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2011-03-10 14:55:00

NEW YORK, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- March is known for two things: St. Patrick's Day and bracket-busting basketball action. Imagine if you could experience them simultaneously, all while enjoying a pint of GUINNESS®, the world's most iconic Irish stout. This dream will soon become a reality as St. Patrick's Day and the start of basketball's most exciting tournament both occur on March 17th this year. Which is why GUINNESS, the boldest of beers, is calling on...

2010-11-19 12:37:19

Personal view: Vary VAT on alcohol: A more palatable way to achieve minimum pricing? Alcoholic drinks served in pubs should be taxed at a lower level than drinks bought from shops, says an expert in this week's BMJ. This action would deliver the health benefits associated with introducing a minimum price on alcohol, increase tax revenue for the Treasury and save pubs says Dr Nick Sheron. The author is head of clinical hepatology at the University of Southampton, a member of the Alcohol Health...

2010-09-04 12:17:22

Britons, infamous for their binge-drinking, broke tradition last year with less alcohol consumption in the country, showing the biggest fall since 1948, according to industry figures Friday.Health concerns and the recession brought on a six percent decline in 2009, becoming the fourth annual drop in five years, figures released by the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) showed.Consumption of alcohol remained below the European Union average in Britain, BBPA said, which relied mainly on...

2010-06-29 23:01:00

NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Zagat released the results of its 2010/11 New York City Nightlife Survey today. The new guide covers 1,014 nightspots rated and reviewed by 5,719 local night owls. Besides being available in bookstores and newsstands, the guide can be accessed via ZAGAT.com and ZAGAT TO GO for iPhone, Android and more. Happy Anniversary: It's been 10 years since Zagat's first NYC nightlife survey was published in 2000 and in that time there has been a veritable...

2010-05-21 09:45:00

A nationwide ban on smoking in all public places would save more than $90 million in healthcare costs and greatly reduce hospital admissions for heart attacks, according to a study by Henry Ford Health System released Thursday. In the first year alone, a ban such as this would prevent 18,596 hospital admissions. The study, presented Thursday at the American Heart Association's annual Quality of Care and Outcomes Research conference in Washington, said if the smoking ban that exists in many...

2010-03-30 07:31:00

LEESBURG, Va., March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shot Spirits Corporation (Pink Sheets: SSPT) is pleased to announce that the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, GuestMetrics, Inc., has an exclusive media partnership with Nightclub & Bar Magazine, a magazine dedicated to delivering the Best in Bar Management for bars, nightclubs, restaurants, hotels, resorts, and cruise ships. As a result of the partnership, Nightclub & Bar exclusively reports on top-line on-premise sales trends of...

2010-03-15 08:20:00

LAS VEGAS, March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Three-time James Beard Award-winning celebrity chef Todd English debuts his latest culinary eatery, Todd English P.U.B. inside Crystals, CityCenter luxury retail and entertainment district. Todd English P.U.B. (an acronym for Public Urban Bar) is a modern interpretation of an authentic English pub. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100315/LA70196-a) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100315/LA70196LOGO-b) "I am pleased to...

2009-09-09 09:06:00

WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The organizers of the 8th Annual Wilmington Oktoberfest today announced their expanded lineup of events and activities to occur October 16 and 17, 2009, at their new location, Racine Commons Shopping Center. The event has moved from Independence Mall and will now benefit Child Advocacy & Parenting Place (CAPP) Center in Wilmington. Festival mascot, "Anton", delivered the announcement in thick Bavarian accent. Features like the Kids Zone have...

2009-08-24 12:58:24

The British Home Office has convened a team of designers to create an alternative to the traditional pint glass for beer in pubs. Home Office officials said the designers have been charged with creating several new drinking vessels within four months as alternatives to the traditional pint glass, which has been linked to a growing number of injuries in violent incidents at pubs, The Times of London reported Monday. Sebastian Conran, head of the Home Office's Design and Technology Alliance...

2009-08-12 07:10:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The day when craft beer enthusiasts can get the craft beer brands they want at the locations they want them may be very close at hand. BeerPetitions.com, a new website launched this week, aims to empower craft beer drinkers to centralize their beer demands online so that local retail establishments will know the beer brands their customers want to purchase. This web tool will change how retail establishments choose beer brands and could dramatically...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'