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Prince William steps in for sick wife but 'they preferred to see Kate'

English bystanders awaited the arrival of Kate Middleton during a visit at Malta. But her husband Prince William showed up on her behalf as she continues to suffer severe pregnancy sickness.

Who would have thought Kate would outshine Wills?

Well, it seems the Duchess of Cambridge has become more popular than her husband.

Many ordinary folks were left disappointed when she passed up on a visit to Malta. Hubby Prince William attended on behalf of his sick pregnant wife, who is home-bound due to her acute morning sickness, People magazine reported

She is expecting the royal couple's second child.

"A lot of the locals I have spoken to have said 'Who's William?'," said bystander Sue Wilding, 74. "I think they would have preferred to have seen Kate."​

Ouch!


Prince William's attendance on behalf of his sick pregnant wife Kate leaves English bystanders disappointed. PHOTO: Reuters

 

The Duke of Cambridge, 32, was walking near St. George's Square in the capital of Valletta when one of the hundreds of people who'd turned up asked about his wife's condition.

His reply: "She's so-so, she's up and down at the moment."

Kate, 32, is still suffering from the effects of hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of pregnancy sickness.

Source: People magazine

WATCH how cat suffers through unwanted monkey business

Money loves cat while kitty prefers snoozing.

Kitty loves me, kitty loves me not.

Animal friendships are a beautiful thing — but they’re often rather one-sided.

Just look at the unrequited love displayed in this video, shared on the popular science Facebook page Biologia Total.

The aggressive monkey disturbs a cat which simply wants to catch some zzz.

This video highlights both immense persistence and immense patience.

As the original post said (in Portuguese), cultivating patience is essential. This cat knows.

Source: YouTube

Tags: money, unrequited, love and cat

S'pore swim champ Joseph Schooling wins bronze at Asian Games

Joseph Schooling bagged the bronze medal in the men's 200m butterfuly at the Incheon Asian Games on Sunday (Sept 21).

Singapore Flyer Joseph Schooling has delivered yet again, this time at the Asian Games.

The 19-year-old won a bronze medal in the 200m butterfly final with a time of 1:57.54, as Japan's Daiya Seto took gold in 1:54.08, while compatriot Kenta Hirai won silver in 1:55.47.

Schooling becomes the first male Singaporean swimmer to win an Asian Games medal since Ang Peng Siong took gold in the 50m freestyle final in 1990.

Last month, Schooling was the first Singaporean to win a swimming medal at the Commonwealth Games when he won silver in the 100m butterfly final, which he should also contest in Incheon, South Korea.

WATCH: S'pore Asian Games footballers talk about 2-1 win, being knocked out of next round

It was a cruel last minute snatch of the qualifying spot as Tajikistan scored their qualifying goal against Oman deeming Singapore's win against Palestine useless.

Two-goal striker Shahfiq Ghani smiled as he was congratulated by his Singapore team-mates. They beat Palestine 2-1 in the Asian Games football tournament on Sunday (Sept 21).

And they were set to celebrate a historic achievement.

But their first Asian Games win since a 6-1 win over Pakistan in 1990 was not enough to get them past the first round for the first time since 1966, when Majid Ariff led the Lions to a fourth-placed finish.

Tajikistan scored an injury-time winner in the other Group C match to beat Oman 1-0 and progress to the round of 16 alongside Palestine.

Both teams have six points, while Singapore finished their campaign on four points following yesterday's victory and an earlier 3-3 draw with Oman and a 1-0 defeat by Tajikistan.

Check out this exclusive video of what the players had to say after the game. 

Asia's Grand Slam singles champ Li Na says: No regrets over retirement

Tennis player Li Na of China cries during a news conference announcing her retirement in Beijing on Sept 21. Li, Asia's only grand slam singles champion, announced her retirement from tennis on Friday, succumbing to the effect of long-term knee injuries.

Asia's only grand slam singles champion Li Na said today that she has no regrets about her retirement.

The Chinese trailblazer was confident her country will produce more grand slam winners in future.

In a letter posted on her Facebook page, the 32-year-old Li announced her retirement on Friday (Sept 19), succumbing to her chronic knee injuries.

She thanked friends, her parents, coaches, agent and all those who helped her. Earlier today, she also thanked those who supported her career.

The former French Open winner and the reigning Australian Open champion said she had given her best during her career. That was what mattered to her.

“I’m very happy with my whole career and feel very proud. Now is the perfect time to walk away. I don’t have any regrets,” Li told reporters.

“After I made the decision I asked myself several times, ‘will I regret it in the future?’ But another voice told me, ‘no’, and I tried my best on court, so I won’t regret it.”

Li, known affectionately as ‘Big Sister Na’ and ‘Golden Flower’ in China, skipped this year’s U.S. Open, triggering speculation her dazzling career was drawing to a close.

 

For many youngsters in China, she is a role model, with her steely determination, broad smile and English language skills emblematic of a confident and rising country.

Li said tennis in China has undergone vast change since she started and predicted more grand slam champions from her country.

“I’ve always watched the development of Chinese tennis closely. The young girls now have chances to come into contact with the world’s top players face to face, and have a bright future,” she said.

“In terms of successors, there’s no comparison, everyone has their own features. I believe they’ll work hard for their dreams.

“Keep an eye out – they’ll be coming. Maybe even better than me,” said Li, who wants to do her part by opening tennis school in the future. - AFP

WATCH: Zoe Saldana pole dance, baby bump and all, in airport Aerotrain

Check out what Zoe Saldana got up to while she was bored on an AeroTrain in Washington Dulles International Airport.

Guardians of the Galaxy star Zoe Saldana sure knows how to have fun. 

The pregnant Avatar actress uploaded a fun video on Instagram of what looked like an Aero-Train in Washington Dulles International Airport - where she attempted to pole dance with her very apparent baby bump.

The video, which saw her husband Marco Prego attempting to work the pole after Saldana's failed try, was captioned: "Let's do that again!!! Absolute boredom at #Dulles airport. #poledancing is difficult under these conditions Hahahaha".

Laugh along with her here:

 

She sure knows how to have fun. Even a pregnancy isn't going to stop her.

Source: Instagram

Tags: Zoe Saldana, pole and dance

Girl to mum: Quit smoking if I get 10k retweets

Pledge to quit goes viral.

Their mother has been smoking for 22 years.

How can they get her to stop?

Two sisters got creative in a bid to make their mother Renee kick the habit: 

Madison tweeted a picture of the contract on Wednesday night, which shows her mum signing off on the agreement on a piece of paper.

The contract reads: "I, Renee Lawson, hereby agree that if Madison Lawson gets 10,000 retweets on Twitter, I will quit smoking."

Within 24 hours, Madison’s tweet had reached far beyond her original target goal, with almost 14,000 retweets, the Daily Mail reported.

Since the time it was published, it has almost doubled with more than 19,000 retweets.

Not only did she get a lot more than what she bargained for, but Madison also attracted 300 new Twitter followers.

Here's what some supporters said:

Madison confirmed the next night that her mum has agreed to ditch the nicotine after she puffs through her last few packs.

"My mom said she’s gonna finish the few packs she’s got left and then she will stop," she tweeted.

You go, girl!

Sources: Mail Online, Twitter

Tags: smoking, quit and retweets

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