Georgia stats on line

first_imgKriesel says visitors to the site range from school students andadministrators to county planners and bank presidents.”We have a built-in system that allows us to track our users,” hesaid. “We get a lot of hits from newspapers, school systems,colleges across the state, planning agencies and real estateagencies.”The site also keeps track of what information is most requested.”The most popular information is population data, followed byeducation, economic, year-to-year analyses and shift shareanalyses,” Kriesel said.As one of the web site’s planners, Kriesel says visitors enjoythe anonymity of accessing personalized data using webtechnology.”Most people like the fact that they can access the informationfrom their home or office and they never have to actually talk toa person or be put on hold,” Kriesel said. “I do still get phonecalls, but usually it’s someone wanting us to add even moreinformation to the site.” generates statisticaldata on all 159 Georgia counties. The site allows visitors togenerate county-specific information on agriculture, courts andcrime, economics, education, government, health, housing, labor,natural resources, population, public assistance, transportationand vital statistics. From farms to schoolsAgriculture information ranges from the number of farms in acounty to farmer income levels. Crime information includes thenumber of juvenile arrests and the percentage of probationersliving in a county.Economic information provides a breakdown of each county’shousehold median income, the number of residents living belowpoverty level and the total lottery sales in the county.Education data includes the racial breakdown of students, thenumber of high school dropouts and the number of teachers in thepublic school system.All of the data for the site comes from the Georgia County Guideand the Farmgate Value Report. Both are annual publications ofUGA’s Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development. The website now makes this information readily available to anyone withInternet access.”We wanted to get this information out on the Internet so thatmore people would have access to it,” said Warren Kriesel, anagricultural economist with UGA’s College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences. “In February of 2001, we went on-line andsince then we’ve had more than 60,000 individual requests forinformation.” By Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaStudents across the state are collecting their supplies andheading back to school. Adding a University of Georgia web siteto their supply list will make report writing on their county orthe State of Georgia, a lot easier.With a few clicks of a computer mouse, the Georgia StatisticsSystem, found at Population information most popularThe site also includes agriculture fact sheets for each county inGeorgia and a demographic profile of each county. A populationtable shows the racial breakdown of each city in Georgia. last_img read more

Arsenal, Newcastle Clash Goes Live on GOtv

first_imgArsene Wenger knows Arsenal cannot afford another slip-up when they face Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium aiming to end a damaging run of three Premier League games without a win.Only one point separates the Gunners from Tottenham Hotspur in fourth, but in what is shaping up to be a tight battle for the Champions League places, Arsenal can ill-afford to drop more points against a struggling team.The West Ham draw was preceded by a stalemate at Southampton – both games Wenger would have expected to win – reinforcing the view that Arsenal have not yet recovered from the blow of losing to Manchester United at home.Wenger shuffled his pack for the short trip to West Ham, with both Jack Wilshere and Olivier Giroud making their first Premier League starts of the season. The match will kick off at 4pm today, and will be available on SuperSport Select 2 (Channel 32). Also today, a resurgent Atletico Madrid will seek to continue the revival when they take on Alaves in the La Liga. The match will be live at 9pm on SuperSport Select 4 (Channel 34), available to only GOtv MAX subscribers.On Sunday, it will be the turn of La Liga leaders, Barcelona, who will seek to put behind them the indifferent results they got in their last two matches, when they take on Deportivo La Coruna at the Camp Nou.The match will air live on SuperSport Select 4 at 9pm. GOtv subscribers can enjoy the best in La Liga action by getting GOtv MAX for only N3,800 monthly.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram GOtv subscribers will, this weekend, have access to the best action from the English Premier League (EPL) and La Liga on today and Sunday.Among the matches to be broadcast live is the clash between Arsenal and Newcastle, with both teams seeking redemption from the less than impressive results they had in their last matches.Arsenal was held to a scoreless draw by West Ham, while Newcastle suffered a home loss to Everton on Wednesday.last_img read more