All set for Sigma Run

February 10, 2020


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first_imgThe 18th staging of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run will bring New Kingston alive this morning when more than 20,000 runners, walkers and wheelchair participants will turn out in support of the event’s 2016 charities: Jamaica Cancer Society, Black River Hospital’s Paediatric Unit and children with cancer across the island.The 5K road race has maintained its focus to unite Jamaicans to raise funds for one cause – charity. While numerous child and health-care facilities have benefited from over $160 million raised in its history, the 2016 charities have seen the largest monetary target yet – $50m.”We continue to welcome donations as we must ensure that the beneficiaries receive the necessary and life saving equipment and supplies,” Ingrid Card, vice-president of group marketing at Sagicor, said ahead of today’s event.Competitors will participate in a 6:45 a.m. warm-up session in Emancipation Park with Karelle Ashley of Jamfit, while comedian Elva Ruddock will take the reins on Knutsford Boulevard at the start line. A 7:27 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. start time has been set for wheelchair and run categories, respectively. The walk segment will commence approximately 15 minutes after.Participants have been urged to plan to arrive in New Kingston, well ahead of the 7:30 a.m. start time to avoid road closures as well as to park and warm up for what is now largest road race in the Caribbean.last_img read more

Rep Price announces June office hours

August 9, 2019


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first_img State Rep. Amanda Price invites residents of the 89th House District to join her during office hours this June.Rep. Price’s office hours are scheduled from at the following dates and times:On Monday, June 15 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Park Township Hall, located at 52 152nd Ave.;On Friday, June 19 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Coffee Grounds in Grand Haven, located at 41 Washington Ave., Suite 180; andOn Friday, June 26 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Spring Lake District Library, located at 123 E. Exchange St.“I always look forward to listening to the thoughts from all of our neighbors,” said Rep. Price, R-Park Township. “It is absolutely vital that our community’s stakeholders voice their concerns so that I can best represent them in Lansing.”No appointment is necessary for these office hours. Residents unable to attend are encouraged to contact Rep. Price’s office by phone toll free at 888-238-1008, or by email at Categories: News 08Jun Rep. Price announces June office hourslast_img read more

Irish telco Eircom has set a June 2014 target of 2

August 7, 2019


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first_imgIrish telco Eircom has set a June 2014 target of 24,000 customers for its recently-launched eVision IPTV.In its results for the second quarter and half year ended 31 December 2013, Eircom named the figure in its full-year 2014 imperatives, along with upping its fibre footprint to a million homes by summer 2014.As of the end of December 2013, Eircom said its fibre footprint had passed 700,000 homes and businesses, claiming that when its fibre rollout is completed in July 2016, it will reach 1.4 million, or 70%, of all homes and businesses in Ireland.Eircom launched its TV service in October 2013 and claims to be the only operator in Ireland able to offer ‘quad play’ services of high-speed broadband, mobile, home phone and TV.Its core TV proposition is a 46 channel package, which costs €10 per month. In addition to this, viewers can add an extra 20 channels – including Fox, Nickelodeon and National Geographic Channel – for €6 per month, or a 12-channel HD package for €5.Eircom said that its 4G mobile network now covers 40% of the population in Ireland.In the quarter ending December 31, Eircom said that revenue was €334 million, down 5% year-on-year. EBITDA for the quarter was €114 million – down 1% compared to the same period last year.last_img read more