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Russian, Chinese Ships Escape Death Throes Of Southern Ocean Ice
2014-01-07 09:45:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online UPDATE: January 7, 2014 @ 9:45 a.m. Two ships that had been stranded in a sea of ice in the Southern Ocean, one since Christmas Eve, have broken free. The passengers of the Russian research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy were rescued on January 2 by helicopter from Chinese icebreaker Xue Long. However, that ship also got stuck in the sea ice the following day. The rescued passengers were safely boarded onto an Australian ship...

2013-11-18 20:20:18

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The UK's strong presence at the second annual US Grand Prix in Austin was in full effect at Friday evening's Best of GREAT Britain Showcase, held at ACL Live. Among the 300 guests were racing legends Sir Jackie Stewart and Damon Hill, and Texas Governor Rick Perry, who arrived in a GREAT-branded McLaren 12C. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131118/DC19529) Remarks on the event are as follows: Director General, UK...

2013-10-16 16:23:10

NOTTINGHAM, England, October 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With recent news that English footballers account for less than a third of all the minutes played in the Premier League and the World Cup 2014 Qualifiers drawing to an end, SportsDirect.com take a deeper look into English Football. Football is one of, if not the, most popular sport in England with people up and down the country spending their Saturday's at the stands of their beloved football team and their Sunday's...

Sir Ranulph Fiennes Drops Out Of Antarctic Trek Due To Frostbite
2013-02-25 13:23:51

[WATCH VIDEO: Cold Journey Team - Not Going Anywhere] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An ambitious expedition to become the first human to walk across Antarctica during the winter has ended for one brave adventurer. Sixty-eight-year-old Sir Ranulph “Ran” Fiennes, the “World´s Greatest Living Explorer,” as dubbed by Guinness World Records, has bowed out of his bid to walk more than 2,000 miles across the frozen wasteland due to...

Ranulph Fiennes Launches Winter Antarctic Crossing Expedition
2013-01-07 12:37:34

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ranulph “Ran” Fiennes, dubbed by Guinness as “the world´s greatest living explorer,” set sail today for the Antarctic, leading a team of adventurers who want to be the first to cross the vast continent during winter. Fiennes has described the expedition as a trip into the unknown with no chance of rescue if the trek goes awry. Fiennes and crew left Cape Town, South Africa early Monday, cheered off by...

2012-12-13 12:25:05

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DKMS Delete Blood Cancer, the world's largest bone marrow donor center, joined luxury lifestyle brand Jimmy Choo and pop sensation Karmin last night to Celebrate the Gift of Life, an intimate gathering inspired by the Jimmy Choo Cruise 2013 Collection. The private affair, held at the New Museum, was hosted by DKMS Delete Blood Cancer co-founder Katharina Harf, and her husband, Rebel One Management owner Marc Jordan, True Blood actress Anastasia Ganias...

Adventurers To Recreate Epic 1916 Shackleton Journey To Antarctica
2012-12-03 12:27:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 1916, a party led by Ernest Shackleton completed one of the most epic survival adventures, rowing 800 nautical miles through the icy waters of the Southern Ocean and traversing a mountainous, 32-mile section of South Georgia Island, to contact help and assemble a team to rescue the rest of his expedition team that was stranded back on Elephant Island off the coast of Antarctica. In January, a team of British and Australian...

2012-11-30 12:24:02

LONDON, November 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading children's charity, the NSPCC, has today launched a new partnership with Great British Chefs [http://www.greatbritishchefs.com ] - the award-winning digital business that showcases recipes, how-to videos, tips and tricks from over 70 of the best chefs across Britain. The partnership will kick off in style with a dinner taking place on 3 December at The Banqueting House, London where four of the finest young chefs in Great...

2012-09-18 18:21:37

SAN FRANCISCO, September 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, British Ultrarunner Tim Willamson announced his 2013 polar trek which will see him become the first person to attempt to walk solo and unsupported to and from the North Pole. Supported by Chillisauce.co.uk [http://www.chillisauce.co.uk ] 25 year old Williamson, a virtual unknown on the global adventure scene, will be setting off from Resolute Bay, on the 13th January 2013. If successful it will become the longest,...

2012-09-17 06:21:50

LONDON, September 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Veteran polar explorer, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, will take on one of the last remaining polar challenges by attempting to cross Antarctica in winter - the coldest journey on Earth - with five colleagues and with the support of the Commonwealth and a number of sponsors. On 6 December 2012, on board the expedition's South African ice-strengthened research ship, 'SA Agulhas', the expedition team - led by Sir Ranulph - will leave London,...