Jamie chose to hear more about the Coronavirus T-Rex this morning…….here are the stories about the 2 headlines we didn’t get to hear more about!

ZOOM in the Supreme Court. Is There Anything ZOOM Can’t Do These Days?
Wonder if ZOOM’s creators ever thought it would come to this. Singapore’s Supreme Court just sentenced a man to death via Zoom video chat. It’s actually believed to be the second time that a death sentence has been handed down this year over the video service, which has seen a dramatic increase in use since the global coronavirus pandemic began. Punithan Genasan, a 37-year-old Malaysian national, was sentenced to death by hanging for allegedly introducing two drug dealers to each other in 2011. He helped arrange a deal that involved roughly one ounce (28.5 grams) of heroin. Genasan has denied all the charges against him. Singapore, a city-state of over 5 million people with a zero tolerance policy for drugs, is one of the few wealthy jurisdictions in the world that still continues the practice of capital punishment. Japan and the U.S. also still enact the death penalty, something that has been abolished in most other wealthy countries. It’s not clear if sentencing someone to death is against Zoom’s terms of service. Texas is currently experimenting with its first jury trial by Zoom.?(Gizmodo) 


Didn’t Pay Your Rent? Neither Did the Oakland A’s!
Not able to pay your rent? Neither can the Oakland Athletics who have so far refused to pay the $1.2 million annual rent due April 1 for use of its city and county-owned ball park. Henry Gardner, interim head of the Coliseum Authority said, “because they haven’t used [the Oakland Coliseum], they were not able to generate revenue and they have no ability to pay.” But Coliseum Authority board member Ignacio De La Fuente argues, “it’s just an excuse to try to not pay when the city needs the money the most.” He said, “I’m going to make sure we do whatever we can to make them pay.” In a statement team officials say they can’t actually use the facility under Alameda County’s shelter-in-place order, which remains in effect. The statement suggests the team will pay “when the City and County [feel] it’s safe to lift the current directives, and the A’s are granted access to the facility to play.” A March 31 letter from the A’s general counsel made a similar argument. It cited a contract clause that relieves either side from obligation in the case of an extraordinary event.?(Newser)