Local telecommunications company GTT on Friday celebrated World Telecommunication and Information Society Day by hosting 20 tech students from the Bishops’ High School (BHS).Throughout the day, the students were engaged in several activities, which included a presentation by Customer Experience Vice President Orson Ferguson and a tour of the communication hub through which mobile, landline and Blaze services interface; Senior Engineer Floyd Rodney and Network Technician Carl De Souza facilitated this.GTT Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Justin Nedd said that “it is important to inspire future generations and mould their technical skills to contribute to the development of Guyana; it is our expectation that hosting students like you would kindle your interest in the technology sector”.The aspiring engineers lauded the company for the opportunity to engage in the walkthrough, citing how informative it was. Michelle Shivcharran was given special recognition by the company for being the only young lady in the tech stream at the Bishops’ High School. The students were quizzed on what they would have learnt, and Omkar Persaud won for himself a cellular phone.Accompanying the students were Ms Williams, a Maths teacher, and Sir Blyden, the Technical Drawing teacher. They noted how educational the walkthrough was and thanked GTT for allowing the students to have such an experience.GTT, over the years, has contributed to bridging the standardisation gap through the deployment of many new and improved services.The company earlier this year ventured into several new initiatives including a paperless billing system, which supports the green initiative, as well as the enhanced use of technology through the use of electronic payment systems like Mobile Money Guyana (MMG) and the MyGTT App.World Telecommunication and Information Society Day marks the founding of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) on May 17, 1865, when the first International Telegraph Convention was signed in Paris. This year, it is being celebrated under the theme, “Bridging the standardisation gap.”Two staff members of the telecommunications giant giving the students a tour of GTT’s switching area
1 Fabinho in action for Brazil Manchester United have launched a bid to sign Monaco defender Fabinho, according to reports in France.The Red Devils are on the prowl for a new right-back and Louis van Gaal is prepared to offer around £10m for the 21-year-old star.United are short in that area of the pitch and were forced to play Antonio Valencia in a makeshift defensive role throughout last season, but view the Brazilian as the answer to their problems.The former Real Madrid man has been a stand-out performer in each of his two seasons with the Ligue 1 side, helping them to a third-placed finish and Champions League football next term.However, his future at the Stade Louis II is in the balance after French newspaper L’Equipe revealed United have made the defender one of their top targets to bolster the ranks ahead of next season.Fabinho’s versatility to operate in a defensive midfield berth has also been noted by United scouts but a deal for the Brazilian is unlikely to be completed until after his Copa America commitments with his country.
THERE has been widespread praise for the Donegal man who has led TG4 for the past 17 years after he announced he is stepping down from the position.Gaoth Dobhair man Pól Ó Gallchóir will leave his post at the end of September, the broadcaster has announced. He has been in the role since April 2000, when he succeeded the channel’s first head, Cathal Goan.Mr Ó Gallchóir thanked the board and staff of TG4 and said it had achieved recognition as a channel that provided an alternative viewpoint, or súil eile. The position of director-general or ardstiúrthóir will be advertised shortly, with the process overseen by TG4 chairwoman Siún Ní Raghallaigh.Ms Ní Raghallaigh praised Mr Ó Gallchóir, who joined TG4 from RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, for his dedication to Irish language broadcasting and his “huge contribution” to the service.The change in leadership comes ahead of TG4’s 20th anniversary, which it celebrates on Halloween.The public service broadcaster had its funding cut by €500,000 in 2015 and also endured ongoing pressure on its commercial income, which Minister for Communications Denis Naughten said last month had left it with an “exceptionally challenging” budget. Mr Naughten told an Oireachtas committee that this had affected its ability to deliver on its commitments for 2015, and an additional €300,000 in funding was provided in 2016 to “to allow it to compete by producing more home-produced content to help distinguish itself from international channels”.In 2015, TG4 broadcast an average of 4.8 hours of new original Irish language content output per day. Total Irish language broadcast hours arrived at 5,021, or some 57 per cent of the total broadcast hours on the channel.PRAISE FOR DONEGAL MAN WHO LED TG4 FOR 17 YEARS was last modified: July 12th, 2016 by John2Share 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:Pól Ó Gallchóir