SANTA CLARA – Full-team practices are underway on the 49ers practice fields, so let’s open up the Twitter mailbag after our first look Tuesday at the organized team activities:Would love to see how the new edge guys look out there, Dee Ford and Nick Bosa. (@KBNFLScout)The good news: Ford’s much-advertised first step is indeed blistering, as right tackle Mike McGlinchey testified after Ford strutted his stuff not just on a pass rush but a run stop. The bad news: Bosa strained his right …
13 May 2008The provincial government and private investors are to open a gold jewellery manufacturing facility worth R100-million in Kimberley, in the Northern Cape, in an effort to ensure that more value is added to precious metals locally, with finished products destined for export markets.The Gold Chain Technology project, focussing on the production of gold and silver chains, will progressively escalate its production and employment. It is expected that in four years time, an estimated 300 people will be employed and the factory will process a total of three tons of gold and five tons of silver.The project is a partnership between the provincial government, black economic empowerment partner Solandra and Q-Quality, an Italian company that will contribute skills, technology and access to markets.“This initiative will focus on mass chain production for the export market – specifically the United States,” said the Northern Cape Premier’s office in a statement, with the initiative being part of the country’s diamond strategy and drive for beneficiation in South Africa.The project is also funded by Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and financially supported by the Augusta-Westland, which supplied helicopters as part of the South African arms deal.“The impact of this project will have a tremendous influence on the Northern Cape as well as the national economy and has the potential to expand and to compliment existing and new ventures,” the statement read, adding that the initiative would contribute positively towards the country’s gross domestic product and trade balance.“This is a key opportunity for facilitating empowerment in the jewellery manufacturing sector, while continuing regional development among the poorest communities in this country,” said Abel Malinga of IDC’s mining strategic business unit.Gold Chain Technology said it will have trained 460 people in jewellery manufacturing and design within five years and achieve sales knocking on R1-billion annually within five years.“The bulk of the skills will be transferred from Italian technicians to locals with several future trainers acquiring machinery and equipment training in Italy,” the organisation said.Furthermore, the provincial government and diamond mining giant De Beers are to establish an academy to promote the jewellery profession in the province, with students from the academy being employed by the Gold Chain Technology project.The move will provide South Africa with a foothold into the lucrative world jewellery market. Currently annual gold retailing is a R450-billion industry, with demand topping 2 800 tons.Principle consumers include India (25%), the US (18%) and China (12%) with the major producers being India (19%), Italy (10%) and Turkey (9%).Source: BuaNews
“We’re not thinking yet of the Grand Slam. We understand that it’s in the mind of so many people, but it’s a long shot so we have to be ready and prepare hard for this,” he said. “There are so many teams which built their team and they’re almost there, but our experience is there, they know how to win, they understand how to win. And in a situation like this, they understand what to do.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? Leo Austria. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFor San Miguel coach Leo Austria, the team’s collective sacrifice has been the biggest key in helping his squad solve the bane that is the Commissioner’s Cup.“There’s a lot of sacrificing for this team,” he said. “We have to win and we have to make and take sacrifices, and we have to make adjustments during the game which will help us get the win.”ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games San Miguel has always struggled in this mid-season conference, but Austria and his players managed to turn their failed bids in the past two seasons into lessons learned.READ: Eager to contribute, Santos wills San Miguel to comeback win“I think we’ve learned a lot of things from that. There’s so many things happening in the team that sometimes it’s beyond our control. And that’s the thing, we don’t want to be affected with those issues anymore,” he said. “We made it a point that the players should cooperate and should be disciplined, they should know what kind of system we’re running, and because of our experience, we are able to give a solution to the problems we are facing.”Austria is now 5-for-5 in the Finals since taking over for San Miguel, and after winning a second straight title this year, talking about the Grand Slam is inevitable.But the affable mentor would rather cherish this championship first before thinking about the season-ending Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments MOST READ One of Austria’s strategies was to limit the minutes of his top guys Arwind Santos, who usually leads the second unit, and reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo.READ: San Miguel wins 5th title in 3 years, conquers PBA Comm’s CupFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Arwind is always off the bench, averaging only 20 minutes per game, which is unusual for him. June Mar is a very important piece of our team, but this is an import-laden conference and (Joshua) Smith always has the advantage against him, so we have to make things happen,” he said.Luckily, those adjustments paid off as the Beermen trotted out their best game in the series with a dominating 115-91 Game 6 victory over TNT to secure the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Cabagnot named PBA Finals MVP
Micromax on Monday announced Canvas Nitro A310, a mainstream phone that is supposed to compete against the new Motorola Moto G and Asus Zenfone 5. The Nitro A310 will be exclusively available at Snapdeal.com, a e-retailer, at a price of Rs 12,990.The device is powered by an octa-core processor running at 1.7GHz. It has 2GB RAM, 8BG Internal storage, support for microSD card, 5-inch display with 720P resolution, Android KitKat 4.4, 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera, support for two SIM cards and 2500 mAh battery. The device sports a back cover that has leather-like finish.”Inspired by specific needs of consumers, Canvas Nitro is yet another product from the Micromax to democratize technology with amalgamation of superior technology, great design and seamless usability. Our partnership with Snapdeal further simplifies the process for millions of new-age Indian consumers who prefer to shop online to get Canvas Nitro with just a few clicks,” said Vineet Taneja, CEO of Micromax.
June Mar Fajardo. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Defending champion San Miguel Beer got going when it mattered most to rally past TNT, 80-78, at the start of the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup quarterfinals Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.June Mar Fajardo made big plays on both ends, scoring San Miguel’s last five points and getting a crucial block inside the final two minutes to finish with 15 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc View comments “We thought we’re going to lose because of the bad start. I think we just got lucky in this one,” said SMB head coach Leo Austria.“Talk ’N Text really wanted to prove something, but the players just refused to lose and we were really just fortunate.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Beermen look to close out the KaTropa on Monday at Araneta Coliseum. Read Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Tough love: Yeng Guiao downplays tongue-lashing towards Poy Erram in NLEX loss PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ