The big, the bad, the bold, and the beautiful Climbers often use the words “magical,” “majestic,” and “monstrous” to describe the sea cliffs of the British Isles. Here, the exposure above the Atlantic’s dark, ferocious waters, the taste of the sea air, the cry of the gulls, and the feeling of isolation conspire to overwhelm the senses. The British Isles have a vast, diverse coastline stretching to over 8,000 miles, with 30-plus rock types, including limestone, granite, gneiss, quartzite, dolerite, sandstone, and pyroclastic breccia. On these walls, you’ll find more than 10,000 routes, with opportunities to climb sport, traditional, and deep-water solo—often all at the same venue. Take the limestone cliffs of Swanage in sunny south England. Infinite Gravity (F8a+; 5.13c) in Blackers Hole, Ocean Boulevard (E3 5b; 5.10d) on Boulder Ruckle, and Freeborn Man (6c S1; 5.11b) at Conner Cove represent, respectively, the crème de la … [Read more...] about Photo Essay: The Best of the British Isle’s Endless Sea Cliffs
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Lynn Henning The Detroit News Published 11:28 PM EST Jan 31, 2019 The first day on the job as a full-time journalist and sports writer was Aug. 5, 1974, a hot, bright Monday morning, three days before President Richard Nixon resigned, and with a 7 a.m. start at the Battle Creek Enquirer. A guy two months after grabbing his journalism degree from Michigan State had secured that most aspired of all prizes: a job at a daily newspaper. I walked into the office and joined my two sports-staff partners, Dick Lovell and sports editor Bill Frank. My first task: write a cutline (photo caption) for an Associated Press photo of Jack Nicklaus from the Pleasant Valley Classic's final round. Four decades and many million words later, it ends, formally anyway, today at The Detroit News, a wondrous employer for nearly all of the past 40 years. There have been moments and minutes so magical, and so frequent, as to defy any orderly account. But here goes on … [Read more...] about Henning: 45 years covering sports provide endless memories
Marcelo Silva De Sousa and Peter Prengaman Associated Press Published 7:46 AM EST Jan 28, 2019 Brumadinho, Brazil – Firefighters on Monday carefully moved over treacherous mud, sometimes walking, sometimes crawling, in search of survivors or bodies, four days after a dam collapse that buried mine buildings and surrounding neighborhoods with iron ore waste. The confirmed death toll rose to 58, with up to 300 people still missing, authorities said. In an ominous sign, nobody was recovered alive Sunday, a stark difference from the first two days of the disaster, when helicopters were whisking people from the mud. The slow speed of search efforts was due to the treacherous sea of reddish-brown mud that surged out when the mine dam breached Friday afternoon. It is up 24 feet deep in some places, and to avoid the danger of sinking and drowning searchers had to carefully walk around the edges or slowly crawl out onto the muck. Firefighting officials said Monday they had … [Read more...] about Firefighters search mud after Brazil dam collapse
Marcelo Silva De Sousa and Peter Prengaman, Associated Press Updated 11:08 pm CST, Sunday, January 27, 2019 Rescue workers in a helicopter search a flooded area after a dam collapsed in Brumadinho, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. A massive, deadly river of pale brown mud released by the collapse of a mining company dam on Friday threatens to cause an environmental disaster for Brazil, potentially snatching away livelihoods and driving the spread of disease, activists warned Sunday. less Rescue workers in a helicopter search a flooded area after a dam collapsed in Brumadinho, Brazil, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. A massive, deadly river of pale brown mud released by the collapse of a mining company ... more Photo: Andre Penner, AP Photo: Andre Penner, AP Image 1 of / 14 Caption Close Image 1 … [Read more...] about Firefighters search mud after Brazil dam collapse; 58 dead
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Beth Teitell Globe Staff January 25, 2019 Come puddle season — upon us now, thank you melting ice and snow — Boston drivers have yet another way to be jerks: the splash and run. Whether they do it intentionally, taking sick pleasure in soaking pedestrians without even so much as a backwards glance, or whether fault lies elsewhere, is a question we’ll get to in a bit. But first let’s join the Thursday morning pedestrian commute to the Longwood Medical Area via Kent Street in Brookline, a stretch of road feared by regulars for its large puddles and sidewalks that are typically poorly shoveled and icy, and on top of that, not wide enough to offer safe retreat from spraying water. Advertisement It was about 9:45 a.m. A flash flood watch was in effect, rain was falling, and drivers were zipping along without a care in the world, dry and cozy … [Read more...] about When the weather is this wet, splash happens. But who’s at fault?