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2012-07-22 23:01:44

Explore Tibet, a locally-owned Lhasa travel agency, currently offers cultural tours for travelers interested in discovering Tibetan art, music, religion and history. “From the relics of the ancient dynasties to the color and liveliness of the annual Buddhist festivals, these tours will take travelers on a journey of discovery,” Explore Tibet. “The culture of Tibet is as unique as the landscape, and opportunities abound for the curious traveler.” (PRWEB) July 23, 2012...

2012-04-15 23:01:43

Explore Tibet Team, a professional Tibet travel agency based in Lhasa, introduces the Tashilhunpo Thangka Display to travelers and says: ”The three-day Thangka exhibition at the Tashilhunpo monastery is a symbol of the city of Shigatse and an important display of Tibetan Buddhist art and culture.” (PRWEB) April 15, 2012 Explore Tibet Team, a professional Tibet travel agency based in Lhasa, introduces the Tashilhunpo Thangka Display to travelers and says: ”The three-day...

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2011-07-20 13:33:09

Nepal's government is ordering a new measurement of Mount Everest to determine the world's highest mountain's exact height. The Himalayan country has continued to recognize decades-old measurement of 29,028-feet, though U.S. climbers and China have made new measurements. Land Reforms Ministry spokesman Gopal Giri said Wednesday that the government decided last week during its annual budget speech to take the new measurement.  He said the plans will entail placing three reference points...

2011-06-21 09:01:00

DALLAS, June, 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Everest Group today unveiled the first assessment model to give enterprises a data-driven business case that identifies optimal IT workloads for migration to public, private or hybrid clouds as part of a comprehensive IT transformation. The Everest Group Cloud Value Assessment Model(TM) (EG CVAM(TM))is used by the NGIT Practice to perform analytics on an enterprise's complete portfolio of IT workloads rather than looking at a single workload as an...

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2010-07-17 06:15:00

New photos taken from the same spot that British climber George Mallory captured on camera in 1921 show significant ice loss. The Asia Society (AS) arranged for the pictures to be taken. "The photographs reveal a startling truth: the ice of the Himalaya is disappearing," according to an AS statement. "They reveal an alarming loss in ice mass over an 89-year period." The photos taken by Mallory reveal a powerful, white, S-shaped sweep of ice on the mountain. Mountaineer David Breashears took...

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2010-04-09 06:00:00

A meeting between officials from China and Nepal has settled a longstanding dispute regarding the official height of Mount Everest, according to various media reports published Thursday. In 1954, the Survey of India measured Everest as being 29,028 feet tall. However, that was the measurement for the mountain using its snow height. In May 2005, Chinese mountaineers and researchers scaled the peak and found that its rock height was actually 11 feet less (29,017 feet). Nepal has long insisted...

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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...

2009-09-21 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...

2008-09-25 03:00:18

China's Tibet region was shaken Thursday by an earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale but no casualties were reported. The epicenter was about 12 miles deep in Zhongba Country, a remote area near the China-Nepal border more than 15,000 feet above sea level and with a population of about 18,000, Xinhua reported, quoting China's National Seismological Network. The state-run news agency said the county has been hit with several aftershocks since a 6.8-magnitude quake Aug. 25.

2008-09-25 03:00:18

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) ["1st Ld: Strong Quake Jolts Xigaze of Tibet"] BEIJING, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) - A strong earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale hit Zhongba County in Xigaze Prefecture at 9:47 am in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region on Thursday, the National Seismological Network said. No casualties were reported. It said the epicentre was 20 kilometres deep and was located at 30.8 degrees north...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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