KINGSTON, Jamaica:As if having all their favourite football action on one exciting app was not enough, telecommunications firm FLOW will be giving Jamaican fans an opportunity to see a UK Premiere League match of their choice.Any subscriber who downloads the FLOW Football App is eligible to win a complete prize package, which includes two tickets to a Premier League match of choice, return airline tickets to the UK, three-night hotel accommodation, as well as US$500 spending money. The competition runs from now through to February 29, 2016.In announcing the competition, John Reid, president of C&W’s consumer group, who has been leading the brand transformation across the Caribbean, had this to say, “I can’t think of a more opportune time to be a FLOW consumer as we continuously roll out innovative products and services all focused on providing a unique and unparalleled experience for our customers.”Over the past year, the company has unveiled an exciting and unrivaled suite of customer-centric products catering to sports enthusiasts, the binge-watching TV viewers, ‘app-loving techies’, and even special education apps. As such, customers now have access to an array of applications, including the FLOW Football App; FLOW To Go, where customers can access content to smart devices and phones; the Wikipedia app, which gives access to the popular search engine free of cost, and the Start Screen App to help mobile users make the most of their hand-held devices.Reid explained that the latest move is designed to reward loyal customers, while recognising that in a digital age, customers are increasingly accessing content on multiple devices.He added, “In 2015, when we were awarded the exclusive audio distribution rights for the Barclays Premier League across the Caribbean, we were able to give our customers access to the latest sports news, transfer activity and live streaming of every BPL match. Based on the number of downloads to date, it is obvious that customers love this service and we want to recognise that passion with an unforgettable experience for the lucky winner.”For this latest move, customers have to simply download the FLOW Football App, click on the advertising banner promoting the competition, enter name and contact details as requested, and then confirmation will be provided.Announcement of the winners will take place on March 1, 2016. The prize must be claimed before April 1, 2016. The prizes are non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. Winners must have valid travel documents, i.e., passport, visa (where applicable) for entry to the UK.The competition is open to Flow mobile customers only.
© Tim Goode/PA WirePep Guardiola says he is unsure whether Raheem Sterling will sign a new contract at Manchester City.The Harlesden-raised 23-year-old became British football’s most expensive player in 2015 when swapping Liverpool for the Etihad Stadium in a deal rising to £49m – a move which saw Sterling’s former club QPR bank £8m courtesy of a sell-on fee.The England forward has yet to agree a new contact with just two years left on his current deal.“There’s no doubt we want him,” the City boss said.“He knows, his agent knows. We want him. Txiki (Begiristain, City’s director of football) spoke with him.“It’s clear since the first day I arrived we want him, but the deals are the deals, and the agents are the agents, and the players are the players.“So, at the end I don’t know what is going to happen, but I assure you 100 per cent that the club, myself like a manager, sport director, even his team-mates, we want him to stay longer here.” Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.comUndoActive Feel11 Warning Body Signs You Shouldn’t IgnoreActive FeelUndoActive Feel7 Common Foods To Clean Your ColonActive FeelUndoOrganic WelcomeThe 7 Worst Foods For Your Brain That Might Shock YouOrganic WelcomeUndoWomenArticle.comThe Top 10 Cheapest Countries To Buy a HomeWomenArticle.comUndo
4 June 2013The countdown to the 20th anniversary of South Africa’s freedom and democracy next year has begun, marked by the unveiling of a logo by Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile in Pretoria on Monday.Speaking before unveiling the logo, with the message “20 Years of Freedom – South Africa 1994-2014”, Mashatile said South Africans should remember that freedom and democracy came at a price.“It was not free. Many [compatriots] sacrificed life and limb in order for us to enjoy this freedom and democracy. Let us therefore continue to work together to defend andexpand the gains of our liberation,” he said.“The countdown towards the historic milestone of our 20 years of liberation begins today. We take this opportunity to call on all South Africans to participate fully in the build-up programme towards our 20th anniversary celebrations.”Next year on 27 April, South Africa will commemorate 20 years of freedom and democracy. Mashatile said the historic occasion presented an opportunity for the nation to reflect on the path the country has walked towards freedom.He said some of the activities that will form part of the build-up programme include the recognition of unsung heroes and organisations that contributed to the demise of apartheid, and activities aimed at expressing gratitude to the international community for supporting the struggle for liberation.There will also be massive school essay competitions and a participatory process to identify 20 big achievements that are collectively owned by South Africans.Uniting South AfricansAlso critical to the success of the build-up campaign and beyond is the on-going implementation of a social cohesion action plan that was agreed to at the National Social Cohesion summit in Kliptown, Soweto last year.“It is also an opportunity to look back at the road we have travelled since 1994 to deepen the gains of our freedom and democracy,” he said.“Going forward, it is an opportunity for us to work together to implement the National Development Plan – Vision for 2030 – as our nation’s long-term vision and a basis for collective action and partnerships across society.”Struggle hero Andrew Mlangeni said: “A lot of houses have been built for the poor since the dawn of democracy in 1994 and most of those houses have been electrified.“While more people have access to clean water, however, my regret as a struggle hero is that the service at our public hospitals leaves much to be desired. The future to build this country is in our hands, so let’s work together with government to continue building a prosperous country.”Former political prisoner and anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Kathrada, said South Africans should unite to tackle the struggle against poverty, hunger and unemployment.Human rights lawyer George Bizos, who represented Walter Sisulu and Nelson Mandela in the Rivonia Trial, said those who think that nothing has been done or achieved since the dawn of democracy were doing the country a disservice.Former Speaker of the National Assembly, Frene Ginwala, said while South Africans should be grateful about their efforts to create a wonderful Constitution, government should start printing comic books for the youth, explaining how the Constitution works.“There must be civic education in all the public schools so that our kids can be taught about the liberation struggle of this country. Again, all our public schools should fly the national flag,” she said.Source: SANews.gov.za
South Africa can once again be proud of itself as we successfully conclude our fifth democratic elections – the first since the passing of our inspirational and much-loved former president, Nelson Mandela. The elections presented a unique opportunity for all South African citizens to play their part in the democratic process.By using their hard fought-for right to vote, they renewed their commitment to our country’s future development. Brand South Africa is grateful to each citizen for using their vote to make a difference, and for being part of this important and valued democratic process.Over 18-million people, representing 73.42% of those eligible to vote in the country, participated in the election, which was closely watched around the globe. Post-1994 South Africa has always inspired positive change throughout the world, and is of particular interest to those countries looking to achieve their own democratic freedom.IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula said: “As we celebrate two decades of democracy and conclude the 2014 elections, we can affirm democracy is alive and well and thriving in our land.” This positive sentiment was echoed by IEC Deputy Chairperson Terry Tselane, who said the elections had demonstrated the same spirit the country had in 1994, something the nation should be proud of.Both the African Union (AU) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) observer missions congratulated South Africa on a free, fair, transparent and credible election.Building a nationNow that the election is over and the results are known, the work of building a strong, united and competitive nation continues.The journey must ensure a country that is able to deliver on the needs and aspirations of its own citizens, is able to position itself in the global marketplace as an investment destination of choice, and remains a democratic example for others to follow.We should all, as active citizens in South Africa, now look to work together with government and the private sector to play our part in contributing to positive change that will mean a better life for all.The Play Your Part campaign was originally created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in the country, lifting the spirit of the nation as a whole by inspiring all South Africans to make a contribution in some way and to bring positive change to our society and to the lives of others.Roadmap for the futureUltimately, if we are to live up to the aspirations and values laid out by those who fought for the freedom we enjoy today, then we all need to become more involved and start making a difference, playing our part in the next phase of South Africa’s growth and development. By doing so, we will become a nation of people who care deeply not just their country, but also care for one another as individuals and for the environment in which we all live.The National Development Plan is South Africa’s widely accepted roadmap to securing the country’s economic future. It requires every citizen and stakeholder, from every sector of society, who has an interest in this exciting new future, to contribute towards building a prosperous nation.As the National Development Plan is now in its implementation phase, the time has never been better to have a shared strategic framework to nurture real growth and development. The National Development Plan provides a dynamic and resilient roadmap, capable of not only unlocking a brighter economic future for all citizens, but also helping to practically eliminate poverty and reduce inequality.The National Development Plan sets out ambitious goals, together with a practical framework, to address South Africa’s most pressing challenges of poverty reduction, job creation, economic growth and transformation. As the implementation process of the NDP gets fully under way, the role of the private sector and civil society in partnering with the government to achieve these goals will become increasingly more critical.By uniting all South Africans under the overarching National Development Plan framework, the combined energies of all the country’s stakeholders and citizens can help to grow a genuinely inclusive economy. We can work together to create a more globally competitive environment, build the necessary human capital and capabilities required for this new and shared economic future, and meaningfully solve the complex problems that we are facing today and in the future.Every citizen from every walk of life can make a difference by playing their part in whatever small way, and contribute to the building of a strong, vibrant and competitive South Africa for the future. Having made our votes count, let us now make our individual efforts count in building a great nation together.Matola is the chief executive of Brand South AfricaFor more information on Play Your Part, see www.playyourpart.co.zaTo read more about South Africa’s National Development Plan, see www.southafrica.info
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Bill Mullen, Director of Agronomic Services with Seed Consultants, takes two corn plants from the same row to show the variability that Ohio corn fields are showing after a very challenging growing season. He also talks about the stalk quality issues that may force farmers to harvest early this year.
Midtown Village hosted its third annual Easter Egg on Saturday to get members of the community excited for the big day.The lawn of Midtown Village was filled with colorful eggs, children in costumes, and of course the Easter bunny.Event coordinator Latoya Scott has organized this event for the past three years. She said this year was the biggest turnout so far, with over 700 people participating.“Well Midtown Village really loves to give back to the community and also encourage our local community to come to the green and also shop at the mall, and what better way to have an event where kids really get to be themselves and meet each other,” Scott said. “Our goal is really for them to get a lot of fun things, have a lot of energy and then go to the stores and really get to meet our vendors and shop.”This fun event was for all ages. There were bounce houses and inflatables, face painting and balloon animals. In addition, there was an egg hunt with over 10,000 eggs. Children even had the opportunity to have their pictures taken with the Easter bunny.Tuscaloosa resident Jillian Holiday said this was her first time attending the Spring Fest event.“My kids have wanted to find a big Easter egg hunt, so we saw this on Facebook and it’s very well advertised, so we came over this morning. It was organized really well, we were super happy, the kids didn’t get trampled. The different age groups were great and all of the different activities that they have going on has been really fun,” Holiday said.Midtown’s Easter Egg-Extravaganza was a great way to get the community in the spirit of Easter.