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The world's first desktop personal computer, the world's first microchip, the accelerometer in most peoples' smartphones... all these elements have something in common which probably very few people are aware of: they were invented by Italians. While much media attention is paid to "made in Italy" fashion and food, perhaps too little is given to th...

By George Blecher   May 12 marked Yogi Berra Day in New York and New Jersey, and except for the Drums of Thunder, a drum corps of fourth and fifth graders from Hillside Elementary School in Montclair, it was a quiet, tender affair — part photo opportunity, part nostalgia.   Yogi Berra. the New York Yankees' Hall of Fame catcher of the...

Il Better life Index recentemente aggiornato dall'Organizzazione per la Cooperazione e lo Sviluppo Economico (OCSE) vuole essere un indice del benessere misurato nei 34 membri OCSE più Brasile e Russia.    La ricerca si basa sulle risposte di oltre 3.600 persone e prende in considerazione 11 fattori di benessere: equilibrio lavoro-vita,...

Da oggi e fino al 26 giugno, l'Università per Stranieri di Siena ospiterà laConferenza dell'American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI). Oltre 400 docenti di italiano delle scuole superiori e delle università provenienti prevalentemente da Usa e Canada saranno a Siena per i 5 giorni di lavori congressuali che rappresentano per la città l'oc...

THERE WERE ONLY TWO FEMALE restaurateurs—Border Grill's Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger—on the Las Vegas Strip when Giada de Laurentiis opened her eponymous eatery, Giada, at The Cromwell a year ago. The unqualified success of her namesake restaurant has gained the 44-year-old Food Network star of Giada at Home access to the very exclusive club...

Il Lambrusco è un vitigno, anzi, una famiglia di vitigni da cui si ottiene un vino frizzante e fresco, molto apprezzato nel mondo.   Ci racconta le caratteristiche di questo vino Francesca Benini, Sales & Marketing Director di Cantine Riunite & CIV, che con 1800 soci viticoltori, circa 4000 ettari vitati, 8 centri di vinificazione e...

by Elisabetta Santi   Walking into Gelson's Market, on Laurel Canyon Blvd., the first thing that greets the eye is the 'Coffee & Pastries' sign. The man behind these pastries is Trieste-born, Ugo Mamolo, who owns Viktor Benês Bakery. His creations are some of Los Angeles' favorite pasticcini, hence their availability at 15 Gelson's...

by Valerio Viale   The 2015 Special Olympics World Games, hosted in Los Angeles from July 25 to August 2, is the largest sports and humanitarian event worldwide this year and the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games, with 6,500 athletes and 2,000 coaches, along with 30,000 volunteers and an estimated 500,000 spect...

by Ann Piccininni   The clientele at Tony Spavone's Ristorante in Bloomingdale is a devoted group. "We have people who have been coming since I opened up," said Spavone, who unveiled the 260-seat restaurant at 266 W. Lake St. 31 years ago. He said he's seen more than a few customers start out in high chairs, move up to wedding rehearsal...

by Tim Jensen   The Avon Chapter of UNICO is honored to announce that the 2015 Avon UNICO Citizen of the Year Award recipient is William (Bill) J. Newman, Past Commander of the Gildo T. Consolini VFW Post #3272. UNICO will present its 18th annual award at Avon Day, Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 1:00 p.m., on the grounds between Pine G...

by Antonello De Riu   Soft power" - the ability to project influence through means other than military might or direct economic power - is hard to define, but easy to recognise. It produces a number of virtuous feedback loops that reinforce and amplify the benefits that accrue to those that can deploy it.   In discussing soft power st...

Piada Italian Street Food, one of 2015's most "buzzed about brands" according to the National Restaurant Association, will debut its first location in North Texas in Frisco on November 20. The 2,998-square-foot fast casual restaurant will occupy a prime spot on the endcap of The Centre at Preston Ridge development at 3301 Preston Road, just south o...