A vessel closely linked to the Falkland Islands' history and which was later to become the heart of the SS Great Britain in Bristol museum, is one of three British museums nominated along with the British Motor Museum and the D-Day Story at Portsmouth which have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2019 European Museum of the Year, (EMYA) Award. Last year’s EMYA winner was London’s Design Museum.Add your comment!
The government and treasury of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands have issued on Thursday 21st March new crown coins and gold £4 pieces which are in celebration of the bicentenary anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria.1 comment
Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay re-launched their bid to host the 2030 World Cup following a meeting of their presidents in Buenos Aires on Wednesday. The four national presidents committed to creating a local organizing committee with a representative from each country to coordinate with CONMEBOL, South American football's governing body.Add your comment!
Pictures of a giant, odd-looking fish have gone viral after it washed up on a beach in South Australia. Identified as an ocean sunfish by experts, the 1.8m-long specimen was first spotted by a group of fishermen driving along the sand.Add your comment!
A star racing pigeon named Armando has fetched a record 1.25 million Euros in an online auction, Belgian media reported. The prized bird -- Belgian's best long-distance racer of all time according to those in the know -- was snapped up by a Chinese buyer for a princely sum that caused a flutter of excitement among fanciers.1 comment
In the Uruguayan port of Punta del Este there are a large number of sea lions that are used to people. There is a reason for this: the fishermen in the area have been feeding them for years, so the specimens are used to human presence and also to feed in this way, although it is always recommended not to get too close to these animals on land due their dangerous behavior.
The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) has rejected a proposal from the United States and awarded the 2020 Copa America tournament to Argentina and Colombia. CONMEBOL officials meeting in Miami on Wednesday said the joint bid was accepted as a way of bringing South American football to the fans and would be subject to a more detailed presentation by both countries.
A Royal Marine who lost a leg in an accident has completed the fastest unsupported solo row across the Atlantic, sending a powerful message that no person should be defined by their disability. Lee Spencer, 49, finished the epic voyage in 60 days, breaking the able-bodied crossing record by 36 days. In doing so he became the first physically disabled person to row from continent to continent.
The Falklands Ultra is a single-stage ultra-marathon across the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic. It will become an annual event and the inaugural event will be held in April 2020.
A diver who ended up trapped in the mouth of a massive whale joked that he didn't have a whale of a time but called the unique encounter a very special event. Rainer Schimpf, 51, was diving off the coast of South Africa with a documentary crew in February when the breaching whale reached the surface, its mouth wide open.