Monitoring the Future Monitoring the Future is an annual survey given to 50,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders in the United States to determine drug use trends and patterns. The survey started in 1975, with 12th graders. It was expanded in 1991 to include 8th and 10th graders as well. Survey, jointly released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Michigan (body, education) University of Michigan - A large cosmopolitan university in the Midwest USA. Over 50000 students are enrolled at the University of Michigan's three campuses. The students come from 50 states and over 100 foreign countries. , the proportion of students reporting binge drinking at least once in the two weeks prior to the survey also fell in all three grades in 2011. "This is excellent news but much more needs to be done, and we must not become complacent as a society. Parents, industry and the entire community working together can continue to make a difference," said Dr. Peter Cressy, President of the Distilled Spirits Council and a former college president. Cressy noted that the spirits industry has been a part of this progress through the programs of The Century Council and other educational initiatives, which provide parents with tools to talk to their children about alcohol. ... Excelsior Wine Company, the recently formed sales and marketing joint venture between wine importer Banfi Vintners and Chile's wine producer Concha concha /con·cha/ (kong´kah) pl. con´chae [L.] a shell-shaped structure.
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n. pl. am·a·ret·tos
An Italian liqueur flavored with almond.
[Italian, diminutive of amaro, bitter, from Latin am ... Russian Standard Corporation, producer of Russian Standard vodkas, has acquired a 70% stake in Gancia SPA, the Italian wine-making company estab ished in 1850 and known for its sparkling wines. ... Constellation Brands, Inc., whose wine brands include Robert Mondavi Winery, Kim Crawford, Clos du Bois and Ravenswood, has launched a mobile marketing campaign to provide wine recommendations based on individual store inventory. Partnering with Hello Vino Inc. and utilizing the location-based sendees within their mobile apps, Constellation Brands will use the program to reach consumers at point-of-sale through their smartphones (both iPhone and Android An open platform for cellphones from the Open Handset Alliance (OHA). Based on Linux, Android includes a library of Java classes for building mobile applications.
Android and GPhone ). ... The Jack Daniel Distillery donated $101,000 to the Armed Services YMCA YMCA
in full Young Men's Christian Association
Nonsectarian, nonpolitical Christian lay movement that aims to develop high standards of Christian character among its members. of Fort Campbell to help soldiers and their families reunite all across the country for the recent holiday season. Through "Operation Ride Home," the distillery and ASYMCA hoped to potentially help hundreds of enlisted soldiers and their families offset costly holiday travel expenses through plane tickets and pre-paid debit cards for gas, lodging and food.