FRANCYS Arsentiev became the first woman from the US to reach the summit of Mount Everest without bottled oxygen, but she died during the descent. The Hawaii native was 40 at the time of her death. Who Is Sleeping Beauty on Mount Everest? Francys Arsentiev, not an experienced climber, would tragically become known as Sleeping Beauty on Mount Everest following her tragic death in 1998. Arsentiev and her husband Sergei, a skilled and experienced climber, both attempted to tame Everest without the help of suppemental oxygen. Both of them would make it to the peak, but Francys Arsentiev died on her way down. Sergi Arsentiev made it all the way down, but had become separated from his wife. He would die during a desperate attempt to find his wife. Other climbers would come across Francys Arsentiev as she lay dying, but could not help her. An observer would remark that her body looked like Sleeping Beauty. Years later climber Ian Woodall would lead a mission that … [Read more...] about Who Is Sleeping Beauty on Mount Everest?
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THE family of a retired British woman living “a dream life on a farm” have told of their horror after she was allegedly beaten to death by her Bulgarian toyboy lover. Tina Eyre, 62, a former legal secretary from Gloucester, was reportedly attacked with a spade by her 26-year-old partner - who then used it to dig her grave in the backgarden of her home near Sofia, Bulgaria. Her cousin Jacqueline Gresham told The Sun Online: “It’s absolutey horrific and the family is just in disbelief and has not taken in what has happened. “Tina had retired to Bulgaria after moving to Hong Kong from the UK and was living a new life, a dream life on a farm with animals. She hadn't been back home for years but was in regular Facebook contact with her mum. “We are all so shocked. I have fond memories of her and I used to go and stay with her in Gloucester as a little girl. She was really nice, a lovely person.” Jacqueline, who is in her 50s and from Derby, explained Tina’s dad Tony is … [Read more...] about Brit woman, 62, ‘beaten to death with a spade by her toyboy lover’ had been living a ‘dream life’, say family
England's deputy chief medical officer Professor Jonathan Van-Tam has appeared on Sky News to answer some questions from the public on the coronavirus crisis. He shared his perspective on the public's queries and concerns on topics including the vaccine rollout, vaccine hesitancy and lifting the lockdown. Below are some of the key things from the Q&A, followed by a short analysis from science correspondent Thomas Moore , who offers his insight on each answer. 1. Since we hit the first 15 million jabs target there has been a drop-off in the daily vaccination numbers. Why? "That's really very simple to explain. There are always going to be supply fluctuations. These are new vaccines and by and large the manufacturers have never made them or anything like them before," Professor Van-Tam said. Advertisement Using one of his now-famous analogies Prof Van-Tam compared the manufacture of vaccines to beer-making. He said you set the equipment up and let … [Read more...] about Vaccine side-effects, fertility and jab shortages – Van-Tam answers your questions