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  • DiMaggio and Sinatra: The Feud Between Two Italian-American Pathbreakers

    06/13/2014 5:47:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 13, 2014 | Michael Beschloss
    In March 1949, Joe DiMaggio posed in Yankee Stadium, smiling, with another famous Italian-American of his era — each in his professional uniform — but their friendship would not endure. On the evening of Nov. 5, 1954, the Yankee Clipper and Frank Sinatra hastily got up from dinner with friends at the Villa Capri in Hollywood and drove to a little apartment house at Kilkea Drive and Waring Avenue. DiMaggio was being divorced by Marilyn Monroe, his wife of less than a year. A private investigator, Barney Ruditsky, had called to report that she was there with another man. When...
  • Long Island Medium (Theresa Caputo) works for Satan

    05/30/2014 4:32:27 PM PDT · by Coleus · 103 replies
    Connecticut Catholic Corner ^ | May 29, 2013 | Julie
    Long Island Medium (Theresa Caputo) works for Satan She’s charming, she’s whacky, and she’s got funny hair and crazy fingernails- she’s also working for the devil. Sound harsh?  Good. , Theresa Caputo,AKA “The Long Island Medium” seen weekly on the TLC cable channel, is the devil’s own Pied Piper leading people along the devil’s path.  Does she know it?  Probably not, but she should. Caputo is a psychic- yes they do exist.  I am not talking about the “Miss Cleo” types who randomly make up anything to make a billion (yes, that’s right) dollars.  I am talking about the psychics...
  • Man crushed to death by giant crucifix dedicated to Pope (To be Canonised Sunday)

    04/24/2014 3:13:43 PM PDT · by equalator · 16 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 4-24-14 | Nick Squires
    An Italian man was crushed to death on Thursday by a giant crucifix dedicated to the late Pope John Paul II, just days before the Polish pontiff will be made a saint in a ceremony at the Vatican. In a bizarre coincidence, the 21-year-old man was reported to have been living in a street named after Pope John XXIII – who will also be canonised in the ceremony on Sunday, in an event that is unprecedented in the 2,000 year history of the Catholic Church. The man, named as Marco Gusmini, was posing for a photograph with a group of...
  • More primary schools to offer Latin and ancient Greek (UK)

    11/19/2012 5:04:54 AM PST · by Renfield · 20 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-17-2012 | Graeme Paton
    All primary schools will be expected to teach foreign languages to pupils from 2014 as part of a major drive to boost education standards, it emerged. At least one subject from a seven-strong shortlist – French, German, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Latin and ancient Greek – will be offered to seven- to 11-year-olds. The move – outlined in a consultation document published by the Department for Education – could result in a major rise in the number of pupils studying the classical languages at a young age....
  • How Italians Learn to Talk

    03/25/2014 9:23:22 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 24 replies
    youtube ^ | Sep 12, 2013 | Trevor Chapman
    If you're in need of a smile on your face - check this out. At a young age (2), Leah is already very aware of her cultural trait of Italian hand speaking.
  • WATCH: Italian nun wows 'The Voice of Italy' judges with Alicia Keys' 'No One'

    03/21/2014 4:46:33 PM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/20/2014 | Lee Moran
    Move over Pope Francis, there's a new spiritual sensation in town. An Italian nun has become a national star after she wowed judges on her country's version of "The Voice." Sister Cristina, from Sicily, saw all four chairs turn around during her blind audition of Alicia Keys' "No One." The 25-year-old then told the quartet: "I have a gift and I'm giving it to you." Broadcast on Wednesday night, the clip has already racked up more than 30,000 views. It shows the Catholic Sister confidently walking out onto the stage and belting out her version of the hit song. Fellow...
  • Stolen European passports on missing plane

    03/08/2014 8:32:29 AM PST · by bryan999 · 47 replies
    <p>MILAN (AP) — Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirm that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysian airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand.</p> <p>Italy's Foreign Ministry said Saturday that an Italian man whose name was listed as being aboard is traveling in Thailand and was not aboard the plane.</p>
  • Italian charged with killing Irishman in chess row

    01/13/2014 2:58:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/13/14 | Shawn Pogatchnik
    DUBLIN — An Italian man allegedly cut open his Dublin landlord's chest and tried to eat his heart following a fight over a chess match. Saverio Bellante, 34, was charged Monday with murder. Police say he admitted his guilt after being arrested Sunday at the home he shared with Tom O'Gorman, a policy researcher for a conservative Catholic think tank in Ireland. Pathologists said the 39-year-old victim suffered dozens of severe knife wounds to his head and chest, which had been cut fully open. Ireland's senior pathologist determined that the heart remained, but a lung was missing.
  • Amanda Knox: I will become a 'fugitive' if re-convicted for murder

    01/10/2014 9:50:27 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 34 replies
    Today News ^ | January 10, 2014 | Scott Stump
    "Amanda Knox has reportedly told an Italian newspaper that if she is again convicted of murder, she will become a fugitive rather than return to an Italian prison."
  • The American Mafia Was a Melting Pot

    01/07/2014 11:25:08 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 3
    Bill Dal Cerro of the Italic Institute of America [Free for All, Dec. 28] took Dana Milbank to task for allegedly stereotyping Italians in his Dec. 22 Sunday Opinion column, “Godfathers of the Capitol.” But Milbank never used the word “Italian.” He did write “mafia” twice, and he used the phrase “going to the mattresses” once. He also used the term “mob boss.” In my opinion, it takes more effort than it is worth to be offended, no matter what one’s origins, by any of these words. It seems to me that even in “today’s enlightened era,” to use Dal...
  • A Million Cannoli

    06/16/2012 5:02:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    San Mateo Daily Journal ^ | May 17, 2012 | Bill Silverfarb
    Customers line up to buy cannoli at Romolo’s Cannoli & Spumoni Factory on 37th Avenue in San Mateo Wednesday. The store is run by Mike and Joe Cappello, who have taken over the family business. Brothers Mike and Joe Cappello love their jobs. They get to eat Italian desserts all day, whenever they want, as they are now master spumoni and cannoli makers. They learned their craft from their grandparents, Romolo and Angela, and have since taken over the family business on 37th Avenue in San Mateo. Romolo’s Cannoli & Spumoni Factory is celebrating its 44th year and the brothers...
  • After 126 years, the oldest Italian restaurant in the U.S closes (Flor d'Italia in SF)

    05/23/2012 2:58:18 PM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 23, 2012 | Staff
    The oldest Italian restaurant in the United States has closed after 126 years of business in San Francisco. Surviving the earthquakes of 1906 and 1989, fires, robbery and floods, Fior d'Italia could not ride out a bad economy. Originally opened by Angelo Del Monte and 'Papa' Marianetti on May 1, 1886 in a bordello, the venerable old restaurant had operated in numerous locations across the city over the years.
  • Grasp a Rare Grappa

    05/15/2012 4:23:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New Zealand Herald | Monday May 7, 2012 | Don Kavanagh
    Grasp a Rare Grappa
  • Stocks at Lows, 34 Italian Banks Downgraded

    02/10/2012 12:39:12 PM PST · by Signalman · 2 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/10/2012 | JeeYeon Park
    Stocks accelerated their losses Friday, on track to logging their worst session this year, after stalled debt negotiations in Greece, some disappointing economic news and reports that S&P downgraded a handful of Italian banks. In the latest round of disappointment from the euro zone, ratings agency S&P downgraded 34 of 37 Italian banks, including banking giant UniCredit, citing worries over the banking industry and economic risks in the country. The move comes after the ratings agency's downgrade of Italy's sovereign rating in January to BBB+, along with downgrades of nine other euro zone countries. All three major averages are on...
  • Taking the Cannoli (How Hollywood revived Italian-American identity, for better or worse)

    01/29/2012 2:52:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | JANUARY 28, 2012 |
    It has been 40 years since the "The Godfather" drew fans into the iconic saga of the Corleone family, reinventing the mob-movie genre and embedding the phrase "I'll make him an offer he can't refuse" in the American idiom. But the blockbuster film and its two sequels, with more than $1 billion in revenues, are about far more than crime and punishment to Tom Santopietro, the author of "The Godfather Effect." Mr. Santopietro, a theater manager who has written books on Frank Sinatra, Doris Day and Barbra Streisand, saw "The Godfather: Part II" (1974) as a college sophomore, and it...
  • Obama Warns Israel Not To Attack Iran

    01/14/2012 7:29:03 PM PST · by Billlknowles · 25 replies ^ | 1/14/2012 | Bill Knowles
    Apparently not content by merely insulting Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by suggesting that the Palestinians be given territory as it was before 1967, President Obama and hapless Defense Secretary Leon Panetta have given Israel several private warnings telling them not to take military action against Iran and the 'Madman of Tehran' Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. At a time where Obama should be giving unconditional support to our allies in the Middle East, he again chooses to rebuke them and snub his nose at them.
  • Secretary of Defense Panetta shows how the Obama Administration is Selling Out Israel...and US

    12/03/2011 3:38:16 PM PST · by goldstategop · 10 replies
    Rubin Reports ^ | 12/03/2011 | Barry Rubin
    Charlie:: “You coulda been another Billy Conn, and that skunk we got you for a manager, he brought you along too fast.” Terry: “It wasn’t him, Charley, it was you. Remember that night in the Garden you came down to my dressing room and you said, `Kid, this ain’t your night. We’re going for the price on Wilson.’….I coulda taken Wilson apart! So what happens? He gets the title shot outdoors on the ballpark and what do I get? A one-way ticket to Palooka-ville! You was my brother, Charley, you shoulda looked out for me a little bit. You shoulda...
  • 2 out of 3 medical students do not know when to wash their hands

    12/01/2011 5:19:20 PM PST · by decimon · 31 replies
    Elsevier Health Sciences ^ | December 1, 2011
    Washington, DC, December 1, 2011 -- Only 21 percent of surveyed medical students could identify five true and two false indications of when and when not to wash their hands in the clinical setting, according to a study published in the December issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of APIC - the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology. Three researchers from the Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hospital Epidemiology at Hannover Medical School in Hannover, Germany collected surveys from 85 medical students in their third year of study during a lecture class that...
  • European Leaders Head to Washington for Meetings When Everyone Knows There Is No Sanity Clause

    11/27/2011 5:39:04 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Notes From Underground ^ | November 27, 2011 | Yra Harris
    In one of the best Marx Brothers scenes is from A Night at the Opera, where Groucho and Chico are ripping up a contract and they finally come to the SANITY CLAUSE, in which Chico proclaims there is no SANITY CLAUSE. In tomorrow’s Financial Times, there is a story about France pushing for a Christmas gift from the ECB. The gift that the French are hoping for is a backstop for the European banks that are under severe stress because of the huge amount of EURO sovereign bonds on the banks’ balance sheets. In order for the ECB to act,...
  • Monti forms new Italian govt with no politicians

    11/16/2011 3:12:49 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/16/11 | Colleen Barry and Frances D'Emilio - AP
    ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Mario Monti formed a government of bankers, diplomats and business executives Wednesday, saying the absence of politicians in his Cabinet will spare political parties the "embarrassment" of taking the tough decisions needed to steer the country from financial disaster. The 68-year-old former European Union competition commissioner and his Cabinet were sworn in at a solemn ceremony at the presidential palace that formally ended Silvio Berlusconi's 3 1/2-year-old government and the media mogul's 17-year-long political dominance. Monti faces his first major hurdle Thursday when he presents his legislative agenda to parliament and subjects his government to...
  • Angela Merkel pleads for Germany to approve plans to increase European bail-out fund

    10/24/2011 2:20:03 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/24/2011 | Louise Armitstead
    Angela Merkel has appealed to German politicians to approve Europe's rescue efforts ahead of a crucial vote that could torpedo the Brussels summit. The German Chancellor, who on Tuesday must secure the Bundestag's approval before European bail-out plans can proceed, briefed politicians on plans to increase the firepower of the European Finance Stability Facility (EFSF) from €440bn (£383bn) to more than €1 trillion. She assured them that Germany would not have to stump up more cash because financial engineering would be used to boost the bail-out fund. Even so, European leaders face a tense wait before the Brussels summit resumes...
  • Why Is the FBI After Clint Eastwood?

    10/12/2011 6:56:54 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 37 replies
    E online ^ | October 10, 2011 | Ted Casablanca and Alyssa Toomey
    In a very bizarre turn of events, it seems that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is all riled up over Clint Eastwood's latest movie, J. Edgar. Which, of course, stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the FBI's founding director, J. Edgar Hoover. So when the bureau's not chasing down Scarlett Johansson's nude pics, it's all up in Clint's business! What's up with the FBI going all Hollywood these days? Color us not surprised it has everything to do with Eastwood's portrayal of The Hoov. And remember we first criticized Clint for failing to make the character "gay-enough." Now it seems the FBI...
  • Jimmy Carter asks for cash to wipe out guinea worm

    10/04/2011 7:28:56 PM PDT · by quantim · 28 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Oct 4, 7:01 PM EDT
    LONDON (AP) -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is appealing for other donors to join Britain in a multi-million dollar campaign to wipe out guinea worm, a crippling and painful parasitic disease that now exists only in four African countries. At a press briefing in London on Wednesday, British officials are expected to pledge 20 million pounds (US$31 million) over four years to the cause - but only if other donors also open their wallets. The global campaign to eradicate guinea worm started in 1980, when there were about 3.5 million cases of the disease, also known as dracunculiasis, every...
  • The Mystery Of The Ron Paul Freakshow

    10/02/2011 11:07:18 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 70 replies
    Absolutely NonPaul ^ | 10/3/11 | Alan Levy
    Here's a trillion dollar deficit question: Where did Iran's Favorite Congress Critter, Ron Paul, get his army of followers ? It's an important question to ask. Bloggers can't criticize Paul without having a cross burned on their blog by the RuPaulista SS. (Erick Erickson's RedState has had to ban anyone who wasn't a member for more than six months for mentioning Paul in a post.) Conservative radio show hosts can't utter a peep about Mahmoud AmendinePaul without having his lines jammed up for the rest of the show.
  • Leon Panetta Echos Obama's Anti-Israel Disinformation Campaign

    10/02/2011 8:35:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Yid with Lid ^ | 10/2/11 | Jeff Dunetz
    Not every anti-Israel step the Obama administration takes is reflected by policy. For every "start negotiations with the 1949 Armistice lines" there is disinformation, a falsification of history spewed out by the administration. The latest example of this falsification of history was presented tonight by new Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. On his way to meetings with Israeli and Egyptian officials, Panetta warned that Israel is becoming increasingly isolated in the Middle East, and said Israeli leaders must restart negotiations with the Palestinians and work to restore relations with Egypt and Turkey. In a blunt assessment made as he was traveling...
  • Never Fight a Land War in Asia

    09/01/2011 5:43:07 PM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Stratfor ^ | George Friedman
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, speaking at West Point, said last week that “Any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should have his head examined.” In saying this, Gates was repeating a dictum laid down by Douglas MacArthur after the Korean War, who urged the United States to avoid land wars in Asia. Given that the United States has fought four major land wars in Asia since World War II — Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq — none of which had...
  • Cannibal, 21, confesses to making meatballs with his victim and posting video clips of him cooking

    08/30/2011 6:58:41 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 30, 2011 | Louise Boyle
    A cannibal has admitted to killing a man and then making sausages and meatballs from his corpse. He was so proud of his culinary achievements, including rib dishes, that he posted short video clips on the Internet, according to police who removed the offensive footage. The 21-year-old - who worked as a chef - confessed to police in the Russian city of Murmansk saying that he had a strong desire to eat human flesh. He had used a gay dating website to lure his victim, aged 32, to his flat where he brutally knifed him to death before cutting off...
  • Perry’s Entitlement Problem: Wait till voters find out that he advocated dismantling Social Security

    08/12/2011 11:05:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 08/12/2011 | Andrew Romano
    Rick Perry kicks off his campaign tomorrow, but is he electable? In an interview last fall, the Texas governor advocated dismantling Medicare and Social Security. For months, Republicans have complained about their choices in the 2012 presidential race. Mitt Romney seems unprincipled, they’ve said. Michele Bachmann is too flimsy. Tim Pawlenty looks fine on paper, but in person, not so much. And Newt Gingrich is just plain erratic. But now disaffected conservatives think they’ve found their man. His name? Rick Perry. This weekend, while most of the field focuses on the Ames, Iowa straw poll, the three-plus-term Texas governor will...
  • Diplomats discuss Libya's future as Italy plots Gaddafi's escape route

    03/29/2011 11:33:55 AM PDT · by kbennkc · 8 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | 29 MAR 11 | Julian Borger and Richard Norton-Taylor
    Efforts appear to be under way to offer Muammar Gaddafi a way of escape from Libya, with Italy saying it was trying to organise an African haven for him, and the US signalling it would not try to stop the dictator from fleeing. The move came amid mounting diplomatic and military pressure on Gaddafi as Britain tries to assemble a global consensus demanding he surrender power while intensifying air strikes against his forces. An international conference in London – including the UN, Arab states, the African Union, and more than 40 foreign ministers – will focus on co-ordinating assistance in...
  • Seized Laptop Shows Chavez-Rebel Ties

    03/05/2008 1:24:41 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 24 replies · 578+ views
    AP via brietbart ^ | Mar 5, 2008 | FRANK BAJAK
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - A single laptop can reveal much, and so it is with the digital treasure chest that Colombian commandos found in the jungle quarters of slain rebel leader Raul Reyes. Files in the computer seized in Saturday's raid into Ecuador that claimed the lives of Reyes and 23 of his comrades offer an intimate portrait of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's desire to undermine Colombia's U.S.-allied government. If authentic, the documents show that sympathies Chavez first aired publicly in January grew out of a relationship that dates back more than a decade. But Chavez is not one of...
  • Fired workers burn Indian executive to death (Workers fired up, ready to go!)

    03/05/2011 7:41:56 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 28 replies
    SF GATE ^ | 3/3/11 | STAFF
    Indian police detained two people after an angry mob of fired workers burned to death a senior executive of a steel factory, an official said Friday. After learning they were laid off, about a dozen workers attacked a vehicle carrying Radhey Shyam Roy as he was leaving the factory in eastern Orissa state on Thursday, dousing the Jeep with gasoline and setting it on fire, said police Superintendent Ajay Kumar Sarangi. Two other people in the vehicle were allowed to flee but Roy, 59, was trapped inside and later died of severe burns, Sarangi said. Police were questioning two workers...
  • Thousands of Italian women in protest against Premier Silvio Berlusconi

    02/13/2011 5:26:30 PM PST · by Perdogg · 37 replies
    More than 100,000 Italian women and their supporters turned out across the country to protest against Premier Silvio Berlusconi, saying his dalliances with young women humiliate the sex as a whole and degrade female dignity. Backers of the 74-year-old Berlusconi, who is under investigation for allegedly paying for sex with a 17-year-old girl, dismissed the protests as strictly political
  • Italian commercial cold fusion saga continues with new papers released

    01/27/2011 10:38:26 AM PST · by The Comedian · 68 replies
    Pure Energy Systems Network ^ | Jan. 26, 2011 | Sterling D. Allan
    A couple of weeks ago we reported that the Italian inventor Andrea Rossi has announced that he has a commercial ready cold fusion reactor that is safe and reliable, capable of producing 10 kW of heat; and is in process of going into production, with a 1 MW plant being built ganging 125 of these units together. Rossi has allowed outside scientists to perform tests on the module and report on their findings. Papers on these tests have begun to emerge. In a paper that came out Monday morning (Italy time), Prof. Giuseppe Levi of the University of Bologna describes...
  • Was Christopher Columbus Polish?

    11/30/2010 3:45:13 PM PST · by Coleus · 60 replies · 2+ views
    wbj ^ | 29th November 2010 | Andrew Shale
    A Portuguese historian believes he has solved the age-old mystery surrounding the nationality of Christopher Columbus. According to Manuel Rosa, a lecturer at Duke University, North Carolina, the explorer was in fact the son of Polish King Władysław III. It has always been thought that King Władysław III fell in battle against the forces of the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Varna in 1444. According to Mr Rosa, however, the king managed to survive the battle unscathed and fled to the Portuguese island of Madeira where he lived out the rest of his life as a hermit and married...
  • A View From Europe: An Italian Jurist’s Observations About The New Black Panther Case

    10/31/2010 2:06:30 PM PDT · by Miami Vice · 29 replies
    The Bulletin ^ | 10-31-10 | Rosa Anna Tremoglie
    The controversy surrounding the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case is disconcerting. The allegations that the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is not enforcing civil rights laws in a race-neutral manner is disturbing on several levels - as a European, an Italian, a woman and a judge. The accusations made by two Justice Department attorneys who worked in the Civil Rights Division ...
  • Italy to become next European country to ban burka

    10/07/2010 3:07:57 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 1:41 PM on 7th October 2010 | By Nick Pisa
    Italy is set to become the next European country to ban the burka after a government report ruled in favour of the proposed legislation. MPs from the anti-immigration Northern League party, a member of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s ruling right wing coalition, have presented the proposal in a bill.
  • N.J. recalls 'bioch' license plates

    05/19/2010 2:46:18 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 16 replies · 540+ views
    upi ^ | May 19, 2010
    MANVILLE, N.J. - A New Jersey woman whose license plates read "bioch" said the state is taking the plates back because someone filed a complaint. Kim Romano, 49, of Manville said the plates, bearing the slang term for "bitch," have been on her dark blue Chrysler convertible for four years without incident, but the state Motor Vehicle Commission sent her a notice saying a complaint had been filed and the plates were being recalled, The (Newark) Star-Ledger reported Wednesday. "The commission, in processing your request, erred and assigned a combination which is considered objectionable," Dodie Burrell, a supervisor in the...
  • 'Dossiers on enemies' found in Italian Scientology raid

    05/21/2010 6:35:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 690+ views
    the register UK ^ | 5/21/10 | John Leyden
    Italian police reportedly unearthed hidden dossiers on 'enemies' during a raid on Church of Scientology offices in Turin. The files, apparently discovered behind locked doors in a basement office, allegedly contained personal information on judges, police officers and journalists identified as hostile to the Church.
  • Italian Government Investigates Baby Left to Die after Failed Abortion

    04/27/2010 3:47:42 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies · 411+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/27/10 | Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
    ROSSANO, Italy, April 27, 2010 ( - The Italian government has announced that it will launch an investigation of a hospital where a premature baby born alive following an attempted abortion was left to die for hours, before receiving medical attention thanks to the intervention of a priest."If the reports are correct we are talking about a grave case of therapeutic abandonment of a very premature newborn, probably also with some form of disability: an act against the sense of human pity but also against all ethics of medical practice," said Eugenia Roccella, the Italian Subsecretary of Health. "The...
  • 'Ancient IKEA building' discovered by Italian archaeologists

    04/22/2010 8:02:47 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies · 604+ views
    Times Online ^ | April 22, 2010 | Richard Owen, Rome
    Massimo Osanna, head of archaeology at Basilica University, said that the team working at Torre Satriano near Potenza in what was once Magna Graecia had unearthed a sloping roof with red and black decorations, with "masculine" and "feminine" components inscribed with detailed directions on how they slotted together. Professor Christopher Smith, director of the British School at Rome, said that the discovery was "the clearest example yet found of mason's marks of the time. It looks as if someone was instructing others how to mass-produce components and put them together in this way"" he told The Times. Professor Osanna suggested...
  • Dine Like It's 1955

    04/19/2010 11:46:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies · 497+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mon, Apr 19, 2010 | SAJID FAROOQ
    San Francisco restaurant celebrates its anniversary by turning back the prices You may get tired of hearing you grandfather tell you how cheap things were in the 1950s but Tuesday is your chance to walk in his shoes without getting annoyed. Villa Romana in San Francisco's Sunset district will celebrate its 55th anniversary Tuesday by turning back its menu to 1955 prices. The authentic Napolo restaurant was opened when a 16-year-old Antonio Accardo got off the boat from Italy and somehow convinced the Bank of America to give him a loan to open the restaurant. Try doing that in today's...
  • George Clooney and girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis quash rumours of a split

    04/17/2010 1:39:46 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 26 replies · 1,517+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | April 16 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    George Clooney was quick to stifle recent rumours that he had split up with Italian girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis. And if these pictures of the couple getting intimate in Hawaii are anything to go by, breaking up could not be further from their minds. Clooney, 48, took time out from filming his new movie The Descendants with a stroll along the harbour with his Sardinian girlfriend.
  • The Global Traveller: Mariacarla Boscono by Paola Kudacki in i-D Spring 2010 (Italian model)

    03/27/2010 1:06:37 PM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 7 replies · 426+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Mar 26th, 2010 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    The Global Traveller: Treat the world the way you want to be treated, dress funky, funky but chic and show off all the hottest style trends, and all will be well, as Italian model and actress Mariacarla Boscono is here for this Paola Kudacki editorial in i-D Spring 2010.
  • Mauritania: Tighter security after Al-Qaeda abductions

    12/22/2009 4:05:09 AM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies · 557+ views - AKI ^ | Nouakchott, 21 Dec. (AKI) | n/a
    Mauritania government has increased security for tourists in the country following the abductions last week of two Italian tourists near the border with Mali. Sergio Cicala and his wife Philomene Kabouree were kidnapped in an area of Mauritania where armed groups with links to Al-Qaeda are known to operate, diplomats said. There are suspicions the couple may have been smuggled into neighbouring Mali. "After these new kidnappings, it has been decided to adopt all necessary measures to ensure the personal security of foreigners in our country," the government said, quoted on Monday by pan-Arab daily al-Quds al-Arabi. It was the...
  • Berlusconi 'Suffers Blow To Face' [Bleeding From Mouth]

    12/13/2009 10:16:26 AM PST · by Steelfish · 65 replies · 4,555+ views
    BBC News ^ | December 13th 2009
    Berlusconi 'Suffers Blow To Face' Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has reportedly been struck in the face after leaving a meeting in Milan. He was reportedly left bleeding from the mouth. It was not clear whether the injury was caused by a punch or an object thrown by a protester.
  • "There Is a God." How the Italian Church Is Preparing for Christmas

    12/07/2009 1:47:08 PM PST · by markomalley · 3 replies · 407+ views
    L'Espresso ^ | 12/7/2009 | Sandro Magister
    With an international conference of philosophers, scientists, and artists, all aimed at putting God back at the center of a culture that denies him. And meanwhile, Benedict XVI teaches that God reveals himself not to the learned, but to the "little ones" ROME, December 7, 2009 – Halfway through the season of Advent, an international event is being held in Rome that has at its center that God "who has come, who is coming, and who is to come." The event is organized by the Italian bishops' conference, more precisely by the committee for the cultural project headed by Cardinal...
  • Congressman Hopeful Bobby Labriola Shows Pelosi "Love, Italian Style"

    08/22/2009 8:25:22 AM PDT · by Beloved Levinite · 8 replies · 1,012+ views
    Gathering of Eagles ^ | August 19, 2009 | Bobby Labriola
    NO HOLDS BARRED: Congressman Hopeful Bobby Labriola Shows Pelosi "Love, Italian Style"
  • NY restaurant uses Italian grandmas as chefs

    06/22/2009 1:53:48 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 706+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/22/09 | AP
    NEW YORK – Now that's Italian! A Staten Island restaurant is relying on a group of Italian-born grandmothers for its menus. The women take turns cooking at 35-seat Enoteca Maria, using recipes from the different parts of Italy they come from.
  • Italy Cruise Ship Fires on Somali Pirates

    04/26/2009 2:03:38 AM PDT · by Jonny foreigner · 80 replies · 3,965+ views
    ROME — An Italian cruise ship fended off a pirate attack off the coast of Somalia, with its security forces exchanging fire with the bandits, the commander said Saturday. Cmdr. Ciro Pinto told Italian state radio that six men in a small white boat approached the Msc Melody and opened fire Saturday night, but retreated after security forces aboard the cruise ship returned fire. Domenico Pellegrino, head of the ship-owner Msc Cruises, told ANSA news agency that all 1,500 passengers and crew aboard the Melody were safe, and credited Pinto for his "cool-headed" handling of the incident. The attack occurred...
  • Italy Says No To Dhimmitude - No More Muslim Prayer Jihads In Front of Churches

    01/22/2009 8:43:54 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies · 700+ views
    Infidel Bloggers Alliance ^ | January 23, 2009 | Pastorius
    From Il Corriere della Sera: Call for directive to prevent episodes like Duomo demonstration in Milan from happening again ROME – Places of worship, supermarkets and shopping malls will join public institutions, political party headquarters and diplomatic premises as being off-limits for demonstrators. Organisers will also have to pay a deposit as a guarantee against damage.NEW RULES – Interior minister Roberto Maroni has proposed new rules for public demonstrations, revealing that he is working on a directive to be sent to prefects and chiefs of police. A week ago, the minister explained to a hearing of the Senate’s constitutional affairs...