Doughnuts to be classified as ‘low-fat’

first_imgA team of Oxford University experts has shown that proposed new European Union legislation could mean that 93% of foods will claim to be ‘nutritious’.The proposals, which go before the European Commission next month, suggest a limit of 8mg of saturated fat per 100g for bakery products. A Tesco jam doughnut contains 5.7mg. Under these criteria, Oxford researchers have concluded that just 7 per cent of foods in the average UK diet will be prevented from claiming to be nutritious, while 60 per cent could be marketed as ‘healthy.’According to Which?, the consumer group who commissioned the survey, doughnuts could soon be advertised as ‘low fat,’ and foods such as custard tarts, pork sausages and ready salted crisps could carry health and nutrition claims.Which? along with health charities the British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK, have written to Health Secretary Alan Johnson asking the British Government to reject the proposals.Colin Walker, Which? spokeasperson, said the new rules would “weaken the fight against obesity and poor diets, doing far more harm than good.”Walker continued, “Jam doughnuts and crisps being allowed to make nutrition claims would be laughable if it wasn’t so serious. The goalposts have been widened to the point that no one remembers why they were put there in the first place.”Some Oxford students voiced support for Walker’s views, with one saying “everyone knows that things like doughnuts aren’t actually nutritious – classifying them as such will just undermine the whole system of food labelling.”With almost one in four adults in the UK classified as obese, there are fears that poor food labelling could add to the problem and its related diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.However, some students said they felt that the proposed changes would have a limited effect. “People aren’t stupid,” said Wadham college student Andrew Wilkinson, “they know what’s good for them, even if they then go and ignore it. Classifications are a bit unnecessary, especially if foods continue to have their GDA information. If something is ‘low fat’ but contains 90% of your daily allowance of sugar, it’s fairly obvious that the food is unhealthy.” The Food Standards Agency has also considered the issue, with a spokesman saying, “we must ensure that health claims do not mislead consumers. The Agency understands Which?’s position and shares some of its concerns. Labelling must help people make healthier choices and we would oppose any moves that might encourage consumers to eat more fatty, sugary and salty foods.”last_img read more

Arsenal must give Mikel Arteta time, warns Ian Wright

first_imgWright was speaking to Sporf (Picture: Youtube)‘I think you can see that with the intensity, the energy and the passion that the players have got.‘I did an interview with David Luiz the other day and when you listen to him speak about Mikel Arteta and what he wants and what he expects and the fitness and the drive that the players now have and you can see that there was a change at Arsenal.‘People are saying we’ve drawn a lot of games but there was a change in the output of the players, the intensity, the determination to try and execute the manager’s philosophy.‘And I think, as time goes by, hopefully with help from the owners, he will be somebody that if he is stuck with which we probably will then we will be going in the right direction, without a doubt.‘He’s somebody that’s driven to be successful. You can see that in him’MORE: Ian Wright sends message to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over Real Madrid transfer move Arsenal must give Mikel Arteta time, warns Ian Wright Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 20 May 2020 8:45 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.8kShares Comment Advertisement Mikel Arteta has set about changing Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes the club have appointed the right man in Mikel Arteta but says the board must give the Spaniard the time he needs to succeed at the Emirates.The Spaniard replaced Unai Emery at the club last December after the former Paris Saint-Germain was sacked due to an awful run of form.Arsenal’s results have picked up under Arteta but not so considerably that the Spaniard’s start could be deemed a success.However, Wright believes improvements have been made in a number of areas that will eventually lead to the club getting better results.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTIf we’re looking at somebody as a coach with ambition and drive and determination then, without a shadow of a doubt, we’ve got the right person,’ Wright told SPORF. Advertisementlast_img read more

Port of Rijeka Dredging Plan Unveiled

first_imgImage source: Adriatic Gate Container Terminal – AGCTInternational Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) recently drew up plans to expand its Croatian subsidiary – Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT) – including a two-phase dredging scheme of 130 meters of quay over its Berths 1 and 2 at the Port of Rijeka.Once completed, AGCT will be the first terminal in the northern Adriatic able to be able to berth vessels of up to 20,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) capacity, with an LOA of up to 400 meters and beam of 59 meters.Complementing these initiatives are new quay cranes with an outreach of at least 24 rows, as part of the berth upgrade; and new rubber tired gantries and prime movers introduced on the landside, said ICTSI.Work is also being advanced on upgrading AGCT’s on-dock rail terminal to offer an annual capacity of 360,000 TEUs per year. The upgraded rail yard will feature two new rail mounted gantries over four rail lines.Total terminal yard capacity is expected to be increased up to 600,000 TEUs per year, in line with demand.last_img read more

IMCA RaceSaver Sprints run at Smackdown on March 3

first_imgKILGORE, Texas – IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars now take the green flag at Lone Star Speedway’s Smackdown special on Saturday, March 3.The main event pays $1,200 to win and a minimum of $200 to start. Non-qualifier pay is $100, there is no entry fee and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and IMCA State points will be awarded.Twenty-four cars will start the 25-lap feature.The pit gate will open by 3 p.m. while the grandstand area will open by 4:30 p.m. Cutoff for the draw is 5 p.m., with the drivers’ meeting at 5:30 p.m. and hot laps at 6 p.m. with racing to follow.Adult grandstand admission is $15, seniors 65 and older and military personnel at $12, kids ages 6-11 are $5, and five and under get in free. Pit passes are $35.An open practice runs from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, March 2. Pit passes are $15 and grandstand admission is free.More information is available at the www.lonestarspeedway.com website or by calling 903 986-9731.The Smackdown was postponed from Feb. 17 because of inclement weather.last_img read more

Win streak now at 8 games

first_imgWith a dominating sweep of No. 9 St. Cloud State this weekend, the Wisconsin women?s hockey team extended its winning streak to eight games.By starting the second half of the season on an eight-game winning streak, the Badgers have fallen into a pattern that bodes well for their national title hopes. In the 2005-06 season, UW went 21-2 during the second semester of school on their way to their first of back-to-back national championships. In the 2006-07 season, UW was undefeated in their last 21 games on their way to championship No. 2.After suffering through a rough seven-game stretch in November during which the Badgers went 1-5-1, UW has found its stride once again and has started the second semester with an eight-game winning streak, just like the previous two National Championship teams.?Anytime when you have a group that starts in September, especially a younger group, it is going to take time for them to develop and understand what roles are going to be needed,? head coach Mark Johnson said. ?The end result, however, is by the time you get to January a lot of those things come together. The past three or four years we have been able to do that very successfully.??I don?t think we really improve from semester to semester. I just think it takes time to get used to one another,? senior Jinelle Zaugg added. ?We have taken strides to become united as a team, and that has led to our success.?Part of the reason it has taken UW a few months to gain successful team chemistry is the infusion of six freshmen. This weekend, four of the eight Badger goals were scored by freshmen, and the team believes that the struggles they went through earlier in the season will benefit the newcomers down the stretch.?They are all very talented,? Zaugg said of the freshmen. ?And they have all stepped up to the place we expected them to. They are great kids.??It is all a part of the growing process,? Johnson continued. ?They have to have both some successes and failures. Over the course of all that, they are going to become better players, and we have seen that progress this season.?As the team?s chemistry and confidence have risen, so has the offensive production. During their eight-game winning streak, the Badgers have averaged 3.6 goals per game and have scored at least three goals in each contest.?Part of it is confidence, and part of it is people accepting where they are in the pecking order,? Johnson said. ?That is usually the biggest hurdle we face as coaches because everyone wants to be a big part of the play and unfortunately we can?t have that. Once players accept that, we start to have some success.??We are playing more confidently,? freshman Hilary Knight added. ?We are being more aggressive with the puck. We just want to jump on them first and play a whole game. Earlier in the year we were only playing one or two periods, but now we are playing a full game.?last_img read more