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Baby Blues provide cheer in ruthless first half performance

first_imgOxford U21 22Cambridge U21 0Oxford’s youngsters went some way towards making up for their senior colleagues’ narrow inability to pick up the MMC Trophy with a comfortable win over the Light Blues in the early-afternoon sunshine. Wellworked first half tries by Peter Cuff and John Ray ensured that the Blues were able to play out a comfortable second period in which their Cambridge counterparts rarely threatened, and closed out the match in stoppage time to give the score a realistic shine. Blues winger Tom Buttle was a constant threat in the first half and a thrilling burst took him half the length of the pitch, only to run the ball narrowly out under pressure. Such a swift gain of territory proved to be crucial, soon resulting in an Oxford scrum after a knock-on around the Cambridge twenty-two. The ball broke to Pitcher, who released Doug Abbott, who in turn spread the ball to Cuff, who burst through for the opening try of the game in the sixteenth minute.Pitcher failed to convert from a wide position. Buttle again threatened almost straight from the restart, but the game entered a scrappy phase with Cambridge unable to gain any foothold on proceedings and the Blues defending solidly when required, Edlington producing some crunching interventions. Six minutes from the break Henderson tried his luck again with a penalty but sent the kick wide.  Henderson’s miss was compounded in the final minute of the half, when a counter on the lefthand side saw Ray overlap to go over for the Blues’ second try. Pitcher duly converted for a deserved 15–0 interval lead. The second half rarely hit the heights of the first, with substitutions and the sin-bin doing little to aid continuity. Dave Hammond was proving instrumental in Oxford’s best moments, seeing much of the ball as the Blues dominated possession, but few chances were made. Cambridge got sharper in the  tackle but were too often let down by poor decision-making, and something of a stalemate ensued. This period of dominance paid off in stoppage time when Hammond, easily the best player on the pitch in the second period, crashed over near the posts after a move involving Edington and Pitcher.Archive: 0th week HT 2004last_img read more

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Going the extra mile

first_imgFoodservice supplier Brakes is increasing its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity with a set of environmental and social programmes.Brakes, which is a leading supplier to caterers and food-to-go outlets in the UK and France, has launched a new brochure and web-based CSR area to highlight the importance of the community and environment to its business.Its brochure, ’Our Environ­ment & Social Responsibility’, focuses on topics including energy consumption, fuel usage, recycling, ethical trading, sustainability and traceability.Frank McKay, group chief executive of Brakes, says: “It is important to demonstrate the responsible manner in which we go about daily business. We have developed this brochure and web-based site to give those who wish to know about our business a greater insight into how we do things.”The brochure states that Brakes will begin by becoming a much more conscious energy user. Brakes claims that in 2006, energy consumption was reduced by one million kWh through a combination of campaigns, staff training and operational changes. By November 2007, Brakes estimates that 95% of the company’s energy will be provided via renewable sources.These resources will include using biodiesel, a sustainable fuel made from plants, in deli­very vehicles to reduce green­house gas emissions. Brakes has also introduced minimum-order drops, avoidance of congestion routes and double-decker vehicles that can carry bigger loads, thus reducing fuel consumption.By recyling and reducing packaging on products and by re-using water in a circulation system for washing vehicles, Brakes hopes to to achieve ISO14001 accreditation – an internationally recognised standard for environmental performance. The accreditation is awarded to companies that comply with current leglislation regarding the environment. To achieve this goal, Brakes is working with the Carbon Trust and with its own staff to meet targets and improve environmental awareness.The brochure out­lines ethical trading as an important factor in achieving environmental and social responsibility. Ethical trading standards put forward by Brakes are being used to maintain relationships within the organisation and with suppliers. Brakes is also encouraging suppliers to operate in a way that minimises impact on the environment by using Fairtrade-branded products.In another attempt to boost social responsibility, Brakes has also asked suppliers to redeve­lop its own-brand products to contain less fat, sugar and salt and no hydrogenated oils.last_img read more

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