A complete arc-trench system recognized in Gondwana sequences of the Antarctic Peninsula region

first_imgPrior to Late Triassic–Early Jurassic times, the geological history of the Antarctic Peninsula region was dominated almost entirely by Gondwana sequences that together comprised a major arc-trench system. Subduction complex, trench-slope-break and fore-arc basin sedimentation can all be recognized, and deposition was at least partly on early Palaeozoic or older continental crust. The only evidence for a contemporaneous magmatic arc situated in the Antarctic Peninsula at this time consists of patchy occurrences of metavolcanic rocks, possibly representing the frontal edge of the arc, and the major outcrop area of these rocks is believed to lie under the broad shallow continental shelf E of the Antarctic Peninsula. This is contrary to most current hypotheses in which a marginal basin, presumably floored by oceanic crust, is thought to crop out close to the E coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. However, the complete absence of substantial outcrops of pre-Jurassic volcanic rocks anywhere in eastern Antarctica and South Africa, which are the closest and most likely places in which these should exist, supports the new proposal. Moreover, the identification of back-arc elements of the arc-trench system (foreland fold-thrust belt and retro-arc foreland basin) in eastern Antarctica and South Africa greatly strengthens the likelihood of the arc cropping out in the area suggested. Towards the end of the Triassic and during the Early Jurassic Periods, an intense diastrophic event, or culmination of events, of orogenic magnitude occurred (Gondwanian orogeny), causing substantial redistribution of the pre-existing elements of the arc-trench system. In particular, all the fore-arc sequences were strongly deformed, some possibly for the first time (e.g. in the fore-arc basin), and became firmly accreted to the continental margin. Moreover, the magmatic foci migrated trenchwards to intrude the deformed rocks in the Antarctic Peninsula. Because many of the plutons were emplaced synkinematically, they often closely resemble ‘basement’ gneisses. The distinction between these rocks remains a serious problem in the Antarctic Peninsula and it can be solved only partially by radiometriclast_img read more

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CSM UK revenue dented by fall in foodservice volumes

first_imgStrong competition in the foodservice market contributed to an £11m drop in revenue at bakery supplier CSM UK last year.The company has reported £252.4m revenue in the 52 weeks ending 31 December 2018, down from £263.3m in the previous year, in documents filed at Companies House.Sales volumes had fallen, due to a combination of competition in the foodservice channel and deliberate rationalisation of the company’s product range to boost margins.CSM said the drop in volume had been partly offset by price increases that had been introduced in response to rising commodity costs, and steps to improve profitability, including product reformulation, waste improvement and costs management. The company has also cut administrative costs from £5.6m in 2017 to £2.8m last year.These moves contributed to operating profit/loss improving from a loss of £11.2m in 2017, when CSM had been badly hit by cost increases including the sharp rise in butter, to a profit of £3.3m 2018. After taxation, the business made a loss of £914,000, down from £15.2m in 2017.Looking ahead, CSM said its management team had reviewed the risks of a ‘no deal’ Brexit and had put plans in place to mitigate the potential impact.“These include preparations to comply with potential new customs formalities, to mitigate potential financial risks relating to tariff or currency risk, to mitigate short-term disruption due to supply chain disturbance, to ensure supplier readiness, and to be aware of new regulatory compliance requirements,” stated the business.last_img read more

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Arsene Wenger won’t let memory of Stoke loss derail plan for success this season

first_img The Gunners were beaten 3-2 in Staffordshire last December and Wenger and his players came in for criticism from angry supporters as they boarded their train back to London. This season there is more goodwill from fans as Arsenal sit top of the Barclays Premier League despite conceding a last-gasp equaliser in a 3-3 draw at Liverpool on Wednesday. And, despite his belief that there could an escalation in such occurrences in the future, Wenger has no plans to change the way the team travel to Stoke – where Arsenal have won just once in the league in the last 25 years. When asked if Arsenal would again travel by train, Wenger replied: “Yes. “We travel in what we think is the best and the shortest way. You want as well not to be isolated too much because you want contact with people who love the club, you want contact with the fans. “I took it (the abuse from supporters) as people who were upset because we lost a game and didn’t take it personally. “It was my function and the fact that I’m responsible for the club that was attacked. I didn’t take it (personally). “I was sad and upset more by the result than by the individual reactions of people, which I can understand. When you love a club, you want the results to be positive.” Wenger reckons supporters venting their frustrations could become more of an issue having witnessed similar scenes in his native France in recent weeks. “It’s a more common thing now and I believe it will be a problem in the coming years. That problem I see it, observing in Europe,” he said. Press Association Arsene Wenger will again travel to Stoke on the train with his Arsenal squad despite the abuse they received following defeat at the Britannia Stadium last season. “I see in France especially now in the last two or three weeks, many problems occurred with disappointing results on that front. “It exists a lot in France, with enchanted people coming out and having an aggressive behaviour. It might be one of the problems that football has to face in the coming years. You see it in many countries now, more and more.” Once his squad has arrived in Stoke, Wenger will have to make two key decisions over team selection. Midfielder Mohamed Elneny, signed from Basle on Thursday, is in contention to make his debut but Wenger is undecided on whether to throw in the 23-year-old straight into his team. “He is available for selection, I haven’t decided (if he will play) yet,” the Arsenal boss said when asked about Elneny’s position. “I have to see how everyone has recovered. Apparently we have no injuries form the Liverpool game, so he is a possibility to be in the squad for Sunday.” The other major call is whether to bring Alexis Sanchez back into the fold as the Chile forward is fit following a niggling hamstring injury. Sanchez has been missing since a draw at Norwich in November and, with Joel Campbell flourishing in his absence, Wenger is in no hurry to rush the former Barcelona man back – admitting it would be a risk to play him at Stoke. “The other question mark is about Alexis,” he added. “He has two decisive days – today and tomorrow. he is fit, has worked very hard and the decision we have to take is whether to take a gamble or not on his injury.” last_img read more

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Grindvold grinds out winning round at Greenwood

first_imgPSC golf from The Golf Club Sports BarMonday, Sept. 19, Green Valley – Stableford1st John Emmerson (11) 37pts 2nd John Pierrel (13) 37pts3rd Joe Mooneyham (16) 36ptsFour groups headed down the 36 this morning to test the links of Green Valley. Finally, the whole game came together, the back nine was stronger, and thus our TGC partner John Emmerson snatched this week’s victory on count back.Last week I wrote that 39 would normally be enough for a win when writing of our second place finisher Mick Beresford, and that was true today.  Timing is everything, not just on your swing, but your entire game.  But today Johnny got to the top on count back over John Pierrel who has been traveling Thailand and playing golf all over the kingdom.  Emmerson’s 19 on back was 2 better than Pierrel’s 17, so ring the bell pal!  You actually had good reason to bum a cigar from Warboys this time.John Emmerson & Joe Mooneyham.It was great to see our PSC golf chief Joe Mooneyham out with us and playing great golf with his 36 points for third on the day.Our buddy from Hawaii, Kalani is back with us for a couple of weeks now, so Mahalo, man.For the record, the proper stableford count back criteria is back 9 total points, if tied then back 6 total, if still tied then back 3 total, if still tied then last hole total, if still tied then highest points on the #1 handicap hole.  There are actually 4 more stages, but they are rarely necessary.Wednesday, Sept. 21, St. Andrews – Stableford1st John Pierrel (13) 39pts2nd Henry O’Brien (18) 35pts3rd Terry Wagner (20) 31ptsNot content with his second place finish on Monday, John Pierrel set his standards high and came out the winner of today’s competition.  John played some very consistent golf with only one blob on the card.  Shooting a 39 on this course is quite difficult, so well played to John.Bob, Mark, McHugh, Roachie, Jez & pals after Friday’s trip to Greenwood.Henry O’Brien has been playing well of late and an 18 handicapper that shoots 35 here has had a very good round of golf.  Terry Wagner got away with a third with his 31 points, but some days you just get lucky sneaking that one in.St. Andrews is one of the best courses we play in Pattaya.  It never ceases to impress with its beautiful vistas of the Rayong hills.  The course was in very good nick today and the weather was overcast, making for a cool and pleasant day of golf on a great track.Friday, Sept. 23, Greenwood – Stableford1st Jack Grindvold (5) 37pts2nd Gareth Gill (7) 35pts3rd John McHugh (9) 35ptsIt was TGC partner Johnny McHugh’s birthday today, so a very special outing was on the agenda for this trip out to Greenwood.  McHugh sponsored the four long drives, something he usually excels in… but not today.  There was that silly rule about drives having to be in the fairway he forgot about.  Sorry about that birthday boy.Long time buddy Ernie MacInerney took 2 of the LD’s.  It’s a shame the Dalai Lama didn’t play today, big hitter, the Lama.  A rare appearance by Joe Sebastian on the golf course was noted, good to see the lefty back in action as he apparently had a great back nine after 6 months of cobwebs on the bag.It was one of those days when you wished you had shares in Bacardi, as the Breezers were flowing like the Pattaya floods of the past week.  But the star of the day was our own Jack Grindvold who won with a great round, a Cinderella story if you will.There was a trio of single digit handicappers on today’s podium.  These guys make few mistakes, so Jack’s victory was that much sweeter.  Well done Jack, our favorite Swede, and don’t worry, that new Ikea in Bangkok will be open next month.Greenwood was in spectacular shape and we will be returning next month, so watch for the October schedule soon.  Keep it in the fairway lads!Note:  The Golf Club is located on Soi LK Metro, off Soi Buakhao and Soi Diana junction.  We can be reached on 085 434 3377 or [email protected] and our website is www.golfclubpattaya.com.last_img read more

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Cottee shines at rain-free Mountain Shadow

first_imgTaking fourth place was Craig Wheeler with 36 points on a count back over Ralph Hymer while third place went to Owen Walkley with 38 points, just losing out to our old mate John Locke on count back for second.  Top of the stack today was Brian Maddox with a fine 40 points.There were three ‘2’ recorded by Craig Wheeler, Owen Walkley and an eagle two on B1 from Capt Bob.Wednesday, Nov, 6, Green Valley – StablefordIt was a great day for golf at Green Valley on Wednesday and the course was in magnificent condition with the greens as fast as hell.It was welcome back to JJ Harney today and his lovely wife Margaret, and although she didn’t play it was nice to catch up for a drink later.We had eight groups playing but apart from a few golfers the scores were a bit ordinary to say the least.  Coming in fifth place was Martin Kingswood 34 points, losing fourth spot on count back to Bob Finley, while third place went to Paul Greenaway with 35 points.  Taking second on the podium was Eng Cotterell with a fine 38 points and the winner with 40 points, which could have been even better if the putts had dropped, was Paul Bourke – a great round of golf mate!There were seven ‘2’s which should have been nine if Paul Bourke had had an ounce of luck and it would have been the first time we would have seen four ‘2’s from one golfer.  The ones that did drop went to Paul Bourke (2), Paul Greenaway (2), Craig Wheeler, Peter Le Noury and John Locke,A piece of sad news I was to hear today was that my good friend Ian (Juggy) Jones passed away in Geralton in the north of Western Australia.  Our condolences go out to all his family for their sad and sudden loss.Friday, Nov. 8, Mountain Shadow – StablefordWhile it never stopped raining at the bar all day it was great weather for the golfers who did go out to play at Mountain Shadow on Friday.  The greens, as always, were fast even with the rain they had had overnight and it was carts allowed everywhere so no winter rules in force.There were a few cancelations because of the rain but as usual here in Thailand it always seems to be localized, raining here but not there.  There were good scores and bad but it was down to Cottee to show the way with a fine 41 points to take out first place ahead of his good mate Gary Hogg, who won a three way count back on 34 points over Tom Hand and Steve Compton.  There were no ‘2’s so all the dosh went to the guys in the winners’ circle.Note:  If you are looking for a game with some friendly golfers, call into the bar or give Bob a call on 082 204 3411.  The bar is just off Soi Siam Country Club, looking straight down Lake Mabprachan. The Billabong Golf BarMonday, Nov. 4, Greenwood – StablefordWe left the bar a little bit earlier today for our trip to Greenwood and got there about 30 minutes before our allotted tee time and were away early as we were the only group there at that time.  The course was in great condition with the greens being lightening fast and the fairways cut to perfection – you couldn’t get a bad lie.  The temperature was just perfect as well with a little wind a great day for golf.We had to say goodbye today to Chris Dodd who had to cut his holiday short, and also welcomed Richard Steadman over for his annual pilgrimage.The decision was made to play from the yellow markers as the length was just on 6,000 yards and from the whites it was 600 more, so it was a bit short today for the big hitters but enjoyable all the same.last_img read more

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New Colts Neck Roundabout Nearing Completion

first_imgCOLTS NECK – A new traffic roundabout aimed at reducing accidents at one of this township’s most dangerous intersections is nearing completion and should be open to vehicles in mid-May. While severe ice and snow conditions delayed construction during the winter, all work should be finished only a month later than originally planned, said Monmouth County Engineer Joseph Ettore.The project, at the intersection of the once sleepy country intersection of Heulitt Road, Dutch Lane (County Route 46) and Crine Road (County Road 4), was approved last summer at a cost of $1,256,313, to be paid entirely by the county, which is overseeing the work. The design is similar to the roundabout at the Route 520 entrance to Brookdale Community College in Lincroft. Rather than flagpoles in the center, the Colts Neck roundabout will feature a large fir tree.The intersection became increasingly problematic as the township grew, with school buses and drivers from other municipalities utilizing it to transverse the township. The roundabout was first proposed over eight years ago after a school bus accident there. Officials said there have been several serious, near fatal accidents since at that location, which is driven by as many as 3,600 vehicles per day. The nearby resident who first championed the roundabout, Cathi Trost, passed away several years ago.There was some local opposition to the roundabout’s construction during public hearings last summer. Residents objected to the removal of large old trees; some called the roundabout “overkill.” Township Committeeman, lifelong resident and local farmer Thomas Orgo stated, “The problem is that people speed over the hill. How will they know the roundabout is there? They will look like the Dukes of Hazzard coming over the hill.” County officials testified the tree removal and road widening would improve sightlines.After extensive study, the Monmouth County Division of Engineering prepared plans and specifications for the project that were approved by the Monmouth County Freeholders, the Colts Neck Township Committee and the New Jersey Department of Transportation. The county negotiated with homeowners adjacent to the intersection to purchase additional property for the project.“We looked at the circulation patterns and tested for all types of vehicles including school buses,” said Daria Jakimowska of the county engineering division. “Every single movement is available. It does work and I have the proof. Features are incorporated into the roundabout that forces drivers to slow down.” Ettore said construction of a modern roundabout will correct sub-standard geometry at Heulitt and Crine Roads where they cross Dutch Lane, adding the previous configuration “was not safe or efficient.”Relocation of utilities at the site, originally scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014, was delayed by severe weather and finally finished on April 8 by Kiely Construction of Long Branch. The general contractor for the project is Earle Construction of Wall. Ettore said this project was designed so the relocation of existing utilities and all drainage work would be completed prior to the start of construction so work on the roundabout could proceed unimpeded after ward.The roads leading into the roundabout have speeds of 40 and 45 miles per hour, which will not change. Once a vehicle enters the roundabout, it must proceed at 20 m.p.h., Ettore said, adding, “That’s why it’s considered traffic-calming. All traffic on all approaching roads must yield at the roundabout.” The intersection has been closed on and off during construction. Near the end of April, Ettore said periods of closure and detours will last another ten days so the final work can get done on time. The radius of the Colts Neck roundabout will be slightly larger than the one at Brookdale, he said.— By Laura Kolnoskilast_img read more

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Learning To Ride At Highland Farm

first_imgStory and photos by Art Petrosemolo ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – It’s early September at Highland Farm. Shannon Cunneff, the Farm’s manager and head instructor works with 9-year old Winter Tietjen and her new pony named Poker.From the other side of the outdoor riding ring, she offered encouragement to Winter.“Eyes up! Shoulders back! Shorten you reins, close your knees,” Cunneff said.Winter moved Poker from a walk to a trot and into a canter following her instructor’s urging and then confidently over two jumps, breaking into a big smile as she heard Cunneff’s generous praise.Highland Farm was buzzing on this Saturday as youngsters caught up on lessons at the start of the fall riding and show season, with Cunneff and instructor Grace Smith scheduled to work with several students. Close to 20 ponies and horses, some owned by the farm and many personally owned, call the Highland Farm home.Highland’s riding facility includes grooming stalls, a tack room, feed and laundry room and an indoor wash stall with heat lamps plus large indoor and outdoor riding rings with jumps. It’s all part of a 70-acre tract with paddocks, fields, ponds and riding trails in the midst of Monmouth County, not far from Sandy Hook Bay.Winter Tietjen and Poker under the watchful eye of Shannon Cunneff.Instructors Cunneff and Smith have ridden and competed on show ponies and horses since they were children and relate to the pre-teens and teens under their care. They take riding seriously and help both novices and experienced young riders hone their skills. Along with years of experience, Cunneff is is certified through the United States Hunter Jumper Association as a professional trainer.Private lessons last about 30 minutes but students don’t just mount and ride. They are taught to tack their mounts (saddle and bridle their equine partner), under the watchful eye of an instructor and do so before every lesson prior to heading to the ring. Working with their pony teaches responsibility and helps create a strong bond between horse and rider, the instructors say.Cunneff and Smith give upwards of 50 lessons a week and coach their students at shows usually on Sundays in New Jersey and as far away as Florida and Vermont. Spring and fall are the busiest at Highland Farm, as it offers the best riding weather here at the Jersey shore.About half of the students are first-timers and some have family members who ride or who rode in the past. “Young girls outnumber the boys learning to ride,” Cunneff said, “and they gain great confidence in the process.”Youngsters start their riding adventure on a pony which is more “their size and much easier to control while you learn than mounting a big,1000-pound horse and being a long way from the ground,” she explained. Some riders stay with ponies throughout their riding and competition career. Highland Farm specializes in training its riders for hunter-jumper competition.Winter Tietjen gets saddle and tact in preparation for her riding less at Highland Farm.Many children get their first introduction to riding in one of Highland Farm’s several summer camps. “We can put a child on a pony at age six or seven,” Cunneff said, “although we have had five year olds who wanted to get on their first pony and take lessons.”Learning to care for the ponies they ride adds to the riding experience, the instructors believe. “We want to see a bond between horse and rider,” Cunneff said, and that comes with learning to tack the horse, walk it, and brush it down as part of their time here at the Farm. The bond happens quickly,” Cunneff smiled, “and it isn’t long before our serious students are talking to their parents about having their own pony.”Cunneff and Smith said learning to ride and competing in shows helps youngsters think and focus, and being responsible for a pony helps them mature. “Our kids compete in lots of shows,” Cunneff said, “and winning ribbons is fun and something we celebrate but not something we focus exclusively on. We encourage students ‘to ride for the ride and not for the ribbon’ and enjoy the experience.”The instructors and parents said that students develop very strong friendships with fellow riders at Highland Farm. “With a common focus and goals, there is very little pettiness here, all agree. The kids become friends and stay friends,” Cunneff stressed.Along with lessons, Cunneff overseas the care of the horses including visits from the veterinarian, farrier and equine dentist. A staff of grooms and stable hands works with her to keep equine residents happy, fit and healthy, and the facility a showplace for riders, their parents and visitors.“I’ve been riding since I was as old as my students,” Cunneff said, “and truly enjoy passing along the skills I’ve learned. I take great pride in watching these young riders progress. It’s a terrific career and I enjoy coming to work every day.” Cunneff smiled, as she turned and reminded Winter to keep her shoulders back as Poker glided over the fences a second time.last_img read more

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BHP Billiton’s African expansion

first_img11 February 2004Global resources giant BHP Billiton officially opened its multi-million dollar Hillside aluminium expansion project in KwaZulu-Natal last week, and is exploring further opportunities for growing its aluminium operations in South Africa and Mozambique.The expansion project at BHP Billiton’s Hillside Aluminium smelter at Richards Bay reached full production in December, just 20 months after the project commenced in April 2003, at a total cost expected to come in under the original budget of US$449-million.This expansion, by 132 000 tons per annum, will raise Hillside’s production to 670 000 tons per annum, making it the largest smelter in the southern hemisphere and the western world.According to the company, some 1 200 people received training in various construction skills during the project. “About $80-million was spent directly in the KwaZulu-Natal region, with a further spend of $7-million per annum expected from the expansion’s continuing operations”, the company said in a statement.“To date, 22 contracts valued in total at US$20-million have been awarded to black economic empowerment procurement and service providers.”Business Day reported that BHP Billiton chairman Don Argus, speaking at the Hillside 3 opening ceremony at Richards Bay last week, said the company had begun a project to explore opportunities for adding value to its southern African aluminium operations.BHP Billiton accounts for approximately 7% of total global aluminium production from its Hillside and Bayside smelters in South Africa and its Mozal smelter in neighbouring Mozambique.Roughly 20% of the Australia-based company’s assets – including coal, manganese, ferrochrome and aluminium – are in southern Africa. The company, the biggest mining company in the world, resulted from the merger in 2001 of Australian firm BHP and South Africa’s Billiton.Earlier this month, the group appointed Dr Vincent Maphai, currently corporate affairs director at SABMiller, as chair of BHP Billiton South Africa.Maphai will be the most senior group executive located in southern Africa, and will report to BHP Billiton executive director Mike Salamon.Salamon said in a statement that southern Africa “is a core element of our global business activities, and Dr Maphai’s experience and stature will hold us in good stead as we progress our empowerment initiatives and seek development opportunities throughout the region.”SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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Proteas send records tumbling at Oval

first_imgToothlessHaving begun the third day on 86 for 1, the Proteas ended it on 403 for 2, with Amla on on 183 and Kallis on 82. England’s vaunted bowling attack had proved toothless in the face of the application of the pair, who exhibited rock-solid technique and fantastic powers of concentration. The first cricket test between South Africa and England at The Oval, even with a day to go, has delivered a host of records for the Proteas, including the first ever triple-century by a South African in a test match, thanks to Hashim Amla. Amla batted for the better part of two days for his 311. His innings last 13 hours and nine minutes, making him one of only four batsmen to have two innings of over 11 hours in test history, the others being Brian Lara, Mahela Jayawardene and Younis Khan. South African recordAmla had surpassed AB de Villiers’ South African record of 278 not out to end on 311 not out, making him the first South African to score 300 runs in tests. Century in 100th testIt began with captain Graeme Smith, who became only the seventh man in history to score a century in his 100th test, and the first South African to achieve the feat. His 131 put him in the illustrious company of Colin Cowdrey, Gordon Greenidge, Javed Miandad, Alec Stewart, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Ricky Ponting. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material When Smith fell with the total on 260, Amla was joined by Jacques Kallis, South Africa’s all-time leading run scorer. Between them, Smith, Amla and Kallis represent three of the most mentally tough cricketers in the game and they proved it in this game. It was the fourth highest score in a test in England and the second highest at The Oval, trailing only Sir Len Hutton’s famous 364 against Australia in 1938. By the time South Africa declared at tea, they had reached 637 for 2, which was the fewest wickets lost for a 600-plus score in test match history. In fact, both partnerships exceeded 250 runs, making it only the second time that has happened in a test, following Australia’s achievement of the feat in their 659 for 4 against India in January in Sydney when Michael Clarke scored a triple-century. With all due respect to the batsmen involved in those two stands, the 377 against England must rank more highly, given the strength of the opposition, which is currently ranked as number one in test cricket in the world, although they were made to look a distant second to South Africa on Sunday. Having elected to bat, England finished day one on 267 for 3. On day two, they were bowled out for 385 and the Proteas ended play on 86 for 1. From day three, the records began to tumble. ‘A sensational performance’Cricket South Africa released a statement from acting CEO Jacques Faul at the end of the fourth day’s play, which read: “This has been a sensational performance by our top order, but Hashim has to be singled out for first breaking AB de Villiers’ record of 278 not out and then going on to join the 300 club. 23 July 2012center_img Kallis, very quietly, notched his highest score against England in England, finishing on an impressive 182 not out, which was devoid of any drama. It was his 43rd test century, second only to Sachin Tendulkar in the history of test cricket. It was also the 20th time that Kallis has been involved in a 200 run partnership, which is a world record. Second longest inningsIncidently, the second longest innings in terms of time batted in test history belongs to Proteas’ coach Gary Kirsten, who batted for 14 hours and 38 minutes when he made 275 against England in Durban in 1999. He batted for 10 minutes short of 11 hours in compiling 210 against England in Manchester in 1998. Together, Kallis and Amla added an unbroken 377, the highest partnership yet in South Africa versus England tests and the third highest ever in the Proteas’ history, trailing only the 415 Smith and Neil McKenzie put on for the opening wicket against Bangladesh in 2008, and the unbroken 429 between Jacques Rudolph and Boeta Dippenaar against Bangladesh in 2003. Matters did not improve for England on day four as their four frontline bowlers each conceded more than 100 runs. For the first time in 36 tests, they gave up more than 500 runs. England had never before had two consecutive 200 run partnerships scored against them. “To round it off we have had our captain, Graeme Smith, scoring a century on his 100th Test match appearance and our acknowledged batting champion, Jacques Kallis, making his 43th Test match century. Hashim and Jacques have also equalled the performance of Graeme and Herschelle Gibbs in sharing three treble-century stands.” There was little to indicate that a torrent of records would fall in the game after the first two days. “The Proteas have produced outstanding batting performances over the years, but an innings of 300 has been the one thing missing from the top order’s CV and it is wonderful that Hashim has put that to rest. “Hashim’s contribution to South African cricket has gone far beyond the runs he has put on the scoreboard. He remains a wonderful role model to our youth with the humility and dignity he displays on the field, his totally professional and focused approach on the field, and the manner in which he conducts himself both on and off the field. 200 run partnershipsIt marked the sixth time that Kallis and Amla have shared in a 200 run partnership, taking them level with the world record held by the former Australian opening pair of Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer. After Alviro Petersen had been lost for a duck, Smith and Amla combined for 259 runs for the second wicket, a record for the Proteas against England.last_img read more

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Your Plan for Overnight Success

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now At some point, you will be an overnight success. But the work it takes to position yourself to be an overnight success may take a little longer. Between the day when you are successful and today, there are some things that you need to do to position yourself and make success possible.First, you have to do the quiet work, the work you do when everyone else is asleep. The work you do when there is no immediate reward for having done so; the work that no one recognizes and very few will ever see. This is the work that builds your skill set and sets you up to produce better work over time. It is the foundational work that all success is built on.The second part of your plan is to persist over time. This is one part pigheadedness, one part intestinal fortitude, one part ignorance, and one part a love for what it is that you do. The pigheadedness is what allows you to be stubborn enough to keep moving towards success. The intestinal fortitude is the willingness to persist when almost anything else would be easier. The ignorance is there to prevent you from recognizing that you have no business doing what you are doing or believing that you will succeed (a highly underrated attribute of the successful). The love for what you do is there to sustain you while you do the work.The third part of your plan is to be extraordinarily lucky. Luck is a big part of the formula, but it doesn’t work unless you are doing the quiet work and persisting. If you are doing these things, from time to time, luck will smile upon you and provide you with some opportunity. That opportunity won’t be overnight success, but it will move you one step closer. The next opportunity won’t be what brings you the success you need either, moving you only slightly closer. Between the opportunities that show up through serendipity and chance, there are long periods on the plateau.These are the rules for becoming an overnight success, a process that takes decades. If you don’t follow the rules, success will not find you, it being a shrewd auditor, always making sure you pay in full before giving you the reward you seek. If you try to short success so much as one thin dime, you will find it to be infinitely elusive.last_img read more

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