Sergio Paneque

Sergio Paneque

Industriales Beat Matanzas in Serie Nacional

Matanzas lost some ground on top of Cuban baseball championship when being beaten 8-7 by Industriales in an excellent 1 0-innings game lasting over five hours.

Industriales´ catcher Frank Camilo Morejon walked off hit the Crocodiles off Maikel Hidalgo, although the loss went to Yaniel Blanco.
Rudy Reyes batted 4 for 6 with four RBIs and Lisbán Correa hit a two-run homer to lead Havana squad's offensive, and Yohandri Portal won the match, while Yadiel Hernandez hit a homer and drove in three runs for the defeated.

In the evening hours Granma completed the sweep over Artemisa and now appears three games down the top, while Isla de la Juventud did the same against Ciego de Avila.

Lázaro Blanco achieved his ninth win of the season when the Granma Alazanes knocked out 12-2 the Artemisa Hunters, with offensive highlight by shortstop Adrian Moreno, who homered and drove in four runs.

Meanwhile Isla de la Juventud defeated 2-1 Ciego de Ávila, with credit from the mound for reliever Javier Vazquez, and Héctor Manuel Mendoza took the save, while Luis Abel Castro hit a solo homer.

Pinar del Río won 7-5 over Holguin to avoid the sweep in match marked by the seventh win of the ace pitcher Yosvani Torres, despite allowing nine hits and four earned runs in five and third innings, with the eleventh save by Vladimir Gutiérrez.

Third baseman Osniel Madera and second baseman Andy Sarduy drove in two RBIs per capita as the highlights on the offensive for the cause of the current national monarchs.

  • Published in Sports

Infant mortality rate remains low in Cuba

The infant mortality rate in Cuba remained at 4.2 per thousand live births in 2014, the same level as in the previous year and the lowest in the country's history, a local health official said on Jan 3.

The figure puts Cuba among the nations with low infant mortality rate, said Dr. Roberto Alvarez Fumero, chief of the Infantile Maternal Program in the Cuban Public Health Ministry.

The local health system worked hard to reduce prematurity in pregnant women in 2014, and reduced the risk of premature birth, he was quoted as saying by the official daily Granma.

More efficient use of the beds in maternal homes and perfect obstetric care increased the survival of those newborns with less than 1,500 grams in weight.

This achievement should be attributed to Cuba's health system, which emphasized the diagnosis, handling and prevention of congenital defects and genetic illnesses, Alvarez said.

Congenital defects and genetic illnesses represented 21 percent of the total deaths in Cuba, he added.

Health and education systems are free and universal in Cuba, hailed as the main prides of Cuba's government.

  • Published in Cuba

Italian club was inaugurated in Cayo Guillermo

The opening of the Italian club Eden Village in Cayo Guillermo creates a new avenue to increase tourist arrivals from the European nation to resort Jardines del Rey.

Located in areas of Gran Caribe Club Cayo Guillermo, the facility has 44 rooms in wooden cabins two levels which host weekly family groups promoted by the tour operator Eden Viaggi.

Victor Moreno, representative of Eden Viagge in Cuba, said the operation of the new club joined the inaugural flight Cayo Coco Milan- strengthen the operations of the Italian market on the island.

In 2002 the brand began operations of its first club in Cayo Largo del Sur last winter and opened another in Cayo Santa María, the latter with the Gaviota group said Moreno.

He noted that in termination phase is the Special Formula Eden Village in Cuatro Palmas Varadero hotel, which will coadministration between Accor and Gran Caribe hotel group.

He said that for the International Tourism Fair 2015 which will be based in Jardines del Rey and dedicated to the Italian market, hoping to bring a large number of travel agents in Italy and also propose the modality of Kite Surf.

  • Published in Cuba

World Students to See the Real Cuba

The US Semester at Sea academic program is paying its second visit to Havana on Saturday since the trips resumed on December 2013 after nine years of absence as a result of travel restrictions imposed by the George W. Bush administration.

This time, 709 travelers came on board the MV Explorer Cruise Ship, including 624 students and 42 professors from different US universities as part of the program sponsored by the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville.

The visitors come from the universities of San Diego, Elon, Virginia, Colorado, Boulder, Bentley College, Oregon, Arizona, California, Santa Barbara and the Lutheran University of California.

Havana is the last leg of the program, which has visited 17 cities during a 106 day-trip that kicked off in London and will wind up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where the cruise ship is bound to depart for on December 3rd.

During their three-day stay here, Semester at Sea participants will meet with students and professors at the University of Havana, where they will attend lectures on the Cuban political system and the current update of the Cuban economic model; they will also visit Havana neighborhoods, where community projects are underway and attend cultural activities.

The agenda also includes visit to a school campus, a basketball match at the University of Havana and a visit to the local Botanical garden, along with tours of other provinces.

Cuba was included in the itinerary of Semester at Sea in 1999 with 10 visits taking place up to 2004. During seven of those visits to Havana the students met with Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro.

  • Published in Cuba
Subscribe to this RSS feed