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Calling all winners

We announce two winning names in our iPhone draws

Calling all winners
A delighted Sarah Kim Honey shows off her prize

May 11, 2011

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As you may recall, we recently celebrated the launch of our new-look website with a series of draws that gave both new and existing subscribers the chance to win the latest must-have -- the iPhone 4. Now we’re delighted to announce that two of the winners have received their prizes. Anura Palihawadana Ranatunge won his in the draw for people who took a 30-day trial subscription and then decided to renew it. An agriculturalist in Sri Lanka, he worked for the government and has done voluntary work for several NGO’s such as HelpAge since taking early retirement. “One of my friends sent me some information about,” he says. “I registered through the email my friend sent me, as I’m very keen to read different news and information. Now I read it every time I receive it. I find the Editor’s Choice section interesting and I also read any Sri Lankan news.” When Anura got the call to let him know he had won an iPhone, it could not have come at a better time, as he had lost his own phone just a week before. “I’m not familiar with the iPhone, but I’m very competent with computers so I’m sure I will learn how to use it very soon,” he says. “I’ll definitely be using some of the famous iPhone apps. I will let you know about my experiences soon.” Sarah Kim Honey, 24, is a subscriber who won her iPhone after recommending the new site to one of her friends. Based in Anyang City, Korea, she reads regularly, as well as CathNews Korea. She has some words of glowing praise for the new service. “I like the whole tone of the main page including the font, the colors and easy-to-find menus,” she says. “What I mostly like is the feeling of connection to the world. I can feel the energy of people as they work out problems with empathy and passion. ‘We live together’ - this is what I feel as a reader.” Sarah was delighted to be named among the winners. “I’ve been itching to buy an iPhone 4 and I entered the draw with only a small hope of winning one. Yay!” Her father and sister are already iPhone users, so she is fully up to speed with it. “I recently got interested in wifi chat services,” she says. “The iPhone will be really useful for using those services on the street.” So Anura and Sarah are now declared as winners, but there is still one more to be announced. Watch this space. KO14163

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