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Digicel proudly announces sponsorship of the WCMF for the 7th consecutive year

first_img Natalie Attidore receiving cheque from Mrs. Walsh (R) of DigicelTuesday October 18th 2011 – Roseau, Dominica: Digicel Dominica proudly announced its sponsorship of the World Creole Festival for a seventh consecutive year which takes place from Friday October 28th to Sunday October 30th 2011 and will see Caribbean and International stars such as Carimi, Gyptian and Ali Campbell take to the stage. The World Creole Music Festival is one of the region’s most famous festivals with three nights of pulsating music and this year is expected to even bigger and better as Digicel is giving away scores of free tickets to the event through its “Text to Win” competitions. Last month’s competition resulted in eight lucky customers walking away with prizes including tickets to the festival and spending money. To qualify, customers simply had to text “WCMF” to 7171 to unscramble the Digicel word game. September’s lucky ‘Text to Win’ competition winners are Nashia Mc Intyre of Goodwill, Narissa Attidore of Canefield, Jasmine Diolen of Roseau, Natress Durand of Roseau, Maxim Abraham of Grandbay, Riah Brumant of Bath Estate, Lennon Honore of Portsmouth and Bibiana Darroux of Roseau.The Pointe Michel Cutural Group.Moving on to this month’s competition, Digicel customers can participate by texting ‘Festival’ and be in with a chance to win weekly prizes of $1000 cash, tickets to the WCMF, plus an excursion for four to the Arial Tram.In addition, Digicel is hosting a number of activities to promote the festival at its store on Great Marlborough and Great George Street. Last Friday 14th October, the first lucky weekly winner of the October competition was announced as Natalie Attidore of Woodfordhill and there was a special performance from the Pointe Michel Cultural Group and Dominica’s exciting calypsonian, “Mighty Acka”. Digicel Dominica Sales and Marketing Manager, Nathalie Walsh, said: “We are always looking at new and exciting ways to give back to our customers and with our latest ‘Text to Win’ competitions, we are doing just that. Customers can simply text ‘Festival’ to enter and be in with a chance to win cash and tickets to the World Creole Festival, proudly sponsored by Digicel.”Press ReleaseDigicel Dominica 64 Views   no discussions LocalNews Digicel proudly announces sponsorship of the WCMF for the 7th consecutive year by: – October 18, 2011last_img read more


Warriors’ Andre Iguodala offered Lakers’ rookie Brandon Ingram perspective on bench role

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error After all, Iguodala accepted a bench role for the sake of winning an NBA championship after already cementing his resumé as an All-Star and U.S. Olympic gold medalist. Iguodala maintained “it wasn’t that hard” to accept a bench role with the Warriors under those circumstances. Yet, he revealed to Walton the complexity of his internal feelings.“‘Luke, I dreaded that,’” Iguodala said. “‘But I’ll give the guy some words of wisdom so he’ll play hard for you.’”Iguodala also sounded open toward providing Ingram advice for another reason.“I’m a fan of the kid. It’s easy, especially when you got a guy that’s willing to take some advice. You want the best for him,” Iguodala said. “Anybody else, I’m like ‘No man.’ I’m not giving (feedback) to these young kids these days. They don’t listen.”Ingram did, though. “It’s him buying into a role,” Ingram said of Iguodala. “He embraces it and all he cares about is winning.” Ingram called the offseason call with Iguodala “really brief.” Ingram added that he did not ask Iguodala specifically about coming off the bench. Yet, their talk still centered on how to thrive on a loaded depth chart.“‘You’re good,’” Iguodala told Ingram. “‘You’re so far ahead of where you think. But keep having that mindset.’”Iguodala later praised Ingram’s humble demeanor and contended that “offensively, he’s light years ahead of me.” Iguodala then predicted the “sky is the limit” for Ingram before calling on him to become more assertive without playing selfishly. Meanwhile, Ingram has admired Iguodala’s on-ball defense and ability to create deflections, qualities that earned him the 2015 Finals MVP. “I’m still learning how I can affect the game in different ways,” Ingram said. “Offensively, I think it will become easier for me with coming into the lanes and picking my spots. But defensively, I’m doing really well.” Ingram posted a career-high 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting, three rebounds and three turnovers in his first NBA start on Wednesday against Golden State. Before that, the Lakers liked how Ingram handled his bench role without complaint. His workload also gradually increased in ball handling, posting up, defending and finishing games.That growth can be partly traced back to Ingram’s phone call with Iguodala. “The NBA is a crazy world, especially when you’re as young as some of these young guys are,” Walton said. “It’s important to have relationships with some older vets that have been around.”center_img LOS ANGELES >> As Lakers forward Brandon Ingram ran up and down the court during Summer League play, plenty of focus centered on his physical readiness. Behind the scenes, Lakers coach Luke Walton worked on something else to ensure Ingram’s foundation became sturdy. When Walton talked with Golden State forward Andre Iguodala in Las Vegas, their conversation went beyond reminiscing about playing together at the University of Arizona, or Walton serving as an assistant at Golden State the previous two years. Mindful that he planned to bring Ingram off the bench to start his rookie season, Walton talked with Iguodala about offering perspective to the Lakers’ No. 2 pick. “Andre is a one of the smarter players I’ve been around,” Walton said before the Lakers hosted the Warriors on Friday at Staples Center. “He cares about the game of basketball and he does things the right way. I felt that Brandon could learn a lot from him.”last_img read more


’15 Donald Trumps’: World Cup wit, wisdom from England’s Eddie Jones

first_imgTokyo, Japan | AFP | From describing his flankers as “kamikaze kids” to feeling uneasy near Russia, outspoken England coach Eddie Jones hasn’t held back at the Rugby World Cup.Here are 10 of his more memorable quotes from the tournament:– Russia with love –“The stadium was fantastic, what a great thing for rugby, to be up here in Hokkaido, probably closer to Russia than you want to be, and we had 45,000 people here.”– Jones engaging in some international diplomacy after England’s opening win over Tonga on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido.– BBQ nose, anyone? –“I think someone is going to BBQ part of his nose. I think someone found a little bit.”– Jones after captain Owen Farrell lost a chunk of his nose in a tackle against the United States.– ‘Kamikaze kids’ –“The ‘Kamikaze Kids’ rip and tear, with no concern for their bodies, and lead the way in our defensive efforts.”– Jones’ memorable description of back-row forwards Tom Curry and Sam Underhill, which raised some eyebrows in the Japanese media for his choice of words.– ‘Typhoon gods’ –“Someone is smiling on us. The typhoon gods maybe.”– Jones after England’s final pool match against France was cancelled due to Typhoon Hagibis, which would go on to kill more than 80 people.– ‘Fans with keyboards’ –“Well, someone has to ask them a question because the NZ media doesn’t. You guys are just fans with a keyboard, someone has to ask them some questions.”– Jones winning friends in the New Zealand media ahead of the semi-final against the All Blacks. – ‘Give me your email’ –“I didn’t drop him, I changed his role, and he was brilliant. Maybe you guys need to start reporting differently. Rugby has changed. Come and join us in modern rugby, give me your email and I’ll send you an invite.”– Jones turns his fire on the English media after he benched George Ford for the quarter-final against Australia.– Keeping up with Mrs. Jones –“I’ve seen all the All Black jerseys around. Even my wife, I have to tell her to stop barracking for them.”– Jones acknowledges the huge support enjoyed by New Zealand.– Maths genius –“I can remember being (at the World Cup draw) in Kyoto two-and-a-half years ago and quickly you could do the mathematics — even an Australian could do the mathematics –- that we were going to play New Zealand in a semi-final.”– Jones engages in advanced calculations at the World Cup draw.– Billy’s beef –“I think he has spent too much time at the Kobe beef bar.”– Jones explains Billy Vunipola’s ankle injury.– Trump card –“It’s going to be like 15 Donald Trumps out there.”– Jones rallies the troops ahead of England’s pool match against the United States.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more


Walmart Temporarily Reducing Hours Beginning Sunday

first_imgOne of America’s largest chains says it is temporarily adjusting its hours in order to better accommodate its customers and employees amid coronavirus concerns.Walmart announced in a statement Sunday that the change takes effect Sunday in all stores.The company’s stores and Neighborhood Markets will now open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. until further notice.“This will help ensure associates can stock the products our customers are looking for and to perform cleaning and sanitizing,” says Dacona Smith, executive vice president and chief operating officer. Stores currently operating under more reduced hours will keep their current hours of operation.Read the company’s full statement here.last_img


Mallard’s Source for sports Team of the Week — Bia Boro

first_imgThe squad includes, back row, L-R, Caleb Morton, James Pihooja, Todd Cutler, Orang Momtazian, Flo Pariland, Sveta Tisma and Dan Szabo.Front, Steve Parish, Kai Korinth, Tim Mushumanski, Jason Leblanc and Erik Leslie. Bia Boro once again earned a trip to the winner’s circle after doubling Abacus 4-2 in the a thrilling Jackson’s Hole Master Men’s Indoor Soccer Final a tthe Soccer Quest facility.Bia Boro, advancing to the final with an 8-3 win over Jackson’s Hole, also won the title in 2011.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to present Bia Boro with Team of the Week honours.last_img