Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL.bw) 2000 Annual Report

first_imgBotswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2000 annual report.For more information about Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL.bw)  2000 annual report.Company ProfileBotswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL Group) is a leading financial services group in Botswana which operates through three subsidiaries. Botswana Insurance Fund Management (BIFM) is an asset management company and wholly-owned by BIHL Group; managing in excess of P23.9 billion in assets across equity, fixed income, real estate, liquidity and alternative investments. The subsidiary company is also invested in non-traditional assets which include the healthcare industry, tourism sector and property development. Botswana Life Insurance Limited (BLIL) is the leading life insurer in Botswana; with an estimated market share of 80%. Legal Guard is a legal expenses insurer which provides clients with access to personal legal counseling and assistance with experienced attorneys based in 11 branches located in the major towns and cities of Botswana. Legal Guard represents clients in civil, criminal and labour matters.last_img read more

Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgMargarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu)  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileMargarine Industries Limited is a Mauritian company that focuses on the manufacturing, distribution and sale of margarine and other related products. The company also engages in the import and distribution of dried foodstuffs such as concentrated juices, fruit juices, canned foods, rice, biscuits, syrups, UHT milk, chocolate spread, yeasts, cereals, and honey. Margarine Industries Limited handles its business under two segments, which are manufacturing and trading. Margarine Industries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Hotelest Limited (HTLS.mu) Q12016 Interim Report

first_imgHotelest Limited (HTLS.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Hotelest Limited (HTLS.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hotelest Limited (HTLS.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hotelest Limited (HTLS.mu)  2016 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileHotelest Limited is based in Port Louis, Mauritius and is engaged in the tourism and hospitality industry where, through the company’s subsidiary, Constance Hotels Services Limited, owns and operates hotels. Hotelest Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img

British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) Q22020 Interim Report

first_imgBritish American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the second quarter.For more information about British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: British American Tobacco Zambia Limited (BATZ.zm)  2020 interim results for the second quarter.Company ProfileBritish American Tobacco Plc. Zambia is a major distributor of cigarettes in Zambia. The company also has a line extension range which includes cigars, e-cigarettes and next-generation products (NGPs) which include a vapor product called Vype, and a tobacco heating product called iFuse. The company also markets a popular smokeless moist tobacco powder called Snus which most people know as snuff. British American Tobacco Zambia is a subsidiary of the British American Tobacco Group which has extensive international interests in the tobacco industry, from farm to market. Well-known brands in the BAT portfolio are Dunhill, Kent, Pall Mall and Lucky Strike. British America Tobacco Plc Zambia is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The Man Behind Black History Month

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here TAGSBlack History MonthCarter WoodsonThe HIstory Channel Previous article5 Ways A Business Degree Can Help You Achieve SuccessNext articleAmerican Heart Month: Commit to a healthy lifestyle Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate From the History ChannelThe son of freed slaves from Virginia, Carter Woodson, became one of the first African-Americans to receive a doctorate from Harvard University. In the 1920s, as co-founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, he established Negro History Week, the predecessor of today’s Black History Month, as an annual celebration of African-American history and heritage. Woodson’s lifelong efforts to promote the teaching of black history in the nation’s schools and encourage members of his race to learn more about their heritage led many to call him the “Father of Black History.”Carter WoodsonIn 1915, Carter G. Woodson traveled to Chicago from his home in Washington, D.C. to take part in a national celebration of the 50th anniversary of emancipation. He had earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Chicago and still had many friends there. As he joined the thousands of black Americans overflowing from the Coliseum, which housed exhibits highlighting the achievements of their people since the abolition of slavery, Woodson was inspired to do more in the spirit of celebrating black history and heritage. Before he left Chicago, he helped found the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH). A year later, Woodson single-handedly launched the Journal of Negro History, in which he and other researchers brought attention to the achievements of black Americans.Born in 1875 in Canton, Virginia, Woodson had worked as a sharecropper, miner, and various other jobs during his childhood to help support his large family. Though he entered high school late, he made up for lost time, graduating in less than two years. After attending Berea College in Kentucky, Woodson worked in the Philippines as an education superintendent for the U.S. government. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Chicago before entering Harvard. In 1912, three years before founding the ASNLH, he became only the second African American (after W.E.B. DuBois) to earn a doctorate from that institution.Like DuBois, Woodson believed that young African Americans in the early 20th century were not being taught enough of their heritage, and the achievements of their ancestors. To get his message out, Woodson first turned to his former fraternity, Omega Psi Phi, which created Negro History and Literature Week in 1924. But Woodson wanted a wider celebration, and he decided the ASNLH should take on the task itself.In February 1926, Woodson sent out a press release announcing the first Negro History Week. He chose February because the month contained the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, two prominent men whose historical achievements African Americans already celebrated. (Lincoln’s birthday was February 12; Douglass, a former slave, hadn’t known his actual birthday but had marked the occasion on February 14.)As schools and other organizations across the country quickly embraced Woodson’s initiative, he and his colleagues struggled to meet the demand for course materials and other resources. The ASNLH formed branches all over the country, though its national headquarters remained centered in Woodson’s row house on Ninth Street in Washington D.C. The house was also home base for the Associated Publishers Press, which Woodson had founded in 1921. The author of more than 20 books, including “A Century of Negro Migration” (1918), “The History of the Negro Church” (1921), “The Negro in Our History” (1922) and his most celebrated text, “The Mis-Education of the Negro” (1933), Woodson also worked in education, as principal for the Armstrong Manual Training School in Washington, D.C., and dean at Howard University and the West Virginia Collegiate Institute.Apparently, Woodson never viewed the study of black history as something that could be confined to a week. As early as the 1940s, efforts began to expand the week of public celebration of African American heritage and achievements into a longer event. This shift had already occurred in some locations by 1950 when Woodson died suddenly of a heart attack at home in Washington.With the rise of the civil rights and Black Power movements in the 1960s, young African Americans on college campuses were becoming increasingly conscious of the historical dimension of their experience. Younger members of the ASNLH (which later became the Association for the Study of African American History) urged the organization to change with the times, including the official shift to a month-long celebration of black history. In 1976, on the 50th anniversary of the first Negro History Week, the Association officially made the change to Black History Month.Since then, every U.S. president has issued a proclamation honoring the spirit of Black History Month. Gerald Ford began the tradition in 1976, saying the celebration enabled people to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Ronald Reagan’s first Black History Month proclamation stated that “understanding the history of black Americans is a key to understanding the strength of our nation.”In 2016, Barack Obama, the nation’s first African-American president, made his last proclamation in honor of Woodson’s initiative, now recognized as one of the nation’s oldest organized celebrations of history. “As we mark the 40th year of National African American History Month, let us reflect on the sacrifices and contributions made by generations of African Americans, and let us resolve to continue our march toward a day when every person knows the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” You have entered an incorrect email address! 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Chris Ashton reflects on his controversial 10-week ban for gouging

first_imgTuesday Feb 9, 2016 Chris Ashton reflects on his controversial 10-week ban for gouging Last week Chris Ashton was banned for 10 weeks following an incident that involved him pulling Ulster back Luke Marshall down by the face, and in the process making contact with his eyes. Ashton appealed, but had it rejected, meaning he will miss the entire Six Nations. The ban came about a week after he was recalled to the England squad, 18 months after his last Test appearance. Ashton has since spoken about the incident, when he made an appearance as a studio guest during BT Sport’s live coverage of Exeter Chiefs against Saracens.The Saracens winger reflected on his 10-week ban for gouging, as Lawrence Dallaglio sympathised with him and discussed other similar recent incidents.Ashton also said that England coach Eddie Jones has set him certain targets that could mean, despite this setback, he will still get another chance to rejuvinate his Test career.Dallaglio weighs in on the severity of the ban, and while winger Ashton is frank in his view of the incident, he also states that there is no place for gouging on the rugby pitch. However officials do need to somehow determine whether there is intent or not.You can watch the full incident again below. Let us know what you think?ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Never say die attitude of Sevu Reece is one of the best things we’ve seen this season

first_imgWednesday Mar 10, 2021 Never say die attitude of Sevu Reece is one of the best things we’ve seen this season Crusaders winger Sevu Reece gave us one of the highlights of the Super Rugby weekend when he pulled off this stunning try saver against the Highlanders to prevent a certain try.ADVERTISEMENTAll Black-capped after a brilliant rookie season in 2019, Reece found that opportunities were harder to come by in 2020, so has put in a big shift in the offseason to give himself the best chance of achieving his ambitions.“At the end of last year I had to go back into my books and put a really good plan in place of how I want this year to turn out for me and I’m pretty sure I’m clear with what I want to achieve this year,” he said.OUCH: Sevu Reece makes brutal shot as winger steps directly into the line of fireSo far, his plan has worked as he’s put in some top-quality performances already in Super Rugby Aotearoa with the CrusadersThe 24-year-old flyer showed his commitment to the cause with this incredible piece of defence against the Hurricanes this past weekend.Starting on the floor after a wayward teammate’s pass went into the hands of the opposition, Reece got up and chased despite Jackson Garden-Bachop having a massive head start.A perfectly timed leap allowed him to affect the tackle, along with his other winger, and save a certain try. It’s yet another one for the highlight reel from this dynamic young player.ADVERTISEMENTWatch full highlights from the match below Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 14 WEEKS AGO MacGinty miracle ball sets up Lood de Jager… 14 WEEKS AGO The time Brian O’Driscoll pushed aside physios… 14 WEEKS AGO Incredible Kolbe athleticism turns heavy… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

House in Crozon / Agence d’architecture Pierre-Yves Le Goaziou

first_img 2012 2012 Projects Year:  House in Crozon / Agence d’architecture Pierre-Yves Le GoaziouSave this projectSaveHouse in Crozon / Agence d’architecture Pierre-Yves Le Goaziou ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/624563/house-in-crozon-agence-d-architecture-pierre-yves-le-goaziou Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily CopyHouses•Crozon, France “COPY” Save this picture!© Pascal Léopold+ 38 Sharecenter_img Houses Photographs House in Crozon / Agence d’architecture Pierre-Yves Le Goaziou France Year:  Photographs:  Pascal LeopoldSave this picture!© Pascal LéopoldRecommended ProductsDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. Planted with greatly high maritime pines, the site is located above the Porzic beach, in the Crozon Peninsula. The surrounding constructions are almost exclusively individual houses of neo-Breton style, the evolution of the traditional dwelling of the region and typical of the sixties.Save this picture!© Pascal LéopoldThe weft of the building is horizontal on three floors, with two cantilevers overhangs. These create an outside passageway allowing solar regulation. They are emphasized by several different materials, such as local unrefined red cedar wood horizontally laid, and white concrete for the overhangs.Save this picture!© Pascal LéopoldThe black concrete floor is very discreet, because it is setback compared to the rest of the building and its tint is very close from this of the traditional slate. The window and door frames are in a black coloured metal. A vast outside wood terrace covers a part of the first floor roof: it offers a breathtaking view over the Crozon bay.The owners wished for a low-energy house. This objective is reached by opening the south facade as much as possible in order to obtain warmth and restore it at night. As for the North and East facades, they have very few openings.Save this picture!© Pascal LéopoldThe simplicity and the compactness of the volumes, added to a highly efficient insulation and the use of sustainable energy (eg: geothermic energy) foster this bioclimatic approach.Save this picture!© Pascal LéopoldSave this picture!South FacadeProject gallerySee allShow lessRichard Serra’s East-West/West-East Rises in the Qatari DesertArchitecture NewsOpen Call: ITAD Competition Seeks Student Proposals for “Urban Smart Green Office”Architecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/624563/house-in-crozon-agence-d-architecture-pierre-yves-le-goaziou Clipboard Architects: Agence d’architecture Pierre-Yves Le Goaziou Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAgence d’architecture Pierre-Yves Le GoaziouOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCrozonHousesWoodFrancePublished on April 30, 2015Cite: “House in Crozon / Agence d’architecture Pierre-Yves Le Goaziou” 30 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodClick Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownAcousticKvadrat AcousticsAcoustic Panel System in AMOREPACIFIC HeadquartersStonesCosentinoSilestone® Surfaces – Loft SeriesWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt PlazaTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – NestAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamStoolsWilkhahnOffice Stool – Aline-SBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsUniosHorticultural Luminaire – Kobe FloMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?卡松住宅/ Agence d’architecture Pierre-Yves Le Goaziou是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Lamas House / moarqs + OTTOLENGHI architects

first_img Lamas House / moarqs + OTTOLENGHI architects Area:  360 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officemoarqsOfficeFollowOTTOLENGHI architectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTigreArgentinaPublished on August 17, 2016Cite: “Lamas House / moarqs + OTTOLENGHI architects” 17 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Lamas 住房 / MOARQS architects + OTTOLENGHI architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Tigre, Argentina Houses “COPY” Year:  Argentina Save this picture!© Albano Garcia+ 29 Share Photographs 2015center_img Architects: OTTOLENGHI architects, moarqs Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793204/lamas-house-moarqs-architects-plus-ottolenghi-architects Clipboard Lamas House / moarqs + OTTOLENGHI architectsSave this projectSaveLamas House / moarqs + OTTOLENGHI architects Projects Photographs:  Albano Garcia Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Lafarge Holcim, ACINDAR, ASA, GRINOVERO, HIDRO ALDURAL, ORMIFLEXType Of Project:HouseStructural Engineers:German Comas, Fernando SaludasLandscape Architecture:Cecilia Rossi de DominicisClient:PrivateFrame Windows:Alucon. FernandoLighting Consultant:Verónica La CruzAblution:Estudio LaboniaMain Contractor:Carlos Rodríguez Palare, Michelle Rodríguez PalareArchitects:Ignacio Montaldo, Eugenio OttolenghiCollaborators Architects:Adrien Girard, Juan Charadia, Lucrecia Brero, Torunn Vaksvik Skarstad, Jerónimo Bailat, Sofia TomaselliCity:TigreCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Albano GarciaRecommended ProductsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Text description provided by the architects. The commission is a house for a couple with four grown children.The plot is located in a countryside neighborhood with access to Route 27 and to the Lujan River, in the town of Tigre in the northern suburbs of Buenos Aires.Save this picture!© Albano GarciaThe project is intended to be a criticism of the type of detached-house or typical villa, which swarms today’s gated communities. The project seeks to close itself off as much as possible to the street and neighbors, and work from a courtyard, open on the ground floor and more closed and private on the first floor, where the main living space is located – (living room, kitchen, dining room, bedroom and bathroom). On the ground floor there are located two offices and a recreational space that connects to the garden and pool.Save this picture!© Albano GarciaIn the patio/atrium three flower-jacarandas have been planted, which provide a significant change of color, and thus feel, to the space with the passing of the seasons.Save this picture!© Albano GarciaSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Albano GarciaThe house rests on a concrete platform with inverted stiffening beams and is assembled with a mixed structure of reinforced concrete and steel columns that push the momentum of the flexion to its limits with a support system that runs through an prop up that vertically supports of the ends of the beams.Save this picture!© Albano GarciaSave this picture!DiagramSave this picture!© Albano GarciaPlane eucalyptus boards of 3’’ (of various lengths) where used for the formwork to mold the beam partitions, and for the ceiling slabs finished multi-laminated phenolic plastic boards were used.Save this picture!© Albano GarciaProject gallerySee allShow lessSchmidt Hammer Lassen’s Dokk1 Wins Public Library of the Year Award 2016Architecture NewsHarvard Museums Releases Online Catalogue of 32,000 Bauhaus WorksArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/793204/lamas-house-moarqs-architects-plus-ottolenghi-architects Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY”last_img read more

Suicides rise at a startling rate

first_imgSuicide rates in the U.S. have increased 24 percent since 1999, with nearly 43,000 suicides in 2014, and the pace of the increase is rising, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Factors examined by various studies and media reports have linked suicide increases with rising debt and unemployment, depression due to economic and social issues, mental health issues, discrimination, poverty and social isolation.  Teenage suicide “clusters” reported in the media have been linked to a rise in social media and cyberbullying.Fred Goldstein describes how capitalists drive up profits at the expense of the workers in his Workers World article “Slowdown, unemployment plague world capitalism.” He identifies ways workers are becoming increasingly distressed: more work in less time for lower wages, below subsistence wages, burgeoning unemployment and exporting of jobs to oppressed countries where workers are paid even less. (April 23, 2015)In her April 28 WW article “Verizon Workers Fight Back,” Kathy Durkin illustrates this current trend: “In the last decade, Verizon has cut its labor force by 40 percent. Workers hired after 2003 don’t have job security and now the company aims to eliminate the ‘no layoff’ clause for workers hired before then.” Verizon is outsourcing more jobs and attempting to reduce health care and disability benefits and freeze pensions.  More than 14,000 of the suicides in 2014 involved middle-aged whites. Searching for a link between suicide in that group and financial insecurity and unemployment, a study by Katherine Hempstead at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation concluded: “Efforts that target employers and workplaces as important stakeholders in the prevention of suicide and link the unemployed to mental health resources are warranted.” She found there was a sharp escalation in 2007 when the economic repression began. (pubmed.gov, May 2015)A study called “Impact of business cycles on US suicide rates, 1928-2007” found “overall suicide rates generally rose during recessions and fell during expansions.” (pubmed.gov., June 2011) The steepest increase among women was among the middle-aged, at 63 percent, says the CDC. Women face many economic hardships: They make only 79 cents for every dollar earned by men, and in middle age, they have a greater wage gap than that among younger workers. Also, single mothers make up one-quarter of U.S. households.Suicide highest among Native AmericansThe sharpest rise in the suicide rate was found among Indigenous people, an already very oppressed group. There was an 89 percent increase among Native women and a 38 percent rise among Native men. Last April seven teens on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation committed suicide; this tragedy followed four suicides in the Navajo Nation in Utah. The Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute says the suicide rate is double the national average among Native youth ages 15-24. They have the highest rate of suicide of any U.S. population group, and that rate is growing. (Indian Country Today, Oct. 13)During a United National Indian Tribal Youth conference, Native youth blamed  “poverty entangled with a lack of jobs or access to mental health care for the high suicide rates, and federal government’s policies in the American Indian community made these conditions worse.” One youth said, “It’s kind of numbing, when there’s one every week. How do you address it?” (PBS Newshour, Sept. 30)Monica Moorehead and Lamont Lilly, WW presidential candidates, wrote, “The economic crisis has exacerbated Native workers’ unemployment, and high jobless rates continue. With bleak futures, one-half of Native youth drop out of high school. … At least one-third of Native people are impoverished.” Also, “Indigenous women and men, 1 percent of the population, make up nearly 2 percent of those killed by police.” (WW, Nov. 25)Suicide and young peopleThe CDC study showed that the suicide rate tripled for 10- to 14-year-old females; there were 150 suicides in that group in 2014. That is the second highest cause of death among adolescents, with the greatest increases found among girls in this age group.The Cyberbullying Research Summary found that 20 percent of middle-school students reported that they seriously thought of attempting suicide and that all forms of bullying led to increases in suicide. (Hinduja & Patchin, 2010)The vast majority of LGBTQ youth face harassment and bullying, including   physical violence, because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. They are two to three times more likely to attempt suicide than other teens, says the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network.  High school students face a bleak future, with fewer job opportunities, low wages, exorbitant college tuition and increased student debt. Since 1990, debt on student loans has increased to 74.3 percent of graduates’ annual earnings.  Veterans’ suicideThe U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs says there is a daily average of 22 suicides among Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans. Thousands of  veterans suffer from untreated post-traumatic stress disorder and substance abuse. “People need to understand that the impact of war is significant on the human psyche,” wrote Carl Lewis in the Feb. 18 issue of WW. High costs, lack of insurance and cutbacks in public mental health programs keep people in desperate need from accessing essential services, treatment and medications. Between 2009 and 2012, states cut $4.35 billion in public mental health funding. That 19 states still refuse to expand Medicaid is another barrier to accessing care. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more