MTN boosts kickboxer Matsiko ahead of his title defence

first_imgMatsiko (centre) shows off his belts. Left is Okecho and his manager Amon Mugume. Shaban Lubega.KICKBOXING–Inter-Continental World Kickboxing champion Alex “Lion Heart” Matsiko has received a huge financial boost ahead of his title defence due next month.Matsiko will travel to Malaysia for a training camp at the famous Topdog Factory in Kuala Lumpur where he will spend a few weeks training with Muay Thai fighters before moving to China for the bout.On the day when he was only supposed to be flagged off by the National Council of Sports (NCS) telecom giants MTN raised his spirit by handing him a cheque worth Sh10 million to help him with the preparations.Matsiko will be defending his world title in China. Nelson Ssengooba.“I am so thankful to MTN and everyone who has helped me for their support because now I can focus on preparations without any worries ” Matsiko said after receiving the cheque from MTN corporate communications manager Val Oketcho.“When I was invited to go to Venture City in Malaysia I was worried that I would not be able to make it because of finances but now that I am confident I am going to camp at one of the best Myay Thai gyms in the wold, Uganda should expect the best of results from my title match.”Matsiko, who has 14 professional fights at 11-4 is still in the dark about the person he is set to face in China after his initial opponent withdrew due to injury but is confident he can win against anyone who steps up to challenge him.Commentslast_img read more

Freedom 251 is world’s cheapest Android phone at Rs 251, comes with Lollipop and 4-inch screen

first_imgFreedom 251, which was launched in India on Wednesday, is the world’s most affordable Android phone. The phone has been made by a relatively unknown company called Ringing Bells. The phone amazingly just costs Rs 251, which makes it the most affordable smartphone in the world. The phone will available for pre-booking on February 18 6AM onwards from the company’s website. Earlier the phone was expected to be priced at around Rs 500, but Ringing Bells has literally halved that amount.While one may imagine a crippled spec sheet, the phone seemingly has some decent hardware specifications. It has a 4-inch IPS display with a 960×540 pixels resolution. The device is also powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and is coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage. It also offers a microSD card slot. The phone also has a 1,450mAh battery. On the back, the phone sports a 3.2-megapixel camera and a 0.3-megapixel camera on the front. Amazingly, the phone also supports 3G connectivity.Software wise, the phone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and it also comes preloaded with a bunch of apps. It comes preloaded with the Google suite of apps that include YouTube and the Play Store. It also gets WhatsApp out of the box in addition to a couple of apps from the government. These include the Swachch Bharat app and a Women Safety app. Also read: Rang a bell: Office of Freedom 251 maker was deserted on launch day As amazing the price is, Freedom says that it will also provide a 1-year warranty for the phone and also has over 650 service centres for the device.advertisement”Empower citizens, even in the remotest rural and semi-urban centres of India, with the latest in digital technology at incredible affordable prices and cascade knowledge, news and current issues so that all experience the confidence of inclusive growth and equal opportunity – In short, innovative solutions for a Brighter tomorrow,” says Ringing Bells on its website.In its mission statement the company says, “To provide futuristic technology products of the highest quality and best service at the lowest cost of ownership.”Interestingly, the Freedom 251 isn’t the only phone made by the company. It also makes a phone called the Smart 101, which is also based on Android and supports 4G networks. It also makes a couple of feature phones.last_img read more