Nepali climber Nirmal Purja, who recently made history along with four other summiters by becoming the first to summit K2 in winter, share his experience on social media. A team of five climbers - Nimsdai, Mingma, Dawa, Sona, Kili - scaled the world's second-highest mountain in winter. A feat no one has achieved before. Nirmal shared a video on social media. In the video, the five climbers can be seen scaling the peak together, braving the cold. Brother to brother, shoulder to shoulder, we walked together to the summit whilst singing the Nepali national anthe… https://t.co/XCE1mhbcRz … [Read more...] about Watch: Nepali climber shares experience of scaling Mount K2 in winter
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Like so many, Rowell used the rocks of the Bay Area foothills as his training ground. The best include Indian Rock at Berkeley, the Pinnacle at Remillard Park in Berkeley, the Rock City Complex on the flank of Mount Diablo, Goat Rock at Castle Rock State Park and, to a lesser extent, Castle Rocks near Walnut Creek, Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve and many other outcrops in the foothills. … [Read more...] about How Bay Area mountaineers altered the face of rock climbing
In an interview recently granted to Vietnam News Agency correspondents in Seoul, the Republic of Korea (RoK) Linh, who is also a member of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, said the Congress is a significant political event that will encourage the entire Party, people and armed forces to continue speeding up comprehensive and synchronous reform, carrying the country towards rapid and sustainable development. … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS JANUARY 25
According to Vu Xuan Dang, Deputy Director of the Southern Investment Promotion Center of the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Agency, many localities lack large land funds for agricultural production, while some with large land funds give priority to industrial parks. To boost investment, infrastructure needs to be improved and the local labor force must be upskilled for work in high-technology agricultural enterprises. The connectivity between farmer households and FDI enterprises also requires upgrading. … [Read more...] about Needed: A proper strategy to attract FDI in agriculture
Sandeep GoyalI was privileged to be one amongst the first foreign visitors to be welcomed at the new Dentsu building at 1-8-1, Higashi-shimbashi, Minato-ku in Tokyo, when it first opened in 2002. What an awesome building it was, and still is, 20 years later. All glass. Shaped almost like a powerful boomerang piercing the blue sky. The exterior façade had an impressive gloss with the sky and clouds reflecting off its mirror like surface. The building concurrently had a gentle sophistication which was imparted by the ceramic printed glass that covered the vertical and horizontal gradations of the giant edifice. The first thing that caught your eye as you entered the majestic lobby (so sprawling, they used to say you could land a Cessna there) of the building was a unique all-white chessboard with two U-shaped all-white chairs – masterpieces created by Yoko Ono – the wife of the legendary John Lennon. The Dentsu building, 48 floors high, rising to 213.34 m (700 ft), was … [Read more...] about Dentsu’s Shiodome building symbolises its market dominance & towering stature: Must they really sell it?