A hung parliament following the UK general election has led to more uncertainty for the baking industry.Although the Conservatives emerged as the largest party, Prime Minister Theresa May ended with 12 fewer seats before she called the election.The Tories are currently on 318 seats, Labour with 261, SNP with 35 and Lib Dems with 12.“Stability and sense of direction”Gordon Polson, director of the Federation of Bakers, told British Baker that like all industries, the bakery sector is looking for a government that is in a position to address the challenges the country faces.“It has to be the case that given economic uncertainty and Brexit negotiations looming, we need our government, of whatever complexion, to bring stability and a sense of direction as soon as possible,” Polson said.“Clarity and certainty”Meurig Raymond, president for the National Farmers’ Union (NFU), said that members need “clarity and certainty” for the food and farming sector.“British farming underpins the country’s largest manufacturing sector and with farming arguably the sector most impacted by Brexit,” Raymond said. “NFU members need clarity and certainty as soon as possible over who will govern the country and how they plan to support profitable, productive and progressive agriculture and horticulture in the future.“The NFU will be seeking early meetings with Ministers. It is important for our industry to have clarity and see certainty from a functioning administration as soon as possible.”“We need leadership at this uncertain time”While Ian Wright, director general of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), gave a similar verdict to the NFU, calling on “leadership at this uncertain time”.“Politicians across all the parties must come together to deliver in the national interest so the UK’s £110 billion food and farming industry can continue to thrive,” Wright said. “The Brexit clock is ticking loudly and the country will not forgive a failure to act.”
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Centre junior Sarah Hayhurst of Newburgh, Indiana (Near Evansville) had the meet of her life at Friday evening’s 1m diving competition at the 2017 NCAA Division III Championships. Hayhurst scored 445.75 points in the finals to take second place and earn her second All-American recognition of her junior campaign.The most consistent event for Hayhurst all season long was the 1m board and it proved to be the most consistent at the national finals as well, as Hayhurst sat in second place after this afternoon’s preliminary rounds after scoring 444.25 points.Hayhurst finished just 30 points shy of national champion Maura Sticco-Ivins of Wellesley. Vivian Zhou of MIT finished in third place with 434.80 points.Hayhurst has now been named an All-American on five separate occasions throughout her Centre diving career, and the second place finish tonight on the 1m board marks the best finish ever for Hayhurst at an NCAA event. 2017 also marks the second year in a row that Hayhurst has been a two-time All-American.It is also the closest an individual Centre student-athlete has come to a national championship since Emily Bachert posted a runner-up finish at the 2012 NCAA Women’s Golf Championship.The 2017 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships are not over yet for Centre, as junior Logan Oatman (Paducah, Ky.) will race in his third event of the championship meet, his signature event, the 200-yard backstroke. Oatman currently ranks tenth in the nation in this event and the top eight times will earn All-American recognition.Sarah is the granddaughter of Ham and Jean Struewing of Batesville.Courtesy of WRBI’s Jack Smith and Centre College Athletics.
The second week will run from February 21 to 25 with seven Lagosâ€™ teams and seven visiting teams battling for the Low Cup while Lagos Fifth Chukker and Kaduna Keffi Ponys will round off the tournament with a titanic clash for the prestigious Majekodunmi Cup, the most valuable polo title in polo in West Africa.Over the years, GTBank has been at the forefront of supporting polo; widely revered as the sport of kings, and promoting the Lagos International Polo Tournament, which has hosted reputable personalities such as His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.Some of the players expected to light up this yearâ€™s tournament include Manuel Crespo, a seven-goaler from Argentina; South Africaâ€™s Leroux Hendricks +5; and Juan Gustavo another +7 handicap player from Argentina.Other professionals expected include Cieza Patricio +6, Adamu Atta, Mohammed Babangida +3, Hassan Babangida +3, Augustine Canale +6, Mario Gomez +4 and Martin Juaregi +4. For the third year running, Natalie Alan is to feature as the only female player in this edition.Polo enthusiasts will also be treated to a variety of off-the-pitch activities ranging from thrilling performances by music stars to an exquisite experience at the exclusive GTBank Lounge where guests will be treated to epicurean cuisine and vintage wine.Commenting on GTBankâ€™s sponsorship of the 2018 NPA Lagos International Polo Tournament, Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Segun Agbaje, said; â€œWe love the game of polo, the passion and the symbiosis between the players and their horses, but most importantly, we hold a strong affinity to the sport of kings because it reflects quality, competitiveness and fair play; some of the values that have made GTBank a Proudly African and Truly International Financial Institution.â€Speaking at media session to herald the 2018 edition yesterday, Tournament Director, Seyi Oyinlola, promised that this year will get better as it has been over the years adding that itâ€™s going to be a two-week of thrilling polo experience for the lovers of the game.Oyinlola who commended main sponsor of the tournament, GTBank added that having gained reputation as the biggest polo tournament in West Africa, the Lagos Polo Club looks forward to delivering great values for their sponsors. Coca-cola and BUA are sponsoring two of the trophies on offer.Lagos Polo Club President, Ade Laoye, said the host club has been rejuvenated with the continuous infrastructural upgrade.He stressed that the stables were removed from their former location for safety of players and horses in line with international best standard.Laoye added that aside its international touch, the coming of teams from Kaduna, Kano, Port Harcourt and Ibadan in this yearâ€™s tournament makes it a truly national tournamentShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Some of the most renowned indigenous and international polo teams have converged on Lagos to compete for highly coveted trophies in the 2018 Lagos International Polo Tournament.Sponsored by leading African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, the competition will see both Nigerian and foreign teams compete in four main cups, namely: the Silver Cup, Open Cup, Lagos Low Cup and Majekodunmi Cup.The first week of the polo extravaganza starting today February 13 through February 18 will see teams compete in the Silver Cup which has eight home teams and six visiting teams while Open Cup will feature four teams all of which are from Lagos.