ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 15: Justin Fields #1 of the Georgia Bulldogs passes against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on September 15, 2018 at Sanford Stadiuym in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)Ohio State will be without the services of star quarterback Dwayne Haskins for the 2019 season and beyond after he announced he’s entering the NFL draft. No worry for Buckeyes fans though, as the team landed former five-star quarterback recruit Justin Fields over the weekend.Fields transferred from Georgia after sitting behind starter Jake Fromm for the 2018 season. Fromm will likely hold down the starting spot again in 2019, so Fields took the opportunity to transfer to Ohio State – though a starting spot isn’t guaranteed with Tate Martell in competition.First things first, Fields is seeking immediate eligibility at Ohio State, despite transferring this year. Fields’ attorney, Tom Mars – who helped Shea Patterson gain eligibility at Michigan – expects to know whether or not Fields will be eligible by February, per the Toledo Blade.“Unlike the situation with the Ole Miss transfers, the process of obtaining a waiver for Justin isn’t going to drag on for months,” Mars told The Blade, adding he believes a decision by the NCAA will be made by February.It will be an interesting month for Ohio State fans awaiting the decision. If Fields is eligible, he’ll enter a battle with Tate Martell to earn the starting quarterback job.
National Under-17 coach Andrew Edwards says the young Reggae Boyz face a daunting task if they intend to get something from their games against USA or Mexico and advance from what he calls the ‘group of death’ at the CONCACAF Under-17 championship to be staged in Panama in April and May. At the draw in Panama on Tuesday, the Jamaicans were placed in Group C alongside Mexico, USA and El Salvador. Group A contains the host, Panama, Honduras, Curacao and Haiti; while Group B will be contested by Costa Rica, Canada, Cuba and Suriname. On April 23, Jamaica open their campaign against USA, who defeated them 3-0 and 4-0 in friendlies in November. They then take on El Salvador in their second game on April 26, before closing off against Mexico on April 29. Edwards admits that his team faces a tough challenge, but thinks the Boyz can achieve their objectives with the right effort. “This is easily the group of death; a very difficult group and one in which we will have to perform above and beyond anything we have done to get something out of those two games. “Being drawn alongside CONCACAF powerhouses Mexico and USA is certainly a very daunting task, and it will make our passage to (qualifying for) the FIFA World Cup much more difficult if we can be successful,” Edwards said. Despite convincing losses to USA in their friendly games in November, Edwards believes the team will be competitive and says they will be targeting the Americans in their opening match. “This is football, and we have the capacity to develop our team sufficiently to create a few surprises, and definitely, we will be targeting the first game against the USA. We recently lost two practice matches to that team, but we will go in (to game against them) in a very determined and focused way to get a positive result and try to propel ourselves forward from there,” he said. Meanwhile, in an effort to give the team more competitive matches, a structure was designed for the tournament, which will see the top two teams from each group advancing to the Classification Stage. In this stage, the teams will be placed in two groups of three and will play on a round-robin basis. The top four teams from this round will qualify as CONCACAF’s representatives at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup in India, while the top two teams from each classification group will play a final on May 7. FEW SURPRISES
China dominates the global aluminium industry accounting for one third of both world production and world consumption of primary aluminium, according to analysis group Roskill Information Services’ The Economics of Aluminium (9th Edition 2009) publication. The report shows that while China is self sufficient in aluminium metal and approaching self sufficiency in alumina, dependence on imported bauxite remains high despite rising output. However, power supply issues and high costs of production could result in declining production in the longer term and the possibility that China will become a net importer of primary aluminium. Russia, Canada, the USA, Australia, Brazil, Norway and India are the principal producing countries after China. These countries, together, account for about three quarters of world output of primary aluminium. Although some 200 smelters, half of which are in China, produce primary aluminium, 14 companies operating about 100 plants controlled over 60% of output in 2007.The report states that “world aluminium output rose by between 0.15 and 12.2%/y between 1994 and 2008, averaging 5%/y. Growth averaged around 7%/y after 2001 mainly due to explosive expansion in production in China. Output began to contract in the second half of 2008 and this accelerated in 2009, meaning that world aluminium production is likely to decline for the first time in fifteen years and by as much as 5%.“In 2009, almost fifty aluminium smelter projects, with a total capacity of 20 Mt/y, were at various stages of development, but only 10, with a total capacity of 2.8 Mt/y, were already under construction. For most of these projects, no decision with regard to timing had been finalised and the timetables of the others are under review. At the same time, most of the major producers are idling high cost and inefficient capacity in response to low demand and prices. The earliest major project to come online will probably be Qatalum in Qatar, which is likely to be a very low cost producer. During 2008, a new 300,000 t/y smelter started operations in Oman and UC Rusal restarted output in Nigeria.“Reported production (which excludes as much as 2 Mt in China) of refined secondary aluminium and aluminium alloy amounted to about 8.8 Mt/y in 2007, mainly in the USA, Japan, Germany and Italy. A further 3 to 3.5 Mt/y of secondary aluminium is recovered directly into end-uses. US-based Aleris International, owned by Texas Pacific and, formed in 2004 by the merger of IMCO Recycling and Commonwealth Industries, is probably the world’s largest aluminium recycling company. Novelis, which acquired Alcan’s secondary facilities in the USA, and Hydro Aluminium North America are [also] major aluminium recyclers.”Roskill’s report shows that between 1998 and 2007, world primary aluminium consumption grew by a year-on-year average of 5.6% to reach 37.2 Mt. After a fall of 5.3% in 2001, aluminium consumption increased by an average of 7.8%/y up to 2007, largely driven by Chinese consumption, which increased by an average of 23.7%/y over the same period. Chinese aluminium consumption is, by a sizeable margin, the largest in the world, having overtaken the USA in 2004. Japan is the third largest consuming country.Total use of aluminium including all forms of secondary metal, amounted to about 51 Mt/y in 2007, and the report sees little change coming from 2008 figures. Consumption was divided regionally into about 44% in Asia and 27% each in Europe and the Americas, while the major markets for aluminium were transportation (14% of demand), construction (11%) and packaging (6%).The Chinese market (almost 30% of the world total in 2007 and 2008) expanded by about 27% in 2007; Antaike estimates that it increased by about 8% in 2008 and will increase by 3% in 2009. Roskill’s report predicts that “in Europe, North America and Japan, demand will almost certainly fall in 2009 and will either level out or show minimal growth in 2010. The market will start to recover in the second half of 2010, and global growth of 4 to 5%, led by China, is likely in 2011. Average growth in the global aluminium market to 2013 will probably be about 2.6%/y resulting in total demand of about 58 Mt.”The LME monthly average cash price for high grade aluminium fell from a record high of $3,070/t in July 2008 to $1,329/t in February as LME stocks increased from 1.1 Mt to 3.2 Mt. There were signs that prices had bottomed out in March/April 2009, and had stabilised in a range between $1,400 and $1,500/t. The report comments that “lower production and the end of ‘destocking’ is expected to stop or reverse the increase in inventories and push prices up to between $1,500 and $1,700/t by September or October 2009, and they may reach $1,800 t by year-end. In 2009, aluminium prices will probably average $1,400 to $1,450/t. The large stocks are expected to overhang the market until the slide in global demand is reversed, which most analysts expect to happen in early 2010.”In the early and mid 2000s, cash production costs for primary aluminium rose steeply to a global average of almost $2,000/t, mainly because of increased alumina and power costs. Alumina prices have fallen with those of aluminium, but power costs remain high, and prices in early 2009 were less than the costs of many producers.Electrical power and alumina are the most costly inputs in the production of primary aluminium. “A secure, low cost and proximal supply of power is a more important factor than either nearby raw materials or markets, when deciding on a location for an aluminium smelter. The presence of large smelters in Bahrain, Dubai, Oman, South Africa, Mozambique and Iceland is evidence of this. Countries such as Canada and Norway take advantage of both plentiful hydroelectricity and nearby markets. New smelters are under construction in Abu Dhabi and Qatar to take advantage of gas resources.”More information on The Economics of Aluminium (9th Edition 2009) can be found at www.roskill.com/reports/aluminium
Barilla debuts Vero Gusto sauces with regional Italian ingredientsPosted By: Contributoron: July 01, 2019In: Food, Industries, Innovation, New productsPrintEmailBarilla has launched Vero Gusto, a range of Italian-style sauces, to offer consumers a “premium Italian dining experience at home”.Each sauce contains a signature Italian ingredient. The four variants are: tomato and basil, featuring Genovese basil; heritage marinara, created with Datterini tomatoes; Calabrian marinara, with spicy Calabrian peppers; and Sicilian herb, including “intense” Sicilian oregano.The sauces are created by first sautéing garlic, onions, and extra-virgin olive oil together, then cooking the specialty ingredients to amplify their profiles, and finally finishing with a slow simmer to add richness to the sauce.“We are always exploring new ways to bring high-quality Italian ingredients and products to people, and Vero Gusto is a perfect example of that commitment to quality and innovation,” said Jean-Pierre Comte, president of Barilla Americas. “Vero Gusto sauces provide people with a ‘true taste’ of Italy in their own kitchens.”In addition to the select regional Italian ingredients, all sauces are made in Italy from Italian-grown tomatoes (no added water or paste), onion, garlic, sea salt, and 100% extra-virgin olive oil.The Vero Gusto line is free from preservatives, artificial ingredients and added sugar. Each jar is available in the US with a suggested retail price of $5.99.Last year, Barilla released a line of one-ingredient legume pastas in a move to profit from consumer interest in plant-based diets and protein.Made with just chickpeas or red lentils, the pastas are said to have a “unique taste and ‘al dente’ texture”, along with the nutritional benefits of legumes.Share with your network: Tags: BarillapastaUS