An Indian woman who lost her leg after she was thrown from a moving train two years ago has become the first female amputee to climb Everest, expedition organisers said Wednesday. Arunima Sinha, 26, from the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, reached the peak on Tuesday morning after a slow climb from Everest Base Camp.
The day before Charles MacAdams died, he climbed the North Col of Mount Everest.
He was elated. The 7,000 metre elevation was the highest he’d ever been, and he went to bed at base camp in good spirits.
MacAdams, a Calgarian doctor who spent much an abundance of time teaching medicine and mountaineering in the Himalayas, passed away peacefully the next morning, on May 11. He was 62.
“He sure got a kick out of standing on something tall,” said Jeff MacAdams, his son.
For years, the summit seemed out of reach, and not because Charlie Linville hadn’t trained hard enough.
A Marine Corps veteran at 30, Staff Sgt. Linville was no stranger to adversity. The Boise, Idaho, native was a high school freshman when his father was diagnosed with stage-four cancer. In 2007, having completed infantry training, he was deployed to Fallujah, Iraq, just two weeks after the birth of his first daughter with his high school sweetheart, Mandi.
NEW DELHI: Over 93 per cent first-year Delhi University students have opposed the newly implemented Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) citing that colleges are not offering the choices as outlined by UGC, claimed a survey by All India Students Association (AISA). A total of 24,780 students participated in the survey which was conducted in 38 DU colleges. "93 per cent students opposed the CBCS and reported that the new academic structure has devalued their course by reducing the honours papers to 14 from 18-20," an official statement said.
Flickr / Susan EasonThe College Board reports that the average annual cost of a four-year private college in the US is $43,921 for the 2015-2016 school year. For an out-of-state student at a public college, it's $34,031.
One of the most pressing concerns for higher education institutions today is whether they’re offering real value for the considerable tuitions they’re charging. This unease, which has permeated campuses across the country, is absolutely warranted.