Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Jetex has received three prestigious recognitions at the World Travel Awards Grand Final:

• World’s Leading Private Jet Experience;

• World’s Leading FBO Brand; and

• World’s Leading Private Jet Terminal for Jetex Paris.

Jetex, an award-winning global leader in executive aviation, triumphed at the 28th annual World Travel Awards. Established in 1993, World Travel Awards acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Today, they are recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. The voting process is online and engages qualified executives working within travel and tourism and the consumer travel buyer.

Jetex private terminals were voted the world’s number one, which isn’t the first time they won the top accolade since the first Jetex FBO opened in 2009. Paris Le Bourget is the busiest private jet airport in Europe and Jetex Paris has set a gold standard for the highest levels of comfort and efficiency both for passengers and crews. In August, it enjoyed global media limelight when hundreds of football fans cheered the arrival of Lionel Messi at Jetex Paris to join Paris Saint-Germain. Today, it has been voted the World’s Leading Private Jet Terminal.

In 2021, Jetex has further improved the entire travel journey to let travelers enjoy a safer and more seamless experience across all 34 international locations. It all contributed to Jetex being recognized for having implemented the World’s Leading Private Jet Experience, from departure to arrival. From the superior comfort of luxurious lounges and exceptional hospitality to the highest levels of aircraft handing expertise and on-time performance, Jetex FBOs around the globe continue leading the industry.

“At Jetex, we strive to enhance our products and guest experience to ensure we are delivering the industry’s highest standards and leading the way when it comes to innovation. We are honored that these awards have been voted for by travel and tourism professionals and consumers worldwide, and on behalf of the entire Jetex family, we extend our sincerest thanks to our partners and passengers worldwide,” said Adel Mardini, Founder and CEO of Jetex.

Graham Cooke, Founder, World Travel Awards, commented: “Jetex represents the very best of the private aviation universe and I congratulate them on these achievements. It plays a leading role in spearheading the executive aviation sector, facilitating seamless cross-border travel during the most trying times.”

Best known for the dramatic transformation of the FBO model, Jetex works closely with leading designers to create bright and airy terminals with luxury amenities ranging from entertainment lounges to lush outdoor gardens and state-of-the-art flight support centers. The company witnessed a substantial increase in private jet movements this year across its entire network and continued to benefit from the momentum to reinforce its brand recognition and awareness, which has now been cemented as the World’s Leading FBO Brand.

About Jetex:

An award-winning global leader in executive aviation, Jetex is recognized for delivering flexible, best-in-class trip support solutions to customers worldwide. Jetex provides exceptional private terminals (FBOs), aircraft fueling, ground handling and global trip planning. The company caters to both owners and operators of business jets for corporate, commercial and personal air travel. To find out more about Jetex, visit and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Oleg Kafarov - Director of Portfolio Development & Corporate Communications
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — For the wealthiest of the wealthy, only the most extravagant and expensive gifts are acceptable during the holiday giving season. This inspired Jetex to design the ultimate ‘Christmas in the Sky’ private jet experience, priced USD 27,000 for up to 10 passengers.

Jetex, an award-winning global leader in executive aviation, invites the lucky few to celebrate style, taste and disposable income with one brilliant idea: a glamorous Christmas onboard a private jet soaring high in the festive skies.

The magical journey will commence with the passengers picked-up by a chauffeur limousine from their residence or hotel and driven in style to Dubai’s iconic Jetex VIP Terminal. Upon arrival, they will be welcomed by not one, but 28 spectacular Christmas trees lined up in front of the terminal dressed in more than 15,000 lights as well as Jetex ambassadors who will take care of seamless departure formalities.

This season, the flagship Jetex terminal is a festive wonderland in its own right: from exquisite decorations and live musicians to carefully selected Dom Pérignon vintages paired with caviar and gourmet refreshments to delight the senses. Kids will be welcomed by Santa Klaus who will look after them and let them discover the magnificently decorated Christmas trees and Insta-worthy entertainment facilities of the world’s most luxurious private jet terminal. As soon as the passengers are in the mood to board, they will be driven to their private aircraft in timeless elegance in one of the Jetex Rolls-Royces.

The special flight will take two hours and the crew will select the most optimal altitude and cruising speed to ensure passengers enjoy sensational window views, including Dubai’s world-famous skyline, iconic landmarks, Arabian Gulf and the rolling dunes of the desert.

To take experience personalization further, a Jetex in-flight culinary expert will contact passengers in advance to discuss their dining preferences and design a bespoke menu which will complement many delectable festive treats offered onboard.

Once back on the ground, passengers will be invited to enjoy the rest of the evening in one of the lounges with elegant service and amenities at their leisure, as well as receive signature Jetex Christmas presents.

Adel Mardini, Founder & CEO of Jetex, commented: “Once again, Jetex redefines private jet travel experience as we celebrate the season of togetherness. ‘Christmas in the Sky’ is the epitome of luxury and festive celebrations above the clouds. Dubai is a city of superlatives and this extraordinary package is taking it to new heights. It is a perfect gift, an excellent way to discover the world of private aviation, and to create a treasured memory to cherish for years to come.”

By inviting passengers to share a delightful holiday-themed pursuit among friends and family, Jetex provides a safe, relaxed, and joyful haven of kinship and good cheer.

“Christmas in the Sky” private jet package is priced from USD 27,000 (AED 100,000) for up to 10 passengers and will be available between 24 December 2021 and 7 January 2022.

For reservations, please contact Jetex Premier Experience at

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About Jetex:

An award-winning global leader in executive aviation, Jetex is recognized for delivering flexible, best-in-class trip support solutions to customers worldwide. Jetex provides exceptional private terminals (FBOs), aircraft fueling, ground handling and global trip planning. The company caters to both owners and operators of business jets for corporate, commercial and personal air travel. To find out more about Jetex, visit and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Oleg Kafarov - Director of Portfolio Development & Corporate Communications
+971 4 212 4900

Let’s arrest falling standards of education in Kadjebi District-DCE

Kadjebi (O/R),— Mr Wilson Agbanyo, the Kadjebi District Chief Executive (DCE), has appealed to Assembly members to help arrest the falling standards of education in the District.

The District had a 19 per cent pass in 2018 BECE, 19.5 per cent in 2019 and 20.5 per cent 2020.

Mr Agbanyo, at the Third Session of the Kadjebi District Assembly at Kadjebi in the Oti Region, described these performances as a worrying trend that needed a holistic approach to address.

He said the poor BECE performance could only change if assembly members, teachers, parents and students played their respective roles effectively and efficiently.

He said if people complained about falling standards of education yet schoolchildren were not committed to their studies, parents were not committed to the needs of children and teachers were found wanting in their approach to duty, then it was unjustifiable to blame any individual or group.

The DCE underscored the importance of education and said the Assembly would organise stakeholder engagement meetings to investigate the causes of the problem and find a lasting solution to them.

Mr Seth Seyram Deh, the Kadjebi District Director of Education, advised parents and guardians to invest in their children’s education for a better future.

Mr Deh said they ought to provide their wards with their school needs such as uniforms, shoes, books and other learning materials since the government could not do everything for them.

He said the situation where parents looked up to the government for everything should belong to the past.

The District Director, who presented a report on BECE Results from 2018-2020, said it was possible to change the poor performance if all stakeholders in the education sector played their roles well.

Messrs Anthony Agortimevor and Bernard Osei, the District Budget Officer and Public Relations Officer, who did the presentation on behalf of the Director, named low commitment level on part of some teachers, poor parental care and responsibility for learners, abuse of mobile phones by some pupils and teachers, inadequate classrooms at all levels, especially KG, among others as challenges bedevilling the directorate.

Source: Ghana News Agency

I am always happy because I give out my 100 percent – Jordan Ayew

Ghana striker, Jordan Ayew will hold his head up high after giving 100% at Crystal Palace this season ahead of his imminent departure for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Ayew has struggled to score on a regular basis for the Eagles, ending his 43-game scoring drought for Palace in their 2-2 draw against Southampton on December 16.

“I’ve been in the game for quite a long time now,” he told the club’s official website.

“There are some periods in your life where things don’t go your way, and some periods where they go your way. I’ve had that period for a couple of months.

“But you keep working hard. I wake up every morning proud of what I’ve achieved in football. I wake up every morning knowing that when I come to train, I will give 100%, and when I play for Crystal Palace I will give 100%.

“When I go home I will have no regrets because I know I have given 100%. That is what is important for me.”

Ayew says his first goal of the season against Southampton was a reward for continued effort and hard work under Patrick Vieira at Crystal Palace.

“I knew that it would come at some point,” he explained. “I just needed to keep doing what I was doing. The manager was encouraging me to keep doing what I was doing.

“I knew it would come sooner rather than later. It came, but it’s just one goal. I know I need to be more efficient, I need to be ruthless in the last 30 metres. There’s a lot of things that I can be more ruthless at.

“I’m working on it, and hopefully this will give me a lot more confidence in the future.”

Source: Modern Ghana

Paradise Outreach Ministries and Charity Foundation fetes Ntaamakrom residents

Ntaamakrom (WR),— The Paradise Outreach Ministries and Charity Foundation has organised an outdoor prayer festival and feted residents of the Ntaamakrom community in the Essikado Traditional Area.

The community, mostly farmers, is deprived of basic amenities, including a clean source of drinking water, schools and access to quality health care.

Mr Vincent Amissah, Group Head of the Charity Foundation, said their partners and sponsors desired to bring smiles to people in deprived communities who needed a little joy, laughter and happiness in their lives.

He said: “And Christmas offered us the opportunity to at least show some love and continue to share the good news of Jesus Christ.”

The Paradise Outreach Ministries and Charity Foundation aims at winning souls for the Kingdom of God and also to help the less privileged in society.

Source: Ghana News Agency

NBA: Memphis Grizzlies beat Phoenix Suns by one point

Ja Morant scored with half a second remaining as the Memphis Grizzlies held off the Phoenix Suns to win 114-113.

Morant had 33 points in total, with his final score the most crucial as Phoenix fought back in the final quarter.

Desmond Bane scored a career-high 32 points for the visitors, whose lead reached 18 in the third quarter.

Devin Booker put the Suns 113-112 up with 5.1 seconds left and Mikal Bridges had the chance to seal victory at the buzzer but missed his shot.

In Los Angeles, James Harden equalled his season’s best of 39 points and added a season-high 15 assists in the Brooklyn Nets’ 124-108 win against the Clippers.

The Nets were without Kevin Durant because of Covid-19 protocols but won for the sixth time in seven games.

Charlotte Hornets earned a comfortable 123-99 win against the Houston Rockets, while the Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks 130-118 for their fourth straight win.

Jaylen Nowell’s career-high 29 points off the bench helped the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 108-103 victory against the Boston Celtics.

Elsewhere, the Dallas Mavericks beat the Portland Trail Blazers 132-117 and the Utah Jazz claimed a fourth straight win as they defeated the San Antonio Spurs 110-104.

Source: Modern Ghana

ICED receives US$1.56m grant for new research

Accra,— The International Centre for Evaluation and Development (ICED) has received a US$1.56 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to fund a two-year research initiative.

The initiative is designed to increase understanding of the role that infrastructure plays in improving diets and women’s economic empowerment in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

The research initiative will be focused on three policy areas, which include; the impact of different types of infrastructure on access to affordable, safe, and nutritious diets; the types and design of infrastructure investments and whether they are conducive to advancing the choices that low-income consumers make; and the role of policymakers and development organizations in strengthening the design of gender-inclusive and nutrition-sensitive infrastructure investments.

A release issued by the ICED noted that the lack of infrastructure had emerged as a major challenge for agricultural development on the continent as it poses a great risk to rural livelihoods by hindering access to affordable, healthy, safe and nutritious diets by low-income producers and consumers.

The release highlighted that the lack of access to inclusive infrastructure and safe and nutritious diets also had negative impact on women’s economic empowerment.

The President of ICED, Dr David Sarfo Ameyaw said, “ICED is excited about this grant that will go a long away in identifying fundamental evidence gaps that if addressed will bring African countries closer to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2, 3, 5 and 10.”

He said incorporating the diverse needs of girls and women in infrastructure development empowers them by incorporating their voices in the decision-making process.

“This initiative will gather evidence that will guide governments in Africa on how to plan, deliver, and manage infrastructural development based on gender mainstreaming approach to address gender-based barriers impeding access to infrastructure services,” he stated.

He said ICED anticipated that the findings under this research initiative would be instrumental in identifying emerging knowledge and evidence that can shape better infrastructure policies that contribute toward positive development outcomes for all in Africa.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Football academies supply Senegal’s den

For the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations which will take place from January 9 to February 6 in Cameroon, former residents of academies based in Senegal including Diambars and Generation Foot occupy a prominent place in Senegal team who will play in group B alongside Guinea, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

Of the 27 called up by coach Aliou Cissé, eight players were trained by these two academies founded in the early 2000s, which corresponds to just over a quarter of those selected.

With Sadio Mané (Liverpool, England) as a technical leader, Generation Foot academy, launched in 2000, can claim to have placed four of its former residents in Senegal team.

In addition to the Liverpool striker, we note the presence of Watford (England) striker Ismaila Sarr, Strasbourg (France) striker Habib Diallo and FC Metz (France) midfielder Pape Matar Sarr.

The latter was transferred to Tottenham (England) who loaned him to Grenats of France. He played the TotalEnergies U17 AFCON in 2019 in Tanzania and the World Cup the same year in Brazil.

The Diambars Academy, founded in 2003, also has four footballers in the squad announced last Friday by Aliou Cissé.

They are Idrissa Gana Gueye (PSG, France), Saliou Ciss (Nancy, France), Joseph Lopy (FC Sochaux, France) and Ahmadou Bamba Dieng (Marseille, France).

Since the launch of the league in 2009, the two clubs of Generation Foot and Diambars have won respectively two (2016 and 2018) and a title of champion of Senegal (2013).

He was neither a resident of Generation Foot nor of Diambars but Ibrahima Mbaye (Bologna, Italy) who will play his first AFCON, was trained in an academy called Etoile de Lusitana, a training centre less famous than the first two mentioned.

• Goalkeepers (3): Edouard Mendy (Chelsea/ENG), Alfred Gomis (Stade Rennais/FRA), Seny Dieng (QPR/ENG)

• Defenders (9): Kalidou Koulibaly (Naples/ITA), Ibrahima Mbaye (Bologne/ITA), Bouna Sarr (Bayern Munich/GER), Cheikhou Kouyaté (Crystal Palace/ENG), Abdou Diallo (PSG/FRA), Abdoulaye Seck (Royal Antwerp/BEL), Fodé Ballo Touré (AC Milan/ITA), Saliou Ciss (Nancy/FRA), Pape Abou Cissé (Olympiakos/GRE)

• Midfielders (7): Idrissa Gana Gueye (PSG/FRA), Nampalys Mendy (Leicester/ENG), Pape Matar Sarr (Metz/FRA), Moustapha Name (Paris FC/FRA), Mamadou Loum N’diaye (Deportivo Alavés/ESP), Pape Gueye (Marseille/FRA), Joseph Lopy (Sochaux/FRA)

• Forwards (8): Sadio Mané (Liverpool/ENG), Boulaye Dia (Villarreal/ESP), Ismaïla Sarr (Watford/ENG), Habib Diallo (Strasbourg/FRA), Bamba Dieng (Marseille/FRA), Keita Balde Diao (Cagliari/ITA), Mame Baba Thiam (Kayserispor/TUR), Famara Diédhiou (Alanyaspor/TUR)

Source: Modern Ghana