High rate of Joblessness in Ireland, youths suffer mental issues


 

JNN 31 Dec 2010 : Unemployment is tipped as the main cause behind increased mental health problems, including panic attack, self-harm, and depression in Northern Ireland, a new study says.

According to the study carried out by the Prince’s Trust, joblessness triggers mental health problems among almost half of the unemployed youths aged between 16 and 25, the daily Belfast Telegraph reported.

More than one fifth of the Northern Ireland youths have admitted to self-harming, one in three suffered from insomnia and one fifth of those interviewed said they had panic attacks, the study found.

The Macquarie Youth Index, which interviewed 2,170 people across the UK, found that 15 percent of youths in Northern Ireland feel depressed ‘all’ or ‘most’ of the time, while 63 percent of those working said their job was an important part of their identity.

“I was in the depths of despair and depression. It’s very isolating not to have work. You have no reason to get up in the morning and you feel like you have no purpose in life,” said Claire Conway from Omagh, who suffered from depression when she lost her job in 2002 at the age of 22.

“You block yourself off from friends, especially the people who are working,” she added.

This was the third annual report to be published by the Prince’s Trust and it recorded the most significant decline in young people’s emotional health.

“Unemployment presents a very real and frightening mental health problem for young people in Northern Ireland – and the longer they are out of work, the greater the risk,” said Ian Jeffers, director of the trust in Northern Ireland

 

Another bomb rocks Greek capital


 

JNN 31 Dec 2010 Athens : Greek police say a powerful blast outside a closed nightclub in Athens is the second attack in the past two days linked to criminal extortion groups.

The blast, which caused no injuries, occurred before 4 a.m. Friday near Athens City Center.

The explosion was so huge that it was heard across southern Athens and severely damaged the club’s frontage, AP reported.

Police say extortionists, who have carried out several similar attacks in recent years, are responsible for the attack.

On Thursday morning, another bomb exploded outside a court in Athens City Center after an anonymous phone threat gave police the chance to evacuate the area.

The blast, which occurred 40 minutes after a warning to a newspaper and private TV station, gave authorities time to evacuate nearby buildings.

According to reports, the explosive device had been placed on a motorbike in front of the building.

The blast damaged two administrative court buildings in central Athens, shattered windows and damaged cars and sent up a cloud of smoke that was visible across the city.

 

Number of homeless to double in Britain


 

JNN 31 Dec 2010 : A coalition of charities has warned that homelessness will soar across Britain after the coalition government enforced housing benefit cuts.

Seventeen charities said the government’s cuts to housing benefits could double the number of people sleeping on the streets within a year, British media reported.

The government announced, as part of its public spending review plan, it will no longer pay for 25-34 year-olds from 2012 to live in a one-bedroom flat, but it could instead only cover the costs of a room in a shared property.

According to the government’s own figures, the reform will see 88,000 people lose an average of £47 a week with many whose benefits will be halved.

The coalition of charities said in a statement last month that the number of the “visibly homeless people” could surge unless the government reverses its plan to cut welfare.

“Vulnerable people who have been homeless, are leaving care or prison … sharing is often inappropriate and can be particularly detrimental to well being”, said the statement.

“We have about 8,000 rough sleepers in the country and the government’s reforms could easily put another 8,000 on the streets,” said Howard Sinclair, the chief executive of the homeless charity Broadway and a signatory to the letter.

The problem is that local authorities have no legal duty to help house young single people. “They do not have family, no real social networks … they are outsiders and they will have nowhere but the streets to go,” he said.

London, where roughly half of the country’s rough sleepers live, has seen a rise in homelessness in recent years as the financial crisis hit.

 

'Most Americans oppose Afghan war'


 

JNN 31 Dec 2010 : A new opinion poll has found that opposition to the Afghan war is at an all-time high in the US as security situation continues to worsen in Afghanistan.

 

A new CNN/Opinion Research poll (PDF) released on Thursday shows that more than sixty percent Americans are now opposed to the war in Afghanistan.

There is also a growing pessimism in the American public about the way things are going for the US in the war, the poll suggests.

In response to a question on how “things are going” in the warzone 56 percent responded with “moderately badly” or “very badly.”

The US President Barack Obama ordered the deployment of 30,000 additional soldiers in Afghanistan about a year ago.

However, security situation continued to deteriorate across the war-ravaged country in 2010 — the deadliest year for foreign presence in Afghanistan.

The total death toll of US-led troops has surpassed the 700 milestone, with the Americans accounting for most of the casualties.

In the review of his war strategy in Afghanistan this month, Obama declared that the war “continues to be a very difficult endeavor” and the achievements made there are “fragile and reversible.”

Obama had pledged a major drawdown from Afghanistan by July 2011. However, Washington later announced that American troops will remain in the war-torn country for at least four more years.

The 2001 US-led invasion was launched with the objective of bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan.

After nine years and despite the presence of over 150,000 US-led troops across Afghanistan, the country’s security remains very fragile.

Moreover, according to the United Nations, the death toll of Afghan civilians this year is 20 percent higher than in 2009, with over 2,400 civilians killed in the country from January to September.

‘Most Americans oppose Afghan war’


 

JNN 31 Dec 2010 : A new opinion poll has found that opposition to the Afghan war is at an all-time high in the US as security situation continues to worsen in Afghanistan.

 

A new CNN/Opinion Research poll (PDF) released on Thursday shows that more than sixty percent Americans are now opposed to the war in Afghanistan.

There is also a growing pessimism in the American public about the way things are going for the US in the war, the poll suggests.

In response to a question on how “things are going” in the warzone 56 percent responded with “moderately badly” or “very badly.”

The US President Barack Obama ordered the deployment of 30,000 additional soldiers in Afghanistan about a year ago.

However, security situation continued to deteriorate across the war-ravaged country in 2010 — the deadliest year for foreign presence in Afghanistan.

The total death toll of US-led troops has surpassed the 700 milestone, with the Americans accounting for most of the casualties.

In the review of his war strategy in Afghanistan this month, Obama declared that the war “continues to be a very difficult endeavor” and the achievements made there are “fragile and reversible.”

Obama had pledged a major drawdown from Afghanistan by July 2011. However, Washington later announced that American troops will remain in the war-torn country for at least four more years.

The 2001 US-led invasion was launched with the objective of bringing peace and stability to Afghanistan.

After nine years and despite the presence of over 150,000 US-led troops across Afghanistan, the country’s security remains very fragile.

Moreover, according to the United Nations, the death toll of Afghan civilians this year is 20 percent higher than in 2009, with over 2,400 civilians killed in the country from January to September.

Mecca flash floods claim four lives


 

JNN 31 Dec 2o10 : At least four people, including three children, have died in flash flooding around the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, reports indicate.

Local officials say at least 200 people have so far been rescued from the flooding caused by heavy rains.

In Jeddah, the country’s second largest city, several major roads were inundated and traffic came to a virtual halt after dozens of cars broke down.

Authorities said the Jeddah flooding caused no casualties, but many residents found their homes overwhelmed by high water, which in some districts was reported knee-high and in others as high as the waist.

Jeddah was hit by another major flood last November which killed 123 people and caused extensive damage.

According to official figures, thousands of families lost their homes in that flood, which destroyed nearly 11,000 buildings and as many vehicles.

 

Another wave of Terror and Killing against Shia's of Pakistan


JNN 30 Dec 2010 Peshawar : In the early hours of day , Safdar Abbas son of Capt(R) Asghar Abbas embraced martrydom when he was Targetted and Shot while he was on his way to his office .

He was the Member of the Moharram Committe and Chief Coordinator of Imamia Scouts of Peshawar Division.

He was an employ of a Private Bank ( UBL ) located in Qisa Khwani Bazar, while Qisa Khwani Bazar is already a sensitive area , as  two suicide Blast have already been done in the vicinity of this area , which shows that terrorist are operating freely in this area, and they have a strong network in and around this area, while the intelligence agencies have all the time to take rest and enjoy , while the country bleeds and especially the Shia community , which has  sacrificed the real  gems of their garden , just for this Nation.

Even after that the Organisation like Sipah e Sahaba Pakistan, Tehrik e Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar e Jhangvi , Jundullah, Jaish e Mohd which have been banned after being Proved to be terrorist outfits , which are causing destruction and dis Integration to Pakistan and defaming Islam , on the orders of their Zionist Masters.

Now it is only a Big question for Pakistani Law Enforcement Agencies that even after all the proves and track record of these organisation , nothing much is being done to Nab them or to stop them from establishing and strengthening  their network , or even to keep a tight check on their flow of funds , which is been now also confirmed that Saudi Arabia and UAE are sponsoring these terrorist organisations, against the Interest of Pakistan.

Another wave of Terror and Killing against Shia’s of Pakistan


JNN 30 Dec 2010 Peshawar : In the early hours of day , Safdar Abbas son of Capt(R) Asghar Abbas embraced martrydom when he was Targetted and Shot while he was on his way to his office .

He was the Member of the Moharram Committe and Chief Coordinator of Imamia Scouts of Peshawar Division.

He was an employ of a Private Bank ( UBL ) located in Qisa Khwani Bazar, while Qisa Khwani Bazar is already a sensitive area , as  two suicide Blast have already been done in the vicinity of this area , which shows that terrorist are operating freely in this area, and they have a strong network in and around this area, while the intelligence agencies have all the time to take rest and enjoy , while the country bleeds and especially the Shia community , which has  sacrificed the real  gems of their garden , just for this Nation.

Even after that the Organisation like Sipah e Sahaba Pakistan, Tehrik e Taliban Pakistan, Lashkar e Jhangvi , Jundullah, Jaish e Mohd which have been banned after being Proved to be terrorist outfits , which are causing destruction and dis Integration to Pakistan and defaming Islam , on the orders of their Zionist Masters.

Now it is only a Big question for Pakistani Law Enforcement Agencies that even after all the proves and track record of these organisation , nothing much is being done to Nab them or to stop them from establishing and strengthening  their network , or even to keep a tight check on their flow of funds , which is been now also confirmed that Saudi Arabia and UAE are sponsoring these terrorist organisations, against the Interest of Pakistan.

Once again Terrorists Unleashed , Target Killing continues in Karachi


JNN 29 Dec 2010 Karachi : Another Shia  Agha Rashid Abbas brother of Agha Zeeshan (Renowned Nouha Khawn)  embraced Martyrdom , as a result of ongoing Target Killing by the terrorists of banned organizations Sipah e Sahaba and Tehreek e Taliban , Wednesday  at North Karachi Sector 5-D.

According to our Correspondent,Terrorists intercepted him and  fired Three bullets causing injuries on his head & chest while he was coming toward his home , these injuries were fatal as he could not revive to these bullet wounds , and was pronounced dead.

His funeral prayers was held at Imam Bargah 5-E in North Karachi after Maghribain prayers.

Once again after Ashura Moharram these Terrorists have started to break the barriers , as they were leashed during the Ashra e Muharram , and No untoward incident was reported in the past during these days , which is showing the clear negligence of the law enforcement agencies , as if they can leash these terrorists during the Ashra e Muharram, so if they really want they can leash them for ever , but due to there criminal negligence , Shia Community is paying a high cost by sacrificing their lives .

Above all the Intelligence Agencies and the Law enforcement agencies Instead of nabbing these criminals and Killers , have started to abduct Innocent Shia Youth from different areas of Karachi , and have confined them illegally , with out reporting their arrest or submitting their challan in any court of Law, which shows their tilt towards criminals and terrorists , as they will be responsible for any Law & order situation , if these unlawful acts continues.

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