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  • Worker Buried Alive After Sugar Plant Pulls Safety Device

    07/08/2014 5:50:41 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 44 replies
    Newser ^ | June 8, 2014 | Rob Quinn
    A worker at a Pennsylvania sugar plant died buried alive in sugar in an accident that could have been prevented by a safety device removed just 13 days earlier, a ProPublica investigation finds. Janio Salinas—a 50-year-old who, like every other employee in the CSC Sugar warehouse in Fairless Hills, was a temp worker—died after climbing inside a huge hopper to remove sugar clogs on February 25, 2013. The warehouse manager told the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that he had asked for a safety screen to prevent such an accident, but after one was installed, the plant manager decided to...
  • Slow-acting killer that was Saddam's favourite instrument of vengeance

    11/19/2006 11:31:47 PM PST · by MadIvan · 9 replies · 2,347+ views
    The Times ^ | November 20, 2006 | Mark Henderson
    On New Year’s Day in 1988, Abdullah Ali, an Iraqi businessman who had been living in London for eight years, joined three compatriots for dinner at a restaurant called Cleopatra in Notting Hill.The next morning, he was taken ill with flu-like symptoms and was admitted to hospital. There his condition rapidly deteriorated — his hair fell out, he developed excruciating skin and joint pain, and paralysis and respiratory failure began to set in. Fifteen days later he was dead — but not before he had begun to wonder whether something had been added to his vodka. He was right: the...
  • Will Chicago ban energy drinks?

    01/18/2013 1:13:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/18/13 | Eli Epstein
    As emergency rooms fill with energy drink guzzlers and the sales of those drinks skyrocket, one Chicago politician wants to put a stop to it all. According to the Chicago Tribune, Alderman Ed Burke — the city's most powerful Council member — proposed a law Thursday that would ban the sale and distribution of highly caffeinated beverages to all consumers, not just minors. Burke, in his proposal, cited an increase in emergency room visits for teenagers and young adults who consume energy drinks and also the rising popularity of those beverages. His ordinance states, “No person shall sell, give away,...
  • What Will You Be Drinking Election Night? [Vanity}

    09/30/2012 7:28:56 PM PDT · by dagogo redux · 107 replies
    9/30/12 | dagogo redux
    Another weekend vanity. :) What will you be drinking election night? Will it vary depending on the outcome? I ordered a few fine bottles of Scotch from Master of Malt last spring. Because I got the very last bottle produced from this select cask, one of my neighbor friends in our little enclave here decided that, win or lose, we would open and consume this rare and highly rated cask strength Islay Single Malt called “Berry’s Own Selection”; an unchillfiltered batch made by Caol Ila Distillery in Port Askaig in 1980. It was drawn in 2011 from Cask #4938 and...
  • Alcoholic drinks in to-go pouches put New Orleans company on the map

    07/08/2012 5:42:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA) ^ | July 08, 2012 | DiAngelea Millar
    Back in 2007, Antonio LaMartina was relaxing in Orange Beach, Ala., with his mom. She asked him to make her a frozen cocktail. By the time he went to the kitchen, made it and brought it out to the beach, the frozen beverage had melted. He saw his nephew drinking a Capri Sun, and was struck with an idea. Why not make frozen cocktails to go? "Let's put booze in a bag," Antonio LaMartina told his older brother Sal LaMartina.
  • Passenger could be asked to give drink samples to TSA

    07/05/2012 8:04:36 AM PDT · by rawhide · 56 replies
    kjct8.com ^ | 7-3-12 | Janelle Ericsson
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Passengers say their problem is not with the rules at the airport. They understand why drinks are not allowed through security, but when they buy one while they wait for their flight, they say the TSA should not ask to test it. Passengers say traveling is a big enough stress, but now some are worried the drinks they are getting are not safe. The TSA would not say what they are testing for or why they are doing it, but travelers say they have a right to know. "I'm always glad that my safety is a...
  • Chechnya says energy drinks are un-Islamic and imposes sales ban

    07/28/2011 10:25:10 PM PDT · by americanophile · 11 replies
    Reuters via The Guardian ^ | July 18, 2010 | Reuters
    Chechnya is to ban the sale of energy drinks such as Red Bull to under 18s, saying they are un-Islamic and dangerous, health officials said on Monday. The ban would be the latest restriction from authorities in Chechnya, where shops can only sell alcohol during a small morning time frame, restaurants and cafes are shut during the Ramadan fasting month, and women must wear headscarves in state buildings. "Energy drinks are comparable to beer," the deputy minister of health, Rukman Bartiyev, said, adding that they were harmful to health. The proposed ban was met with praise from the more conservative...
  • USAT's Davidson Drinks Deeply from the Obamanomics Job-'Generation' Kool-Aid

    02/15/2011 10:21:35 PM PST · by Nachum
    newsbusters ^ | 2/15/11 | Tom Blumer
    Twice on Monday (here and here), I took serious issue with the opening sentences of two Associated Press stories on Uncle Sam's fiscal situation. First, there was Martin Crutsinger's Sunday stinker, which described the level of spending in President Obama's yet to be released 2012 budget as "$3 trillion-plus," timed so that early morning news readers, radio listeners, and TV viewers would hear it. Too bad that the real number, which the AP reporter acknowledged later on Monday, is really $3.73 trillion. If you think that's bad, the administration projects that total spending this year during fiscal 2011 will be...
  • Younger Generation Favoring Energy Drinks Over Coffee

    11/16/2010 11:36:37 AM PST · by greatdefender · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Time via Yahoo! | November 16, 2010 | JANET MORRISSEY
    When 24-year-old Alex Stein is looking for a morning pick-me-up, he doesn't reach for a cup of cappuccino as his parents Len and Berdie did daily while he was growing up in Westchester County, New York - he grabs an energy drink. Coffee just doesn't cut it with him. "The taste is just so bitter - I couldn't have more than a couple of sips of it without needing to wash it down with water," he says. A recent report from Mintel, a market-research firm, predicts that Stein's generation may become coffee-resistant unless marketers find ways to make coffee drinks...
  • Man Arrested For Breaking Into Bar, Selling Drinks

    07/21/2010 1:49:44 PM PDT · by rawhide · 56 replies · 2+ views
    cbs13.com ^ | 7-21-10
    Auburn,CA. A Placer County man has been arrested after he broke into a shuttered bar, reopened the business and started selling drinks to unwitting customers, according to the Placer County Sheriff's department. The Placer County Sheriff's department arrested 29-year-old Travis Kevie of Newcastle after his 4-day stint as the barkeep of the historic Valencia Club in Penryn which had been shutdown for more than a year. Detective Jim Hudson became suspicious after reading about the Valencia Club's re-opening in an Auburn Journal newspaper article that featured a picture of Kevie and identified him as the club's new "owner/operator". Not only...
  • Grand Old Hotels Take the Bar Exam

    12/06/2008 11:02:23 AM PST · by EveningStar · 20 replies · 607+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | December 6, 2008 | Eric Felten
    "It's funny what a wonderful gentility you get in the bar of a big hotel," Ernest Hemingway has Jake Barnes say to Brett Ashley in "The Sun Also Rises." They are sipping nice icy Martinis at the bar of the Palace Hotel in Madrid and marveling at the elegant professionalism of bartenders. "Barmen and jockeys are the only people who are polite any more," Brett says, and Jake agrees: "No matter how vulgar a hotel is, the bar is always nice." If only that were still true. Once upon a time, hotel bars set the standard for sophisticated drinking, with...
  • Summer Drinks In Big Batches

    06/29/2007 5:05:03 PM PDT · by restornu · 3 replies · 266+ views
    CBS NEWS ^ | June 29, 2007
    (CBS) A great summer party isn't just about the food. You've got to have great drinks, and you can't spend the whole party making them one at a time. On The Early Show Friday, Andrew Knowlton, restaurant editor of Bon Appetit magazine (www.bonappetit.com), mixed a bunch of delicious summer drinks perfect for a crowd. You can make plenty at once. They're easy to make, and retain their flavor even when made in large quantities. Oh, and they pack some punch, too! TERMINOLOGY LILLET: Aperitif wine produced from a blend of Bordeaux wines, enhanced by liqueurs. APEROL: An Italian aperitif...
  • Airliner delayed after passengers carry on drinks (purchased at the airport)

    08/18/2006 1:30:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 1,040+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 8/18/06 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES An airliner bound for New York was delayed nearly an hour Friday after the crew discovered some passengers had carried on drinks purchased at the airport, and the pilot requested the plane be rechecked by security screeners. American Airlines Flight 40 was scheduled to leave for John F. Kennedy International Airport at 11 a.m. and was being boarded when the drinks were discovered. "The passengers were deplaned at the captain's request," said Nancy Castles, a spokeswoman for Los Angeles International Airport. "The liquids were surrendered or tossed or discarded. They conducted a security check of the plane, and...
  • Wendy's says bye to Biggie

    06/11/2006 12:55:28 PM PDT · by billorites · 152 replies · 2,678+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | June 9, 2006 | Jessica Wohl
    Wendy's International Inc. (NYSE:WEN - news), the No. 3 U.S. hamburger chain, on Friday said it would remove the term "Biggie" from its french fries and drinks, switching to the well known terms small, medium and large.However, the new designations may confuse some diners who are used to such sizing at other restaurants.At rival McDonald's Corp. (NYSE:MCD - news), the largest burger chain, a 32 ounce soft drink is designated a large. At Wendy's, a 32 ounce drink will now be called medium, instead of Biggie.Wendy's is also adding a 42-ounce soft drink -- the equivalent of 3-1/2 cans of...
  • Whatever happened to the cold drinks?

    02/20/2006 10:31:33 PM PST · by raygun · 41 replies · 1,615+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 21, 2006 | KENNETH CHANG
    Here is one question that probably won't cross the minds of Sasha Cohen, Irina Slutskaya and the other Olympic women figure skaters today, even if they fall: Why is ice slippery? The explanation once commonly dispensed in textbooks turns out to be wrong. And slipperiness is just one of the unanswered puzzles about ice. Besides the everyday ice that you slip on, there are about a dozen other forms, some of which experts suspect exist in the hot interior of Earth or on the surface of Pluto. [snip] Ice, said Robert M. Rosenberg, an emeritus professor of chemistry at Lawrence...
  • Glass shape 'affects drink size' (News that can used)

    12/23/2005 5:23:32 PM PST · by indcons · 27 replies · 519+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, 23 December 2005 | BBC
    People are more likely to pour extra alcohol into short, wide glasses than tall, narrow glasses, a study says. The US researchers from Cornell University asked 198 students and 86 bartenders to pour a shot of alcohol. They found students poured 30% more into the short glasses, while bar workers faired only slightly better at 20%, the British Medical Journal said. The groups poured more than a standard shot measure into both types of glasses. Students also said they thought the tall glasses held more, suggesting they were trying to compensate for size when pouring into the short, wide glasses....
  • The World Of Bin Laden: No Drinks, No Gambling, No Pictures Of Women

    11/16/2005 5:46:48 PM PST · by blam · 73 replies · 1,863+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-17-2005 | Francis Harris
    The world of bin Laden: no drinks, no gambling, no pictures of women By Francis Harris in Washington (Filed: 17/11/2005) Osama bin Laden wants the United States to convert to Islam, ditch its constitution, abolish banks, jail homosexuals and sign the Kyoto climate change treaty. The first complete collection of the Saudi's statements published today portrays a world in which Islam's enemies will take the first steps towards salvation by embracing the "religion of all the Prophets". Osama bin Laden Messages to the World: The Statements of Osama bin Laden is billed as the first accurate compendium of the terrorist...
  • ENERGY CRISIS (Grocer Pulls Energy Drink of Michael Savage's Son- "Rockstar")

    10/15/2005 6:48:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 73 replies · 7,929+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 15, 2005
    The owner of a Portland, Ore., grocery chain has removed Rockstar energy drinks from the shelves. The founder of Rockstar, Russell Goldencloud Weiner, is the son of Michael Savage, the perpetually enraged talk radio host. Brian Rohter, owner of New Seasons Market, told The Portland Oregonian that Mr. Savage did "his best to take apart the fabric of our society and to attack American values." In 2003, MSNBC fired Mr. Savage after he told a caller he assumed was gay to "get AIDS and die." He continues to employ a similar tone on his syndicated radio show. On www.rockstar69.com, Mr....
  • Ugly Men Called In For Drinks Firms Ads

    07/27/2005 8:57:01 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 74 replies · 3,256+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | July 27, 2005 | Staff
    Drinks companies have been ordered to use uglier men in their advertising campaigns.The Advertising Standards Authority believes "balding" and "paunchy" men would be less likely to encourage women to drink to achieve social success.The new advertising code stresses that links must not be made between alcohol and seduction.A campaign for popular sparkling drink Lambrini has become the first to fall foul of the new rules. The Authority objected to a poster which showed three women "hooking" a slim, young man in a parody of a fairground game. The industry regulator instructed the firm: "We would advise that the man in...
  • No coffee in the house Provo's Vermillion Skies a hangout without caffeine, alcohol

    07/11/2005 6:08:13 PM PDT · by Cowman · 3 replies · 710+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 07/11/2005 | By Todd Hollingshead
    PROVO - There is a new coffee shop in town, but it's no Starbucks. The entry is framed with little white Christmas lights, there are half-a-dozen couches to go along with a few tables, and the walls are yellow, red, green and purple. Opposite a faux-brick wall there is a wall dedicated to nonsense. "Girls are like ladders," one customer wrote. Another scribbled: "I love yellow people." It's all the same to owner Christin Johnson. She's just happy the people who jotted down the messages wanted to stick around in her Vermillion Skies De-cafe and Lounge long enough to pen...
  • 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
  • NYT: Raw Eggs? Hair of the Dog? Still No Cure, but New Options for the Besotted

    12/07/2004 6:23:45 AM PST · by OESY · 34 replies · 1,505+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 7, 2004 | JONATHAN D. GLATER
    In the third day of a seemingly endless bachelor party in Cabo San Lucas last year, Hal Walker, 33, woke up with a set of classic symptoms. His head ached. Loud noises made him wince. Bright lights hurt his eyes. Mr. Walker's flight home from Mexico to Colorado, where he is now a co-owner of the Island Grill in Fort Collins, left at 8 a.m., and it was all he could do to get to the airport. "If you can find a remedy for hangovers, that would be great," he said, voicing a sentiment familiar to anyone who has imbibed...
  • Bear drinks 36 cans of beer at Washington state park

    08/17/2004 9:43:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 117 replies · 3,699+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/17/04 | AP - Baker Lake, WA
    BAKER LAKE, Wash. (AP) - Rain-eeeeer .... Bear? When state Fish and Wildlife agents recently found a black bear passed out on the lawn of Baker Lake Resort, there were some clues scattered nearby - dozens of empty cans of Rainier Beer. The bear apparently got into campers' coolers and used his claws and teeth to puncture the cans. And not just any cans. "He drank the Rainier and wouldn't drink the Busch beer," said Lisa Broxson, bookkeeper at the campground and cabins resort east of Mount Baker. Fish and Wildlife enforcement Sgt. Bill Heinck said the bear did try...
  • Welsh pub offering free drinks for goals against England

    06/09/2002 9:20:36 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 5 replies · 279+ views
    ananova ^ | 6-6-02
    Welsh pub offering free drinks for goals against England A Welsh pub has been criticised for handing out free drinks whenever England concede a World Cup goal. The Strand in Swansea gave away 50 shots of spirits when Sweden equalised, and the offer will be on again for the Argentina match. Ray Singh, former Racial Equality Commissioner for Wales, says it's wrong to encourage people not to support England. Mr Singh told the Western Mail: "It brings about divisions between the Welsh and the English." Landlady Julie Jones says English customers accept the free drinks and see the offer as...