Chances are if they don’t already own one, it is on their wish list and saving for it. SEE ALSO: The repercussions of Covid-19 fightEnter the drone technology that is soon making its way into Kenya. Simply put, the drone is prepped and packed with the kits to be delivered and then it is launched. The drones work hand in hand with the air traffic controls of a country to avoid collisions with planes. These specific drones are much faster than the typical ones thanks to the GPS satellite being located on the battery.
May 31, 2020 21:01 UTC
Clubs in Spain’s top two soccer divisions can hold full training sessions from Monday for the first time since returning to activity after action was halted in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers La Liga have said. “Clubs will begin collective training on June 1 after the government’s latest health order on the easing of restrictions,” La Liga said in a statement on Saturday. Teams returned to individual training at the start of May before progressing to training in groups of up 10 players two weeks later and groups of 14 players from last Monday. All organised football in Spain was provisionally suspended on March 12 as the virus ravaged the country, but the rate of infection has slowed significantly. Thirty-nine people died in the last week compared with a daily death toll in the hundreds a month ago, the health ministry said on Friday.
The Kenya Copyright Board (KECOBO) has clarified an earlier directive requiring disc-jockeys to have a special broadcast licence to livestream their performances. Kecobo responded to the complaints, clarifying that DJs attached to licensed business premises are not required to pay. “The licence requirement applies to deejays who are not attached to licensed business premises,” Kecobo director Edward Sigei said. The copyright board added that freelance DJs who are not attached to licensed business premises or have not paid are required to pay Sh10,000 annually or Sh750 per event, payable to CMOs. As for live streaming, Kecobo warned that performances containing recorded music are subject to terms and conditions of the platforms DJs use.
Online comedian Flaqq, aka Mama Otis, is holding an online party tonight as Kenyans celebrate the 57th year since attaining internal self-rule. The party is to celebrate the true Kenyan spirit. The Madaraka Day party is also served in partnership with Kenya Breweries Limited spirit drink Kenya Cane. Flaqo got the attention of Kenyans when he started sharing online videos imitating popular celebrities like Khaligraph Jones, Bahati and King Kaka. That hastily done video would go on to give him his first viral video, propelling him to fame beyond his dreams.
Indeed, with more countries relaxing their quarantine protocols, things are about to get back to... No, not to normal. Luckily, McKinsey seems to have come up with a foolproof plan for business survival post-pandemic: resolve, resilience, return, reimagination, and reform. If that can’t be done, then it has to rethink its operating model and build it around how its staff work best. Learning, reskilling and personal development activities have increased as people seek competencies vital for the ‘brave new world’. Ladies, gentlemen and businesses, welcome to the brave new world, a new normal.
Employers, this is good for you as your employees' homes become free office space. The only key investment is to facilitate them for optimal productivity. Some employers concerned about the welfare of their employees are embracing virtual team building. The happy hour is usually quite hilarious, as employees bond in quite a special way across distances. Ms Muthiani, an HR specialist with over 20 years’ experience, is the MD, MillennialHR
It is incumbent on the government to socialise the public to the new reality. It will be a national day with a marked difference, celebrated without fanfare: no public event, celebrations or merrymaking. The razzmatazz associated with national celebrations have been shelved, in line with containment measures to curb the spread of Covid-19. President Uhuru Kenyatta will only give a televised address to the nation from State House. It’s not only a health problem, but also economic, social and political.
By KALTUM GUYO More by this AuthorI must admit I had no idea Madaraka Day was in the offing. The other reason Madaraka Day seemed a blur was because many of us born after independence share little of the suffering our forefathers endured to free Kenya. PENSION SCHEMEA friend of mine mentioning the Madaraka Day ceremony going virtual this time is what got me thinking about what it means and what we have done with 59 years of freedom. Today, on Madaraka Day, it may be worth taking time to reflect on the wrongs we have done and right them — at least, if not for us, for the future generations. Let our politics, like that of our forefathers, be politics of ideals that encourages progressives to stand up and be counted.
The Spanish Flu, an unusually deadly influenza caused by the H1N1 virus, infected 500 million, then a third of the world population. Recent studies point a finger at the aftermath of World War I. Selfish and counterproductive politicking led to a war that left the world devastated and vulnerable to a pandemic. Here in Kenya, our efforts at combating the virus, which began very well, are quickly being watered down by totally primitive politicking. To win the Covid-19 war, we definitely have to change tack.
By EDITORIAL More by this AuthorKenya marks 57 years of self-governance today devoid of the usual fanfare owing to restrictions enforced to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. President Uhuru Kenyatta will lead the unprecedented virtual celebrations from State House, Nairobi, from where he will address the nation. These include, especially, the veterans who, immediately after independence, catapulted Kenya to the enviable level of being one of the world-leading sporting nations. HONOURThe government’s efforts to cushion vulnerable sports people through the Sports ministry is laudable and should be extended to our legends, many of whom are still languishing in abject poverty. It was reassuring to see Athletics Kenya rename the Nairobi Continental Tour to the Kip Keino Classic in honour of Kenya’s celebrated Olympic champion, track legend Kipchoge Keino.
By DIANA NDINDA More by this AuthorI wake up in high spirits. I’m in such a jubilant mood I decide I will have a steak today. I also decide that I’ll take a trip to Shoprite, the food retailer, to get my juicy steak. After a few minutes of wallowing in misery, I accept my fate and decide to buy some rice and beef. Ms Ndinda is Research Manager, Transform Research Africa Ltd. She is stuck in Nigeria since March 21.
SEE ALSO: Finally, the voices in my head are silencedNapping can become unhealthy when it is used to avoid proper night sleep. Additionally, if you’re taking naps to avoid your problems, the problems will still be there when you wake up. Depression naps can also leave you feeling guilty and anxious because you haven’t attended to your responsibilities. If you’re regularly taking long naps, it can be detrimental to your health in the long term. These might be because long naps dunk your body and brain into the deep stages of sleep.
May 31, 2020 20:51 UTC
According to the Sugar Directorate, imports of the commodity between January and April stood at 184,677 tonnes compared to 150,302 tonnes in similar period the previous year. The growth in imports came amid a 13 per cent increase in local production attributed to a slight improvement in raw material supply. "Sugar imported in January-April 2019 totalled 184,677 tonnes against 150,302 tonnes in the similar period last year, a 23 percent increase, attributed to high table sugar imports in the review period," said the directorate. COMESA SUPPLIESDuring the month, table sugar imports stood at 25,509 tonnes while industrial sugar type was at 6,303 tonnes. Total sugar sales in the review period were 193,532 tonnes compared with 180,979 tonnes sold in similar period last year, a rise of seven per cent.
May 31, 2020 20:29 UTC
FootballPremier League chief executive Richard Masters said on Friday that fans could be allowed to attend top-flight matches in the 2020-21 season on a “phasPremier League chief executive Richard Masters said on Friday that fans could be allowed to attend top-flight matches in the 2020-21 season on a “phased basis”. The Premier League plans to resume the 2019-20 campaign on June 17 following the coronavirus lockdown. The prospect of playing the next season with no fans is unappetising for the Premier League and Masters suggested it could be possible to being back supporters at some stage. Police chiefs are concerned about the safety risks of Liverpool fans gathering outside Anfield or any other stadium their team are playing at. Liverpool fans hold up signs in protest during a past match.
May 31, 2020 20:03 UTC
A miraa van driver was intercepted by police at Keeria, Meru, and forced to spend the night with the body of his wife he was ferrying home from Malindi last week. Charles Mwenda, 32, said police officers distressed him as he took his wife's body for burial at Nairiri village in Tigania West. Mwenda travelled on Wednesday, May 27, from Malindi together with friends and relatives to bury his wife. She died on May 24 and he was instructed to collect the body within the shortest time possible from the morgue. The body of my wife was offloaded from the police vehicle and put on the roadside.
May 31, 2020 20:01 UTC