In Beijing, for example, there was additional pressure on Bolt to deliver, and the superstar delivered emphatically by destroying the myth of a Justin Gatlin challenge in that first big race of the championships. It is a victory that with all things considered, must have inspired every member of that Jamaica team to even greater excellence. I remember watching a video clip of members on the Jamaican team in a hotel room in the athletes’ village watching that 100m final, obviously shot with a cellular phone, with running commentary by some of the athletes. You could hear the near reverence with which the big man is held within the team coming out in the comments. When the big man, Bolt, beat Gatlin at the line to win gold, the phone was still running and it captured the ensuing pandemonium with the loud, jubilant, and colourful cheers by the Jamaicans, who stormed out of the room and into the hallways. The big man had delivered and Jamaica was the best. The bar was now officially set in the biggest event of them all. Confidence must have swept through the Jamaica team like wildfire as the proverbial domino effect followed. BOLT EFFECT EXPIRATION Twelve medals, inclusive of seven gold, two silver, and three bronze, saw Jamaica finish in an impressive second on the table at the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. It is fair to say the dream run continues for Jamaica in international track and field. There has been one constant in recent years of Jamaican excellence in the sport in the form of Usain St Leo Bolt, the inspirational leader and standout performer whose influence directly and indirectly cannot be overstated during this period of pound-for-pound dominance by Jamaica. Bolt was at it again in Beijing, winning his now customary three gold to take his total to 11 World Championships gold medals. Amid the euphoria of celebrating the success of the Jamaican ambassadors, there is the clear and present danger, I think, of taking the ‘Bolt Effect’ on Jamaica’s on-the-track fortunes for granted. Bolt invariably leads from the front, with the stellar 10-metre event run off early in all the major championships, giving Bolt the perfect platform to set the platform. INSPIRATIONAL VICTORY The Jamaican governing body, Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association, must recognise and address the inevitable fall-off that will occur when the ‘Bolt Effect’ expires. The soundings are that Bolt could walk away from the sport in another two years. The void that will result from that eventuality obviously cannot be filled, but things need to be put into place to minimise the fallout from that imminent Bolt exit. We all need to understand and appreciate the fact that we are all living in the time of the greatest athlete to have ever walked the face of the Earth and that if and when he goes, the sport will not be the same, and Jamaica’s status will not be the same. It is going to take some major adjustments locally and internationally to appreciate life in track and field after Bolt. By all means, we must continue to enjoy the spectacular brilliance and genius of Bolt, but we need also to understand clearly that it cannot and will not last forever, and that sooner, rather than later, Jamaica especially, will have the arduous task of continuing our quest for excellence in the sport of track and field without the ‘Bolt Effect’.
Inspired by the Irish word ‘Stór’, with a focus on restoring ourselves and recharging our businesses, Re-Stór is a business retreat with a difference.Over the course of one day, in the stunning surrounds of Rathmullan House hotel and with lunch included, you will get the chance to work with experts in the area of business storytelling and communications, digital strategy and financial best practice.You will learn practical skills and gain a new perspective on how to stay both mentally and physically well in a world that offers increasing distractions, burn-out and overwhelm. Re-Stór is for entrepreneurs and business owners who long for a brief escape from their ‘Customer To-Do Lists’ to focus on what they want in business for a change. Co-founders Shane Breslin and Sally Murphy will lead the day. Business owners and entrepreneurs, they consult in digital, storytelling, marketing and communications with people all over the world, in industries from blue-chip technology giants to boutique drinks start-ups.For this event, they are delighted to introduce their Donegal audience to guest speaker Conor Devine. Conor is a Belfast-based entrepreneur, investor and author, who through several business interests has assisted business owners throughout the finance spectrum — from debt mediation on one end to alternative finance and investment on the other.Conor is also a Multiple Sclerosis survivor and plant-based wholefood Ironman triathlete! He will share his phenomenal personal and business experience, astutely linking the health of our minds and bodies to the health of our finances and businesses. In this one day retreat we will explore topics like:What’s going on in business and communications? How did we get here? And where should we go next?!How can we tell our stories with honesty in a way that helps us connect with our ideal customers?Can we grab the digital opportunity and the best of the internet – without falling victim to overwhelm?Here’s the truth. If the only thing you got from the Re-Stór retreat was that you walked away feeling nourished, like you had learned something worthwhile, got great value for money and made connections to support you going forward then it would be worth it.The reality is that the Re-Stór business retreat will give you all that and much, much more.You will leave the room with a clear sense of how to nourish your health so that you can grow your business, what your totally unique story is and, what digital strategies you will embrace!What other people have said about Re-Stór – “It was a great experience to take a day out of my business and reassess a few things. It helped me to have another look at the big picture of what I am trying to achieve and how I am going to do it in an energised and savvy way. Hearing other people’s stories also helped to get ideas and to reaffirm my own path. This is something all business owners should take part in, both for connecting with a fab community as well as the well-needed recharge.”Tickets available via this linkhttps://www.eventbrite.ie/e/re-stor-a-one-day-retreat-to-radically-recharge-your-business-your-life-tickets-71342638753Further Info see: www.restor.ie Contact: Sally Murphy, email@example.com, T: 0871476339Re- Stór: A one day retreat that will radically recharge your business and your life! was last modified: October 19th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:BusinessRe- Stór
OAKLAND – Less than 24 hours after suffering a 127-101 loss to the Lakers Tuesday night, the Warriors find themselves in unfamiliar territory.Through 25 games, they’re posting the worst record to start a season in the Steve Kerr era, while two of the team’s all-stars continue to search for a consistent rhythm.Still, with the best record in the Western Conference (23-12, a half-game ahead of Denver), the champs aren’t convinced the sky is falling just yet.“Who’s panicking?” Warriors forward …
6 June 2007Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka highlighted some of South Africa’s successes at the 60th World Association of Newspapers Congress in Cape Town this week, saying the country’s first decade of democracy was about reconstruction and development.“It was also about bringing large numbers of historically excluded people into a net of the serviced population,” she said during a lunch organised by the International Marketing Council of SA (IMC).Mlambo-Ngcuka said the government was aware of negative international perceptions that persisted despite the advances the country was making in providing a better life for all.There was a need, she said, for South Africa to project its successes better while continuing to deal with its problems, and it was for this reason that the IMC had been established.Following the 1994 elections, the government had focused on providing access to basic services such as water, sanitation, energy, housing, healthcare, education and improving rural infrastructure.“In the second decade of our democracy we are focused on universal access to basic services and improving their quality, which demands infrastructure and human resources,” Mlambo-Ngcuka said.She also highlighted some of the progress that the country was making through the Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative for SA (Asgi-SA), which aims to achieve 6% annual economic growth by 2010 and to halve unemployment and poverty by 2014.Mlambo-Ngcuka said South Africa’s economy had grown at around 5% since 2004 and that over the past five years the country’s gross national income per capita had risen from under US$3 000 (approx R21 000) to over US$5 000 (approx R35 000).Shared economy“During the same period we cut taxes several times; reduced the budget deficit to virtually zero; reduced government debt to one of the lowest levels in the world; reduced inflation to 3-6 percent; and reduced poverty through a system of social grants which now reaches 11-million beneficiaries.“For three years in succession we have created over 500 000 additional jobs in the economy.”At the same time, to ensure that the economy was truly being shared, it was crucial to reach out to unemployed and poorly skilled people, especially young South Africans, the Deputy President said.The government would achieve this through providing universal access to infrastructure, quality education and skills as well as social development initiatives.“South Africans are today working together to confront and overcome some of the greatest challenges that face not only ourselves but millions across the globe,” she said.Source: BuaNews
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