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StarTimes unveils rich football broadcast schedule

first_img0Shares0000StarTimes Vice President Mr. Mark Lisboa (Left) Marion Wangari Edward Wesonga – Corporate Sales Manager (Right).NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 18 – StarTimes Media on Friday unveiled the most comprehensive live football offering composed of major international tournaments and top tier European soccer leagues in the pay television industry in Kenya.The company has secured the pay television transmission rights for exploitation in Kenya and other territories across sub-Saharan Africa. The development will see Kenyan sports lovers enjoy access to a comprehensive football offering detailing more than eight tournaments and European top flight leagues between now and 15th July 2018.Speaking during the unveil ceremony, StarTimes Vice President Mr. Mark Lisboa noted that the company has since achieved an enviable milestone by extending a rich menu of football offering that will be exclusively broadcasted on StarTimes effective tonight. By so doing, Kenyan households will enjoy access to the content through the company’s affordable pay television platform.“We are delighted to authoritatively state that StarTimes has the most comprehensive live football offering composed of major international tournaments and top tier European soccer leagues than any other pay television provider in Kenya,” noted Mr. Lisboa.The said tournaments and top tier leagues include:The German Bundesliga 2017/18 season – From 18th August – (36) -324 MatchesItalian Serie A 2017/18 season – From 20th August – (38) -380 MatchesFrench Ligue 1 – Already started – (38) – 380 MatchesEuropean Qualifiers – From August 31st 2017 (72 Matches Remaining)FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 (6th October 2017 – 28th October 2017) – 52 Matches2018 FIFA World Cup (16th June 2018 – 15th July 2018) – 64 MatchesFIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2018  – 32 MatchesFIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2018   – 32 Matches“From the eight tournaments and top tier European leagues, StarTimes will broadcast up to 1,336 LIVE soccer matches, Kenyan subscribers can therefore look forward to these and more which will be accessible on our sports channels,” added Mr. Lisboa.StarTimes has dedicated five sports channels that will broadcast the respective tournaments including two High Definition channels namely Sports Premium and World Premium as well as Sports Arena, Sports life and Sports focus enabling the company to air multiple live matches at the same time.The acquisition of these broadcast rights is a culmination of the company’s progressive efforts to grow premium sports offering in the Kenyan market while driving access to the prestigious sporting events through affordable pay television offering.StarTimes subscribers will be in a position to enjoy these prestigious tournaments and top tier leagues from as little as Ksh 599 per month where subscribing to either basic bouquet, Classic or Unique bouquet that are retailing at Ksh 599, 999 and 1,499 respectively, subscribers will get to access the comprehensive sporting action.The same will be available from as little as Ksh 899 on Smart bouquet and Ksh 1,499 for Super bouquet on the satellite television platform.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Man City line-up v Aston Villa: Hart to retain place in goal?

first_img1 Champions Manchester City travel to the West Midlands, which is live on talkSPORT, with the opportunity to close the gap on league leaders Chelsea to just two points.Manuel Pellegrini’s side beat Hull City 4-2 last weekend to move into third, and will aim to put further pressure on the Blues, who play Arsenal the following day.City disappointed in midweek’s Champions League draw with Roma, while intrigued eyes will be on Joe Hart to see if he retains his place in goal over Willy Caballero after the England no.1 returned to the side against Roma.Possible Man City line-up against Aston Villa: Will Joe Hart return to the side after being benched against Hull City? 1 Hart admitted his frustration with being dropped against Hull, but Pellegrini has spoken of operating a rotation policy throughout the whole club.Fan favourite Pablo Zabaleta may make way for summer signing Bacary Sagna, after playing the full 90 minutes against both Roma and Hull in the past week, and there is a busy international schedule to come.Pellegrini could also recall £32m man Eliaquim Mangala after Martin Demichelis was preferred to the Frenchman against Roma.Mangala impressed in his league debut against Chelsea, but was demoted midweek following his horror show at Hull where he scored an own goal.Stevan Jovetic and Fernando returned to training earlier this week and both could be named in the squad, but expect Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero to continue to lead the line.Man City fans, how do you think you’ll line up against Aston Villa? Comment below…Remember, Aston Villa v Man City is live on talkSPORT on Saturday 4 October at 5.30pm. Click here to find out how to listen.last_img read more

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger refuses to admit shock Olympiakos defeat was worst night in Champions League career

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger refused to admit his side’s shock 3-2 Champions League defeat to Olympiakos was the worst night of his career in the competition.The Greek side went ahead three times in an enthralling Emirates encounter, eventually holding on despite Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez’s strikes to leave the Gunners pointless and bottom of Group F after two games.Arsenal now face the daunting prospect of back-to-back matches against runaway group leaders Bayern Munich with a first Champions League group stage exit since 2000 now looming.When asked if it was his worst Champions League night, Wenger snapped: “No, sit on the bench and lose a final [referring to the 2006 final to Barcelona] and I will ask you the question after.”Goalkeeper David Ospina, who surprisingly replaced Petr Cech in the starting lineup, made a calamitous error to gift the Greek’s their second goal, but Wenger vehemently defended his decision to start the Colombian.He added: “Ospina played 19 games last year and kept 14 clean sheets, last week at Tottenham he had a fantastic game. No keeper is mistake free – it could have happened to Petr Cech as well, that’s part of it.“”I don’t give you why [a reason why he dropped Cech]. I do not have to sit here and give you any explanation about every decision I make. You are capable to judge what I do and I leave you to that.“He [Cech] had a slight alert before the game at Leicester [at the weekend], I didn’t want to take a gamble, but it’s not because of that that we lost the game. It’s a farce.”last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness has named Michael Murphy and Colm McFadden on the bench for Sunday’s clash with Cork in Ballybofey.Jim plans to start the game with the same side who lost to Laois.Named team. Donegal: P Durcan; F McGlynn, N McGee, P McGrath; A Thompson, K Lacey, L McLoone; R Kavanagh, N Gallagher, M McHugh, R Bradley, M Reilly; D Molloy, P McBrearty  A Hanlon. GAA: MURPHY & McFADDEN ON BENCH AS CORK ARRIVE IN BALLYBOFEY was last modified: March 3rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: MURPHY & McFADDEN ON BENCH AS CORK ARRIVE IN BALLYBOFEYlast_img read more


first_imgThe Ramelton Town Band celebrate after their All-Ireland win.Congratulations to the Ramelton Town Band , who won their fourth All-Ireland title yesterday at the Fleadh Cheoil Na hEireann in Sligo.The band members range in age from 5 years to 30 years , and have worked hard all year to prepare for this competition.They put in a fantastic performance in the arena , and was cheered on by there many supporters from Ramelton who traveled to show there support . They will return home to Ramelton this evening at 7pm for a victory parade and  will perform their winning piece.All are welcomed and encouraged to come out and welcome the champions back .RAMELTON TOWN BAND TO BRING ALL-IRELAND FLEADH TITLE HOME TONIGHT was last modified: August 17th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal FleadhRAMELTON TOWN BANDlast_img read more

Live updates: Raiders vs. Packers in preseason, Friday night

first_imgWe’ll have live scoring updates, news and analysis from the Raiders’ preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at the Coliseum on Friday at 7:30 p.m.Get Raiders news in your inbox. Sign up now for the free Raiders HQ newsletter.Fans will get a pretty good look at most of the Raiders starters as Jon Gruden indicated his regulars will play into the second quarter of their third preseason game. So look for Derek Carr to air it out a bit before giving way to battling backup …last_img

Mark Canha walks off in Athletics’ win over Royals, but a key moment went down in the bullpen

first_imgOAKLAND — Blake Treinen hasn’t been himself this season. A perpetual struggle with command fronted a biting injury bug.It bit back in June, when Treinen landed on the 10-day IL with a shoulder injury. It bit again in September, a month bogged by bullpen fatigue; Treinen will be out for the regular season (and potentially the postseason) with a stress reaction in his back. Treinen said it was affecting him the last few days.It was clear there had been a shift within the A’s bullpen when …last_img read more

Airspace should have been closed MH17 report claims

first_imgThe Dutch Safety Board in its final report into the loss of MH17 on July 24 2014 has claimed that the airspace should have been closed to all civilian air traffic much earlier.MH17 a Boeing 777-200ER on route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down by a Russian made Buk surface-to-air missile system fired from Eastern Ukraine with the loss of 298 occupants. “The crash of flight MH17 was caused by the detonation of a 9N314M-type warhead launched from the eastern part of Ukraine using a Buk missile system,” the reports says. “Moreover, it is clear that Ukraine already had sufficient reason to close the airspace over the eastern part of Ukraine as a precaution before 17 July 2014. None of the parties involved recognised the risk posed to overflying civil aircraft by the armed conflict in the eastern part of Ukraine,” claim the Dutch.In response to the crash of flight MH17 the Dutch Safety Board has conducted various investigations, which have been published in two reports. The first report is on the causes of the crash and the issue of flying over conflict areas. The second report is on the compilation of the passenger list and the process of informing the relatives of the Dutch victims. The rationale behind the investigations has been published publishes below the executive summary of the report;Buk missile systemThe investigation has shown that flight MH17 progressed normally up to the moment when the aeroplane was flying over the eastern part of Ukraine. At 13.20 UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) a 9N314M warhead, launched by a Buk surface-to-air missile system from a 320-square-kilometre area in the eastern part of Ukraine, detonated to the left and above the cockpit. The forward section of the aircraft was penetrated by hundreds of high-energy objects coming from the warhead. As a result of the impact and the subsequent blast, the three crew members in the cockpit were killed immediately and the aeroplane broke up in the air. Wreckage from the aeroplane was distributed over various sites within an area of 50 square kilometres. All 298 occupants were killed.The Dutch Safety Board has established the cause of the crash on the basis of several sources. For example, the weapon system used was identified on the basis of, among other things, the damage pattern on the wreckage, the fragments found in the wreckage and in the bodies of crew members, and the way in which the aircraft broke up. The findings are supported by the data on the flight recorders; the Cockpit Voice Recorder picked up a sound peak during the final milliseconds. In addition, traces of paint on a number of missile fragments found match the paint on parts of a missile recovered from the area by Dutch Safety Board. Other potential causes, such as an explosion inside the aeroplane or an air-to-air missile, have been investigated and excluded. No scenario other than a Buk surface-to-air missile can explain this combination of facts. The 320-square-kilometre area from which the missile was launched has been determined on the basis of various simulations. Additional forensic investigation will be needed to establish the exact launching location; however, such an investigation lies outside the scope of the Dutch Safety Board’s mandate.The airspace over the eastern part of UkraineThe airspace over the eastern part of Ukraine was much in use: between 14 and 17 July 2014, 61 operators from 32 countries routed their flights through this airspace. On the day of the crash, until the airspace was closed, 160 commercial airliners flew over the area. Malaysia Airlines prepared and operated flight MH17 in accordance with regulations. As the state of departure, the Netherlands had no responsibility to advise Malaysia Airlines (or KLM, as its code share partner) with regard to the chosen flight route.On 17 July 2014 an armed conflict was taking place in the eastern part of Ukraine. In the preceding months, the conflict had expanded into the airspace: from late April the number of military aircraft downed increased. According to statements by the Ukrainian authorities, in two cases long-range weapons were used. In the Dutch Safety Board’s opinion, Ukraine had sufficient reason to close the entire airspace over the eastern part of Ukraine as a precaution. Instead, on military grounds flying at lower altitudes was restricted. The same turns out to apply to conflict areas elsewhere in the world: it is rare for a state to close its airspace because of an armed conflict.Flying over conflict areasThe Dutch Safety Board has noticed that the current system of responsibilities with respect to flying over conflict areas is inadequate. Operators assume that unrestricted airspaces are safe. When assessing the risk, the operators do usually take into account the safety of departure and arrival locations, but not the safety of the countries they fly over. When flying over a conflict area, an additional risk assessment is necessary. Therefore, the Dutch Safety Board considers it extremely important that parties involved in aviation – including states, international organisations such as ICAO and IATA, and operators – exchange more information about conflict areas and potential threats to civil aviation. When processing and interpreting this information, more attention should be paid to the development of the conflict, including any increase of military activity and shootings from the ground. States involved in an armed conflict should receive more incentives and better support to safeguard the safety of their airspace. In addition, the Dutch Safety Board is of the opinion that operators should give public account for their flight routes.Passenger informationAfter the crash of flight MH17 was reported, many relatives gathered at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol , hoping to obtain more information there. At the end of the evening an initial passenger list was made public. It then took two to four days before all of the surviving relatives received confirmation from the Dutch authorities. When gathering information related to the passenger list and determining the identity of the occupants and their surviving relatives, the information that various parties gathered about the victims and their relatives was not combined. The Dutch crisis organisation failed to function properly and the government authorities involved lacked direction. In order to improve information provision after a crash, the Dutch Safety Board recommends – among other things – that passengers’ nationalities be registered on passenger lists. The Dutch Safety Board also recommends that the Dutch government make provisions to improve direction in case of a disaster abroad with a large number of Dutch victims.ReconstructionOver the past months, a reconstruction of the forward part of the aeroplane was assembled at the Dutch air base of Gilze-Rijen. The reconstruction clearly shows the effects of the impact and subsequent blast, and has been important for verification and additional substantiation of the investigation’s results.last_img read more

Top award for Nigeria’s bank chief

first_imgMallam Lamido Aminu Sanusi has revolutionised the Nigerian banking sector since taking over as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria in 2009.(Image: Allvoices)Revolutionising Nigeria’s troubled financial sector has won Mallam Lamido Aminu Sanusi the title of Central Bank Governor of 2010 for Africa and the world. The award, which recognises bankers worldwide who have masterminded recoveries from financial crises, is presented by The Banker – a high-profile magazine for the banking industry.Since becoming governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria in 2009, Sanusi has introduced radical changes, including limiting the tenure of bank bosses to a maximum of 10 years, regardless of their impact.He has also rooted out corruption by pushing for guilty parties in the sector to be criminally charged.Such bold intervention has earned the banker the nickname “Sanusi Tsunami”.In February 2010 Sanusi announced that Nigeria’s reformed financial sector should be based on four key principles: enhancing the quality of the banks; establishing financial stability in the country; enabling a healthy financial sector evolution; and ensuring that the financial sector contributes to the real economy.Brian Caplen, editor of The Banker, said: “Few candidate names generate an overall consensus on judging panels and yet, when it came to finding the best global central bank governor of the year, Mr Sanusi was chosen unanimously.”Kunle Ogedengbe, the magazine’s representative in Nigeria, added: “The reforms initiated by Mr Sanusi have been necessary to sanitise the banking industry. Had these reforms not been initiated, Nigeria would have entered into another round of banking distress.”Sanusi’s riseSanusi was born on 31 July 1961 and graduated from King’s College in Lagos in 1977. Four years later he obtained a BSc in economics at Ahmadu Bello University. He went on to get a masters in economics in 1983 at the same university before becoming an economics lecturer there from 1983 until 1985.Sanusi broke into the industry that same year by joining merchant bankers Icon Limited. In 1997 he joined the United Bank for Africa in the credit and risk management division, rising to the position of general manager.The year 2005 saw him joining the board of directors of the First Bank of Nigeria as an executive director in charge of risk and management control.After being appointed Central Bank governor 1 June 2009, Sanusi facilitated the 400-billion naira (US$ 2.6-billion) bailout of Nigeria’s Afribank, Intercontinental Bank, Union Bank, Oceanic Bank and Finbank, and then dismissed most of those institutions’ chief executives.“We had to move in to send a strong signal that such recklessness on the part of bank executives will no longer be tolerated,” he said at the time.Sanusi also has a keen interest in Sharia law and obtained a degree in Sharia and Islamic Studies in 1997 from the African International University in Khartoum, Sudan.In-depth coverage of the banking industryThe Banker magazine was established in 1926 as a mouthpiece for the financial and banking industry. Today it’s sold in 150 countries throughout the world.The publication boasts in-depth regional and country coverage of important financial events and global trends each month.The awards it issues include Deals of the Year; Innovation in Technology; Investment Banking; Private Banking; and Bank of the Year.Editor Brian Caplen has been at the helm since 2003. He is an accomplished journalist with many high-profile interviews to his name. He’s a former executive editor of the magazine Euromoney and has worked as a business editor and journalist in Hong Kong and the Middle East for 10 years.last_img read more

Rhino fund to help beat poachers

first_img16 September 2013 The Department of Environmental Affairs, in consultation with the National Treasury, is to establish a National Rhino Fund to coordinate the financing of anti-poaching initiatives in South Africa. Government, business, international funders, local NGOs and individuals will be able to contribute to the fund, which will then ensure “that funding is distributed successfully to state and privately owned rhino anti-poaching initiatives, including conservation, safety and security, skills development and research,” the department said on Monday. At the same time, the fund’s autonomy would enable legitimate funding needs to be identified and met quickly, rather than be caught up in red tape.Calls for organisations to register Meanwhile, the department has inviting all NPOs, NGOs, businesses and individuals involved in raising awareness or funding to address rhino poaching to register with the department by e-mailing relevant name, contacts and project details to Ms Olga Kumalo on The registration drive seeks to rid the sector of dodgy operations while ensuring the legitimacy of organisations and individuals involved in projects genuinely aimed at tackling the scourge of rhino poaching in South Africa. “The establishment of a national database, and of a credible national financing mechanism for rhino anti-poaching, were agreed to by government and rhino stakeholders during a public engagement on 12 July 2013,” the department noted. The total number of rhino poached in South Africa since January 2013 has increased to 635, while the number of people arrested for rhino poaching-related offences has climbed to 194. The Kruger National Park continues to bear the brunt of the attacks, with 396 rhino killed for their horns this year. South Africans are encouraged to report incidents of poaching via the anonymous tip-off lines 0800 205 005, 08600 10111, or Crime Line on 32211. Source: read more