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Monday | Hollywood Reporter

Oscars: Sweden Picks 'Force Majeure' Best Foreign Language Film Candidate

Ruben Ostlund 's Force Majeure , a drama about a family on a ski vacation caught in an avalanche, will be Sweden's candidate for the 2015 best foreign language film Oscar.


Related Topix: Oscars, Movies, Entertainment, Business News

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Rescue efforts free 22 miners in Nicaragua landslide

The continued efforts of rescuers overnight paid off as the team was able to extract 20 of the 26 trapped miners in Nicaragua.


Related Topix: Nicaragua, Central America, World News, Landslide

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Windsor Beacon

11 of 24 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua

The first 11 of 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a collapse in a mine in northern Nicaragua have been rescued and crews were working early Saturday to free more, officials said.


Related Topix: Nicaragua, Central America, World News,

Sat Aug 23, 2014


Body of St. Paul climber, 2 others retrieved from Mount Rainier

A helicopter equipped with a mechanical claw plucked the bodies of three climbers from a glacier on Mount Rainier, in the same area where six went missing in late May, the National Park Service said Wednesday.


Related Topix: St. Paul, MN, Weather

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Seattle Times

Sherpas weigh role at Everest after deadly avalanche

"It was just like two minutes," says Jangbu Sherpa, remembering that horrible spring morning on Mount Everest.


Daily Mail

Meet the man who has gone from being blind and confined to a...

Meet the man who has gone from being blind and confined to a wheelchair to scaling one of the world's highest peaks ... even though doctors told him he would DIE if he tried He spent 15 years in a wheelchair and was blind for five years but promised himself he would one day 'walk to the top of the world' His mission was thwarted by a huge avalanche ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine

Thu Aug 21, 2014


Tailgate Alaska In Short Ep. 21 - Strategic Shoveling

Using last weeks lesson , you've located the avalanche victim with the prob. Now its time for the most exhausting part of any rescue, shoveling them out.


The San Diego Union-Tribune

Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

In this file photo taken June 19, 2013, Mount Rainier is seen from a helicopter flying south of the mountain and west of Yakima, Wash.


Related Topix: Associated Press

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Cinema Blend News

A Guide To The Who's Who Of Dueling Jungle Books

The battle of The Jungle Books is getting fierce! Just yesterday, Warner Bros' Jungle Book adaptation made their first cast announcement, revealing Benedict Cumberbatch would be their Shere Khan.


Related Topix: Benedict Cumberbatch

The Daily Troll: 3 bodies recovered on Rainier. Hanford whistleblower ...

The Daily Troll: Ballmer dribbles away from Microsoft board. The cost of raising a kid.


Related Topix: Glacier, WA, Pierce County, WA, Law, Employment / Labor Law


New tool helps drivers find auto recalls

Millions of cars have already been recalled in 2014. The General Motors ignition switch recall started an avalanche of safety recalls over the past few months.


Related Topix: General Motors, Automakers, Auto Dealers


Bodies of 3 missing climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

The bodies of three climbers who died in a fall on Mount Rainier in May were removed Tuesday from a debris field on the Carbon Glacier, below Liberty Ridge, park officials said.


Related Topix: Weather

Climber's best mate defends him

The best mate of a climber killed in an avalanche has defended him, saying it was a tragedy that could have happened to anyone.


Mobile Marketer

Despite digital and mobile, the marketing rule book remains the same

There's an avalanche of facts and putative actions that give marketing and agencies a bad name.


Related Topix: Marketing, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Coroner urges climbers to be more cautious

Climbers need to better appreciate terrain risks after a young father was killed by an avalanche at The Remarkables a year ago, a coroner says.



Climb Mount Everest on Interactive Charity Website

Trek to the summit online and donate to the families of the Sherpas lost in the devastating avalanche earlier this year You may feel that you scale a mountain of work every day but a new website lets you experience the real thing with the highest mountain in the world.


Sun Aug 17, 2014

Entertainment Weekly

'The Leftovers' recap: 'Cairo'

"You're just going to have to batten down the hatches and finish what you started here, my friend."


Related Topix: Cairo, NY, Pop/Rock, National Geographic, Vocal

Denver Post

Mesa County slide monitors tracking slightest movement every second

The colored lines spanning a graph on Mesa County surveyor Frank Kochevar's computer screen are flat.


Related Topix: Mesa County, CO, Landslide, Collbran, CO, Geology, Science

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Daily Kos

Thank you Kos Community: Such a meaningful quilt

My Love Catcher arrived, and my heart was eased in so many ways. I'd been feeling much better lately, but grief can be a tricky thing.


Fri Aug 15, 2014

Southland Times

Skifield helibombed after heavy snowfall delays opening

Patrol staff at The Remarkables spent most of yesterday probing the snowpack and heli-bombing steeper aspects after nearly a metre of snow fell this week.