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Chelmsford in the spotlight

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Walmart loses another home-delivery provider amid Amazon clash

first_imgWalmart is parting ways with grocery-delivery partner Skipcart, the latest defection from its network of logistics companies who often struggle to make ends meet schlepping cola and cantaloupes for the nation’s biggest food retailer.Skipcart notified Walmart on Jan. 31 that it was terminating their relationship effective April 30, according to a letter obtained by Bloomberg News. That end date has since been pushed up to March, and Walmart has already reassigned stores covered by Skipcart to other providers. Boerne, Texas-based Skipcart handles deliveries from about 126 stores in 32 states, mostly in smaller markets, and began working with Walmart in late 2018.A representative for Walmart declined to comment. The departure of Skipcart follows those of Deliv last year and Uber Technologies in 2018, highlighting the tricky economics of so-called “last mile” delivery as more and more Americans buy groceries online. Skipcart Chief Executive Officer Ben Jones said his company was handling about 50,000 Walmart deliveries a month, but was losing money “hand over fist.” He said he would rather focus on restaurant deliveries, which are easier and more profitable to shuttle than carloads of bottled water and paper towels.“The grocery model does not work,” Jones said in an interview. “It doesn’t work today, and it’s not going to work six months from now. We’re all losing money.”Neck-and-NeckWalmart can’t afford to lose momentum in its market-leading grocery business, which makes up 56 percent of its US sales and has fueled its run of 22 consecutive quarters of same-store sales growth in its home market. Amazon.com now offers two-hour grocery delivery for its Prime customers for free in more than 2,000 cities, and grocery orders more than doubled in the fourth quarter.While the web only accounts for about 4% of the $800 billion US grocery sector, adoption is increasing. Over half of all current online grocery shoppers started doing so over the past year, according to a survey of about 3,000 Americans by Morgan Stanley. Walmart and Amazon are neck-and-neck at the top of the market, the survey found, with about half of all web shoppers having used one of them in the past three months.Walmart offers home delivery of groceries from about 1,600 stores today, double the number it had a year ago, with the goods ferried by a patchwork of companies including Postmates, DoorDash, Roadie and Point Pickup. Customers pay a fee of $7.95 to $9.95, which varies based on the delivery time. The retailer has also built its own internal delivery platform for self-employed drivers called Spark, which is now available in 31 states, and it’s testing autonomous vehicles as well.Food shoppers can also pick up online orders in Walmart’s parking lots for free at 3,200 stores, with another 500 coming on board this year.Topics :last_img read more

Switzerland County Logging Accident Claims Osgood Man *Update*

first_imgUpdate (2:00 p.m.)The Osgood man that lost his life in a logging accident in Switzerland County was a timber cutter for Rodney Sloan Logging Company in Batesville for approximately twenty years.Services for 57-year-old Richard Hunter will be held Friday at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood.First Report (8:00 a.m.)A logging accident in Switzerland County claimed the life of an Osgood man.Officers responded to a report of a fallen tree that pinned a man underneath it on Monday morning around 11:15 a.m.Richard Hunter, of Osgood, was pronounced dead at the scene around 11:48 a.m.Authorities believe Hunter was attempting to cut down a tree it when it got hung up on another tree. When he attempted to cut the second tree, the first cut tree fell to the ground and striking Hunter and pinnning him underneath it.Hunter worked for a logging company based in Batesville. His death is being investigated as a logging accident, the Switzerland County Sheriff said.Anyone with information regarding the investigation is urged to call the Switzerland County Sheriff’s Office at (812) 427-3636.last_img read more

Caster Semenya Slams Critics, Promises to ‘pepper’ them

first_img Read AlsoI’m supernatural, says Semenya, as she chases Olympics 200m slot The 28 year old who married her partner Violet Raseboya in an elaborate wedding in December 2015 however told whoever cares to listen that she will never take hormone reducing drug. Way back 2015 Caster Semenya wedded her heartthrob Violet Raseboya But for the Coronavirus pandemic which forced suspension and cancellation of major sporting activities, the now postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics would have been another test case for Semenya as she attempts to showcase her skills in the quest for third Olympic Gold medal having clinched Gold medals in the 800m event of the 2012 Olympics in London and 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Fantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway StationsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got Better5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Best Cars Of All TimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madecenter_img Two time Olympic Gold Medalist and 800m specialists Caster Semenya has revealed her intention to fight critics and others planning to pull her down to a standstill. The South African gender-row athlete in what looks like Biblical submission that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks, took to the social media to tell her ‘visible and invisible’ enemies alike that their criticism and battles only make her stronger and that she is ready to fight to the finish. “One day you will wake up and realise you have been building me not destroying me, and then it will be too late because I am tall enough. What a waste of time and resources, right now I am lying in bed planning how to even confuse you more. I run this show,” she enthused. Semenya it will be recalled lost legal appeal to upturn ruling that she and her likes that have elevated levels of testosterone must decrease the hormone to participate in certain races at major competitions.Advertisementlast_img read more

CPD arrests purse snatching suspect

first_imgColumbus, IN—CPD officers arrested a local man Tuesday morning after he reportedly stole a purse from a customer inside a fast-food restaurant.  CPD officers responded to the reported theft at McDonald’s, located on National Road. When the officers arrived, they spoke with witnesses who stated that the suspect, who was later identified as Torrie L. Bryant, 31, of Columbus, ran out of the restaurant with a customer’s purse.Three witnesses chased the suspect, however, they lost sight of him a short time later. Officers later located Bryant at a residence on 15th Street where he was placed under arrest. He was transported to the Bartholomew County Jail with a 48-hour hold on a preliminary charge of theft. The incident remains under investigation.last_img read more

O’Connell set for landmark

first_img Ireland’s engine-room enforcer boasts a 62 per cent win ratio in national colours, winning 61 of his 99 Tests to date, losing 36 and drawing two. From 92 starts and seven substitute appearances, O’Connell also has six Test tries for Ireland to his name. Ireland’s most-capped second row will join Brian O’Driscoll (133), Ronan O’Gara (128) and John Hayes (105) as his country’s centurions when he steps onto the turf in Cardiff this weekend. O’Connell will also rack up his 50th Six Nations appearance in Cardiff to boot, on a day leaden with milestones for Ireland’s single-minded second row. In his 49 championship appearances to date, O’Connell has won 33, lost 15 and drawn once, creating a 68 per cent winning record. O’Connell was integral to Ireland’s first Grand Slam triumph since 1948 in 2009, before leading Joe Schmidt’s men to the 2014 title. Ireland are gunning to retain the Five/Six Nations title for the first time since 1949 this year, and could yet register just their third Grand Slam of all time. O’Connell has been involved in four Triple Crown wins to date – with that number rising to five should Ireland complete the clean sweep Grand Slam this year. The evergreen Munster lock will also equal Mick Galwey’s record as Ireland’s oldest captain of all time at the Millennium Stadium – both men leading Ireland at the precise age of 35 years and 145 days. O’Connell has spent 13 years notching that three-figure Ireland Test total, scoring a try on his debut in a 54-10 victory over Wales in Dublin in February 2002. Press Associationcenter_img Talismanic captain Paul O’Connell will become only the fourth player to reach 100 Test caps for Ireland against Wales in Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations clash.last_img read more

Phillips, Caesar, Williams take sprint wins, as Linden continues to lead

first_imgNORTH Georgetown’s (District 11) Kenisha Phillips, and Linden’s Compton Caesar and Daniel Williams gave some of the best sprint performances of the day, yesterday, as UpperLinden’s Compton Caesar taking the boys’ U-20 100m winLinden’s Compton Caesar taking the boys’ U-20 100m winDemerara/Kwakwani (Linden – District 10) continued to lead in the athletics competition of the 56th National Schools’ Cycling, Swimming and Track and Field Championships when the action continued at the National Stadium, Providence.The day also saw North Georgetown (District 11) picking up several much-needed wins as athletes such as Claudrice Mckoy, Samuel Lynch, and Maria Urquhart governed the 800m races.However,that was not enough to propel a besieged District 11 closer to defeating their longtime nemesis, District 10.As the day saw the completion of another 31 finals, for a total of 51 finals, last year’s second place finisher North Georgetown continued to struggle in 9th position among the 15 districts, as West Demerara (District 3) gained enough traction to now stand in second place in the athletics competition behind the Lindeners.As at the close of yesterday’s competition, District 10 had already accumulated 239.5 points, keeping a tight hold on the lead. District 3 is on 210.5 points while North West (District 1) has so far registered 208 points, to hold on to the third spot.Linden’s Daniel Williams is the first to cross the finishing line in the boys’ U-18 100mLinden’s Daniel Williams is the first to cross the finishing line in the boys’ U-18 100mAfter finishing in third position on Tuesday, Essequibo Coast/Pomeroon (District 2) was knocked down to fourth in line, now having 171.5 points.Corentyne (District 6) has 149.5 points, but could easily be overcome if East Coast Demerara (District 4) builds on the 144 points that they have. West Coast Berbice (District 5), with 139 points, could also be a challenge for Corentyne.Another Berbice team follows in the lineup as New Amsterdam (District 15) has 136 points. With less than half the points of District 10, District 11 comes in with 112.5 points.Phillips gave District 11 their only 100m win, as she took the girls’ under 16 victory in a time of 12.10, pipping District 10’s Deshanna Skeete to retain her title for that race.The 100m got off to a blazing start with Compton Ceasar winning in 10.60 seconds in the boys’ under-20, just shy of equaling the current 10.5 seconds record. His nearest competitor was District 5’s Titus Webster who clocked 11.13 seconds.The next boys win belonged to South American Youth silver medalist, Williams, who had to battle against the challenge of District 13’s Umkosi Vancooten. But Williams was just a bit more than Vancooten could handle, as he crossed the finishing line in 11 seconds flat and Vancooten was behind in 11.1 seconds.In the 800m for girls’ under-20,District 3’s Kezra Murray tried and failed to challenge Urquhart for that win, where the winning time was 2:28.60s.McKoy, on the other hand, had a comfortable time dominating her pack, where she clocked a time of 2:28.50s in winning the girls’ under-18, 800m. Lynch took the 800m for boys in a time of 2:02.20s.District 3’s Joanna Archer was disqualified from the 800m for girls’ under-18,for stepping over the line, inside of the track.The competition is set to continue today at the same venue, with the 200m and 1500m finals,with Phillips, Ceasar and Williams being touted to collect sprint doubles.last_img read more

Hamilton slashes Vettel’s lead to one point

first_imgSILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton won his home British Grand Prix for the fourth year in a row on Sunday while a penultimate-lap puncture slashed Sebastian Vettel’s championship lead to a single point.The Briton’s drive from pole to flag on an overcast afternoon was lonely, uneventful and dominant — in complete contrast to his Ferrari rival’s afternoon — with Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas finishing 14 seconds behind to secure the one-two.“The support has been incredible this weekend. I am so proud I could do this for you all,” said Hamilton, who threw himself into the fans for some ‘crowd surfing’ after the podium celebrations.“The team were faultless this weekend, Valtteri did an incredible job as well so it’s the perfect weekend for us.”Far behind in his wake, as Hamilton cruised to a 57th career win and soaked up the applause from an army of flag-waving fans, came sudden drama.Vettel, who had battled on worn tyres but looked like securing the final podium position until the blowout, finished seventh after an emergency pit stop with a shower of sparks from the wheel rim.“There was no sign of that happening,” said Vettel over the team radio. “There were vibrations but I had it for 20 laps and it didn’t get massively worse. The tyres didn’t look great but they never look great.”The German’s Finnish team mate Kimi Raikkonen, who had been second before also being hit with a late puncture that sent Bottas and Vettel ahead of him, took third.At the halfway stage of the 20-race season, Vettel has 177 points to Hamilton’s 176 with Bottas on 154.Hungary, a circuit where the Briton has won five times before, is next up.Hamilton became only the third driver, after his late compatriot Jim Clark and Frenchman Alain Prost, to win the British Grand Prix five times and the first to take four successive victories at Silverstone.Clark won four in a row in the 1960s but one was at Aintree and another at Brands Hatch.last_img read more

Floodlights lose to Parika Defenders despite Beharry’s fine all-round show

first_imgIN a specially arranged T20 softball game in honour of the 65th birth anniversary of Ramchand Ragbeer, president of Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA), played last Friday under lights at the famous DCC cricket ground, Parika Defenders won by 16 runs in a keenly contested game.The visitors, winner of “Guyana Softball Cup 8th Over-50 tournament, won the toss and took first strike amassing 198 for 9 off their 20 overs. Muneshwar Balgobin top-scored with 59 and got support from Anthony Arjune 48 and Dubraj Singh 27.Bowling for Floodlights, Jailall Deodas took 3 for 15, former Berbice Senior Inter-County all-rounder Anil Beharry, 3 for 25 and Rabindra Singh 2 for 19.In reply, the hosts threatened, but fell short by 16 runs losing 8 wickets in the process when their overs expired. Beharry led the way with a brutal 103 and got support from Seeraj Bheemsain 35 and Khalid Baksh 26. Devanand Kannan was superb in taking four wickets for Parika Defenders.Beharry was adjudged best batsman and man-of-the-match, Kannan – best bowler and Singh – best fielder. Kenrick Persaud, captain of Parika Defenders collected the winning trophy. All trophies were donated by Ramesh Sunich of Trophy Stall, Bourda Market and Market Road, Port Mourant, Corentnye, Berbice.In the other game, Payless lost by 5 runs to Factory Price in another exciting encounter. However, no detailed scores were available.The Floodlights team also toured Antigua as part of the celebration of the president’s birthday, losing the windball and taped windball games but winning the feature softball match.The GFSCA takes this opportunity to thank Antigua and Barbuda Softball Cricket Association for its kind hospitality and a well-organised tour. Parika Defenders, Payless and Factory Price were also thanked for their participation at Friday night games.last_img read more

No. 11 Syracuse downs Loyola, 16-11

first_imgNo. 11 Syracuse downed Loyola, 16-11, Wednesday evening at Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore, Maryland. The Orange (10-4, 3-1 Atlantic Coast) led the Greyhounds (5-8, 4-0 Patriot) in nearly every statistical category and relied on a strong second half to overcome an equal first half.SU and Loyola entered halftime tied — five goals apiece. Riley Donahue had two goals in the first half for the Orange, while five different Greyhounds found their way into the scoring column.The second half was all Syracuse. As the Orange piled on the goals, the SU defense held strong behind. SU carried a slim 10-9 lead with under 15 minutes remaining but scored six goals in the final 13 minutes — and three unanswered in the final four minutes — to take the win.Kady Glynn took the loss in the net for the Greyhounds, allowing all 16 SU goals. She saved nine. Attack Cami Whiteford led all Loyola scorers with three goals on five shots.Donahue tallied three goals, ripping six shots in the contest and finding the back of the net on half of them. Alie Jimerson and Emily Hawryschuk had three goals apiece off the bench for the Orange and midfielder Mary Rahal backed up the trio with two goals of her own.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAsa Goldstock held her own in the net, allowing 11 goals and notching five saves in her 10th win of the season. Still, it was yet another sub-40 percent showing from the freshman, who has yet to show consistency.The Orange will return home for the first time in three games on Sunday, when it makes a rare trip to the SU Soccer Stadium to meet the No. 15 Virginia Tech Hokies at 1 p.m. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 5, 2017 at 8:23 pm Contact Matt: mjfel100@syr.edulast_img read more