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2011-03-08 08:34:00

NEW YORK, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get content from The US European Media Hub, US Department of State at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=2b219950-13b2-47de-9c49-5bd91b443d87&lr=ls American actress Jurnee Smollet-Bell talks about HIV/AIDS and empowering girls in the face of media stereotypes. She presents her work with ANSA, the importance of making anti-retroviral drugs available and affordable, the role of nutrition in HIV/AIDS, and the dangers...

2009-10-02 14:18:31

Italian police said they used e-mail information to track down a burglar who used a victim's computer to check his Facebook account. Investigators said Friday the 26-year-old man sent Facebook messages to friends during an April break-in at a home just outside of Rome, the Italian news agency ANSA reported Friday. The man was tracked down using his e-mail information by computer experts and arrested by police. Investigators said he was found to be in possession of several stolen items, which...

2009-08-21 14:22:05

Officials in a central Italian town said they are asking a Rome museum to return 12th-century weapons, including armor, axes, swords, crossbows and helmets. The weapons originated from a fortress within the walled town of Gradara and were sold to Rome's Castel Sant'Angelo museum by the last private owner of the fortress in the 1920s, ANSA reported Friday. The museum has had the weapons in storage. Massimo Vannucci, a resident of the town and a member of the Italian Parliament, said the arms...

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2009-08-18 19:09:24

Film star Julia Roberts is heading to Rome this week to work on the upcoming big-screen adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir Eat, Pray, Love, ANSA said. Roberts, who has acted on-screen only sporadically in recent years because she wanted to stay home with her three young children, is best known for her roles in the romantic comedies Pretty Woman and My Best Friend's Wedding. She won an Oscar for her performance in Erin Brockovich. Her latest film, which is being directed by Ryan Murphy,...

2009-08-13 17:01:05

Residents of a small Italian town abandoned the euro for a single day, with local shops accepting only the former European currency, the ducat. The town of Celenza Valforte allowed visitors to exchange their euros for ducats Thursday to spend in local stalls, bars and restaurants as a means of celebrating history through the currency used for hundreds of years, ANSA reported Thursday. The town's day-long exploration of its history also included three medieval gates that had been specially...

2009-07-30 23:08:29

A Japanese man says he does not want to cost Italian taxpayers money by accepting a free trip to make up for an astronomical bill at a Rome restaurant. Yasuyuki Yamada told the Italian news agency ANSA he and his fiancee enjoyed their trip to Italy, except for their experience at Il Passetto. He said he would love to return some time, paying his own way. The restaurant charged the couple 700 euros (almost $1,000) for dinner. After they complained to police, Il Passetto managers said Yamada...

2009-07-15 15:42:50

An Italian woman preparing to become a nun is suing her ex-boyfriend to have a topless photo of her removed from his Facebook page. The 31-year-old woman, who is scheduled to take her vows at a Turin convent this fall, said the picture was taken three years ago at a Sicilian beach, ANSA reported Wednesday. The lawsuit seeks to have the picture, labeled by the poster as a topless nun, removed from the social networking site. ANSA said the picture has gathered a number of borderline lewd...

2009-07-11 12:00:05

Italy's Senate tabled a bill to create an official registry for sommeliers after growing opposition from a group representing wine tasters, officials said. There is no need for an official registry, said Terenzio Medri, who heads the Association of Italian sommeliers. The profession of sommelier already exists and we offer a precise training procedure to become an official expert. Sen. Pierfrancesco Gamba said he introduced the bill because the demand for professional sommeliers is growing...

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2009-07-08 09:35:44

U.S. actor George Clooney, who owns a home in Italy, is to make an appearance in L'Aquila to show his support for earthquake victims, officials said. The Italian news agency ANSA reported Clooney is scheduled this week to meet with people who have been living in tents in the small village of San Demetrio since a quake killed nearly 300 people and left thousands homeless last April. ANSA said the film star and human rights advocate is to help Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams christen...

2009-07-07 12:48:01

A magic powder sold by a German company that allegedly turns water into Chianti wine is a dubious trick, angry Italian farmers say. The Web site for the German company, Trek'n Eat, promises that its magic powder, when mixed with water, allows mountain hikers to enjoy a glass of Chianti at the summit of their climbs, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. But that's nonsense, says the Tuscany branch of farmers' association Coldiretti, reportedly asserting that the drink is a terrible copy of...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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