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E-agriculture will increase youth involvement – Sport Director

first_imgThe introduction of technological advancements in Guyana’s agricultural sector will result in increased involvement of youths in the field.These sentiments were shared by the Director of Sport, Christopher Jones during Guyana’s second Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) robotics exhibition, where he noted that this and other sectors would be left behind unless Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is introduced.Jones related that many from the younger generations have a stereotypical view that agriculture entailed long hours in the sun. However, many countries have sourced drones and other devices to perform the work of tools in a shorter amount of time. According to him, if Guyana can produce such facilities, youths will be more inclined to join the field.“IT is here to stay and unless we start to develop our kids at a tender age, businesses in Guyana will be left behind. When young people hear about agriculture, there’s this mental picture that comes to mind that you see someone with a fork and under the blazing hot sun, but when you show them the new technologies in agriculture in which you can simply use your smartphones to fly a drone over your field or to irrigate or fertilise the fields, it becomes interesting,” he said.“It could be applied here in Guyana, because, as you know, we have land that we can plant but it’s to get the young people back into the agricultural fields,” the Director added.During an encounter with students of Region One (Barima-Waini), questions were posed on when would IT hubs be established to support this initiative.Jones reiterated that while this would aid in the advancement in the sector, a 24-hour electrical supply was needed, but residents only receive nine hours of electricity on a daily basis. However, when the first solar farm is completed, the youths will be gifted with IT hubs.“IT hubs are needed with consistent electricity. Places like Mabaruma for example which currently enjoys nine hours of electricity, soon to come on stream is the solar farm that is there in Mabaruma. Once that comes on stream, it will add additional hours of electricity to folks in Mabaruma, and thereafter IT hubs can be established for those children,” Jones stated.last_img read more

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£25m deal for Real Madrid ace, Serie A bid rejected – AFC transfer news

first_imgWhere do Arsenal need to strengthen in January?Manager Arsene Wenger only has until 1 February to bring in new faces after which time he will have to wait until the summer.Mohamed Elneny has joined in a £5m deal, but with first team players like Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla out injured, the boss may be tempted to make more additions and keep them on course in their Premier League title charge.For all the latest transfer rumours, click here and check back on 1 February to follow the talkSPORT deadline day blog live.For all the latest Arsenal news click here. 6 6 6 Jorginho: Napoli reject Arsenal bid for Napoli’s midfielder – According to TuttoMercatoWeb, Arsenal have been told where to go when they approached Napoli with an offer for 24-year-old midfielder Jorginho. The report also says talks between the two clubs could begin again in the summer when the Italian season is over. Napoli are currently top of the league, two points clear of Juventus. Ben Chilwell: Arsenal to fight Tottenham for Leicester defender – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more Gunners transfer news – Arsenal had a £3m offer for Chilwell rejected in the summer, but are now back in the hunt for the highly-rated Leicester left-back. Tottenham are also rumoured to be interested and the Foxes are keen to tie 19-year-old Chilwell – above, right, challenging Erik Lamela – to a new contract. Isco: Arsenal to move for £25m Real Madrid man in the summer? – Spanish newspaper El Confidential claim Real Madrid midfielder Isco could be available in the summer for £25m. The 23-year-old midfielder has admirers in England and Italy and his club may listen to offers for him. 6 Mathieu Debuchy: Arsenal right-back could leave but only on loan – Debuchy wants to leave Arsenal to seek out more first team football and has an eye on a place in France’s Euro 2016 squad. Aston Villa and Sunderland are the teams linked with the right-back, who is behind Hector Bellerin in the Arsenal side. However, given Carl Jenkinson’s knee injury, the club may only let him leave on loan as Debuchy is the only cover for Bellerin. 6 Andriy Yarmolenko: Have Arsenal already had their bid for the winger accepted? – Ukraine-based outlet, Sport, report that Arsenal have had a £23m offer for Yarmolenko accepted. The winger would provide competition for Joel Campbell, Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck when the latter returns from injury. 6 Nolito: Barca have bid rejected for 29-year-old forward above, right – According to AS in Spain, Barcelona have failed in their attempt to sign Nolito from Celta Vigo, so could Arsenal pounce? The Liga club want interested sides to meet the £13.6m release clause, though Liverpool are also said to be in the hunt, as talkSPORT reported. last_img read more