Sunday Reads: Status Married, Earthquake in Italy and Chen is Happy
Posted: May 20, 2012 Filed under: China, Italy, morning reads | Tags: Chen Guangcheng, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Mark Zuckerberg's Hoodie, Northern Italy Earthquake, Trayvon Martin's Hoodie
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Last night at around 9:30, I sat down and started to watch some of the old Dark Shadows episodes on Netflix, next thing I know it is 2:00 in the morning…and I realize that I have not even written the post for this morning. Ugh!
So…this morning’s post will be an abbreviated one, and I will be sure to post another one shortly.
Well, after becoming a very wealthy man…check out what Zuckerberg did: Status: married. Surprise update as Mark Zuckerberg weds Priscilla Chan
The newly enriched Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has updated his status to “married”. Zuckerberg and 27-year-old Priscilla Chan wed at a small ceremony at his home in Palo Alto, California, on Saturday, capping a week during which the social network he founded listed on the share market for more than $100bn.
Zuckerberg took his company public in one of the most anticipated moves in Wall Street history on Friday. Chan graduated from medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, on Monday, the same day Zuckerberg turned 28.
Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in their wedding photo posted on Facebook after a surprise ceremony. Photograph: Reuters
The couple met at Harvard and have been together for more than nine years.
At least he did not wear a hoodie to his wedding, funny how the same item of clothing can mean two completely different things. Geraldo To O’Reilly: Trayvon 7-Eleven Tape Shows ‘He’s Dressed In Thug Wear’
There was an earthquake in Northern Italy last night. I hope our reader Laurel is okay…Reports: Earthquake strikes in Italy near Bologna; 3 dead
Italian news reports say three people have been killed in a 5.9-magnitude earthquake that struck northern Italy near Bologna.
The quake that struck at just after 4 a.m. Sunday was centered 35 kilometers (21.75 miles) north-northwest of Bologna at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles), the U.S. Geological Survey
Italian news agency ANSA, citing emergency services, said two people were killed in Sant’Agostino di Ferrara when a ceramics factory collapsed. Another person was killed in Ponte Rodoni do Bondeno.
In late January, A 5.4-magnitude quake shook northern Italy. Some office buildings in Milan were evacuated as a precaution and there were scattered reports of falling masonry and cracks in buildings.
I will post updates on this earthquake in the comment section below.
At least Chen is now on US soil: Blind Chinese dissident grateful to be safe in U.S.
Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, center, arrives in the United States with his wife, Yuan Weijing, right, after years of confinement by Chinese authorities. (Carolyn Cole, Los Angeles Times / April 18, 2012)
He certainly looks happy.
The human rights leader and his family were suddenly whisked out of Beijing, as Chen expressed gratitude but also concerns about the safety of the relatives he was leaving behind.
He arrived Saturday night in Newark, N.J., and was ferried to an apartment at New York University, where he will be a fellow at the School of Law.
“I am very gratified to see that the Chinese government has been dealing with the situation with restraint and calm, and I hope to see that they continue to open discourse and earn the respect and trust of the people,” Chen said through an interpreter.
In Manhattan, his arrival was greeted by a crush of onlookers and cheering supporters, some bearing flowers. Chen, beaming, was walking on crutches as he limped from an injury he suffered during his escape.
“We should link our arms to continue in the fight for the goodness in the world and to fight against injustice,” he said.
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