UK’s first café pre-order app launched

first_imgThe UK’s first iPhone app for drinks pre-ordering has been launched by independent coffee shop Urban Coffee Company (UCC).The app allows consumers to pre-order their teas and coffees, so they are ready by the time they arrive at the shop, therefore cutting down on queueing time. Although cost is one of the main barriers to developing apps, this one was created for the firm for free by a software deve-loper and UCC regular, Scott James Remnant.”We believe this is the first coffee ordering app in the UK,” said UCC founder Simon Jenner. “Our customers are a tech-savvy bunch and, from day one, we’ve used social media such as Twitter to communicate with them. With that in mind, creating an iPhone app seemed like a logical step to take.”In the three weeks following the app becoming available via the iTunes store, 200 users had downloaded it, and over 100 orders had been placed via the app.l See pages 22-23 for a feature article on apps.last_img

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers Announce 3-Night Spring Run

first_imgOn Tuesday, former Grateful Dead keyboardist Bruce Hornsby announced an upcoming three-night run of shows throughout the Northeast with his Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers outfit.The six-piece ensemble will open their brief concert run with a show at Boston, MA’s The Wilbur on Thursday, April 25th, followed by a show at Ridgefield, CT’s Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, April 26th, before bringing the jaunt to a close with a stop at Kingston, NY’s Ulster County Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 27th.Hornsby’s only other currently-scheduled performance is an appearance at BeachLife Festival, Redondo Beach, CA’s inaugural “first-of-its-kind coastal event” in early May. The festival will also feature scheduled performances from Bob Weir and Wolf Bros, Brian Wilson with Al Jardine & Blondie Chaplin, Willie Nelson & Family, Ziggy Marley, As The Crow Flies, Violent Femmes, Steel Pulse, Grace Potter, Blues Traveler, Slightly Stoopid, Chevy Metal, Sugar Ray, Donavon Frankenreiter, Keller Williams Grateful Grass and many more.A fan pre-sale for Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers’ upcoming shows begins this Thursday, February 14th at 10 a.m. EST here (no code needed). Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting this Friday, February 15th at 10 a.m. EST.last_img

Oneonta man arrested for sex-related charges with 2 minors

first_imgONEONTA, N.Y. (WBNG) — Authorities say an Oneonta man was arrested for inappropriately touching two minors on Friday.  Officials say Gregory is accused of inappropriately touching one victim on two different occasions and the other victim once. Three counts of forcible touching, a misdemeanorThree counts of sexual abuse, 3rd degree, a misdemeanorTwo counts of endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor  The New York State Police Department says 48-year-old Robert B. Gregory was charged with the following:center_img They say Gregory was arrested in the town of Oneonta and transported to State Police Oneonta for processing. Police say he was virtually arraigned and remanded to the Otsego County Jail on $500 cash bail or $1,000 bond. The judge issued orders of protection to each victim. They say an investigation started when the parents of two victims under the age of 17 contacted New York State Police. An investigation revealed that Gregory made inappropriate sexual comments and forcibly touched intimate parts of the victims without their consent.last_img

Governor Wolf Announces 45 Multimodal Transportation Projects to Benefit 22 Counties

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter February 08, 2018 Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Transportation Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that 45 highway, bridge, bike and pedestrian, and ports and waterways projects will benefit communities in 22 counties through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Multimodal Transportation Fund.“Our multimodal investments support important projects that help residents and local economies,” said Governor Wolf. “We are making possible improvements that will bring significant benefits to these communities.”The $41.5 million investment follows PennDOT’s evaluation of 222 applications requesting more than $241 million. The department made selections based on safety benefits, regional economic conditions, the technical and financial feasibility, job creation, energy efficiency, and operational sustainability.The Multimodal Transportation Fund was created by Act 89, enacted in November 2013, Pennsylvania’s far-reaching transportation funding plan. For the first time, transit, aviation, rail freight and pedestrian and bicycle modes obtained dedicated sources of funds, putting the modes on a firmer footing for future initiatives.PennDOT will open the next round of Multimodal Transportation Fund applications on February 26, 2018, with applications due on March 30, 2018.For more information about the program, including the application form, visit and click on Multimodal Transportation under the “Projects & Programs” button.The list of approved projects includes:Allegheny County:Sharpsburg Borough — $1.5 million to reconstruct 19th Street to the Riverfront 47 development, including intersection upgrades, signal installation, overpass and retaining wall removal, retaining wall construction, 19th Street reconstruction.Bellevue Borough — $315,000 for improvements to the West Riverview Avenue retaining wall that will eliminate emergency access safety issues and traffic flow inefficiencies that exist currently due to a partial road closure resulting from the collapse of a portion of the retaining wall.Borough of Brentwood — $65,000 for the improvement of approximately 18,000 square feet of sidewalks.Homestead Borough — $100,000 for a one-mile trail and bike park to connect to the Great Allegheny Passage Bicycle Trail along Waterfront Drive enabling safe access to “The Avenues” Business District, which spans three municipalities (West Homestead, Homestead, and Munhall).Borough of Castle Shannon — $1.6 million to create linkages between the three transit stations in Castle Shannon (Shannon, Willow, and Arlington) as well as the Shannon Transit Village transit-oriented development (TOD). The project will improve conditions surrounding the new TOD with new lighting, sidewalk enhancement, pedestrian safety, improved sidewalk connections, crosswalks and more.Friends of Pittsburgh Professional Soccer — $500,000 for transportation improvements that will support the Montour Junction Sports & Athletic Complex that will provide safe access for bicycles, buses, and pedestrians.McKees Rocks Harbor Services, LLC — $638,015 for construction a 12-barge fleeting area 300 feet upstream of the new dock at McKees Rocks Industrial Enterprises (MRIE), which has doubled the capacity of MRIE’s existing dock.Metalico Pittsburgh, Inc. — $400,000 for dock rehabilitation, including the installation of approximately 225 linear feet of sheet pile wall, which will repair the dock to allow for river barge loading capabilities for another 20 years.Berks County: Berks County Industrial Development Authority — $700,000 for intersection improvements at Aviation Road and Route 183 to support an industrial park that will create 500-600 jobs.Bucks County:Bristol Borough — $572,307 to support replacing a decommissioned bridge along Maple Beach Road to provide safe access to Maple Beach, the borough’s wastewater treatment facility, and one of Pennsylvania’s only freshwater tidal marshes.Lifequest — $1.5 million to widen Route 663 going into Route 309 and add a new mile-long pedestrian/bicycle pathway.Cambria County:University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown – $500,000 to construct a trail and sidewalk to improve the pedestrian connection between the 8,000 people at the university, Penn Highlands Community College, and the Richland School District.Portage Borough — $440,905 for the second phase of a multi-phase streetscape program to establish pedestrian connectivity and improve pedestrian safety through installation of new lighting, sidewalk connections, crosswalks, and signs.Chester County: Borough of Phoenixville – nearly $1.3 million for reconstruction and extension of Ashburn Road 0.34 miles from where Ashburn Road ends to Township Line Road.Fair Share Properties, LP — $750,000 to construct a new connector road and pedestrian/bicycle path which will enhance the safety read more

British Airways wing clips S Africa OR Tambo airport building

first_imgInternationalLifestylePrintTravel British Airways wing clips S Africa OR Tambo airport building by: – December 23, 2013 53 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Share Tweet The wing of the Boeing 747 is seen wedged in the airport buildingA plane carrying more than 200 people has struck an office building while preparing to take off from the South African city of Johannesburg.The British Airways flight to London was taxiing at OR Tambo International Airport when its right wing hit the building, injuring four people inside.Images show the wing of the Boeing 747 wedged in the structure.South Africa’s Civil Aviation Authority said the aircraft had travelled down a taxi-way that was too narrow for it.The incident involving the Boeing 747-400 happened late on Sunday.The plane’s jet engines are visible in a second photo taken by a passengerThe control tower “told them to take one taxi-way and they took another one. They took a wrong one,” said aviation authority spokeswoman Phindiwe Gwebu.Passenger John Hart told the BBC: “We were just taxiing along and then boom!”He said the captain described it as a “little incident” but everyone on the right-hand side of the plane could see what had really happened.None of those on board was injured but four ground staff in the building were hurt.“They sustained slight injuries and are fine,” a spokesperson for Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) told Eyewitness News.Mr Hart said the passengers were allowed to leave the plane after about an hour but because of the fuel spillage they had still not been able to reclaim their luggage.The aircraft has since been moved and operations have not been disrupted, ACSA says.In a statement to the BBC, British Airways said all 182 passengers were provided with hotel accommodation and alternative flights are being arranged.BA said an investigation was under way and that it was “giving our assistance to the independent South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)”.BBC Newslast_img

Restos assure customers it’s safe to dine-in

first_imgMary Ann Darroca-Matiling, corporate secretary of IHRRA and owner of Cafe Gloria by Villa Darroca in Villa, Arevalo district, said that health protocols are all now in place.  IHRRA together with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Region 6 and Department of Health (DOH) in Region 6 has assured that costumers need not to worry about dine-in services in fast food chains and restaurants in the metro. * Wearing of facemask before entering MGCQ is the lowest form of community quarantine enforced by the government./PN * Checking body temperature using thermal scanner * Regular sanitation of high contact areas and surfaces “You just need have to follow all the protocols and implement these. The consumers when they go out, they know that they are safe because we have set protocol together with DTI and DOT,” Matiling said. * Requiring dine-in customers to fill-up health declaration cardcenter_img Matiling said that since June 1 when Iloilo City was placed under modified general community quarantine, restaurants especially, the 70 members of the IHRRA, reopened for dine-in services. These guidelines were the following: During the meeting, the group decided to come up uniform protocols. IHRRA with DTI and DOT recently conducted a consultative meeting in rolling out protocols and safety measures to protect customers and employees. Iloilo City is currently under an extended modified general community quarantine. ILOILO City – Is it safe to dine in at restaurants? Yes, of course, according to the Iloilo Hotel Restaurants & Resorts Association (IHRRA).last_img

Ripley health officials promote tobacco free living Thursday

(Image:, Ind. – Communities across the nation are recognizing Great American Smokeout (GASO) today, a national initiative to promote being tobacco free.GASO was organized to encourage smokers to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day.The Ripley County Health Department is hosting a GASO event at the Ripley County Courthouse annex from 11 a.m. to 1 p.mAll county residents are invited to the event.State health officials say approximately 22 percent of Indiana adults smoke which has decreased significantly since 2011. However, Indiana’s smoking rate remains among the highest in the nation with over one million adult smokers.“We know through survey data that about 80 percent of smokers want to quit,” said State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams, M.D., M.P.H.“The Great American Smokeout challenge is really about taking a stand against big tobacco, nicotine addiction and the devastating health effects of tobacco use. Once you prove you can put down cigarettes and other tobacco products for an entire day, you’re already on your way to successfully quitting.”

EPL: West Ham wallop, relegate Norwich

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Gunners gun for West Ham scalp Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Norwich are the first team to be relegated from the Premier League after a 4-0 defeat to West Ham.West Ham midfielder Michail Antonio scored all four goals as Norwich dropped out of the Premier League after a meek 4-0 defeat at Carrow Road. The result saw Daniel Farke’s side became the first team to lose their top-flight status this season and gave the Hammers’ own survival chances and enormous boost.Norwich were already six points adrift at the foot of the table before the coronavirus pandemic, and their form since the restart took a turn for the worse.Five successive league defeats followed, in which last season’s Championship winners could only manage to score once.Antonio’s two goals in the first half put an end to Norwich’s already slim hopes of survival, but West Ham’s emphatic victory was sealed when he struck twice in the second period to become the first Hammers player to net four in a Premier League game.Norwich had needed their first win in the league since February to avoid relegation, but fell short from the start against the London club who were 10 points better off than the Canaries at the start of the game. Troy Deeney converted two penalties as Watford came from behind to beat Newcastle 2-1 and give their fight to avoid relegation from the Premier League a huge boost on Saturday.Watford moved six points clear of the relegation zone, having played a game more than third-to-last Bournemouth.With Norwich’s relegation confirmed the two other teams in the drop zone – Aston Villa and Bournemouth – without a win since the restart last month, Watford look safe from the drop.Dwight Gayle put Newcastle ahead in the 23rd minute with a close-range finish from a corner, before Deeney rescued Watford with his first goals since the restart.Both came in the second half and both were shots smashed down the middle from the penalty spot. The first came in the 52nd after Kiko Femenia was fouled by Matt Ritchie, and the second was in the 82nd after Ismaila Sarr was brought down by Javier Manquillo.Tags: Daniel FarkeMichail AntonioNorwichPremier LeagueWest Ham Unitedlast_img

Defence ‘will allow magic at Palace’

first_img The Gunners will not face anything like Jurgen Klopp’s well-organised outfit when they travel to Selhurst Park to tackle the managerless Eagles, who have just three points from eight league games. However, despite having scored one of the best team goals in recent seasons when Jack Wilshere set Arsenal on the way to a 4-1 home win over Norwich last weekend, Mertesacker feels in any match, attack must be built from a solid rearguard. “We know we are on a good run (in the Premier League), but we know it needs more than just playing with full freedom and vision – we need to defend first and then we can switch the rest on. You have seen what can happen after that,” said the German international. “We have players who can play so quickly together. “Tomas Rosicky came in and fitted into everything as well as Mesut (Ozil) or Jack. “When those three combined together, you could feel some magic in the air, a real chemistry.” Ozil was somewhat subdued against Dortmund, which was a first for the German playmaker since his club-record £43million deadline day move from Real Madrid. The midfielder, though, did almost help conjure up a goal for Santi Cazorla, who curled a 20-yard effort against the angle. Press Association Cazorla, just back from an injury lay-off, is excited by the prospect of teaming up with such a high-quality individual. “We have got to know each other and I have to say that it is very easy to have a good understanding with a great player like him, since our playing philosophy is very similar,” Cazorla told Arsenal Player. “As the days go by we have a better association on the pitch. “Mesut is a player of a different kind. He is a joy to watch and has a lot of talent. Like Zidane or Ronaldinho, he can be one of those players who marks an era. “He is not the kind of player you are used to watching and he can win many games on his own, that is why he is a top player.” Despite their setback in Europe, Arsenal have produced a consistent run of form in response to their defeat at home by Aston Villa on the opening day. Much of that has been down to decent defensive displays, with Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny developing a good understanding at the heart of the Gunners’ backline. It is a partnership which is keeping club captain Thomas Vermaelen on the bench. However, the Belgian – who has played for just 10 minutes in the Premier League this season since his return from a back injury – maintains he will continue to support the squad and stay ready for when the call to action comes again. “Of course it’s a frustrating time for me, but I’m really happy for the team,” said Vermaelen, who has hopes of playing for Belgium at the 2014 World Cup. “A winning atmosphere is so much better when you are around the training ground, it makes it more happy. “For read more

Steven Fletcher basks in Sunderland’s derby victory over Newcastle

first_img Newcastle continued to make chances even with 10 men, but further goals from full-back Billy Jones – his first for the club – and Fletcher ensured the points remained on Wearside. Jones said: “I’m absolutely made-up to score. I always have that self-confidence going up for set-plays that I might get the second ball. I’ve been close a few times for Sunderland, last year and last week as well. “It’s huge for us. It’s a derby game, so you want to win to make it six-in-a-row. You want to do it for the fans, do it for the club and have the bragging rights. “But to get our first win of the season is massive and we needed to get that pressure off ourselves.” The Scotland international said: “We needed the result, but it’s obviously even better when it comes against your rivals. “Newcastle put us on the back foot in the first 30 minutes, but when we got the penalty, the game changed. “We knew the second half was going to be a lot easier with them down to 10, and we managed to capitalise on it.” Fletcher was at the heart of the game’s pivotal moment in first-half injury time when, seconds after team-mate Lee Cattermole had survived a double appeal for a penalty, he went to ground under Fabricio Coloccini’s shoulder charge and saw referee Robert Madley point to the spot and produce a red card. Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce had no qualms about the penalty award, but admitted the red card was harsh, while opposite number Steve McClaren was adamant the challenge was not even a foul and that it should not have happened in any case as his team should have been taking a penalty at the other end. Fletcher, however, was convinced the official had got it right. He said: “I was just looking at the ball, so I didn’t know he was coming. When you’re not expecting it, it’s going to be a harder hit. “He knocked me off. I think he just tried to stop me getting to the ball. It’s a free-kick anywhere else, so why not a penalty?” Steven Fletcher says Sunderland’s first Barclays Premier League victory of the season tasted all the sweeter because it came at the expense of arch-rivals Newcastle. The Black Cats took full advantage of two refereeing decisions during a frenzied conclusion to the first half – in which they had been decidedly second-best – to belatedly kick-start their campaign in style with a 3-0 derby victory at the Stadium of Light. Fletcher, one of the few bright spots for the home side before the break, rounded off an eventful afternoon with a well-taken third goal to send the fans home happy for the first time this season with a sixth successive win over the Magpies. Press Associationlast_img