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Dec292014

50 Britons Trapped In French Alps Gymnasium After Heavy Snow - Yahoo News











View photo A representative of the Crystal tour operator (2nd L) talks with stranded British holiday makers waiting in a civic hall due to roads being blocked by heavy snowfall in Albertville, France, on December 28, 2014 (AFP Photo/Jean Pierre Clatot) Albertville (France) (AFP) - A group of around 50 British holiday makers bitterly complained of inaction Sunday after being stuck in a French gymnasium for a second night following heavy snowfall in the Alps. The group were among other around 15,000 motorists and travellers stranded in France's Savoie region while going to or from ski stations. The tourists, travelling with Britain's Crystal Ski tour operator, slammed the company for failing to get them to their Val Thorens and Val d'Isere ski resort destinations despite their long wait in a gymnasium refuge in the town of Albertville. Several of them decided to reach their destinations on their own -- by taxi or other private means of travel -- while others rented hotel rooms in Albertville to wait it out. "We're still stuck in Albertville, where we were put to sleep with excuses for 28 hours," Sarah Stewart, holed up in the gymnasium, said on Twitter. Another person tweeting as Mountain Maud first used black humour claiming "we are losing the will to live now," before adding that the tour operator's "organisation and management is ridiculous -- they have NO idea what's going on." A spokeswoman for Crystal Ski told AFP around 1,000 clients had been blocked at the Chambery airport by the storms, but about 500 of them had been taken by bus to Lyon to board planes back to Britain. Those remaining behind "are waiting to travel to their ski resorts, and should be there this evening now that the roads are open," she said. http://brewerahqm.mywapblog.com Travel & Tourism
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Dec292014

Resolving To Workout? Let This App Be Your Guide | Heraldnet.com - Life











All right, so it's time again to get serious about your fitness goals. Of course, if you want them to last longer than a few days read more you might need some help. That's where the Official 7-Minute Workout App comes in. The user-friendly app has 36 exercises, 13 predesigned workouts, and a custom workout feature to help you design your own 7-minute workout. Choose the length of rest intervals, the number of times you want to run through a particular circuit, and tunes from your personal music library to further personalize your session. With audio and visual instruction, you're sure to get in a good workout anywhere there's a floor, wall, and chair. The app is available for iPhone and Android.
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Dec282014

Austria Off To Worst Downhill Start In 25 Years - Westport News









Austriainvesting alpine ski, men's World Cup Super-G in Val Gardena, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Photo: Marco Trovati, AP / AP' />

Font Page 1 of 1 VIENNA (AP) Without a top-three finish in the first three races, the Austrian downhill team is having its worst start to a World Cup season in 25 years. Even with two-time World Cup downhill champion Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway sidelined because of a torn Achilles tendon, the former "Wunderteam" has failed to make any impact. Hannes Reichelt was ninth in Lake Louise last month. Then Max Franz in Beaver Creek and Olympic champion Matthias Mayer in Val Gardena both came in seventh for the team's best http://efraindotu.hazblog.com results, making it the poorest showing in pre-Christmas races since 1989. After harsh criticism by greats Stephan Eberharter and Michael Walchhofer in the Austrian media, and with six weeks left before the world championship downhill in Beaver Creek, the team wants to get back on track in the final downhill of 2014 at Santa Caterina Valfurva, Italy, on Sunday. "During the start of the season they haven't taken their chances," head coach Andreas Puelacher said. "Now the guys are starting to take more risks. It won't be long until we are back among the best." According to Puelacher, who took over from Mathias Berthold this season, it's all about minor issues.
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Dec282014

Austria Off To Worst Downhill Start In 25 Years - Westport News









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Even with two-time World Cup downhill champion Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway sidelined because of a torn Achilles tendon, the former "Wunderteam" has failed to make any impact. Hannes Reichelt was ninth in Lake Louise last month. Then Max Franz in Beaver Creek and Olympic champion Matthias Mayer in Val Gardena both came in seventh for the team's best results, making it the poorest showing in pre-Christmas races since 1989. After harsh criticism by greats Stephan Eberharter and Michael Walchhofer in the Austrian go to website media, and with six weeks left before the world championship downhill in Beaver Creek, the team wants to get back on track in the final downhill of 2014 at Santa Caterina Valfurva, Italy, on Sunday. "During the start of the season they haven't taken their chances," head coach Andreas Puelacher said. "Now the guys are starting to take more risks. It won't be long until we homepage are back among the best." According to Puelacher, who took over from Mathias Berthold this season, it's all about minor issues.
More: http://www.westport-news.com/sports/article/Austria-off-to-worst-downhill-start-in-25-years-5977912.php




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Dec272014

President Obama's Hawaii Vacation: Day 7 - Yahoo News











. KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) How President Barack Obama spent the seventh day of his family's holiday vacation in Hawaii on Friday: MORNING WORKOUT: Obama began his morning as he did many other days of his vacation by exercising at a gym at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. On the way back to the Kailua vacation home, a child sat on a shirtless man's shoulders watching the passing motorcade and children jumped on a trampoline. BEACH TIME: Obama joined the first family and friends in the late morning under sunny skies at a beach at Bellows Air Force Station in Waimanalo. It was a beautifully warm day with soft breezes and crystal clear, turquoise water. Michelle, Malia and Sasha Obama were spotted through the window of a black sport utility vehicle as the motorcade whizzed past horse stables, a youth correctional facility and orchid farms. A small crowd of onlookers greeted the motorcade as site web it arrived. GONE GOLFING: check it out The president hit the links again with friends Greg Orme, Bobby Titcomb and Mike Ramos, the White House said. This time, they played at the Royal Hawaiian Golf Club in Kailua, a lush course with views of the Koolau Mountains.
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