The Piz Gloria was the world's first revolving restaurant. Photo: Switzerland Tourism The cable car service which takes visitors up to the Piz Gloria restaurant that starred in the 1969 Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service is set for a makeover. The plan is to replace the existing cable car link with a faster, more frequent service. The arrival of the new cable car service would see the transit time from Stechelberg to the top of the 2,970-metre mountain (a spectacular climb of 2,103 metres) cut from 32 minutes to just 19 minutes. The new three-stage service would “not be bigger, but better,” said the cable car operator in a press release. The existing Stechelberg-Gimmelwald-Mürren cable car service will keep running to ensure regular public transport connections on the valley floor, Swiss regional daily Berner Zeitung reported. The Piz Gloria restaurant – which was still being built when it was used as a location for On Her Majesty's Secret … [Read more...] about Switzerland’s ‘James Bond mountain’ set for new cable car link
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THE parents of tragic Alfie Evans are celebrating the arrival of their baby boy, months after losing their beloved son. Kate James, 20, gave birth last month. He is believed to be named Thomas after dad Tom Evans, 21. Liverpool tot Alfie died of a brain disease in April aged 23 months. Alfie Evans’ parents went to “hell and back” battling to keep their tragic son alive — and are now overjoyed at the arrival of a new baby boy. Kate James, 20, and her partner Tom Evans, 21, had vowed they would not be broken after Alfie’s death from a degenerative brain disease in April. She gave birth on August 8 and their baby son, believed to be named Thomas, is said to be doing very well. Heartbreaking video shows brave Alfie Evans sleeping gently day before he died A source said: “Kate and Tom have been to hell and back over the past 12 months as they battled in vain to keep Alfie alive. “They tried everything they could and it tore them apart. “They … [Read more...] about Alfie Evans’ parents welcome new baby boy months after losing their beloved son aged 23 months
Simone Somekh, Associated Press Updated 2:11 am CDT, Thursday, August 23, 2018 From left, Bakary Bamba, 26, from Ivory Coast, Lydia Witt, 35, from Ohio, Daouda Doumbia, 26, from Ivory Coast and Lassina Coulibaly, 19, from Mali work at The Sewing Cooperative nonprofit organization, in Rome, Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. After a decade working as a dressmaker for the New York City Ballet and Broadway productions, Lydia Witt moved to Rome to channel her passion in a new direction. Last year she started a small organization to employ skilled migrant tailors, mainly from West African countries. less From left, Bakary Bamba, 26, from Ivory Coast, Lydia Witt, 35, from Ohio, Daouda Doumbia, 26, from Ivory Coast and Lassina Coulibaly, 19, from Mali work at The Sewing Cooperative nonprofit organization, in ... more Photo: Andrew Medichini, AP Issa Diallo, 36, from Burkina Faso, shows goods that were manufactured and are on … [Read more...] about Migrant tailors stitch together new lives in Italy
Phoebe Wall Howard Detroit Free Press Published 4:10 p.m. UTC Aug 8, 2018 When Samuel Crawford's grade-school teacher asked her students what they wanted to do when they grew up, his classmates said they wanted to be doctors, lawyers and accountants. Sam said he wanted to build Mustangs, and his classmates laughed. "The '64 Mustang had just come out," Crawford said. "All I could think about was that brand new pony car." Of his 31 years at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant, Crawford, has spent the last nine putting racing stripes on Mustangs. Today, he will join thousands of Ford workers celebrating production of the 10 millionth Mustang. "I do what I said I wanted to do," he said. "I didn't know how they were built, but I knew I wanted to be a part of it. And I have worked on 4,000 or 5,000 Mustangs." The iconic vehicle has been America's best-selling sports car in the last half century and the world's top selling sports car three years … [Read more...] about 10 millionth Mustang shatters sports car record; Ford to celebrate
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Health Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by Global Health ByDonald G. McNeil Jr. Aug. 6, 2018 For the first time in 50 years, a new tick species has arrived in the United States — one that in its Asian home range carries fearsome diseases. The Asian long-horned tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, is spreading rapidly along the Eastern Seaboard. It has been found in seven states and in the heavily populated suburbs of New York City. At the moment, public health experts say they are concerned, but not alarmed. Although domestic American ticks are a growing menace and transmit a dozen pathogens, no long-horned ticks found here have yet been found with any human diseases. In Asia, however, the species carries a virus that kills 15 percent of its victims. For now, the new arrivals are considered a greater threat to livestock. Known in Australia … [Read more...] about An Invasive New Tick Is Spreading in the U.S.