RIETI -- Italy Friday declared Saturday as national day of mourning for the hundreds of people killed in the earthquake as the death toll continued to climb despite herculean efforts by rescuers. Despite the rescue of over 238 people from the ruins, as many as 281 people have died.
ROME -- “Why do Americans go crazy over Italian wine?” “Why are there over more than a hundred and fifty million Milan fans in China and why do people abroad consider Slow Foodsuch an example to follow?” These are just some of the many questions that Maarten van Aalderen, former President of Rome’s Foreign Press Club and De Telegraaf’s Italy-Turkey correspondent, sets out to answer in his recent book ‘Il Bello dell’Italia’ (The Beauty of Italy).
ROME-- Italy’s 2016 ‘Concorso Scuola’, a competitive examination process which school teachers are being obliged to undertake, risks being deemed a total failure due to huge delays, meaning that in September over 10,000 teaching posts will be left without successful candidates.
The competition, brainchild of Italy’s Minister of Education Stefania Giannini in 2015, includes examination procedures for every school subject and for all the different levels of scholastic education, including nursery, primary and secondary, and also exams for teaching assistants.
CATANZARO -- Fernanda Giugliotti was born on April 14 1966 in Nocera Terinese, in the province of Catanzaro. She earns a Law Degree from l’Università degli Studi di Reggio Calabria in 1993 and opens an all-female law firm soon after. In a lifetime fight for the environment and civil rights, Giugliotti first aligns with the Socialist Party and later with the Margherita Party in 2002. She would later become a member of the Democratic Party (PD), but would never obtain office through it.
AMATRICE -- Over 238 people have been pulled out alive by the fire brigade and rescue forces from the under the rubble in the towns which were so heavily destroyed by the powerful earthquake which hit central Italy.
According to a Civil Protection spokesperson, 215 people have been saved from the ruins by members of the fire brigade in the period up until yesterday, as well as another 23 who were rescued by the Alpine Rescue unit.