Chelsea ‘Conte leaves you dead after training!’ – Chelsea boss’ drill sergeant discipline revealed by Chiellini Dejan Kalinic Last updated 1 year ago 15:24 2/8/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(6) Getty Chelsea Antonio Conte Juventus Premier League Serie A The Juve defender, a former player for the manager, says players are exhausted after each practice session with the Italian Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini revealed players were left “dead” after training sessions under Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte.Conte is under fire at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea sitting fourth in the Premier League after back-to-back losses.The 48-year-old spent three seasons at Juve – winning the Serie A in each of those campaigns – and coached Chiellini during his time at the helm of Italy. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Chiellini, a 96-time international, revealed just how demanding Conte was, including in training.”It is not only in the match with Conte. It is all day, every training session. He is like a police sergeant,” he told the Daily Mail .”We felt something very special in his atmosphere, for three years with him at Juventus and two years in the national team.”When you finish training, you are dead. Not tired – dead.”However, the 33-year-old explained that the players are willing to go through it all because of the enormous belief they have in Conte’s process. “You can do it only because you believe in what he does,” the centre-back said. “We had 40 days in France and it was like entering another world. You are 100 per cent with him.”He creates an atmosphere, everyone gives energy to each other. For sure he is one of the very best.”Conte’s Chelsea are back in action against West Brom on Monday.
Columbus, Ga., leaders are pursuing an online campaign to persuade Congress to undo stringent budget cuts forcing the Army to shrink to levels that could jeopardize the nation’s security interests.The campaign is a response to the Army’s latest round of restructuring, which will trim its active-duty end strength from 490,000 to 450,000 soldiers by the end of fiscal 2018. Fort Benning is slated to suffer a net loss of 3,402 soldiers, more than any other post under the second round of cuts imposed by the Army since 2013.“We can tell our story and make sure everyone understands that the size of our military is not being designed by strategy,” said Gary Jones, executive vice president of military affairs for the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce. “The military is being designed by budget, not a national defense strategy,” he told the Ledger-Enquirer.The Columbus Chattahoochee Coalition, which is now separate from the chamber, hopes to collect 25,000 signatures that would be submitted to the Alabama and Georgia congressional delegations. So far the group has collected 4,000 signatures. The coalition is publicizing the effort on four billboards throughout Columbus and on public service announcements.“We have a very active campaign doing presentations to business organizations, social organizations and to churches,” Jones said.Jones acknowledged the effort won’t prevent the Army from carrying out the latest round of cuts, but rather the coalition is hoping to convince federal lawmakers to erase the 2011 Budget Control Act spending caps.Jones said he is confident the campaign will meet its goal of attaining 25,000 online signatures. “If we don’t stop sequestration, more tough, tough times are coming,” he told the paper.Meanwhile, the region’s rental housing market is bracing for an uptick in vacancies as the population of Fort Benning drops. Already, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division — which will convert to a maneuver battalion task force by FY 2017 as a result of the latest realignments — has shrunk by 150 soldiers.Managers at Greystone Properties, which owns almost a dozen complexes in the region, are expecting a two to three percent lower occupancy rate once downsizing is complete, reported WTVM. About 28 percent of those buildings’ tenants are military families. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Senate on Thursday approved an amendment to a two-bill spending package allocating $20 million to the new authority allowing DOD to provide funding to state and local governments for off-base infrastructure projects, bringing the opportunity for communities to obtain funding under the Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program in the new fiscal year one step closer. By Thursday evening, the chamber approved the underlying $857 billion minibus made up of the defense and Labor-HHS-Education appropriations measures.The Senate’s approval of the fiscal 2019 defense spending bill in August positions Congress to possibly avoid starting the new fiscal year with a series of continuing resolutions to fund the Pentagon. The path to working out a compromise spending bill with the House that could be sent to the president is uncertain, however. The House passed its FY 2019 defense spending bill in June, but its Labor-HHS-Education measure has not been debated on the floor. One option is for the chambers to hash out a conference report for the defense bill by itself, but that’s not the first choice of Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.). “We’d like to go to conference as soon as we can with the House with the bills coupled together,” Shelby said, reported CQ.The chairman of the House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee also indicated he would like to see the two spending bills move together as a way to gain House Republicans’ support for a large domestic spending measure. Attaching the two, though, likely would complicate the path toward a House-Senate compromise, slowing enactment of the defense title. The good news is there are five weeks before the new fiscal year gets under way.At this point, passage of the Senate amendment funding the defense community infrastructure initiative represents a significant achievement for ADC, with much of the credit going to Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), co-chair of the Senate Defense Communities Caucus, and the association’s Federal Outreach Advisory Committee.The provision was included in a package of non-controversial amendments that passed by unanimous consent. Another provision, offered by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), would allocate $45 million to clean PFOA and PFOS contamination at military bases.The defense spending bill would provide about $675 billion for military and intelligence programs, including almost $68 billion for the overseas contingency operations account, matching the topline in the House version. Still, there are considerable differences in funding for individual programs between the two versions that need to be reconciled.
Share If you’re a life-long Texan, you may have heard of a mutualistas. These mutual aid societies were part of a long tradition in Mexico, and found their way into Texas in the late 1800s. The organizations worked to provide low-income families with resources they otherwise might not have access to. While most disappeared in the 30s and 40s, throughout Texas today there are still a small number of in operation, including one thriving community mutualista in Waco that’s been around for more than 90 years. As Louis Fajardo opens the doors to la mutualista sociedad de jornaleros, he walks towards a concrete wall. “Let me turn the lights on so you can see what I’m talking about,” Fajardo says. Hanging on the wall are black-and-white photos, memories of the organization’s earliest days. Fajardo is a member and president of the group. He points to one specific photo.Louis Fajardo is a member and president of la mutualista sociadade de jornaleros. Today, the group continues the work it originally began more than 90 years ago.“In 1924, these gentleman right here, on this particular day, under this tree which still exists, are the ones that decided to make the mutualista.”The Waco mutualista came together under the banner of union, fraternity and progress, with a specific interest in watching over the working-class community it came from. Its name even reflects that mission: In English, jornaleros means laborers. This idea – says University of Texas professor Emilio Zamora – is the main reason Mexicans that settled in Texas established these groups.“They had to develop new methods for survival and advancements,” Zamora says. “And one of them was the formation of organizations – mutual aid societies.”Across Texas, these groups provided services their community members were being denied, things like education and healthcare. Mutualistas also negotiated for better working conditions, and created insurance funds to take care of members. That made a huge difference in quality-of-life, according to Ernesto Fraga. He publishes El Tiempo, Waco’s local Hispanic newspaper, and his grandparents were some of the earliest members of Waco’s mutualista. Fraga says the mutualistas also preserved culture. “And they were the ones that allowed for the voice of the Mexican-American community to pass on to the next generation and the generations after that.” Heading into the 1900s, the popularity of mutualistas swelled, with more than 100 estimated to be in Texas. That boost — Zamora says – happed, because at that time an “increasing number of Mexicans are brought in to fill the low-skilled occupations and low-waged occupations in the developing industries of the American southwest: ranching, farming, the railroads and mining” The mutualista hall hosts quinceaneras, baptisms and receptions. The money made from rental fees goes towards funding community projects.But during the Great Depression, mutualistas faced financial hardships, and many closed their doors. Today, there’s about 6 still operating in Texas. Waco mutualista president Luis Fajardo says finances are still a concern for these groups. But the one in Waco has – in part – been buoyed for decades by the dance hall they own, and rent out for baptisms or quinceañeras.La mutualista’s dance hall can fit about 400 people. On one night in December, it’s packed with teenagers dancing to cumbias, little kids running around and adults trying to talk to each other over the music. Nights like this one translate to money for the mutualista. Which, Fajardo says, they’ll use to pay bills. “Then the other part, we take when we make a certain amount of money and we’ll say OK this is going into the scholarship fund, OK this is gonna go here, this is going there,” Fajardo explains. On a recent afternoon, the Waco mutualista hosted a Christmas gift giveaway. Part of the money Fajardo and the membership made this year went towards buying nearly $3,000 worth of toys – like dolls, trucks, and bikes, all given to neighborhood kids, like two-year-old AraBella Chavez.“She just won a bike and that’s what she’s been wanting” says Misty Chavez, AraBella’s mother. Chavez is a mother of 5 and knows volunteers at the mutualista. “So just having something like this is fun and its exciting for them, “Chavez says. “Especially if we ourselves cant afford to get something they want or need.” Filling that gap is why mutualistas were founded in the first place. Fajarado says, even though the times have changed – la mutualista sociedad de jornaleros mission hasn’t. And he’s dedicated to making the mutualista stronger.“I’ll do whatever it takes, along with the membership, to open up and succeed for the mutualista,” Fajardo says. “Now and in the future.In the New Year, Fajarado says the mutualista will continue with building improvements – they’ve already opened up the dance floor and updated light fixtures. But they’ll also look to encourage others to visit – people not just from their South Waco neighborhood, but the community at large. Copyright 2016 KWBU-FM. To see more, visit KWBU-FM.
Lyneth Nyabiosi and her husband, Willie Evans III pleaded guilty to falsely billing Nyabiosi’s employer, Sheppard Pratt Health Systems, for $2.7M. Sheppard Pratt, located in Towson, Maryland, is a top rated mental health hospital. From November 2005 to September 2014, Nyabiosi served as the director of the Health Information Management Department (HIM Department) of Sheppard Pratt.Their plea agreements state that, Nyabiosi and Evans controlled and operated the entity known as IMST, which was created to appear as an independent third party contractor, but was in fact created by the defendants to accomplish the fraud scheme. On March 7, 2007, Nyabiosi, on behalf of Sheppard Pratt, entered into a contract with IMST to manage medical records for Sheppard Pratt. Nyabiosi neglected to inform Sheppard Pratt that both she and her husband were affiliated with IMST, which was in direct violation of Sheppard Pratt’s conflict of interest policy.From 2007 to 2014, the defendants submitted over 180 false invoices requesting that Sheppard Pratt pay IMST for work which was never performed, or for excessively inflated amounts for the work that was actually performed. Nyabiosi personally approved all of the false invoices, causing Sheppard Pratt to mail checks to IMST totaling $2,742,791. The defendants deposited the money into their bank account for their personal use.The defendants have agreed to the entry of an order to forfeit and pay restitution of $2,742,791, and to forfeit two residences located in Bear and Newark, Delaware and three vehicles. The defendants face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison for conspiring to commit mail fraud.The guilty pleas were announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein and Special Agent in Charge Kevin Perkins of the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Oct. 16.