PREMIUMIndonesia prepares for the worst in coronavirus outbreak

first_imgIndonesia stands almost alone in Asia in defying the coronavirus global outbreak, but the government is nevertheless preparing the nation for the eventuality.While it has no ready answer for this exceptionalism, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo ordered a meeting between the Health Ministry and the coordinating political, legal and security affairs minister on Friday to discuss how far the country of 270 million people is prepared when the day Indonesia has its first confirmed case of the new coronavirus flu.Given how rapid the virus is spreading around the world, the first Indonesia case could immediately multiply many times over in a short time. By Saturday, more than 34,800 people in 28 countries have been infected and the number keeps growing. China, where the virus was first detected, leads with 99 percent of the cases. Singapore, Malaysia, T… Topics : Linkedin LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Google coronavirus Wuhan-coronavirus Wuhan-coronavirus-in-Indonesia Wuhan-coronavirus-Indonesia-zero-case health-ministry Forgot Password ? Log in with your social account Facebooklast_img read more

US says probing if coronavirus came from Chinese lab

first_img“We’re doing a full investigation of everything we can to learn how it is the case that this virus got away, got out into the world and now has created so much tragedy — so much death — here in the United States and all around the world,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News.He did not reject the reports and said that the United States knew that the Wuhan laboratory “contained highly contagious materials.””In countries that are open and transparent, they have the ability to control and keep them safe and they allow outside observers in to make sure all the processes and procedures are right,” Pompeo said.”I only wish that that had happened in this place. We would know more about it and we would know more about what has transpired there, if anything, today.” Trump, asked about the laboratory theory at a news conference on Wednesday, said that “more and more, we’re hearing the story” and that the United States was “doing a very thorough investigation.”Trump, who has faced wide criticism at home for his handling of the pandemic that has killed more than 30,000 people in the United States, has repeatedly blamed China and the World Health Organization.The origin of the virus is a popular topic on social media, with conspiracy theorists suggesting it is a Chinese bioweapon and a Chinese official outraging Washington by saying that US troops may have brought it to Wuhan.Neither Fox News nor The Washington Post said that the virus was spread deliberately or that the laboratory was definitively determined as the source.A column by Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin said that US Embassy officials visited the Wuhan Institute of Virology two years before the pandemic and warned of inadequate safety at the laboratory, which studied bats blamed for the SARS coronavirus in 2003.Fox News said that “patient zero” in the new pandemic may have been infected by a bat at the laboratory and gone into the population in Wuhan.Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian — the official who had suggested that the US army may have brought the virus into China — rejected the Fox News report, saying the World Health Organization has said there was no evidence the virus was produced in a lab.”Many well-known medical experts in the world also believe that the so-called laboratory leak hypothesis has no scientific basis,” Zhao said at a regular press briefing. President Donald Trump’s administration is investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, saying it doesn’t rule out that it came from a laboratory researching bats in Wuhan, China.Chinese scientists have said the virus, which has killed more than 138,700 people worldwide, was likely transmitted to humans late last year at a Wuhan “wet market” that slaughtered exotic animals — a longtime focus of concern for public health experts.But The Washington Post and Fox News both quoted anonymous sources who voiced concern that SARS CoV-2 may have come — accidentally — from a sensitive bioresearch center in the metropolis.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Country music star Troy Cassar-Daley is ready to let go

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:29Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p360p360p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenTroy Cassar-Daley sells his farm!00:29Country music star Troy Cassar-Daley is bracing for his heart to break a little, with the home he wrote a song about set to sell under the hammer today. One of his favourite things to do is get the kayak out and go fishing on the river.Troy’s song “I love this place” was written about this property.The home in Vernor, just under an hour west of the Brisbane CBD, goes under the hammer at 2.30pm at Ray White Ipswich, 81 Limestone St, Ipswich, according to agent Jackson Wales. The lifestyle property spans 4.1 hectares with the home having four bedrooms, two bathrooms and parking for six vehicles.“It’s been a big part of our children’s lives and a nice escape from the city,” Mr Cassar-Daley said.“It’s an hour door to door from our place and we’re around Bulimba. Being an hour door to door has been a saving grace because we’ve been able to just get in the car, not pack too much stuff, you might be in traffic for a bit but by the time you got out there it’s just incredible. You get to smell the country air. I was out there the other day and thought I’m going to miss this place.”The family plans to spend more time on the Sunshine Coast in future.“When it comes down to the kids we’re going to spend a bit more time on the Sunny Coast, a bit more salt water fishing not river fishing.He loves fishing at the property.Troy and Laurel brought their kids up on the farm — choosing the simple life over school sports’ runs.MORE REAL ESTATE STORIESMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoRichlister takes huge early offer on homeDam, what a catchAuction yields $6m-plus in sales“On the farm, the bass fishing is right on the doorstep of the property. It’s incredible to get in the kayak and cast off. You walk down to the water and put it in. There are resident platypus.It’s a beautiful part of the river to fish. I’d get down there even before breakfast is cooked, take one of the kids, there’s mist on the water, that’s something really special. By the weekend I’m hankering to get out there.”He said the property would make “an amazing BNB”.“It crossed our minds a couple of times but I’m not a good manager. I’d be up there on the veranda with the guitar, probably saying things I shouldn’t. We’ve had some incredible musical jams on the veranda there.”Many songs have been written on this property. Troy Cassar Daley on his farm less than an hour west of Brisbane CBD.Currently on tour across the country, he told The Courier-Mail of the nostalgia creeping in now that he was now done caring for horses, kayaking in the river, and watching sunsets from his veranda.“It’s that time of our lives where we have two adult kids and we have to move on to the next part of our lives that doesn’t involve riding and caring for horses or slashing paddocks,” he said.MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS He loves pottering on the farm.He and wife Laurel Edwards, a breakfast show radio announcer with 4KQ, have two children – a daughter who is 18 and son who’s turning 21.“They’re young adults and living their own lives and my friend put it best when he said you’re coming into a new season,” Mr Cassar-Daley said. “You have to work out what you want to do now for next ten years after the kids move on. Find things that interest you in common.”“I’ve written many songs while I was there over the years. ‘I love this place’ was written was out there on the kitchen table, I used to invite friends out there. Those tables have been absolutely covered with instruments. Probably the last three records were written out there.”“I’d just mowed the lawn and was up there with my little acoustic and started to think about what the place actually meant, and it’s a pretty important place for me and will always be.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58“The place has personality I will miss the farm’s personality, it’s like an old friend and you do these catchups, I will miss the friendship, the water, watching the sun down.”“We call it the farm, we had our horses there, we buried two of our horses there, it’s been a real part of our fabric, it’s great to get the kids off the gadgets and onto a kayak or horse or trampoline. Fresh air. The kids I hope have formed some great memories out there as well.”“It’s a special place. I’m very happy. It’s the next season.”* Troy Cassar-Daley’s home will go under the hammer at 2.30pm today at Ray White Ipswich, 81 Limestone St, Ipswich QLD 4305, Phone number (07) 3281 9655.FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK ‘I had a few beers, got creative’Property ticks boxes for richest female CEOQueenslander and art collection up for grabsWhat would you trade for a luxury apartment and yacht?last_img read more

Ecuador-Venezuela flights suspended

first_img Tweet Share 68 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img InternationalLifestylePrintTravel Ecuador-Venezuela flights suspended by: – January 24, 2014 Sharing is caring! Tame’s flights to other destinations have proceeded as usualEcuadorean airline Tame has suspended flights to Venezuela, demanding $43m (£26m) in overdue payments for tickets.Some 80 passengers were left stranded on Thursday at the airport in the Ecuadorean capital, Quito.Tame says the Venezuelan Central Bank has not transferred any money to its account in Ecuador since April 2013.Tough foreign currency controls make it difficult for foreign airlines to repatriate money obtained from ticket sales in Venezuela.The government of President Nicolas Maduro is believed to owe more than $3bn (£1.8bn) to several airlines, according to Venezuela’s Airline Association.The $43m (£26m) owed by Venezuela to Tame amounts to one third of the company’s yearly revenue, according to Quito’s El Comercio newspaper.The left-wing presidents of Ecuador and Venezuela, Rafael Correa (left) and Nicolas Maduro (right), are close alliesThe daily 2 1/2-hour flight service between Quito and the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, was inaugurated in 2012 and was usually 90% full, said a company director.Local reports say negotiations to have the debt settled failed. Venezuelan officials had offered to pay part of the debt in government bonds and aviation fuel.On Wednesday, the Venezuelan government announced measures to address its foreign currency crisis.Venezuelans travelling abroard will no longer be allowed to obtain foreign exchange and pay for their tickets at the official rate of 6.3 bolivars per US dollar.They will have to pay a higher, market rate.The official exchange rate will be restricted to essential goods, such as medications, food and industrial supplies.BBC Newslast_img read more

Rape allegations against former Turks and Caicos premier resurface in Florida court

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Share Share Tweet 51 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share NewsRegional Rape allegations against former Turks and Caicos premier resurface in Florida court by: – March 31, 2011 by Global News StaffPROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands — The March 2008 allegations of the rape by former Turks and Caicos Islands premier Michael Misick of an unidentified American woman have now resurfaced in the Miami-Dade County Court in Florida.“Jane Doe” has filed an action against Nikki Beach Hotels, her former employer, claiming she was victimised when she was taken by them to Misick’s home, where she alleges she was raped in the morning of March 28, 2008.Jane Doe has sued Nikki Beach Hotels and Resorts, Penrod Management Group, and her former boss, Michael Penrod.Misick, though named throughout the complaint, is not named as a defendant.Doe says in her complaint: “Nikki Beach, through the various defendant corporations, operates hotels and nightclubs at beachside locations. Its marketing and business plans rely on the allure of sex.”She claims Nikki Beach hired “attractive young women” and send them to “potential business partners and officials it wished to influence … encouraging the consumption of alcohol and narcotics and providing the same, and thereby providing opportunities for potential business partners and officials whose approval they sought to sexually assault these women.”Sources in the TCI say that Misick and his cabinet ministers were frequent patrons of the Nikki Beach Hotel, which is now closed due to financial problems.Doe, a design consultant, says Nikki Beach sent her to the British Territory of the Turks and Caicos Islands in late March 2008. She says Penrod, “a high-ranking executive” with Nikki Beach, ordered her to attend a “social function,” there, and arranged for her transportation. She says she went against her wishes.She was taken to Misick’s home, she says, where she “was given wine that, unknown to her, was infused with a narcotic.”The complaint continues: “After she was in an altered state, her supervisor, who was present and was aware or should have been aware of the risk that Misick would assault her, knowingly and purposely abandoned her at the home of Misick in that altered state… In the morning of March 28, 2007, Misick raped Jane Doe.”The complaint adds: “In fact, Penrod and Nikki Beach regularly transported young, attractive women into such dangerous settings in order to improperly curry favor to the benefit of Nikki Beach. Nikki Beach intentionally transported Jane Doe from Miami-Dade County to a dangerous setting, with foreseeable and known dangers, and abandoned her there.”Doe says that “Nikki Beach was aware that Misick was corrupt, that he engaged in criminal activity, and that he engaged in lascivious behavior. It sought to gain favor with him by presenting him with attractive young women in settings in which he could take advantage of them.”In fact, the complaint states, Misick was so corrupt that the British Parliament “issued a report charging Misick with enriching himself and fellow ministers by selling off Crown land. Because of Misick’s corruption, the United Kingdom resumed administrative control of TCI and the position of Premier was abolished.”After she was raped, Doe says, she returned to her hotel, and returned as soon as possible to Florida, because a co-worker “told Jane Doe that he believed her life to be in danger due to the power that Misick exercised on the island.”In Miami, Doe says, she went to a hospital and had a medical examination that concluded she had been raped.“When she arrived in South Florida, her corporate email account had been shut off, signaling her termination by Nikki Beach,” the complaint states. “Penrod and Nikki Beach spread the story that she had been fired for misconduct.”She claims she was a victim of a corporate practice: “Nikki Beach would allow management employees to encourage sexual encounters or inappropriate behavior between young female employees and business partners, officials and customers, and then turn and dismiss the female employees for the behavior, while encouraging the supervisors to repeat the pattern. Nikki Beach would allow these management employees to purposely endanger their young female staff.”Doe sued Nikki Beach Holdings LLC; Nikki Beach Hotels and Resorts LLC; Nikki VIP LLC; Penrod Management Group Inc.; Penrod Management International LLC; and Michael Penrod. She seeks damages for defamation, negligence and endangerment. She is represented by John Thornton in Miami-Dade County CourtNikki Beach is headquartered in South Beach, Miami, and has beach club locations in eight countries, including France, Spain, Mexico, Morocco, Thailand, and the Dominican Republic.Misick has reportedly been residing in the Dominican Republic in recent months and there has been some speculation in the TCI that Misick himself is the owner of the Nikki Beach resort in the Dominican Republic.Misick returned to the TCI early this month where he was seen leading the airport road protest and networking with current Progressive National Party (PNP) leader Clayton Greene.A review of local news reports at the time indicates that Jane Doe attempted on the morning of the alleged rape to file a complaint against then Premier Misick with the Royal Turks and Caicos Police but claimed she was rebuffed.However, after testing positive for rape in Miami, she returned to the TCI where she then successfully filed charges against the Premier. After a one year wait, the then Attorney General Kurt De Freitas dismissed that case for lack of evidence.This latest law suit will no doubt fuel long-standing local speculation that Misick is unable to travel to the US because of one or more outstanding arrest warrants, although this has not been confirmed. According to local sources, he has, however, not visited the US for a considerable period of time, despite local reports Misick also has children by a woman living in Miami.However, according to Steve Savola, legal counsel to Nikki Beach Hotels and Resorts, the lawsuit is totally frivolous and contradicted by the facts of the case.“Three years ago, the FBI and Turks and Caicos law enforcement conducted a thorough investigation into this matter and submitted their files to the Turks and Caicos Attorney General who did not believe there was sufficient evidence to file charges,” said Savola. “The story outlined by ‘Jane Doe’ in her lawsuit filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court is pure fiction and utterly without merit.”Savola added that Nikki Beach may file a countersuit against these accusations in accordance with Florida statutes.Source: Caribbean News Nowlast_img read more

​Oshoala wins first league title with Barcelona

first_imgAsisat Oshoala has achieved her dreams in Spain as Barcelona emerged Spanish Primera Iberdrola champions following the abrupt ending of the 2019-20 season. The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RSFF) made attempts to complete the 2019-20 season but the inability to meet the government’s health protocol dashed their hopes, hence the cancellation. The announcement saw Oshoala’s team reclaim the league crown for the first time since 2015 despite being unable to see out their remaining games due to the Covid-19 crisis. Oshoala, who won her fourth African Women’s Player of the Year crown in January, made an unsuccessful bid to win a league title on her previous spells in Europe with Liverpool and Arsenal. The same fate she suffered on her initial loan spell at Barcelona following her move from Chinese Women’s Super League outfit Dalian Quanjian in 2019.Advertisement Loading… Despite her contributions, scoring eight goals in 11 games, including the Champions League final consolation goal as they could not celebrate a title. So they ended as runners-up last season. Since her permanent deal, the 25-year-old has gone on to celebrate her first silverware with the Copa Catalunya last August and helped them to the Super Women’s Cup triumph in February. Following the cancellation, Barcelona emerged champions with 59 points from 21 matches and Oshoala made an incredible mark for Luis Cortes’ team as she scored 20 goals in 19 outings. read also:Coronavirus: Oshoala, Ordega, Super Falcons stars join Falz’s Bop Daddy challenge The development means Barcelona have ended their five-year wait to reclaim the Spanish title and secured the crown without losing a game to become the fifth team to achieve such a feat. Meanwhile, many club executives are due to meet on Friday to decide on the final promotion places in Spain, as the number of Covid-19 cases and deaths continues to rise across the country. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Absolutely Unique Facts About KanyeDisney’s Live-Action Simba Was Based On The Cutest Lion Cub EverProbably The World’s Most Beautiful Ceilings!This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeTarantino’s Latest Effort Will Probably Be His Best To DateBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting The Tasks Donelast_img read more

United agree fee for Blind

first_img Press Association A statement from Manchester United read: “Manchester United is delighted to announce it has reached agreement with Ajax to sign Daley Blind, subject to a medical and personal terms. “A further announcement will be made when the process is complete.” Reports in Holland suggest the agreed fee is 18 million euros (£14.2million). Blind was part of Louis van Gaal’s World Cup squad earlier this summer and is the son of former Holland defender Danny Blind. The Ajax youth academy product can play in a variety of positions, including left-back and in central midfield. If Blind completes his move to Old Trafford, he will become the club’s fifth summer signing. Van Gaal has already signed Angel Di Maria, Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo for a total of around £133million. After watching his team draw against Sunderland and suffer defeats to Swansea and MK Dons, Van Gaal thinks his squad is in need of an overhaul. Manchester United’s summer spending spree looks set to continue after they agreed a fee with Ajax for the transfer of Holland international Daley Blind. United confirmed on Saturday morning they had agreed a deal with the Dutch club for the versatile 24-year-old. Blind is set to fly to Manchester to agree personal terms and undergo a medical. The 20-time English champions have been linked with a move for Arturo Vidal, but are understood to be cautious about bidding for the Juventus midfielder due to his knee injury. Another target is Roma’s Kevin Strootman, but he again is also just coming back from injury. Van Gaal is expected to sell a number of fringe players before Monday night. Tom Cleverley is in talks with Aston Villa, Shinji Kagawa has been linked with a return to Borussia Dortmund and Javier Hernandez is a reported target for Juventus. last_img read more

Fixtures out for Guinness Playoffs set for Friday

first_img… Teams must be at venue for 18:00hrsCOORDINATORS of Three Peat Promotions have released the fixtures for the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Georgetown Zone Playoffs which are scheduled to be played this Friday, at the Meadow Brook tarmac, commencing at 18:00hrs.According to a release from the coordinators, because of the overwhelming response by teams from various parts of the Georgetown environs and the organisers’ request to include as many communities as possible, this year’s entries have surpassed previous years.It therefore means that even at the playoff stage the excitement has started and it is anticipated that a large number of spectators will converge on the Meadow Brook facility to witness and support teams from their respective communities.Also of interest is who will join the sixteen automatic qualifiers to make up the required thirty-two teams to contest the tournament which commences on November 22, at California Square in East Ruimveldt.The closing date for teams to submit entries for both segments is November 16 and teams are being urged to adhere to the request of the organisers and coordinating group so that the group draws could be made early.Winners of the overall event will walk-away with $500 000 and the championship trophy along with automatic qualification for the National Playoffs.The runners-up, third- and fourth-place finishers will receive $250 000, $200 000 and $100 000 respectively.Forms can be uplifted from Banks DIH Limited, ‘Caesar’s Place’ D’Urban Street location, Referee Coordinator Wayne Griffith on 697-7777, Three Peat Promotions’ Rawle Welch on: 688-1776 or Duncan Saul at Stabroek News. Teams who do not submit entries by the stipulated deadline will not be permitted to play.The fixtures are seen below:1. Future Stars vs Eccles All-Stars2. MBK All-Stars vs Smyth Street3. Ol Skool Ballers vs New Level4. Jackson Sports Bar vs Rising Stars5. Upsetters vs Albouystown Redemption6. Cross Street vs Stabroek Ballers7. California Square vs Bel Air8. Globe Yard vs Hardina Street Warriors9. Sophia Bullies vs East La Penitence Warriors10. Fruit Stand vs Gaza Squad11. School Yard All-Stars vs Dam Squad12. Pike Street Sophia vs Island All-Stars13. Charlotte Street vs LA Warriors14. Piccadilly Street vs Young Ballers15. Rasville Dreamchasers vs Terror Squad16. Breda Street All-Stars vs Star Ballers17. South Stars vs Spot-718. New Market Street vs Bel-Air19. Goal Getters vs Judgment Yard20. Costello vs Norton Street Ballers21. GTI Ballers vs Team Legacylast_img read more

German Magazine Stands by Ronaldo’s Rape Allegation

first_imgThe German magazine that reported a rape allegation made against footballer Cristiano Ronaldo says it has “no reason” to doubt the authenticity of key documents used in its story.Ronaldo, 33, denies assaulting Kathryn Mayorga at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.Lawyers representing the Juventus player said on Wednesday that documents had been “completely fabricated”. But Der Spiegel said: “We have hundreds of documents from different sources that substantiate our reporting.”It added in a statement: “We stand by our reporting. We have no reason to believe that those documents are not authentic.“Furthermore, as always and before publishing every single article in Der Spiegel, we have meticulously fact-checked our information and had it legally reviewed.“The statement that was issued by Ronaldo’s lawyer, Peter Christiansen on behalf of Cristiano Ronaldo presents the usual path that Mr. Ronaldo and his lawyers have taken in the past when unsuccessfully fighting our investigative work.”The magazine’s story centres on a questionnaire, which it says came from Ronaldo’s lawyers, in which the Portugal international admits Mayorga, 34, said “no” and “stop” during the alleged attack.In a statement released on Wednesday, Christiansen said the documents were “pure inventions” and the result of a 2015 cyber attack, during which “electronic data was stolen” from “dozens of entities (including law firms) in different parts of Europe”.He added: “This hacker tried to sell such information, and a media outlet irresponsibly ended up publishing some of the stolen documents, significant parts of which were altered and/or completely fabricated.”Der Spiegel responded by saying: “In our article, we quote two versions of a document with statements by Mr. Ronaldo.“It’s a questionnaire that comes from his lawyers and describes the course of the night, in which the alleged rape occurred. The first version of this questionnaire, in which Ronaldo is quoted as saying that Ms Mayorga said ‘no’ and ‘stop’, is consistent with many details of Ms Mayorga’s description of the incident.“Both also state that he apologised to her afterwards. In a later version of this questionnaire, Mr. Ronaldo denies the accusation of rape and denies apologising to Ms Mayorga.”Christiansen said his client’s position continues to be that “what happened in 2009 in Las Vegas was completely consensual”.He added: “So that there are no doubts: Cristiano Ronaldo vehemently denies all the accusations in this civil action, in consistency with what he has done in the last nine years.”Mayorga’s lawyers have now called for any documents to be handed over to “the appropriate law enforcement agencies” to help resolve any discrepancies.They added they wanted to review any evidence that showed documents had been altered or fabricated.Der Spiegel also believes Ronaldo’s representatives have changed their narrative regarding the alleged payment that was made to Mayorga by Ronaldo’s lawyers in 2010.Mayorga, who the magazine says filed a report with Las Vegas police shortly after the alleged incident, reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement with Ronaldo involving a $375,000 (£288,000) payment for agreeing never to go public with the allegations.Christiansen says Ronaldo does not deny he entered into an agreement, but “the reasons that led him to do so are at least to be distorted”. He added: “This agreement is by no means a confession of guilt.”Der Spiegel said: “When we published an article about the settlement agreement between Ms Mayorga and Mr. Ronaldo in 2017, his advisors called it ‘nothing but a piece of journalistic fiction’.“Now, Mr. Ronaldo admits that he agreed to that settlement.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more