A BRITISH skier has died after falling from a chairlift in the French Alps. Jeff Martin, 65, collapsed on the ski lift after suffering a heart attack. He then fell from the moving lift from a height of 32 feet. The accomplished sailor who lived in Falmouth, Cornwall, was on holiday with family and friends in the ski resort of Méribel. An inquiry has been opened to determine the cause of death. Major Christian Crueize, a spokesman from the mountain rescue service in Modane that attended the scene, said: "He was certainly ill on the chairlift before falling but an autopsy has been demanded to determine the exact cause of death. Was it the trauma of the fall or the cardiac arrest or a mix of the two?" Emergency services were called at 12.20pm on Friday to the Roc-de-Tougne lift. Resuscitation attempts lasted for more than half-an-hour but Mr Martin was pronounced dead at the scene. Six first responders intervened and they were shortly joined by two doctors. Mr Martin boarded the … [Read more...] about Meribel death: British skier Jeff Martin who died falling 32ft from a chairlift pictured
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by BySheryl Gay Stolberg Oct. 24, 2017 WASHINGTON — Senator Jeff Flake, the Arizona Republican who has tangled with President Trump for months, announced on Tuesday that he would not seek re-election in 2018, declaring on the Senate floor that he “will no longer be complicit or silent” in the face of the president’s “reckless, outrageous and undignified” behavior. Mr. Flake made his announcement in an extraordinary 17-minute speech in which he challenged not only the president but also his party’s leadership. He deplored the “casual undermining of our democratic ideals” and “the personal attacks, the threats against principles, freedoms and institutions, the flagrant disregard for truth and decency” that he said had become … [Read more...] about Jeff Flake, a Fierce Trump Critic, Will Not Seek Re-election for Senate
The Detroit News Published 3:26 PM EDT Sep 24, 2018 Detroit — Martin Frk was back on the ice Monday, and maybe just in time. Frk has been battling an oblique injury much of this training camp, and has yet to play in a preseason game. There are four games left, and Frk could make his preseason debut Wednesday in Boston. Frk was in a battle to retain his roster spot heading into this camp. Being unable to show what he can do, how he can help this team, until now, makes Frk’s situation all the more precarious. “It’s hard to make a case for where you belong if you don’t play,” coach Jeff Blashill said after Monday’s practice. “He knows that, and it’s unfortunate that he’s been out. You have to find opportunity to go in and be real good.” The play of recent first-round draft picks Michael Rasmussen, Evgeny Svechnikov and Filip Zadina have made Frk’s situation that much more difficult. … [Read more...] about Martin Frk hopes there’s enough time to impress Detroit Red Wings
Helene St. James Detroit Free Press Published 1:14 PM EDT Sep 24, 2018 Martin Frk is hopeful he can fight for a job with the Detroit Red Wings as soon as Wednesday. Time is at a premium. For a young player trying to gain a foothold in the lineup, Frk’s start to training camp went badly: he said he suffered an oblique injury while in Traverse City when he was crosschecked, and that’s sidelined him through the first week of preseason. He practiced Monday, and hopes to play at Boston (7 p.m. Wednesday). “It’s bad timing for the injury, but that’s how hockey goes,” Frk said. “Now just get in a game. It will be a little bit tougher for me, but hopefully I do good and then we will see how it goes.” More on Wings: Mike Green (virus) believed 'over the worst of it' Evgeny Svechnikov turns confidence to goals In addition to Frk, defensemen Jonathan Ericsson and Danny DeKeyser (both upper-body tweaks) and goaltender Jonathan Bernier … [Read more...] about Detroit Red Wings’ Martin Frk an odd-man looking in for job?
Ted Kulfan The Detroit News Published 1:47 PM EDT Sep 19, 2018 Detroit – When coach Jeff Blashill first saw forward Joe Veleno this training camp, Blashill admittedly was a bit more reserved than others in the front office. Veleno was the Red Wings’ second first-round pick, after Filip Zadina. Veleno was picked 30th overall, a big drop for a player projected to go in the teens. “For whatever reason he fell in the draft,” said Blashill after Wednesday’s morning skate. “I don’t know (why). I know drafting is extraordinarily hard and picking players is real hard, and sometimes that happens. “I would say I was the most cautious (after seeing Veleno); I wasn’t totally sold right away. As this camp has gone along, I’ve been more sold.” More: Tyler Bertuzzi sticks, but can he soar with Red Wings? More: Krupa: A pivotal preseason begins for the Red Wings Veleno is 6-foot-1 and 191 pounds, and possesses the … [Read more...] about Joe Veleno winning over Jeff Blashill, Detroit Red Wings with outstanding camp