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The Daily Catch - published on 08/27/16

No Chantey today. Our singer came down with a cough so our nets were tuneless as we pulled them in. Good haul tho. Don’t believe us? See for yourself!

This Man Went From No Customers To 500 Thanks To A Single Facebook Post – (buzzfeed.com)

Colin Ross recently visited a fish and chips store that had been in his area his whole life, but he had never entered. He found the store was run solely by the 70 year old owner, who complained about lack of customers. After tasting the best fish and chips he’d had, Colin decided to help the old guy out:

He posted a photo of the shop with a plea for people to pay McMillan a visit. “Anyone who knows me, I have a big heart and want people to do well,” wrote Ross, “especially a 70-year-old man who has put in his time.” “The owner was a gem, real classy stand-up guy, so I ask everyone in Lethbridge to share this and go support this hard working gentleman,” he wrote. And it blew up. The post has been shared more than 8,000 times and people are flocking to Whitbie’s. On Tuesday, more than 400 visited, followed by 500 the next day.

Man Who Shot, Killed Ohio K-9 Officer Jethro Sentenced to 45 Years in Prison – (gma.yahoo.com)

Never forget that a dog in uniform is a police officer. Attacking one is assaulting a police officer, killing one will land you in jail for life:

Jethro was killed in January after suffering multiple gunshot wounds while responding to a burglary at a grocery store, according to Officer Eric Stanbro, head trainer of Canton PD’s K-9 unit. The death of the 3-year-old German shepherd devastated Canton PD Officer Ryan Davis, who had been Jethro’s partner since he was an 8-week-old puppy. In March, an 11-year-old girl donated all of her allowance money to help get bulletproof vests for all of the department’s dogs

Scientists have finally figured out how cancer spreads through the bloodstream – (sciencealert.com)

Scientists have finally figured out how cancer can spread through the body via the blood stream. This is yet another step toward a cure!

The findings suggest that secondary growths called metastases ‘punch’ their way through the walls of small blood vessels by targeting a molecule known as Death Receptor 6 (no, really, that’s what it’s called). This then sets off a self-destruct process in the blood vessels, allowing the cancer to spread. According to the team from Goethe University Frankfurt and the Max Planck Institute in Germany, disabling Death Receptor 6 (DR6) may effectively block the spread of cancerous cells – so long as there aren’t alternative ways for the cancer to access the bloodstream. “This mechanism could be a promising starting point for treatments to prevent the formation of metastases,” said lead researcher Stefan Offermanns.

Polish discus thrower auctions his Rio Olympics medal to help 3-year-old boy with eye cancer – (Latimes.com)

The title says it all. This man is a class act.

The 33-year-old Rio Games silver medalist has sold his medal to help cover the cost of surgery for 3-year-old Olek Szymanski, who is suffering from a rare eye cancer called retinoblastoma. Immediately after returning from Rio, Malachowski took to his Facebook page and posted a photo of Szymanski with a message announcing his intention to auction off the medal. He attempted to raise about $84,000 toward the $130,000 needed for the surgery. One-third of the cost was already raised by the Polish charity foundation Siepomaga.
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