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Young people are getting unhappier – a lack of childhood freedom and independence may be partly to blame

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Experts often highlight social media and harsh economic times as key reasons why young people are getting unhappier.

Key Points: 
  • Experts often highlight social media and harsh economic times as key reasons why young people are getting unhappier.
  • Younger generations have less freedom and independence than previous generations did.
  • The lack of childhood freedom isn’t just a result of parental control.

Emotional, social and cognitive effects

  • Psychologist Jean Piaget emphasised the importance of exploration and experimentation in cognitive development in the 1950s.
  • By restricting children’s freedom to explore and take age-appropriate risks, we deprive them of opportunities for intellectual curiosity and innovation.
  • The decline in independence can have implications for social and emotional development.
  • Research highlights the importance of peer interactions in shaping social competence and emotional intelligence.
  • By orchestrating play dates and entertainment, parents may therefore inadvertently limit their children’s ability to navigate social dynamics.

Age-appropriate freedom

  • Evidence supports the idea that freedom and independence is crucial for the happiness and wellbeing of young people.
  • A five-year-old, for example, can be allowed and encouraged to butter their own toast, make their bed, or play on their own in the garden.
  • A 10-year-old, meanwhile, should be able to walk to and from school on their own, be responsible for their homework and keep their space tidy.


Fiorentina Sterkaj does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

In the Trough of Nickel Cycle: Value Regress Perceived in Lygend Resources (2245.HK)

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

In the Trough of Nickel Cycle: Value Regress Perceived in Lygend Resources (2245.HK)

Key Points: 
  • In the Trough of Nickel Cycle: Value Regress Perceived in Lygend Resources (2245.HK)
    Nickel prices remained at a low position in 2023, posing a serious challenge to the global industrial chain.
  • Nickel Asia Corporation, a nickel producer from the Philippines, reported a decrease of 53% YoY in net profits in fiscal year 2023.
  • The general downturn of the nickel industry in 2023 reflects the fact that the global oversupply of nickel has not changed in the past two years.
  • On the other, the nickel supply-demand situation has seen predictions for marginal improvement, and this will surely boost nickel price.

EQS-News: SMT Scharf AG releases final figures for the 2023 financial year 

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Besides continuing our sales activities in our important core markets around the world, we concentrated on further optimising our processes within the SMT Scharf Group.

Key Points: 
  • Besides continuing our sales activities in our important core markets around the world, we concentrated on further optimising our processes within the SMT Scharf Group.
  • With respect to the distribution of revenues by region, China remained the most important sales market for SMT Scharf.
  • As of the reporting date of 31 December 2023, the SMT Scharf Group’s order book stood at EUR 22.6 million (31 December 2022: EUR 22.9 million).
  • Overall, the SMT Scharf Group is active with subsidiaries in seven countries, as well as commercial agencies worldwide.

TradeXBank AG appoints Viviane Gabard as new Chief Risk Officer

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

TradeXBank AG announces that it has appointed Viviane Gabard as new Chief Risk Officer.

Key Points: 
  • TradeXBank AG announces that it has appointed Viviane Gabard as new Chief Risk Officer.
  • Zurich, 25 March 2024 – TradeXBank AG today announced the appointment of Viviane Gabard as Chief Risk Officer following Hendrik Weber-Grellet’s decision to leave the bank.
  • Viviane Gabard is due to become a member of the Executive Board upon the conclusion of the necessary regulatory approval.
  • Camille Sednaoui, TradeXBank AG's CEO, says: “I’m delighted to announce Viviane’s appointment as our new Chief Risk Officer.

EQS-News: Aurubis employer brand: Employees are our “most valuable element”

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Roland Harings: “Aurubis is a very appealing employer, as strikingly demonstrated by the strong arguments and images of our employees”

Key Points: 
  • Roland Harings: “Aurubis is a very appealing employer, as strikingly demonstrated by the strong arguments and images of our employees”
    Hamburg, March 21, 2024 — Copper, gold, silver, platinum — Aurubis stands for valuable metals.
  • With “You are our most valuable element”, the company emphasizes the essential importance of the employees and places them at the center of its new employer brand.
  • We are very appealing as an employer and are growing internationally with our Driving Sustainable Growth strategy, offering very attractive jobs.
  • It shows the diversity of Aurubis employees in a broad variety of work environments within the multimetal company.

InvestmentPitch Media Video Features Zero Carbon Technologies, Focussed on Recycling Technologies, Particularly for End-of-Life Battery Management

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Friday, April 5, 2024

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - April 5, 2024) - InvestmentPitch Media video features Zero Carbon Technologies, a company focussed on recycling technologies, particularly for end-of-life management of batteries.

Key Points: 
  • Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - April 5, 2024) - InvestmentPitch Media video features Zero Carbon Technologies, a company focussed on recycling technologies, particularly for end-of-life management of batteries.
  • Zero Carbon has developed patented and proprietary low-CO2 battery recycling solutions that enable over 80% of the battery and 95% of valuable metals such as cobalt and nickel to be recycled.
  • For more information, please view the InvestmentPitch Media video which provides additional information about this news and the company.
  • The University of Cambridge holds 2 patents on the technology, which are used by Zero Carbon through a licensing agreement with Regenerate Technology.

CSE Bulletin: Name Change - Q Battery Metals Corp. (QMET)

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Friday, March 22, 2024

Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - le 22 mars/March 2024) - Q Battery Metals Corp. has announced a name change to Q Precious & Battery Metals Corp.

Key Points: 
  • Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - le 22 mars/March 2024) - Q Battery Metals Corp. has announced a name change to Q Precious & Battery Metals Corp.
    Shares will begin trading under the new name and with a new CUSIP number on March 25, 2024
    The symbol will remain the same.
  • Please note that all open orders will be canceled at the end of business on March 22, 2024.
  • Q Battery Metals Corp. a annoncé un changement de nom pour Q Precious & Battery Metals Corp.
    Les actions commenceront à être négociées sous le nouveau nom et avec un nouveau numéro CUSIP le 25 mars 2024.
  • Veuillez noter que toutes les commandes ouvertes seront annulées à la fin des activités le 22 mars 2024.

ArcStone Securities and Investments Corp. Announces Strategic Collaboration with Kingswood US to Deliver Expanded Capital Markets Advisory Services Establishing a Presence in the Canadian Capital Markets

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

This collaboration will enable clients to benefit from an expanded suite of services designed to drive value creation and advance their strategic objectives.

Key Points: 
  • This collaboration will enable clients to benefit from an expanded suite of services designed to drive value creation and advance their strategic objectives.
  • Collectively, ArcStone and Kingswood bring together a seasoned team in Canada and the US with a shared commitment to integrity and client success.
  • This marks a significant milestone for ArcStone and Kingswood in its unwavering commitment to providing comprehensive capital market solutions and strategic advisory services across a north-south nexus.
  • Pre-Initial Public Offering (Pre-IPO) Strategy: Initial Public Offering (IPO) Execution, Debt Capital Markets Access, Private Placements, and Private Capital Advisory.

SSR Investors: Investors with Significant Losses Should Contact Robbins LLP About the SSR Mining Inc. Class Action

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

SSR Mining purports to be a “precious metals mining company with four producing assets located in the United States, Türkiye [“Turkey”], Canada and Argentina.

Key Points: 
  • SSR Mining purports to be a “precious metals mining company with four producing assets located in the United States, Türkiye [“Turkey”], Canada and Argentina.
  • For more information, submit a form , email attorney Aaron Dumas, Jr., or give us a call at (800) 350-6003.
  • The Allegations: Robbins LLP is Investigating the Allegations that SSR Mining Inc. (SSRM) Misled Investors Regarding its Safety Practices
    According to the complaint, during the class period, defendants failed to disclose that (1) they materially overstated SSR Mining’s commitment to safety and the efficacy of its safety measures, and (2) SSR Mining engaged in unsafe mining practices, which were reasonably likely to result in a mining disaster.
  • A lead plaintiff is a representative party who acts on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation.

DuPont Unveils Pyralux® ML Laminate Series, Offering High Thermal Management for Extreme Environments

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

The Pyralux® ML laminate series provides exceptional performance in challenging environments, making it a versatile and innovative solution for many different applications.

Key Points: 
  • The Pyralux® ML laminate series provides exceptional performance in challenging environments, making it a versatile and innovative solution for many different applications.
  • DuPont is exhibiting the innovative new laminates this week during IPC APEX Expo, April 9-11, at the Anaheim Convention Center.
  • Unlike other Pyralux® products, the Pyralux® ML laminate contains metal alloy, such as copper-nickel (CuNi), featuring Kapton® all-polyimide dielectric technology.
  • Pyralux® ML double-side clads are currently supplied in sheet form and are being strategically rolled out by DuPont Electronics & Industrial.