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Welcome to Ridge Haven – a cozy Airbnb cabin in the Catskill Mountains

Welcome to Ridge Haven – a cozy Airbnb cabin in the Catskill Mountains – Presented by ALLUVION MEDIA One enters Ridge Haven via a winding gravel driveway that leads to a private escape. This 5 acre woodland retreat is heavily forested and out of the elements best to come with a 4×4 during the winter […]

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Slovenia: shaping the future sustainability of mountain areas / Slovenia / Regions / Homepage

Cohesion funds can give new impetus to the development of mountain areas in Slovenia. Two of the five policy objectives in effect until 2027 provide significant financial incentive to improve public services and the quality of life of local communities, while preserving nature Slovenian territory is 72% dominated by mountains, a popular destination with almost […]

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Girl, 7, dies after tree fell in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

GATLINBURG, TN (WATER) – A 7-year-old girl died after a tree fell on a tent at a Great Smoky Mountains campground overnight, according to a national park spokeswoman. The girl is identified only as being from Georgia. His father and two siblings were not injured, park officials said. First responders were called to Elkmont Campground […]

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Solid waste management in India: the challenge of growing mountains of garbage – Landfills

New Delhi: In the national capital Delhi, about 13 km from India Gate, stands a 65 meter high mountain, a mountain of waste in the Ghazipur area. The height of the accumulated waste at the Ghazipur landfill is only eight meters from the iconic Qutub Minar, which is 73 meters high. The landfill, commissioned in […]

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Jonas Vingaard, king of the mountains, wins the Tour de France

FRANCE (AP) — King of the mountains. Champion of the Champs-Elysées. Jonas Vingaard went from talented rookie to dominating leader in his own right over three weeks of epic racing to win his first Tour de France title on Sunday. Denmark’s former fish factory worker dethroned reigning champion Tadej Pogacar with a memorable performance in […]

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Fremantle is planning a major film after ‘Hand of God’ and ‘Eight Mountains’, reveals Andrea Scrosati (EXCLUSIVE)

Content Giant Freemantle takes big leap into feature films as it broadens its horizons, says group COO Andrea Scrosati who is also the co of the multi-pronged companyhead of ntinental Europe. At last year’s Venice Film Festival, Fremantle, known for its talent shows ‘X-Factor’ and ‘American Idol’ and TV series such as ‘The Mosquito Coast’, […]

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A century-old cabin in the Rocky Mountains has been dismantled due to erosion

Breadcrumb Links Canada Author of the article: Workers dismantle the Abbot Pass Refuge hut in this undated photo. Photo by Pete Hoang /The Canadian Press Content of the article LAKE LOUISE, Alta. — When a daring construction crew entered a century-old cabin in the Rocky Mountains on the first day of its dismantling, they lit […]

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Sideshow and Janus Films Acquire North America for ‘The Eight Mountains’ – Deadline

Sideshow and Janus Films have acquired the North American rights to the 2022 Cannes Jury Prize winner The Eight Mountains for a theatrical release at the end of the year. The New York-based distribution partners have had a busy Cannes this year by also acquiring Jerzy Skolimowski HEYwho shared the Jury Prize with The Eight […]

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Alibaba is turning its mountains of data into a whole new business

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has set up a subsidiary, called Lingyang Intelligent Service Company, which it says will offer “enterprise digital intelligence services”. The new business unit could potentially compete with Microsoft, Oracle and SAP in business intelligence. Although its online retail division is better known in the West, this is not the first time […]

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NASA probe captures image of solar eclipse showing ‘lunar mountains backlit by solar fire’

A solar eclipse… from SPACE! NASA probe captures moon passing in front of sun in stunning images capturing ‘lunar mountains backlit by solar fire’ NASA spacecraft captured the moon passing in front of the sun from space in a stunning series of images The solar eclipse was not visible from Earth and only lasted 35 […]

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What are mountains? – BBC Bitesize

Degraft: I am in Wales, I am discovering the highest mountain in the country – Snowdon. It takes several hours to go up and down. But luckily there is also a train you can take. The mountains are elevated areas, rising more than 600 meters from the surrounding land. And often they are found in […]

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MSRDC plans to carve Indian history in mountains of Maharashtra

Photo: ANI Bombay: The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) plans to literally write India’s history in stone. The idea is to honor some prominent heroes of India by carving their sculptures into the rocks across the mountain ranges of the state. The project is inspired by Mount Rushmore in the United States, where massive […]

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Glenwood Springs’ 125th Strawberry Days will bring music to the mountains

A Band Called Alexis wraps up Friday night’s live music lineup at the 125th Strawberry Days Festival.A band called Alexis These boots were made for stomping to the beat of live music, and this weekend they’ll do just that. Glenwood Springs’ 125th Annual Strawberry Days is set to host 11 live performances at Two Rivers […]

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Hiking in Ethiopia – above the mountain sea

My eyes registered the gradient as gentle but, after 35 kilometers at around 3,500 meters in elevation, my legs calibrated each step in degrees of pain. The deeply grooved pony trail led through giant lobelias and huge Erica trees towards a sky that swirled and rumbled, threatening the rain. I found myself chanting my usual […]

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Bear injures mother and 3-year-old daughter at Great Smoky Mountains campsite

GATLINBURG, TN (WATER) — A food-hungry bear opened a tent over the weekend at a popular campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Parkcausing superficial injuries to a woman and a 3-year-old child. The June 12 incident has led authorities to warn visitors against camping in tents and other soft-sided shelters at Elkmont Campground at this […]

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New fees at Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The country’s most popular national park proposes new fees to cope with record attendance Question: What is the most visited national park in the country? Maybe the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone? Maybe Yosemite? Answer: Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Smokies welcomed more than 14 million visitors last year, more than the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone […]

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A Telangana woman climbs the 7 highest mountains of the 7 continents

Poorna Malavath climbed Mount Vinson in Antarctica in 2019. New Delhi: Poorna Malavath, a mountaineer from Telangana, created history by climbing the seven highest peaks located on seven continents. She achieved the feat after climbing the seventh mountain on her list – Mount Denali (6,190 meters) – the highest mountain on the North American continent. […]

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Veterans buried in the Great Smoky Mountains will be honored

Knoxville, Tenn. (WATE) – The Veterans Heritage Site Foundation is hosting an event to recognize and honor the more than 200 veterans buried in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The event will take place June 11 at 11 a.m. at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center Amphitheater in Townsend. 229 known veterans from the […]

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Gourmet meals in the mountains

Boulder County Farmers Markets The snow is melting and it’s time to dust off your hiking boots and backpacks. And we all know that planning your camping meals and snacks is half the fun of summer adventures. Whether you’re hiking through the Sangre de Cristos with Farm to Summit’s Thai Peanut Slaw or hiking Horsetooth […]

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Plane wreckage found in the mountains of Nepal; 21 bodies recovered

KATHMANDU: Rescuers searching a mountain in Nepal on Monday found the bodies of 21 of 22 people who were on board a plane that crashed the day before, officials said. The search is continuing for the remaining person, Kathmandu airport spokesman Tek Nath Sitaula said. Recovery efforts were delayed as some bodies were trapped under […]

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How Plate Tectonics, Mountains, and Deep Sea Sediment Maintained Earth’s ‘Goldilocks’ Climate

For hundreds of millions of years, Earth’s climate has warmed and cooled with natural fluctuations in the level of carbon dioxide (CO₂) in the atmosphere. Over the past century, humans pushed CO₂ levels at their highest level for 2 million years – exceedance of natural emissions – primarily by burning fossil fuels, causing continued global […]

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The 2022 Toyota Tundra is ready to move mountains

The Toyota Tundra’s list of accomplishments is long for a relatively young pickup truck. When production began in 1999, the Tundra featured the most sophisticated powertrain ever offered in its class, giving it the towing capacity and fuel economy to lead the market. As the first truck rolled off the assembly line in Princeton, Indiana […]

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Make the most of Winnipeg’s snow-capped mountains

Over the next few months, the huge mountains of snow that have been transported from the streets of Winnipeg to the city’s snow dumps will finally melt away, leaving behind a large pile of road sand. In what is believed to be a city first, this road traction material at snow disposal sites will be […]

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Making the most of Winnipeg’s snow-capped mountains – Winnipeg Free Press

Over the next few months, the huge mountains of snow that have been transported from the streets of Winnipeg to the city’s snow dumps will finally melt away, leaving behind a large pile of road sand. In what is believed to be a city first, this road traction material at snow disposal sites will be […]

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Anthony Albanese prepares to govern in a more diverse parliament | Blue Mountains Gazette

Anthony Albanese will be sworn in as prime minister by the governor-general on Monday as he prepares to govern in what is likely to be a much more diverse parliament than last. Projections for the size of the Labor caucus after Saturday’s election range from 72 to 76, the threshold needed to govern without having […]

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Australian glasses half full beyond the pandemic | Blue Mountains Gazette

Australians have declared 2022 a year of positivity, with eight in 10 feeling “glass half full” and almost one in five even more optimistic. The nation is emerging massively from the COVID pandemic with renewed hope and a focus on achieving personal goals, according to new research. The Sense of Us report, published annually by […]

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Luca Marinelli Explores Male Friendship – The Hollywood Reporter

There is joy and melancholy and a lyrical connection with nature in The Eight Mountains, the reverential adaptation by Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch of the best-selling 2016 novel by Paolo Cognetti, winner of the prestigious Italian Premio Strega. What’s missing is conflict, plus a narrative dynamic that completely frees the story from the […]

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Inevitable rise in COVID-19 cases: PM | Blue Mountains Gazette

The prime minister has defended his handling of the pandemic, saying rising numbers of COVID-19 cases and deaths are “always going to happen”. Scott Morrison has acknowledged there have been 7,853 COVID-19 related deaths in Australia, 65 of them in the past 24 hours. “As the number of cases increased, and that’s what was always […]

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Audio designed in the mountains

Trettitre’s TreSound1 is an eye-catching mountain range-inspired speaker that will become the focal point of any room. Its overall sound is good, while its 360-degree speaker setup means the TreSound1 sounds exactly the same no matter where you stand or place the speaker. Features Bluetooth connectivity? : Yes; 5.1 Entrance Type: 3.5mm Dimensions: 400mm x […]

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Jitendra Gaware becomes second state climber to scale five 8,000m mountains

Jitendra Gaware climbed the 8,516m Mount Lhotse, the fourth highest mountain after Mount Everest, K2 and Kanchenjunga, on Saturday to become the second climber in Maharashtra to achieve the feat. The main peak of Mount Lhotse lies on the border between Tibet and the Khumbu region of Nepal. Gaware, 44, completed the expedition in 35 […]

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‘There are other mountains to climb’: Air India CEO designate Campbell Wilson says in farewell note to Scoot colleagues

NEW DELHI: “…there are other mountains to climb…” This is how Campbell Wilson, Managing Director and CEO Designate of Air India, described his decision to leave Scoot and join AI. Wilson said this in a moving farewell letter to his colleagues in the budget arm of Singapore Airlines (SIA). “I am honored to have been […]

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Kriti Sanon enjoys a workout in the mountains: ‘Who needs a gym’

Kriti Sanon is the latest celebrity to endorse the idea that a a good workout can take place even outside the gym, as long as you are dedicated and want to stick to your schedule. This is something that fitness enthusiasts have been insisting on for a while. The actor, who was last seen in […]

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Tim Paine’s playing career appears to be over | Blue Mountains Gazette

Tim Paine’s playing career appears to be over with the former Australia captain having no new contract with Tasmania. Paine, who resigned as Test captain amid a sexting controversy ahead of last summer’s Ashes series, was not included in Tasmania’s list of contract players. After taking time off from cricket following his resignation as captain, […]

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Jackery’s $6,199 solar generator has mountains of power

Jackery’s Solar Generator 2000 Pro Kit is here to bend nature’s will to your desire to take your modern tech lifestyle off the grid. Jackery provides the Explorer 2000 Pro portable power station and six SolarSaga 200W solar panels – you provide transportation and an employer that allows you to work from anywhere. The Explorer […]

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Carlyle to acquire NSM Insurance from White Mountains in $1.78 billion deal

Private equity firm Carlyle Group Inc told Reuters on Monday it had agreed to acquire U.S. specialty insurance provider NSM Insurance Group from White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd for $1.78 billion in cash. Carlyle said the deal is expected to close in the second half of this year. The transaction is […]

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Reach of Truth Continues in Vic | Blue Mountains Gazette

It is possible that Victoria’s Indigenous truth-telling process will continue to hear witnesses when the powers of its royal commission expire in two years. Victoria’s Assembly of First Peoples co-chair Marcus Stewart on Thursday called on the state government to extend the Yoorrook Justice Commission for five to 10 years. “How, in three years, do […]

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More prison sentences for Victorian DV offenders | Blue Mountains Gazette

Victorians who break domestic violence orders are almost three times more likely to end up in jail than 10 years ago. In a report released Tuesday, the Sentencing Advisory Council found that the state’s jail rate for violations of domestic violence orders had nearly tripled in the decade to 2020. In 2011, imprisonment was the […]

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Mountains of sugar under the seagrass

Lush meadows of the Posidonia oceanica seagrass in the Mediterranean. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology predict that their findings are relevant to many marine environments with plants, including other seagrass species, mangroves and salt marshes. Credit: HYDRA Marine Sciences GmbH Seagrasses play an important role in the climate. They are one […]

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China’s rise depends on following the rules: UK | Blue Mountains Gazette

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has warned that China’s failure to play by global rules will end its rise as a superpower, and said the West should ensure Taiwan can defend. Renewing his call to strengthen NATO, Truss said moves to isolate Russia from the global economy in response to its invasion of Ukraine proved […]

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Warming doubles the risk of an intense cyclone | Blue Mountains Gazette

Climate change will more than double the likelihood of intense tropical cyclones across much of the world over the next few decades and Australia is in the firing line, according to a new study. Tropical cyclone hazard researcher Nadia Bloemendaal and a team of international scientists have developed a new method that combines historical cyclone […]

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A preview of the NRL round six action | Blue Mountains Gazette

MAN OF THE SLEEVE: There has been talk of Damien Cook’s Origin and Test riders being threatened by Api Koroisau and Harry Grant. But, against Canterbury, Cook showed why he is still regarded as one of the game’s elite hookers. He notched a first career hat-trick and was a constant threat in South Sydney’s big […]

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Judging the Judges at the Easter Show | Blue Mountains Gazette

Over the past week, thousands of competitors have lined up at Sydney’s Royal Easter show to showcase the best of Australian agriculture. But the competition can’t happen without the judges, and a dwindling number of them from local shows is proving a challenge. “It’s something we’re obviously aware of,” says Rob Wilson, chairman of Agricultural […]

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Wildfires in Tennessee near the Smoky Mountains

More than 400 different agencies from across the region rushed to eastern Tennessee to battle wildfires that erupted late last month near Great Smoky Mountains National Park. As of this week, the two major fires, the Hatcher Mountain Fire in Wear Valley and the Dupont/Millstone Gap Fire in Seymour, have been 100% contained due to […]

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Development built out of passion for the mountains

As more land comes on the market this week for the Mt Cardrona Station Alpine Village development, Editor Sally Rae talks to co-owner Chris Morton about making a longtime dream come true. Good things take time. Mt Cardrona Station co-owner Chris Morton quips that the slogan – made popular by TV commercials for Mainland Cheese […]

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The Ray family sell their Blackheath hotel | Blue Mountains Gazette

It has been in the Ray family for 45 years, but that tradition is about to end with the arrival on the market of the New Ivanhoe hotel in Blackheath. The family patriarch Vic Ray had been a coal miner on the south coast but, forced to retire at 58, he leased the Gardners Inn, […]

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Prime Minister and Labor hit the road in marginal seats | Blue Mountains Gazette

The Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition hit hustings in the fringe seats of Queensland and Victoria to bolster their economic credentials after the coalition’s cost of living budget. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg was also on the road, in Perth with Resources Minister Keith Pitt to announce a $1.25 billion loan to ASX-listed Iluka Resources […]

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Heart attack survivor to climb world’s tallest mountains for charity

Content of the article An Edmonton mountaineer and heart attack survivor prepares to climb North America’s tallest mountain to support local Indigenous communities. Content of the article At a press conference Thursday at the Percy Page Center in northwest Edmonton, Leonard Namen announced he was raising money for the Indigenous Sport Council of Alberta (ISCA) […]

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Full text of Cardinal Pell’s homily at Mass in honor of EWTN founder – Catholic World Report

Cardinal George Pell celebrates Mass in memory of Mother Angelica at the Roman Church of Santo Spirito in Sassia, March 27, 2022. / AG/ACI Group. Rome, Italy, March 29, 2022 / 07:00 (CNA). Cardinal George Pell celebrated a mass in memory of Mother Angelica, founder of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), in Rome on […]

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Future Australian barons plug into nickel | Blue Mountains Gazette

With demand at an all-time high as economies seek to decarbonise, now is the time for nickel, insists Andrew Penkethman. The boss of Ardea Resources is sitting on a top-tier resource in what he says is the best mining jurisdiction in the world. And he is not alone. The federal government is focusing on future […]

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Rare condition presents major challenges for pets and owners | Blue Mountains Gazette

You may have heard of a condition called megaesophagus, which is rarely seen in dogs let alone cats. The megaesophagus refers to the widening (mega) of the muscular tube that carries solid food and liquids from the mouth to the stomach (the esophagus). Normally, the esophagus pushes swallowed food and liquids from the mouth to […]

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Vaccine-induced cells boost immunity to COVID | Blue Mountains Gazette

Australian researchers have found that vaccine-induced T cells can provide more than a year of immunity to COVID-19. A study from the Doherty Institute, published Wednesday in the journal Nature Immunology, showed that the body’s T cells provide long-lasting memory against the virus after vaccination or infection with COVID-19. T cells play a crucial role […]

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Langford bomber faces lengthy injury layoff | Blue Mountains Gazette

Essendon’s first-round punch was made worse by confirmation that utility Kyle Langford will miss between eight and 10 weeks with a hamstring injury. Langford suffered the injury as he led by a mark in the first quarter of Saturday’s 66-point loss to Geelong. The versatile striker/midfielder has developed into a key player in 99 games […]

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Farmers brace for higher fertilizer prices | Blue Mountains Gazette

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is causing a stir in Australia’s agricultural sector, with fertilizer prices set to rise by a third in the coming months. Fertilizer is one of the biggest input costs for Australian farms. Its price is already high due to the impact of the conflict on global supply chains. James Maxwell, […]

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The plane crashed after air traffic control directed the plane towards the mountains

A 2019 plane crash that killed three people on Gass Peak north of Las Vegas was caused by a pilot’s failure to keep clear of terrain, with federal investigators noting the pilot was following a route to the mountains given to him by air traffic controllers at Nellis Air Force Base. Pilot Gregory Akers, 60, […]

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Seats to Watch in SA Elections | Blue Mountains Gazette

KEY SEATS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA ELECTION: The most marginal government and the one he needs to stay in power. But incumbent MP Richard Harvey faces a tough challenge from Labor and Independent Frances Bedford, who decided not to contest her current Florey seat and moved on to the neighboring electorate after a border change moved […]

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O’Sullivan kept his life’s dream a secret | Blue Mountains Gazette

Sean O’Sullivan spent more than two weeks cheating on Manly and his own parents before fulfilling his lifelong dream of playing No.7 for Penrith. O’Sullivan featured in the NRL opener on Thursday night, replacing Nathan Cleary with aplomb in the 28-6 win over Manly. The reigning premiers only confirmed on Tuesday that Cleary would miss […]

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COVID booster push for older Australians | Blue Mountains Gazette

A leading infectious disease expert has urged the federal government to focus efforts on getting more older Australians their COVID-19 booster. Professor Peter Collignon of the Australian National University said the effectiveness of boosters in protecting people from serious illness or death from COVID-19 was much greater for people aged over 50. “We need to […]

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Great Smokey Mountains National Park, mayoral candidates, Cawthorn

Visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains have been urged to save plants and animals for science Associated press, 03/03/2022 Help find new creatures! GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and its nonprofit science research partner, Discover Life in America, need the public’s help with their Smokies Most Wanted program. The initiative […]

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Kokkinakis earns Davis Cup singles recall | Blue Mountains Gazette

Thanasi Kokkinakis’ revival continues with the born-again baseliner earning the green light as Lleyton Hewitt’s No. 2 singles choice for the Davis Cup qualifier between Australia and Hungary at Sidney. Back in the Cup fold for the first time in almost seven years, Kokkinakis will face Hungarian spearhead Marton Fucsovics in Friday night’s second singles […]

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Hewitt wants Kyrgios for Davis Cup return | Blue Mountains Gazette

Lleyton Hewitt wants Nick Kyrgios to end his three-year absence from the Davis Cup in 2022, adamant one of tennis’ aficionados is part of Australia’s top team. Kyrgios will sit out this weekend’s qualifier against Hungary, with the 26-year-old fending off an approach by team captain Hewitt to play in Sydney due to fixtures in […]

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Not too late to reduce the cost of climate change | Blue Mountains Gazette

The economic toll of climate change is set to worsen in cities and regions across Australia, but experts say there is still time for stronger action. Increasingly frequent and severe events will hit crucial supply chains, markets, finance and trade, reducing the availability of goods in Australia and raising their price, an international report has […]

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Soaring volcanoes, singing mountains and starry skies in Chile’s Atacama Desert – Scotland on Sunday Travel

The Vallecito sand dunes in the Atacama Desert, northern Chile. A strip of land 990 miles north of Chile, sandwiched between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, the Atacama is the world’s driest non-polar desert, encompassing three mountain ranges and formed more than 150 million years. A blindingly white plateau marbled with rust-red rivers and […]

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Ski Santa Fe, NM, Feature: Real Mountains, Fresh Powder, and Unlimited Glades

Stunning backdrop. Credit: Resort Report from Thursday, February 24, 2022 New Mexico has mountains. Big mountains. Ski Sante Fe’s base area is at 10,350 feet, the highest in New Mexico and the ten highest in North America. The peak is at 12,075 feet, in the top ten in North America. And the view from up […]

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Companies face mountains of debt, staffing problems and soaring inflation

Planning ahead and following a conservative budget is key to the survival of many businesses, attendees at a session of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce heard Thursday. “We’ve just gone through two years of some of the toughest days in many generations,” chamber president Loren Remillard said in a pre-meeting interview. The province’s public health […]

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Stopping of NSW rail “concerted attack”: government | Blue Mountains Gazette

New South Wales premier accuses union and Labor of causing ‘massive disruption’ to state rail network after all services were canceled leaving thousands of commuters stranded morning rush hour. The closure of Sydney’s rail network on Monday, ordered by state government transport authorities just after midnight, has left rail commuters blind who have been left […]

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Climate change drives up temperatures NSW | Blue Mountains Gazette

Climate change has pushed temperatures in New South Wales 1.1C above the last century, but greenhouse gas emissions are falling. The latest State of the Environment report released by the NSW Environment Protection Authority on Thursday found that greenhouse gas emissions had fallen by 17% from 2005. The report also revealed that the share of […]

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Endless downpours, steady plowing leaves mountains of roadside snow

A woman who lost the use of her van and fell five levels on MPI’s driver safety scale after a crash she blames on the city’s failure to clear snow banks obscuring the vision says nothing has changed in the two winters since. “The snow banks were high two years ago and they’re higher now,” […]

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Rise in COVID infections in Hong Kong | Blue Mountains Gazette

Hong Kong has reported 986 new coronavirus infections as authorities scramble to contain an outbreak that medical experts say could see 28,000 daily cases by the end of March, with unvaccinated older people of particular concern. The 10-fold rise in cases since Feb. 1 is proving to be the biggest test for the global financial […]

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Eight New Family-Friendly Luxury Treehouse Rentals Coming to the Smoky Mountains

Treehouse Grove adds eight new luxury homes, in collaboration with Pete Nelson of “The Treehouse Master,” so more families can enjoy the unique and relaxing experience of being surrounded by nature while enjoying modern conveniences, according to a release Press. Ranging in size from two to four bedrooms, each of the new treehouses will have […]

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Tool Trophies for Mariners’ Farrell | Blue Mountains Gazette

With flowing blonde hair and a baggy game jersey that looks a few sizes too big, Jacob Farrell looks more like an extra from a 1970s surf movie than a no-frills left-back for the Central side A-League Men. Coast. But appearances are deceiving and the unflappable 19-year-old has been one of the Mariners’ stars this […]

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Rio Tinto report reveals harassment and racism | Blue Mountains Gazette

A report released by Rio Tinto describes a culture of bullying, harassment and racism at the global mining giant, including 21 complaints of actual or attempted rape or sexual assault over the past five years. Nearly half of all employees who responded to an external review of the minor’s workplace culture commissioned by Rio Tinto […]

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minister defends the “bureaucracy” of carbon farming | Blue Mountains Gazette

The “excessive bureaucracy” proposed by the Federal Government for its own voluntary carbon market will create sovereign risk for Australia, market participants have warned. Under these plans, the federal Minister and Department of Agriculture could step in and veto some new or expanded carbon projects, potentially hurting farmers and businesses trying to make their own […]

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Moderna eyes Omicron-specific jab in 2022 | Blue Mountains Gazette

Pharmaceutical company Moderna aims to bring its Omicron-specific COVID-19 booster vaccine to market by the third quarter of 2022. The first participant received an injection as part of US trials to improve third-dose protection against the strain. “(It’s) a relatively short time between where we are today and when, potentially, we could have an Omicron-specific […]

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Ambulance volunteer earns 2022 senior gong | Blue Mountains Gazette

Long-time St. John Ambulance volunteer Valmai Dempsey is the 2022 Senior Australian of the Year. The ACT woman has been recognized for her efforts in response to the Black Summer bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic. The 71-year-old has dedicated more than 50 years to St. John Ambulance after starting as a volunteer cadet in elementary […]

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Sacramento Mountain Checkerboard Butterfly Should Be Endangered, Says USFWS

A rare species of butterfly in New Mexico is now threatened with extinction and needs urgent protection, according to the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), which said the animals should be considered an endangered species. disappearance. The USFWS officially published its decision in a report on Tuesdayclaiming that the authority now deemed it necessary […]

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No quick fix to swimming culture issues | Blue Mountains Gazette

Swimming Australia says there is no silver bullet to the deep cultural issues revealed by a thorough examination of abuse in sport. But SA President Kieren Perkins is promising immediate action to rectify “top-down” cultural issues in swimming. SA on Friday released the recommendations of an independent review of swimming culture sparked by two-time Olympian […]

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India: Vaccinators walk in the snow-capped mountains of Kashmir

“We have to fight the infection. We have to keep going,” said Farid, as she made her way through knee-deep snow in Gagangeer, a hamlet between forests. Farid and his colleagues vaccinated thousands of people last year, mostly in villages they reach by walking long distances across rugged countryside. But the cold, snowy inhospitable terrain […]

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AP PHOTOS: Vaccinators walk in the snow-capped mountains of Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — In a Himalayan village in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir, young health worker Masrat Farid packed… SRINAGAR, India (AP) — In a Himalayan village in Indian-controlled Kashmir, young health worker Masrat Farid packed her bag of vaccines on a freezing January morning as high winds blew snow into the air . […]

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New Zealand eyes new COVID border strategy | Blue Mountains Gazette

Jacinda Ardern will have to make one of the crucial decisions as Prime Minister this month; whether to stick or warp on New Zealand’s border maps. And she has new advice from public health experts, urging her to avoid a peak winter outbreak that would strain New Zealand’s health system. Pressure is mounting for Ms […]

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Do you know how mountains are made?

You can join Captain Zoom and his science friends Amy and Mark on Let’s Find Out. Climb aboard the Curiosity spacecraft for exciting experiences, curious kids, and journeys to faraway places. It’s all produced with support from Science Foundation Ireland and you can watch it anytime on RTÉ Player. In this experiment, Zoom discovers that […]