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Kris Kissa

Kris Kissa

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Sunday 22 April 2018

BRIEF

The London Marathon (presently known through sponsorship as the Virgin Money London Marathon) is a long-distance running event held in London, United Kingdom, part of the World Marathon Majors. The event was first run on 29 March 1981 and has been held in the spring of every year since. Since 2010, the race has been sponsored by Virgin Money.

The most recent event was the 2017 London Marathon on 23 April 2017. The date of the next London Marathon is Sunday 22 April 2018

 

ELITE KENYAN ENTRANTS

Daniel Wanjiru, Kenya
Age: 24 | Marathon PB: 2:05:21
2017 Virgin Money London Marathon champion

Eliud Kipchoge, Kenya
Age: 33 | Marathon PB: 2:03:05
2016 Olympic champion

Stanley Biwott, Kenya
Age: 31 | Marathon PB: 2:03:51
2015 New York City Marathon champion

Abel Kirui, Kenya
Age: 35 | Marathon PB: 2:05:04
2009 and 2011 World Marathon champion

Lawrence Cherono, Kenya
Age: 29 | Marathon PB: 2:05:09
2017 Amsterdam Marathon champion

Bedan Karoki, Kenya
Age: 27 | Marathon PB: 2:07:41
2017 RAK Half Marathon champion

 

ELITE CHALLENGERS

Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopia
Age: 35 | Marathon PB: 2:03:03
2016 Berlin Marathon champion

Guye Adola, Ethiopia
Age: 27 | Marathon PB: 2:03:46
2016 Berlin Marathon 2nd place

Tola Shura Kitata, Ethiopia
Age: 21 | Marathon PB: 2:05:50
2017 Frankfurt Marathon champion

Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, Eritrea
Age: 22 | Marathon PB: 2:07:46
2015 marathon world champion

Amanuel Mesel, Eritrea
Age: 27 | Marathon PB: 2:08:17

Mo Farah, Great Britain
Age: 34 | Marathon PB: 2:08:21
Double Olympic 10,000m & 5,000m champion; three-time 10,000m & 5,000m world champion

Alphonce Felix Simbu, Tanzania
Age: 25 | Marathon PB: 2:09:10
2017 Virgin Money London Marathon third place

Fernando Cabada, USA
Age: 35 | Marathon PB: 2:11:36
2015 Chicago Marathon third place

Javier Guerra, Spain
Age: 33 | Marathon PB:  2:09:33
2013 La Coruna Marathon champion

Ihor Olefirenko, Ukraine
Age: 30 | Marathon PB: 2:12:04

Tsegai Tewelde, Great Britain
Age: 28 | Marathon PB: 2:12:23

Jonny Mellor, Great Britain
Age: 31 | Marathon PB: 2:12:57

Samuel Chelanga, USA
Age: 32 | Marathon PB: 2:15:02

Aaron Scott, Great Britain
Age: 28 | Marathon PB: 2:17:46

Taher Belkorchi, Morocco
Age: 22 | Marathon PB: Debut

 

                2017 WINNERS

1        WANJIRU, Daniel (KEN)                                                       02:05:48             

2        BEKELE, Kenenisa (ETH)                                                      02:05:57             

3        KAROKI, Bedan (KEN)                                                           02:07:41             

4        KIRUI, Abel (KEN)                                                                  02:07:45             

5        SIMBU, Alphonce (TAN)                                                      02:09:10             

6        GHEBRESLASSIE, Ghirmay (ERI)                                         02:09:57             

7        MENGSTU, Asefa (ETH)                                                       02:10:04             

8        MESEL, Amanuel (ERI)                                                         02:10:44             

9        GUERRA, Javier (ESP)                                                           02:10:55             

10      SHELLEY, Michael (AUS)                                                      02:11:38             

11      LAMDASSEM, Ayad (ESP)                                                   02:12:30             

12      LILESA, Feyisa (ETH)                                                             02:14:12             

13      KIBROM, Ghebre (ERI)                                                         02:14:52             

14      MEFTAH, Abdellatif (FRA)                                                   02:14:55             

15      SIMPSON, Robbie (GBR)                                                      02:15:04             

16      DAVIES, Andrew (GBR)                                                        02:15:11             

17      ABERA, Tesfaye (ETH)                                                          02:16:09             

18      ESPARZA, Jesus Arturo (MEX)                                            02:16:38             

19      OVERALL, Scott (GBR)                                                          02:16:54             

20      SEAWARD, Kevin (IRL)                                                         02:17:08             

 

Kenya national women’s polo team staged a surprise win against the United States to win the Bombay Stock Exchange Cup in the Statehood Day International tournament at the Imphal grounds, Manipur State, India yesterday.

Kenya won 5-4 in a spectacular comeback after trailing the US in the first part of the match.

“I am so proud of each of the players. What a fantastic team of ladies. To come and win a tournament against three other continents with some tough teams was quite a feat” Rowena Stichbury, the Nairobi Polo Club vice-captain said.

“We are really honoured to represent Kenya and fly the flag high and to leave with the cup was a bonus.” She added while also thanking India’s ministry of tourism — Incredible India for hosting and sponsoring the tournament.  

The match is organized such that each team has 10 horses for 2 chukkas and at half time they swap them to ensure no team has a horse advantage.

Both team won some prize money which they donated for conservation.

 

 

 

 

PAID FINANCE INTERNSHIP

BRIEF

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we're just getting started.
Facebook was built to help people connect and share, and over the last decade our tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate with one another. With over a billion people using the service and more than fifty offices around the globe, a career at Facebook offers countless ways to make an impact in a fast growing organization. Facebook is seeking a highly quantitative and data driven Summer Associate. This position may span a wide range of operational and analytical responsibilities. These include market research, forecasting and analysis for our revenue and business trends, and financial planning and analysis across our business operations. The role is highly cross-functional, involving coordination across a number of groups within Facebook, including finance, sales, marketing, product, data analytics, and business intelligence. Successful candidates will have a deep understanding of the internet/tech and media ecosystem, exceptional analytical skills, bias toward action, exceptional partnering and communication skills, and the know how to balance getting the details right while still moving fast. The position is located in Menlo Park, CA and is a full-time internship.

Selection Criteria

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Analyze current business performance and handle ad-hoc requests from business partners, including trends and growth factors
  • Analyze large datasets, interpret trends, and identify actionable insights and opportunities.
  • Own various financial and other types of reporting
  • Support financial planning, forecasting, and reporting efforts
  • Work cross-functionally with other business groups and demonstrate the ability to influence outcomes and decisions
  • Help business partners gain key insights into spend with meaningful analyses
  • Support headcount planning, budgeting, forecasting, and long-range planning
  • Build thoughtful resource allocation analyses to drive better investment decisions
  • Drive process improvements by partnering with up-stream process owners and enhance current tools/systems related to financial management

Minimum Qualifications

  • Pursuing a Bachelors Degree or at least 2 years work experience in business strategy, finance, analytics or planning (experience in technology or media is highly desirable)
  • Experienced in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • High attention to detail is a must
  • Able to synthesize strategic insights and problem-solve individually or in a group setting understanding key financial drivers of the business
  • Able to shift priorities quickly while maintaining a high degree of organization and control
  • Passionate about Facebook
  • Permanent U.S. work authorization, as company is unable to provide sponsorship

 Eligibility: Open to all Regions

 

LOCATION  

United States

CONTACT

Please click HERE to apply.

 Official Link

 

 

Adelaide Graduate Centre – Post Graduate Research Scholarships

BRIEF

The University may award Full Fee Scholarships to outstanding international students from any country to undertake postgraduate research.

Benefits are payment of full tuition fees for two years for a Masters degree by Research and three years for a Doctoral research degree (an extension is possible for doctoral programs only).  No other allowances are provided.

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

Applicants must be nominated by their Principal Supervisor and Executive Dean.

 

Full fee scholarships will ONLY be allocated to international students who have been previously awarded a stipend by the host School, Faculty, or Research Institute. Full fee scholarships will not be awarded to individual “privately sponsored students” nor will they be granted to students supported by stipends provided to a sole individual without a formal agreement between the University and the Sponsor. This requirement shall not apply to students nominated in grant applications made to recognised funding bodies where a formal application is subject to peer review. Students in receipt of overseas government funding will be deemed ineligible for a fee waiver unless a Memorandum of Understanding exists between the University and the Sponsor to cover such awards.

 

Applicants must also meet the minimum English Language Proficiency requirements for direct entry to their academic program, hold at least the equivalent of an Australian First Class Honours degree, and rank competitively against successful applicants in the current International Scholarship Order of Merit list.

 

Under normal circumstances Full fee scholarships will not be provided for students who seek a second (or subsequent) degree which is at the same level, or at a lower level, than the highest one they already hold. However under exceptional circumstances a scholarship may be considered if at least five years have lapsed since the first comparable award was attained and the student can identify a major change in discipline.

 

 

 

DEADLINES

 

Applications will be considered at any time.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Supervisors wishing to nominate students for Full Fee Scholarships should read Application to Establish a Full Fee Scholarship. For advice/assistance completing the 2 required application forms ('Full Fee Scholarship Establishment Form' AND 'Proposal to Establish a Departmental or Externally Funded Scholarship') please contact a Senior Scholarships and Finance Officer at the Adelaide Graduate Centre.

 

CONTACT

https://www.adelaide.edu.au/graduatecentre/scholarships/research-international/opportunities/full-fee-scholarships/

Kenyan Award-winning singer Neema Ntalel Silayio has made it to the live finals of “The Voice Holland”.

The diva who has turned out to be the face of Kenya in the competition beat five other contestants under Team Waylon to make it to top three in the knockouts.

Donning the traditional maasai outfit, Neema has captivated judges and audiences with her vocal capabilities, flowing from easy low purrs to electrifying high pitches with exceptional ease.  

The songbird began her music career with a single, Impressions of love, a song that earned her a nomination for the American Gospel Music Award (best international act) in 2003. She emerged the best female artist in the KORA awards two years later.

The Voice Holland is one of the most competitive singing competitions in the world and has launched the careers of many artistes in the world.

The fate of two Kenyan pilots abducted in South Sudan lies in the hands exiled former Vice President, Riek Machar. The governor of Akobo, a region under the control of  Sudan People’s Liberation Army-In Opposition (SPLA-IO) allied to Machar, told The Saturday Standard that Captain Frank Njoroge and co-pilot Kennedy Shamalla would not be released unless the fine is paid.

“The only other option is if Riek Machar says we release them,” said Governor Koang Rambang. Captain Godwin Wachira, the owner of the crashed plane, yesterday said the rebels were demanding Sh20million for the two pilots to be released.

The pilots were taking off to Juba from the Upper Nile state’s Akobo County according to Wachira when the plane crashed. “The two had flown to the town in the morning and were flying back to the capital city when three minutes after takeoff, the plane went down and crashed on grass thatched houses near the airstrip,” Captain Wachira said. He said the plane had nine passengers on board but luckily, none was injured. Captain Njoroge’s wife has pleaded with the Government to intervene in the release of the duo. Mrs Beatrice Njoroge confirmed that her husband has been detained for the last ten days in a small town in Southern Sudan after their aircraft crashed in the rebel-controlled territory Upper Nile state.

“I spoke with my husband and he is frail. He suffers from high blood pressure. He needs urgent medical care. “I am requesting the Government to please step in so that they can be released,” Mrs Njoroge said. She said her husband said they were safe but were being fed one meal per day. Njoroge and Shamalla were abducted and put under tight security on the outskirts of Akobo town near the Ethiopian border immediately after the crash. They were flying the Kenyan-owned Cessna Caravan 5Y FDC plane that had been hired by a Juba-based non-governmental organisation to ferry its staff to the Upper Nile State when the crash occurred at 4.45pm on January 7. The plane had been hired by a Juba-based NGO to carry its staff to the upper Nile and after their assignment, they were to head back home. Wachira said he had spoken with Njoroge by phone and though they were not being tortured, they were living under harsh conditions.

What happened “Captain Njoroge is 61 and he is sick. He has a skin infection. “He told me that the living conditions were squalid. But at least they were being given food and somewhere to sleep. “They are free to move around in the small town, but at night they are under armed guards,” Wachira said. On September 24, last year, the SPLA-IO rebels captured 14 Southern Sudan government officials whom they are yet to release claiming that the captives were a security threat. Kenya’s ambassador to South Sudan Mr Cleland Leshore said he had established contact with the rebels in Akobo but they were adamant that the fine must be paid. Leshore said during the crash, one person on the ground and 11 cows were killed and that is why the rebels are demanding the fine. “The rebel commander communicated with Machar and they are waiting for him to okay the release of the abducted Kenyans. “The government in Juba is also playing a big role to secure their release,” Leshore said.

The crash in Akobo happened exactly ten years after Captain Njoroge survived a similar crash at Ruai on the outskirts of Nairobi in 2007. Captain Njoroge and his co-pilot were flying a Buffalo DHC 5 belonging to the International Committee of the Red Cross to Bardere, Somalia for a humanitarian mission.

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