Shoppers in the Warwick district are being encouraged to opt for fairtrade products as part of 'Fairtrade fortnight'. The Midcounties Co-operative Food in the Warwick district is encouraging shoppers to put Fairtrade in their food shop with a host of activities to celebrate the fortnight, which runs from February 25 to March 10.The retailer, which operates five stores in Warwickshire, is supporting Fairtrade once again this year, with the 2019 campaign focusing on female cocoa farmers to coincide with International Women’s Day in March.During the fortnight, children can enjoy a free piece of ethically-sourced fruit on Free Fruit Fridays in Midcounties Co-operative Food supermarkets and some stores will be hosting cake sales to raise funds for local charities.Shoppers will also be treated to a variety of special discounts throughout Fairtrade Fortnight, including 15 per cent off Fairtrade wine and Easter eggs. Ten members will also be in with the chance of winning a £50 … [Read more...] about Shoppers in Warwick district encouraged to go fairtrade for ‘fairtrade fornight’
Matthew DeBord, provided by Published 10:01 am CST, Thursday, February 21, 2019 Hollis Johnson/Business Insider The Audi A8 is in its fourth generation as the carmaker's flagship luxury sedan. Our test car was an extended-wheelbase "L" version, and it came with many thousands of dollars in premium and high-tech extras. There's no doubt that this $100,000-plus private jet for the road is a niche vehicle. But we adored it. I last sampled the A8, Audi's flagship sedan. Back then, I took an A8 L TDI diesel on a long road trip, with all three of my kids comfortably ensconced in the back seat. My revisitation of this stylish Audi limo once again found me in an A8 L — the "L" signifies and extended-length frame — but this time, the fuel was premium-grade petrol. This is the fourth generation of the A8. It landed on US shores in 2018. Our test car was a 2019 model year example, well-equipped, and priced at almost $119,000. Before many thousands of dollars in … [Read more...] about I drove a $119,000 Audi A8 L to see if the ultra-luxurious sedan is worth the price. Here’s the verdict.
By David Olive Business Columnist Mon., Feb. 18, 2019 Toronto is back in the running for a second headquarters of Amazon.com Inc., world’s biggest online retailer. And once again, Toronto won’t offer a dime in corporate welfare in seeking the prize. Toronto made the shortlist of 20 North American centres in Amazon’s drawn-out examination of rival bids without offering subsidies, tax breaks and other goodies. Toronto and Canada are among the world’s best places to do business, with high quality of life and an extensive high-tech infrastructure, including world leadership in artificial intelligence, key to some of Amazon’s many nonretailing ambitions. Amazon last week abandoned plans to build a $2.5-billion campus in Queens, saying — disingenuously — that New York “made it clear that they oppose our presence.” That’s nonsense. The Big Apple would be thrilled at the Amazon investment. But not at any … [Read more...] about Amazon’s departure from a New York HQ2 is an opportunity for Toronto
By Paul Rogers | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 18, 2019 at 2:07 pm | UPDATED: January 21, 2019 at 9:56 am Two people who died after falling more than 800 feet from a scenic overlook at Yosemite National Park in October had alcohol in their systems and were intoxicated at the time of the incident, according to autopsy reports. The autopsy investigations, completed Jan. 4 by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department, concluded that Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, and her husband, Vishnu Viswanath, 29 — both born in India, but living and working in the Bay Area — died “of multiple injuries to the head, neck, chest and abdomen, sustained by a fall from a mountain,” wrote Dr. Sung-Ook Baik, a forensic pathologist at the Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office. Both Moorthy and Viswanath were “intoxicated with ethyl alcohol prior to death,” Baik stated in the documents, which contain toxicology reports. No … [Read more...] about Bay Area couple who fell to their deaths from Yosemite’s Taft Point were intoxicated
Updated 10:36 pm PST, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 FILE - This Feb. 16, 1994 file photo shows the Northridge Meadows apartment complex in which 16 people died when the upper floors collapsed onto the so-called soft story ground floor. Twenty-five years ago this week, a violent, pre-dawn earthquake shook Los Angeles from its sleep, and sunrise revealed widespread devastation, with dozens killed and $25 billion in damage. At 4:31 a.m. on Jan. 17, 1994, a hidden fault lurking under the city’s San Fernando Valley neighborhoods unleashed a magnitude 6.7 earthquake. less FILE - This Feb. 16, 1994 file photo shows the Northridge Meadows apartment complex in which 16 people died when the upper floors collapsed onto the so-called soft story ground floor. Twenty-five years ago this ... more Photo: Nick Ut, AP … [Read more...] about AP WAS THERE: Southern California’s deadly 1994 earthquake