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Former Colombia soccer captain Freddy Rincón fights for life after horrific crash



Former Colombia soccer captain Freddy Rincón is fighting for his life after suffering severe head injuries in a car crash in Cali, Columbia

55-year-old Freddy Rincón was taken to a Cali hospital in a critical condition, where he underwent a three-hour surgery, according to the local media outlet, El Tiempo.

Rincón was driving with four other people when they collided with a bus at about 4:20 AM local time.

“With the authorisation of his family, we confirm that Freddy Eusebio Rincon Valencia was admitted to the clinic today (Monday).

“After an initial valuation, the team of specialists in charge of the patient took the decision to carry out surgery which is ongoing.

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Reports in local El Tiempo suggest the car of the footballer may have gone through a red light, yet these reports are yet to be confirmed as police investigations continue. 

All passengers involved in the horror incident were injured, but Rincón remains in intensive care.

Messages of support are flooding social media for the soccer star, including Colombia’s football federation and former club Real Madrid.

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World Cup hero

Rincón was a key part of the golden generation of soccer in the 1990s playing for Napoli and Real Madrid in Europe. He was a consistent goal-scorer for his country in three world cups in 1990, 1994, and 1998. 

Real Madrid snapped up the impressive midfielder in 1995, where he spent two seasons. 

He captained the Brazilian team Corinthians and won national titles in Colombia too. 

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BREAKING: Shots ring out at Trump rally



Donald Trump was whisked off the stage at a rally in Butler, Pennsylvania after loud noises rang through the crowd.

Trump was showing off a chart of border crossing numbers when bangs started ringing through the crowd. Trump could be seen reaching with his right hand toward his neck. There appeared to be blood on his face.

He quickly ducked behind the riser as agents from his protective detail rushed the stage and screams rang out from the crowd. The bangs continued as agents tended to him on stage.

His motorcade has left the venue.

In a statement, Trump says he is “fine” and says he is being checked at a medical facility.

Donald Trump was safe, the U.S. Secret Service and his campaign said on Saturday after multiple shots rang out at a rally by the Republican presidential candidate in Pennsylvania as video showed Trump grimacing and raising a hand to his right ear.
The former president had just started his speech when gunshots erupted and Trump and other rally attendees hit the deck. Secret Service agents swarmed around him and live video showed blood on the right side of Trump’s face and ear.
Trump repeatedly raised his fist in the air, with an American flag visible behind him, as security ushered him away.
“The Secret Service has implemented protective measures and the former president is safe,” a spokesperson for the agency said on X after what it called an incident.
“This is now an active Secret Service investigation and further information will be released when available.”

A map of the site, showing where the alleged gunman was situated compared to Donald Trump.

CNN reported that Trump was injured, but gave no other details. It was not clear how or what injuries he may have sustained.

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NASA astronauts phone home, confident Boeing’s Starliner will return to Earth safely



Stranded NASA astronauts express confidence in Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft, assuring its capability to safely transport them back to Earth from the International Space Station.

The astronauts, over a video call to NASA, highlighted Starliner’s enhanced safety features and testing protocols as reassuring factors for their safe return.

“I have a real good feeling in my heart that this spacecraft will bring us home, no problem…”, said Sunita “Suni” Williams, one of the stranded NASA astronauts.

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Franchising vs. Independent: key differences to choosing the right SMB model



With latest Australian Federal budget, many SMB’s are weighing their options when selecting a suitable business model.

Franchising provides brand recognition, operational support, and economies of scale but involves ongoing fees.

Independent businesses offer full control and profit retention but face higher costs and regulatory challenges.

For risk and reward, the franchising model reduces risk through established practices and support but involves ongoing fees and profit-sharing with the franchisor.

On the alternative, independent businesses retain full control of profits but face higher risks and responsibilities in managing the business.

Sonia Shwabsky, CEO at Kwik Kopy Australia, joins to share her key insights on SMB’s. #featured

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