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Four dead in massive French Alps avalanche

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

Category: newsSource: manilatimes_net manilatimes_netFeb 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

Avalanche kills at least 4 in French Alps

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

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2017

3 dead, thousands evacuated

The storm-enhanced southwest monsoon dumped torrential rains and spawned massive floods throughout most of Luzon including Metro Manila over the weekend, leaving three persons dead by drowning in Quezon City and Marikina and forcing the evacuation of thousands......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

3 dead, thousands evacuated

The storm-enhanced southwest monsoon dumped torrential rains and spawned massive floods throughout most of Luzon including Metro Manila over the weekend, leaving three persons dead by drowning in Quezon City and Marikina and forcing the evacuation of thousands......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

US students turn grief into tech startup after France attack

BERKELEY, California, United States --- California college student Anjali Banerjee was watching fireworks during a 2016 celebration on a seafront promenade in the French city of Nice when a man plowed a huge truck through the crowd, killing 86 people and wounding 200. The University of California, Berkeley incoming senior ran through mobs of people to escape the chaos and later joined classmates to search hospitals and plaster the city with flyers of fellow students reported missing in the July 2016 terrorist attack. She later learned three students were injured, and UC Berkeley junior Nicolas Leslie, 20, was among the dead. Banerjee and several classmates have since turned t...Keep on reading: US students turn grief into tech startup after France attack.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

World’s most-starred chef Joel Robuchon dead at 73

  PARIS: Joel Robuchon, the world’s most-starred Michelin chef who tore down kitchen walls to give diners new insights into the art of haute cuisine, has died at 73, a French government spokesman said on Monday. Robuchon, who was hailed as one of four “chefs of the century” by the Gault Millau industry bible in 1990, [...] The post World’s most-starred chef Joel Robuchon dead at 73 appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 6th, 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

Manny Pacquiao is welcome to defend his WBA title under ONE Championship, says chairman

In the presence of some of the Philippines' best mixed martial artists, ONE Championship chairman and founder Chatri Sityodtong kicked off Tuesday's Reign of Kings press launch by congratulating arguably the most popular Filipino warrior, eight-division boxing world champion Manny Pacquiao.  Two weekends ago in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Pacquiao became an eleven-time world champion by stopping Argentinian Lucas Matthysse in seven rounds to become the new WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion.  Aside from giving Pacquiao props, Sityodtong outright invited Pacquiao to fight under the ONE Championship banner, even suggesting that the Filipino boxing legend be the on the main event of a massive ONE card in the Philppines.  "Manny, congratulations, I'm amazed by your legendary career," Sityodtong said. "Let's join hands, let's give the Filipino fans what they want, let's do an all-Filipino heroes card, a mega, mega-card, blast that to the whole world, Manny Pacquiao, please, I invite you to compete in ONE Championship."  Boxing is just the latest step that ONE Championship has taken to becoming a complete, global martial arts promotion.  In 2017, ONE put on grappling superfights as well as exhibition bouts featuring regional martial arts such as Lethwei in Myanmar and Muay Thai in Thailand.  Earlier this year, ONE went all out with their inclusion of striking-based martial arts such as Muay Thai and Kickboxing with the launch of the ONE Super Series, which has already featured some big-name strikers such as world champion Giorgio Petrosyan and Lumpinee Stadium legend Sam-A Gaiyanghadao.  "What we want to do is showcase all the combat sports, all the flavors, and hopefully we'll get multi-division champions across the different platforms to really celebrate Asia's greatest cultural treasure, martial arts." For Sityodtong, getting Pacquiao, arguably the most influential Asian combat sports icon, to compete under the ONE banner would definitely be a monumental milestone. "Me inviting Manny Pacquiao, I'm dead serious. If he says yes, let's do it. I'd love for him to defend his belt here in the Philippines, and give the Filipino fans what they want, a mega-card." The card, Sityodtong added, would feature other Pinoy combat sports heroes such as reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera, former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang, and reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje Eustaquio just to name a few.  Having Pacquiao defend his WBA strap on a ONE card isn't completely out of the realm of possibility, especially since the promotion announced earlier this month that they've managed to get Thai boxing star and reigning WBC Super Flyweight World Champion Srisaker Sor Rungvisai to defend his titles on ONE Championship's Bangkok card in October.  The 31-year old Rungvisai is considered by many as among the top-ten best pound-for-pound boxers in the game today.  With Pacquiao aiming for an in-ring return later this year, could ONE actually snag one of the biggest names in combat sports history?    Catch ONE Championship: Reign of Kings LIVE on Friday, July 27th, 8:30 PM on ABS-CBN S+A channel 23!.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

Hamas accepts cease-fire after massive Israeli Gaza strikes

JERUSALEM --- Gaza's militant Hamas rulers said Saturday they had accepted a cease-fire ending a massive Israeli onslaught on militant positions after a soldier was shot dead, once again pulling the sides back from the brink of a full-fledged war. Israel and Hamas have fought three such wars over the past decade and Hamas agreed to the second such cease-fire in a week under heavy Egyptian and international pressure. Even after last week's cease-fire ended the fiercest exchange of rocket fire and Israeli airstrikes since the 2014 war, incendiary kites and balloons continued to float from Gaza into Israel setting off damaging fires to farmlands. Israel has stepped up strikes sinc...Keep on reading: Hamas accepts cease-fire after massive Israeli Gaza strikes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 21st, 2018

The dead do not always die

YOKOHAMA---The media here have been dominated by two stories: the intense, record-breaking rainfall that has caused massive destruction and loss of life in western, southern and central Japan; and the execution by hanging of the founder of the Aum Shinrikyo cult, Shoko Asahara, otherwise known as Chizuo Matsumoto. Six other members of the group were hanged as well. Six more remain on death row while six others are serving life sentences. The beliefs of Aum Shinrikyo, which means "supreme truth", is a syncretic assemblage of Hindu and Buddhist beliefs, with apocalyptic Christian prophecies worked into the mix. The cult was founded in the 1980s and was proven to be behind the deadly 199...Keep on reading: The dead do not always die.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 10th, 2018

No Pinoy fatalities in Japan

THE Consulate General in Osaka yesterday said it has received no reports so far of Filipino fatalities in the areas affected by the massive floods and landslides caused by heavy rainfalls in Japan’s western region over the weekend, leaving some 100 people dead and dozens others missing. The Philippines extended….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 9th, 2018

One dead as western US heat wave stunts firefighting efforts

The western US was in the midst of a record heat wave, with one dead in California as massive fires forced hundreds to evacuate. One dead as western US heat wave stunts firefighting efforts The western US was in the midst of a record heat wave Friday, with one dead in California as massive fires… link: One dead as western US heat wave stunts firefighting efforts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 7th, 2018

Clashes after French police shoot young man dead

NANTES, France: Groups of young people clashed with police in the western French city of Nantes late Tuesday after a 22-year-old man was shot dead by an officer during a police check. Cars were burned and a shopping centre partly set alight in the Breil neighbourhood as police confronted young people, some armed with molotov [...] The post Clashes after French police shoot young man dead appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

Malaysia reopens murder case linked to ousted Prime Minister Najib Razak

Malaysian police have reopened an investigation into the grisly murder of a young Mongolian woman in 2006 which has been linked to the country's ousted leader, reports said Friday. Altantuya Shaariibuu was shot dead and her body blown up with military-grade plastic explosives near Kuala Lumpur. The murder was the most shocking aspect in a scandal involving allegations that an associate of recently toppled Prime Minister Najib Razak arranged huge kickbacks for the purchase of French submarines in 2002. The case captivated Malaysia for years and there have long been allegations that Najib -- defence minister at the time of the deal -- and his wife Rosmah Mansor were involved. They...Keep on reading: Malaysia reopens murder case linked to ousted Prime Minister Najib Razak.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

2015 Paris attacks suspect charged

PARIS, France — French anti-terror judges charged a Swedish man Monday with complicity in the 2015 Paris attacks that left 130 people dead, over allegations he played a key role in the jihadist cell behind the carnage. Osama Krayem, a 25-year-old of Syrian origin, has been in custody in Belgium since his arrest in Brussels […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Parisians seek UNESCO heritage status for bistros, cafes

PARIS, France – A group of Parisians has launched a campaign for UNESCO to award cultural heritage status to the French capital's bistros and cafe terraces, almost 3 years after terror attacks nov in the French capital which left 130 people dead, some of them gunned down in cafes and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Parisians seek UNESCO heritage status for bistros, cafes

A group of Parisians has launched a campaign for UNESCO to award cultural heritage status to the French capital's bistros and cafe terraces, almost three years after terror attacks in the French capital which left 130 people dead, some of them gunned down in cafes and restaurants. An association--- made up of bistro owners, actors and other private individuals--- has been set up to submit an application for Paris' bistros and cafe terraces to awarded "protected" status and put on UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list. The dossier will be handed in September to the Ministry of Culture, which is responsible for submitting such applications to UNESCO, the organizers said on T...Keep on reading: Parisians seek UNESCO heritage status for bistros, cafes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

No Filipino casualties in Oman due to Cyclone Mekunu – DFA

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said no Filipino has been reported dead or missing in Oman, following a powerful storm that triggered massive floods there. In a statement on Sunday, May 27, the DFA said Cyclone Mekunu "dumped the equivalent of two years worth of rain ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018