Healthy news for all Scots, a recent research has revealed that Scottish children are eating a whole lot of fruits and are also doing a whole lot of exercising than other youngsters in the world. The survey undertaken in 41 countries including over 200,000 children revealed that Scottish children’s are following a healthy lifestyle than the rest.
This positive and healthy fact came as a relief for the Scots who were battling it quite hard with the drug and alcohol addiction among the under age children’s. The research suggested that, the trend of the healthy lifestyle was up in the early age group between the 11-13 years, while the graph dipped slightly with age group of 13-15 years.
Scotland 15-years old stood 8th in the list of youngsters reporting first being drunk before 13. While the 13-years old Scottish children’s were ranked second when they were asked if they had been drunk at least twice. The research also showed that about 9 percent of the 15-year-old in Scotland was regular cannabis users.
The study not only highlighted the healthy lifestyle of the Scottish children’s who have taken up with eating more healthy foods and also taken exercising seriously. But the study also revealed the grey areas of the young generation of Scotland who have taken up to drugs and alcohol.
The experts have said that children taking up to drugs and alcohol is a real serious issue and needs to be tackled at an early stage. Now the responsibility of the parents has increased a bit more as they now need to be more watchful and concerned about their kids and what they are up to these days. Also the behaviour of the parents do have an influence on the kids, so the patents should be cautious about their habits, as this could have an adverse impact on the child’s likings and attitude.
The on going row over the alcohol sales has taken a new turn today with political parties opposing the proposal of making 21 years as the new legal age for buying alcohol. This new proposal for increasing the age for buying alcohol in an off-license shop or supermarket was opposed by both the conservatives and the Liberal Democrats strongly.
It was also thought to ban the huge promotions of such alcoholic products which give a false impact to the society. The refusal by both the groups came as a major setback, meanwhile it was urged that this new proposal with help to sought out the rising health and social problem related with alcohol. It will also help to fight out the under-age drinking threat which is a main issue these days.
Both the Conservatives and the Liberals felt that this scheme will not work out properly and also its not fair to stigmatise the under 21s. They flayed the new proposal and stood against it in chorus.
Meanwhile it was known that the government’s wide-ranging package will be made public on Tuesday and will come in the light of a pilot scheme in Armadale. It is to be seen that what impact this package will have on public.
Good news for all those pedestrians who were walking down the street with a fear in their mind of being a victim of the rising road accidents in the UK. Coming up with a new idea, a Toyota subsidiary is planning to deploy airbags at the front of the bonnet and below the wind screen in cars. This new addition in cars will help to avoid loads of deadly accidents killing several innocent pedestrians every year.
This major car company has introduced this innovative idea for exterior airbags keeping in view the rising number of accidents. This unique system uses sensors linked to a computer system which constantly scans the road ahead and thus calculates if and when the car is about to hit a pedestrian. In such untoward situations the airbags opens up to cushion the impact. Till now cars do use to come with interior airbags for resistance of the accident to the people driving the car, but this unique idea will be a great addition for all.
If we look at the figures, we can find that about 675 pedestrians dies each year in road accidents and many suffer from injuries. In context of these figures this new exterior airbags will definitely prove to be a great help to some how drop the rate of deaths caused by accidents every year. These airbags are developed by the Nagoya- based Toyoda Gosei, who manufactures airbags and other safety equipments for various car companies around the world. It was known that the company has recently presented its new airbags in the motor show held in Japan where it was appreciated.
The design of the airbags is made making sure it reduces the impact of the accident to the pedestrian. The front airbags will help to reduce the waist injuries in adults and head injuries in children. Meanwhile works are still going on to make sure the airbags can fit in to any car model and can go off at the right time.
Scots are facing a real tough time these days, first with the dip in the prices of alcoholic drinks by the supermarket creating a threat for more under-age drinking cases. What more? To add more woes, the prices of food items also showed an upward trend, which has made the situation more adverse. It is quite a shocker to note that the prices of kitchen essentials have risen by 20 percent with in a year; on the other hand the cost of alcohol is dipping substantially. This unpredicted market trend has been a set back for the people of Scotland.
With such a current trend created by these retail giants, they are encouraging the drinking culture in Scotland which the country is still fighting out with. Such a promotion of alcoholic drinks in supermarkets will push people to drink too much; also it will be a threat for under-age drinkers who can now easily afford to buy such alcoholic stuffs.
It is known that Scotland is still copping up with its drinking culture and such a move will put the situation out of hands. Such an over promotion of alcohol in these supermarkets is not a positive style of marketing, on the contrary the prices of bread and dairy products is rising day by day without which Scot’s can’t even imagine to start their day.
Even though campaigners are trying their level best to force these retail giants to stop this price war and not to drive people to the drinking culture. Now its time for the SNP administration to step forward and handle this serious issue bravely before it gets out of hands. Also a line should be drawn for these supermarkets for promoting such alcoholic products.
The long chasing by Liverpool for the 27-year-old midfielder Gareth Barry came to a sad end, when Aston Villa confirmed the rejection of Barry moving to Liverpool team. The Villa manager in his statement to media said, the offer made by Liverpool is just not acceptable; Barry moving to Liverpool side would be a major setback for Villa.
The rejection report has been a set back for Liverpool, who were quite keen to get Barry to there side. Meanwhile the Villa manager O’Neil said, Barry was a major part of the team when they finished sixth last year. Barry is a brilliant player and plays a key role in the team.
Reports are also there of an initial bid of £12m by Reds which can rejected, and the recent bid is said to be of £13m, but Villa are said to be holding for £18m which can be a problem for Rafa Benitez, Liverpool manager. The Liverpool manager said, the main factor is not money but the right player we are selecting for the club.