Old Bailey

22 May 19
Ann Art Gallery Blog

Our cat Buschi knows how to work it. I am the easy touch around here when it comes to cat treats. If he nags me – meows, touches me, really bugs me – I always give in and he gets treats. I get them out of his jar, place them on the floor, and he […]

22 May 19
Kara’s Trip to Italy

Once we got to bologna, we checked into the hotel and had free time for the rest of the night. We walked around a park nearby our hotel and then found some delicious gelato!! Probably my favorite gelato place I’ve had on this trip (I got coffee and dark chocolate). The next day, we had […]

22 May 19
EAPC Blog

CELEBRATING NATIONAL VOLUNTEERS’ WEEK IN AUSTRALIA – 20-26 MAY 2019. Bailey and his ‘buddy’, Dr Rohan McLachlan (a surgical registrar at St George’s hospital, are volunteers with the Pet Therapy Programme at Calvary Health Care Sydney (a public hospital in New South Wales, Australia, that provides specialist palliative care and rehabilitation services). Like countless volunteers in Australia […]

22 May 19
Ebook Mania

EDITORIAL REVIEW: *“Julian Trent, you have been found guilty by this court of perpetrating a violent and unprovoked attack on an innocent family including a charge of attempted murder. You have shown little or no remorse for your actions and I consider you a danger to society.”* When defense lawyer Geoffrey Mason hears the judge’s ruling at London’s Old Bailey, he quietly hopes that a substantial sentence will be handed down to his arrogant young client. That Julian Trent only receives eight years seems all too lenient. Little does Mason realize that he’ll be looking Trent in the eyes again much sooner than that. Setting aside his barrister’s gown and wig, Mason heads to Sandown racetrack to don his colorful racing silks. As an amateur jockey, he fulfills his true passion by pounding the turf in the heat of a steeplechase. Yet when a fellow rider is brutally murdered—a pitchfork driven through his chest—Mason’s racing hobby soon becomes too close to his work. The prime suspect is one of their brethren, champion jockey Steve Mitchell, and the evidence against him seems overwhelming. Mason is reluctant to heed Mitchell’s plea for legal help—but he soon finds himself at the center of a sinister web of violence, threats and intimidation. Mason is left fighting a battle of right and wrong, and more immediately, a battle of life and death…his own.

22 May 19
ezer

Good news! I finally realized that I don’t have to live my life according to every twinge of guilt that plagues my soul. In the absence of direct moral imperatives, I can choose my priorities, and I can order my days, years, and life around them. I’ve been in a funk ever since birthing a baby. More […]

22 May 19
Jason's Movie Blog

A Dog’s Journey is pretty much the same film as A Dog’s Purpose, inserting a cute but arguably annoying dog in an overly melodramatic and cheesy film.

22 May 19
Blog

Vancouver is a vibrant, multicultural city that has experienced tremendous growth in the expectations of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Vancouver is considered one of the most liveable and beautiful cities in the world, offering a rich and interesting experience for curious visitors. Here, we offer travelers some of the most popular hot spots and one…

Five big things to do in Vancouver was originally published on China

22 May 19
The Denver Post
ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues are marching into the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in decades. David Perron had a goal and an assist, Jordan Binnington picked up his franchise-record 12th playoff win and the Blues beat the San Jose Sharks 5-1 in Game 6 of the Western Conference final Tuesday night. Vladimir Tarasenko, Brayden Schenn and Tyler Bozak also scored for St. Louis, which will face the Boston Bruins for the championship. Ivan Barbashev got an empty-netter with 2:15 left, Ryan O’Reilly had three assists and Binnington stopped 25 shots. St. Louis won three consecutive games to advance to the franchise’s first Cup Final since 1970. That series also pitted the Blues against the Bruins. Game 1 is Monday night in Boston. Laura Branigan’s “Gloria” blared over the speakers at the Blues’ home arena after the latest victory on an improbable run from last in the NHL Jan. 3 to one of the last two teams standing. The turnaround came after Craig Berube replaced Mike Yeo as coach in November and Binnington took over as the starting goaltender in January. San Jose played without injured forwards Joe Pavelski and Tomas Hertl and defenseman Erik Karlsson. Injury attrition played a role for the Sharks, who played seven games in each of the first two rounds. Dylan Gambrell scored his first career goal for San Jose, which lost for the first time in five elimination games this postseason. Martin Jones made 14 stops. St. Louis grabbed control with a fast start. Perron tipped in Sammy Blais’ shot just 92 seconds into the game. Tarasenko made it 2-0 with a well-placed wrist shot at 16:16. Tarasenko got his eighth goal of the postseason just seven seconds after San Jose forward Barclay Goodrow was sent off for tripping. Tarasenko recorded a point in each game of the series. Gambrell converted a breakaway along the right wing 6:40 into the second period. Joonas Donskoi set up the play with a long stretch pass. Gambrell’s goal came just seconds after Jones stopped Pat Maroon from close range. It also stopped the Sharks’ scoring drought at 99 minutes, 32 seconds. Schenn pushed the lead to 3-1 with a power-play goal 12:47 into the second. He pounced on the rebound of a shot by Alex Pietrangelo for his first goal in 14 games. Bozak scored on a feed from Perron in the third period for a 4-1 lead. Binnington improved to 12-7 with his second successive strong effort. He made 21 saves in a 5-0 win in Game 4 on Sunday. The 25-year-old Binnington stopped Evander Kane on the doorstep midway through the third. He also denied Logan Couture on a breakaway later in the period. NOTES: St. Louis went 0-12 in its three previous Stanley Cup appearances. … The team that scored first won all six games. … Referee Wes McCauley left in the first period with a lower-body injury. He was replaced by alternate Gord Dwyer. … St. Louis D Vince Dunn missed his third consecutive game with an upper-body injury. He took a puck to the mouth in the first period of Game 3. … St. Louis pitcher Adam Wainwright and catcher Yadier Molina attended the game after the Cardinals’ matchup with Kansas City was rained out. … The Blues have set a franchise record for postseason wins with 12.
22 May 19
Simon McDonald

In DS Gemma Woodstock, Sarah Bailey has created a character as complex as the cases she investigates. Often crime writers can either concoct labyrinthine plots or develop believable characters. Bailey stands out because she does both masterfully, and demonstrates a veteran writer’s temerity to mine her protagonist with devastating psychological acuity. Where The Dead Go […]