Wajir’s Al-Hayat to face Ifpo in North Eastern Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom final

first_img0Shares0000Ahmed Sabri produced the man of the match performance after notching a brace for a strong Al-Hayat side and ensure the Wajir based side qualify for the final that will be played on Sunday at the same venue.NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 6 – Al-Hayat from Wajir will battle it out with Ifpo from Garissa County in the final of the North Eastern Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom final after whipping Jamia from Mandera 2-1 in the second semi-final hosted at the Garissa University on Saturday.Ahmed Sabri produced the man of the match performance after notching a brace for a strong Al-Hayat side and ensure the Wajir based side qualify for the final that will be played on Sunday at the same venue. Earlier on Ifpo eliminated Jack Boys by handing the Dadaab based side a 3-0 thrashing in the first-semi final.The last match of the day was an eye catching one with players from Al-Hayat displaying their skills in the presence of a sizeable crowd despite playing on a dusty ground and to make matters worse under a scotching sun.Sabri, a lethal winger deservedly sent Al-Hayat ahead seven minutes after kick-off after scoring a brilliant goal from a tight left angle, forcing the Jamia FC keeper, Ibrahim Siyad to punch the ball into his own net.The goal was coming after Al Hayat pressed Jamia on their box but lady luck was not on their side as they saw their efforts miss the target.Maalim Ibrahim could have handed Jamia the consolation in the 24th minute after dribbling past the Al-Hayat defence but fluffed the glorious chance, blazing over his shot.Mohammed Abdulahi came to Jamia’s rescue after clearing the ball on the line in the 40th minute but five minutes later Siyad completed his brace after scoring a sparkling goal from a solo effort.He had picked the ball from the midfield to dribble past Jamia players to smash the ball on the right wing.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

FDA deepens warnings on Paxil, birth defects

first_imgWASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration is strengthening its warning that the antidepressant Paxil may be associated with birth defects when it is taken during the first trimester of pregnancy. The FDA and GlaxoSmithKline have reclassified the drug, which goes by the generic name paroxetine, as a “Category D” drug for pregnant women. The classification means that studies in pregnant women have shown that the drug poses a risk to the fetus. But the FDA said the benefits of the drug to the mother may outweigh the risk to the fetus. Two studies of pregnant women who were taking Paxil during their first trimester have shown that their babies have heart defects at a rate that is as much as twice the norm, the FDA said. In general, these types of defects range in severity from those that are minor and may resolve without treatment to those that cause serious symptoms and may need to be repaired surgically. Typically, 1 percent of babies develop a defect of this nature. GlaxoSmithKline spokeswoman Gaile Renegar said the company is notifying doctors about the new information. She said the company not concluded there exists a definite, causal link between the drug and the increased incidence of birth defects. The company has previously cited another survey of births that it said does not note a comparable increase. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The defects are most often holes in the walls of the chambers of the heart. Some were minor; others could require surgery. The agency announced the strengthened warning Thursday. It issued a previous warning in September and expanded it when information from an additional study came in. Further studies are under way. The FDA is advising doctors not to prescribe Paxil to women who are in their first three months of pregnancy or to women who are planning to become pregnant, unless there are no other options. Women who are taking Paxil should talk to their doctor before going off the drug, the FDA said. Most of the heart defects reported in these studies were atrial and ventricular septal defects, which are holes in the walls of the chambers of the heart. last_img read more

We are closer to our dream: Zuma

first_img27 April 2014In its first two decades of freedom, South Africa has have moved closer to its dream of a united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous country – and “we must not deny or downplay these achievements, regardless of our political differences”, President Jacob Zuma told the nation on Sunday.Addressing the main Freedom Day event at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, Zuma paid tribute both to the various actors and groupings who sacrificed to win the country its freedom 20 years ago, and to the different sectors of society that had, since then, played a part in creating a South Africa that was in every respect “a much better place to live in”.Measured against the goals the country had set itself under Nelson Mandela in 1994 – including deepening democracy and promoting a culture of human rights, meeting basic needs and developing human resources, building the economy and creating jobs – South Africa had done well, Zuma said.“We should congratulate ourselves for all this hard work.”The President listed the country’s achievements in education, healthcare, social security, delivery of housing, water and electricity, women’s rights and youth development.Mandela had introduced free health care for pregnant women to help ensure that South African children were born healthy, and the government had continued to build on this: today, 8-million children do not have to pay school fees, 9-million children receive meals at school, more than 11-million orphans and vulnerable children benefit from social grants, and the state spends over R1.3-billion per annum on early childhood development centres, as well as R15 per day per child from poor households to prepare them for primary education.“Our plan is that by 2030, South Africa should have a comprehensive system of social protection that includes social security grants, mandatory retirement savings, risk benefits (such as unemployment, death and disability benefits) and voluntary retirement savings.”While the country still had some way to go to eradicate poverty, inequality and unemployment, Zuma said, the National Development Plan (NDP) had been developed over the last five years in order to address this.“The next decade of freedom must be one in which we work together to advance economic transformation.“We will continue to work with the business sector to advance broad-based black economic empowerment and affirmative action, in order to change the ownership, control and management of the economy.“We will also, working together, continue to focus on making improvements in five priorities – job creation, health, education, rural development and land reform, and the fight against crime and corruption.“There is a lot of work to be done, but we will succeed if we work together.”Zuma concluded by reminding South Africans that the right to vote “was gained through relentless struggles and sacrifices.“Therefore, on the 7th of May, let us go out in our millions to vote and celebrate our hard-won freedom and democracy. Let us vote to consolidate democracy and all the achievements of our young nation.“And, as we did in 1994 and in subsequent elections, let us deliver peaceful, free and fair elections.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Four held in Odisha’s Berhampur on charges of torture of students

first_imgFour personnel of a residential higher secondary institution, including a lecturer and three hostel staff, were arrested in Odisha’s Berhampur on charges of torture of students. According to Santosini Oram, Inspector in-charge of the Berhampur Sadar police station, the misdeeds of the arrested persons came to light on Saturday. As part of an investigation into a case related to disappearance of a plus 2 student of the same institution, a police team had reached its hostel. According to police sources, the student went missing from the hostel on September 26. The institution is located in the Bhabinipur area of Berhampur and around 200 students reside in its hostel..Deep wounds During interrogation of hostel inmates, four students complained that they had been ruthlessly beaten up by a lecturer and three staff of the hostel. The students also had deep wounds. The lecturer and the hostel staff had resorted to physical torture of the students alleging that they had information about their missing classmate.Later, parents of one of the injured students filed an FIR that led to arrest of the lecturer and the three hostel staff of the institution.last_img read more

Mourinho rules out De Gea to Madrid

first_imgTransfers ‘It makes no sense’ – Mourinho rules out selling De Gea to Real Madrid Dejan Kalinic 09:39 2/11/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) David de Gea Manchester United Everton Getty Transfers Real Madrid José Mourinho David de Gea Newcastle United v Manchester United Manchester United Premier League Primera División As the goalkeeper continues to be linked with the Spanish giants, the Manchester United boss made it clear that his club were not looking to sell Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insisted it made “no sense” for the Premier League giants to sell reported Real Madrid target David de Gea.De Gea continues to be linked with a switch to the La Liga giants, having almost joined Madrid in mid-2015.The 27-year-old has been happy to delay contract talks with the Old Trafford outfit , though Mourinho has made it clear that the club are looking to extend their Spanish star .  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The Portuguese boss sounded even more defiant when asked about the persistent rumours on Saturday, questioning why a club like Man United with huge ambition would ever want to let a player of De Gea’s quality leave.”Do you think a club that is trying to attract the best players is the club that is open to sell the best players? It makes no sense,” he said.Mourinho believes that his club has been able to attract top players in recent transfer windows and has no intention of letting other clubs poach their talent. “If you want to go to that level you have to attract the best players like we did with Alexis [Sanchez], [Nemanja] Matic and [Paul] Pogba and so on.”And don’t let our best players go.”De Gea has helped Mourinho’s side into second in the Premier League this season, though they trail runaway leader Manchester City by 16 points. They can close the gap a bit with a win over Newcastle United on Sunday. Mourinho’s side are also still fighting in the FA Cup and the Champions League, with Huddersfield on tap in the fifth round of the former and Sevilla the opponent in the last 16 of the latter.last_img read more