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Zimbabwe’s ‘Mental Health Benches’ Exported To The World Cup
Health

Zimbabwe’s ‘Mental Health Benches’ Exported To The World Cup

Video by Farai Mugano. Pictures by Jekesai NjikizanaSitting next to a patient with depression on a garden bench in Zimbabwe's capital Harare, 70-year-old Shery Ziwakayi speaks gently, offering accessible therapy with a warm and reassuring smile."You have made the right decision to come to see mbuya", she tells her client, using the Shona word for "grandmother" and offering a handshake. A Zimbabwean doctor has come up with a novel way of providing desperately needed mental health therapy for his poorer compatriots by using lay health workers, colloquially referred to as "grandmothers". Psychiatry professor Dixon Chibanda's concept is simple: a wooden park bench where people experiencing common mental disorders sit and receive free therapy. Chibanda's Friendship Bench has proved popular ...
Peloton Has Problems. Why That’s Good News for Planet Fitness Stock.
Fitness

Peloton Has Problems. Why That’s Good News for Planet Fitness Stock.

Peloton Interactive lost less money, improved its free cash flow, and delivered more than expected connected fitness subscribers in the latest quarter—and its stock was rewarded for it. The big winner, however, might be Planet Fitness Peloton (ticker: PTON) stock jumped 8.2% on Thursday despite posting a loss of $1.20 a share, narrower than its loss of $1.25 a share in the year-ago quarter though wider than the 67-cent loss analysts had expected. Sales of $616.5 million came in below forecasts for $637 million. Investors, however, focused on the fact that Peloton still plans to achieve break-even cash flow by the second half of its fiscal 2023. Source ...
China’s No. 2 Is a Business Pragmatist and a Party Loyalist. Which Will Prevail?
Business

China’s No. 2 Is a Business Pragmatist and a Party Loyalist. Which Will Prevail?

Xi Jinping’s new right-hand man, Li Qiang, has shown two sides to his personality over his career.Mr. Li, whom Mr. Xi appointed last month as China’s new No. 2, is known inside the country as a pro-business pragmatist unafraid to push the boundaries of Communist Party rule. Party insiders say he’s also a loyalist who will implement Beijing’s policies effectively and aggressively when needed. Source link
UK Politics Timeline | Barron’s
Politics

UK Politics Timeline | Barron’s

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers visit http://www.djreprints.com. https://www.barrons.com/news/uk-politics-timeline-01666318208 By JOHN SAEKI October 20, 2022 Order Reprints Print Article UK politics timeline ...
Politics And Football: Brazil Election Edition
Politics

Politics And Football: Brazil Election Edition

Brazilian football star Neymar, who backs President Jair Bolsonaro's reelection campaign, leaving his fraud trial in Spain on October 18 Josep LAGO Text size Many dribble around the question, but the few Brazilian footballers who have taken sides in the country's polarizing presidential election have mostly backed far-right incum...
Las Vegas Mass Stabbing Suspect to be Evaluated for Mental Health, Attorney Says
Health

Las Vegas Mass Stabbing Suspect to be Evaluated for Mental Health, Attorney Says

Updated Oct. 8, 2022 8:01 pm ETListen to article(1 minute)An attorney working with the man accused of committing the stabbing attack on the Las Vegas Strip said he would seek to evaluate the suspect’s mental health to determine whether he is competent to stand trial.Yoni Barrios, 32 years old, will be charged with two counts of murder and six counts of attempted murder, prosecutors said this week. He is a Guatemalan citizen who investigators believe was in the U.S. illegally, according to a law-enforcement official. Source link
Vodafone Group Plc Chief Technology Officer Johan Wibergh to Step Down End of 2022
Technology

Vodafone Group Plc Chief Technology Officer Johan Wibergh to Step Down End of 2022

By Joe Hoppe Vodafone Group PLC said Thursday that Chief Technology Officer Johan Wibergh will retire at the end of 2022 after serving in the role since 2015, and that Scott Petty will take over from Jan. 1. The U.K. telecommunications company said Mr. Petty will co-lead Vodafone Technology with incoming Chief Network Officer Alberto Ripepi. Mr. Petty joined the company in 2009, holding positions in Vodafone Business Product Management and Technology before becoming CTO for the U.K. in 2017. Mr. Ripepi joined Vodafone in 2001 and has held various roles, including CTO of Europe and operational director for Group Technology. The company also said Rosemary Martin, group general counsel and company secretary, will leave the company on March 31, and will be succeed...