UNICEL ADDS CELL SITE IN JAMAICA,ENHANCES MAGIC MOUNTAIN AND BROMLEY COVERAGE Latest Technology, Improved Coverage for Area Wireless CustomersColchester, VT – Unicel customers in northern Windham County can now benefit from better coverage and signal strength, a larger calling area, better voice quality and access to high-speed data transfer and other features.Unicel’s latest expansion of its wireless digital network includes a new cell site in Jamaica, housed at the Jamaica Community Church, and a newly enhanced cell site on Magic Mountain as part of the company’s ongoing investment in its network across Vermont. The cell sites offer superior cellular coverage in Jamaica as well as on Route 30 between East Jamaica and Bondville. Coverage also has been improved on Magic Mountain as well as on Route 11 between Peru and Londonderry, plus south on Route 100. Unicel’s network investment also has boosted wireless coverage at Bromley Mountain Ski Area.Unicel, which has been operating in the region since 1990, provides wireless services in primarily rural areas and plans to continue to add new cell sites based on customer needs and geography. The company recently announced five new cell sites in Vermont, including one in Windham County between Vernon and Guilford along Interstate 91.These new developments bring the total number of GSM-capable Unicel cellular sites in Vermont to 128, giving residents, travelers and business people the benefits of an advanced network. GSM technology is recognized as the worldwide standard for wireless communication.”Unicel is committed to making sure its customers experience the best in wireless service,” said Tom McLaughlin, director for Unicel.”Customers in Jamaica, Magic Mountain and the surrounding areas will notice big improvements in the clarity and strength of our signal.”Unicel’s lineup of data-compatible phones – including the Motorola Z6, V8 and the Q (with GPS navigation) – allow customers to enjoy features including high-resolution video capabilities, games and weather radar, advanced features such as Unicel’s Pictures2GoSM picture mail and Mail2GoSM e-mail program as well as additional services. To take advantage of these new features and the improved cellular network, customers need to have data-enabled phones.Unicel operates 12 retail stores in Vermont. Unicel products and services are also available through additional authorized cellular agents. Unicel’s specialized B2B team serves business accounts in the area.# # #
THE Guyana Jaguars finished day two of the seventh round Cricket West Indies (CWI) Professional Cricket League (PCL) Four-day encounter against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes on top, taking nine of the tourists first innings wickets to put them on the back foot.When bails were lifted last evening at 22:30hrs in the Day/Night encounter at the National Stadium, Providence, the Hurricanes were 114-9, still 304 behind the Jaguars first innings total of 417. Jeremiah Louis was on one Mervin Matthew yet to score.The wickets were shared between the Guyanese bowlers. Left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul, who is playing in his 100th first class game, finished the day with 6-21, Romario Shepherd 2-29 and Keemo Paul 1-35.Earlier, it was another memorable day for the Guyanese wicket-keeper batsman, who eased to an unbeaten 196 to ensure the hosts amass a huge first innings total. Bramble, playing in his 45th first-class matches, batted for 427 minutes, 291 balls, hitting 23 fours and five sixes.Resuming at 276-8, the centurion, who began the day on 116, along with Permaul were composed for close to an hour, with the 27-year-old Bramble, who was the main architect in the Jaguars’ spirited fightback on day one, continued to score freely.The pair pushed the Jaguars 300, before Permaul was trapped leg before wicket to Mervin Matthew for 11.The Guyana Jaguars players celebrate the dismissal of Shane Burton.The right-handed Bramble, who was joined by Gudakesh Motie, remained unperturbed by the loss of his partner, and continued to combine excellent touch play, with some lusty blows, and brought his 150 with his fourth six, off 231 balls.Soon after the players were force to leave the field after a sharp shower, but when play actually resumed after 44 minutes were lost, the pair took the home team on course for a fourth batting bonus point, reaching the 350-run mark.The two Berbicians ensured the title holders maintained the momentum and kept the scoreboard busy, hitting boundaries freely, with the help by some uncharacteristically field placing.So much was the assault, that the duo put together 110 runs, a last-wicket record stand for Guyana before Motie, who contributed 47 off 93 balls, was stumped attempting a huge heave off the bowling of Terence Warde.The Jaguars opening bowlers Shepherd and Paul then backed up that batting effort, thriving with the new ball, removing both openers Montcin Hodge (9) and Chesney Hughes (10), to expose the visitors’ vulnerable batting order.Shepherd got the first break through when he bowled Hodge while Paul had Hughes in similar fashion just before the break, at 26-2.The final session further compounded the tourists’ woes. They lost Devon Thomas (20), leg before wicket to Shepherd before Permaul created the rest of the damage.He took the scalps of Akeem Saunders (18), Jahmar Hamilton (0), and Rakheem Cornwall (13), to catches at first slip and at the wicket respectively off deliveries which have bounce higher than they expected, while Shane Burton (20) was dismissed off a simple return catch, to reduce the tourists at 107-7.Warde was then trapped leg before wicket, as Permaul completed his 25th five-wicket haul. He then had Gavin Tonge in similar fashion.Play resume at 13.30hrs today.SCOREBOARDGUYANA JAGUARS 1st innings (Overnight 276-8)T. Chanderpaul c wk Hamilton b Louis 6C. Hemraj c Thomas b Cornwall 25L. Johnson lbw b Cornwall 0V. Singh s Thomas b Matthews 5S. Chanderpaul lbw b Thomas 51A. Bramble not out 196K. Paul c Thomas b Hughes 5S. Rutherford lbw b Cornwall 23R. Shepherd b Tonge 22V. Permaul lbw b Matthews 11G. Motie st Hamilton b Warde 47Extras: (w-2, nb-15, b-3, lb-6) 26Total: (all out; 124.5 overs) 417Fall of wickets:1-17, 2-21, 3-36, 4-41, 5-159, 6-164, 7-228, 8-263, 9-307, 10-417Bowling: Tonge 18-3-74-1, Matthews 22-10-31-2, Louis 22-7-60-1, Cornwall 30-2-117-3, Warde 13.5-2-48-1, Thomas 9-0-30-1, Huges 4-0-23-1, Burton 6-0-25-0LEEWARD ISLANDS Hurricanes 1st inningsM. Hodge b Shepherd 9C. Hughes b Paul 10S. Burton c&b Permaul 20D. Thomas lbw b Shepherd 20A. Saunders c Johnson b Permaul 18J. Hamilton c wk Bramble b Permaul 0T. Warde lbw b Permaul 8R. Cornwall c wk Bramble b Permaul 13J. Louis not out 1G. Tonge lbw b Permaul 2M. Matthew not out 0Extras: (nb-5, b-8) 13Total: (for nine wickets; 40 overs) 114Fall of wickets:1-24, 2-26, 3-51, 4-77, 5-77, 6-89, 7-107, 8-112, 9-114Bowling: Shepherd 8-1-29-2, Paul 9-0-35-1, Permaul 12-6-21-6, Rutherford 6-2-19-0, Motie 5-3-2-0
The 32-year-old Fraser-Pryce also won a category award, the Female Athletes of the Year for athletics and the People’s Choice Performance of the Year award for her 100m gold medal run in Doha.Shericka Jackson, who won three medals in Doha, was voted runner-up to the Sportswoman of the Year. The other female nominees were Alia Atkinson (swimming) and Rushell Clayton, Natoya Goule, Shanieka Ricketts, Danniel Thomas-Dodd, Elaine Thompson and Danielle Williams, all from athletics.The Sportswoman of the Year award was one of several recognitions for Fraser-Pryce following her 2019 season. Just last month, Fraser-Pryce was honored as the Best Female Athlete of 2019 at the Panam Sports Awards ceremony which took place in Fort Lauderdale.She was also nominated as a finalist for the 2019 IAAF Female Athlete of the Year.The Sportsman of the year awardee, Tajay Gayle, also had an incredible 2019, making history when became the first-ever Jamaican to score a gold medal in the long jump event at the World Championships.The 23-year-old set a new personal best with a jump of 8.69 metres. It is also a new national record, erasing the 8.62 metres which was held by James Beckford. Gayle also won a category award, the Male Athletes of the Year for athletics.Fedrick Dacres, the World Championships discus silver medallist, was voted runner up to the Sportsman of the Year. The other male nominees were Christopher Binnie (squash), Yona Knight-Wisdom (diving) and Travis Smikle (athletics).Assistant referees Stephanie-Dale Yee Sing and Princess Brown-Muir were jointly presented with the Chairman’s Award for exemplary duties at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France where Concacaf giant the USA retained their title after blanking The Netherlands 2-0 in Lyon on July 7.Yee Sing and Brown, who were among eight assistant referees and five referees representing Concacaf at the showpiece, top of their performance by officiating in the semi-final match between The Netherlands and Sweden.West Indies fast bowling legend, Courtney Walsh, was presented with the Iconic Award. KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaican sprinters, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Tajay Gayle were named the 2019 RJRGleaner Sports Foundation Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year at the event ceremony on January 17 in Kingston.Fraser-Pryce scored her fourth 100m World Championships title at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, last year and created history in doing so, by becoming the first athlete, male or female, to win four 100-metre World Championship titles. The 32-year-old won the 100m in a time of 10.71 seconds, the fastest time in 2019, and was also part of the Jamaican 4x100m women’s winning team at the Championships.The award represents the fourth for Fraser-Pryce who also won the Sportswoman of the Year title in 2012, 2013 and 2015.