Guinness World Record holder Lee Spencer has expressed gratitude to the people of Gibraltar for their support, telling them: “you kept me going”. Mr Spencer was speaking to the Chronicle from the dry land of French Guiana having arrived in its capital, Cayenne, in the early hours of Monday morning. Mr Spencer rowed solo and unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean in just 60 days and described the challenge as, “the hardest thing I have ever done.” In doing so, he smashed the previous record of 96 days and personified his motto, ‘not defined by disability’. As well as being tired and carrying a few “aches and creaks”, Mr Spencer told the Chronicle the experience still felt “surreal” adding: “I am coming down to earth”. He added that he was grateful to finally have ‘something soft to sit on for a change’. He is also getting used to sleeping too, having spent two months with only hours of moderate sleep … [Read more...] about Rowing Marine thanks Gibraltar for World Record support
Three rivers rowing association
A field of 10 runners went to post for the two-mile showpiece and much of the pre-race chat focused on dual winner Buveur D'Air being taken on by Irish mares Apple's Jade and Laurina. The Gordon Elliott-trained Apple's Jade was the marginal favourite at 7-4 and challenged last year's runner-up Melon for the lead throughout, after Buveur D'Air provoked gasps from the grandstands as he crashed out in the early stages. However, it was clear some way from home that she was in trouble and as she dropped away racing down the hill, Melon remained in front, with his stablemate Laurina travelling strongly in his slipstream. But all the while Mark Walsh was biding his time aboard 16-1 shot Espoir D'Allen - who had won each of his three previous starts this season for trainer Gavin Cromwell - and he shot clear from the home turn to seal a hugely-impressive victory by 15 lengths. Melon boxed on to finish second again, with 80-1 shot Silver Streak in third and Laurina fourth. Buveur D'Air - bidding … [Read more...] about Outsider Espoir D’Allen claims Champion Hurdle after Buvair Dair’s three in-a-row bid ends with dramatic fall
PUBLISHED: 12:00 03 March 2019 Upminster Pitch and Putt, Hall Lane, Upminster. Picture: Google Maps Google Maps Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week. Green spaces create lifelong memoriesThomas Clarke, membership development officer, Havering Liberal Democrats, writes: I must have been nine when I first played a golf shot. I went to Upminster’s Hall Lane Miniature Golf Course with my father and a couple of my brothers and hacked my way around the place – my dad trying to give out golfing advice at the same time as making sure we didn’t kill each other or other golfers enjoying the course.From that moment I have been hooked on golf and sport – so much that I have worked for Golf Monthly magazine for the past decade and been able to take my lack of golfing ability all around the world – even being fortunate enough to play Augusta National last year.I was then upset to see the news on Tuesday that the very same golf … [Read more...] about Recorder letters: Dagnam Park football pitches, parking spaces, Upminster Pitch and Putt, memories of Collier Row childhood, RA facts, local cinema, borough’s heritage and crime rates in Upminster.
0 Post a comment Tuesday, 19 February 2019 - Politics by The iomtoday newsdesk - Reporter [email protected] In addition £87,000 has been allocated to the Cabinet Office for a Policy Advisor to advise and support on the development of AML/CFT and related financial crime legislation to ensure we comply with the recommendations of MONEYVAL.Mr President that is an additional £1.5 million to ensure we meet our international obligations.Strong Regulatory and Legislative FrameworkMoody’s assessed our institutional strength as ‘very high’ given our robust and transparent institutional framework. They further noted that we have established a good regulatory framework for our e-gaming sector and in support of that we have provided £145,000 to the Gambling Supervision Commission to ensure it retains the necessary expertise tocontinue to develop appropriate regulation and ensure compliance with that.To support our ambition of excellence in … [Read more...] about Budget speech in full: part three
Science & Environment 14 February 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47227767 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Since the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986, an exclusion zone of more than 4,000 square … [Read more...] about Chernobyl: The end of a three-decade experiment