Family of Canadian killed in Las Vegas attack say thanks for the

first_imgCALGARY – The family of an Alberta woman who was killed in the Las Vegas shootings say they are “overwhelmed” by the support they have received from across North America.Tara Roe, 34, of Okotoks, Alta., had been at the country music festival with her husband, Zach, and another couple for a weekend getaway.They became separated and she was missing for a couple of days before it was determined she had been among those killed by shooter Stephen Paddock.Three other Canadians were also killed in the attack, and several were injured.Zach Roe released a statement Friday remarking on the “outpouring of love” he and his two sons have received both from those near to the family and from complete strangers.Her parents and sister also released a statement saying there are no words to express their “heartfelt gratitude.”“I am so incredibly touched by everyone’s support, which has included everything from financial donations, meals for my family, to the generosity of the Calgary Flames who are bringing my boys to a game and a practice so they can meet the team,” said Zach Roe.“You honestly have no idea how much this all means to me, to my boys, and most importantly, what it would have meant to Tara. Our heartbreak is deep, and these incredible expressions of love and support are helping us get through this senseless tragedy.”The statement from her parents, Mark and Brenda Smith, and her sister, Tami Spiropoulos, said their hearts are broken and they are struggling with how to go on.“As in any tragedy, with something as evil as this, some goodness always somehow seems to come through,” they said. “The outpouring of support from great family and friends, but also complete strangers, has helped this to be even bearable.”They said they wanted to give special thanks “to the wonderful people of WestJet, who have not once left our side and have treated us like family.”last_img read more

Beside The Points For Monday Dec 4 2017

Oh, and don’t forgetThe Detroit’s Silverdome did not implode this past weekend, a state it has had a lot of practice of doing but this was the weekend that they really wanted it to implode. We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe College Football See more NFL predictions See more NBA predictions NBA All newsletters Things That Caught My EyeChapecoense make a return!Five days after the one-year anniversary of the crash that killed 71 people and nearly destroyed the Chapecoense soccer team, the rebuilt Brazilian club clinched a return to the 2018 Copa Libertadores, the very tournament that the 2016 squad was traveling to compete in the final against Atletico Nacional. The 2-1 victory over Coritba meant Chapecoense will finish eight and qualify for the group stages of the South American club competition. [Goal]Tiger Woods? Now there’s name I haven’t heard in a few days.Tiger Woods, golfer, competed in the Hero World Challenge last week mounting another return to professional golf. Despite being the 1,199th ranked golfer in the world, Tiger has been claiming headlines despite not winning a tournament since 2013. Indeed, he gets more ink than all the people who have at times held the No. 1 world ranking since 2014. Tiger Woods has been the most written about player in golf for 24 of the past 47 months. On one hand, that’s nuts, on the other hand, the whole objective of golf is to play the least amount of golf, right, so from that point of view the golfer not playing all that much golf may very well be the best, right? Right? [FiveThirtyEight]Ohio sports receives newest chip for amply chipped shoulderThe College Football Playoff selection committee was presented with a difficult decision on whether to award Big Ten champion Ohio State with the fourth playoff berth or whether to give America another Alabama-Clemson game. Going into the day, we estimated there was a 40 percent change Ohio State would get the ticket, 28 percent chance it’d go to Alabama, and a 20 percent chance it’d go to USC. Only one other time in playoff history did a team that wasn’t a conference champion get into the playoff Clemson will face Alabama and Oklahoma will play Georgia in the first games of the playoff. [FiveThirtyEight]How fortunate for RussiaRussia, the hosts of the 2018 World Cup, got into what appears to be one of the weakest groups in modern World Cup history, with Group A — Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Russia and Uruguay — having an average Elo rating 97.8 points lower than cup average. That’s the lowest since 1986. As a result, Russia has a 74 percent chance of advancing out of the group stage. [FiveThirtyEight]Try out our fun new interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?Ingram & Kamara remain ridiculousThe tandem running backs of the New Orleans Saints have been running all over the league this season, and Sunday’s win over NFC South rivals the Carolina Panthers involved both racking up more than 100 yards from scrimmage, the fourth game this season they’ve both pulled that off. No running back duo has pulled off such a feat since Roger Craig and Wendell Tyler for the 49ers in 1985. [ESPN]Niners win and give Cleveland a path to the top pickA San Francisco 49ers win over Chicago means that Cleveland is two games ahead of San Francisco and New York Giants in pursuit of the the No. 1 pick of the 2018 NFL draft. By day end Sunday they had in the ballpark of a 90 percent chance of claiming the top pick. [ESPN]Make sure to try your hand at our fun NFL can you beat the FiveThirtyEight predictions? game!Big Number6 winsKansas City, Los Angeles Chargers, and Oakland are each 6-6, and any of them could plausibly win the AFC West. Right now Kansas City has the inside track, with a 59 percent chance, Los Angeles has a 26 percent chance and Oakland has a 15 percent chance. For each team, winning the division the only conceivable path to the postseason: They’d each be fighting the 7-5 Ravens and 8-4 Jaguars or Titans for those wildcard spots. [FiveThirtyEight]Leaks from Slack: Sunday, noonishneil:Bama!andrea:What do we think of this? I was biased in favor of Ohio despite my Michigan background but thought they’d choose AlabamaThat said all the stuff about Alabama’s consistency was surprising to me because good teams playing less good teams are going to consistently look better than good teams playing good teamsDoes that make sense?neil:Yeah, definitely. Although to Bama’s credit, they played a number of teams roughly as good as Iowa (Miss State, LSU, etc) and handled them instead of losing by 31. (Then again, they also didn’t have any signature wins like OSU had over Penn St. and Wisc…)In that sense, the committee probably did hold Ohio State’s low point against them, and downplayed their high pointsPredictions NFL See more college football predictions read more

Walking with Warriors to raise money for Wounded Warrior Homes

first_imgWalking with Warriors to raise money for Wounded Warrior Homes March 8, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Updated: 8:19 AM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – “Walking with Warriors” say they are going to raise money for local nonprofit Wounded Warrior Homes with a 3 mile event.Participants will run, walk, or bike the scenic 3 mile route through the hills of San Marcos.Organizers say many runners will be carrying flags along the trail.Before the walk begins, participants will do 22 ceremonial push ups to bring attention to the 22 veterans who commit suicide every day.Doug Davidson is a Wounded Warrior Homes volunteer who decided to put together this event to raise awareness of an important issue.Davidson said he was challenged to do 22 push-ups a day for 22 consecutive days and post it on social media to create awareness for the average of 22 veterans that take their life every day.Davidson didn’t stop at 22 days though and on March 9 it will mark 1,000 consecutive days of doing at least 22 push-ups a day. center_img KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: March 8, 2019last_img read more