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  1. Truck and bus drivers face alcohol ban

    Posted Feb 07th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong and Phyllis Tsang Government weighs new steps to reduce drinking and driving The government is considering making driving a bus or truck after drinking any amount of alcohol ... on the level of alcohol in a driver's blood. The government was also considering creating new offences of drink-driving causing serious injury and driving under the influence of drugs other than ...


    Posted Apr 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Robin Lynam The idea that alcohol helps to stimulate appetite before a meal and can help settle a challenged stomach afterwards is scientifically questionable but culturally well ... worldwide, no list can truly claim to be comprehensive. Alcohol may not really be a stomach settler, but the fruit or herbal content of some of these drinks quite possibly has a soothing effect. ...

  3. Selling Shanghai, alcohol and themselves is all in a day's work for this comedic trio

    Posted Jun 26th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen What drink comes to mind when you think of Shanghai in the 1930s? If booze-makers Diageo and Shui Jing Fang have their way, it will be vodka. The two brands threw a party at the Western Ma ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - ALCOHOLISM

    Underage drinking fuels worrying trend in Hong Kong, amid lack of regulation

    Posted May 13th 2014, 09:22am by Charley Lanyon

    ... that they drank alcohol. However, there is a dearth of long-term research on underage drinking in Hong Kong, and the lack of credible statistics has been a major hindrance for groups tackling the issue. ... because we need longitudinal studies, we need stats … We don’t have any kind of index in Hong Kong for young people [who abuse alcohol].” Historically, government-funded research on substance ...

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    Former executive at dating app Tinder sues over alleged sexual harassment

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:21pm by Reuters

    ... and others she was an alcoholic. He also sent her harassing texts, it states. Wolfe complained to Rad, who would ignore her "or call her a dramatic or emotional girl", the suit says, adding ...

  6. Knifeman an alcoholic, says wife

    Posted Sep 24th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan A man who stabbed 12 passers-by in a busy commercial area of Shiyan, Hubei, before attempting to kill himself had a history of heavy alcohol abuse, his wife said. Li Zehong, ... was an alcoholic, the Zhutian Metropolis Daily reported. 'He revels in alcohol and would beat me and our daughter after he got drunk,' Ms Zhao, who works in a hotel in the city, was quoted ...

  7. Don't cut duty on alcohol this year, says beer coalition

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng A coalition representing the brewing industry wants the government to put any possible cuts in alcohol duty this year on hold, despite pressure by wine and spirits merchants ... Coalition said alcohol duties should remain unchanged in 2008-09 because more time was needed to evaluate the situation. Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah will deliver his maiden budget speech ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. What's in it? Cetyl alcohol

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Susan Schwartz

    ... Susan Schwartz Other names it goes by Cetanol, 1-Hexadecanol, Palmityl Alcohol. What's it used in? Soap, shampoos, moisturisers. What does it do? It helps to create lather in shampoos and soaps or is used as a thickening agent in skin creams and lotions. Any controversy? Can irritate the skin, eyes or lungs. ...

  10. Curbs on kava imports drive Pacific islanders to alcohol

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... The murky liquid is served in coconut shells from a large central bowl and acts as a social lubricant for ceremonies, weddings, birthdays and funerals, just as alcohol is used in other societies. ... by Aborigines, who were consuming vast quantities of the herbal drug, often in conjunction with alcohol. It was a potent cocktail that left many remote Aboriginal townships, particularly in the Northern ...




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