Calgary (EON) – Two men are dead following a shooting in a southeast Calgary parking lot at 48th Street and 130th Avenue Sunday night.
Few details are available but emergency crews were called to a Superstore parking lot just before 8 p.m. for reports of gunshots.
The bodies of two men could be seen near a Ford Explorer.
Calgary police’s homicide unit is investigating.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Theunis Botha (51), hunter and safaris organizer, dies after being crushed by the elephant that one of his clients had just killed
South African (EON) – Theunis Botha, a figure known in the world of hunters and African safaris, died last Friday in Zimbabwe during an elephant hunt.
Theunis Botha, 51, was hunting with a group in Gwai, Zimbabwe, when they fell on a herd of farmed elephants.
They quickly started shooting, according to News 24 , scaring the animals. The animals began to charge in their direction.
A member of his group fired at the elephant. The animal, mortally wounded, fell on Botha, crushing it to the death.
Botha lived in South Africa where he left a wife and five children.
Botha was a recognized hunter. He had frequently led hunts to lions and leopards. He had often traveled to the United States to “recruit” wealthy Americans to participate in hunting he organized in Africa.
2006 MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden has died from injuries sustained in a road traffic accident last Wednesday.
The 35-year-old, who switched to the World Superbike Championship in 2015 but made two final MotoGP appearances last season, was hit by a car while training on his bicycle at around 2pm near the Misano circuit in Rimini, Italy.
Hayden was transported to a local hospital with ‘extremely critical’ head, chest and pelvic injuries, then on to the intensive care unit of Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena.
A hospital statement issued on Thursday said Hayden had suffered “a serious polytrauma”, which is a medical term to describe the condition of a person who has multiple traumatic injuries.
Although Hayden only won three MotoGP races, he was every inch a champion, both on and off the track.
Known as the “Kentucky Kid”, Nicky Hayden arrived in 2003 in MotoGP with his number 69 in the race, the same as his father, and won his only world title three years later on the handlebars of a Honda HRC. With five small points ahead of the outgoing champion, he was the first to advance to the championship the Italian Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) in the category queen.
He had hidden a wound following an accident during the penultimate race in Portugal and clenched his teeth to compete in the Valencia GP, the final event of the season, where he was crowned by finishing third while his rival Finished 13th after falling. He retired in the following seasons and remained at the helm of a MotoGP until 2015, then punctually for two replacements in 2016. In Superbike, he finished 5th in the championship last season but was only in 13th place this year .
Québec (EON) – A search to find a young woman in her twenties who fell in the Jean-Larose Falls, located at the foot of Mont-Sainte-Anne, resumed on Monday morning.
Rescue workers, including firefighters and divers from the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), will actively resume their search to find the young woman who sank shortly before 3 pm in the waters of the Jean-Larose Falls in Beaupré.
“A request was made to lower the level of the river,” said Hélène Nepton, spokesman for the SQ. The upstream dam could therefore be used to facilitate the task of the emergency units.
The divers of the SQ had suspended the search because of the darkness. The SQ is reassessing the numbers needed to try to locate the young woman from Quebec.
Two young women were walking on a trail near the falls and one of them had lost foot and fell into the water on Sunday afternoon.
The authorities were alerted at around 3 pm.
The unofficial start to start to the summer season kicks off this weekend with the Victoria Day Long Weekend. With warm temperatures in the forecast, people are expected to flock to camping grounds and cottages
Here’s a list of what’s open and closed on holiday Monday.
- Government offices.
- Libraries (closed Sunday as well).
- Beer Store.
- Select Malls (Yorkdale, Sherway Gardens, Scarborough Town Centre, Dufferin Mall, Fairview Mall)
- City run golf courses and tennis courts.
- Movie theatres.
- Select Malls:
- Eaton Centre (10 a.m. to 6 p.m).
- Square One (11 a.m. to 6 p.m).
- Vaughan Mills (10 a.m. to 7 p.m).
- Pacific Mall ( 11 a.m. to 8 p.m).
- Many city attractions (Toronto Zoo, CN Tower, ROM, Canada’s Wonderland, Ripley’s Aquarium, Ontario Science Centre)
There will be no mail delivery service on Monday. The TTC will operate on a Sunday schedule with a start time of approximately 6am. GO Transit will be operating on a Saturday schedule.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (EON) – Four mountaineers – an American, a Slovak, an Australian and an Indian – perished while trying to climb Everest on one of the most dramatic weekends since the 2015 avalanche that killed 18 people.
A dozen other climbers had to be rescued in the past three days due to difficulties on the “Roof of the World”, the rescuers told the Washington Post.
Deaths this weekend, most likely related to acute mountain sickness (MAM), bring to six the number of mountaineers who perished on Everest since the beginning of a season marked by a very changing weather, winds Very strong and unusually low temperatures.
The weather conditions subsided over the weekend, and a window opened to try to climb the summit which peaks at 8848 meters.
Despite the large number of climbers on the ground, no one has reported long lines of mountaineers who can delay climbing and become dangerous because climbers lose strength and unnecessarily waste their oxygen in this expectation.
More than a hundred mountaineers are expected to rush on Monday to the summit on the south face, to take advantage of this window that is likely to close quickly, according to forecasts.
“It may be that up to 150 mountaineers are racing today from the Nepalese side, which is not a record,” Ang Tsering Sherpa, chairman of the Mountaineering Federation of Nepal .
In 2012, 255 people had launched the same day of the two slopes for the ascent.
Ueli Steck dead in April
The Slovak Vladimir Strba was found dead on Sunday a few hundred meters from the summit, said Kamal Parajuli, from the Nepalese Department of Tourism.
It was above the 8,000 meters, in the “zone of death” -that area where altitude and oxygen deficiency deteriorate the functioning of the organs and where the terrain is particularly difficult- American physician Roland Yearwood.
A 54-year-old Australian who was trying to climb on his Tibetan slope was also killed, according to local media quoting the Tibetan Mountaineering Association. The man, presumably affected with MAM above 7500 meters, died trying to go down.
The Indian mountaineer Ravi Kumar, 27, reached the top Saturday, but has been missing since then, since his contact had been lost.
His Nepalese guide managed to get back down to Camp 4, just below 8,000 meters, suffering from severe frostbite.
“Rescuers have recovered his body,” Thupden Sherpa of Arun Treks and Expeditions said, adding that the remains had been located 200 meters from one of the ascent paths and that the rescuers were studying The possibility of recovering the remains.
The Swiss mountaineer Ueli Steck died at the end of April during a climb on Mount Nuptse, facing Everest, when he slipped and fell more than 1000 meters.
An 85-year-old Nepalese, who was trying to recover his oldest climbing title to conquer Everest, also died early May in a base camp of the mountain.
More than 120 mountaineers have reached the summit on the southern side since the beginning of the season, and about 80 others have done so since the Tibetan slope.
Hundreds of others are waiting to start before the monsoon arrives in early June, which will mark the end of the short mountaineering spring season.
In 2016, five mountaineers died on Mount Everest. A total of 640 people reached the summit.
On April 25, 2015, an avalanche caused by the earthquake in Nepal struck the base camp of Everest, killing 18 people.
Since the first successful ascent of Everest in 1953, more than 300 people, mostly Nepalese, have died in the Himalayan mountains.
COLOGNE, Germany – Nicklas Backstrom and Oliver Ekman-Larsson defeated Calvin Pickard in the shootout to help Sweden win the gold medal at the World Men’s Hockey Championship with a 2-1 victory over Canada, Sunday.
Victor Hedman scored short-handed late in the second period to give Sweden 1-0 lead. Henrik Lundqvist won the victory by making 42 saves for the Swedes.
Ryan O’Reilly tied the 1-1 powerplay mark at the beginning of the third engagement. Pickard blocked 40 shots in the defeat.
“We do not feel as if we have lost a hockey game tonight, we feel like we’re losing in the shootout,” said Canadian coach Jon Cooper. I told my players to keep their heads high. We were aware of the regulations from the beginning and they beat us.
“I think the two guards were outstanding. They were better than us and in the end they won the title of world champions. ”
This is the first time on four occasions that Sweden has won the final against Canada since the IIHF introduced the playoff system in 1992 and it was the country’s first gold medal in the tournament since 2013.
“It’s hard,” said Nathan MacKinnon. We were not able to score and it’s a shootout. It’s a strange way to finish a tournament, but if we won, we would not talk about it – we’d be excited. Obviously, we are disappointed. ”
The European team prevented Canada from winning the title for a third consecutive year, which would have been a first since the Czech Republic achieved the feat between 1999 and 2001.
After having competed in two different groups during the preliminary rounds, both teams needed a period of adjustment to test the field at the start of the match. No goals were scored in the first third and the Swedes dominated the Canadians 12-10 in penalties.
A period during which Canada was able to deal with two penalties against the ninth team in this category.
Hedman scored the Swedes on the scoreboard while Nicklas Backstrom was serving his second penalty of the game. Hedman’s jumping shot thwarted Canada’s goalkeeper with only 21 seconds remaining in the second period.
“I got a lucky rebound,” Hedman said. Joel (Lundqvist) and Krugs (Marcus Kruger) did a good job in front of the net and I do not think he saw the puck. The puck had eyes during that moment. ”
The Canadians used their dangerous numerical advantage to level the mark in third, after Elias Lindholm was awarded a 1:48 stick penalty. O’Reilly needed only 10 seconds to send Mitch Marner’s throw-back over Lundqvist’s right shoulder, allowing Canadians to match the game.
It was Lundqvist’s first goal in numerical superiority at the tournament.
The Canadians’ short-bow was put to the test at the end of the game. Canada had to cope without the services of Mike Matheson with only 3:18 left. The Swedes were also undisciplined with only 1:24 left.
Alex Killorn passed on the record to Matt Duchene, who almost thwarted the Swedish goalkeeper in extra time, but his shot was stopped by Lundqvist.
Earlier in the day, Russia won the bronze medal with a 5-3 victory over Finland.
NEW YORK (EON) – Remember the epic disaster known as the the Fyre festival. Well down the FBI are involved.
According to the New York Times, Fyre Festival is under criminal investigation by the Southern District of New York and the FBI.
Federal authorities are “looking into possible mail, wire and securities fraud” in an investigation led by “a prosecutor assigned to the complex frauds and cybercrime unit.”
Vulture also details additional fallout from the failed festival that continues to affect vendors and involved parties; Blink-182, who were set to headline, have their equipment stuck in “customs limbo.”
Fyre Media founder Billy McFarland previously said, “We’re going to take every measure to make this right for everybody now, and make this right for everybody next year, on a large scale.”
At least seven lawsuits have been filed against Fyre, McFarland and his collaborator Ja Rule since April 28.
The day festival-goers arrived in Great Exuma they discovered that the luxury getaway they had been promised was actually a chaotic beach lacking full-assembled shelters and, according to a lawsuit filed by event staffing organization National Event Services, plagued by “bug infestation, bloodstained mattresses, and no air conditioning.”
All in all, it sounds like Fyre was doomed from the beginning–about what you’d expect from an undertaking by a flashy 25-year-old with a history of sketchy business dealings. Read the full Times story here.
Dozens of men were arrested by Indonesian police in a weekend raid on a gay sauna in the capital, according to local reports.
The raid is the latest sign of growing hostility towards homosexuality in the world’s most populous Muslim nation.
Police said attendees, including a Briton and a Singaporean, paid 185,000 rupiahs ($14; £10) to attend.
Police have charged them under Law No. 4/2008 on Pornography.
Six men, namely two strippers, a fitness trainer, a designer and two other attendees, have been charged under Article 36 in conjunction with Article 10 of Pornography Law.
Police officers seized condoms, event tickets, CCTV footages, a copy of business permits, strippers’ tip, beds, ‘The Wild Ones’ publication flyers, and cell phones containing broadcast messages on the sex party.
Pictures circulating online showed topless men sitting crammed in a room next to gym equipment after the police raid.
“Our officers did an undercover investigation and raided the place on Sunday,” senior detective Nasriadi, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, told AFP.
Indonesia has witnessed increasing hostility towards its small and low-profile LGBTQ community, reports the BBC.
Homosexuality is not illegal under Indonesian law, except in conservative Aceh province.
But Jakarta police spokesman Raden Argo Yuwono said some of those detained could be charged under Indonesia’s harsh anti-pornography laws.
“There were gay people who were caught strip-teasing and masturbating in the scene,” he told BBC Indonesian.
Earlier this month, Indonesian police arrested 14 people in the city of Surabaya for allegedly holding a gay party. They could also face charges under anti-pornography laws.
RICHMOND (EON) – Shocking video posted online Saturday shows a sea lion pulling a young girl into the water at the Steveston pier Richmond British Columbia.
The incident occurred at around 6:45 p.m, reports the CBC.
The who was pulled into the water by the sea lion and the man who rescued her were not injured.
In the video, which was posted to Youtube by Vancouver’s Michael Fujiwara, things start off pretty calm as onlookers watch the sea lion swim around.
“Pretty much the family started feeding the animal and the animal got a little comfortable with the humans, I guess,’ he says. “Everyone’s OK, they were all shaken up a little bit but it seemed like they were OK, no injuries.”
Fortunately, the young girl was pulled from the water immediately by a family member. She was unharmed, albeit a little soggy, and with a newfound, healthy fear of sea lions.
He says things were pretty quiet after the sea lion pounced.
“Everyone just started walking away, they weren’t really saying much. They were just terrified and they just wanted to get out of the area as soon as possible.”
“These seals or sea lions, they might look a little friendly but I guess they are wild animals and people shouldn’t really be messing with them.”
Several signs can be seen around the area warning people not to feed the animals, though no one appears to be doing so in the video itself.
aren Beaney wrote on Facebook: “So glad that man jumped in and got her. His quick thinking saved her.”
Dianne Norton-Taylor added: “The quick actions by that man was simply amazing.”
And another gave a “big shout of for the guy who rescued the little girl.”
Christine Fisher said it “just shows how quickly these things can happen.”
One man speculated online that it was “more likely the seal wanted to play rather than attack”.
According to sealion-world, sea lions are mainly thought to be timid, but there have been reports of aggressive attacks on humans.
A male California sea lion weighs on average about 300 kg (660 lb) and is about 8 ft (2.4 m) long, while the female sea lion weighs 100 kg (220 lb) and is 6 ft (1.8 m) long. The largest sea lion is Steller’s sea lion, which can weigh 1,000 kg (2,200 lb) and grow to a length of 10 ft (3.0 m).