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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

Nepal rescuers retrieve bodies of 9 climbers

KATHMANDU, Nepal – A rescue team Sunday, October 14 began retrieving the bodies of 9 climbers killed in a violent storm on Nepal's Mount Gurja, a freak accident that has left the mountaineering community reeling. A helicopter dropped 4 mountain guides at the camp where the South Korean climbing expedition was staying when powerful winds and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Snowstorm kills 9 climbers on Nepal peak

KATHMANDU, Nepal – All 9 members of a South Korean climbing expedition were confirmed dead Saturday, October 13, after a violent snowstorm devastated their camp on Nepal's Mount Gurja, one of the deadliest mountaineering accidents to hit the Himalayan nation in recent years. The bodies of 8 climbers – 4 South ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

Old-time plane crashes in Swiss Alps, killing 20 on board

BERLIN — A vintage propeller plane plunged near-vertically into a Swiss mountain, killing all 20 people on board as they returned from a two-day trip to southern Switzerland, investigators said Sunday. The Junkers Ju-52 plane, operated by small Swiss company Ju-Air, went down Saturday on the Piz Segnas mountain above the Alpine resort of Flims… link: Old-time plane crashes in Swiss Alps, killing 20 on board.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

Undeterred by skeptical fans, Thomas takes Tour title

By Andrew Dampf and Ciaran Fahey, Associated Press PARIS (AP) — The spits and the jeers. The eggs thrown at team cars. The attempts to unbalance riders while riding up the most grueling climbs. Geraint Thomas never flinched at whatever fans — or his rivals — threw at him or Team Sky. The Welsh rider was the steadiest rider from the start, the strongest in the Alps and the Pyrenees. On Sunday he concluded his transformation from a support rider into a champion of cycling's biggest race by claiming his first Tour de France title. "With the boys, that's the main thing for the whole three weeks, we stuck together through some tough times, stayed strong," Thomas said. "Everything just clicked this race." Thomas successfully defended his lead of 1 minute, 51 seconds over second-placed Tom Dumoulin in the mostly ceremonial final stage. Four-time champion Chris Froome, Thomas's teammate, finished third, 2:24 behind. Froome rode next to Thomas as they crossed the line and applauded. Thomas was a support rider during Froome's four victories but he emerged as Sky's strongest rider in this race when Froome crashed early on and couldn't keep up in the mountains. Sky — and consequently Thomas — became a target for many fans due to an asthma drug case involving Froome, stemming from last year's Spanish Vuelta. Even though Froome was cleared of doping days before the start of the Tour, that didn't stop some fans from abusing the British team's riders throughout the three-week race. "When there is negativity like that, it brings us as a team closer together," Froome said. "It feels like it's us against the rest of the world. ... You can choose to let it get to you or you can choose to let it motivate you, and we let it motivate us." Thomas stormed into the lead by winning back-to-back mountain stages in the Alps, including the iconic climb up Alpe d'Huez, then defended his advantage in the Pyrenees. During the podium ceremony, Thomas draped the flag of Wales over his shoulders, then ended his victory speech with a mic drop. "All I can say is that I do it the right way," Thomas said when asked about concerns of alleged doping within Sky. "We train super hard and there's nothing I can say that will prove it. I've just got to keep doing what I'm doing. It will stand the test of time." An all-around rider who began his career on the track, the 32-year-old Thomas helped Britain to gold medals in team pursuit at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics before turning his full attention to road racing. "I have my own goals and I kept doing what I'm doing and kept focused on that. ... Obviously it's not nice to hear (the jeers) but I do what I do and focus on myself," Thomas said. "It's easy to get wrapped up in or get angry or depressed but I stay in my own world." Riding a yellow bicycle to match his yellow jersey, Thomas shared glasses of champagne with his teammates during the casual ride into Paris before buckling down to keep up with the other leaders on the jarring cobblestones of the Champs-Elysees. "It's going to take a while to sink in," Thomas said. "Normally that stage is really hard but today I just seemed to float around it. I had goose bumps going around there. The support from the Welsh, British flags. ... To ride around wearing this (yellow jersey) is a dream." Norwegian rider Alexander Kristoff with UAE Team Emirates won the last stage in a sprint finish, narrowly beating John Degenkolb and Arnaud Demare. "I've dreamed about this victory for many years," Kristoff said. "I've been close many times before but never managed to beat the faster guys like (Mark) Cavendish, (Andre) Greipel, or (Marcel) Kittel, but today they're not here, they're out after the mountains, and today I was the fastest, so I'm super happy." The mostly flat 116-kilometer (72-mile) leg began in Houilles just outside Paris and concluded with nine laps up and down the Champs-Elysees. Many spectators along the Champs-Elysees held their arms high to record the riders on their smart phones as they went past on the cobblestones, and there were more cheers when 11 jets flew overhead leaving trails in the blue, white and red colors of the French flag. Street vendors sold chicken, sausages, waffles, cake and sweets, while the smell of crepes filled the air. Glenn Roberts, from Newtown in mid-Wales, was in attendance with his wife and children. The family timed its summer vacation to coincide with the Tour's finish. "Thomas was in the yellow when we left Wales but we didn't know if he was going to keep it. We thought Froome was going to win it, if I'm being honest," Roberts said. "It's the best thing a Welshman has ever done in sport." ___ AP Sports Writer Samuel Petrequin contributed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

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

‘Bikini Climber’ dies after ravine fall

TAIPEI — Taiwanese rescue teams were trying Tuesday to retrieve the body of a dead hiker who became famous on social media for taking selfies on top of mountain peaks dressed in a bikini. Gigi Wu — dubbed the “Bikini Climber” by fans — used a satellite phone on Saturday to tell friends she had […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2019

Extreme cross country MTB Sa ‘KinatkataysaBinabaje’

It may not be epic distance, but the 35 kilometer combination of single tracks, barangay roads, fire lines and highway crossings spice up the punishing climbs and the steep downhill sections that characterize Bohol’s still to beat extreme cross country mountain bike in season three of KinatkataysaBinabaje 2019. In Bohol where several roadies are mountain […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

Khalil Ramos spends birthday with Gabbi Garcia  | Inquirer Entertainment

Khalil Ramos marked his 23rd birthday by reaching a mountain peak with Gabbi Garcia. Garcia greeted the "2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten" actor with an Instagram post today, Jan. 22. The pictures show t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2019

Frigid air, high winds make travel risky in US East Coast

Bitter cold and gusty winds swept across the eastern U.S. Monday with falling temperatures replacing the weekend's falling snow. The National Weather Service had forecast that temperatures would be more than 20 degrees below normal across the Northeast, with wind gusts up to 30 mph and wind chills approaching minus 40F (-4C) in northern New York and Vermont. Atop the Northeast's highest mountain, the temperature fell to minus 23 degrees Monday morning and was expected to drop even more later in the day, said Adam Gill, a meteorologist with the Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire. Though wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph were not particularly high for a location that once ...Keep on reading: Frigid air, high winds make travel risky in US East Coast.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 21st, 2019

PBA: Defiant Arwind says he’ll still do Spider-Man dunk if given the chance

Arwind Santos’ signature Spider-Man dunk could be no more. The PBA released a memo to all 12 PBA teams last Jan. 15 regarding players hanging on to rims after made dunks. A particular note in the memo read that players who hang on to rims after a dunk and “places either or both of his feet onto the backboard,” will be given a technical foul. [Related: PBA: Arwind's signature Spider-Man dunk now merits a technical foul] Literally only one PBA player does that and the league could have named the whole thing as the “Arwind Santos rule.” The new ruling was met with interesting responses to say the least with some saying it’s about time while others say that the PBA has singled out Santos, robbing him of his individuality. Well Arwind had this to say on the new rule. “Ako, hindi ako sang-ayon,” he said. “Kasi sabi ko nga, sabi nila Alex [Cabagnot], suporta rin. Magi-isponsor nga sila na kahit may fine daw, babayaran nila. Nakaka-tuwa naman. Na-touch ako. Pero ang akin kasi, trademark lang ba. Wala namang masama sa ginagawa ko,” Arwind added. Santos argued that the PBA could focus on better things, fixing issues that really needs fixing. Arwind feels that his trademark move is pretty much harmless, maybe except for opposing teams on the receiving end of his slam dunk. “Maraming mas pwede nating pagtuunan ng pansin na ipagbawal. Wag na yung Spider-Man dunk,” he said. “Mayroon rin kasing mga batang gustong-gusto makita yung Spider-Man dunk, [media], lalo na yung mga fans ko,” Santos added. Given the chance, Arwind says he’ll still do the Spider-Man dunk. As for the supposed danger the trademark dunk poses, Santos said accidents happen and things could still end up wrong regardless. “Kapag may chance, gagawin ko pa rin. Maliban sa alam kong may fine, hindi ko naman sinusuway pero para sa mga fans ko, kapag may pagkakataon, gagawin ko pa rin dahil kung sinasabi nila na may madidisgrasya, naniniwala ako, kapag madidisgrasya ka, madidisgrasya ka. Di ba?” Arwind said. “Kahit  anong ingat mo, sabi ko nga, meron nga dyan natutulog lang sa loob ng bahay, nabagsakan ng eroplano. Nag-iingat o hindi? Ano tawag doon? Aksidente diba? Aksidente. Pag maa-aksidente ka, maa-aksidente ka. Di ka makaka-iwas. Kung sakaling babagsak ako sa Spider-Man dunk, wala akong sisisihin. Baka nakangiti pa akong bumagsak eh. Sa totoo lang, pag nangyari yun,” Santos added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 18th, 2019

1 dead, 1 hurt in road mishaps

A man was killed and an unidentified motorist was injured in separate road accidents in Metro Manila since Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2019

2 slain, 2 hurt in Pangasinan road accidents | Inquirer News

DAGUPAN CITY - Two persons were killed while two others were hurt in separate vehicular accidents in the towns of Asingan and Sual in Pangasinan on Tuesday. Police identified the fatalities in the Asi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

5 dead in motorbike mishaps

Five motorcycle riders died in road accidents in Abra, Pangasinan and Ilocos Sur on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Fil-Am entry among 6 chosen for first Google podcast creator program

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California --A Filipino American millennial host, producer and creator ofan independent narrative podcast about the Filipino diaspora, together with her Fil-Am co-producer and voice actor for the podcastwere among the teams selected for thefirst cohort of podcasts in the accelerator portion of theGoogle Podcasts creator program.   Chosen for the program were Paola Mardo,host-producer of "Long Distance",and her co-producer Patrick Epino, who recently starred as the black sheep family member Troy in Fil-Am director'sH.P. Mendoza's award-winning dark comedy,"Bitter Melon"(an ABS-CBN Cinematografo Original film in collaboration with Ersatz Film and Gravitas Vent...Keep on reading: Fil-Am entry among 6 chosen for first Google podcast creator program.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

A rockin’ chat with Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor before the Globes

LOS ANGELES---On a rainy late afternoon---the day before the Golden Globe Awards where "Bohemian Rhapsody," the Queen biopic, romped off with the best picture-drama honors---we interviewed the band's legendary original members, Brian May and Roger Taylor.   Lead guitarist Brian, whose mountain of curls is now silver, tends to be the bemused of the duo and often added "Yeah" to Roger's answers. Drummer and occasional vocalist Roger was more loquacious.   The following day, Rami Malek, who played Brian and Roger's iconic lead singer Freddie Mercury, won the best actor-drama Globe.   The following are excerpts from our chat with Brian (B) and Roger (R) a...Keep on reading: A rockin’ chat with Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor before the Globes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 10th, 2019

Deadly winter storm claims 13 lives

BERLIN — Deadly winter weather blasted Europe for yet another day Tuesday, trapping hundreds of people in Alpine regions, whipping up high winds that caused flight delays and cancellations and raising the risks of more deadly avalanches in the mountains. At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related accidents in Europe over the last […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

A Pleasant Surprise in Lemery

Text and photos by: Bombette G. Marin LEMERY, Iloilo may ring a little familiar to you, but did you know there is one family-friendly resort where visitors can take a breather and engage in a recreational and relaxing activity? In the midst of scenic farmlands and mountain areas in the northeastern portion of the province lies […] The post A Pleasant Surprise in Lemery appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 7th, 2019

Cordillera communities celebrate 50th CPP anniversary with CPDF

Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines- New People’s Army- Cordillera Peoples Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-CPDF)- Mountain Province was held with the local civilian communities from the sectors of youth, women and farmers in recognition of the five decades of organized service of the CPP-NPA-CPDF in the country particularly in Mountain Province......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsJan 5th, 2019