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Pietro Musumeci

Pietro Musumeci is a former general and deputy director of Italy's military intelligence agency, SISMI.

A member of Propaganda Due, Musumeci was convicted in 1985, along with other SISMI officers Francesco Pazienza and Giuseppe Belmonte, for embezzlement and criminal association. Musumeci and Belmonte were also convicted for possessing and transporting explosives. They tried to sidetrack the investigations on the 1980 Bologna train station bombing by simulating an attempt with explosives on a Taranto-Milan train, in January 1981 (the bombing was voluntarily thwarted by order of Musumeci).[1]

A further conviction came in 1988, when he was also sentenced for slandering said investigation.[2] Although acquitted on appeals, this sentence was upheld by the Italian Supreme Court in 1995.

A 1984 parliamentary inquiry indicated that irregularities at SISMI included the charge that Musumeci used the Camorra to negotiate the release of Ciro Cirillo, a Christian-democratic politician who was kidnapped by the Red Brigades.[3]

One of the members of Musumeci's office, colonel Camillo Guglielmi, was in the same street in which former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro was kidnapped, on 16 March 1978.[4]

References
  1. "Former Top Intelligence Official Convicted, Sentenced". Associated Press. 1985-07-25.
  2. "Four Convicted Of Mass Murder In Italian Bombing That Killed 85". Associated Press. 1988-07-11.
  3. "Officers questioned on Bologna blast". The Guardian. 1984-10-22.
  4. "Gli interrogativi del caso Moro",
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Pietro Musumeci

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Pietro Musumeci is a former general and deputy director of Italy's military intelligence agency, SISMI. A member of Propaganda Due, Musumeci was convicted in 1985, along with other SISMI officers Francesco Pazienza and Giuseppe Belmonte, for embezzlement and criminal association. Musumeci and Belmonte were also convicted for possessing and transporting explosives. They tried to sidetrack the investigations on the 1980 Bologna train station bombing by simulating an attempt with explosives on a Taranto-Milan train, in January 1981 (the bombing was voluntarily thwarted by order of Musumeci). A further conviction came in 1988, when he was also sentenced for slandering said investigation. Although acquitted on appeals, this sentence was upheld by the Italian Supreme Court in 1995. A 1984 parliamentary inquiry indicated that irregularities at SISMI included the charge that Musumeci used the Camorra to negotiate the release of Ciro Cirillo, a Christian-democratic politician who was kidnapped by the Red Brigades. ...more...



Musumeci

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Musumeci is a family name of Italian origin. It may refer to: Maddalena Musumeci , Italian water polo player Nello Musumeci , Italian right wing politician Nina Musumeci , American beauty queen Pietro Musumeci , Italian general and deputy director of Italy's military intelligence agency Tuccio Musumeci , Italian actor and comedian Musumeci is a family name of Italian origin. It may refer to: Maddalena Musumeci , Italian water polo player Nello Musumeci , Italian right wing politician Nina Musumeci , American beauty queen Pietro Musumeci , Italian general and deputy director of Italy's military intelligence agency Tuccio Musumeci , Italian actor and comedian ...more...



Bologna massacre

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The Bologna massacre ( Italian : strage di Bologna ) was a terrorist bombing of the Central Station at Bologna , Italy, on the morning of 2 August 1980, which killed 85 people and wounded more than 200. The attack was allegedly carried out by the neo-fascist terrorist organization Nuclei Armati Rivoluzionari (Armed Revolutionary Groups), which always denied any involvement; other theories have been proposed, especially in correlation with the strategy of tension . The bombing is the fourth deadliest terrestrial terrorist attack in Western Europe behind the Nice attack in July 2016, the Paris attacks in November 2015, and the Madrid train bombings in March 2004. Bombing Rescuers carrying a victim. At 10:25 a.m., a time-bomb contained in an unattended suitcase detonated inside an air-conditioned waiting room at the Bologna station, which, the season being Summer (it was August), and with air conditioning being uncommon in Italy at the time, was crammed full of people. The explosion destroyed most of the main bu ...more...



Holy Water Joe

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Il lumacone

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Il lumacone (The Big Snail) is a 1974 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Paolo Cavara . Cast Turi Ferro as Gianni Rodinò Agostina Belli as Elisa Ninetto Davoli as Ginetto Francesco Mulè as Pietro Gabriella Giorgelli as Paola Isa Danieli as Carmela Fioretta Mari as Teresa Liù Bosisio as The lodger Franca Alma Moretti as Giorgina Tuccio Musumeci as The usher Gianfranco Barra as The doorman Giorgio Bixio as Don Mauro Franco Bracardi as Giorgina's client References Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN   8876059350 . Achille Valdata (15 January 1975). "Amore e spaghetti". La Stampa . p. 7. External links Il lumacone on IMDb Il lumacone (The Big Snail) is a 1974 Italian comedy-drama film directed by Paolo Cavara . Cast Turi Ferro as Gianni Rodinò Agostina Belli as Elisa Ninetto Davoli as Ginetto Francesco Mulè as Pietro Gabriella Giorgelli as Paola Isa Danieli as Carmela Fioretta Mari as Teresa Liù Bosisio as The lodger Franca Alma Moretti as Gi ...more...



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Propaganda Due

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List of people from Sicily

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Kidnapping of Ciro Cirillo

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List of members of the European Parliament for Italy, 1999–2004

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Valerio Fioravanti

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Giuseppe Valerio "Giusva" Fioravanti (born 28 March 1958) is an Italian terrorist, who, with Francesca Mambro , was a leading figure in a far right terrorist group Nuclei Armati Rivoluzionari ("Armed Revolutionary Nuclei" or NAR). Fioravanti appeared in films and television from a young age, and in his early teens was the most famous child in Italy. He and Mambro were fugitives wanted for terrorist offences by their early twenties, they spent a further period on the run while wanted for the Bologna bombing. Both were captured after gunfights with police. Although Fioravanti, Mambro and a third NAR mamber were convicted of the bombing, there were those who thought that a higher level of the conspiracy was never uncovered. Fioravanti and Mambro admit carrying out terrorist murders, but have always denied any involvement in the Bologna station bomb. Biography Background Valerio Fioravanti in The Reward's Yours... The Man's Mine Fioravanti was born in Rovereto to a Roman family, his father was a television presen ...more...



Enel

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Politics of Italy

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Bologna

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Pallacanestro Trapani

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1169 Sicily earthquake

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List of members of the European Parliament, 1999–2004

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Kidnapping of Aldo Moro

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The kidnapping of Aldo Moro (Italian: Rapimento di Aldo Moro, also referred as Caso Moro) was a seminal event in Italian political history. On the morning of 16 March 1978, the day on which the new cabinet led by Giulio Andreotti was supposed to have undergone a confidence vote in the Italian Parliament, the car of Aldo Moro, former prime minister and then president of Christian Democracy (Italian: Democrazia Cristiana, or DC, Italy's relative majority party at the time), was assaulted by a group of Red Brigades (Italian: Brigate Rosse, or BR) terrorists in Via Fani in Rome. Firing automatic weapons, the terrorists killed Moro's bodyguards, (two Carabinieri in Moro's car and three policemen in the following car) and kidnapped him. On 9 May 1978 Moro's body was found in the trunk of a Renault 4 in Via Caetani after 55 days of imprisonment, during which Moro was submitted to a political trial by the so-called "people's court" set up by the Brigate Rosse and the Italian government was asked for an exchange of ...more...



Civic Choice

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List of Presidents of Lombardy

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Sicily

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Sicily ( SISS-i-lee; Italian: Sicilia , Sicilian: Sicìlia) is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is an autonomous region of Italy, in Southern Italy along with surrounding minor islands, officially referred to as Regione Siciliana. Sicily is located in the central Mediterranean Sea, south of the Italian Peninsula, from which it is separated by the narrow Strait of Messina. Its most prominent landmark is Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe, and one of the most active in the world, currently 3,329 m (10,922 ft) high. The island has a typical Mediterranean climate. The earliest archaeological evidence of human activity on the island dates from as early as 12,000 BC. By around 750 BC, Sicily had three Phoenician and a dozen Greek colonies and, for the next 600 years, it was the site of the Sicilian Wars and the Punic Wars. After the fall of the Roman Empire in the 5th century AD, Sicily was ruled during the Early Middle Ages by the Vandals, the Ostrogoths, the Byzantine Empire, and t ...more...



List of Presidents of Umbria

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This is the list of Presidents of Umbria since 1970. Name Term of office Political Party Legislature 1 Pietro Conti 1970 1975 PCI I ( 1970 ) 1975 1976 II ( 1975 ) 2 Germano Marri 1976 1980 PCI 1980 1985 III ( 1980 ) 1985 1987 IV ( 1985 ) 3 Francesco Mandarini 1987 1990 PCI 1990 1992 V ( 1990 ) 4 Francesco Ghirelli 1992 1993 PDS 5 Claudio Carnieri 1993 1995 PDS 6 Bruno Bracalente 24 April 1995 16 April 2000 PDS / DS VI ( 1995 ) 7 Maria Rita Lorenzetti 16 April 2000 3 April 2005 DS / PD VII ( 2000 ) 3 April 2005 30 March 2010 VIII ( 2005 ) 8 Catiuscia Marini 30 March 2010 1 June 2015 PD IX ( 2010 ) 1 June 2015 incumbent X ( 2015 ) This is the list of Presidents of Umbria since 1970. Name Term of office Political Party Legislature 1 Pietro Conti 1970 1975 PCI I ( 1970 ) 1975 1976 II ( 1975 ) 2 Germano Marri 1976 1980 PCI 1980 1985 III ( 1980 ) 1985 1987 IV ( 1985 ) 3 Francesco Mandarini 1987 1990 PCI 1990 1992 V ( 1990 ) 4 Francesco Ghirelli 1992 1993 PDS 5 Claudio Carnieri 1993 1995 PDS 6 Bruno Bracalente 24 Ap ...more...



List of members of the European Parliament for Italy, 2004–09

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This is a list of the 78 members of the European Parliament for Italy in the 2004 to 2009 session . The names in dark blue are MEPs that had already been elected in the European Parliament . List Name National party EP Group Constituency Agnoletto Vittorio      Communist Refoundation Party      EUL–NGL North-West Albertini Gabriele      Forward Italy      EPP–ED North-West Bonsignore Vito      Union of Christian and Centre Democrats      EPP–ED North-West Borghezio Mario      North League      IND&DEM North-West Chiesa Giulietto      Italy of Values      ELDR North-West Fatuzzo Carlo      Pensioners' Party      EPP–ED North-West Ferrari Francesco      Democratic Party      ELDR North-West Frassoni Monica      Federation of the Greens      G–EFA North-West Gawronski Jas      Forward Italy      EPP–ED North-West La Russa Romano Maria      National Alliance      UEN North-West Locatelli Pia Elda      Democratic Party      PES North-West Mantovani Mario      Forward Italy      EPP–ED North-West Mauro Mario   ...more...



List of members of the European Parliament, 1994–99

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This is a list from 19 July 1999. A Name Country National party European fraction Adam, Gordon Gordon Adam   United Kingdom Labour Aelvoet, Magda Magda Aelvoet   Belgium Agalev Aglietta, Maria Maria Aglietta Ahern, Nuala Nuala Ahern   Ireland Green Party Ainardi, Sylviane Sylviane Ainardi Alavanos, Alexandros Alexandros Alavanos   Greece Synaspismós Aldo, Blaise Blaise Aldo Amadeo, Amedeo Amedeo Amadeo Anastassopoulos, Georgios Georgios Anastassopoulos   Greece Andersson (politician), Jan Jan Andersson (politician)   Sweden Swedish Social Democratic Party Anne André-Léonard Niall Andrews Roberta Angelilli Julio Añoveros Trias de Bes Bernard Antony Pedro Aparicio Sánchez Javier Areitio Toledo Stylianos Argyros Miguel Arias Cañete Aldo Arroni Corrado Augias Paraskevas Avgerinos Claudio Azzolini B Jean Baggioni Francesco Baldarelli Monica Baldi Valerio Baldini Richard Balfe Mary Banotti Otto Bardong Enrique Barón Crespo José Barros Moura Christine Barthet-Mayer Roger Barton Roberto Barzanti Jean-Pierre Bazin Jea ...more...



List of Presidents of Sardinia

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This is the list of Presidents of Sardinia since 1949. President Took office Left office Party Luigi Crespellani 31 May 1949 7 January 1954 Christian Democracy Alfredo Corrias 21 January 1954 13 June 1955 Christian Democracy Giuseppe Brotzu 21 June 1954 31 October 1958 Christian Democracy Efisio Corrias 13 November 1958 16 March 1966 Christian Democracy Paolo Dettori 30 March 1966 1 February 1967 Christian Democracy Giovanni Del Rio 14 February 1967 26 January 1970 Christian Democracy Lucio Abis 2 February 1970 5 November 1970 Christian Democracy Antonio Giagu De Martini 5 November 1971 28 January 1972 Christian Democracy Pietro Soddu 11 February 1972 14 March 1972 Christian Democracy Salvator Angelo Spano 18 March 1972 22 November 1972 Christian Democracy Giovanni Del Rio 7 December 1972 8 May 1976 Christian Democracy Pietro Soddu 8 May 1976 16 June 1979 Christian Democracy Mario Puddu 13 July 1979 19 September 1979 Christian Democracy Alessandro Ghinami 26 September 1979 18 September 1980 Italian Democratic ...more...



Southern Italy autonomist movements

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There are various regional Southern Italy autonomist movements , covering the political spectrum from socialist to Bourbon monarchist . Since the fall of the Roman Empire , Southern Italy often experienced distinct historical developments when compared to Northern Italy . As a result, it has developed distinctive cultures and identities that persist to this day. After the Kingdom of Italy took control of the south in 1861, as well as the rest of Italy apart from present day Veneto , Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol , which were annexed later, it took many years before resistance died down and central authority was established. During World War II there were fresh attempts by Sicilians to achieve independence. Political groups continue to advocate greater autonomy, or sometimes even independence, for southern Italy. However, the demand for autonomy or independence, with the exception of the island of Sardinia which is often included as part of Southern Italy, is now weaker in the South th ...more...



List of Presidents of Friuli-Venezia Giulia

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This is the list of Presidents of Friuli-Venezia Giulia since 1964. Name Term of office Political Party Legislature 1 Alfredo Berzanti 24 June 1964 1 July 1968 DC I ( 1964 ) 1 July 1968 30 July 1973 II ( 1968 ) 2 Antonio Comelli 30 July 1973 21 September 1978 DC III ( 1973 ) 21 September 1978 29 July 1983 IV ( 1978 ) 29 July 1983 23 October 1984 V ( 1983 ) 3 Adriano Biasutti 23 October 1984 8 July 1988 DC 8 July 1988 14 January 1992 VI ( 1988 ) 4 Vinicio Turello 14 January 1992 3 August 1993 DC 5 Pietro Fontanini 3 August 1993 12 January 1994 LN VII ( 1993 ) 6 Renzo Travanut 12 January 1994 18 July 1994 PDS 7 Alessandra Guerra 18 July 1994 7 November 1995 LN 8 Sergio Cecotti 7 November 1995 5 December 1996 LN 9 Giancarlo Cruder 5 December 1996 31 July 1998 PPI 10 Roberto Antonione 31 July 1998 15 June 2001 FI VIII ( 1998 ) 11 Renzo Tondo 15 June 2001 14 June 2003 FI 12 Riccardo Illy 14 June 2003 19 April 2008 Independent IX ( 2003 ) (11) Renzo Tondo 19 April 2008 22 April 2013 PdL X ( 2008 ) 13 Debora Serracc ...more...



Verrès Castle

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Verrès Castle ( Italian : Castello di Verrès , French : Château de Verrès ) is a fortified 14th-century castle in Verrès , in the lower Aosta Valley , in north-western Italy. It has been called one of the most impressive buildings from the Middle Ages in the area. Built as a military fortress by Yblet de Challant in the fourteenth century, it was one of the first examples of a castle constructed as a single structure rather than as a series of buildings enclosed in a circuit wall. The castle stands on a rocky promonitory on the opposite side of the Dora Baltea from Issogne Castle . The castle dominates the town of Verrès and the access to the Val d'Ayas . From the outside it looks like an austere cube, thirty metres long on each side and practically free of decorative elements. History Origins Portrait of Yblet de Challant The earliest documents attesting the existence of a castle at Verrès (in the possession of the De Verretio family) date to 1287. At that time, control of the area was contested between t ...more...



Raffaele Caravaglios

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Raffaele Caravaglios ( Castelvetrano , 28 December 1864 – Naples , 29 November 1941) was an Italian bandmaster . Biography He was born in Castelvetrano (in the province of Trapani ) from Giuseppa Margiotta, a housewife and Francesco Caravaglios, a violin and trumpet teacher and bandmaster . The Caravaglios were native of Spain : in 1856 Raffaele’s grandfather, who was a composer for bands and orchestras, was called from Castelvetrano to substitute the master, and later appointed as local band master. As a young boy he made concerts, accompanied by his father, in various towns in Sicily : when he was fourteen he was orphaned and admitted to the Royal College of music in Palermo , where he studied and got the diploma in violin and composition when 18 years old. While he was conducting one of Wagner’s pieces during the rehearsal for an exhibition, he received the congratulations by the author himself who was in Palermo at that time and visiting the Conservatory . In 1884 he was appointed as the director of the ...more...



List of Olympic medalists in water polo

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This is the complete list of Olympic medalists in water polo. Men Games Gold Silver Bronze 1900 Paris  Great Britain (GBR)Thomas CoeJohn DerbyshirePeter KempWilliam ListerArthur RobertsonEric RobinsonGeorge Wilkinson  Belgium (BEL)Henri CohenJean de BackerVictor de BehrFernand FeyaertsOscar GrégoireAlbert MichantVictor Sonnemans  France (FRA)Thomas BurgessAlphonse DecuyperJules ClévenotLouis LaufrayHenri PeslierPesloyPaul Vasseur  France (FRA)Eugène CoulonFardelleFavierLericheLouis MartinDésiré MérchezCharles Treffel 1908 London  Great Britain (GBR)George CornetCharles ForsythGeorge NevinsonPaul RadmilovicCharles SmithThomas ThouldGeorge Wilkinson  Belgium (BEL)Victor BoinHerman DonnersFernand FeyaertsOscar GrégoireHerman MeyboomAlbert MichantJoseph Pletinckx  Sweden (SWE)Robert AnderssonErik BergvallPontus HansonHarald JulinTorsten KumfeldtAxel RunströmGunnar Wennerström 1912 Stockholm  Great Britain (GBR)Isaac BenthamCharles BugbeeGeorge CornetArthur Edwin HillPaul RadmilovicCharles SmithGeorge Wilkinso ...more...



Mir-16 microRNA precursor family

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The miR-16 microRNA precursor family is a group of related small non-coding RNA genes that regulates gene expression . miR-16, miR-15, mir-195 and miR-457 are related microRNA precursor sequences from the mir-15 gene family ( [1] ). This microRNA family appears to be vertebrate specific and its members have been predicted or experimentally validated in a wide range of vertebrate species ( MIPF0000006 ). Background The human miR-16 precursor was discovered through detailed expression profile and Karyotype analyses of patients by Calin and colleagues. Karyotyping of chromosome structures from individuals with B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemias (B-CLL) found that more than half have alterations in the 13q14 region. Deletions of this well characterised 1 megabase region of the genome was also observed in approximately 50% of mantle cell lymphoma , up to 40% of multiple myeloma , and 60% of prostate cancers . Comprehensive screenings of the region at the time did not provide consistent evidence of involvem ...more...



List of members of the European Parliament, 2004–09

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This is a List of Members of the European Parliament serving in the sixth term (2004–2009). It is sorted by an English perception of surname treating all variations of de/di/do, van/von, Ó, and so forth as part of the collation key, even if this is not the normal practice in a member's own country. This list was initially published by the Parliament at the convening on 20 July 2004, amended on 21 July when the Lega Nord affiliated to the Independence and Democracy group, and then further updated with replacements. Members from Bulgaria and Romania, appointed by their parliaments, became full members on 1 January 2007; some of these participated in the formation of the new Identity, Tradition, Sovereignty group in the following sitting of the Parliament, but this broke up later the same year. List Name Country Region Party Group Adamos Adamou Cyprus   AKEL EUL/NGL Vittorio Agnoletto Italy Southern RC EUL/NGL Vincenzo Aita from 19 Jun 2006 Italy   RC EUL/NGL Gabriele Albertini Italy North-West FI EPP-ED Jim All ...more...



Italy at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Italy competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics , held in Beijing , China. The country sent a delegation of 344 athletes to compete. Medalists Medal Name Sport Event Date  Gold Matteo Tagliariol Fencing Men's individual épée August 10  Gold Giulia Quintavalle Judo Women's 57 kg August 11  Gold Valentina Vezzali Fencing Women's individual foil August 11  Gold Federica Pellegrini Swimming Women's 200 m freestyle August 13  Gold Chiara Cainero Shooting Women's skeet August 14  Gold Andrea Minguzzi Wrestling Men's Greco-Roman 84 kg August 14  Gold Alex Schwazer Athletics Men's 50 km walk August 22  Gold Roberto Cammarelle Boxing Super heavyweight August 24  Silver Giovanni Pellielo Shooting Men's trap August 10  Silver Ilario Di Buò Marco Galiazzo Mauro Nespoli Archery Men's team August 11  Silver Francesco D'Aniello Shooting Men's double trap August 12  Silver Alessia Filippi Swimming Women's 800 m freestyle August 16  Silver Luca Agamennoni Simone Venier Rossano Galtarossa Simone Raineri Rowing Men's quadruple scull ...more...



2016 Northern Pride RLFC season

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2016 is the ninth competitive season for the Cairns based Sea Swift Northern Pride Rugby League Football Club . They played in the QRL state competition, the Intrust Super Cup . 14 clubs competed, with each club playing 23 matches (12 home and 11 away) over 25 rounds. Staff Coaches Managers High Performance Unit Player managers Squad Backs Linc Port (Fullback/Centre) Khan Ahwang (Fullback/Centre) Luke George (vc) (Wing) Justin Castellaro (Centre) Rajan Opetaia-Halls (Wing/Centre) Akeripa Tia-Kilife (Wing/Centre) Brayden Torpy (Halfback) Jordan Biondi-Odo (Five-eighth) Jared Allen (Five-eighth) Forwards Ryan Ghietti (c) (Hooker) Jack Svendsen (Prop) David Murphy (Prop) Sheldon Powe-Hobbs (Lock/Second Row) Vaipuna Tia Kilifi (Second Row) Rajan Opetia-Halls (Second Row) Tom Hancock (Second Row) Ben Reuter (Second Row) Lachlan Parmenter (Second Row) Ben Schell Denzel King (Dummy Half) Keelan White North Queensland Cowboys allocation Ben Spina (Prop) Javid Bowen (Wing) Patrick Kafusi (Prop) Shaun Hudson (Wing) Lac ...more...





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