Leeds Co-op could be going back to its roots by launching an own-label local bread.The society has started a feasibility study into working with one or two Leeds-based bakers to bake the bread, which would only be sold in its outlets in the area.One of the current members suggested a local bakery product, which society secretary Chris Maynard said was being considered. “We’re not trying to compete with the Warburtons of this world – we’re not necessarily looking at opening a bakery, but producing an own-brand premium bread.”Leeds Co-operative Society is the longest-serving retail co-operative in the world. It was founded by local people, who set up their own flour mill to supply good quality flour at a reasonable price.It already works with Watsons Bakery which supplies its shops with a range of bread. Added Maynard: “We hope to have a decision on whether to go ahead with this within the next couple of months.”
John Oates of Hall & Oates stopped by Mill Valley, CA’s Sweetwater Music Hall Thursday night, mixing up the setlist with original tunes and beloved covers. The evening also saw a pair of guests, as Jason Crosby and Sweetwater owner, Bob Weir, lent Oates a helping hand on fiddle and guitar.Oates and Weir are no strangers to each other, as Hall & Oates teamed with the Grateful Dead in 1988 for a rainforest benefit concert at Madison Square Garden. In more recent times, Oates played a show at Sweetwater Music Hall in 2015, with Weir and Crosby also sitting in during the iconic rockstars debut performance at Sweetwater.Oates invited Crosby up for a take on “Arkansas”, the title track off his most recent album, before moving through “All I Am” and “Lose It In Louisiana”. As Crosby walked off the stage, Weir emerged, helping Oates with a pair of Grateful Dead tunes, “Friend Of The Devil” and “West L.A. Fadeaway”. The duo then went into a cover of The Temptations’ “Shakey Ground”, with Weir sounding confident and comfortable in his hometown venue.“Friend Of The Devil”[Video: C B]“West L.A. Fadeaway”[Video: C B]“Shakey Ground”[Video: C B]Setlist: John Oates | Sweetwater Music Hall | Mill Valley, CA | 9/27/2018Set: Anytime, Stack O’Lee, Miss the Mississippi and You, That Will Happen No More, Arkansas*, All I Am*, Lose It In Louisiana*, Friend of the Devil^, West L.A. Fadeaway^, Shakey Ground^, Dig Back Deep, Edge of the World, Pallet Soft and Low, Something You Got, Maneater, I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)Encore: You Make My Dreams *w/ Jason Crosby (violin)^w/ Bob WeirBob Weir is gearing up for a 19-date tour with his new side-project, Wolf Bros, which will see Weir “explore songs of the Grateful Dead and more in a trio setting” along with a pair of seasoned collaborators, drummer Jay Lane (Furthur, RatDog) and legendary musician, producer, and current Blue Note Records president Don Was.The tour will kick off in Reno, NV on October 16th and make stops in various markets across the country, including shows in Los Angeles, CA; Santa Barbara, CA; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; Missoula, MT; Salt Lake City, UT; Albuquerque, NM; and Denver, CO. Following a Halloween night performance and the newly added 11/1 show at The Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros will continue eastward, stopping in Nashville, TN; Louisville, KY; and Syracuse, NY before a two-night stand at Port Chester, NY’s storied Capitol Theatre (11/9–11/10). Finally, the tour will close with a run of four more northeast shows, including stops in Washington, D.C. (11/12); Philadelphia, PA (11/13); Boston, MA (11/15–11/16); and a now-two-night closing stint New York City’s Beacon Theatre (11/18–11/19).You can check out a full list of the upcoming Bob Weir and Wolf Bros dates below. For more information, head to Bobby’s website.Bob Weir and Wolf Bros Upcoming Tour Dates10/16 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort and Casino10/18 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel10/20 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre10/22 – Portland, OR – Keller Auditorium10/23 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre10/24 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre10/26 – Salt Lake City, UT – Eccles Theater10/27 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center10/29 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre10/31 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre11/1 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre11/5 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium11/6 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre11/8 – Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre11/9 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre11/10 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre11/12 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre11/13 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore11/15 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre11/16 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre11/18 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre11/19 – New York, NY – Beacon TheatreView All Tour Dates[H/T Jambands.com]
Sir Geoff Hurst believes West Ham’s impending move into the Olympic Stadium could help turn them into the next Manchester City. The Hammers have been one of the sleeping giants of English football since the likes of Hurst, Sir Trevor Brooking and Bobby Moore graced Upton Park in the 1960s and with a supporter base to match the likes of City and Chelsea, the 71-year-old thinks a new golden generation could be triggered. “It’s not beyond the realms of possibility if we go to the stadium and with the support we’ve got,” he told Press Association Sport. “West Ham has a huge supporter base. If you could make a comparison to another club of a similar stature and I would say Manchester City is it. “Look what has happened to them after they went to a new stadium. “If you were a foreign investor looking to buy a football club then West Ham would be a similar contender in the new stadium. “More so if you want to buy a London club rather than a team in Manchester. “It would be absolutely unbelievable. That could happen. “I think it has been great for Chelsea with (Roman) Abramovich and for Manchester City. It has been great for the game. Of course I’d be thrilled to bits if it happened to West Ham.” The Hammers appear to be on the brink of agreeing a deal to move into the £429million venue after co-chairman David Gold revealed earlier this month that discussions could conclude as early as Saturday. While any switch would not take place until 2016, Hurst believes it could entice the sort of foreign investment that has catapulted Manchester City and Chelsea into Europe’s elite. Press Association
(REUTERS) – India Test captain Virat Kohli remains sceptical on the accuracy of ball-tracking technology but hinted India might be ready to finally embrace the Decision Review System (DRS).The influential Indian cricket board (BCCI) has been a staunch opponent of the DRS system, which aims at reducing umpiring howlers by detecting edges and predicting ball trajectory to get correct catch and leg-before decisions.The BCCI does not allow DRS in bilateral series involving its team but Kohli said they had been discussing the issue for a while.“We want to definitely think about it but it’s something we have had discussion on and certainly look to probably introduce it in future,” Kohli said on the eve of the second Test against New Zealand at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens.“These are the things we have had meetings on. There were areas which we felt can be debated … specially the ball-tracking and the Hawk-Eye.”“We won’t take (erroneous umpiring) decisions too hard because we in the first place decided that we won’t use DRS. For us to say then that umpires made an error and it’s going against us, it’s not logical.“Once DRS is in place, once DRS is up and running for us as well, then you can say what are the grey areas.”Addressing media in place of New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, who is down with a bug, opener Tom Latham vouched for technology.“I suppose we’ve had it in the past back home and it is a good system that tends to work,” the left-hander said.“It gets rid of that decision that probably isn’t out or is out, that major decision that is called incorrectly. We enjoyed it back home, if (India started using it) that’d be great.”Williamson skipped training but would be available as the tourists seek to level the series after losing the series opener in Kanpur, Latham said.“Kane is a little bit ‘crook’ today so he won’t be training. There is no discomfort, he is just down with a bug. Nothing too major, he is just resting up and getting right for tomorrow.”Kohli confirmed off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who claimed half the Kiwi wickets in Kanpur despite bowling with a corn on his middle finger, was available for the match.The India captain did not rule out off-spinner Jayant Yadav making his Test debut in a three-pronged spin attack.“We felt adding an off-spinner, because they have five left-handers in their batting line-up, would help us at a stage where possibly we are looking to play three spinners,” Kohli said.“The whole idea was to bring in another guy who can bowl at the left-handers.”
Man City is already assured of their place in the group stages – they resume with a 5-0 first-leg lead as they prepare to host Romanian side Steaua Bucherest.Kick-off at Eastlands is at 19:45 The League of Ireland champions battled their way to a 1-all draw in Poland last night against a 10-man Legia side, but ultimately meant that they lost-out 3-1 on aggregate.The Lilywhites will now go into Friday’s draw for the group stages of the Europa League where they will be joined by the likes of Manchester United, Inter Milan, and Southampton.Later tonight, the Champions League qualifiers continue.
Ghana calls up a 16-man squad into men’s Olympic team to prepare for a two-game international friendly against Egypt.The team will depart Accra on Sunday and play their first game on Wednesday before rounding up the friendly series on Saturday.Black Meteors coach Malik Jabir will gather his called up players at the national camp in Prampram to begin training on Wednesday, 7th January.Selected Players1. Rashid Seidu 2. Eric Antwi Ofori 3. Baba Mensah 4. Emmanuel Nti Mensah5. Lawrence Lartey 6. Abdul Latif 7. Sarfo Gyamfi 8. Godfred Asante 9. Kennedy Ashia 10. Bernard Ofori 11. Bright Adjei 12. Kwasi Kwansah 13. Enoch Kumi Frimpong 14. Leonard Owusu 15. Vincent Attinga 16. Emmanuel Osei
New York: US stocks traded higher on Wednesday, as the market was buoyed by Apple’s strong quarterly earnings, and investors anticipated the US Federal Reserve to deliver its latest monetary policy, which could possibly lead to the first interest rate cut in more than a decade. At midday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 20.35 points, or 0.07 per cent, to 27,218.37. The S&P 500 rallied 3.32 points, or 0.11 per cent, to 3,016.50. The Nasdaq Composite Index increased 20.43 points, or 0.25 per cent, to 8,294.05, the Xinhua news agency reported. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal Six of the 11 primary S&P 500 sectors traded higher around midday, with the energy sector up around 0.7 per cent, leading the gainers. Shares of Apple rose over 4.1 per cent, after the US tech giant reported second-quarter earnings that beat market expectations. Its revenue guidance for the fourth quarter also came above analysts’ estimates. The Fed is set to announce its decision on how to adjust benchmark interest rates on Wednesday afternoon. Fed Chair Jerome Powell will also hold a news conference following the announcement. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost Traders have priced in a 100 per cent probability that the central bank will cut rates later, according to CME Group’s FedWatch tool around midday. If it becomes a reality, it will be the first rate cut by the Fed since the financial crisis more than 10 years ago. More specifically, the probability to cut rate by 25 basis points stood at an overwhelming 79.1 per cent, while market participants still held a chance of 20.9 per cent for the Fed to cut rate by 50 basis points.