The UK’s food industry will be required to include clearer information regarding ingredients on product packaging, according to new government rules.Announced today, the decision comes as part of the Food Information Regulations consultation to change current food labelling rules to help offer consumers more information on food product packaging.This will include country-of-origin labelling for products containing meat, which will be subject to Commission rules, as well as information on the plant origin of palm oil used and allergen advice.The government demanded stronger labelling throughout the EU and is now implementing these rules in the UK.David Heath, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, said: “The government is tightening up rules to make it easier for shoppers to make more informed decisions for themselves and their families at the tills. We fought long and hard in Europe for more honest labelling, so that people can make up their own minds about what they eat.“We are making it easier for consumers to know what’s in the food and drink they buy, while at the same time cutting red tape for businesses.” The government has said costs will be kept to a minimum to ensure the food industry has a reasonable period of time to implement the changes, which will allow businesses to adopt the legislative requirements into planned re-labelling schedules.In addition, food firms and interested parties are being asked to come forward and respond to the consultation.
Stuff co.nz 20 March 2017A woman with terminal cancer says she was told by medical staff the hospital would rather spend its money on people they could actually help.Alison MacKenzie was shocked to learn she had bowel cancer after multiple doctor’s visits left her with no indication anything was wrong.MacKenzie, 44, was told she had weeks to live, before being turfed out and then told chemotherapy should be for people they could actually help.The Palmerston North woman was left in the dark and unsure if she would live to see her son’s 5th birthday.MidCentral District Health Board has refused to offer any explanation, but it has done a U-turn by offering her chemotherapy.Alison MacKenzie’s husband Dion said the experience had rocked their faith in the health system.“You have this belief in the system that you think has got your back and is looking after you.”READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/90267348/cancer-patient-told-hospital-would-rather-spend-money-on-others
Share on: WhatsApp Mohamed Elneny had given Egypt the leadCairo, Egypt | AFP | The Egyptian president and newspapers applauded the “dignity” of the national football team on Monday, calling them champions despite agonisingly losing the Africa Cup of Nations final 2-1 to Cameroon.Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny gave Egypt the lead midway through the first half on Sunday and they looked to be on course to win an unrivalled eighth Cup of Nations crown in their first appearance at the tournament since 2010.But Cameroon hit back and Vincent Aboubakar came off the bench to score a stunning winner with two minutes left to break Egyptian hearts.“We have lost with dignity” read the headline of the privately owned Al-Shorouk newspaper.“The Pharaohs have lost 2-1 in the finals after a dignified performance,” said the state-owned Al-Akhbar newspaper.The private Al-Watan newspaper chimed: “The cup was lost but we won the national team.”“You have honoured us, champions… We’ll meet at the World Cup,” the privately owned Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper added.President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi expressed his “great appreciation” to the players on their “dignified performance” in Gabon.“Despite the result of the game the national team has won the appreciation of the entire Egyptian people and the respect of all football fans around the world,” Sisi said in a statement. On Monday afternoon Sisi went to the airport to personally welcome back the players, shaking hands with them one by one, according to footage broadcast on state television.Sunday’s narrow defeat was a disappointing ending for thousands of fanatical Egyptians gathered in front of massive screens in the 6 October suburb in western Cairo, as they did all over the country, blowing Vuvuzelas and waving Egyptian flags.The Vuvuzela horns fell silent at the final whistle.“I’m in shock,” said 30-year-old engineer Ayman Abou el-Nour, who was watching the game with his wife and two children.“We needed something to bring us happiness. Our problem now is that we don’t have anything to make us happy.”Egyptians, grappling with skyrocketing prices and political turmoil, hope next year’s World Cup will offer some more respite.“We have lost the cup but we still have a chance to reach the World Cup. That is the big dream,” said 20-year-old student Ahmed Alaa.
3 Feb 2016 England Golf announces Order of Merit schedules for 2016 England Golf has announced its schedule of tournaments and championships to form the basis of the Orders of Merit for 2016.The Scottish U18 Championship is a new addition to the girls’ schedule and the French Open Amateur Championship for the Coupe Murat has been added to the men’s tournament list for the year ahead.The Senior Women’s and Senior Men’s Orders of Merit will continue to be used for automatic selections for teams for the European Team Championships and the Home Internationals. This system, which also allows for two ‘picks’ per team, was successfully adopted for the men last year, having been previously introduced for the women.The other four Orders of Merit – for men, boys, women and girls – will be used as a guideline by the England selectors, together with other ranking systems and performance information.England Golf Performance Director Nigel Edwards commented: “There is much to look forward to in amateur golf in 2016.“In addition to the European Team Championships and Home Internationals for our England teams at all levels, 2016 is also a World Amateur Team Championship year. With just three spots available in each team, players will need to be at the top of their games in order to seal a spot for the championships in Mexico.”Ashley Chesters, the back-to-back winner of the England Golf Men’s Order of Merit in 2014 and 2015, has recently turned professional and a new winner will be crowned in 2016.In the women’s game, Bronte Law (image © Leaderboard Photography) will be defending her title and could prove tough to beat when the final calculations are made in September.Previous Order of Merit winners include a host of successful tournament professionals including Charley Hull and Holly Clyburn in the women’s game and Tom Lewis, Chris Wood and Gary Wolstenholme MBE in the men’s. All have won professional titles since graduating from the amateur ranks over the last decade.2015 Order of Merit Winners:Men – Ashley Chesters (Hawkstone Park)Boys – Marco Penge (Golf at Goodwood)Senior Men – Richard Partridge (Wildernesse)Women – Bronte Law (Bramhall)Girls – Lizzie Prior (Burhill)Senior Women – Julie Brown (Trentham)Read more for full information about the Orders of Merit and the England Golf selection policy
TRAINER QUOTES JOCKEY QUOTES VANN BELVOIR, TRAINER GOLD RUSH DANCER, WINNER: “When I saw the pace wasn’t quite as fast as we thought it would be, I was a little worried because last time he was covered up and with him in the clear today, I was worried that he might get a little keen. He ended up relaxing well though and he was within himself down the backside. I’m more impressed with this race today because he leveled really nice through the stretch. They were really running. He’ll stay on the grass now. He’s a lot better horse on turf.” JOHN PARKER, OWNER/BREEDER, GOLD RUSH DANCER, WINNER: “I wasn’t worried, I was right in the action wanting to get that win. I’m flattered and really excited at the progress I’ve been seeing. He loves the grass, obviously, so this was a good day to win. I’m overwhelmed and excited for the two in a row. I don’t have any future plans worked out just yet, Vann and I will discuss it, but we’re thinking about going down to Del Mar in July.” -30- FLAVIEN PRAT, GOLD RUSH DANCER, WINNER: “I had a good trip today but he was still a bit aggressive. Even though he’s run a lot he’s still green, he’s still learning. When I asked him, he picked it up. He came in a little bit in the stretch but I don’t think he did anything wrong.“He needs to relax a bit. I wasn’t covered up at all (like he was in his last race, which Vann Belvoir said might have been the key to his win in his last out) and he was more aggressive so he just has to learn.“I’m riding with a lot of confidence. When you do well, it gets easier and you ride with more confidence. I try to focus on each mount and as of right now, that’s going pretty well.”MARIO GUTIERREZ, RALIS, SECOND: “It set up how I thought it would. It was a good race for him definitely.” NOTES: Winning Owner/Breeder John Parker resides in Houston, TX.