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Minister Vaz Welcomes Claro’s Investment in Jamaica

Minister Vaz Welcomes Claro’s Investment in Jamaica

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Hon Daryl Vaz, has commended telecommunications firm Claro’s significant investment in wireless and data networks across Jamaica, within its first year of operation.“You have, with the use of your 3G network infrastructure, brought fast reliable voice and data services to Jamaica, with internet offerings such as video calling,” Mr. Vaz noted.The Minister was addressing Claro’s Corporate Christmas Dinner, at the Hilton Kingston Hotel, New Kingston on Thursday (December 10).Alluding to the current “atmosphere of change” within the telecommunications sector, the Minister noted that there was evidence of considerable commercial re-organisation among a diverse range of companies seeking a competitive advantage in the sector.Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Daryl Vaz (second right), pictured with Chief Executive Officer of Claro, Alejandro Gutierrez Olvera (right) and the firm’s Commercial Director, Adriana Arzate (second left), as well as Jamaica Racing Commission’s (JRC) Financial Director, Douglas Walker, during Claro’s Corporate Christmas Dinner at the Hilton Kingston Hotel, New Kingston, on Thursday (December 10).“Some, like yourselves, have taken hold of the opportunities presented by this, and are now offering abundant services to your customers,” he pointed out.He added that with the pattern of technological change and commercial reorganisation apparent in ICT, calls for new regulatory arrangements governing the sector and its users, and Government was now moving to make the necessary changes.He urged Claro, and other service providers, to continue with their ‘affordable, modern and cutting edge” technology, as the Government moved to provide universal telecommunications access and service.Mr. Vaz also commended Claro on the employment of some 278 Jamaicans among its staff complement of 282. He said this was very important and encouraged the company to keep up the ratio.Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunications and Special Projects in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon. Daryl Vaz (centre) speaking with Commercial Director at Claro, Adriana Arzate (left) and the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Alejandro Gutierrez Olvera during Claro’s Corporate Christmas Dinner at the Hilton Kingston Hotel, New Kingston, on Thursday (December 10).Claro’s Director for Information Technology, Colin Webster, addressed the firm’s efforts to provide direct employment opportunities for Jamaicans. He said that, in its “typical measured and disciplined fashion”, and commensurate with the growth in business, they would continue to increase employment each month.“We recognize that we are among the few people in this difficult economic climate that are still hiring, and this is something of which we are very proud,” Mr. Webster stated.He said that Claro also expected that indirect employment was taking place among its network of dealers, as well as with the many service providers Claro works with. RelatedMinister Vaz Welcomes Claro’s Investment in Jamaica Advertisements Minister Vaz Welcomes Claro’s Investment in Jamaica InformationDecember 12, 2009center_img RelatedArchives Critical to Jamaica’s History RelatedMinister Vaz Welcomes Claro’s Investment in Jamaicalast_img read more

Pace hits for the cycle; Penfield improves to 2-0

Pace hits for the cycle; Penfield improves to 2-0

first_imgPace hits for the cycle; Penfield improves to 2-0 added by Paul Gotham on May 6, 2021View all posts by Paul Gotham →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentAirPhysioThis All-Natural “Lung Cleaning” Device Helps Anyone Breathe EasierAirPhysioUndoTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat InsuranceUndoBabbelStart Speaking a Language in 3 Weeks – All You Need Is Your PhoneBabbelUndoby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersUndoTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ SplintersUndo”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ SplintersUndo Print This Post Subscribe by Email Share on Facebook Add to Google+ Connect on Linked in By Paul Gotham on May 6, 2021No Comment center_img Peyton Pace finished 4-for-5 and hit for the cycle in Penfield’s win over Churchville on Wednesday.By PAUL GOTHAMCHURCHVILLE, N.Y. – Peyton Pace had reason to smile even if he felt some lingering pain.One pitch after sending a foul tip off his right shin in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s Monroe County Division II matchup, Pace served a base hit into left field. With that he completed one of baseball’s rare offensive feats: hitting for the cycle.“I just wanted my single,” the Penfield senior said after the Patriots 23-5 win over Churchville-Chili.  “That’s all I was thinking about.”He doubled in the second, homered in the third and tripled in fifth to set up the chance in the sixth.“I was rounding first on my triple, and my dad (Penfield first-base coach Steve Pace) was saying ‘get to third,’” he recalled. “That’s when I started thinking about the cycle. When I came up the fifth time, I knew I needed a single.”Pace pulled his home run over the fence in right field as part of a three-run third that gave the Patriots a 10-0 lead.“He was coming hot with a couple pitches,” Pace said of the at-bat. “I was focusing on just hitting it over the shortstop’s head. Trying to get a little base knock and put some runners in scoring position. He threw me a curveball a little down in the zone and I just put a barrel on it and it carried.”For the game, the 6-foot shortstop finished 4-for-5 with six RBI and three runs scored.“He just had a great day,” Penfield head coach Nick Marcin said. “He hit the ball great in all four at-bats, especially to finish it off after fouling that pitch off his ankle on a cold day.“That’s the first cycle that I can think of in the seven years that I’ve been head coach.”Penfield used a two-out rally to get on the board in the first. Gage Ziehl doubled and moved to third on a wild pitch to spark the offense. Nick Ianniello followed with a single over the third-base bag to bring in the first run. Robbie Wing and Nathan Sobko connected on back-to-back RBI doubles before Matthew Mady reached on an error to bring in another run for a 4-0 lead.Penfield scored three more in the second and  then again in the third for an early 10-0 advantage.Nick Ianiello helps his own cause with a 2-out RBI single inside the bag . pic.twitter.com/HZmfZ2XZsJ— Paul Gotham (@PickinSplinters) May 5, 2021Cooper Romich got Churchville on the scoreboard with a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the third as part of a three-run frame. The Saints added two more in the fourth to cut the lead in half at 10-5.Penfield answered with three runs in the fifth and five more in the sixth.“It was the response after we had given up five and they cut the lead in half,” Marcin said. “I liked how our bats came back to life.  It was a really good response by our team offensively. We got a couple of big hits.”Chase Playfair struck out two and allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits over two innings of relief work to pick up the win. Jake Weiss and Zach Kaper added a scoreless inning apiece. Ianniello started and struck out five over three innings.Ziehl added a home run in the sixth and finished 3-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored. With scouts from seven different MLB clubs on hand for Monday’s game, the University of Miami commit struck out 13 over six scoreless innings in Penfield’s 3-0 win over Churchville.Gage Ziehl goes oppo for a 2-out double. pic.twitter.com/Rs56IU1L3H— Paul Gotham (@PickinSplinters) May 5, 2021Wing added two hits in as many at-bats and he drove in three. Dom Porto collected a double, an RBI, four walks and four runs scored. Andrew Olson and Drew Heinze had a two hits and an RBI apiece. Olson scored three runs. Heinze crossed home twice.Robert Wing connects on his second 2-out hit in as many innings. This one brings in two. Penfield 7-0 middle of the second. pic.twitter.com/ZYqa2tGCtX— Paul Gotham (@PickinSplinters) May 5, 2021T.J. Burch, Tommy DIFranco, Noah Rogoff and Jack Josephson each had a single.Romich led the Churchville offense going 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. The sophomore catcher also threw out a runner on a stolen-base attempt in the first. Alan Michael LeFrois was 2-for-4 with a run scored. Brian Benedetto singled, walked and scored twice. Anthony Shortino singled and drove in a run. Zach Miner added an RBI ground out. Pace hits for the cycle; Penfield improves to 2-0 Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Follow on Facebook This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more

MEPs in CIA-prison row

MEPs in CIA-prison row

first_imgThe criticism came after this week’s hearing (6 March) saw two members of the Belgian Senate appear before the committee. They said they were unable to discuss a report into CIA activity in Belgium because their Senate had yet to discuss the report.For some MEPs, this mishap was exacerbated because the head of the Italian intelligence and security services General Nicol— Pollari, who also appeared before the committee on Monday, returned to Rome before members had a chance to question him fully so that the two representatives from Brussels could be seen at their scheduled time. After the hearing, the Spanish Liberal deputy Ignasi Guardans questioned the commitment to the inquiry of the two main political groups, the EPP-ED and the Socialists, given that the national political parties that dominated these groups were present in many governments across Europe. The chairman of the committee, Portuguese Conservative deputy Carlos Coelho, criticized MEPs wanting to make “political points”. “We are at the beginning of our work and it is not fair to begin stating [such] things. It is too early to receive clear answers,” he said. He added that he hoped Pollari would be able to return to Brussels for further questioning. On the issue of member states influencing the committee, Coelho said this was “nonsense”. “We are not here for our governments, we are here representing the citizens,” he said. Guardans said there was a “political agenda” at work in the committee and he criticised the way it was being managed. “The committee is losing its direction, if this happens it will do nothing and it will fail,” he said. “The EPP will pretend it is working but in practical terms it’s not really an inquiry committee.” Sarah Ludford, a UK Liberal deputy and vice-chairman of the committee, said after Monday’s hearing that she had a “mild level of anxiety” over the direction of the committee. “If after four months we get nowhere, who do you think would be happy? You would have to say the governments of Europe.” She said Monday’s hearing, where the Belgian representatives were unable to discuss their report was probably just a “cock-up”. She added: “We can’t afford cock-ups…we need to be on our guard to make sure that nobody who might be up to mischief would get any purchase on the committee.” Asked if she thought there were signs that the German or other national government was trying to influence the committee’s work, Ludford said: “There could be an impulse coming from Berlin.” The spotlight was on Germany in particular, she argued, because of the cases of Khaled el-Masri, a Kuwaiti with German citizenship, who was abducted to Afghanistan and six Bosnians taken to Guantánamo. “You don’t have to be a major conspiracy theorist to worry about the big groups because countries like Spain and the UK are under the spotlight,” she said, although she admitted that she did not have any “solid indications”. last_img read more