Police probe Karius death threats after UCL misery

first_img0Shares0000Loris Karius was subjected to vile abuse after his blunders cost Liverpool the Champions League © AFP / Sergei SUPINSKYLONDON, United Kingdom, May 27 – Police are investigating after Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius was subjected to death threats and vile abuse on social media after his costly mistakes condemned his side to a painful Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid.Karius was responsible for two of Real’s goals in their 3-1 victory over Liverpool in Kiev on Saturday. The 24-year-old German threw the ball into Real forward Karim Benzema and it bounced back into the net for the opening goal.He then allowed Gareth Bale’s harmless shot to squirm through his hands for Real’s third goal in the closing minutes.Karius was in tears after the final whistle and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admitted he felt bad for the player he signed from Mainz in 2016.No Liverpool players went to console Karius, who was pictured covering his face while disembarking the team’s plane when it arrived back at John Lennon Airport on Sunday morning.Karius had apologised after the match for his mistakes, but that didn’t stop furious Liverpool fans from making sick threats to the keeper and his family.Posts included a commenter saying he hoped Karius died of cancer, while another read: “I hope your whole family dies” and one even said “I’ll murder your girl”.A spokeswoman for Merseyside Police told the Daily Telegraph that officers were investigating the abuse.“The force takes social media posts of this nature extremely seriously and any offences identified will be investigated,” she said.“Merseyside Police would like to remind social media users than any offences including malicious communications and threatening behaviour will be investigated.”By the time he returned home on Sunday, Karius was still in turmoil as he tried to come to terms with his woeful display in the biggest game of his life.Without making reference to the abuse, he took to Twitter himself to again say sorry for his nightmare performance.“Haven’t really slept until now. The scenes are still running through my head again and again. I’m infinitely sorry to my team-mates, for you fans, and for all the staff,” he tweeted.“I know that I messed it up with the two mistakes and let you all down.“As I said I’d just like to turn back the time but that’s not possible.“It’s even worse as we all felt that we could have beaten Real Madrid and we were in the game for a long time.“Thank you to our unbelievable fans who came to Kiev and held my back, even after the game.“I don’t take that for granted and once again it showed me what a big family we are. Thank you and we will come back stronger.”0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Quebec social workers decry working conditions following death of Granby girl

first_imgMONTREAL — Quebec’s order of social workers says its members need more time and less pressure to properly do their jobs.Order president Guylaine Ouimette held a press conference Friday in reaction to the death of a seven-year-old girl who had a long history with the province’s youth protection system.Local police found the girl shortly before noon Monday at a home in Granby, Que., about 80 kilometres east of Montreal. She died a day later in hospital.Two adults — identified by people close to the family as the girl’s father, 30, and his partner, 35 — were arrested in connection with the death.Ouimette did not want to comment directly on the girl’s case because it involved members of the order.But she says social workers are often in conflict between fulfilling their job descriptions and properly caring for young people and families.She says her members work in an industrial-like atmosphere where sometimes half their time is spent on bureaucratic tasks.News of the girl’s death prompted swift reaction from the public and Quebec’s political class, who immediately demanded to know how the girl was seemingly failed by a system designed to protect her.Ouimette is calling for a public commission that will look into systemic problems in the social services system.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

No laws requiring public to be informed when sex offenders are released

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 9, 2016 – There are no laws in the Turks and Caicos which require the prison or police to inform the public that a violent sex offender has completed prison time.  The Governor’s Office is the only entity responding so far to our queries on Robert Jackson, aka Black.Jackson had been incarcerated for a string of violent home invasions, one involving a pregnant woman who was sexually assaulted; that case was from 2008.  The Governor’s Office said and I quote:“I can understand the concerns that have been expressed to you. However, Mr Jackson served all of the period that he was committed to prison to serve and was released accordingly. There is no requirement within Prisons Ordinance for any victim or community notification when anyone is released from prison without this being for the purposes of parole. Although it is possible for prisoners to seek voluntary supervision upon release, there is no statutory supervision requirements contained within the Prisons Ordinance.” End quote.The Governor adds that the Police are aware of Mr. Jackson’s release from Her Majesty’s Prison on September 2nd, 2016. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:no laws requiring public to be informed when sex offenders are released, police aware of mr. jackson’s release, robert jackson released from prison, sex offender back on streets of TCIlast_img read more

UPDATE ZERO Letters Of Interest Received For Vacant School Committee Seat So

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Board of Selectmen and Wilmington School Committee will hold a joint meeting on Monday, August 13, 2018 to fill the School Committee seat recently vacated by Peggy Kane.  The meeting will take place within the Board of Selectmen’s Meeting scheduled for that evening.Per Massachusetts General Law Chapter 41, Section 11, the remaining six School Committee members and the five Selectmen are responsible in appointing a resident to fill Kane’s unexpired term, which is up in April 2019. The “winning” candidate would need a simple majority — affirmative votes from at least six of the eleven officials — to secure the appointment.Residents wishing to serve on the School Committee must send a letter of interest to the Town Manager’s Office (directed to Kevin A. Caira, Chairman of the Board of Selectmen, 121 Glen Road, Wilmington, MA 01887) by Friday, July 27, 2018 at 4:30pm.At the Monday, July 9 Board of Selectmen Meeting, Town Manager Jeff Hull announced that ZERO letters of interest had been received since the announcement two weeks ago.“We have not received any applications to this point. I would encourage individuals with an interest in serving on the School Committee to please submit a letter of interest,” requested Hull.The Town Manager’s Office will distribute any received letters to each member of the Board of Selectmen and School Committee, giving them a couple of weeks to have conversations with candidates prior to the August 13 meeting.**UPDATE** What do you know? After telling Wilmington Apple several weeks ago he was interested in the seat, Jesse Fennelly — who was the runner up in April’s School Committee race — reports he did just send his letter of interest to Town Hall.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Selectmen To Discuss Senior Center, Palmer Park, WHS Gym Floor At September 9 MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 6 Things That Happened At This Month’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”SELECTMEN NOTEBOOK: 5 Things That Happened At Last Week’s Selectmen’s MeetingIn “Government”last_img read more

Ralph Baer VideoGame Pioneer Dies at 92

first_img Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 2 min read Ralph H. Baer, the creator of the Magnavox Odyssey (known as the “Brown Box”), the first commercial console for home video games, died at the age of 92 on Saturday.A pioneer in the now $93 billion gaming industry, it’s likely you’ve played with the games and systems Baer invented or influenced. In addition to building the first light gun — a gun-shaped controller that allows users to shoot objects on screen — he created the forerunner to Atari’s Pong game as well as the colorful electronic memory game Simon, which made its debut in 1978 at Studio 54 and continues to be sold today.Related: Across the U.S., Bars Are Letting You Play Your Favorite Childhood Video GamesIn 1971, while employed at Sanders Associates, a defense contractor in Nashua, N.H., Baer filed for the first ever video-game patent. His papers are now housed in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and he was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in 2006.So, what can entrepreneurs learn from Baer’s legacy? The biggest takeaway is this: he never stopped inventing. And, as is the case with the best entrepreneurs, his work has inspired generations of new innovators, with a promise of more to come.Related: Can Video Games in the Office Make Employees More Productive?center_img December 8, 2014 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more