Bakery manufacturers will have to adjust their sugar buying as the UK’s deficit of sugar supply continues to keep prices high going into the next contract season.Andrew Brown, marketing and planning director of major sugar supplier Napier Brown, told the Real Good Food Company AGM in London this morning: “It is now not about price, it is about security of supply that customers want.“The whole outlook for the sugar market has radically changed over the last six-to-nine months. The UK in particular is now a deficit market. The UK, in order to meet consumption, requires 300,000 tonnes of imports. Therefore customers need new supply sources.”While two years ago the firm was buying 90% of its sugar from the UK, this has “reduced significantly” during 2010 -2011, as the firm is forced to look further afield and diversify its sourcing.“We’ve secured the sugar [for the autumn contract season]” he said. “We are bringing new sources of supply to a deficit market. We already have six major suppliers from this autumn, as well as speciality sugars from all over the world.”Following changes in the European sugar regime, the EU is now an under-supplied market. The changes have made the EU a net importer of sugar. It needs three million tonnes of sugar to be imported to meet consumption of 16 million tonnes.High world prices, as well as currency changes, have made the EU an unattractive destination for world sugar. A one million tonne shortfall saw a dramatic spike in prices last autumn, exacerbated by the failure of the UK beet crop due to extreme weather conditions in January this year.“The manufacturing world has gone into shock because they thought they would never run out of sugar, and some big companies have been hit,” said Real Good Food Company’s executive chairman Pieter Totté. “Now it’s about making sure you have sufficient sugar for your year.”Napier Brown also revealed plans to relaunch its Whitworths brand this autumn, with a new range of specialist sugars.>>EU takes more steps to ease sugar supplies
This three-time Us Olympic Skelton racer from West Islip will compete 8 p.m. and 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, then 7:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15. Follow him on Twitter at @JohnDalyUSA, his Facebook page and on Instagram at @johndalyusaMatt GilroyThe Team USA men’s hockey defenseman, a former New York Ranger and North Bellmore native, is making his first Olympic appearance. Team USA plays Slovenia at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, Slovakia at 10:10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 and Olympians from Russia at 7:10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 before the playoffs begin Tuesday, Feb. 20. Follow him on Facebook. Justin KrewsonThis Eastport native is aiming for a doubles luge medal with his partner, Jayson Terdiman. Six training rounds between Sunday and Tuesday will be followed by the main event 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14. Follow him on Facebook. His Instagram handle is @krewsonusa Devin Logan Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Now that the 2018 Winter Olympics are underway, it’s time to buckle in for a month of icy athleticism. Among the 242 Team USA members we have to root for, Long Island has five hometown heroes going for the gold this February in Korea. Here’s how to follow them.John Daly This former Oceanside resident won a silver medal in the slope style competition in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. This time, the freeskier is also competing in the ski halfpipe contest.The Women’s Slopestyle Qualifying at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 can be live streamed here and the final at 11 p.m. the same day can be live streamed here. The Women’s Ski Halfpipe Qualifying at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18 can be live streamed here and the final at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19 can be live streamed here. NBC will air the competition as well.Follow Logan on Twitter at @dlogan, her Facebook page and on Instagram at @devinloganMatt MortensonThis double Luger from Huntington Station is making his second Olympic run. Six training rounds between Sunday and Tuesday will be followed by the main event 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14. Follow him on Twitter at @MMortensenUSA, Instagram at @mmortensenusa and on Facebook.
The Boys’ 3*3 team poses for a photo at UOC before departure on Monday (Agency Photos)Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa Youth Games 2019Huye, RwandaApril 2nd-April 6thHUYE – The Uganda Junior teams are understood to have arrived safely in Rwanda ahead of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) youth games.The teams (Boys and Girls), that also include the Basketball 3×3 sides departed the country on Monday and arrived Tuesday morning in Huye.The basketball contingent that has two teams of four players each is led by the country 3×3 coordinator Hamza Nyambogo.Under Uganda Christian Univesity head coach, Nicholas Natuhereza, the 3*3 teams held a week-long training at Nakasero Primary School before setting off for the games.Both basketball teams are made of players who featured for Uganda at the U18 FIBA Africa Championships late last year in Bamako Mali where they finished 10th overall.The boys’ team is led by Fayed Bbale and is joined by Seibe Rabujje Matsiko, Harry Lubajo, and Arnold Kevin Kasobya.Fildauce Namulema, Emily Nerima, Bridget Aber and Shadia Mbawli make up the girls team.From L-R, Bridget Aber, Emily Nerima, Shadia Mbwali and Fildauce NamulemaThe multidisciplinary event, designed for athletes aged 18 and under, will also see youngsters compete in Athletics, Cycling, Taekwondo and Beach Volleyball on to of 3×3 Basketball.The inaugural regional event that has attracted twelve countries is organized by the Rwanda Olympic Committee and is scheduled for April 2-6 in Huye.The Teams-Boys: Seibe Matsiko, Fayed Baale, Harry Lubajo, Kevin Kasobya-Girls: Emily Nerima, Bridget Aber, Shadia Mbwali, Fildauce NamulemaComments Tags: Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa Youth Games 2019Nicholsa NatuherezaU18 FIBA Africa Championships
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