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- Cash prices to be awarded to the runners.
- Biggest turn out expected since 1996.
As the day approaches the country is buzzing about the prize money for the winner of the 2017 World cross country championship. A total of US$310,000 in prize money will be awarded by the IAAF to the leading runners in the senior races at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017 on Sunday 26 March. Winners of the individual men’s and women’s races will each earn US$30,000, with money paid out to the top six finishers.
In total, US$140,000 is on offer in the two senior races. In the team contest in both senior races, there is another prize pool of US$140,000, with US$20,000 going to the winning team, with prizes awarded to sixth place in both races, where the pay out by the IAAF is US$4000.
There is also a total prize pool of US$30,000 on offer for the inaugural relay race, with US$12,000 earmarked for the winning team. Here, the first four teams across the line will be awarded prize money.
Prize Money (in US$) – senior men’s and women’s races only*
1st – 30,000
2nd – 15,000
3rd – 10,000
4th – 7000
5th – 5000
6th – 3000
1st – 20,000
2nd – 16,000
3rd – 12,000
4th – 10,000
5th – 8000
6th – 4000
1st – 12,000
2nd – 8000
3rd – 6000
4th – 4000
* No prize money paid for the junior races. The payment of prize money in the senior races is dependent upon the athletes clearing the usual anti-doping procedures.
Further background information and complete coverage of the championships, including entry lists, previews, biographies, reports and results, can be found on our the IAAF site and Chano 8 will be providing you with live updates as the race happens.
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Etihad Airways has celebrated the graduation of its 2000th Flying Nanny, continuing its relationship with Norland, the respected UK-based higher education college which specialises in ‘early years’ education.
This Norland approved training ensures that Etihad Airways’ highly trained cabin crew members, who transfer to become Flying Nannies, can combine their service and hospitality expertise with an appreciation of the childcare skills required to ensure outstanding service and inflight care for the airline’s younger guests.
The bespoke training programme, devised by Norland specifically for the Etihad Airways Training Academy, provides cabin crew with the skills to support families on long haul flights.
Linda Celestino, Etihad Airways’ Vice President Guest Experience, said: “Flying with a young family can be daunting, even for our most experienced guests, and the Flying Nanny role demonstrates our understanding of their needs and our unwavering commitment to making the journey as relaxing, entertaining and comfortable as possible – for both parent and child.”
Flying Nannies were introduced by Etihad Airways in September 2013, and are onboard to provide an extra pair of hands and to allow parents more personal time while they entertain the children.
Claire Burgess, Head of Research, Consultancy and Training at Norland, who has been delivering the training at Etihad Airways’ headquarters since the Flying Nanny initiative began, commented: “This milestone reflects how successful the Flying Nanny programme has been for Etihad Airways, and it proves that Norland’s expertise continues to make a positive impact on the passenger experience.”
In September 2016, the airline introduced a new Flying Nanny Kit as part of a new range of ‘Etihad Explorers’ children’s activity packs, to keep its younger guests occupied while onboard. The kit promotes greater interaction between nanny and child and contains an extensive range of fun items including Origami, games, pom-poms, flight certificates, tools for magic tricks and face-painting, and a ‘Flying Nanny stamp of approval’ which the nanny can use to reward children during their in-flight activities.
Former NTV Uganda cameraman Hassan Basajja is on cloud 9 after ballooning his girlfriend Zahara Milly. The two are expecting their first child very soon. According to sources close to them, the couple is set to wed officially sometime this year.
Hassan hooked up with Zahara after his romance with actress Pretty Katende failed to work out. Excited Zahara was treated to a flashy baby shower over the weekend to prepare for the arrival of their first child.
Sheraton Kampala Hotel this Saturday 25th March, 2017 from 8.30pm – 9.30pm will be joining the rest of the World in celebrating Earth Hour by turning off the lights in the Hotel lobby.
There will be a candle lighting session in the Hotel lobby during this time and guest are invited to come and witness the occasion as we create awareness for the devastating effects of climate change.
Sheraton Kampala hotel has over the years celebrated this day because if its concern for the environment and are continuously finds way of not only conserving but also creating awareness for the conservation efforts such as the “Going Green” initiative that gives guest credit on their hotel bills if they opt in to the program that helps save energy, water and reduce the use of chemicals and detergents.
Earth hour is held worldwide every year to encourage individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol of their commitment to the planet and this always happens from 8:30pm to 9:30pm.
The day started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007 and it has since seen its popularity grow to have more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide participating.
“We are very passionate and mindful about our environment; this is clearly shown by the Sheraton Gardens that we have conserved for now almost 50 years. As we celebrate our Golden Jubilee, renovation is part of our plan to not only enhance the appearance of the hotel but to also create a better experience for all of our guests. We encourage everyone to keenly consider the environment by conserving energy, afforestation, avoid poaching, planting more trees – Uganda has a huge tourism potential and we can ensure this by protecting the natural habitats which will ensure that we continue reaping from the benefits of eco-tourism.” Said Mr. Jean Philippe Bittencourt the General Manager of Sheraton Kampala Hotel.
In commemoration of 2face’s and Annie Idibia’s 4th wedding anniversary, the legendary musician has released a special video for her!
The loving husband is releasing a special video to celebrate his wife who featured in the original ‘African queen’ video in 2004.
The video which was shot in South Africa, with exclusive clips from their Dubai wedding in 2013, is also one of the official motion Picture soundtracks for Ay’s new film “10 Days In Sun City”.
The video sees Annie all smiles on her wedding day as she gets ready for the grand occasion.
The ‘Officially blind’ singer and his actress wife had their white wedding in Dubai, on Saturday, March 23, 2013, and share two kids, Isabella and Olivia, together.
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Jamaican-American DJ, MC and record producer, Walshy Fire is coming to Uganda.
Walshy Fire, real name Leighton Walsh, who is part of music group Major Lazer alongside fellow DJs Jillionaire and Diplo, is set for an African tour. He will be joining fellow group-mate Diplo who had already confirmed his tour plans.
According to Diplo, the 34-year-old emcee will be hosting all the parties on their tour.
“Africa is always on another level..we got @walshyfire hosting these parties… expect some madness,” he tweeted.
— Dip (@diplo) March 23, 2017
Meanwhile, Diplo will perform in Uganda this April. The show is being organised by Talent Africa who have confirmed the show for April 21st.
Local comedian Pablo is looking for the funniest Ugandans.
The celebrated stand-up comic is planning a search for upcoming comedians in a bid to mentor the next crop of Uganda’s top comedians.
“Stand-up comedy has gradually been accepted as an alternative form of entertainment and as such we are interested in scouting more talent to mentor into the craft,” he said. “We are doing a search for the funniest in the entire country.”
Dubbed “StandUp 256”, Pablo will mount a national search for the funniest in all regions of the country. Meanwhile, dates for the event are yet to be set.
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Voltage Music duo, Kent and Flosso are set to release a brand new video.
Dubbed “Cheza Mama”, the duo has revealed that they will premiere the new video on regional music channel, Trace Mziki.
Voltage Music said, “Monday is not far.The video will be dropping for the first time on TV exclusive to Trace Mziki at exactly midday.”
Meanwhile, the “Pull Up” hitmakers teamed up with Deejay LL for “Cheza Mama” video shoot. The big budget music video will be Arabic-themed, according to behind-the-scenes photos that emerged online.
The video was shot by celebrated videographer Sasha Vybz.
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South Africa’s top comedian Trevor Noah announced on Thursday that he is not coming to Uganda.
Taking to micro-blogging site, Twitter, Trevor denied having an upcoming show in Uganda and dismissed the reports as a scam. “This is a scam, I’m not coming to Uganda,” he wrote.
But trust Ugandans not to take a loss that easily. They have since taken to the same platform to beg him to reconsider his stand.
The heartbroken fans have now instituted a hashtag —#TrevorNoahVisitsUganda— aimed at luring the The Daily Show host to come to Uganda, even if only to explore the local tourist attractions.
Trevor Noah was billed as one of the headlining acts at the inaugural “Uganda International Music And Culture Week” which is slated for early November.