Former Saint Mary’s student reported missing near Chicago

first_imgFormer Saint Mary’s student Tiffany Keokanlaya of South Elgin, Illinois, was reported missing by her family Saturday night, a news release from the South Elgin Police Department said.The police release said Keokanlaya used a family credit card to purchase a train ticket at the Metra station in Elgin, a village about 40 miles west of Chicago. She was last seen on video Saturday in Chicago near Union Station at the intersection of Canal Street and Jackson Boulevard.Photo courtesy of Courtney Souvannasacd Keokanlaya is 19 years old. The release describes her as an Asian female with black hair and brown eyes who is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 151 pounds. She was last seen wearing a yellow shirt, blue jeans and glasses and carrying a black backpack and black suitcase, the release said.Keokanlaya was with another Asian female who appeared to be the same age, and she did not appear to be in distress, the release said. Keokanlaya has no known health-related issues, but police said her leaving the family home without notice is unusual.Police suspect no foul play at this time, but are seeking the public’s assistance in locating Keokanlaya and ensuring she is in good health.Keokanlaya’s brothers Josh and Jon, and her cousin Courtney Souvannasacd created the Facebook page “Bring Tiffany Home” for updates on her whereabouts.Keokanlaya’s father, Vanlob Keokanlaya, said family and friends are working to find her.“We love her and miss her and want her to come home,” he said.A GoFundMe created Wednesday in support of the Keokanlaya family raised over $1,500 in the span of a day for “the search efforts and costs associated with finding and bringing [the family’s] daughter/sister home.”Saint Mary’s senior Liv Sencion met Keokanlaya through Belles Connect, a Multicultural Services Office program for first generation, international, underrepresented and home-schooled students. Keokanlaya was in the process of transferring to Elgin Community College, and is listed in the Saint Mary’s directory as an “ex-student,” but Sencion said she still holds a place in the Saint Mary’s community.“She is still a part of our SMC community,” Sencion said in an Instagram direct message. “She was [a] Belles Connect Scholar and always will be.”Anyone with information about Keokanlaya’s whereabouts should contact the South Elgin Police Department at (847) 741-2151.Tags: elgin, metra, missing person, Saint Mary’s College, Tiffany Keokanlayalast_img read more

Indian Premier League IPL 2019: Ajinkya Rahane replaced, Steve Smith to captain Rajasthan Royals

first_imgRajasthan Royals have won only two out of the eight games in IPL 2019 and they will have to win the remaining games in order to have a chance of reaching the last four. A loss against Mumbai Indians at the Sawai Mansingh stadium could signal the end of their playoff hopes. Rajasthan Royals have endured a tough time at home in IPL 2019, winning just one game and losing four in what was once their fortress of Sawai Mansingh stadium.Smith’s one-year ban ended in March and he was included in the 15-man Australian cricket team squad for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. Smith, along with David Warner, who was also banned for the ball-tampering scandal have both been included. Warner has been in great form for Sunrisers Hyderabad, smashing a century against Royal Challengers Bangalore.Rajasthan Royals are currently in seventh spot with just four points from eight games. Chennai Super Kings are on top of the table. A win for Smith’s side against Mumbai Indians will keep their playoff hopes alive. Rajasthan Royals are the inaugural IPL champions, having won the title in the first edition of the tournament in 2008. highlights New Delhi: Steve Smith will lead Rajasthan Royals for the remainder of the 2019 Indian Premier League, replacing Ajinkya Rahane. Rajasthan Royals take on Mumbai Indians at the Sawai Mansingh stadium and theywill be hoping to win all their remaining games in order to have a chance to reach the playoffs. Speaking about the appointment, Rajasthan Royals head of cricket Zubin Bharucha said, “Ajinkya is and will always be a true Royal. He led the team to the play offs in 2018 in a very challenging scenario and that will go down as one of the great comebacks of the IPL. He remains a key part of our side and leadership team and will extend support wherever required to Steve. Steve is one of the most innovative and successful captains in the world, in all formats of the game. We are confident he can lead the Royals to success.”Rahane led Rajasthan Royals to the playoffs in IPL 2018 which was their first season after they were banned for two years along with Chennai Super Kings for the spot-fixing scandal. For Smith, this is a comeback of sorts after he missed the previous season and was stripped of captaincy due to the ball-tampering scandal during the Cape Town Test against South Africa in March 2018. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Rajasthan Royals have won only two matches in eight IPL 2019 games.Rajasthan Royals are currently in seventh spot in the points table.Steve Smith missed IPL 2018 due to the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town.last_img read more