Month: March 2019

Vivicittà Palermo, a lot of participation

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PALERMO, 31 MAR – Lots of participation at Vivicittà that this morning was played in Palermo. Vincenzo has won Agnello (Casone Noceto) and Silvia La Barbera (Caivano Runners) who replicated the "couple" victory in the edition of Vivicittà of 2016. For Agnello this is the second success in the Uisp brand event, for Silvia La Barbera instead there are six successes (the first in 2009). The start started at 9.30 am, in 38 cities in Italy and 21 abroad with the traditional RAI-GR1 signal this year (from Rome) had an exceptional speaker Gelindo Bordin. TO Palermo two laps, starting from via Libertà, at the height of English Garden, for a total of 10 kilometers. After competitive was the recreational motor walk, with approx 10000 presences that have filled the axis of Via della Libertà, three kilometers of joy, among children, parents, strollers, dogs to enjoy their city and a sun more than spring.

He asks for passage and robs him, arrested

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PALERMO, MARCH 31 – The State Police arrested Cosimo Corrao, 27, who lives at Vucciria, identified as the author of the robbery carried out to a young motorist a Palermo last August 30th. The victim had given a lift aboard his car in Corrao in Viale del Fante. Arrived in via del Bersagliere the suspect would have pointed a knife to the motorist by taking his cell phone and then escaped. THE policemen were able to map the route of the phone stolen and to trace back to the wi-fi network to which the robber is he had hooked. The next step was identification of the robber, recognized by the victim and known by the State Police for its precedents. Corrao is in jail.

Auto-discos, fines and seizures

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MESSINA, MARCH 31 – The carabinieri during controls in the night life in Messina have arrested one person for evasion from home and have reported 11 for various crimes. Six of these, with ages ranging from 20 to 40 years, they are accused of harassment of rest and occupations of people, because they had turned their cars into street clubs spreading music at very high volume from installed stereo systems. The carabinieri have seized the apparatuses on the cars, of power included between 300 and 800 watts. Nine people were reported in prefecture for possession of drugs.

Boat with 11 migrants in Lampedusa

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A fiberglass boat with two outboard engines with 10 adults and a migrant child arrived in Lampedusa (Ag) this afternoon. The migrants were taken to the island's reception center.
The boat was sighted not far from the coasts of the island by a patrol boat of the carabinieri. Thus the mini-autonomous arrivals of migrants continue on the largest of the Pelagie.

Rugby: space mesh & # 039; at the Artena Museum

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ARTENA (ROME), 30 MAR – Delivery to Il took place Museum of Rugby "Fango and Sweat" by Artena of the blue shirt of the National team worn by astronaut Luca Parmitano during the "Flying" mission in 2013. It is the first and only one rugby shirt that traveled in space. Wearing that Maglia, in November 2013, Parmitano joined from International Space Station in orbit around the Earth, where he stayed for 166 days, at the stadium of Turin to give "the kick-off "of the Italy-Australia test match. To give the impulse was the astronaut himself who, pushed by the great passion for rugby, he wanted to donate the shirt to the museum. There delivery of the "space" jersey to the President of the Foundation "The Museum of Rugby, Mud and Sweat", Corrado Mattoccia, occurred in the presence of the President of Federugby, Alfredo Gavazzi, and to the Councilor for Culture of the Municipality of Artena, Lara Caschera, was carried out by Francesco Rea, spokesman of the Space Agency.

Hashish traffic in Palermo, reduced penalties

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Penalty discounts, in Palermo, for the nine defendants in the drug trafficking trial who accepted the arrangement. The head of the organization – who was based in the Kalsa district – Ottavio Abbate, one of the brothers of the boss Luigi, called Gino 'u Mitra, had 6 years and 4 months, compared to 9 years and 6 months that had been imposed on him first degree from the Judge Patrizia Ferro February 26, 2018. The sentence was issued yesterday by the fourth section of the Court of Appeal, chaired by Giacomo Montalbano. The group, managed by the Abbate clan, traded wholesale and retail hashish.
Antonino Augello, known as Barbi, passes from 12 to 9 years; to his brother Francesco Paolo confirmed 9 years, but the continuation was applied with respect to a previous sentence for similar facts and therefore the discount is also for him. Giovanni Pilo goes from 9 years and 6 months to 6 and 2 months; Andrea Di Giovanni 6 years, 3 months and 10 days: started at 9 years and 4 months; Gaetano Musicò was 6 years and 2 months, against the 9 years and 2 months of the first degree; Raffaele Catanzaro, called Pierino, goes from 9 years to 6 years and 4 months. The sisters of Di Giovanni, Giovanna, are seen to have dropped from 3 to 2 years; the other sister, Rita, for a year and 8 months to a year and a half. In the first instance there was also Laura Pirinei, who 13 months ago had a sentence of one year and eight months. With the aggravation based on relapses, the first sentence was severe. The "agreement" was reached thanks to an agreement between the deputy attorney general Caterina Bartolozzi and the defendants' lawyers. The investigation was carried out by carabinieri and police.

Ten Nigerian fugitives arrested in France and Germany

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A dozen Nigerian citizens, all fugitives in Italy and considered members of a criminal organization that for some time operated in Sicily, were arrested in France and Germany by the Police in collaboration with the French and German police forces. The subject held at the head of the organization, Happy Uwaya, and another person, were arrested in Paris, while the others were blocked in Nancy, Marseille, Nice and, in Germany, in Regensburg.

The Nigerians are all recipients of a European arrest warrant following the precautionary custody order issued by the GIP of Catania last January 26th because they were held liable, in various capacities, for a mafia-type association, an association aimed at illicit drug trafficking, sexual violence and group sexual violence. According to investigations by the Catania and SCO mobile squads they would belong to a Nigerian criminal organization spread in various European and non-European countries, of cultist origin called 'Vkings' or 'Supreme Vikings Confraternity'. The ten would all have been part of the Sicilian cell that operated in Catania and the province and had its base in the Cara of Mineo. In the center, according to investigations, there would have been clashes with other groups to maintain dominance among foreign communities.

He dies overwhelmed by a train in the Agrigentino

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CANICATTI '(AGRIGENTO), MARCH 30 – A man was run over and killed by a train at the Ponte Obliquo, at the exit of the Canicattì station, in the direction of Caltanissetta. Giovanni Di Grigoli, 48, a traveling merchant, had parked his Renault Twingo and was collecting vegetables and snails – which he then sold – near the railway line. It is not excluded that the man was seized by illness before the passage of the train.

Violence against pupils, a teacher suspended from teaching

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A 59-year-old teacher from a primary school in San Cataldo (CL) has been suspended from practicing the profession and any other public office or service within educational institutions, with the additional prohibition to privately practice the activity of teacher, because she is held responsible for aggravated abuse towards her students. The carabinieri have notified you of an order for the application of a precautionary measure issued by the magistrate of Caltanissetta. The investigation, coordinated by the Caltanissetta Public Prosecutor, was launched last February in the San Cataldo elementary school. The investigation would once again start from the change in the behavior of the children and from the suspicions of the parents of the students who turned to the carabinieri. The investigators have ascertained that the teacher during the school year would have adopted oppressive educational methods with threats, insults, humiliations and beatings against the students entrusted to her. The investigation, coordinated by the Caltanissetta Public Prosecutor, was launched last February in the San Cataldo elementary school. The investigation would once again start from the change in the behavior of the children and from the suspicions of the parents of the students who turned to the carabinieri. The investigators have ascertained that the teacher during the school year would have adopted oppressive educational methods with threats, insults, humiliations and beatings against the students entrusted to her.

Tourism: Aeroviaggi opens new resort in Sicily

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PALERMO, MARCH 29 – The Aeroviaggi group, the largest tour operator for beds in Sicily and Sardinia, adds another resort to its accommodation chain. On 11 April the Himera Beach Club of Campofelice di Roccella will open, a few kilometers from Cefalù. Between acquisition and restructuring the group of Antonio Mangia, who also runs the Pollina resort a few kilometers away, has invested 12 million euros. Approximately 60 recruitments are planned. "We are thus contributing – said Mangia – to a virtuous process of enhancement of the territory and its tourist vocation".
The Himera Beach Club is a complex built in Mediterranean style. Arranged over three floors, it consists of 149 renovated rooms with modern design. The club has a private beach and an equipped swimming pool. The restaurant offers a diversified themed gastronomic offer. The group manages 14 facilities in Sicily and Sardinia with more than 9,000 beds and in 2018 registered a turnover of over 88 million euros. .