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FTSE dampened by disappointing corporate results

first_img whatsapp Thursday 10 February 2011 4:10 pm The FTSE has closed lower after spending the day hovering around the 6,000 level, led down by weaker commodity prices and poor corporate earnings.The FTSE 100 closed down 0.53 per cent or 32.28 points at 6,020.01. Investors were presented with a barrage of less than robust results after weeks of generally positive corporate news, damaging confidence on the outlook for the world economy.Diageo, the world’s biggest spirits group, led the fallers, dropping 4.63 per cent to close at 1,195p after missing forecasts with a 9 per cent rise in half-year earnings. “Much of this was related to poor performance in Ireland, Spain and Greece where sales fell 13 per cent and, throwing caution to the wind, the firm maintained that an early recovery in those regions was not forecasted soon,” said Joshua Raymond, market strategist at City Index. International Consolidated Airline Group, the new parent to BA, was also sharply lower, off 3.31 per cent to close at 251p in sympathy after its fellow airline Air France-KLM warned would miss a key profit target. KLM said a combination of snow, strikes and security problems caused it to post a net third quarter loss of €46m (£39m), confounding analysts who had expected a profit of around €60m.Life insurers such as Legal & General and Prudential sank after profit taking on their recent rally, David Buik of BGC Partners, said.Rio Tinto more than doubled profits in its 2010 results but was one of the biggest losers of the day, closing down 2.36 per cent at 4,549p. “There is an element of ‘buy the rumour; sell the news’ going on here, with shareholders happy to lock in profit after a stellar performance by the mining sector over the last 12 months,” said David Jones, chief market strategist at IG Index. Software providers Sage Group (up 2.34 per cent to 293.4p) and Autonomy (up 2.23 per cent to 1,607p) topped the risers after UBS analysts upgraded Autonomy to “buy” from “neutral”.Smith & Nephew, Europe’s largest artificial knees and hips maker, also closed up 2.1 per cent at 727p after it posted a nine per cent rise in fourth-quarter trading profit. Its chief executive, David Illingworth, is leaving, to be replaced by Olivier Bohuon, executive vice-president at Abbott Laboratories, renewing takeover speculation.Today’s widely expected MPC announcement that interest rates would remain unchanged did not affect the market, but banks suffered after Eurozone sovereign debt concerns have renewed, with Portuguese bond spreads widening out to record levels. On the FTSE 250, stockbroker Hargreaves Lansdown led the risers, up 4.3 per cent to 570p after posting record-breaking second half 2010 results.Lloyd’s insurer Beazley is still high after delivering best-in-class results yesterday, finishing up 2.6 per cent at 134.1p, and joined by fellow Lloyd’s syndicate Catlin, which delivered solid full-year results despite taking a $218m loss from catastrophes last year. Catlin ended the day up 2.1 per cent at 393.6p.US markets opened down, led lower by technology stocks after networks giant Cisco Systems disappointed with its results.Cisco slumped more than ten per cent in extended trading after it reported a cautious outlook and declining profit margins. “Earnings data from Pepsico did nothing to diminish this sentiment despite beating expectations of $1.04c a share. Its warnings about future earnings growth spooked shareholders as the company cited higher commodity costs,” said Michael Hewson, market analyst at CMC Markets. The Dow Jones industrial average ended down 24.52 points, or 0.2 per cent, at 12,215.37. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index closed down 0.46 points, or 0.03 per cent, at 1,320.42. The Nasdaq Composite Index finished down 2.35 points, or 0.08 per cent, at 2,786.72. 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Proplastics Limited (PROL.zw) 2015 Annual Report

first_imgProplastics Limited (PROL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about Proplastics Limited (PROL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Proplastics Limited (PROL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Proplastics Limited (PROL.zw)  2015 annual report.Company ProfileProplastics Limited manufactures and markets plastic pipes and fittings, specialising in the production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), low-density polyethylene (LDPE) pipes and related fittings. The pipes and fittings are manufactured for various applications in irrigation, water and sewer reticulation, mining, telecommunications and building construction. Proflo is responsible for the supply of PVC pressure pipes and fittings, and polyethylene pipes and fittings, which includes injection molded fittings, fabricated fittings and ball valves. Prodrain supplies sewer pipes and fittings, soil vent and waste pipes and fittings, borehole casings, electrical conducts and cable ducting and gutter systems for rain water. Proplastics Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Opinion: Eddie Jones Must Rethink Billy Vunipola’s England Role

first_imgWith the prospect of blending the healthy balance Jones struck in November and the availability of his favourite powerhouses, Jones must drastically rethink the manner in which he deploys his fit-again ammunition.Most important is the role in which Billy Vunipola is employed once restored to the No 8 jersey. The success of Wilson alongside two capable breakdown components – and not an out-of-position second-row – must be replicated as closely as possible.Since returning for Saracens, Billy has reminded the England coaching staff of his aptitude at the breakdown and his ability to mix it with the backs when required – and not solely as a battering ram, as he has most often been deployed under the Jones regime.The unrivalled physicality Billy provides England must be treated as a luxury and not the stable diet of hypothetical success. If this side once again become overly reliant on the No 8, history will repeat itself, becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy that sees Vunipola enjoy a short period of destructive jubilation before once again being driven into the ground and onto the physio bed.Having the likes of big brother Mako, Sinckler, Te’o and Tuilagi in the squad allows a significant weight to be lifted from Billy’s shoulders, spreading the responsibility of gaining front-foot ball across the XV and permitting the wrecking ball of a No 8 to flaunt his full skillset and enjoy some semblance of longevity of fitness in the lead-up to the much coveted World Cup campaign later this year. Rethink: How will Eddie Jones use Billy Vunipola on international duty? (Getty Images) Opinion: Eddie Jones Must Rethink Billy Vunipola’s England RoleThe excitement, fiery debate and drama of the 2019 Six Nations is beginning to unfold as a nervous energy begins its crescendo. No one will be more aware of the importance of the last Six Nations before the Rugby World Cup than England coach Eddie Jones, whose most important task this year must be to rethink Billy Vunipola’s role for the sake of both player and nation.The headlines may be dominated by yet another classic Jones soundbite, suggesting Exeter wing Jack Nowell would be able to play at openside flanker for England, but the true narrative of note surrounds the staggering firepower now at the Australian’s fingertips.Related: England Six Nations SquadThe sight of a fit Manu Tuilagi or Billy Vunipola has become a rarity over the past three years, with England’s most destructive carriers destined to send the supporters’ hopes through a roller coaster of emotions, a never ceasing circle of ‘will he won’t he’ be fit for national duty.But this year not only does Jones have both Billy and Manu fit and firing, he has Mako Vunipola (Billy’s older brother), Worcester’s physically imposing centre Ben Te’o and even the luxury of Bath’s colossal winger Joe Cokanasiga to choose from.Criticism has been laid at Jones’s door over the past two years in regard to relying far too heavily on big ball-carriers, with last year’s fifth-place finish in the Six Nations piling a mountain of blame on his doorstep.Fortunately for both supporters and Jones himself, England enjoyed a positive autumn campaign. The most important narratives of Jones’s second November campaign came in the nature of his selections, completely changing the face of his team’s balance – all for the good.Bereft of the bulldozing Billy or Wasps man Nathan Hughes at the back of England’s scrum, Jones turned to Newcastle Falcons blindside Mark Wilson, who went from the unseen Premiership workhorse to, arguably, the year’s biggest success story. Combined with a breakdown-proficient flanker pairing of Brad Shields and Sam Underhill, the problem areas Scotland and France exploited to devastating effect nine months ago were nowhere to be seen. England Six Nations Squad 2021 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Last year’s Champions will be hoping to retain… England Six Nations Fixtures 2021 Ali Stokes argues that Saracens No 8 Billy Vunipola needs to be deployed in a different way by England England Six Nations Fixtures 2021 Jones must learn to deploy Billy Vunipola as a luxury and not a crutch.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. England’s Six Nations ends with defeat in Dublin Collapse England Six Nations Squad 2021 Expand With this new-look unit operating with explosive tighthead Kyle Sinckler and Owen Farrell’s return to his preferred ten jersey, alongside the substantial presence of Te’o, balance was restored for the current England team.last_img read more

The Terracotta House / Studio Archohm

first_img Year:  Houses Projects “COPY” ArchDaily India Architects: Studio Archohm Area Area of this architecture project 2020 CopyHouses, House Interiors•Agra, India ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957986/the-terracotta-house-studio-archohm Clipboard Photographs “COPY” Save this picture!© Studio Naughts and Crosses+ 25Curated by Hana Abdel Share The Terracotta House / Studio Archohm The Terracotta House / Studio ArchohmSave this projectSaveThe Terracotta House / Studio Archohm Photographs:  Studio Naughts and CrossesDesign Team:Sourabh Gupta, Varun Sood,Tarak Murari, Amit Das, Vineet Rao, Maulik Yagnik, Sanjana Suri, Ashish Varshney, Naveen Rawat, Aman Jangid, Sebanti Sarkar, Aditi VarshneiHVAC:Abid HussainClient:Abhay and Ajay GuptaMechanical:Archohm ConsultsElectrical:Archohm ConsultsLandscape:Masjid NurseryPlumbing:Techno Engineering ConsultantsPMC:Ten on TenStructural:Paresh and AssociatesCivil:Ten on TenFaçade:Archohm ConsultsEngineering:Archohm ConsultsCity:AgraCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Studio Naughts and CrossesRecommended ProductsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsJUNGLight Switch and Light – Plug + LightEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. The terracotta house stands like a warm oasis in conversation with its neighbor- Gupta residence. The house exemplifies a relationship between neutral grey concrete and earthy terracotta. Terracotta tiles wrap the façade to mystify the lives within, and create a harmonious world outside with a walkway and lush greens. The residents of this abode are a family of five across three generations.Save this picture!© Studio Naughts and CrossesSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Studio Naughts and CrossesThe balmy attitude of house is inspired by the congenial etiquette of the family inside.  A color palette carrying white and earthy tones, welcomes a visitor with a voluminous double height entrance lobby and a bridge on the top that defines the experience of the journey throughout the house. A Peter Lik piece adorns the entry and a suspended flock of unique stainless steel birds conceptualized by Mukul Goyal ushers a curious visitor inside with each bird performing a distinct activity. The house, with users and their aspirations has distinct floors that are connected, both visually and functionally. The Ground and first floor serve the seniors with a double height onyx wall, defining the two floors in unison. Furthermore, the informal living on the ground floor extends to the first – a gesture to fasten the floors, with an artwork formulating a family tree. The same informal living has access to a swing from one end, and a garden from another, framing a thorough connection.Save this picture!© Studio Naughts and CrossesThe ground floor also features a double height formal living area- challenging the traditional scale and proportions. A series of five paintings on a concrete wall depict the city’s skyline – starting from Taj mahal, concluding at the residence itself. The choice of low height furniture in a large space alters the perception of the place. The blankness is further accentuated with a stone wall in continuation with the stone on dining table, lending iconicity to this unconventional aesthetic of this formal living room. The paintings have an overhaul of natural light through a horizontal puncture during the day, complemented by a Davide Groppi tape light to mimic daylight and uniformly highlight the pieces in the evening. Minimal yet striking, the corner and dinning table light installations, steal the show with their poise.Save this picture!© Studio Naughts and CrossesThe ground floor further houses a master bedroom and a room for the elderly, connected to a double height temple completely carved out of stone. The master bedroom is a seamless space with distinguished functions without visual barriers. A black cantilevered TV unit conceals the screen, the back of which doubles up as a study. Wardrobes extending till ceiling blend with the room coherently. The bedrooms are minimal, but not bare. The master bedroom also extends internally to a double height outhouse, rising from the basement.  The outhouse, with its reflective ceiling follows the same color palette as the house. It is cozy, and compact with a home theater in the basement and floating wooden log staircase leading to a convertible pool table on the mezzanine floor. A circular powder room is also tucked right outside the outhouse with glass and concrete in dialogue.  Save this picture!© Studio Naughts and CrossesSave this picture!Section 01A floor water-mist feature can be savored sitting on mound in the garden, from the outhouse and the informal living- all at once. Technology equipped with audiovisual control, almost every function in the house is smart, automated for ease of use. A modern, minimal kitchen with a skylight delivers natural illumination, lending a timeless appeal to this functional area. The upper two floors belong to the two sons of the family. The two floors rhythmically function as interconnected spaces- both horizontally and vertically, literally and metaphorically. The integrated and segregated floors cater to personal, professional and future needs of the two bachelors. The two floors house a personal living area, a study and bedroom fit-out for each with a concrete bridge connecting the two. The bridge has bamboo planters personifying a jungle, attaining the desired balance of intervention and privacy. A concrete bench sits on the same bridge facilitating an enjoyable view.Save this picture!© Studio Naughts and CrossesThe personal living rooms are accessible from individual floors, as well as interconnected internally via a small staircase. A common kids’ area with a wall scrabble, floor concrete chess, ludo carpet all inject an out-of-the-box playful flavor. The terrace is punctuated with a kitchen garden and a private pool with a retractable roof. The architecture of terracotta house shares the story of a contemporary Indian household. The flux and difference in lifestyles, activities and daily routines across three generations, brought together seamlessly by the design of the space they live in. How independence and togetherness can co-exist, much like the society we live in. The design attempts to create a space that is universal in its presentation, with layers unfolding as one experiences it.Save this picture!© Studio Naughts and CrossesProject gallerySee allShow lessDianjiang Bagu·Suji Hotel / 3andwich Design / He Wei StudioSelected ProjectsFlying Walls Hostel / Dhulia Architecture Design StudioSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957986/the-terracotta-house-studio-archohm Clipboard Area:  2154 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeStudio ArchohmOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsAgraOn FacebookIndiaPublished on March 05, 2021Cite: “The Terracotta House / Studio Archohm” 04 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Localgiving’s Local Hero campaign raises over £122k for local charities

first_img  199 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Tagged with: Awards Events Localgiving matched giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11  198 total views,  1 views today This year’s Local Hero campaign by Localgiving, the online giving platform for local charities and community groups, has raised over £122,000.The campaign ran throughout April and is designed to highlight the difference that individual fundraisers can make to the causes in their own communities.Fundraisers compete during the month to reach the leaderboard and secure prize money for their chosen cause. This year 340 fundraisers took part on behalf of 189 local charities and community groups, and the top 20 have won £5,000 in prizes.Fundraising challenges ranged from marathons to boat races and digital detoxes.Local Hero 2017 championThe winner of this year’s Localgiving campaign was Adam Curtis, who ran the London Marathon for the Russell School in Richmond. He raised over £3,500 from 261 supporters, and has won £1000 in prize money.Adam Curtis – Localgiving Local Hero 2017He said: “The competition was great fun for all those involved and really engaged our whole school community in some fundraising. Our lovely small school is being rebuilt so the sponsorship and £1,000 prize will go towards the new playground and outdoor learning space. It will be fantastic to reward the children for their patience by making the space great for them”.One-day matched giving opportunityLocalgiving is offering another matched giving campaign opportunity next month. On Thursday 22nd June, the platform will be doubling single donations made to its members pound for pound by up to £25. This one-day match fund takes place on Fundraising Day, part of Small Charity Week 2017. Howard Lake | 9 May 2017 | Newscenter_img Localgiving’s Local Hero campaign raises over £122k for local charities About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement WATCH: Localgiving’s Online Fundraisers 101[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X3ruWr-KX0[/youtube]last_img read more

Criminal Assets Bureau carry out searches in Donegal

first_img WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Criminal Assets Bureau carry out searches in Donegal Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – August 3, 2018 WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Pinterest Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications The Criminal Assets Bureau says it’s carried out a number of raids in Donegal.CAB searched three residential properties and two business premises in the county.The investigation relates to a criminal living in Donegal.Gardaí are investigating property which they believe may have been the proceeds of crime.No arrests were made. Previous articlePope to meet victims of clerical abuse in private labelled as tokenNext articleBiggest numbers ever expected for Waterside Half Marathon News Highland Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

PETRONAS enters Myanmar’s gas market with first LNG cargo delivery

first_img PETRONAS is also working with CNTIC VPower for further deliveries. (Credit: Pixabay/Raw2Jpeg) PETRONAS through its subsidiary, PETRONAS LNG Ltd. (PLL), recently completed its maiden delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Yangon, Myanmar, with two LNG cargoes delivered in May and June 2020. The delivery of the two LNG cargoes is part of a Master Sale and Purchase Agreement between PLL and CNTIC VPower that was signed in early 2020.As part of the agreement, the LNG cargoes were sold on Free-On-Board (FOB) basis, amounting to a total LNG volume of 190,000 cubic metres. Both LNG cargoes were loaded at PETRONAS LNG Complex in Bintulu, Sarawak, and were delivered on 7 May 2020, onboard the CNTIC VPower Global, and on 3 June 2020, onboard the Golar Kelvin.Commenting on PETRONAS’ successful entry into the Myanmar gas market, PLL’s Chief Executive Officer, Abdul Aziz Othman said: “The two LNG cargoes that were successfully delivered to CNTIC VPower marks a new era in the growth of LNG demand in the South East Asian region. With Myanmar as the latest nation to adopt LNG as a form of cleaner energy, PETRONAS looks forward to being a long-term partner and supplier, leveraging on our world-class reliability, as well as innovative and customer-centric solutions.”Through PETRONAS’ integrated value chain solutions, PETRONAS facilitated the delivery of the cargoes by granting conditional acceptance to CNTIC VPower Global vessel in allowing for the very first multilobe tank comprising two cylindrical tank sections, or better known as Bilobe type LNG vessel, to dock at the Bintulu terminal where cooling-down services were also provided. This was achieved by PETRONAS’ focus on customer-centricity, which enables the Company to adapt to unique requirements and fulfil customers’ cleaner energy demands.In addition to the first two LNG cargoes, PETRONAS is also working with CNTIC VPower for further deliveries that will strengthen the relationship between both companies, which will facilitate the growth of their foothold in Myanmar’s fast-growing gas industry. Source: Company Press Release Both LNG cargoes were loaded at PETRONAS LNG Complex in Bintulu, Sarawaklast_img read more

Allied Mills gets back to business in British market

first_imgAllied Mills is returning to the commercial market in Great Britain after a three-year gap, which followed the sale of six of its nine milling sites to ADM Milling.Allied divested the milling sites in February 2003. Since then, it has concentrated on milling for parent firm Associated British Foods’ (ABF) brands in Great Britain, although it still supplied customers in Ireland from its Neill’s mill in Belfast. An agreement with ADM to stay out of the commercial market in Great Britain ended this month, and Allied now plans to target new customers as well as service its existing business. Speaking exclusively to British Baker, group commercial manager Nick Donovan said the new Allied Mills wants to differentiate itself by offering innovative solutions, high-quality products and producing to customers needs. He commented: “We have invested in innovation over the last few years and we are very forward-thinking. Our competitors are very good. We have been out of market for three years and we know we need to prove that we have something more to offer.”Over the last three years, Allied has focused on re-engineering its business, and becoming a “21st-century organisation”, he said. It has invested heavily in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and is using cutting-edge technology to communicate with and service customers. For example, it has installed silo telemetry on bulk silos, which monitor stock movements, so customers do not need to re-order when they are running low. And Allied is using web portals to communicate with customers, so they are able to log on and view statements, orders, proofs of delivery and certificates of conformance. Plants and processes have also been upgraded – for example, with debranning technology.Its milling sites in Manchester and Tilbury – comprising a total of four mills – will now service commercial customers as well as existing ABF trade.last_img read more

Press release: Minister for Asia praises successful Thai caves rescue mission

first_imgFor journalists Further information Follow Foreign Office Minister Mark Field @MarkFieldUK Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn I am delighted and relieved to hear that the boys, the coach, and the rescue divers have all emerged in safety from the Tham Luang caves in Northern Thailand. We wish everyone involved a swift recovery in the coming days. This rescue operation has been an uplifting example of intense bravery and exemplary skill. The volunteers of the British Cave Rescue Council have played a crucial role, under the careful and focused leadership of the Thai authorities. Their courage is only matched by their modesty and dedication to do their best to help those in danger. It is also a time for quiet reflection on the tragic loss of Petty Officer First Class Saman Gunan in the course of the rescue operation. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Commenting on the news, Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific, the Rt Hon Mark Field MP, said: Media enquiries Email [email protected]last_img read more

Food-to-go outlets slammed for unhealthy breakfasts

first_imgHigh street food-to-go operators including Greggs, Starbucks, Costa, Pret and Caffè Nero have been slammed for selling unhealthy breakfast lines in a new survey.The survey, on the website www.treated.com, looks at the products from 11 high street brands with the highest calories, highest salt content, highest sugar and highest saturated fat content. The nutritional data was gathered from operators’ own websites on September 7 by treated.com’s Dr Wayne Osborne, a GP.Wetherspoons was found to offer the highest calorie breakfast, with its full English coming in at 1,531 calories. That compared with Gregg’s bacon & sausage baguette at number 5 with 617 calories. Burger King was in 6th place and Costa Coffee’s all-day breakfast bloomer toastie was in 7th place at 564 calories.Wetherspoons also topped the list for salt content, with its large breakfast offering an 18.3g dose of salt, more than three times an adult’s referenced intake (RI) of 6g (2.4g sodium).Gregg’s bacon and sausage baguette was in fifth place with 4.5g, followed by Pret’s bacon & egg  brioche at 4.3g.Harvester’s Belgian waffles dish with all the trimmings topped the list for sugar content, with 77.4 grams of sugar. Wetherspoons clocked in at second with its Moma! Porridge with banana and honey. Starbucks’ lemon poppyseed muffin had 42.8g, which put it in fifth place, followed by Costa, Pret, Gregg Eat and Caffè Nero, which was selling a triple chocolate muffin with 34.9g of sugar at breakfast.The daily RI of total sugars for an adult is 90g.The final list in the survey looked at saturated fat content of breakfast items, with Wetherspoons again topping the list. Harvester was second, with Wimpy’s All-Day Breakfast third.Starbucks’ cheddar & mushroom croissant was in fourth place with 16g, followed by croissants and brioche options from the other operators.Dr Osbourne commented: “Although they rank from 4th place onwards, five of the 11 dishes featured are croissants, no doubt due to the amount of butter used in their preparation. However, many may be surprised to learn that croissants can contain more saturated fat than those traditional breakfast dishes we might often see as being more fatty, such as the bacon sandwich.”He said that although operators do also offer healthier choices, consumers should be cautious in making choices when eating out at breakfast.He said: “We would suggest that it’s ultimately more beneficial to eat breakfast out in moderation; to prepare your own food at home wherever possible, utilising a range of fresh produce, and only rely on eating breakfast out as an occasional treat.”last_img read more