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2009-11-19 12:30:00

SANTA ANA, Calif., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Everest College plans to open its first campus in Santa Ana to help meet the growing demand for hands-on, career-focused education in Orange County. Santa Ana is the county seat and most populous city in Orange County. Everest's parent company, Corinthian Colleges, Inc., has been headquartered in Santa Ana since its founding in 1995. The 37,109-square-foot campus facility will be located in the Civic Center Professional Plaza at 505 Civic...

2009-11-18 08:00:00

NORTH AURORA, Ill., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Few teachers can motivate students like Wendy Skonie. Her medical assisting class at Everest College - North Aurora boasts a 98% student satisfaction rating and 98.6% student retention rate, making it one of the most successful programs on the campus. Skonie's inspirational and instructional skills have not gone unnoticed. Last month, Skonie, an Aurora resident, was honored with the College's national Dream Maker Award for excellence in...

2009-11-17 05:00:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Champion Athletic Apparel, through a partnership with Universal Sports, has teamed up with six U.S. Winter Olympic athletes to star in a series of motivational videos that explore their dreams and goals by answering the question, "What's your Everest?" Universal Sports will air the athletes' video vignettes now through the end of 2009 during its coverage of major winter sporting events on its broadcast channel carried by cable and satellite TV...

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2009-10-19 13:25:00

A Chinese official said Monday that scientists have begun operating an earthquake monitoring station at the foot of Mount Everest in an effort to learn more about the world's highest peak, The Associated Press reported. Shang Rongbo, a deputy director with the regional seismology bureau, said the station, which began operating over the weekend, is located at about 14,000 feet in Tibet's Tingri County. The station will support real-time collection of data about seismic events along the...

2009-10-07 05:00:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eddie Bauer will launch First Ascent in 183 of its stores across North America on October 12, 2009. First Ascent is Eddie Bauer's new line of expedition-quality mountaineering outerwear, apparel, and gear built by a team of the world's foremost mountain guides, including Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs and Dave Hahn. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/eddiebauer/40168/ (Photo:...

2009-09-23 12:30:27

Three adventurers say they have successfully completed an extremely high-altitude skydive, jumping from 20,000 feet onto a spot near Mount Everest in Nepal. Leo Dickinson, Ralph Mitchell and Ramesh Chandra Tripathi jumped Wednesday from an airplane onto a sandy plateau near the Sherpa village of Gorak Shep, which at an altitude of 16,945 feet, became the world's highest drop zone, The (London) Daily Telegraph reported. It was not just Everest. I could see the whole panorama of fantastic...

2009-09-23 11:45:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Champion athletic apparel has launched a Mount Everest expedition Web site that allows visitors to submit their own personal "Everest" for a chance to win $10,000. Champion apparel's "Climb Everest With Us" Web site will track Champion's partnership with international mountaineer Jamie Clarke in his bid to summit the world's highest peak next spring. Clarke will be wearing some of the most innovative high-altitude gear on the mountain,...

2009-09-21 01:49:00

BEIJING, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Air China has seen a huge increase in Chinese tourists visiting Nepal. There are now 70 times more Chinese tourists visiting the country than in 2002, the year that Nepal became a tourist destination for Chinese people. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080625/CNW017LOGO ) Air China is the only airline that connects these two dream destinations, with flights between Lhasa, Tibet, and Kathmandu, Nepal -- a route that has been...

2009-08-07 04:41:00

LONDON, August 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Everest Poker, official sponsor of the WSOP, launched their VIP Summit Club in October last year and has been gathering player feedback ever since. As a direct result Everest poker has made a series of improvements. Originally, the Everest Poker VIP Summit Club addressed the complaints, opinions and frustrations of poker players across the globe and prides itself on being easy to understand as well as being open to ALL players. When launched the...

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2009-06-23 11:25:00

Researchers in Nepal are conducting the first ever field studies of Himalayan glacial lakes, which seem to be rising due to climate change, BBC News reported. The team conducted its first field visit in May at a lake in the Everest region, and later in the year will undergo similar surveys of two other glacial lakes in the central and western part of the Nepalese Himalayas. Arun Bhakta Shrestha, a climate change specialist with the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development...


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Sir Edmund Percival Hillary
2014-01-06 11:03:49

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. Hillary was born to Percival Augustus Hillary and Gertrude Hillary in Auckland, Dominion of New Zealand on July 20th of 1919. In 1920 his family moved to Tuakau, after his father was given land there. His grandparents were early settlers in the northern part of Wairoa in the middle of the 19th century after emigrating from Yorkshire, England. On May 29th of 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer...

Karl Henize
2012-10-22 10:51:32

Karl Henize was an astronomer, space scientist and a NASA astronaut. He was born Karl Gordon Henize on October 17, 1926 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He grew up on a small dairy farm outside the city, where he grew his interest in Buck Rogers and Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to reach the peak of Mount Everest. He attended primary and secondary schools in Plainville and Mariemont, Ohio and then continued on to the University of Virginia. There he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics...

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