Did the Moldovan dancer call him maestro?

I wonder of the Moldovan dancer called Schettino “a maestro“.

Fabiola Russo, whose husband Francesco Schettino who faces charges of manslaughter and abandoning ship over the crash that led to the loss of at least 16 lives, said his portrayal as ‘Captain Coward’ was grossly unfair.

“Those at sea navigate, while those on land judge,” she told Oggi, an Italian weekly magazine.

She also said that she and her husband spent a good deal of time praying for the victims of the disaster, which happened when the Concordia cruise liner hit rocks off the island of Giglio earlier this month and capsized.

“I pray, also for the victims because we know very well what pain is. Francesco prays too – our faith is one of the things we have in common,” she said, insisting that her husband was a brilliant navigator and regarded by his crew as “a maestro”.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

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