Monday 20 November 2017

Wanted Facebook fugitive Rhys James arrested by police

Logan Rhys James who taunted police on their own Facebook page with
Logan Rhys James who taunted police on their own Facebook page with "Catch me if you can" has been arrested
Logan Rhys James has been on the run a week after being released early from his prison sentence for a street knife attack (Gwent Police/PA Wire) Newsdesk Newsdesk

A wanted criminal who taunted police on their own Facebook page with "Catch me if you can" has been arrested.

Logan Rhys James, of Caerphilly, south Wales, had been on the run for a week after being recalled to jail for breaching his licence. Gwent Police posted the 19-year-old's mugshot on social media with an appeal for information on his whereabouts. Just hours later a comment appeared, from James's profile, on the force's Facebook page saying: "Haha catch me if you can wont (sic) see me slipping". However, the teenager failed to live up to the cocky boast -and was arrested in his home town.

Making a name

Getting your tongue around Welsh place name Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is a tough task  for potential visitors from overseas.

But the Chinese have come up with their own way of describing Llanfair PG (to give its short name) by referring to it as Healthy-lung Village (or Jian Feu Cun), in that you need a lot of puff to pronounce it. The Anglesey village is one of 101 famous points of interest in the UK provided with names by the Chinese public as part of a campaign by VisitBritain.

Restaurant trauma

Poor food and rude waiters can create a restaurant experience that is literally traumatic, scientists have discovered.

A US study of almost a million restaurant ratings by diners found that the language of "bad" reviews was strikingly similar to that used by people recalling terrorist attacks or horrific accidents. Professor Dan Jurafsky, language and computer scientist from Stanford University, who led the research based on downloads from the Yelp review website, said: "We found that the language of one-star reviews was very specific language. It was in the past tense rather than the present, it was a lot of pronouns and mentions of other people, a lot of negative words like 'terrible' and 'awful' and, unusually, a lot of first-person plural pronouns, words like 'we', 'us' and 'our'".

Caught with pants up

Two men were arrested after a raid at a southern Oregon convenience store in which the robbers' "hoods" were actually boxer-style underwear in a camouflage pattern.

A trooper said one suspect in the robbery of an AM/PM store in Eagle Point was now in custody. Under interrogation, Gage Miller (22) identified alleged accomplice Timothy Raybould, who was arrested and taken to the Jackson County Jail.

Irish Independent

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