Topics : “Uncertainty on the impact of supply following the closure of pubs, clubs and restaurants last week caused some people to purchase differently,” said Julie Ryan, CEO of industry group Retail Drinks Australia which recommended the measure.”These temporary measures will ensure that all consumers can continue to access their favorite drinks when they decide to make a purchase.”In Australia, where government figures show one in six adults drinks more than the recommended daily maximum, pubs and bars were closed last week under a shutdown intended to keep people apart and slow the spread of an illness that has infected nearly 5,000 Australians and led to 21 deaths.That led to photos circulated on social media of Australians in liquor stores with trolleys piled high with drink, prompting warnings about heightened risk of alcohol-related violence and illness. Australia’s retailers are putting limits on purchases of alcohol as hoarders turn their attention from toilet paper and other household essentials to drink amid a widespread shutdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus.Supermarket giants Woolworths Group Ltd, Coles Group Ltd and others agreed this week to limit sales for each shopper after social distancing measures to keep people home resulted in spikes in drink purchases.The measures show how panic buying that began with toilet paper and rice is making its way through the retail sector as people fret about product availability despite assurances from the authorities that there is enough to go around. In the week to March 27, Australian spending in liquor shops was up 86% on the same period a year earlier, according to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Even factoring in the shutdown of pubs, bars and restaurants, alcohol spending jumped 34%.The new rationing is not stingy by most people’s standards: each person may buy daily up to two cases of 24 beers each or pre-mixed drinks, a case of 12 bottles of wine, or two bottles of spirits, with a limit of two product categories.The limits do not apply in the state of Western Australia, where the government imposed its own limit on alcohol purchases, citing health concerns and hopes of curbing alcohol-fuelled violence.”People are under a lot of stress, with worries about the disease, financial impacts and social isolation,” said Caterina Giorgi, CEO of policy group the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education.”Many people are at increased risk of alcohol use spiraling out of control, with negative effects on their own health and sometimes the safety of those around them.”The hoarding has moved beyond foodstuff at retailers. Shelves of stationery chain Officeworks, owned by Wesfarmers Ltd , have been stripped of home office gear amid a rush of people working from home. Nurseries are also sold out of seedlings of edible plants like tomatoes and potatoes as people plan for shortages.
How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error GLENDALE, Ariz. – Corey Seager will be ready to play for the Dodgers on Opening Day, according to their manager.“Absolutely. We expect him to play Opening Day,” Dave Roberts said Sunday.“I am (confident of that). I just think in talking to the training staff and talking to Corey himself – we’ve been conservative, understandably. I just don’t see any reason why he wouldn’t be ready for Opening Day.”Seager’s 2018 season ended on April 29. He underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in May and arthroscopic surgery on his left hip in August. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start He continued his recovery by taking at-bats in a minor-league game again on Sunday. He is expected to play shortstop for seven innings in a minor-league game on Monday and play in a Cactus League game with the Dodgers at some point this week. That would be his first time facing major-league competition since the surgery.Roberts said Seager will play all three games of the Freeway Series against the Angels in Southern California.The Dodgers open the season on March 28 at home against the Arizona Diamondbacks.Related Articles
Glencolmcille Tidytowns An application for this years tidytowns competition has been completed for Glen, the area included is from the Garda Barracks to the Folk Village. A big effort is being made to improve our TidyTowns marks. Judges are expected to visit in the first half of June. Siúloid na Muirlinne One of the biggest projects in the area at the moment is the river walk from Gannew Bridge to the Minister’s Bridge. Some funding has been made available for this project and the Parish Council hopes that work will be able to begin soon. Anyone with any ideas should contact any member of the Glencolmcille Parish Council to get involved. Table Quiz There will be a table quiz in the Glen Head Tavern on Saturday 26th May at 9.30pm to raise money for various community projects in Glencolmcille such as the TidyTowns effort, the River Walk, the upgrading of the Mart etc. Community Information Point As the Lace House on Cashel Street is currently vacant, it has been decided to set up a Community Information Point. This can be treated as a hub for all local information, and also a place where visitors can go with queries. LOCAL NEWS: GLENCOLMCILLE COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: May 18th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LOCAL NEWS: GLENCOLMCILLE COMMUNITY NEWS