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Yet another competition record for Hayley Simmonds as she smashes her 10mi time

Hayley Simmonds knocks 15 seconds off her 10-mile competition record just six days after breaking the 50-mile record

Yet Another Competition Record For Hayley Simmonds As She Smashes Her 10mi Time

Hayley Simmonds in action during the 2015 Elite Womens TT World Championships

Just six days after breaking the national 50-mile competition record1, Hayley Simmonds (AeroCoach) broke her own 10-mile competition record in the Team Jadan event in East Yorkshire on Saturday afternoon. The 28-year-old Cambridge-based rider clocked 19.31 to slice 15 seconds from her own women s competition record for the distance, which was also set on the V718 course near South Cave in East Yorkshire. In-form Simmonds who is driving to Wales on Saturday night to ride the Bynea CC 25-mile event on the R25/3h course in Wales on Sunday, where she could break another national record said: I knew that the record would be a possibility, but it was quite windy and it was difficult to tell just how windy it was.

It was probably windier than when I set the record previously last year on the same course, she added, referring to the 19.46 she clocked in the Bridlington CC 10 last August.

>>> Hayley Simmonds wins British women s time trial title as Pooley places fourth2

The V718 course is an out and back course which makes maximum use of prevailing coastal winds coupled with vehicles travelling at speed along the A63, shortly before it turns into the M62 near Hull.

The course heads eastbound for around 4.5 miles, then after the turn just before North Ferriby it heads back west for around 5.5 miles.

>>> Hayley Simmonds surprised by her winning margin in National Time Trial Championships3

I came over the roundabout at the turn in about 8.40, but it was a headwind back and of course the return leg is further, so I wasn t sure how I would do, added Simmonds.

When I did the 50 record the week before I was on the bike for an hour and 40 so I had plenty of time to work out in my head how I was doing, whereas today, because it s much faster and shorter it s just a case of head down and go for it.

I knew I had overtaken two riders on the outward leg, then another one on the way back, so I knew I was going well, but I wasn t sure if I was on record pace until I got back.

References

  1. ^ breaking the national 50-mile competition record (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  2. ^ >>> Hayley Simmonds wins British women s time trial title as Pooley places fourth (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  3. ^ >>> Hayley Simmonds surprised by her winning margin in National Time Trial Championships (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)

Busty Fiona Falkiner draws attention to her ample assets and fabulous curves as she strips down to a colourful bikini during relaxing vacation in…

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She has embarked on a seemingly never-ending European vacation.

And on Friday, Fiona Falkiner continued to share more envy-inducing pictures from her getaway as she kicked back on the beautiful Costa-Costa beach in Greece. Stripped down to a colourful beaded bikini, the 33-year-old happily flaunted her sun-kissed complexion and ample assets in all its glory.

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Busty display: Bikini-clad Fiona Falkiner shared more envy-inducing pictures from her getaway as she kicked back on the beautiful Costa-Costa beach in Greece on Friday

The popular TV personality flaunted her fabulous curves in the sexy two-piece, which featured a plunging neckline, as she soaked up the balmy rays. Earlier on in the week, she gave her Instagram followers a cheeky insight into her delightful-looking day out on the water – but this time from her stay in Italy.

The clip shows a fresh-faced and smiling Fiona quickly posing for the camera as she stands on the stern of a small boat, before jumping playfully into the deep blue water surrounding her. What a treat: Over the past few days, the 33-year-old has been enjoying the European summer, with trips to Greece, Italy and the UK

Racy: Earlier on in the week, she gave her Instagram followers a cheeky insight into her delightful-looking day out on the water in Italy

Fresh-faced and happy! She also shared a short video to Instagram showing her jumping off a boat in a skimpy white bikini

She has her ample assets on display in a skimpy white bandeau-style bikini with a halter-neck and her bikini bottoms tie in cute bows at her hips. The former Biggest Loser contestant and now host of the show has been enjoying a whirlwind trip around the world over the past couple of weeks, combining work and pleasure.

She is currently in Ischia, an island in the Bay of Naples where she is soaking up the Italian sun.’

The model and TV presenter has been regularly sharing snaps from the US, the UK and now Europe with her followers. Before departing for her extensive trip around the world, Fiona was enjoying a new relationship with a mystery restaurateur. A while it is not known whether the two are still an item, Fiona seemed very happy with her new man in April.

‘Boating’: The model is currently in Europe where she is soaking up the sun after visiting the States

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia at the launch of her friend Jodi Anasta’s range for Mon Purse, the blonde beauty gushed over her restaurateur beau. Suggesting online dating services such as eHarmony, for which she is an ambassador, the 33-year-old said: ‘If you’re kind of not really meeting new people then why not try something new.

‘I did and I went on some really great dates and met an incredible guy. Just step out of the box and try something different.’

Little is known of the beauty’s new boyfriend other than that he is in the restaurant business. Of their relationship after stepping out for the first time together last month, Fiona said the pair were enjoying their time together.

London life: Fiona was recently in London where she enjoyed seeking out cafes and healthy foodie joints

Busy lady! Fiona, who hosts The Biggest Loser Australia has said she would like to one day design a range of plus size clothing

‘The time I spend with him is really lovely and we’ve been doing really fun stuff. He’s a restaurateur. One of my passions is food and I love checking out restaurants and stuff like that; so that’s definitely something we have in common’. She also revealed hopes to one day design a range of plus size clothing, adding: ‘I represent the curvier lady.

It’s something I’ve always been passionate about.’

And as an advocate for healthy body and lifestyle transformations, Fiona has often preached messages of body positivity and accepting one’s imperfections.

Having lost 30kg after her stint on The Biggest Loser’s first season in 2006, Fiona got down to a size 12 before realising it wasn’t a ‘maintainable’ size for her.

‘I get asked a lot what size I am, it’s not about size it’s about being the best you that you can be,’ she wrote on social media.

‘It’s not about size’: Fiona likes to promote a healthy and active lifestyle, while preaching messages of body positivity

HIV-Positive British Tourist Kicked Out Of Cyprus Hotel After Medical Centre …

A man has reportedly been kicked out of his Cyprus hotel1 after the management were tipped off that he was HIV-positive by a medical centre. The unidentified British holidaymaker’s fell over after becoming dizzy, and suffered a minor injury. His tour operator arranged for him to be seen in a private clinic, where he alerted staff to his HIV-positive status and was treated. His ordeal began when he returned to his Paphos hotel to be told that he was no longer welcome. The clinic had reportedly alerted hotel management to his condition, and advised them to burn the sheets and disinfect the room.

HIV-Positive British Tourist Kicked Out Of Cyprus Hotel After Medical Centre ... Paphos, the Cypriot island where the holidaymaker was kicked out of his hotel

The tourist was then rejected from other hotels as news of his condition spread around the island. During the move, he lost his medication and was without it for six days. Stella Michaelidou, the head of the board of HIV and AIDS support centre KYFA, told the Daily Mail2: “A doctor from the clinic called the hotel where the injured man was staying and informed them of his condition. This is a breach of medical confidentiality. It is strictly forbidden. “I’ve been working at KYFA as a volunteer since 1994 and this is the first time I’ve come across such a thing,” she added.

“It’s like in the 80s before we knew what HIV was. It’s ignorance and we have to solve this You may expect to find this ignorance in an ordinary person, but in a doctor?” She went on to say that Paphos’ health ministry and the Cyprus Medical Association have launched investigations into the claims.

The island’s commissioner for administration and human rights Eliza Savvidou said in a statement3: “Unfortunately, the elements of the case reveal the deeply rooted, widespread and extremely persistent prejudices surrounding the issue of HIV/AIDS and are based on ignorance and lack of information, even by health professionals.” Observing medical confidentiality and providing care without discrimination is a fundamental duty of every health professional and administrative staff members at healthcare providers, both public and private. Moreover, respect for human rights of HIV carriers is a basic obligation of the state as a whole.

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    Mor nike Giwa Onaiwu: The course of my life changed forever when my family became affected by HIV in 2007. Rather than disclosing specifically who is positive in our family, we have chosen to identify as an HIV-affected family. We feel that it doesn t matter if we publicly state exactly which one(s) of us are HIV-positive or HIV-negative because we re all in this together.

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    Jeffrey Newman: Always thankful. Always keeping the faith. (Taken at the exact time I was born 47 years ago this month.)

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    Stephen J. Lewis (via Twitter): Supporting #HIV awareness on #adaywithhiv with a picture from the Gallery of Maps in the Vatican.

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    Mark Holmes: There are few barriers folks with HIV can t overcome. I have been living with HIV for 30 years. I am also deaf and require hearing aids. But I also go jetpack flying three times a month!

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    Anthony Babajee: At Parliament Hill, one of the best views of London.

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    Ken Williams (left): I work pretty hard to eradicate HIV stigma. I write, I blog, but there s been nothing I ve done in the war against stigma more effective than being present and living my experience openly. So, today, I got in the picture with my friend Charles Johnson.

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    No l Gordon (left): My colleague Marcos Garcia and I are committed to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. We represent the changing face of the epidemic and, as such, we think it is our responsibility to raise awareness of the needs of young gay and bisexual men of color wherever we go.

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    Barbara Lagodna: At age 60, running keeps me healthy and fit!

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    Jason Daisey: I was confirmed positive just one week ago. It was a scary week, but I won t let it change my life for the worse. My center and balance point is being in the barn with my horses. I m a professional guy, the kind that no one ever would think would get diagnosed with HIV. Now s my time to use my uniqueness to educate other gay men about how real this really is.

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    Andrew Espinosa: Fun on the trampoline with my nephews! Living with HIV since 1997 and blessed to be still here with them.

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    Tyker Pionero: Photo of my mom and me about to dance. I have learned to cherish the little things after losing people I knew and loved to this virus, so when I get the opportunity to steal a dance with her, I do. Much love from Trinidad and Tobago.

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    Eliane Becks Nininahazwe: I am an HIV-positive woman living in Holland, although I am originally from Burundi. I ve been HIV-positive since 2003. I am also an artist and try to present a positive image. I openly talk about my HIV, so then people can understand that we are normal and can live normal lives like anyone else. Did I tell you that in 2006 I decided to have a kid? Now I ve got two boys, both HIV-free! I am very proud of myself.

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    Lauren Childers (left): This photo was taken with my partner, Bryana Wilson, and my pet iguana, Jane. I rescued Jane (the iguana) from a tree and, as an exotic pet enthusiast, I decided to take her in. The inner healing I experienced bringing her back to health was an incredibly rewarding experience — begging the question, Who rescued who?

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    Susanna Feder: After a New York Yankees win over Boston. Out with a good friend and showing off my dress at the subway stop. You can see the lights of NYC and the Freedom Tower in the background. Being a part of life, not afraid to enjoy every minute.

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    Ayrick Broin: I was diagnosed with HIV in 1999 and AIDS in late 2000. None of the medications worked for me up until recently. Thanks to my wonderful doctor and his nursing team, I m back on the stage in California s wine country.

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References

  1. ^ kicked out of his Cyprus hotel (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ told the Daily Mail (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  3. ^ Eliza Savvidou said in a statement (www.pinknews.co.uk)