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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Regular drinkers had first taste of alcohol early

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man joyce.hyman@scmp.com Regular drinkers had first taste of alcohol early Almost all of a group of young women who had become regular drinkers had their first drink when they were underage, a survey found. The survey, conducted by frontline social workers from October last year to January, involved 321 girls and women aged 12 to 24 who had drunk alcohol at least once a week ...

  2. News - World - SCIENCE

    James Bond drank too much alcohol, say British doctors

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 02:27am by AP

    ... of James Bond novels say the spy regularly drank more than four times the recommended limit of alcohol per week. Their research was published in the light-hearted Christmas edition of the medical ... was unable to drink, such as when he was in hospital, in rehab or imprisoned. The academics found that the spy also known as 007 drank about 92 units of alcohol a week; more than four times the safe ...

  3. Business - China Business - BEVERAGES

    Curbs leave alcohol firms in low spirits

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 11:01am by TIFFANY AP, George Chen

    ... Tiffany Ap and George Chen Outlook for the high-end wine and spirit sector remains gloomy as the mainland cracks down on lavish spending at official banquets Curbs leave alcohol firms in low spirits Spirits, and prices of spirits, are low for many local and foreign alcoholic beverage companies with operations on the mainland after a challenging year marked by depressed demand ...

  4. News - World - NETHERLANDS

    Dutch alcoholics given beer and work in Amsterdam

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 08:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Amsterdam Park pests put to work cleaning streets in Amsterdam to keep them out of trouble Dutch alcoholics given beer and work At nine o'clock in the morning in a garden shed behind a house in Amsterdam, a handful of chronic alcoholics are getting ready to clean the surrounding streets, beer and cigarette in hand. For a day's work, the men receive €10 ...

  5. News - World

    British Columbia coroner: 'Glee' actor Cory Monteith died of overdose of heroin and alcohol

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 04:56am by AP

    ... VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — British Columbia coroner: 'Glee' actor Cory Monteith died of overdose of heroin and alcohol. ...

  6. News - World

    Glee star Cory Monteith died of heroin, alcohol overdose

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 10:28am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Vancouver Cory Monteith, the 31-year-old heart-throb of Fox Television’s musical-comedy series Glee, died of an apparently accidental overdose of heroin and alcohol, Canadian ... mixed-drug toxicity involving heroin and alcohol”. It said Monteith’s death was unlikely to have been intentional. “There is absolutely nothing at this point, no evidence to suggest this is anything ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    My alcoholic father

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 10:35am by Vicky Feng

    ... were yellow. Acquaintances said he had problem with his liver. They were right. My father’s liver was gradually eroded during his life-long battle with alcohol. I don’t know when and where my father took his first sip of alcohol or what drink it was. My mother told me the drinking started from the late 1970s, when he was left in Shanghai by his parents, who came to Hong Kong ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Ex-ICAC chief Timothy Tong defends increased alcohol purchases

    Posted May 24th 2013, 05:19pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Follow @SCMP_News Former ICAC Commissioner Timothy Tong Hin-ming told a Legco panel on Friday that the reason purchases of alcoholic drinks increased ... of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, which he headed between 2007 and 2012, he had approved the increased amount of alcohol purchased to host an increasing number of guests from the mainland. ...

  9. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Philippines bans money, alcohol ahead of elections

    Posted May 08th 2013, 06:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila The Philippines on Wednesday banned people from carrying large amounts of cash and buying alcohol in controversial efforts to curb rampant vote-buying ... it violated laws guaranteeing the secrecy of bank accounts. Meanwhile, ordinary voters were facing the prospect of a long break from alcohol, after the election commission extended a ban ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    I’m an alcoholic, Guildford says after NZRU reprieve

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Wellington Troubled Guildford admits he's an alcoholic Troubled All Blacks winger Zac Guildford admitted he was an alcoholic yesterday after the New Zealand ... up after his most recent indiscretion, which prompted him to undergo counselling and rehabilitation. "My understanding was limited around alcoholism and the issue I had," he said. ...




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