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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_net manilatimes_netSep 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

13,000 tourists stuck in Matterhorn town amid avalanche risk

GENEVA — Swiss authorities near the famed Matterhorn peak have closed ski slopes, hiking trails, cable cars, roads and train service into the nearby town of.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

Tourists, trapped in Mont Blanc cable car overnight, rescued

Dozens of tourists, including a 10-year-old child, were safely rescued Friday after being trapped in cable cars dangling above the slopes of Mont Blanc in the Alps overnight......»»

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

EDITORIAL - Decongestion

Cable cars are fun, they provide great views, and they don’t get stuck in traffic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 26th, 2018

110 tourists rescued after being trapped in Mont Blanc cable cars for hours

PARIS -- A total of 110 tourists have been safely rescued after being trapped in Mont Blanc cable cars nearly a day this week, reports said......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsSep 10th, 2016

Baby born in Paris train gets free rides until he’s 25

Paris --- The Paris public transport company RATP says a baby boy born in a suburban train will get free rides in the French capital until he is 25. Live-tweeting the event Monday, the RATP said the baby was born in a train in the center of Paris, disrupting traffic on the RER A line. Rescue workers took care of the mother and child and brought them to the nearest hospital. News of the "unannounced birth" was displayed on Paris train traffic screens. The RER A line issued its "sincere congratulations" to the baby's mother --- and tweeted that traffic was back to normal. Lots of Parisians happily welcomed the birth on social media. Others, however, noted the RATP's gift wasn't...Keep on reading: Baby born in Paris train gets free rides until he’s 25.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News3 hr. 18 min. ago

Italy bans more migrant rescue boats

ROME: Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Saturday warned another migrant rescue mission off the Libyan coast that it would not be allowed to land its “human cargo” at an Italian port. The new rightwing and anti-immigrant Italian government last week banned the French NGO operated vessel the Aquarius, with more than 600 rescued migrants… link: Italy bans more migrant rescue boats.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2018

Italy, France tensions spiral over rejected migrant ship

ROME, Italy – Italy postponed high-level talks with France on Wednesday, June 13, after Paris branded Rome irresponsible for refusing to take in a migrant rescue ship. Italy's new economy minister shelved a meeting with his French counterpart in Paris as their countries traded barbs over the treatment of more than ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 14th, 2018

EU tensions flare over migrants as Macron blasts Italy

PARIS, France – French President Emmanuel Macron blasted Italy on Tuesday, June 12, for "irresponsibility" after it turned away a rescue boat carrying African migrants , exposing deep tensions in the European Union over the issue. The decision by Italy to stop the Aquarius rescue boat landing on its shores ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2018

Disneyland Paris enters Marvel universe with Avengers theme

CHESSY, France (AP) --- Helicopters, concept cars and SWAT teams shrouded in smoke heralded the launch of the first Avengers-themed season at Disneyland Paris following the announcement of plans for a $2.5 billion park expansion that will feature Marvel superheroes. Movie and sports stars, including French Olympians Teddy Riner and Camille Lacourt, attended an official opening Saturday night for the season that brings the Disneyland resorts a step closer to merging its traditional cast of characters with the Marvel universe. It follows similar moves in Hong Kong Disneyland as well as in the Disney California Adventure. "We are delighted to have the Avengers assemble in Disne...Keep on reading: Disneyland Paris enters Marvel universe with Avengers theme.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

Pinay missing after Taiwan quake

A Filipina caretaker is among those missing in the 6.4-magnitude quake that shook the east coast of Taiwan, authorities yesterday said. “We have a report that a Filipina caretaker is missing and presumed trapped in one of the damaged (buildings),” said the Manila Economic and Cultural Office (Meco) in Taiwan.The earthquake caused buildings to crumble in the Taiwanese city of Halien, trapping people inside. Taiwan government said the quake had left seven dead and 200 injured.Meco chairman Lito Banayo, in a television interview, said a team led by Philippine Labor Attache Cesar Chavez has reached the site to check on the search operations for the Filipina caretaker.The team, he added, is also checking on possible injured Filipinos in the hospitals damaged by the tremor, but it has seen none so far.According to Banayo, four commercial buildings in the area are either collapsed or tilting following the quake, while two residential buildings were also damaged.“It’s not as bad as it may sound,” he said. In Hualien, rescue workers pulled survivors and bodies from buildings tilting precariously in the Taiwanese city.Emergency responders were focusing on a 12-story apartment block and a nearby hotel, both of which were leaning dangerously with their lower floors pancaked after the 6.4-magnitude quake hit the popular tourist city late Tuesday. There were grave concerns for the badly leaning Yun Tsui residential building, which also housed a restaurant, shops and a hostel. The national fire agency said 88 persons were unaccounted for as of 2 p.m. (0600 GMT) but it was not immediately clear how many of those were trapped inside buildings. Dozens of residents — and a string of pets — were rescued with ropes and ladders overnight. But fire department staff at the site told Agence France Presse at least four bodies had been pulled out of the building in the day. Officials temporarily suspended rescue efforts late afternoon over fears the building might slip further as engineers raced to push large concrete clocks and steel bars against the leaning side.At the Marshal Hotel, which was also leaning and badly damaged, at least two persons were killed when the lower floors collapsed. But most residents got out and authorities said they believed there were no more people trapped inside. Tourists rescued President Tsai Ing-wen visited the apartment block Wednesday morning.“Now is the prime time for our rescue efforts, our first priority is to save people,” she said in a Facebook post.Hualien is one of Taiwan’s most popular tourist hubs as it lies on the picturesque east coast rail line and near the popular Taroko Gorge.The government said 17 foreigners sought medical treatment for minor injuries.Local resident Blue Hsu said some of those carried out of the hotel were foreigners. “The lower floors sunk into the ground and I saw panicked tourists being rescued from the hotel,” eyewitness Blue Hsu told AFP.Officials also said 214 persons had been injured in the quake, with 117 rescued from damaged buildings so far. Some 830 people were in shelters while 1,900 houses were without power. Jason Faustino with AFP.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

France s Spiderman joins fire brigade as citizenship awaits

PARIS, France – Mamoudou Gassama, the 22-year-old Malian "Spiderman" feted for saving a child hanging from a balcony, took his first step toward French citizenship Tuesday, May 29, and joined the fire brigade as accolades continued to pour in over his daring rescue. Video footage of Gassama scaling 4 storeys of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Can Makati-BGC Skytrain ease traffic of two business districts?

Aside from cable cars, a new 2-kilometer monorail proposal that aims to link the busy BGC and Makati business districts is a step closer to approval after the Department of Transportation gave the go signal for review. The Skytrain, the debut project of infrastructure firm Infracorp Development Inc., was granted the “original proponent status” on […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMay 29th, 2018

Other possible solutions for Manila traffic other than cable cars

List of ideas the Department of Transportation has floated in hopes to address the massive traffic problem......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Can Tugade’s proposed cable cars cure Metro Manila traffic woes?

Transportation Secretary Art Tugade’s proposal to install a cable car system in Metro Manila for commuters has been met with some skepticism. However, the inspirations for Tugade’s idea, outlandish as it may sound, has actually yielded positive results in some cities across the globe. Tugade’s dream Tugade proposed the introduction of a cable car transport […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsMay 25th, 2018

Ilocos Region ready to be alternative to Boracay

ILOCOS SUR, Philippines – Even before Boracay was closed, tourists have been gravitating towards the North. This was because of the construction of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway which has cut travel time by 3 to 4 hours. Some of those who traditionally go up to Baguio found themselves stuck in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 4th, 2018

French Nationals Top Foreign Visitors in Sagada

This scenic town continues to lure local and foreign visitors to experience nature, adventure and culture. The Sagada Municipal Tourism Office recorded a total of 160,398 foreign and local tourists for the year 2017 while from January to March this year, a total of 58,722 tourists have already visited the town. For foreign tourists, French nationals top […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsApr 25th, 2018

Tourists at iconic French abbey evacuated after threat

Published: 6:25 p.m., April 22, 2018 | Updated: 7:28 p.m., April 22, 2018 MONT-SAINT-MICHEL, France --- French authorities evacuated tourists from the Mont-Saint-Michel abbey and were searching houses Sunday on the famed outcropping in the English Channel for a visitor who apparently threatened to attack security services. The exceptional and elaborate evacuation of one of France's most-visited tourist sites came after a string of sporadic attacks around France in recent years targeting police, some of them fatal. Details of Sunday's threat were unclear, but the national gendarme service said authorities ordered the evacuation as a precaution. The suspect was still at large ...Keep on reading: Tourists at iconic French abbey evacuated after threat.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

French with disability nabbed in motel with teen

LUCENA City -- Police operatives arrested a French national who was with a female minor during a rescue operation at Sir Josh Hotel in Bgy. 5, here, on Tuesday. City police director Supt. Vicente Caba-tingan identified the arrested foreigner as Oliver Gerard Yves Marie Duchaufour, 55, a telecommunication employee and….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018