Thompson man missing for a month found alive by searching family

first_imgKathleen MartensAPTN NewsA northern Manitoba family is celebrating after finding their 26-year-old son who had been missing for a month.Russell Hyslop, of Lac Brochet, was located in some bush near the Thompson float plane dock midday on Friday.His parents, Tom and Jeanette Shaoullie,  were looking for him at the time after hearing a man had been spotted in the area that morning.“One of the searchers yelled, ‘Russell, we’re looking for you,’ when he looked in a shack. And there he was,” Tom told APTN News via phone Saturday morning.Tom called Jeanette who was in another part of the area and she came running.“We were hugging and crying and saying his name. He was crying, too.”The family and their friends had been scouring the city of Thompson by land and air for weeks.The happy discovery came just as RCMP were poised to launch a drone with an infra-red camera, Tom added.The parents described their son “as freaked out” and say he was in the same clothes he was wearing when he disappeared on June 19.They said he was in the community for a medical appointment that he missed.“He was in a mental state. He was exhausted,” said Jeanette. “It’s very saddening. He’s in the hospital, he’s getting the help he needs right now.”She said Russell seemed to be hiding and acting “very afraid.” She said he was not hurt.Jeanette said it appears her son relied on survival skills his dad passed onto him when it came to hunting and living off the land.Tom said they found he had a small axe, utility knife, pieces of rope and rolled up tarp.He said Russell even snuck onto a float plane and hid aboard while it made a trip. It was when Russell exited the plane and made for the bush that he was spotted Friday and police were called.“They didn’t know it was the guy we were looking for. RCMP called us to come in so they could describe him and tell us in person.”The reunion took place very near the campground searchers were using as a home base, Tom added.“Not very many parents locate their loved ones. It’s overwhelming,” he said, pausing to compose himself.While their story has a happy ending, the Hyslops know many other families are still searching for their missing loved ones.They said they could see the family of 60-year-old Dianne Bignell, missing in Thompson since May 17, dragging the river.“I would tell them not to give up,” Tom said. “If it’s meant to be the loved one will return.”The couple thanked community members, volunteer searchers, and Aboriginal organizations for supporting them emotionally and with camping equipment.They say this experience has shown them more search and rescue training and resources are needed in northern and remote areas.And Jeanette says it’s time for broader mental health and wellness [email protected]@katmartelast_img read more

In Vegas Tiger Woods Stays Away from the Ladies

Less than a week before missing the cut at Friday’s Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, NC, golfer Tiger Woods made his return to Las Vegas, the city where his infidelity scandal broke three years ago. Visitors to the Aria Hotel were able to capture photos of Woods as he attended the hotel’s Liquid pool party, held in a private cabana. Droves of bikini clad party goers fought for his attention, but Woods reportedly expressed no interest, and kept to the party’s private area with friends.While tabloid headlines rushed out the door accusing the golfer of returning to his days of womanizing, Woods made sure there was no story to be had. Woods was in Las Vegas for his foundation’s annual Tiger Jam event, featuring a concert headlined by Jon Bon Jovi.  In 2010, former Vegas VIP hostess Rachel Uchitel was the first to reveal the golfer’s extra-marital affairs to the public, followed by over a dozen different women accusing Woods of infidelity.  Woods eventually admitted to some 120 affairs, and underwent treatment for sex addiction.The trip was apparently all business, in support of the Tiger Woods Foundation which supports under-privileged youth. Still, Tiger should probably skip the pool party this week if he hopes to do well at this weekend’s The Players Championship in Florida read more

Commentary Coaching staff does not trust Braxton Miller

It is clear the Ohio State coaching staff does not trust its own quarterback. OSU quarterback Braxton Miller is a true freshman this year, and is playing like one. He will not be perfect. He will not be perfect anytime soon. OSU lost to Michigan State 10-7 on Saturday. There is absolutely no reason Joe Bauserman should have seen the field against MSU. The fact that he could find a helmet on the sidelines is beyond me. With OSU down 7-0 in the fourth quarter, head coach Luke Fickell opted to go with red shirt senior quarterback Bauserman. Bauserman, an expert at tossing it into the stands, brings nothing to this football team. Bauserman will graduate this year and is not the future of this football team. Miller has now been inexplicably yanked from the field twice. Once in Miami, and once on Saturday. No, he did not perform, but the coaching staff did not give him the tools to succeed. Why should he believe in himself if the staff does not believe in him? Miller went a lousy 5 of 10 on the day for 56 yards and one interception. He was sacked four times on the day and took a beating on just about every rushing attempt. MSU did its homework. Watching film is not difficult when 95 percent of the film is an endless loop of rushing attempts. They put eight in the box. They ran flawless run blitzes. They had an answer to anything OSU ran at them. Without a real threat of passing, OSU will not be able to have a balanced offense. The only way to have a passing threat? Pass the ball. In the third quarter, the student section began chanting “UR-BAN ME-YER.” But, in head coach Luke Fickell’s defense, it is not his fault. Fickell does not call the plays, offensive coordinator Jim Bollman does. Bollman needs to open it up, and let his young quarterback play football. Miller will be the quarterback at OSU for awhile. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Miller is the future of OSU football. Unfortunately for the Buckeyes, the future is, well, in the future. Without the vote of confidence from Fickell and offensive coordinator Bollman, he will never develop to a playmaker. Miller has all the tools, he has the arm and he certainly has the legs, but one thing he is lacking is the mentality. If the OSU coaching staff continues to call draw plays on third down, continues to run the option, and everything but passing plays, Miller will start to doubt his abilities. When the coaching staff yanked Miller from the game on Saturday, they were throwing away any chance of Miller growing as a young quarterback. Next week, when OSU travels to Nebraska they will add senior running back Daniel “Boom” Herron, senior wide receiver DeVier Posey, senior defensive end Solomon Thomas and senior offensive lineman Mike Adams to its roster. Unfortunately for the Scarlet and Gray, without a quarterback, it will not mean anything. read more

Lyon president brands Celtic chief executive a bulldog over Dembele talks

first_imgLyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has branded the Celtic chief executive a “bulldog” amid talks over a move for Moussa DembeleThe French striker was absent in Wednesday’s training session with Lyon representatives having arrived at Glasgow to begin talks over a transfer.But things do not seem to have progressed the way Aulas had hoped after labelling Celtic’s chief executive, Peter Lawwell, a “bulldog” for his apparent stubbornness.“I know the boss at Celtic well. He is basically like a bulldog who negotiates after yapping. Don’t tell him I said that,” said Aulas, in a press conference.Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.Possibly fearing the consequences of what he had just said, Aulas quickly tried to cover up his comments by stating that Lawwell was his friend and “a great guy”.He added: “He will be vexed that I’ve said that. He’s a good friend, a great guy and very difficult in negotiations.”The European transfer window shuts on Friday at 11 pm.Aulas also confirmed that Lyon are in advanced talks with Lille winger Nicolas Pepe.last_img read more

Patients Assured Safe High Quality Drugs with the Establishment of the Caribbean

first_img Related Items:#CaribbeanRegulatorySystem Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppPort of Spain, April 7 2017-Trinidad and Tobago – The establishment of a Caribbean Regulatory System (CRS) will improve conditions for patients in the Region to receive safe, efficacious, high quality drugs.  Speaking at the recently held Opening Ceremony of a Capacity Building workshop on the Regulation of Medicines earlier this week, Executive Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), Dr. C James Hospedales, stated, “Access to safe, efficacious and good quality drugs is a human right which CARPHA as the regional public health organization is committed to facilitating.”CARPHA, in collaboration with CARICOM and World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization (WHO/PAHO), has established a Caribbean Regulatory System (CRS).  Dr. Hospedales explained that the CRS will focus on providing regulatory assurance to essential generic medicines for the Region.  He said “through the CRS, CARPHA will be able to help countries perform functions such as reviewing, approving and monitoring medicines, in a timely manner, allowing patients faster access to quality drugs.”  He added that It would also help to reduce cost of medicines to consumers and the health system, thereby improving accessibility and affordability.With only five CARICOM countries currently conducting a review of safety, quality, and efficacy of drugs, PAHO Country Representative for Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Bernadette Theodore-Gandi, emphasized the need for strong regulatory systems for medicines.  She pointed out that limited capacity in the regulation of medicines can have several negative results, including the proliferation of substandard and falsified medicines.   This, she said “can injure and kill people”.Chief Chemist and Director, Chemistry Food and Drugs, Ministry of Health, Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. Farz Khan, was confident that the CRS could add value to the Region.  He drew reference to inadequate legislative frameworks, lack of policies, human and institutional constraints as some of the issues facing regulatory systems in CARICOM Member States and believed that the CRS would play a significant role in mitigating some of these situations.Mr. Khan said there is a need to “support all areas of medicine regulation, ensuring that local assessment and registration processes are based on international best practices, harmonized requirement and guidelines.”The best international practices recommend transparency and accountability in regulatory operations, including reasonable timelines for granting marketing authorization, clear systems for stakeholders and for regulators to prevent products which do not satisfy established standards from being offered for use to people.The CRS is a new value added service provided by CARPHA and endorsed by the CARICOM Ministers of Health.  It is not intended to replace already established national regulatory authorities, but rather to augment and support them.  It will also coordinate reporting and analysis on medicine safety and quality issues within CARICOM.Press Release: CARPHA#CaribbeanRegulatorySystemlast_img read more