Kurt Streeter, New York Times Published 2:32 pm PDT, Friday, May 24, 2019 Team president Dave Kaval walks through the stands to greet fans before the Oakland A's home opener against the Los Angeles Angels in Oakland, Calif. on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Team president Dave Kaval walks through the stands to greet fans before the Oakland A's home opener against the Los Angeles Angels in Oakland, Calif. on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle Buy photo Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle Image 1 of / 12 Caption Close Image 1 of 12 Team president Dave Kaval walks through the stands to greet fans before the Oakland A's home opener against the Los Angeles Angels in Oakland, Calif. on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Team president Dave Kaval walks through the stands to … [Read more...] about Can this man keep the A’s in Oakland?
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A PUB landlord has been hailed a "legend" for his sassy responses to negative TripAdvisor reviews. Roger Cazaly of the Plume of feathers pub in Portscatho, Cornwall, told off a moaning mum and a drunken wedding party for their unfair reviews. The 17th century coastal pub has received 563 reviews on the site, 449 of them rating the establishment 'excellent' or 'very good'. But the 25 reviewers who deemed the pub 'terrible' got an earful from Roger - who owns the pub with his wife Helen - and he doesn't hold back. While he seems to have lost the business of a few, his witty replies have won him favour elsewhere. One social media user wrote: "I want to go just to meet the landlord. What a legend! I loved his responses." Another agreed writing: "I think the pub landlord sounds like a legend" and one said: "Excellent answers! Well done the landlord." Here are a few of Roger's hilarious responses in full. A LITTLE CHILD WHO DIDN'T GET WHAT SHE WANTED One upset mother wrote about the pub on … [Read more...] about Pub landlord hailed a ‘legend’ for his brilliant witty responses to bad TripAdvisor reviews – as he ticks off rowdy wedding party and moaning mum
THE Babes in the Wood killer was snared by a jumper after DNA advances linked him to the double murders of the schoolgirls. Russell Bishop was cleared of killing Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway in a woodland den in Brighton in December 1987. The case remained under constant review but it wasn't until 2005 when there was a major breakthrough as the double jeopardy law abolished. It meant cops could take another look at the evidence using the latest in DNA testing that had advanced during that time. Eurofins Forensic Services Ltd, the cold case forensics team who helped convict Stephen Lawrence's killer, was asked to inspect the original exhibits in August 2012. Senior scientific advisor Roy Green used brand new DNA-17 testing which was considered to be the most sensitive technique available. Later in 2014, he was sent boxes of microscope slides containing fibres that had been captured on tapings during the original examinations. He confirmed there to be 11 fibres on the Pinto … [Read more...] about Babes in the Wood killer snared by jumper after DNA advances linked him to double schoolgirl murders
David Ramirez was listening to music on headphones while walking in the middle of a residential street on the near Southwest Side. A police car, in the neighborhood for an unrelated call for service, pulled up behind him and honked once. Within minutes, Ramirez, then 18, and two officers are wrangling on the ground as Ramirez pleads with them to stop and they try to pin his arms back and subdue him. Police body-camera video of the altercation, which the Express-News obtained recently through an open records request, shows how a stop for a seemingly minor infraction can escalate quickly into a physical clash. The struggle lasted about five minutes and ended when the two officers lifted Ramirez, by then handcuffed, from the ground and one forcefully pushed him onto the hood of the patrol car. Chief William McManus later concluded one officer used excessive force — a determination that happens rarely in the department. But to others who watched the video, including two professors … [Read more...] about San Antonio police wrestled a teenager to the ground. An officer was suspended. Was that the right call?
AN UNWELCOME SURPRISE The WMD was discovered, quite by chance, lying by the side of a Bridgeville road in late July by a Delaware state trooper on an unrelated callout. Jutting out of the ground, the 75mm shell was encrusted in barnacles and pitted with rust; barely recognisable as a munition at all. The trooper called in his find and a military team took the bomb to Dover Air Force Base for disposal. As with most conventional rounds, a small charge was placed on the side of the shell and detonated to trigger the vintage munition’s own explosive. But something went wrong, and the bomb failed to explode. When the two staff sergeants and technician walked over to inspect the failed detonation, they found a strange black liquid seeping out of the cracked mortar. Given that the shell had been under the sea for the better part of fifty years, the men thought little of the foul-smelling substance until hours later, when their skin began to erupt in agonising blisters. All three were … [Read more...] about The Deadliest Catch