Day: August 16, 2018

ZIMA annual congress kicks off

The Zimbabwe Medical Association (ZIMA) annual congress kicked off in Harare with a symposium that tackled the revolutionary new HIV drug dolutegravir which recent data from a study has linked it to neural tube defects. Local and international medical practitioners are attending this year’s ZIMA congress which is discussing various trending global health issues. On Wednesday (yesterday) a symposium which tackled issues to do with new ARV drugs and viral resistance saw medical practitioners discussing the advantages and disadvantages of the new HIV drug dolutegravir, which has been described as a breakthrough weapon in the global fight against HIV....

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Women’s football league resumes

Women’s football league resumes this weekend with the highly anticipated match pitting log leaders Black Rhinos Queens and Correctional Services Queens postponed. The teams drew 1-all at Chikurubi’s Wagadhugu Stadium three weeks ago before the league went on three week break. Blue Swallows Queens host ZRP Queens at Manyame Airbase on Saturday at 11am while Conduit Soccer Academy face Hearts of Oak Queens at Madhodha Stadium. Midlands State University host fellow students Herentals at MSU in Gweru.  Weerams Queens host City of Harare Queens at Glen View 4 Primary School at 11 am. ZRP Harare Queens square off with...

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Miss World Zim beauty pageants in boot camp

Miss World Zimbabwe beauty pageants are now in boot camp for the Miss World Zimbabwe to be held on the 8th of next month in Domboshava. 22 girls are now in camp and five are still on their way from South Africa. Some of the girls who have joined the boot camp are optimistic will make it to the final despite the fact that some are going to be dropped every week. Speaking during a media briefing in the capital, Miss World Zimbabwe spokesperson, Tendai Chirau, said 28 girls were chosen from 95 who turned up for auditions. The...

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Mash East Agric Show roars into life

The 51st edition of the Mashonaland East Agricultural Show roared into life with the Traditional African Village Exhibition known as the Msasa stealing the limelight. The Msasa Exhibition which depicts the life of a rural African family is one of the highlights at the Mashonaland East Agricultural Show with districts that are in the category investing in showing how life has changed over the years. While the Msasa category used to just have a grass thatched hut things have since changed with new innovations of what a modern rural hut should look like and also include the family’s hygienic...

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ZRP records increase in Heroes, Defence Forces holidays accidents

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has called on public vehicle service owners to employ drivers that meet the stipulated age and have requisite qualifications for public service vehicle. The call comes after statistics indicating an increase of 22 road traffic accidents during this year’s Zimbabwe Defence Forces and Heroes Day holidays as compared to the same period last year. The ZRP said the number of road traffic accidents during the just ended Heroes and Defence Forces holidays increased from 119 last year to 141 this year with the number of deaths remaining at 13. ZRP national spokesperson, Senior Assistant...

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‘No Filter’ talk show set for launch

Women are set to benefit from a local talk show titled ‘No Filter’ that is set to be launched on the 25th this month by the International Images Film Festival for Women in the capital. The talk show that features women of different age groups is meant to give a voice to women through the use of online media platforms discussing women issues, said show producer Amanda Marufu. The ‘No Filter’ talk show will be launched in the capital on the 25th this month as the 2018 edition of the annual International Images Film Festival for Women opens in...

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Inputs distribution spreads to Zvimba North

The Presidential Well Wishers Inputs Scheme continues to roll out the distribution of cotton and food crop production resources to farmers with Zvimba North being the latest beneficiary. The scheme is now being rolled out in Zvimba North where both Cottco and the Grain Marketing Board are distributing the inputs concurrently. The gesture, which is coming well ahead of the summer cropping season has been touted as a best approach if compared to previous seasons where farmers would sometimes get inputs in December. Andrew Tizora, the District Adminstrator for Zvimba implored the recipients to properly store the inputs so...

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CMED unveils new vehicles

The Central Mechanical Equipment Department (CMED) has unveiled a total of 100 vehicles acquired by the parastatal to capacitate government’s operations at its headquarters in the capital. State-owned CMED continues with its recapitalisation overdrive following the acquisition of 70 single cab vehicles for its operations and 30 seven tonne trucks meant for hire to other government departments. Speaking during the official launch of the new fleet, Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development Dr Joram Gumbo said government acknowledges the role played by CMED as one of the few parastatals performing its mandate efficiently. “As government, we acknowledge the important...

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Chipinge poised for a bumper harvest

Chipinge is posed for a bumper harvest following the timely start of forthcoming summer cropping season in upper Chipinge with some farmers already concluding the preparation phase. A successful summer cropping season is beckoning following the timely distribution of inputs by government. A visit to Hilderstroom and Stealmer farms in the upper Chipinge revealed that farmers are at different stages of preparations with more than 150 hectares at Hilderstroom farm and 140 at Stealmer farm already ploughed while lime is now being applied, thanks to the intervention by government for disbursing inputs early this year. The farmers said this...

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988 graduate at Belvedere Technical Teachers College

988 graduands have received their certificates and diplomas at a graduation ceremony held at Belvedere Technical Teachers College (BTTC) in Harare today. Since its inception in 1982 BTTC has produced 14 989 teachers. The graduands said they are ready to go and implement what they have learnt and are now looking forward to becoming employers rather than job seekers. The principal of BTTC Ms Julia Mbofana said her institution is unique as exhibited by the courses they offer. Guest speaker at the event, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Dr Desire...

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