Hidilyn Diaz is latest Under Armour ambassador

first_imgFajardo on Thompson: We have to be aware where he is Taal Volcano continues to emit steam, ash from weak explosions Beggar dead in Quezon hit-and-run incident Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READ The 25-year-old Diaz graced the UA Circuit Challenge along with MMA fighter AJ Matthews.The UA Challenge is a two-part event with the next one taking place at Greenbelt 3 on Saturday at 1pm.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnIt will serve as a preliminary event to help prepare the participants of the regional fitness challenge UA ‘Test of Will,’ which is set to take place on March 25 & 26 at Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City. UA ‘Test of Will’ is on its second year and will be held in 6 countries namely Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines.  Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town 2 ‘bookies’ bet collectors held in Quezon China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing Participants in the ‘Test of Will’ will compete in a four-minute circuit consisting of Burpees, One Arm Thruster, TRX Rows and Sandbag Throw. Each competitor will be scored based on the maximum number of repetitions they can achieve within 60 seconds. The highest scoring man and woman of the national heats from each country will win an all-expense paid trip to compete in the regional finals happening in Kuala Lumpur on May 6.The overall champion of the regional finals will take home S$2,500 cash prize or around P88,000.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MMA fighter AJ Matthews, who is currently with Bellator, and Rio Olympics Silver Medalist for Weightlifting Hidilyn Diaz, gamely pose for photographers at the Under Armour Circuit Challenge at Robinson’s Magnolia. Diaz has been named as the latest Under Armour Ambassador. CONTRIBUTED PHOTORio Olympics silver medalist in weightlifting Hidlyn Diaz has just been named as the latest ambassador for sportswear giant Under Armour at the UA Circuit Challenge held at Robinson’s Magnolia over the weekend.Diaz claimed the Philippines’ first Olympic medal in 20 years.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member View commentslast_img read more

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Former Spain striker Fernando Torres announces retirement

first_imgHe struggled to regain his scoring touch in Japan and had only three goals in 28 games over two seasons.Torres made his Spain debut in 2003 and scored the winning goal in the 2008 European Championship final against Germany before helping his country win their first World Cup in 2010.He scored 38 goals in 110 appearances for Spain, making him the country’s third-highest goal scorer behind David Villa (59) and Raul (44).ADVERTISEMENT Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge View comments Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN 4 young Filipino ballers make it to Jr. NBA Global Championship 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao LATEST STORIES Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted (FILES) In this file photo taken on May 20, 2018 Atletico Madrid’s Spanish forward Fernando Torres claps during the Spanish league football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and SD Eibar at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on May 20, 2018. – Fernando Torres, the former Atletico Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea forward who won the World Cup with Spain, announced on June 21, 2019 he was retiring. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP)TOKYO — Former Spain striker Fernando Torres says he is retiring after an 18-year career that included stints at Premier League sides Liverpool and Chelsea and Italy’s AC Milan.“I have something very important to announce. After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end to my football career,” the 35-year-old announced on social media on Friday, saying he will hold a press conference in Tokyo on Sunday to explain further details.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Torres began his career with Atletico Madrid in 2001 and scored 75 goals in 174 La Liga appearances.He was at his most prolific at Liverpool between 2007 and 2011, when he scored 81 goals in 142 games across all competitions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsTorres moved to Chelsea in 2011 and won the Champions League, FA Cup and Europa League before a brief stint at Milan in 2015.Torres returned to Atletico in 2016 and then joined Japan’s Sagan Tosu last July. MOST READ Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughing Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Baylast_img read more

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First Lady commends Dharm Shala for 95 years of service to the poor

first_imgFirst Lady Sandra Granger on Monday joined Kella and Pamela Ramsaroop, donors, well-wishers, family and friends of the Dharm Shala Home of Benevolence for all races to mark its 95th anniversary.First Lady Sandra Granger takes a closer look at one of the candlesticks displayed at an exhibition hosted by the Dharm Shala as Kella Ramsaroop, Managing Director, explains its historyFirst Lady Granger heaped praised on the Ramsaroops who have ably filled the vacuum left following the death of their father Harry Saran Ramsaroop in 2013, who himself had taken up the mantle of leadership after his father, founder of the Dharm Shala, Pandit Ramsaroop Maraj died in 1950.“This family has served and cared for those in need for nearly one century, and it continues to serve. That dedication is all the more remarkable in an age where so much store is being put in material things, where success is rated by material possessions and social position,” Mrs Granger said. The First Lady added, “we must commend Kella and Pamela for keeping faith with their grandfather’s and father’s dreams and for devoting themselves to the Dharm Shala.”In giving a brief history of the genesis of the Dharm Shala, Pamela Ramsaroop said her grandfather, Pandit Maraj, travelled widely across Guyana and was moved by the plight of the needy. She said that before he founded the Dharm Shala with assistance from the Hindu religious society, he started out by giving alms, introduced indigent persons to religion and started a soup kitchen with assistance from businessmen and residents in the Albouystown area.“A devout practicing Hindu”, who also appreciated the teachings of Christianity, Kella Ramsaroop said her grandfather’s compassion and commitment to the poor knew no bounds. In 1941, twenty years after he established the Albouystown facility, the Dharm Shala extended its services to Berbice, where it established a building of similar capacity and erected a temple and a church to serve its residents and the wider community.After her grandfather’s passing, her father then dedicated 29 years of his life in service to the poor. Today, Kella Ramsaroop serves as the Dharm Shala’s Managing Director and works alongside her sister to operate the home.Meanwhile, Nicholas Boyer, of National Hardware Limited, remarked that the warmth, which pervades the Dharm Shala is a testimony to Pandit Ramsaroop and the values that he passed to his son and granddaughters. He commended the family’s life of service to the poor, noting that it has inspired his family and has been the impetus, which motivated his and other families and donors’ involvement in the charity.“When you come here to serve, whether you donate monetarily or by time, that you become part of this family and I encourage everyone here today, who is already part of the family, to continue to give and to be supportive of the work,” Boyer said.On arrival at the Dharm Shala Complex, King Edward Street, guests were greeted by the sound of steel pan music played by Ras Camo Williams and a Powerpoint presentation of the work of the late Pandit Ramsaroop and his son Harry Ramsaroop.last_img read more

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Another oil and gas chamber launched

first_imgThe Guyana Oil and Gas Energy Chambers (GOGEC) now has the support of the Natural Resources Ministry after Minister Raphael Trotman pledged his support towards the organisation.Trotman met with Manniram Prasad, who heads the Chambers and other members on Friday, where he welcomed the Chamber and pledged his full cooperation in working along with the organisation to better the oil and gas industry.The meeting was held with the Minister to discuss issues related to the oil and gas industry.Among the list of concerns addressed were issues pertaining to the Petroleum Commission Bill, which outlines the regulations that will govern the newly established Petroleum Commission.In addition, discussions were had on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) which is a global organisation of 51 member countries. These countries have all subscribed to establishing, upholding and promoting the standards and tenets of good governance, transparency and accountability in the management of extractive industries.The issue of the local content and local content legislation was also addressed. The local content plan addresses how the oil and gas industry can benefit Guyanese.GOGEC functions as a Chamber, which arranges meetings with Government, ExxonMobil and other stakeholders for discussions on the oil and gas industry.Its educational trust will also include seminars, trade missions and expositions throughout Guyana with the aim of ensuring that all Guyanese become informed of the impact that the oil and gas industry will have on the development of the country.last_img read more

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HPV Vaccination Campaign to be re-launched in October

first_imgThe Public Health Ministry, in collaboration with the Pan American/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO), is re-launching the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccination Campaign mid-October.Director of Maternal and Child Health, Dr Ertenisa Hamilton on Tuesday said thatDirector of Maternal and Child Health, Dr Ertenisa Hamiltonthey were currently on an education campaign while they were expected to begin vaccination on October 16.At the press briefing on Tuesday, Dr Hamilton said the two HPV vaccines on the market were Gardasil and Cervarix, adding that both vaccines protect against HPV-16 and HPV- 18. Gardasil also protects against the two HPV-6 and HPV-11 that cause 90 per cent of genital warts.She added that Latin America and the Caribbean have the highest number of HPV cases, noting that apart from sexual intercourse, the Virus can be contracted by coming into direct contact with an infected person who has broken skin or warts.Dr Hamilton explained that when the virus enters the broken skin, it attacks the mother cells and changes the DNA of the cell so that every other cell generated from the mother cell becomes cancerous and begins to spread thus resulting in cervical cancer. She further explained that in the early stages, most persons display no symptoms, but some signs include bleeding after sex; bleeding after menopause; unusual vaginal discharge –with or without blood; swelling on one or both upper thighs and pelvic pain coupled with weight loss.She noted that cervical cancer was the second most common cancer that affects women in Guyana and its incidence has been increasing. Dr Hamilton said research has found that only four per cent of cancers were detected in the early stages while the remaining 96 per cent were detected when it was too late, most often during the fourth stage.In the Guyana context, 27 in every 100,000 women die of cervical cancer annually, with women between the ages of 15 and 39 being the most at-risk group.Dr Hamilton noted that the vaccine was the most effective way of preventing cervical cancer and said they would be targeting girls between the ages of 9 and 13 in schools. She added that apart from collaborating with the Education Ministry, they would also collaborate with private Paediatricians and have outreaches in communities to have the vaccines administered.Dr Hamilton said the vaccine was not mandatory, but dispelled the rumour that it may cause infertility, adding that the only known side effects are slight fever, mild headaches and swelling at the vaccination site.The Government is heavily funding the vaccination campaign and it is expected to target some 36,000 girls. Some 40,000 doses of the vaccine have already been procured.Each year cervical cancer affects about 500,000 women and causes about 260,000 deaths. Screening by Pap smear or Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid (VIA) aims to detect precancerous regions in the cervix and to treat them so that the cancer does not develop. In the region of the Americas, it is estimated that more than 86,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer each year and over 38,000 will die of the disease.The re-launching of the HPV Vaccination Campaign would also see a host of local nurses, midwives, doctors and practitioners from both the Public and Private Health Sectors in Guyana being encouraged to educate persons about HPV and the benefits of the vaccination.last_img read more

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Ainley booted out of BKO over Facebook post

first_img0Shares0000NAIROBI, April 9- Top Kenyan professional, Richard Ainley was booted out of 2015 Barclays Kenya Open on Thursday after organisers fell foul with a post on his Facebook wall.Ainley who was scheduled for an 8:50am (+3GMT) tee off offended organisers of the European Challenge Tour event when he posted, “I see colonization had not ended. Only Kenya’s elite and mzungus (white people) allowed to park at the Kenya open Karen country Club. Us few PLAYERS that have cars have to make a good long trek yet it does not matter if your late.” Later in the afternoon, he confirmed his ejection by putting up on the same wall, “Shindwe! (Be defeated!) I’m taking it low out of anger. Because of my Facebook post I’ve been refused to play as my invitation has been withdrawn. To those I may have offended I’m sorry. To all you other Kenyans play well!”Speaking to Capital Sport on phone, Ainley expressed disappointment with developments of the day.“As I wrote, I’m sorry it had to end this way. I was ready to put up a good show. For now, I can’t say what the next few days will bring but I wish the rest of our guys all the best,” the former Professional Golf Association (PGA) Tour player said.German Sebastian Heisele took the early lead after the opening round of play, carding 6-under 66 a stroke ahead of Sweden’s Oscar Stark and Dutch golfer Daan Huizing who tied on 67.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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‘I’m no money-grabber’ – Sterling

first_imgReports claim that Sterling has turned down a new deal worth around £100,000 ($148,320, 137,710 euros) per week, but he said claims he was holding Liverpool to ransom were wide of the mark.“I don’t want to be perceived as a money-grabbing 20-year-old,” said Sterling, who is reported to earn around £35,000 per week, in a video interview published on the BBC Sport website.“I just want to be seen as the kid that loves to play football and wants to do the best for the team.”He added: “I would never want the fans to think bad of me, to think I just want as much money for myself. I want them to understand it’s been a bit much for me this season, with everyone talking about it every minute.”Jamaica-born Sterling joined Liverpool from Queens Park Rangers’ youth academy in 2010 and broke into the first team under manager Brendan Rodgers during the 2012-13 season.He was one of the key players in the team that narrowly missed out on last season’s Premier League title and has won 14 England caps, scoring his first international goal in last Friday’s 4-0 win over Lithuania.Sterling, who has scored 10 goals for Liverpool this season, admitted that had he been offered the same terms a year ago, he would probably have agreed to them.“If, at that point in time, I was offered a contract, I most definitely would have signed straight away, probably for far less money than being said now,” he said. “I just think the timing was a bit off.”The live-wire forward, who can play wide or as a number 10, has been linked with a string of leading clubs in recent weeks but said he would not be discussing his future further until the end of the campaign.“At the end of the season, I just want to sit down with the club and my representatives,” he said. “I will definitely give guarantees when the season has finished.”Rodgers has described the contract that Sterling has rejected as “an incredible deal for a young player”, but says he is relaxed about the player’s future.“I am sure it will be resolved and the concentration for Raheem is now on his football and it is clear the terms of when those talks will begin again,” Rodgers said recently.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, April 1- Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling rejected suggestions he was “money-grabbing” in an interview aired on Wednesday, after his talks over a new contract hit an impasse.The 20-year-old England star’s future has become the subject of intense speculation in the British media as Liverpool attempt to extend his current contract beyond its 2017 expiry date.last_img read more

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Celebrity double standard

first_imgCRY me a river, and get out of jail free. Pardon the cliches, but they seem appropriate in response to Paris Hilton’s early release from county jail Thursday after just three days behind bars. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department allowed the young scofflaw heiress/actress to pay the rest of her debt for a DUI and probation violation by spending 40 days confined to her home. And all it apparently took was some tears. The LASD said it released Hilton to home arrest because of a “medical condition” that it refused to discuss. Some sources say that her medical condition was one that the rest of us know as simply being sad. What was surprising is that Hilton received jail time at all, and that the judge specifically ordered that she not serve soft time at home. Let’s face it: Hilton’s 40 days in the luxury of her Hollywood Hills pad will be no real punishment. Judging from the outcry across the land from hundreds of e-mails, faxes and calls to L.A. officials, this type of double standard is no longer acceptable. There’s nothing funny about one standard for celebrities and another for ordinary people.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! While it’s a good bet that most first-time jailbirds experience the same “mental condition” as Hilton, they don’t have the advantage of celebrity. Clearly, the star-struck Sheriff Lee Baca was just waiting for a plausible excuse to spring Paris from the county women’s lockup in Lynwood. It should surprise no one that Hilton was given special treatment. Los Angeles’ justice system has always favored the rich, famous and powerful. This is the place where one underage actress’ recent weekend of drinking, public drunkenness and hit-and-run accident didn’t merit even a slap on the wrist. It’s where politicians convicted of public corruption don’t even have to spend a day in jail. It’s where the Sheriff’s Department suppressed the arrest report of a well-known actor who made anti-Semitic comments when popped for DUI. last_img read more

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Worlds collide in 101 crash

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleEdith Delgado, the Mustang’s driver, was 18, with a newly minted driver’s license. Traffic was heavy; the SUV slowed, the Mustang didn’t. It was almost 9 p.m. on Route 101, and worlds were about to collide. — Edith Delgado lived in a small, blue-and-white trailer home trimmed with rose bushes near the 101 outside Redwood City. It was the highway she took to meet her friends, go to parties and maybe the one that would one day lead her away from her ordinary life. Delgado was a hard worker – when she wanted to be. At Best Buy (and later, at Bank of America) she earned enough to pay her cell phone bill and to feed her hunger for the Jordan tennis shoes that filled her closet to bursting. SAN JOSE – There was just one last trip for the prince to make. And if there was a chance for democracy in his country of Tonga, the time was now. As the country’s only royal political reformer, Prince Tu’ipelehake had been meeting with the common people, asking what they wanted from their government, for their country’s future. Now he was in America to seek the opinions of expatriate Tongans. In the darkness of a California night, the prince, his wife and their driver rode down the 101 Highway. The next day, he planned to meet with San Francisco Bay-area Tongans. Nearby, a white Mustang and a black Escalade were flying down the busy highway – racing, according to witnesses, faster and faster, until they were going 90, maybe 100 mph. The youngest of four, the baby who was both doted on and teased, she grew up watching her parents work hard to provide for her and her siblings. Her father, Jose Luis Delgado, is a fiberglass finisher, and her mother, Graciela Delgado, cares for a sick friend in her home. She racked up hours at Best Buy but slowly neglected her high school classes. Often, friends say, she arrived late, never went to class at all or didn’t do her homework. She was too busy at her job or just didn’t want to go. But Delgado wanted a change. She wanted a better life, far away from Redwood City. “I need to stop,” she told her friend Carolina Galdamez. “I need to start coming to school.” She enrolled at Redwood High School, a place for students who fall behind elsewhere. Principal Denise Plante immediately liked this spirited girl with brown, wavy hair and full lips, a silly, fun-loving student who made friends easily and didn’t give her teachers trouble. Soon, Delgado made the honor roll. Plante rewarded her with pizza parties and other treats. “She really wanted to do well,” Plante said. Priscilla Contreras had noticed the change in her friend. The two had grown up together, first in the trailer park, then in elementary school and later in high school. When Contreras had a baby, it was Delgado who would often come over and sit with her. “She told me she didn’t want to live her life just working,” she said. “She wanted to do something more. She wanted better for herself and for her mom.” Her new job as a bank teller stoked her dreams. She loved working there; perhaps, she told her sister, she might someday be a loan officer. In February, Delgado got her driver’s license. She would plead with her father to allow her to drive his 1998 Mustang. Her friends recalled how much she loved that car. “Come on, let me take the car,” Delgado asked her father, according to Galdamez. “I’m just going to work.” — The Kingdom of Tonga lies two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand and a world away from the tiny trailer park where Edith Delgado lived. These are Capt. James Cook’s “Friendly Islands,” a Polynesian paradise of gorgeous, serene beaches and coconut palm trees, home to just 102,000 people. In Tonga, families watch out for each other’s children. Island life is so different from fast-paced America, where many Tongans have moved to earn money to send home. Tongans are taught to revere the monarchy and not to criticize their leaders. But that doesn’t mean they don’t want change. The king has near-absolute power. He appoints members of his Cabinet, who serve until retirement or death. The king sits with them in the 30-member parliament, which includes nine members elected by the people. The democracy movement has gotten stronger over the years, and pressure has been mounting for the king to surrender his powers to an elected parliament. Last year, seven of the nine seats in parliament went to candidates who support a democracy. Last August, thousands of public servants, their families and supporters marched through the streets of Tonga’s capital, Nuku’alofa, calling for higher wages. But it was the leader of the march who garnered the most attention. Surprisingly, it was not a commoner who led the people to the palace to deliver the petition. It was Prince Tu’ipelehake – nephew of King Taufa’ahau Tupou IV, the monarch who would die in September after a 41-year reign. With that one gesture, the prince became the “people’s prince,” the first royal to truly connect with the people and really listen to their views. “One thing that has been characteristic of the Tongan royal family for the last 100 years is they don’t listen,” said Kalafi Moala, publisher of the Taimi `O Tonga or the Times of Tonga. “Here’s a royal that kind of went out to the people and said, `What do you want?”‘ The prince, 55, believed that dialogue could resolve a growing political confrontation between the people and the South Pacific’s last ruling monarchy. So the prince, a nobles representative in parliament, proposed commissioning a national committee for political reform. The government endorsed it, with the prince as chairman, and he set about to learn exactly what Tongans want in their government. His 46-year-old wife, Princess Kaimana Fielakepa, the daughter of a noble, was a huge influence on the prince. Holder of a master’s degree in foreign affairs from the Australian National University, she had worked for the minister of foreign affairs in Tonga and for the Tongan High Commission in London. Without her, said Moala, “he wouldn’t be as strong in the positions that he took.” Since January, the prince had talked with Tongans at home, in New Zealand and Australia. All that was left was a trip to America to meet others living in California, Utah, Washington and Hawaii. The committee was to issue its report to the king at the end of August. On the night of July 5, the prince and princess apparently were heading back to their hotel in Burlingame along with their driver, Vinisia Hefa, a Tongan who lived in East Palo Alto. The next day, they were scheduled to take the same road to a San Bruno church hall and another meeting with their countrymen, another step toward reform. — “It looked like the Mustang wanted to win,” said witness Adam Vasaei. Another said the Mustang and the Escalade blew right by him. The speeds were “obscene.” Steve Wagstaffe, chief deputy district attorney for San Mateo County, said other witnesses called 911. “Hey, there’s a white Mustang that’s driving crazy out on the road, weaving dangerously in and out of traffic,” a caller reported. In heavy traffic, the Escalade slowed in the right-hand lane. But when Delgado found herself stuck behind a slower vehicle in the left-hand lane, she tried to pass and slip in front of a red Ford Explorer. Instead, she crashed into the Explorer’s left side. Its driver lost control; the SUV rolled several times until it came to rest on its top off the side of the highway. Inside were Prince Tu’ipelehake, Princess Kaimana Fielakepa and their driver; all were wearing seat belts. When the SUV stopped, the royals were suspended from their seat belts. All were dead. — Sometimes the father hears the creak of his front door and turns to see his baby girl bursting into the room. Only Jose Luis Delgado looks again, and knows Edith isn’t there. She was not injured in the accident. She was charged with three counts of vehicular manslaughter and is in jail on $1 million bond, reduced earlier this month from $3 million. She has pleaded not guilty. She hasn’t been charged with racing because authorities lack evidence; they’ve not tracked down the driver of the Escalade, though they have interviewed a passenger in Delgado’s car. Her attorney, Randy Moore, said Edith was not racing and he isn’t even sure if she was speeding. She faces up to eight years in prison. Her family is unable to pay her bond. They spend many nights talking and wondering how this all happened. Her mother stares at the ground and hardly speaks. Her brother, Juan, breaks down and grabs his father for support when he talks about his little sister. “I think this girl led a pretty sweet, loving life,” Moore said. “I think all of them (family) had hopes and aspirations tied around that baby girl.” Tonga, meanwhile, is in mourning. Thousands attended the funeral of the prince and princess. Some fear that with the death of the prince, the democracy movement will lose momentum. Who will take his place as a bridge between the royal family and the people? But others think the tragedy will hasten reform. “His death really brought to the limelight this idea,” said Pesi Fonua, publisher and editor of Matangi Tonga Online. “And now people are really talking about it, trying to understand better what he was trying to do. “His death really did a lot of good for what he wanted to happen.” At the funeral, something happened that the prince had wanted for a long time. There, amid so much sorrow and so many questions, supporters of the pro-democracy movement and members of the royal family came together – to talk.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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West Ham ‘closing in’ on €50m deal for Uruguay striker – reports

first_imgThe 29-year-old was linked with a move to the Chinese Super League, but no clubs matched West Ham’s valuation.Despite this news, the Hammers are still pushing ahead with a move for Gomez and a deal could well be completed before Thursday’s deadline.The powerful striker has been compared to compatriot Luis Suarez and has also been linked with moves to Barcelona in the past. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ West Ham United are set to break their record transfer fee for the third time in seven months with the €50million signing of Maxi Gomez, according to reports.The Celta Vigo striker has been linked with a move to the East End throughout the transfer window, but it is understood the club are prepared to meet the £43.2million release clause. LIVING THE DREAM REVEALED LATEST The Hammers held initial talks with the Uruguay international in the summer, but were priced out of a move.However, talks have progressed well this month and ,according to Sky Sports, a deal has been proposed which would see the 22-year-old loaned back to Celta until the end of the season.The club are just one point and one place above the relegation zone in LaLiga, so getting the starlet back for what remains of the season will be seen as a massive positive.It is understood the club still want to push ahead with the deal, despite Marko Arnautovic committing his future to the Premier League side. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Gomez is a full Uruguay international Latest Transfer News RANKED moving on center_img targets targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti IN DEMAND The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 1last_img read more

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