Délifrance launches student sandwich contest

first_imgFrozen bakery supplier Délifrance is launching a competition for bakers to enter their vision of the sandwich of the future.The company is asking “what will sandwiches look like in 2050?”, and is looking for entries from bakery and hospitality students to submit a photo or illustration of their ideas.Winners of the competition will be invited to a three-day training course in France with The Paris Bakery and Patisserie School.The competition will be judged by Michelin-star chef Michel Roth, who will select the three most original ideas.The overall winner will join Roth at his restaurant in Geneva to prepare a Michelin-star sandwich. The deadline for entries is 4 May 2015, and each sandwich must be named and briefly described.Submissions can be made to [email protected]last_img read more

CU 2.0 Fintech Friday: CU Student Choice

first_imgIt’s CU 2.0 Fintech Friday! Today, Chris Otey sits down with CU Student Choice to discuss all things credit union, fintech, and digital innovation.CU Student Choice works with credit unions to provide prospective university students with student loans. Their goal is to simplify the college loan process for students. This simplification, they hope, will help students find good-value educational loans to finance their education. They also make it so that the borrower doesn’t have to reapply for loans each year.For all of us who have taken out federal student loans at some point—that setup sounds like a breath of fresh air. Nobody likes filling out FAFSA forms year after year.It sounds even better for those of us who took out private student loans. The interest rates on those often exceed any reasonable boundaries. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Surge of parcels spurs USPS Sunday package delivery in some cities

first_imgLocal angleIn Vancouver, the Postal Service delivered packages the past two Sundays and will again be delivering this Sunday, said Vancouver Postmaster Scott Foster. Four carriers from the downtown post office and five from the East Vancouver office will be making deliveries from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Foster said. The rare Sunday deliveries are needed this year due to an unusually high volume of packages sent by mail, he said. In recent years, mail carriers have had fewer and fewer letters to deliver. Demand has dropped so much that the U.S. Postal Service, which lost $5 billion in the 2013 fiscal year, tried to get Congress’ approval to stop Saturday letter deliveries.So it came as a surprise when the Chicago post office announced last week that local carriers would deliver packages seven days a week in the two weeks before Christmas — including this Sunday — to keep up with a larger-than-expected boom in demand for holiday shipping.“Why the growth? Two words: online shipping,” said Mark Reynolds, Postal Service spokesman for the Chicago District. “A lot more online business is coming to us than in years past.”Though the number of pieces of first-class mail, which makes up the largest share of the PostalService’s revenue, fell from 91.7 billion in the 2008 fiscal year to 65.8 billion in the 2013 fiscal year, the number of package shipments has been rising. This year, the Postal Service handled 3.7 billion of them, up from 3.1 billion in 2009.last_img read more