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: 9th, 2016

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: NewsSep 10th, 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: NewsSep 9th, 2016

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

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

Beat the summer heat

OFFSET the extreme heat baking the city this summer with Makati Diamond Residences’ refreshing specialty ice cream. There is the bestselling Supermoist Chocolate and Baked Cheesecake flavors to start with. More unusual are its unique Japanese Genmaicha for a sweet, toasted rice flavor, or Mont Blanc for a roasted blend of chestnut and nama cream. […] The post Beat the summer heat appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 26th, 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

SKYathon 2018 returns to Boracay

SKYathon Beach Run is back and bigger on its ninth year with the opening of participation to international runners as it aims for greater awareness to raise funds that would help rehabilitate the reefs of Boracay. Organizers of the first destination run in the country are excited with this development. “Among the avid participants of the race are foreigners vacationing in the island. To open this to international delegates will elevate the race not just to a fun run but a race that the running communities around the world will look forward to each year,” said Mr. Delbert Santos, a senior marketing manager from SKY. Set to happen on April 21 at Epic Boracay, it features three categories for runners to choose from; 3K, 5K, and 10K. SKY plays its part in protecting nature by supporting this initiative. A portion of the proceeds from SKYathon will go to the coral reef rehabilitation program. Other than reef rehabilitation there is also a mangrove planting partnership with the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the area. This year SKYathon introduces #LoveBoracay, a call for a turn towards responsible tourism. Santos said that with the current environmental troubles facing not only the island but also some major tourist spots in the country it’s important for vacationers to keep in mind preserving these natural resources. He said, “This year, besides pushing for the rehabilitation of the coral reefs in Boracay, we’d also like to send out a call to all tourists to take care of the places they are going to. We have to practice responsible tourism so that we can keep the beauty of nature not just for us but most especially for future generations.” Also back this year is Coach Rio de la Cruz’ RunRio, which will organize event. “Since it is RUNRIO’s 4th year in participating the SKYathon run, I am glad that we still continue to organize events like this in Boracay island each year. I believe that because of this event we are not only promoting an active and healthy lifestyle to the people, but also saving Boracay island itself,’ said Rio de la Cruz. Registration is ongoing and can be done online through or onsite via selected branches of registration partners Rudy Project, Chris Sports, and Olympic Village. The Boracay Foundation Inc. Secretariat in Boracay can also accept registrations.   About ABS-CBN Corporation ABS-CBN Corporation is the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment organization. The Company is primarily involved in television and radio broadcasting, as well as in the production of television and radio programming for domestic and international audiences and other related businesses. ABS-CBN produces a wide variety of engaging world-class entertainment programs in multiple genres and balanced, credible news programs that are aired on free-to-air television. The company is also one of the leading radio broadcasters, operating eighteen radio stations throughout the key cities of the Philippines. ABS-CBN provides news and entertainment programming for eight channels on cable TV and operates the country’s largest cable TV service provider. The Company also owns the leading cinema and music production and distribution outfits in the country. It brings its content to worldwide audiences via cable, satellite, online and mobile.  In addition, ABS-CBN has business interests in merchandising and licensing, mobile and online multimedia services, glossy magazine publishing, video and audio post production, overseas telecommunication services, money remittance, cargo forwarding, TV shopping services, theme park development and management, property management and food and restaurant services, and cinema management, all of which complement and enhance the Company’s strength in content production and distribution. The Company is also the first TV network in the country to broadcast in digital. In 2015, it commercially rolled out its digital TV box, ABS-CBN TVplus, to prepare for the country’s switch to digital TV.   About SKY Cable Corporation SKY Cable Corporation is a leading cable and broadband technology provider in the Philippines, offering an array of innovative and pioneering products with rich content delivered on various platforms. Its products are a showcase of top-of-mind choices among Filipinos: SKYcable, known for its top-notch programming; One SKY, which offers complete entertainment & internet bundle with fiber-boosted broadband, HD Cable TV and mobile internet options; SKYdirect, a direct-to-home television technology that brings superior cable entertainment nationwide;  SKY on Demand, an on-demand video streaming and entertainment service allowing content viewing on any screen; and SKYmobi, a mobile pocket wifi service that offers access to SKYcable’s slew of shows even outside the home. SKY Cable is a subsidiary of ABS-CBN, the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment company......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2018

29 Chinese tourists rescued off Bohol

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol-Twenty-nine Chinese tourists were rescuedon Thursdayafternoon after their motorbanca encountered engine trouble while in the waters off Balicasag Island in Bohol.   The group was on board MBCA Josieme for a tour of the island when the engine conked out, said Seaman 1st Class Jacob Pacaa of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)-Tagbilaran station.   He said a team was dispatched to Balicasag, a famous dive site, after the Coast Guard received a call for assistance from Janel Demesa of the Chinese Consulate.   MBCA Josieme was sighted between the vicinity waters of Siquijor and Balicasag Island at12:15 p.m., said Pacaa.   The mo...Keep on reading: 29 Chinese tourists rescued off Bohol.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2018

Mayon Volcano fireworks draw tourists as residents flee

LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines – Spectacular lava "fireworks" shooting from its crater are drawing tourists to the Philippines' most active volcano, authorities said Tuesday, January 16, as scientists warned of a potential dangerous eruption within days. Lava spurting from Mayon volcano lit up the sky overnight Monday, January 15, in what ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2018

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

Search ends for Japanese climber missing on Mont Blanc

Search ends for Japanese climber missing on Mont Blanc.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 14th, 2017

9 more trapped civilians rescued in Marawi

9 more trapped civilians rescued in Marawi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2017

5 trapped cops rescued in Marawi

5 trapped cops rescued in Marawi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 13th, 2017

5 trapped cops rescued in Marawi - Rappler

5 trapped cops rescued in Marawi - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 13th, 2017

5 cops trapped in Marawi clash rescued - GMA News

5 cops trapped in Marawi clash rescued - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 13th, 2017

4 more civilians trapped in conflict area rescued - Manila Bulletin

4 more civilians trapped in conflict area rescued - Manila Bulletin.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 11th, 2017

4 more trapped civilians rescued in Marawi City - GMA News

4 more trapped civilians rescued in Marawi City - GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJun 11th, 2017

500 to 1,000 civilians remain trapped in Marawi conflict zone

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 10 June) &'8212;  A total of 1,626 civilians trapped in the conflict zone have been rescued as of June 9 but some 500 to 1,000 trapped civilians and around a hundred hostages are still awaiting rescue as air strikes continued to pound on areas believed held by the Maute Group. Lt. [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJun 10th, 2017

“Peace Corridor” to continue after rescue of 134 trapped civilians in Marawi

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 04 June) &'8212; At least 134 trapped civilians in Marawi City were rescued when a four-hour humanitarian corridor opened Sunday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, six days after President Rodrigo Duterte approved the proposed  &'8220;Peace Corridor&'8221; during his meeting with officials of the government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 5th, 2017

140 civilians trapped in Marawi fighting rescued

140 civilians trapped in Marawi fighting rescued.....»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJun 4th, 2017