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2008-07-01 15:00:37

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Marc Destito, +1-202-777-3528, mdestito@clsdc.com, for The Beer Institute Industry Contributing Billions to Nations Economy BI Raising Awareness of Keg Theft this Holiday Weekend Teaming up to Prevent Underage Drinking and Drunk Driving WASHINGTON,July 1/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ? Celebrating our nations independence is a time-honored tradition, typically marked by barbeques, fireworks -- and also, a cold beer. Top Period for Beer Sales Last year,...

2008-06-27 12:00:49

It was a saltwater crocodile, a man-eating species that can grow to 15ft. This one was still a baby at 2ft and appeared friendly, but the folk in the Noonamah Tavern played it safe and taped its mouth. Sarah Sparre, the barmaid, said: "It's not every day you see something like that. You could say that we were a bit surprised. He was pretty easy-going. But we weren't going to test him out." The visitor may have escaped from a crocodile farm a few miles away, near Darwin. After entertaining...

2008-06-27 09:01:09

By Kathy Marks Not much happens in the Northern Territory town of Noonamah (population 483), so when a crocodile wandered into the pub car park, the drinkers invited it in. It was a saltwater crocodile, a man-eating species that can grow to 15ft. This one was still a baby at 2ft and appeared friendly, but the folk in the Noonamah Tavern played it safe and taped its mouth. Sarah Sparre, the barmaid, said: "It's not every day you see something like that. You could say that we were a bit...

2008-06-18 12:00:39

By ROBBIE DINWOODIE and CAROLYN CHURCHILL HOUSEHOLD brands of wine, spirits and cider face sharp price increases under draconian measures outlined by ministers yesterday to break Scotland's drink culture. The radical plans to enforce a minimum price for a unit of alcohol provoked a furious backlash from the industry which claimed it would penalise many ordinary drinkers. Under indicative figures issued by the Scottish Government, a level of 35p for a unit of alcohol would see the price...

2007-11-30 06:00:00

By SHAWN POGATCHNIK DUBLIN, Ireland - Irish police were hunting for a beer bandit who stole 450 full kegs from the Guinness brewery - the largest heist ever at Ireland's largest brewer. National police said a lone man drove into the brewery - a Dublin landmark and top tourist attraction - on Wednesday and hitched his truck to a fully loaded trailer awaiting delivery to city pubs. Diageo PLC, the beverage company that owns Guinness, said the brewery had never suffered such a large-scale...

2007-06-26 09:14:45

WASHINGTON, June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year, many Americans will celebrate the Fourth of July with backyard barbeques, family, friends, and a cold beer. According to IRI InfoScan data, the Independence Day holiday period is the number one occasion for sales and servings of beer in the United States, ahead of Memorial Day, Labor Day, and Super Bowl Sunday. Beer sales during the Fourth of July holiday also contribute to the billions of dollars of economic activity generated by...

2006-03-24 08:49:58

By Andrew Gray EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland on Sunday becomes the first part of Britain to ban smoking in pubs, restaurants and workplaces, aiming to tackle the poor public health record that has earned it the nickname "sick man of Europe." Officials say the blanket ban on lighting up in enclosed public spaces, inspired by similar measures in Ireland and other countries in the past few years, will eventually stop some 1,000 deaths a year from passive smoking. "Scotland has a...

2006-03-24 08:45:00

By Andrew Gray EDINBURGH -- Scotland on Sunday becomes the first part of Britain to ban smoking in pubs, restaurants and workplaces, aiming to tackle the poor public health record that has earned it the nickname "sick man of Europe." Officials say the blanket ban on lighting up in enclosed public spaces, inspired by similar measures in Ireland and other countries in the past few years, will eventually stop some 1,000 deaths a year from passive smoking. "Scotland has a higher rate of heart...

2006-02-15 12:16:17

By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Jubilant health campaigners hailed parliament's decision to ban smoking in pubs and clubs, saying on Wednesday many lives would be saved and that hundreds of thousands of smokers would quit. The House of Commons voted in favor of the ban by a wide margin on Tuesday after MPs were given a free vote to stave off possible defeat for the government. The bill, passed by 384 votes to 184, followed months of heated debate over the extent of a ban that had...

2006-02-14 16:41:39

By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers voted by a huge margin on Tuesday to ban smoking in every pub, club and indoor public space in England, adding it to the growing list of countries taking a tough stand against smoking. The bill, passed by 384 votes to 184, followed months of heated debate that divided the Labour government and incensed health groups. Jubilant anti-smoking campaigners welcomed the decision, saying a ban would save thousands of lives, while critics...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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