RCMP release photos of van found near double homicide

first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. – The RCMP are still pushing for information from the public after a double homicide near the Liard Hot Springs.In an afternoon press conference, the RCMP said they are looking for help to confirm what happened to Chynna Noelle Deese of the United States and Lucas Robertson Fowler of Australia.   The RCMP did confirm that Lucas had been living in British Columbia and Chynna was visiting him and two were travelling around B.C.- Advertisement -An older blue minivan with Alberta plates was found at the scene and police would like to speak with anyone who may have seen the van or render assistance.  The RCMP hope that information about the van will help them to determine whether this was a crime of opportunity for a targeted event.The RCMP have released photos of the van found the scene of a double homicide near the Liard River Hotsprings.The RCMP have released photos of the van found the scene of a double homicide near the Liard River Hotsprings.Rumours have been circulating since international media published a story suggesting the case was linked to a serial killer.  The RCMP confirmed at this time they have found nothing that would connect this homicide to any current or past cases.Advertisement In a statement released Wednesday afternoon, the RCMP said, “We recognize this news is troubling for the entire community and absolutely appreciate there are concerns for safety, in an area that is popular with nature enthusiasts and tourists. This investigation is in its very infancy and it is not yet clear whether Lucas and Chynna were targeted or is this was a crime of opportunity. At this point, we have nothing to indicate that their deaths are linked to any other active and ongoing investigations in the area, or if there is a heightened risk to public safety. Our investigators will consider any and all information carefully as the investigation progresses.”The RCMP have confirmed members of Lucas’ family is travelling to Canada and that his father is an active member of the New South Wales Police Force. He is accompanied by a number of police officers from Australia.These investigators are here in support of the Fowler family and will not form part of our investigative team here in Canada. In addition to working with the Police Liaison Officer for Australia to notify Lucas’ family, investigators have been working with our partners at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the United States, who assisted us in notifying Chynna’s family.last_img read more


first_imgNaomh Conaill have failed in their appeal to the Ulster Council to have their semi-final against Glenswilly brought to a replay.It is understood the Glenties club were told they have no further gorunds for appeal.It is no understood that the final between Glenswilly and St Eunan’s will go ahead as scheduled for 4pm in MacCumhaill Park. However, Glenswilly will be without influential captain Caolan Kelly who last night failed in his appeal to have his red card picked up in the semi-final turned over.NAOMH CONAILL APPEAL FAILS AS COUNTY FINAL GOES AHEAD AS SCHEDULED was last modified: November 1st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

How Chelsea will change under Frank Lampard

first_imgThe appointment of Frank Lampard as manager of Chelsea was warmly greeted by the fans as a sign that the club might be looking to change their approach to the way the club operates. Ever since the Roman Abramovich era began in 2003, there has been a firing culture at the club. Lampard marks the 16th manager of Chelsea under the Abramovich era, and there will be few fans complaining about the turnaround of managers. Since the Russian’s arrival at the club, they have become one of the most successful sides in England, and have won five Premier League titles, five FA Cups and the Champions League. However, the quick disposal of youth players in something that has begun to irk the Stamford Bridge faithful. Chelsea have let go of the likes of Mohammed Salah, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku without giving them a fair crack at excelling at the Bridge. However, the arrival of Lampard is likely to change that.Youth given a chanceLampard’s arrival combined with the transfer embargo hanging over the club meant that it was finally time for Chelsea to give the younger players a chance. The departure of Maurizio Sarri to Juventus following the Europa League success meant that the club needed to act quickly. Lampard was always the fans’ choice, and his reputation of working with younger players at Derby County would have been an overriding factor for his appointment.Mount impressed while on loan at DerbyIn his only professional season in management, he lowered the average age of the Derby squad from over 30 to 26 years old. This isn’t even mentioning the fact that he centred his team around the youngsters of Harry Wilson and Mason Mount, the latter of which was on a season-long loan from the Blues, and looks to be a central figure in Lampard’s fresh approach. The departure of Eden Hazard has also enabled Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi to become the first choice wingers. Lampard will also give Tammy Abraham a chance to establish himself. Change in tacticsThe 4-3-3 system has been commonly used throughout the years at Stamford Bridge by multiple managers, but Lampard has been keen to change that straightaway. The Blues achieved a period of success under Antonio Conte’s 3-5-2 formation, but Lampard again has preferred to play with four at the back. But instead of a rotating three in midfield, he has opted for two holding midfielders before playing an attacking three behind a central striker. The 4-2-3-1 formation that he has opted for throughout pre-season was also his go-to tactic last season. According to Total Football Analysis, this formation could see the club finally get the best out of N’Golo Kante and Jorginho in the same team, while he could build on the relationship that has been shown behind Mount and Abraham for the England U21’s. The three behind Abraham will likely be Hudson-Odoi, Mount and Pulisic, and those four could present an awful lot of problems for opposing defences.Kante was used in an attacking role by SarriLampard still has a decision to make regarding his back four. Cesar Azpilicueta will likely remain the club captain and take up the right-back position, but the central options include David Luiz, Andreas Christensen, Kurt Zouma, Fikayo Tomori and Antonio Rudiger. Lampard has reiterated throughout the summer that he wants to keep Zouma, which would mean that he has first-team chances. But it will be interesting to see which is his preferred pairing. At left-back there could be an extended run in the team for Emerson; after all Lampard has preferred the Italian over Marcos Alonso throughout pre-season.Realistic targetIt looks unlikely that Chelsea will be able to mount a title challenge, as the club are currently valued at 28/1 to win the Premier League. A more realistic target for the club for their first season under Lampard would be a top-four finish. Compare Your Odds currently have Chelsea at 11/10 to achieve that in 2019-20. However, their start will be crucial to their ambitions. These are their opening five fixtures:• Manchester United (A)• Leicester City (H)• Norwich City (A)• Sheffield United (H)• Wolverhampton Wanderers (A)It isn’t the easiest of starts for the Blues, and fans will know more about how the team will line-up after their opening fixture at Old Trafford. Compare Your Odds put the best odds on Chelsea to beat Manchester United at 4/1. The tools are in place for Lampard to achieve, but it is undoubtedly a gamble considering how the younger players adjust to playing regular first-team football in the Premier League for a club that has higher standards than most.  Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? 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India Today profiles India’s young adventure sports enthusiasts

first_imgSome people just can’t be kept indoors. For adventure sports addict Ajeet Bajaj, the outdoor is home, and life is beautiful provided he’s trekking, kayaking or making polar expeditions.For equestrian Vanita Malhotra-who set a new national record in Dressage last month-nothing beats the adrenalin rush she gets every time she,Some people just can’t be kept indoors. For adventure sports addict Ajeet Bajaj, the outdoor is home, and life is beautiful provided he’s trekking, kayaking or making polar expeditions.For equestrian Vanita Malhotra-who set a new national record in Dressage last month-nothing beats the adrenalin rush she gets every time she mounts a horse.SIMPLY DELHI meets the two outdoor junkies as they prepare to scale new heights.Ajeet BajajAjeet Bajaj holds the Indian flag aloft upon reaching the North PoleOn April 26, 2006 (0100 hours, Norway time), a jubilant Ajeet Bajaj put down his skies and hoisted the Tricolour at 90 degrees north latitude. By doing so, he became the first Indian to have skied to the North Pole. While he and his team of four celebrated their victory against the odds (and weather gods), Bajaj called his family on his satellite phone and said, “Ho-ho-ho, this is Santa Claus from the North Pole.” A nickname that’s likely to stick for a bit as he plans to head to the South Pole this Christmas.An extreme sportsman, Bajaj had earlier earned the distinction of being the first Indian to have rafted and kayaked in six continents, including down the daunting Zambezi river in Africa. “Having grown up on stories of explorers like Sir Edmund Hillary, setting foot on North Pole was an overwhelming, yet humbling, experience for me,” he says.Bajaj’s love for the outdoors took root when his father took him trekking to Himachal and Jammu and Kashmir when he was nine. This interest shaped his life with his hobby becoming his profession, leading to the foundation of his adventure sports company, Snow Leopard Adventures in 1990. Snow Leopard’s activities include river rafting on the Ganga, trekking in the Himalayas, cycling on forest trails and rappelling down cliffs.advertisement”Extreme sports need mental strength as much as physical prowess.”Ajeet Bajaj”Extreme sports are as much about mental strength as they are about physical prowess,” says Bajaj, as he talks about the training he underwent for the North Pole expedition. It ran for a week and took place in North Minnesota in the US. All the five members of the team (three Americans, one Swiss and one Indian) trained under extreme conditions.Not only were the worst polar conditions simulated, they even trained for extreme eventualities like falling into and crawling out of frozen lakes. The journey itself began in the second week of April at 78 degrees north latitude at Svalbard, an island made entirely of snow and ice that lies midway between Norway and the North Pole.Talking about the importance of team spirit on an expedition like this, Bajaj says: “It cannot be a single-handed effort. You just cannot make it alone on a polar ice cap for 14 days. All of us in the team were there for each other and, in the process, have become friends for life.”Bajaj, who has won a silver and two bronze medals in international rafting competitions in Switzerland (1987) and Siberia (1989), says he is fortunate to have a family which understands that this is his way of life. His daily regime includes a run, tennis and the gym. And on days when he’s feeling exceptionally adventurous, he cycles to office-a 17-km stretch from his house in Gurgaon’s Garden Estate to his office at Vasant Kunj.Vanita MalhotraVanita Malhotra with Hanoverian Horse Pink Floyd”I can’t imagine life without horses. People ride up to the age of 70 and I hope to be one of them,” declares Vanita Malhotra (26), one of India’s finest dressage riders. Dressage, an Olympic equestrian discipline, is a form of stylised horse riding. Malhotra likes to call it “ballet performed on the horse with rider and horse in harmony.”On November 13, Malhotra won the National Championships at the Prix St George Level in Delhi with an aggregate of 64.62 per cent (the highest percentage ever achieved by any Indian rider). Earlier in the month, she defeated veteran rider Lt Col Sunil Shivdas by six points and also won the FEI World Dressage Challenge, the biggest dressage event in India.”Like most teens, I tried my hand at various sports and extra curricular activities, but by 14 I had decided to stick to riding, a passion I discovered entirely on my own,” says Malhotra who fell in love with horses at the Army Polo Riding Club.”Dressage is like ballet by rider and horse moving in harmony.”Vanita Malhotra”Initially I only did show jumping but in 2001, my friend Kapil Modi, who also happens to be a former national champion in dressage, introduced me to his trainer Major Ahluwalia (a national riding champion who is competing in dressage in the 2006 Asian Games at Doha). So you could say that I found my forte at the age of 21,” she says.advertisementCurrently training for the 2010 Asian Games, she rides her horse Pink Floyd for two hours every morning. “One’s relationship with one’s horse is of vital importance. In fact, the horse is 60 per cent of the deal. I’m lucky that Pink Floyd and I have become the best of friends,” she says, patting the majestic 10-year-old Hanoverian imported from Germany earlier this year.A commerce graduate from Hindu College, Malhotra hopes to study further in order to play a more active role in her family’s Haryana-based export business, Svam Power Plants. But at the end of it all, she says, the race course is where you’re most likely to find her.last_img read more

DeGrom Shines, Mets Beat Mariners, 3-1

first_imgSEATTLE — All Jacob deGrom wanted was the opportunity to earn a spot in the New York Mets rotation.Based on his latest impressive effort, the Mets’ 3-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on July 22nd night, he’s solidly in there.“He’s always flown under the radar. Still is,” Mets Manager Terry Collins said. “This guy has numbers to match up against any rookie in the league. And you never hear his name mentioned.”DeGrom (4-5) held the Mariners to five hits and one run over his seven innings. He walked just one and struck out seven.Over his last six starts, deGrom is 4-1 with a 1.59 ERA. Even more impressive, he’s 3-0 with a 0.86 ERA over his past three, walking three and striking out 26.“I’m telling you this guy, he’s going to figure it out and he’s going to be a tough guy to deal with,” Collins said.Travis d’Arnaud drove in a run with a gift triple off Erasmo Ramirez (1-5), who was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma for the start, and scored on Ruben Tejada’s soft single in the second inning to help New York end a three-game skid.Lucas Duda hit his 15th home run, a 446-foot drive off the second deck scoreboard in right field in the eighth.Jeurys Familia worked an easy eighth and Jenrry Mejia picked up the save — his 12th in 14 chances.Endy Chavez led off the bottom of the first with a single then deGrom retired the next 11 batters.After an out, DeGrom struck out Robinson Cano, the league’s second leading hitter, in a nine-pitch at-bat.“He was fouling off a lot of pitches,” deGrom said. “Then it got to 3-2 and I wanted to throw the changeup. That’s what d’Arnaud put down. That made me feel a little bit better about throwing it. It was a good one and he swung through it.“Warming up, it (changeup) was really good. With a lot of lefties in the lineup, it was a good night to have my changeup being really good,” deGrom said.Bobby Abreu opened the second with a single to left. Then d’Arnaud stroked a sinking line drive to center. James Jones tracked it awkwardly, sliding to stop it but the ball skipped past him for a RBI triple.“I didn’t extend my hand the way I should have,” Jones said. “It was early in the game and I’ll be aggressive. I felt I had a better chance sliding. That’s what my body told me.”Mariners Manager Lloyd McClendon, asked if the slide was a good gamble, said, “probably not. He’s going to make some mistakes on the aggressive side. He will learn from them and get better.”With one out in the fifth, Willie Bloomquist broke through with a single to right. Dustin Ackley then doubled into the right-center gap, scoring Bloomquist.Ackley advanced to third when Daniel Murphy’s relay to the plate sailed past the catcher but Ackley was left stranded. Ackley, who was 2 for 3, is hitting .377 in July after hitting just .214 in the first three months of the season.Ramirez went seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits. He walked two and matched his career high with 10 strikeouts. He also hit two batters. It is his fifth straight loss. He has not won since April 1.Over his previous four starts — all no-decisions — Ramirez had a 0.90 ERA with 14 strikeouts and 16 walks.Ramirez was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma before the game for his fourth stint with the big club. He likely will be sent back down after the game to make room for the July 23d starter, Taijuan Walker.Duda gave the Mets a two-run cushion with his drive off the second-deck facade on a 3-1 pitch from Tom Wilhelmsen.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Womens Basketball Ohio State guard Kelsey Mitchells experience with USA Basketball broadened

Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell answers questions at women’s basketball media day Oct. 10. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorWhen a team has a player as talented and accomplished as Ohio State senior guard Kelsey Mitchell, there is only so much a coach can contribute. Head coach Kevin McGuff said the prolific scorer has worked to improve her defense this offseason. But he believes Mitchell’s experience traversing the world with USA Basketball will benefit her as much as any specific on-court improvements.Mitchell, a two-time Big Ten Player of the Year, won a gold medal with the Women’s Under-23 National Team in the Four Nations Tournament in Tokyo, Japan, in mid-August. Then, she was invited to the 2017 USA Women’s National Team Training Camp, which was held from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 in Santa Barbara, California. Mitchell was one of just five college players among the 30 invitees.“It kind of broadened her horizons a little bit and I think any time you get new experiences and have success with it like she did, you can only come out of there with more confidence,” McGuff said during Ohio State women’s basketball media day Tuesday.Ohio State counted on Mitchell to be its primary source of offense last year, and will rely on her offensive prowess again this season. The 5-foot-8 guard led the Big Ten with 22.9 points per game, led the team with 115 3-pointers made and assisted a team-high 137 buckets last season. Mitchell has made the most 3s in Big Ten history.But with so many skilled players at the training camp and on the Under-23 National Team, Mitchell learned to take a step back on offense.“When you go and you play on a USA basketball team, you have to play with so many great players, it’s certainly a different role than what you would have here,” McGuff said. “I just think that was really good for her and what it would mean for us this year, and really good for her and what it means for her future as she moves on to play professional basketball next year.”Ohio State then-junior guard Kelsey Mitchell pulls up for a shot in the second half against Wisconsin at the Schottenstein Center on Jan. 19. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing editor for ContentMitchell said she spent more time playing off the ball than she usually does for Ohio State and learned how to play in different positions on offense, rather than just dominating the ball. The score-first guard said she now feels more comfortable playing with Buckeye guards Linnae Harper, Sierra Calhoun and Asia Doss when they have the ball on offense.Mitchell was able to play with 25 WNBA players at the training camp, but she spent more time learning from the coaching staff.“I did get a chance to talk to [four-time Olympic gold-medal winner] Sue Bird and all those vets, but I really picked [USA Women’s National Team and South Carolina head coach] Dawn Staley’s brain because she had been through it, she know what it’s like,” Mitchell said. “So her being around, being our coach throughout the course of the three days, she helped me a lot in regard to what guards need to see even before it happens, how to play, how to pick things apart, and how to be a good teammate.”Just a little more than a week into training camp, McGuff has already witnessed Mitchell’s progress.“She’s playing fast as ever, because that’s what we expect of her,” McGuff said. “At the same time, kind of maybe even has a little better feel for when to slow down and execute and make sure everybody else is where they’re supposed to be and make sure everybody else is involved.”Mitchell said USA Basketball placed an emphasis on the defensive side of the ball and she brought the intensity on that side of the court to the Buckeyes. McGuff, Mitchell and other players said improved defense would be key to Ohio State’s season when they spoke at media day Tuesday afternoon.Mitchell was joined by Harper on the Under-23 National Team. Harper, who was named Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year last season, was a late addition to the team as the redshirt senior replaced South Carolina forward A’ja Wilson, who missed the Four Nations Tournament with a groin strain.“Linnae is playing really hard, still one of the best defensive players and rebounding perimeter players in the country, something that they emphasize with her at USA Basketball,” McGuff said. “So that probably just kind of extenuated on the positives that she already has.”Mitchell and Harper will be able to showcase the improvements they made in the offseason when Ohio State opens the season against Stanford at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at St. John Arena as part of Countdown to Columbus. read more

Know What To Do In The Event Of A Tsunami Warning On

first_imgFollow the evacuation order issued by authorities and evacuate immediately. Take your animals with you.Move to high ground or inland and away from water immediately.Stay away from the beach. Never go down to the beach to watch a tsunami come in. If you can see the wave you are too close to escape it. CAUTION – If there is noticeable recession in water away from the shoreline this is nature’s tsunami warning and it should be heeded. You should move away immediately.Save yourself – not your possessions. Dan Nelson, with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management: “The communities of Homer and Seward participate in tsunami ready programs, so there are evacuation routes assigned for people to get to higher ground. For instance, in Homer one of the assembly points is often Homer High School, which is above the bluff and has significant elevation for a safe place for people to go. Similarly in Seward, at the Seward High School is the same above the old town site. When that warning goes out people in those low lying areas need to head for higher ground. In our areas here that would include places like Homer Spit, and small boat harbors those types of areas that are very near the water.” In the event of a tsunami alert a phone message will read: “Emergency Alert. Tsunami danger on the coast. Go to high ground or move inland.” According to Nelson, one of the big things that folks need to understand about tsunami warnings is that all areas North of Anchor Point in the Central Peninsula typically do have tsunami potential. Appropriate actions to be taken by local officials may include the evacuation of low-lying coastal areas, and warnings may be updated, adjusted geographically, downgraded, or canceled. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享This week was Tsunami Preparedness Week, and while some Alaskans are accustomed to tsunami threats and to regular drills, an early morning alert going off on your cell phone can still create some fretful moments. But, not all of the residents in the Kenai Peninsula are accustomed to regular drills and tsunami threats. Here are some things to know; a tsunami watch means a tsunami is possible and you should be prepared; a tsunami warning is issued when a tsunami is imminent and you should move to high ground immediately. Warnings alert the public that dangerous coastal flooding accompanied by powerful cur­rents is possible and may continue for several hours after initial arrival. Warnings alert emergency management officials to take action for the entire tsunami hazard zone. Nelson: “Kenai Peninsula tsunami risks are our coastal communities. On the Eastern side of the Peninsula it’s Seward, and Resurrection Bay. On the South side it’s Homer and Kachemak Bay communities.”last_img read more