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Up to 14 missing after landslide in Swiss Alps

Up to 14 missing after landslide in Swiss Alps.....»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerAug 25th, 2017

Missing Swiss couple found frozen in Alps after 75 years – CNN News

Missing Swiss couple found frozen in Alps after 75 years – CNN News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJul 19th, 2017

Swiss fighter plane goes missing in central Swiss Alps

GENEVA — The Swiss Defense Department says an air force fighter jet has gone missing in the Alps of central Switzerland......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 29th, 2016

BLOGTABLE: Which non-playoff team has brightest future?

NBA.com blogtable Which team missing out on the playoffs this season has the brightest future, looking ahead to next season? +++ Steve Aschburner: Got to go with the Lakers, both for the talent they already have on board and the free agents they’re positioned to woo this summer. Frankly, one of their biggest challenges may be sorting out what they have vs. what they want, because the core of Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Julius Randle and Lonzo Ball could develop nicely on its own merits. But Magic Johnson isn’t going to dawdle. Tas Melas: The Lakers. Their young core of Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma, Josh Hart, and Julius Randle have been playing well beyond their years. For such a young bunch to rank 12th defensively is very impressive (as my man John Schuhmann details with some stats below). Regardless if a superstar joins them via free agency, I’m most excited about the ceiling of their young players over any other lottery team because three of the guys I mentioned are rookies, and Ingram’s only a second-year guy. They do not look, behave, or play that green. Shaun Powell: It's the Lakers, and by a landslide if they enjoy the offseason of their dreams. They're just set up to rebound better than the other teams, with money to spend, a dollop of young stars on rookie contracts and a guy in the front office (Magic Johnson) who happens to be a winner in all things basketball. We all know who they're chasing, and if the Lakers do hit bull's-eye this summer in free agency and/or through trades, they'll be a title contender. John Schuhmann: The Lakers. They already have four good young players on rookie contracts on their roster. Brandon Ingram showed some serious improvement with his offensive game in his second year, Kyle Kuzma is an all-around talent, and while Lonzo Ball can't shoot, he's been the rare rookie guard who makes an impact defensively. If the Lakers lose Julius Randle in free agency, it's probably because they got an upgrade. The Lakers have been the league's most improved defensive team this season (having allowed five fewer points per 100 possessions than they did last season), and have been the league's most improved offensive teams since the All-Star break (having scored 5.8 more points per 100 possessions than they did before the break). They've taken real steps forward already and have something to build on. Sekou Smith: The Los Angeles Lakers possess the best combination of young, developing talent and salary cap flexibility heading into what could be a wild free-agent summer. The Lakers still have to sort out some internal issues (Isaiah Thomas and his future being the most glaring) and decide which of their young core pieces are keepers (Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson, once thought to be, clearly were not). But we've seen enough from Kyle Kuzma, Julius Randle, Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball to know that the Lakers have plenty of talent to work with moving forward. If they make any sort of splash in free agency, go ahead and place the Lakers on your playoff fast track for next season......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

ALPSIDE DOWNED: Davos of the People

BERN, Switzerland (MindaNews / 25 January) – Davos is a small city in the Swiss alps of about 283 square kilometers, most of it forested or used for agricultural purposes. But this time of the year, Davos makes the headlines as venue of the annual World Economic Forum or WEF. And the world only takes […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 27th, 2018

2 dead, 2 missing in Leyte landslide

TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines — Two persons died and two others remained missing when a perimeter fence collapsed following a landslide amid heavy rains in Bara.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

2 dead, 2 missing in Leyte landslide

TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines — Two persons died and two others remained missing when a perimeter fence collapsed following a landslide amid heavy rains in Bara Source link link: 2 dead, 2 missing in Leyte landslide.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Romblon rescuers recover bodies of couple lost in landslide

MANILA, Philippines — The bodies of a couple that went missing in a landslide over the weekend in San Fernando, Romblon have been recovered......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

Climate change hits Winter Olympic preparation

SAAS-FEE, Switzerland --- The athletes' half-hour commute in the Swiss Alps --- up two gondolas, then through a tunnel in the world's highest underground train to a glacier at 11,000 feet --- served up daily grim reminders that global warming is threatening their line of work. After exiting the train, they squelched through a field of grayish mud to reach shrinking snowfields scarred by new crevasses. Occasionally, they heard the sharp roars of glacial ice breaking off in monster chunks, then echoing across the peaks where they trained jumps, tricks and turns for the Pyeongchang Olympics. Most days, they basked inbrilliant, snow-melting sunshinethat bathed the whole scene in deceptive...Keep on reading: Climate change hits Winter Olympic preparation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

WATCH, LOOK | Days before Christmas, Urduja leaves at least 49 dead and missing in landslide-hit Biliran

(UPDATE 6) Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-Tak) inflicted havoc in Biliran days before Christmas, leaving 26 dead and 23 missing as it exited the island-province and headed towards Northern Palawan......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

14 feared dead in Malaysian landslide

TANJUNG BUNGAH, Malaysia: Two workers were found dead and 12 others were missing Saturday after a landslide at a construction site on the popular Malaysian tourist island of Penang, officials said. Rescuers rushed to the Tanjung Bungah area on the north of Penang after the accident was reported just before 9 a.m. (0100 GMT), the [...] The post 14 feared dead in Malaysian landslide appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 21st, 2017

Still alive: Teams chasing World Cup spots through playoffs

A look at the lineup of teams in the intercontinental and European playoffs for the 2018 World Cup in Russia: ___ em> strong>EUROPEAN PLAYOFFS (matches to be confirmed) /strong> /em> strong>ITALY /strong> Four-time world champion Italy will be favored to qualify no matter which opponent it faces, yet the Azzurri aren't in top form after four discouraging results — a 3-0 loss to Spain, slim 1-0 wins over Israel and Albania, and a 1-1 draw with Macedonia. However, the expected returns from injury of center forward Andrea Belotti and veteran midfielder Daniele De Rossi could provide a boost. The playoff outcome will likely determine the future of Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura. Milan's San Siro or Palermo's Renzo Barbera stadium are being considered to host the home leg of the playoff. strong>CROATIA /strong> Croatia finds itself in familiar territory. Led by playmaker Luka Modric and other high-profile players in Mario Mandzukic, Ivan Rakitic and Ivan Perisic, the Croatians faced the same hurdle before the 2014 tournament in Brazil, eliminating Iceland 2-0 on aggregate. In this campaign, Croatia was on course to qualify automatically from the first place before two poor results — a 1-0 loss in Turkey and a 1-1 draw at home to Finland. Those results cost coach Ante Cacic his job. Under new coach Zlatko Dalic, Croatia won a needed 2-0 victory at Ukraine to seal a playoff spot behind Iceland. strong>SWITZERLAND /strong> Switzerland was perfect in World Cup qualifying for more than one year: Nine games, nine wins. Now coach Vladimir Petkovic must lift his players after a 2-0 loss in Portugal on Tuesday sent them to the playoffs, where the best runner-up record counts for little except being seeded. The Swiss have a reputation for being an efficient team in group-stage games that falls just short against good opponents in elimination games. They lost to Argentina at the 2014 World Cup, and Poland at Euro 2016. Their opponents next month are likely to be below that class, and Petkovic can expect that forward Breel Embolo — a substitute in Lisbon — will be fully fit after a one-year injury absence. strong>DENMARK /strong> There's a chance Denmark could face neighbor Sweden, which denied the Danes a spot in the 2016 European Championship by winning their playoff. Christian Eriksen is the undoubted star of the Denmark team, the playmaker having been one of the best players in the English Premier League over the last two years and scoring eight times from midfield in qualifying. Denmark was second to Poland in its group, only missing out on automatic qualification in the final round. strong>GREECE /strong> Reaching the playoffs came as a relief for Greece's players and coach Michael Skibbe following an embarrassing qualification campaign for Euro 2016, when the team was twice beaten by the Faeroe Islands and finished last in the group. An obdurate defense was again the key to earning a runner-up spot, nine points behind Belgium, with Skibbe struggling to find stability in midfield and a strike partner for Kostas Mitroglou. The German coach may look forward to the development of 21-year-old Tassos Donis, who provided some badly needed pace in midfield, as well as the talents of the Portuguese-born Carlos Zeca. strong>SWEDEN /strong> Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist says he'd prefer to not play Italy or Scandinavian archrival Denmark and would rather face Croatia or Switzerland. Sweden, for example, has never beaten Italy in the last 17 years. Sweden finished behind France in its group, but ahead of the Netherlands, in its first qualifying campaign without retired striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Marcus Berg has replaced Ibrahimovic as Sweden's leading striker and scored eight times in the qualifying. strong>IRELAND /strong> This will be Ireland's ninth time in the playoffs for a major tournament. The Irish have progressed on three occasions, with their most high-profile failure coming against France in the playoffs for the 2010 World Cup when Thierry Henry clearly handled the ball in the build-up to the crucial goal. In the final round of group play, Ireland beat Wales in Cardiff in a virtual playoff for the playoffs. Coach Martin O'Neill's counterattacking tactics worked perfectly in that 1-0 win and it would be no surprise if he does the same in the playoffs. strong>NORTHERN IRELAND /strong> After reaching the knockout stage at Euro 2016, the Northern Irish continued their rise in international soccer by finishing runner-up behind Germany in their group. They have never been to back-to-back major tournaments. There's no chance of a potentially spicy match against neighbor Ireland, as both are set to be among the non-seeded teams after the seedings are confirmed on Monday. ___ em> strong>INTERCONTINENTAL PLAYOFFS /strong> /em> strong>HONDURAS vs. AUSTRALIA /strong> Both countries have been regulars in recent World Cups, with Honduras looking to make it for a third straight tournament and Australia seeking a fourth in a row. Los Catrachos — as the Honduras national team is nicknamed — were squeezed out of an automatic place in Russia by Panama, which scored a late winner in a dramatic denouement to qualifying in the CONCACAF region. Asian Cup champion Australia had its chances to qualify directly, but failed to capitalize on a glut of scoring chances in the last group game against Thailand and ended up finishing in third spot behind Japan and Saudi Arabia. The Socceroos then beat Syria 2-1 after extra time to clinch the two-legged Asian playoff, but only after Syria hit the post with a free kick in the last moments of the second leg. The Australians were most recently in an inter-confederation playoff in 2006, when they ousted Uruguay over two legs. strong>PERU vs. NEW ZEALAND /strong> On New Zealand's side is a more recent appearance at the World Cup — going through the group stage in 2010 unbeaten but still being eliminated — and a first taste of Russia by qualifying for the Confederations Cup in June. But more than a 100 places separate New Zealand and Peru in the FIFA rankings. While New Zealand is at No. 113, Peru has surged to 12th as it chases a first visit to the World Cup since 1982. Peru claimed fifth place in the tough South American qualifying group to set up the intercontinental play-off that will be played over two legs on Nov. 6 and 14. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 12th, 2017

30 injured in train accident in Swiss Alps – police

30 injured in train accident in Swiss Alps – police.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2017

School children among over 30 injured in Swiss Alps train accident

School children among over 30 injured in Swiss Alps train accident.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 12th, 2017

Drones help Swiss rescue dogs find the missing

Drones help Swiss rescue dogs find the missing.....»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 26th, 2017

Landslide in southwest China kills 8, 17 missing

Landslide in southwest China kills 8, 17 missing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 8th, 2017

Hopes dim in search for 93 missing in China landslide

Hopes dim in search for 93 missing in China landslide.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 26th, 2017

15 dead, over 100 missing in China landslide

15 dead, over 100 missing in China landslide.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 25th, 2017

UPDATE: Five dead, 120 people missing in China landslide

UPDATE: Five dead, 120 people missing in China landslide.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 24th, 2017

Missing Ecija treasure hunter found

CABANATUAN CITY, Philippines – Police has recovered the body of a 40-year-old treasure hunter who was reported missing during a landslide in Bongabon, Nueva.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 15th, 2017

Landslide buries over 2 dozen people in central Indonesia

PONOROGO — Rescuers on yesterday searched for more than two dozen people who were missing after a rain-triggered landslide struck a village on Indonesia's ma.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 2nd, 2017