LIME Customer & employee off to Rihanna concert in Barbados

first_imgIn Photo: Dorrel Miguel Leblanc. Photo credit: LIME DominicaRoseau Dominica – August 5, 2011: LIME has kept its promise and one lucky customer and his companion will join thousands in Barbados to enjoy and witness pop Caribbean Princess ‘Rihanna’ live in concert tonight at the Kensington Oval. This will be Rihanna’s first performance in the Caribbean in five years.Dorrel Miguel Leblanc of Copthall has emerged as the lucky winner from Dominica who will join other winners from the LIME Caribbean territories who won the promotion in their various countries. Mr. Leblanc is a LIME postpaid customer and he qualified to win the Rihanna contest by texting ‘Rihanna’ to 5463.  He won 2 VIP concert tickets, airfare to Barbados, accommodation and ground transportation. A similar treat will also be enjoyed by LIME employee Donald Tavernier where he and a guest will have the opportunity to enjoy the Rihanna concert VIP style.Thrilled by the news of his victory, Mr. Leblanc, a huge fan of Rihanna, thanked LIME for the opportunity to travel to Barbados for this major concert. Mr. Tavernier also expressed his gratitude to his employer for recognizing the work being done by employees and giving him the opportunity to enjoy this historic moment.“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.”Participating territories included 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 had to text ‘RIHANNA’ to 5463, purchase a BlackBerry handset from LIME or by signing up for a BlackBerry plan from LIME..“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 ReleaseLIME Dominica Share Tweet 99 Views   no discussions EntertainmentLocalNews LIME Customer & employee off to Rihanna concert in Barbados by: – August 5, 2011center_img Share Sharing is caring! Sharelast_img read more

Tie strengthens secondary

first_imgCoupling corners Allen Langford and Jake Ikegwuonu with the senior leadership of safeties Roderick Rogers and Joe Stellmacher, Wisconsin’s secondary last year was among the strongest in the nation. With the departure of Rogers and Stellmacher this year, the uncertainty at the safety position has become a concern for some.But not for members of the UW football team. “I look at it as a huge opportunity to showcase my talent and help this defense be better and the team be better,” sophomore defensive back Shane Carter said. “I never really looked at it as a challenge; things are challenging. At the same time, you attack challenges and make the best of your opportunities. I’m just as ready as I can (be) to help the defense.”Carter and fellow sophomore defensive back Aubrey Pleasant have stepped into the starting positions and are making strides. The two of them are finally getting a chance to play — and not just because Stellmacher and Rogers are gone. Pleasant has twice battled back from a tear in his labrum that hindered him much of the past year. Oddly enough, Carter missed a portion of last year with a torn labrum as well. This string of connections has made the two close. “We went through a lot,” Pleasant said. “I mean it was different having surgery during spring ball because everybody is still a little loose and can catch up, but having it during the season is a little different. We spent a lot of time together. We talked a lot together. We figured that next year, if we handle our business, we could start. We have a really close connection.”Carter added, “We grew close over that time not only as friends, but obviously doing the things we had to do with the medical staff and all those things.”Beyond Carter and Pleasant, Wisconsin has quite a bit of depth at the defensive back position. And with a healthy Pleasant and Carter, the secondary could even be deeper than last season’s. “We have a lot of great players back there that are ready to play and [are] hungry,” Carter said. “I know Kim (Royston) and Quincy (Landingham) that just came in, he could still be in high school and they’re just going out hard and trying to make plays. So I think all of us are going out there are eager to play and fill the position that Stell and Rod left.”While Carter and Pleasant are trying to shake off the rust from nearly six months of not playing, greyshirt freshman Landingham is learning the system for the first time.Needless to say, it has been a process. “It has been a big adjustment coming in trying to learn all the plays, all the coverages so fast,” Landingham said. “But I think if I keep on working at it everyday I’ll get better at it.”Playing doesn’t even stop for the greyshirt when he’s on the sidelines. “I just try to take mental reps, think about if I was out there, what would I be doing in the motion, what would I do when they come with this kind of route, and then (I) apply what I was thinking about,” Landingham said.Restored health and a strong relationship between Carter and Pleasant, along with some new faces, makes Wisconsin’s secondary a bit safer than many would anticipate.Practice notesThe defense prevented the offense from completing many passes down the field in the 11-on-11 drill. The play of the secondary was particularly notable. Second-teamers Kim Royston and Ben Strickland picked off Allan Evridge’s and Jon Erickson’s passes and ran them back before the offense could touch them up. … Joining Strickland and Royston in the second team’s defensive backfield were Josh Nettles and Jay Valai. … Former running back Jamil Walker looked comfortable working with coach Randall McCray and the defensive line. … Brandon Kelly remains out for disciplinary reasons and defensive lineman Justin Ostrowski didn’t dress (reason undisclosed).last_img read more