POLICE are investigating the disappearance of a 20-year-old University of Iowa student who has been missing after going out for a run. Mollie Tibbetts was reported missing when she didn't show up for work. Here’s what we know so far. When did Mollie Tibbetts go missing? Mollie vanished on Thursday, July 19, in her hometown of Brooklyn in eastern Iowa. FBI and Iowa investigators have been concentrating on areas around the town that she has known to have gone to in the past. How is her Fitbit being used in the search? The FBI is also using an array of computer forensics such as studying online history and smartphone app usage in an effort to pinpoint where she might be. She was known to have a Fitbit - a fitness tracker that is connecting to the internet to record exercise. A neighbour had reported seeing the youngster going for a jog the day before she was reported missing. What did boyfriend Dalton Jack say? Dalton Jack, who has been going out with Mollie, his high school … [Read more...] about When did Mollie Tibbetts go missing, how is her fitbit being used in the search and what did boyfriend Dalton Jack say?
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Parents moving to Italy might be in for a culture shock. Parenting blogger Kristie Prada describes some of the things that have surprised her about raising an Italian-British family. As an English mother married to an Italian, discussions on which country to raise our children and how to parent arise regularly. Italy and the UK definitely have very distinct parenting styles. I remember at my son’s baptism him being held up to the Italian congregation like the cub in The Lion King, and a room full of people we barely knew were in rapture. There’s no doubt Italians and Brits do things differently. So what can we learn from each other, and who’s got it right? Photo: Kristie Prada It takes a village When I had my first child, friends and family in the UK popped in to see us a few weeks after the birth. They gave me space to get used to my son’s arrival. When they arrived I did everything: made drinks, snacks, washed up after they left and hosted as if … [Read more...] about Five ways being a parent in Italy is different from the UK
KIM Jong-un was a greedy, violent schoolboy who demanded his classmates obeyed and respected him, an intelligence study reveals. The analysis carried out for America and South Korea paints a picture of a young Kim which bears striking similarities with his 36-year-old self. A source who spoke to new-site Axios said: “The picture that emerged from literally dozens of interviews bears a striking similarity with the man he has emerged into today, “Gluttonous, prone to fits of anger and swaggering around his classmates. “Kim Jong-un was an [inattentive] student but demanded slavish loyalty from other children in his wake.” The findings came about after compiling and analysing numerous interviews with teachers, students and others who knew him at his prestigious Liebefeld-Steinhölzli public school in Koeniz, south of Bern. Kim attended from the age of 11 in 1994 and stayed there until 1997. The source even alleged young Kim was something of a hooligan who … [Read more...] about Violent, distracted and big-headed…. what Kim Jong-un was REALLY like as a child revealed in new intelligence files
Tents at the San Ferdinando camp in Calabria. Photo: Gianluca Chininea/AFP Plastic huts, rubbish, exhausting days under the blistering sun, violence... The San Ferdinando camp in southern Italy couldn't be further from the "good times" for migrants, referred to by Italy's new nationalist interior minister Matteo Salvini. The citrus and kiwi season is over in the agricultural plains of Gioia Tauro, in Calabria, but several hundred African migrants continue to live at the makeshift camp, hoping for a few days of work. Tensions are running high after Soumaila Sacko, a 29-year-old Malian, was shot in the head on Saturday while he was looking for metal sheets in a disused factory. Investigators have arrested a relative with ties to one of the factory's owners, but for the victim's comrades, the murder is linked to the rhetoric of Salvini, who just a few hours earlier had proclaimed: "The good times for illegal immigrants are over, get ready to pack your bags." "They think we are … [Read more...] about Inside the slum that houses southern Italy’s migrant workforce
Whether you're a student arriving for a semester abroad or a professional in it for the long haul, moving to a new country often involves unexpected expenses. But there are plenty of ways to save money in Italy, so from food to travel to those miscellaneous items that are easily forgotten, here's a guide to the money-saving hacks that will keep you within your budget. Food and drink In Italy, food is generally something to savour, but it can pay to eat on the go. Getting takeaway pizza, piadina, or foccaccia usually only sets you back a couple of euros - look for 'pizza al taglio' to buy pizza by the slice, or seek out delis where you can get a sandwich made from fresh ingredients to order. And at cafes, you'll almost always pay less if you have your sandwich or coffee standing by the counter rather than sitting down at a table. READ ALSO: Why coffee in Italy is a culture you must taste to understand Photo: Evelyn Hill/Flickr Restaurants are usually reasonably priced … [Read more...] about Money-saving hacks for living in Italy on a budget