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Canada: Airlines must ensure pilots sober in cockpit

Ottawa, Canada | AFP |  Canada on Friday called on domestic airlines to ensure that pilots show up for work sober, following recent arrests for drunkenness in cockpits. “As a commercial air carrier authorized to carry passengers in Canada, you have an obligation to ensure that flight crew members are …

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Drunk pilot arrested after fainting in cockpit

Montreal, Canada | AFP |  A Sunwing pilot was arrested Saturday after being found intoxicated in a plane he was about to maneuver out of Calgary airport in western Canada. The 37-year-old man was found drunk shortly after 7:00 am (1200 GMT) in the cockpit of the plane he was …

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Californians to say ‘cheers’ at hair salons in 2017

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |  Come Sunday, Californians will legally be able to raise a glass of alcohol while getting a haircut or beard trim at beauty salons and barbershops. Although the practice of offering complementary wine and beer at such establishments has been going on quietly for …

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Uganda to ban sale of alcohol in sachets in September 2017

Government gives alcohol manufactures deadline to stop kavera sachets Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI |  Government has given alcohol manufacturers up to  September 30, 2017 to stop the sale of alcohol packaged in sachets. This is one of the resolutions agreed on in a meeting between the Minister of Trade, Industry …

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Study shows young women boozing like the boys

Paris, France | AFP |  Young women in Western countries have caught up with their male counterparts in drinking habits, according to research published this week. Women aged 18-27 years old have almost reached parity with men of their age group in three categories of drinking — the likelihood of …

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Iraq parliament in surprise vote to ban alcohol

Baghdad, Iraq | AFP | Iraq’s parliament on Saturday voted to ban the sale, import and production of alcohol, in a surprise move likely to anger some minorities but also to please influential religious parties. Proponents of the ban argue that it is justified by the constitution, which prohibits any …

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VIDEO: Bill to regulate alcohol in offing

VIDEO: Members of Uganda’ Parliament have finalized drafting of the alcohol bill 2016. Legislators led by Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze intend to regulate companies dealing in the manufacturing and consumption of alcohol. Share on: WhatsApp

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