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Tonight, on Good Friday, the Pope dedicates the traditional Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) celebration held at the Colosseum, to the plight of migrants and victims of human trafficking, the “new crucified; victims of our closures, of powers and legislations, of blindness and egoism, and above all else, of our hearts hardened by indifference.”
The Annual Luncheon of NOIAW, the National Organization of Italian American Women, was held on April 13th at the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan, honoring the accomplishments of outstanding women and institutions, who contribute to the promotion and advancement of the Italian American culture and community.
April 15, 2019 marked the second edition of Italian Research Day in the World, a recurrence established by the Ministry of Education, University and Research in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Health in correspondence with the anniversary of the birth of Leonardo da Vinci. On this occasion, President Sergio Mattarella reminded us that Italian research is a valuable asset and deserves adequate investments.
For some time now, the initiative to sell homes for just one euro in order to restore and repopulate abandoned or sparsely inhabited towns has been spreading across Italy and garnering attention worldwide. Canadian photographer Serge Tesker realized a photo series that perfectly captures the nostalgia and beauty of these Italian “borghi”.
The first ever picture of a black hole was revealed today, showing what scientists always believed was unseeable. This breakthrough is the result of the project Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), an international collaboration, in which Italy’s National Astrophysics Institute (INAF) and the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) participated.
A seminary for the creation of a network of young Italians in the world will take place in Palermo (April 16-19, 2019) and i-Italy is going to be there. An event organized by the General Council of Italians Abroad (CGIE). We discuss it with the president of the committee “New Migrations and New Generations,” Maria Chiara Prodi.
We suggest for companies that do not have an audit committee that consideration be given to forming one. If the ASB adopts the CAM standard then any non-exempted company will need an audit committee; getting its members up-to-speed—taking into account the numerous new audit and accounting standards will take time.
Officina captures the heart and soul of an Italian market and trattoria in Washington, DC. At the center of all this activity is Nick Stefanelli, a Michelin-star chef who had a vision of creating a one-stop Italian shop. And a café. And a bar. And a trattoria.
The latest book by sociologist Pino Arlacchi, Italy's famed Mafia analyst, takes a broader look at crime than do any of his previous works. Born in Calabria in 1951, the former MP and senator was a founder of Italy's Anti-Mafia Investigative Commission and then Undersecretary general of the UN Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention.
The Italian confectionery company best known for Nutella, Ferrero Rocher, Tic Tacs, and Kinder, will buy Kellogg’s Keebler cookies, Famous Amos, Mother's, Murray's, Girl Scout cookies and fruit snacks brands for $1.3 billion.
ROME -- Steve Bannon, mastermind behind the Donald Trump presidential campaign in 2016, is hunkered down this week in Rome, the city he calls "the center of the political universe." Bannon, who is an avid admirer of Italy's Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini, head of the increasingly dominant right-wing political party the Lega, has scheduled meetings here with as many as ten leaders of other European populist parties, from Western as well as from Eastern Europe.
A new Ferrari conceived as a completely original interpretation of the Sports Prototype concept – that’s the spirit of Ferrari’s latest one-off: the P80/C. If that sounds like a daunting challenge to create, it certainly is; but it’s one that the Ferrari Styling Centre, directed by Flavio Manzoni, in conjunction with Ferrari’s engineering and aerodynamics teams, were keen to tackle. Working hand-in-hand with the car’s client, they have created a new one-off ‘Hero Car’ with a unique soul.
After lengthy and delicate negotiations, Italy is backing out of having Saudi Arabian oil money finance the La Scala Opera Theater in Milan --and is returning a $3.5 million advance.
Former Italian Prime Minister and Professor Emeritus, President Giuliano Amato - who received the "GEI Friendship Award" during a luncheon at Il Gattopardo restaurant - discusses how “the revolt of the losers of globalization” has lead to the rise of populism, not only in Italy, but across Europe and beyond, arguing however that “the authority of the European Union still exists” meaning there is “hope that the future might be better than what you think.”