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Ex-Liverpool ace admits 'miracles don't exist' after failed horse placenta treatment

Liverpool ace Albert Riera has admitted that "miracles don't exist" after an injury-plagued final season on Merseyside.Riera had been part of the Reds side that, under Rafa Benitez, had come close to winning a first Premier League title in 2009. However, over the summer, combined with the departure of Xabi Alonso and off-the-field problems, the Reds struggled.The Spaniard had problems of his own too, and a hamstring injury left Riera limited to just nine appearances all season. Speaking to The Athletic, Riera looked back on the failed treatment which ultimately cost him a spot in Spain's 2010 World Cup side.READ MORE: Football fans baffled as Liverpool cult hero spotted next to Bielsa mural in LeedsHe said: "Physically, I wasn’t at my best in that second season.
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Helen Skelton exclaims 'Jesus Christ' over 'intense' issue with Gorka amid Strictly injury
Helen Skelton, 39, has shared a painful moment alongside her Strictly Come Dancing partner Gorka Marquez.The star posted a short clip of Gorka adopting a strange pose over a table in their rehearsal space. The dancer was hanging over a kitchen counter with his legs flung over the table top as he balanced himself with his hands. Helen was filming her partner's bizarre antics, and shared the "intense" moment with her 340,000 followers. She could be heard saying: "You alright mate?" as her co-star responded affirmatively, although the Spanish dancer was clearly in some pain. The star then strolled with her phone over to a mirror before panning down towards her sore feet, while adding the caption: "It's intense."She then could be heard muttering: "Jesus Christ", under her breath as she showed fans her bruised feet from weeks of hard training. It follows as she took to the picture-sharing platform earlier this week to share snaps of her "bloodied" and "bruised "trotters."Helen shared the snaps shortly before her second performance with Gorka on Saturday night. She captioned the post: “And the aim of the game is to be sexy..."Not with these trotters” followed by laughing face emojis and the hashtag #nopainnogain.Despite the difficult physical element of the show, she said she was nevertheless "loving every part of the journey."Posting a smiling selfie with Gorka, the 39-year-old wrote: “Feet on fire and head exploding but loving every second of this journey.”She also shared a video of Gorka jumping out on people as a practical joke.Helen said: “Somehow @gorka_marquez finding time to prank everyone."She added: “It’s been a big old week of training so far and still a lot to do...
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Shakira set to face trial in Spain for tax evasion
Shakira is set to face trial in Spain for tax evasion after being accused of failing to pay $13.9million (£13m) in taxes between 2012 and 2014.Authorities are seeking an eight-year prison sentence for the singer on the allegation that she made widespread use of shell companies to conceal her income made between 2012 and 2014.In a recent response – her first since the claims became public — Shakira claimed her innocence and deemed the charges “fictional.”In a new interview with Elle she said: “As of today, I owe zero to them.” Shakira went on to explain her confidence in being transparent about her earnings, since she “was advised by one of the four biggest tax specialist firms in the world, PricewaterhouseCoopers.”Yesterday (September 27), a Spanish judge approved a trial for the case, with prosecutors seeking an eight-year prison sentence. Shakira’s representatives say she has paid everything she owed to the government, with €3m (£2.6m) on top in interest.A date for the trial has not yet been set.In the Elle interview, Shakira claimed that the allegations – which she deemed “false” and “without evidence” – are an attempt by the Spanish government “to coerce settlement agreements” via “a salacious press campaign” and the “the threat of reputational damage.” The singer also described such claims as commonplace among her country’s tax authorities, saying that “it’s just their style.”“It is well known that the Spanish tax authorities do this often not only with celebrities like me, it also happens unjustly to the regular taxpayer,” she said.
Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a country in Southwestern Europe with some pockets of Spanish territory across the Strait of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean. Its continental European territory is situated on the Iberian Peninsula. Its territory also includes two archipelagoes: the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, and the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The African enclaves of Ceuta, Melilla, and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera, make Spain the only European country to have a physical border with an African country (Morocco). Several small islands in the Alboran Sea are also part of Spanish territory. The country's mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north and northeast by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west and northwest by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean.
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