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2017年11月24日

Villaroger, Les Arcs’ poor relation set

Most skiers have heard of Les Arcs, but few know about Villaroger, a rustic village at the far north-eastern tip of the ski area with a handful of chalets, one bar, two restaurants and a couple of old chair lifts. It is known by locals as “the dark side”, not just because of its north-facing slopes, but because Villaroger is about as far removed from the apartment blocks of Arc 2000 and Arc 1600 as it’s possible to get.

This winter, however, things are looking brighter. Forty new snow cannons have been installed on the slopes above Villaroger to make sure there is enough of the white stuff to keep the village accessible throughout the ski season, and link it to the vast ski terrain of Les Arcs and La Plagne. Next year another 26 cannons will go in, at a total cost of €1.8m, and within three years a faster, more efficient system of ski lifts will open.

Accessibility has been a problem in the past. The village sits at an altitude of just 1,200 metres, and the rickety old chair lifts take a long time to ascend the steep slopes. There are just two pistes in and out, a blue and a red (or some fine off-piste above the hamlet of Le Planay), and the red is often left ungroomed so that it develops moguls the size of igloos.

In poor years, Villaroger can be snow-free at the beginning and end of the season, so skiers wishing to access Les Arcs’ slopes from there have to make the 20-minute drive to Bourg-Saint-Maurice, and then take a seven-minute funicular ride up to Arc 1600 (and do the same again in reverse at the end of the day).

The new snow cannons should provide season-round ski access to the village as well as linking to some 200km of pistes in Les Arcs (and a further 225km in La Plagne. It is all part of a long-term plan to make Villaroger into what mayor Alain Emprin calls “a green ski village”. This will involve the building of high-quality chalets either side of the village, providing a total of 750 beds, along with shops, a ski school and more bars and restaurants.

Emprin said: “We are installing green energy systems, and relocating all power and telecoms cables underground. The village will become car-free and we will expand facilities for non-skiers such as the snowshoe trails currently surrounding the village.”

The addition of 750 new beds to a settlement with a permanent population of perhaps half that will inevitably bring massive changes, but Emprin said: “We want to retain the village character as much as possible, so there will be no large hotels or loud nightclubs. Our aim is to grow while retaining our character and offering a better ski experience.”

For now, Villaroger appeals to people who want to concentrate on skiing without all the “loud” distractions. The terrain is suited to skiers of intermediate level and above, and includes access to one of the world’s longest pistes, the black/red Aiguille Rouge, descending 1,200 metres from 3,226-metre Aiguille Rouge. Nightlife consists of La Ferme, a low-key bar-restaurant that’s often closed by 9.30pm, and the bijou La Goyet restaurant. Those wanting to burn the midnight oil are out of luck unless they bring their own party.

Guaranteed snow, even the manmade kind, is sure to provide a better ski experience, and if all the other planned developments are done without spoiling the Alpine feel of the village, Villaroger will no longer be seen as Les Arcs’ poor relation.

• Eurostar services from London St Pancras to Bourg-Saint-Maurice via Paris cost from £196 return (8hr 20min); it’s then a 15-minute shuttle bus ride to Villaroger. Easyjet flies to Geneva from several UK airports from £50 return, and it’s a 2½-hour transfer/drive to Villaroger. Skivillaroger chalet (skivillaroger.com) costs from £450pp a week full-board (£80 a night, transfers not included)



  


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2016年01月08日

The players have obviously

In a statement, Swans chairman Huw Jenkins said: "We have all been impressed with the way he has improved performance levels over the last five games.

"The players have obviously responded to him because we have seen an uplift in performances.

"I know some people will query why we didn't have a replacement lined up when we parted company with Garry Monk, but we didn't expect to be in the situation we were in when you look at our position mid-September."
Who is Alan Curtis?

Curtis has been associated with Swansea City since 1972, and played more than 400 games for the club in three spells.

He also played for Leeds United and Southampton, as well as Swansea's rivals Cardiff City.

After making 35 appearances for Wales, he rejoined the Swans as a coach.

He was caretaker manager in 2004 and has since worked under the likes of Roberto Martinez, Brendan Rodgers and Michael Laudrup.   


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2015年11月30日

he said after the meeting

The €3bn will go towards helping Syrian refugees in Turkey. Ankara has already spent $8bn on helping those in need, Mr Davutoglu saidreenex
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The BBC's Istanbul correspondent Mark Lowen says there was reluctance among some EU members to bow too deeply to Turkey when there are serious concerns about its government's respect for democracy and the rule of law
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The editor of the main centre-left newspaper in Turkey, arrested this week after an article that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan disliked, published an open letter to EU leaders urging them not to prioritise the refugee crisis over respect for human rights in Turkey.
  


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2015年11月25日

A better measure is sustained

The driving force behind this extreme record was a tropical cyclone named Olivia.

Tropical cyclones are rotating storms that form when warm, moist air rises from the surface of the sea to create a region of low pressure. This depression boosts the trade winds that blow towards the equator. The column of rising air spins due to the Coriolis effect, whereby the rotation of the Earth deflects winds away from the equatorreneex.

These systems can produce gale-force winds. Particularly intense ones are called "cyclones" if they form over the south Pacific Ocean, "typhoons" if they form over the north , or "hurricanes" if they form over the Atlantic.

Cyclone Olivia may have created the strongest single gust of wind, but that does not make it the strongest cyclone known. A better measure is sustained wind speed reenex cps.

One of the windiest places on Earth is smack in the middle of the USA

According to the WMO, the champion on this measure may be 1961's Typhoon Nancy, which formed over the Pacific Ocean and was responsible for over 170 deaths when it hit Japan.

Nancy reportedly produced sustained surface wind speeds of 215mph (346km/h) – although meteorologists now suspect that was an overestimate.

Regardless, even stronger gusts of wind can occur in tornadoes. That means one of the windiest places on Earth is smack in the middle of the USA reenex cps.



  


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2015年08月11日

sustainable situation for the future".

There is some dissent. There is no doubt that the very left wing part of the Syriza party - which is the ruling coalition party - is not at all happy with what's been going on," she said Serviced apartment Sheung Wan.

She added that so far the Syriza prime minister Alexis Tsipras has managed to get support for the third bailout by relying on his opposition parties, which are "determined to see that the whole thing is actually sorted out, so that's not a very sustainable situation for the future".

Though the radical left-led government was elected on a staunchly anti-austerity platform in January, it was forced into a policy U-turn after bailout talks came close to collapse last month.

Greece has relied on international bailouts totalling €240bn since it lost market confidence and was unable to borrow from anyone else in 2010.

To secure funds from the bailouts, successive governments have had to implement a series of spending cuts, tax hikes and reforms Harbour Cruises Hong Kong
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The austerity reduced budget overspending, but the measures compounded a deep recession and fuelled record high unemployment.

Figures next week are expected to show that Greece's recession deepened in the second quarter as concerns over the country's euro future dented confidence
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2015年08月11日

I think we are very close."

An agreement is needed keep the country in the eurozone and avert bankruptcy.

The Greek government is hoping to push the new €86bn (£60bn) three-year agreement through parliament later this week.

The country needs a deal by 20 August, when the country has a debt repayment of about €3bn to make to the European Central Bank.

Greece will not be able to make that payment without funds emerging from the country's third bailout in just over five years.

Emerging from all-night talks at a central Athens hotel with negotiators representing Greece's creditors, Mr Tsakalotos said: "I think we are very close."

"Two or three very small details remain,'' he added.

Earlier, Reuters quoted a Greek official as saying an agreement had been reached.

Greece has agreed the function of a new independent privatisation fund, and how non-performing bank loans will be administered, according to the official.

Both issues had been key sticking points in negotiations.

"Finally, we have white smoke," the official was quoted as saying.
Deal 'dissent'

Vicky Pryce, chief economic adviser at the Centre for Economics and Business Research in London, told Today that the deal would come under close scrutiny in the Greek parliament.  


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2015年07月20日

Mali's government to end conflict within its border

It was formed by Malian Tuareg in 2011, as a successor to previous rebel groupsCG210.

During Col Muammar Gaddafi's rule in Libya, many Malian Tuareg joined his army, in a move that was welcomed by Mali's government to end conflict within its bordersreenex.

After Col Gaddafi's overthrow in 2011, they returned to Mali, swelling the ranks of the MNLA as it spearheaded an uprising against the Malian army, in alliance with the Islamists.

The Tuareg who were in Libya - described by some analysts as an "arms bazaar" - also brought with them weapons, including surface-to-air missiles which the MNLA said it had used to shoot down a Malian Air Force MIG-21 jet in January 2012.
Supporting France

By April of that year the MNLA-led fighters had routed government forces and the group declared the north an independent state, named Azawad.

However, no other country recognised the state, showing the MNLA's isolation in the global arena. reenex

  


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2015年01月29日

the font of our emotions

The small mechanical pump was meant to relieve the burden of his failing cardiac muscles, but Carlos (not his real name) disliked the sensation. The beat of the machine seemed to replace his pulse, a sensation that warped his body image: as the device throbbed above his navel, Carlos had the eerie feeling that his chest had dropped into the abdomen.

It was a strange, unsettling feeling. But when neuroscientist Agustin Ibanez met Carlos, he suspected even odder effects were to come. By changing the man’s heart, Ibanez thought, the doctors might have also changed their patient’s mind: Carlos would now think, feel and act differently as a result of the implant



How come? We often talk about “following the heart”, but it is only recently that scientists have begun to show that there is literal truth in the cliche; the heaving lump of muscle contributes to our emotions and the mysterious feelings of “intuition” in a very real way. Everything from your empathy for another person’s pain to the hunch that your spouse is having an affair may originate from subtle signals in your heart and the rest of your body.

And the man who feels two hearts offered Ibanez, who is based at Favaloro University in Buenos Aires, a unique opportunity to test those ideas reenex cps
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“Cranial stuffing”

Ibanez’s work chimes with millennia of speculation about the heart’s role in cognition – which was sometimes thought to supersede the brain’s. Touching the cool, moist grey matter of the cortex,
reenexfor instance, Aristotle assumed that the brain’s main function was to chill the passions erupting from the heart – which he considered the seat of the soul. For similar reasons, embalmers in ancient Egyptians made sure to leave the heart in the chest, but happily removed the mere “cranial stuffing” from the head.



  


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2014年06月12日

step up a nationwide manhunt

Supporters of Mr Yoo's Church faced off with police outside the compound

A member from the Church shouts anti-government slogans

A nationwide manhunt for ferry company owner Yoo Byung-eun is currently under way

Investigators have been trying to find evidence of mismanagement within the ferry company
President Park Geun-Hye this week urged police and prosecutors to step up a nationwide manhunt for Mr Yoo.travel industry research

"Yoo must be brought to justice," Ms Park said.

Mr Yoo is wanted as part of an ongoing investigation into embezzlement and tax fraud.

Investigators are also questioning whether corruption or mismanagement within the ferry company led to poor safety standards.

Mr Yoo, 74, a leading religious figure, is believed to own the Chonghaejin Marine company that operated the sunken ferry.

Hundreds of church followers built a blockade in front of the compound but did not try to stop the police from entering the premises, Yonhap news agency reported.補習導師


The followers were said to have been staging a sit-in, arguing that the church had nothing to do with allegations raised by investigators.

A similar raid of the church's main compound in May turned up no trace of him.

South Korean authorities have raised the reward for information on his whereabouts to almost $500,000 (£300,000).
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2014年05月27日

whose husband was on the flight

Sarah Bajac, whose husband was on the flight, doesn't believe that the plane few south and had been highly critical of the Malaysian government. She has been at the forefront of a campaign to press the Malaysian government for more transparency 牙齒矯正.

She said that "a half dozen very qualified people were looking" at the information and she hoped to have their take soon
.

But along with Exner, she was also critical of the way it was released. The government put it in a PDF file not in its original data form, making working with it far more time-consuming.

"A little tweak to make people work harder needlessly," she wrote in an email preamp.

Congregating in Internet chat rooms and blogs, many scientists, physicists and astronomers have been trying to replicate the math used, either as an intellectual exercise or out of a belief they are helping the relatives or contributing to transparency around the investigation into the missing plane.

Duncan Steel, a British scientist and astronomer, said some of the data "may" explain the belief that the aircraft went south rather than north, but that further confirmation would take a day or so. But he too was disappointed by the release.

"One can see no conceivable reason that the information could not have been released nine or ten weeks ago. Even now, there are many, many lines of irrelevant information in those 47 pages," he said in an email.

Soon after takeoff, the plane disappeared from commercial radar over waters between Malaysia and Vietnam. The search was initially focused there but gradually shifted to the west of peninsular Malaysia. Authorities say they believe the plane was deliberately diverted from its flight path, but without finding the plane or its flight data recorders have been unable to say with any certainty what happened on board.  


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