Cake firm hits retailYorkshire-based The Tiny Cake Company has announced it has targeted the retail sector for the first time and will be supplying The Corbridge Larder, Northumberland and The Yorkshire Larder, York with its hand-crafted mini Christmas cakes. Previously selling its goods at food fairs and via its website, owner Angie Townsend said she felt it was time to branch out.New sugar reportA new report to help food businesses improve information and messages to consumers about sugars is being published by IGD, the international food and grocery experts. The report, Sugars: Improving Information and Messages to Consumers, aims to challenge incorrect consumer perceptions, such as that brown sugar and honey are ’better for you’ than white sugar.Organic boost Soil Association Organic Fortnight helped boost sales of organic food and drink through supermarkets by 15.5% in September, compared to the previous month. The data from Kantar Worldpanel showed sales hit £82m for the month, which included the launch of Duchy Originals from Waitrose, as well as a wide range of on-shelf promotions across all sectors and retailers.Whitbread warningCosta’s parent company Whitbread has put out an announcement, warning that various individuals and organisations are contacting people to offer false employment opportunities in Whitbread businesses. The firm said it was currently working with the appropriate legal authorities to put a stop to this fraudulent scheme, which is often carried out via bogus websites or through unsolicited emails.
Paschal Chukwu out “a long time” following eye surgery A graphical breakdown of Syracuse’s 78-71 loss Tyler Lydon’s offensive breakout ‘was just a matter of when’ Gallery: The best photos from Syracuse-Georgetown Comments Vote for player of the game and grade SU’s performance Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse honored Pearl Washington during game on Saturday Superlatives from Syracuse’s fourth loss of the season Syracuse fans react to loss to Georgetown What we learned from Syracuse’s 78-71 loss to Georgetown Tyus Battle didn’t practice all week until Friday. Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said he didn’t want to have to use the freshman guard, who was cleared to play just one day before SU’s matchup with Georgetown.Battle’s been receiving treatment for a left foot injury over the past several weeks. Against South Carolina State on Nov. 22, he sat on the bench toward the end of the game with ice on his left foot. He played just 13 minutes in the following game against South Carolina, but said he was fine afterward.While Battle said the injury is minor after the Orange’s 78-71 loss to Georgetown (7-4) on Saturday, it affected SU’s lineup permutations. Syracuse changed its starters again, with Boeheim plugging in John Gillon at the shooting guard spot instead of Battle, who started the previous three games. Since Gillon and Howard weren’t producing, Boeheim eventually turned to Battle for a boost.Boeheim has said that Syracuse is relying on Howard to distribute and Gillon to score. With both point guards playing at the same time, defenses are off balance, Gillon said, allowing him opportunities to drive to the basket. While he scored 13, Gillon still missed 10 shots, going 4-of-14 from the field against the Hoyas.“Just getting in the lane, didn’t finish it well today,” Gillon said. “Gotta get in the gym, work on that. But as a whole, I think we just need to get better all around.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHoward also struggled, committing a season-high six turnovers and racking up just four points and four assists.In the Orange’s four losses, Howard and Gillon have combined to go 15-for-55, averaging 12.5 points, 5.8 assists and 4.5 turnovers per game among both players.“We’re just not playing well at the guard spot I don’t think at all,” Boeheim said. “I think we’re making too many mistakes, we’re not getting the ball in the basket from the guard spot, haven’t had any in the four losses. We’ve got to play better there.”The versatile duo evident in the Orange’s first four games of the year has disappeared. And without Battle at 100 percent, Gillon and Howard have been exposed.Battle said he should be good to go against Eastern Michigan on Monday and his contributions can only help a currently weak guard unit.Here’s a look back at the rest of our Syracuse-Georgetown coverage from Saturday.***Frank Howard’s offensive struggles continue in loss to Georgetown Published on December 18, 2016 at 10:19 am Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschweds Podcast: Beat writers discuss the Orange’s loss to the Hoyas