first_imgCourier Mail (Aust) 19 Sep 2012The alcohol industry is grooming children to drink by marketing booze-flavoured chips, chocolates, lip gloss and biscuits. The nation’s peak medical organisation, the Australian Medical Association, wants new laws to restrict alcohol advertising aimed at young people after exposing the shocking tactics. A 60 page report by the AMA, obtained by News Limited, uncovers how the alcohol industry is using online games that feature alcohol brands, secret parties with online invitations and Facebook to market alcohol to young people.The report is to be released at a conference in Canberra on Wednesday amid a continuing national debate about alcohol and violence spearheaded by News Ltd’s Real Heroes Walk Away campaign. The AMA report says alcohol-sponsored mobile phone apps that provide cocktail recipes, conversation topics or use geolocation technology to recommend nearby bars and clubs are aimed at the young.The industry has also encouraged children to develop a taste for alcohol by marketing Tim Tams flavoured with Tia Maria, chocolates flavoured with Malibu, vodka flavoured lip gloss and fudge and potato chips flavoured with Jim Beam whisky, the report says.http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/national/alcohol-industry-grooming-children-to-drink-by-marketing-booze-flavoured-snacks-ama-claims/story-fncyva0b-1226476825309last_img read more

first_imgCONFERENCE TOURNAMENT BRACKETS:AAC | ACC | Big East | Big Ten | Pac-12 | SEC | WCCBig 12 Tournament schedule, bracket(All times Eastern)First round: Wednesday, March 13Game 1: No. 8 TCU 73, No. 9 Oklahoma State 70Game 2: No. 10 West Virginia 72, No. 7 Oklahoma 71Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 14Game 3: No. 5 Iowa State 83, No. 4 Baylor 76Game 4: No. 1 Kansas State 70, No. 8 TCU 61Game 5: No. 10 West Virginia 79, No. 2 Texas Tech 74 Game 6: No. 3 Kansas 65, No. 6 Texas 57Semifinals: Friday, March 15Game 7: No. 5 Iowa State 63, No. 1 Kansas State 59Game 8: No. 3 Kansas 88, No. 10 West Virginia 74Big 12 championship: Saturday, March 16Game 9: No. 5 Iowa State 78,  No. 3 Kansas 66How to watch Big 12 TournamentThe first round of the Big 12 Tournament will be broadcast on ESPNU, while the quarterfinals and semifinals will be broadcast either on ESPN or ESPN2. The Big 12 championship game will be broadcast on ESPN. It’s been a while, 14 years to be more precise, but things look a little different at the top of the Big 12 this season.For the first time since the 2003-04 season, a Bill Self-led Kansas team will not be top dog in the conference, allowing co-champion Kansas State and Texas Tech to step up in its absence. They will be the top seeds as the Big 12 Tournament gets underway from March 13-16. MORE: Sporting News’ latest March Madness projectionsThat said, Texas freshman center Jaxson Hayes is likely the best player in the Big 12. But can the Longhorns make moves in the tournament without leading scorer Kerwin Roach?West Virginia, meanwhile, may be one of the league’s most disappointing teams. They will finish the regular season in the conference’s cellar after getting ranked in the preseason. They will need to win the Big 12 tournament if they want a ticket to the NCAA Tournament. Baylor and its star Makai Mason have bounced around the fringes of the top 25 and is likely the only team outside of the big three that can vie for the tournament title.Here is the complete schedule and TV info for the 2019 Big 12 men’s basketball tournament.2019 Big 12 Tournament live scoresVisit Sporting News’ scoreboard page for live stats and updates from Big 12 tournament games in progress.last_img read more