Official Empoli name Giuseppe Iachini their new coach

first_imgEmpoli have named Giuseppe Iachini as their new manager following the club’s dismissal of Aurelio AndreazzoliThe Azzurri fired Andreazzoli on Monday after their 5-1 Serie A loss to Napoli over the weekend – ironically on the day of his 65th birthday.Empoli are currently 18th in the league table in their first season back in the Italian top-flight with just one win in 11 games.Now they have turned to former Sassuolo coach Iachini to kick-start their campaign.“Empoli Fc communicates that it’s entrusted the technical guidance of the First Team to Giuseppe Iachini,” read a statement on the club website.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.Iachini will take charge of his first game for Empoli at home to former club Udinese this Sunday.L’Empoli Fc comunica di aver affidato la guida tecnica della Prima Squadra a Giuseppe Iachini pic.twitter.com/z7J43Jk3PP— Empoli Fc Official (@EmpoliCalcio) November 6, 2018last_img read more

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Indian spy arrested in Pakistan possessed by evil spirits exorcists fail to

first_imgRepresentational imageCCO Public domainPakistan had reportedly arrested an Indian from the Punjab province for allegedly spying, a crime which is punishable by death in the country. However, his family has said that he cannot possibly be a spy as he is married twice, a class V dropout and rumoured to be possessed by evil spirits.The man, identified as Raj Laxman or Raju, was taken to an undisclosed location for further questioning. He was arrested from Dera Ghazi Khan on July 29 for allegedly spying at a nuclear facility.It was initially believed that he was from Indore and a special team of the Madhya Pradesh Police was sent to trace his roots. They finally found his family in Indhawadi village, about 200 km from Bhopal.His parents told the police that he was married twice, a class V dropout and is rumoured to be possessed by evil spirits.Raju’s brother Dilip told The Times of India that he always talks gibberish and was taken to exorcists over the past six years but they failed to find a cure.Dilip went on to explain that Raju went missing two weeks back and since it was a common occurrence, they did not file a missing person complaint. However, he is at a loss on how Raju ended up in Pakistan.To show proof that Raju is Indian, the Pakistan officials had posted an image of his underwear which had the ‘Made in India’ tag. Reports state that a lighter, tobacco, Rs 15 in coins, Rs 1,100 in cash, a newspaper cutting and two blades were also seized.last_img read more

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Bangladesh Brunei enjoy excellent ties PM

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina at the banquet at Royal Palace, Brunei hosted by Sultan of Brunei Haji Hassanal Bolkiah. Photo: UNBPrime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said Bangladesh and Brunei are enjoying an excellent relationship, which is solidly founded on shared values, religion, cultural linkage and many commonalities.”Our two countries continue to enjoy excellent relationship, which is solidly founded on shared values, religion, cultural linkage, and many commonalities,” she said while speaking at the banquet at Royal Palace, Brunei hosted by Sultan of Brunei Haji Hassanal Bolkiah.Sheikh Hasina said it was, indeed, gratifying for her to visit the great country, a true “Abode of Peace”, where pristine nature and centuries-old tradition embrace modernity.She recalled the memories of her brief visit to Brunei in early 1990s. At that time, her younger sister Sheikh Rehana was residing in Brunei with her family.The prime minister said immediately after coming to office in 1996, she had taken the initiative to reopen Bangladesh’s resident mission in Brunei with to forge closer ties between the two countries. “I’m thankful to Your Majesty for opening the resident mission in Dhaka in 1999,” she added.In Bangladesh, she said, the government is implementing a series of comprehensive initiatives to materialise the cherished dream of “Sonar Bangla” of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. “Robust economic performance and growing investments in social sectors kept us well in track to become a middle-income country by 2021 and a developed one by 2041.”Sheikh Hasina said in the afternoon, both the countries agreed to work together to promote deeper cooperation between the two countries. “We’ve identified a number of areas for collaboration. We also witnessed conclusion of seven bilateral instruments in priority areas.”Later in the afternoon, she said, she had the privilege to attend a Business Forum where business communities from both countries had interactions to identify the potential areas of cooperation.The prime minister also invited Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah to visit Bangladesh along with Her Majesty Duli Raja Isteri.Earlier in the afternoon, prime minister Sheikh Hasina visited Jame Asr Mosque, the largest mosque of Brunei.She offered Asr prayers in the mosque, which is one of the two national mosques of the country.Sheikh Hasina also offered doa seeking blessings of Almighty Allah for the continued progress and prosperity of the nation as well as for peace and unity of the Muslim Ummah.The prime minister went round different parts of the mosque that has 29 golden domes and four minarets with a height of 190 feet.Sheikh Hasina exchanged pleasantries with the devotees who were present there at that time. She also signed the visitors’ book.last_img read more

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Air Force Says It Failed To Report Several Dozen Criminal Histories To

first_imgPhoto of Holcombe Family | Go Fund page on USA TodayThe Holcombe family, in a family photo. They lost eight family members in the Sutherland Springs church shooting on Sunday Nov. 5th, 2017. One of those relatives was a pregnant woman, which raises the count to 9 with the unborn child.The Air Force said Tuesday that in addition to failing to alert the FBI to the criminal history of the former airman who massacred 26 people at a Texas church on Nov. 5, it has discovered “several dozen” other such reporting omissions.This was the most specific acknowledgement by the Air Force that its failure to report Devin P. Kelley’s criminal history was part of a pattern of reporting lapses.The several dozen cases that were not reported have since been presented to the FBI to update its database, Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek said. She had no information on the time period covered by those cases. The Air Force Inspector General is reviewing compliance with reporting requirements in 60,000 cases involving serious offenses dating to 2002.In a written statement on progress in its investigation, the Air Force blamed gaps in “training and compliance measures” for the lapse involving Kelley, who had been convicted of assaulting his then-wife and stepson in 2012. The fingerprint card and the report on the outcome of his court martial were not submitted to the FBI by Air Force personnel at Kelley’s base in New Mexico. If reported, this information should have stopped him from buying weapons.Kelley was sentenced to 12 months in confinement and given a bad conduct discharge. He left the Air Force in 2014.The Air Force inspector general is undertaking an in-depth review of the service’s compliance with long-standing requirements to report certain criminal history information to the FBI for inclusion in databases used to conduct background checks of gun buyers. It is part of a broader Pentagon-wide review of compliance with these requirements.Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has previously acknowledged that Kelley’s criminal history should have been reported to the FBI but was not.In its statement Tuesday, the Air Force said its review found that the reporting failure in the Kelley case was by Office of Special Investigation officials and Air Force security force personnel at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico.“The review also found the error in the Kelley case was not an isolated incident and similar reporting lapses occurred at other locations,” it said. “Although policies and procedures requiring reporting were in place, training and compliance measures were lacking.”In a related development, a family that lost eight relatives in the church killings filed an administrative claim with the Air Force alleging that the Air Force’s failure to report Kelley’s criminal history contributed to the massacre.Joe Holcombe and his wife Claryce filed the claim in the death of their 60-year-old son Bryan. Other Holcombe family members killed in the Nov. 5 shooting included Bryan Holcombe’s wife, his son and his pregnant daughter-in-law. The claim could lead to a lawsuit if the Air Force denies it was at fault.Joe Holcombe said his family filed the claim because the Air Force made a “very serious mistake.”The claim alleges that although Kelley pulled the trigger, “the failures of the Air Force, and others, allowed the shooter to purchase, own and/or possess the semiautomatic rifle, ammunition and body armor he used, and it is these failures that were the proximate cause” of the injuries and death.An Air Force spokeswoman, Ann Stefanek, said the Air Force does not comment on specific claims.“Every claim that is filed is thoroughly investigated and researched in accordance with established law and regulations,” she said. “We will communicate progress directly with the claimant, or their representative, as appropriate.”In its statement about the broader scope of the reporting issue, the Air Force said it has made changes designed to prevent such failures in the future. For example, it is now requiring that leaders up the chain of command verify that criminal history reporting requirements have been met in every case. In the Kelley case, the failure to submit the required information to the FBI was not caught by higher-ups because no such verification was required.Additional training on these procedures is being conducted now. Also, the Office of Special Investigations will require physical verification, in the form of a printout or screenshot, from the FBI’s National Crime Information Center that it received and accurately entered the criminal history information in its database. Thus, the Air Force will verify that its information was received by the FBI, not just that it was sent.The Air Force is not alone is recognizing such reporting failures. The Army chief of staff, Gen. Mark Milley, said in recent days that his service failed in a “significant amount” of cases to alert the FBI to soldiers’ criminal history.“It’s not just an Air Force problem,” Milley said. “This is a problem across all the services where we have gaps in reporting criminal activity of people in service.” Sharelast_img read more

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Sunwing appoints new Groups Manager

first_img Monday, October 30, 2017 Sunwing appoints new Groups Manager << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group Sharecenter_img Posted by TORONTO — Sunwing has expanded its Group Sales Team by adding Samantha Gillingham as its new Groups Manager.Reporting to Group Sales Director Lexic Lipitkas, Gillingham brings over 10 years of travel experience to her new role, with previous positions at Transat Holidays, Flight Centre Travel Group, and Jet Airways. Over the years her roles have ranged from consultant and account manager to team leader and corporate sales manager.At Sunwing, Gillingham will oversee the Toronto Group Sales team and the Nexus/Sunwing Group Excursions team.“I am eager to be working with our Group Sales Director to develop seasonal plans for group customers, and to work with the rest of the team to continuously develop their talent, and our sales and procedures that make us #1 to the sun,” she said.Gillingham can be reached at sgillingham@sunwing.ca and 1-877-877-1755 ext. 6927. Sunwing Group Sales manager for Quebec, Marisa Poggioni, can also be reached at mpoggioni@sunwing.ca and 1-877-877-1755 ext. 6956. Tags: Peoplelast_img read more

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