Unbeaten NORTH SOUND, Antigua, (CMC): Embattled Leeward Islands Hurricanes pivoted on Montcin Hodge’s maiden first- class century to flourish against leaders Guyana Jaguars on the second day of their ninth- round game in the Regional four-day championship yesterday. Unbeaten on 74 overnight, the right-handed Hodge ended on a superb unbeaten 149 as Hurricanes, resuming the day on 237 for three, were eventually dismissed for 430 on the stroke of tea at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium. Hurricanes were rocking on 298 for seven before lunch, but Hodge anchored two great stands to see the hosts to their eventual total. He put on 40 for the eighth wicket with Jeremiah Louis (18) before adding a superb 91 for the ninth wicket with Gavin Tonge, whose entertaining 59 required a mere 63 deliveries, and contained six fours and three sixes. Jaguars then slumped to 61 for three at the close, still 369 runs behind heading into day three of the contest. Left-hander Vishaul Singh was unbeaten on 20 at the close and was partnered by nightwatchman Devendra Bishoo on two. Hurricanes made early inroads into the Jaguars innings when fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, the Under-19 World Cup star, had Test opener Rajindra Chandrika caught at the wicket in the second over for four with the score on six for one. AT THE NATIONAL CRICKET CENTRE, TRINIDAD: Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, replying to Barbados Pride’s 396 all out, were 111 for three in their first innings at the close on the second day. Scores: PRIDE 396 (Kraigg Brathwaite 123, Kevin Stoute 66, Roston Chase 59, Shai Hope 52, Omar Phillips 49; Yannick Ottley 2-10, Rayad Emrit 2-66). RED FORCE 111 for three (Kyle Hope 61 not out).
Wray & Nephew brands Charley’s JB and Magnum, along with returning sponsor Jamaica National (JN), have teamed up with a $7.137-million sponsorship package of this year’s 2015-16 Charley’s JB Rum-KSAFA Super and Major League competitions. New title and main sponsor – Charley’s JB Rum/Magnum – has contributed $5 million of the overall budget as part of a three-year deal, while JN, whose partnership with KSAFA goes way back to 1996, contributed $2 million as associate sponsor. The announcement was made at a press conference at Wray & Nephew offices, Dominica Drive, New Kingston, yesterday. Charley’s JB Rum will now brand the chest of team jerseys, while the Magnum insignia will be over the left breasts and JN’s will go down the sleeves. The Super League, which comprises 12 clubs, will officially kick off with two matches this Sunday. UWI FC won last year and gained automatic promotion to the National Premier League. “We look forward to a wonderful season this year, and with good football. Football is serious business … . The corporate way is the way we run football in the Corporate Area, so consequently I need to just apologise to our many clubs for a delay of four weeks in our competitions,” said Stewart Stephenson, KSAFA president. “These competitions should have started at the beginning of November and because of our negotiations with a new sponsor, we have had the delay for four weeks,” he stressed. Meanwhile, the Major League, which was won by Seaview Gardens FC last season, will feature 15 clubs. In both competitions, a total of 27 clubs will be vying for combined prize monies of $1.455 million. KSAFA, meanwhile, has pledged $30,000 per club to each of the 27 teams to facilitate player nutrition and welfare. They will also be fitted with a set of Nike gear at a subsidised cost from Locker Room Sports. “J. Wray & Nephew Limited, through its brands Charley’s JB Rum and Magnum Tonic Wine, has found it critical to play its role in the development of Jamaica’s most popular sport, that’s football,” said Omar Palmer, trade and marketing manager, Wray and Nephew. “The Charley’s JB Rum-KSAFA Super and Major Leagues provide an opportunity for Kingston and St Andrew’s most talented footballers to compete in a professional environment with hopes of being later promoted to the Premier League,” he added. Jamaica National’s promotions and events manager, Carlene Edwards, said: “We have long recognised the importance and power of football as a tool to motivate players, build partnerships and foster community spirit.”
Participants at the just-ended 36thAnnual General Meeting and Education conference of the West African Insurance Companies Association (WAICA) have called on the Government of Liberia (GOL) to provide modern technological infrastructures that will help facilitate efficient business transactions in the insurance sector.The participants, most of whom had come from English-speaking West Africa, were very clear on the issue relating to the provision of affordable and stable Internet and other modernized services that will help boost business transactions among insurance companies operating in the country and its partners as well as the West African Region.In a seven-count resolution adopted by the participants, it was unanimously agreed that, if the sector is to function effectively and efficiently in the country, there is the need for the present technology to be up-graded to enable swift business transactions among clients.The meeting was held on the theme, “Modern Technological Advances and the Development of the Insurance Industry in West Africa,” from May 5 to 6, 2014. Participants were drawn from countries in the region, especially English-speaking.Count one of the resolution calls on the government to provide modern technological infrastructure to facilitate business transactions.WAICA membership, among other things also called on local insurance service providers to also deploy appropriate technologies to enable customers interface easily with their operations.Also among the resolutions, WAICA also stated that member companies should be encouraged to invest in modern technology to assist government agencies in implementation of policies that bring benefits to the insurance industry.“Whereas, WAICA member companies be encouraged to employ right personnel,” the 36th conference participants also agreed.Meanwhile, Mr. Wale Onaolapo, managing director and CEO of Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc. Lagos, Nigeria, has said that technological advances and the advent of the ‘Smart’ Customer are shaping businesses, and institutions in the 21st Century.“Customers are becoming smart and they require smart products and services to satisfy their needs. Processes required producing these smart products and services are based on smart architecture and know-how,” he said. Mr. Onaolapo made those statements when presented a paper on the topics, “Are We Aware of the Huge Opportunities Being Created by Modern Technological Advances in the Financial Services Sector Especially in Insurance? Are We Equipping Our ICT Departments and Personnel with the Right Tools, Training and Skill to Identify Modern Technological Advances and Their Impact on Our Operations?” he asked rather rhetorically. He also raised the issue of operations or regulators in the sub-region being in alignment with modern technological advances.In another development, the General Manager and CEO of Mutual Benefits Assurance Company, H. Momo Fortune, has been installed into office as the new president of WAICA.Mr. Fortune is expected to stir the affairs of the association for the next two years.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Government of Guyana has approved the application of Surinamese Airline ‘Fly All Ways N V’ to operateSurinamese Fly All Ways airlinescheduled air services in Guyana.This will take effect from this month and will be for an initial period of two years. The airline will operate on two routes, both twice weekly – Paramaribo, Suriname to Georgetown, Guyana to Bridgetown, Barbados; and the Paramaribo, Suriname to Georgetown, Guyana to Boa Vista, Brazil using the Fokker 70 Aircraft.
Harvey Gulf CEO Shane GuidryIn an effort to demonstrate its extreme confidence in Guyana and its emerging oil and gas sector, one of the world’s leading marine transportation companies, Harvey Gulf International Marine, on Wednesday officially opened its first local office in the country, situated at Kingston, Georgetown.The event saw a number of officials including People’s Progressive Party Presidential Candidate Irfaan Ali, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson, ExxonMobil Country Manager Rod Henson, and President of the American Chamber of Commerce of Guyana (AMCHAM Guyana) Zulfikar Ally, as well as several key members of the business community.Delivering brief remarks at the commencement of the ceremony, AMCHAM Guyana President Zulfikar Ally applauded the work undertaken by the overseas marine company, while further underscoring the how it will contribute to both the marine and oil sectors.“Your presence in Guyana will do more than just create jobs, it will lift industry standards in the oil and marine sectors, improve safety standards and safety culture, and can serve to streamline important aspects of health and safety at the national policy level through collaboration with the private sector and national authorities,” he noted.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Harvey Gulf Shane Guidry, in his feature address, asserted that the company is firmly committed to giving Guyanese the best opportunities and expose them to rigorous training at one of the top-notch facilities of the company. This will in turn prepare them to participate fully in the local operations.“And the Guyanese people on board are well trained, no one gets hurt, they operate safe. Harvey’s commitment is the same commitment we have everywhere else, we will not spill drops in your waters, we do not want to hurt anyone, all of our safety procedures and policies will be followed everyday… we’re hiring as many Guyanese people as we can, and we’d love to see the day where it is a 100 per cent Guyanese. We are here to stay,” Guidry firmly stated.The investment in its office and operations in Guyana is a significant signal of confidence in the future stability and development of the nation’s oil and gas industry, as the CEO concluded with committing to financially invest in its employees and Guyana. “We did set up a profit-sharing plan for our employees, so we’re not going to take everything out the country and take it somewhere else, some of the monies made in the region will be put back into the employees pockets to put back into the Guyanese economy,” the CEO said.Harvey Gulf’s local office named Guyana Offshore Vessel Services Inc. (GOVS), is expected to build quality links and promote the company’s presence in Guyana’s oil and gas sector with the aim of achieving 100 per cent Guyanese recruitment.
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“For the past three years, we’ve been knocked off in the first round,” Santos said. “I just wanted to make a personal statement to make sure our team gets past the first round. It feels real good to know we’re playing another day.” South Hills improved to 19-8 overall and will play either Perris or Hesperia in Friday’s second round. The Huskies shared the San Antonio League title this season with Rowland, but entered the postseason off a nonleague loss to Los Altos. It took little time for the Huskies to show Citrus Hills the door. South Hills used a 10-0 run in the second quarter to put the Hawks away. Citrus Hills, which is a new school in Perris and played with no seniors, didn’t score for the first four minutes of the second. “With a young team, we want to convince them that they’re going to have to come back next year for a CIF win,” Reed said. “They never quite bounced back from that (second quarter). “I give them a lot of credit. They’re a tough team, no seniors and they played their hearts out.” Damien Riley, who scored 19, added a nice complementary performance to Santos. No other Huskies reached double figures, but seven other players scored. South Hills was one of just two San Antonio League teams to win in the first round. Co-champion Rowland was beaten by Elsinore and West Covina lost to Santa Fe. Nogales won at Banning. “It definitely tested us by fire,” Reed said of playing in the contentious league. “It’s not that enjoyable as a coach to go through those games, but it made us a better team because of it.” email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2233 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEST COVINA – Hungry for the taste of his first playoff victory, South Hills High School boys basketball standout Jerry Santos decided to take matters into his own hands on Wednesday night. Santos, a senior, scored 29 points as he helped his team make quick work of visiting Citrus Hills in a 77-54 victory in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division III-A playoffs. “It’s actually Jerry time,” South Hills coach Paul Reed said. “The past two or three weeks of the season, he’s been Jerry again. He’s just a phenomenal player. For four years, he’s been wonderful.” Santos, a Tribune All-Area selection last season after leading the Valley in scoring, came into the postseason averaging 19.4 points per game. He had 17 by halftime on Wednesday.
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WHITTIER – Two local students won top honors this month in the American Legion Post 51’s annual National High School Oratorical Contest at the Sierra Education Center.First place went to Irma Giron and Kristin Hughes, both Santa Fe High sophomores. Third place went to Tomas E. Moralez, a freshman at West Covina High School.Pioneer High junior John Carrillo also participated in the competition.The winners were selected after giving a two-part oration on the U.S. Constitution.Giron will now compete at the district level contest at the American Legion Norwalk Post 359. La Mirada seeks poster entries LA MIRADA – Children in La Mirada preschools, elementary, middle and home schools are encouraged to participate in the city’s 26th annual “Love a Tree” poster contest.The contest is held in honor of Arbor Day, which celebrates planting trees, caring for them and learning their value. Arbor Day is observed in California from March 7 to 14.Each entry will be judged individually by grade level for creativity and originality, and all will receive a participation award.Citywide grand prize winners will be recognized at a City Council meeting. Winning posters will be on display at the La Mirada Public Library in March.For more information, call the Family Services Center at (562) 902-3155. Health center volunteers needed LA HABRA – The Friends of Children Health Center, a nonprofit community health center at Las Lomas Elementary School, is seeking residents interested in volunteering their time to work at the center’s dental clinic.Several volunteer opportunities are available, including working in the reception area, providing clerical assistance and especially reading to children who are waiting for appointments.The center is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The dental clinic offers low-cost dental services to underinsured and vulnerable children in the area.The center is at 301 W. Las Lomas St. and is open year-round, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with extended hours on Monday and Thursday.The center has an insurance enrollment professional who can help patients obtain Medi-Cal, Denti-Cal, Healthy Families and Kaiser Permanente insurance for health services.The center also provides referrals to the La Habra Care program for adults and children who are seeking additional medical assistance.For more information or to volunteer, call (714) 447-3460. Meeting to discuss Grovedale sale WHITTIER – The Lowell Joint School District board meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the district office, 11019 Valley Home Ave.The board is scheduled to discuss the sale of its Grovedale site and approve $1.8 million in budget cuts for the 2006-07 fiscal year, among other issues.For more information, call the district at (562) 943-0211. If you have an event or notice deserving attention, write us! Send your notice to Tracy Garcia, education reporter, at 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. You may call the office at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A new project is to see one of Donegal most remote yet stunning locations broadband friendly.Mhálainn Bhig also known as Malinbeg is one of Ireland’s most scenic and secluded villages near the stunning Silver Strand, a discovery point along the world-famous Wild Atlantic Way.Now, thanks to the rollout of mobile phone coverage, the small village close to Glencolmcille is now connected to the rest of the world. This pilot project which has been set up to tackle mobile phone blackspot coverage in this remote but stunning location will be officially launched by Minister Joe McHugh T.D. today and has been delivered by Donegal County Council in partnership with the local community and Vodafone.Funded under the Department of Rural & Community Development’s Digital Innovation Programme, this project has been rolled out as part of the Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce which was set up in 2016 to tackle immediate issues where a lack of mobile phone coverage was identified as a hindrance to the local community and businesses in the area.Leas Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Niamh Kennedy said there was a very clear need for this project.She said “The lack of even rudimentary mobile phone coverage affected the most basic of services in the locality including outside communication, access to emergency services and all other areas that people have come to rely on mobile communication”. She added “This project will have huge benefits for the people of the area especially bearing in mind the increase in visitor numbers to the beautiful Silver Strand, a discovery point on the Wild Atlantic Way.“Growing our tourism sector is a key driver of economic development in this part of Donegal and the expansion of telecommunications in the area will open up further opportunities to enhance the visitor experience to Malinbeg, leading to more business and job creation opportunities.”Cllr Noel Jordan, Cathaoirleach of Donegal Municipal District believes that this initiative will have a huge impact on the lives of those living in Malinbeg and the surrounding area.He said “We take mobile phone coverage for granted and so many services rely on the availability of what has become an essential service. Being able to use a mobile phone for everyday services including emergency and medical services is welcomed by everyone in the area as well as opportunities to set up and grow business in this stunning location.”Through the Mobile Phone and Broadband Taskforce, Donegal County Council identified the lack of mobile phone coverage as a key hindrance to the quality of life and development in this part of Donegal and Brian Boyle, Head of IS with Donegal County Council believes that the support of the community was essential in the successful delivery of the project. “Donegal County Council developed this innovative model of engaging with the telecommunication service provider and the local community. Through the role of the Broadband Officer, funding was identified and secured through DRCD’s Digital Innovation Programme, and we are here today to launch the successful completion of mobile phone coverage at MalinBeg.”Liam O’Brien, Director of Strategy and External Affairs in Vodafone Ireland said Vodafone’s ambition is to connect for a better future.He said “We want to bridge urban and rural divides and connect communities and business to the digital society across Ireland. Providing equal access to connectivity in rural Ireland is a big part of that and as Ireland’s fastest mobile network with 99% population coverage we are well placed to deliver against this goal.“We are delighted to partner with Donegal County Council and the Department of Rural and Community Development to provide mobile connectivity in Malinbeg. Connectivity enables local businesses to grow and allows people to work and live in rural communities, thereby reducing the need for people to move or commute to our towns and cities. “It will also attract more visitors to this part of the Wild Atlantic Way as people share their experiences from this stunning part of Ireland”.Donegal’s stunning secret village now connected to the globe was last modified: November 29th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:broadbandDonegal County CouncilGlencolmcillemalinbeg