Once again, the holiday season is upon us.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, with Christmas and New Years soon
following. The holidays are a time to reflect, rejoice and celebrate. Often
times, holiday celebration comes in the form of a few drinks with friends and
family. Whether you’re enjoying a beer with the Thanksgiving football game, a
cup of eggnog by the fireplace or a glass of wine with Christmas dinner, there
are a few matters to keep in mind.
First and foremost, driving under the influence and
driving while intoxicated are very serious crimes that can have a indelible
effect on your life. Simply having a few drinks could lead to death,
destruction, embarrassment and loss of privileges. It is important to have a
plan when it relates to alcohol consumption, especially around the holidays.
Here are three suggestions for avoiding a DUI this holiday season.
have a designated driver.
This piece of advice has been recited ad nauseum, and
for good reason. Having a designated driver is the cheapest, most convenient
way of ensuring safe transportation to and from a party. If you have a friend
or family member who doesn’t drink, you can simply ask them if they could take
you home. Make sure to make the trip worth their while. If you have a group of
close friends or family who are all known for enjoying a holiday libation here
and there, you can take turns staying sober and being the designated driver.
2. Make sure to have the phone
numbers of several taxi services.
As easy as getting a designated driver might sound, there are always those
special events where sobriety is more difficult than usual. Some gathering that
come to mind are office Christmas parties and New Years parties. It is
In my last post I discussed why I think virtually
discuss three things every policy should have, which I commonly find to be
First, a quick run-down of the basic purpose for a
They: 1) tell visitors what information you collect from them (whether the
collection is overt, such as through an email opt-in, or covert, such as
through tracking cookies); and 2) what you will and will not do with the
Now on to the three things
every policy should have (but often don’t):
A Notice About Tracking Cookie Usage. If you use
third-party analytics or ad serving, then it is virtually guaranteed that your
site places tracking cookies on your visitors’ computers. If you have any sort
of “sign-in” functionality to your site, chances are session cookies
are also utilized keep users logged in, for security, or to make log-in easier.
collected is used, and what cookies are controlled by third-parties. When
appropriate, reference the privacy policies of these third-party cookie using
providers so your visitors know what they do with information collected.
COPPA Notice. Whether or not your site is oriented
toward collecting information from children under 13 years of age, you should
be referencing the Children’s On-Line Privacy Protection Act
expressly collects information children under 13 or can be seen as attractive
to children under 13 (think cartoon characters, child-oriented language, toys,
other hand, if your site clearly doesn’t market to or collect …
In the United States, each state
has their own laws when it comes to drinking and driving. In spite of this, the
number of drunk driving cases continues to double each year over the past
couple of years. This only shows that people are not aware or do not consider
driving drunk or driving under the influence as a very dangerous and even fatal
movement, not only for the driver and passengers but also for other drivers and
Knowing and understanding the
laws and the circumstances surrounding driving under the influence could come
in handy especially if you get involved in a DUI case. Punishments for DUI
cases vary depending on the kind and degree of the case. Aside from this, a
number of aggravating factors may affect the sentence to be given to you. To
cite an example, it exacerbates your case when you are caught driving while
intoxicated with a child below 16 years of age inside the vehicle. You not only
put yourself in danger but you also endanger the lives of children. Another
good example of an aggravating factor is being arrested for a DUI violation or
a DWI violation more than once over a ten year period. Lastly, your case could
also go from bad to worse if the amount of alcohol content in your blood when
you got arrested is more than.20, the acceptable alcohol content limit. Aside
from the mentioned examples, there are plenty of other aggravating
circumstances that have been continuously changing over the years.
these aggravating factors, the punishment you will face can be different.
Penalties can range from the payment of simple fines and community services to
the suspension of your driver’s license and imprisonment. There are some cases
where violators get a combination of penalties. Everything will …
Under Pennsylvania Law, The Dram
Shop Law, 47 P.S. Sections 4-493.1 state that any business “violates the
law to sell, give, or provide liquor or drinks that are tampered with or
brewed, or to allow alcoholic or brewed or alcoholic beverages to be sold,
supplemented or given to people who appear drunk “Button.
Furthermore, the Statute Law and
the Case Law require that serving people who appear to be drunk must be the
cause of injury or damage. “Cause” successfully suing the bar means
there must be a causal relationship between the presentation of the drunk
driver and the cause of the injury. For example, where a bar serves someone who
looks drunk then the person gets into his car and the rear ends 10 minutes
later, there is a possible “cause” of damage to be able to sue the
bar in a civil case and recover. The further in time to when the injury occurs,
makes proof of cause to sue a bar less likely or clear. It need not be the only
cause, but “a” cause that without it, would render the injury/damages
less likely to occur.
So, in a situation where a person
leaves a bar, then causes injury to himself or another person, the bar can be
found responsible for civil damages. The damages can include: bodily injury,
pain and suffering, wage loss, medical bills, consortium claim of a spouse,
loss of life’s enjoyment, future lost earnings.
The key question about whether
you can successfully sue the bar for serving a drunk driver, is being able to
prove that the bar served the drunk driver while he was visibly intoxicated.
This can be proven by direct evidence such as eyewitnesses at the bar (for
example: other patrons, persons who the drunk driver was with, the bar
Race is something to be
celebrated and luxuriated in. One of the loveliest things about living in
Australia is the rich blend of so many different cultures, all of which can
enhance our society. There’s the potential for maintaining a very traditional
cultural approach, which is resistant to blend because of its maintaining the
traditions; there’s the potential for mingling to come up with something which
is a bit like a many-culture stew; there’s any range between those two.
The option of racial and cultural elements
The Marriage Celebrant can check
with both bride and groom about what their cultural background is –
demonstrating appreciation of the many different beauties people can display.
Bridal couples have some wonderful options about incorporating elements from
their racial traditions into the ceremony – if they want.
The only “must have”
elements in a civil marriage ceremony are the minimum legal words spoken by
them and spoken by the Marriage Celebrant, and the signing of the register
witnessed by the Celebrant and two witnesses over 18. The bride and groom are
free to use western traditions, eastern traditions, traditions from Africa,
aboriginal traditions, Polynesian traditions, whatever they wish.
European and non-European aspects
European traditions are a rich
treasure source for weddings, and so are non-European traditions. The couple
have full control over the decision-making, bar the legal requirements. The
Marriage Celebrant should be happy to research any theme or culture the couple
want to use in their wedding ceremony, and present that information to them so
that they can approve or edit any theme and custom for their wedding.
The exchange of rings is a very
significant European tradition, as is the wearing of a white wedding gown.
French weddings incorporate use of the colour “white” even further.
A tradition which often causes