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The news that a team of 22 Italian scientists discovered what appears to be a vast lake deep beneath the South Pole on the planet Mars made worldwide headlines, from Washington to Australia.
The record left by Sergio Marchionne, for 14 years the head of what is now Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), is indelible. But in the outpouring of admiring obituaries are a few unanswered questions. Marchionne, 66, died July 25 in a hospital in Zurich, Switzerland, of two heart attacks in the wake of a operation on his shoulder.
The 22 students selected by the Italian American Committee on Education just ended their 2 weeks Summer camp in Narni, Italy, where they took not only Italian language classes, but also special lessons in cooking, ceramics, bottle weaving and music. Moreover, they visited beautiful places and took part to the Narnia Festival, a big celebration of arts.
Sergio Marchionne's condition is "irreversible," according to the hospital in Zurich where he is in intensive care. And on July 21 Fiat Chrysler chairman, John Elkann, 42, wrote a wistful semi-obituary letter to the company's 236,000 employees, reminding them that it was Marchionne's "intellect, perseverance and leadership that saved Fiat."
Because of the war on non-communicable diseases declared by UN and WHO, Prosciutto di Parma, Olive Oil, Pizza and Parmigiano Reggiano could be soon classified as "unhealthy." But the United Nations clarifies: "No 'black stamp.' We just want to promote awareness on food consumption."
The city identified with Olivetti, the manufacturer of office machines since it was founded in 1896, is Italy's 54th to be accorded World Heritage status by UNESCO. For Adriano Olivetti, factory owners were to respect the workers' whole life, and not only the assembly line
With the beginning of the new school year, La Scuola d’Italia in New York will offer the International Baccalaureate Program to all its juniors as an integral part of their studies. The Program is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research and by all the major university institutions worldwide.
Summer has brought with it a “frozen” air in New York City. Chef Giacomo d’Alessandro and his team of professionals and lovers of Italian gelato and pastries are are having great success in Little Italy since the opening of Polosud Gelato, Coffee and Pastries, their Sicilian-style gelato store located at 166 Mott St.
On July 2, Naumburg Bandshell turned into an enchanted place at nightfall. The last edition of Opera Italiana is in the Air was a great success thanks to an amazing orchestra and a special conductor, who is proof that in life it is worth pursuing one's dreams
On June 30, the Gala organized by the cultural association I Love Italian Food, hosted by Scavolini Soho Gallery, was dedicated to all those realities which distinguished themselves for promoting only authentic Italian cuisine in New York. The special guests were awarded according to six main categories: Espresso, Gelato, Menu, Pizza, Chef and Restaurant.
From June 30 to July 2, the most important food and drink trade fair in North America took place in New York for its 64th edition. The Italian Pavilion was the undisputed ruler of the event with more than 300 companies. Even its inauguration occurred with the presence a very special guest: Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati, President of the Italian Senate.
Le Strade della Mozzarella came back in New York City with its third successful edition, gathering food lovers, entrepreneurs and a selection of the best Neapolitan and Italian American pizza makers in the world. A particular attention went to all Made in Italy products and quality ingredients of the Mediterranean diet, such as Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP, San Marzano Tomatoes and Extravirgin Olive Oil.
On June 21, the first Italian-American Cultural Community Center built in New York City was inaugurated in Bensonhurst in the presence of political personalities representing the New York Italian American Community. The new facility will soon represent a reference point for both the promotion of the Italian cultural heritage and a multi-cultural society. Chairman of the Board G. Jack Spatola took the floor reminding the importance of the Italian Dual Language Program which is spreading in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Francesco Genuardi, Consul General of Italy, recognized the importance of Il Centro as an important landmark for the promotion of Italian language too.
For most of us, Roberto Saviano, 39, is one of Italy's great modern heroes. The author of the gangland investigative book and movie "Gomorrah" has lived under armed escort for 11 years, but has tangled with the new Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, with literally grave risks to his life..
Time is running out to become compliant with the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) for U.S. citizens (living in the U.S. or Italy) or, alternatively, Italian citizens living in the U.S. (with a “green card” or U.S. tax residency established under the alternative substantial presence test) that have not disclosed all their non-U.S. financial accounts (and related income, if applicable) in their U.S. tax return filings
The event at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York on June 13, dedicated to the presentation of DLP in NYC schools by In Italiano – Bilinguismo a New York, was an amazing success. It was made possible thanks to the hard work of the Italian institutions, NYC public schools and two incredibly strong women