Thirty years ago, a pioneer of the French punk scene helped rob an armoured truck depot in Toulouse, making off with the equivalent of nearly €3m before dropping out of sight and eventually being declared dead. But on Thursday, Gilles Bertin, the only one of the dozen thieves to elude police after the meticulously planned heist, was finally sentenced, though he won’t be going behind bars. Applause erupted in the courtroom after a jury gave a suspended five-year sentence to Bertin, who smiled with relief. He had arrived in court with a bag stuffed with personal items in case he was sent directly to prison. “I needed to pay my debt, I no longer had the choice,” he told the court. His trial wasn’t the result of authorities finally catching up with him – Bertin had turned himself in late in 2016, saying he was tired of living a life of nervous suspicion and lies. The spectacular April 1988 robbery was carried out while Bertin was the lead singer of punk … [Read more...] about France’s punk rock bank robber walks free after 30 years on the run
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Opinion PUBLISHED: 10:37 29 May 2018 Liz Nice Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius reacts after the UEFA Champions League Final. Picture Nick Potts/PA Wire. PA Wire Watching the Champions League Final on Saturday night was a reminder that our national game has the ability to tell stories about life and love more eloquently than any writer. The match had everything. High hopes, and their ultimate destruction. The Hero, Salah, who, like Icarus, fell, spectacularly, to earth. The Villain, Ramos, who seemed to laugh on the sidelines at the hero’s destruction. And the Fool, Karius, who represented the world’s sense of impotence and self-loathing, his failure to succeed in his quest, and ultimate abandonment by all but the raging Twittersphere, representing our inability to recognise and take ownership of the weaknesses in ourselves. I did not feel sorry for Karius on Saturday night. I found, in that moment, that I despised him. His spectacular incompetence was … [Read more...] about Karius elicited no sympathy because we all walk alone
Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has received abuse and death threats on social media after his nightmare performance in the Champions League final. Fans blame the blundering player's errors for Liverpool's 3-1 defeat against Real Madrid.Karius broke down in tears at the final whistle, admitted his mistakes and made a heartfelt apology to fans for letting them and the team down.He said after the game: "If I could go back in time, I would. I know I let them down."It's very hard right now but that's the life of a goalkeeper. These goals cost us the title basically."But some fans have reacted by positing vile messages on Twitter, some calling the German-born Karius a Nazi and others wishing him dead.One poster called chasepacheco1 wrote: "My Liverpool boys fought hard and I'm proud of them. Except for Karius he can die in a hole." Haven’t really slept until now... the scenes are still running through my head again and again... I'm infinitely sorry to my teammates, for you fans, … [Read more...] about Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius sent death threats after Champions League blunders
THE Walking Dead season eight ended earlier this week. By Jack Wetherill / Published 20th April 2018 The series has taken viewers on a rollercoaster ride during Rick's (Andrew Lincoln) war against Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan).It included the highly unexpected death of Carl (Chandler Riggs), who was bitten by a walker during a rescue mission.*** THE WALKING DEAD SET LEAK TEASES MAJOR REDESIGN ***And it's this pivotal moment that British actor Andrew Lincoln says hints towards an end for Rick.Speaking to ComicBook.com, he said: "I think that when we got the news that Carl was dying on the show, it certainly for me, it felt like very much a bookend of a much bigger journey that began in the hospital."He went on: "Searching for his wife and his son were the two engines that kept this man alive at the beginning of the show eight years. AMC FLASHBACK: Rick thought of his past in the season 8 finale The saddest television deaths There are a lot of deaths on television, but we're … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead to lose central character as star teases end?
The eighth season of The Walking Dead has drawn to a close in earth-shattering fashion as All Out War - an arc which has shaped the show for the past two years - comes to an end. Rick has battled Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) for two agonising seasons after he mercilessly bludgeoned both Abraham and Glenn to death in the traumatic season 7 premiere. *Spoilers follow* Negan is alive and well in the comic books, even earning Rick's trust years on from events depicted in the TV series. As we just witnessed in the season 8 finale, the leader of his fallen faction The Saviours finds himself locked away as Rick's prisoner following the culmination of All Out War. He remains there for an unknown number of years, living proof that the Alexandrians were always in better stead to rebuild the world in a way that doesn't involve constant blood-spill. Read more The Walking Dead season 8 episode 16: How does the war end? Later, Negan becomes a crucial part of the battle with an even … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead season 8 finale: What happens to Negan in the comics? Does he die in episode 16?