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USA: Wade Michael Page: Excessive drinking cost Sikh temple shooter his military career, civilian job

Donnerstag 9. August 2012 von htm

OAK CREEK, Wis. —Wade Michael Page, the gunman in Sunday’s Sikh temple shooting, had a history of problems with alcohol, which led to him losing his military career and, more recently, a job as a trucker.

Page, 40, was shot to death by a Wisconsin police officer after he killed six Sikh worshipers at a temple here and shot another officer. He was discharged from the Army in 1998 because he had been found drunk during military exercises, according to law enforcement authorities. He was convicted of driving under the influence a year later in Colorado. And a trucking company confirmed Tuesday morning that it fired Page two years ago after he was pulled over in North Carolina for driving while impaired. ….
(Source: Join Together, 08/08/12) washingtonpost.com, 08/07/12


Comment:
This to remember for all those who believe that their drinking is only their own business,their private affair.

Kategorie: Addiction, Allgemein, Court Case, Driving under the Influence, Global, morbidity, mortality, Religion, societal effects, Transportation, Violence and crimes, Workplace | Keine Kommentare »

THE GLOBE – Issue 1, 2012

Montag 6. Februar 2012 von htm

Alcohol and Youth in Africa, Asia and Europe
Also in this issue:

Alcohol Policy Youth Network / Nigerian Alcohol Prevention Youth Initiative / The IFMSA and the European Alcohol and Health Forum / Jyothirgamaya: Spreading the light of awareness by Ms Deepa Nair / “Alcohol-free Boat Races: the role of youth networks and social campaigns to change social attitudes on alcohol” / Alcohol and the young brain: girls at especial risk? / Teenage alcohol consumption associated with computer use / Alcohol and Unsafe Sex / Cigarette and alcohol use at historic low among US teens / Transatlantic Cooperation to combat underage drinking

Kategorie: Allgemein, Binge Drinking, Children, consumption, Development, Education, European Alcohol and Health Forum, Events, Global, Health, HIV, mortality, Politics, Prevention, Publications, Religion, Research, Statistics, Watchdogs, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Alcohol News 27/2011 by Alcohol Reports

Donnerstag 7. Juli 2011 von htm

International News on alcohol politics, 07/04/11

Kategorie: Alcohol industry, Alcohol taxes, Allgemein, consumption, Global, Newsletter, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention, Publications, Religion, Statistics, Watchdogs, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

Church of England reviews alcohol investment policy

Donnerstag 7. Juli 2011 von htm

The Church of England could threaten to pull its investments from British-listed supermarkets that fail to meet its minimum ethical standards on the sale of alcohol, in an attempt to stem the sale of cheap alcohol and reduce binge drinking.
The Ethical Investment Advisory Group, the investment body that makes recommendations to the Church’s three national investing bodies, said it wants to tighten its policy because of concerns about ‘corporate complicity in the misuse of alcohol, including through inappropriate pricing and promotions.’ (Source: Alcohol Reports, 07/04/11) lse.co.uk, 06/29/11

Kategorie: Alcohol industry, Allgemein, Binge Drinking, Global, Prevention, Price, Religion, societal effects, Watchdogs | Keine Kommentare »

AU: Parents’ plans to supply their adolescents with alcohol

Dienstag 14. Juni 2011 von htm

The aim was to determine the extent to which parent and adolescent characteristics and patterns of alcohol use influence parents’ plans to supply their adolescent aged 14–16 years with full serves of alcohol (i.e. not necessarily initiation) in the next 6 months. A cross-sectional sample of parents from Victoria, Australia, completed an online survey. Parents’ plans to supply alcohol in the next 6 months was significantly associated with their reports of supplying alcohol in the previous 3 months, perceptions that their adolescent drinks, reports of not practising religion, and Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test scores. … (Source: Alcohol Reports, 06/13/11)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Availability, Children, consumption, Education, Global, Legal Drinking Age, Parents, Religion, Research, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

UK: Stafford bishop accuses government over alcohol abuse

Mittwoch 8. Juni 2011 von htm

The Bishop of Stafford has criticised the government for “doing little” to prevent alcohol abuse. The Rt Rev Geoff Annas has described alcohol misuse as “one of the major sins of our time”. Writing in a pastoral letter, published in parish magazines across the Diocese of Lichfield, he called for a “seismic shift” in attitudes towards drinking. The government has said it is tackling alcohol-related crime “at its source” through a variety of measures.
He said charities were left to tackle the effects of “this drug abuse”, with government action not going far enough.
In the letter, Mr Annas said: “One definition of ‘sin’ is anything that comes between us and God and makes us less than the person God created us to be.
“Alcohol abuse is one of the major ‘sins’ of our time – and it is one that governments do very little to prevent.
“Instead, it is left to amazing organisations like Alcoholics Anonymous or in the inspirational O’Connor Gateway Charitable Trust, of which I am proud to be a trustee, to tackle the effects of this drug abuse.” … (Source: Alcohol Reports, 06/07/11) bbc.co.uk, 06/01/11 Comment: It is far too seldom we here from a Churchman such words. To be drunk means the human dignity has gone.

Kategorie: Addiction, Alcohol taxes, Allgemein, Availability, consumption, Global, Parliaments / Governments, Personalities, Politics, Prevention, Publications, Religion, societal effects, Watchdogs | Keine Kommentare »

The Gorbachev Anti-Alcohol Campaign and Russia’s Mortality Crisis

Freitag 15. April 2011 von htm

Political and economic transition is often blamed for Russia’s 40% surge in deaths between 1990 and 1994 (the Russian Mortality Crisis”). Highlighting that increases in mortality occurred primarily among alcohol-related causes and among working-age men (the heaviest drinkers), this paper investigates a different explanation: the demise of the 1985-1988 Gorbachev Anti-Alcohol Campaign. We use archival sources to build a new oblast-year data set spanning 1970-2000 and find that: (1) The campaign was associated with substantially fewer campaign year deaths,
(2) Oblasts with larger reductions in alcohol consumption and mortality during the campaign experienced larger transition era increases, and (3) Other former Soviet states and Eastern European countries exhibit similar mortality patterns commensurate with their campaign exposure. The campaign’s end explains between 32% and 49% of the mortality crisis, suggesting that Russia’s transition to capitalism and democracy was not as lethal as commonly suggested. … (Source: Alcohol Reports, 15.4.11) iis-db.stanford.edu, March 2011) Comment: Amazing how clever Gorbachev and his staff reduced total consumption. Our governments could learn a lot.

Kategorie: Addiction, Alcohol industry, Alcohol taxes, Allgemein, Availability, consumption, Global, Health, Legal Drinking Age, mortality, Parliaments / Governments, Personalities, Politics, Prevention, Price, Religion, Research, Social Costs, societal effects, Statistics, Workplace, Youth | Keine Kommentare »

GB: Church criticises the Government’s alcohol ‘responsibility deal’

Dienstag 22. März 2011 von htm

The Methodist Church has criticised the Government’s “responsibility deal” to tackle alcohol abuse, saying that it prioritises the drinks industry over the vulnerable.
Rachel Lampard, Public Issues Team Leader for the Methodist Church, said:“We are totally unconvinced that the Government’s proposed ‘responsibility deal’ on alcohol regulation will be effective in reducing the problem of harmful drinking.”
The deal, announced today, covers voluntary agreements with the drinks industry on matters such as promotions and labelling. Six medical organisations, including the BMA and Alcohol Concern, have walked away from this deal on the grounds that it favours the drinks industry, and places no limits on pricing or advertising.
(Source: Google Alcohol News, 03/22/11) protestantnews.eu, 03/15/11 our Online-Comment: Thanks for this clear statement. I wished our churches would do the same to the Swiss Government. But they are afraid their members could dislike it.

Kategorie: Alcohol industry, Alcohol taxes, Allgemein, consumption, Global, Labels, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Prevention, Religion, Watchdogs | Keine Kommentare »

Battle for alcohol in Muslim Russia is deadly business

Donnerstag 3. Februar 2011 von htm

At least a dozen places selling alcohol in the North Caucasus were attacked with grenades, bombs and gunfire over the last year as armed Islamists bent on installing sharia law have stepped up their battle against those who fancy a tipple. Last week saw the latest fatal attack in the town of Khasavyurt in Dagestan, near the border with Chechnya, where a bomb ripped through an alcohol-serving cafe, killing four. (Source: Google Alcohol News, 02/02/11) blogs.reuters.com, 02/02/11

Kategorie: Alcohol industry, Availability, Global, Politics, Religion, Violence and crimes | Keine Kommentare »

Ga, USA: State Senate files bill for Sunday alcohol sales

Mittwoch 26. Januar 2011 von htm

Legislation paving the way for Sunday alcohol sales in grocery and convenience stores has been filed in the state Senate
New Gov. Nathan Deal says he will sign legislation for Sunday alcohol sales in stores if bill comes to his desk
Deal’s predecessor, Sonny Perdue, had pledged to veto a Sunday alcohol sales bill and previous legislation stalled in the Republican-led General Assembly. (Source: Google Alcohol News, 01/26/11) mysouthwestga.com, 01/25/11 our Online Comment: It’s good for business. Always the profit to the alcohol industry and the social costs, the harm to the people. But they are so stupid blind.

Kategorie: Alcohol industry, Allgemein, Availability, Global, Parliaments / Governments, Politics, Religion, Social Costs | Keine Kommentare »

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