But after Sarri asked for more time to consider his future, former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti was appointed as new coach of the Serie A runners-up.The 59-year-old Sarri told Il Mattino: “We were having dinner … discussing whether or not to stay. We turned on the TV and we saw Ancelotti entering Filmauro (the headquarters of Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis).“I had some doubts, that’s fair, but there was a clause in the contract and it wasn’t something I had asked for. The timing wasn’t respected.“Now I hope that Ancelotti can achieve what I came so close to.”Napoli won their last Serie A title during the days of Diego Maradona in 1990.Sarri — who took over from another Italian Antonio Conte at Chelsea — has won his first four games in England.“I didn’t win anything in Naples. Conte here has won (Premier League 2016-2017) and it is difficult to take his place,” said Sarri.“Here it is totally different: it is an absolute party, it is a pleasure to arrive in the stadiums and see the fans with different shirts drinking a beer together.“I sign autographs for the fans of the opposing team on the sidelines, before and after the match.“There are games with so much intensity, physicality. The English game is a different football from the Italian one, played in extraordinary stadiums.“But at the beginning it’s not so simple to understand things. I know less about the teams I face and the opponents.”It is the first time that Sarri, who started out as a banker, has coached outside Italy.“Close up (life in Italy) is full of problems. But when we are far away, there is a bit of nostalgia and something is always missing.“More than all the food, even though I’m getting used to the meat and salmon here. But I can’t find anyone who makes coffee like Tommaso (Napoli coffee maker).”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea’s Italian head coach Maurizio Sarri says he found out he was sacked by Napoli on TV. © AFP / Oli SCARFFMILAN, Italy, Sep 7 – New Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri revealed on Friday that he found out he was sacked as coach of his previous club Napoli on television.Sarri had two years left on his contract after leading his hometown club to challenge champions Juventus for the title last season.
Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Ronald Jackson, is urging Jamaicans to invest in reinforcing structures to withstand a high-magnitude earthquake.He said that while seismic activity throughout the Caribbean since the start of the year does not suggest that Jamaica will experience a major earthquake, citizens must be vigilant.Mr. Jackson noted that Jamaica’s national architecture for dealing with emergency responses is ranked better than many of the other islands; however, citizens should ensure that their buildings are retrofitted to be more earthquake resistant.“The fact is that we do have seismic hazards that can affect us at any time, and it really is about how well we prepare ourselves in the event that it happens, or how well we invest in more resilient infrastructure to be able to withstand any high-magnitude or any shallow event,” he pointed out.Mr. Jackson was speaking in an interview with journalists following a media appreciation luncheon at the University of the West Indies Mona Western Jamaica Campus in Montego Bay on Tuesday (October 9). Mr. Jackson emphasised that preparedness is key to reducing risks, exposure, as well as susceptibility to the jolts of a high-magnitude earthquake.“We need to look at how we are constructing new buildings, where we site them,” he said.“In terms of the actual event itself, we have to really now look at understanding the immediate reactions that are necessary – the duck, cover, hold routine – and ensure that if you are at a school, business or any government institution… that you know what steps to take, in terms of evacuating the building, assembling in safe spaces, and ensuring you have wardens in the buildings, especially if you are multistorey,” he advised. Mr. Jackson said that these measures should be “properly coordinated, rehearsed and exercised at the organisational level to make them effective”.
zoom Athens-based shipping firm Euroseas has seen its net loss for the year ended December 31, 2016 widen to USD 45.9 million, compared to a net loss of USD 15.6 million reported a year earlier.This loss includes a USD 1.7 million of dividend on Series B Preferred Shares, a USD 5.9 million loss on write-down of M/V Eleni which was held for sale, USD 7.1 million loss on termination of Ultramax newbuilding contracts and on expected termination of Kamsarmax newbuilding contract and a USD 18.7 million impairment loss in the company’s Euromar investments.Euroseas’ net revenues for the period stood at USD 28.4 million, down from USD 37.6 million reported in 2015, while its operating loss reached USD 21.6 million, compared to USD 11.4 million seen in the previous year.For the fourth quarter of the year, the company’s net loss attributable to common shareholders was at USD 18.1 million, compared to a net loss of USD 4.3 million reported in the same quarter in 2015, while net revenues for the three-month periods decreased to USD 7.3 million from USD 8.8 million.“During the last quarter of 2016 and the month of January of 2017, we were able to transform the company by resolving its liquidity needs through a combination of equity raisings, debt rescheduling and new financings,” Aristides Pittas, Chairman and CEO of Euroseas, said.Pittas said that, looking forward, the company expects to see a gradual improvement in the drybulk market if China’s commodity appetite continues as supply pressures are expected to subside in the second half of 2017. The company also said that it is “hopeful” to see an improvement in the containership rates on the back of supply correction through increased scrapping and more slippage in new deliveries.“We now have the financial capacity to pursue selected acquisitions and take advantage of opportunities to invest while the prices of vessels are still relatively low. And we hope we will be able to continue acting as a platform to consolidate other ownership interests using our stock to pay for acquisitions such as the recent acquisition of M/V RT Dagr,” Pittas added.