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Avalanche kills at least 4 in French Alps

Avalanche kills at least 4 in French Alps.....»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerFeb 14th, 2017

Fires and avalanche alerts as Storm Eleanor batters Europe

PARIS, France – The French Alps were on maximum avalanche alert Thursday, January 4, as Storm Eleanor swept through Europe, killing at least four people and fanning rare winter wildfires in Corsica. With the mountains packed with skiiers for the school holidays, major resort Val d'Isere closed its runs for the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

Avalanche rattles skiers in French Alps, none hurt

Avalanche rattles skiers in French Alps, none hurt.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 8th, 2017

Avalanche claims 'no victims' in French Alps ski resort

Avalanche claims 'no victims' in French Alps ski resort.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 7th, 2017

Four dead in massive French Alps avalanche

Four dead in massive French Alps avalanche.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2017

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

Volcano eruption, avalanche at Japan ski resort kills one

TOKYO -- A Japanese soldier was killed on Tuesday after a volcano erupted near a popular Japanese ski resort, sparking an avalanche that left several injured and scores stranded up a mountain, officials said. Footage broadcast on Japanese television showed thick black smoke interspersed with falling rocks sliding down the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

Volcano eruption, avalanche at Japan ski resort kills one

TOKYO: A Japanese soldier was killed on Tuesday after a volcano erupted near a popular Japanese ski resort, sparking an avalanche that left several injured and scores stranded up a mountain, officials said. Footage broadcast on Japanese television showed thick black smoke interspersed with falling rocks rolling down the snow-covered side of the volcano towards [...] The post Volcano eruption, avalanche at Japan ski resort kills one appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2018

Wage, fare hikes sought; TRAIN kills ‘unli’ drinks

MANILA, Philippines — An avalanche of price hikes threatens to overwhelm consumers in the coming days as businesses – particularly retailers and transport op.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

Deer kills French hunter in ‘uncommon’ attack

LILLE, France — A 62-year-old man died while taking part in a hunt in the Paris area Monday after being charged by a deer that fatally gored him, police said. The incident occurred around 10 a.m. in the Compiegne national park, about 85 kilometres (53 miles) northeast of Paris. The man was acting as a… link: Deer kills French hunter in ‘uncommon’ attack.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 7th, 2017

Colombia: Bombing at mall kills 3, including French woman

BOGOTA — A homemade bomb placed rocked a busy mall in Colombia's capital filled with Father's Day shoppers over the weekend, killing three people, including.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 18th, 2017

Hooded attacker kills woman in French missionaries' home

Hooded attacker kills woman in French missionaries' home.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2016

Tourists stuck in French Alps cable cars set for rescue

COURMAYEUR, Italy: More than 30 tourists who spent a terrifying night in cable cars in the French Alps were set to be brought to the ground Friday, operators said. A total of 110 people became trapped when the cable cars ground to a halt shortly before 4:.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 9th, 2016

33 tourists in cable cars set to be rescued after night stuck in Alps

More than 30 tourists, including a 10-year-old child, who were trapped overnight in cable cars thousands of metres up in the French Alps were set to reach the ground early Friday, the operators said......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 9th, 2016

50 people stuck in cable cars suspended over French Alps

50 people stuck in cable cars suspended over French Alps.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 9th, 2016

Jitters amid fear of new attacks after Nice bloodshed

NICE An axe attack on a German train. Four people stabbed in the French Alps. A shooting in Britain......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 20th, 2016

Highway bridge collapse in Italy kills at least 20

A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed yesterday in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 45 meters (nearly 150 feet) into a heap of rubble. Italian officials said at least 20 people were killed, although some people were found alive in the debris......»»

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Bus accident in Ecuador kills 24

QUITO, Ecuador (UPDATED) –  A bus carrying travelers from Colombia and Venezuela crashed in Ecuador early Tuesday, August 14, killing 24 people and injuring 18 others, officials said. The dead included an unspecified number of Venezuelans and Colombians, whose embassies were notified of the accident outside Quito, they said. "Most of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Usain Bolt s only demand for playing pro-football in Australia: A black car

Fifa 98's Usain Bolt controls the ball during an exhibition football match between France's 1998 World Cup's French football national team and FIFA 98 composed with former internatio.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Iran: China’s state-owned energy CNPC takes over French Total

AP FILE TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s official IRNA news agency is reporting that China’s state-owned petroleum corporation has taken a majority share of the country’s South Pars gas projec Source link link: Iran: China’s state-owned energy CNPC takes over French Total.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Simona Halep, weary and aching, reaches Montreal final

MONTREAL (AP) — A weary Simona Halep, upset over how her matches are scheduled, beat Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-1 on Saturday to reach the final Rogers Cup final. The top-ranked Romanian will play for the title Sunday against the third-ranked Sloane Stephens in a rematch of Halep's victory in the French Open final. Stephens, preparing for her U.S. Open title defense, beat fifth-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-3, 6-3. Halep reached the Rogers Cup final for the third time in four years. She won the last time it was in Montreal in 2016. Halep complained Friday about playing the first semifinal day after two straight night matches. She contended she has the worst schedule in the 56-player event and "this happens almost every tournament." Despite playing on only 15 hours rest, Halep was in control from the outset against the 15th-seeded Barty, eliminating the Australian in 71 minutes. "I was very sore when I woke up," Halep said. "During the match, it's not easy to run so much. But, you know, I just tried to focus on what I have to play and, to make it a little bit easier, which I did in the end, was to finish it early." Halep played four matches in three days after a night session was postponed because of rain. "I think I talked enough about it," she said. "I hope in the future it's going to be better. I was upset. I am upset. But doesn't change my performance on court." The Romanian broke Barty in the opening game and broke again for a 4-1 lead en route to taking the first set. Halap broke twice more to open the second set. "I think I played smart tennis today," Halep said. "I pushed her very back on her backhand, then I could just receive a shorter ball, an easier ball for me to open the court.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018