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Suicide Rates Falling Worldwide

The Onion - Wed, 2019-02-13 12:08

A Global Burden of Disease analysis found that deaths per 100,000 people declined 32.7 percent since 1990, a promising finding that researchers attribute to greater spending on prevention. What do you think?


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Sensei’s Assistant Really Getting His Ass Whipped

The Onion - Wed, 2019-02-13 12:02

SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH—Visibly wincing while watching the sensei’s assistant being slammed repeatedly to the tatami mat, onlookers at Buckeye Aikido Academy confirmed Wednesday that understudy Barry Eiselmann was getting his ass absolutely whipped during a demonstration of basic takedowns. “Wow, he just fucking threw him…


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Timeline Of Artificial Intelligence

The Onion - Wed, 2019-02-13 11:53

Artificial intelligence has been at the forefront of technological innovation for decades, giving rise to thrilling possibilities as well as provoking controversy about its potential consequences for humankind. The Onion presents a timeline of artificial intelligence.


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USA : T-Mobile, Sprint execs defend merger: CWA predicts job cuts

LabourStart US - Wed, 2019-02-13 10:23
Source: Albany Times Union

Painters Lend Helping Hand in the Construction Trades

AFL-CIO Weblog - Wed, 2019-02-13 09:34
Painters Lend Helping Hand in the Construction Trades

Work in the construction trades is very physically and mentally demanding. For some workers, those conditions, combined with other factors, can lead to the need for support from the community. The Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) union is stepping up to provide that support for workers who are dealing with depression or substance abuse with IUPAT Helping Hand, a new program designed to raise awareness and provide resources for working people who are struggling.

Construction workers have the highest rate of suicide and drug abuse of any job category in the United States. Many of these addictions begin as treatment for work-related pain or injury. Workers often return to the job before they are fully healed in order to start earning a full paycheck again. Others come back to work still using painkillers that may affect job performance and safety.

IUPAT Helping Hand is designed to help construction workers and their family and friends get access to resources that can identify warning signs and prevent or alleviate these problems before they get out of hand. 

Watch the video above and visit the Helping Hand website to learn more. 

Kenneth Quinnell Wed, 02/13/2019 - 08:34

Review: Sara, by Garth Ennis

Eric Lee's Blog - Wed, 2019-02-13 08:52

This new graphic novel is a beautifully-drawn, powerfully-told story about a group of seven Soviet female snipers during the Second World War. Sara, the best shot in the group, is plagued by doubts about the Soviet regime and struggles to suppress her desire to speak out. A chilling tale of sacrifice and revenge.

USA : Let's Make 2/16 National Stayaway Day

LabourStart US - Wed, 2019-02-13 05:59
Source: Jobs with Justice
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