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.
The Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has finally accomplished the quest to give allow their political leader, Mr. George M. Weah, to contest for the Senate in the upcoming Special Senatorial Election. However, this move had been scorned by the party’s critics, with some saying that it was just a “whitewash attempt” as Mr. Weah had long selected himself for the post and no one dare question his authority if they want to remain in the party.Weah contested in the party’s primaries at the weekend in Buchanan, Grand Basaa County and got the mandate his partisans to stand as a candidate for Montserrado County in the ensuing Special Senatorial Election early October.Weah booked his place for the hot seat unopposed and was amongst the first four candidates elected at the jammed packed hall.Other candidates elected include, former Unity Party stalwart and CDC newcomer Dr. Foday Kromah, Grand Cape Mount County, Nathaniel McGill, CDC secretary general secured his spot for Gbarpolu County while Prof. Ansu Sonii will lead the party for Margibi County, they all went unchallenged.In the most contested race, Cllr. Teplah Reeves defeated two other contenders, Emmanuel Toe and Rosina Shaack for River Cess County seat while Solomon Murrey was the lone candidate for Grand Bassa County, putting an end to speculation that CDC was prepared to support football star, James S. Debbah, who attempted joining the CDC to grab the seat. Results from the polls suggest that CDC has finally parted company with incumbent Senator Joyce Musu Sumo Freeman, who as well tender in her resignation early this month.Political commentators described the outcome as “unsurprised” due to the involvement of Mr. Weah and other strong members of the CDC, who already expressed their desire to stand in the election prior to the primaries. CDC partisans at the rally termed it as “Peaceful and Democratic”, expressing their desire to engage the upcoming election with every available political material to ensure that candidates contesting emerge as winners.Weah is expected to face challenges from fellow contenders, the first family candidate Robert Sirleaf and Christopher Neyor, both former employees of National Oil Company of Liberia and are kin on representing Montserrado at the Legislature.Meanwhile, primaries for Bomi and Maryland Counties were postponed based on series of protest emerging from the respective location.CDC confirmed the postponement and announced that Bomi primary will take place this weekend at the party’s headquarters in Monrovia to avoid further violence.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
0Shares0000Mahrez returned from his self-imposed exile as a substitute at Manchester City © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 14 – Leicester City boss Claude Puel believes Riyad Mahrez is in “better” shape than before his self-imposed Foxes exile.The Algerian looks set to return to Puel’s starting line-up for Friday’s fifth-round FA Cup tie against Sheffield United after a three-game absence. Mahrez missed training for 10 days following Leicester’s refusal to entertain a bid from runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City before last month’s transfer deadline.However, he made his Leicester comeback as a second-half substitute against prospective employers City last weekend just a day after returning to training as Puel’s men were thrashed 5-1.“I think better,” said Puel when asked if Mahrez is still in the form that has seen him score nine goals and provide nine assists this season.“He enjoys to play and train with his team-mates and he is at a good level with no problem.“He has come back with a smile. The story is behind him, all the players want to move on.”Leicester are one of few Premier League sides without a relegation battle or fight for Champions League places on their hands, allowing Puel to concentrate on a bid for Cup glory.And the Frenchman is hoping the best of Leicester’s season is still to come with the Mahrez saga put to bed.“It is important to put an end to the talking about Riyad, he came back to the game at Manchester City,” he added.“We need to move on, for him he needs to kick on, like the team. The most important thing is in front of us.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
The Zambezi Airlines Boeing 737-500,in its distinctive giraffe skin livery.(Image: Zambezi Airlines)Janine ErasmusFind out more about using MediaClubSouthAfrica.com materialZambezi Airlines has made its maiden flight to South Africa. The Zambian private airline launched in July 2008 and took 11 months to establish its domestic operation before launching into international airspace.Zambia’s national carrier Zambian Airways, based in Lusaka, suspended all its operations in January 2009, citing high fuel costs as the main reason for its decision. Since then, travellers between Lusaka and Johannesburg have been able to use only South African carriers, which between them offer 58 flights a week to destinations in Zambia.Zambezi Airlines touched down in Johannesburg for the first time at the beginning of June. The move is expected to help open up growth and business opportunities in the Southern African region.Scheduled flights to Johannesburg commenced on 20 June with two Boeing 737-500 aircraft, each of which offer 99 economy class and 12 premier business class seats.The route links the regional cities of Lusaka, Livingstone, Ndola, Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, and Johannesburg.Ndola, in the centre of Zambia, is the country’s second largest city and the hub of the Copperbelt mining region. The historical Livingstone, in south Zambia, has its origins in the colonial occupation of Africa. The city, a tourism centre for the region, sits on the Zambezi River just 10km from the mighty Victoria Falls, known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya (the smoke that thunders).All routes run both ways. Daily direct flights between Lusaka and Johannesburg are now available, with four flights between Johannesburg and Ndola, and at least three times a week between the other cities. Once the second aircraft is fully operational the airline plans to offer twice-daily flights to and from Lusaka.The airline currently leases its aircraft from GE Capital Aviation Services, a leading player in commercial aircraft financing and leasing. Craft are maintained in South Africa by Safair, and by the airline in Lusaka.Zambezi Airlines has embarked on a regional expansion programme and will continue to widen its reach over the next three years.New arrivalOn arrival at OR Tambo International Airport on 4 June, the airline’s CEO, Cornwell Muleya, said Zambezi Airlines has grown into a new regional carrier, one that is ready to help contribute to the economic development of the country and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).Muleya explained that market conditions were favourable for the growth of the airline into new territories. This situation also encouraged shareholders and the highly experienced management team to upgrade the fleet to the quieter and more fuel-efficient Boeing 737-500 series.“Zambezi Airlines intends to grow its fleet in line with market demand,” said Mulaya, adding that partnering with other regional carriers is an important strategy for growth. Zambezi Airlines management plans to list the company within 36 months.“We are proud and confident that this, our first expansion into Africa, will contribute significantly to the region’s as well as the continent’s future prosperity,” he said.Zambezi Airlines chair Morris Jangulo said the vision of Zambezi Airlines was to operate to world class standards within Zambia and the SADC region, maximising business growth and contributing to regional development and increased international tourism.The giraffe skin livery of Zambezi Airline’s two Boeings identifies the craft with wildlife and regional tourism.Growing demandSpeaking at the official launch of the airline, held in Kyalami, north of Johannesburg, a week before the Confederations Cup kickoff, South Africa’s Minster of Transport Sibusiso Ndebele welcomed the airline to South African skies.Ndebele was quick to point out that the introduction of a new regional carrier was good news for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.“The forthcoming World Cup is an African event,” he said, “and we, as government and the nation at large, have pledged that it will leave a proud legacy from which our children and our communities will benefit for many years to come. To this end, I am appreciative that we have a Zambian carrier who will certainly play a pivotal role in providing air travel capacity to these key events.”Ndebele expressed his confidence that Zambian and South African fans would sit shoulder to shoulder at the forthcoming football spectacular.He mentioned that South Africa has reached a number of compliance agreements with regard to the Yamoussoukro Decision for the liberalisation of air transport markets in Africa.This policy, adopted in 1999 by African civil aviation authorities, is intended to open up the continent by implementing, among others, multiple designations of eligible airlines and unlimited air traffic capacity and frequencies.“Such an increase in air traffic frequency capacity is only viable when operators show confidence in the market and continue to operate flights to entry points,” said Ndebele. “To this end, I must applaud the new entrant to our country, Zambezi Airlines.”The minister pointed out that the introduction of a new Zambian designated airline clearly shows that there is a growing demand for air travel between South Africa and Zambia.Do you have queries or comments about this article? 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