By Zaofishan Qureshi Published: October 13, 2019 Tweet Email A young girl from Quetta during a sit-in. PHOTO: AFP It was an uneventful day at work when I got a query from an acquaintance asking for a psychotherapist or clinical psychologist in Quetta. I asked everyone I knew in connection to this and exhausted all my options only to find out that there were no practicing psychotherapists or clinical psychologists in the region. It came as a shock to me, after all, why did this major city of Balochistan not have a single clinical psychologist? And what about the rest of the province? Years passed and somehow this notion remained trapped in my mind, and the requirement for referrals for Balochistan based therapists never declined. While giving monthly free mental health awareness talks to an audience sipping expensive coffee in a posh cafe in Islamabad, it occurred to me that my outreach had failed to reach many areas of the country where it was needed the most. As … [Read more...] about Why does Balochistan have a dearth of trained psychotherapists?
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Another month, another record low for local unemployment. The region’s unemployment rate dropped to another nearly 30-year low in June, falling to 3.7% – its lowest level for any month since at least 1990 – and slightly lower than the 4.4% rate of June 2018. While the pace of hiring across the Buffalo Niagara region remains well below the national average, the latest report on unemployment from the State Labor Department shows that the Buffalo Niagara job market continues to run short on workers at a time when the region is adding jobs at a 1% annualized pace. With the labor pool slowly shrinking as baby boomers retire, even a modest uptick in hiring can push down the jobless rate. And the shortage of qualified workers makes it hard for businesses to hire. The local unemployment rate hasn’t been this low since at least the 1980s. While local job growth is only about two-thirds of the national average, a steadily shrinking labor pool over the past decade, caused … [Read more...] about Local unemployment rate dips to 3.7% in June
Another month, another nearly three-decade low in the Buffalo Niagara unemployment rate. The region’s jobless rate dropped to 4.7 percent during February – its lowest level for any February since at least 1990 – and more than a full percentage point below the 6.1 percent rate of February 2018. The latest report on unemployment from the State Labor Department is another sign that the Buffalo Niagara job market is fairly robust, even if the pace of hiring is subdued. With a labor pool that is barely growing, even a modest uptick in hiring can push down the jobless rate. “The economy is moving along,” said Timothy Glass, the Labor Department’s regional economist in Buffalo. “We continue to produce jobs and fill them.” The local unemployment rate hasn’t been this low since at least the 1980s. Even with local job growth that is just a fraction of the national average, a shrinking labor pool caused in large part by a wave of retiring baby … [Read more...] about Unemployment rate drops below 5 percent in February
By Eric Ting, SFGATE Updated 7:52 pm PST, Monday, February 11, 2019 A San Francisco fire station was forced to say goodbye to their beloved pet cat Edna on Monday. A San Francisco fire station was forced to say goodbye to their beloved pet cat Edna on Monday. Photo: Courtesy @fire_cat_edna / Instagram Photo: Courtesy @fire_cat_edna / Instagram Image 1 of / 13 Caption Close Image 1 of 13 A San Francisco fire station was forced to say goodbye to their beloved pet cat Edna on Monday. A San Francisco fire station was forced to say goodbye to their beloved pet cat Edna on Monday. Photo: Courtesy @fire_cat_edna / Instagram Edna the cat officially removed from SF fire facility, and she does not have a permanent home … [Read more...] about Edna the cat officially removed from SF fire facility, and she does not have a permanent home
Richard Vogel, AP This Oct. 23, 2018, file photo shows an Amazon logo atop the Amazon Treasure Truck The Park DTLA office complex in downtown Los Angeles. Related Links Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signs a new bill for Amazon HQ2. Here's why it took him so long Minnesota columnist says Amazon 'played' the country with its HQ2 sweepstakes SALT LAKE CITY — Amazon may not add its second headquarters to New York after all, according to The Washington Post. Amazon is reportedly reconsidering moving one of its two new campuses to New York City after local politicians expressed concern about the project, the Post reports. The company hasn’t leased or purchased office space yet in the area, which would make it super easy to not build a site there, according to the Post. Amazon is slated to bring a second headquarters to Virginia, which Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam made official this week by signing a new bill, which I wrote about for the Deseret News. … [Read more...] about Amazon is reconsidering New York City for HQ2, reports say. Does Utah have a shot?