Royal Parks of London

The Royal Parks of London are lands owned by the monarchy of the United Kingdom for the recreation hunting, of the royal family. They are part of the hereditary possessions of The Crown. With increasing urbanisation of London, some of these were preserved as accessible open space and became public parks with the introduction of the Crown Lands Act 1851. There are today eight parks formally described by this name and they cover 2,000 hectares of land in Greater London. Bushy Park, 445 hectares Green Park, 19 hectares Greenwich Park, 74 hectares Hyde Park, 142 hectares Kensington Gardens, 111 hectares Regent's Park, 166 hectares Richmond Park, 955 hectares St. James's Park, 23 hectares Of these, Regent's Park, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, Green Park and St James's Park are the largest green spaces in central London. Bushy Park, Greenwich Park and Richmond Park are in the outer boroughs; the Royal Parks agency manages other open spaces: the Brompton Cemetery, Grosvenor Square Gardens, Victoria Tower Gardens and the gardens of 10, 11 and 12 Downing Street.

Hampton Court Park is a royal park within Greater London, but as it contains a palace, it is administered by the Historic Royal Palaces, unlike the eight Royal Parks. The public does not have any legal right to use the Parks, as public access depends on the grace and favour of The Crown, although there are public rights of way across the land; until 2017, the Royal Parks Agency managed the Royal Parks under powers derived from section 22 of the Crown Lands Act 1851. As part of its statutory management function the Agency permitted the public to use the Parks for recreational purposes, subject to regulations issued under the Parks Regulation Acts 1872–1926 which were considered necessary to secure proper management, preserve order and prevent abuse within the Parks; the Royal Parks and Other Open Spaces Regulations 1997 came into effect until a separate charity took over the parks from the Royal Parks Agency. The parks were managed by The Royal Parks until the agency joined with charity The Royal Parks Foundation to form a new charity - The Royal Parks - launched in July 2017.

The parks are policed by the Royal Parks Operational Command Unit of the Metropolitan Police. Some funding for the Royal Parks comes from a central government grant; this contrasts with most of London's other parks. The Royal Parks charity generates the majority of its income from commercial activities such as catering and staging public events such as concerts. In 2010, Mayor of London Boris Johnson proposed that control over the Royal Parks should be devolved to the Greater London Authority and the government put forward proposals for that to happen on that year; the plan was not implemented. The Royal Parks Parks and open spaces in London Walking in London

William McIntyre (New Zealand politician)

William Henderson McIntyre was a member of the New Zealand Legislative Council from 2 September 1921 to 1 September 1928. McIntyre was first appointed by the Reform Government, by the First Labour Government, he served on several boards, including: the Buller Hospital Board for 33 years including 20 years as chairman. He was its chairman for four years. A Scottish-born coal miner, McIntyre arrived in New Zealand in 1904, took an active role in mining union affairs. With his brother he set a record for the coal mined in one shift at the Millerton Mine. In 1935, McIntyre was awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal, he died on 26 October 1949, was buried at Orowaiti Cemetery, Westport

Gunboat Smith

Edward "Gunboat" Smith was an Irish American boxer, film actor and a boxing referee. Smith's career record reads like a veritable Who's Who of the early 20th century boxing scene, facing 12 different Hall of Famers a combined total of 23 times. Among the all-time greats he faced were the legendary Jack Dempsey, Harry Greb, Sam Langford, Georges Carpentier. Smith was born in Pennsylvania, he spent much of his youth in orphanages, working on the railroads. He joined the U. S. Navy, where he began boxing and won the heavyweight championship of the Pacific Fleet. In 1910, Smith became known in the Oakland and San Francisco areas by serving as a sparring partner for Jack Johnson and Stanley Ketchel before their heavyweight title fight there. Author Jack London helped fund his training. From 1912–1915, Smith established himself as a leading candidate for the heavyweight title, among others and British Empire champion Bombadier Billy Wells and future world champion Jess Willard, beating and losing to Sam Langford in two fights.

He fought many other ranked fighters, but before his death, Smith was asked to name the greatest fighter he met. His response: Langford, in his words, “The best of all of them.”In 1914, Smith won the "White Hope" heavyweight championship. This title, created by boxing promoters due to the unpopularity of the black heavyweight champion Jack Johnson, was never recognized, he lost the "title" to Georges Carpentier that year in a bout with a purse of 9,000 pounds sterling. After 1916, Smith's career suffered a decline. A year he was knocked to the canvas 9 times by Dempsey, suffering a one-sided second-round knock out. In 1920 and 1921, Smith suffered a string of KO losses and retired after suffering a one-round knockout to the great heavyweight contender Harry Wills, he finished with a record of 81 wins, 46 losses, 13 draws, a total of 140 bouts. “Not a great record on paper,” Dave Allen remarked, “but one that becomes much more impressive when you take into consideration that he fought the best of his era.”Smith was lean and scrappy, an excellent boxer who moved well and hit with both hands.

Among the men he defeated were Willard, Wells, Battling Levinsky, Carl Morris, Frank Moran, Fireman Jim Flynn. After his retirement, Smith went on to have a variety of jobs: runner on Wall Street, private policeman at Madison Square Garden and Yankee Stadium, an actor in several small roles in silent films, including The Great Gatsby and Wings, the first Academy Award-winner for Best Picture, he refereed boxing matches, such as the Harry Greb vs. Tiger Flowers middleweight championship bout in 1926 and the controversial Max Schmeling vs. Jack Sharkey return heavyweight championship contest in 1932, he died in 1974 in Florida. Manhattan - Joe Madden The Shock Punch - Terrence O'Rourke Lovers in Quarantine - Sailor Sheldon The Fear Fighter - Prison Inmate Lovers in Quarantine - Minor Role Bashful Buccaneer Let's Get Married - Slattery The Arizona Streak - Jim Say It Again - Gunner Jones The Great Gatsby - Bert Wings - The Sergeant We're All Gamblers - Gunboat The City Gone Wild - Policeman Midnight Rose - Casey Professional boxing record for Gunboat Smith from BoxRec Gunboat Smith on IMDb