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CHARLIE STILLITANO is the best-connected American in European football. He is good friends with Sir Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid head honcho Florentino Perez and super agent Jorge Mendes.   Ex-Chelsea boss Mourinho says of the co-founder and chairman of Relevent Sports: "I call Charlie 'Mr Zero Mistakes' be...

by Sam Roberts   Ronald DeLuca, who orchestrated the advertising campaign that spared the Chrysler Corporation from insolvency in the 1980s and transformed Lee Iacocca, the ailing automaker's voluble chief executive, into a national brand himself, died on Tuesday in Oneonta, N.Y. He was 91. The cause was complications of myelodysplastic...

di Gianna Pontecorboli   Il Giorno della Memoria come spunto di riflessione per andare piu' lontano e ridefinire molte pagine della storia degli italo-americani? Questa e' la sfida che Fraser Ottanelli ha lanciato al Calandra Institute della City University di New York durante uno degli eventi newyorkesi dedicati al ricordo della Shoah....

Traversea, a peer-reviewed, online, open-access journal is dedicated to the publication of research in transatlantic history. Transatlantic history pertains to the interconnectedness of human experience and cross-cultural encounters of Europe, Africa, and the Americas (North and South) from 1500 to the present.   It is inherently interdiscip...

Stories of romance, tragedy and triumph, love lost and won from Casa Verdi's marvelously eccentric artists, divas and performers abound in our documentary, VIVA VERDI! Well beyond their prime, these living treasures live out their "third act" with vibrancy, dignity and purpose in this stately retirement home bequeathed them in 1902 by Giuseppe Verd...

di Andrea Cuomo   Una bella responsabilità per Vias Imports Ltd che, fondata nel 1983 da Fabrizio Pedrolli, oggi chairman, ha contribuito a cambiare l'approccio dei consumatori americani nei confronti del vino in generale e del vino italiano in particolare.   «Quando abbiamo iniziato - ricorda Pedrolli - se volevamo far degustare i no...

The Italic Institute of America (IIA), a national educational think tank, is accusing the new animated film "Zootopia" of "polluting the minds of impressionable young viewers with a rancid ethnic stereotype," says Bill Dal Cerro, the Institute's national president.   Specifically, the Institute refers to the character of Mr. Big, an Arctic S...

Lady Gaga said Thursday that her new album will be named after her late aunt and explore her family heritage. The superstar, revealing details of her first contemporary pop album in three years, said it will be called "Joanne" and come out on October 21. Joanne was the name of a paternal aunt who died at age 19 after struggles with lupus....

by Judith Dry   Valeria Golino has been reading, writing, drinking coffee, acting, and thinking about Fellini. Her impressive debut feature, "Honey," opened in New York last Friday and expands to Los Angeles this weekend, but she's in need of inspiration for her next film. "I need my '8 ½,'" Golino said in a recent interview.   It jus...

by OSIA Blogger   On December 12, 1915, Francis Albert Sinatra was born in Hoboken, NJ, to two Sicilian immigrants. In the summer of 1935, Frank's life would change forever. It was at this time that he saw his idol, Bing Crosby, perform live. Once the concert ended, Sinatra was determined to become a singer. He worked odd jobs performing on...

by Antonella Ciancio   Seemless rolled rings manufacturer Fomas Group, global crown corks producer Pelliconi, irrigation systems supplier Plastica Alfa are among the around 40 Italian companies travelling to Washington DC this week to hunt for possible growth opportunities in the United States. Better known to sector experts than to the gen...

by Debbie Monolo   What's good about teaching your child a second language? There's actually quite an impressive list of reasons according to current research. To name just a few ... Research published in Psychological Science suggests that just thinking in a foreign language can help people make quicker and better life decisions. Another p...