James Dowden

 ROME – It was a golden day in the sun for Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix as she produced a remarkable final dive to take the 10m women’s platform title, while Grace Reid and James Heatly secured silver in the mixed 3m synchronised event at the 2022 European Aquatics Championships.

 Spendolini-Sirieix, who was second heading into the final round, executed her final dive to perfection to finish with 333.60 points, ahead of Ukrainian Sofiia Lyskun in second with 329.80 points and German Christina Wassen, who took home the bronze with 314.10.

17 Aug 2022
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 MUNICH – Italian sprinter Marcell Jacobs took home the crown in a time of 9.95 seconds at the 2022 European Athletics Championships.

 Jacobs, who came into the race as the reigning Olympic champions from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, held off Great Britain’s Zharnell Hughes to win by 0.05 seconds. Jeremiah Azu made it two GB athletes on the podium, winning bronze in a time of 10.13.

 The Italian becomes just the fourth athlete to hold both the Olympic and European titles at the same time, following in the footsteps of Armin Hary, Valeriy Borzov and Linford Christie.

17 Aug 2022
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 ISTANBUL - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced the appointing of Amir Mahmoud Abdulla from Sudan as the world body’s coordinator for the Black Sea Grain Initiative on Friday, said a statement issued by the UN chief’s press office.

 Abdulla succeeds Frederick Kenney from the US, on loan by the International Maritime Organisation, acting as interim coordinator for the UN at the Joint Coordination Centre (JCC). 

17 Aug 2022
Ana Lanzon

 ROME – Matteo Salvini, leader of the right-wing League, has been accused of using religion to propel his election campaign after the creation of his new political slogan. 

 Salvini used the slogan ‘Credo’ (I believe) on his posters brandished around the country, promoting his party for the early Sept. 25 general election. 

 The daily Catholic newspaper Avvenire published an editorial by Don Giuseppe Lorizio, theologian of the Pontifical Lateran University who lambasted Salvini for the use of ‘Credo.’

17 Aug 2022
James Dowden

 ROME – It was a successful evening in the pool at the Foro Italico for Great Britain’s swimmers as they came away with two medals on the penultimate day of swimming at the 2022 European Aquatics Championships.

 In the final race of the day the team of Tom Dean, Matt Richards, Freya Colbert and Freya Anderson came home in a time of 7:28.16 to take the gold. They were followed in second by France in 7:29.25 and home nation Italy rounded off the podium in 7:31.85.

16 Aug 2022
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 VATICAN CITY - On Wednesday during the general audience address, Pope Francis talked about old age, which he described as a time dedicated to fulfillment.

 The pontiff’s topic of speech referred to Reading: Jn 14: 1-3: “I am going to prepare a place for you.”

 “On the eve of his death, our Lord encourages the disciples to persevere in faith and assures them that he is going to prepare a place for them in the house of the Father. Like the first disciples, Christ’s followers in every age live in joyful expectation of the fulfilment of that promise.”

16 Aug 2022
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 FOGGIANO – A man was shot dead in the parking lot of a factory just minutes away from crowded touristic beach spot on Saturday by two hitmen, police said.

 Maurizio Cologno, who was originally from San Severo, worked as a valet and a night watchman.

 The 52-year-old was known by police for various crimes, including drug offenses, crime against property, resistance to public officials, extortion, and the illegal carrying of weapons. 

 Cologno had been arrested in 2013 while under special surveillance for violence and in 2017 following a raid. 

16 Aug 2022
James Dowden

 ROME - Kyle Kothari and Lois Toulson produced an excellent series of dives to win gold in the 10m mixed synchronised platform diving at the 2022 European Aquatics Championships.

 The pair held their nerve heading into the final round to win Great Britain’s first diving gold on day two of the competition with a score of 300.78 from their five dives.

16 Aug 2022

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