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Sherpas Issue List Of Demands After Deadly Avalanche On Mt Everest
2014-04-23 13:54:38

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Less than a week after the single deadliest accident on Mount Everest claimed the lives of at least 13 of their own, dozens of Sherpa guides have packed up and walked out, taking steps to close down the mountain for the season. As the years go on, Mount Everest attracts more and more people who want to get their shot at glory, ascending the world’s highest peak. The Sherpas, who have been there from the beginning to see that...

Mt. Everest Claims At Least 12 Lives In Peak's Single Deadliest Avalanche
2014-04-18 06:23:49

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An avalanche on the world’s highest mountain has killed at least 12 local guides during a climb on Friday. The snowpack release also injured three and several others are still unaccounted for in what is being the single deadliest accident on Mt. Everest, according to local officials. A groups of 50 climbers, mostly Nepali Sherpas, were hit by an avalanche at more than 20,000 feet, according to Tilak Ram Pandey, a spokesperson...

2014-04-09 08:21:11

TGI Architectural by TrafficGuard, a safety, security and traffic bollard manufacturer, launched its site of 304 stainless steel security traffic posts, which are known for their durable protection. GENEVA, Ill., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- TrafficGuard has launched a new website, TGI Architectural by Traffic Guard, featuring its selection of new 304 stainless steel removable bollards designed for structural protection. (Photo:...

2014-01-05 23:00:43

The Story of the Legendary Apa Sherpa Olean, NY (PRWEB) January 05, 2014 Nepal, Mount Everest – Under the guidance of living legend Apa Sherpa, 360Heros™ officially made it to the top of the world in June, 2013 in a collaborative effort with HP®, Intel®, Adobe®, ATI®, NLT, Steadicam and DJI® to tell the story of his dedication to the Sherpa community, school, and foundation at Mount Everest in 360 video, 3D, and theatrical. The documentary of the life of Apa...

2013-09-19 23:33:55

Reliance Foundry's model R-7539 bollards help to integrate perimeter security with site's historic architecture. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd., North America’s premier supplier of bollards, bike racks, and custom castings, is proud to announce that its signature bollard, the model R-7539, has been installed at Fenway Park. Home of the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park is one of America’s oldest ballparks and a nationally recognized historic site....

2013-06-12 23:25:24

New, online pages will feature drastically discounted bollards and bike racks to help installers source the lowest priced options for projects. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd., North America´s premier supplier of bollards, bike racks, and custom castings, introduced new resources today to help its customers source the lowest priced solutions for bollard and bike rack projects. Reliance Foundry will now host two clearance pages on its main website that...

2013-06-06 23:38:30

New line of surface-mounted bollards are an economical solution for protecting retail and industrial equipment in both indoor and outdoor applications. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd., North America´s premier supplier of bollards, bike racks, and custom castings, announced extremely versatile additions to its line of surface-mount bollards today with the introduction of two new bolt-down bollards. Extremely easy to install and featuring a versatile style,...

2013-05-29 23:23:54

Flexible bollards by Reliance Foundry will now be produced at state-of-the-art facility that will enhance design and lower prices. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd., North America´s premier supplier of bollards, bike racks, and custom castings, announced today that it has entered into a new manufacturing agreement that will truly enhance its line of traffic-friendly, flexible bollards. The agreement will see all models of Reliance Foundry´s flexible...

2013-05-28 23:21:01

A new supplier agreement makes an already cost-sensitive solution for protecting and beautifying security posts even more economical. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd., North America´s premier supplier of bollards, bike racks, and custom castings, announced a price reduction today that is aimed at increasing the use of its economical, durable and aesthetic line of plastic post covers. A new supplier agreement has allowed Reliance Foundry to significantly...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'