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| Weatherwatch: Mauvoisin disaster triggered scientific interest in glaciers

Added: 21.06.2018 2:01 | 9 views | 0 comments

A ‘glacial lake outburst flood’ killed 44 people and many animals in 1818 in Switzerland
In June 1818, ice falling from the tongue of the Giétro glacier had in effect blocked the valley of Mauvoisin in Switzerland. Water was building up behind this ice dam to dangerous levels, and engineers were called in to release it gradually. They drilled a hole through the ice, but it did not relieve the water pressure quickly enough. On 16 June at 4.30pm the ice dam burst, disintegrating and releasing all the water at once.
The result was a catastrophic , a phenomenon characterised by extremely high rates of water flow. Warnings did not travel as fast as the sudden rush of 20m cubic metres (4.4bn gallons) of water, which swept away bridges and buildings in its path, killing 44 people and many animals.

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Neymar targets improvement against Costa Rica

Added: 21.06.2018 1:48 | 6 views | 0 comments

Brazil star Neymar is targeting an improved performance against Costa Rica on Friday after an underwhelming World Cup Group E opener against Switzerland. The Paris Saint-Germain forward was one of a number of players to struggle against the Swiss as Brazil failed to live up to the pre-tournament hype surrounding them. After missing Monday's training with an ...]


Costa strike keeps 2018 World Cup waiting for first goalless draw

Added: 20.06.2018 23:11 | 7 views | 0 comments

Diego Costa's solitary strike in Spain's win over Iran on Wednesday ensured the 2018 World Cup has not seen a 0-0 draw during the first 20 games. The last time this happened was the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland, which did not see a goalless draw during the 26-game tournament. Russia 2018 got off to a fast ...]


Serbia v Switzerland: Kolarov not interested in playing for a draw

Added: 20.06.2018 20:10 | 8 views | 0 comments

Aleksandar Kolarov insists Serbia have no plans to take their foot off the pedal as they look to qualify for the last 16 of the World Cup with victory over Switzerland. A 1-0 win over Costa Rica and Brazil's surprise 1-1 draw with Switzerland has left Serbia on the cusp of advancing from Group E ...]


Neymar returns to Brazil training after injury scare

Added: 20.06.2018 16:51 | 7 views | 0 comments

Neymar has returned to training with Brazil after limping out of Tuesday's session with an ankle injury. The Brazil star missed Monday's training, the day after he was fouled 10 times during a 1-1 Group E draw with Switzerland. Although the Paris Saint-Germain forward emerged for Tuesday's workout, he only lasted a few minutes before limping ...]


Serbia and Switzerland look to continue Group E shake-up

Added: 20.06.2018 16:10 | 8 views | 0 comments

A topsy-turvy Group E could be thrown into further disorder when Serbia and Switzerland clash on Friday in a contest that could put one team on the brink of advancing to the knockout round.


Brazil v Costa Rica: Coutinho ready for more Selecao toil

Added: 20.06.2018 15:28 | 6 views | 0 comments

Philippe Coutinho has urged patience from Brazil following the favourites' uneven start to the World Cup and the latest hysteria surrounding Neymar's fitness ahead of Friday's match against Costa Rica in St Petersburg. Barcelona playmaker Coutinho gave Tite's in-form side a first-half lead in spectacular fashion in their Group E opener against Switzerland but the ...]


Banega linked with Arsenal switch

Added: 20.06.2018 12:08 | 11 views | 0 comments

Arsenal are looking to complete a deal for Sevilla midfielder Ever Banega, according to the Mirror. New Gunners boss Unai Emery has been busy strengthening his squad since being named as Arsene Wenger’s successor last month already concluding deals for Switzerland defender Stephan Lichsteiner and Germany goalkeeper Bernd Leno. Moving in the other direction is ...]


Brazil vs Costa Rica: Get 25/1 on Selecao to Win

Added: 20.06.2018 9:07 | 7 views | 0 comments

Brazil and Costa Rica were both given early World Cup frustrations. The Selecao were held to a 1-1 draw by resilient Switzerland whereas Los Ticos suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Serbia. Tite’s men have been installed as one of the biggest favourites to lift the coveted trophy in Russia but the Selecao ...]


Neymar hobbles out of Brazil World Cup training

Added: 19.06.2018 16:24 | 8 views | 0 comments

Brazil star Neymar hobbled out of training with Brazil ahead of their Group E clash with Costa Rica on Friday. Neymar was absent from training on Monday, missing the session a day after Brazil drew 1-1 with Switzerland in their opening World Cup clash. The Paris Saint-Germain forward received some tough treatment from Switzerland, being fouled ...]


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