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2011-06-14 04:09:00

IRVINE, Calif., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tech Coast Angels (TCA), the angel investment network known for its mentoring and development of entrepreneurial companies in Southern California, today announced it will extend its mentoring and educational capabilities to entrepreneurs in Southern Italy through a partnership with Italian-American non-profit organization Bridges to Italy. Mike Napoli, TCA chairman, will serve as the keynote speaker at its conference on June 20, 2011 at the...

2010-06-30 07:15:00

NAPA, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In his sequel to Calabrian Tales, the historical fiction about the paternal side of his family, Peter Chiarella comes forth with an account of his maternal relatives, the Zinzi family from southernmost Italy, in Out of Calabria (published by Trafford Publishing). Reminiscent of Melania Mazzucco's VITA and Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, Out of Calabria spans the period from 1860 - 1920, set first in Calabria in the southernmost region of mainland Italy...

2009-07-25 12:35:39

The governor of Italy's Calabria region says German director Wim Wenders has plans to shoot a 3-D film about the region's recent history of immigration. Calabria Gov. Agazio Loiero said Friday that Wenders will begin filming The Flight in Scilla, Italy, on Sept. 7 in an attempt to capture the experiences of immigrants to the region starting a decade ago, the Italian news agency ANSA reported. This is one of the most important things that has happened in the last 4 1/2 years that I have been...

2008-03-13 18:00:00

By : MICHELLE O'KEEFE FIVE-STAR Jewel of the Sea Phase II is the successor to the highly popular Jewel of the Sea development in Brancaleone, Calabria. Jewel of the Sea was the fastest selling European holiday property development in 2007 helping to place Calabria firmly at the top of the new emerging property market list. T Jewel of the Sea Two is set in the charming Brancaleone, just 30 minutes drive along the Jasmine Coast from the main city in this province, Reggio de Calabria. The...

2007-01-15 18:01:35

ROME - A container ship and a commuter hydrofoil collided near the entrance to the Sicilian port of Messina on Monday evening, killing two people and injuring dozens, including three people trapped in the wreckage, officials said. The two dead were aboard the hydrofoil, and firefighters were trying to free three others from its wreckage, Messina fire officials said. State TV said the two deaths were crew members. "The bridge of the hydrofoil was destroyed," Messina Port Cmdr. Antonino...

2005-10-16 16:15:24

By Rachel Sanderson ROME (Reuters) - Masked gunmen believed to be Mafiosi shot dead a senior southern Italian politician as he was leaving a polling station on Sunday in the worst killing of its kind in the region in 16 years. Police said two gunmen shot Francesco Fortugno, 54-year-old vice president of the regional government of the southern Calabria region, just minutes after he had voted in a national primary. The killing cast a pall over the primaries, called to choose who will...

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Tyrrhenian Sea
2013-04-18 22:17:09

The Tyrrhenian Sea is a portion of the Mediterranean Sea off of the western coast of Italy. This sea is bordered by Corsica and Sardinia to the west, Tuscany, Campania, Basilicata, Calabria, and Lazio towards the east, and Sicily towards the south. The maximum depth of the Tyrrhenian Sea is 12,418 feet. It is located near where the African and European tectonic plates meet; therefore mountain chains and active volcanoes for example, Mount Marsili, are found. The eight Aeolian Islands...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.