Wankanyakla Self Help Group http://wankanyaklaselfhelpgroup.com/ Sun, 02 Oct 2022 00:07:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://wankanyaklaselfhelpgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-80.png Wankanyakla Self Help Group http://wankanyaklaselfhelpgroup.com/ 32 32 A thriving all-female dairy business in economically backward Bundelkhand https://wankanyaklaselfhelpgroup.com/a-thriving-all-female-dairy-business-in-economically-backward-bundelkhand/ Sat, 01 Oct 2022 18:32:42 +0000 https://wankanyaklaselfhelpgroup.com/a-thriving-all-female-dairy-business-in-economically-backward-bundelkhand/

Women in the arid landscape of the Bundelkhand region are moving towards self-sufficiency through milk production managed by a well-structured women’s self-help group that has over 40,000 female members.

These women are partners of Balinee Milk Producer Company Limited and have made great strides since the company was established in 2019.

The all-female initiative in the economically backward region of Bundelkhand has drawn praise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

The company, which was started by Adityanth, has members spread across six districts in the Bundelkhand region.

During a virtual program based on the theme “Aatmanirbhar Nari Shakti” last year, Modi hailed the initiative.

Adityanath appreciated the successful experience at Jhansi while addressing a special session of the state assembly on September 22.

Launched by Uma Kanti Pal, who mobilized village women, the initiative has helped thousands of women in the region to stand up.

The women members take care of milk production, collection and safe transportation to processing centers. They are paid on a weekly basis for their work.

At dawn, the centers could be seen buzzing with activity as women members went there one after another with their pots full of milk.

The income has helped rural women to contribute to the management of their families and to provide a better education for their children.

The Managing Director (CEO) of Balinee Milk Producer Company Limited, OP Singh, said, “We collect over 1.35 lakh liters of milk every day from over 40,000 female members across six districts in Bundelkhand region, including Jhansi, Lalitpur, Jalaun, Mahoba, Banda and Hamirpur”.

“Over 7,000 additional female members will soon join us, which we hope will help increase our capacity to 2,000 liters of milk per day.”

The women members became the shareholders of the company.

Currently, the company has 703 milk collection centers in 795 villages in six districts.

The collection centers are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to determine the quality of the milk.

The collected milk is sold in the town of Jhansi and is also sent to other milk processing companies located in neighboring states.

To facilitate payment and empower its female members, the company also helped them connect to the banking system.

“We have also signed a memorandum of understanding with various banks so that our members can easily obtain loans from the bank to purchase livestock. We are also working to ensure that our members’ dairy cattle are insured,” Singh said. .

The income has helped women members improve their status and quality of life.

Asha Devi, a member of the group, said that when she joined the business she only had one cattle but with the help of the income she now owns three cattle.

“I have three buffaloes that produce around 20 liters of milk, which I drop off at the collection centre. The company pays me Rs 55 per liter and the payments are always made on time,” she said.

“I have admitted my children to a better school and am able to save money for the future,” she added.

Another member Pavitra Devi from Babina area said: “During the last three years I have increased the number of cattle from two to 11. The cattle give about 40 liters of milk per day which I submit to the center of collection”. Pavitra Devi added that her family was able to build a new cattle shed with the money she earned.

The company also helps its members to buy livestock.

Entergalactic’s Kenya Barris on Creating Something Unique With Kid Cudi https://wankanyaklaselfhelpgroup.com/entergalactics-kenya-barris-on-creating-something-unique-with-kid-cudi/ Sat, 01 Oct 2022 00:16:00 +0000 https://wankanyaklaselfhelpgroup.com/entergalactics-kenya-barris-on-creating-something-unique-with-kid-cudi/

With director Fletcher Musselsentergalactic now streaming on Netflix, I recently spoke with Kenya Barris about the production of the accompanying adult animated music television special ScottKid CudiAt Mescudi’s new studio album of the same name. If you haven’t seen the trailer, entergalactic is a cool 21st century rom com reboot that combines animation, fashion, music and art. It is also about two young artists navigating the meanders of the search for love in New York.

entergalactic features an all-star cast, including Timothée Chalamet, Ty Dolla$ign, Laura Harrier, Vanessa Hudgens, Christopher Abbott, 070 Shake, Jaden Smith, keith david, Teyana Taylor, Arthur Castro and Macaulay Culkin.


During the interview, Kenya Barris talked about why he wanted to do the project, how they wanted to create something no one had seen before, collaborating with Virgil Abloh for the costumes, his first feature film to come, you peoplewhich features Jonah Hill and Eddie Murphyand the white men can’t jump remake.

Moreover, after looking entergalactic, you’ll be like me and wonder if they’ll continue the story or use the format they created to tell new stories. I asked Barris what might happen in the future. He told me:

“We would like to do this as a proof of concept for something that we would like to do for other artists, and maybe either continue that story or do other artists. We think it’s a really interesting way to introduce the music along with the story, and bring together the magic of animation. Animation, especially when you put on music, lasts forever. My children are still singing Moanaand Bambi, and all that. So the idea of ​​it can go on forever.

Watch what he had to say in the player above, or you can read our conversation below.

COLLIDER: I want to start with sincere congratulations. I thought Entergalactic was fantastic.

Oh, thank you brother. I’m super excited about this.

Likewise, you absolutely should be. I like to throw a curve at the start. If someone has never seen what you have done before, what is the first thing you want them to look at and why?

I would say Blackish. I think it’s something that has changed my life and is about my family, gives a lot of context to sort out the types of stories I like to do, and kind of like talking about things in a way that doesn’t hasn’t necessarily been addressed before, and I’m super proud of it. Also as #BlackAF. I would probably say #BlackAF. in fact I would say probably #BlackAF. I think it’s really-

The answer has therefore been modified. I understood.

I think that was the version I was a little more comfortable with and it was kind of a little more honest look at my family.

One of the things about an anime project like this that has so many different parts is that it obviously takes a long time to complete. How long ago did you start working on it?

Years. I think it’s been almost three years.

And because a lot of animated things change drastically during manufacturing. Was it one of those things where he always stayed the same? Have there been any drastic changes?

Yes and no. Do you know what I’m saying? I mean, we knew what we wanted to do. It was the first time that an album was tied to a project in a very unique, proprietary way. We knew we wanted it to be about love and romance, and guy meets girl, guy loses girl, guy gets girl back because those are often not the stories we tell.

We knew we wanted it to be different in a way that we hadn’t seen before, and I feel like very much of the moment, and hopefully, many moments past. I think there were different things about whether it was going to be a feature film, whether it was going to be a series, and we kind of found the best mesh of the two.

I’ve read a lot where it says it’s a series, but I almost consider it a movie. How do you quantify that?

It’s a serie. It is a serial event. It’s broken down into chapters and I think that’s actually a really, really good analogy for what it is.

Do you think this could be the start of other… Do you envision this continuing in some way, either using animation to tell other stories, or do you think this was an isolated thing for you?

We’d like to do this as a proof of concept for something we’d like to do for other artists, and maybe either continue that story or do other artists. We think it’s a really interesting way to introduce the music along with the story, and bring together the magic of animation. Animation, especially when you put on music, lasts forever. My children are still singing Moanaand Bambi, and all that. So the idea of ​​this can go on forever.

One of the other things that I thought was really cool was that you collaborated with Virgil Abloh on the costumes. Can you talk about working with Virgil and because I think one of the things that’s so cool is how you’ve fused cool costumes, art, it’s just a cool melting pot.

Well, Virgil and Cudi are very good friends. I’m a huge… Virgil and I knew each other, but I wasn’t a friend like Cudi. But we knew we wanted to have in a way that we hadn’t seen in an animated series, we wanted… For me as a producer and a filmmaker, everything on this screen, I think I’m responsible, at what you hear from, what you see, what people are wearing, everything.

And I think we wanted to make sure we didn’t lose that because it’s animated and to develop that. And to get the brilliance of Virgil Abloh in the design aesthetic of this show, and it happens to be one of the last things he was able to do, it represents us like it’s a feeling and something that we think is a really special hallmark of what this project is.

I’m so curious about it white men can’t jump remake. Why is now the best time to restart it or what can you tell people about it?

I think it was a very, very special relationship that started between Woody and Wesley, right? And I think it was people from different worlds coming together. And I think right now that kind of becomes the hallmark of the stories that I want to tell. It’s about people from different worlds who have something that they feel like other people don’t believe in them, but they believe in themselves, and it really is a perfect moment.

Jack Harlow is amazing. Sinqua (walls) is amazing. And the soundtrack, DJ Drama is doing our soundtrack for that, and we think it’s gonna be the same way we do above the edge also, but in the same way, we really want to bring that back. I think music is an emotion and we want to bring great music back into movies and make you feel like it’s just as much a part of the movie as the movie itself.

Last question for you. I am very excited to see you people next year, which I believe you wrote with Jonah Hill. You have Eddie Murphy in it. What can you tell people about it? What are you looking forward to people seeing?

It was my first feature film as a director. I was terrified. Do you know what I’m saying? We could spend a lot of money with big stars, and seeing your words you wrote is one thing, but seeing the words you wrote to direct them is another. And I feel like it really takes, in the same way, two different takes. People said it’s this, it’s that. It’s really about two worlds coming together and the thing that brings them together is love, which I’m really not trying to be saccharine, which I really think the world really needs more of.

I think people are going to be blown away with Lauren London. You’ve never seen Eddie Murphy like this. Jonas as a leading man assassinates him. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, she is a surgeon. David Duchovny, who is in it, is incredible. Nia Long is amazing. I think we just have a distribution goldmine and I hope people really respond to it like I’ve been, on every iteration, really happy with it.

Can’t wait to see it. And serious congratulations for entergalactic. Thank you for your time.

Thank you my friend.

]]> Zim gives an update on the HIV plan https://wankanyaklaselfhelpgroup.com/zim-gives-an-update-on-the-hiv-plan/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 22:21:54 +0000 https://wankanyaklaselfhelpgroup.com/zim-gives-an-update-on-the-hiv-plan/

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Mukudzei Chingwere Herald Reporter

Zimbabwe is taking stock of its five-year plan on the ultimate elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis by consolidating the achievements of this process and addressing the shortcomings of the next plan, said the vice president and minister of health and childcare, Dr Constantino Chiwenga said yesterday

He was speaking at the third quarter 2022 meeting of the national validation committee on the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis before the current plan expires at the end of this year.

Zimbabwe has recorded huge successes in its fight against HIV and was recently praised by the United Nations for its compelling roadmap as it moves towards eliminating HIV transmission by 2030.

The UN has praised Zimbabwe for achieving the 90-90-90 targets and now the country is seized with achieving the 95-95-95 targets by 2025.

This means that 90% of people living with HIV know their status, 90% of people living with HIV who know their status are on antiretroviral therapy, and 90% of people on treatment have achieved viral suppression.

“As a country, we have developed a plan to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis covering the period 2018-2022,” Vice President Chiwenga said.

“As Zimbabwe is now in the final year of implementing this plan, my ministry has begun the process of taking stock of the successes, challenges, innovations and best practices we have achieved during this period with a view the development of the monitoring plan covering the years 2023-2026.

Vice President Chiwenga chairs the National Validation Committee and said he looks forward to the participation of program managers from relevant government departments, civil society organizations, community representatives of people living with HIV, academics, legal practitioners as well as implementing partners in this important activity.

The World Health Organization has released global guidance and processes for the triple elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, congenital syphilis and hepatitis B.

“This is a very welcome development as these three infections can be prevented by testing mothers and treating them if they test positive for any of these three conditions,” Vice President Chiwenga said.

“I wish to inform you that the next follow-up plan will focus on the triple elimination of HIV, syphilis and hepatitis.”

Vice President Chiwenga said the UNAIDS Strategy 2021-2026 “Ending Inequalities, Ending AIDS” highlights the inequalities that affect the health of women and children.

Ending vertical transmission and improving the health of women living with HIV, while ensuring antiretroviral treatment for all children and adolescents living with HIV, are priorities of the strategy.

“Recognizing that women’s and children’s issues need to be honoured, a Global Alliance to End Childhood AIDS by 2030 was launched on August 1, 2022 on the sidelines of the International AIDS Conference in Montreal,” Vice President Chiwenga said.

“Zimbabwe has been officially invited to participate in the first phase of implementation of the Global Alliance and I have officially communicated my acceptance to join the Global Alliance. I now intend to move forward and domesticate the Global Alliance to End Childhood AIDS by 2030.”

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Does therapy homework really help? https://wankanyaklaselfhelpgroup.com/does-therapy-homework-really-help/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 18:00:07 +0000 https://wankanyaklaselfhelpgroup.com/does-therapy-homework-really-help/

When I found myself on a therapist’s couch in 2017, I kept waiting for the real work to start. I had started therapy because I wanted to “fix” my life – my anxiety, my relationships – and I wanted someone wiser than me to tell me how to do it. My natural orientation to uncomfortable feelings is to act, because that’s easier than wading through them. I feared I would drown in all those difficult emotions if I fully entered their swirling waters.

My therapist would gently step on the brakes whenever I had that plea, “What should I do?” Look me in the eyes. I wanted things to change, and immediately. Luckily, this therapist was more interested in guiding me to my own thoughts and patterns and understand where they come from.

Those early days of therapy came to mind when a reader, who asked to remain anonymous, asked this question: “Is a therapist just a safe space to talk about your issues, or can you expect to set goals and receive ‘homework’ or advice on how to improve your mental health? I wonder if a life coach is a more appropriate option than a therapist to bring about changes in my life. »

Ultimately, that’s why 99% of us go to therapy: to make changes in our lives. But how can this change be triggered with the help of a professional?

My dog ​​ate my therapy homework

I will first address the issue of homework.

The short answer is yes – homework is totally a thing in therapy. In fact, most therapists invite clients to complete certain tasks between therapy sessions, said Jesse Owen, a professor of counseling psychology at the University of Denver who studies the process and outcomes of psychotherapy.

“The real work of therapy, other than the courage to be vulnerable in sessions, is to do something to change your life outside of the 50 minutes we spend together each week,” Owen told me.

And it can have real benefits: Research suggests that incorporating homework into psychotherapy improves its effectiveness, and that clients who consistently follow homework tend to have better mental health outcomes.

The assignments you receive will depend on your therapist’s approach. For example, clinicians who use Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) — which focuses on changing the way you think — may ask you to keep track of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that arise in stressful or upsetting situations. Then, in the therapy room, you and the therapist can find more helpful ways to respond in those situations in the future. CBT is arguably the type of therapy that takes the most homework, Owen said.

Others might suggest workbooks you can do together, always with the slight caveat that it’s up to you to finish the job.

Ann Kelley, psychologist in Austin, Texas, and co-host of Uncensored Therapista podcast (which I love!) on attachment and relationship science, said her homework is to expand her clients’ awareness of themselves and those around them.

Let’s say you are someone who is afraid of conflict and finds it difficult to express your opinions and needs in intimate relationships. Kelley might ask you to try talking more directly with your partner that week. Later, you and Kelley could discuss what you noticed in those moments (like, “I was scared to death doing that!” or “It was really good to tell my partner how I really felt” ).

With some couples, Kelley may ask them to come home, look each other in the eye, look at each other, and ask each other some important questions. Often people are shocked that they cannot make sustained eye contact with their partner without getting really anxious. If your therapist has a more psychodynamic approach, you’ll likely explore why you’re having this reaction. (Quick note: for some neurodivergent people, we know this exercise may not be helpful and we appreciate your readership.)

“It’s about getting new information about yourself,” Kelley said, “being in a place of deep curiosity instead of knowing.”

People may (often unwittingly) approach therapy passively, Kelley said. They show up for an hour each week after failing to think about it or apply what they discussed with their therapist the week before. Homework is a way to ensure that you get the most out of therapy because it transforms what you have learned from intellectual understanding into lived experience.

If your therapist hasn’t given you homework and that’s something you’d like, Kelley recommends asking your therapist for ways to expand on what you’ve learned between sessions.

A different kind of conversation

Our reader also asked if he could expect “advice” in therapy, which I interpreted as “advice.”

Usually, when we really open up, it’s to a best friend who, with their permission (hopefully), can offer some advice. Therapy is a very different dynamic.

A psychotherapist’s job is to guide people toward self-awareness, but most are trained to avoid giving advice, Owen said. There are several reasons for this. People are more likely to metabolize ideas they themselves have discovered in the caverns of their unconscious, although a therapist may have been holding the flashlight. “Tips usually don’t do as much as [asking] open-ended questions and exploring the deeper meaning of things,” Owen said. Nor do therapists want to give bad advice or dictate what a client should do because of power differences in the therapeutic relationship.

If a client asks for guidance, a therapist can share more general thoughts or encourage a client to think about patterns that are contributing to the problem.

“While we’d like people to follow advice — eat healthy, sleep, drink less — people only listen if they’re really in touch with their own motivations for mental health,” Kelley said. “Our job is to help people want to make big changes, not tell them how to do it.”

As a future therapist myself, I reflect on what type of feedback I have found most helpful in therapy.

The therapists I worked with never explicitly told me what to do — like when I asked if I should leave a relationship or a career — but they sent me back the ideas I had formed with their help. .

Once, after describing a series of painful conflicts with an ex-partner, my therapist said bluntly to me, “I don’t like this about you. I didn’t like it either, but I wasn’t ready to fully admit it to myself. When my therapist recognized that the way I was being treated (as I described it) was not acceptable, it opened the door for me to do the same.

It worked for me only because I had been seeing this therapist for a while and trusted her. But it’s also worth noting that this comment really influenced the way I viewed my relationship—one of the reasons therapists exercise caution when offering such comments.

Put me in it, coach

Finally, this reader would like to know if working with a life coach might be a better option.

Therapists and life coaches offer support and guidance, but there are notable differences:

  • A life coach helps you improve certain skills, like problem solving and organization, and holds you accountable for achieving your future goals.
  • Therapists are trained in deeper psychological exploration and can help you get to the root of the patterns that are holding you back.
  • Unlike therapists who are held accountable by a licensing board, life coaching isn’t regulated by the government, and there isn’t much empirical research on its effectiveness yet, Owen said.

Yet there are many great life coaches out there. Kelley refers clients to coaches when they need help developing skills in a specific area, such as finding a particular job or working on time management for people living with ADHD.

“If you’re self-aware and need a boost of confidence or help setting goals, a life coach may be right for you,” wrote health journalist Kaitlin Vogel. Psychic Centerpiece I recommend if you want more information on life coaching.

See you next week,


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How to help people with psychosis — from Times contributor Erica Crompton, who experienced it firsthand.

Other interesting things

“What if the cure for our current mental health crisis isn’t more mental health care?” asks UCLA professor Danielle Carr in this thought-provoking New York Times op-ed. She points out that the medicalization of the problem emphasizes the individual at the expense of reforming the systems and structures that created them in the first place.

Renowned addiction expert Gabor Maté talks about the effect toxic culture has on our minds and bodies in this excellent interview on the Higher Practice podcast. Mate’s new book, “The Myth of Normalcy,” was released earlier this month.

Women do more paid work, but most of the domestic work still falls to them – and research shows that it has an impact on psychological well-being.

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A Cleaner Community | News, Sports, Jobs https://wankanyaklaselfhelpgroup.com/a-cleaner-community-news-sports-jobs/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 05:28:03 +0000 https://wankanyaklaselfhelpgroup.com/a-cleaner-community-news-sports-jobs/

BRIDGEPORT — Pease Township administrators are encouraging residents to clean up their neglected properties or the township will do it for them, leaving the homeowner with the bill.

Township administrator Mike Bianconi said he and his fellow administrators are working to improve the township one property at a time.

The township has sent letters to property owners whose properties are neglected, whether it’s tall grass, dilapidated structures or litter on the property.

Over the past few years they’ve worked with a dozen owners to get things cleaned up – and most of them have complied.

“We are trying to clean up the town. We try to be nice and work with people, but they have to work with us. … Once we bring it to their attention, as long as they show progress, we are happy,” said Bianconi. “Our goal is to try to make properties look beautiful.”

Recently, the Belmont County Land Bank assisted in the demolition of three dilapidated properties across from Riesbeck.

And some owners have also demolished degraded buildings at the request of the municipality.

Although they prefer to work with owners, Bianconi said they can only wait so long before taking action.

This is exactly what happened to a property on the National Road on Monday. Township administrators along with BTR Environmental workers spent the day cleaning up trash, old furniture, electronics and other items from the rental property, and they will continue to do so throughout the week.

The owner refused to clean up the blight despite numerous letters and requests from the township, according to the trustees.

Bianconi said he had warned the landlord and tenant since May that if they did not comply with orders to remove the rubbish and put the mess away, the trustees would do it themselves, which would lead to the establishment of a a tax lien on the property to reimburse the municipality for the cleaning costs.

Ohio’s revised code, sections 505.87 and 505.871, allow townships to take action if a property owner fails to comply with a cleanup order and then assess the costs of the cleanup as a tax lien on the property.

Neither the landlord nor the tenant were home at the time of the cleanup, but trustees said they were aware of the situation.

Pease Township Police Chief Darby Copeland said officers prefer to work with landlords to resolve these issues, but the township will take action if the landlord is unwilling to do so.

Bianconi said it was the first time they had hired a company to clean a property. He said they would prefer not to have to, but felt the need due to the deteriorating condition of the property, which was filled with a range of items.

Bianconi challenges residents to fight for a more beautiful community. He urges residents to keep their grass clipped and remove litter and trash from their properties.

“I challenge them to make their property exceptional. …I’m not saying do it overnight, but make it a goal,” he said.

Officials are monitoring other properties throughout the township, he said, in hopes of continuing efforts to clean up the scourge.

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How the Ethiopian-Nigeria Air deal will affect Kenya Airways

Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines planes at Kamuzu International Airport in Malawi. PICTURES | COURTESY

As Kenya Airways continues to extend begging bowls to the government to inject more billions of dollars to help it out of a major financial crisis, its main African rival, Ethiopia Airlines, plans to fight the lucrative market of West Africa as it prepares to expand its dominance beyond. the region.

This is after Ethiopian Airlines, which is now the largest in Africa, won a bid to become the main technical partner of Nigeria Air, of which it will become the main sole shareholder.

Ethiopia and its partners in the deal plan to take over Nigeria Air and build a travel hub in Lagos to serve the West African market.

Ethiopian Airlines will hold a 49% stake in the new Nigerian airline, while the Nigerian Sovereign Wealth Fund will take 46%. The remaining 5% will belong to the Nigerian federal government, according to an agreement reported by the news agency Reuters.

The deal will now give Ethiopia Airlines a home advantage to battle against Kenya Airways, which was one of the biggest beneficiaries of Nigeria Air’s collapse nearly two decades ago under a cloud of debt, bad management and corruption.

Nigeria is the largest aviation market in West Africa and winning the market gives any carrier a numerical advantage.

Under the deal, the new airline will launch with three Boeing 737-800 aircraft and the group plans to own 30 jets and operate international flights in two years.

The Nigeria deal is the latest acquisition for continental carriers.

Ethiopian Airlines Group holds a 24% stake in African Sky (ASKY) based in Lomé, Togo, a 49% stake in Malawi Airlines based in Lilongwe, Malawi, 45% of Zambia Airways, a 49% stake in Tchadia Airlines, a 99% stake in Ethiopian Mozambique Airlines LTD and 51 percent shareholding DHL-ET Logistics Services.

The 100% Ethiopian government-owned airline flies to 127 international routes, over 62 destinations in Africa and 22 domestic destinations.

The airline has expanded its network from the Chinese city of Chongqing, flights to Garowe and Bosaso, Somalia, operations to the city of Beira in central Mozambique, Athens, Bangkok and Hanoi and launched flight services to the India, adding Bengaluru to its network.

It overtook Pride of Africa, Kenya Airways which now flies to 42 destinations worldwide, including 35 in Africa.

Ethiopia has led the fight in West Africa, which is emerging as the next frontier of pan-African airline competition, with struggling state airlines KQ and South African Airways also interested in the route in as part of their plan to build a pan-African franchise.

KQ, which reduced its net loss for the year ended December by 56.58% to 15.8 billion shillings, has made inroads into the giant market but currently lacks the financial muscle to compete with Ethiopia vol par flight.

KQ has signed a codeshare agreement with Africa World Airlines, a West African regional airline operating from Ghana, to extend joint reach on domestic, African and international routes.

“Our combined networks will provide our customers with the convenience of seamless connectivity to and from the Kenya Airways network to the Africa World Airlines network. It is imperative that we continue to interconnect Africa and enable access to inside Africa for our passengers,” said Adedayo Olawuyi. , head of advertising for Africa World Airlines in a statement.

The West African market has been important to the Kenyan airline and the agreement with Ghana will allow KQ customers easy access to Accra directly from Nairobi as well as joint West African and air routes. international organizations, is seen as a move to consolidate the region.

The former flag carrier of Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria Airways, was founded in 1958 and wholly owned by the government, but ceased operations in 2003.

Nigeria is seeking to establish a national airline and develop its aviation infrastructure – currently seen as an obstacle to economic growth – to create a hub for West Africa.

Entering Ethiopia through Nigeria provides a large market for the growing airline, although the market is difficult as Lagos is not a preferred transit point, with exchange control issues making more hard to get money.

But Ethiopia Airlines, which operates in a similar environment at home, is unfazed, it has an edge over the competition being among the few airlines in the world that made a profit in 2020 despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

At the height of the crisis, the company prioritized air freight and refitted passenger planes to cargo planes.

This model has allowed the airline to transport medical supplies, partnering with the World Health Organization, the United Nations and Chinese giant Alibaba in the global distribution of Covid-19 vaccines.

KQ and SAA, on the other hand, are sagging after multi-year losses and struggling through bureaucratic hoops to set up their pan-African franchise.

The Ethiopian Airlines Group, originally established in June 1945, enjoys a profitable financial position and strong support from its government.

Its main hub Addis Ababa is very well located for intra-Africa-India/South Asia and Latin America-India/South Asia traffic.

The versatile airline follows a multi-corporate model to gain the advantage of routing customers through Bole airport where passengers pass through the main hub in Addis Ababa and stop over and connect to onward flights or even stay close to the airport in its Skylight Hotel.

The company has also invested heavily in its digital transformation, generating spending of over 4.8 billion shillings ($40 million) between 2015 and 2020 to increase online sales.

Ethiopia recently signed with a Kenya-based travel technology company, AfroAtlas, to provide the airline’s New Distribution Capability (NDC) platform, which is a travel industry-backed program launched by Ethiopia. International Air Transport Association (IATA) for airlines to create and distribute relevant offers to customers.

NDC content has become popular among airlines around the world due to personalized shopping experience, price autonomy, discounts and add-ons, among others.

Afro Atlas has partnered with over 400 travel providers, including Car Rental for Transportation and Expedia, an American online travel agency.

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Medical care can diagnose illness and injury, but a lack of medical care is not the cause of illness or injury. Medicine is more of an art than a science. Cutting-edge treatments evolve over time. When I was in medical school in 1972, a professor of medicine began his lecture by informing us that “In 10 years, you will find that half of what I tell you is wrong. I don’t know which half . “

We didn’t give aspirin to a heart attack victim until after 1980, but now it’s routinely given even before the victim arrives at the hospital. Until the 2000s, postmenopausal women were given estrogen to replace the hormones they were no longer producing, with one study finding small gains in life expectancy with the use of this therapy. Most now regard this practice as harmful.

Consider comparisons of medical care between countries for conditions that should respond to care. Although for many conditions medical care has little to offer, there are many others for which it is beneficial: bacterial infections, diabetes, heart attacks, HIV/AIDS, hypertension, maternal bleeding during childbirth and leukemia in young people. The United States fares poorly even on these issues: repeated studies show that we have dramatically higher mortality from treatable diseases than other wealthy nations. Although deaths from these conditions are decreasing overall, the improvements are sadly disgraceful in the United States. Comparing avoidable deaths and mortality reduction over 10 years (2009-2019) in rich countries, the Commonwealth Fund shows that the United States is the worst.

Why are deficiencies in medical care not highlighted? Because they would rival health wins.

We doctors pride ourselves on “saving lives”. I remember attending my first emergency code as a medical student at Stanford. Someone’s heart stopped beating and a doctor-in-training delivered a defibrillation shock that restarted the heart. After the chief resident arrived, he asked who had electrocuted the patient. A hand waved, and he said solemnly, “You saved a life. Saving lives, sown in my child’s mind, is the metaphor of medical care.

But is it true? In too many cases, it is not medical care that saves money.

As a medical intern, one evening in 1973, I watched an issue of Journal of Infectious Diseases, featuring an article by Edward Kass, MD, PhD, a renowned infectious disease physician at Harvard. In this article “Infectious Diseases and Social Change”, Kass presented data on deaths from various infectious diseases since the 1850s in England and Wales, where reliable records had been kept. He noted that poorer people were consistently more likely to succumb to infections. Considering tuberculosis, diphtheria, scarlet fever, measles and whooping cough, he then presented data showing that deaths from these problems had dropped dramatically even before the advent of antibiotics or vaccinations. Kass argued that this decline in deaths resulted from improved socioeconomic status and living standards, not medical care. He called it “the most important event in the history of human health.” It took a few decades for the concepts I read that day to sink in, but Kass’s article made me start asking some important questions. One of these questions was: how can we distinguish the benefit of medical care from the threat?

Consider giving two groups of people different levels of medical care, with one group getting as much free care as they want and the other having to pay part of the cost. In the Rand Health Insurance Study, more than 4,000 adults were randomly assigned to one of these two groups. Those who had to pay part of the cost of their care used one-third fewer services and had one-third fewer hospitalizations than those who received free care. The result? Essentially no difference in mortality rates.

A more extreme version of this approach considers what happens to death rates when doctors go on strike. A review of the literature suggests that mortality actually decreases when doctors are not at work. A study of people receiving less treatment due to a doctors’ strike was done for the month-long 1976 anesthesiologists’ strike in Los Angeles County. County coroner death rates plummeted during the strike. Deaths then increased afterwards as elective surgeries were postponed.

This unexpected discovery – that less care is not always less health – has been confirmed time and time again, but the reasons behind it are unclear. One possible explanation is that whenever medical care itself has been considered a possible cause of death, it is always one of the main factors.

The first major medical harm study was published in 1991. Harvard Medical School investigators reviewed a sample of New York City hospital records for 1984, documenting “adverse events” resulting from the care provided. Common problems were reactions to prescribed medications and surgical wound infections. There were complications due to technical procedures, such as leaving an instrument in the body during surgery or a device not working properly. Adverse events were found to be frequent, with a substantial proportion ending in death.

Since then, numerous studies conducted in different countries by different researchers have found that medical harm is common. A key finding: Being admitted to a hospital can carry a substantial risk of dying from treatment alone, and the sicker you are and the longer you stay, the greater the risk.

People die in their search for medical care. The number of these deaths varies. In the 2015 issue of Best Hospitals from US News and World Report, an article on patient safety found that an analysis “put the number of preventable deaths alone each year at 440,000”. In 2016, a study by surgeons at Johns Hopkins University listed medical error as the third leading cause of death in America. The New York Times reported in 1998 that more than 100,000 people die each year from adverse drug reactions.

Yet media attention to the approximately 500,000 treatment-related deaths per year in the United States is low. But he deserves a lot more media attention than he gets.

None of this is intended to discredit access to necessary health care. Universal access to appropriate medical care is the benchmark for a healthy society. Millions of people in this country do not have that access. The United States has a long way to go to achieve this goal.

This excerpt has been adapted from the forthcoming book, Inequality is killing us all: health lessons from COVID-19 for the world (Routledge, November 11, 2022, Paperback), by Stephen Bezruchka. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

Stephen Bezruchka, MD, MPH, is associate professor emeritus in the Department of Health Systems and Population Health and the Department of Global Health at the School of Public Health at the University of Washington.

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Discussion focuses on sandhill cranes

West Valley Naturalists have resumed monthly presentations at West Valley School, located at 2290 Farm to Market Road, Kalispell.

On Wednesday, September 28, Laura Katzman, Land Care Specialist with Flathead Land Trust, will talk about the hundreds of sandhill cranes, which stop in the valley each fall to refuel at a staging area in the valley. West during their migration. Flathead Land Trust helped conserve part of this staging area in 2018. These impressive birds rely on wetlands and farmland as they move from their breeding grounds to their wintering grounds.

The program begins at 7 p.m. in the common area of ​​the college. Guides will help you find your way. For more information, email lindardekort@gmail.com.

Autumn Bazaar October 1

The Bigfork Community United Methodist Church Bazaar has its annual Fall Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 1.

Shop beautifully packaged homemade jams, jellies and baked goods, as well as homemade frozen fruit pies ready for the holiday dinner.

Shop unique gifts such as jewelry, wood and leather products, pottery, baby items, crafts and more. Traders will also be on site.

A Sloppy Joe lunch will be available.

The church is located at 750 Electric Ave., Bigfork

Free meals in October

Community Kitchen-Feeding the Flathead is offering the following free meals in Kalispell in October. All meals are served at 6 p.m. unless otherwise specified and everyone is welcome.

Central Christian Church, 248 Second Ave. E. — 1st, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 15, 17, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 3013, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30

Calvary Lutheran Church, 2200 US 2 E. — October 7, 14, 21, 28

Samaritan House Auxiliary Center, 1110 Second St. W. — October 12, 16, 19

The presentation focuses on the vikings

The public is invited to attend the Sons of Norway Reunion at the Northwest Montana History Museum in Kalispell at 1 p.m. on October 1 for Tim Christenson’s fun and factual presentation entitled “Bet on the Vikings!” around the year 1066.

By this time, King Edward the Confessor was dead and it was a three-way battle royal for the throne of England. Harold of England was Edward’s brother-in-law and he took the throne for himself. But Harald of Norway maintained that Edward had promised him the throne, so he sailed south with a large fleet and army to stake his claim.

Meanwhile, on the French coast, William, the Duke of Normandy and Edward’s cousin, claimed that Edward had promised him the throne, and he was waiting for a favorable wind so he could sail to England and take it.

Despite their fierce rivalry, these three suitors are members of the Viking royal family who lead the Viking armies.

Sons of Norway Golden member Francie Patton will also be honored at the reunion.

Quilting and Crafts Market

The Mountain Brook Craft Co-op will be holding its 12th Annual Quilting and Craft Market at the Mountain View Mennonite Church on Friday and Saturday, September 30 and October 1. The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

This year’s market will include hand and machine quilted quilts and wall hangings, artwork, book folds, jewelry, knit and crochet accessories, bags and tote bags, holiday and home decorations, handmade soaps and candles, classic needlework, children’s quilts and felted wool and fiber accessories and wares. The market will feature themed areas including Patriotic/Fourth of July, Fall/Thanksgiving and Christmas. The pantry will include crafts for the kitchen, as well as baked goods and treats.

The Mountain Brook Craft Cooperative was started over 12 years ago by a group of quilters and crafters living in the Mountain Brook area near Creston. Every item sold in the Marketplace is carefully handcrafted by members and primarily includes Montana-made items.

Mountain View Mennonite Church is located at 795 Mennonite Church Road, off Montana 35 in Creston.

Rotary Book Sale

Bigfork Rotary is hosting a book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 1 at The Ark, future home of the ImagineIF Bigfork Library, behind Bethany Lutheran Church. Community members have donated gently used books over the past few weeks to sell as a fundraiser for the new library. Most books will be sold by the inch.

Fans are convinced that Kenya will leave Jukebox again https://wankanyaklaselfhelpgroup.com/fans-are-convinced-that-kenya-will-leave-jukebox-again/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 16:49:02 +0000 https://wankanyaklaselfhelpgroup.com/fans-are-convinced-that-kenya-will-leave-jukebox-again/

Power Book III: Raising Kanan is the coming-of-age story of Kanan Stark (Mekai Curtis) and his cousin, Jukebox (Hailey Kilgrove). Jukebox’s mother, Kenya (LeToya Luckett), abandoned her as a baby. Jukebox also had many issues with his father, Marvin (London Brown).

Now Jukebox has reconnected with Kenya, but fans are convinced it’s only temporary.