George R.R. Martin taking break from blog

George R.R. Martin taking break from blog

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[ad_1] A ‘stressed’ George R.R. Martin is stepping back from his blogThe author of the fantasy books that form the basis for the HBO show Game of Thrones is taking a break from his blog to concentrate on some projects — including, possibly, the long-awaited sixth novel in his A Song of Ice and Fire series.Martin made the announcement on his blog Monday, writing, “All’s good, boys and girls ... lots of exciting things going on. LOTS of exciting things. Maybe too many. I am buried in work, so much that it is starting to overwhelm me. Even with my army of loyal minions.“So I am going to step back from blogging ... for a while, till I get a few of these monkeys off my back,” he continued. “In…
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Amla and De Kock break records but no sweat for Proteas

Amla and De Kock break records but no sweat for Proteas

Sport
[ad_1] The Proteas kept their collective foot on Bangladesh’s throat when they crushed their visitors by 10 wickets in the opening one-dayer at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley on Sunday. Bangladesh, who won the toss and opted to bat first, posted what might have seemed a respectable total of 278/7 but in reality it was well short of where they needed to be. The Proteas only needed 17 runs for victory going into the final 10 overs and with all their wickets still intact they would probably have gone on to make somewhere close to 400 if they had needed to do so. It was a day of records for Hashim Amla (110 off 112 balls, 8 fours) and Quinton de Kock (168 off 145 balls, 21 fours and 2…
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Athletics SA thinks peanuts will help break records

Athletics SA thinks peanuts will help break records

Sport
[ad_1] Wesley Botton Stephen Mokoka holds the national 10km record. Photo: Roger Sedres/Gallo Images. The local governing body is offering a pitiful R2000 for any athlete who can eclipse a national record at next month’s 10km championship. In an attempt to produce the fastest times ever run on home soil, Athletics South Africa has offered the country’s elite athletes embarrassingly poor incentives for the SA 10km Championships in Mbombela next month. Confirming the prize money and bonuses on offer for the annual road race, the federation revealed on Monday that R2 000 would be on offer to anyone who became only the second SA man to run under 28 minutes (28:00) and any woman who could break Elana Meyer’s long-standing national record of 31:13 over the 10km distance. These bonuses…
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