YIFFY: celebrating young professionals

first_imgThis year’s award went to Evgeniya Khokhlova, who represents the Russian Association of Forwarding and Logistic Organizations and is a specialist in project logistics at SVH-Freight.Khokhlova beat three other regional finalists selected from entrants around the world. Her prize is two one-week training sessions with insurance and risk management service provider TT Club at one of its regional headquarters in London, New Jersey or Hong Kong.The other three finalists were: Enos Chapara, tracking and documentation agent at Bollore Transport and Logistics Zimbabwe, representing Shipping and Forwarding Agents’ Association of Zimbabwe; Rachel van Harmelen, business unit sales manager at DSV Panalpina in Canada, representing the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association; and Phillip Burgess, South Island manager at Burnard International in New Zealand, representing Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation of New Zealand.The TT Club-sponsored 2020 YIFFY Award will be presented at next year’s FIATA Congress in Busan, South Korea on October 19-24.YIFFY candidates must submit a 6,000-word dissertation outlining the pertinent details of an import and export shipment from their native country. The four finalists will then present their dissertations in person to a panel of judges at the Congress, where the overall winner will be selected.www.ttclub.comfiata.comlast_img read more

Collabro to release new album Love Like This in November

first_imgMusical theatre group Collabro will release new album Love Like This on 15th November 2019 through BMG.Available for pre-order now, Love Like This is the group’s fifth studio album. It will be supported by an extensive tour in October 2020.Love Like This is a collection of the group’s favourite contemporary songs. The first track to be lifted from the album is a cover of Coldplay’s Fix You, which is available to stream and download now.Other tracks on the record include Keane’s Somewhere Only We Know, Ellie Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do and Lewis Capaldi’s Someone You Loved.Collabro – comprised of Michael Auger, Jamie Lambert, Matthew Pagan and Thomas J Redgave – rose to fame on Britain’s Got Talent in 2014 where they won and scored a number one album Stars in the months after.The band has enjoyed four sell-out UK tours, two US tours, headline slots at the London Palladium, Wembley Stadium, the Royal Albert Hall, the 02 Arena and a show for Her Majesty The Queen.Credit: BMGThe track listing for Love Like This is:1. Shallow2. Someone You Loved3. My Heart Will Go On4. Fix You5. A Million Dreams6. Perfect7. Only Love Can Hurt Like This8. I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You9. Love Me Like You Do10. Somewhere Only We Know11. HeroYou can see Collabro on tour in October 2020 at the following dates:Friday 2nd – Aylesbury Waterside TheatreSaturday 3rd – Southend Cliffs PavilionSunday 4th – Bexhill De La Warr PavilionTuesday 6th – Nottingham Royal Concert HallWeds 7th – Leicester De Montfort HallFriday 9th – Bournemouth ICSaturday 10th – Cardiff ArenaSunday 11th – Torquay Princess TheatreMonday 12th – Ipswich RegentWeds 14th – Bath ForumThursday 15th – Sheffield City HallFriday 16th – Llandudno Venue Cymru TheatreSaturday 17th – Hull Bonus ArenaTuesday 20th – Liverpool PhilharmonicWeds 21st – Gateshead SageFriday 23rd – Blackpool Opera HouseSaturday 24th – Harrogate Convention CentreSunday 25th – Salford LowryMonday 26th – Glasgow Royal Concert HallWeds 28th – Birmingham SymphonyThursday 29th – London PalladiumFriday 30th – Guildford G LiveSaturday 31st – Carlisle Sands Centre (+ matinee option)Tickets are on sale from Friday 13th September 2019 at https://www.gigsandtours.com/tour/collabro/.last_img read more

‘Roho Juu’ prevails as Stars defy odds

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars striker, Michael Olunga (left) shields Cape Verde’s Carlos Garcia during their 2018 World Cup first leg second round pre-qualifier on 13th November, 2015 at Nairobi’s Nyayo National stadium.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, November 13- Wags had a field day on Friday when Harambee Stars stunned Africa’s rising giant, Cape Verde, 1-0 in a World Cup qualifier in Nairobi. This thing ‘Roho Juu’ should coach the Kenyan national football team!Shambolic preparations and the high ranking the visitors enjoy at the top echelons of football left Kenyan football fans fearing the worst. Pundits and other experts in matters football of the local breed preached hope but inwardly, knew Harambee Stars were up against it.Minutes to the match, the blue-kitted Cape Verde team showed why their star is rising as Kenya’s is fading. They went through their warm-up routine like a seasoned European team, not to mention they shocked their colonial masters Portugal 2-0 in the recent past.Their coaches were content to let the boys go through their routines without fuss and when the home team emerged minutes later, everything about them did not seem right. Coaches, apart from their boss, Bobby Williamson, went with them to issue last minute instructions.The confusion looked like teachers trying to impart knowledge on candidate students when the exam papers were being handed out.Former captain and assistant coach, Musa Otieno was with one group. Another assistant, David Ouma was animated with another bunch and keeper-trainer, Matthews Ottamax was busy collecting stray balls from the Cape Verde’s half of the pitch while also billowing out instructions to those who cared to listen.If anyone needed more reason to be apprehensive, only a handful of fans trooped to the stadium, perhaps the memories of the crushing 2-1 home defeat to Zambia when the Nyayo was rocking still sore.Putrid reports of unpaid allowances, players being forced to bathe with swimming pool water at their Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani Hostels and the usual tussle about refunding ticket money to foreign based players started wafting through the stands.But when captain Victor Wanyama, the midfield rock of EPL high-fliers Southampton FC and his teammates stepped on to the pitch, the form book was in for a shredding and bookies were in for a nightmare.It took only five minutes for the man of the moment, Michael Olunga, the lethal Gor Mahia striker, to sound warning when he broke free of centre halves Carlos Garcia and Fernando Valera but his finishing let him down.Four minutes later, the improbable happened. Harambee Stars went ahead against the side ranked 32nd in the world and fourth in Africa! A football travesty was unfolding! Seismic shock developing!And there are no prizes for guessing who it was. That lanky 21 year-old engineering student had done it again, a staggering 35th for the season, second for his country and a huge advertisement of his credentials as the latter day goal scoring hero his nation has been craving since Dennis Oliech.Time seemed to stand still when Clifton Miheso, on for the injured Ayub Timbe, found space in the left and appeared to be moving the ball in slow motion on the by line. When he sent in his cross, almost with a lazy sweep of his boot, Olunga had started towering inside the box.The tall forward planted his head to the floating ball and it had nowhere else to nest apart from the roof of Josimar Dias’s net for what proved to be the winner after nine moments.Despite his scoring prowess in his Annus Mirabilis, Olunga is yet to develop as a clinical finisher. He missed a couple of huge chances moments before half time that could have sent Kenya to dream land.Wanyama had one of his most commanding games in a Stars shirt and defenders David Owino and Harun Shakava made Boniface Oluoch a mere spectator in the game save for two occasions in the second half when he was troubled by substitute Heldon Augusto.Had Wanyama’s potential net-buster with quarter of an hour to go not been met by a breathtaking Dias save, the Captain could have added gross to a performance that showed why he is the most expensive Kenyan player in history.But if anyone thinks the result was achieved by tactical nous from Williamson or Stars are on the way up in the football ladder, then they’re in for a rude shock.The celebrated local phenomenon known as ‘Roho Juu’ that is a cross between ‘indefatigable spirit’ and ‘hope to the last’ once again came to Stars rescue.After the final whistle, jubilant fans invaded the pitch to salute their heroes in a crude act that could yet invite CAF sanctions on Nyayo Stadium but not that they will care. Kenyan football needed a huge release after string of disappointment and whatever happens in four days time, this was one.Tellingly, Football Kenya Federation boss, Sam Nyamweya, who is a main architect of the decline of the country’s football, was not in the stadium to watch another fleeting moment of hope.It was perhaps a sign that Kenyan football is headed for better times without him as he seeks re-election in polls that start across the branches end month.For now, Kenya can have the audacity to dream.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more