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Do You Know Why Lawyers Always Wear Black And White? This Secret Will Shock You

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Why do Lawyers wear black?

Among the many inquisitive questions one could ask in this universe, the above is a very famous one.

I mean how did the founding fathers of the law settled on the dress code for lawyers, and why is it that among all the colours in the world they chose BLACK?!

Traditionally, people read Soo many meanings into that.

A number of people have deducted negative meaning from the black.

Some feel it serves to represent mystery, other people see it as a sign of opaqueness which translates to a lack of transparency.

Religious people will even tell you straight forward that black is the colour of the devil…Satan…Lucifer or whatever name they chose to address him by.

I digress. The question was and is still: why do Lawyers wear black?

I am sure that you may be surprised to find out that most people do not know why this is so, they just sort of “grew into the understanding” that Lawyers, WEAR black and white.

Interestingly, some of those who practice Law are not even privy to why they have to wear black and white!

One day I went to town and talked to a number of people, and it will AMAZE YOU what some law practitioners and senior level law students had to say when asked why they wore black and white.

They were simply as much in the dark as some of those other people who were not expected to know anyways.

So let us handle this big question in this write-up.

Why do Lawyers wear Black and White?

There are numerous explanations actually.

One which is widely regarded is that this dress code dates back to at least the 17th century. When Queen Mary II died of smallpox in 1694, her ‘widower’, King William III was said to have ordered all judges and lawyers to attend court wearing black gowns as a token of public mourning for the queen.

It so occurred that the order was never formally rescinded.

However, lawyers according to history liked and adopted the uniform because it gave them a distinct intimidating presence in the court.

Lawyers and Judges put on black and white because black is a colour on which no other colour can be painted.

In simple terms, what this means is that the decision of the Judge is final, you cannot tweak it in any way.

For Lawyers it means that they are meticulous with their opinions, thoughts, interpretations of the law and processes, they in any respect are not ready to compromise.

They are also static or he or she is not prepared in anyway to leave what they said.

White is symbolic of purity (peace) and transparency.

It means that the judge’s decision is very pure in every aspect. For the lawyers, it means the arguments advanced are based on facts as the lawyer is furnished with, without any iota of adulteration or conscious machination.

Whether for professional or convenience reasons, (we must understand that black is after all a colour that works well with any other colour as far as dressing is concerned) One thing is certain.

Black works for lawyers so much.

This is because of the fact that the black cloak not only make lawyers look smart and attractive, it also makes lawyers appear dignified and professional as they indeed are.

As a matter of fact, it has been severally said that black is the colour of professionalism. In addition, the black apparel gives off the notion of seriousness and soberness, a concentration on the job at hand which serves to inspire confidence in their clients.

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HIV-AIDS, Cancer and other dangerous chronic diseases associated with LGBT People – ghanapublisher.com

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The LGBT group in Ghana organized a fundraising which was attended by several diplomats including the Australian High Commissioner who pledged to support the group.

After the organization, tension has mounted in the country with a lot of opinion leaders advocating against LGBT in the country (Ghana).

An official notice cited by our news desk indicated the president of Ghana ordered the closure of the LGBT office with immediate effect.

Aside the evil tag against the act, there are a lot of dangerous chronic health implication with people who involve themselves in the LGBT.

A lot of LGBT health research funding and public attention still goes to AIDS.

But the LGBT community also experiences higher rates of other less visible health issues, like high blood pressure and earlier onset of disabilities, according to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation Research report.

On top of that, LGBT adults face more challenges in getting healthcare.

Stress and anxiety that’s fueled by discrimination are the likely culprits, say many experts.

These stresses can occur on many fronts, such as hearing about constant LGBT legal battles, workplace discrimination, or being denied healthcare.

“There is minority stress,” Gilbert Gonzales, assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, told Health-line. “And it’s above the everyday stress. There’s also a lot of variation within the LGBT community.”

Another studyNTrusted Source of over 68,000 American adults found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults drank and smoked more heavily than heterosexual adults.

Gonzales, who co-authored the study, describes smoking and drinking as a “coping mechanism” for dealing with discrimination. “It could be drowning feelings by self-medicating,” he said.

Stress and anxiety are indeed linked to poor health outcomes, Carrie Henning-Smith, a research associate at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and who also co-authored the report, told Healthline.

“And we need to be concerned about it,” she said. “Homophobia is alive and well.”

As the federal government begins collecting more health data on sexual orientation, these disparities are finally coming to light, experts noted.

Bisexual people face the most health issues

Peeling away the health differences within the LGBT community is revealing, too.

For example, lesbian — and especially bisexual — women are more likely to be overweight than heterosexual women.

“And being overweight is a big risk factor for chronic diseases,” said Gonzalez.

Lesbian and bisexual women are also more likely to receive diagnoses with some cancers as well as higher rates of cardiovascular disease, according to the Kaiser Foundation report.

But bisexual people reported the poorest overall health.

They’re less likely to describe their health as excellent and had higher levels of distress. This group was also the least likely to be insured and also avoided getting medical care in the past year due to cost.

“Bisexuals do have the highest health risks,” said Henning-Smith, who passionately believes that all people should have a chance to have a healthy life. “One theory is that they’re a minority within a minority.”

Gay men can suffer from little-discussed health issues too, such as eating disorders fueled by body image.

According to studies, gay men were seven times more likely to report binging and 12 times more likely to report purging than heterosexual men.

Transgender college students are five times more likely to have an eating disorder than their peers.

And binge eating has serious side effects, such as cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

“Binging can also lead to social isolation,” Dr. Stephanie Setliff, medical director at the Eating Recovery Center in Dallas, told Healthline, as feelings of shame and guilt arise.

Finally, older members of the LGBT community face mounting health issues as they age.

According to a University of Washington study that examined health conditions among LGB adults over 50, lesbian and bisexual women are more likely to have chronic health conditions than heterosexual women.

These health conditions include strokes, heart attacks, and asthma.

“This is a population that isn’t getting the attention it deserves,” said Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, director of the Health Generations Hartford Center of Excellence at the University of Washington, in a press release about the study. “Lesbian and bisexual women tend to be more invisible.”

Aging gay men, lesbians, and bisexual people also usually lack family support and end up living alone.

They report higher rates of mental distress and isolation, according to a policy brief by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

However, when moving into nursing homes, elder abuse is rampant, too.

According to surveys, 43 percent of LGBTQ seniors have either been abused by caretakers or witnessed abuse, such as being evicted from long-term care facilities.

“This abuse is a hard one,” said Gonzales. “When health deteriorates, some will enter nursing homes. Often, that process leads them to go back into the closet.”

 

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Hilarious Reactions As Ghanaians Spot A “Giant Net” Covering Jubilee House

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From all indications, Jubilee House is undergoing renovation works, however, netizens have decided to tell the story their own way.

While others had fun with the photos, some social media users were of the view that the safety net had been there for so long, it does not make the presidential palace appealing any longer.

The Jubilee House was commission by the former president, John Agyekum Kufuor in 2008 to mark the Golden Jubilee anniversary of Ghana.

Ras Patrick Christman Catizo of Trotro Diaries saw the state of the presidential palace and thought he would get answers from his fellow group members.

Here is what people think is going on in the Jubilee House.

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BEWARE: Things To Do And Not To Do When Driving Automatic Vehicle

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It is expected of every good driver to posses a high quality of skills in other to handle vehicle on the road.

We are all aware that there are two different types of cars at the moment which are manual car and an automatic vehicle.

The difference between the two is that a manual car has gears but an automatic car has only a gear which is in the form of a shift.

Provided below are tips on how to drive an automatic vehicle.

A. Make sure you press the brake pedal.

B. Switch on the engine with a key or a start button.

C. Make sure you put the handbrake down.

D. Never forget to shift your gear to the drive D from Parking P that is if you want to move the car forward.

However, if you want to move backwards shift the gear from parking P to reverse R.

E. Having done all of the above with your right foot still on the brake pedal, you can now slowly remove it.

6) The vehicle will begin to move depending on the direction you have instructed it.

Here are some of the things you should never do when driving an automatic car.

A. Ensure that your left foot does nothing.

B. Please try by making sure that you never change the gear from drive D to reverse R when the car is still moving.

C. Always ensure that the road is clear.

Thank you very much for reading this article.

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