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Pizza is the second-highest source of calories for kids ages 2 to 18, researchers have found.They say America's love of pizza has meant about 20 percent of youths eat pizza on any given day.They say the food must be curbed, and made healthier.   On days they eat pizza, children and adolescents take in significantly more calories, fat and sod...

by Dan Epstein   Lenny Randle is a man on a mission. "I'm trying to find the next Joe DiMaggio," he says. "I'm gonna bring the next Mike Piazza, the next Roy Campanella, the next Yogi Berra over to America."   Sure, everybody in baseball wants to discover prospects with Hall of Fame potential. But Randle believes he'll find them in a...

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Congratulations to Joseph Sciame, a great Italian American who has been selected by the Sons of Italy to receive the 2015 Guglielmo Marconi Award.   Sciame is currently the Vice President for Community Relations at St. John's University, the Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations, and a Trustee of th...

by Sam Roberts   Luigi Creatore, a songwriter and record producer who teamed with his cousin Hugo Peretti to create hits for Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Perry Como and others, died on Sunday in Boca Raton, Fla. He was 93. The cause was complications of pneumonia, said his wife, Claire Weiss Creatore.   The son of a renowned Italian...

The son of a goldsmith, Giuseppe Ceracchi was born on July 4, 1751 in Italy. At a young age, the boy showed interest and talent in sculpting and he was sent to Rome to study under Tommaso Righi – an Italian sculptor known for his neoclassical style. When he was 22 years old, Giuseppe moved to London to study under Royal Academy founder and Italian...

by Michael Traversa   Italian American movie star Sylvester Stallone is having the time of his life. Last November he brought back fan favorite character Rocky Balboa in the new picture Creed, which follows Apollo Creed's son Adonis strenuous rise to the top, with the aid of Rocky. The movie debuted to much critical praise and strong box off...

Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher swore by them for much needed energy. But it seems power naps might be bad for us. Those who steal forty winks in the day are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, according to research. The Mayo Clinic in Minnesota pooled data from nine studies with 112,267 participants. They found those who...

Attribute to Joseph V. Del Raso, Esq., National Italian American Foundation Chairman (NIAF) and John M. Viola, NIAF President   "On behalf of the National Italian American Foundation Board of Directors, we send our warmest congratulations to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in his re-election victory, and to Bill de Blasio, who was overwhe...

IASA is pleased to announce the results of its 2013 Executive Council election. Congratulations to Dr. Chiara Mazzuchelli, Dr. John Paul Russo and Dr. Anthony Tamburri on their reelections, and congratulations to Jessica Femiani and Joey Nicoletti on their election to a first term as Council members.   You can view the complete Council Roste...

Con l'arrivo del sistema digitale i canali Rai si sono moltiplicati, e Rai International ha cambiato nome prendendo quello di Rai Italia. Ebbene, questa emittente non sembra suscitare troppo interesse tra il pubblico italoamericano negli Usa. Gli abbonamenti al canale internazionale della tv di Stato là sono crollati: solo pochi anni fa erano quasi...

Il ministro degli Affari Esteri, Federica Mogherini, ha espresso "grande soddisfazione" alla notizia della nomina dell'italiana Simonetta Di Pippo quale direttore di UNOOSA (United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs).   Di Pippo, astrofisico di fama internazionale, vanta una lunga e brillante carriera, contraddistinta da numerosi incaric...