Teen Spotlight: Living the Van Life, 16-Year-Old Landen Ryan Thrives on Challenges of Road Life – morningchalkup.com

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Most CrossFit Games athletes are notoriously routine-oriented, training at the same box, time and with the same crew day in and day out. In fact, most elite athletes don’t like to travel because it disrupts their training and nutrition. However, for 16-year-old Landen Ryan, consistency is the one thing he doesn’t enjoy, because for the past twelve months he’s been living the RV life with his parents and six other siblings. 

“It’s definitely been a journey,” Ryan admitted on a Zoom call with the Morning Cha…….

Schoolboy, 14, died and a woman and boy, 8, hospitalised after van smashed into a London bus stop – Daily Mail

Schoolboy, 14, died and a woman and boy, 8, hospitalised after van smashed into a London bus stop days before Christmas as driver, 40, is arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving

Emergency crews were called at 3.33pm yesterday to scene in south LondonTeenager was pronounced dead an hour later at 4.35pm despite medics’ efforts Driver of the van has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving  

A 14-year-old boy has died and two other…….

Minki van der Westhuizen on Christmas with her 3 girls, life in lockdown – and how she keeps her fabulous figure | You – News24

Television personality and model Minki van der Westhuizen has been in the spotlight for nearly 20 years. (PHOTO: Misha Jordaan)

Christmas means family time for Minki van der Westhuizen and her family and this year the model and TV presenter will be celebrating the holidays in the small town of Strandfontein on the Cape West Coast. 

“It’s all about spending time together and celebrating Jesus and what He means in our lives,” she tells YOU.

“I’m not sure yet what food we’ll be making but we’re looking at gammon or a roast leg of lamb.” 

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Family Van Stuck in the Desert Recovered One Month Later, With Help From an Unimog – autoevolution

All is well when it ends well – a potentially dramatic event, when an entire family got stranded in the desert because their van couldn’t get out of the mud, was managed effectively by the authorities that rescued the passengers in due time. But it took more than one month to also recover the van that still hasn’t made it back home yet.
The simple fact that the Simpson Desert is known to be the largest and most dangerous one in Australia would be enough to make anyone think twice before trying to cross it inside a van. Lindsey and Ori Zavros, together with their two young children, were bold enough to do that after more than a year of traveling through South Australia.

They probably…….

GARETH VAN ONSELEN: Notions of life and death in the ANC – Business Day


That the subject is on the table at all reveals more than any resolution to the puzzle might — it is not well

22 December 2021 – 08:00 GARETH VAN ONSELEN

A common question underpinning much analysis of the ANC is whether the party is dying. There are those who say it is dead, as the DA declared in 2017. Others say it is in its death throes or it will soon die; and then there are those who say it is very much alive. Either way, that the subject is on the table at all would seem to tell you more than any resolution to that particula…….

Family Van Stuck in the Desert Recovered One Month Later, With Help From a Unimog – autoevolution

All is well when it ends well – a potentially dramatic event, when an entire family got stranded in the desert because their van couldn’t get out of the mud, was managed effectively by the authorities that rescued the passengers in due time. But it took more than one month to also recover the van that still hasn’t made it back home, yet.
The simple fact that the Simpson Desert is known to be the largest and most dangerous one in Australia would be enough to make anyone think twice before trying to cross it inside a van. Lindsey and Ori Zavros, together with their two young children, were bold enough to do that, after more than a year of travelling through South Australia.

The probab…….

‘I wish I could’ve did more!’: Murder Victim’s Mom Spots Alleged Killer in Store, Confronts Him & Gets Arrested – CrimeOnline

A Texas mom was arrested after confronting a man accused of killing her teen daughter, who is now walking free after posting bail.

Darci Bass, identified as the mother of Livye Lewis, 19, is facing assault charges after confronting her daughter’s alleged killer, Matthew Hoy Edgar, inside a Hemphill convenience store last week.

After the incident, Bass took to Facebook and admitted that she “lost it” after seeing the murder suspect.

“I lost it I started going toward him throwing things and screaming YOU KILLED MY DAUGHTER!!! assaulted him and damaged his vehicle while he was running from me like the little b***h (expletive) he is !!! I wish I could’v…….

Convicted Arsonist Appointed Chief of Fire Department, Prompting Mass Resignation of Firefighters – CrimeOnline

Several Illinois firefighters have quit after officials appointed a convicted arsonist as the head of their fire department.

During Monday’s meeting, the Prairie Du Pont Fire District Board of Trustees removed John Rosencranz as chief of the volunteer fire department and replaced him with assistant chief Jerame Simmons. The decision resulted in 10 of the department’s 13 members quitting right then and there, according to KPLR.

In 1998, Simmons pleaded guilty to arson for lighting a vacant home on fire and setting a small fire at a high school. Simmons, who was 18 at the time, received probation.

Simmons said Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker ultimately par…….

He was planning to propose to his girlfriend. Then life took a tragic turn – Berkshire Eagle

Matthew Grozik, right, was planning to propose to his girlfriend, Kimberly Massimino, left, but, Grozik was killed Monday in Sandisfield, while driving a company van through the Berkshires to deliver breathing equipment to a nursing home in New York. Massimino said she doesn’t know how the crash happened, but said it shattered their plans to start …….

Van Hollen, Warren, Baldwin, Maloney Reintroduce Landmark CARE Act to Combat the Substance Use Epidemic | US Senator Chris Van Hollen of Maryland – Senator Chris Van Hollen

December 21, 2021

The CARE Act is the most ambitious legislation of its kind in Congress and would allocate $125 billion over 10 years to defeat the substance use crisis

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) joined Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), Ann Kuster (D-N.H.), and David Trone (D-Md.) in reintroducing the Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, the most ambitious legislation ever introduced in Congress to confr…….