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  • Neverending success? Olive Garden sales boom [Parent buys Cheddar's]

    03/28/2017 10:36:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    fox2now.com ^ | 10:50 am, March 28, 2017 | Staff
    <p>The owner of the Olive Garden is making a cheesy acquisition. And investors love it.</p> <p>Darden Restaurants announced late Monday that it was buying Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, a casual dining chain with 165 restaurants in 28 states, for $780 million cash. The company also announced earnings and sales that topped forecasts.</p>
  • 'I AM A WOMAN OF MY WORD' ACTRESS WHO OFFERED TO PERFORM SEX ACT ON EVERYONE WHO VOTED ‘NO’ IN...

    12/05/2016 10:41:24 AM PST · by OneVike · 65 replies
    The UK Sun ^ | 12/5/16 | SAM WEBB
    A STUNNING Italian actress who offered to perform a sex act on everyone who voted ‘No’ in the country’s referendum appears to be following through on her promise. Paola Saulino, 27, who lives and works in Los Angeles, promised voters who rejected the change a ‘present’ after the poll. Now she has posted dates for a tour of Italian cities throughout January and told her fans: “I am a woman of my word.” She added: “Those who say NO to the referendum will be waiting in delight for my ‘Pompa Tour’ in January for what I promised to those who...
  • How to Speak Italian in Under 2 Minutes (Philly/New Yawk/Newark,NJ-Style) by Comedian Dom Irrera

    08/23/2016 8:41:33 AM PDT · by HangUpNow · 11 replies
    youtube ^ | The 80s | Dom Irrera
    Comedian Dom Irrera shares a short primer with you (under 2 minutes) on how he learned to speak "Italian" along with certain mannerisms while growing up in South Philly as a child. Includes handy Italian-vowel "greetings" that were a must on the stoops and streets of Philly, Brooklyn, Newark, NJ, etc. Back in the day, these valuable techniques in mastering "Italian" could apply in nearly every city on the east coast. (bit is old, but funny from a Rodney Dangerfield Young Comedian's special on HBO years back)
  • Cowardice and Incompetence in the Persian Gulf – The US Navy has Severe Problems

    07/06/2016 8:14:44 PM PDT · by pboyington · 52 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | July 6, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    <p>Last week, the Navy released the results of a lengthy investigation it had completed, concerning the conduct of one officer and nine enlisted sailors after they willingly surrendered their two Riverine Patrol Craft to the Iranians and were subsequently detained for 15 hours in the Persian Gulf last January.</p>
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues)Thread

    06/22/2016 4:01:36 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 71 replies
    One of my favorite television chefs is Nick Stellino. He has a wonderful, warm presence and engaging presentation - the sort of person who, when you watch him on television, makes you feel as if you've known him forever; and he manages to pack a LOT of information into a very short video without becoming boring or didactic. This recipe is from what I believe was his first book 'Cucina Amore', in which each recipe is accompanied by family memories of his youth in Sicily. I wanted to try the recipe this week and didn't have time; but I will...
  • Teen sobs in his mugshot after arrest for 'drunkenly trying to sexually assault a woman

    06/02/2016 2:59:34 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 57 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 2, 2016 | Regina F. Graham
    A Wisconsin teenager was photographed crying in his mugshot after being busted for an alleged sexual assault at a party where he drunkenly threatened to cut a woman if she didn't have sex with him while exposing himself. A Plymouth man called the cops accusing Anthony J. Zingale, 19, of trying to sexually assault his wife at a party they were hosting in their home. The woman told officers that she was using the restroom in her home when the teenager walked in holding a knife while exposing himself from the waist down, the Sheboygan Press reported. She said that...
  • Motorist pulls chainsaw on driver with gun

    06/02/2016 1:07:20 PM PDT · by Cyberman · 61 replies
    New Britain Herald ^ | 05/31/2016 | Lisa Backus
    A local man is free on bond after his arrest Friday on charges he pulled out a chainsaw and shouted racial slurs during a road rage incident in Farmington on May 6. Michael Salafia, 30, of 64 Whitewood Drive, allegedly got out of his car with a chainsaw while at a red light and approached another driver, Farmington police said. As Salafia was advancing on the other driver, who was a black male, Salafia started the chainsaw and began yelling racial slurs, reports said. The other pulled out a gun, which he was carrying legally, police said, to stop Salafia...
  • Italian-Americans Live Longer Thanks to This Diet

    04/27/2016 10:48:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 26, 2016 | Michael Kaplan
    It’s 3 p.m. on Arthur Avenue in The Bronx, and Filomena Magavero settles in for a late lunch inside the venerable Mario’s, a favorite Italian restaurant on this strip of Old World butcher shops, fish stores and bakeries. She sips a gin martini (“Is there any other kind?” Magavero gamely asks), and orders filet of flounder oreganata. “Fish is my mainstay,” says the diminutive and neatly coiffed Magavero, eyes sparkling. “Plus, I grew up eating legumes, and I still like my lentils and chickpeas.” As for the martini? “I have one whenever I eat out — which is about five...
  • Issaquah Restaurant Patron Finds Rare, Gem Quality Pearl in Food

    02/26/2016 11:20:54 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Komo News ^ | TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD 2016 | MATT MARKOVICH
    Lindsay Hasz and her husband were recently enjoying a rare evening without kids when they decided to dine at Issaquah's Montalcino Ristorante Italiano. Hasz ordered the frutti di mare, a traditional Italian medley of seafood and shellfish. Then she bit into something unexpected. "It was quite jarring," she said. "In fact, I thought I almost broke my tooth it was so hard." Inside the meat of a clam on her dish she found what looked like a pearl. "I thought maybe it was an earring from an employee in the kitchen and it fell into my dish," Hasz said. She...
  • 10 Sicilian Foods You Can’t Miss

    02/15/2016 2:20:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Paste Magazine ^ | January 27, 2016 | Ali Wunderman
    Sicily may be part of Italy, but so much of its history, culture, and cuisine are entirely unique from the rest of the country. Treat yourself with a visit to Sicily and your taste buds will be thanking you for the Mediterranean-Adriatic flavor combination found nowhere else in the world. Arancine Translating literally to 'little orange,' arancine are a culinary win all around. They're none too complicated, simply rice balls coated in breadcrumbs and fried, sometimes with a little butter or bolognese thrown into the mix. Heat one of these babies up and bada bing bada boom, you've got yourself...
  • Italian autopsy on student slain in Egypt: neck blow fatal

    02/07/2016 8:40:36 AM PST · by BenLurkin
    newsadvance.com ^ | 02/07/2016 | ap
    An Italian minister says a second autopsy on the body of an Italian found slain in Egypt reveals that the doctoral student suffered "inhuman, animal-like" violence. Official results, still partial, are being relayed to Rome prosecutors who are investigating Giulio Regeni's death as a murder. Italian media, reporting on the autopsy completed Saturday night after the body arrived in Rome, say coroners have concluded that Regeni's neck was twisted or struck, breaking a vertebra and leaving him unable to breathe.
  • Climate Change May Spell More Traffic Fatalities

    01/22/2016 1:01:48 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 45 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 22, 2016 | by Emily DeMarco
    Economists find bikers, motorcyclists and pedestrians are most at risk. (Inside Science) -- When gasoline prices fall or the economy grows, people may have more money to spend, but there can be an unexpected downside. Traffic fatalities often increase because additional drivers take to the roads. Now, economists have established that another seemingly auspicious occurrence has a dark side: nice weather. That's the surprising finding from a pair of economists, who investigated how climate change may affect traffic accident rates in the United States over the next century. In their analysis, the researchers predict that as the planet warms, there...
  • LIVE: Car bomb blast at Italian embassy in Cairo

    07/10/2015 11:44:35 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | July 11, 2015 | DNA Web Team
    The blast happened days after Egypt leading prosecutor Hisham Barakat was killed in a car bomb. A huge explosion occurred in front of the Italian consulate in central Cairo on Saturday, wounding two policemen, state news agency MENA said. The cause of the blast was not immediately clear but one security official said it was a car bomb. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. MENA cited a senior security source as saying preliminary investigations indicated that attackers had placed a bomb underneath a car near the consulate and remotely detonated it. MENA earlier cited a security source as saying...
  • Warren Weinstein, Adam Gadahn Killed in U.S. Operation

    04/23/2015 7:04:51 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 99 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | April 23, 2015 | Jim Miklaszewski, Robert Windrem and Tracy Connor
    Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American aid worker held hostage by al Qaeda, was accidentally killed in a U.S. counter-terrorism operation, as was an Italian hostage, Giovanni Lo Porto, and another American who was an al Qaeda leader, the White House announced on Thursday. Officials also announced that a separate operation killed Adam Gadahn, another American who became a prominent al Qaeda member. The White House said it was unaware the four were present at the sites. President Obama was set to make a statement after 10 a.m. ET. "The operation targeted an al-Qa'ida-associated compound, where we had no reason to...
  • Pope Francis and the New Rome

    04/06/2015 4:20:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 6, 2015 | Francis X. Rocca
    One Saturday last month, Pope Francis celebrated Mass at Ognissanti (All Saints’) Church in one of Rome’s working-class neighborhoods.
  • Italian Coastguard Arms Itself To Defend Against ISIS

    03/01/2015 12:10:51 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/1/15 | Thomas D. Williams
    Italy’s coastguard announced Friday that it would allow its 11,000 members to carry weapons, following threats from Islamic militants in Libya, and recent confrontation with traffickers. Up till now, the Italian coastguard has operated on a different status from the ordinary military or even that of police officers, who have the right to carry firearms. Now the coastguard will be on a similar footing. This represents a noteworthy acceleration of events and a heightened understanding of the gravity of the situation. Just two weeks ago, the general commander of the coast guard himself, Admiral Felicio Angrisano, had said that there...
  • 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....