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MP Sudi free at last

first_imgThe legislator has been barred from addressing a public rally until the hate speech probe against him is complete.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi is free at last after the High Court ordered that he be released on Ksh500,000 cash bail.Justice Joel Ngugi overturned an earlier ruling by a magistrates court detaining him for seven more days to allow police complete investigations.While releasing the MP on Friday, Justice Joel Ngugi ruled that it was unconstitutional for a person to be held without a charge for more than 24 hours. Sudi had Thursday evening filed a judicial review application at the High Court in Nakuru seeking to overturn the decision by Chief Magistrate Josephat Kalo to detain him for seven days pending investigations into five charges that he is facing.Also Read  COVID-19: Kenya records 98 new cases, 62 recoveries, 2 deathsIn the case filed through a certificate of urgency, Sudi through his legal team led by law Society of Kenya President Nelson Havi appealed to the High Court to set aside the Tuesday ruling by Chief Magistrate Josephat Kalo and order his release on bond or bail.Also Read  Kalonzo applauds Senate for ending revenue stalemateThe defence argued that Sudi is a law-abiding citizen and was willing to cooperate with the authorities.The MP (centre) at the lower court.The magistrate ordered the detention of the MP for a week at the Nakuru Central Police Station on grounds that his release would disturb public peace and security.Also Read  2/3rd gender headache: Maraga calls for dissolution of ParliamentThe lawyers termed the magistrate’s claims as unconstitutional arguing that the court had already made a decision that their client is guilty of a charge that was yet to be preferred.The MPs detention was also meant to allow police to conclude investigations into alleged hate speech, offensive conduct and unlawful possession of a firearm, among others.last_img read more

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Jess Jecko’s late saves help lead Syracuse to national championship win

first_img Published on November 22, 2015 at 5:27 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+ ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Sitting beside the media table just before the postgame press conference, Syracuse goalkeeper Jess Jecko buried her face in her hands. Still wearing the thick gray goalie pads, blue shirt, orange shorts and white national championship T-shirt, she seemed temporarily overwhelmed by the moment.The left sleeve of her Under Armour tugged back to reveal four lines of blue-green text scrawled on the back of her left hand. The words were smudged slightly by the blocker pad she’d worn all game.She couldn’t make out the first line, but the next two were quotes from Mia Hamm and Muhammad Ali.  The last line read: “I am a champion.”Jecko wrote that line before the game Sunday. By 2:41 p.m., it was true.The senior goalkeeper made five saves — tied for her most since SU beat North Carolina on Sept. 12 — and led her team down the stretch. Syracuse (21-1, 6-0 Atlantic Coast) avenged its loss in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship Sunday by beating North Carolina (21-3, 4-2), 4-2, to win the national championship Sunday afternoon at Ocker Field in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Jecko made multiple saves to stop a UNC run which briefly tied the game and threatened to overwhelm the Orange.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“The defense stayed calm and composed,” senior forward Emma Russell said. “It’s a philosophy of the team this year, just breathing under pressure.”The team had done a breathing exercise after Syracuse went up 2-0 early to stay level-headed, Jecko said. She then made a lunging save to her left to keep the Tar Heels off the board in the first half.Before goals by North Carolina’s Gab Major, who scored the overtime winner in Syracuse’s ACC title loss, and Malin Evert tied the game, Jecko made acrobatic stops to keep UNC off the board. She dove left twice and fought off rebound opportunities to keep the game even.Defender Zoe Wilson put home a penalty corner at 58:39 to give the Orange the lead, but it didn’t ease up on Jecko. After getting tangled up with a North Carolina player, Wilson received a yellow card with about six minutes remaining, meaning the Orange would be down a player for five minutes. In that time, Jecko made a leaping save to her left, and then another kick save to stop Nina Notman from tying up the game again.“And now it’s sitting right here,” Jecko said, gesturing at the trophy while her voice caught. She paused.  “You can’t even put into words what it means.”Even after Wilson’s penalty-corner goal stopped North Carolina’s run and Emma Lamison gave the Orange insurance, the Tar Heels kept attacking. After a scrum in the box, North Carolina drew a penalty stroke.UNC’s Notman stepped up with 2:29 to go. A goal would put the Tar Heels down one with some time still left. Jecko readied herself. She’d watched tape on Notman, knew her tendencies and had practiced about 20 strokes per day for the last week.Notman’s shoulders dropped as Jecko made a diving save to her left. Midfielder Serra Degnan ran to Jecko and yanked on her mask, screaming into the goalkeeper’s face.“When it comes down to the moment, you just throw your body at it,” Jecko said. “And Serra, yeah … she said, ‘We’re doing this, baby! Let’s go!’ and some other things I probably can’t say.”Sitting in the press conference, SU head coach Ange Bradley reflected on Jecko’s four years. Syracuse being the central New York native’s only Division-I offer out of high school and transitioning from super fan to three-year starting goalkeeper.This summer, Jecko’s mother, Michele Jecko, texted Bradley before her daughter left for school. Unbeknownst to Jecko, her mother shared the conversation the two had before Jess left.“I want to be a national champion, mom,” Jess told her mother at the time. “That’s what I came here to do.” Commentscenter_img Related Stories Syracuse field hockey becomes 1st women’s team in school history to win national championshipGallery: Syracuse field hockey wins national titleStorify: Fans react to Syracuse field hockey’s first national titleJess Jecko’s career comes full-circle from Syracuse fan to star goalkeeperlast_img read more

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Longer Looks Womens Advantages In Health Law Health Effects Of The American

first_img This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. Longer Looks: Women’s Advantages In Health Law; Health Effects Of The ‘American Dream’ Every week reporter Ankita Rao selects interesting reading from around the Web.The Atlantic: How Women Get More Than Men Do From ObamacareIn the wake of a recent report showing that about 2 million additional people may stay out of the workforce because of Obamacare, for example, the law was heralded/derided as a win for the lazies. … Young men will probably pay more for coverage than they did previously, though. And if we look at a breakdown of the actual conditions that the Affordable Care Act will cover, it looks like the law will disproportionately help, yes, the ladies. Some of the benefits are well-known: Private insurance is now required to cover birth control free of charge. And health insurers can no longer discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions by charging them extra. Such “conditions,” in extreme cases in the past, have included pregnancy and being the victim of spousal abuse. But there are other, hidden ways women benefit from Obamacare (Olga Khazan, 2/11). 60 Minutes: Sex Matters: Drugs Can Affect Sexes Differently Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration made an unusual and surprising announcement. It cut the recommended dose of the most popular sleep drug in the country, Ambien, in half for women. It turns out men and women metabolize Ambien, known generically as Zolpidem, very differently, leaving women with more of the drug in their bodies the next morning, and therefore at a greater risk of impaired driving. … it is far from an isolated example of differences between the sexes we never imagined. More and more, scientists are realizing that the differences are dangerously understudied and that pervasively and fundamentally, sex matters (Leslie Stahl and Shari Finkelstein, 2/9). Politico: The Rise Of Ron Wyden [Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon], a one-time backbencher with a penchant for big ideas, is now poised to take over the Senate’s most powerful committee. It will instantly vault him into the ranks of the chamber’s most influential, giving him a major say over taxes, health care, trade and programs like those Build America Bonds that made its way into Obama’s stimulus plan. Wyden, who will officially become chairman of the Finance Committee as soon as Tuesday, will confront a raft of unfinished business. … He’s proposed taxing health care benefits that employers provide their workers, something that earned him the enmity of unions; Wyden would have replaced the health care tax exclusion employers get with a deduction for individuals, with the goal of breaking the link between having a job and having health care coverage (Brian Faler, 2/11). U.S. News and World Report: The ‘American Dream’ May Be Bad For Your HealthMy heart warmed when I saw Coca-Cola’s Super Bowl ad last week and heard the first strands of “America the Beautiful” sung in Hindi. As an Indian immigrant, I felt pride seeing the faces and voices that reflect a modern, diverse United States. … It didn’t take long, however, before my stomach turned. … The real message behind the ad was not about embracing diversity, but rather, “Drinking Coca-Cola is American. Coke is part of the American Dream.”  … For more than a decade, the U.S. food, tobacco and alcohol industries have been targeting immigrants as a distinct market segment. As a physician whose research focuses on heart disease and diabetes prevention in immigrants, I have seen the terrible impact that targeted advertising has on the health of immigrants. It is well known that the over-consumption of sodas and other sugary drinks is an important driver of the high rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease in the U.S. (Dr. Namratha Kandula, 2/11).Medscape: “Coma” Author-Physician On His New Medical Thriller, “Cell”Medscape Editor-in-Chief Eric J. Topol, MD, recently spoke with New York Times best-selling author Robin Cook, MD, about his work as a physician and writer. Dr. Cook’s 33rd medical thriller, Cell, is out on February 4. … [Dr. Cook:] We’re looking for primary care physicians; we’re looking to lower costs; we want to incorporate genomics. Nanotechnology is coming down the line. It is advancing so rapidly, particularly with wireless sensors, etc., that you have the convergence of all of these things. I woke up in the middle of the night and said, “The cell phone is going to be the doctor” (Drs. Eric J. Topol and Robin Cook, 2/3).The New York Times: Prescription Painkillers Seen As A Gateway To HeroinThe life of a heroin addict is not the same as it was 20 years ago, and the biggest reason is what some doctors call “heroin lite”: prescription opiates. These medications are more available than ever, and reliably whet an appetite that, once formed, never entirely fades. Details are still emerging about the last days of Philip Seymour Hoffman, the actor who died last week at 46 of an apparent heroin overdose. Yet Mr. Hoffman’s case, despite its uncertainties, highlights some new truths about addiction and several long-known risks for overdose. … Millions of people use these drugs safely, and doctors generally prescribe them conscientiously. But for some patients, prescription painkillers can act as an introduction — or a reintroduction — to an opiate high (Benedict Carey, 2/11).last_img read more

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