On-the-shelf idea: Time to get our libraries booked for business

first_imgLibraries would then become more of a hub for the local community, a meeting place, solving the other very real issue of loneliness, both for members of the public and for those trying to start a business.  LONDON – DECEMBER 1: A student studies in the main library at the University College London on December 1, 2003 in London. British Prime Minister Tony Blair faces mounting revolt from MPs following legislation proposals announced by the Queen in her speech to Parliament to allow universities treble their fees. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images) But in all the debate around business rates, the threat of online, and the need to offer a more layered high street experience to the public, it seems that we have overlooked one very obvious solution. whatsapp The reason that only one in five businesses is owned or run by a woman is partly because women often feel isolated and unable to access the practical and moral support they need to get started.  There are also five million people in the UK who are running businesses from home, and who lack a free local resource to tap into. Just think how this small act could revitalise a local community and breathe new life into a high street, especially in the more rural parts of the UK that don’t have access to resources. We could repurpose a corner of all our local libraries into business “spokes”, radiating out from these main library hubs. The basic building infrastructure and good location already exists. In England alone we have 3,000 local libraries, many of which are neglected but sitting on or near a high street.  The British Library in Euston Road already has a fantastic business centre, which is free to the public. It also offers mentoring services and information worth thousands of pounds, but free to anyone starting or scaling up their business. There are 13 regional hubs around the country in major cities, doing much the same thing. The cost? From the information I have accessed, the cost of repurposing all 3,000 libraries and sustaining those business hubs for five years would be £34.5m. It seems a drop in the ocean compared to the £350m we do or don’t give the EU each week. An absolute no-brainer to be honest.  So why don’t we draw these threads together and transform a part of our local libraries into business hubs, which in turn could secure their future in the community? Share  With Brexit, we have spent an awful lot of time and energy talking about the EU, when instead we should be focusing on what we can do here at home to create a thriving, entrepreneurial economy, populated by confident members of the public. At that point, Brexit can look after itself.center_img There has been much debate around the demise of the high street. Big brands are going under, and there is an increasing number of empty shops littering the retail landscape.  Alison CorkAlison Cork is an entrepreneur and ambassador to the BIPC. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand SolarNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext RefinanceDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily Funny  These hubs could deliver networking and event spaces, digital services, access to business information and regulated advice, as opposed to people using independent business coaches, which is an unregulated industry.  As a passionate retailer and entrepreneur, I find this a depressing sight. When children’s author and comedian David Walliams tweeted last month that when libraries go, they go forever, he spoke for the many for whom libraries have been an educational and community lifeline. So what’s the solution?  On-the-shelf idea: Time to get our libraries booked for business Thursday 27 June 2019 5:25 am whatsapp Libraries provide a vital resource for children and adults for whom buying books is not an option. They are somewhere for students to study, and a social place for those who are lonely. last_img read more

Trump: US to suspend planned tariffs after reaching China trade deal

first_img“This will create better conditions for China and the United States to strengthen cooperation,” said Wang. Show Comments ▼ The agreement would result in the US removing some of the tariffs it had placed on $360bn of Chinese goods, which would be cut “phase by phase”. whatsapp Chinese vice commerce minister Wang Shouwen said in a press conference in Beijing that the two nations had made “significant progress”. President Donald Trump said on Friday the US would suspend scheduled tariffs after reaching a “phase one” trade deal with China in a significant de-escalation of tensions between the world’s two largest economies. Under the deal, Washington will suspend the tariffs on Chinese imports scheduled to be introduced on Sunday, while Beijing would step up purchase of US agricultural goods.  by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterzenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeNinjaJournalistMichael Jordan’s Divorce Settlement Has Finally Been Revealed.NinjaJournalistPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factorybonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.com Trump: US to suspend planned tariffs after reaching China trade deal Read more: US reaches deal ‘in principle’ with China Trump said on Twitter the US had agreed a “phase one” trade deal with China (AFP via Getty Images) Share Read more: Donald Trump: Britain free to strike ‘massive’ trade deal with US after Boris Johnson election victory Tags: Donald Trump Anna Menin …..The Penalty Tariffs set for December 15th will not be charged because of the fact that we made the deal. We will begin negotiations on the Phase Two Deal immediately, rather than waiting until after the 2020 Election. This is an amazing deal for all. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2019 The president also said Washington would cut some previously-imposed tariffs on Chinese imports to 7.5 per cent. Trump had said yesterday that the two nations were “very close” to reaching a deal “They have agreed to many structural changes and massive purchases of Agricultural Product, Energy, and Manufactured Goods, plus much more.” whatsapp Friday 13 December 2019 4:16 pm “We have agreed to a very large Phase One Deal with China,” Trump said on Twitter last_img read more

Premium / M&A radar: If PIL worsens, Temasek will bail it out and flip to CMA CGM

first_img Please either REGISTER or login below to continue Premium subscriber LOGIN LOGIN Reset Your Password Subscription required for Premium stories In order to view the entire article please login with a valid subscription below or register an account and subscribe to Premium Email* << Go back Forgotten your password? Please click here Email* At a time when, as you may know, the world’s container shipping leader AP Møller-Mærsk (APMM) is going for targeted job cuts domestically and overseas while its smaller rival Hapag-Lloyd is rumoured to have announced 150 staff would go at its headquarters in Hamburg, it is no secret that Singapore’s Pacific International Lines (PIL) is financially strained.And now many wonder what could be next for the carrier, one of the very few targets outside the Big Five. There is reason ... New Premium subscriber REGISTER Please Login By Alessandro Pasetti 09/01/2020 Reset Password*last_img read more

Why Invest in North Korea?

first_img Tracking the “unidentified yellow substance” being dried out near the Yongbyon Nuclear Center Why Invest in North Korea? By Daily NK – 2014.03.04 3:02pm Analysis & Opinion *Views aired in Guest Columns do not necessarily reflect those of Daily NK. SHARE Is Nuclear Peace with North Korea Possible? Analysis & Opinion RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Analysis & Opinion Reviewing Jim Rogers’ credentials leaves one impressed. In the introduction to the Chosun Ilbo 5th Asian Leadership Conference in Seoul, he is described as a “contrarian investor” who started the Quantum Group of Funds in partnership with George Soros in 1969, and went on to yield a profit rate of 4,200% in the space of ten years. The reason why Rogers is known in South Korea, meanwhile, is an article recently published by Chosun Ilbo in which he referred to North Korea as a very hot investment market.Much of the information he provided about the region in his Asian Leadership Conference presentation, “Why Invest in North Korea,” was absolutely correct. Asia has the potential to become the world’s next region of prosperity, he said, and China has the potential to become the next world hegemon. A unified Korea would equate to a 75 million-strong labor force and access to abundant natural resources, while the opening of new and strategically vital ports could facilitate rising trade and commerce flows. A trans-Siberian railway linking Seoul with Europe could then become reality. However, these accurate assessments of future potential were followed by a problematic misreading of the prevailing situation in the Asia-Pacific region today, one that undermines his “hot investment market” thesis.According to Rogers, a unified Korea would “run circles” around its former colonizer Japan as a result of the aforementioned large, highly educated workforce. But this begs a question: Just how well-educated are the North Korean people? When one speaks of “well-educated” North Koreans, one is generally referring to a high literacy rate. Conversely, in South Korea, positions with global companies are unattainable for students who fail to graduate from a select group of universities, mostly located in Seoul. Even with the assistance of affirmative action policies, it will take a great deal of time for people educated in North Korea to bridge this gap. This then links to another apparent hole in Rogers’ argument: How is Korea going to unify? Speakers at the conference presented a range of considered, engaging theories as to how the two Koreas might unite. These ranged from slow, incremental and inclusive change as recommended by ASEAN representatives, to arguments over the benefits and drawbacks of the formation of a union, confederation or an entirely different kind of state.Rogers, however, chose a much vaguer route, proclaiming, “It will unite soon!” He seemed in effect to be saying that North Korea is a great place to invest in at present because unification is just over the horizon.  There is blame on all sides, but Rogers’ suggestion that Japan and the United States are primarily to blame for the continued division of the peninsula fails to address China’s concern that a unified Korea would unleash a wave of refugees into its border regions, tipping the balance in favor of resident ethnic-Korean minority groups. This concern is evidenced by Beijing’s long-held policy of refusing to recognize North Koreans escaping their country as refugees. China does not desire a unified Korea on its northeastern border. Roger’s comparison of Korea with Cold War Germany also raises questions.  Language similarities remain on the Korean peninsula, but these are outweighed by societal differences, fostered throughout the decades of division.  To a casual onlooker, ideological differences between North and South may easily be overcome. Such deep-set indoctrination, however, could prove more difficult to dismantle than practical considerations.Jim Roger’s presentation did not discuss methods through which future investment in the North could proceed. His focus on the benefits of neoliberal economics would have been better suited to a business conference rather than one focusing on leadership in the Asian region. Alluding to but not delineating how or why the two Koreas will unite, or China’s probable approach to a unified Korea, left more questions than answers. Analysis & Opinion AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] Pence Cartoon: “KOR-US Karaoke”last_img read more

Reports advance regulatory agenda on central counterparties

first_imgJames Langton The report, which looks at the financial risk management and recovery practices of 10 derivatives CCPs and the implementation of key standards for the industry, finds that although central counterparties “have made important and meaningful progress” in implementing global standards, “some gaps and shortcomings have nevertheless been identified, notably in the areas of recovery planning and credit and liquidity risk management.” Additionally, policymakers issued further guidance designed to bolster supervision and oversight of CCPs, including how these infrastructure firms should implement key principles to further improve their resilience and recovery planning, such as enhancing governance and disclosure relating to the CCP’s risk management framework; and credit and liquidity stress testing. “Although the risk of default cannot be entirely eliminated from the global financial system, we aim to limit potential systemic risks arising from any default by a central counterparty member as much as possible by applying a robust but balanced approach to reinforce financial buffers and risk control,” says Ashley Alder, IOSCO chairman, in a statement. Also Tuesday, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) published a note seeking comment on aspects of CCP resolution that are considered essential to effective resolution strategies. “With CCPs being an increasingly important part of the financial system through their ability to mitigate and manage counterparty credit risk, particularly following post-crisis reforms to mandate central clearing of certain standardized over-the-counter derivatives, it is vital that CCPs do not themselves become a new source of too-big-to-fail risk,” the FSB warns. “In some areas, further guidance may be required to assist jurisdictions with implementing effective resolution regimes and to assist resolution authorities with developing credible resolution strategies and plans,” the FSB says, adding that it plans to consult on proposals for standards or guidance by early 2017. “CCPs form a central part of the post-crisis reforms of OTC derivatives markets to help reduce risk in the financial system. But we must also ensure that CCPs are themselves robust and this includes appropriate resolution regimes,” says Elke König, chairwoman of the FSB resolution steering group and chair of the European Single Resolution Board. “There has already been much industry comment on CCP resolution, and we welcome further public comment in response to this discussion note to support the work of the FSB as part of the overall CCP workplan.” Looking ahead, IOSCO and the CPMI intend to conduct a follow-up targeted review of CCPs’ progress in addressing the most important issues identified in the report in 2017. Comments on the proposed guidance are due by October 18. Related news Montreal Exchange proposes rulebook reforms CFTC has collected more than US$1 billion in sanctions via tipsters Global policymakers warn that central counterparties (CCPs) in the derivatives market remain vulnerable to certain risks and regulatory gaps. The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) published a report on Tuesday that examines measures that have been adopted in order to enhance the resilience of CCPs, in the wake of the financial crisis. center_img MX delays extended hours launch Keywords DerivativesCompanies International Organization of Securities Commissions Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

Jobcentre guidance on new national COVID restrictions 6 January

first_imgJobcentre guidance on new national COVID restrictions 6 January This means from 5 January 2021 until further notice, the following updated jobcentre guidance will apply to customers in England, and will ensure essential support is provided whilst keeping colleagues and customers safe.Jobcentres will remain open, as they have throughout this pandemic, to provide essential services and support to those who we cannot help in any other way.We will ensure that this support continues to be delivered in line with the latest government and PHE guidance – such as maintaining social distancing and rigorous cleaning regimes – keeping our colleagues and customers safe.Work Coaches will be empowered to support customers through the best and most appropriate channels – whether online, by phone, or in person – with jobcentres remaining open to help those who need extra support and are unable to interact with us on the phone or digitally.Our Work Coaches will continue to deliver employment support programmes such as the Job Entry Targeted Support (JETs) scheme, by phone or through online channels.Face-to-face assessments for disability benefits remain suspended.If you think you might be entitled to a health and disability benefit, you should contact us as soon as possible to make a claim in the usual way.For existing customers, payments will continue as normal. Anyone who has a change in their needs should contact us immediately so we can ensure they are receiving the correct level of support.On 3 November 2020, we also confirmed that the suspension of the Minimum Income Floor for self-employed customers claiming Universal Credit in England, Scotland, and Wales has been extended to the end of April 2021. This means that self-employed customers on Universal Credit will receive a payment that reflects their earnings at this difficult time.For Scotland:On 4 January 2021, the Scottish Government announced they are moving to level five – the highest of their COVID tiered system. The jobcentre guidance in place for England above will therefore also apply to jobcentres and customers in Scotland.For Wales:On 28 December 2020, Wales moved into alert level four – the highest of their COVID tiered system. The jobcentre guidance in place for England above will therefore also apply to jobcentres and customers in Wales.For Northern Ireland: /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:employment, Government, Internet, Ireland, online, pandemic, Scotland, scottish, social distancing, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

Two Canadians may be among the drivers in women-only racing series

first_imgTrending in Canada ‹ Previous Next › Although largely on the sidelines from 2012 to 2014 after re-locating to Canada, occasional test opportunities meant Gilkes returned to action in the Ottawa Challenge Karting Series in 2015 and graduated from the Skip Barber Racing School at the tutelage of former Formula 1 runner (and Olympic skier) Divina Galica before making her car racing debut in F1200 Canada in 2016. Now 17, Gilkes this year competed in single-seater development series Formula Vee.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Thornhill, Ontario-based racer Megan Gilken Taegen Poles / Twitter Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy Chevrolet, sits in her car in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series FedEx 400.  Drew Hallowell / Getty Images Women-only open-wheel race series set up to foster opportunitySome of the more high-profile contenders both Gilkes and Poles are competing against include US Formula 4 regulars Sabre Cook and Hanna Zellers; reigning British GT4-class champion Jamie Chadwick; and former Lotus F1 tester Carmen Jorda.The inaugural single-seater series is set to get underway next May, and aims to give female drivers in motorsport both a promotional platform and a push up the ladder towards motor racing’s higher echelons.Confirmed as a support series for Germany’s popular DTM series – a former hunting ground of fellow Canadian driver Robert Wickens, just FYI – the provisional calendar sees W Series running at Hockenheim (Germany), Zolder (Belgium), Misano (Italy), Norisring (also Germany) and Assen (The Netherlands) throughout the year ahead of a season finale at Brands Hatch in the UK on August 10 and 11. Free to enter, the overall winner of the inaugural W Series will walk away with $500,000 in prize money with ‘a total prize fund of US$1.5 million’ up for grabs across the season. See More Videos Poles, meanwhile, made a strong racing debut in 2006 by finishing 6th overall in the Canadian Rookie Karting Championship, continuing her karting fellowship in the highly-respected Rotax Micro-Max and Mini-Max divisions from 2009 to 2011. In 2014, having stepping up for two seasons in Rotax Junior, Poles won the Mosport International Karting Association Championship in 2014, thereafter becoming a development driver in the Toyo Tires F1600 Series.Now 20, Poles hopes to transition to a full season in either F1600 or Formula 4, the latter a notable stomping ground for future Formula 1 graduates.Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Port Hope, Ontario-based racer Taegen Polescenter_img The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever CarsYeah advertisement Trending Videos RELATED TAGSNon-LuxuryNew VehiclesNon-Luxury Both Gilkes and Poles have passed a rigorous pre-selection process that included on-track testing, simulator appraisal and fitness trials, among others, all of which were overseen by 13-time Formula 1 Grand Prix winner David Coulthard, F1 design guru Adrian Newey, former McLaren sporting director Dave Ryan and respected F1 journalist Matt Bishop.The selection process itself for the final 18 drivers meanwhile will be overseen by two-time Le Mans winner and Grand Prix Drivers’ Association chairman Alexander Wurz.RELATED Regardless of your thoughts on the new women-only W Series (the comments section is below, because, good God, we just don’t have room to unpack all of that here) even the staunchest of critics can’t help but nod in approval that two Canadian drivers are part of the 55 contenders vying for a spot on the grid.Among those 55 contenders aiming for the just 18 seats in next year’s series are Ontarians Megan Gilkes and Taegen Poles, who reside in Richmond Hill and Port Hope, respectively.Gilkes has been racing since the age of 9 and won the Barbados 2011 Easykart 60-cc half-season championship in 2011 before a heavy accident in the World Finals in Italy left the then-11-year-old with a broken arm and a concussion. 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Construction Noise at Norlin Library Prompts 911 Call

first_img Published: Feb. 18, 2010 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Construction noise in Norlin Library earlier this evening prompted a 911 call to the University of Colorado Police Department with a report of shots being fired. Officers from CUPD responded within five minutes and quickly determined the noise was from a high-pressure nail gun being used in active construction in another portion of the library. Police cleared the scene within minutes and without incident.last_img read more

Inquest hears boatmen who drowned on Donegal fishing trip were inexperienced

first_img WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Two boatmen who drowned on a fishing trip were clearly inexperienced sailors, their inquest was told today.Boat charter company owner Paddy Byrne said he saw Rimantus Barauskas and Ramundas Jezdauskas launch their white RIB at Teelin Pier last July 9 and head towards Rathlin O’Beirne Island where the waters were more exposed.Mr Byrne said it was obvious from the way they launched they were inexperienced.The inquest heard today that the body of 56-year-old Barauskas, from Oldcastle, Co. Meath, was found on rocks at Malinbeg, near Glencolmcille while the body of 34-year-old Jezdauskas, of Ballymahon, Co. Longford, was recovered by RNLI lifeboat after being spotted at sea by Sligo-based Rescue 118 helicopter.Tragedy investigator Garda Paul Crossan said he believed the boat bounced off a reef, deflated on one side and capsized but couldn’t say in which order.He noted that Mr Barauskas was pictured wearing a flotation device but it wasn’t on his body when recovered but instead strapped to a seat in the boat.Donegal County Corner Dr Denis McCauley says medical evidence showed alcohol was consumed by both men which would have contributed to their risks and impaired decision-making and the absence of an anchor would too have contributed to risks.He recorded death in each case was caused by drowning due to misadventure. Twitter Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – April 11, 2018 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Homepage BannerNews WhatsAppcenter_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Previous articleBord na nÓg, CLG Ghaoth Dobhair receives grant of €3900Next articleRachel Darragh exits the Commonwealth Womens Singles at the last 32 stage News Highland Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Inquest hears boatmen who drowned on Donegal fishing trip were inexperienced Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

Rassie’s Boks have raised the bar

first_img200967%Tri-Nations winners, Lions series winners Published on November 19, 2019 199962% 200358% 200642% 201383% 201850% The Springboks enjoyed their most successful season in the professional era when they claimed two major trophies, 10 wins and several other accolades, writes JON CARDINELLI.Remember the days when South African rugby was desperate for any sort of success?Last February, I had the chance to interview Rassie Erasmus at the SA Rugby offices in Plattekloof. As I waited for the newly appointed Bok coach to conclude a meeting, I couldn’t help but notice the largely empty trophy cabinet at reception.In a matter of months, Erasmus transformed a laughing stock into a world force. The Boks went on to beat a more-fancied England side in a three-match series played at home. While they stumbled in Argentina and Australia, they became the first individual nation to beat the All Blacks in New Zealand in eight years.NEW SA RUGBY MAGAZINE ISSUE: How the Boks united a nationThey beat the odds to win the 2019 Rugby Championship and then went on to claim their first world title in 12 years. They finished the season at the top of the World Rugby rankings.No other side in history has managed to win the double of the Rugby Championship and World Cup in the same season. No side has gone on to win the World Cup title after losing a game in the pool stage.The latter campaign registered several significant milestones. Makazole Mapimpi scored South Africa’s first-ever try in a World Cup final when the Boks thumped England 32-12 in Yokohama. Siya Kolisi became the first black African to lead the Boks to glory.It’s fair to say that the Boks enjoyed their most successful season in the professional era. Past teams may have won more games in a single season, but no side has dominated to such a telling degree.Indeed, the trophy cabinet at the SA Rugby HQ has never looked better.BOK WIN RECORD BY SEASON IN PRO ERA 201633% Post by Jon Cardinelli The Boks lift the World Cup (L) and Rugby Championship title (R) 200050% ‘ AlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAaron Smith names South African as greatest World Cup scrumhalfSA Rugby MagUndoJapan-based Kiwi player: I hope to never experience this againSA Rugby MagUndo熱門話題對肚腩脂肪感到後悔!試了在萬寧賣的這個後…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndo 199762% Rassie’s Boks have raised the bar Buzz TreatmentRemember Grace Jones? 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She Is Almost 73, See Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo 201258% When last did the Boks win 10 or more Tests in a calendar year?Nick Mallett presided over a quality side – of which Erasmus himself was a part – that racked up 17 consecutive wins over two seasons. In 1998, the Boks won 11 out of 12 matches and were rightly recognised as the best team in the world.In 2013, Heyneke Meyer steered the Boks to 10 wins in 12 games.  Meyer’s side lost two games to the All Blacks, though, and finished the season ranked second in the world.Most coaches have failed to realise the twin ambition of winning consistently and claiming big trophies. In 2004, Jake White took a relatively young group of players and turned them into Tri-Nations champions yet finished the season with a 69% win record.White’s charges struck a fantastic balance in 2007 when they won 14 of their 17 Tests and subsequently claimed the World Cup. While a case could be made for 2007 as the finest season of the pro era, White did sacrifice the Tri-Nations campaign – the Boks lost three of the four games – to ensure that the players peaked at the global showpiece in France.The 2009 season witnessed several big victories for South African rugby. The Boks won the British & Irish Lions series as well as the subsequent Tri-Nations. The Vodacom Bulls won the Super Rugby tournament.The Boks beat the All Blacks in three consecutive Tests that season, and some South African fans may feel that it doesn’t get any better than that. The side went on to lose to France and Ireland, though, and finished 2009 with a 67% win record.The class of 2019 failed to beat the All Blacks. Erasmus’ charges drew with New Zealand in Wellington in the Rugby Championship. They went down 23-13 to Steve Hansen’s side in the opening game of the World Cup in Japan.And yet, it’s not as if this group hasn’t enjoyed success against the All Blacks in recent times.The Boks certainly proved themselves with that win in Wellington last year – and with a performance that included a record number of tries and points. They may well have won the next match against New Zealand in Pretoria if not for a late lapse.It’s hard to argue with the numbers that matter. Ten wins plus two trophies in the shape of the Rugby Championship title and Webb Ellis Cup make for an unprecedented sum of success.Photos: Getty Images ‘last_img read more