amphotora/iStock(CHICAGO) — Two men have been arrested for the murder of Chicago police officer John Rivera, who was ambushed and gunned down hours after finishing his shift this weekend, authorities said Monday.Rivera, 23, was targeted because he was Hispanic, according to police.The killing unfolded early Saturday morning after two of the three offenders were in a fight on a party bus, said police.Accused shooter 24-year-old Menelik Jackson and another suspect — whom police are still seeking — “were involved in a dispute with a group of Hispanic men,” Eddie Johnson, the superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, said at a news conference Monday.“In an act of cowardice, Mr. Jackson went to get a gun to settle this petty dispute, which resulted in him murdering the first Hispanic man that he came in contact with,” Johnson said.At that time, Rivera was leaving a club with another off-duty officer and several friends, police said. As Rivera and his friends got into their car, three suspects approached their car and one suspect fired multiple rounds into the car, police said.“When shots were fired, Rivera leaned over and shielded his girlfriend with his body from the gunfire,” Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted.Rivera was shot and killed. One of Rivera’s friends was also shot and wounded, police said. It appears he will survive, Johnson said Monday.Hate crime charges are possible, Johnson said.The suspected gunman, Jackson, had once applied to be Chicago Police officer, but during the application process, he was arrested during a polygraph test for a background check for committing an armed home invasion, according to police. A judge put Jackson on probation, said Guglielmi.Jackson “once thought he had what it took to wear a Chicago police star,” Johnson said.But instead he allegedly committed the “ultimate disgrace” in “an act of cowardice,” said Johnson.Jackson and his accused co-conspirator, Jovan Battle, 32, each face one felony count of first-degree murder and three felony counts of attempted murder, Guglielmi said on Twitter. Jackson also faces charges of resisting police, he said.Guglielmi tweeted, “Cooperating witnesses, 18th District’s strategic decision support center, cameras and license plate reader technology which allowed us to enter the plate of the gettaway car into a database, led police to the shooters car on south side and ultimately, his apartment.”“It’s just a shame, this kid, 23 years old, had his whole life and career ahead of him, and he gets gunned down senselessly,” Johnson, the superintendent, said at a press conference Saturday. “Right now, I’m disgusted.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Image Courtesy: AP/Twitter(@iamdresomes)Advertisement lrxNBA Finals | Brooklyn VswnywoWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ekot( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) iupWould you ever consider trying this?😱fktCan your students do this? 🌚cRoller skating! Powered by Firework Atlético Madrid’s 2-0 away victory against Lokomotiv Moscow last night saw probably one of the greatest track backs ever in the game- as seven of Diego Simeone’s boys picked up the pace to defend against Lokomotiv’s counter. Absolute brilliance.Advertisement Image Courtesy: AP/Twitter(@iamdresomes)In the Champions League Group D face off against the Parovozy at the Lokomotiv Stadium, the crowd rallied up their voices as seven Atlético men caught up to the home team’s break in a counter attack.Watch the amazing defensive tactic by Simeone’s side below, courtesy of Twitter user @iamdresomes.Advertisement As you can see, the Russians attempted to catch their opponents off guard in a counter, just seconds before seven Rojiblancos outfield players surrounded the opposition attacker. A result of top level work rate.The players and Simeone himself were bundled with praise on social media, as several tweets were emerging on the amazing defensive tactics of the 49 year old Argentine gaffer.The first half of the game ended goalless, before the Portuguese attacker João Félix opened up the scoreline for the away side in the 48th minute. Midfielder Thomas Partey netted in the second one 10 minutes later, securing the victory for the La Liga giants at Moscow.Atlético are now in second position in Group D, behind leaders Juventus in goal difference. They are facing Bayer Leverkusen in their next Champions League match at the Wanda Metropolitano on 22nd October. Advertisement
Zukowski is one of the keys to any LVR success.Also needing to come up big for the Bombers is point guard Jack Sturrup, Grade 11 forward Isaiah Kingdon and seniors Cail Spencer and Jesse Zak.The latter Bomber sat out most of the Kootenay Final with a leg injury.On the girl’s side of the draw Kootenay Champ J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks meet Holy Cross at 10 a.m.This is the final season both tournaments will be hosted in Kamloops.The two provincial AA events move to the Langley Events Centre in 2014. The L.V. Rogers Bombers tangle with Kelowna Christian on opening day of the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Basketball Championships Wednesday in Kamloops.The Bombers, winners of the Kootenay Zone title, meet the fourth-ranked Kelowna Christian at 1:30 p.m. in the Tournament Centre.LVR enters the tournament ranked 13th while Kelowna is fourth.”We were there last year so hopefully that helps us this year with us being nervous,” said Bomber captain Matt Zukowski after LVR knocked off Golden Eagles to capture its second straight zone title.
Roman Abramovich is ready to offer Pep Guardiola a four-year deal worth £40m – after tax – to become Chelsea manager, The Sun say.Abramovich is believed to be keen to appoint Guardiola.The Blues owner is reportedly refusing to give up in his quest to lure the Barcelona boss to Stamford Bridge.The Daily Mail report that Barca are preparing to table a £35m bid for Chelsea defender David Luiz.Meanwhile, former QPR starlet Raheem Sterling could quit Liverpool this summer and return to London, according to the Daily Mirror.Sterling, who is rated as one of the country’s best young players, grew up in Harlesden and spent seven years with Rangers before being snapped up by Liverpool in 2010.It is claimed that his mother is concerned about his lack of progress and wants the family to return to the capital.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
A private jet carrying a Russian professional hockey team to its first game of the season crashed shortly after takeoff on Wednesday, killing 43 people – including European and former NHL players – in one of the worst aviation disasters in sports history. Two people survived the accident.The crash also was the latest tragedy to befall the sport of hockey – following the sudden, offseason deaths of three of the NHL’s tough-guy enforcers that has shocked fans.The chartered Yak-42 jet was carrying the team – Lokomotiv Yaroslavl – to Minsk, the capital of Belarus, where it was to play Thursday in its opening game of the Kontinental Hockey League season. Of the 45 people on board, 36 were players, coaches and team officials; eight were crew.The plane apparently struggled to gain altitude and then hit a signal tower before breaking apart along the Volga River near Yaroslavl, 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Moscow. One of the blue-and-white plane’s charred engines poked through the surface of the shallow water.”This is the darkest day in the history of our sport,” said Rene Fasel, president of the International Ice Hockey Federation. “This is not only a Russian tragedy – the Lokomotiv roster included players and coaches from 10 nations.”One player – identified as Russian Alexander Galimov – and one unidentified crew member were hospitalized in “very grave” condition, said Alexander Degyatryov, chief doctor at Yaroslavl’s Solovyov Hospital.Among the dead were Lokomotiv coach and NHL veteran Brad McCrimmon, a Canadian; assistant coach Alexander Karpovtsev, one of the first Russians to have his name etched on the Stanley Cup as a member of the New York Rangers; and Pavol Demitra, who played for the St. Louis Blues and the Vancouver Canucks and was the Slovakian national team captain.advertisementOther standouts killed were Czech players Josef Vasicek, Karel Rachunek and Jan Marek, Swedish goalie Stefan Liv, Latvian defenseman Karlis Skrastins and defenseman Ruslan Salei of Belarus.Russian NHL star Alex Ovechkin reflected the anguish that resonated through the sport of hockey when he tweeted: “I’m in shock!!!!!R.I.P.””Though it occurred thousands of miles away from our home arenas, this tragedy represents a catastrophic loss to the hockey world – including the NHL family, which lost so many fathers, sons, teammates and friends,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement.The NHL already has been mourning three unexpected deaths of players in recent months, including a suicide and an accidental drug overdose.The cause of the crash was not immediately apparent, but Russian news agencies cited local officials as saying it may have been due to technical problems. The plane was built in 1993 and belonged to a small Moscow-based company, Yak Service.In recent years, Russia and the other former Soviet republics have had some of the world’s worst air traffic safety records. Experts blame the age of the aircraft, weak government controls, poor pilot training and a cost-cutting mentality.Divers worked feverishly to recover bodies in a search operation that lasted well into the night. They struggled to heft the bodies of large, strong athletes in stretchers up the muddy, steep riverbank.Swarms of police and rescue crews rushed to Tunoshna, a ramshackle village with small wooden houses and a blue-domed church on the banks of the Volga 10 miles (16 kilometers) east of Yaroslavl.Resident Irina Prakhova was walking to the village pump for a bucket of water when she saw the plane going down and then heard a loud bang.”It was wobbling in flight, it was clear that something was wrong,” said Prakhova. “I saw them pulling bodies to the shore, some still in their seats with seatbelts on.”More than 2,000 mourning fans wearing jerseys and scarves and waving team flags gathered in the evening outside Lokomotiv’s arena in Yaroslavl to mourn. Most carried flowers. Riot police stood guard as fans sang to honor the dead athletes.Yaroslavl Gov. Sergei Vakhrukov promised the crowd that the Lokomotiv team would be rebuilt, prompting anger from some fans at a perceived lack of respect for the dead.The Kontinental Hockey League has 24 professional teams across Russia, Belarus, Latvia, Kazakhstan and Slovakia that draws players from the NHL and European leagues. Lokomotiv is a leading force in Russian hockey and came third in the KHL last year. It was also a three-time Russian League champion in 1997, 2002 and 2003.”We will do our best to ensure that hockey in Yaroslavl does not die, and that it continues to live for the people that were on that plane,” said Russian Ice Hockey Federation President Vladislav Tretiak.advertisementMcCrimmon, who took over as coach in May, was most recently an assistant coach with the Detroit Red Wings, and played for years in the NHL for Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit, Calgary, Hartford and Phoenix.Detroit coach Mike Babcock said McCrimmon “wanted to be a head coach, so he went to Russia to do it.”A game Wednesday between Salavat Yulaev and Atlant in the central Russian city of Ufa was called off in mid-match after news of the crash was announced. Russian TV showed an empty arena in Ufa as grief-stricken fans abandoned the stadium.Russia was hoping to showcase Yaroslavl as a modern and vibrant city this week at an international forum attended by heads of state, including Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, so the crash came as a particularly bitter blow. The forum is being held in the hockey stadium.Many in the Czech Republic also took the news hard.”Jan Marek, Karel Rachunek, and Josef Vasicek contributed greatly to the best successes of our ice hockey in the recent years, first of all to the golden medals at the world championships in 2005 and 2010,” said Tomas Kral, the president of the Czech ice hockey association. “The were excellent players, but also great friends and personalities. That’s how we will remember them.”In the western Slovak city of Trencin, where Demitra started his career and where he played during the 2004-05 NHL lockout, hundreds of fans gathered outside an arena Wednesday night to light candles in his memory.Medvedev has announced plans to take aging Soviet-built planes out of service starting next year. The short- and medium-range Yak-42 has been in service since 1980 and about 100 are still being used by Russian carriers.In past plane crashes involving sports teams, 75 Marshall University football players, coaches, fans and airplane crew died in West Virginia on Nov. 14, 1970, while returning from a game. Thirty-six of the dead were players.Thirty members of a Uruguayan rugby club were killed in a crash in the Andes in 1972.The entire 18-member U.S. figure skating team died in a crash on their way to the 1961 world championships in Brussels, and 18 members of the Torino soccer team died near Turin, Italy, in a 1949 crash.In 1980, 14 members of the U.S. amateur boxing team were killed in a crash in Warsaw, Poland.A plane crash in 1950 near the Russian city of Sverdlovsk, now called Yekaterinburg, killed 13 players and officials in the Soviet air force’s ice hockey squad. A Munich air crash in 1958 cost eight Manchester United players their lives.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Rob Holding admits feeling pressure from Arsenal supportersby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRob Holding admits he has felt pressure from Arsenal supporters in recent weeks.Gooners have been waiting for Holding, Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin to return in order to shore up Unai Emery’s defence.The aforementioned trio took part in Tuesday’s 5-0 win over Nottingham Forest, and Holding was pleased with how he dealt with the pressure.”I was speaking with Kieran – we were saying there is actually a bit of pressure on me, Hector and him,” he said.”Obviously the fans have been putting a lot of pressure on saying: ‘We need those three back, hopefully they can perform’.”So we had a bit of pressure going into [the Forest game] and the way we performed and dealt with it was great.”It is a healthy pressure. It’s not a sort of draining pressure if you know what I mean. It is a nice pressure and it is the competition. It is pushing everyone to be better.”
CALGARY, A.B. — An oilsands research alliance says it is entering its sixth year focused on finding new ways to reduce the sector’s need for steam, the generation of which leads to almost 80 per cent of its greenhouse gas emissions.Dan Wicklum, CEO of Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance or COSIA, says generating steam to separate heavy sticky bitumen from the northern Alberta sands in which it’s trapped is responsible for about 56 million tonnes per year of the total of 71 million tonnes of GHGs emitted from the oilsands.Wicklum says COSIA members hope to cut GHG intensity by 10 to 30 per cent over the next five years, while also sharing technologies to lessen the industry’s impacts on land and water and deal with tailings ponds. Canada generates about 1.8 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions and the oilsands contribute about 9.3 per cent of that total – the Alberta government has set a hard cap of 100 million tonnes per year, which could limit growth in the oilsands unless GHG emissions can be reduced.Stephen Kaufman, general manager for external innovation and regional development for Suncor Energy Inc., says some “game-changing” innovations like the less-GHG-intensive extraction technology in use at its newly opened Fort Hills oilsands mine are only practical to use in a new project.But the company is actively pursuing new technologies including radiofrequency electromagnetic heating and the use of solvents with steam that offer “incremental” environmental benefits as it pursues a goal of reducing GHG emissions per barrel by 30 per cent by 2030.“Steam for us is a huge operating cost,” he said. “It’s often said that an in situ (oilsands) project is really a water treatment and steam generation plant more than an oil-producing plant, in terms of the size of the kit that you need and the ongoing cost to buy natural gas.”
Here is a list of all the candidates running in 2018.Trevor Bolin (incumbent)Bruce Christensen (incumbent)Larry Evans (incumbent)Chuck FowlerBecky GrimsrudLilia Hansen (incumbent)Gabor HarisJim HarrisJustin JonesGord Klassen (incumbent)Byron Stewart (incumbent)Tony ZabinskyGet out and vote. You can vote October 10, 17 and 20. The polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on those days at the Royal Canadian Legion in Fort St. John.Click here to see if your eligible to vote. The 2018 Municipal Election will be held in Fort St. John on October 20 with advance voting opportunities on October 10 and 17. Get out and vote and help pick the next Fort St. John City Council.There are 12 candidates running for six seats on Council. Over the next two weeks, we will share more about each candidate on Moose FM and Energeticcity.ca. We gave each candidate two minutes to tell us why you should vote for them. We will post a video daily in alphabetical order by last name.Our next candidate is Gabor Haris.
TAYLOR, B.C. – At a District of Taylor Council Meeting on Monday, Council has decided to move this year’s $85,000 reserve for the new public works shop to the maintenance of 100 Street.According to Councillor Brent Taillefer, it was suggested by the District’s Operations Manager that some sections of 100 Street should be repaired in order to prolong the life of the road.“On 100 Street, there are several sections that are in need of repair. It was suggested by our Director of Operations that we repair them and prolong the life of the road.” Areas along 100 Street that are in need of repair include in front of the Hotel and near the RV Park. Some of the sidewalks are also in need of repair.In order to pay for the street repairs, Council will be using the reserve funds from the new public works shop.The construction of the new shop was delayed until 2020 as the District awaits approval from the Agricultural Land Commission.
The Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, in association with the Asian Heritage Foundation, is organising an exhibition of ingeniously woven historic Indian handmade textile forms as a prelude to World Handmade Textile Biennales. The exhibition was inaugurated by Smriti Irani, Minister of Textiles, and Ajay Tamta, Minister of State for Textiles, at the renovated Handloom Haat in Janpath on March 5, in the presence of Padmabhushan Rajeev Sethi, Chairman, Asian Heritage Foundation. The showcase of handmade textiles at the event unfolds an evocative visual language of design, bridging different periods of Indian textile history. Each displayed piece tells a unique story. The five textile forms with deep roots in India and a strong international footprint include Khadi, Brocade, Ikat, Chintz, and Embroider Also Read – An income drop can harm brainWith an aim to deconstruct matrix of threads and fibres, warp and weft associated with the forms, and also to face the changing sensibilities and preferences of the global markets – the proposed Biennales will be organised in the nerve-centers of their practice – Ahmedabad, Varanasi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, and Srinagar respectively. The Biennales’ team has even initiated an unprecedented exercise to map the five principal handmade textile skills on the international level. The data which has been collated so far is laid out graphically on five world political maps presented at the event. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardBeing the curtain raiser for the World Handmade Textile Biennales, the exhibition is being held at those grounds of the country from where it re-imagined its creative identity after Independence, through a group of visionaries who laid the foundations of National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum, and All India Handloom Board. Celebrating the living heritage of the county, the ongoing exhibition is a homage to such visionaries, with a hopes to recapture the essence of handmade production across the country through these five textile traditions.