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80-Year Old Japanese Man Scales Everest
2013-05-23 13:36:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When some people envision life in their 80s, they picture lounging on a beach in Florida with a coconut-flavored cocktail in their hand. However, Japanese octogenarian Yuichiro Miura decided to take a completely different route into old age. This week, Miura became the oldest man to scale Mt. Everest, using the same route Sir Edmund Hillary traversed almost 60 years ago to the day. "This is the best feeling in the world," Miura said...

2013-05-14 23:02:11

Mergent Inc. selects Black Mountain Systems as partner for municipal security master data integration. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 At the National Federation of Municipal Analysts (NFMA) Conference this week in San Diego, Black Mountain Systems announced its partnership with Mergent, Inc. as a new data provider to the Everest platform for municipal security master integration. Everest, Black Mountain´s industry-leading enterprise platform, allows users to efficiently access...

2013-05-13 23:03:38

Fragmentation remains due to highly specialized providers´ continued success. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the recruitment process outsourcing space is at odds with the ongoing success of smaller, niche players, according to a new research study by Everest Group, an advisory and research firm on global services. Recent mergers – including Aon and Hewitt, Allegis Group and Talent2, Randstad and SFN Group, ADP and The RightThing, and...

Everest Climbers Attacked By Sherpas
2013-04-29 15:11:24

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The tallest summit on Earth, Mount Everest, is on the bucket list of many professional and amateur climbers. The dedication and training required for this feat can range from swimming, running and biking to weight lifting and free climbing. After news reports out of the Himalayas this weekend, potential Everest climbers may now want to add mixed martial arts to their training repertoire. While the reports coming off the mountain...


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