Panamanian President Promotes Use of Panama Canal

first_imgBy Dialogo October 07, 2011 Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli called on Chilean ports to take advantage of the expansion of the Panama Canal, of which Chile is one of the chief users, at the end of a meeting with President Sebastián Piñera in Santiago. “Chile is one of the most important users of the Panama Canal. May Chilean ports take advantage of the opportunity offered by the Panama Canal expansion,” Martinelli noted in a statement to the press at the end of the meeting. The Panamanian president also characterized Chile as an “elder brother” of his country and highlighted the agreements on cultural cooperation and education signed in the context of this visit. More than a third of Chilean exports pass through the Panama Canal, which is currently undergoing expansion. Later, Martinelli gave a talk at the Santiago headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), where he explained that the expansion of the Panama Canal will conclude in 2014 and that it will have new, larger locks that will enable it to receive higher-capacity ships, going from 3,200 containers now to 12,000. “Due to this, ports like those of Chile are also going to have to be expanded; they will need to review the general distribution and cost of shipping, which translates into a decrease in the cost of living and the basic basket of goods in all countries,” the Central American president maintained. For his part, Piñera said that “President Ricardo Martinelli is a friend of Chile” and that Panama and Chile have always had “a relationship of trust.” The education agreement signed by the two presidents establishes “cooperation on the development of activities of mutual interest, to the benefit of teachers and students in both countries,” a joint declaration indicated. The second agreement fosters the exchange of cultural cooperation “that seeks to promote cultural relations, acknowledging the importance of the theatrical, visual, and audiovisual arts, literature, and tangible and intangible cultural heritage as tools of integration.” “We’ve signed collaboration agreements that are undoubtedly going to mean progress for our citizens,” President Piñera said.last_img read more

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MLB wrap: Mike Trout steals show in Angels’ win over Rangers

first_imgLos Angeles picked up a 7-2 win Sunday as Trout completed one of the best four-game series of all-time.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNHe continued to be a home run machine, tying his career-best streak of four consecutive games with homers. Trout also became just the fifth player in history to hit five home runs across his team’s first four home games of the season. 4️⃣ straight games with a [email protected] is on 🔥. #MLBTwitterHitter pic.twitter.com/DR7FsQcY5s— MLB (@MLB) April 7, 2019But, what’s more impressive is his numbers from these few games alone. In 18 plate appearances against Texas, Trout reached base 13 times and is now hitting .391/.581/1.000 with 11 total walks.He was 6 for 11 at the plate with a 2.631 OPS, which is the third-highest ever in a four-game series (minimum of 15 plate appearances). He joined the company of Babe Ruth (3.111) and Mickey Mantle (2.850).The Angles moved to 4-6 with the victory.Studs of the NightGary Sanchez reached a Yankee milestone Sunday while also becoming the American League home run leader. He was the first Yankees player with a three home run, six RBI game since Alex Rodriguez completed the feat on April 26, 2005. Sanchez helped New York to a 15-3 win against Baltimore.In 3 swings, @ElGarySanchez has become the American League home run leader. pic.twitter.com/hlgJ44Dvdf— MLB (@MLB) April 7, 2019Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright pitched six innings in the team’s 4-1 victory against the Padres. He allowed five hits while striking out nine and was awarded his first win of the season.The Red Sox have Mitch Moreland to thank for their narrow 1-0 win over the Diamondbacks. He hit a home run in the seventh inning in the pitchers’ duel.Dud of the NightThe Giants weren’t good Sunday. The team pieced together only five hits in their 3-0 shutout loss to the Rays. Leadoff hitter Steven Duggar had the worst game, going 0 for 4 at the plate. HighlightsHello 100. Christian Yelich reached the triple-digit home run mark for his career with this blast in the Brewers’ 4-2 win over the Cubs.No. 💯 for @ChristianYelich. pic.twitter.com/TG9BYJANWr— MLB (@MLB) April 7, 2019The benches cleared during the Reds’ matchup with the Pirates. Pittsburgh went on to win 7-5.Benches clear in Pittsburgh during Reds – Pirates game. pic.twitter.com/Dm6SSnvUNP— MLB (@MLB) April 7, 2019What’s Next?Athletics (6-7) at Orioles (4-5), 7:05 p.m. ET — The Athletics or Orioles will move to .500 by the end of Monday. Oakland will send Marco Estrada to the mound. The A’s have ended up losing all three games the righty has started, although his record remains clean (0-0). The veteran is hoping to break that streak in the first game of the four-game series. Andrew Cashner (1-1) will start for the Orioles. Mike Trout is earning his keep, and then some.The Angels star, who signed a 12-year, $430 million extension last month, had an impressive showing in the team’s home series against the Rangers. last_img read more

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