Utilising oil revenue

first_imgDear Editor,Having reviewed Tuesday’s presentation, Rystad’s analyst showed that, with an oil price of US$70 per barrel, annual revenues from offshore activity could reach US$20 billion shortly after 2030.Based on my interpretation of the breakdown of revenues, it looks like a vast majority of those numbers come from free cash flow and Government profit oil.These are very impressive figures, especially in the context of the current size of our economy, and this new fortune can be the catalyst for exponential growth and transformation at unprecedented levels.But the big question remains: How does Guyana utilise these earnings? How would these profits be best allocated to ensure maximised benefit on a sustained basis? Do we build new schools, hospitals, airports, roads and bridges? Do we seek to enhance existing service and production sectors? Do we focus on developing new non-traditional sectors?While opinions on this may vary, a common point of reference has always been the Dubai Model. Why? Dubai has successfully utilised the profits from its oil to fund a service-based economy to a level that has earned global respect.Admittedly, conditions between Guyana and that Arab country may not be identical; but irrespective of geographic, hemispheric, economic, or population- related differences, diversification remains the best tool to remain relevant in a constantly changing global economy.While emphasis needs to be placed on improving infrastructure and social services, the focus should be on identification of new sectors which can be fuelled (no pun intended) by revenues earned from oil and gas.Regards,Andrew Mc Beanlast_img read more

Whittier Boulevard will be closed today

first_imgWhittier Boulevard will be shut down between Paramount Boulevard in Pico Rivera and Montebello Boulevard in Montebello from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today for emergency railroad track repairs, city officials said Wednesday night. Vehicles traveling west on Whittier Boulevard will be detoured from Paramount Boulevard north to Beverly Boulevard or south to Washington Boulevard, Pico Rivera officials said in a news release. Pico Rivera officials said Union Pacific Railroad didn’t notify them of the situation until 5 p.m. Wednesday. They said Union Pacific deemed the shutdown necessary as a safety measure while it replaces the railroad track across the bridge spanning Whittier Boulevard between Pico Rivera and Montebello. Reportedly, Union Pacific officials are concerned about the possibility of debris falling onto the roadway. “We were concerned and we voiced our concerns to the railroad company that we needed adequate time to notify schools, businesses, residents and a long list of people that need to be notified of major closures of this nature,” said Pico Rivera spokesman Bob Spencer. “We fully understand the need to maintain safety, but what is disappointing in this is the extremely short notice. They gave us no opportunity to notify the community of the shutdown.” City employees were working overtime to notify a long list of businesses and others who might be impacted, he said. Spencer said city officials asked the railroad to delay the closure until night hours or the weekend. Union Pacific told the city the work is part of its annual track maintenance program. Compounding the situation today is that railroad repair work also will be conducted along Durfee Avenue in Pico Rivera, as was also the case on Wednesday. “Now we have two major roadways that are affected by this,” Spencer said. “Even with that notice, traffic has been very difficult and it’s going to be worse \.” Montebello appeared caught off guard by Union Pacific’s late announcement too. “This is the first I’ve heard of Whittier Boulevard \. I have no idea how that would come into play and for what reason,” Montebello City Councilman Bob Bagwell said Wednesday night. “On a work week, that doesn’t seem right.” araceli.esparza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Five things we learned in European football this weekend

first_img– Solari hanging on –Real Madrid ended their three-game losing run by coming from behind to beat Valladolid 4-1 but the future of coach Santiago Solari hangs in the balance.Solari was unable to confirm whether he would still be in charge for Madrid’s next game while Nacho admitted the relationship between manager and players was “complicated” given “things are not working out”.Speculation persists around potential returns for Jose Mourinho or Zinedine Zidane, as Madrid stay third in La Liga, 12 points leaders behind Barcelona and five behind Atletico Madrid.– Lewandowski reaches landmark –Robert Lewandowski warmed up for Bayern Munich’s Champions League last 16, second leg against Liverpool by becoming the Bundesliga’s top-scoring foreigner with two goals in their 6-0 thrashing of Wolfsburg.Robert Lewandowski (L) netted twice in Bayern Munich’s 6-0 drubbing of Wolfsburg to become the Bundesliga’s all-time top foreign marksman © AFP/File / Christof STACHEHis brace at the Allianz Arena left Lewandowski with 197 goals in 281 Bundesliga matches, two ahead of Werder Bremen’s Peru forward Claudio Pizarro, who is still scoring aged 40.Lewandowski has netted 36 Champions League goals for Bayern in the last five seasons, including eight in this campaign.“I’m pleased with the way we played, that was a good game for us for the Champions League,” said Lewandowski, the Bundesliga’s top scorer this season with 17 goals. Liverpool, beware.– Piatek in Maradona’s footsteps –Krzysztof Piatek has enjoyed a fantastic start to his AC Milan career © AFP/File / Miguel MEDINAAC Milan’s new Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek is on track to emulate Diego Maradona by topping the Serie A and Coppa Italia scoring charts in the same season.Piatek, signed in January from Genoa, scored his 19th league goal of his debut season in Italy in a 2-1 win at Chievo, in addition to his eight in the Cup.In 1988, Napoli’s Maradona was the top league (15) and Cup (8) scorer, with Lazio’s Giuseppe Signori also achieving the feat in 1993, with 26 league and six Cup goals.The 23-year-old Piatek’s league tally matches Cristiano Ronaldo’s, with Sampdoria’s Fabio Quagliarella just one better on 20. He has two more Cup goals than Fiorentina’s Federico Chiesa (6).Milan are third and on track for the Champions League for the first time since 2014, with city rivals Inter up next.– Balotelli gunning for PSG –Mario Balotelli celebrated his winning goal for Marseille against Nice by indulging in a game of rock-paper-scissors © AFP / Boris HORVATMario Balotelli confirmed his return to form since signing for Marseille, as he netted his fifth goal in seven games for his new club to secure a 1-0 win over old side Nice on Sunday. A week after celebrating a goal with a group selfie, this time he marked it with a game of rock-paper-scissors with Florian Thauvin.The Italian’s arrival has helped spark a remarkable return to form for OM, who have won five and drawn one of their last six games to return to contention for a top-three finish in Ligue 1.Next up is the small matter of a trip to a Paris Saint-Germain side wounded from their Champions League exit against Manchester United. That is the biggest fixture in French football — will ‘Balo’ rise to the big occasion?– No hangover for Ajax –There was no Champions League hangover for Ajax as they returned to domestic action on the back of their stunning victory at Real Madrid. Erik ten Hag’s exciting team won 4-1 in Spain last Tuesday to dump the holders out of Europe in the last 16 with a 5-3 aggregate victory, and followed that by easing to a 4-0 win over struggling Fortuna Sittard in the Eredivisie.One of the heroes of their win in Madrid, Dusan Tadic scored twice at the Johan Cruyff Arena with David Neres also bagging a brace.Ajax have scored 21 goals in their last five matches and are piling pressure on league leaders PSV Eindhoven again. They are five points adrift with a game in hand, and with PSV due to visit Amsterdam at the end of the month.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Santiago Solari hangs on as Real Madrid coach after his side came from behind to win 4-1 in Valladolid on Sunday © AFP / CESAR MANSOPARIS, France, Mar 11 – Santiago Solari is holding on to his job as Real Madrid coach after the deposed European champions got back to winning ways on what was another good weekend for two prolific Poles.AFP Sport looks at what we learned from the weekend’s key action across the continent:last_img read more

LEADING PSYCHOTHERAPIST TO GIVE TALK ON CHILDREN AND THEIR MOBILE PHONE ADDICTION

first_imgFEATURES: Colman Noctor will deliver a presentation to parents on Tuesday 10th May in Crana College, Buncrana. He will speak about his experiences of working with teenagers and young adults.  Specifically, he will offer advice to parents, teachers and adults on how they should support young people who are becoming more and more obsessed and dependant on their mobile phones and the technology that they offer. Colman is a Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist. He has worked across a range of Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services both in Ireland and abroad and he has a wealth of national and international clinical experience.As a self-confessed technology addict himself he has a keen interest in the effects of contemporary media on child development and mental health and frequently contributes to national media on this topic.Colman’s best selling parental-advice book ‘Cop On. What it is and why your child needs it to thrive and survive in today’s world’ was published in March 2015The presentation will take place in Crana College at 7pm on Tuesday 10th May.  All parents – whether your child is attending Crana College or not – are welcome to hear Colman speak. LEADING PSYCHOTHERAPIST TO GIVE TALK ON CHILDREN AND THEIR MOBILE PHONE ADDICTION was last modified: May 6th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:addictionchildrenFeaturesMobilenewsseminarTalklast_img read more

PROFESSIONAL THIEVES IN €100,000 RAID ON DONEGAL JEWELLERS

first_imgThieves have escaped with jewellery estimated to be worth more than €100,000 after a cheeky heist on a store in Donegal Town.The robbers removed a panel to break in through the bathroom window last night at Cameo Jewellers in the Supervalu Shopping Arcade before making off with their stash.They escaped with a large quantity of jewellery, including gold chains and watches including Rolex and Cartier. Owner Conor Williamson said that he believed the thief, or thieves, were “professional operators” who knew what they were looking for.He said they carefully targeted their selections, which they probably emptied into a bag.Boxes were discarded all over the floor and the thieves left cheaper items behind.Inspector Dennis Joyce said gardaí at Donegal town were asking anyone who may have noticed anything unusual in the area to call them on 074 972 0121. PROFESSIONAL THIEVES IN €100,000 RAID ON DONEGAL JEWELLERS was last modified: January 30th, 2012 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:Cameo JewellersDonega Townrobberylast_img read more

SHANE BONNER MEMORIAL 5K RESULTS – WHERE DID YOU COME?

first_imgPlace Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 149 15.03 Ciaran Doherty SM Letterkenny A C2 12 15.13 Keith Shiels M35 Foyle Valley 3 1 15.45 Pauric Mc Kinney SM Inishowen A C4 108 15.55 Dermot Brennan SM Finn Valley A C5 96 15.59 Oisin Gallen JM Finn Valley A C6 17 16.13 Mark Hoy SM Finn Valley A C 7 66 16.21 Ivan Toner SM Letterkenny A C8 78 16.39 James Speight SM Finn Valley A C9 2 16.46 Shane Mc Nulty M35 Finn Valley A C10 42 16.50 Andrew Friel SM Finn Valley A C11 148 16.51 Teresa Doherty SW Finn Valley A C 12 97 16.55 Noel Diver SM Rosses A.C.13 147 16.56 Benny Mullan M40 Inishowen A C14 31 17.01 Sean Dudgeon SM Lifford A C15 141 17.05 Martin Mooney SM Inishowen A C 16 14 17.07 Paul Kelly SM Lifford A C17 50 17.18 Jack Mc Bride JM Finn Valley A C18 56 17.22 Brian Mc Crea SM Finn Valley A C19 37 17.23 Colin Mc Nulty M35 Finn Valley A C20 3 17.45 Gerard Bogle M50 Finn Valley A C21 67 17.46 Padraig Friel SM Letterkenny A C22 45 17.55 Declan Donaghy JM Inishowen A C23 79 18.04 Paddy Penrose JM Finn Valley A C24 116 18.10 P.J. Boyce M40 Cranford A C25 62 18.12 Jude O’ Donnell M40 Individual26 36 18.17 Derek Callaghan M35 Finn Valley A C27 48 18.26 Alan Mc Ginley JM Lifford A C28 123 18.27 Pat Gallagher M40 Inishowen A C29 10 18.29 Clint Doherty M35 Individual14 September Page 1 of 6Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club30 15 18.30 Conor Mc Laughlin SM Lifford A C31 124 18.36 Finbar Gallagher M40 Inishowen A C32 82 18.37 Catriona Devine SW Finn Valley A C33 20 18.39 Dean Bonner SM Finn Valley A C34 138 18.40 Enda Mc Bride JM Letterkenny A C35 32 18.41 Tom Thompson M35 Finn Valley A C36 13 18.45 Helen Stockdale W50 Finn Valley A C37 158 18.49 Mark Connolly M50 Finn Valley A C38 163 18.50 Francis Gildea SM Individual39 27 18.50 Kieran Mc Elhinney SM Raphoe40 98 18.51 Eugene Gallen M40 Finn Valley A C41 139 18.53 Michael Gallagher M40 Finn Valley A C42 105 18.53 Thomas Farren M40 Inishowen A C43 140 18.57 Vinny Hegarty SM Inishowen A C44 134 18.58 Michael Penrose M40 Finn Valley A C45 58 19.01 Barry Chambers SM Finn Valley A C46 35 19.03 John Taylor M35 Individual47 162 19.26 Daniel Duggan SM Lifford A C48 21 19.27 Niall Bonner JM Finn Valley A C49 26 19.51 Catherine Dooher W35 Finn Valley A C50 151 19.58 Donal Haughey M50 Tír Chonaill A C51 87 20.05 Irene Mc Fadden W35 Letterkenny A C52 130 20.11 Peter Mc Meniman SM Individual53 5 20.15 Darren Ferry SM Individual54 122 20.18 Shauna Mc Geehin SW Letterkenny A C55 118 20.21 Gillian Marley JW Milford A C56 136 20.24 Eimear Gallen W40 Finn Valley A C57 89 20.25 Geradr Mc Connell SM Individual58 16 20.27 Evelyn Mc Ginley SW Inishowen A C59 142 20.30 James Boyle SM Individual60 117 20.36 Liam Marley M50 Cranford A C61 28 20.37 Sean O’ Leary M50 Finn Valley A C14 September Page 2 of 6Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club62 71 20.44 Niall Gallen SM Individual63 114 20.45 Garvan Boyce M40 Individual64 65 20.46 Jane Mc Ginley SW Letterkenny A C65 137 20.58 Brian Mc Bride M60 Letterkenny A C66 11 21.06 Shannon Mc Laughlin JW Finn Valley A C67 43 21.16 Damien Downey M40 Inishowen A C68 6 21.19 Dean Ferry SM Individual69 73 21.20 Sinean Kenny W40 Finn Valley A C70 109 21.27 Charmian O’ Brien SW Finn Valley A C71 128 21.28 Deirdre Diver SW Letterkenny A C72 39 21.33 Damien Murphy SM Raphoe73 23 21.34 Pat Mc Crudden M60 Finn Valley A C74 127 21.34 Henrietta Elves W40 Inishowen A C75 24 21.36 Mary Hippsley W40 Finn Valley A C76 93 21.38 Declan Mc Grory M35 Individual77 60 21.40 Serena Mc Daid W35 Letterkenny A C78 153 21.41 Andrew Doherty SM Individual79 70 21.43 Sean Mc Menamin M50 Individual80 53 21.45 Michelle Hunter SW Finn Valley A C81 81 21.46 Noreen Bonner W50 Finn Valley A C82 110 22.09 Eamonn Gilligan SM Individual83 54 22.12 John Keenan SM Individual84 112 22.13 John Hughes M50 Individual85 135 22.19 Laura Lee Penrose JW Finn Valley A C86 131 22.20 Jimmy Mc Bride M60 Individual87 88 22.39 Margaret Shiels W40 Letterkenny A C88 57 22.46 Samantha Wilkinson W40 Finn Valley A C89 25 22.47 Eugene Mc Ginley M50 Raphoe90 121 22.48 Shaun O’ Donnell M50 Lifford A C91 92 22.49 Jarlaith Mc Ginley JM Individual92 91 22.49 Eugene Mc Ginley M40 Individual93 129 22.52 Paddy Toye M40 Individual14 September Page 3 of 6Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club94 157 22.55 Joanne Mc Colgan W35 Inishowen A C95 126 23.16 Don Smith M50 Convoy96 49 23.39 Dean Harvey JM Individual97 40 23.41 Terence Quinn M50 Raphoe98 86 23.49 Clara Carroll SW Finn Valley A C99 156 23.52 Damien Doherty SM Individual100 113 23.53 Eamonn Bonner M40 Individual101 63 24.06 Linda Mc Daid SW Inishowen A C102 143 24.10 Jackie Harvey W50 Tír Chonaill A C103 132 24.15 Denise Mc Grahern W40 Finn Valley A C104 75 24.19 Caroline Mc Nulty SW Finn Valley A C105 85 24.20 Joanne Campbell SW Finn Valley A C106 111 24.24 Catriona Gilligan SW Finn Valley A C107 100 24.47 Marie Mc Colgan W40 Finn Valley A C108 84 25.08 Eloise Carlin JW Finn Valley A C109 74 25.12 Elin Gallen JW Finn Valley A C110 120 25.15 Mark Gildea SM Individual111 4 25.22 Paula Jansen SW Finn Valley A C112 59 25.28 Amanda Mc Grath SW Letterkenny A C113 61 25.53 Olivia Gillen SW Convoy114 115 25.55 Jim Hynes M60 Finn Valley A C115 18 25.56 Lauren Taylor JW Finn Valley A C116 80 26.06 Stephaine Rushe SW Finn Valley A C117 95 26.09 Kayleigh Smith SW Convoy118 38 26.40 Benny Sweeney M40 Convoy119 155 26.45 Mary Martin W60 Finn Valley A C120 7 26.56 Martin Mc Donagh SM Individual121 64 27.09 Dessie Kearney SM Inishowen A C122 106 27.15 Shaun Gormley SM Individual123 52 27.19 Mary Harper W40 Convoy124 44 27.19 Michelle Donaghy W40 Inishowen A C125 41 27.42 Paula O’ Donnell W40 Convoy14 September Page 4 of 6Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club126 19 27.55 Kay Bonner W35 Convoy127 51 28.21 Fionnuala Mc Bride W40 Individual128 119 28.28 Jimmy Gildea M60 Letterkenny A C129 33 28.41 Dolina Laird SW Convoy130 125 28.41 Grainne Greene SW Convoy131 150 28.49 Shaun Bonner SM Convoy132 55 28.54 Selina Russell SW Finn Valley A C133 104 28.58 Aishlen Temple SW Individual134 99 29.01 Rosemary Monaghan SW Inishowen A C135 30 29.27 Marie Bonner SW Individual136 90 29.39 Kevin Mc Hugh M60 Individual137 146 29.41 William Bonner SM Individual138 68 30.16 Hugo Maguire M50 Individual139 72 30.16 Betty Gallen W60 Finn Valley A C140 76 30.19 Tanya Hall SW Convoy141 77 30.32 Margaret Callan SW Convoy142 94 32.27 Collette Ward W40 Individual143 83 32.33 Caroline Catterson SW Individual144 102 36.13 Jason Patton JM Individual145 152 36.29 Denise Mc Elwaine SW Finn Valley A C146 133 37.26 Deirdre Hegarty W40 Individual147 69 38.34 Louise Cullen W35 Convoy148 159 41.38 Deirdre Hegarty SW Individual149 161 41.43 Paul Hegarty SM Individual150 103 44.38 Dina Patton JW Individual151 34 44.48 Mandy Woods SW Convoy152 9 45.25 Catroina Gratham W35 Individual153 101 45.25 Julie Patton W40 Individual154 8 45.46 Lucia Dunleavey W35 Individual155 164 45.46 Carmel Bonner SW Individual156 47 46.30 Eimear Bonner JW Individual157 46 46.50 Eunice Bonner W35 Individual14 September Page 5 of 6Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club158 22 47.13 Nicola Bonner JW Finn Valley A C159 160 47.26 Rachel Hegarty SW Individual160 107 48.18 Eileen O’ Donnell SW Individual161 144 48.20 Pearl Doherty SW Individual162 154 48.58 Sarah Mc Grath SW Individual163 145 49.50 Noel Doherty SM Individual164 29 50.05 Joe Bonner SM IndividualTotal Runners: 16414 September Page 6 of 6SHANE BONNER MEMORIAL 5K RESULTS – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: September 14th, 2014 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:donegalShane Bonner Memorial 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MAN CAUGHT WITH €60,000 OF ILLEGAL FAGS AND BOOZE

first_imgA man has been questioned following the discovery of more than €60,000 worth of cigarettes and booze in a customs-led operation.The consignment was found in a container on the outskirts of Letterkenny just before Christmas.The man, who has an address in Letterkenny, is understood to be a foreign national living locally for a number of years. We understand the man had been under surveillance for some time by customs officers.The raid was part of a national operation with several raids taking place in other locations across the country.Gardai assisted customs officers as part of the operation.A file on the matter has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions for consideration.  MAN CAUGHT WITH €60,000 OF ILLEGAL FAGS AND BOOZE was last modified: January 11th, 2015 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:boozeCUSTOMSdonegalfagsGardaiillegalletterkennylast_img read more

Live playoff updates: Sharks vs. Golden Knights, Game 3, Sunday night

first_imgGet live NHL Stanley Cup playoff updates, news and analysis during Game 3 of the Sharks’ first-round series against the Golden Knights on Sunday at 7 p.m. in Las Vegas.The Sharks missed a chance to grab a 2-0 series lead when Vegas raced out to a 3-0 lead Friday night, withstood San Jose’s comeback, and stole Game 2 with a 5-3 victory. Sharks goalie Martin Jones was pulled from the game after less than seven minutes after Vegas’ three-goal barrage.San Jose, which lost home-ice …last_img read more

SA’s 2010 stadiums near completion

first_imgWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material 1 October 2009 South Africa’s four new built-from-scratch 2010 Fifa World Cup stadiums, as well as the flagship upgraded Soccer City stadium, are on track for completion by the end of the year, Fifa’s experts reported after a six-day, six-city inspection tour. A 50-member delegation from Fifa and the 2010 Organising Committee South Africa (OC) travelled 4 000 kilometres across the country this week to run the rule over the five stadiums, along with venue-specific team hotels and training sites. Physical construction of most of the stadiums is virtually complete, with almost all permanent seating in place and pitches newly laid at Port Elizabeth’s Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium, Nelspruit’s Mbombela Stadium, Polokwane’s Peter Mokaba Stadium, and Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium. “Overall we are very impressed with the achievements made,” Ron DelMont, the head of Fifa’s South African office, said in a statement on Wednesday. “In addition to the stadiums coming together, we were equally pleased that the teams of the OC, host cities and Fifa are working on a common vision on the delivery of the event.” The OC’s Derek Blanckensee described the inspection tour as “very fruitful … Where before we had to visualise walls and seats, we now have been able to walk around freely in the stadiums as they will be during the tournament.” Danny Jordaan, CEO of the Organising Committee, said many had questioned whether South Africa would be ready in time for 2010. “This tour has provided ample evidence that indeed we will be,” Jordaan said. “Now the work of the Organising Committee and Fifa begins in earnest as we take these stadiums and get them ready to host World Cup matches.” This will involve setting up the temporary overlay infrastructure required to stage the tournament, such as the stadium media centres, hospitality areas, accreditation centres, signage and media tribunes. The tour comprised operational experts in broadcasting, media operations, medical, transport, logistics, safety and security, protocol, marketing, information technology, hospitality, ticketing and risk management. It also included a consultant from the South African Disabled Alliance, to oversee the provisions that have been made for access for spectators with disabilities. Of the 650 527 World Cup tickets sold to date, 7 863 are wheelchair tickets. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Google Releases API for Website Optimizer: A/B & Multivariate Testing for All

first_imgTags:#Google#web According to a post by Googlers Gary Ka?mar?ík and Erika Rice Scherpelz, “Creating experiments with Website Optimizer usually involves a lot of back and forth between your website and the Website Optimizer interface. Using the API, you can integrate Website Optimizer into your platform. In short, you can create and launch experiments from whatever tool you use to edit your site.”The GWO API does not provide access to testing results. To see the experiment results, users must visit the experiment report page.In addition to simplifying the site optimization process, the API might also make it simpler for companies to conduct in-house testing, reducing both the cost and time of optimization. Site owners and others can register for the GWO API webinar, which will take place on October 28th at 10 a.m. PDT. During the webinar, Website Optimizer engineers will walk users through how the API works, and two platforms that have already integrated GWO using the API will demonstrate their products. Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Google Website Optimizer, a powerful tool that allows website owners to split traffic and test the effectiveness and conversion rates for an array of variables, has traditionally required a lot of back-and-forth between any given site and the Website Optimizer interface.With the release of a new API, announced today, Google is allowing site owners to conduct multivariate and A/B testing from their own platforms. Part of Google Analytics, Google Website Optimizer (GWO) is a free tool that “handles splitting a website’s traffic, serving different variations and crunching the numbers to find statistical significance.” For site owners, these minute variations can widen conversion funnels and lead to exponentially greater engagement and profit if changes are executed correctly.For an overview of how GWO and A/B or multivariate testing work, take a look at this Google-produced video explaining the product and the process: Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting jolie odelllast_img read more