May 30, 2012 |
SAN FELICE SUL PANARO, Italy - Workers at the small machinery company had just returned for their first shift after Italy's powerful and deadly quake earlier this month when another one struck Tuesday morning, collapsing the roof. At least three employees at the factory - two immigrants and an Italian engineer checking the building's stability - were among those killed in the second deadly quake in nine days to strike a region of Italy that hadn't considered itself particularly quake prone.
May 21, 2012 |
ROME - An earthquake struck the northern Italian region of Emilia Romagna on Sunday, killing at least five people, injuring dozens, leaving thousands homeless and damaging historic buildings as well as warehouses and factories, officials said. The earthquake, which the U.S. Geological Survey said had a magnitude of 6.0, crumbled church roofs and Renaissance-era towers, according to Italian television reports. Large cracks riddled apartment blocks in dozens of small towns. And Italy's national Civil Protection Department said that at least 3,000 had been left homeless.
May 20, 2012 |
ROME - A bomb exploded Saturday outside an Italian high school named after the wife of an assassinated anti-Mafia prosecutor, killing one student and wounding at least seven others, officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, and police were trying to determine who had planted the bomb. But an anti-Mafia prosecutor said it didn't appear to be the kind of attack that organized crime has carried out in Italy. The bombing also followed a spate of attacks against Italian officials and buildings by a group of anarchists.
May 13, 2012
Tri-athlete Manuel Huerta took a unique sort of high- altitude training and it paid off Saturday with a berth in the Olympics. Huerta and Hunter Kemper both qualified for the U.S. Olympic team at the ITU World Triathlon in San Diego. Kemper, who will be appearing in his fourth Olympics, was clocked in 1 hour, 49.17 seconds, in an event combining a 1,500-meter swim, 40 kilometers of cycling, and a 10-kilometer run. Huerta, who spent recent time living in a volcano in Costa Rica to get high altitude training, finished at 1:49:31.
April 14, 2012 |
Late Thursday night, Juan Fernandez said he was thankful for his opportunity to participate in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament. Understandably so. The Temple senior point guard signed a multiyear agreement Friday morning in Portsmouth, Va., to play professional basketball for EA7 Olimpia Milano, a top-level Italian team. He is expected to receive a high six-figure salary. "I'm obviously really, really happy," said the 22-year-old Argentine, who is on pace to graduate from Temple this summer.
March 18, 2012
1. f. Russia. 2. h. Sweden. 3. d. Italy. 4. i. Wales. 5. c. India. 6. j. West Indies. 7. g. Spain. 8. b. France. 9. e. Mexico. 10. a. Czech Republic.
March 18, 2012
Last week, the Travel section centered on cruises, but you can also enjoy trips on the water when you visit land destinations. National Geographic (travel.national geographic.com/travel) offers this list of the Top 10 City Boat Trips. 1. Vancouver Ferries, Canada 2. Staten Island Ferry, N.Y. 3. San Francisco to Sausalito, Calif. 4. New Orleans to Algiers Ferry, La. 5. Star Ferry, Hong Kong 6. Brisbane CityCat, Australia 7. Bosphorus Ferry, Istanbul, Turkey 8. Venice Vaporetto, Italy 9. Naples to Capri Ferry, Italy 10. Mersey Ferry, Liverpool, England
March 11, 2012 |
SOKOTO, Nigeria - The two hostages from Italy and Britain found dead during a botched rescue operation spent their final days living in bare squalor, watched by their alleged al-Qaeda-linked captors, drinking water drawn from an underground tank, and possibly enduring malaria and other illnesses. The bodies of Chris McManus and Franco Lamolinara were found Thursday during a joint British-Nigerian rescue operation, which has ignited a diplomatic dispute with Italy. The country's president accused Britain of an "inexplicable" failure to consult with Italy before the bungled rescue attempt.
March 11, 2012
Translated and annotated by Jonathan Galassi Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 640 pp. $30. Translated by William Arrowsmith; edited by Rosanna Warren W.W. Norton. 832 pp. $49.95. Reviewed by John Timpane What a state of affairs! Two excellent translated collections of poetry by Italian poet Eugenio Montale. One is by William Arrowsmith, the other by Jonathan Galassi. Galassi, a fine poet and devoted Montale scholar, concentrates on the three books of Montale's central period: Cuttlefish Bones , The Occasions , and The Storm, Etc. Arrowsmith, also an eminent translator, gives us more Montale, including the later poetic diaries and notebook.
March 11, 2012 |
An overpowering smell of fresh leather and the words printed on stacks of cardboard boxes containing Dansko shoes inside the company's West Grove distribution warehouse are jarring to the senses. Made in China , most of the boxes say, or Made in Italy . None say Made in U.S.A. , but that's not to say Dansko, the 22-year-old Chester County company that made stapled clogs popular across the country, hasn't tried. The impressions are all the more striking because just a short stroll away stands a headquarters building that projects a company with a capitalist conscience.