RAD Prevention Coalition Reminds Fans: Drinking is NOT a Game

first_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Rethinking Alcohol and other Drugs (RAD-SGV) prevention coalition members have launched “Drinking is NOT a Game”, an effort to promote responsible alcohol use at large events in the City of Pasadena.With fall right around the corner, the football season and game day tailgating is set to kick-off again. Often lost amid the fanfare are dangerous drinking norms that accompany some large events; studies on tailgating underline that over-consumption of alcohol is endemic at football tailgates.“Alcohol is the most widely misused drug by youth and adults in our community, with serious, potentially lifelong consequences,” noted Christy Zamani, Day One Executive Director. “However, many underestimate the dangers of alcohol use, especially underage use.”The stakes are high. In Los Angeles County excessive alcohol consumption is the 2nd leading cause of premature death and disability, costing about 2,500 people in the region their lives every year. An estimated 16% of LA County residents, over 1.1 million, are binge drinkers.To support healthier habits, RAD has developed a series of PSAs on the dangers of misuse, as well as the following 7 tips for adults who wish to consume alcohol at a large event:1. Food. Don’t drink on an empty stomach. Eat a full, healthy meal before you drink.2. Mix it up. Make every other drink a non-alcoholic one, such as water or juice.3. Pace Yourself. Have no more than one alcoholic drink per hour. Sip slowly.4. Pass on the hard alcohol. If possible, drink beer or wine.5. Avoid alcohol games. Chugging drinks as part of a “game” makes it difficult to moderate consumption.6. Set limits in advance. And do your best to stick to them.7. Keep busy. Don’t just sit/stand and drink, do something!To promote a safe game day experience for everyone, the Rose Bowl Stadium also has the following key rules in place regarding alcohol use:• No beer funnels or other rapid-alcohol consumption devices• No drinking games (e.g., beer pong, flip cup)• No consumption of alcohol in tailgating areas after kick-off/event start• No underage drinking• No glass containersAccording to stadium and local law enforcement officials, Failure to comply with these and other fan guidelines, as well as applicable City, State and Federal laws may result in citation or arrest, as well as loss of tailgating privileges and/or game tickets.The rules are aimed at reducing binge and underage drinking. Defined as consuming 5 or more drinks in about 2 hours for men and 4 or more drinks for women, binge drinking has serious health implications for individuals, including brain damage, alcohol poisoning, high blood pressure, and increased risk of stroke, injury, and cancer (breast and oral).On a community level binge drinking is also associated with higher rates of violence, crime and injury (e.g., alcohol-involved auto collisions).The RAD-SGV coalition wishes fans a safe and enjoyable game day experience, and urges everyone to Say Something to event security, law enforcement or guest services (or call 911) if you See Something dangerous.RAD’s mission is to create a healthier San Gabriel Valley by reducing Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) use through education and prevention policy. For more info, visit www.rad-sgv.org 8 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Herbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News Community News Public Safety RAD Prevention Coalition Reminds Fans: Drinking is NOT a Game From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, September 4, 2014 | 12:35 pm Subscribecenter_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

2-year-old boy rescued from hot car in moment caught on video

first_imgChiccoDodiFC/iStock(ATLANTA) — A 2-year-old boy was rescued from a scorching hot car in a Walmart parking lot on Tuesday in a moment caught on video. Video obtained by ABC Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV shows shoppers at the Georgia Walmart spot the little boy inside the parked car. When officers raced to the scene in McDonough, outside Atlanta, they found the little boy in a locked car which was turned off and with the windows rolled up, according to the McDonough Police Department.Officers forced their way into the car, removing the 2-year-old, said police. Video also showed the concerned citizens and officers comforting the little boy once he was rescued.The 2-year-old was taken to Henry Piedmont Hospital and later released, said police.The boy’s father, Christopher Urgent, was arrested for cruelty to children, according to police.The temperature climbed to 86 degrees near McDonough on Tuesday. With sunny skies, the inside of the car could have heated up to 104 degrees in just 10 minutes, according to ABC News meteorologists.It’s not clear how long the boy was locked inside the car, according to police.Amber Rollins, director of the national nonprofit KidsAndCars.org, said the citizens’ and officers’ “quick action quite literally could have been the difference between life and death for this young child.”“If you see a child or animal alone in a car, do something,” Rollins told ABC News. “If they are in distress, you need to get them out immediately and begin to cool them.”Hot car deaths reached a record level last year with at least 52 children killed, according to KidsAndCars.org.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Osaze tasks West Brom on EPL survival

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Everton set to compound West Brom woes Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Osaze Odemwingie has charged newly promoted Premier League club, West Bromwich Albion, ahead of the new season.Albion is looking forward to the new campaign in September following promotion from the Championship, after a two-year exile out of the top flight. Odemwingie, who remains Albion’s top scorer in the top tier in its current guise, joined a swashbuckling team in 2010, who scored goals aplenty and finished halfway up the table under Roy Hodgson.From there, they built themselves into an established outfit and their stay in the Premier League was a lengthy one.Now, there’s a sense for Odemwingie that it’s back to square one in their top flight journey, though he is delighted the Baggies have found their way back from the second tier.“It will be a test because Premier League defenders are cleverer, faster, stronger,” Odemwingie told Yahoo Sport.“There is more at stake for them in staying up, there is a different pressure for them to deal with. West Brom is a team that was known as the up-and-down team, but there was a good run from 2010-2018. “Of course it’s great they reached the Premier League, we want to be in the best league in the country. We’re celebrating, obviously.”Tags: Osaze OdemwingiePremier LeagueWest Bromwich Albionlast_img read more