Bills Mafia

26 May 19
Archy Worldys

ROME Voting for Europe and Europe, but in reality today 51 million Italians will indirectly decide the fate of the yellow-green government. In addition to establishing who will lead the Piedmont and 3,800 municipalities, including Florence, Bari, Perugia, Livorno, Reggio Emilia, Potenza. EU at the crossroads, final challenge between sovereignists and Europeanists: the future of […]

25 May 19
The Scottish Sun
SOMETIMES you just have to live a little. As a family of four with two children under the age of six, my wife and I have been huge converts of the all-inclusive package holiday. Everything under one roof with kids’ club and as much food and alcohol as one can eat and drink — and transfers to and from the airport — have been a godsend. The coastal city of Cefalu is famed for its picturesque harbour, alleys and medieval buildings But go that extra mile and it really is worth the effort, especially if you choose Sicily. I’d been desperate to go ever since watching celebrity chef Rick Stein tour the island a few years ago. So we took the plunge and decided to swap the safety of the kid-friendly hotels in the Canaries for a villa in Sicily. Situated in an olive grove with mountains on one side and views over the Mediterranean on the other, villa Casa Turi is quite simply breathtaking. The huge pool, sunken bath, outside living area complete with al fresco kitchen, hammock and swing chair create luxury that would not be out of place on Channel 4’s Grand Designs. Sleeping up to 11 people, it is the perfect destination for a large family holiday or a break with friends. After a three-hour flight with easyJet, we picked up the keys from the owner, who had kindly left wine and pastries from one of Palermo’s best bakeries in the kitchen. It was our first real taste of Sicily. The properties look like the LA mansions of Hollywood stars And less than two hours after landing at Palermo Airport, we were sitting in a restaurant in beautiful seaside village San Nicola l’Arena. But instead of the menu, the owner brought out a huge tray of seafood caught that morning — from giant clams and mussels to lobster and John Dory. All we had to do was choose what we wanted with our pasta. The flavours were exactly how Rick Stein had described on the telly all those years ago. And with two large glasses of brutally chilled rose, the bill was roughly what you’d expect to spend on a family of four at Nando’s. But while the food is beautifully simple, the beaches are simply magical. Even in late April, the aquamarine waters are what you’d expect in the Caribbean — without the long-haul flight. Despite the temperature easily hitting 20C, the locals are all wrapped up in coats, hats and even some wearing gloves. We headed straight to the beach. The coastal city of Cefalu is famed for its picturesque harbour, alleys and medieval buildings with reminders of Sicily’s influences from Arab to Italian. The huge pool creates luxury that would not be out of place on Channel 4’s Grand Designs The Norman Cathedral (Duomo) and eclectic architecture have resulted in the beautiful port being declared a World Heritage Site. But none of that matters when you are aged six and two, and while the 12th-Century buildings hung over the rocks in the distance, our kids had the beach to themselves. If we weren’t having long lunches we spent the rest of our week diving into the waves, building sandcastles or playing hide-and-seek. Sicilians seem to enjoy the simple things in life and like the rest of Italy, family is important and they absolutely adore children. Their relaxed nature (except on the roads) meant we did everything as a family. Even going to the local green­grocer, who sold the world’s best strawberries and baby tomatoes, was an adventure. We settled into the Sicilian way of life very quickly, even having a sleep from 2pm to 4pm when life outside Palermo seems to shut down. While that was wonderful for our wellbeing, you can’t help feel there is something you are maybe missing. There is the active volcano Mount Etna in the east of the island, ancient Greek ruins to rival Greece and the famed food tours of Palermo, the street-food capital of Europe. But no talk of Sicily would be complete without its most famous residents, The Mafia. Bar Vitelli in Savoca should be on your list of places to visit We saw signs for a town called Corleone, which has been home to a long list of mob bosses. But for the real film-set ­experience, Bar Vitelli in Savoca should be on your list of places to visit. And Mondello beach is a must. The stunning cove with white sand and turquoise sea surrounded by palm trees is where, reportedly, many a mob boss has owned a villa. Dubbed The Hamptons of Palermo, the properties look like the LA mansions of Hollywood stars. We fell in love with the place and spent days paddling in the sea, ­sitting outside the beach bars or enjoying the swordfish carpaccio, a particular favourite with my two-year-old son Benji. For the less adventurous, the incredible pizzas, which will barely fit in the door of a VW Golf, are a snip at ten to 12 euros as they easily feed a family of four. It was only on the day before we were due to leave that we managed to drag ourselves away. No visit to Sicily is complete without a visit to Sicilian Puppet Theatre (Opera dei Pupi). The tradition dates back to the 15th Century — and it felt like the theatre and workshop where they make the incredible figures did too. The Opera dei Pupi at the Teatro Carlo Magno is set among the narrow maze of backstreets from the centre of Palmero to the port. All the puppets are handmade and are a work of art. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TRAVEL” posts_category=”33″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Despite the 30-minute show being in Italian, there was more than enough fighting, complete with knights losing limbs and people’s heads being chopped off, to entertain the children. It was a fitting way to finish the holiday and an experience the kids will remember for the rest of their lives. Meanwhile, my wife and I are still talking about the food, wine and incredible beaches. We are years away from giving up on the kid-friendly breaks but our week in Sicily has reminded us there is a whole world we can enjoy exploring as a family. [boxout headline=”GO: SICILIY”] GETTING THERE: Flights from the UK to Palermo, Sicily, are from £27.25pp. See easyjet.com STAYING THERE: A week’s self-catering at Casa Turi is from £254pp based on eight sharing. See wishsicily.com, 0207 193 7302. OUT & ABOUT: For a Street Food Tour and visit to the Puppet Theatre see wishsicily.com. [/boxout] [bc_video video_id=”6033356049001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Tiny Italian town in Sicily is selling homes for just 85p – but there’s a catch”]
25 May 19
The Sun
SOMETIMES you just have to live a little. As a family of four with two children under the age of six, my wife and I have been huge converts of the all-inclusive package holiday. Everything under one roof with kids’ club and as much food and alcohol as one can eat and drink — and transfers to and from the airport — have been a godsend. The coastal city of Cefalu is famed for its picturesque harbour, alleys and medieval buildings But go that extra mile and it really is worth the effort, especially if you choose Sicily. I’d been desperate to go ever since watching celebrity chef Rick Stein tour the island a few years ago. So we took the plunge and decided to swap the safety of the kid-friendly hotels in the Canaries for a villa in Sicily. Situated in an olive grove with mountains on one side and views over the Mediterranean on the other, villa Casa Turi is quite simply breathtaking. The huge pool, sunken bath, outside living area complete with al fresco kitchen, hammock and swing chair create luxury that would not be out of place on Channel 4’s Grand Designs. Sleeping up to 11 people, it is the perfect destination for a large family holiday or a break with friends. After a three-hour flight with easyJet, we picked up the keys from the owner, who had kindly left wine and pastries from one of Palermo’s best bakeries in the kitchen. It was our first real taste of Sicily. The properties look like the LA mansions of Hollywood stars And less than two hours after landing at Palermo Airport, we were sitting in a restaurant in beautiful seaside village San Nicola l’Arena. But instead of the menu, the owner brought out a huge tray of seafood caught that morning — from giant clams and mussels to lobster and John Dory. All we had to do was choose what we wanted with our pasta. The flavours were exactly how Rick Stein had described on the telly all those years ago. And with two large glasses of brutally chilled rose, the bill was roughly what you’d expect to spend on a family of four at Nando’s. But while the food is beautifully simple, the beaches are simply magical. Even in late April, the aquamarine waters are what you’d expect in the Caribbean — without the long-haul flight. Despite the temperature easily hitting 20C, the locals are all wrapped up in coats, hats and even some wearing gloves. We headed straight to the beach. The coastal city of Cefalu is famed for its picturesque harbour, alleys and medieval buildings with reminders of Sicily’s influences from Arab to Italian. The huge pool creates luxury that would not be out of place on Channel 4’s Grand Designs The Norman Cathedral (Duomo) and eclectic architecture have resulted in the beautiful port being declared a World Heritage Site. But none of that matters when you are aged six and two, and while the 12th-Century buildings hung over the rocks in the distance, our kids had the beach to themselves. If we weren’t having long lunches we spent the rest of our week diving into the waves, building sandcastles or playing hide-and-seek. Sicilians seem to enjoy the simple things in life and like the rest of Italy, family is important and they absolutely adore children. Their relaxed nature (except on the roads) meant we did everything as a family. Even going to the local green­grocer, who sold the world’s best strawberries and baby tomatoes, was an adventure. We settled into the Sicilian way of life very quickly, even having a sleep from 2pm to 4pm when life outside Palermo seems to shut down. While that was wonderful for our wellbeing, you can’t help feel there is something you are maybe missing. There is the active volcano Mount Etna in the east of the island, ancient Greek ruins to rival Greece and the famed food tours of Palermo, the street-food capital of Europe. But no talk of Sicily would be complete without its most famous residents, The Mafia. Bar Vitelli in Savoca should be on your list of places to visit We saw signs for a town called Corleone, which has been home to a long list of mob bosses. But for the real film-set ­experience, Bar Vitelli in Savoca should be on your list of places to visit. And Mondello beach is a must. The stunning cove with white sand and turquoise sea surrounded by palm trees is where, reportedly, many a mob boss has owned a villa. Dubbed The Hamptons of Palermo, the properties look like the LA mansions of Hollywood stars. We fell in love with the place and spent days paddling in the sea, ­sitting outside the beach bars or enjoying the swordfish carpaccio, a particular favourite with my two-year-old son Benji. For the less adventurous, the incredible pizzas, which will barely fit in the door of a VW Golf, are a snip at ten to 12 euros as they easily feed a family of four. It was only on the day before we were due to leave that we managed to drag ourselves away. No visit to Sicily is complete without a visit to Sicilian Puppet Theatre (Opera dei Pupi). The tradition dates back to the 15th Century — and it felt like the theatre and workshop where they make the incredible figures did too. The Opera dei Pupi at the Teatro Carlo Magno is set among the narrow maze of backstreets from the centre of Palmero to the port. All the puppets are handmade and are a work of art. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TRAVEL” posts_category=”324″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Despite the 30-minute show being in Italian, there was more than enough fighting, complete with knights losing limbs and people’s heads being chopped off, to entertain the children. It was a fitting way to finish the holiday and an experience the kids will remember for the rest of their lives. Meanwhile, my wife and I are still talking about the food, wine and incredible beaches. We are years away from giving up on the kid-friendly breaks but our week in Sicily has reminded us there is a whole world we can enjoy exploring as a family. [boxout headline=”GO: SICILIY”] GETTING THERE: Flights from the UK to Palermo, Sicily, are from £27.25pp. See easyjet.com STAYING THERE: A week’s self-catering at Casa Turi is from £254pp based on eight sharing. See wishsicily.com, 0207 193 7302. OUT & ABOUT: For a Street Food Tour and visit to the Puppet Theatre see wishsicily.com. [/boxout] [bc_video video_id=”6033356049001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Tiny Italian town in Sicily is selling homes for just 85p – but there’s a catch”]
25 May 19
The Irish Sun
SOMETIMES you just have to live a little. As a family of four with two children under the age of six, my wife and I have been huge converts of the all-inclusive package holiday. Everything under one roof with kids’ club and as much food and alcohol as one can eat and drink — and transfers to and from the airport — have been a godsend. The coastal city of Cefalu is famed for its picturesque harbour, alleys and medieval buildings But go that extra mile and it really is worth the effort, especially if you choose Sicily. I’d been desperate to go ever since watching celebrity chef Rick Stein tour the island a few years ago. So we took the plunge and decided to swap the safety of the kid-friendly hotels in the Canaries for a villa in Sicily. Situated in an olive grove with mountains on one side and views over the Mediterranean on the other, villa Casa Turi is quite simply breathtaking. The huge pool, sunken bath, outside living area complete with al fresco kitchen, hammock and swing chair create luxury that would not be out of place on Channel 4’s Grand Designs. Sleeping up to 11 people, it is the perfect destination for a large family holiday or a break with friends. After a three-hour flight with easyJet, we picked up the keys from the owner, who had kindly left wine and pastries from one of Palermo’s best bakeries in the kitchen. It was our first real taste of Sicily. The properties look like the LA mansions of Hollywood stars And less than two hours after landing at Palermo Airport, we were sitting in a restaurant in beautiful seaside village San Nicola l’Arena. But instead of the menu, the owner brought out a huge tray of seafood caught that morning — from giant clams and mussels to lobster and John Dory. All we had to do was choose what we wanted with our pasta. The flavours were exactly how Rick Stein had described on the telly all those years ago. And with two large glasses of brutally chilled rose, the bill was roughly what you’d expect to spend on a family of four at Nando’s. But while the food is beautifully simple, the beaches are simply magical. Even in late April, the aquamarine waters are what you’d expect in the Caribbean — without the long-haul flight. Despite the temperature easily hitting 20C, the locals are all wrapped up in coats, hats and even some wearing gloves. We headed straight to the beach. The coastal city of Cefalu is famed for its picturesque harbour, alleys and medieval buildings with reminders of Sicily’s influences from Arab to Italian. The huge pool creates luxury that would not be out of place on Channel 4’s Grand Designs The Norman Cathedral (Duomo) and eclectic architecture have resulted in the beautiful port being declared a World Heritage Site. But none of that matters when you are aged six and two, and while the 12th-Century buildings hung over the rocks in the distance, our kids had the beach to themselves. If we weren’t having long lunches we spent the rest of our week diving into the waves, building sandcastles or playing hide-and-seek. Sicilians seem to enjoy the simple things in life and like the rest of Italy, family is important and they absolutely adore children. Their relaxed nature (except on the roads) meant we did everything as a family. Even going to the local green­grocer, who sold the world’s best strawberries and baby tomatoes, was an adventure. We settled into the Sicilian way of life very quickly, even having a sleep from 2pm to 4pm when life outside Palermo seems to shut down. While that was wonderful for our wellbeing, you can’t help feel there is something you are maybe missing. There is the active volcano Mount Etna in the east of the island, ancient Greek ruins to rival Greece and the famed food tours of Palermo, the street-food capital of Europe. But no talk of Sicily would be complete without its most famous residents, The Mafia. Bar Vitelli in Savoca should be on your list of places to visit We saw signs for a town called Corleone, which has been home to a long list of mob bosses. But for the real film-set ­experience, Bar Vitelli in Savoca should be on your list of places to visit. And Mondello beach is a must. The stunning cove with white sand and turquoise sea surrounded by palm trees is where, reportedly, many a mob boss has owned a villa. Dubbed The Hamptons of Palermo, the properties look like the LA mansions of Hollywood stars. We fell in love with the place and spent days paddling in the sea, ­sitting outside the beach bars or enjoying the swordfish carpaccio, a particular favourite with my two-year-old son Benji. For the less adventurous, the incredible pizzas, which will barely fit in the door of a VW Golf, are a snip at ten to 12 euros as they easily feed a family of four. It was only on the day before we were due to leave that we managed to drag ourselves away. No visit to Sicily is complete without a visit to Sicilian Puppet Theatre (Opera dei Pupi). The tradition dates back to the 15th Century — and it felt like the theatre and workshop where they make the incredible figures did too. The Opera dei Pupi at the Teatro Carlo Magno is set among the narrow maze of backstreets from the centre of Palmero to the port. All the puppets are handmade and are a work of art. [article-rail-section title=”MOST READ IN TRAVEL” posts_category=”22″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Despite the 30-minute show being in Italian, there was more than enough fighting, complete with knights losing limbs and people’s heads being chopped off, to entertain the children. It was a fitting way to finish the holiday and an experience the kids will remember for the rest of their lives. Meanwhile, my wife and I are still talking about the food, wine and incredible beaches. We are years away from giving up on the kid-friendly breaks but our week in Sicily has reminded us there is a whole world we can enjoy exploring as a family. [boxout headline=”GO: SICILIY”] GETTING THERE: Flights from the UK to Palermo, Sicily, are from £27.25pp. See easyjet.com STAYING THERE: A week’s self-catering at Casa Turi is from £254pp based on eight sharing. See wishsicily.com, 0207 193 7302. OUT & ABOUT: For a Street Food Tour and visit to the Puppet Theatre see wishsicily.com. [/boxout] [bc_video video_id=”6033356049001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Tiny Italian town in Sicily is selling homes for just 85p – but there’s a catch”]
25 May 19
Arcynewsy

ROME Voting for Europe and Europe, but in reality today 51 million Italians will indirectly decide the fate of the yellow-green government. In addition to establishing who will lead the Piedmont and 3,800 municipalities, including Florence, Bari, Perugia, Livorno, Reggio Emilia, Potenza. EU at the crossroads, final challenge between sovereignists and Europeanists: the future of […]

25 May 19
Arcynewsy

Leonardo DiCaprio and Quentin Tarantino, missing on the charts. – James McCauley / REX / SIPA The Cannes Festival jury has forgotten some big names. Ken Loach, Quentin Tarantino, Terrence Malick, Jim Jarmusch or Marco Bellocchio leave empty-handed. Their films, although positive, would have deserved better. The winners of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival have […]

25 May 19
CobraChronicles

Very funny topic. But I am doing this freely cos many of the places I speak of may have shut by now. That’s cos during my MBA time, there were hardly few places to eat in Hinjewadi and with a ravenously hungry bunch of 350 students from just our college alone, u can imagine the […]

25 May 19
Through the Shattered Lens

Once upon a time, Lily (Cristine Reyes) was one of the most feared cartel assassins in the Philippines.  Working with her lover, Kaleb (Ivan Padilla), Lily killed a lot of people and she did so with the an unstoppable ruthlessness.  However, she soon grew tired of the killing.  When she told Kaleb that she wanted […]

25 May 19
The Scottish Sun
FORMER Rangers starlet Billy Gilmour has been hailed as part of the Stevenston Mafia by wrestler Grado. Grado – real name Graeme Stevely – featured in a video uploaded to Instagram by the Chelsea youngster. Gilmour in action for Chelsea The Scots grappler hails the duo as the top midfielder and wrestler before shouting out the EPL side. He said: “This is the Stevenston Mafia. number one midfielder and number one wrestler. “Bill G, the Grado, it’s yersel. Geez it. Chelsea.” Scotland Under-21 star Gilmour has been a revelation since swapping Ibrox for Stamford Bridge. Grado hails Gilmour in video the youngster uploaded to social media The midfielder, who quit the Light Blues on his 16th birthday for a six-figure sum, helped his new side land the FA Youth Cup. He also starred for them during their run to the UEFA Youth Cup Final where they lost to Porto. LOOKING AHEAD Robby McCrorie hails Rangers keeper Allan McGregor as he admits he could leave on loan  First team boss Maurizio Sarri also promoted the youngster – who turns 18 next month – to train with his squad prior to the Europa League semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt. Meanwhile, Greg Stewart has penned a two-year deal with Steven Gerrard’s side. [article-rail-curated title=”related stories ” selected_posts=”4285338,4284914,4285031,4285834,4285058,4283894″ /] SunSport revealed last month that Gers were closing in on making Stewart, 29, their third pre-contract signing. The ex-Killie and Aberdeen loan ace’s arrival is expected to be announced later this week. The Light Blues are also set to table an improved offer for Oldham Athletic defender Geroge Edmundson. Keep up to date with ALL the latest news and transfers from Scottish football plus fixtures, results and live match commentary  [bc_video video_id=”6040586248001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Rangers star Graham Dorrans ‘knocked unconscious outside Ibiza bar'”]    
25 May 19
WAITING AROUND THE BEND

Please Note: I am currently editing the Travel Journal I started in 2007 and posting as I go. I welcome feedback. Next Around the Bend: The Danube The Land of the Trump Flying into LAX, both Huckleberry B and I were conscious that things had changed – just a little – since we last ventured […]

25 May 19
News Archives Uk

Fan bases across the NFL map claim to be the most passionate and supportive league. There's the "12th Man" in Seattle, "Bill's Mafia" in Buffalo, and "Terrible Towel" in Pittsburgh. But Raider fans know that the homeland of the most notorious fan base is in the "black hole". One of the most famous figures in […]

24 May 19
The North Carolina Music Zone

  Memorial Day Weekend Festival Recap May and October are the busiest festival months in our beautiful state of North Carolina. Being a fan of fairs and festivals, I am going to use this section to highlight festivals around our state. North Carolina Fairs And Festivals To compile this information I research many sites and […]

24 May 19
LyricsFa

I Got That Dope by Kevin Gates I see you be thuggin ya heard me (Gun smoke) I like how you be thuggin ya heard me Im cut like that (Bitch im gun smoke) I be movin around too I just be presidential when I step Being alone makes you strong, I don’t need a […]

24 May 19
kommonsentsjane

Google Automattic stop interfering with this blog.  If not,  I will address it by filing a complaint on Prez Trump’s new website that you are violating my speech rights.  This is a paid-for website and you are violating the contract rights for providing this site’s service. New York – the  home state government of Prez […]