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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

New Ferrari car models introduced for Shell V-Power customers

IP&E and Shell V-Power introduced five new Ferrari model cars customers can avail themselves of for every purchase of Shell V-Power products.
In a press conference at the Hard Rock Café in Garapan yesterday, IP&E CNMI area manager Jeff Boyer said a cash purchase of seven gallons or more of Shell V-Power fuel entitles a customer to get a Ferrari model car for only $0.99 cents.
Customers can also get double points for purchases of Shell V Power gas for their Lucky 7 Rewards program, and get the Ferrari model cars free for redemption of Lucky 7.
The Lucky 7 Rewards Program has been in existence since April 2002 to reward loyal customers for gassing up at Shell.
Loyal customers enjoy the benefit of one point for every gallon of fuel purchased at Shell Stations. Boyer said they will be releasing one new model every six weeks or so.
“This promo is good only while supplies for the Ferrari model cars last so we are inviting you all to come and fuel up with Shell V-Power and avail of this promo,” Boyer said.
In his Power Point presentation, Boyer showed Shell, a global company partnered with Ferrari with a commitment and passion for motorsport and fuels technology. Together, Shell and Ferrari have won over 100 F-1 races, over 15 constructor’s championships, impressive record, and zero tolerance for margin error.
IP&E CNMI area manager Jeff Boyer discusses the advantages of using Shell V-Power during a press conference at the Hard Rock Café yesterday morning.  Photo by Raquel C. Bagnol
IP&E CNMI area manager Jeff Boyer discusses the advantages of using Shell V-Power during a press conference at the Hard Rock Café yesterday morning. Photo by Raquel C. Bagnol
“This means that in F-1 racing, it is all about quality and perfection,” Boyer said. He said through Shell’s relationship with Ferrari, the technological development of Shell’s unique formulation came about — the Shell V-Power.
He said Shell V-Power was initially developed as a race fuel for F-1 Grand Prix racing, refined for use on the road.
Boyer said the difference between Shell V-Power race fuel and Shell V-Power motor gasoline is one percent, which means that Shell V-Power users today enjoy the benefit of 99 percent of the technology developed in F-1 racing which is a high-quality fuel refined for use on the road.
Boyer cited the qualities of Shell V-Power which include five times more cleaning power than required by the U.S government standard, qualifies as a top tier fuel, and exceeds top tier standards by two times more cleaning power. He a said Toyota, GM, Ford, Honda, BMW, Audi and Volkswagen all endorse the use of top tier fuel.
He said Shell V-Power is the best premium gasoline available on Saipan today.
“Shell V-Power cleans intake valves and fuel injectors for enhanced engine responsiveness, and helps to prevent rust on all surfaces of your engine that Shell V-Power comes into contact with,” Boyer said.  
IP&E acquired the marketing assets of Shell and secured a license agreement to carry the Shell branded fuels at the gas pumps in August 15, 2010.

Monday, November 19, 2012

ExploreCNMI: Tribal Theory draws over 500 to ‘Home Coming 2’ concert

ExploreCNMI: Tribal Theory draws over 500 to ‘Home Coming 2’ concert
First published at the Marianas Variety

Tribal Theory draws over 500 to ‘Home Coming 2’ concert

TRIBAL Theory, the reggae band based in San Diego, California, left the island yesterday after performing for a crowd of 500 during the “Home Coming 2” concert at the Fiesta Resort & Spa beachfront on Saturday night.
Rob Travilla, founder/creative director of Salbahe Brand, said the concert was a huge success.
On Saturday, the concert started at 7 p.m. with Guam’s ukulele player extraordinaire Ryan Imamura, and his father, Troy Imamura.
Saipan’s Tom Basa Jr. performed next, followed by one man band Marvin Deleon Guerrero, 15 Rootz, Ben the Human Beatbox and then Tribal Theory which brought everyone to their feet until 11:30 p.m.
Travilla said the group had a good time here.
“They did some water sports on Sunday then took a little tour of the northern part of the island, sight seeing and viditing historical landmarks and also swam at the Grotto,” Travilla said.
Tribal Theory did an “encore performance” at Poseidon Bar in Garapan on Sunday night.
“Tribal Theory commends the island and the people for the awesome hospitality and great food,” Travilla said.
Over 400 concert tickets were sold at Boarderline Surf & Skate and Docomo Pacific as well at Fiesta Resort & Spa on the night of the event.
Last year, Salbahe Brand and Betelnut Radio brought Tacoma, WA’s Island Trybe.
“Please stay tuned as we bring more bands from the mainland to entertain the people of the CNMI,” Travilla said.
The Tribal Theory concert tour was organized by Salbahe’ & the disFUNKshunal LaFamilia, Betelnut Radio, Budweiser/Marpac, and United Nesia.
“We would like to thank everyone who came out and supported our event. We will work hard to continue to bring the islands top-notch entertainment,” Travilla said.
Event sponsors included Docomo Pacific, Tan Siu Lin Foundation, Power99, KMMNWLTH Stars & Stones, Mestisu Visuals, Fiesta Resort & Spa, KKMP 92.1FM, Boarderline Surf & Skate Shop, Budget Car Rental and Poseidon Bar.