Pret A Manger is expanding its presence at London tube stations.The chain already operates sites at Hammersmith and King’s Cross tube station, but will add two new tube station shops – Baker Street and South Kensington – from early next year.The business is also refurbishing its Heathrow Airport site at Terminal 5, Pret PR manager Alice Clarke told British Baker.“We will be putting in more counter space and tills to allow us to keep up with customer demand. It should be open in time for the Christmas travel period” she said.The company has more than 350 Prets worldwide with shops in the UK, USA, Paris, Hong Kong and Shanghai and serves more than 300,000 customers every day.Last month, Pret gave away some its latest festive releases for free as part of the run-up to the festive period.
Thirty-five of the most academically brilliant and socially committed young people in the United States have been selected for one of the top international scholarships in the world — the Gates Cambridge Scholarship at the University of Cambridge. Three Harvard undergraduates are among the cohort: Caitlin Andrews, who will pursue a Ph.D. in zoology; Paul Meosky, who will pursue an M.Phil in English studies; and Kamal Obbad, who will pursue an M.Phil in advanced computer science.The prestigious postgraduate scholarship program was established through a $210 million donation to the University of Cambridge from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000. The successful 35 U.S. candidates, 22 of whom will study for one-year master’s degree courses and 13 of whom will pursue Ph.D. degrees, were selected from an initial field of 826 applicants.
Kazakh Elena Rybakina will problem Romanian Simona Halep, two of the world, on Saturday for the title in the Dubai Premier class match. The Kazakh participant, born in Moscow, 19 of the world this week, and who has been champion in Hobart and finalist Shenzhen (China) and St. Petersburg (Russia), defeated Croatian Petra Martic on Friday, 7-6 (5) and 7-6 (2), regardless of going in the two sleeves beneath on the scoreboard and save set factors in each units, earlier than profitable every tiebreaker. In his fourth final of the season he’ll face world primary, Halep, who beat the American Jennifer Brady, executioner of the Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza, 6-2 and 6-0.The Constance participant, who needed to make an excellent comeback in the earlier spherical in opposition to Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka (3-6, 6-2 and 6-2), deployed this time an excellent tennis to take the victory in simply 63 minutes, profitable the final seven video games in a row.“I want I performed like right this moment,” mentioned Halep, champion of this match in 2015 on tomorrow’s final in which he opts for his first award this season, “It’s a powerful rival, and for me it’s a nice problem to struggle for one other title,” he added on the monitor.