Ronaldo rape allegation moving on 2 legal tracks in Nevada

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. TIMING OF THE CLAIMSLeslie Mark Stovall, a lawyer for Mayorga, has acknowledged that plaintiffs in personal injury cases in Nevada usually have two years to file a civil lawsuit.However, he says a psychiatrist diagnosed Mayorga this year with post-traumatic stress and depression “caused by Cristiano Ronaldo’s sexual assault in 2009.” As a result, the attorney says, Mayorga was not emotionally or legally competent to enter the non-disclosure agreement nine years ago.“We believe that we have the factual basis to ask the court to set aside the agreement so that we can litigate her original damages,” the attorney said.In the police case, veteran prosecutors, defense attorneys and law professor Eve Hanan at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, agreed that the state could bring criminal charges despite the passage of time because Mayorga filed a police report.“There is no statute of limitations if there is a valid police report,” attorney Tom Pitaro said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Canelo not thinking GGG, eyeing 3rd weight class belt Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The other track involves a police investigation that was recently reopened at the request of Mayorga, a former model and schoolteacher who alleges that one of the world’s most famous athletes attacked her in the bedroom of his penthouse at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.At the end of the investigation, police will decide whether to recommend that prosecutors file criminal charges against the 33-year-old soccer star from Portugal who plays for the Italian club Juventus and his national team. He has had lucrative contracts with other clubs including Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United and Real Madrid.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Associated Press does not generally name people who say they are victims of sex crimes. Mayorga gave consent through her lawyers to make her name public.THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Mayorga’s attorneys say she underwent a medical exam to collect DNA evidence soon after the alleged attack in June 2009.But the investigation was ended because Las Vegas police said she only identified her attacker as a European soccer player — not by name — and did not say where the incident took place.The case was reopened in recent weeks at Mayorga’s request. Her lawyers say she provided Ronaldo’s name to detectives who interviewed her in 2009 and identified the location as the Palms Hotel and Casino.Police will turn over the results of the investigation to Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson to decide whether to file criminal charges.A jury of 12 people would have to reach a unanimous verdict of guilt for a conviction on a felony sexual assault charge that could bring a sentence ranging from 10 years to life in state prison, depending on whether the jury decides if Mayorga suffered substantial bodily injury.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – In this Oct. 1, 2018 file photo, a court document lays out allegations against Cristiano Ronaldo in Las Vegas. A Nevada woman’s lawsuit claiming that Cristiano Ronaldo raped her nine years ago and paid her $375,000 in hush money has set in motion a two-track legal process that could put the fate of one of the world’s most famous athletes in the hands of Nevada jurors who may or may not know about the soccer star’s fame. Whether criminal charges are filed depends on the outcome of a police investigation reopened last month at the request of Kathryn Mayorga, a former model who alleges that Ronaldo attacked her in the bedroom of his penthouse at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)LAS VEGAS — A lawsuit filed by a Nevada woman who claims Cristiano Ronaldo raped her nine years ago and paid her $375,000 in hush money has set in motion a two-track legal process in Las Vegas.One involves the lawsuit, which will proceed to a jury trial in civil court only if a state judge sides with attorneys for plaintiff Kathryn Mayorga on key procedural and statutory questions.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Police have refused to release documents about the case. Officer Aden OcampoGomez, a police department spokesman, said Tuesday he could not comment about an ongoing investigation.THE LAWSUITRonaldo’s attorneys have not yet responded to the lawsuit filed by Mayorga on Sept. 27 in Clark County District Court.William Terry, a veteran Nevada criminal defense attorney not connected with the case, predicted that Ronaldo’s legal team will ask the judge to dismiss the lawsuit before they reply to its claims.“There will be a ton of issues to decide long before the case gets to a jury,” Terry said after reviewing the lawsuit and statements by attorneys at the request of The Associated Press. “I think the whole complaint is vulnerable to dismissal.”Before the lawsuit could go to trial, Judge Adriana Escobar would have to decide if too much time has passed since the alleged attack; whether Ronaldo or Mayorga violated a 2010 non-disclosure agreement that requires Mayorga to keep quiet about an encounter that Ronaldo’s lawyers say was consensual; and whether documents cited in European news stories about the case are authentic.Mayorga’s attorneys want to void the non-disclosure pact.The lawsuit claims Ronaldo used “fixers” to pressure Mayorga to sign. It also accuses Ronaldo or people working for him of conspiracy, coercion and fraud, defamation, battery, breach of contract and negligence for allowing details of the confidential settlement to become public in European publications.If the lawsuit gets to trial, a jury of as many as eight people would be asked to reach a majority decision based on a preponderance of evidence or the probable truth or accuracy of the allegations. That is a less-stringent standard than a criminal case.If jurors find in favor of Mayorga, they would be asked to consider possible monetary damages. Mayorga is seeking an unspecified amount greater than $200,000. View commentslast_img read more

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Senate Recommends September 30th for School Closing

first_imgThe Senate Committee on Education and Public Administration has forwarded several recommendations to the Senate plenary as options to harmonize viewpoints on solutions for the education system and the resumption of the academic calendar in the country.The Committee chaired by ranking Bong County Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor, recommended that in order to fulfill the previously scheduled nine-month academic calendar, the Ministry of Education should adjust the 2014/2015 academic year to September 30, 2015, instead of its proposed July 31, 2015 deadline.The recommendations also state that the 12th and 9th graders be required to attend Saturday classes during the extended period to September 15, in order to properly prepare and sit the exams which could be scheduled for the end of September 2015. “The rationale for their recommendation is that if 9th and 12th graders remain in school until 2016 as is being proposed, the education overflow for 10th and 12th graders will be trebled. This increase would pose a national problem of overcrowding in both grades and result in another crisis in terms of low education impact and limited space.”With respect to the next academic year, the Senate Committee is recommending that the 2015/2016 school calendar run from October 2015 to June 2016 with scheduled Saturday classes to make up the loss in school time. “This allows the Liberian school calendar to line up with the international academic calendar by the end of this calendar period,” said the Committee.The Senate Committee which is co-chaired by former University of Liberia Geology Professor Albert T. Chie is also recommending to plenary that the proposal by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for a consultation with the leadership of the House of Representatives include the leadership of the Senate and the members of the Education Committees of both Houses. The Committee further proposed that “there be a roundtable meeting of all stakeholders to finalize an educational program and to seek and obtain adequate funding for all activities which will move the school system from mess to best.”“These are indeed extraordinary times which require extraordinary efforts and sacrifices by all. It is the responsibility of the Liberian Senate as the House of elders to keep the spirit and intent of the coordination and interaction among the three branches of the government in harmony at an even level,” the Committee advised.Though a majority of the Senators welcomed the report of the Committee and its recommendations, some of them called for urgent consultations to avert crisis within the education sector.Margibi County Senator Jim Tornolah described it as a saga looming over the education sector, saying it was worrisome and calls for serious attention.Senator Dallas A.V. Gueh, a member of the committee and himself a former classroom teacher, said the committee’s work was in the spirit of coordination and its recommendations are to help avert what he described as a looming crisis. “We have one government and we are all stakeholders. If anything affects one branch it affects the entire government.”The Rivercess County lawmaker said that every problem in the country is owed to ignorance, and recommended that education be declared a national security emergency. “We need to commission research in the various universities so as to look at the problem from the root cause and to find the medical solution.”For his part, Maryland County Senator J. Bleh-bo Brown warned that the new recommended dates in the Committee’s report will further exacerbate the problem and will only increase the confusion already existing among the citizens. He suggested that the Senate leave dates for closing and reopening of schools to the appropriate education authorities.The Committee comprises of Senators Jewel Howard-Taylor, chair; Albert T. Chie, co-chair; Dallas A.V.Gueh, J. Milton Teahjay, and Oscar Cooper as members.Meanwhile, dozens of non-violent chanting students from the 9th and 12th grade classes of various schools within Monrovia yesterday briefly converged on the premises of the Capitol Building with placards calling on lawmakers not to allow the postponement of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) examines as announced by the Ministry of Education. They later dispersed peacefully as lawmakers carried on normal legislative work.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Shaw reveals grisly details that almost led to him having leg amputated

first_imgLuke Shaw revealed how close he came to having his leg amputated following the injury he suffered in 2015.The Manchester United left-back had his leg snapped in two places following a tackle by PSV defender Hector Moreno during a Champions League game and said doctors later told him complications meant he would have lost his limb had he flown straight back to Manchester rather than remain in the Netherlands. 1 boost Most popular Man United news IN DEMAND REVEALED “I was really close to losing my leg,” the 23-year-old explained. “I didn’t know that until six months later when the doctor told me. At the time, they were thinking about flying me back. If I’d flown back, I would probably have lost my leg because of the blood clots in the leg. I have got two scars down the side of my leg where they had to cut it open and pull the clots out.”It has been a tough three years re-establishing himself for club and country and, aside from a few minutes against Germany in 2017, has rarely featured for England since the injury. Shaw was a member of the 2014 World Cup squad and now Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate has recalled him for the Nations League game against Spain at Wembley on Saturday, and the friendly with Switzerland at the King Power Stadium three days later.Shaw also explained he benefitted from using a psychologist on his road to recovery. “I benefited strongly from using him,” he said. “I’d be lying if I said I didn’t sometimes think about stopping playing football, but I had a lot of good people around me, friends and family, who helped me through it.”The defender has played every minute of the Premier League season so far and has been one of the club’s better performers. It seems his often fractious relationship with Jose Mourinho is a thing of the past; the manager having challenged him to earn his place in the side when it appeared he was set for a summer exit.“Mentally, [criticism] made me stronger, to want to prove to him that I can do what sometimes he’d said I couldn’t,” Shaw said. “Pre-season he said he wanted me to stay and fight for my place, and that motivated me a lot.” Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Shaw broke his leg in two places playing for Manchester United against PSV in the Champions League Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade RANKED Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won smart causal How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures gameday cracker possible standings England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January deals silverware Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielderlast_img read more

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PRINGLE: LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL PUNISHED FOR EFFICIENCY

first_imgINDEPENDENT TD Thomas Pringle has angrily denounced the Government over funding for Letterkenny General Hospital.Speaking in the Dáil Deputy Pringle insisted the Government increase the Budget for Letterkenny General Hospital to ensure they can provide adequate services for the people of Donegal.“It is vitally important to put our health and hospital services at the forefront. Letterkenny General Hospital is a hospital that is consistently the most efficient in the country.” “A total of 93% of the activity in Letterkenny General Hospital is non-elective, emergency services.  Approximately 120,000 patients pass through the hospital every year.“So much for money following the patient    “This shows that regardless of what one does one will be hammered by cuts.”“Since 2009, staff have, been reduced by 113 because of the senseless embargo on recruitment imposed on the hospital. The recruitment embargo has resulted in a reduction of nine members of staff in the X-ray department in Letterkenny General Hospital with community x-ray services staff having to be brought in to keep the unit open. “Nevertheless, the hospital continues to provide care for patients, although under unbearable circumstances.“At what point will our health services become dangerous with not enough staff to keep them going?” He added: “The minimum amount needed to keep this hospital the most efficient in the country is approximately €104 million each year.”  The budget has been cut by €20 million, from €115 million to €95 million.  This year the hospital will have a substantial deficit and next year the indications are that there will be a further 7% cut in its budget, which will bring it down to €90 million.“Money does not follow the patient in this health service, “it will not happen as long as the diktat of the IMF-EU troika and the Fine Gael and Labour Party Government continues to hold sway.“The HSE must ensure that services in Letterkenny are protected by providing €104 million per year. I ask the Government to show in 2012 that money follows the patient and ensure that Letterkenny General Hospital’s budget is not reduced again. It Is maintaining its services but it is constantly hammered by repeated budget cuts.”PRINGLE: LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL PUNISHED FOR EFFICIENCY was last modified: November 11th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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HARTE LAUNCHES SCATHING ATTACK ON MCCONALOGUE OVER CHILD BENEFIT CUTS

first_imgSenator Jimmy Harte has launched a scathing attack on Deputy Charlie McConalogue who has criticised the changes to Child Benefit in the forthcoming Budget.The Labour party politician said he is astonished by the blatant hypocrisy shown by the Fianna Fail TD.” I cannot believe that the FF party through Deputy Mc Conalogue have criticised the fact that there will be NO cuts to child benefit for the first two children and a leveling off of the subsequent children. “This compares to the last Budget brought in by FF which was enthusiastically welcomed by him and his party. They cut €10 a month for the first two children and an additional €10 for the third child,” he said.The Letterkenny Senator said that “as usual” Fianna Fail are trying to rewrite history.He added “The reason that this Budget is dealing with difficult decisions is directly related to the policies and decisions brought in by his party over a period of 14 years.“It’s dishonest to attempt to deflect blame from the Galway Tent brigade that has put this country into receivership . “The new Government is attempting to regain our economic sovereignty that was sold down the river by Bertie and company.“Deputy Mc Conalogue should stop the waffle and get real. It’s time to act responsibly.”HARTE LAUNCHES SCATHING ATTACK ON MCCONALOGUE OVER CHILD BENEFIT CUTS was last modified: December 5th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BUDGET 2011CHARLIE MCCCONLOGUECHILD BENEFITjimmy hartelast_img read more

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Quartz Hill Woman’s Club donates $600 for senior meals

first_img Mary Zimmerman, the church’s organist, directed the bell choir, which consists of Ann Bush, Fred Bush, Jeanne Cochran, Vicki Fisher, Marty Gatlin, Helen Halasey, Kathy Lee, Joann Marshall, Gerry Saul, Larry Stebbins, Kathy Young and Al Zimmerman. Teacher Mike McCullough directed the chamber singers: sopranos Angela Clayton, Morgan Ray, Julia Sobo and Megan Tondreau; altos Candace Cortez, Deirdre Montgomery and Shatera Sangster; tenors Charles Paling, Andrew Shoff and Paulo Vilcapoma; and basses Chris Correa, Bryan Green, Tim McCullough, Bruce Rivera and Marrin Romo. The young men appeared in white tie and tails, as did their director, and the young ladies wore long black gowns. The finale featured the handbells with Royster at the organ, Pfeifer on the trumpet and Lee on the drums. The Chamber Singers were called back for an encore. Menus for the week at the senior life nutrition sites in Lancaster and Palmdale have been announced. All meals include bread, margarine and coffee, tea or milk, for a suggested donation of $2. Monday: Chili egg puff, chili beans, spinach, vegetable soup, coleslaw, apple. Tuesday: Spaghetti and meatballs, mixed vegetables, garden salad, apple juice, ice cream. Wednesday: Sweet and sour chicken, wild rice, juice, green beans, carrot salad, gelatin with fruit. Thursday: Barbecued pork sandwich or fish fillet, soup, scalloped potatoes, corn Niblets, marinated salad, citrus cup. Friday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit salad, orange juice, apple pie. This column disseminates news of interest to seniors of all ages. Bettie Rencoret may be contacted at (661) 943-2998, or messages may be left at the Antelope Valley Bureau Daily News offices, (661) 267-5742. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! QUARTZ HILL – As a fitting tribute to the holiday season’s tradition of giving gifts, the Quartz Hill Woman’s Club has donated $600 to the Antelope Valley Committee on Aging for its Meals on Wheels program. At the recent Christmas luncheon meeting in the community hall at Lane Park, club president Ginny Beaver and member Marilyn Johnson presented the check to Harriett Davis, AVCOA’s executive director and also the club’s immediate past president. “This is wonderful and so appreciated since we still have a waiting list of 100 people for the delivered meals,” Davis said. “It takes a lot of money to fund the project and we almost never have enough. Every dime we get helps us take care of our shut-in citizens and make sure that they get at least one well-balanced meal a day.” Recent donations have also come in from the Boeing Co., $7,000; Boeing Employees Association, $10,000; and the Lancaster Rotary Club West, $3,000. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “These are all marvelous gifts and help immensely to defray the $34,000 monthly costs of the program,” Davis said. On Dec. 17, club members assisted with a children’s Christmas party at the park and the Saturday before, provided cookies for the Quartz Hill Town Center tree-lighting ceremonies. Entertainment for the holiday luncheon was provided by The Happy Singers. The all-senior group sang Christmas carols to keyboard accompaniment. The Oliver Handbell Choir of Lancaster United Methodist Church presented a Holiday Handbell Concert in the church’s new sanctuary. Also performing were the Palmdale High School Chamber Singers, pianist Daniel Zu, organist Dan Royster, trumpeter Julie Pfeifer and percussionist Tom Lee. last_img read more

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Half-time: Leeds United 0 Fulham 0

first_imgLeeds United had the better of few first-half chances after a low-key opening 45 minutes at Elland Road.Sam Byram had the game’s first opportunity, firing across the face of goal.Fulham’s defence largely kept the Leeds attack well marshalled, until the 29th minute when Alex Mowatt got up to head the ball against the bar.Kit Symons’ side used that warning sign as a cue to put some overdue pressure on Leeds, but they failed to work Marco Silvestri in the home goal, with Ross McCormack unable to muster a threat on his return to Elland Road.Late in the first half, Gabor Kiraly – in goal for Fulham for the suspended Marcus Bettinelli – pushed away a shot from Byram, while Seko Fofana engineered Fulham’s first effort on target but Silvestri dealt with it comfortably. Fulham (4-1-2-1-2):  Kiraly; Grimmer, Bodurov, Hutchinson, Stafylidis; Hyndman; Christensen, Fofana; Ruiz; Rodallega, McCormack.Subs: Rodák, Zverotić, Burn, Kavanagh, Williams, Roberts, Woodrow.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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The One Commitment You Need Most of All

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now The salesperson explained that their prospective client had made a number of commitments in the past, and had each time failed to keep their commitment. Their prospective client is smart and successful, and they had reached out to the salesperson to initiate a conversation. Now, as it was time to begin to do the work to put the solution in place, the prospective client kept canceling meetings.This prospective client, despite all outward appearances, has not really made the one commitment necessary for all opportunities, and without which there is really no deal to be had—even if they seem sincerely interested in your solution. The commitment they are missing is the commitment to change.You need the commitment for time. You also need a commitment to explore change. At some point, to create an opportunity, the client has to agree to commit to change. You can have a lot of nice meetings without your client ever really making this commitment, a commitment that is often the most difficult for the client to make because it means they have to change.Your prospective client can be truly interested in what you sell, and still not be psychologically prepared to change. They can have both conscious and unconscious fears and concerns that cause them to make excuses instead of keeping their commitments, excuses that make sense to them, like “I am too busy to do this right now,” or “I can’t do this until I take care of this other priority.” Much of the time, these excuses serve to allow the person making them to kick the can down the road, postponing making a decision one way or the other. When this is true, the prospect almost certainly believes that they really need to change, but haven’t summoned the courage to commit, even when the risk of not acting is greater than the risk of acting.If there is one commitment you need to move forward, it is the commitment to change. While all ten of the commitments are necessary, this is the one that causes deals to die prematurely and unnecessarily.last_img read more

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Woman who complained about sexual harassment set on fire by accused in UP

first_imgA woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur district was allegedly set on fire by a youth after she resisted sexual harassment by the accused, police said on Sunday.The victim is admitted to the district hospital with burn injuries.The victim, a resident of Tambour area of Sitapur, had recently approached police with a written complaint that she was being sexually harassed by a local youth, police said. On December 1, the accused youth along with his brother attacked the woman and set her on fire, said Additional Superintendent of Police Sitapur Madhuvan Singh. “When she went to the sugarcane field to relieve herself, the youth along with his brother poured kerosene oil on her and set her on fire,” said Mr. Singh.One of the two accused have been arrested, said SP Prabhakar Chaudhary.The local station officer Om Prakash Saroj was suspended for failing to take action when the woman, who is said to be 19-20 years of age, approached the police. A case has been registered under Sections 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 326 ( voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code.The victim was living in her maternal house when the incident took place and had been married last year. Police said they also found a romantic link between the accused and the victim.The matter is being probed by the additional SP.last_img read more

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Kobe Paras urges Kai Sotto to go to US to develop basketball game

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Goods worth $400K stolen from Venus Williams’ Florida home Creighton eventually recruited Paras, who did not flourish with the Bluejays and later  transferred to Cal State Northridge where he is now on redshirt status, an academic sophomore on his first year of athletic eligibility.Paras said Sotto, given his height, would have “endless opportunities” in the United States. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Read Next View comments “I was 15-years-old when I moved out here in LA,” said Paras, who is now a member of the Cal State Northridge Matadors.“Hopefully one day Kai may make a mature decision to continue his basketball career in the States so that he won’t get rotten and brain washed in Manila.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSotto is still in high school playing for Ateneo and his 7-foot-1 frame puts him a literal head above his opponents.Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netParas, for his part, moved from La Salle Greenhills to Cathedral in Los Angeles where he made a name for himself as an athletic forward. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKobe Paras encouraged high school sensation Kai Sotto to continue playing basketball in the United States while also taking a swipe at the current hoops scene in the Philippines.In a Twitter post, Paras made use of the new 280-character limit saying Sotto moving to the US will be the right decision instead of playing in the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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