Riticia Nabbosa stars as Lady Doves storm Elite League playoffs, to face UCU

first_imgNabbosa (27) is congratulated by her teammates after scoring the all-important goal in the victory over Kampala Queens on Thursday. (PHOTOS/FUFA)FUFA Women Elite League PlayoffsThursday, 31-05-2019StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo-UCU Lady Cardinals 4-2 Kawempe Moslem-Kampala Queens 0-1 Lady DovesLUGOGO – Riticia Nabbosa produced a breathtaking performing as Lady Doves stormed yet another final in Ugandan Women football.The Masindi based side who clinched a showpiece spot in the FUFA Women’s Cup on Sunday, defeated Kampala Queens 1-0 on Thursday afternoon to reach the FUFA Women’s Elite League playoffs final.Nabbosa was at the heart of everything for Lady Doves, putting up a strong overall performance en route to scoring the all-important goal in a fiercely contested affair at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.After she was fouled on the 25th minute, Nabossa picked herself up and was at the end of the resultant free kick, closely controlling the lofted ball and slotting it into the back of the net to hand her side a lead that they never relinquished in the end, to reach the final.In the other semifinal of the day, UCU Lady Cardinals powered past Kawempe Moslem 4-2 in an entertaining six goal thriller.UCU players head for celebrations after scoring one of their four goals against Kawempe.Captain Maureen Kinavudori handed UCU a quick lead inside the opening minute, slotting in past Kawempe custodian Juliet Adeke after the Kenyan import was played in through on goal by Hassifah Nassuna.Nine minutes later, Cissy Nakate added a second to make it 2-0 to the Mukono based side before Jackline Nakasi saw her shot deflect off Kawempe defender Rehema Adubango to increase UCU’s advantage to 3-0.On 37 minutes, Anita Namata reduced the deficit to two with a fine finish but in the process, just set the tone for UCU’s fourth.Nassuna, curled a free kick into the top-left corner and ensured the Mukono based side took a 4-1 lead into half time.At the beginning of the second half, the defending Champions-Kawempe called for a double change with Nazizi Florence and Nanziri Rhoda paving way for Naddunga Sharon and Nakacwa Samalie. Naddunga managed to score the second goal for Kawempe in the 84th minute, one which in the end turned out to be a mere consolation.Thursday’s development confirms that the FWEL will have a new champion on Sunday 2nd June at the StarTimes Stadium.Kawempe Muslim who has won the title for four successive seasons will will face Kampala Queens in the third-place playoff match on Sunday.The final will pit Lady Doves against UCU Lady Cardinals as the Masindi based side who are also in the Women’s Cup final, bid to seal a first ever double.Comments Tags: Fufa women elite leagueKampala QueensKawempe MoslemLady DovesRiticia NabbosatopUCU Lady Cardinalslast_img read more

Qantas WiFi to get a workout with Foxtel Netflix and Spotify on

first_imgQantas Wi-Fi to get a workout with Foxtel, Netflix and Spotify on boardQantas Wi-Fi to get a workout with Foxtel, Netflix and Spotify on boardQantas customers on Wi-Fi enabled domestic flights will be able to watch their favourite shows, avoid missing out on live sport and listen to almost any song they like, with Foxtel, Netflix and Spotify coming on board to provide content in 2017.With speeds up to 10 times faster than conventional inflight Wi-Fi, Qantas will offer customers video and audio streaming when the service is switched on its first aircraft in late February this year. The rest of the airline’s fleet of domestic Boeing 737 and Airbus A330 aircraft will follow from mid-2017 onwards.The faster connection speeds – which enable streaming – are made possible through the nbn Sky Muster™ satellite service and represents a significant upgrade over older satellite technology accessed by most airlines around the world. The service uses idle data capacity, with the signal reaching the aircraft as it flies through the satellite’s 101 spot beams across Australia.Qantas Group Executive of Brand, Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Olivia Wirth, said that fast, free internet will open up a huge range of options for customers inflight.“We know that email, online shopping and general web browsing will be popular uses when we switch on Wi-Fi, but what a lot of people relish about flying is being able to catch up on their favourite TV shows or watch movies they didn’t get to see at the cinema,” said Mrs Wirth.“Foxtel and Netflix both have huge catalogues that are expanding all the time, so there will be no shortage of entertainment on board.“The usage data from the collection of albums we already have on our aircraft shows that music is a great way for passengers to relax as they watch the world fly by. Spotify will open this up so you can listen to virtually any song you like,” she added.While Foxtel, Netflix and Spotify are all paid subscription services, they will offer free access to Qantas customers on and off the aircraft for between three days and one month after their Qantas flight.Specifically: Foxtel will offer three days free access to its Foxtel app every time a customer flies, allowing customers to stream live sports, news and TV shows as well as its full range of on-demand content. No sign-up to a subscription is required.Netflix will offer new customers access to the entire Netflix service as part of a 30-day free trial. Existing Netflix members only need to log in to continue watching at no extra charge.Spotify will offer a 30 day free trial of its Premium music service, which has no ads, shuffle play and unlimited skips.(Note – both Netflix and Spotify require customers to sign-up to a subscription to access the free trial.)Customers will log on to the Qantas inflight Wi-Fi via their own devices, and will be greeted by a landing page with a range of options (see attached images). As well as links to access Netflix, Spotify and Foxtel, this page will feature real-time flight data; hotel, restaurant and transport options at your destination; the latest weather; and personalised information linked to your itinerary and Frequent Flyer account. Streaming of Sky News Australia will also be available.Qantas is in discussion with a range of content partners on ways to improve the on board experience using Wi-Fi.In November 2016, Qantas installed ViaSat satellite-receiving equipment on its first 737 to be Wi-Fi enabled. Hardware and software testing is underway on this aircraft, ahead of the service being switched on for customers soon.FOXTEL Brian Walsh, Executive Director of Television at Foxtel said, “We are delighted to be able to extend our partnership with Qantas to support this great new service for passengers. With access to Foxtel both while flying and on the ground afterwards, Qantas passengers will enjoy some of the best live and on-demand content that Foxtel has to offer.“Qantas passengers will also have access to Foxtel’s deep and extensive library of new and returning signature drama and entertainment programming. In February and March alone these include HBO’s highly anticipated new drama Big Little Lies, staring Nicole Kidman and Reece Witherspoon, The Walking Dead, Call the Midwife, The Real Housewives of Sydney, Selling Houses Australia, The Flash, Arrow, Divorce, The Mick, Gogglebox and much more, plus all past episodes of blockbusters such as Game of Thrones”.NETFLIX “Qantas is at the forefront of providing free and fast inflight wi-fi to their Australian customers,” said Bill Holmes, Netflix’s global head of business development. “Now passengers can settle in and enjoy The Crown, Black Mirror and more shows and movies on their own devices, whenever they want.”SPOTIFY“Travel is an experience made better with music and at 40,000 feet music fans will now be able to access all their favourite Spotify playlists or discover a world of music from our catalogue of over 30 million tracks,” said Kate Vale, Managing Director at Spotify Australia & New Zealand.“We are excited to be working with Qantas on innovating and enhancing the customer experience in-flight by offering access to Spotify’s award-winning service on Wi-Fi enabled Qantas flights,” she added.Source = Qantaslast_img read more