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Scientists Planning Expedition To Find Yeti
2011-10-04 11:21:34

A team of Russian and American scientists are planning what to some seem like a fairy tale adventure; a hunt for the elusive Abominable Snowman. Igor Burtsev, the head of the 'Yeti institute' at Kemerovo State University, will lead the team to search for the creature in the Kuzbass coal mining area of Kemerovo.  He believes there are around 30 Yetis that live in that area. This is not the first expedition in Russia to try and discover what some believe to be a mythical creature....

2009-02-13 07:54:00

MOSCOW, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mechel OAO (NYSE: MTL), one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, announces changes to management of Mechel Mining OAO, its mining subsidiary. Alexander Shmokhin has been appointed the position of Chief Executive Officer of Mechel Mining OAO holding company. At this position he succeeds Igor Khafizov, who had served as both Mechel Mining OAO Chief Executive Officer and Mechel Mining Management Company OOO Chief Executive Officer. Mr....

2008-07-29 03:01:09

Sixteen miners have been injured as a result of an accident at a mine in Kemerovo Region, Russian Vesti TV reported on 29 July. The accident occurred this morning as a result of a methane ignition during repair work at the mine, which belongs to the Mechel [coal and steel] group. Thirty-four miners were in the mine when the accident occurred, all of them came to the surface on their own. An investigation into the incident has been launched, the report added. Originally published by RIA...

2005-12-03 05:31:35

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The death toll from an explosion in a coal mine in northeast China has risen to 169, with two people still missing, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday. Rescuers found the remains of three more miners killed in the blast at the state-owned Dongfeng coal mine in Heilongjiang province, Xinhua said. The dead include 167 miners who were working underground when the explosion happened last Sunday and two workers who were in a generator room at ground...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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