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2008-10-09 03:00:27

Nepalese authorities say the 18 people killed in the crash of a Yeti Airlines twin-engine Otter plane included 12 German nationals and two Australians. The plane, with 19 aboard, went down Wednesday after hitting a cliff and catching fire while approaching the Lukla airport near Mount Everest, CNN had reported earlier. Nepalnews.com quoted officials at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, from where the plane had taken off, that only the pilot, Surendra Kunwar, survived. He...

2008-10-03 00:00:00

A Creative resident has helped select a name for a new pounds3.5- million care home, opened yesterday. Anthony Strong, (62) from Birchwood Road, Scunthorpe, came up with a name for the 56-bed elderly care centre on Everest Road, Ashby after a public plea in June for people to come forward and help think of a name. The request prompted 25 suggestions, but thanks to Mr Strong's creative talents, the home has been called 'Edmund House' after Sir Edmund Percival Hillary, a New Zealand...

2008-09-19 15:00:45

By Shaun Bishop Citing concerns about diversity and exclusivity, the Sequoia Union High School District's board has denied a petition for a new charter school modeled after an existing school that is sponsored by the district. The board rejected the petition for Everest Charter School by a 4- 1 vote Wednesday night after hearing from dozens of parents, students and staff on all sides of the issue. District staff had recommended the board deny the petition in a report that criticized...

2008-09-18 00:00:00

By Chris Court A group of Girl Guides held a top-of-the-world coffee morning near Mount Everest to help raise cash for a cancer charity. The group of 13 are claiming they staged the world's highest coffee morning - at an altitude of 18,500ft - to boost Macmillan Cancer Support. The Guides - all from the organisation's South West region - brewed up yesterday when they reached the summit of Kala Pattar, near Everest base camp. The team - aged between 18 and 30 - prepared for the...

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...

2008-09-16 18:00:17

By Jasbir Authi A WARD End pharmacist will be scaling new heights in his quest to raise money for a city charity. Yaser Baig, aged 26, is busy training for a gruelling ten-day trek to Mount Everest Base Camp from November 22. Yaser thought the trek would be the best way to combine his love of exercise with his desire to do his bit for Saltley-based Islamic Relief. Mount Everest Base Camp is situated 5,500m above sea level and Yaser and his party of 15 expect to be trekking eight...

2008-09-04 12:00:26

By Shaun Bishop Backers of a Redwood City charter high school have petitioned to open a second campus, setting up another potential battle in its turbulent history with the Sequoia Union High School District. The proposed Everest Public High School would replicate the experience of Summit Preparatory Charter High School, a 400-student school that opened in 2003, according to the petition filed June 24 with the district. A push for a new school, which would open in 2009, grew out of...

2008-08-22 15:00:51

CLARKSTON, Mich., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- There is reason to celebrate on Friday, September 5, as Adam Cardinal Maida will dedicate the newest high schools in the Archdiocese of Detroit. "I am very excited to have this opportunity to preside at the Dedication Ceremony for not one, but two new high schools in our Archdiocese," said Cardinal Maida. "In these times of economic uncertainty in our area, this growth is truly good news for Catholic education in Oakland County." Everest Catholic...

2008-08-06 15:00:27

Everest Indemnity Insurance Company has started writing business through its newly opened environmental insurance underwriting office located at its headquarters in New Jersey, US. Everest said that with this new facility, it will serve wholesale and retail producers of environmental products in the US. Everest's environmental products are targeted at a range of contractors, consultants and environmental professionals who are seeking pollution liability coverage.

2008-08-05 21:00:08

By Larry Altman If it wasn't for a mistake, Hermosa Beach resident Nick Rice might be among the dead climbers on K2 in Pakistan. The 23-year-old adventurer who attended Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach was boiling water on Friday and spilled some of the liquid on his socks. It meant he had to stay behind to let them dry and catch up later with the rest of the expedition in the bitter cold. Eleven of his colleagues attempting to reach the 28,250-foot summit of the world's...


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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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