BRUSSELS – A Petitions Committee in the European parliament on Monday urged a re-examination of discriminatory laws against foreign lecturers working in Italy, (lettori).
TURIN – Jean-Charles Hue’s film Mange Tes Morts and Hungarian Gabor Reisz’s comedy For Some Inexplicable Reason won best film and special jury awards at the Turin Film festival.
The Turin Film festival is deemed by many movie buffs to be the most important in Italy after Venice. The city's iconic building, the Mole Antonelliana, hosts the 35,000 square-foot National Museum of Cinema. The festival began 32 years ago to give new impetus to the cultural life of the Piedmontese capital.
ROME - Kuwaiti Parliament Speaker Marzouk Al-Ghanim and Ambassador Sheikh Ali Al-Khaled Al-Jaber Al-Sabah opened Kuwait’s dazzling Roma Verso Expo exhibit at Leonardo da Vinci Airport this week.
“We are proud that this exhibit is in the centre of an international airport where it can be visited by hundreds of thousands of passengers,” H.E. the Kuwaiti Ambassador said.
“We hope that you passengers who come here will be attracted to come to Kuwait.”
ROME – Dr Sarah Al Rakayan outlined Kuwait’s plans to combat an ever-changing food culture at a panel at FAO’s international conference on nutrition this week.
Dr Al Rakayan, a researcher at Roma Tre University and Consort of the Kuwaiti Ambassador to Italy, H.E. Sheikh Ali Al-Khaled Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, reflected in her speech on the changes recent years have brought.
ROME - May 2013 – Roadworks in Via Bruno Bruni blow vapour from the burning asphalt, in front of me walks a slender mulatta wearing a summer dress. When she turns her head, I spot a bruised lip and a scarred nose. Yes! It is her.
The girl signs at me. I nod. She takes me to a building around the corner. Letterboxes at the entrance carry Portuguese names.
TURIN - “Too much too soon” was the verdict of the WWF after a ten day conference held in Genoa by ICCAT (International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas) concluded yesterday.
ICCAT has regulated trade in tuna since 1969 and at the end of their latest annual meeting the commission decided to raise current TAC quotas (Total Allowable Catch) of Atlantic Bluefin Tuna by 20 percent each year for the next three years. A decision which has angered conservationist groups worldwide.
LONDON - The renowned Frescobaldi family of Florence has opened its first international restaurant in Mayfair.
With restaurants in Florence and Rome, the Frescobaldi family, one of the most respected wine dynasties in Italy, has launched its first international restaurant this November. For those thinking about visiting the British capital this autumn, don’t miss the chance to try true Florentine flavours in the heart of London.