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Kibera All Stars honored by pharmaceutical firm Sanofi

first_imgThe French Ambassador to Kenya, H.E Mrs. Aline Kuster Menager lauded the Kenya government for its efforts in fighting counterfeits in the market and called for punitive measures in order to protect the patients from unscrupulous traders.The two were speaking during a ceremony held at the French Embassy in Kenya in honour of National Super League team Kibera Black Stars who are partly sponsored by Sanofi.Sanofi has been working with the club to spread anti-counterfeit messages and promote safe drug use in their communities in their efforts to create awareness on the effects of buying fake drugs.Peter Munyasi said Sanofi is at the forefront of fighting counterfeit medicine from being distributed in the markets in order to protect patients.“With the World Health Organization (WHO) putting the number of deaths due to the use of fake medicine at more than 100,000 people annually in Sub-Sahara Africa, there is need to do more in creating awareness on counterfeits. This will ensure that the public is more vigilant and the trade will not thrive,” he noted.“In Africa, our strong network dedicated to this fight is on the front line. The Sanofi team is committed to conducting market surveys, investigations and support local law enforcement agencies with the ultimate goal of safeguarding our patients and products,” he added.The French Ambassador to Kenya, H.E Mrs. Aline Kuster Menager who hosted the team at the embassy in Nairobi said community football clubs have a potential of growing to national clubs with a huge following and joining top flight football to compete in the global arena. She encouraged the youth to join clubs in their communities as they will keep them occupied and keep them off bad company.“I am confident that with the support you are getting from the sponsors, the club will perform better in the next season and hopefully join the National Premier League,” she said.Kibera Black Stars Director Luc Lagouche thanked Sanofi for the support adding that the sponsorship will boost the players’ morale and improve the club’s performance in the second-tier football league.“It cannot have come at a better time like now. The players and technical bench have really been working hard to produce better results. We are working harder than before and hope we can now move to the National league for us to compete with other national clubs,” Lagouche said adding that, the players have promised to improve their performanceto yield results so as to get more bonuses and allowances.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sanofi GM and Country Chair Peter Munyasi signing a ball. Looking on is Genoulhac Jerome from Sanofi and HE Mrs Aline Kuster Menager Ambassador of French to Kenya.NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 29 – National Super League side Kibera All stars received honors from Sanofi a French pharmaceutical company with operations in Kenya calling for more stringent measures to stop the supply of falsified medicine in the market.Speaking during an event at the French Embassy in Kenya Sanofi Kenya Country Chair and General Manager East African Hub Peter Munyasi said although the government has stepped up the fight on counterfeits in the market, there is still penetration of fake medicine in some areas.last_img read more

Motocross park plans run out of gas

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“I have pursued both public and private financing for this Motorized Off Highway Vehicle `OHV’ Park and there is no individual or group interested in either loaning me the money or purchasing the land. … The OHV Park does not make economic sense.” Nadler wrote that he already spent 18 months and about $150,000 on studies for the proposed 153-acre park, which raised opposition from area residents who feared the facility would bring unwanted noise and traffic, especially near Lake Hughes Road – I-5’s last exit in Castaic. Some have organized into an opposition group called Keep Castaic Safe. Chairman Jim Grzeslo did not return a request for comment Monday, but a response to Nadler’s e-mail posted on the group’s Web site called for further action. “Now it is time we make it clear to stop Nadler from doing any project in Castaic, and we will accomplish our mission for the best interest of our community.” The entire project – including four motocross tracks, the business park and open space slated for 227 acres in the canyon – received preliminary approval in December from the Castaic Town Council. But it still has to undergo environmental review and consideration by the county Department of Regional Planning, then return before the local advisory council for final consent. “It’s unfortunate we had to go through all this trouble just to have (the motocross park) canceled,” said Lloyd Carder, the town council’s president. “It’s a difficult piece of property to work with. It sits in a canyon and access is tough. “The reality is we’re not going to have much there.” Still, Carder said the business park proposal might work. “As long as it’s conforming with the (community standards district) and it’s zoned for that, it should be fine,” he said. “It’s that constant search for any municipality looking for jobs and income.” Nadler said he will soon return with amended plans. “I know this OHV Park issue has divided some people in the Castaic community and I wished that did not occur,” he wrote. “All I was attempting to do was provide the Castaic Community what was the most beneficial for the whole community. “As promised, I will be returning to the Castaic Town Council before I process any plans for the business park through the county of Los Angeles.” [email protected] (661)257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CASTAIC – A developer has abandoned plans for a motocross park in a canyon underneath the Interstate 5 split – a project that raised the ire of some residents – citing lack of financing. Still, Nadler Development Co. of Westlake Village is proceeding with a 130,000-square-foot business park slated for 19 acres on Castaic Road in Maple Canyon, where the freeway’s north and southbound lanes criss-cross. Developer Neil Nadler did not return calls for comment Monday, but in a May 18 e-mail to the Castaic Town Council he cited rising costs as the cause for dropping the proposed Castaic Action Sports Canyon. “The budget costs have exploded from my initial budget in April of 2005 of $3.0 million to over $10.0 million,” Nadler wrote. “This excludes the Castaic Business Park. last_img