Gluten-free brand Genius has reportedly received a funding boost from a private equity backer.According to The Grocer, a sister title to British Baker, the company has had a cash injection from Brussels-based Verlinvest.Genius has refused to comment on the investment.Earlier this year, Genius announced a new deal to supply gluten-free pies to Asda.Commenting on the deal, Roz Cuschieri, chief executive of Genius, said the new listings “underline the quality” of the product line-up, which continues to go “from strength to strength”.
The trade relations between the United States and Europe, which were on roller coaster ride over the past few months amid trade tariff threats and retaliation measures being thrown from each side, seem to be on the path of subsiding.Namely, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Junker and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed in a meeting on Wednesday, July 25 to work toward zero tariffs and boost trade relations.“We have identified a number of areas on which to work together,” Juncker said after the meeting.“Work towards zero tariffs on industrial goods – that was my main intention – to propose to come down to zero tariffs on industrial goods.”“We have decided to strengthen our cooperation on energy. The European Union will build more terminals to import liquefied natural gas from the U.S. This is also a message for others.”As far as agriculture is concerned, the European Union promised to import more soybeans from the U.S. and agreed to work together on the reform of the WTO.“This of course is based on the understanding that, as long as we are negotiating, unless one party would stop the negotiations, we hold off further tariffs and we reassess existing tariffs on steel and aluminium,” Juncker added.Obviously the European Union, as represented by @JunckerEU and the United States, as represented by yours truly, love each other! pic.twitter.com/42ImacgCN0— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2018“Already today, the United States and the European Union have a USD 1 trillion bilateral trade relationship — the largest economic relationship anywhere in the world. We want to further strengthen this trade relationship to the benefit of all American and European citizens,” Trump said.“This is why we agreed today, first of all, to work together toward zero tariffs, zero non-tariff barriers, and zero subsidies on non-auto industrial goods.”The trade war among global powers started to break out in March 2018, when the United States imposed 25 pct tariffs on steel and 10 pct tariffs on aluminium citing national security reasons.China, one of the key trading partners of the U.S. has been among the mostly affected countries by the tariffs and has already introduced measures to retaliate. Global powers like the EU, Mexico and Canada have not been spared from the tariffs either resulting in growing geopolitical tensions on a global scale as they also turned to retaliation.Just last week, the European Union introduced “provisional safeguard measures” concerning imports of a number of steel products as a response to the U.S. steel tariffs.The dry bulk shipping and container shipping have already felt the impact of the tariffs, however, so far, that impact is subdued. However, the threat of second wave of tariffs worth USD 16 billion of Chinese imports is currently being reviewed and if they are implemented, the tanker and gas shipping industries can also expect changes to trade lanes.The US crude oil exports are most likely to be affected and these are primarily driven by China, which was responsible for 25 pct of all US seaborne crude oil exports in terms of volumes in 2017, according to BIMCO.World Maritime News Staff
The USC women’s lacrosse team, in its first home game in nearly three weeks, hopes to recover from a close road loss to No. 18 Stanford as it prepares to take on Temple on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at McAlister Field.Playing well · Freshman Caroline Cordrey (above) finished with a game-high four goals in USC’s 17-12 loss against No. 18 Stanford. — Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanAfter opening their inaugural season with four home games, including a matchup against No. 4 Northwestern at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to start their season, the Women of Troy (4-4, 2-1 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) have been competing on the road, alternating between wins and losses to finish 2-2 on the road trip.Following a 12-7 win over UC Davis (1-4, 0-3 MPSF) led by five goals from USC freshman midfield Amanda Johansen, the Women of Troy lost 17-12 to No. 18 Stanford (4-2, 1-0 MPSF) on March 8.USC was able to outscore the Cardinal 8-6 in the second half but suffered its first conference loss despite four goals by freshman attack Caroline Cordrey and five points (three goals, two assists) from freshman attack Caroline de Lyra.The Women of Troy are 2-1 at McAlister Field this season, having won their last two home games against Presbyterian (1-6) and Saint Mary’s College (2-3, 1-3 MPSF) by a combined 29 goals. They hope to take down a Temple team (4-1) that is coming off its first loss in its first away game of the season, a 14-10 defeat to Stanford.“Everyone’s excited to not be traveling anymore,” freshman defense Courtney Tarleton said. “It’s really exhausting being on plane rides the whole time, so it feels good to finally be playing back in California.”De Lyra leads the Women of Troy in points (49), goals (28) and assists (21). Johansen has 21 goals on the season along with nine ground balls and 51 draw controls, while Cordrey has scored 19 goals, including two game-winners and seven free-position goals in 10 attempts. USC as a team is outscoring its opponents 115-98, scoring a goal on almost half of its shots and is currently 4-1 against unranked opponents.The Owls, who are in the middle of a three-game road trip in California, are led by Kellee Pace’s 11 goals, while Charlott Swavola and Jaymie Tabor have 10 goals each. They are outscoring their opponents 65-45 on the season.“Temple’s a really phenomenal team,” USC head coach Lindsey Munday said. “They’re playing really well this season. We’re just excited at the opportunity to try and improve from our Stanford game. We didn’t start the game off as well as we would like to, and the second half showed we can compete, so it’s just really a matter for us to come out and play for a full 60 minutes. That’s our focus going into the game.”After they take on Temple, the Women of Troy have another home game at McAlister Field on Saturday against Marquette (2-3) at noon, then they travel to Rhode Island to face Bryant (1-3) on Tuesday, March 19.
Published on February 26, 2017 at 3:17 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 Syracuse (2-6, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) fell, 5-2, Sunday afternoon at Boston College (6-4, 1-1). SU has now lost six of seven.Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez revitalized their first doubles partnership for Syracuse. They won 6-3 over Dasha Possokhova and Kylie Wilcox, but that was SU’s only doubles win. In third doubles, Asiya Dair and Jackie Urbinati defeated Syracuse’s Anna Shkudun and Maria Tritou, 6-1. Boston College clinched the doubles point by winning in second doubles, with Lexi Borr and Emily Safron defeating Dina Hegab and Nicole Mitchell, 6-2, to give BC an early 1-0 lead.Shkudun played first singles for the second match in a row for the Orange, losing to BC’s Dair, 6-3, 6-0. Tritou lost next, winning her first set but dropping the next two to Wilcox in fourth singles, 6-2, 5-7, 2-6.Knutson won her first set 7-5, but dropped the next two, 6-7 and 4-6, to lose to Borr in second singles. Safron defeated Syracuse’s Hegab in straight sets in fifth singles, 6-0, 6-4. Libi Mesh won her sixth singles match over Jackie Urbinati in a tiebreaker, after the result of the full match had already been decided.Ramirez continued her winning streak in singles for Syracuse. She last lost in SU’s second match of the season, when they played Columbia. Since then, she rattled off five singles wins in a row, a streak broken up only by an abandonment of her match against Denver. Sunday, Ramirez beat Possokhova of BC, 7-5, 7-5.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse hosts Pittsburgh (2-3, 0-2) on Friday at Drumlins Country Club. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Andrew Heaney said his bullpen session on Friday went well. It was Heaney’s second session since being sidelined with elbow inflammation. Heaney is working toward a rehab game in the minors before he can join the Angels rotation. …Scioscia’s reliever use in Thursday’s opener would seem to indicate that he’s beginning the year with Blake Parker as his preferred closer. He used Cam Bedrosian in the seventh and Jim Johnson in the ninth with the score tied. However, Scioscia would not commit to Parker. “It’s going to be fluid,” he said. …Johnson was greeted by loud boos when he took the mound at the Oakland Coliseum on Thursday. He said the got the same treatment the last time he pitched in Oakland, apparently because the fans remember his 7.14 ERA with the A’s in 2014. “It won’t be the last time,” he said with a chuckle. “I’m fine with it.” Johnson pitched a perfect inning. …Two Angels’ employees wore A’s uniforms before Friday’s game, part of a celebration of the 50 greatest A’s. Mike Gallego is the Angels’ director of player development, and Eric Chavez is a special assistant to the GM. “I warned Scioscia,” Gallego quipped, wearing the A’s jersey. “He said it was OK.” Now, thanks in part to an infusion of better prospects, Ward has dropped just out of the top 10 prospects.Ward has a .272 average and a .366 on-base percentage in his career in the minors. His .375 slugging percentage likely needs to improve if he’s going to be in the big leagues as a corner infielder, although many players develop power later.Eppler suggested the position move could help Ward reach the majors sooner, because now he will no longer have to deal with handling pitchers. Ward is likely to begin this season at Double-A.“Basically now he’s responsible for himself, his defense, his offense,” Eppler said. “I think he will focus on defense and go from there.”ALSOIan Kinsler, who had missed opening day with groin tightness, was in in the lineup for his Angels debut on Friday. Manager Mike Scioscia said Kinsler would likely get Saturday off, as they try to work him back in gradually. … OAKLAND — Taylor Ward, once one of the Angels’ top prospects as a catcher, is now a third baseman.Although Ward was in big league camp this spring as a catcher, he was moved to third base full time after getting sent to minor league game, General Manager Billy Eppler said on Friday.“Athletically, how he profiles is very similar to some of our high-end position players, so we feel that’s where he profiles the best,” Eppler said.Ward, 24, was the Angels’ top pick in the 2015 draft. At the time, they projected him as an above-average defensive catcher with potential to also have an offensive impact. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
MASON CITY — The City Council in Mason City tonight will consider repurposing funding for the River City Sculptures on Parade “People’s Choice” competition and utilize it for helping to install six life-size bronze figure sculptures at the new downtown arena. Since the inception of the Sculptures on Parade program, the city has allocated $15,000 for purchasing and installing the winner of the “People’s Choice” competition. Typically the sculptures are changed over to the new exhibit during early May, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that will not happen and last year’s exhibit will remain in place. As part of the multi-purpose arena project, the city had committed to installation expenses of bronze sculptures with an ice sports theme at the arena. Loveland Colorado artist Dee Clements made new castings specifically for the arena project. Under the proposal, the $15,000 People’s Choice award would be re-allocated for shipping the sculptures and for permanent installation expense, with the proposal eliminating the need for the expenses to come from the arena budget. The council meets at 7 o’clock tonight, officially at the Mason City Room of the Public Library but all council members will participate electronically. You can watch the meeting and see the agenda by heading to masoncity.net.