World Relay 4x400m sprinter Eglay Nalianya believes Kenya can clinch a medal in the race at the upcoming World Relay Championships at Selesia, Poland, thanks to the exploits of teammates Mary Moraa, Aaron Koech, Hellen Syombua, Stanley Kieti, Emmanuel Korir and Sylvia Chesebe. This is the best team we could have in this race because each of the athletes have excelled in their individual categories. My teammates are hungry for medals and this will push us to give our all in Poland," Nalianya said. They have been checking up and encouraging one another ever since they learnt that they would be teammates, which Nalianya believes has helped maintain their focus in their individual training. Nalianya, nonetheless, believes she is destined for her first career medal in 2021 after improving on her speed, which was previously her achilles heel.
April 16, 2021 01:52 UTC
Now is the time to ensure schools are mindful and deliberate in developing skills that will be in high demand and necessary for success in a reconstituted future, education experts say. Crawford International School Kenya MD Jenny Coetzee says in future, schools that have not yet done so must start focusing on more than academics. These new technologies are set to drive future growth across industries, as well as increase the demand for new job roles and skillsets. “In addition to preparing students to be ready for the jobs of the future, they should also be empowered to design the jobs of the future and not just work in the new jobs created,” Coetzee says. “Because changing trends will undoubtedly impact on the workplace of the future and the jobs we take for granted today may be displaced in future.”
April 16, 2021 00:56 UTC
With the current Covid-19 situation in the country, staycations are in some way the lifeline for the ailing industry. They have come up with 'Lockdown staycation deals” in the five counties which will see people just have their holidays near home. According to global travel-tech company, Triparound, staycations are a vital lifeline for the tourism industry. The tourism industry, which has suffered a sudden yet savage blow, is counting on this surge in staycations to recover. Mohammed Hersi ,Chairman Kenya Tourism Association on the other hand urged tourism players to ''hold on , pain ends."
April 16, 2021 00:56 UTC
A pair of African Jacanas (Actophilornis africanus) emerged from the reeds and trotted easily over the water lilies in search of food. Jacanas have several nicknames, "lily trotter," and "water walker” and even “Jesus bird" because they look like they are walking on water. However, the jacana walks on water lily pads and other plants that grow in the water. Jacanas live on the surface of ponds where water lilies and other plants grow. You just never know a jacana might come trotting on the lilies.
April 16, 2021 00:00 UTC
Delta Airlines, another leader in the charge against Georgia’s law, also declined to join in the latest effort to virtue signal and help Democrats. A few days ago, I finished the last can of Coke we purchased before the company took sides on Georgia’s voting law. Thus, it would be nice to “find common ground” with Coke on voting. But, whatever it’s now saying about voting, Coke hasn’t given up on woke. There can be no common ground with Coke on this.
April 16, 2021 00:00 UTC
Football - Europa League - Quarter Final Second Leg - Slavia Prague v Arsenal - Sinobo Stadium, Prague, Czech Republic - April 15, 2021. [REUTERS/David W Cerny]Arsenal cruised past Slavia Prague 4-0 to book a Europa League semi-final spot on Thursday with three quick-fire goals in seven first-half minutes to advance 5-1 on aggregate. Lacazette then coolly slotted home a spot-kick in the 21st minute Czech midfielder had bundled over Saka. Arsenal struck again three minutes later when Saka cut inside his defender and fired a low shot past keeper Ondrej Kolar. Arsenal, who ended Slavia's 21-match unbeaten streak at home in all competitions this season, face their former manager Unai Emery's Villarreal in the semi-finals.
April 15, 2021 21:46 UTC
Football - Europa League - Quarter Final Second Leg - Manchester United v Granada - Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain - April 15, 2021. Manchester United's Edinson Cavani reacts. [REUTERS/David Klein]Manchester United reached the Europa League semi-finals after Edinson Cavani's early strike and a Jesus Vallejo own goal secured a 2-0 home win over Granada on Thursday and completed a 4-0 aggregate rout of the Spanish side. Granada came to life after falling behind and their forward Yangel Herrera twice headed inches wide as the home side appeared content to sit back. Fernandes said he was confident United, beaten by eventual winners Sevilla in last season's semi-finals, could overcome Roma.
April 15, 2021 21:33 UTC
And Malkia Strikers centre blocker Joan Chelang’at now has her work cut out. One of her best shows was when she led the national team to victory at the 2015 African Games in Congo Brazzaville. Malkia Strikers have been in a bubble camp at Kenyatta University for three weeks in preparation for the Summer Olympics that starts on July 24. Malkia Strikers and Kenya Prisons centre blocker Joan Cheleng'at. [PHOTO BY GIDEON MAUNDU/STANDARD]To the Kenya Prisons wardresses, service to the nation is a greater call and sacrifices must be made.
April 15, 2021 21:22 UTC
Hideki Matsuyama, of Japan, tips his cap as he walks to the 18th green with caddie Shota Hayafuji at the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga., Sunday, April 11, 2021. After he took the lead after the third round, he looked so comfortable with his game and with a four-shot lead starting on the last round, Matsuyama looked poised to win. With the bow, Hayafuji won almost as much praise as Matsuyama on online platforms. Golf is generally a self-regulating game and most golf competitions in the world are played without any form of supervision. Wang’ombe is the General Manager of Kenya Open Golf Limited and CEO of Kenya Golf UnionShare this story
April 15, 2021 21:12 UTC
She explained her torture and harassment while working in Saudi Arabia. After all, I needed money and a job,” Auma told The Standard Digital. She boarded a taxi one morning and headed to the Saudi Arabia agent office where she demanded to be assisted to go home. Cases of women being mistreated by their employers in Saudi Arabia are on the rise, with many suffering physical, mental or sexual abuse. Unemployment and poverty drives many mothers and girls to seek jobs in Saudi Arabia as maids, but many end up being enslaved.
[Benjamin Sakwa, Standard]Teachers, candidates and parents in Nyanza and the Western region are celebrating after schools recorded good performance in last year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education examination. In Nyanza, the best pupil Angel Gakenia of Maseno Girls’ Boarding School scored 432 marks to emerge second nationally. And in Western, Nzoia Sugar Primary School in Bungoma County produced the fourth-best candidate in the country. In Western, St Peter’s Mumias Boys’ produced the second-best pupils, Oliver Shema and Simba Mark Joe, who tied at 427. In Siaya, six pupils of Central Primary School scored 400 and above.
This is according to recommendations by the Senate, which seeks to save the State-run Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK) from collapse. “PCK has put in place a rapid result initiative with delivery focused on efficiency starting with the largest post office,” Senate says. The report further recommends that PCK be designated as the prime government logistics service provider and included in the recently established Kenya Transport and Logistics Network. If approved, the plan could heat competition for private courier service providers that have eroded PCK’s market share. PCK’s management said the cancellation of international travel hampered its efforts to distribute mail and parcels overseas since it relies on passenger flights for much of its courier service.
Anxieties are also rising over the country’s sluggish vaccine rollout, which is far behind many other countries, including Singapore, South Korea and Indonesia. Opinion polls show up to 70 per cent of Japanese feel the vaccine rollout has been too slow. Japan also has orders for 120 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine and 50 million doses of Moderna’s vaccine, with hopes they will be approved for distribution and domestic production by May. Two recent surveys, however, show more than 60% of Japanese people are willing to get a Covid vaccine. With less than 100 days to go until the opening ceremonies, the Suga government needs to take a stronger approach towards the pandemic and dramatically speed up its vaccine rollout.
April 15, 2021 21:00 UTC
The general insurance business was the most affected by the coronavirus shocks, resulting in an 11 per cent drop in gross written premiums to Sh3.06 billion. On the other hand, gross written premiums in the medical business grew by 10 per cent, but profits fell to Sh748 million from Sh780 million the previous year. The Individual Life business segment reported a 16 per cent increase in gross written premiums. Jubilee Holdings Regional Chief Executive Julius Kipng’etich said the pandemic had caused huge shifts in the insurance industry and Jubilee had moved to adopt. Total assets increased by 12.1 per cent to Sh145.86 billion from Sh130.08 billion with total shareholders’ equity and reserves rising 15.8 per cent from Sh28.25 billion to Sh32.72 billion, due to an increase in retained earnings and reserves.
Others had been flogged for failing to stand still and show maximum respect to a passing white person. A decade later when Prince Phillip’s visit was captured by The Standard snapper, circumstances had changed. When the Prince visited Rift Valley, Mathenge was just one year old as the provincial commissioner in Nakuru. Since Ngengi’s father was unavailable, it was Kenyatta who represented the family during the dowry negotiations and the consequent marriage. Prince Phillip, who died on April 9 aged 99, outlived both Mathenge and Kenyatta.