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King 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.
Auburn freshman guard Bryce Brown shooting during preseason practice.AUBURN – Auburn freshman guard Bryce Brown is being suspended for the season opener Friday night against UAB for an NCAA violation that prohibits players from playing in multiple summer leagues.Brown, who is coming off a back problem that forced him to miss the first exhibition game on Oct. 30 vs. Brevard College, played in one Atlanta summer league game while also previously participating in a Birmingham summer league.“I’m sure the logic behind playing in only one NCAA-approved summer league is so that kids won’t be playing all summer in multiple leagues and it’s a way to get a handle on it,” Pearl said Thursday. “We appealed their first decision because number one, he is a freshman. Number two, he only played in one game in Birmingham and it was a brand new league that we tried to support.”According to NCAA rules, prospects may not play in multiple summer leagues and the rule is a one-for-one punishment so since Brown, a 6-foot-3 guard from Stone Mountain, Ga., played in only Atlanta summer league game, the NCAA requires him to sit out just the season opener Friday night vs. UAB.Pearl said Brown tweeted about playing in the game this past summer and once Pearl got him on the phone told the Tigers second-year head coach that the summer league team he went to go watch as a spectator didn’t have enough guys and an old high school coach asked Brown to play.“Obviously, you wouldn’t tweet about it afterward if you did think you were doing something wrong, so we sent it to the NCAA and asked for their ruling,” Pearl said Thursday. “I think it’s severe. I think it’s harsh. He only played in two summer league games total, but the rule is you can only play in one NCAA-approved summer league and so as a result he’s got to sit out this particular game.”With Brown’s suspension, Auburn will be down to three scholarship guards for the opener against defending Conference USA Tournament champion UAB, who returns 11 of 13 scholarship players and all five starters from last season’s roster that upset three-seeded Iowa State in the second round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament.Auburn is already dealing with the shoulder injury of junior guard Tahj Shamsid-Deen and the ongoing NCAA investigation into the eligibility of freshman Danjel Purifoy.“Our backcourt is brand new. In our first exhibition game not a single guard that played a single minute didn’t play in his first minute in an Auburn uniform, period,” Pearl said. “For a couple of them it was their first college game. I like our pieces but we’ve got a long way to go as far as getting this group to be cohesive.”Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-18:23c1c68e4343ef13693af49b Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-773314-4609481887001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.