Eyewitnesses say it was a horrific scene at the Boston Marathon finish line. Medical tents set up for the race were turned into emergency rooms. EMTs, police, and even doctors and nurses, immediately began treating injuries and saving lives.Video courtesy CBSNews.
Ambassador Amina Mohammed, Kenya’s candidate for the WTO top job. /Social Media Kenya’s minister Ambassador Amina Mohammed’s quest to become the Director General of the World Trade Organization received a shot in the arm after East Africa Business Council-EABC endorsed her nomination.Ambassador Amina Mohammed, Kenya’s candidate for the WTO top job. /Social MediaDr. Peter Mathuki the Chief Executive of EABC, a body that represents trade associations and corporates from six nations submitted that: “The WTO’s role in the liberalization of global trade is central towards the growth of trade, investments and competitiveness of the EAC bloc in the international arena.”EABC in supporting Amina’s candidature, said her joining the WTO will be timely as Africa is keenly focusing on the African Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).That, having chaired the WTO’s 10th ministerial conference held in Nairobi in 2015 and the Dispute Settlement Body and the WTO’s General Council in 2005, she stands a better chance to steer the global trade body in the right direction.In addition, EABC said Amina’s success to the position will provide an opportunity for the East Africa Community and Africa at large in championing global economic policy to increase the continent’s share in global trade.If the top Kenyan government official who also served as minister for international trade and foreign affairs occupies the top position at the WTO, she will be the first woman and an African to do so.Ms Amina, a former Kenyan ambassador to the WTO and the first woman to chair the WTO’s General Council in 2005, is the sixth candidate to be officially nominated, alongside others from Egypt, Nigeria, South Korea, Mexico and Moldova. Three of them are women.The six candidates are South Korean trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee; Kenya’s former foreign minister Amina Mohamed, Mexico’s former WTO deputy director-general Jesus Seade Kuri; former Nigerian foreign and finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; Egyptian former diplomat Hamid Mamdouh, and former Moldovan foreign minister Tudor Ulianovschi.The Geneva-based WTO is seeking a replacement for Brazil’s Roberto Azevedo, who is stepping out in August.The WTO deals with regulation of trade in goods, services and intellectual property between participating countries by providing a framework for negotiating trade agreements and a dispute resolution process aimed at enforcing participants’ adherence to WTO agreements, which are signed by representatives of member governments.Related Chinese vice minister for press meets Kenyan ICT minister Kenyan sports minister Amina Mohamed to bid for top WTO job Kenyan Finance Minister surrenders to police
The rebrand sees the Academy’s DPP (Developing Player Programme) renamed ‘Bears Aspire’, with the PDG (Player Development Group) now known as ‘Bears Excel.’The changes reflect the uniqueness of the Bears Junior Academy and better connects it to its vision and purpose, acknowledging the qualities and attributes of its participants.Junior Academy Manager, Gary Townsend, said: “The challenges of COVID-19 have further demonstrated the quality of boys in the Bears family.“Their willingness, resourcefulness and ability to stand up to adversity deserves a name which truly represents the calibre of young people in the Bears Academy.“The programmes are partially funded by, and in partnership with the RFU, Somerset RFU & Gloucestershire RFU – a partnership which continues to be acknowledged and valued in the development of young, local rugby players.“The change in name further strengthens that partnership, as young players aspire to excel on the club, county, and national stage.”To find out more, watch Junior Academy Manager, Gary Townsend’s presentation by clicking here.