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  1. News - World - HEALTH

    British parliamentarians urge health warnings for alcohol

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 08:08pm by GDN

    ... is part of a series of measures put forward by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Misuse to tackle what it says is an epidemic of alcohol abuse in Britain. Conservative MP Tracey Crouch, ... of diseases associated with alcohol abuse. "It is about raising everyone's awareness rather than trying to shock anyone into not drinking," she said. Labour peer Clive Brooke, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1571471/british-parliamentarians-urge-health-warnings-alcohol
  2. Village drunks face women's ire

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... labourers on cheap alcohol known as arrack and then come home and beat their wives. When a group of more than 300 women began patrolling some of the spirits outlets in the area, the atmosphere ... to shut shop, draining litres of alcohol, publicly humiliating drunks (including shaving their heads) and patrolling the streets at night for any unsteady male who might be planning to go home ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430554/village-drunks-face-womens-ire
  3. Cut in alcohol duty raises student binge drinking concerns

    Posted Mar 12th 2007, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Binge drinking among university students could become even more of a problem because of the cut in tax on alcohol, an academic has warned. Sian Griffiths, professor ... of more alcohol-related problems,' she said. Students mainly drink beer, with increased preference for wine and spirits in their second year at university. They drink for celebration, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/584720/cut-alcohol-duty-raises-student-binge-drinking-concerns
  4. Comment - Letters

    Public awareness must be raised about alcohol-related harm

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:27am by LETTERS

    ... with increased risk for alcohol dependence and abuse at later ages, alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes, and other unintentional injuries". What is more alarming is that binge drinking, which ... and educate the public on alcohol-related harm. LEAP, founded in 1994, is the leading drug prevention education organisation in Hong Kong. Our mission is to help prevent substance abuse, particularly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1516745/public-awareness-must-be-raised-about-alcohol-related-harm
  5. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Alcohol abuse may be worsening among Aborigines, warns Gillard

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:16pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ...-related accidents and abuse,” she added. “People are witnessing more alcohol-related violence. In and around Alice Springs over the Christmas-New Year period there were at least five alcohol ... a mixed report on tackling indigenous disadvantage. Gillard took aim at local governments rolling back strict alcohol bans on Aborigines in the nation’s fifth annual “Closing the Gap” address ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1144424/alcohol-abuse-may-be-worsening-among-aborigines-warns-gillard
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Age restrictions should be placed on purchase of alcohol

    Posted May 17th 2014, 03:38am by SCMP Editorial

    ... though, the dangers are enough reason for better regulation. At the least, alcohol should be treated the same as cigarettes; sales should be restricted to adults and campaigns against abuse ... SCMP Editorial Children and alcohol don't mix Every society has its rules on the minimum age for driving a car, buying cigarettes and alcohol consumption. Hong Kong's laws ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1513900/age-restrictions-should-be-placed-purchase-alcohol
  7. Call for crackdown on teenage alcohol abuse

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... restrictions. Addiction experts say more restrictions are also needed on alcohol advertisements, along with more educational campaigns aimed at people at risk. The warnings came as the government launched an action plan to reduce alcohol-related harm and prevent the rise of related diseases last week. 'The situation is turning into a so-called [youth] drinking culture,' said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983418/call-crackdown-teenage-alcohol-abuse
  8. 'Let's get tough' on teenage alcohol abuse

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... restrictions. Addiction experts say more restrictions are also needed on alcohol advertisements, along with more educational campaigns aimed at people at risk. The warnings came as the government launched an action plan to reduce alcohol-related harm and prevent the rise of related diseases last week. 'The situation is turning into a so-called [youth] drinking culture,' said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983433/lets-get-tough-teenage-alcohol-abuse
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    British singer Cliff Richard denies allegations of sexual abuse

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 01:16am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Cliff Richard denies abuse claims after home search Veteran British singer Cliff Richard yesterday strongly denied allegations of sexual impropriety after police investigating a historic claim of abuse against a boy searched one of his properties. The 73-year-old, a pop star since the 1950s who won fame with songs such as The Young Ones and Living ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1573914/british-singer-cliff-richard-denies-allegations-sexual-abuse
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Texas Governor Perry indicted over abuse-of-power allegations

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Austin Democrats call for potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate's resignation over allegations he abused his power with veto threat Texas Governor Perry indicted Texas Governor Rick Perry, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, has been indicted by a grand jury over allegations he abused his power, prompting calls for him to resign. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1575035/texas-governor-perry-indicted-over-abuse-power-allegations

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