Inga-Lill Bengtsson: Inga-Lill Bengtsson: ”She has had to learn that everything comes at a price”
WHO predicts that the corona epidemic in Europe may soon be over. In March we can begin to breathe a sigh of relief, the pandemic may be starting to ebb out, says Hans Kluge, head of WHO in Europe.
– We're counting on a quiet period before covid-19 makes a comeback towards the end of the year, but not necessarily as a pandemic, he says.
People have fallen ill with covid-19, 15,855 have died in Sweden. The health services are on their knees, nursery schools have had to close, pupils and whole classes are studying from home.
The Swedish national handball team had to replace several players because of corona. That provided Valter Chrintz,21, from Åhus with an opportunity – and how he made use of it! His goal from a penalty against Norway was the decider that took Sweden to the semifinal.
Sweden won the final against Spain by 27-26 – with a goal from a penalty in the closing seconds of the game. The team was bubbling over with happiness and the winning instinct.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic can vouch for sport as a means of spreading happiness. It unites across all borders. In his book ”Adrenalina” he takes up the subject of diversity in the changing room.
”You have to fight, dare, dream and take chances”Inga-Lill Bengtsson
”Thanks to sport I've been lucky enough to get to know people from all over the world. We come from different cultures, have different opinions, views on life and prerequisites, but we share the changing room and battle together side by side”, he writes.
And continues: ”Are you a Muslim? a Catholic? That doesn't matter. Respect is all that matters in my changing room.”
The film ”Jag är Zlatan” (I am Zlatan) was supposed to have its première in Sweden last year. On account of the pandemic it has been postponed. One thing that is certain is that Zlatan's sister in the film is played by Selma Mesanovic from Kristianstad.
Selma's family fled from the war in Bosnia in the '90s. She has had to learn that everything comes at a price, you have to fight, dare, dream and take chances when they come along.
– They were looking for a girl from the Balkans to play a part in a film about Zlatan, a 17-21-year-old...”that could be m”', says Selma Mesanovic. Read more on page 14.
”Our democracy rests on open, free elections”Inga-Lill Bengtsson
Being able to swim is an inexpensive and effective life insurance. Not all families can afford to let their children have swimming lessons. So the co-operative effort between Sparbanken Skåne and KSLS is vital: 180 children will be able to take part in a learn-to-swim group without having to pay.
The price of electricity has shot up.
– In 2020 the electricity bill for December was 3,000 crowns, now it was 12,000 crowns, says Mustafa in Broby. Read more about him and about the state grant on page 19.
In the autumn, in September, there will be an election in Sweden. Our democracy rests on open, free elections. A lot of people who are new in Sweden are entitled to vote in the municipal election. If you have Swedish citizenship you can also vote in the parliamentary election.
In the Täppet constituency in Åhus about 90 per cent voted, at Gamlegården the figure was about 65 per cent. How can we get more people to go out and vote? Let us know if you have any hints and good ideas.Take care!