first_img…as Govt promises full digitalisation by 2020Government has committed to offering 200 services online to citizens as part of its ICT manifesto promises, while the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is urging more inclusionary policies for youth to advance the sector.At an IDB-sponsored training summit at the Marriott Hotel on Friday, IDB Regional Head Therese Turner-Jones, in addressing the participants, urged Government to avail itself of youth innovators.It has been pointed out that youths have led the data revolution in other countries, and those countries have gone on to achieve some form of economic prosperity. As such, transforming the sector can be expedited by more involvement of youths.“We have more young people today than we (will) have in, say, 2030… young people are thought to be the agents of change. We also know that young people are much more wired to their technology than, say, those over 60. So I thinkAttendees at the summit, which was held at the Marriott Hotelthere’s a lot of promise in (them),” Turner-Jones pointed out. Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes also addressed stakeholders. According to Hughes, ordinary citizens and businesses would, by 2020, be able to access public services online.“So imagine your driver’s licence application (or) that application for a TIN number; all these services can be done online, and therefore we have to start heading in that direction… And the private sector, you are going to be left behind also if you continue to do this the old way,” she related, as she stressed that the private sector should therefore avail itself of technological opportunities to improve customer service.Meanwhile, IDB Country Representative Sophie Makonnen stressed the need for countries to keep up to date with advancing technologies. With new technology, Makonnen noted, there are new ways to solve old problems, such as with health care.A few days ago, stakeholders were introduced to the concept of exponential technologies (ET) and their importance in developing small economies like Guyana’s.A presentation was made by Dr Nicholas Haan, the Track Chair and Vice President of Impact at Singularity University (SU). SU is a Silicon Valley think-tank that offers educational programmes and serves as a business incubator.During his presentation, Dr Haan pointed out that, in recent years, there have been major technological transformations which have created opportunities for agencies to rethink the way they serve people.“Humanity is currently witnessing, at this very time, a major transformation never ever seen before; a transformation into a digital era where every single one of our social systems – our food system, our energy system, our health system, our government system, etc – every single one of those is being transformed by technology and other global trends.“This creates incredible opportunities if you’re leading a corporation or if you’re an entrepreneur, and it creates incredible opportunities for Governments around the world to rethink the way to best serve the populace,” Dr Haan posited.He went on to talk about how exponential technology has advanced and developed over recent years to create new concepts such as artificial intelligence programmes that operate in real time with no human control and 3D printing. IDB’s Senior Specialist on State Modernisation, Mariko Russell, had said that the idea behind hosting this presentation was to highlight how accessible and beneficial exponential technologies can be for local enterprises.last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.But Tuesday at Staples Center, the Kings built on the momentum of a dominant first period and cruised to defeat the Nashville Predators, 6-0, in front of an announced crowd of 14,076, to earn their third victory in their last four games. “We have really put together a good string of games this past week,” Kings coach Mark Crawford said. “This was a strong effort and great way to start our homestand.” The Kings outshot Nashville, which has lost six straight games after winning its first two, by 14-3 in the first period and struck when Michael Cammalleri scored the first of his two goals, which gave him an NHL-leading 10 this season. The center gave the Kings the early lead when he redirected a Rob Blake wrist shot past Predators’ goalie Chris Mason 6:09 into the game. “(Cammalleri) wants to score,” Crawford said, when asked if 25-year-old can keep up his scoring pace. “He will continue to be a guy who pursues the puck and with that will come more goals.” About 10 minutes later, defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky scored on a slap shot from just inside the blue line, also assisted by the veteran Blake. The Kings increased their lead when Derek Armstrong, with a stickless Nashville defenseman Greg Zanon hanging on him to draw a delayed penalty, powered past the blue line into the slot and slid a centering pass right on the stick of Ratitis Ivanans to put the King up, 3-0, with 12:58 left in the second period. Almost three minutes later Alexander Frolov scored on a power play to extend his team-high point streak to six games, with assists from Ladislav Nagy and Brad Stuart, prompting Nashville coach Barry Trotz to replace Mason (2-6) with backup goaltender Dan Ellis. The Kings (4-6) also made many solid defensive plays, including one by a diving Blake, who broke up a 2-on-1 Nashville attack with a sprawling poke check midway through the second period, when the Kings were up, 2-0. But, Blake isn’t quick to say that a strong win like this is a reason to think the Kings have fully recovered from a slow start. “It’s going to take time,” Blake said. “It’s great to get a win like this, but there are things we still have to work on to keep this up.” Goalie Jason LaBarbera (2-2) also played well for the Kings, making 16 saves on the way getting his first shutout of the of the season. “We didn’t lose a single puck battle and we didn’t turn pucks over. We just did a great job of supporting each other,” LaBarbera said. “It was awesome to watch out there.” “Tonight gives Jason a great deal of confidence,” Crawford said. “He moved the puck well behind the net.” justin.frank@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NHL: Cammalleri scores two more goals and LaBarbera faces only 16 shots for a shutout. By Justin Frank STAFF WRITER Despite winning only three of their first nine games, the Kings are no strangers to getting off to a quick start. The youthful team has held multiple-goal leads in five of those games, two of them losses. last_img read more

first_imgBallybofey is the place to be this Sunday with the unveiling of the iconic McElhinneys Christmas Windows. The elves at McElhinneys have been working around the clock in creating their Magical Fairy Forest that is sure to take you to a magical winter wonderland of mystery, fun and all things festive.  With a special visit from a very important man from the North Pole, live music, refreshments and sweets for the kids this family Fun evening is one not to be missed!Plus enjoy upto 20% off in all departments this weekend and for 1 day only (Sunday) the Annual Occasionwear Clearance Sale kicks off at 1.30pm with upto 50% off many mother of the Bride & Groom outfits.McElhinneys are delighted to announced that their Christmas Sunday Openings start from this Sunday from 1.30 – 6pm. McElhinneys to unveil their Christmas wonderland window this weekend was last modified: November 17th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallybofeyMCELHINNEYSunveilingWINDOWlast_img read more