We might only be a few days into 2021, but it appears that there’s already a new social media villain that has the whole of Twitter up in arms. Introducing Bean Dad. On 2 January, musician and podcaster John Roderick shared a Twitter thread about how his hungry nine-year-old daughter had asked him for some baked beans . In a series of 23 tweets, Roderick, who has since deleted his Twitter account, explains how wanted his daughter to learn how to open the can of baked beans herself, writing: “a teaching moment just dropped in my lap!" According to screenshots of his tweets shared on Twitter, he goes on to explain how his daughter couldn’t figure out how the can opener worked - and, hoping that she would figure it out on her own, Roderick refused to tell her. Recommended Viral tweet sparks debate over Colonel Sanders’ body on KFC logo “I went back to my jigsaw puzzle," he wrote. “She was next to me grunting and groaning trying to get the … [Read more...] about Who is ‘bean dad’ and why does the internet hate him?
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At least one person was injured at a school in northern Germany on Thursday after a man reportedly carrying a pistol and crossbow opened fire at a school in Bremerhaven. Police said they had arrested the suspected gunman. The incident happened at the Lloyd Gymnasium in the centre of Bremerhaven. "The armed person has been arrested and is in police custody," police said in a statement. The injured person was not a pupil, police said, and has been taken to hospital. "Students are in their classrooms with their teachers. The police have the situation on the ground under control," the statement added. School shootings are relatively rare in Germany, a country with some of the strictest gun laws in Europe. But a recent spate has rattled the population. Germany's online newspaper Nord24 said the person injured on Thursday was a woman who worked at the school. Officers raced to the scene after a pupil called the police upon hearing gunfire, according to local media. … [Read more...] about Crossbow and pistol-yielding suspect detained following German school shooting
In his desperation to achieve some semblance of a victory in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has demonstrated that he is perfectly willing to employ far from conventional military force to achieve his aims . The Russian president began the conflict by threatening to cut off Europe’s energy supply if it continued providing military support to Ukraine; a form of blackmail he has subsequently applied against Finland following Helsinki’s decision this week to apply for Nato membership. He has also made threatening noises about the deadly capabilities of Russia’s nuclear arsenal. And Russian hackers even launched a clumsy attempt to disrupt voting during the Eurovision song contest, which was eventually won by Ukraine. Now, Putin is using the prospect of a global famine to intimidate his foes , with Russia’s Black Sea fleet imposing a highly effective naval blockade against Ukrainian ports, preventing a country known as the "breadbasket of Europe" from exporting vital supplies of grain … [Read more...] about Vladimir Putin is goading the West into joining the war by creating global food meltdown
RNZ The Detail: Journalist David Farrier talks about his reporting on serious allegations of emotional and physical abuse at one of the country’s biggest megachurches: Arise. It was early May and Pastor Peter Mortlock was preaching to the converted. There had been trials and tribulations, highs and lows, but Mortlock had much to be pleased about. He founded Bays Christian Fellowship on Auckland’s North Shore in July 1982 and watched it grow and grow. In the early 2000s, the church, now known as City Impact, built a large facility complete with a state-of-the-art 2100-seat auditorium. Along with 10 campuses in New Zealand, there are 48 mission campuses in India, plus others in the Philippines, Mexico and Tonga. On this particular Sunday, nearly 40 years after the start of the City Impact story, Mortlock had good news and bad news. READ MORE: Ex-member of Arise Church told she was 'choosing to be depressed', she says The Detail: David Farrier on Arise Church … [Read more...] about The media and the megachurch
When Payton Gendron, the 18-year-old white man charged in connection with the murders of 10 Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo , New York, was a senior in high school, he allegedly wrote a paper saying that he wanted to commit murder-suicide, according to authorities. That prompted the assistant principal of Gendron's high school to call New York State Police and report Gendron, according to law enforcement. After a day-and-a-half mental health evaluation a year ago, Gendron was released and his behavior wasn't flagged to authorities before he allegedly carried out the mass shooting last Saturday. Gendron has pleaded not guilty. Law enforcement sources tell ABC News how they handle mental health evaluations and police investigations regarding disturbed people and their access to firearms is very much a work in progress. They point to how easily Gendron allegedly sidestepped an investigation to see if he was dangerous following the incident at his high school. … [Read more...] about Missed signals in 4 mass shootings: What went wrong?
While the PS4 has undoubtedly been overshadowed by the more powerful Playstation 5 console from Sony, it still boasts one of the most impressive modern libraries in gaming. Since 2013, the Playstation 4 has slowly amassed a number of exclusive games through first-party publishers as well as some other titles that make excellent use of the hardware. If you already own a PS4 but are thinking of making the upgrade (when you can get your hands on a console, that is), the good news is that all of those old games will be playable on the new system. And, if you have a Playstation Plus subscription , you’ll also be granted access to many of PS4’s classic titles on the new console as well. Many of which are featured in our list below. The upcoming PS Plus three-tier service will also offer players access to hundreds of titles from Sony’s extensive catalogue, so we can expect to see plenty of PS4 classics make its way to the new service as well. Recommended … [Read more...] about 16 best PS4 games to rediscover, from Bloodborne to Spider-Man
But it turns out the death toll was close to 70,000 - more than twice as high as previous official estimates. That was the grim news Thursday contained in the long-awaited report from the Truth Commission the government set up to document and make public what is known about the war with Shining Path and Tupac Amaru guerrillas. The purpose of the commission and its report is to help Peru come to terms with its past. Although the nine-volume report, delivered to the government on Thursday, blamed the guerrillas for the majority of the deaths, it also cited abuses by security forces. The report exposed two sides of the tragedy, said commission president Salomon Lerner: "One of murder, disappearance and torture on a grand scale and one of idleness, ineptitude and the indifference of those who could have stopped this human catastrophe but did not." The 12-member, government-appointed commission was formed in June 2001 to shed light on the atrocities that occurred from May 1980 … [Read more...] about Horrifying Death Toll In Peru