LIME’S loud this summer with Rihanna

first_img Tweet 19 Views   no discussions Rihanna performing at a concert in Dallas, Texas last month. Photo credit: BBC NewsRoseau Dominica – July 18, 2011: LIME has upped up the entertainment ante for the summer with its sponsorship of “Rihanna Loud in Barbados” – a partnership between the telecoms company and the Barbados Tourism Authority, which will see the pop superstar performing at the Kensington Oval on August 5. This will be Rihanna’s first performance in the Caribbean in five years.The Rihanna sponsorship is a special part of LIME’s Summer Promotion and customers in participating markets across the region can win VIP tickets to the concert, airfare to Barbados, hotel accommodations, and transportation.“Rihanna’s Caribbean concert is definitely the event of the year because right now she is one of the hottest entertainers on the planet and LIME is extremely proud to present this historic event,” said Grace Silvera, Regional Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications.Adrian Elcock, Chairman of the Barbados Tourism Authority said:  “The BTA is extremely excited to have LIME on board as its corporate partner in delivering the Rihanna show to the people of the Caribbean. LIME is the leading, fully-integrated, communications company in the Region and it has consistently and sincerely demonstrated a commitment to promoting high quality entertainment and developing the culture and arts of the Caribbean.“We believe that our partnership with Rihanna, demonstrates Barbados’ support for its global superstar, and we want to showcase her amazing talents, at home in Barbados, to the world. As such we know that LIME would make an excellent partner in helping us to communicate that message to the World.”Within two days of the announcement the organisers sold nearly 25,000 tickets for the event.Participating territories are Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, the Turks & Caicos Islands and St. Vincent & the Grenadines. To qualify, LIME customers simply text ‘RIHANNA’ to 5463, purchase a BlackBerry handset from LIME or by signing up for a BlackBerry plan from LIME. The lucky customer will win 2 VIP concert tickets, airfare, accommodation and transportation.The full details of LIME’s offers are available at www.lime.com.“Rihanna Loud in Barbados” is part of a three-year marketing deal the multi-award winning singer has signed with the Barbados Tourism Authority.Press Release Share Sharing is caring!center_img EntertainmentLocalNews LIME’S loud this summer with Rihanna by: – July 19, 2011 Share Sharelast_img read more

Croatia Searching for Missing Puzzle Ahead of Clash with England

first_imgThey have experience, bags of talent and there is no questioning their fighting spirit, yet there is something still strangely lacking in the Croatia team which has reached the World Cup semifinals for the second time in their history.Croatia became only the second team to win successive penalty shootouts at the World Cup, following in the footsteps of Argentina in 1990, when they overcame Russia 4-3 on Saturday night to follow up their win over Denmark in the previous round.Neither of those overall performances, however, were worthy of potential World Cup winners, nor did they seem to do justice to the quality of Croatia’s line-up, which is one of the most gifted in Russia. Fourteen members of their squad are based in Europe’s top five leagues – England, Spain, Italy, Germany and France – including Luka Modric and Mateo Kovacic at Real Madrid, Ivan Rakitic at Barcelona and Mario Mandzukic at Juventus.When Croatia stormed through the group stage with nine points from three games, they did indeed look like serious contenders.But the spark seems to have gone in knockout stages and instead they have had to rely more on resilience to get them through against less gifted opponents.Coach Zlatko Dalic certainly showed plenty of bold, attacking intentions against Russia.The gifted Modric and Rakitic were fielded in the centre of midfield, with no defensive cover, and there were two wingers in Ante Rebic and Ivan Perisic and two centre forwards in Manduzkic and Andrej Kramaric. But it did not quite work out as planned.Croatia’s long periods of possession were largely unproductive, the final pass was invariably missing and they were surprised by Russia’s aggressive approach.“We were undermanned in midfield,” said Dalic. “We were left to only hit long balls. That’s not how Croatia play. That’s not our style.”Going to extra-time and penalties meant using up valuable reserves of energy that could potentially put them at a disadvantage in their semifinal on Wednesday when they face an England side who coasted to a 2-0 win over Sweden.“There were times when we lacked energy: 240 minutes of football in six days takes its toll on you,” said Modric who, like Mandzukic and Rakitic, is into his thirties.Dalic, however, said there was plenty left in the tank.“Of course there is some power left for the English – we will not stop, we will try to play our best game then,” he said.“We have two matches to play, we are very motivated, we will give our all.”And, if all else fails, Croatia can always go into a penalty shootout confident that they will come out as winners.“The match against Russia is yet another victory of our character. We have nerves of steel,” said Kramaric. “We showed how calm and self-confident we are. Perhaps the match was not the most beautiful, but it will be remembered.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Late Fekitoa try secures win for Highlanders

first_imgBoth sides finished with 14 players in conditions that stifled running rugby as the Highlanders extended their winning run to seven matches, while the Bulls’ play-off hopes now look ever more remote.Fullback Matt Faddes scored the opening try for the visitors, who had to play the final 16 minutes a man down after a red card for wing Waisake Naholo for a reckless tackle with the game evenly poised at 10-10.The Bulls scored their try through fullback Warrick Gelant, but just as they threatened to seize the initiative, lock RG Snyman also saw red for a shoulder charge in a passage of play that appeared to have ended in a home try before the referee pulled the play back and it was disallowed.It would prove a pivitol moment in the game as the Highlanders grabbed the winning points four minutes later.The conditions meant the match was reduced to a tussle between the forwards and it was the Bulls who looked to have the ascendency when Naholo was sent-off.The wing led with his shoulder into the face of home centre Burger Odendaal and the television match official confirmed a red card.The Bulls took a grip on the game and camped near the Highlanders line, with prop Pierre Schoeman going over under the posts.However, Snyman quite clearly cleaned out at a ruck with his shoulder in the build-up and what looked a winning try was rightfully chalked off.He was made to pay further for his moment of madness when Fekitoa found a gap in the Bulls defensive line and skipped past three players to score.last_img read more

Marcelo, prophet in his land

first_imgIn white, the second captain today, He has won four Champions, four Leagues, four Club World Cups, four Spanish Super Cups, three European Super Cups and two King’s Cups. Exceeded 500, he is also the second foreigner with the most games in the club’s history. Want to continue in Madrid, with which he has a contract until 2022, and that will allow him to beat the record of 527 appearances of his idol, Roberto Carlos. Marcelo (31 years old) does not lose one gram of idolatry in its cradle, Rio de Janeiro. Sports Balloon this week he proposed to his readers the preparation of the better alignment of the cariocas in this century and the madridista not only appears in eleven, but He is the second most voted player. Blank futureMarcelo, then, is the second footballer with the most support, behind Romario. The madridista, born in Rio, where he usually returns on vacation with his family, It has 58 internationalities and a Confederations Cup with Brazil. He gave his first kicks in the Catete neighborhood. His great adventure began in Fluminense, from where he made the leap to Real Madrid in late 2006. From the opinions of the fans has resulted a 5-2-3 with Julius Caesar (20,828) as a guardian. The defense is formed Rafinha (25,717), Thiago Silva (27,777), Dedé (19,858), Juan (22,565) and Marcelo himself (28,146); organize Juninho Pernambucano (28,101) and Petkovic (23,467); and they put the fantasy Edmundo (22,222), Romario (34,018) and Adriano (23,370). 12last_img read more