|June 21, 2013 8:00 pm||to||June 29, 2013 8:00 pm|
Nerina, also dubbed the boat of solidarity, left the port of Syracuse on Monday morning. This sailing boat was restored by a group of ex-convicts and former drug addicts from a prison in Palermo. The Nerina team left for Ancona to participate in the world sailing championship Orc International from June 21 through 29. The boat was made available by a nautical company from Syracuse for the program Libera di, Libera da directed by Concetta Carbone and realized by the cooperative Tandem, which has been dealing with the social reintegration of young offenders for years now. Eighteen students, selected from the local Asp8 Sert, have learned activities related to sailing and boat construction. The project’s goal was the ambitious participation in the World Championship where some of the kids participate as board members, others as technicians until the end the event.
|June 15, 2013 8:30 am||to||June 16, 2013 9:30 pm|
Villa Airoldi Golf Club in Palermo organizes Sicily Golf Wine and Food. This upcoming weekend all participants can play golf, taste delicious Sicilian food and enjoy a glass of wine.
In the heart of Palermo within a historic 18th century garden, Villa Airoldi Golf Club is Western Sicily’s most attended golf club. The villa also hosts events such as concerts, art exhibits, book presentations and cocktail parties.
Program of the event:
Saturday, June 15
8:30 AM – Sicily Golf Wine & Food Tournament (four-ball formula Stableford 9-hole)
9:00 AM – Start of Golf Open Day
11:00 AM – Wine House Aperitif (participating wineries: Brugnano, Corvo, Duca di Salaparuta, Feudo Montoni, Feudo Arancio, Florio, Mandarossa, Marchesi de Gregorio, Planeta, Rapitalà, Tasca d’Almerita)
4:45 PM – Opening of Coldiretti Area (oenogastronomic excellency-tastings)
5:00 PM – Beginning of Cooking Contest with three junior chefs
6:30 PM – Wine/Coffee Sensorial Experience (mini tasting courses by:
Giovanni Giardina, Master Wine-Taster and ONAV national vice-president,
Arturo Morettino, Master IIAC Coffee-Taster)
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Musical Entertainment
Sunday, June 16
8:30 AM – Sicily Golf wine & Food Tournament (four-ball formula Stableford 9-hole)
9:00 AM – Start of Golf Open Day
10:00 AM – Coldiretti Area Opening with tastings
11:00 AM – Wine House Aperitif
4:45 PM - Opening of Coldiretti Area (oenogastronomic excellency-tastings
5:30 PM – Book Presentation: “Chiaracucina” by Chiara Chiaramonte
6:00 PM – Cooking Competition Awarding
6:30 PM – Golf Tournament Awarding
6:45 PM – Instanbike Palermo Award
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Aperitif Buffet and Musical Entertainment
For more information:
Post by Maria Lina Bommarito
|October 8, 2011 6:00 pm||to||October 16, 2011 6:00 pm|
Catania will see the participation of 1700 athletes representing 130 countries. At the same time there will also be the Paralympic Games: 200 athletes and 30 nations represented.
During the 8 days of competition (8-16 October 2011) over 2500 experts (athletes, referees, managers, carers, teachers) will animate the city that hosts the World Championships.
For more information, please visit www.cataniaescrime2011.com
On Wednesday October 12, Paolo Pizzo was the surprise winner of the epee title as host Italy continued to dominate the fencing world championships. Matteo Tagliariol was the favorite for the title, but the Olympic champion was upset by eventual semifinalist Park Kyoung-doo of South Korea in the opening round.
Pizzo, competing in his hometown of Catania, edged Bas Verwijlen of the Netherlands 15-13 in the final for his first major medal, giving Italy its third gold of the championship after Valentina Vezzali and Aldo Montano won Tuesday’s opening events.
Source: The Mainichi Daily News
Now in their fifth season, the Extreme 40s and their adrenaline-fueled international Series have given sailing a healthy dust-off. Bringing the action to the public, putting guests at the heart of the battle and dramatically increasing the pace on the water, the creators of the Extreme Sailing Series™ have managed to set new standards, both in terms of show and competition.
The Extreme Sailing Series™ takes place in Trapani. The public in the medieval Sicilian town are treated to a stunning display of tactical combat, near capsizes and heart-in-mouth action as the teams battled with 22 knots of wind, around the tight racecourses.
Gebre Gebremariam (Winner of New York Marathon 2010), Emmanuel Mutai (London 2011), and Geoffery Mutai (Boston 2011) gathered in Sicily for 86th edition of Giro Podistico di Castelbuono, the most ancient race in Europe. Interview by Andrea Giannini (4:58).
Boston Marathon winner Geoffrey Mutai added his name to the prestigious list of long-distance stars who won the Giro di Castelbuono on July 26, 2011.
|July 11, 2011 11:00 am||to||July 17, 2011 11:00 am|
The XXIV SNAI Open – Internazionali Femminili di Tennis di Palermo runs from July 11 to 17 on red clay at the Country Time Club.
Kaia Kanepi became Estonia’s first WTA titlist with her victory at the International event in 2010. Anabel Medina Garrigues has the tournament record with four titles here.
A friend forwarded a message about Ettore Messina a few days ago… He is a Sicilian who has worked hard to be where he is today.
Ettore Messina, one of Europe’s most celebrated coaches, appears close to joining Mike Brown on the staff of the Los Angeles Lakers. It’s not the first time that N.B.A. teams have courted Messina —he has turned down offers from Sacramento, Toronto and New Jersey. But this time he appears ready to make the jump. Little known by American fans, Messina has been a fixture in European basketball. He started coaching at age 16, beginning his career with Tonino Zorzi in Mestre, which is one train stop from Venice. After a couple of seasons, he moved to Bologna, the basketball capital of Italy. As an assistant coach to Sandro Gamba, Bob Hill and Alberto Bucci before and a head coach later, Messina spent more than 15 years with the Virtus Bologna. Coaching the young Manu Ginobili, now a star with the San Antonio Spurs, he won two Euroleague and several Italian championships. He coached the Italian national team for four years. When he left Bologna, he replaced Mike D’Antoni in Treviso, where he won several Italian championships and took a second place in the 2003 Euroleague. He then decided to move on. From 2005 to 2009, he led CSKA Moscow. Before moving to Madrid, he won two Euroleagues and four times reached the Euroleague semifinals. He has seemed to know when a team is close to the end of its cycle and when it’s a good time to move on to his next challenge.
|June 2, 2011 11:00 am||to||June 4, 2011 3:00 pm|
The Targa Florio Historic Rally is the oldest automobile race event created in 1906 by the wealthy pioneer race driver and automobile enthusiast, Vincenzo Florio, who had started the “Coppa Florio” race in Brescia, Lombardy in 1900. Always one of the toughest competitions in Europe, the first Targa Florio covered 277 miles (446 km) through multiple hairpin curves on treacherous mountain roads, at heights where severe changes in climate frequently occurred.
By the mid-1920s, the Targa Florio had become one of Europe’s most important races, as neither the 24 Hours of Le Mans nor the Mille Miglia had been established yet. Grand Prix races were still isolated events, not a series like today’s F1.
After 1973, it was a national sports car event until it was discontinued in 1977 due to safety concerns. It is since run as a rallying event, and is part of the Campionato Italiano Rally, the Italian national rally championship.
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The San Siro side will have to make do without the services of the experienced Argentina international after he sustained a hamstring problem.
Cambiasso missed last weekend’s Serie A game against Catania due to the knock and he could now reportedly be out for several weeks due to the hamstring injury.
It is not yet exactly known how long the midfielder will be out of action, but he could even miss the Copa America in his native country.