Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Alcohol news - 30/2014

Lifehacker - Drink Less Alcohol to Help Keep Mosquitoes Away
They buzz in your ear, give you relentlessly itchy bites, and they are the world's biggest killer. Mosquitoes may go down in history as the worst pest of all time, and a recent study suggests that having a cold one could draw them to you.
Daily Mail (UK) - Sharp fall in under-11s rushed to hospital for alcohol problems but parents are still worried about teen drinking
The number of admissions to accident and emergency departments for children and teenagers who have been drinking alcohol has fallen - but the level of visits for adults has risen according to new figures.
CBS Local (USA) - Feds To Ban Alcohol On Some Fire Island Beaches
Starting next month, alcohol will be banned on some federally-owned Fire Island beaches.
The Guardian (UK) - Alcohol abuse in pregnancy could become a crime, legal papers claim
An unprecedented court hearing to decide on the right of a child whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy to receive compensation could pave the way to the criminalisation of pregnant women's behaviour, according to legal papers lodged with the judge.
Seychelles News Agency (Seychelles) - Seychelles police and licensing body increase checks on islands’ sale of alcohol
A joint task force will be starting work this weekend to monitor whether or not retailers are respecting regulations pertaining to the sale of alcohol, according to a joint statement issued by the Seychelles Licensing Authority and the Seychelles Police.
Radio New Zealand (New Zealand) - More alcohol use before arrests – study
The police-funded study by Massey University looked at 848 people detained between April and July 2013 and compared the data with that with previous years. (USA) - Bill lets underage students taste alcohol
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law on Monday a bill that changes the drinking age…or at least, the tasting age.
CITY A.M (Wales) - Minimum alcohol pricing receives fresh backing from government panel
The Welsh government's Advisory Panel on Substance Misuse (APoSM) has voiced its support for plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol to clamp down on substance misuse.
Staffing Industry Analysts (France) - France – Employers given powers to ban alcohol in the office
Certain occasions call for a celebratory drink in the workplace; a colleague departing, a deal gone well, or perhaps the end of a hard week. Yet from now on employees in France might have to rethink the way they mark such events, reports law firm Squire Patton Boggs.
Tuoitrenews (Vietnam) - Vietnam considers changes to controversial alcohol sale bill
As a result of public pressure, the Vietnamese Ministry of Health has considered making changes to a controversial draft law that prohibits beer and liquor sales between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am the following morning. (Canada) - New B.C. alcohol minimum pricing means cheaper beer and cider pitchers, pricier spirits
After the outcry over "unhappy hours" and new minimum pricing leading to some bars raising prices for beer, the B.C. government has revised its minimum before-tax pricing rules.
BBC News (Wales) - Minimum alcohol price would prevent harm, experts say
Plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol in Wales have been backed by a panel advising ministers on substance misuse.

1 comment:

Cadieux et Langevin said...

Also: the more you drink, the more you babble; mosquitoes are attracted to hot air.