Outdoor Updates: World-famous Victoria Falls dries to a trickle

first_imgKuprienko was shocked to learn that the man he freed had been buried upside down in the snow for nearly an hour. Experts say that the avalanche fell in large blocks, trapping air pockets within the avalanche debris, which allowed the hiker to breathe. “Obviously this is a miracle that he was able to breathe for that long,” Kuprienko said.  Martin said the band’s dream is to have shows that do not produce single-use plastics and are largely solar powered. “We would be disappointed if it’s not carbon neutral,” Martin said. “The hardest thing is the flying side of things,” Martin added. Coldplay last toured in 2016 and 2017, playing 122 shows around the world. A hiker’s rescue from Alaskan avalanche called a “miracle” World-famous Victoria Falls dries to a trickle Coldplay won’t tour again until their concerts are carbon-neutral Alex Kuprienko of Anchorage was out for a hike on Flattop Mountain on Saturday when he noticed feet kicking in avalanche debris 100 feet ahead of him on the trail. Kuprienko ran up to the buried person and used his hands to dig around him, freeing the trapped hiker in about five minutes.  Water flow in the Zambezi River, which tumbles over a mass of stone to create Victoria Falls, is at its lowest since 1995. The Zambian president, Edgar Lungu, has said that the current state of the falls are “a stark reminder of what climate change is doing to our environment.”  The band Coldplay has announced that they will not tour for their new album, Everyday Life, until they can figure out how to make their concerts carbon-neutral. “We’re taking time over the next year or two to work out how our tour can not only be sustainable but how it can be actively beneficial,” front man Chris Martin told BBC News.  One of Zimbabwe’s most iconic natural features, 355-foot Victoria Falls, has slowed to a trickle following the country’s worst drought in a century. While the waterfall does typically slow in the dry season, The Guardian has described this year’s lack of water as “unprecedented.” last_img read more

Police: Indy Couple Used Fake Money In Greensburg

first_imgWare was booked into the Decatur County Jail after allegedly passing counterfeit money.GREENSBURG, Ind. – An Indianapolis couple is accused of passing fake $100 bills at businesses around Greensburg.Brian Keith Quarles Jr., 32, and Taylor Jo Nee Ware, 19, allegedly attempted to pass a counterfeit bill at Greensburg Shoe Show on Friday, Oct. 3, the Greensburg Daily News reports.Investigators say the couple also attempted to pass a fake $100 bill at Bath and Body Works in Greensburg and bought a sandwich and drink at Greensburg’s Jimmy John’s with the counterfeit money.The suspects were arrested after a Greensburg Shoe Show employee called police. Authorities say they discovered an additional 14 fake $100 bills on Ware at the Decatur County Jail.The pair is charged with two counts of felony counterfeiting, a charge that can lead to a two-year prison sentence and $10,000 fine if convicted.Both suspects bonded out of jail and have scheduled court appearances this week at Decatur County Superior Court.last_img read more

Baggies keep Euro dream alive

first_img Press Association West Brom maintained their push for a European spot but needed an own goal from Swansea midfielder Jonathan de Guzman to seal a 2-1 victory over Swansea in the Barclays Premier League clash at the Hawthorns. Michu missed an early opportunity to break the deadlock as Pablo Hernandez’s right-wing cross dropped invitingly for Swansea’s 19-goal leading scorer inside the danger area but he sent his shot over the bar. Albion right-back Billy Jones brought down Wayne Routledge 20 yards out but De Guzman curled his free-kick past the post. Good link-up play by Hernandez and Luke Moore then carved another opening for Michu but he stabbed his shot wide. Moore celebrated his first start since Boxing Day by opening the scoring against his former club. He got in front of his marker to glance his header from De Guzman’s corner past Ben Foster into the far corner of the net. But Albion hit back and Lukaku levelled after 40 minutes with his 13th goal of the campaign. Dorrans threaded a low ball towards the near post and Lukaku was first to react in steering the ball past Michel Vorm. Albion were awarded a 56th-minute penalty for a challenge on Morrison by Routledge just inside the box. Up stepped Lukaku to take the spot-kick but Vorm was equal to his low drive away to his right and was able to save. The Baggies were not to be denied and an own goal from De Guzman put them ahead four minutes later. Gareth McAuley’s header from a Brunt corner was cleared off the line by Angel Rangel but rebounded back off De Guzman into the net. Swansea substitute Roland Lamah had the ball in the net in the 87th minute, but it was ruled out for offside although the ball appeared to hit home defender Gareth McAuley before rebounding into his path. center_img Capital One Cup winners Swansea started in impressive style and deserved to go ahead through former West Brom striker Luke Moore’s header. Lukaku equalised with his 13th goal of the campaign before the decider from De Guzman but the visitors had a late effort from substitute Roland Lamah harshly ruled out for offside. Lukaku could afford the luxury of having a penalty saved by Swans keeper Michel Vorm when the score was 1-1 as Albion secured their third win in the last four games. Even Lukaku was eclipsed by another excellent performance in the centre of the park by James Morrison. last_img read more