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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

Cebu slide unique, gov’t geologists say

NAGA CITY --- Last month's massive landslide in a mountain community in Naga City that killed more than 60 people did not just erode the soil but completely collapsed or sank it, according to a team of geologists from the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB). "It was a one-of-a-kind landslide. It was unique," the MGB chief geologist, Liza Manzano, told reporters at the Naga City Hall on Monday. Manzano said four factors contributed to the phenomenon: soil characteristic, previous earthquakes, climate and human activities. Quarry operations While the landslide was caused mainly by environmental factors, quarry operations in the mountain of Barangay Tinaan in Naga also contri...Keep on reading: Cebu slide unique, gov’t geologists say.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News5 hr. 33 min. ago

Grab to train drivers as emergency first responders

MANILA, Philippines – Grab drivers are going the extra mile and may soon save lives in road accidents and help bust crime. The ride-hailing company launched its  Safer Everyday Tech Roadmap  on Monday, October 22, which features various programs, including a commitment to train drivers to be part of a pool ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

Grab launches ‘tech roadmap’ to boost commuter safety

GRAB Philippines launched on Monday a technical “roadmap” that focuses on commuters’ welfare by eliminating and reducing the frequency of accidents through education of its drivers. The “Safer Everyday Tech...READ MORE The post Grab launches ‘tech roadmap’ to boost commuter safety appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

MGB evaluates small-scale mining areas

The Mines and Geo-Sciences Bureau (MGB-CAR) conducted rapid assessments of existing small-scale mining (SSM) areas in Mountain Province. They visited the Barangays Fidelisan in Sagada; Matiim at Alab and, Farnet at Mainit both in the town of Bontoc and; Maliten at Laylaya, Besao......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

Chinese action debut and South Korean family drama win at Busan

A thrill-a-minute actioner from China and a moving South Korean drama about a unique family reunion have taken the top prize at Asia's largest film festival, with judges lauding both for their "original" takes. "Savage", from first-time Chinese director Cui Si-wei, pits a forest ranger against gold thieves in a snowy mountain range and won praise from the New Currents award jury at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) for being "strikingly accomplished and riveting." South Korean production "Clean up", from debut feature director Kwon Man-ki, charts the tale of a struggling woman who is offered a salvation of sorts when she meets someone from her past. It i...Keep on reading: Chinese action debut and South Korean family drama win at Busan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 13th, 2018

DOLE sees fewer road accidents

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) sees safer roads and fewer vehicular accidents as more bus companies are expected to comply with the payment of fixed wages and other labor standards. Source link link: DOLE sees fewer road accidents.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 8th, 2018

DOLE sees fewer road accidents

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) sees safer roads and fewer vehicular accidents as more bus companies are expected to comply with the payment of fixed wages and other labor standards......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

Dumagats’ protest against Chinese-funded Kaliwa-Kanan-Laiban dam

The steps of the Chinese Embassy were made red by the placards, traditional attire and mamá (betel nut) of Dumagat leaders representing villages to be submerged by the New Centennial Water Source Project (NCWS) as they protest against the building of a series of mega dams in the Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges......»»

Category: newsSource:  nordisRelated NewsOct 7th, 2018

3 nabbed in Baguio, Benguet drug busts

BAGUIO CITY - Three drug suspects were caught in separate police operations in this mountain city and two Benguet towns on Monday, the Cordillera police said. Meat store helper Darling Dumo Parayno.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

3 dead, 2 hurt in Quezon road accidents

  LUCENA CITY -- Three motorists died and two others were injured in two vehicular accidents in Quezon province on Saturday, police reported Sunday.   Report from the Pagbilao town police station said truck driver Vicente Queo lost control of his ten-wheeler truck while negotiating a descending portion of the diversion road in Barangay (village) Silangang Malicboy at about 6 p.m.   The wayward truck hit another truck ahead of it and a parked tricycle before crashing into the barracks of the Department of Public Works and Highways. It then fell into a river 30 feet below.   Queo and truck helper Robin Montehermoso died on the spot.   ...Keep on reading: 3 dead, 2 hurt in Quezon road accidents.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

Ifugao cries the loudest over Itogon landslide dead

BAGUIO, Philippines – The mountain falling down in Ucab was heard from a kilometer but the cries were heard 200 kms. away. Most of the 59 who died in Ucab, Itogon, because of the huge mountainslide  – including the 12 missing – from 12 days ago were from Ifugao province. Hingyon, a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 28th, 2018

3 dead, 4 hurt in Isabela road mishaps

TUMAUINI, Isabela - Three people died while four others were hurt in a series of road accidents on Wednesday and Thursday, according to Senior Supt. Mariano Rodriguez, Isabela police director. In N.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

‘Mt. Fuji railway’ may become reality as panel to start discussion

TOKYO -- The possible launch of a mountain railway from the foot of Mt. Fuji on the Yamanashi Prefecture side to the mountain's fifth station will be discussed by a panel of industry representatives and specialists, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. The experts and representatives from the tourism and railway industries will launch the panel soon. If a railway can replace the Fuji Subaru Line toll road on the mountain, it will be more convenient and may lead to better protection of the environment through reduced car exhaust and other factors. The group will discuss technical issues and other topics before presenting a recommendation to the central government and local authorities. L...Keep on reading: ‘Mt. Fuji railway’ may become reality as panel to start discussion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 26th, 2018