All Hale; Form batsman Alex Hale produced a stunning 171 on Tuesday in England’s record setting ODI innings against Pakistan (Google Images)

There will be an end-of-summer feeling in the air as England's cricketers head onto the pitch in Cardiff this morning seeking to wrap up a One Day Series 5-0 whitewash over Pakistan.  And an expectant crowd will be hoping that England's batsmen can produce some more end-of-season fireworks after Tuesday's record-breaking innings of 444 for 3 - the highest ODI score in history.  Away from the pitch and there was evidence this week that manufacturers in the UK may have got their "mojo" back as well after August's monthly survey revealed a marked recovery in the purchasing managers' index.  The PMI results for the more dominant service sector will be published tomorrow and will no doubt fuel further speculation on the real health of our economy ahead of hard figures in the Autumn.  
 
If you live in London, the sight of black-and-green-clad Deliveroo cyclists crisscrossing the capital will be a familiar one.  The food delivery network is one of the UK's best-performing new technology companies with major restaurant chains such as Pizza Express and Gourmet Burger Kitchen signed up to use the service.  The success of the app has not gone unnoticed and it now appears that retail landlords, in particular, are keen to ensure they are not inadvertent victims of the start-up's success.  The prevalence of so-called "Deliveroo Clauses" in turnover rent contracts are reportedly on the rise as some restaurants make up to 90% of their sales through deliveries.  The move follows a wider pattern in the retail sector as landlords try to get to grips with what constitutes an in-store, or an online purchase (how does "Click and Collect" fit in for example?).  So what are the implications for investors?  Well turnover lease provisions - tortuous at the best of times - are certainly set to become even more complicated! 
   
Today's online mapping services, such as Google Maps, allow us to pinpoint locations and destinations in a couple of clicks and have largely consigned old-style road maps to the dustbin.  However, news of a recent error with Microsoft's Bing Maps suggests it may be worth holding onto your worn-looking A-Z of Great Britain for a little while longer.  It appears that Bing Maps somehow managed to misplace an entire city after users trying to locate Melbourne, Australia, were surprised to discover that the Victorian Capital now showed up in the North Pacific Ocean somewhere east of Japan.  Apparently the "correct" co-ordinates were being applied to the "wrong" hemisphere, resulting in Melbourne being placed on the other side of the world!  Whilst the gaffe is mildly disconcerting, Bing's explanation for the error raises some other concerns.  According to one Senior Manager, the error was due to incomplete data being pulled from Wikipedia.  Yes - that invaluable online resource that anyone can edit!  So if you have some spare time this weekend and really want to stir things up, log on to Wikipedia, edit the location co-ordinates for some major landmarks, and see what happens!

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