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  1. Where the heart is

    Posted Jun 18th 2006, 12:00am by Bron Sibree

    ... Frances Mayes' latest book is a study of what makes a place 'home'. She tells Bron Sibree what makes Italy hers FRANCES MAYES was in Italy, travelling by train from her ... an attempt to explore the nature of home. 'The idea of what home is has been fascinating to me for years. I feel American in many ways, but I really feel more at home in Italy than I do ...

  2. YOU BET

    Posted Sep 09th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... Nick Pulford European soccer offers a wider range of betting opportunities this week, with Italy's Serie A kicking off at long last tonight and the Champions League starting in midweek. The big clashes in the English Premiership are Everton v Liverpool and Manchester United v Tottenham. The best bet is Liverpool, who have won 10 of their last 16 away league matches ...

  3. You Bet

    Posted Dec 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... Nick Pulford The Christmas programme won't have a decisive impact on the big issues in the Premiership but, with four match days over the next 10 days, there is the potential for teams to make a major leap forward or take a giant step back. The battl ...

  4. Reading into... Italy

    Posted Dec 10th 2006, 12:00am by Desmond O'Grady

    ... of virtue'. Italians aim at 'gratifying chaos' and are 'champions at turning a problem into a party', which is perhaps why so many problems are left unresolved. Italy's small ... and the trivial'. Italy is a land 'where frontiers become fuzzy'. 'Fine gestures come easier to us than good behaviour' he admits, which is one reason why 'we're a young ...

  5. Italy high on skill, low on sportsmanship

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Amid the World Cup celebrations I've been forced to realise that the Italian football team are high on skill but low on sportsmanship. Italy have very talented players but it is a shame they have to resort to cheating, such as diving in the penalty area on several occasions (eg: the Italy v US match) and underhanded tactics such as the shameful goading of Zidane ...

  6. Election result promises more instability for Italy

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... losers may be Italy and Europe. The result is a setback to structural change needed to keep pace with globalisation. The country was split down the middle. At best it seems Mr Prodi may be able ... will be its long-term viability. Without a decisive majority, it will have difficulty passing legislation. Italy faces a new period of political instability at a challenging time. Economic growth ...

  7. Jockey Club suspends bets on Italy's league over match-fixing

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam, John Carney

    ... John Carney and Anita Lam The Hong Kong Jockey Club yesterday suspended betting on the outcome of Italy's Serie A soccer championship in response to allegations of match-fixing. ... will be made later [sic].' Over the past week Italian prosecutors have been investigating top clubs, referees and officials for suspected match-fixing in the biggest football scandal to hit Italy ...


    Posted Jun 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Every year the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong celebrates Italy Day with a Quality and Lifestyle Festival to showcase what the country is best at: the finer things in life. Here ... $300, $220 and $100 for students and senior citizens. Bookings 31288288; www.hkticketing.com Italy 2006 is part of Italy in China year, a Sino-Italian initiative begun in 2004. It kicked off ...

  9. Don't forget that Italy won the World Cup

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and respect for the legitimate winners (ie: Italy, just as a reminder to those people). Before being taught a lesson, some German press created headlines with an abundant variety of adjectives, which ... France would never have won the World Cup in 1998. Italy won their fourth world title only with Italian players. What's wrong with that? Are those people talking about racism saying ...

  10. Suspense and thrills in peaceful Italy

    Posted Aug 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... across Italy, with his enemies hot on his trail. The best part of The Broker, however, is the description of life in the idyllic town of Bologna. From the famous porticos to the mouth-watering ...




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