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2009-02-10 06:30:00

DULLES, Va., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Everest(R) Software, the leading retail and wholesale business management software, launched their Independent Software Vender (ISV) program. The first partnership in this new program is with Green eStep, a privately held software services company, which will market and support Everest Software products in the Asian and Middle East region. Everest partnered with Green eStep to take advantage of the growing and outperforming SMB market in these countries....

2008-12-12 23:04:38

Most deaths during expeditions to the summit of Mount Everest occur during descents from the summit in the so-called death zone, U.S. researchers said. Paul Firth of Massachusetts General Hospital said thousands of climbers have attempted to reach the summit of 8,850-meter, or 29,000-foot, Mount Everest since the 1920s. The international research team, which included investigators from three British hospitals and the University of Toronto, reviewed available expedition records including the...

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2008-12-10 13:50:00

Researchers seeking to find the cause of many deaths of people climbing Mount Everest have made a connection to a brain-swelling condition caused by low oxygen levels in high altitudes. Contrary to previous notions about these deaths, the team found that many were not caused by avalanches, falling ice and pulmonary oedema (lung problems). "We know that climbing Mount Everest is dangerous because more than 200 people have died trying to scale it, but never before has anyone studied these...

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2008-11-17 07:45:00

Dawa Steven Sherpa, a young climber from Nepal, is hoping to promote eco-friendly climbing on Mt. Everest by deploying toilets fashioned from a plastic bucket.  The U.S.-designed bucket, which weighs 2.4 pounds and stands 11 inches tall, has an opening that is eight inches in diameter.  To construct the toilet, Sherpa and his team used a plastic bucket and a gas-impervious bag to safely contain and neutralize human waste and trap odor. "I want to promote anything that manages human...

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2008-10-17 14:52:45

A study of professional mountain climbers has shown that high-altitude exposure can cause subtle white and grey matter changes to the area of the brain involved in motor activity, according to the October issue of the European Journal of Neurology. Italian researchers took MRI scans of nine world-class mountain climbers, who had been climbing for at least 10 years, before and after expeditions to Mount Everest (8,848 meters) and K2 (8,611 meters) without an oxygen supply. They compared their...

2008-09-17 00:00:00

By ELEANOR RADFORD Herald Reporter Five Girl Guides from the Plymouth area took part in the World's Highest Coffee Morning in the Himalayas on Sunday. Jenny Dart, 19, Emma Greenacre, 20, Joanne Smith, aged 33, Lauren Calley, 18 and Zoe Viggers, 23 set off from Everest base camp with 11 other West Devon Girl Guides to hold their coffee morning on the nearby 18,500ft peak of Kala Pattar in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The charity is staging a nationwide 'World's Biggest Coffee...

2008-08-11 00:00:21

By SHARIN WADER Remember Bhagyashree, who made her debut with Salman Khan in the 1989 hit Maine Pyar Kiya, then slipped into oblivion by marrying businessman Himalaya and refusing to work with anybody else but him? Breaking news is that she is back in Bollywood, in a new avatar. Not as the cute-girl-next-door who was romanced by the raw and rugged Khan but as a sensuous woman out to make men go weak in the knees and challenge the actresses who usurped her position back then. The actress...

2008-08-04 09:00:04

At least nine climbers are feared dead and five others are missing on K-2, the world's second-highest peak, officials said Sunday. An avalanche struck a group of climbers on their way down after scaling the mountain in northern Pakistan, and at least six died. Three others died in separate incidents. - The Associated Press what happened Mohammed Akram, of the nonprofit Adventure Foundation of Pakistan, said the six climbers died when they were hit by an "ice cornice," or snow crashing...

2008-08-04 09:00:03

By Sadaqat Jan Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- At least nine climbers were feared dead on K-2, the world's second highest mountain, after an avalanche cut ropes used to cross a treacherous wall of ice, officials and other climbers said Sunday. Several other mountaineers were missing, prompting a desperate rescue effort on the peak in northern Pakistan, which is regarded as more dangerous to climb than Mount Everest. A total of 22 people, mostly foreigners, in eight different...

2008-07-24 12:00:26

An Italian climber said he and his partner are OK after being rescued from a mountain in Pakistan where they were stranded for days. Walter Nones and Simon Kehrer attempted descending the mountain after their leader died last week but their efforts were hampered by severe weather, the Italian news service ANSA reported Thursday. "We're OK, we're OK. There was a small avalanche (Wednesday) but we were able to ski on this morning,'' Nones told Agostino Da Polenza, head of Italy's Himalayan...


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2012-06-14 12:00:28

Symbol: PSHI2 Group: Lichen Family: Psoraceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Psoraceae Genus   Psora Hoffm. – fishscale lichen Species   Psora himalayana (Bab.) Timdal – Himalaya fishscale lichen

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2005-07-12 14:38:04

Hydrangea (Hydrangea) is a genus of roughly 100 species of flowering plants native to southern and eastern Asia (from Japan to China, the Himalaya and Indonesia) and North and South America. Most are shrubs 1-3 m tall, but some are small trees, and others vines reaching up to 30 m by climbing up trees. They can be either deciduous or evergreen, though the widely cultivated temperate species are all deciduous. Hydrangeas produce flowers from early spring to late autumn; these are carried in...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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