Posts tagged ‘Italy’

July 5, 2013

Armani Privé: Sheer Flamboyance

Armani privee

Nude was the predominant colour on display at Armani Privé.  Brushing aside the fashion industry’s heated discussion, I think last year, about the colour description of nude after Michelle Obama wore it, it is a colour that Giorgio Armani excels in.  Mr Armani can’t have failed to notice that Planet Hollywood

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April 5, 2013

It’s Football Not Politics!

Paolo Di Canio Sunderland

The new manager of Sunderland Football Club has caused more controversy and taken over more newspaper inches over his past political affiliations than his job and he’s not pleased about it.

In the past, Paulo Di Canio, a former Lazio player, was recorded as stating he was a facist but not a racist during a mix up of prejudices in a conversation.

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March 1, 2013

Mount Etna Casts Her Vote

mount etna

The Gods broke their silence in the Italian election deadlock to vote against Silvio Berlusconi.  Speaking through their Earthly representative and Europe’s only active volcano, Mount Etna, they threatened to flatten Italy if that sleaze got back into power.

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January 2, 2013

A Woman in Delhi

India Gang Rape

You couldn’t have escaped one of the most tragic and gut-wrenching stories to have come out of India over the New Year period.  A 23 year old med student was gang raped in Delhi on a moving bus, then beaten with an iron rod for 45 minutes, thrown semi-naked off the moving bus and it emerged today that the bus driver tried to run her over but she was saved by her boyfriend who was also violently beaten during the attack.

Reading about this tragic and awful story is hard enough but this story gives me shivers as I live in Delhi half of year and I’m going there this week

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October 4, 2012

Spaghetti Union

A story broke today about an Italian local government officer who slashed the tyres of a disabled man’s car as he complained that the minister was using the disabled parking spot.  Yesterday news broke out from the Great Stiletto that the head of the tax collection agency had been arrested

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July 11, 2012

Hit the Eject Button

As the Top of the Bailout Pops continues I will provide a useful summary of the single currency crisis so far:

Bailout received:

Portugal €78 billion

Italy N/A (yet)

Ireland € 77 billion

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November 14, 2011

Super Mario Takes Over

Finally, one the richest men in Italy, Silvio Berlusconi, has been pushed out of the Premiership to make way for Mario Monti, an economist, to save the country from financial ruin.

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May 25, 2011

Eurovision Debt Contest

What is going on in Euro zone, another country joins the downgrade top of the pops every week. Today Germany’s cost of borrowing increased, Italy yesterday, Spain last week and we’ve been reading about the Greek and Irish crises for some time now.  Without wanting to seem like a card carrying Tory, why are we legally obliged to help these countries in their bailout when we have enough of our own financial problems to deal and we do not use the Euro? 

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