Police have given a name to a newborn baby found dead in woods in Manchester as they repeat their appeal for information. Detectives have named the baby girl Pearl, whose naked body was found by a dog walker at around 7.10am on Wednesday 4 April in an area known locally as Bluebell Forest, part of the Roch Valley Woods in Heywood, Greater Manchester.But a fortnight after the discovery, police have admitted they are struggling to find out who the girl's mother is or how she came to be abandoned in a remote part of the beauty spot, which is popular with dog walkers, families and children.Leading the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Lewis Hughes of Greater Manchester Police, said very limited information had been passed to the force despite high profile public appeals.He said they have established that the girl was white but may have some mixed race heritage in her family.Mr Hughes said they had made the decision to name her Pearl so that she has an identity.Further tests are … [Read more...] about Police give name to newborn girl found dead in Roch Valley Woods
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The Sears department store at Southlake Mall is being auctioned online, but that doesn't necessarily mean it will close.The struggling Hoffman Estates-based retailer, which has been closing stores across the country for years and sold off its iconic Craftsman line of tools last year, is selling 16 stores in a bid to raise capital, but is looking for lease-back deals through which it would collect a windfall from the sale and pay rent to a new owner instead of owning the building outright."We are pursuing a sale/leaseback of the Sears store," spokesman Howard Riefs said. "The store will then be leased by Sears (instead of owned) and remain open to the public."Cushman & Wakefield and RealINSIGHT Marketplace are auctioning off the 210,404-square-foot Sears, which was one of the original anchor stores when the Southlake Mall opened in 1974. It encompasses a 185,887-square-foot store and 24,517-square-foot auto center on a 17.5-acre site. The auction is slated to take … [Read more...] about Southlake Mall Sears building put up for sale
In April 2016, Kristan Ann Ware felt excited as she walked into an annual work review. As a Miami Dolphins cheerleader, Ware had to re-apply for her job every season, but as a performer entering her third year, she only looked forward to a new role and the chance, as a veteran, to give younger teammates guidance.Ware soon realized her interview would not go as she expected. Shortly after it began, according to a complaint Ware filed Wednesday with the Florida Commission on Human Relations, one of her coaches tapped on a stack of papers and said, "Let's talk about your virginity."By the time she left the office, Ware had been told by two coaches she could no longer discuss her personal vow to forego sex before marriage, and she had been photographed in a bikini while trying not to cry."It was like a bus hit me," Ware said. "I was completely speechless. All that formed on my face were tears."Kristan Ware, a former Dolphins cheerleader, filed a complaint against the league and the team … [Read more...] about A Dolphins cheerleader admitted to being a virgin. She says the team penalized her for it.
Lewis Hamilton has backed the return of 'grid girls' after Monaco and Russia officials indicated they plan to defy Formula One's decision to replace them with 'grid kids'. The defending world champion shared a screenshot showing news of the potential U-turn, adding the message: "Thank you Jesus."The British driver has since deleted the post, which showed five women wearing skintight jumpsuits with low necklines.It comes as the head of the Monaco race insisted 'grid girls' will be retained for the glamorous Mediterranean event on 27 May despite F1's new US owners Liberty Media axing them.President of the Automobile Club de Monaco Michel Boeri told the Monaco Matin newspaper he had a good relationship with the owners. He said: "They understand that Monaco is not Spa, or Monza. We've had no problems with Liberty Media. Except for the grid girls issue."They'll be there on the grid, but they won't be holding any name-boards. They're pretty - and the cameras will be on them once … [Read more...] about Hamilton backs return of ‘grid girls’ in F1
Nine West, which has a store in the Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets in Michigan City, become the latest struggling retailer to file for bankruptcy.The 45-year-old retailer, which carries women's apparel, jeans, shoes, and accessories, seeks to restructure debt through Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Its parent company, Sycamore Capital, owes $1 billion to more than 50,000 creditors, according to a court filing.Nine West has secured $300 million in debtor-in-possession financing and said it has the liquidity necessary to survive the bankruptcy.While in bankruptcy, the retailer looks to sell off its Nine West and Bandolino footwear and handbag business, and to focus on its more profitable One Jeanswear Group, The Jewelry Group, the Kasper Group, and Anne Klein businesses."This is the right step to address our two divergent business profiles. We will retain our strong, profitable and growing apparel, jewelry, and jeanswear businesses and continue to operate them under a new capital structure so … [Read more...] about Nine West files for bankruptcy