Monthly Archives: September 2021

Cask of whisky sells for £98,000

A 32 year old cask of whisky has been sold at auction at Leyburn in North Yorkshire for £98,000. The hogshead cask of Macallan 1989 Single Malt Scotch Whisky will give the new owner 120 bottles of the particularly sought after tipple. With buyers premium and VAT the cask which was sold at Tennants Auctioneers will cost £109,760, around £920

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Calls to impose high alcohol prices grow louder amid abuse in Zambia

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | There have been growing calls to raise alcohol prices in the southern African country Zambia where alcohol abuse is sparking worries that it is eroding the moral fibers. In Zambia, statistics from the country’s only hospital for mental patients have indicated the problem of alcohol abuse. The Chainama Hills Hospital reported early this year that it

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Climate change means Australia may have to abandon much of its farming

The findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change suggest Australia may have to jettison tracts of the bush unless there is a massive investment in climate-change adaptation and planning. The potential impacts of climate change on employment and the livability of the regions have not been adequately considered. Even if emissions are curtailed, Australia likely faces billions of dollars

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