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2010-08-25 12:36:25

French engineers have started to drain a lake under a glacier on Mont Blanc which threatens to flood the Saint Gervais valley. The lake was discovered last month during routine checks.  It is said to contain 2.3 million cubic ft of water. The engineers are drilling a hole into the ice to pump out the water. Water from an underground lake flooded the same valley in 1892, killing 175 people. The valley is a popular tourist area and is home to about 3,000 people. The lake is trapped...

2009-11-09 12:02:00

LONDON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpine Elements, the world's premiere provider of holiday fun, has issued an invitation to 'Star Wars' fans to vacation in the French Alps. Alpine Elements is renowned for organizing winter and summer fun for countless vacationers. Specializing in high altitude skiing holidays, a 'Star Wars' holiday seems like an unlikely combination. The owner of Alpine Elements, James Hardiman, explains about the 'Star Wars' ski run in Avoriaz. Alpine Elements, specializing...

2009-07-25 22:30:00

(All times Eastern) -0- Baseball American League Oakland at New York Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Baltimore at Boston, 1:35 p.m. Texas at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Minnesota at Los Angeles Angels, 3:35 p.m. Cleveland at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Detroit, 8:05 p.m. -0- National League San Diego at Washington, 1:35 p.m. St. Louis at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m. Atlanta at Milwaukee, 2:05 p.m. New York Mets at Houston, 2:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m....

2009-07-24 17:33:46

Japan's Ai Miyazato shot 6-under-par Friday to join Becky Brewerton and Na Yeon Choi at the top through 36 holes at the LPGA's Evian Masters in France. The trio has compiled two-round totals of 9-under 135 at the Evian Masters Golf Club in Evian-les-Bains. I feel great, Miyazato said. I mean this is my fifth time at Evian so I have been playing here for years. Obviously there's a touch of disappointment because I got to 11-under, said Brewerton, also a co-leader after Thursday's first round....

2009-07-22 21:18:13

(All times Eastern) -0- Baseball American League Cleveland at Toronto, 12:37 p.m. Seattle at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Chicago White Sox, 2:05 p.m. Oakland at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Minnesota at LA Angels, 10:05 p.m. -0- National League San Francisco at Atlanta, 1 p.m. San Diego at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. -0- Men's Golf PGA Canadian Open at Oakville, Ontario -0- European Scandinavian Masters at Malmo, Sweden -0-...

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2014-06-19 13:43:24

The Abondance is a breed of cattle originating in the high valleys of Haute-Savoie, France. It was bred by monks during the 1100s, originally called the chablaisienne. There are around 150,000 head currently in France. The cattle have also been exported to North America, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Iraq and Africa. It is a medium-sized animal. The female is golden brown in color with a white head, abdomen and leg extremities. She will weigh between 1,280 and 1,500 pounds and stand about...

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