Editorial: Nebraska universities step up to help students understand alcohol concerns

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Editorial: Nebraska universities step up to help students understand alcohol concerns Omaha World-Herald Editorial staff August 28, 2019 Instruction is resuming on college campuses in Nebraska and Iowa, and it’s important for schools to help students develop a responsible understanding of alcohol use. Drinking can raise big risks for students, especially when taken to the extreme. Irresponsible alcohol use can …

How Canadian universities are trying to stop students from binge-drinking

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How Canadian universities are trying to stop students from binge-drinking CTV News By Emerald Bensadoun, The Canadian Press  August 27, 2019 Reka Rossignol remembers feeling a mix of frustration and fear while trying to get an incoherent friend back to their dorm after a night of drinking during their first year in university. Campus security at the school in northern …

PA:  Pennsylvania Lawmakers Introduce ‘Deana’s Law’ To Increase Penalties For Repeat Drunk Drivers

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PA:  Pennsylvania Lawmakers Introduce ‘Deana’s Law’ To Increase Penalties For Repeat Drunk Drivers CBS Philly By Alexandria Hoff August 28, 2019 MEDIA, Pa. (CBS) — Pennsylvania is cracking down on repeat DUI drivers in hopes of saving lives. Lawmakers introduced “Deana’s Law,” named after Deana Eckman, who was killed by a drunk driver who had five previous DUIs. “She would …

NM:  New Mexico center gets more alcohol research funding

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NM:  New Mexico center gets more alcohol research funding SFGate August 28, 2019 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Alcohol Research Center is getting a $7.5 million grant to continue its work to better understand fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism has awarded the center a five-year renewal of a specialized grant. The …

AK:  Alaska regulation to limit events at breweries, distilleries

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AK:  Alaska regulation to limit events at breweries, distilleries KTVA By Associated Press August 28, 2019 JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – An Alaska regulation agency has proposed changes that would limit activities at city breweries and distilleries. The Juneau Empire reported Tuesday that the Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has proposed changes to a state statute that would further prohibit onsite activities …

Maryland colleges need to do more to reduce student alcohol abuse

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Maryland colleges need to do more to reduce student alcohol abuse The Baltimore Sun By Michael Poliakoff and John P. Howe III August 28, 2019 More than 1,500 college students die from alcohol-related incidents each year. Some of these tragedies make headlines when they are associated with hazing deaths, but they only represent the most visible part of a national crisis. Urgent action …

Study finds nearly half of serious e-scooter injuries involved alcohol

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Study finds nearly half of serious e-scooter injuries involved alcohol Nearly 40 percent of those tested for alcohol after e-scooter incidents had a blood-alcohol level over the legal driving limit, the study found. TODAY By Scott Stump August 29, 2019 Alcohol has become a major factor in rising electric scooter-related injuries as the popular motorized rides proliferate across in cities across the country. …

‘You’re Not a Person if You Don’t Drink.’ How This Tiny European Country Developed the World’s Worst Drinking Problem (excerpt)

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‘You’re Not a Person if You Don’t Drink.’ How This Tiny European Country Developed the World’s Worst Drinking Problem (excerpt) TIME By Madeline Roache  August 29, 2019 PUHOI, Moldova  – By January 2018 the mayor of Puhoi was fed up. His assistant kept turning up to work drunk. His colleague wasn’t the only one; sometimes it seemed to him as if everyone …

How to Keep It Professional When the Wine Starts Flowing

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How to Keep It Professional When the Wine Starts Flowing Guides to workplace etiquette rarely include advice on how to handle ordering and drinking wine in a professional setting. Here, our wine columnist fills in the blanks with some practical guidelines Source: https://www.wsj.com/ By Lettie Teague Aug. 29, 2019  I’VE READ LOTS of rules regarding proper workplace etiquette but have found …

Jameson rapped for ‘encouraging irresponsible consumption’

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Jameson rapped for ‘encouraging irresponsible consumption’ Source: https://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/ by Melita Kiely 28th August, 2019  A complaint by Alcohol Change UK that Jameson Irish whiskey’s Barrelback promotion for the on-trade encouraged irresponsible consumption has been upheld. The on-trade offer in question gave consumers the chance to buy a single measure of Jameson whiskey in a small metal barrel that could be hooked …