Kenya’s First Lady Margaret Kenyatta made world history by being the first holder of the title to participate in the London Marathon 2014, and finished the race after 7 hours 4 minutes. Her purpose was to raise awareness and funds to improve maternal and child healthcare in Kenya through her ‘Beyond Zero Campaign’ initiative which was recently heavily criticized at the Kenya Stockholm Blog for wasting public resources. (See: http://kenyastockholm.com/2014/04/13/kenyas-first-ladys-beyond-zero-campaign-is-a-cheap-publicity-stunt/)
The London Marathon began in 1981 and has since taken place in the spring of each year. “As a fundraising event, there is no race in the world that comes close to the London Marathon. An iconic image of the event is the thousands of runners traipsing the streets to raise money for charity, many in fancy dress, hoping to stand out as…
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The Ministry of Devolution and Planning from Monday held a two-day training workshop for key Uwezo Fund managers as it prepares to release the funding to beneficiaries.
Some 290 Uwezo Fund Constituency Management Committee members were trained on how to handle the finances.
The ministry said the training aimed to equip the participants with skills to handle and evaluate project proposals from groups and institutions interested in funding.
“This training programme will ensure the fund is managed professionally at the constituency level by a well-equipped team that will guarantee efficiency, accountability and transparency in dispensing its duties,” said Devolution PS Peter Mangiti.
At 4 am on Friday, 1,500 BOPE killer cops took under siege a building, in northern Rio, which had been occupied by homeless working people, teargasing and attacking people in their sleep. Another person was executed during protests against the military occupation of Mare, on Saturday.
Residents believe that two children and an old man have been killed – it is not known who are their names, or if they were killed due to the teargas or the smoke from the building set on fire during the forced eviction. 27 people had been arrested when they defended against the police attack.
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life is my pleasure
unremarkable, determined thoughts driving into
the calm, fertile bay of cosmic consciousness.
It’s purity sweeping over me
interrupted only by
hot pebbles rolling
in my shoulders and hips,
thick and wet
parting , breasting , gliding , angling
on it’s rambunctious journey
flexed green toes
with god’s eyes
peeking over cups of sun
minds like water….
knots are unravelling, unconvincingly tied in the first place,
clots draining away
till the sickness is nought but a dribble
a coagulating puddle of tar
used for other unnecessary things…..
becoming a whirlwind of gradual pleasure
According to the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, of Harvard’s total acceptances for the Class of 2018, 11.9 percent are black, the highest ever for the university. The journal estimates that nearly 170 black students will enter Harvard this fall. Overall, Harvard accepted only 2,023 students from a pool of 34,295 applicants.
Harvard is not alone in its overall low acceptance rate. Other top-tier institutions accepted between 5 and 10 percent of the students who applied.
Williams College, the No. 1 liberal arts college in the country, also accepted a high percentage of black students. This year, the college has offered admission to 165 black students. Black students account for 14.3 percent of all Williams College’s acceptances this year. Half of the admitted students at Williams…
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