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  • [California:] Davis ordinance seeks middle ground in sugary beverage debate

    05/27/2015 10:52:49 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 33 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | May 27, 2015 | Sammy Caiola
    Do you want water or milk with that? Servers at Davis city restaurants will soon be asking that question to customers ordering kids’ meals with beverages, under a new ordinance designed to discourage sugary soda consumption. The ordinance, passed on a unanimous 5-0 vote Tuesday night, will require any Davis restaurant that offers a meal-with-drink kids’ menu to make water or milk, not soda, the primary option. Parents can still request soda at no extra charge, but must specifically ask for it. By Sept. 1, Davis restaurants must prove compliance with the city ordinance by submitting a copy of their...
  • Sobia Is Drink of Choice in Ramadan

    07/19/2014 12:38:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    “I will really miss drinking sobia now that Ramadan is coming to an end.” This was the lament from Hassan Al-Amoudi, a local resident, here recently. “It is the main drink at the dinner table during Ramadan at our house. I usually drink it as soon as I hear the call for prayer.” Al-Amoudi typically buys between four and five large bags of sobia for his family of eight, many of whom are addicted to the drink in Ramadan. “Sobia has a lot of health benefits,” he said. "For example it helps relax and calm the nerves, and is considered...
  • Port St. Lucie Iced Tea Flap Brews Discord, Jail Stint During Super Bowl

    02/14/2012 1:20:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    WPTV ^ | 02/13/2012
    A 50-year-old woman accused of dousing her dad with iced tea on Super Bowl Sunday was arrested, even though she said the chilled beverage soaking was an act of "self defense," a recently released report states. The apparent tossed tea tumult began brewing Feb. 5 as a 79-year-old man told Port St. Lucie police he argued with his daughter, Jacqueline Collins, the Port St. Lucie police report states. He said the disagreement at his Southeast Victory Avenue home in Port St. Lucie was over food. After quarreling briefly, the man sat on the couch to watch the Super Bowl, a...
  • How to tell real whiskey from fake -- faster

    07/25/2011 10:38:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 77 replies ^ | July 25, 2011 | Provided by University of Strathclyde
    Methods for distinguishing between authentic and counterfeit Scotch whisky brands have been devised by scientists at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Researchers from the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry have found new ways to compare the content of whisky samples to determine if they are the whisky on the label or an imitation brand. A series of blind tests successfully put the real whisky brand and the fakes in the right categories. The system could enhance the technology industry uses to tackle the trade in illicit whisky, which costs huge sums in lost revenue and threatens brand reputation....
  • Lots of Coffee Linked to Hallucinations, Study Finds

    01/14/2009 6:44:48 AM PST · by Troll_House_Cookies · 57 replies · 1,124+ views
    Fox News ^ | 14 Jan 2009
    Research suggests people who drink more than seven cups of instant coffee a day have an increased tendency to hallucinate......... High caffeine users may even think they sense non-existent people, according to researchers from the University of Durham.........
  • New York Governor's Soda Tax Proposal Draws Mixed Reviews

    12/16/2008 7:43:43 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 50 replies · 1,940+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 12/16/08 | Marrecca Fiore
    You drink diet soda, so you must be healthier. Right? That's what New York Gov. David Paterson is talking about with his proposal for an "obesity tax" — a 15 percent slap on non-diet sugary soft drinks. Think $1 for a Diet Coke, $1.15 for a Coke. There's just one problem: Studies have found links between drinking diet sodas and obesity and diabetes. A 2005 study at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, and separate studies released in 2007 at the University of Alberta in Canada and the University of Massachusetts found that diet soda drinkers were...
  • Liberals’ Favorite Beverage

    09/26/2008 1:53:14 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 2 replies · 264+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | September 26, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Most red-blooded Americans are raised on mother's milk; full of life-sustaining nutrients, patriotism, and love of individual freedom. Sometimes one wonders what has gotten into liberals to make them into the blame-America-first crowd, the party that pits groups of Americans against each another, the people who take hard earned money from some and out of a warped sense of "fairness" give it to some other interest group or person deemed more worthy, or the party that looks at the Constitution and sees individual rights enshrined by the Founding Fathers as a nuisance to their ability to control the population. Sometimes...
  • New Healthy Beverage For All Restaurants Now Arises! (Zot of a Salesman.)

    01/13/2005 9:15:53 PM PST · by BusinessMan · 60 replies · 4,551+ views
    01-14-2005 | Lyndon Cena
  • Thirst-quenching Sponsorships are Aplenty in Athens (Dave Barry)

    08/27/2004 6:05:35 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 626+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Aug. 26, 2004 | Dave Barry
    Thirst-quenching Sponsorships are Aplenty in Athens DAVE BARRY ATHENS -- As you've watched these Olympic games unfold, a nagging question you have no doubt asked yourself many times, as an American, is: Does the U.S. water polo team have an Official Bottled Drinking Water? Don't be an idiot. This is the Olympics! Of course our water polo team has an Official Bottled Drinking Water. According to a press release, the team chose ''Penta'' brand bottled water, because, quote, ``They gave us money.'' No, sorry, that's the real reason, which is never actually stated. The press-release reason is that Penta --...
  • Drinking those cool Krispy Kremes

    07/22/2004 9:17:00 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 52 replies · 1,577+ views
    Krispy Kreme's new frozen blended drinks come in four flavors and are available in select stores Wednesday. NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Once the fried dough embodiment of hot and fresh, Krispy Kreme has transformed its original glazed doughnut into a new frozen beverage for summer.
  • Alcohol board's former manager is sentenced

    02/21/2004 9:24:05 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 127+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 2/21/2004 | Stephen Hunt and Mike Gorrell
    The former office manager for the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC) was sentenced Friday to 150 days in jail and ordered to repay the $131,541 that auditors say he stole from state coffers. But the manager claims others at the DABC benefited from a lax fiscal climate in the department. Richard Warren Pearson, 62, was sentenced by 3rd District Judge J. Dennis Frederick on second-degree felony counts of misusing public money, theft and communications fraud. Afterward, defense attorney Thomas Rasmussen told The Tribune that DABC director Kenneth Wynn and deputy director of operations Dennis Kellen knew of, and...