20-26 October 2017 #880

Redesigning reads

Oryx, Qatar Airways’ in-flight magazine, has won the Custom Redesign of the Year at Folio’s Eddie & Ozzie Awards, one of the most comprehensive media award programs. The magazine redesign was launched in January 2017.

Bigger and better

Samsung has launched its flagship Galaxy Note8 in Nepal. The smartphone comes with infinity display, enhanced S Pen, dual camera with dual optical image stabilisation and the company’s defence-grade security platform Samsung Knox. The Note8 is priced at Rs 102,990 and is available in midnight black and maple golden colours. Consumers will also get breakage insurance for 8 months and 16GB data from NCell.

Turkish turns four

To commemorate its four-year anniversary in Nepal, Turkish Airlines hosted a celebration at Gokarna Forest Resort last week. The fun-filled event with games and food was attended by dignitaries, expats, corporate houses and media.

We the champions

Ang Tshiring Sherpa won the second edition of the Carlsberg Golf Series at the Gokarna Golf Club on 14 October. The seven-handicap player won the title after being tied with three other golfers at 36 points on count back. Likewise, Wangchen Dhondup won the gross category with 35 points on count back whereas Rekha Ghimire bagged the ladies’ title with 30 points

Etihad connection

Etihad Airways is launching flights between Abu Dhabi and Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan from 2 March 2018 on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.