FSA plans second wave of attack on sat fats

first_imgThe Food Standards Agency (FSA) will launch a second wave of saturated fat posters early in 2010, as part of a renewed campaign to reduce saturated fat intake, following a drive to target pastry earlier this summer.“We intend to come back to saturated fat as a campaign – probably in January, with poster advertising,” Stephen Airey of the FSA told The Big Bakery Debate on Sat Fats and Calories. He told delegates at the Landmark Hotel in London that the strategy of the agency was to “set a direction of travel for the industry as a whole and to recognise that it’s in the hands of industry to deliver this advance in public health”.The FSA is currently consulting on a 10% reduction in sat fats in baked products. FSA head of nutrition Rosemary Hignett said the agency was working to influence European law to allow bakers to make a 10% reduction claim on-pack; the law currently requires a 30% reduction in fat to make a claim. “We agree with you that it would be helpful to make a 10% claim and are making that case to the European Commission at the moment,” she told delegates. “Signs are that they are very open to the argument that the 10% reduction claim will actually help reformulation, so please don’t take the fact that the law at the moment is how it will always be.”See this week’s issue, out 6 November, for the full story on The Big Bakery Debatelast_img read more

Wenger unsure of FA reform impact

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger has questioned the reason behind England’s failings on the international stage in light of Football Association chairman Greg Dyke’s plans to push through radical changes. “I think it is important for big teams to bring in the best players, that is the most important thing,” the Chilean said. “If they are good players, of course I agree (with Dyke’s plan). We need good players. All the big players, but especially the Premier league needs the best players to play.” Everton manager Roberto Martinez, meanwhile, backed Dyke’s plans. “I welcome that intention of making it better because at the moment the development of younger players is quite difficult,” Martinez said. “At the moment the development of younger players is quite difficult in the British game compared to other leagues around Europe and we need to make an effort to help it. “One of the biggest aims we have as a club is to develop our youngsters and give them opportunities and I don’t think it will affect us at all. “It will benefit because we have the same line of thinking in terms of giving youngsters a path into the first team.” Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood, who introduced a number of youngsters into the Tottenham first team last season, agreed. He said: “I think there were five players who had come through Tottenham’s academy and four on the pitch the other night (for England). It was something we always pushed but everyone has to be on the same page.” When asked if he thought other players as talented as Harry Kane were being pushed aside because of foreign players, Sherwood added: ” One million per cent.” QPR boss Chris Ramsey hopes the new rules will help boost English talent, but does not think that will necessarily translate into success for the national side. “It doesn’t guarantee the national team will be any better than it is. It does however make the academy systems worth their while in giving players pathways to play in their country of origin,” Ramsey said. “I do believe we import players from abroad that we could easily produce here. I’m not saying we shouldn’t have foreign players because foreign players have been fantastic for the English game. “The top-end players have pulled the game up no end, the top-end managers have pulled the game up no end, but it’s the mediocrity that really frustrates the English coach and the English player.” Hull boss Steve Bruce said he backed Dyke’s plan in principle and questioned why the top Premier League clubs had failed to produce many outstanding English players since the Manchester United generation of David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and the Neville brothers. Bruce said: “One thing that is staggering is that over the last 20 years we have invested millions in academies but are we producing enough players? “It has been a problem since Manchester United produced all of those players – who have they produced since, who have Liverpool, Manchester City all of the teams at the top over the last 10 or 15 years. “When you look back, where are they? It is a hell of a debate. For me personally, we miss children playing football at school.” Dyke wants to increase the minimum number of home-grown players in club squads from eight to 12, but he is facing opposition from the Premier League. The proposals also include changing the rules so that ‘home-grown’ means having trained in England for three years before the age of 18 rather than before 21. Only 36.8 per cent (81 out of 220) of Premier League starters in the last round of matches were eligible for England selection. Wenger said he is keen to contribute to the quality of the England team but does not believe the number of English players in a side is the key factor in engineering that improvement. “I believe we are in a top-level competition and you earn your right through the quality of your performance rather than your place of birth,” Wenger said when asked if he agreed with Dyke’s plans. “Secondly, I’m happy to, and would like to contribute to the quality of the English national team, but you have two questions you can raise before that. What is the heart of the problem? “First of all between 1966 and 96 there were no foreign players in England and it didn’t improve too much the performances of the national team. “Secondly, if between the ages of 16 and 21 the youth teams in England win every single competition in Europe then you could say yes, there is something that we have to do because they are not getting their chance at the top level. That is not the case, on the contrary. “I think between 16 and 21 the English youth teams, until now, have not performed. So that’s the heart of the problem. Let’s get better at that level, then if there is a problem integrating these players in the top teams, we have to do something about it.” Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini had a fairly lukewarm response to Dyke’s proposals, instead preferring to have the best players, regardless of their nationality. Press Associationlast_img read more

Formula 1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix results: Max Verstappen holds off Lewis Hamilton for the win

first_imgMORE: Formula 1 2020 schedule — Total confirmed schedule for the 2020 F1 seasonWhile tires were at the forefront of today’s race much like last week’s British GP, no tire failures played into the result, even though Bottas and Hamilton both finished on terrible tires. It was also a clean race, with the safety car staying parked for the GP, and just two yellow flags which were quickly waved off.While Verstappen took home the victory, there was perhaps no more impressive performance than Charles Leclerc, battling up from starting eighth to finish fourth for team Ferrari, clearly outperforming his car. A clearly frustrated Sebastian Vettel finished outside of the points, in 12th.Sporting News covered highlights and more from the 70th Anniversary GP below.(All times Eastern.)F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix results10:41 a.m. PODIUM: Verstappen takes home the checkered flag, with Hamilton and Bottas rounding out the top three.Career win No. 9️⃣ for @Max33Verstappen 💪 #F170 🇬🇧 #F1 pic.twitter.com/Fk3YEb5PtC— Formula 1 (@F1) August 9, 202010:32 a.m.:  Verstappen started fourth and unless something goes wrong, he’s going to win. He’s opened up a 10-second lead on Hamilton.10:29 a.m.:  Three laps to go, and Hamilton takes second place from teammate Bottas. 10:22 a.m.:  Hamilton passes Leclerc on lap 46, and he’s back on the podium. Kevin Magnussen’s day is done, as his car is retired on the day.10:18 a.m.:  10 laps to go. Hamilton tearing it up. 10:16 a.m.:  Leclerc having a great day, pushing up into fourth and putting pressure on Bottas. Hamilton pits, and Verstappen takes the lead. Hamilton has work to do, exiting the pit in fourth.10:10 a.m.:  Hamilton’s team telling him to push until the end with his current tires, which look like a mess. 10:03 a.m.: Both Verstappen and Bottas pitting, with Hamilton taking the lead for the moment. He’ll likely have to pit in the coming laps.10:01 a.m.:  Tires for both Mercedes cars are in trouble. Daniel Ricciardo having a rough race, pitting twice and spinning off the track, falling back into 12th.9:57 a.m.:  Vettel in 13th, battle for seventh and eighth between Norris and Albon. Leclerc currently holds the fastest lap. 9:54 a.m.:  Bottas briefly takes the lead after a slow pit for Verstappen, but the Red Bull driver takes back the lead quickly from Bottas. 9:51 a.m.:  Verstappen still on the hard tires and he’s looking at a one-stop race. Bottas, Hamilton, Hulkenberg, Stroll round out the top five. Everyone but Carlos Sainz and Daniel Ricciardo on the hard tires now.9:44 a.m.:  Hamilton and Bottas both having issues with their titles, per the broadcast. Through 21 laps now. 9:39 a.m.:  Vettel fights all the way back up to 11th. Verstappen still leading for now.9:36 a.m.:  Both Hamilton and Bottas have pitted. Verstappen takes the lead, but he’s going to have to pit at some point, given direction from his team.9:33 a.m.:  Hamilton and Bottas both having tire issues, with Bottas pitting early. Blistering apparent in both of Hamilton’s rears.9:29 a.m.:  Bottas showing some blistering on his right front tire. Verstappen getting direction from his team to back off. Verstappen not listening, though, and he’s trying to push the pace with both Mercedes in front of him.9:26 a.m.:  Leclerc down in eighth place, hasn’t gained or lost a spot since start. Bottas has a second lead on Hamilton, with Verstappen at 2.5 seconds.9:18 a.m.:  Replay shows that Vettel spun around heading into the first corner. Tough beat for him and Ferrari, as he sits in 19th currently.Problems for Seb off the start – he’s spun!He’s now running in P18 #F170 🇬🇧 #F1 pic.twitter.com/beoc22Mxuc— Formula 1 (@F1) August 9, 20209:13 a.m.:  Lights out, away we go. We had a quick yellow and back to green. Bottas and Hamilton 1-2 fighting it out. Verstappen gets ahead of Hulkenberg. Vettel drops to 20th early on.9:10 a.m.:  Formation lap underway.  9:05 a.m.:  Nico Hulkenberg is a fan favorite out there today.Who’s backing this guy for a podium today? 🤔 #F170 🇬🇧 @HulkHulkenberg pic.twitter.com/ROslngyxsg— Formula 1 (@F1) August 9, 20208:37 a.m.:  A good pre-race laugh here.Careful, lads! 😂 #F170 🇬🇧 #F1 pic.twitter.com/YSh0inBHuh— Formula 1 (@F1) August 9, 2020Formula 1 starting gridMercedes takes another pole, this time with Valtteri Bottas pacing the group:PositionDriverTeamLap time1Valtteri BottasMercedes1:25.1542Lewis HamiltonMercedes1:25.2173Nico HulkenbergRacing Point1:26.0824Max VerstappenRed Bull1:26.1765Daniel RicciardoRenault1:26.2976Lance StrollRacing Point1:26.4287Pierre GasleyAlphaTauri1:26.5348Charles LeclercFerrari1:26.6149Alexander AlbonRed Bull1:26.66910Lando NorrisMcLaren1:26.77811Sebastian VettelFerrari1:27.07812Carlos SainzMcLaren1:27.08313Romain GrosjeanHaas1:27.25414Esteban OconRenault1:27.01115George RussellWilliams1:27.45516Daniil KvyatAlphaTauri1:27.88217Kevin MagnussenHaas1:28.23618Nicholas LatifiWilliams1:28.43019Antonio GiovinazziAlfa Romeo1:28.43320Kimi RaikkonenAlfa Romeo1:28.493 Max Verstappen and team Red Bull put together a total team effort race on Sunday to take home the checkered flag for the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.The Dutch driver pitted twice in a furious effort vs. team Mercedes, holding off a flying Lewis Hamilton and pole leader Valterri Bottas for his ninth career victory and his fourth consecutive podium finish in the 2020 F1 season. last_img read more