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
By Matt Kawahara Published 3:38 pm, Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Running back Doug Martin, who was born in Oakland and grew up in Stockton, has only played once at the Coliseum in his NFL career. “And I had a fabulous game,” Martin said Tuesday, grinning. It’s true: As a rookie with Tampa Bay in 2012, Martin gashed the Raiders defense for 251 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-32 Buccaneers win. All four touchdowns came in the second half, tying an NFL record, and included runs of 45, 67 and 70 yards. Martin had 50 family members and friends in the crowd that day and said, “that type of energy just brings the best out of me.” It’s one reason Martin is excited to join the Raiders this season, along with the opportunity for a fresh start following an ignominious exit from Tampa Bay. Martin rushed for 1,454 yards and 11 touchdowns as a rookie and in 2015 totaled 1,402 rushing yards, second in the NFL only to Adrian Peterson. The latter season … [Read more...] about Raiders RB Doug Martin making an impression in spring practices
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Fix Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Eugene Scott May 24 at 9:00 AM Email the author Stephen K. Bannon, former White House chief strategist to President Trump, speaks at Zofin Palace in Prague on May 22. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images) The Rev. Bernice King, an activist and the daughter of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., has accused former White House aide Stephen K. Bannon of "co-opting" her father's legacy to support his nationalist politics. "#SteveBannon has dangerously and erroneously … [Read more...] about Steve Bannon says Martin Luther King Jr. would be ‘proud’ of Donald Trump. King’s daughter says otherwise.
The Griffin Theatre Company’s passionate production of “Ragtime” will go head to head with Theo Ubique’s vocally adroit “Sweeney Todd” at the Non-Equity Jeff Awards, with these two musical productions leading the annual slate of nominations announced Monday by the all-volunteer Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.The Jeff Committee also looked admiringly at the Interrobang Theatre Project’s potent production of the dystopian thriller “Foxfinder,” Steep Theatre Company’s emotionally compelling “Lela & Co,” and The New Colony’s exciting personal drama, “The Light.” Pride Films and Plays also figures prominently in the nominations across several of its productions, as does BoHo Theatre. The director Scott Weinstein and the sound designer Jesse Case enjoyed two nominations each, among nominations spread across numerous theaters and individuals.The Non-Equity Jeffs no longer divide performance … [Read more...] about Griffin Theatre Company leads 2018 Non-Equity Jeff Award nominees
By Ross McKeon Published 8:18 pm, Tuesday, April 17, 2018 There were three moments in the opening period of Game 1 that might have altered this so-far one-sided Sharks-Ducks Stanley Cup playoff series had they gone the other way. An Anaheim point-blank shot was denied following a horrendous giveaway, a bounce off the end boards got mixed up in skates but didn’t cross the goal line and, finally, a Ducks drive rang off the goal post. The common thread in thwarting all three efforts was San Jose goalie Martin Jones. If one, two or all three had found the back of the net, perhaps the Sharks wouldn’t be in a position to close out Anaheim in Wednesday’s Game 4 at SAP Center. “It’s not just the saves, it’s the timing of the saves,” Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer said. “Saves at the key times or saves at the right time of games.” Certainly, Jones’ timing in this best-of-seven, first-round series has been impeccable. Beyond … [Read more...] about Sharks are able to count on unshakable goalie Martin Jones