropriate NWS field office for use by the office’s meteorologists in a variety of ways, including possible inclusion in an official storm report.It’s not just the NWS that could benefit, either. The public already will be more informed simply by watching the #wxreport tag, regardless of whether one of those reports is released in an official storm report. Sites such as Weather Underground, which already hosts an extensive network of citizen-owned weather stations, could further integrate these reports into its own products. Media outlets monitoring Twitter for storm information can use the tweets in their own reporting; The Weather Channel already does a good job of this. You can see some of these reports in action today. Check out the Twitter search for #wxreport to see how much snow fell from a winter storm that’s hit much of the U.S. We can’t help but wonder what this search will look like once spring rolls around and the severe weather season kicks off. Hopefully, the NWS has the tools in place to handle a high volume of tweets and an effective way of dismissing hashtag spam and other Twitter nuisances.The National Weather Service program demonstrates how powerful geolocation on Twitter can be, and we can’t help but wonder what else will be created with geolocated tweets. Look for even more creative uses of geolocation throughout 2010. jared smith Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#twitter#web Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

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