Venezuela: Neighbors Help Each Other To Mitigate Hunger

first_imgBy Voice of America / Edited by Diálogo Staff November 27, 2019 The ongoing economic crisis in Venezuela has led some families to share their food with neighbors to ensure access to proteins.In various parts of Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, people who live in the same community gather occasionally to prepare a full meal they cannot afford individually.Evelyn Salazar, who lives in a western part of Caracas, tells Voice of America that in 2018 neighbors began to feel they would no longer be able to afford all the food groups, and decided to join efforts.“I had flour for arepas, and she had cheese […] but she didn’t have flour. So chatting, we met every night, [and we realized that] one would have dinner, but not the other, so we agreed that we would meet and bring something to share.”Salazar says that they do this at least three times a week to also bring some variety to the meals the give their children.According to the latest study from the National Survey for Living Conditions of the Venezuelan Population (ENCOVI, in Spanish), which several Venezuelan universities carry out, in the last 3 years, the purchase of products like chicken and beef dropped between 34 and 45 percent, due to hyperinflation in the South American nation. Inflation in August 2019 was 65.2 percent, and the cumulative inflation for the year was 2,674 percent, according to data from the opposition-led National Assembly.Eliana Santaella, another neighbor, explained to VOA that her main concern is her daughter’s weight loss, and that this sharing is a way to mitigate hunger. The Nicolás Maduro regime in Venezuela said it made available to citizens 3,000 food warehouses to make protein accessible to poor communities.According to ENCOVI, the diet of Venezuelans with fewer resources causes anemia, and is marked by excessive flour and rice consumption and a shortage of iron. The study also reveals that 9 out of 10 Venezuelans say that the money they earn is not enough to pay for food.In September, Venezuela became one of 41 countries in the world in need of external food assistance, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.last_img read more

Wednesday people roundup

first_imgAllianz Global Investors – Naveen Kunam has been appointed senior portfolio manager in Allianz Global Investors’ new four-member team formed to develop the global emerging market debt (EMD) business. Kunam joins the company from ING Investment Management. Other members of the team include Shahzad Hasan, who has been hired as portfolio manager, Vlad Andryushchenko as senior research analyst and Eoghan McDonagh, who has been appointed senior trader. Hasan was previously at Credit Suisse, Andryushchenko worked at Renaissance Capital in Moscow, and McDonagh was at Eclectica Asset Management. The new team will be based in London and work alongside Oleksiy Soroka, who leads EMD credit research. La Française – Gregor Volk is joining La Française as head of real estate development for Germany, as part of the company’s strategic development plans for the country. He was previously director of institutional business at Invesco Asset Management in Frankfurt, where worked for seven years. Volk will continue to be based in Frankfurt, and at La Française will report to Philippe Peirs, head of international real estate development. PwC – Mark Pugh is joining PwC as asset management leader in the UK. He is taking over the role from Paula Smith, who is going back to the US after her secondment to the UK firm. Pugh has been an assurance partner at PwC for 10 years. BNP Paribas Securities Services – Ken Back has been appointed by BNP Paribas Securities Services to the role of head of asset managers and alternatives sales for the UK. He comes from Broadridge Financial Solutions. Anne Leyton has also been hired by BNP Paribas Securities Services as head of the fund manager liaison team, joining from Citigroup, where she was a client executive director. Roman Seydoux has been hired as global relationship manager for asset managers, having previously worked at Bank of New York Mellon, and Claire Misata has been appointed global relationship manager for asset managers. Misata was previously at Northern Trust. DIAM International – Anthony Catachanas has been hired by DIAM International to join its EMEA business development team, to help build the group’s institutional business. Catachanas joins from Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he was responsible for global bank relationships and wholesale and institutional business in the UK, Greece, Cyprus, Belgium and Luxembourg. Vontobel – Catherine Salmon has been appointed by Vontobel as client service manager, joining the firm AllianceBernstein, where she was a senior associate. At AllianceBernstein, she was responsible for managing client relations and providing sales support to large institutional clients, focusing on the defined contribution market. Harcourt Investment Consulting – Michel Salden has been hired by alternative investment boutique Harcourt Investment Consulting as senior portfolio manager. The firm is a unit of Vontobel Asset Management. Salden will manage the Vontobel fund Belvista Commodity. He is taking over the role from Jon Andersson, who will be managing another Vontobel fund, Belvista Dynamic Commodity. Salden has worked for several large Dutch pension funds over the last 12 years, including APG, DPFS and most recently PGGM. Institute for Religious Works, Legal & General, Association of Professional Pension Trustees, Allianz Global Investors, PwC, La Française, BNP Paribas Securities Services, DIAM International, Vontobel, Harcourt Investment ConsultingInstitute for Religious Works – Jean-Baptiste de Franssu has been appointed president at the IRW, also known as the Vatican Bank. The industry veteran, chairman at M&A consultancy Incipit, resigned as head of Invesco Perpetual’s Continental European business in April 2011 after 15 years. He also served as president of the European Fund and Asset Management Association until June 2011. Before joining Invesco, he was a director at Groupe Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations in France. De Franssu succeeds Ernst von Freyberg.  Legal & General – Robert Jamieson was recently appointed COO Legal & General Retirement, a unit of Legal & General, which includes the group’s bulk annuity and longevity insurance business, as well as its individual retirement solutions business. He will also be responsible for delivering asset data and risk analytics across the wider Legal & General group. Jamieson joined Legal & General in 2011 from Thomson Reuters.Association of Professional Pension Trustees – Ian Pittaway has been elected chairman of the Association of Professional Pension Trustees (APPT) at its AGM. He is a senior partner at Sacker & Partners. The other council members of the APPT are Claire Altman, Andrew Bradshaw, Andrew Parker, Nita Tinn and Graham Wardle. last_img read more

Other Sports Sonia Chahal assured of silver, enters 57kg featherweight final in Women’s World Boxing Championship

first_imgNew Delhi: India’s Sonia Chahal gave the country even more glory as she defeated North Korea’s Son Hwa Jo 5-0 in the semi-final of the 57kg featherweight category to enter the final and assure herself of a silver medal in the Women’s World Boxing Championship held at the Indira Gandhi stadium in New Delhi on Friday. This is a remarkable feat for Sonia, who is playing in the World Championships for the first time and her win was a tribute to her superior defensive technique against the North Korean, who had secured silver in the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. Heading into the contest, the Bhiwani girl said the result was unbelievable.Read More | MC Mary Kom assures India of silver in World Boxing Championship“I just cannot believe that I have reached the final. The fact that I have achieved this in front of my home fans is simply wonderful. I am very happy with my performance. The final will be tough as both (potential opponents) are hard-hitters. I am prepared for the situation,” Sonia said.Read More | Azize Nimani – Meet the boxer who denied Mary Kom ticket to RioSonia added that she had to take a different approach towards the end of the game against her North Korean opponent and the advice from her coach gave her the initiative in the third round. “It was a tough bout as she was as Asian Games silver medalist. She was quiet fast as well. I had to be aggressive and I did that in the third round. The coach told me that if I play aggressively in the third round, I can win the contest,” Sonia said.Sonia will now face Germany’s Ornella Gabriele Wahner, who defeated Jemyma Betrian of Netherlands. However, there was a bittersweet result for India in the women’s light 64kg ight welterweight category as Simranjit Kaur lost 1-4 to Dan Dou in the semi-finals to settle for bronze.The Haryana girl’s result is a double boost for India, who have already have one medal assured in MC Mary Kom who defeated Kim Hyang Mi of North Korea 5-0 in the semi-final of the 48 kg light flyweight category on Thursday.The Women’s World Championship is a special tournament for Mary Kom. Ever since 2001, when the event first took place, the 35-year-old has won six medals, five of which were gold. Her tally of five individual gold medals is the joint-most by any athlete and she now has the chance to win a gold medal in the World Boxing Championship for the first time since 2010.In the entire history of the Amateur World Boxing Championship, only one individual has won six gold medals. Felix Savon of Cuba won from 1986 to 1999 in the 91kg category and Mary Kom has the chance to level that. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Must win game for Liverpool.

first_imgLiverpool need a win in their final Champions League group game tonight – or they’ll be out of the competition.Victory over Basel at Anfield is the only way they can reach the last-16.The Swiss side only need a draw to pip the Merseysiders. Arsenal are already through ahead of their match away to Galatasaray but they still have a slim chance of finishing top of their group.last_img

NLCS Game 2: Dodgers vs. Cubs, game time, TV info and starting pitchers

first_imgNLCS Game 2When: Sunday, 4:30 p.m.Where: Dodger StadiumTV: TBS Hates to face: Kris Bryant, 2 for 3Loves to face: Addison Russell, 0 for 2, 2 KsCUBS LHP JON LESTER (13-8, 4.33 ERA in regular season)vs. Dodgers: 3-4, 3.64 ERAAt Dodger Stadium: 2-2, 3.94 ERAPostseason: 9-7, 2.57 ERAHates to face: Kiké Hernandez, 4 for 17, 2 HRs, six RBI, 3 BBsLoves to face: Justin Turner, 1 for 20, 5 KsUPCOMING MATCHUPSGame 3: Dodgers RHP Yu Darvish (4-3, 3.44 ERA in regular season) at Cubs RHP Kyle Hendricks (7-5, 3.03 ERA), 6 p.m. Tuesday, TBSGame 4: Dodgers LHP Alex Wood (16-3, 2.72 ERA in regular season) at Cubs RHP Jake Arrieta (14-10, 3.53 ERA), 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. Wednesday, TBSGame 5: Dodgers (TBA) at Cubs (TBA) if necessary, 5 p.m. Thursday, TBSGame 6: Cubs (TBA) at Dodgers (TBA) if necessary, 1 p.m. or 5 p.m. Saturday, TBSGame 7: Cubs (TBA) at Dodgers (TBA) if necessary, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, TBS***Game 1 coverage:Yasiel Puig, Chris Taylor help Dodgers take NLCS openerPhotos: Dodgers defeat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 in NLCS Game 1Whicker: Yasiel Puig goes from outcast to centerpiece in Dodgers’ roomMiller: Yasiel Puig delivers for Dodgers in an emotional Game 1 triumphCharlie Culberson rises to the occasion in Dodgers’ Game 1 victoryCubs’ Jose Quintana delivers quality outing despite real-life scare a day earlierBack injury forces Dodgers to leave Corey Seager off roster for NLCSUpdated Dodgers postseason roster and player profilesDodgers updated postseason schedule, TV listings, ticket information THE PITCHERSDODGERS LHP RICH HILL (12-8, 3.32 ERA in regular season)vs. Cubs: 0-0, 0.00 ERAAt Dodger Stadium: 9-6, 2.23 ERAPostseason: 1-2, 4.50 ERAcenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more