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8 mountain climbers die in 3 different accidents in Alps

BERLIN — Eight mountain climbers have died in three different accidents this weekend in the Austrian and Italian Alps......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarAug 27th, 2017

Two foreign climbers die on Mount Everest — Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal --- A Nepal mountaineering official says two foreign climbers have been reported dead on Mount Everest. Mountaineering official Gyanendra Shrestha said expedition team members reported a Japanese climber died Monday and a Macedonian died on Sunday. The Japanese climber was identified as 35-year-old Nobukazu Kuriki and the Macedonian climber was 63-year-old Gjeorgi Petkov Shrestha is stationed at Everest's base camp during the climbing season and received the reports of the deaths. Further details were not available and the bodies remained high up on the mountain. Some 340 foreign climbers and their Sherpa guides are attempting to scale the world's highest mou...Keep on reading: Two foreign climbers die on Mount Everest — Nepal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 21st, 2018

New rules ban solo climbers from trying to scale Mount Everest

Image: AFP/courtesy of Pemba Dorje Sherpa via AFP Relaxnews Nepal has changed the rules for climbing the world's most mythical and challenging mountain for safety reasons. As of this sp.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

Nepal bans solo climbers from Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal – Nepal has banned solo climbers from scaling its mountains, including Mount Everest, in a bid to reduce accidents, an official said Saturday, December 30. The cabinet late Thursday, December  endorsed a revision to the Himalayan nation's mountaineering regulations, banning solo climbers from its mountains – one of a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 30th, 2017

New York City fixing a massive plumbing leak, 55 stories underground

Newburgh, New York --- New York City is in the midst of a plumbing repair job of monumental proportions. Hard-hat workers are toiling deep underground, 55 stories beneath the Hudson River, to eliminate gushing leaks in an aging tunnel that carries half the city's water supply over 85 miles from Catskill Mountain reservoirs. Using a cylindrical, space-rocket-size borer, they are carving through solid rock to create a 2.5-mile bypass tunnel around the worst of the leaks. When they finish the $1 billion tunnel in 2022, the entire Delaware Aqueduct will be shut down for months to prepare for the diversion. And if they do it right, New Yorkers turning on their faucets will never even no...Keep on reading: New York City fixing a massive plumbing leak, 55 stories underground.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News3 hr. 26 min. ago

4 Pinoys killed in Saudi, Canada car accidents

Four Filipinos die in two separate car accidents in Canada and Saudi Arabia, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said yesterday. The DFA extended its condolences to the families of four Filipinos who died in two car accidents in Saudi Arabia and Canada that left six other Filipinos injured. “Our….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News17 hr. 52 min. ago

Mountain Province honors 3 centenarians

BONTOC, Mountain Province, June 19 (PIA) --Three individuals who reached the age 100 years old this year were recently honored by the provincial government as Provincial Centenarians. They are Isabel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 19th, 2018

EU lifts ban on all Indonesia airlines after safety boost

The European Union has removed all Indonesian airlines from its safety blacklist in an acknowledgement of their attempts to improve poor safety standards. The bloc banned all Indonesia-based airlines from flying in its airspace in 2007 amid a string of accidents and reports of worsening safety standards following the deregulation of the country's aviation industry in the late 1990s. However, over the years, the EU has lifted the prohibition on seven carriers, including state-owned Garuda and its low-cost subsidiary Citilink, budget airlines Lion Air and AirAsia. That left 55 on the banned list. Garuda was the only banned airline that flew to the EU but Europeans had been advised not...Keep on reading: EU lifts ban on all Indonesia airlines after safety boost.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 17th, 2018

Pinatubo reforestation largely in private hands

(Second of three parts)   PORAC, PAMPANGA---Benzon King was 19 years old when Mt. Pinatubo blew its top on June 15, 1991 after more than 400 years of slumber.   The forced exodus of his family to the lowlands kept him away from the mountain but his memories of its beautiful verdant forests could not be erased 27 years after the Pinatubo eruption.   "The trees were so large that a trunk of lauan or palosapis filled a truck. Inside the forest, it was cool. It was free air-con. We also hunted wild pigs and chickens that rested on big 'balete' trees. And there were 'lagutok' and 'pakpak lawin' orchids [which] our folks sold in the lowlands," King said. ...Keep on reading: Pinatubo reforestation largely in private hands.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Holy rap! Funky Japan monk gets grannies in a spin

KAGAMIMACHI, Japan – At a remote temple in Japan cradled by a croissant-shaped mountain range, Akinobu Tatsumi leads a rare double life – as a Buddhist monk who preaches about DJing. The amateur enthusiast has been dabbling in hip hop since he was a teenager and makes clandestine recordings of his ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

Negros cancels Mudpack festival

BACOLOD CITY: The governor of Negros Occidental canceled the holding of Mudpack Festival, the annual body painting and dance competition, supposedly stage from June 15 to 17 at the Capitol-operated Mambukal Mountain Resort in Murcia town for “lack of relevance.” “Who benefits from the Mudpack Festival? Are the people going there? It seems they do… link: Negros cancels Mudpack festival.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

LTO Bicol cautions public on road accidents

LTO Bicol cautions public on road accidents.....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolstandardRelated NewsJun 15th, 2018

‘Domeng’ leaves 3 dead in Bicol

NAGA City -- At least two freak accidents claimed the lives of three persons in Minalabac, Camarines Sur and Tabaco City in Albay as intermittent winds and rains caused by Tropical Depression “Doming” swept Bicol in the last two days. In Bgy. Mataoroc, Minalabac, two minors died, identified as Sheila,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Respect peace zone, Sagada folk tell military, NPA

BAUKO, Mountain Province --- War was supposed to be taboo in the popular tourist town of Sagada, which its leaders had declared a peace zone in 1989 after three youngsters were killed in the crossfire between soldiers and New People's Army (NPA) rebels. But while the government and the NPA recognized the community decision, both camps had accused each other of violating it. A skirmish on June 5 on Mt. Sipitan in the village of Aguid was a breach of the peace zone by rebels who had set up camp near the area, according to Senior Supt. Allen Ocden, Mountain Province police director. A team of policemen was ambushed by 50 rebels when they investigated reported sightings of armed...Keep on reading: Respect peace zone, Sagada folk tell military, NPA.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

NGCP gives school supplies to pupils in host communities

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, June 11 (PIA) -- More than 2,300 pupils from the different public schools in Benguet, Mountain Province and nearby areas benefited from the back-to-school program for host commun.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Great course awaits XTERRA Albay bidders

More than the majestic Mayon Volcano as finish line backdrop, the elite cast of pros and the entire field will be in for a tough outing when the XTERRA Off-Road Triathlon makes its grand return to Albay, Legazpi City on June 17. The mountain biking and trail running stages, for one, offer a new set [...] The post Great course awaits XTERRA Albay bidders appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

NGCP gives school supplies to pupils in host communities

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, June 11 (PIA) -- More than 2,300 pupils from the different public schools in Benguet, Mountain Province and nearby areas benefited from the back-to-school program for host commun.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Soon, blood donors on call in all of Bontoc

By ALPINE L. KILLA/Bontoc –LGU www.nordis.net BONTOC, Mountain Province – Sufficient, safe and affordable supply of blood in every barangay of this municipality for patients who need blood transfusion will no longer be a problem. This, following the approval of Ordinance No. 302, s. 2018, “An Ordinance Establishing a Blood ….....»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

NPA owns attack against PNP troops in Sagada

BAGUIO CITY — The New People’s Army (NPA) unit operating in the Mountain Province in a statement to media owned up to the attack against members of the Regional Mobile Force Battalion 15 and the Provincial Mobile Force Company of the Philippine National Police (PNP)......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

9 studes rescued in Bataan

NINE college students from Bulacan were rescued by government forces after being stranded in a mountain due to heavy rains brought by Typhoon Domeng in Orani, Bataan. This was confirmed yesterday by Armed Forces of the Philippines-Northern Luzon Command (AFP-NOLCOM) spokesperson Col. Isagani Nato. Nato said Army troops from NOLCOM….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

Indonesia’s Mount Merapi set to reopen tourist areas

Mount Merapi National Park (TNGM) is set to reopen the tourist area located inside the park's conservation area to accommodate visitors during the Idul Fitri holiday despite the mountain currently remaining at level II (caution) status. "Due to the Idul Fitri and national holidays, the tourist sites in the TNGM area will be reopened starting on Monday," said TNGM head Ammy Nurwati in a statement on Friday. Ammy said the tourist sites were situated outside the 3-kilometer radius from Mt. Merapi's peak, within which the Research and Technological Development for Geological Disaster Agency (BPPTKG) has recommended the conducting of no human activities. Among the tourist sites that will...Keep on reading: Indonesia’s Mount Merapi set to reopen tourist areas.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018