Posts filtered by tags: Rome[x]


 

A timeline map of the 200,000 year history of human civilization

This animation shows how humans have spread and organized themselves across the Earth over the past 200,000 years. The time lapse starts with the migration of homo sapiens out of sub-Saharan Africa 200,000 years ago, with a few thousand years passing every second. As the agricultural revolution gets underway and the pace of civilization quickens, the animation slows down to hundreds of years per second and eventually, as it nears modern times, 1-2 years per second. See also time lapse anima...
Tags: Europe, Earth, Rome, Jason Kottke, Saharan Africa


Bobby Locke and Tommy Bolt Golf In Rome During WWII

Bobby Locke and Tommy Bolt In Rome During WWII In this photo, taken sometime after ... Read more. The post Bobby Locke and Tommy Bolt Golf In Rome During WWII appeared first on GolfBlogger Golf Blog.
Tags: Sport, Rome, Golf, Bobby Locke, Tommy Bolt


Today’s Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, ...

Today’s Feast of the Chair of St. Peter, Apostle, emphasizes for all the primacy of the See of Peter in the Church. In the first reading Peter in Rome, probably two years before his martyrdom, urges the leaders of the Church to be generous shepherds of their flock. The Gospel reading is about the confession of Peter and the apostles that Christ was “the Messiah, the Son of the living God” and the promise of Christ to Peter that his Church would be founded on him. Christ confirms Peter as head of...
Tags: Church, Religion, Rome, Christ, Peter, St Peter, Galilee, Homily of the Day, St Peter Apostle


Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible- by John Polkinghorne, Chapter 9- Other New Testament Writings

Testing Scripture: A Scientist Explores the Bible– by John Polkinghorne Chapter 9- Other New Testament Writings Polkinghorne notes there are ten other books in the New Testament, but he is only going to highlight a few of them.  The first is Acts.  Its opening verses addresses someone called Theophilus.  Since the name means “lover of God”, Polkinghorne notes the common theory that it is addressed to the figure of a typical enquirer, rather than the name of a specific person.  Luke’s Gospel (1:3...
Tags: Wikipedia, Israel, Religion, Jerusalem, Rome, Jesus, Catholic, John, Christ, James, Jesus Christ, Patmos, Peter, East, PAUL, Martin Luther


Vandalism, violent incidents mark Italy’s election campaign

ROME (AP) — More acts of vandalism and violence have occurred during Italy’s tense election campaign, with targets including far-right and far-left advocates and other politicians. A swastika and written graffiti were found Wednesday defacing a Rome monument honoring police killed by Red Brigades terrorists in 1978 during former Italian Premier Aldo Moro’s abduction. Residents […]
Tags: News, Rome, Italy, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Aldo Moro


311, Sublime with Rome, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Fishbone and more will play the Back to the Beach Fest at Huntington State Beach

After playing alongside NOFX during its curated Punk In Drublic Festival tour, which was renamed Punk ‘N Brew for its stop at Bolsa Chica State Beach in Huntington Beach last year, Goldfinger frontman John “Feldy” Feldmann said he thought he’d like to take a stab at curating his own festival. He partnered with Punk in Drublic festival promoter John Reese of Laguna Beach-based Synergy Global Entertainment and Feldmann recruited his L.A. neighbor and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker to curate the l...
Tags: Sport, Rome, Things To Do, Soccer, Goldfinger, Pacific Coast Highway, Concerts, Huntington Beach, Jake, Riverside, Travis Barker, Barker, Costa Mesa, HUNTINGTON, Laguna Beach, Travis


The Vatican (yes, the Holy City) is organizing its first ever hackathon

“No, I did not have to pitch the idea to the Pope,” laughs Jakub Florkiewicz, the co-initiator of the first Vatican Hackathon in history. “But the participants of the event hopefully will,” he adds. So how did this unlikely event come to be? “It’s a story about a student arriving in Rome with an idea, and finding people who got excited about that idea,” Florkiewicz tells me. “Passionate myself about hackathons, I had the luck of meeting people – Vatican insiders – who actually were thinking of l...
Tags: Startups, Lifestyle, World, Rome, Creativity, Vatican, Life Hacks, Insider, Holy City, Jakub Florkiewicz, Vatican Hackathon, Florkiewicz


A Sort Of Anti-Exhibition, By Maverick New Museum Director In Rome

"Hackles were raised in Rome's art establishment in December at the announcement of a new artistic director for the Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma (Macro)." The choice was artist and anthropologist Giorgio de Finis, whom one newspaper dubbed "the squatter director." His upcoming show "will transform the museum into an 'open laboratory' where 'there will be […]
Tags: Art, Rome, Visual, Giorgio de Finis, 02.20.18, Museo d Arte Contemporanea Roma


Paolo Virzi’s ‘Notti Magiche’ Lures EFM Buyers (EXCLUSIVE)

Bac Films has inked more deals for Paolo Virzi’s Rome-set “Notti Magiche” at the European Film Market. The project, which mixes film noir and satirical comedy, was acquired for Switzerland (Filmcoopi), Spain (Caramel), Scandinavia (Scanbox) and the former Yugoslavia countries (MegaCom). Bac is currently negotiating more deals. The film explores the golden age of Italian […]
Tags: News, Global, Rome, Berlin Film Festival, Yugoslavia, Paolo Virzi, Notti Magiche


A La Carte (February 21)

I am currently somewhere over the Pacific, on my way from home to Australia (then onward to New Zealand). This is all for my EPIC church history project and I’m really excited to search for (and hopefully find) links to the Christian history of those two nations. (Yesterday on the blog: Ask Me Anything: Introversion) Spiritual Obesity “We lack for nothing. When was the last time you felt needy, weak, or deprived? Try going twenty-four, or even twelve hours without food. The p...
Tags: Australia, Scotland, Blogging, Rome, New Zealand, Pacific, A La Carte, PAUL, Aileen, Mannheim Germany, Bingham Here


"I have seen representations of Roman boxing gloves depicted on bronze statues, paintings and sculptures, but to have the privilege of finding two real leather examples is exceptionally special."

"The hairs stand up on the back of your neck when you realise you have discovered something as astonishing as these boxing gloves" (BBC). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Bbc, Rome, Boxing, Ann Althouse


Italy warns of election threat as rival parties court Russia

ROME (AP) — Italian government officials are warning of possible foreign interference in the March 4 general election, sounding the alarm following the U.S. indictment of Russian trolls and evidence of Russian-sourced fake news on... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Russia, Rome, Italy


Board Question #90926: Why are togas and loincloths socially unacceptable attire? They're definitely ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,Why are togas and loincloths socially unacceptable attire? They're definitely more comfortable than pants.-Greek Life A: Dear Greek, The short answer is because this isn't Ancient Greece or Rome. The long answer has to do with changing social norms, underlying culture, prevailing attitudes about fashion and modesty, and availability of resources, but I'm not enough of a sociologist, psychologist, or economist to really give a full explanation of why all of those things c...
Tags: Google, Usa, Greece, Wikipedia, America, Rome, Alta, Amazon Rain


Blow for Man United & Liverpool in chase of Lazio star

Premier League giants Manchester United and Liverpool have this evening been dealt potential hammer blows in their respective chases of Lazio star Stefan De Vrij. Highly-regarded De Vrij, a 26-year-old central defender, has established himself as one of Serie A’s finest stoppers over the last couple of seasons, following his arrival in Rome from Feyenoord in 2014. The no-nonsense Dutch international has proven absolutely vital in the impressive campaign enjoyed by Simone Inzaghi’s Biancocelest...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Rome, Soccer, Premier League, Manchester United, Liverpool, Inter Milan, Lazio, San Siro, Feyenoord, Inter, Manchester United Liverpool, La Repubblica, Stadio Olimpico, Igli Tare


6 Favorite Immersive Food Experiences in Italy

There are few places in the word as famous for its food than Italy. There’s just something special about traditional Italian cuisine that sets it apart from most of its neighbors. I’ve never seen a Swiss restaurant near where I live, but there are plenty of Italian bistros and there’s a reason for that. Italian food speaks to our souls in a way few other cuisines manage, so whenever I visit Italy food is of course an important part of the experience. I’ve enjoyed many great meals and food exper...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Cook, Milan, Rome, Italy, Mediterranean, Amalfi Coast, Bologna, Destinations, Emilia Romagna, Northern Italy, Carmen, Sorrento, Good Eats, Europe/middle East


Italy warns of election meddling as parties court Russia

ROME (AP) — Italian government officials are warning of possible foreign interference in the March 4 general election, sounding the alarm following the U.S. indictment of Russian trolls and evidence of Russian-sourced fake news on popular Italian platforms. Premier Paolo Gentiloni on Tuesday released Italy’s annual security report, which aside from highlighting the threat of […]
Tags: Business, News, Russia, Rome, Italy, Paolo Gentiloni, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


Get trash-talked by Amazon’s Alexa with the new game, ‘When in Rome’

Alexa is already an integral part of your family so, of course, she should be part of family game night. And now, she can be with the new game When in Rome from Sensible Object. The post Get trash-talked by Amazon’s Alexa with the new game, ‘When in Rome’ appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Gaming, Game, Trends, Rome, Smart Home, Alexa, When In Rome


Pilot Exchange

jQuery(document).ready(function($){ // If multiple elements are selected, it will use the first element. var player = new Vimeo.Player($('#aesop-vm-16274-2')); $('#aesop-video-16274-2').waypoint({ offset: '100%', handler: function(direction){ if (direction == 'up') { player.pause(); } } }); $('#aesop-video-16274-2').waypoint({ offs...
Tags: Europe, America, People, Rome, Military, Nato, Air Force, U S Air Force, United States Air Force, Brian Ferguson, U S Air Forces, Pinna, Kevin Sweeney, 122nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Leeuwarden Air Base, Leeuwarden Air Base Netherlands


Ancient Rome: Scientists Explain Geological Mystery That Killed Animals but Not Priests at 'Gate to Hell'

Archaeologists have uncovered fascinating new details about a cave in Turkey that ancient Romans believed to be an entrance to the underworld. Complex rituals once took place at the 2,200-year-old site in the city of Hierapolis, part of the province of Phrygia. To the disbelief of spectators who watched in a purpose-built arena, all of the animals that entered into the ‘gates of hell’ perished, while the priests emerged unscathed.
Tags: Science, Turkey, Rome, Hierapolis


Immobile double ends crisis and lifts Lazio into Champions League spots

Rome (AFP) – Ciro Immobile scored twice in a five-minute blitz to end Lazio’s three-match Serie A losing streak and lift the Roman side up to fourth with a 2-0 victory over Verona on Monday. Immobile grabbed his first after 55 minutes at the Stadio Olimpico and doubled his account five minutes later to bring his tally to a Serie A-leading 22 goals this season. “We’ve won... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Rome, Soccer, Verona, Lazio, Ciro Immobile, Afp, Stadio Olimpico


Immobile double lifts Lazio into fourth

Rome (AFP) – Ciro Immobile scored twice in a five-minute blitz to end Lazio’s three-match losing streak and lift the Roman side up to fourth in Serie A with a 2-0 victory over Verona on Monday. Immobile grabbed his first after 55 minutes at the Stadio Olimpico and doubled his account five minutes later to bring his tally to a Serie A-leading 22 goals this season. Lazio overtake Inter... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Rome, Soccer, Verona, Lazio, Ciro Immobile, Afp, Stadio Olimpico


Lazio confirm that Man United & Liverpool target will leave on free transfer

Lazio director Igli Tare has this evening confirmed that star defender Stefan De Vrij will not sign a new contract with the club, meaning the in-demand stopper will leave the club on a free transfer in June. Highly-regarded De Vrij, a 26-year-old central defender, has established himself as one of Serie A’s finest stoppers over the last couple of seasons, following his arrival in Rome from Feyenoord in 2014. The no-nonsense Dutch international has proven absolutely vital in the impressive camp...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Rome, Soccer, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Juventus, Toni Kroos, United, Lazio, Feyenoord, Stadio Olimpico, Manchester United Chelsea, Igli Tare, Stefan de Vrij, De Vrij


Beyond Greek.

I was intrigued enough by a reference to Denis Feeney’s Beyond Greek: The Beginnings of Latin Literature to investigate it; while it’s not as pricey as I expected, it’s still more than I want to pay for a book. Fortunately, there’s a detailed review by Jackie Elliott in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review, and I was able to have the start of the book sent to my Kindle. Here’s a passage from Feeney that sets out the problem at the heart of the book, one I had never thought about: Looking at the Medi...
Tags: Greece, India, Uncategorized, Rome, Linguistics, Cornell, Mediterranean, Hellas, Elliott, Feeney, Lowrie, Bryn Mawr Classical Review, Denis Feeney, Beginnings of Latin Literature, Jackie Elliott, Roman middle Republic


Lazio pull plug on De Vrij contract renewal

Rome (AFP) – Lazio have withdrawn their contract renewal offer to Dutch international centre-back Stefan de Vrij who will leave the Serie A side at the end of the season, club sporting director Igli Tare said Monday. The 26-year-old’s current deal is due to expire at the end of the season but negotiations to extend with the Roman club had been ongoing. “Lazio have withdrawn the... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Rome, Soccer, Lazio, Afp, Igli Tare, Stefan de Vrij, De Vrij, AFP Lazio


Board games have a new voice

It was only a matter of time before Alexa took a seat at game night. Manufacturer Sensible Object has developed When In Rome, the first board game that incorporates Amazon Alexa device capabilities, and the result could change how game night is done forever.Rather than reading through confusing printed directions, Alexa carefully walks you through the rules, keeps score, and even throws in a little smack talk if you want. Although When In Rome will be the first out of the gate this summer, Sens...
Tags: Amazon, Rome, Alexa, Branding, Amazon Alexa, Drew Luthern, Manufacturer Sensible Object


Stop Saying 'Smart Cities'

by Bruce Sterling The term “smart city” is interesting yet not important, because nobody defines it. “Smart” is a snazzy political label used by a modern alliance of leftist urbanites and tech industrialists. To deem yourself “smart” is to make the NIMBY ites and market-force people look stupid. Smart-city devotees all over this world will agree that London is particularly smart. Why? London is a huge, ungainly beast whose cartwheeling urban life is in cranky, irrational disarray. London is a...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Smart City, Europe, London, China, America, European Union, Rome, Chicago, Austin, United States, Italy, Silicon Valley, Cctv


Where to eat and drink in Rome?

I’m off to Rome for a short time in May/June and have pulled together various reviews of the best places to eat and drink. If there is somewhere you really think I should visit, I welcome to suggested. Just add to comments or buzz me on social media.
Tags: Travel, Drinks, Rome, Italy


Tim Minchin Presents “9 Rules to Live By” in a Funny and Wise Commencement Speech (2013)

Tim Minchin isn’t much of a role model in the hair brushing department, but in every other way the prolific comedian/actor/writer/musician/director inspires. He’s unabashedly enthusiastic about science, a lifelong learner who’s a strong believer in the power of exercise, travel, and thank you notes…. He uses his stardom and talent for penning controversial lyrics to raise awareness and money for such causes as the UK’s National Autistic Society and a local charity formed to send adults w...
Tags: Google, UK, College, Life, Rome, Jon Stewart, Npr, Catholic, David Lynch, Tim Minchin, Facebook Twitter, University of Western Australia, William Mary, Minchin, Ayun Halliday, National Autistic Society


'I love Rome, but Rome doesn't love us': the city's new migrant crisis

Italy’s refugee crisis has reached its peak in Rome, where thousands of migrants are being evicted from squatting in the city’s abandoned buildingsMobile phones lie idle, drawers dangle from chests and documents scatter the rooms. On the walls hang photos of weddings and children, all left behind in the rush to leave when the police stormed in.Six months ago the former office block in Via Curtatone, overlooking Piazza Indipendenza in central Rome, became a flashpoint of Italy’s migrant crisis wh...
Tags: Europe, World news, Rome, Cities, Migration, Italy, Refugees, Piazza Indipendenza, Five Star Movement, Via Curtatone


Five Reasons Parents Should Travel With Their Kids

There are many benefits to family travel. The experiences your children will have on the road will shape them into thoughtful, well-balanced citizens, capable of taking on the world. My parents have been traveling with me for as long as I can remember, making it our permanent lifestyle when I was only eleven years old. I am now sixteen and have no intentions of ending my nomadic lifestyle when I become an adult. I would like to share a few of the reasons parents should travel with their kids, fr...
Tags: Travel, England, London, Featured, Learning, Rome, Holland, Nazi, Guatemala, Shakespeare, Tunisia, Dad, Steve James, Travel With Kids, Anne Frank, Stratford