Michael J Fox quit alcohol two years after Parkinson’s diagnosis

Michael J Fox has opened up about quitting alcohol two years after his Parkinson’s diagnosis.

The Back To The Future star, 59, said his first reaction to his diagnosis in 1991 at the age of 29 was to ‘double up on his drinking’.

He also recounted the story of when he broke his arm after a fall following spinal surgery, while he was learning to walk again, which was one of his lowest moments.

Opening up: Michael J Fox opened up on This Morning on Friday about quitting alcohol two years after his Parkinson's diagnosis

Opening up: Michael J Fox opened up on This Morning on Friday about quitting alcohol two years after his Parkinson’s diagnosis

Speaking on This Morning on Friday, the actor said: ‘My first reaction to the diagnosis was to double up on my drinking and that worked not at all.

‘So after about a year of that, so two years after my diagnosis, I quit drinking. I started to see things more clearly.

‘I started to see what I had and I started to accept that I had Parkinson’s. Learn about Parkinson’s, learn about what it meant to my family, learn about what it meant in my life and learn to accept it.’

Michael had surgery on his spine in 2018 to remove a noncancerous tumour after experiencing intense back pain.

First reaction: The Back To The Future star, 59, said his first reaction to his diagnosis in 1991 at the age of 29 was to 'double up on his drinking' (pictured in Back To The Future, 1985)

First reaction: The Back To The Future star, 59, said his first reaction to his diagnosis in 1991 at the age of 29 was to ‘double up on his drinking’ (pictured in Back To The Future, 1985)

The actor has spoken about the devastating fall while he was learning to walk again which broke his arm.

He said: ‘It was a disaster. I was walking fairly well, I had to learn the connetics – literally, put the heel down, transfer the weight, all the mechanics of it.

‘And I got to a point where I felt pretty cocky about it. I got your wheelchair, walker, cane, all the apparatus, and I got to where I was just free-style walking down the hallway.’

Michael had to return to New York from his vacation with his wife for a cameo in a Spike Lee film.

He told his wife that he could do it on his own and he would be fine.

Journey to acceptance: The actor said when he quit drinking and started to see things more clearly, starting to accept that he had Parkinson¿s (pictured in November 2019)

Journey to acceptance: The actor said when he quit drinking and started to see things more clearly, starting to accept that he had Parkinson’s (pictured in November 2019)

The actor continued: ‘So the first morning I was alone and I woke up and I fell down alone and broke my arm and I was waiting.

‘I had to get the phone – and that was all complicated – and make a call and got an ambulance on its way. And I sat on the floor waiting for the ambulance…’

Michael first noticed changes in himself when making Doc Hollywood in 1991, thinking he had a sports injury.

He had a sore left shoulder and a twitching in the little finger on his left hand, which wouldn’t stop.

He said: ‘I didn’t think it was anything substantial. Then I went to see this neurologist and he gave me this perfunctory exam… with the nose touching, the arm reaching and all of that stuff.

First changes: Michael first noticed changes in himself, including a sore shoulder and twitching finger, when making Doc Hollywood in 1991 (pictured)

First changes: Michael first noticed changes in himself, including a sore shoulder and twitching finger, when making Doc Hollywood in 1991 (pictured)

‘And then he said, “You have young onset Parkinson’s. You’ll probably be able to work for another 10 years.”‘

Michael told This Morning that his pill ‘is just kicking in’ and he feels ‘a lot better than he looks’.

He said: ‘I went through this period of time, I wrote about it in the book, where I was questioning the things that I was experiencing and really got to deal with some dark stuff.

‘And that was really useful for me. It brought me back to a place of gratitude. As long as I’ve got more to be grateful of than I do to be regretful of, my life is good.’

Michael set up the Michael J Fox Foundation 20 years ago which has so far put $1billion into research.

Back To The Future: Michael became a household name after his role in Back To The Future in 1985 (pictured with co-star Claudia Wells)

Back To The Future: Michael became a household name after his role in Back To The Future in 1985 (pictured with co-star Claudia Wells)

The Stuart Little voice actor kept his diagnosis a secret for seven years until he confessed.

On Thursday’s BBC breakfast, the star said he feared he wouldn’t be able to make his fans laugh again.

He added that he was surprised when he was met with a ‘receptive and supportive’ response from audiences after he publicly disclosed his health battle in 1998.

Explaining his initial worries, the comedian said: ‘My fear was that if they knew that I had an illness, a condition, that they wouldn’t be able to laugh.’

The screen star went on to highlight the positive reaction he received from his fan base as he added: ‘You know it was a really strange period of time because over a period of seven years that I kept it to myself.

'It was a strange period': Michael revealed he kept his Parkinson's a secret as he feared he wouldn't be able to make his fans laugh again on Thursday's BBC Breakfast

‘It was a strange period’: Michael revealed he kept his Parkinson’s a secret as he feared he wouldn’t be able to make his fans laugh again on Thursday’s BBC Breakfast

‘When I opened up to people about it, they were incredibly receptive, incredibly supportive and the audience did continue to laugh and continue to watch my work.’

In his new book, No Time Like The Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality, Michael admitted he’s considering a second retirement from acting amid his health problems.

He said that he’s content to quit acting amid a pile-up of health complications which have impacted his ability to perform.

The Canadian actor wrote: ‘In fairness to myself and to producers, directors, editors, and poor beleaguered script supervisors, not to mention actors who enjoy a little pace, I enter a second retirement.

‘That could change, because everything changes. But if this is the end of my acting career, so be it.’

Memories: The actor reminisced on a close encounter with the late Princess of Wales during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Memories: The actor reminisced on a close encounter with the late Princess of Wales during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

On Wednesday, the star appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and recalled sitting next to Princess Diana at the premiere of Back To The Future in 1985.

He said: ‘She was sitting next to me. The lights go down and the movie starts and I realise I am one fake yawn and an arm stretch away from being on a date with her, which is hilarious.’

He continued: ‘The movie started and also I had to go pee. And so for the rest of the movie, I’m sitting there, like, dying.

‘I can’t say anything to her and I can’t walk away from her because I can’t turn my back on her. So it was just agony.’

He concluded  the night ‘could have been the greatest night of my life but it was just a nightmare. A pee-holding nightmare.’

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Parkinson’s disease affects one in 500 people, and around 127,000 people in the UK live with the condition.

Figures also suggest one million Americans also suffer.

It causes muscle stiffness, slowness of movement, tremors, sleep disturbance, chronic fatigue, an impaired quality of life and can lead to severe disability.

It is a progressive neurological condition that destroys cells in the part of the brain that controls movement.

Sufferers are known to have diminished supplies of dopamine because nerve cells that make it have died.

There is currently no cure and no way of stopping the progression of the disease, but hundreds of scientific trials are underway to try and change that.


Rostislav Murzagulov on innovations for fans of FC “Ufa”

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The chairman of the board of directors of FC Ufa Rostislav Murzagulov commented for Sport-Express on the possible return of the sale of low-alcohol drinks at football matches in Ufa.

We strongly welcome the return of beer to the stadiums, it will greatly help us with fan engagement and marketing. There will be no drunks. We are ready to control this both with Fan ID (fan passports – note), and without it. If they think that it will be more reliable with him, then let them enter at least two Fan IDs,

– quotes Murzagulov “SE”.

Also, the chairman of the board of directors of the Ufa club noted that, for example, in the same England at matches it is allowed to use not only beer.

– Listen, why are we worse than the rest of the world? Our people are no more aggressive than in conventional England. But they sell alcohol in stadiums and not only beer, but also stronger drinks. I was there and saw it myself. And for some reason we do not trust our people. During the World Cup, we made sure that everything was calm, ”said Murzagulov.

It seems that the topic of the introduction of alcoholic beverages is more interesting for Ufa managers than the stalemate of the club. FC “Ufa” as of November 15 is in last place in the standings. However, it may be that the management is trying to attract additional funds in order to give the fans of the Ufa club at least a few days off without restful ones.


More children admitted with alcohol poisoning also use drugs | NOW

The number of children who end up in hospital with alcohol poisoning every year has not decreased in the past twelve years. Moreover, there has been a “worrying increase” in drug use within this group since 2017, says pediatrician Nico van der Lely, founder of the alcohol clinic at the Reinier de Graaf hospital in Delft.

Van der Lely examined data from the Dutch Pediatric Identification Center on alcohol poisoning in the period from 2007 to 2019. Approximately nine hundred minors are admitted annually as a result of alcohol abuse.

In 2017, 8 percent of these minors had indications that they had used drugs in addition to alcohol. Last year this share had risen to almost 19 percent. “Cannabis was most often used among young people with alcohol intoxication and a positive drug screening,” said Van der Lely.

The average age of children admitted with alcohol poisoning has risen from 15 in 2007 to 15.7 years in 2019. Van der Lely says that in the figures, he sees almost no children aged twelve or thirteen.

“The rise in the average age reflects the increased awareness in society about the harmful effects of alcohol, especially in the young age,” says the pediatrician. According to the Trimbos Institute, a quarter of Dutch twelve to sixteen-year-olds regularly drink alcohol. Fifteen years ago, the share was twice as large.


Coronango official, driver in fatal crash of Villa Verde

The accident caused the death of three women as well as injuries to two more people

Nicolas AR, who yesterday morning crashed his car Ford Mustang and caused the death of three women as well as injuries to two more people in the Villa Verde neighborhood of the city of Puebla, is civil servant attached to the area of public works, urban development and environment Of the municipality of Coronango.

This is stated within the register of officials of the municipality of Coronango 2018-2021, headed by Antonio Teutli, where it is reported that Nicolás AR is in charge of vice principal of said area with a net salary of 15 thousand pesos a monthAlthough the 2016 Mustang in which he crashed yesterday is valued at almost 400 thousand pesos.

Just a few hours after the accident, this man’s social networks were closed, however in one of them as Facebook you could see that Nicolás identified himself Government worker, in addition to having previously worked for the municipalities of Puebla Y San Pedro Cholula.

He said he was influential and tried to escape

Nicolás, who is he architect by profession, he was insured by the State Police and Municipal Traffic in the early morning of Saturday, November 7 after crashing a car Ford Mustang 2016 red with XXA2022 plates from Tlaxcala, in the Diagonal Defenders of the Republic at the height of the Villa Verde neighborhood.

The now detained was traveling to evident speeding and under the influence of alcohol when he lost control of the Mustang in a curve, he jumped the median and a car hit him Hyundai i10 gray that circulated in the opposite lane of the road, to finally be all pressed against a at the bar.

By the time elements of the State Police arrived Nicolás was trying to flee saying it was influential and that they could not stop him, however in the end he was at the disposal of the Puebla Municipal Transit.

Nicolás was traveling with four women, two of them identified as Fernanda from 23 years old, as well as two other girls of approximately 27 years whose identities were not disclosed but who like the first they died in the place of the events.

The fourth woman was identified as 24-year-old Wendolin old, which was seriously wound when she was pressed into the sports car but after being released she was transferred to a hospital, same case of 32-year-old Victor old, who was driving the Hyundai i10 car.

Relatives of the victims who contacted this medium indicated that they are afraid that Nicolás may make valid their threats and either released because of the assumption influentialism presumed, so they called on the authorities so that the case don’t go unpunished.

City Council would cancel it by clause

Regarding this situation, Coronango City Council through their social networks and those of the president Antonio TeutliThey indicated that the corresponding authorities will be in charge of defining Nicolás’ legal situation.

“The government of Coronango regrets the mishap motor vehicle occurred in Puebla, so it will be the corresponding authorities who determine the legal situation of the person involved“, they exposed in social networks.

Sources in the Coronango government stated that the official was after hours, he was not driving an official vehicle and was even in another municipality, so they will wait for the investigations to conclude to find out if he will have a repercussion administrative.

However according to contract of all the public officials of Coronango, in the event that at any time he is involved in an incident where a criminal process against you, will cause immediate discharge as a Coronango City Council worker.


Corona stronghold Cloppenburg: heaps of rule violations | NDR.de – Nachrichten – Lower Saxony

Status: November 1st, 2020 5:18 pm

With a 7-day incidence of 268.3 per 100,000 inhabitants, the district of Cloppenburg, as of Sunday, is the sad leader in Lower Saxony. Nevertheless, there was celebrated without caution.

Three joint patrols of the district and the police checked compliance with the corona rules in the evening hours on Friday and Saturday. A total of 109 administrative offenses were found, it said. In most cases, according to the police, it was about groups of more than two households and failure to keep the minimum distance without covering their mouth and nose.

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Some citizens caught twice

The officers intervened especially on the market square in Cloppenburg and in the vicinity. Some people tried to run away but were mostly too drunk themselves. “There were also fellow citizens who were even picked up again in the evening, which will result in an increase in the fine for the second case of lack of insight,” said the police.

Curfew disregarded, distance and mask ignored

Among other things, the officials in Cloppenburg dissolved a private gathering of twelve people – apparently almost all from different households. In Cloppenburg, Löningen, Emstek and Bösel, a total of 35 people were evicted from the site. Not only was the curfew there violated, but also the distance requirements and the mask requirement. In addition, more than two households came together.

Police: With alcohol, the insight dwindles

The police found that alcoholized people in particular complained massively: “The insight into compliance with Corona regulations is dwindling” due to alcohol, it said. The officials found a difference in the controlled age groups: According to this, there are mainly 14 to 25-year-olds in public spaces, and people between 30 and 50 in the restaurants.


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Fierce rage despite corona and appeals

Apparently, numerous people wanted to use the last weekend before the renewed so-called lockdown to celebrate – regardless of the massively increasing number of infections and the appeal from the authorities not to do so. In a bar in Hanover, officials met 400 to 500 people on Sunday night. Sometimes they danced on the tables and did not wear masks. Even in the 30 meter long queue in front of the door, no distances were maintained, according to a spokeswoman. The bar was closed. The operator expects a fine. The police and health department had already asked the operator on Friday to adhere to the hygiene concept. He had previously advertised with free beer, among other things. Two other bars were also closed for violating regulations.

Party on Leuphana campus – police use pepper spray

The police were also increasingly on the move in other cities in the country. In Lüneburg, for example, people celebrating several times were reported. As reported by NDR 1 Lower Saxony, around 50 people celebrated on Sunday night on the campus of Leuphana University. According to the police, masks were not worn. Since pronounced place references were not observed, the emergency services also used pepper spray. According to the police, around 130 people were in a shisha bar in Vechta (7-day incidence on Sunday: 264.7) – there had been “various violations of the Infection Protection Act”. The bar was closed. But there were also other experiences: During controls in the Northeim district, for example, the officials said they did not find any violations.

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Treat and operate benign prostate enlargement | NDR.de – guide

Status: 10/26/2020 11:50 a.m.

A benign enlarged prostate leads to frequent urination and painful urination. Bladder training, medication or an operation can help against the symptoms.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the most common urological disease in men. The benign enlargement of the prostate usually begins from the age of 50. The gland encloses the urethra between the bladder and the sphincter muscle. Together with the testes and seminal vesicles, it forms the seminal fluid and is normally about the size of a chestnut.

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Diagnosis with ultrasound and urinary pressure measurement

The cause of the benign enlargement of the prostate has not yet been conclusively clarified. What is certain is that hormonal changes and genetic factors play a role. Important to know: benign enlargement has nothing to do with prostate cancer. Diagnostics include the urodynamic examination (measurement of urinary pressure) and ultrasound examination of the bladder and prostate.

Minor complaints: herbal remedies and bladder training

Herbal products help with mild complaints: preparations made from pumpkin seeds, nettle root or saw palmetto fruits are available without a prescription. Bladder training is also a useful measure when there is an increased urge to urinate with smaller amounts of urine: the man tries to withstand the urge and only go to the toilet later. Pelvic floor training is useful to prevent incontinence.

Medication for enlarged prostate

So-called Alpha-Blocker can help relax the tissues of a slightly enlarged prostate and urethra. However, they have no effect on the growth in size of the prostate.

Help against excessive prostate enlargement 5 alpha reductase inhibitorswhich can reduce the volume of the prostate. Their effect is based on a reduction in the effect of hormones on the prostate.

Complications: inflammation and urinary obstruction

If some urine regularly remains in the bladder due to a slightly enlarged prostate, prostate and urinary tract infections can develop. In the worst case, this leads to urine congestion. Prostate inflammation is fought with antibiotics.

Classic surgery for enlarged prostate

If the symptoms do not improve with drug therapy, surgical therapy may be necessary. The choice of the operation also depends on how much the prostate has already grown.

The standard procedure is still the removal of the prostate (bipolar transurethral resection of the prostate)/TURP): With an endoscope inserted through the urethra, tissue is removed with a high-frequency loop and the wound surface is scabbed at the same time. There is no other surgical procedure whose long-term success has been so well documented. The chances of success are over 90 percent. The procedure is suitable for an enlarged prostate weighing up to 70 grams.

Remove prostate tissue with laser

Alternatively, prostate tissue can also be removed with the help of laser beams: conventional lasers vaporize the excess tissue, and light scalpels cut it out. The procedure is performed through the urethra. Laser procedures are suitable for an enlarged prostate weighing up to 150 grams.

Remove prostate tissue with a water jet

During treatment with Aquabeam, the prostate is measured using ultrasound under computer control. The surgeon marks the areas that are to be removed. The removal is done with a high pressure water jet, which is controlled by the computer and precisely removes only the excess tissue marked in the ultrasound.

The advantage of the gentle procedure, which only takes 20 to 30 minutes: After the procedure, the ability to ejaculate is usually retained. Other procedures can result in ejaculation inwards into the bladder.

Prerequisite for the Aquabeam treatment: The blood clotting must be intact, because unlike laser therapy, the tissue is not charred. Aquabeam cannot be used during therapy with anticoagulant medication, as the risk of bleeding is too great. The Aquabeam procedure is paid for by all health insurance companies.

Remove prostate tissue by embolization

Embolization is performed by a radiologist. Under local anesthesia, he pushes a catheter over the inguinal artery to the arteries of the prostate. Numerous plastic spheres are inserted into the vessels under X-ray control. This reduces the blood supply to the glandular tissue – the prostate gradually shrinks, the urethra is relieved. Those affected usually feel an improvement after a few weeks. Initial experience shows that after around six months the prostate has shrunk to its normal size. Long-term experience for the procedure is still lacking, for example how long the effects last. As a rule, statutory health insurance companies cover the costs of embolization.

Remove prostate tissue with steam

Water vapor ablation (rezum) works in a similar way to laser methods. A device is inserted through the urethra up to the prostate. In this process, it emits sterile water vapor at a temperature of 103 degrees Celsius. The thermal energy burns cells, prostate tissue dies. The procedure under local anesthesia takes about ten minutes. An improvement occurs after up to four months. Long-term experience from the USA shows good results of the treatment. Statutory health insurance companies usually cover the costs for the water vapor ablation.

Urolift implants for younger patients

The use of Urolift implants is another gentle procedure. Special anchors are inserted into the prostate through the urethra. They gather the prostate tissue and thereby expand the diameter of the urethra. The urine flow then increases by an average of a third.

The procedure is particularly suitable for young people affected who want to maintain their fertility. The prostate must not weigh more than 40 grams. Since this procedure does not eliminate the cause of the discomfort, the prostate continues to grow. The anchors could potentially tear off and require further therapy.

Surgical side effects: erection problems and incontinence

Surgery on the prostate can cause undesirable side effects:
Bleeding may occur during and after the procedure. Incontinence and erectile dysfunction are not uncommon, but often temporary.

After an operation, it can lead to a so-called Urge incontinence come. People lose urine at times. The sphincter apparatus has to get used to the new situation. It can take months. During this time, so-called templates protect. Medicines can also lower urinary pressure. Regular pelvic floor training strengthens the bladder sphincter.

Prostate: As a preventive measure from the age of 45

In order to be able to detect enlarged prostate and malignant changes at an early stage, men with prostate problems in the family should be examined at an early stage, otherwise once a year from the age of 45. At the latest, if men have to go to the toilet several times at night or if they can no longer completely empty their bladder, they should see a doctor.

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Experts on the subject

Prof. Dr. Andreas Gross, Head of Urology
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22291 Hamburg
(040) 18 18 82-98 21

Dr. Mahmoud Salman, specialist in urology and andrology
Rathausallee 94 a
22846 Norderstedt

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Khabirov wants to select an area and “cleanse it in full” from criminals

Radiy Khabirov

The head of Bashkiria, Radiy Khabirov, demanded a tough fight against the circulation of illegal alcohol in the republic. At an operational meeting in the local government, he instructed to analyze the work in this direction in the districts and carry out a “cleanup” where necessary.

– We must see, we have this infection does not raise its head anywhere. If anything, choose an area and clean it up in full. So that all these rascals who poison people no longer exist there. In the fight against this, there should be no morally restraining things. It is necessary to encourage those who indicated where it is sold [нелегальных алкоголь]… With this infection, one does not need to adhere to any moral principles – to destroy it simply to destroy it, – said Khabirov.

According to the head of the Ministry of Health of Bashkiria, Maxim Zabelin, 47 people died from accidental poisoning with surrogate alcohol in 8 months of 2020 (last year there were 49).


Munich: The first evening with a ban on serving alcohol – Munich

On the board on the facade of the traditional Zum Spöckmeier inn in the Rosental it says: “Happy Hour! Mon-Fri 2 pm-6pm, Halbe Helles 3.90”. The happy hour is already a few hours old, now the unhappy hour has broken all over town. It is just after 10 p.m. this Wednesday, October 14th, and nothing works.

A few minutes ago the alcohol ban came into force, which the city imposed within seven days due to the corona pandemic and the exceeding of the threshold of 50 infected people per 100,000 inhabitants. That doesn’t affect Spöckmeier at all today, it is already dark there shortly after ten, the lights are, the waiters have already sat up. The same picture can be seen over at the Viktualienmarkt in the Pschorr restaurant near the Schrannenhalle. Everything is tight there too.

At a quarter to ten something was still going on at Gärtnerplatz: The last curtain had fallen in the State Theater, the guests quickly streamed outside, the in-house bar Salon Pitzelberger is closed. Some local people are drawn to the Klenzestrasse to the Theaterklause, a small restaurant with typical Munich Boazn charm. Bartender Leo, who doesn’t want to be in the photo, says: “Everyone behaved in an exemplary manner and ordered in time for the last order.”

Fortunately, the performances in the theater are currently all finished before 10 p.m., some of them only lasted 90 minutes – time enough to order one last beer after work before 10 p.m. “You just have to be quick”, say the guests and laugh, “preferably get out before the final applause!” Leo expects the theater room to close earlier during the week in the future: “We normally close at twelve o’clock, but nobody stays that long for a nice water.” Now you are considering opening up earlier on Sundays, to compensate. Maybe at 3 p.m.

Not an option for the Holy Home. The bar on Reichenbachstrasse around the corner is already a classic when it comes to going out around Gärtnerplatz a little later. The crowd is rather young, between 8 and 30 on Sundays at 3 p.m., if you remember correctly, at this age you get up more or go to brunch, but not in a bar. On Wednesday, just before 10 p.m., it is The rush is manageable, a small group is sitting at the bar with a beer. A couple orders two cyclists just in time, then the bartender Sophie looks at the alarm clock that is on the shelf behind her: It’s time, closing time. Then a guest comes in through the door, very excited: “Is there anything else? Or am I too late?” Too late, says Sophie, she’s sorry. “A go!” Says the guest and turns to go, but then he has to laugh: no beer after ten, a bit bizarre again.

In the Holy Home, a couple orders a cyclist in good time.

(Photo: Robert Haas)

“That’s kind of a death sentence for a bar, isn’t it?” Sophie says it very calmly, but she really has reason to be upset. In a shop like the Holy Home, things don’t really start until ten; now it’s dead legs after eleven. “At midnight it looks much better with the tips, too,” says Sophie, “and the sales that we lack now cannot be made up at other times”. Maybe the Holy Home will open earlier on Sundays now, but that won’t do much. Not at all for Sophie, she is paid by the hour. “In any case, you can’t live from an evening like today.”

This is what seasoned landlords say in the old town, around the Frauenkirche, for example. Around half past ten only small groups sit at the tables in most inns, the Leger am Dom restaurant could now also be called Schee empty am Dom: It is already closed. The Augustiner Klosterwirt is still the busiest place. A couple of regulars do meet. “We come here every four weeks,” says one man, “we are seven people. So today we had to split ourselves over two tables with a plexiglass wall in between. What a nonsense!” Sure, Corona is not to be trifled with – but the so to speak “supervised drinking” in restaurants is apparently hardly dangerous: “Or has someone actually been infected in a pub in Munich? You should know that from the lists.”

Gregor Lemke, the monastery landlord himself, asks himself that. He is also the spokesman for the Munich city center inns, and he is now a little bit desperate. “The cancellations are now hailing in, making you dizzy,” he says. It was just another event with 100 people that was canceled. Worst of all, despite the low risk of infection, politicians came up with measures against the catering trade: “The only thing that remains with the guests is the feeling that it is dangerous in the pub, although it can be proven that it is not true.”


In Moscow, a 12-year-old girl comes to the dentist drunk | In Russia

14 October 2020, 10:20

In Moscow, a 12-year-old girl came to the dentist while drunk. REN TV became aware of this.

The incident took place on October 13th. According to preliminary information, before visiting the dental clinic, the mother let the sixth grader go for a walk. However, the girl came to the reception in a state of acute alcoholic intoxication, she could not explain the reason. An ambulance was called to the scene, the girl was admitted to the toxicological intensive care unit.

The circumstances of the incident are still unknown. According to some reports, the schoolgirl is not registered, she is characterized positively at school.

Law enforcement agencies are checking on the fact of the incident.

Earlier it was reported that a 10-year-old drunk boy was hospitalized in Saratov.


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