Costa ups the ’green’ coffee shop ante

first_imgCosta is turning its coffee shops green to reduce carbon emissions and conserve water.The chain’s new dishwashers recycle steam to preheat fresh water, resulting in a 30% energy reduction and saving 15,000 litres of water a year, while reduced heat output display fridges, as well as using less energy than standard models, also mean less air conditioning is needed.The stores now use Futura coffee machines, which are claimed to be 30% more energy-efficient, and Marco tea urns or water boilers in its larger stores, which are said to be 40% more efficient.The move is part of owner Whitbread’s £7m ‘Good Together’ sustainability strategy, which aims to help the business cut energy consumption by 26% and water use by 20%, by 2020.Chris George, Whitbread’s head of energy & environment, said: “By leading the way in our sector, we can show what can be achieved when you are committed to taking action on the environment…we have a real opportunity to make a difference and there is considerable scope for us to be innovative and bold.”last_img read more

Gbinije sits out 2nd half of SU win with back injury

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 14, 2014 at 7:58 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb Forward Michael Gbinije sat out the second half of Syracuse’s (6-3) 71-69 victory over Louisiana Tech on Sunday due to a tightened back, head coach Jim Boeheim said after the game.All Gbinije said to a reporter before leaving the locker room after Boeheim’s press conference was that he injured his back.The junior connected on a pull-up jumper from the elbow with 6:58 left in the first half for his only two points in 14 minutes. He added two assists and a pair of rebounds.In his absence, forward Tyler Roberson played the entire second half and fellow sophomore forward B.J. Johnson logged 14 second-half minutes after just eight in the first.Although it’s unclear if Gbinije will be available for the Orange’s game at No. 7 Villanova on Saturday, SU forward Rakeem Christmas said the injury is “probably a small thing.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s always a pleasure to have Mike going out there,” Christmas said. “He’s a forward, he’s a point guard, he brings the ball down … He’s a versatile player and not having him in the game is something, too, but everyone else stepped up and we had to do what we had to do.” Commentslast_img read more

Sarajevan among famous Players that will be chosen on the NBA Draft?

first_imgA record number of basketball players (236 of them) applied for the upcoming NBA draft, which will take place in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on June 21.A total of 55 foreigners applied for this year’s draft, including two players from BiH.Dzanan Musa, basketball player for Cedevita who recorded an average of 12.5 points, 3.3 jumps and 1.6 assists in the ABA league, as well as 10.5 points and 3.2 jumps in Eurocup, applied for the NBA draft.The second basketball player from BiH, who is waiting to be selected by an NBA team, is 21-year-old Ajdin Penava. He was born in Sarajevo and attended the Fifth Gymnasium, he is 2.06 meters tall and he is performing as a college student at Marshall University in Huntigton, a town in West Virginia with around 50,000 citizens, of which a large percentage are students.This season, he achieved the average of 15.6 points per match, 8.9 jumps and 1.9 assists.Member of Marshalls also performed for the junior national team of BiH, which managed to achieve the 4th place in the European Championship in 2015. Penava finished the competition with 5.6 points and 4.8 jumps per match.According to the US media, great merits for Penava’s good shape belong to Dan D’Antony, the coach of Marshalls and assistant in the NBA league, the younger brother of the coach of Houston Rockets, Mike D’Antony.(Source: read more