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NaVorro Bowman officially retires with 49ers

first_imgSANTA CLARA — NaVorro Bowman showed up at the 49ers facility last month looking svelte, happy and reassured with his retirement plan.Tuesday, the 31-year-old former linebacker indeed retired as a 49er, having signed a ceremonial contract one day earlier.NaVorro Bowman will assuredly play against Kansas City. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)The 49ers actually cleared two roster spots Tuesday, shifting Bowman to the reserve/retired list while releasing kicker Jon Brown, who was made …last_img

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Key focuses from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s second SONA

first_imgOn Thursday 7 February 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the 25th annual State of the Nation Address in democratic South Africa.Citizens anticipated a few big announcements aligning with the President’s vision for inclusive economic growth. In his address, President Ramaphosa spoke to issues on education, corruption, unemployment and foreign investment, inter alia, and shared implementation plans that government will roll out to meet the urgent needs of South African citizens.Reflecting on the past year, HE President Ramaphosa shared: “We resolved to cure our country of the corrosive effects of corruption and to restore the integrity of our institutions. We resolved to advance the values of our Constitution and to once again place at the centre of our national agenda the needs of the poor, unemployed, marginalised and dispossessed.We agreed that, in honour of the centenary of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and Albertina Nontsikelelo Sisulu, we would devote our every action, our every effort, our every utterance to the realisation of their vision of a democratic, just and equitable society.”The South African government is committed to ensuring that learners thrive in a safe and healthy environment. Currently, 4 000 schools in SA are without appropriate sanitation facilities.They are also engaging learners on readiness for the Fourth Industrial Revolution from as early as childhood development phase, and has committed to the following in education:– It will take government 6 years to provide every school, and child, in South Africa with digital workbooks and textbooks on a tablet device.– 1 150 schools are either in planning, design or construction stages–  More than 700 000 children have had access to early childhood education in the last financial year– 699 schools have been provided with appropriate sanitation facilities and projects through the SAFE Initiative.– 90% of textbooks in high enrolment subjects across all grades and all workbooks have been digitised.President Ramaphosa also announced that early childhood education centres will be migrated from the Department of Social Development to Basic Education.On the topic of small businesses, the following was noted: “Given the key role that small businesses play in stimulating economic activity and employment – and in advancing broad-based empowerment – we are focusing this year on significantly expanding our small business incubation programme.The incubation programme provides budding entrepreneurs with physical space, infrastructure and shared services, access to specialised knowledge, market linkages, training in the use of new technologies and access to finance.” – 14 rapid youth incubators form part of the incubation programme.– Digital hubs will be established in four provinces as part of the incubation programme– 51 technology business incubators form part of the incubation programme.– 10 enterprise supplier development incubators form part of the incubation programme.Speaking on infrastructure development, President Ramaphosa confirmed that more than R1.3 trillion has been invested to build, among others, hundreds of schools and two new universities. In addition, government committed R100 billion into the Infrastructure Fund over a 10-year period.He also made mention of the inaugural SA Investment Conference, confirming that “projects to the value of R187 billion are being implemented, and projects worth another R26 billion are in pre-implementation phase.” This reiterates the President’s investment drive to mobilise R1.2 trillion in investment over a period of five years.President Ramaphosa is confident that South African citizens have what it takes to move the country forward. He said: “All of us, as South Africans, should face up to the challenges and difficulties that lie ahead, said President Ramaphosa. “The task of building a better South Africa is our collective responsibility as a nation, as the people of South Africa.”last_img read more

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Chants of India, India motivated me: Apurvi Chandela after winning gold in Shooting World Cup

first_imgWorld Cup gold medallist Apurvi Chandela Saturday called the fierce competition in the Indian women’s air rifle team a good thing as it motivates her to go the extra mile be in terms of “meditation” or “visualisation practices”.India’s Chandela shattered the world record on her way to the women’s 10m air rifle gold with an incredible sequence of scores in the ISSF World Cup here.”All of them coming up is actually good for the sport. I needed to push myself further and I have been performing consistently since the last year,” Apurvi said about the intense competition from Anjum Moudgil, Elavenil Valarivan and Mehuli Ghosh in this event.”I looked at it in a way that I get motivated, push myself harder, I can’t settle down at any score, there is no satisfaction that I think can take from it. That’s actually a good thing for me. It keeps me motivated.”Asked about the 2018 World Cup final in Munich, where she had the gold in her grasp before an inexplicable slip-up in the 19th shot pushed her outside the medal bracket, the 26-year-old said she has overcome that disappointment.”In Munich World Cup, I was leading and I came fourth. I was just coming down and it was a freak shot, the trigger just got pressed, it wasn’t a malfunction or anything.”But I am happy that I could overcome that and did not let that get into my way today. I actually beat my own self in a way,” she said about the outing in which a 5.9 dashed her hopes.advertisementMany moods of @apurvichandela after winning her first @ISSF_Shooting World Cup Gold with a world record score of 252.9! Kudos girl! #ISSFWCND2019 #ISSFWorldCup pic.twitter.com/beulo8GNM0NRAI (@OfficialNRAI) February 23, 2019To improve trigger control, Apurvi said she does a “lot of meditation and visualisation practises”.”It’s a long process which I have been working on. It was just pressure handling. To get better, I had to push myself. Earlier, I used to take less time and shoot early, but now I take a little longer to settle down a bit.”About the last few shots in Saturday’s final, she said, “I was just trying to control my nerves, nerves do play a big role. I just asked myself to stay calm as it was a matter of few more shots.”Her mother, Bindu, a former basketball player who represented Rajasthan in the Nationals, travels with her for training as well as competitions, including abroad.”Being a sportsperson myself, I understand the situation better when I am around her. You know I never have high expectations and all,” her mother said.”She is usually there even abroad,” Apurvi said.The surprising but loud cheers from behind helped in the final, as she rallied to grab the second place with a 10.6 in the 11th shot. Rifle or pistol shooting events at the Dr Karni Singh Range never attracted such a turnout.India’s Chandela rocks New Delhi’s final hall, winning the first gold medal of the 2019 ISSF World Cup with a new world record https://t.co/oXvDJzwq27 #ISSF #ISSFWC #ISSFWorldCup @OfficialNRAI @apurvichandela @ioaindia pic.twitter.com/kAixRqTt3oISSF (@ISSF_Shooting) February 23, 2019″I wasn’t maybe in the centre but I do not usually plan my scoring like that. I think, at the start, my positioning was a little off. So, I tweaked my settings a bit. My aim was not to shoot a 10.1 in the first shot definitely but I am happy that I could build up and reach a world record,” said Apurvi.”The last one month I am working really hard on finals and qualifications also. And even in January I have gone abroad for open competitions. I won a gold there as well, so I took confidence and that competition helped me today in handling pressure.”When asked about the noisy crowd, she said, “Actually the crowd was motivating me and I could hear ‘India, India’. It helped me in sticking to my technique and executing each shot the way I wanted to.”The pressure was there definitely, I am happy I could control it and execute.”Though she has secured a quota for the 2020 Olympics, she knows that she will have to maintain her form and scores in the run-up to the quadrennial extravaganza, to keep her place.”When I got my quota also, the aim was not to get the quota only, it was just about following my technique and putting whatever I trained into use. I was focussed on every shot, keeping my calm.”advertisementlast_img read more

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