The Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday received survey supplies worth an estimated $30 million from the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to commence the country’s latest round of the Multi-Indicator Cluster Survey, this April.This was highlighted by UNICEF’s Country Representative to Guyana and Suriname, Sylvie Fouet, at the official handing over ceremony held at the Bureau of Statistics boardroom.Fouet explained that this programme aims to collect and compile data on the situation of children and women, to be used for nationwide decision-making. Fouet also noted the use of new modules, while going paperless.From left: UNICEF’s Country Representative to Guyana and Suriname, Sylvie Fouet, handing the survey supplies to Deputy Chief Statistician, Ian Manifold (DPI photo)“Guyana is ahead of the curb in the Region – they did in Suriname and Costa Rica, but they did not use the full module – so, Guyana is top three in the Region to embark on this type of survey this new methodology and going digital,” the UNICEF Country representative is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.According to Fouet, three-week capacity building exercises will commence at the end of March and 21 teams will be launched simultaneously across the country to conduct the survey.Deputy Chief Statistician Ian Manifold expressed his gratitude to the UNICEF for providing the necessary tools to conduct the survey, noting that going digital will accelerate the institution’s progress. He explained that during the last census, it was highlighted that the process needed to be conducted in a timely manner.“We would like our public to understand the collection of the mixed data is very beneficial to the development of Guyana. It is going to speak to how we develop policies and how we push our development… so, I would really like the general public to continue to give us their cooperation over the years,” Manifold said.He disclosed that officers will be properly attired so that persons can easily recognise the organisation and the nature of their business.Currently, the Bureau is also conducting the continuous labor force and household budget and living conditions surveys.This international survey is conducted every five years.
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WASHINGTON – House Democrats pushed through a $50 billion bill for the Iraq war Wednesday night that would require President Bush to start bringing troops home in coming weeks with a goal of ending combat by December 2008. The legislation, passed 218-203, was largely a symbolic jab at Bush, who already has begun reducing force levels but opposes a congressionally mandated timetable on the war. And while the measure was unlikely to pass in the Senate – let alone overcome a presidential veto – Democrats said they wanted voters to know they weren’t giving up. The White House pledged to veto the bill, and Republicans said they would back the president. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre In addition to infringing upon the president’s constitutional authority as commander in chief, the bill would mandate a precipitous withdrawal of troops that could increase the probability that American troops would have to one day return to Iraq to confront an even more dangerous enemy,” an administration statement said. The bill represents about a quarter of the $196 billion Bush requested for combat operations in the 2008 budget year, which began Oct 1. It would compel an unspecified number of troops to leave Iraq within 30 days, a requirement Bush is already on track to meet as he begins in coming weeks to reverse the 30,000 troop buildup he ordered earlier this year. It also sets a goal of ending combat by Dec. 15, 2008. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
BY MOLLIE McGINTY, COLÁISTE AILIGH: It was a long day for the 40 Letterkenny students and teachers who left for Dublin at 5am on Friday.The Design For Learning Final took place in the Science Gallery in Dublin. BEO, which was set up in 2009 by three neighbouring schools in Letterkenny, Colaiste Ailigh, Loreto Convent and St Eunan’s, organises and promotes live music events for teenagers. This project was competing in the final of the competition on Friday. BEO’s four competitors were:Linking Learning, a website service and mobile app which aims to help parents gain a deeper understanding and awareness of the all specific learning objectives that their child is encountering weekly.Ourchaeology, a website aiming to link schools and students to archaeologists and information about digs.Learning Hunt, a mobile content platform and authoring tool, which allows organisations like art galleries and zoos, to develop and deploy mobile learning experiences.ScienceProject.ie, an initiative focused at enabling the public to better understand science and its benefit to society by participating in current scientific research. The day began with photos with the Minister for Education, Ruairí Quinn and the Provost of Trinity College, Patrick Prendergast.There were talks and speeches by the Minister, the Provost, Michael John Gorman, Director of Science Gallery, Ben Hurley, CEO, NDRC and Mike Saunders, Director of Digital Media, Kew, Royal Botanic Gardens.The presentations began at 11 and the winners announced at 14:45 after panel conversations with Hedge School, NCAD; Lynn Scarff, Programme Manager, Science Gallery Dublin; Keimpe de Heer, Director, Creative Learning Lab, Waag Society, The Netherlands; Sean Love, Fighting Words, Dublin.We were delighted to hear that BEO – the only entrant from students – received a Special Mention in this Final.Beo’s first event outside of Donegal took place at six o’ clock in at Block T in Smithfield. Bands performing were; Epik, a 3 piece band hailing from Tallaght who’s name describes them as best as any adjective. The Wonder Villains from Derry, a favourite of the Beo Networks and last but not least The Dirty 9s who even covered an Arcade Fire song in Irish especially for BEO. By the end of the night those attending a BEO for the first time left determined to be a part of the project and we returned to Donegal an exhausted but elated group.Maith Sibh! © 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comDDTV VIDEO: SUCCESS FOR BEO AS IT HITS DUBLIN was last modified: December 4th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:BeoColaiste AilighfinalistsLetterkenny schoolsLoretoSt Eunans
Christian Pulisic is back with the U.S. national team, and after almost a full year away, so is Michael Bradley.The U.S. national team captain, who last appeared for the USMNT in its devastating World Cup qualifying loss to Trinidad and Tobago, has been called into U.S. national team camp ahead of upcoming friendlies against Colombia and Peru.Bradley and Brad Guzan represent members of a generation of older players who had been away from the national team in the year since the team’s failure to qualify for the World Cup, but interim coach Dave Sarachan made the decision to call them back in to help both pass on knowledge to the new generation, as well as compete with them for playing time. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “When you are building a team, at some point there has to be the proper blend of youth and experience,” Sarachan said. “As we head into these last four friendlies of the year, I felt the timing was right to begin that transition. I think it’s important to do it earlier than a week before the Gold Cup or a World Cup Qualifier.”Bringing in players like Michael and Brad, who have a vast amount of experience and can be a great resource for our younger players – both on and off the field – is an important step for us at this point in time,” Sarachan added. “We’ve begun to develop a deeper pool across the board. As we continue to offer opportunities, it will strengthen us even more. At the same time, players need to understand that there is going to be competition for spots and for playing time, and that is part of the next stage of development for many of these young guys. I think we’re going to see that competition more and more as we move forward.”Pulisic is back with the team after missing the September friendlies against Brazil and Mexico with a minor injury. He has only played in one match with the USMNT since last year’s World Cup qualifying elimination.Sarachan has also called in some new faces, led by FC Dallas right back Reggie Cannon and U.S. Under-20 winger Jonathan Amon. They, along with New York City FC Ben Sweat, represent the group of players ready to take part in their first senior national team camp.Both Tyler Adams and Weston McKennie have also been called in despite recent injury issues, while Kenny Saief is also back in with the team after having his previous call-ups negated by injury.Another player returning to the squad is 18-year-old forward Josh Sargent. The Werder Bremen striker made his national team debut in May, but missed the September friendlies due to Sarachan’s decision to leave him with Werder Bremen, where he is playing well for the U-23 team, but still looking for his senior team debut.”With Tim (Weah) and Josh, we’re still taking the long view,” Sarachan said. “We know that at both PSG and Werder Bremen, the competition for playing time is extremely difficult, yet both are gaining valuable experience at their clubs and their fitness and form are still at a good level. We feel it’s important to continue offering these players opportunities right now, knowing that it will pay dividends down the road.”The USMNT will convene in Tampa on Sunday before facing Colombia on October 11 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. They will then play Peru at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, Connecticut on Oct. 16.Here is the full USMNT squad called in for the camp:GOALKEEPERS: Brad Guzan (Atlanta United FC; 58/0), Ethan Horvath (Club Brugge/BEL; 2/0), Zack Steffen (Columbus Crew SC; 6/0)DEFENDERS: John Brooks (Wolfsburg/GER; 34/3), Reggie Cannon (FC Dallas; 0/0), Cameron Carter-Vickers (Swansea City/WAL; 5/0), Aaron Long (New York Red Bulls; 0/0), Matt Miazga (Nantes/FRA; 9/1), Antonee Robinson (Wigan Athletic/ENG; 4/0), Ben Sweat (New York City FC; 0/0), DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United/ENG; 54/0)MIDFIELDERS: Kellyn Acosta (Colorado Rapids; 19/1), Tyler Adams (New York Red Bulls; 7/1), Jonathan Amon (Nordsjælland/DEN; 0/0), Michael Bradley (Toronto FC/CAN; 140/17), Julian Green (Greuther Fürth/GER; 12/4), Weston McKennie (Schalke/GER; 6/1),Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund/GER; 21/9), Kenny Saief (Anderlecht/BEL; 2/0), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC; 8/0), Tim Weah (Paris Saint-Germain; 5/1)FORWARDS: Andrija Novakovich (Fortuna Sittard/NED; 2/0), Josh Sargent (Werder Bremen/GER; 3/1), Bobby Wood (Hannover 96/GER; 41/12)
Lenovo is reportedly working on several Motorola handsets which are rumoured to be launched by the end of this year. However, the company is yet to confirm on the same. The most awaited of all the devices are the upcoming Moto E series smartphones which are – Moto E4 and E4 Plus. Ahead of the launch, complete specifications, price, images of the upcoming Moto E4 and E4 Plus devices leak.As far as the rumours are concerned, Moto E4 with no doubt is going to be the successor of the Moto E3, which was launched last year. While on the other hand, the Moto E4 will succeed the last year’s Moto E3 Power. Moto E4 full specifications leakIn terms of the specifications, the upcoming Moto E4 will sport a 5-inch HD LCD display and will be further powered by a MediaTek MT6737M quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz. The smartphone will come packed with 2GB of RAM coupled with 16GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded via an external microSD card.On the optics front, Moto E4 is expected to feature an 8-megapixel camera set up on the rear panel, while fits a 5-megapixel selfie snapper at the front. Furthermore, the previously the smartphone was said to clear FCC. As per the FCC listing, the Moto E4 will be backed by a 2,800mAh battery and run on the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat. On the connectivity front, the smartphone comes in with a range of options including — 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11n, GPS and NFC. As far as the rumours are concerned, the upcoming Moto E4 will be launched in several colour variants — gray, gold and blue. advertisementMoto E4 Plus full specifications leakMoto E4 Plus is allegedly going to be the premium variant of the Moto E4, hence will be a higher cost as well. In terms of specifications, the upcoming Moto E4 Plus will come packed with a 5.5-inch HD IPS display and will also be powered by a MediaTek MT6737M quad-core processor. The smartphone will also like the Moto E4 run on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Further, the smartphone will feature with 3GB of RAM coupled with 16GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded via an external microSD card. Most of the specs of the Moto E4 Plus are similar to E4 but differ in a few aspects.On the optics front, the Moto E4 Plus will sport a 13-megapixel camera at both front and rear panel. The smartphone further comes with an excellent power back up and features a massive 5,000mAh battery. Moto E4 Plus will be announced in two colour variants — gray and gold. Moto E4 and E4 Plus’ price leaksAlthough Lenovo is yet to confirm on the making of Moto E4 and E4 Plus, the leaked specifications give us a rough picture of the smartphone. A new leak now reveals the price that both the Motorola smartphones are expected to come with. If the rumours are to be believed, Moto E4 is said to be priced around 150 Euros (Rs 10,500 roughly), while Moto E4 Plus will be priced around 190 Euros which accounts for Rs 13,300 approx. As of now, there are no words on the launch of the smartphones.Moto E4 and E4 Plus images leakThis is probably not the first time that image renders of the upcoming Motorola E series phones have been making rounds on the web. A set of new images of the Moto E4 has been leaked now, which looks pretty much similar to the previous ones. The leaked pictures reveal almost complete details about both front and rear panel of the smartphone. The images have been spotted by a German website called — Winfuture.As per the image renders, the smartphone on the front with come packed with selfie snapper, next to which will is the Motorola logo, exactly above the display. While the bottom edge of the front panel fits a rectangular shaped home button, underneath this will be the fingerprint sensor. Well, as per the rumours both Moto E4 and E4 Plus will come with a fingerprint sensor. Moto C, Z2 series phones in the pipelineAlongside Moto E4 and E4 Plus, Lenovo is also working rigorously on other Motorola devices, which are reportedly going to be the Moto C and Z2 models. Like the Moto E-series handsets, there have been a lot of speculations about these smartphones making rounds on the web. However, the smartphone maker is yet to confirm on the making of the smartphones.advertisement
Read more Share on WhatsApp California Topics Share on Messenger “It’s going to change college sports for the better by having now the interest, finally, of the athletes on par with the interests of the institutions,” California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, said on a show hosted by NBA superstar LeBron James. “Now we’re rebalancing that power arrangement.” He predicted other states will introduce similar legislation. … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. California has defied US college sports’ governing body, the NCAA, after the state’s governor signed a law on Monday that will let college athletes hire agents and make money from endorsements. The move could upend amateur sports in America and trigger a legal challenge.Under the law, which takes effect in 2023, students at public and private universities in the state will be allowed to sign deals with sportswear firms, soft-drink makers or other businesses and profit from their images, names or likenesses, as professional athletes do. Will a California bill give players a slice of college sports’ $14bn pie? NCAA College sports Share on Pinterest Share via Email Share on Twitter Since you’re here… US sports Reuse this content LeBron James LeBron James (@KingJames)I’m so incredibly proud to share this moment with all of you. @gavinnewsom came to The Shop to do something that will change the lives for countless athletes who deserve it! @uninterrupted hosted the formal signing for SB 206 allowing college athletes to responsibly get paid. pic.twitter.com/NZQGg6PY9dSeptember 30, 2019 Share on Facebook news Share on LinkedIn Support The Guardian The new law bans colleges from kicking athletes off the team if they get paid. It does not apply to community colleges and bars athletes from accepting endorsement deals that conflict with their schools’ existing contracts.The NCAA had asked Newsom to veto the bill, saying it “would erase the critical distinction between college and professional athletes.” The board also warned that the law would give California universities an unfair recruiting advantage, which could prompt the NCAA to bar them from competition. Powerhouse programs with rich sporting histories such as the University of Southern California, the University of California, Los Angeles, Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, could find themselves barred. But while the NCAA is the top governing body for college sports, membership is voluntary. If the California schools are forced out, they could form a new league.Professional athletes have endorsed the law, including NBA superstar James, whose 14-year-old son is a closely watched basketball prospect in Los Angeles and will be 18 when the measure takes effect.On social media, James celebrated the signing of the law, saying it will “change the lives for countless athletes who deserve it!” He added: “NCAA, you got the next move. We can solve this for everyone!California senator Nancy Skinner, the bill’s author, said the measure lets athletes share in the wealth they create. “For decades, college sports has generated billions for all involved except the very people most responsible for creating the wealth. That’s wrong,” she said.The NCAA has steadfastly refused to pay players in most cases. But a committee is studying other ways players could make money. Its report is expected in October.The NCAA does let some athletes accept money in some instances. Tennis players can accept up to $10,000 in prize money per year, and Olympians can accept winnings from their competitions. Plus, schools in the big “Power 5” conferences can paplayers yearly cost-of-living stipends of between $2,000 and $4,000.The NCAA reported $1.1bn in revenue in 2017.
14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know 15 Best Subscription Boxes for Men Who Love Gifts Koy Gear Aims to Revolutionize Men’s Everyday Apparel Editors’ Recommendations On Your Feet is all about that new shoe feeling- from the first time you open the box until they’re worn into the ground. Sometimes we’ll sift through the constant Air Jordan releases to bring you the gems other people will leave on the shelves, and sometimes we’ll slide on reclaimed leather loafers from Prague, but we’ll always focus on comfortable shoes with appealing and creative aesthetic. So lace up your new kicks and stand on the precipice of adventure, where will we go together?If there’s one thing Kanye West does well, it’s making a lot of noise, and that’s just what he’s done by pairing up with the rocket ship that is Adidas Originals. While the first sneaker launch in their collection together, the Yeezy Boost 750 (the grey pair in the back of the picture below), made waves by being limited, the second launch is trying something different – releasing in greater numbers.Let’s be clear, these shoes are going to sell out, and they’re going to sell out fast – like Watch the Throne tour tickets fast. While Adidas is no stranger to limited releases, or collaborations with musicians, the sheer magnitude of this release is a change from the norm for the sportswear brand. It’s normally easy to walk into an Adidas store and pick up any of the new releases, or re-released classic kicks and clothing.The Yeezy Boost 350 is a low top shoe with a simple silhouette. The upper is composed of a single piece of textured, black and white graphic pattern, with matching patterned laces. A suede arch bears the YZY branding that’s now become a trademark of the collaboration with ‘Ye, and the outsole provides the Boost portion of the name, with a special ridged pattern on the outside edge and bottoms.Whether or not your opinion of the Yeezy Boost 350 is affected by your love (or hatred) of Kanye, the Boost outsole is no gimmick. It feels like no other shoe you’ve owned, with a springy, spongy feel that’s designed for running, but is comfortable and supportive even in casual settings.If you’re interested in picking up a pair of these coveted kicks, you can try one of the shops below which are all confirmed to be receiving an unknown number of pairs, as confirmed by sneakernews. You should know if you do try to pursue the release that many stores will be running raffles to keep things fair, so check ahead of time to make sure you can get in on the action.Adidas Flagship (NYC, Chicago, Los Angeles)ACD GalleryAddict MiamiAntennaAthliesureBaitBBCBlends/CarveBows And ArrowsBurn RubberConceptsChamps SportsCity GearClicksCreamCrossoverDTLREastbayEast Dane/Shop BopEblensEpitomeExtra ButterFoot LockerFinish LineJimmy JazzJ2 / SneakerBox (Vancouver, Canada)Kicks USAKick Sole ProviderKITH NYCLeadersLivestock CanadaLESS 17 (Calgary, Canada)MACHUSMajor DCMoe’s Sneaker SpotNice KicksNotreOnenessOpening CeremonyPac SunPacker ShoesPoliticsPremierPrivatePuffer RedsRoc n SoleRoden GreyRSVP GalleryShelmar/The VaultShiekh ShoesShoe CityShoe GalleryShoe PalaceSneaker JunkiesSocial StatusSuccezzUBIQUptown MiamiVillaWaltersXhibition Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men How Often Should You Wash Your Hair? We Asked the Experts
Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the sector is on course for “record -breaking growth” this year.He said that revenue earnings for the first half of the year is estimated at US$1.84 billion, which is an increase of over eight per cent compared to the first six months of 2016.The Minister was addressing Wednesday’s (July 26) session of the Jamaica 55 Diaspora Conference at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston.The country welcomed 2,165,330 visitors up to the end of June this year, which is 3.9 per cent higher than the corresponding period last year.For the first two weeks of July there were 104,098 stop over visitors – a massive 14.9 per cent increase over the same period in 2016.The strong sector performance since the start of the year builds on the successes of 2016, when the sector expanded by an unprecedented four per cent, and welcomed over 3.84 million visitors in total.Gross Foreign Exchange Earnings for the period amounted to US$2.55 billion up 6.2 per cent, with stopover arrival earnings of US$2.4 billion, representing a 6.1 per cent increase; and cruise passenger earnings of US$148.6 million, up eight per cent.In spite of these prolific numbers, Mr. Bartlett said the Ministry, its agencies and other key stakeholders are never complacent and “we continue to revamp and intensify our strategies to identify key drivers of competitiveness and sustainable tourism development in Jamaica.”Minister Bartlett noted that tourism remains one of the few labour-intensive sectors and directly employs over 106,000 Jamaicans, and another 250, 000 indirectly, through linkages with agriculture, the creative and cultural industries, entertainment, manufacturing, transportation, finance and other services.Over the last 10 years, tourism has expanded by 36 per cent.Direct contribution of tourism to GDP is estimated at 8.4 per cent while total contribution is estimated at 27.2 per cent of GDP.