BREAKING: Cristiano Ronaldo to marry his girlfriend, Georgina Rodríguez

Reports from a Portuguese daily, Correio da Manha, citing a friend of the five time Ballon d’Or winner, who currently plays for Juventus, after joining from Real Madrid in the summer, reported that the couple are to get married after Ronaldo popped the question in London.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodríguez to marry

Cristiano Ronaldo has asked for Georgina Rodríguez’s hand in marriage according to reports in Portugal, with the Juventus forward receiving a positive response.

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Ronaldo has been taking advantage of the international break to enjoy a holiday in London with his girlfriend of two years, taking in the Royal Opera House and the ATP Finals as well as enjoying a drink with friends at Scott’s in Mayfair.

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Portuguese daily Correio da Manha has reported that Ronaldo had an extra trick up his sleeve for the evening and proposed to Georgina before a dinner at Zela with his eldest son, Cristiano Junior. “Cristiano has asked Gio to marry him and the wedding will take place soon, although only a handful of people know the details,” Correio da Manha quoted a source close to Ronaldo as saying.

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Ronaldo and Georgina to tie the knot

Georgina Rodríguez posted this picture from Zela in London. (Instagram)

The Portuguese daily also posted a photo from Georgina’s social media wearing a ring on her left hand, with Ronaldo also sporting one at the dinner on Wednesday.

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Ronaldo and Georgina publicly announced their relationship a little over two years ago on a trip to Disneyland Paris. Shortly afterwards they announced they were expecting a baby together and Alana Martina celebrated her first birthday a few days ago.

Shocking!!! Newly Elected Congresswoman Can’t Afford Washington Rent

The youngest woman ever elected to the US Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she can’t afford her rent until she starts her new job in January.

After telling the New York Times she’s waiting for her first pay cheque before renting an apartment in Washington DC, the Us Representative-elect for New York’s 14th congressional district, is again being called the “millennial Congresswoman”.

On Friday Fox News presenter Ed Henry suggested the 29-year-old wasn’t telling the full truth because she wore “multi-thousand dollar outfits” in a magazine.

 

 

Ms Ocasio-Cortez responded on Twitter, pointing out the clothes were lent to her for the photo shoot. Her comments – “I’ve really been just kind of squirreling away and then hoping that gets me to January” – got many on Twitter empathising with her.

“Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez not being able to afford DC rent is the most millennial thing ever and I honestly vibe with it,” tweeted one user.

 

 

Ms Ocasio-Cortez joins Republican Elise Stefanik, 34, and newly-elected Democrat Ilhan Omar, 36, among others, in the “millennial caucus” in Congress.

She was elected to New York’s 14th congressional district, after running a progressive campaign that focused on issues including poverty, wealth inequality and immigration.

 

OMG!!! Prince Charles Reading His Speech With A Rechargeable Lantern In Abuja{See Reactions}

A lot of complaints have been made by Nigerians about the way Prince Charles and his wife’s visit to Nigeria was handled.First, it was the seating arrangement of monarchs, then it was the quality of the cake. Now, Twitter users are talking about the fact that Prince Charles had to read his speech with a rechargeable lantern because the room was poorly lit.

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Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla landed Wednesday in The Gambia for the first leg of a week-long African tour aimed at strengthening ties with Commonwealth nations. Photos below show how Prince Charles and his wife Camilla received or were receive by Ghana and Nigerian tradition rulers.

President Muhammadu Buhari received the royal couple upon their arrival in the country at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Shortly after a holding a discussion with the President for some minutes, Prince Charles attended a meeting with traditional rulers at the residence of the British High Commissioner, Paul Arkwright, also in Abuja.
Some of the monarchs present include the Ooni of Ife, Sultan of Sokoto, Emir of Kano, Obi of Onitsha, Etsu Nupe, Oba of Benin and Shehu of Borno.

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During the three-day visit, the royal couple will also hold talks with some youths, the business community, the Armed Forces, and people from the arts and fashion sectors.Prince Charles has made three previous official visits to Nigeria in 1990, 1999 and 2006.This is the first visit of the Duchess of Cornwall to the country.

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During the last day of his visit to Nigeria, Prince Charles visited the Commonwealth War Graves in Abuja, where, he laid a wreath.According to Clarence House, on Twitter, the heir to the British throne visited the graves on Thursday morning.It was also revealed that this year marks the 100th year, since the end of the First World War.

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This year is the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War and members of the Royal Family are honouring people around the Commonwealth, who have sacrificed their lives in conflict,” tweeted @ClarenceHouse.The Nigerian National Military Cemetery contains not only the Abuja Memorial erected by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission but also has memorials commemorating more recent conflicts.

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Court Orders Arrest Of Ex-First Lady Over Corruption Charges

The Philippines’ anti-corruption court on Friday ordered the arrest of former first lady Imelda Marcos after finding her guilty on seven counts of graft during the two-decade rule of her husband Ferdinand Marcos.

 

 

 

Marcos, 89, famous for a huge collection of shoes, jewellery and artwork, is facing dozens of protracted graft cases that have hounded her since her family was toppled in an army-backed popular uprising in 1986.

The court ordered Marcos, a congresswoman, to serve six to 11 years in jail for each of the seven counts of graft.

 

 

She was charged with making seven bank transfers totalling 200 million dollars to Swiss foundations during her term as Manila governor.

Marcos and her representatives did not attend the legal hearing on Friday. She could not be reached for comment and text messages and phone calls to her lawyer were not answered.

The arrest warrant may not be executed immediately because Marcos can appeal the ruling by the Sandiganbayan court, a prosecutor said.

“She can elevate it to the Supreme Court if she sees grave abuse of discretion in the Sandiganbayan’s decision.

So this is not yet final and executory,” assistant special prosecutor Ryan Quilala told reporters.

 

 

Marcos, who has served three terms as a member of congress, has registered to contest an election to succeed her daughter, Imee Marcos, 62, as governor of Ilocos Norte, the stronghold of the Marcos family.

Ferdinand Marcos ruled the Philippines for two decades, placing the country under martial law in 1972, during which time thousands of opponents were jailed, killed or disappeared.

 

He was accused of amassing more than 10 billion dollars while in office and died in exile in 1989.

 

 

President Rodrigo Duterte enjoys good ties with the Marcos family and has often praised the late strongman.

Duterte allowed Marcos’ embalmed body to be buried at a special heroes’ cemetery in 2016, and the president is often accompanied at official events by Imee Marcos.

 

 

Duterte’s spokesman, Salvador Panelo, said in a statement the ruling against Imelda Marcos was proof that the executive “is not in the business of exerting undue interference or influence” on courts, and therefore respects the decision.
(Reuters/NAN)

JUST IN: Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend Clasico!

Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend the second leg of the Superclásico Copa Libertadores final between fierce rivals River Plate and Boca Juniors, it has been confirmed.

Superclásico: Vladimir Putin to attend River-Boca clash

Putin will be in Buenos Aires for the G-20 Summit and will take in the second leg of the all-Argentinean Libertadores final at River’s El Monumental stadium.

Image result for Putin in stadiumThe game is slated for November 24, although there is some ongoing debate over the exact dates for the two games with the presidents of Boca and River preferring the fixtures to be staged on Sunday.

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However, Argentina’s football authorities are eager to ensure that the return leg coincides with the G-20 to afford world leaders the opportunity to witness one of the sport’s great derbies in person.

Putin presence at River-Boca “not a security issue”
Buenos Aires’ Minister of Security Martín Ocampo said that the Russian president’s attendance would not be a problem for the city’s police forces. “If he wants to come to the game it will not be an issue.

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“If Putin comes, we will roll out a special security operation in line with the visit of any national leader.”
“I don’t think he’ll be the only one who will want to see the game and it would be wonderful if more presidents come.”