ROME — The Republican politician tipped to be the next WFP Executive Director may receive a warm welcome from Pope Francis for his pro-life views though he signed off on a series of executions as a state governor and reputedly once raised eyebrows by driving a Harley Davidson to the opening of a strip club.
ROME-- Wide spread strikes across Rome have led to the closure of metro line A, metro line B has reduced service and metro line C stays open. The reason for these service delays is due to a strike called by the Faisa Confail union that is scheduled to end at 12.30.
Meanwhile Rome’s taxis have gone back to work following six days of strike. Last night they concluded a long and drawn out series of meetings attended by the unions and the transport minister, Delrio, after which the taxi drivers decided to abandon the strike to return to regular work.
ROME - The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, are very concerned that critical shortages in food assistance are affecting some 2 million refugees in 10 countries across Africa.
The shortages could worsen in coming months without new resources to meet food needs.
NEW YORK-- Cassandra V.H. Petersen, together with cinematographer Leonardo Pallenberg have teamed up to develop a story surrounding a young girl called Emma placed in several violent situations, both physical and emotional. In addition to this Emma is brilliant but held back by the fact that she suffers at the hand of an abusive father and her abusive peers.
ROME – The Brazilian engineer replacing Nadine Heredia at the FAO Geneva liason office, Celso Mendes de Carvalho, was best known at the UN agency for his romantic liason with Paola Dini, the daughter of former Italian Prime Minister Lamberto Dini, FAO watchers say.