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Kicking Off the New School Year With La Scuola

La Scuola d’Italia invited parents, teachers, board members, and supporters of the school to celebrate the inauguration of the new academic year and to present the new initiatives undertaken by the school in this crucial phase of growth and development, reiterating its commitment to providing all New York parents with the best multilingual and multicultural education the city has to offer.

Water Found on Potentially Habitable Planet

The discovery, published in Nature Astronomy, was made by a team of astronomers from University College London (UCL) lead by Angelos Tsiaras, amongst them the Italian Giovanna Tinetti.

Tony Driver And The Harsh Reality of Borders

Director Ascanio Petrini tells the incredible story of Pasquale Donatone, a cab driver who transported illegal migrants from Mexico into the US and was expelled back to Italy, his country of origin. It’s him the actor who plays himself, a mix between Taxi Driver and Wile E. Coyote. Using reality and “light-heartedness” to incite reflections on migration and the right to citizenship, blurring the line between truth and fiction.

Berrettini Will Play Nadal in US Open Semifinal

After defeating the French Gaël Monfils, 23-year-old Matteo Berrettini will go on to play the world’s No.2 Rafael Nadal on September 6, 42 years after Corrado Barazzutti, the last Italian male player to reach a Grand Slam semifinal.

Jump Start Your Day With Run 5.30 NYC

On Friday September 6th, Run 5.30, a non-competitive 5k run/walk comes to New York, after having already taken major Italian cities by storm. The run begins at 5:30am and gives people the chance to be active and see the city in a brand new light all without compromising any family or work time.

Italy to Get a New PD M5S Government

Earlier today, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte met with President of Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, to present him with the list of ministers who will be part of his new government. Following their tete-a-tete, Prime Minister Conte read to the press the list of the members of his new cabinet. The new government, a coalition between the Movimento 5 Stelle party, the Democratic party, and supported by Liberi e Uguali (LeU), a small left-wing party, will be composed of 21 ministers - 7 of which are women. They will be officially sworn in tomorrow morning at 10am Italian time.

Naples Universiade On Par With The Olympics, Athletes Say

From July 3rd-July 14th, Naples was the world’s stage for the 30th biennial Summer Universiade sports event.

The Future of Climate, Development and Social Justice at St. John’s in Rome

Experts and academics across various fields discussed major issues relating to climate, development and social justice, with a particular focus on their relationship to education and envisaging solutions for a better future, during a symposium held at St. John’s University’s Rome Campus.

More Beloved Italian Products Coming to The US Courtesy of Colavita

On June 23rd, Colavita hosted a party at Gallow Green, a beautiful garden oasis in the heart of Chelsea for its customers and partners. The event included a private preview of the new products that the Italian food company will start distributing in the US in addition to its current offerings, which beyond the Colavita brand itself include Italian favorites such Perugina, San Benedetto, Mulino Bianco, Rio Mare, and more...

Ciro Casella: "The Golden Lion to The South, Like a Hug From The North"

New York restaurant San Matteo receives the Golden Lion in Venice as a "special recognition for professional merits.”

Longevity Gene Found to Rejuvenate Blood Vessels

Italian researchers discover link between longevity gene and cardiovascular health.

Mantuan Mostarda Conquers The World

Mantuan Mostarda, a delicious ancient product, born in the Renaissance court of the Gonzaga, is now having a revival, not only in Italy but across the globe. From the United States to Australia: living proof that the strength of the Italian food industry often lies in its prime niche products, always unique and irreplicable.

Ferrero Buys Danish Cookies From Campbell

The Italian group of Nutella fame, Ferrero, is set to buy Danish company Kelsen from the Campbell Soup Company (of Warhol fame) by the first quarter of 2020.

Italy’s Prosecco Hills Recognized By UNESCO

On Sunday July 7th 2019, Veneto’s Prosecco Hills Were Instated As Italy’s 55th Contribution To UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Innovation, Sustainability, Family, and...Buffalo Cheese

The Quattro Portoni farm and cheese factory, located in Cologno al Serio, 15 km outside of Bergamo, is a true family company in every sense of the term. In fact, representing it at the Fancy Food Show, one of the world’s most important food fairs held each year in New York’s Javits Center, is Bruno Gritti, founder and owner along with his brother Alfio, along with his wife and two young daughters. And one of them, Roberta, is the one who tells us, with great confidence and passion, about their story and of course their future. “The bufale weren’t very well-known in the North of the country, they are tendentially typical of Southern Italy”...a great bet for them, which they won.

ACCOUNTING TODAY. The Latest Trends in New York’s Construction Industry (courtesy of Crain's NY)

The construction industry in New York is never standing still; it’s dynamic and constantly in flux.Like many companies, construction firms continue to adapt to changes in technology, the workforce and the regulatory environment. To understand the biggest issues facing contractors today and the best ways to address those challenges, Crain’s Content Studio interviewed Carl Oliveri, partner, construction practice leader and New York City office market leader at Grassi & Co., a tax, accounting and business advisory firm.

David-Maria Sassoli Elected President of The European Parliament

In reply to why he wished to be elected, the Italian former journalist stated that “Europe will be stronger only with a Parliament which plays a more important role."

Andrea Bocelli Builds a New School in Muccia

The Andrea Bocelli Foundation builds a new state of the art school in the earthquake-stricken town of Muccia in the Marche region, proving that “even in Italy, when we really want to, we can get things done in a reasonable time.”

Italian National Women’s Soccer Team Received by President Mattarella

“I want to tell you that we don’t know who will win this World Cup but you’ve won here, in Italy, you conquered public opinion, you’ve brought irrevocable attention to women’s soccer.” said the Head of State, adding that “I can’t not stress how a difference in treatment between men’s and women’s soccer is completely irrational and unacceptable.”

After The World Cup, Women Players Are Still Fighting

The Italian Women’s National Football Team is out of the World Cup after losing the quarter-final match against the Netherlands but their unexpected success spurs discussion in Italy concerning the professionalization of the sport.