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Friday, August 12, 2022
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Gender Equality In Kenya
Gender Equality And Women's Empowerment


Girls and Women in Kenya hold unlimited potential.  The barriers that constrain women are multifaceted.  Issues like gender based violence have remained pervasive.  Women remain underrepresented in decision-making processes at all levels.  Women and girls still spend long hours collecting water and firewood.  Household chores limit school attendance and work options.  They have less access to and control over the benefits from land tenure, education, and employment opportunities.  Their increased contributions are needed to help Kenya reach their development goals.  The USAID works to promote women's engagement in every aspect of Kenya's development. USAID supports Kenya in their journey to self-reliance.

The aims includes to:

  • Create safe spaces for women and girls, so they can live free from gender-based violence.
  • Increase women’s access to credit facilities and markets opportunities.
  • Increase the participation of women in decision and policy-making at all levels.
  • Ensure women’s participation in peace-building, conflict prevention, and mitigation.
  • Narrow gender gaps in education, training, and employment.

Jiu Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
How do we Tell the Difference


Where did Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Come From? Your Guide to BJJ History

Most people think they know the difference between Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. While there is much to know, what helps is knowing the origins of BJJ.


In light of the history of BJJ, you’ll understand how a fighting style that started out in Japan managed to come to Brazil and become another fighting style that dominated the world with its distinct characteristics.


So, let’s break this down in the chronological order that will go over major developments in the on-the-ground grappling fighting style known as Brazilian jiu-jitsu. 



Monks in Asia Present the Art of On-Ground Fighting

The earliest evidence of grappling styles of fighting can be traced back to ancient Indian civilizations when Buddhist monks traversed the region to travel through the mountainous North.


Throughout their journey, they would be attacked by bandits and thieves looking to loot their belongings. Having swore an oath of non-violence, the monks never took up arms against their wrongdoers and found this to be a realistic problem.


This is when they developed what we refer to as the Jiu-Jitsu fighting style. The word jiu-jitsu itself means gentle art, implying the idea that there will be no use of more violence than is necessary to mitigate it.


This technique involved using your opponent’s body against them to subdue them or to make them give up their violent intentions.

Samurai develop upon the Gentle Art (Jiu-Jitsu)

In the 1400’s ancient Japan, the Samurai warrior class learned and developed upon this fighting style to aid them in situations when they were disarmed. While they did more than just subdue their opponent, the principle remained the same.

Jigoro Kano Develops Kadokan (Modern-day Judo)

In 1870’s Jigoro Kano, a famous practitioner of Jiu-Jitsu developed what he called Kadokan and what would be referred to in modern-day civilization as Judo.


This art involved free practice which was a concept that deviated from conventional partner training. Jigoro Kano started the first school that taught Kadokan.

The Legendary Mitsuyo Maeda

A disciple of Kano, Mitsuyo Maeda is the legend of the East who brought the art of Judo to the West and conquered any and every fighter who accepted his challenge of a fight, earning him the title of Count Koma.


After joining a Japanese immigration colony headed to Brazil, Count Koma met Gastao Gracie, an influential businessman who helped Maeda settle down.


Grateful, Maeda offered to teach Gastao’s son, Carlos Gracie, the art of Judo.

Maeda Teaches Carlos Gracie

Carlos Gracie, who would later be known as grandmaster Carlos Gracie, was fragile and small for this age but was a fan of Maeda’s fighting style.


After learning the art of Judo from Maeda, Carlos taught his brothers, one of whom was Helio Gracie, all that he had learned from the legendary Count Koma.


While all of them developed great skill, Helio and Carlos stood out as unrivaled fighters.

Carlos Gracie Starts a School

Carlos and Helio Gracie developed upon teachings from Maeda and trained under him for several years. Later on, they moved to Rio de Janeiro and together, both brothers became the founders of Gracie Jiu Jitsu, the first official school of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Establishment of Jiu-Jitsu Federation of Guanabara

Carlson Gracie, son of Carlos Gracie, was born in the 1930s and from the age of just 5, started competing in MMA competitions.


Having grown up as a first-class unrivaled champion who’d just dominated Waldemar “The Black Panther” Santana in front of a crowd of 25,000 people, Carlson did more than just prove his skills and the effectiveness of the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


When he got married and wanted to start a family, he was told to start a school somewhere and teach in order to make a living by his father and uncle, Carlos and Helio Gracie.


Having no other choice, Carlos came to Copacabana and started one of the most famous schools of BJJ, Clube Carlson Gracie de Jiu-Jitsu on Rua Figueiredo de Magalhães.

BJJ Comes to the US

The 11lth child of Carlos Gracie, by the name of Carley Gracie, was also sent to open a school in the US, the first ever in the family. In fact, this was the first time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was introduced on American soil.


Having laid an impression but still facing controversial reviews as a fighting style, BJJ had to do more to become part of the mainstream MMA.

Formation of the UFC by Rorion Gracie

Helio Gracie’s son, Rorion Gracie, another BJJ Grandmaster, laid the foundations of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the grandest contest in the world of martial arts to decide which fighting style dominates all others.

Establishment of the IBJJF, SJJIF and BJJ Globetrotters

The first UFC competition that featured BJJ had Royce Gracie, who dominated all other fighters and came out victorious with his ground-grappling guard-pulling fighting style.


Once BJJ became mainstream, judos and schools started popping up around the states and everybody wanted to buy BJJ gis and participate in competitions, the Gracie family felt the need to standardize things.


Along with other federation members and practitioners from around the world, the IBJJF, SJJIF and the BJJ Globetrotters were formed in that respective order to standardize BJJ competition rules, belt ranking systems, etc.


While this is the brief history, hopefully, the picture has become much clearer as to what brought about the modern martial art of Brazilian Jiu JItsu.

Health Care Careers Most in Demand
Look Carefully Before You commit Your Life

The career profiles in Order of demands and availability of jobs.

•1 – Medical Assistant. ...
•2 – Nursing Assistant. ...
•3 – Home Health Aide. ...
•4 – Licensed Practical Nurse. ...
•5 – Physician. ...
•6 – Therapist. ...
•7 – Registered Nurse. ...
•8 – Pharmacy Technician.

Sample of Median income for some fields
•Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives and Nurse Practitioners. ..$110,000.
•Optometrists. Median salary: $100,000. ...
•Physician Assistants. Median salary: $95,000. ...
•Physical Therapists. Median salary: $82,000. ...
•Radiation Therapists. Median salary: $80,000. ...
•Occupational Therapists. Median salary: $78,000.
. Medical Assistants - $28,000

What Are Wisdom Tooth
What Kind of Problems Can They Develop For You

What are Wisdom teeth?
Wisdom Teeth are the last set of molars that most people get. They are also called Third Molars. When properly aligned, they are beneficial, but they often require extraction because they cause problems.

What are the Problems caused by wisdom teeth?
Your jaw may not be large enough for them, they may become impacted and unable to break through your gums.
Your wisdom teeth may break partway through your gums, causing a flap of gum tissue to grow over them. Food and germs can get trapped under the flap and cause your gums to become red, swollen, and painful. These are signs of infection.
More serious problems can develop from impacted teeth, such as infection, damage to other teeth and bone, or a cyst.
One or more of your wisdom teeth may come in at an awkward angle, with the top of the tooth facing forward, backward or to either side.
Do I need to have my Wisdom Teeth removed?
To determine if you have wisdom teeth that need to be removed, our dentists at East Market Dental use Digital X-rays and 3D Scan to exactly find the location and orientation of these teeth in your jawbone. You can schedule a Consultation at our office where the Dentist can assess if your Wisdom Teeth require removal.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth seen on X-ray

What is a 3D Scan?
A 3D Scan is the most advanced technology used in Dental Offices these days. Only a very few Dental Offices have them but this scan can show the dentist how your wisdom teeth are located inside of your bone in 3D. It also tells them how difficult it would be to remove these teeth and potential dangers during the extraction of these teeth.
The Scan itself is totally painless. You will be positioned in front of the 3D Machine with your head positioned and the machine goes around your head in less than half a minute, not touching you at all.

Two Fabulous Villas
For Summer Get Away

Two Fabulous Villas For Summer Get Away
Think of a Tropical Paradise Get Away

Fabulous Villa Rentals in Lovely Locales

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With spectacular views, sparkling pools, breezy terraces for alfresco dining & in-house staff to take care of all the details—plus special offers that make them all the more "worth it"—these five top-notch private villas from Hawaii to Tuscany and Costa Rica will help take your mind off the winter chill ...

Bali Hale | A 4-bedroom spacious villa on Maui, set on a five-acre private estate with uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean. Perfect for an intimate wedding or a getaway with friends or family.

Moonrakers | A 6-suite beachfront retreat on the Caribbean island of Anguilla—chic & stylish with a stunning pool and terrace plus spectacular views to neighboring St Barth's and St Maarten.

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