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  • Suspected thief of Michael Schumacher's medical files found hanging in cell August 6, 2014

    A man suspected of leaking Formula One champion Michael Schumacher's medical files was found hanged in his police cell on Wednesday, Zurich's cantonal prosecutor said in a statement. The man, who was not named, worked as a manager at Swiss helicopter company Rega, which was involved in Schumacher's transfer from Grenoble...
  • Recovery from coma is a reality for many patients June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The diagnosis of coma has become one of the biggest battlegrounds in medical care. While some doctors insist that comatose patients will never recover and should be starved or dehydrated to death, examples of people who have emerged from comas to live full and productive lives can be...
  • Michael Schumacher's wife building a 10-million-pound medical suite for his care March 30, 2014

    London: Ailing seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher's wife is reportedly building a 10-million-pound medical suite at their home by Lake Geneva in Switzerland so that he can undergo treatment at home. Corinna Schumacher is using the family's 500-million-pound fortune to build a suite equipped with high-tech medical facilities at their...
  • Schumacher loses 25 per cent body weight since accident March 22, 2014

    London: After months remaining in coma, Formula One legend Michael Schumacher is yet to recover and reportedly he has lost 25 per cent of his body weight. Schumacher is almost less than 54 kg as doctors continue with their efforts to revive him from an induced coma. He suffered severe brain...
  • Michael Schumacher being woken up from coma: reports January 30, 2014

    Michael Schumacher, the Formula 1 legend, is gradually being 'woken up' from a medically induced coma by doctors a month after his nearfatal skiing accident in the French Alps, according to L'Equipe, the French sports daily. The news comes as Schumacher enters his fifth week of a medically induced coma, and...
  • Schumacher could never wake up from artificial coma: reports January 16, 2014

    London: Legendary Formula One driver Michael Schumacher may never regain consciousness from his medicallyinduced coma following a skiing accident in late December. The seventime champion has been in this state for 18 days since hurting his head on a rock while skiing in the French Alps. The doctors have reduced oygen...
  • Srinagar continues to freeze, JammuSrinagar highway closed again January 9, 2014

    It is yet another snowy day in the valley with Srinagar receiving 23 inches of snow, in the hinterland we have received 12 feet of snow. Jammu and Kashmir highway has been closed again due to which inter district traffic has been affected. Met department has predicted snow will...
  • Angela Merkel suffers injury on ski holiday in Switzerland January 6, 2014

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has suffered a pelvis injury during a skiing holiday in Switzerland, putting her on the sidelines for the next three weeks. Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said Monday that the chancellor suffered what she first thought was just a bruise to her left rear pelvic area while crosscountry...
  • French investigators seek alleged Schumacher accident video January 5, 2014

    Paris: A French state prosecutor says he wants to obtain an alleged mobilephone video of a skiing accident that critically injured Formula One legend Michael Schumacher. Albertville prosecutor Patrick Quincy told The Associated Press by phone on Sunday that French investigators are taking steps to obtain a copy of the video...
  • Schumacher stable but still critical, says manager January 2, 2014

    Schumacher, who turns 45 on Friday, suffered critical head injuries when he fell and struck a rock while skiing. ...
  • Michael Schumacher stable but brain injury still critical January 1, 2014

    Grenoble, (France): Michael Schumacher's manager says the retired Formula One champion's condition is stable and has not changed since doctors said he showed small signs of improvement. Schumacher, who turns 45 on Friday, suffered critical head injuries when he fell and struck a rock Sunday while skiing. He has undergone brain...
  • Small improvement for Michael Schumacher after second surgery January 1, 2014

    Grenoble, (France): Michael Schumacher underwent a second surgery after a brain scan showed small, "surprising" signs of improvement, but grim doctors said on Tuesday they could offer no insight into the prognosis for the Formula One champion. Schumacher, who turns 45 on Friday, suffered critical head injuries when he fell and...
  • Alpine skiing top official sees Schumacher recovery chance December 31, 2013

    Michael Schumacher's helmet almost certainly saved his life and leisure skiers should always wear head protection, said the man behind the main safety measures in Alpine skiing. "Without a helmet, Michael Schumacher would be dead," Guenter Hujara, men's Alpine skiing World Cup director, told Reuters on Monday. Seventimes Formula One world...
  • Doctors unsure of Michael Schumacher's fate December 30, 2013

    Grenoble, France: Doctors say they cannot predict the outcome for Michael Schumacher, the retired Formula One driver who suffered a serious head injury in a ski accident. Chief anesthesiologist JeanFrancois Payen told reporters Monday that the seventime champion is still in a medically induced coma. He says the medical team was not...
  • Formula One champion Michael Schumacher injured in skiing accident December 29, 2013

    Formula One champion Michael Schumacher suffered a serious head injury while skiing in the French Alps resort of Meribel, French media reported on Sunday. The seventime world racing champion has been taken to hospital, Europe 1 and RMC radio reported. "He has been taken to a hospital in Grenoble," the resort...
  • J&K: Gulmarg records season's coldest night December 25, 2013

    The night temperature dropped to minus 9.3 degrees Celsius in north Kashmir's Gulmarg a ski resort the lowest recorded in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. "The night temperature was minus 9.3 degrees Celsius in Gulmarg today (Wednesday) which is much colder than Leh and Kargil towns of Ladakh region...
  • North Korea objects to sanctions ban on ski resort equipment August 25, 2013

    North Korea objected on Saturday to a ban on imports of equipment for a luxury ski resort mainly for the ruling elite, indicating toughened UN sanctions are impacting the impoverished state. Under the leadership of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who studied in the Swiss capital Berne and is believed to...
  • Jimenez returns from broken leg at this week's Spanish Open April 17, 2013

    Madrid: Former Ryder Cup stalwart Miguel Angel Jimenez will make his comeback from a broken leg at this week's Spanish Open, the national golf federation said on Tuesday. The 49yearold sustained the injury while skiing in Spain's Sierra Nevada in December. Jimenez, the oldest winner in European Tour history, will be playing...
  • Woods and skier Lindsey Vonn announce they are dating March 19, 2013

    Golfer Tiger Woods and Olympic skiing champion Lindsey Vonn confirmed on Monday they are dating. Woods released a statement and photographs of the pair on his website and Facebook page before Vonn posted similar messages on her social media accounts. "Lindsey and I have been friends for some time, but over...
  • Bangaloreans recall chilling out in J&K January 20, 2012

    BANGALORE: Images help one cherish a vacation. But a bunch of Bangaloreans could not click pictures of their recent getaway as the weather was so harsh that their cameras wouldnt work. These skiing enthusiasts hoped to escape the dry, dusty Bangalore, but ended up in the winter wilderness of Jammu...
  • UK Woman begins solo Antarctic crossing on skis November 26, 2011

    Caracas: A 33yearold British adventurer set out on skis on Friday to attempt a historic solo crossing of Antarctica. Felicity Aston aims to become the first woman to make it across the frozen continent alone. She expects the journey of more than 1,000 miles (1,700 kilometers) will take about 70 days. She...
  • Travel Postcard: 48 hours in Park City, Utah January 30, 2011

    Park City, Utah: Park City ski resort in Utah is the access spot for some of America's best skiing with three major ski resorts all alongside each other Deer Valley, Park City and The Canyons. The mountain town of Park City, just a 45 minute drive from the Salt Lake...
  • Travel Picks: Top 10 ski destinations January 9, 2011

    London: For travelers who embrace the snow with sheer dedication, winter is a time to take advantage of all the fresh powder on the ski slopes. Travel website Cheapflights.com (wwww.cheapflights.com) offers powder hounds its choices for the top 10 ski destinations. Reuters has not endorsed this list: 1. Park City,...
  • Biking to water skiing, this dog is game for all! September 8, 2010

    Chibi and his owner are turning heads in a Florida beach community, cruising on a motorcycle or even waterskiing. ...
  • Poland mourns; PM calls extraordinary meet April 11, 2010

    Moscow: Poland is in a state of mourning. The coffins containing bodies of 96 people killed in the Polish presidential plane crash are being taken to Moscow for identification. The President Lech Kakzynski, his wife and some of the country's highest military and civilian leaders were killed in the plane...
  • Clouds of uncertainty over Himachal skiing meet February 4, 2010

    Manali: The national skiing championship scheduled for next week at Solang slopes near here is marred with uncertainty as the area is totally bereft of snow cover. The Winter Games Federation of India has allowed the Himachal Pradesh Winter Games Association to hold the National Senior Alpine Skiing Championship at Solang,...
  • 77yearold loves water skiing despite arthritis June 25, 2009

    A Kansas grandmother doesn't let her age get in the way of a good time and good exercise. 77yearold Avola Fitzwater has waterskied over half of her lifetime. Even her arthritis doesn't get in the way of a good time on the water. ...
  • Facebook helps trace missing sportsman May 11, 2009

    Paris: A teenage Nepali ski racer has been found in Paris via a campaign on social networking site Facebook two weeks after he disappeared from his team's base in the French Alps, the team said on Monday. Uttam Rayamajhi, 17, vanished from the Nepal team ski base at Les Arcs without...
  • Actress Richardson dead, didn't get medical help March 19, 2009

    Toronto: British actress Natasha Richardson, who died on Wednesday from head injuries suffered on a Canadian ski hill, could get not timely help, reports said. Paramedics, who rushed to the actress after her fall on the ski hill near Montreal on Monday, were turned away by emergency workers and told...