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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

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

Image from page 274 of “Strange peoples & customs” (1921) – Manila Picture

Identifier: strangepeoplescu00evan Title: Strange peoples & customs Year: 1921 (1920s) Authors: Evans, Adelaide Bee Subjects: Children Missions Publisher: Mountain View, Calif., Pacific Press Contributing Library: The Library of Congress Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to… link: Image from page 274 of “Strange peoples & customs” (1921) – Manila Picture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

MP dads to settle legal issues on Batangan System

BONTOC, Mountain Province — Another round of talks targeted at clarifying legalities in the implementation of the recognized Batangan Systems of Tadian, Besao and Sagada took place August 7th at the Sanggunian Panlalawigan Hall, here......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Sagada locals scared by 54th IBPA red-tagging

SAGADA, Mountain Province — Peasants in northern villages here expressed fear as elements of the 54th Infantry Battalion Philippine Army (IBPA) started making a list of people from the local civilian population who need to “clear themselves” from a military list of alleged members or supporters of the revolutionary New Peoples Army (NPA)......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Phil. Army sow fear in MP village

BESAO, Mountain Province — Government soldiers occupying houses in sitio Dandanac of Tamboan village in Besao town in Mountain Province are restricting the movement of village folk and are causing fear among village folk, a team of human rights defenders who went to verify reports of human rights violations, found out on August 9......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Cone: We re the Gin Kings but Beermen still PBA kings

Barangay Ginebra foiled San Miguel's bid to repeat as Commissioner's Cup champion but head coach Tim Cone said the Beermen still sit atop the PBA mountain.........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

ink road – Manila Picture

on our way to meet the last mambabatok manila-baguio-bontoc-tinglayan-buscalan Image published by stones in my shoes on 2013-04-14 07:05:28 and used under Creative Commons license. Tagged: , bontoc-tinglayan , fujifilm x100 , mountain province , road trip to fang-od , tinglayan link: ink road – Manila Picture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Legarda Leads Launch of Panay Indigenous Book on IP Day

August 9, 2018. In celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day, Senator Loren Legarda today led the launch of the book on Panay-Guimaras traditional knowledge systems at the University of the Philippines-Visayas in Iloilo City. The book, From the Seas to the Mountain — Panay-Guimaras Traditional Knowledge Systems, is… Source link link: Legarda Leads Launch of Panay Indigenous Book on IP Day.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Cone: We’re the Gin Kings but Beermen still ‘PBA kings’

Dethroning San Miguel Beer is one thing but taking its place as the best team in the PBA today is a different case altogether. Barangay Ginebra foiled San Miguel's bid to repeat as Commissioner's Cup champion but head coach Tim Cone said the Beermen still sit atop the PBA mountain. READ:Ginebra dethrones San Miguel, cops PBA Commissioner's Cup title "I think they see us as a threat to their perennial crown. They are, perennially, they're the king," said Cone after winning his third title with Ginebra on Wednesday night. "Even though, we're the Gin Kings, they (Beermen) are the PBA kings." READ:Finals setback will only make San Miguel 'hungry,' says Lassiter San Miguel hadn't been...Keep on reading: Cone: We’re the Gin Kings but Beermen still ‘PBA kings’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Provincial government of Camarines Sur orders mandatory evacuation

Provincial government of Camarines Sur orders mandatory evacuation Vox Bikol Sat, 01/13/2018 - 07:43 PILI, Camarines Sur, Jan. 12 (PIA) – The 24-hour incessant rainfall due to the tail-end of a cold front and isolated thunderstorms caused an unexpected and extreme flooding in most areas in Camarines Sur, particularly in low-lying areas affecting residents living near river banks, spillways and creeks. One of the areas severely affected by flooding is the municipality of Lagonoy where spillways from Dahat to San Roque and Himagtocon spillway , Kinahulugan Bridge and Burabod Zone 6 were submerged in flood water and rendered inaccessible due to red alert flooding and strong current. The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) through the Environment Disaster Management Emergency Response Office (Edmero) headed by Luzena “Che” Bermeo stated that Search and Rescue team was immediately dispatched in the said area to ensure that all residents are out of danger. The danger caused by heavy rains and the peril of the continuous rise of flood water prompted Camarines Sur Governor Miguel “Migz” Villafuerte to order mandatory evacuation and directed all mayors, chairpersons of MDRRMCs, punong barangays and chairperson of BDRRMC to ensure implementation of the said order. PDRRMC also ordered the concerned LDRRMCs to inform communities near the mountain slopes and low lying areas at the rivers and its tributaries particularly at Lower Kilbay Catabangan, Ragay, Tinalmud, Tambang, and Lagonoy to take the necessary precautionary measures. (LSMacatangay, PDRRMC CamSur-PIAV/ Camarines Sur).....»»

Category: newsSource:  voxbikolRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Senate approves 3 bills increasing bed capacity of gov’t hospitals

The Senateon Tuesdayapproved on third and final reading three bills seeking to increase the bed capacity of three government hospitals in Zamboanga City, Surigao del Sur, and Mountain Province. Senator JV Ejercito, chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, said the passage of House Bill Nos. (HBN) 6114, 6742 and 6621 would enable the said hospitals to better serve the people in these provinces. HBN 6114 would double the bed capacity of Luis Hora Memorial Regional Hospital in Bauko, Mt. Province to 200 from its 100 beds, while HBN 6742 would increase the bed capacity of Zamboanga City Medical Center in Zamboanga City at 800 from its current 500 beds. Likewise, HBN 6...Keep on reading: Senate approves 3 bills increasing bed capacity of gov’t hospitals.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

PNP sue civilians for Besao encounter

BAGUIO CITY — The municipal police of Besao, Mountain Province charged two residents of Brgy. Tamboan with multiple murder in relation to the July 15 fifteen ambush staged by the New People’s Army in Sitio Dandanac of the said barangay......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

Image from page 288 of “Strange peoples & customs” (1921) – Manila Picture

Identifier: strangepeoplescu00evan Title: Strange peoples & customs Year: 1921 (1920s) Authors: Evans, Adelaide Bee Subjects: Children Missions Publisher: Mountain View, Calif., Pacific Press Contributing Library: The Library of Congress Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to… link: Image from page 288 of “Strange peoples & customs” (1921) – Manila Picture.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 4th, 2018

Cement firm moves coal stockpile after spill

DAGUPAN CITY---Cement manufacturer Holcim Philippines Inc. has moved its temporary coal stockpile to enclosed storage areas and put up three additional siltation ponds to prevent a repeat of a coal spill that polluted the shores of Bacnotan town in La Union province.   Coal at the original stockpile was washed down by heavy rains, causing "water coming from the mountain to create a gap in the benched wall" and divert coal from the siltation pond toward the shoreline, according to a Holcim statement issued on Aug. 1.   Holcim's cement plant is at the foot of its quarry site in the coastal village of Quirino facing the West Philippine Sea.   Don Carreon, a ...Keep on reading: Cement firm moves coal stockpile after spill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

Aussie climber rescued after a week on freezing New Zealand mountain

Wellington, New Zealand -- An Australian soldier has been rescued from a New Zealand mountain after surviving for a week in below-freezing conditions. Rescue authorities said Friday they plucked 29.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018

Milan, Turin, Cortina to launch joint bid for 2026 Olympics

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2006 file photo, the Mole Antoneliana, left, Turin's most famous landmark, is backdropped by the Alps, in Turin, northern Italy. Italy will launch a three-city bid to h.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018