Another 2013 queen contestant receives sponsorship

first_imgLeslassa Armour-Shillingford at Friday’s sashingThe journey to the throne in the 2013 Miss Dominica pageant has been made much easier for contestant Leslassa Armour-Shillingford who has secured full sponsorship from Auto Trade Ltd and the Anchorage Hotel. “Leslassa we feel, throughout her life has been a very determined young woman, she has had many challenges that she had to overcome and she’s done so brilliantly,” said Anchorage Hotel’s representative Yvonne Armour, at the launching ceremony on Friday January 4th.Armour, who is also Shillingford’s mother, indicated that despite suffering from scoliosis; a disorder of the spine, Leslassa has remained a very determined young woman.“We know; we are confident that she will do great things for Dominica,” Armour reiterated.Shillingford recently completed an International Baccalaureate Program in Canada through which she received various awards including: best contribution to dance, and the most prestigious senior award for fine character, scholarship and sportsmanship, Armour stated.Such accomplishments alongside her exposure and experience in promoting Dominica made her an ideal candidate worth sponsoring.(L-R): Auto Trade’s representative Lynn Delsol, Leslassa Armour-Shillingford and her mother Yvonne Armour“The picture that Leslassa has painted among many persons whom we would wish to sponsor…we feel privileged, not only Leslassa being part of the family.“Leslassa comes from a family of honest, hard working people, she has represented Dominica at trade shows, and she will continue to represent Dominica brilliantly, graciously,” stated Amour.Shillingford’s chaperone; her aunt Carla Armour noted that the despite needing financial backing to assist with the pageant, most importantly what was sought was support.“When we looked at sponsorship for Leslassa what we were looking for was support.”She explained that it was important to meet people of the community in an effort to help promote it, as well as to find an additional brand to partner with besides the family business.“We felt that it would give Leslassa more mileage, it would give them more mileage and also open up a new market for them and give her more opportunities.”Shillingford hopes to maintain a level of excellence if successful in the pageant.“I understand that if I win, when I win hopefully that I will be an ambassador of Dominica and as Ms. Armour stated I have done trade shows representing Dominica already and I believe that I can do a great job at this.“I am also a humble person and take feedback very well,” she stated.Dominica Marine Center, Elma’s shop and bar, HANS All Natural Hair Salon, Optical services Ltd are among other businesses that are also providing support and assistance to Shillingford.None of the sponsors disclosed the amount of their contributions towards Miss Armour-Shillingford.Armour-Shillingford is the third contestant to receive sponsorship for the February 8th competition.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share 128 Views   5 comments EntertainmentLocalNews Another 2013 queen contestant receives sponsorship by: – January 4, 2013last_img read more

Pakistan’s Hafeez hits ton as Australia toil on first day

first_img(Reuters) – Mohammad Hafeez marked his return to test cricket with a century as Pakistan reached 255-3 at stumps on the first day of the series-opening test match against Australia yesterday. Veteran all-rounder Hafeez, playing in his first test since 2016 and his 51st overall, frustrated Australia en route to his 10th century before being trapped in front of the wicket for 126 by pace bowler Peter Siddle in the final session.His fellow opener Imam-ul-Haq was a lot more aggressive in his knock of 76, as the first-wicket pair added 205 runs after Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and opted to bat on a dry wicket at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.Australia’s attack then tightened things up after the two openers were back in the dressing room. Haris Sohail was batting on 15 with night watchman Mohammad Abbas on one at the end of the day’s play. Earlier, Australia captain Tim Paine brought on off-spinner Nathan Lyon after only eight overs and left-armer Jon Holland shortly afterwards.Holland could have had Hafeez caught in the deep for 74 but Mitchell Marsh dropped a difficult chance in the 45th over. Barring that error, Hafeez looked in full control during his 208-ball knock which contained 15 hits to the fence.Imam, meanwhile, used his feet well against the spinners and smashed seven boundaries and two sixes to notch up his second test fifty, before being caught behind by Paine off the tireless Lyon. The 30-year-old Lyon bowled 33 overs in the day. Azhar Ali departed with a little over three overs remaining, caught at mid-off by Mitchell Starc for an 80-ball 18 while trying to hit Holland out of the ground.last_img read more

Webb leaning on plenty of experience moving to safety

first_imgLardarius Webb is reinventing himself entering his eighth season with the Ravens by turning back the clock on his football career.After playing cornerback for his first seven years, the 30-year-old was moved to safety last December as it became apparent that he could no longer cover the speedier receivers on the outside. But the transition hasn’t been as dramatic as it can be for other players moving to a new position late in their careers.“I feel like I’ve always been a safety anyway,” said Webb, who hasn’t trained any differently for the position change this offseason but acknowledged needing to study the playbook as much as he did in his first couple years in Baltimore. “I was a safety in high school and in college. I really never played corner until I got to the league. It was a pride thing. I liked playing the position; it’s a competitive edge. I like being out there playing on-on-one and competing with some of the best wide receivers throughout the game.“But I love the safety [position]. It’s a great transition, I’m loving it. I have more control of the defense.”He also has plenty of experience to lean on in not only new teammate and three-time Pro Bowl safety Eric Weddle but in ex-teammate and mentor Ed Reed. From the moment he was drafted out of Nicholls State in the third round of the 2009 draft, Webb made it no secret that he idolized the future Hall of Fame safety, who is now an assistant defensive backs coach for the Buffalo Bills.Webb quipped that he hasn’t wanted to tell Reed too much about the Ravens’ revamped secondary since the teams meet in the season opener on Sept. 11, but he remains in touch with the nine-time Pro Bowl safety and 2004 AP Defensive Player of the Year, who has advised him to prepare as much as he can mentally before anything else related to moving to safety.“I always talk to him and watch his old film,” Webb said. “He was a different type of player — one of the greats. He was just a smart player. Me, I just want to get the hang of it first. I don’t want to be jumping stuff I shouldn’t be jumping — things that he used to do to make great plays. I just want to learn the position.”Moving Webb to safety doesn’t come without risk as his $9.5 million salary cap figure is second to only Joe Flacco among Ravens players in 2016. Many outsiders assumed Webb would either be asked to take another pay cut from his $5.5 million base salary for 2016 or be released with one of the highest cap figures at his position in the NFL.He’s also dealt with a number of injuries in his career, ranging from two ACL tears to a back injury that sidelined him for the better part of two months in 2014.Questions remain about how the Ravens will cover the bigger tight ends around the league with Webb listed at just 5-foot-10 and 182 pounds and Weddle only 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds, two frames better fitting the mold of the free safety position. However, new secondary coach Leslie Frazier and defensive coordinator Dean Pees are expected to show plenty of disguised looks in the secondary with Webb also sliding down to play the nickel with Kendrick Lewis then entering the game next to Weddle.Webb has also instructed Weddle not to hold back in correcting any of his mistakes at his new position or in leading a defense that finished last in the NFL with just six interceptions and 30th in turnovers (14) last season. Still a couple weeks away from mandatory minicamp, it’s apparent that the Ravens are pleased with their top free-agent acquisition and only think he will make Webb better.“He’s going to be big for this team. He speaks up,” Webb said. “I told him, ‘We want Eric Weddle. Don’t hold back. Don’t be quiet. We want you. If you yelled when you were with the Chargers, I want you coming out here yelling. Just be yourself. Grow the beard back, because we want the beard. If that’s who you were, grow the beard.’“He’s growing it back. He’s being himself and we’re loving it. It was a great move.”The Ravens hope Webb’s transition will make it two great moves at a position that’s struggled mightily since Reed’s departure after Super Bowl XLVII.last_img read more

Sligo draw with Longford, as Leitrim welcome back Maguire and Kennedy

first_imgCarlow  1-17  0-12 WicklowLimerick  2-10  2-09 Waterford Dublin  2-17  0-11 KerryGalway  0-17  1-10 MonaghanKildare  1-12  1-19 Mayo Clare  2-12  2-19 RoscommonMeath  1-15  2-16 CorkTipperary  2-17  0-09 Louth   Allianz Hurling League Div 1 Quarter Finals Allianz Football League Div 3 Longford  1-14  2-21 TyroneMonaghan  1-13  1-13 LouthRoscommon  3-10  1-23 Warwickshire                                         P  W  D  L   For    AG   Diff PtsDown 5  4  0  1  9-90   1-74    40   8Mayo 5  4  0  1  6-80   8-67     7   8Wicklow 5  3  0  2 11-88   5-93    13   6Donegal 5  3  0  2  7-81   7-77     4   6Armagh 5  1  0  4  6-73  13-82   -30   2Derry 5  0  0  5  6-61  11-80   -34   0 Allianz Football League Div 4 Sligo  0-18  2-12 LongfordWestmeath  0-14  1-09 Fermanagh Allianz Football League Div 4 Allianz Hurling League Div 1A Down          v         TipperaryLouth         v         MeathRoscommon     v         Cavan Allianz Hurling League Div 2B                           Allianz Hurling League Div 3A Allianz Football League Div 2                           Allianz Hurling League Div 3B                                         P  W  D  L   For    AG   Diff PtsTipperary 5  3  0  2  7-105  6-96    12   6Kilkenny        5  3  0  2  4-106  6-94     6   6Wexford 5  3  0  2  3-101  5-89     6   6Clare 5  3  0  2  5-95   2-99     5   6Waterford 5  2  0  3  4-85   6-95   -16   4Cork 5  1  0  4  4-93   2-112  -13   2 Allianz Football League Div 1                           Allianz Hurling League Div 2A Cavan  0-17  0-14 Down Current League Table Positions Waterford   V     Cork  Next Fixtures Allianz Football League Div 2 Allianz Football League Div 3 Allianz Football League Div 3 Current League Table Positions  Results Allianz Football League Div 2 Derry         v         WexfordFermanagh     v         ArmaghOffaly        v         SligoLongford      v         Westmeath Antrim            V     Laois Allianz Football League Div 1 Kerry         v         Kildare Allianz Hurling League Div 3B Cork          v         Clare (C)  Wexford     V     Galway (D)  Clare       V     Limerick Allianz Football League Div 3 Armagh  1-15  0-14 DerryWexford  1-10  1-13 Offaly Meath  1-13  0-20 CarlowWestmeath  1-20  0-16 Kerry Allianz Hurling League Div 1A Relegation Play-off (B)  Kilkenny    V     Offaly  Saturday 10 March, 2018                                         P  W  D  L   For    AG   Diff PtsArmagh 5  5  0  0  7-75   3-53    34  10Westmeath 5  4  0  1  3-78   6-64     5   8Fermanagh 5  4  0  1  7-56   6-41    18   8Longford 5  3  1  1  8-65   3-57    23   7Sligo 5  1  1  3  1-65   5-75   -22   3Derry 5  1  0  4  7-57   5-74   -11   2Offaly 5  1  0  4  4-54   8-69   -27   2Wexford 5  0  0  5  5-47   6-64   -20   0 Antrim        v         CarlowWaterford     v         LeitrimWicklow       v         Limerick    Results                                         P  W  D  L   For    AG   Diff PtsWarwickshire 5  4  1  0  8-86   9-64    19   9Louth                      5  2  2  1 11-65  10-74    -6   6Tyrone 5  3  0  2  7-85   9-72     7   6Roscommon 5  2  1  2  9-78   4-71    22   5Monaghan 5  1  2  2  4-76   6-69     1   4Longford 5  0  0  5  7-54   8-94   -43   0 London  2-09  0-17 Laois                     Sunday 11 March, 2018 Galway  1-19  2-18 LimerickLaois  0-17  3-23 DublinOffaly  2-18  2-21 Antrim Markievicz Park’s redevelopment work means it won’t stage any of Sligo’s home NFL games this season.Sligo were held to a draw by Longford in yesterday’s Allianz League fixture in Markievicz Park.Adrian Marren fired over a late equaliser as it finished Sligo 0-18 Longford 2-12.Donegal lost out to Tyrone by 2-13 to 1-10 on Saturday.Leitrim weren’t in action at the weekend, but the county’s supporters received a boost with the news that Paddy Maguire and Ronan Kennedy have both returned to the panel.Meanwhile, the Leitrim hurlers book their place in the Division 3B hurling final against Lancashire thanks to their defeat of Cavan yesterday.Elsewhere, Sligo’s hurlers beat Fermanagh. Leitrim  6-21  3-07 CavanFermanagh  0-15  2-13 Sligo London  1-19  0-15 Kildare                     Saturday 17 March, 2018                                         P  W  D  L   For    AG   Diff PtsLimerick 5  5  0  0  8-114  1-77    58  10Galway 5  4  0  1  7-95   4-79    25   8Offaly 5  2  0  3  5-88   7-95   -13   4Dublin 5  2  0  3  5-92   4-110  -15   4Antrim                          5  1  0  4  5-88   6-108  -23   2Laois 5  1  0  4  1-95   9-103  -32   2 Allianz Football League Div 1 Armagh  1-17  2-17 DonegalDown  3-19  0-14 MayoWicklow  3-15  2-13 Derry Allianz Hurling League Div 3A Allianz Hurling League Div 2A Allianz Football League Div 2 Kilkenny  0-22  0-19 WexfordTipperary  1-24  1-21 CorkWaterford  1-23  1-20 Clare Sunday 11 March, 2018                           Allianz Hurling League Div 1A P  W  D  L   For    AG   Diff PtsDublin 5  5  0  0  8-77   3-59    33  10Galway 5  5  0  0  4-65   1-57    17  10Monaghan 5  3  0  2  3-60   0-70    -1   6Tyrone 5  2  0  3  4-62   4-65    -3   4Mayo 5  2  0  3  3-64   5-62    -4   4Kerry 5  2  0  3  3-72   9-67   -13   4Donegal          5  1  0  4  5-68   8-70   -11   2Kildare 5  0  0  5  6-59   6-77   -18   0 Tyrone  2-13  1-10 Donegal                            Allianz Football League Div 1 P  W  D  L   For    AG   Diff PtsCavan 5  4  1  0  7-71   2-62    24   9Roscommon 5  3  1  1  6-76   7-57    16   7Tipperary 5  3  1  1 10-68   3-63    26   7Cork 5  3  0  2  6-67   4-65     8   6Clare 5  1  2  2  4-54   5-70   -19   4Down 5  2  0  3  2-60   2-60     0   4Meath 5  1  1  3  5-70   8-64    -3   3Louth 5  0  0  5  0-55   9-80   -52   0                                         P  W  D  L   For    AG   Diff PtsWestmeath 5  5  0  0  5-90   4-70    23  10Carlow 5  4  0  1  7-91   3-64    39   8Kerry 5  3  0  2  7-99   4-70    38   6Meath                           5  2  0  3  5-80   5-86    -6   4London 5  1  0  4  4-69   8-104  -47   2Kildare 5  0  0  5  3-58   7-93   -47   0                            Saturday 10 March, 2018 Allianz Football League Div 4 Allianz Football League Div 1 Allianz Football League Div 2 Sunday 18 March, 2018                                         P  W  D  L   For    AG   Diff PtsLancashire 4  4  0  0  7-73   4-46    36   8Leitrim 4  3  0  1  9-56   4-41    30   6Sligo    4  2  0  2  7-53   4-52    15   4Cavan 4  1  0  3  7-31  10-74   -52   2Fermanagh 4  0  0  4  2-47   9-49   -23   0                           Allianz Hurling League Div 2B Sunday 18th March, 2018                           Allianz Hurling League Div 1B (A)  Tipperary   V     Dublin Allianz Football League Div 4 Allianz Hurling League Div 1B Allianz Hurling League Div 2A   Allianz Hurling League Div 1B Relegation Play-off                             Next Fixtures Galway        v         DublinMayo          v         TyroneMonaghan      v         Donegal                                         P  W  D  L   For    AG   Diff PtsCarlow 5  5  0  0  9-65   4-48    32  10Laois                       5  5  0  0  6-79   6-49    30  10Antrim 4  3  1  0  2-56   0-40    22   7London 5  1  1  3  7-55   4-66    -2   3Limerick 5  1  1  3  5-49  10-58   -24   3Leitrim 4  1  0  3  5-38   6-51   -16   2Wicklow 5  0  2  3  0-56   3-73   -26   2Waterford 5  0  1  4  5-51   6-64   -16   1last_img read more