For Zgaib, the medical career at UNRN will be different from any other in the country

En dialogue with El Cordillerano, the Río Negro health minister, analyzed the project announced a week ago on the creation of a medical degree at the National University of Río Negro (UNRN). Currently, in the south of the country, only three universities have this degree.

“I began the talk with Del Bello seeing this possibility (of implementing the race) and of course this was later extended to the entire political spectrum, to the Governor and others,” said Zgaib, who explained that in those talks with the university director they were going talking about the student’s profile.

The Minister of Health assured that the project “is very good for us as a health system and later as a province” and said that “this has a vision of being able to do it in Bariloche, with the Hospital, it is a face-to-face career and with a different way to work, the public health system is very involved ”.

In addition, he explained that “another thing that is important is the possibility of reserving quotas for the boys of Línea Sur, since the idea is to create something different from what is an income in any other part of the country, we aim at the rural medicine, and we have a lot of experience here in the Andean zone. “

“It is very important that there is this possibility that this materializes in the year 2022” admitted Zgaib and explained that there is “the need to have doctors trained in the region who attend to the needs of Rio Negro.”

“The project is not from now, it comes from long before,” said Zgaib, and in that sense added that “many things in Health accelerated with the pandemic, but this project comes from before,” he said.

Regarding the deadlines and the original idea, he indicated: “the idea of ​​the University of the province is that in 2022 it can be working. Today the framework agreement is being worked on, but it is the idea of ​​the UNRN to be able to start with the teaching of the classes in 2022. “

Yesterday afternoon (Thursday 10/8) Zgaib participated in a virtual meeting with authorities of the Nation and the National University of Río Negro in order to present details of the operation of the hospital for the future career.

The meeting was attended by the director of human talent of the National Ministry of Health, Pedro Silberman; the director of the “Ramón Carrillo hospital, from San Carlos de Bariloche, Leonardo Gil, and the pedagogical degree from the University of Río Negro, María José López, was carried out within the framework of the feasibility studies for the opening of the career in the city.

Minister Zgaib explained that, together with the director Leonardo Gil, at this meeting details of the hospital structure, how to work in primary care, rural medicine and field work, among other topics, were provided.


The new boss maintains the activist course

New York Anyone who buys Patagonia shorts in the USA these days might discover a surprise under the label: “Vote The Assholes Out” is printed there. This refers primarily to the US Republicans under President Donald Trump because they do not take climate change seriously enough.

Political activism is part of the DNA of the outdoor manufacturer from California. And the new CEO Ryan Gellert doesn’t want to change anything. “Activism is fundamental,” the 48-year-old told the “Fast Company” magazine. Last week Gellert was named the company’s new CEO. He replaces Rose Marcario, who left her post at the privately held company after six years in June.

Gellert grew up in hot Florida. Nevertheless, he discovered his love for mountaineering and backcountry snowboarding at an early age. He completed his law degree in the mountainous state of Utah before taking an MBA in Florida. Since then he has climbed or climbed many mountains in Asia, Europe, Australia and North America.

The outdoor fan turned his hobby into a profession and worked for the mountain sports outfitter Black Diamond for 15 years, including in Asia. He then moved to Patagonia, where he was responsible for business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa for the past six years in Amsterdam. For his job as CEO, he is now moving to Ventura, Southern California, and will manage the entire business from there.

“Ryan is the right person, with the best experience and leadership, to run our company,” says Kris Tompkins of Gellert. She was the company’s first CEO and is now on the Supervisory Board.

Part of the profits as a donation

Patagonia has been an exceptional company since it was founded. When mountaineer and environmentalist Yvon Chouinard founded Patagonia in 1973, he associated the business with a love of nature and respect for employees. From an early age, people started to use fleece from recycling bottles. Since the late 1980s, Patagonia has given one percent of sales or ten percent of profit – whichever is higher – to environmental protection organizations. When Trump lowered corporate taxes, the outdoor specialist also passed some of the savings on to environmental projects.

“Patagonia is an undisputed pioneer in sustainability,” says Elsa Pieper, managing partner of Fährmann management consultancy, which specializes in sustainability. “Consumers sense that the company is serious about it, and not just since sustainability was on everyone’s lips.”

Patagonia down jackets and equipment are expensive and customers are among the high earners. Sales for 2019 are estimated at $ 800 million and the company is considered highly profitable. Patagonia, which is still entirely in the hands of its founder, is estimated to be worth more than a billion dollars.

Patagonia clothing has long been worn not only by mountaineers, but also by bankers and techies. This has already caused resentment among customers and in the house: when the fleece and down vests with the Patagonia logo became the uniform of young traders on Wall Street and “bros” in Silicon Valley, Patagonia put a stop to this. The manufacturer only supplies its mass productions with company labels to companies that donate at least part of their profits to good causes.

Message under the label

Political activism is part of the DNA of the California-based outdoor manufacturer.

(Photo: AFP)

“We are in business to save our home planet” – this is how Gellert’s predecessor Marcario reformulated the company’s mission. Sometimes you forego sales. When the corona pandemic broke out, Patagonia also shut down e-commerce for a month to make sure employees only return with the right protective measures.

The new CEO also wants to save the planet. “The ambitions could hardly be higher,” says Gellert. In Europe he has worked with various environmental protection organizations and advocated renewable energies. “He knows and lives the values ​​of Patagonia”, says the consultant Pieper. “He ‘can brand’ and understands markets.” It therefore seems plausible that, like his predecessor Macario, he “will continue to run the company in the spirit of the founder and along the mission and set his own accents”.

“We see this business as one that should still exist in 100 years,” Gellert told Fast Company. The world is changing. “My feeling is that we have left the world behind us forever, in which one always has to deal with a big topic. We are now in one where we have to deal with many challenges at once. And we have to find out what to focus on in this world. “

In the US, the election campaign is now the focus. In addition to the labels with the not very discreet election call, Patagonia also supports the initiative of basketball star LeBron James. “More Than a Vote” is primarily intended to motivate black Americans to vote and to work as election workers in the polling stations.

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Travel Guide: An Oscar for the best guide in the world

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An Oscar for the best guide in the world

Tour guides should be all-rounders, often with low wages. Some succeed, others say goodbye with relief. But our author met the most perfect of all guides in the heart of Patagonia.

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Chile: Travel guide Hans Rosas accompanies vacationers in Patagonia

All-rounder: Hans Rosas guide accompanies vacationers in Patagonia

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WI probably should have taken the first aid guide that the guide was reading when he picked me up as a bad omen. I could also have been puzzled about his outfit: with his neat suede shoes and green overalls, Jacob Mofokeng didn’t look as if he was about to lead me to Sentinel Peak in South Africa’s Royal Natal National Park.

But I only noticed that I was in a mess when the fog came up. On the summit plateau. Jacob hurried back and forth, following wild trails, listening to voices in the distance. Lost?

After hours, the roar of a waterfall finally put us back on the right track. “Sorry, I’m just the substitute,” Jacob later apologized. The “real” hiking guide hadn’t come to work – and Jacob, the nice porter, just wanted to help.

Travel guides should be perfect all-rounders

Those who travel a lot often have travel guides by their side, in Neudeutsch Guides. Admirable all-rounders with often low wages – and yet they should be perfect: The guide should be very familiar with the country and be fluent in the language. Must have organizational skills and be able to react flexibly. Friendly and entertaining, always present and at the same time unobtrusive.

After a while, a distinction is made between national peculiarities: the grand gesture with which American park rangers point to their territory, combined with the note: “I work in the most beautiful office in the world.” and give yoga classes on the beaches of Costa Rica in winter.

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Actually there should be an “Oscar” for travel guides – after all, the “best time of the year” is much longer than a feature film. And as in the cinema, it’s best to remember the particularly unusual experiences. Sometimes you say goodbye to your guide with relief, sometimes with sadness, and every now and then you make a friend.

Always one step ahead of problems when traveling

Then one winter I finally found it: my Oscar candidate. At the meeting point in the heart of Patagonia, Hans Rosas was recognizable from afar by his gaucho costume: a scarf with a silver brooch and a wide beret. Not to mention the probably most distinctive sideburns in Chile.

Hans Rosas was the director of a two-week road movie through the wilderness. “My family is in all the Patagonian history books,” he said as soon as they met. A clan of gauchos with men like “Carlos the Evil”, who could knock over a cow with his bare hands in order to burn his mark.

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Just one of many anecdotes for long driving lessons from the wealth of experience of the passionate off-road driver and car hobbyist, bush pilot and mountaineer. In every village he tracked down other actors who would be suitable for the “best supporting role” category: female gauchos and German pioneers, down-to-earth adventurers and committed environmentalists.

He was always one step ahead of the little mishaps of traveling: Not enough water? Forgot your hat? He was already pulling a replacement from his inexhaustible backpack. But then came the acid test: a mountain, a curtain of fog – perfect conditions to get lost again! But Hans Rosas only briefly stroked his sideburns, distributed chocolate and steered with an encouraging “Adelante, amigos!” Forward, friends, purposefully back into the valley.

This text is from WELT AM SONNTAG. We will be happy to deliver them to your home on a regular basis.

WELT AM SONNTAG from August 9, 2020



Canosa was charged with “illegal practice of medicine”

Ehe provincial deputy Mariano Mansilla (FpV Neuquén) filed a criminal complaint against the driver Viviana Canosa and accused her of “irresponsible” for having drunk chlorine dioxide on air on her television program. Justice carried out actions and charged the defendant with “illegal practice of medicine” based on Article 208 of the Penal Code, which provides penalties of up to 15 days to one year in suspended prison. The ingestion of the product resulted in the death of a child in the town of Plottier, although the real causes of death are still being investigated.

The provincial legislator assured that “the death of Plottier’s child had a great impact on us, I was with the prosecutors of the case, with the doctors who treated him to learn a little more about what happened, because when he died the parents had given him a chemical that we didn’t know what it was about ”.

Mansilla made statements through the program “Chocolate por la Noticia” that is broadcast from Monday to Friday from 7 to 9:30 on El Cordillerano radio (93.7). There he pointed out that “at that sad moment the rumor that existed in Neuquén was that the parents had poisoned him, so we quickly went to see, inquire about the family, who they were, what they did, because the death of a child obviously hits to all of them, it is the worst thing that can happen to a community ”.

He also explained that “at that time I was informed by the doctors about what the parents had reported, something that I was unaware of, which is very widespread in the country, in Latin America, the intake of this chlorine dioxide as a miracle remedy, which For several years it has spread on the Internet, on trout pages, which was previously used for diets and they said that it made you lose weight quickly “and added that” every time a disease appears they present it as a magic solution, the doctors explained a lot to me That is not the case, people take it in very low doses, so they do not die, because the body manages to recycle it, eliminate it, but it is something very harmful to health ”.

As you will remember Viviana Canosa in her program took several sips from a bottle saying that it was chlorine dioxide, which “oxygenates the blood, it comes divine, I show her what I do.” Regarding this message, the provincial deputy Mariano Mansilla complains, who commented on the matter “we saw that this had some origin in some communicators, such as what Canosa did, who had a great irresponsibility and we decided to make the complaint because she commits a crime, which It is provided for in article 208, paragraph 1. of the Penal Code and that it is to advertise a false substance as if it were a remedy and it is not, she said that it oxygenated the blood, implied that it cured COVID-19 or something like that, because it came in a plan So we made the complaint, but with the intention that this is disseminated nationwide so that it is known how serious it is to consume chlorine dioxide.

It is evident that in the framework of the pandemic fear deepened and, when Mansilla consulted if there are other cases in the country, he said that “yesterday we had a copy of a file that they sent us from Mendoza on people who had been intoxicated two weeks ago, for Luckily they did not die, but they had stomach and respiratory problems, in addition to another person who also died in Jujuy and we know that in Jujuy there are more cases that are being reviewed, people who died and since autopsies were not performed, we do not know specifically why. They are trying to reopen these investigations in order to know the causes ”.

The legislator continued with his concepts when he said: “in other media in other provinces there were cases of people who consumed, who had health problems in the blood, respiratory problems, stomach problems due to the ingestion of this product, which is a chemical for industries and it has nothing to do with a health drug at all ”.

The provincial deputy considered that “this should also serve the responsibility of communicators, also because in this pandemic there is great despair. We are locked up, so if they offer you a miraculous medicine it is easy to tempt you to save your children, it is easy to look for paths that are not, everyone already knows that COVID is only going to be cured by the vaccine, you have to wait a few months and at the moment there is no other solution than social distancing and as much as possible between human beings ”.

When asked about the attitude of Viviana Canosa, he said that “first there is a lack of empathy with the situation, who cannot make a mistake, be poorly advised and we do not know if it was an NTP (Non-Traditional Advertising) or what happened, we do not know if a company asked her to advertise this product or she did it out of an act of rebellion, because of marketing, there are other communicators who have criticized her, because she had been doing quite a lot of things as they say in Creole, to lift her program ”and indicated that “Either way, one can be wrong, but you have to review your behavior if you don’t want to do harm with false information. I think you should have more empathy with society, with people who are not having a good time, even their lawyers announced that they are going to initiate actions against the people who criticized them. It seems to me an unprofessional position in the face of a criticism like the one we are making “.

Crime of quackery? “Yes, 100 years ago quackery was fought so that people would not take alternative paths to doctors, now they are known as crimes so that there are no illegalities against the legal practice of medicine and they are crimes of 200 to 208 (of the Penal Code) and against public health, ”Mansilla concluded.

The case is investigated with the cover of “doubtful death” by the Neuquén prosecutor Sandra Ruixo. In addition, Viviana Canosa was reported to the Public Defender of Audiovisual Communication Services of the Argentine Republic for having taken chlorine dioxide live during her television show.

It is worth remembering that both the ANMAT (National Administration of Medicines, Food and Medical Technology) and the Ministry of Health repeatedly reported how dangerous the intake of chlorine dioxide is. In turn, the World Health Organization did not approve chlorine dioxide as a preventive.


A life in tow in the Argentinian infinity

It’s the story of a guy who drives a truck in a region that could not be more lost. And there you have it for the plot, even if there is in there a detective novel (its loading is not very legal and we end up learning what it leaks), a romance novel (a woman met in a fun fair serves him as at least ephemeral destiny) and an adventure novel (his friend “the journalist” begins by looking for Nazi submarines stranded in Argentina with who knows what treasure while regretting the “decadence” by finding himself comically confronted with a neo-Nazi of today). All this does not prevent it is the solitude that seems to suit the driver best in this infinite landscape where the hours “Appeared to be blocked on the dial by a sticky substance”, where with his girlfriend they will meet “Stuck in a kind of pool of time”, “all he wanted was to live a wandering existence in peace”.

It must be said that, when he asks for information, the dialogues are hardly enriching. “Take the national straight ahead, the day after tomorrow turn left, Monday you turn right and continue to the Atlantic. It’s the only ocean, you can’t get lost. ” Or : “Are you all that stupid around here?” he exploded, deeply offended. “I couldn’t tell you, I’m not from around here,” the man replied, yawning. “ Such is Patagonia route 203, the first novel by 60-year-old Argentinian Eduardo Fernando Varela. he “Lives between Buenos Aires, where he writes screenplays for cinema and television, and Venice, where he sells old cards”, it says on the back cover.

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Who really is Parker, his hero? The woman at the funfair tries to get an idea. “Was it a fugitive, a being fallen from the sky, a parachutist, a distortion of his senses, an apparition, an inexplicable aberration of the human landscape of the plain?” A little of all that, one must believe. He is a man who suddenly wonders what sense it has to continue on this road inhabited by “Men and women prisoners of geography, confined in this corner of the universe”. “For his own salvation, he had to find his way back, but he didn’t quite know where he had left it.” With “the journalist” who does not want to wear the brakes of his car (hence the original stops), they make appointments for which neither the place nor the time are essential and that they manage to hold, places and times being apprehended in a new way in the area. His lover : “There is no lack of time, look at all the time there is here,” she said, indicating the empty landscape with her hand. There are also some strange cannibalistic legends out there that some firmly believe that may not be wrong when a man is released by the alleged cannibals: “- Only heaven knows when we will see human flesh again … – With these chivalrous ways, we are doomed to fast for centuries, sighed the other.” Parker is less convinced: “Stop with this bullshit once and for all!” […] I’m sick of your whims! We’re going to look for gold if you like, but the story of the Indians possessed by the souls of Spanish sailors, I don’t want to hear any more about it! ” he said, just before the final twist, to the journalist who did not stay true to his quest for submarines. “Step into reality, grow up, it’s time!” he adds in an apostrophe that is probably addressed to himself.

In his way, Patagonia route 203 speaks of interior and exterior order and disorder. Parker does not show a great gift for spinning mills. “How could you have lost track of a fun fair?” You don’t lose track of a turtle. ” His home, which is not one, he has been carrying with him since the beginning of the novel. With his personal crane, he is always able to get out of the trailer of his truck “What once had been his home”, to know “A wooden table, chairs, a ragged leather sofa, an old fridge, a floor lamp, a large carpet, a cupboard, a bed with its mattress and a night table with its bedside table”, all that he sets up outdoors in all the lost places where he spends the night, even with his lover. She amazes him by talking about it as a mess. “Disorder ? There could be disorder in a house, in a place with a roof and walls, not in the middle of a plain, where objects had the absolute freedom to be anything, without appearing out of place. “ Parker also has it strangely, this “Absolute freedom to be anything”.

Mathieu Lindon

Eduardo Fernando Varela Patagonia route 203 Translated from the Spanish (Argentina) by François Gaudry. Metailie,

358 pp., € 22.50 (ebook: € 14.99).