Moroccan pharmaceutical firm to set up manufacturing plant in Rwanda

first_imgKing Mohammed VI of Morocco visits RwandaA leading Moroccan pharmaceutical company, Cooper Pharma on Wednesday signed a deal that paves way for construction of a plant in Rwanda to manufacture antibiotics.The plant is set to be operational in 2019. It will be built on a plot of 10,000 square metres in the Kigali Special Economic Zone in Rwanda’s Gasabo district.The deal is one of the outcomes of talks between the government and the visiting high-level delegation from Morocco led by King Mohamed VI. The King arrived in the country on Tuesday for a three- day state visit.According to the New Times, the drugs that will be locally produced include beta-lactam antibiotics, which are among the most commonly prescribed drugs, including Penicillin, grouped together based upon a shared structural feature, the beta-lactam ring.Rwanda Development Board chief operating officer Serge Kamuhinda said that the deal will play a major role in reducing the trade deficit created by a heavy import bill.The agreement is reportedly the second of its kind by Cooper Pharma, after the one previously signed in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.According to a statement, Cooper Pharma Laboratories and RDB signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction of the first such pharmaceutical plant in Rwanda.King Mohamed VI and his delegation are in Rwanda on the first leg of his three nation tour that will also see them visit Tanzania and Ethiopia.last_img read more

Experts warn of public health threat after discovery of parasite ‘resistant…

first_imgWorld health experts advises Malawi to invest in hygiene FILE PHOTO: A worker takes a mosquito to analyse it for the presence of malaria parasite. (Photo by CRISTINA ALDEHUELA / AFP)Researchers warned that Africa faces a major public health threat following a discovery that the parasite that causes malaria was able to resist treatment by artemisinin – a drug commonly used in the fight against the disease.The results were published by Nature, a weekly journal of science, following the analysis of blood samples from patients in Rwanda.Artemisinin and its derivatives are strong medicines known for their capability to quickly reduce the number of Plasmodium parasites in the blood of patients with malaria.A team of scientists from the Institut Pasteur, working together with the National Malaria Control Program in Rwanda, the World Health Organization, Cochin Hospital and Columbia University led the research.According to the study, a specific mutation of the parasite which is resistant to artemisinin was discovered in nearly 8 percent (7.4 percent) of patients observed at one of the health centres.A mix of two drugs, artemisinin and piperaquine, is what is mainly used to treat malaria.“In addition to the risk of imported resistance, the likelihood of resistance emerging locally in Africa has increased in areas where control measures have reduced the disease transmission intensity,” the study said.The study said that there was increasing concern of resistance to artemisinin (ART) derivatives which was now widespread in parts of South East Asia. Resistance to partner drugs piperaquine and mefloquine was also common in the aforementioned area.Medical experts warned that the resistance of malaria parasites to Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACT) partner drugs can lead to treatment failure.The study also pointed out that the resistance of parasites to chloroquine and pyrimethamine was suspected to have contributed to millions of additional malaria deaths in young African children in the 1980s.“Early detection of resistance provides the best chance of minimizing its lethal impact.”The vast majority of malaria cases occur in Africa and India and are caused by the P. falciparum parasite carried by female Anopheles mosquitoes.In 2018, there were 213 million malaria cases and 360,000 related deaths in the African region, accounting for over 90% of global cases.Related Health experts update public about latest findings on coronaviruscenter_img AU launches center for monitoring public health threatslast_img read more

POLICE INVESTIGATE SPATE OF RURAL THEFTS – ESKDALEMUIR

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPOLICE SCOTLAND officers are appealing for help after a number of thefts in the Eskdalemuir area. Sometime in the early hours of Friday 7 September 2018 a number of premises were violated and property stolen.The Ex Servicemen’s Hall in Eskdalemuir was broken into and whilst nothing appears to have been stolen, damage was caused inside the building.A work site, just off the A709 road at Garwald was broken into. All that appears to have been stolen is a key for a vehicle.A red coloured Honda quad bike, valued at around £6000 and a Husqvarna chain saw valued at £500 were stolen in a raid on a barn at a farm near Westerhall.On another raid on a garage at a property between Castle O’er and Eskdalemuir a Phoenix two wheeled trailer and a Honda generator were stolen. The trailer is valued at around £1200 and the generator around £1000.Constable Calum Benson said “Clearly a mini crime spree has taken place in the early hours of Friday morning and we are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the Eskdalemuir area, or travelling between Eskdalemuir and Langholm over this period if they saw or heard anything suspicious, or indeed saw any vehicle which were on the road at that time. Callers can use the 101 number and should quote the reference number 0523 of 7/9.”last_img read more

Farmington officials interview for clerk position Monday

first_img Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Farmington city council members will interview Deputy Clerk Mary Mullison for the position of City Clerk during a 5:30 p.m. special meeting held Monday in the conference room at City Hall.Mullison would replace Sue Halberstadt, who will retire in August. Read more about the decision to interview her: FARMINGTON OFFICIALS TO INTERVIEW DEPUTY FOR CITY CLERK POSITIONAlso on the special agenda, officials will discuss an agreement with KaBOOM! Inc. to install new playground equipment at Flanders Park. That’s an action item on their 7 p.m. regular meeting agenda, which also includes:2018-2019 budgets. You can weigh in during a public hearing on the 2018-19 budget and millage rates (FARMINGTON OFFICIALS HOLD MILLAGE STEADY, PLAN 3 MILL BALLOT QUESTION), which officials will likely approve at the same meeting. They will also adopt the DDA, 47th District Court, Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, Corridor Improvement Authority and Joint Agency 2018-2019 budgets, and amend the DDA and city 2017-2018 budgets.A redevelopment liquor license. Xie Zheng, LLC (Samurai Steakhouse), 32821 Grand River Ave. is applying for a redevelopment liquor license. Read more about the new restaurant: JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE PROJECT HITS PARKING SNAGSParking. The city’s seven-member parking committee has trouble getting a quorum together and wants to drop one resident and one business member.The full agenda and supporting materials are posted at farmgov.com. Farmington Voice will livestream the special meeting on Facebook, and the regular meeting will be broadcast on the city’s website. Reported bylast_img read more

Skyworks Exceeds First Quarter FY16 Expectations

first_img Commenced volume shipments of telematics solutions at Volkswagen Secured first mass production of vehicle-to-vehicle communications sockets at GM Supported Google Chromecast and Roku set-top boxes for streaming applications Won multiple sockets in flagship smartphone platforms at Samsung and other OEMs Ramped microcell radio subsystems at leading infrastructure OEM Launched IP security camera solutions at Nest Powered Huawei’s Mate 8 flagship LTE platform Enabled the DJI Phantom 3 drone with a suite of 14 semiconductors Leveraged ZigBee® and Bluetooth® capabilities for temperature control and garage door applications in the connected home Captured key smart fitness watch design wins at Fitbit Skyworks Solutions has reported their first fiscal quarter results for the period ending January 1, 2016. They delivered solid financial results in the first fiscal quarter of 2016 driven by their diversification across customers, markets and applications. Revenue for the first fiscal quarter was $926.8 million, up 15 percent year-over-year and 5 percent sequentially, exceeding the First Call consensus estimate of $915.7 million.On a non-GAAP basis, operating income for the first fiscal quarter of 2016 was $366.6 million, up 30 percent from $282.0 million in the first fiscal quarter of 2015. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share for the first fiscal quarter was $1.60, $0.02 better than the First Call consensus of $1.58, and up 27 percent from the first fiscal quarter of 2015. On a GAAP basis, operating income for the first fiscal quarter of 2016 was $330.5 million and diluted earnings per share was $1.82.Q1 Business Highlights Second Quarter 2016 Outlook Despite the current market environment, they expect to deliver earnings growth in the March quarter driven by strong gross margin performance and a disciplined approach with expenses. Specifically, for the second fiscal quarter of 2016, they anticipate revenue of $775 million and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $1.24.Dividend PaymentSkyworks’ Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.26 per share of the Company’s common stock, payable on March 3, 2016 to stockholders of record at the close of business on February 11, 2016.last_img read more

Iloilo nets 6 more golds in Batang Pinoy arnis

first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Iloilo nets 6 more golds in Batang Pinoy arnis ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]ILOILO made a push in the Visayas leg of the Batang Pinoy on Tuesday night with two arnis athletes contributing six gold medals in Dumaguete City.Nathaniel Balajadia won three in elementary boys’ 7-8 years old category. Jerome Abello had the same number of golds in the secondary. Roj Miguel Haro and Scyros Gardose bagged a silver medal each in pencak silat while Joseph Tacapan settled for bronze. Rare Hartha de Anas also contributed a bronze in karatedo.Iloilo currently had 15 gold, 15 silver and 17 bronze medals from arnis (10-9-13 gold-silver-bronze), pencak silat (5-6-3) and karatedo (0-0-1). The Ilonggos were still expected to raise their medal haul when taekwondo begins.Aklanon swimmer Jennuel Boon de Leon chipped in two more gold medals after ruling the boys 12 and Under 200m freestyle and 200m butterfly at the Lorenzo G. Teves Aqua Center.Bacolod City, meanwhile, continued to take home gold medals in athletics. Bea Delotavo topped the 100m hurdles and Klyde Montalvo ruled the 2000m walkathon.For claiming the overall championship in swimming, Aklan moved up to fourth place in the medal tally with 14 gold, eight silver and five bronze medals, while Bacolod had 12 gold, eight silver and 13 bronze medals./PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

Di Tengah Wabah Virus Corona, Mitsubishi SpaceJet Sukses Terbang Perdana,Akibat Virus Corona, Harga Airbus A380 Bekas Turun Drastis

first_imgSelama sekitar dua jam, pesawat tersebut berputar-putar di atas lautan Samudera Pasifik untuk menguji karakteristik dasar pesawat dalam kondisi normal, seperti saat menanjak, menurun, atau saat berbelok. Pesawat yang dikomandoi oleh dua pilot kawakan Jepang, Hiroyoshi Takase dan Akira Udagawa, tersebut diklaim bekerja dengan baik dan tidak terdapat gangguan apapun.“Tes penerbangan hari ini berjalan dengan lancar dan sesuai rencana. Pesawat memenuhi ekspektasi dan menangani tepat seperti yang saya perkirakan,” kata kapten pilot FTV10, Hiroyoshi Takase.Setelah penerbangan perdana Mitsubishi SpaceJet M90, dengan nomor registrasi JA26MJ FTV10, tes penerbangan berikutnya dijadwalkan akan dilakukan pada beberapa pekan ke depan, setelah pabrikan melakukan beberapa penyempurnaan.“Setelah penerbangan pertama, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation bersiap untuk memasuki tahap akhir pengujian sertifikasi penerbangan untuk SpaceJet M90. Tes penerbangan lebih lanjut akan dilakukan di Nagoya dalam beberapa minggu mendatang,” tulis pabrikan asal Jepang tersebut dalam sebuah pernyataan.“Kabar hari ini sangat menggembirakan, karena menandai dimulainya pengujian penerbangan sertifikasi untuk SpaceJet M90 pertama dalam konfigurasi final yang dapat disertifikasi,” kata Alex Bellamy, Chief Development Officer Mitsubishi Aircraft.Setelah uji coba kedua yang dilakukan beberapa pekan ke depan dilakukan, FTV10 tersebut akan langsung diterbangkan ke Moses Lake Flight Test Center untuk bergabung dengan armada uji Mitsubishi SpaceJet M90 lainnya, guna melalui tahap akhir dari uji sertifikasi penerbangan.Baca juga: Meski Bakal Merugi, Mitsubishi Regional Jet Siap Masuk Jalur Produksi di 2020Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd sebelumnya telah menargetkan bahwa pesawat buatannya akan mulai dikirimkan ke para pelanggannya pada pertengahan 2020 lalu. Namun, setelah sempat tertunda sampai lima kali, mengingat Pesawat Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) yang kini telah berganti nama menjadi Mitsubish SpaceJet tersebut sejatinya sudah memasuki pengiriman pertama pada 2013 silam, pada 5 Februari 2020 pabrikan tersebut kembali mengumumkan kemballi penundaan pengiriman pesawat. Hal itu disebabkan pesawat harus melewati desain ulang pada sistem kelistrikan. Alhasil, pesawat harus menjalani sertifikasi ulang.Setelah sukses pada penerbangan perdana, pesawat hasil koloborasi dengan Mitsubishi Heavy Industries dengan Toyota Motor Corporation, yang desainnya dibantu oleh Fuji Heavy Industries, anak usaha Toyota, diharapkan dapat segera memasuki tahun layanan perdananya pada akhir 2021 atau awal tahun 2022.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related Mitsubishi SpaceJet M90 JA26MJ sukses terbang perdana. Foto: AeroTime Wabah virus corona atau COVID-19 masih terus membayangi Jepang dengan menewaskan sedikitnya 29 orang. Namun demikian, hal tersebut rupanya tak membuat Mitsubishi menunda kembali ambisinya. Pabrikan asal Jepang tersebut belum lama ini dilaporkan berhasil melakukan penerbangan perdananya pada Mitsubishi SpaceJet M90.Baca juga: Mitsubishi Uji Coba Regional Jet, Inikah Momen Kebangkitan Industri Dirgantara Jepang?Dikutip dari laman mitsubishiaircraft.com, Kamis, (19/3), pesawat dengan nomor registrasi JA26MJ tersebut, yang merupakan bagian dari pesawat uji yang ke-10 atau Flight Test Vehicle 10 (FTV10), berhasil lepas landas pada 14:53 dari Bandara Nagoya dan kembali ke bandara yang sama pada 16:40waktu setempat.last_img read more

Lebih Dulu dari BYD, Scania Kirim Bi-Articulated Bus ke Brasil

first_imgMengutip dari laman scania.com (13/3/2019), bus F 360 HA milik Scania ini sendiri diproyeksikan untuk mengangkut total beban hingga 43,5 ton – beban angkut paling berat di pasar. Engine depan memberikan aksesibilitas yang lebih baik antara tiga bagian bus dengan kapasitas total 160 penumpang ini.Nah, seperti yang sudah disinggung di atas, bus ini termasuk ke dalam kategori bi-articulated bus. Sebenarnya, apa maksud dari jenis bus ini? Bi-articulated bus ini sendiri merupakan sejenis bus artikulasi berkapasitas tinggi dengan gandar (axle) ekstra dan sambungan artikulasi (atau yang biasa dikenal dengan bordes jika di dunia perkeretaapian) kedua yang memungkinkannya membawa tiga kompartemen penumpang – alih-alih dua seperti yang sudah biasa Anda lihat di armada TransJakarta.Sederhananya, bi-articulated bus ini merupakan ‘perpanjangan’ dari articulated bus atau bus gandeng satu yang sudah banyak ditemukan di berbagai kota – tidak terkecuali Jakarta. Karena panjang moda yang melebihi bus biasa, bi-articulated bus ini cenderung dioperasikan dalam rute inti dengan frekuensi penumpang yang tinggi atau skema angkutan cepat bus daripada di rute bus konvensional.Baca Juga: BYD K9 – Inilah Bus Listrik untuk Koridor 13 TransJakartaSebenarnya, moda seperti ini sudah tidak asing lagi di mata dunia – sebut saja beberapa negara yang sudah mengoperasikan bi-articulated bus adalah Jerman, Belanda, hingga Kolombia.Wah, berarti pengemudi yang mengoperasikan bi-articulated bus dituntut untuk memiliki kemampuan mengemudi dan perhitungan yang sempurna, ya! Salah-salah, nanti malah nyenggol kendaraan lain atau pembatas jalan ketika tengah berputar.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedVolvo Akan Luncurkan Electric Articulated Bus di Busworld Brussels Oktober 201925/06/2019In “Bus dalam kota”Mampu Angkut 250 Penumpang, BYD Automobile Luncurkan Bus Listrik Terpanjang di Dunia08/04/2019In “Bus dalam kota”TransMilenio, Bakal Jadi Operator Bus Listrik Terbesar di Benua Amerika02/12/2019In “Bus dalam kota” Scania F 360 HA bi-articulated bus. Sumber: scania.com Setelah pada artikel sebelumnya, disebutkan bahwa pabrikan otomotif asal Cina, BYD Automobile telah merilis bi-articulated bus pertama di dunia yang rencananya akan dioperasikan di TransMileno, Kolombia, ternyata beberapa minggu sebelumnnya, Scania telah terlebih dahulu mengirimkan moda serupa ke Brazil. Pengiriman bi-articulated bus ini merupakan bagian dari pembaruan jaringan Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) di kota Curitiba yang sudah ada sejak tahun 1970-an.Baca Juga: Mampu Angkut 250 Penumpang, BYD Automobile Luncurkan Bus Listrik Terpanjang di DuniaJaringan BRT sepanjang 80km di kota Curitiba ini sendiri dioperatori oleh Viação Cidade Sorriso, sebuah operator lokal yang dikabarkan tengah melakukan peremajaan terhadap 246 armada busnya. Adalah Scania F 360 HA, bi-articulated bus yang dilengkapi dengan mesin berkekuatan 360hp dan dikembangkan dengan torsi 1.850 Nm pada putaran engine rendah untuk menghemat bahan bakar.last_img read more

Jaguars stomp Scorpions in seven wicket win

first_img (overnight 25 without loss) T Chanderpaul lbw b Williams 33 SCORPIONS 2nd Innings 132 Fall of wickets: 1-57, 2-73, 3-93. S Rutherford b Green 5 *L Johnson not out 61 JAGUARS 2nd Innings TOTAL (3 wkts; 43 overs) 171 Umpires: J Blades, J Wilson. Extras (b4) 4 Result: Guyana Jaguars won by seven wickets. GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): Led by an unbeaten half century from captain Leon Johnson, top-of-the-table Guyana Jaguars recorded an easy seven-wicket victory over Jamaica Scorpions on the final day of their seventh round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship at Guyana National Stadium here yesterday. Resuming from their overnight total of 25 without loss in chase of 169 for victory, the Jaguars wrapped up the match after lunch, finishing on 171 for three. Johnson finished unbeaten on 61 and together with Vishaul Singh who scored an unbeaten 26, added 78 runs for the fourth wicket to guide their team to safety. Earlier, openers Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Chandrapaul Hemraj had given the Jaguars a good start during a 57-run opening partnership. While Chanderpaul was wary in his approach scoring 33 runs from 73 balls, Hemraj was much more aggressive, blasting 42 from only 29 balls with seven boundaries and one six. Jerome Taylor eventually got the breakthrough for the Scorpions by dismissing Hemraj and Derval Green gave them some hope by bowling Sherfane Rutherford for five to leave the score 73 for two. Once Chanderpaul was adjudged leg before wicket to medium pacer Kenroy Williams, Singh joined his skipper at the crease to erase any thoughts of an unlikely Scorpions win. Johnson struck 61 from 86 balls inclusive of 10 boundaries and one six, while Singh counted three boundaries in his knock of 26 from 57 balls. The result stopped a two-game losing streak for the Jaguars, the defending champions, and kept them atop the table. SCOREBOARD SCORPIONS 1st Innings 358 V Singh not out 26 JAGUARS 1st Innings 321 Bowling: Taylor 8-1-36-1, Green 9-4-32-1, Williams 11-4-20-1, Bulli 10-2-42-0, Blackwood 3-0-17-0, Walton 2-0-20-0. C Hemraj c King b Taylor 42 Did not bat: V Permaul, R Reifer, C Barnwell, A Bramble, R Shepherd, G Motie.last_img read more

USC Gets 68-45 Win Over Clemson

first_imgCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Duane Notice scored 19 points to lead South Carolina to a 68-45 win over Clemson on Friday night.Clemson (6-4) went scoreless over six minutes in the middle of the second half. The Gamecocks (6-3) scored 17 over the same period to lead 61-37 with just over six minutes to go.The 23-point margin was South Carolina’s biggest win in the rivalry since beating Clemson 81-53 in 1971.After making just 1-of-9 3-pointers in the first half, South Carolina made 6 of its first 11 shots behind the arc in the second half.The Tigers scored just 15 second half points as they lost to a Southeastern Conference team for the first time in four games this season. Jaron Blossomgame led Clemson with 14 points.It’s Gamecocks coach Frank Martin’s first win over his team’s in-state rival in three tries.last_img read more