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ACCOUNTING TODAY. Alert: Qualified Opportunity Zones - New Proposed Regulations

The tax benefit, created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, is designed to stimulate economic development and create jobs by encouraging long-term investments in economically distressed communities nationwide.

Mayor Sala on Milan: Culture, Sustainability, And Above All Inclusivity

During his brief visit to New York and Washington DC, Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala spoke at NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo about the initiatives carried out by the City in terms of development, sustainability, and dealing with immigration, often going against the line held by the central government.

Tensions Among Partners Soar as EU Elections Approach

With the approach of the European Union elections May 26, tensions between the government partners soar as each battles to snare votes from the other. Corruption and clandestine migration remain dominant themes.

Italy's Self-Image Problem

A new book by the President of the Italian branch of leading research and analysis agency IPSOS, Nando Pagnoncelli, warns against the risks of governing through polls and reveals that Italians share a collective misperception of the country’s situation, particularly regarding economics, migration, and crime rates.

In Naples, Camorra Clansmen Shoot Into the Crowds

In protest at the casual shooting of a four-year-old girl in a central piazza in Naples, hundreds turned out Sunday to protest the ongoing battles between rival Camorra clans. Meantime little Noemi remains in a coma, her life at risk.

Special Guests and Surprises at AIAE's 22nd Annual Ceremony

The Association of Italian American Educators celebrated their 22nd Annual Awards and Scholarships Ceremony at the Consulate General of Italy in New York on May 3rd, 2019. This year's honorees included i-Italy's very own Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Letizia Airos, who along with Cav. Giulio Picolli, Prof. Massimo Zordan, and Joe Piscopo, were awarded for their work in promoting the Italian language and culture in the US.

Milano 2020: Promoting LGBTQ+ Tourism

In May 2020, Milan will host the 37th annual convention of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) inside the famed Castello Sforzesco. It’s the first time the convention takes place in an Italian city and the event will take place within a campaign aimed at promoting LGBTQ+ tourism in the city and beyond.

Mapping Italian Fashion Trends

The fashion industry’s leading search engine, Lyst, launched Fashion Geography: a project that maps the most searched brands in each region of Italy, providing some insight into the preferences and habits of Italian fashion consumers.

The Political Dimension of Facebook and Firearms

Facebook in Italy is as much a political power tool as anywhere else. Now meet the informatics genius who lurks behind the country's most popular politician Matteo Salvini.

The Urban Exodus of Young Italians

In a reversal of typical migration patterns, young Italians are moving away from cities and returning to the countryside to take up jobs in agriculture-related fields.

'La carica dei 115". The Manifesto of the Palermo Seminary

115 Young Italians from all over the world to create a global network. The Palermo Seminary for the creation of a Network of Young Italians Abroad closed on a positive note, with great satisfaction on the part of the General Council for Italians Abroad (CGIE), the organizing entity, as well as a congratulatory message from the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, and the presentation of the "Manifesto of the Palermo Seminary" produced by the young delegates.

The Pope Dedicates Via Crucis Celebrations to Migrants

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.”

Honoring Italian American Women at NOIAW’s Annual Luncheon

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.

Italian Research Day in the World

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.

One-Euro Homes: Repopulating Italian Towns

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”.

A Tiramisù Fit for a King

Winner of the first Tiramisù World Cup, Andrea Ciccolella, creates a special golden tiramisù, 100% edible and made with real gold.

Seeing the Unseeable: The First Image of a Black Hole

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.

Palermo: 115 Young Italians From All Over the World to Create a Global Network

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.

Visas & Immigration Lawyer - H-1B news

This year's lottery will be slightly different

ACCOUNTING TODAY. Why Auditors' Reports are Likely to Get Longer and More Detailed

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.