Author: Marzio Pelù

English Politics

Draghi Government: the ministers

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian ROME – Eight technicians and fifteen politicians with some confirmations: the Draghi government is ready. The prime minister in charge went up to Colle to dissolve the reserve and submit the list of ministers to the

 

President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, who approved it, signing the appointment decrees: the oath is scheduled for Saturday 13 February at 12am. Fifteen, therefore, the political ministers: 4 from the M5S, 3 from FI, 3 from the Pd, 3 from the Lega, 1 for Italia Viva and 1 for Leu. But let’s see who is on the government team.
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Italian Politics

Draghi, sì alla fiducia
“Risposte ai giovani che emigrano”

ROMA – Con una maggioranza larghissima (262 voti a favore, 40 contrari – Fratelli d’Italia e i dissidenti del M5S –  e 2 astenuti), il Senato ha approvato la fiducia al presidente del consiglio Mario Draghi, dopo una lunghissima giornata iniziata stamani con il discorso del premier. Un discorso (che potete leggere integralmente qui: Il discorso di Mario Draghi) molto articolato, che ha toccato tutti i temi “caldi”, a cominciare dall’emergenza sanitaria. (more…)

English Politics

Italy joins Canada
against arbitrary detentions

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian ROME – “Congratulations to Canada for the launch of the Declaration Against Arbitrary Detention in State-to-State relations. Ready to engage constructively with international partners to put an end to this heinous practice “: this is the text of the tweet published a few days ago in the official profile of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with which the Farnesina manifests Italy’s support for the Canadian declaration against arbitrary detention in relations between states. (more…)

Covid-19 Updates English News Updates

Covid originated in animals,
WHO dismisses lab leak theory

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian WUHAN – The coronavirus pandemic is “most likely” of animal origin. Research conducted so far suggests this, but the host animal remains to be identified. This was said at a press conference by Liang Wannian (in the pic), head of the team of Chinese experts who worked with the World Health Organization delegation on a mission to China to try to reconstruct the origins of the pandemic. “Bats and pangolins are potential candidates for the transmission of the virus”, he said.  The WHO investigation team dismissed the idea that a lab leak at the Wuhan Institute of Virology started the pandemic.

 

Italian Politics

Governo Draghi,
ecco chi sono i ministri

ROMA – Otto tecnici e quindici politici con alcune riconferme: il Governo Draghi è pronto. Il premier incaricato è salito al Colle per sciogliere la riserva e sottoporre la lista dei ministri al presidente della Repubblica, Sergio Mattarella, che l’ha approvata, firmando i decreti di nomina: il giuramento è previsto per sabato 13 febbraio alle ore 12.. Quindici, dunque, i ministri politici: 4 del M5S, 3 di FI, 3 del Pd, 3 della Lega, 1 per Italia Viva e 1 per Leu. Ma vediamo chi fa parte della squadra di governo.
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English Politics

Draghi, the program
of the future government

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian ROME – Draghi Government: which program? Among the key-points of the future executive, in the first place there is obviously the pandemic, against which the vaccination campaign is expected to revive the economy: restarting work and protecting the people who will not have it. Another point, the school, for which it is foreseen the extension of the school calendar and the strengthening of the teaching staff. Finally, the opening of construction sites, infrastructures and three major reforms: public administration, civil justice and taxation. The ongoing consultations with the parties focus on these issues. Will there be a good summary for everyone?

 

English News Updates

An italian millennial tree
among the candidates of Epa award

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian What is the tree of the year? Not just the most beautiful, but the one with an important story? This will be decided by the people of the internet through an online vote open until 28 February on the site www.treeoftheyear.org as part of the competition organized by the Environmental Partnership Association (Epa), a grouping of six foundations from Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia that support projects aimed at protecting the environment and activating local communities. (more…)

Italian Politics

Governo Draghi, i punti-chiave
del programma

ROMA – Governo Draghi: qual è il programma? Fra i punti-chiave del futuro esecutivo, al primo posto c’è ovviamente la  pandemia, contro la quale si prevede il potenziamento della campagna vaccinale per risollevare l’economia: far ripartire il lavoro e tutelare le persone che non lo avranno. Altro punto, la scuola, per la quale si prevede l’allungamento del calendario scolastico e il potenziamento del corpo docenti. Infine, apertura dei cantieri, infrastrutture e tre grandi riforme: pubblica amministrazione, giustizia civile e fisco. Le consultazioni in corso con i partiti vertono su questi temi. Si troverà una sintesi buona per tutti?

Culture Italian

I ritratti “a 45 giri” di personaggi
che hanno fatto la storia

C’è la poetessa che risponde con tre poesie in stile “Haiku”, c’è il navigante che riempie pagine e pagine di ricordi, c’è il pugile che racconta il suo incontro più difficile: quello con una malattia. Quarantuno personaggi si raccontano nell’ultimo libro di Massimo Baraldi,  “Tre giorni nella vita – ritratti a 45 giri (al minuto)” (Multimedia Edizioni, 2019), nel modo più semplice possibile, cioè rispondendo all’invito dell’autore di  raccontargli tre giorni della loro vita: uno bello, uno brutto e uno così-così. (more…)

English News Updates

Ebola outbreaks in Congo and Guinea

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian As the world fights against Covid, a new Ebola epidemic erupts in Africa. The alarm after the discovery of 7 cases of haemorrhagic fever. “We are facing an epidemic,” said the head of the Guinea Health Agency Sakoba Keita, after an emergency meeting in Conakry, the capital of the African country. There are already 3 dead: it hadn’t happened for 5 years. All the people who have been in contact are in solitary confinement. (more…)

Community English

“Help me find the Toronto
of my childhood”

TORONTO – “ I just want to search for my past and I realize things don’t remain the same and change over the years…”: Rosanna Natale, immigrated in Canada from Italy since 1959, is trying to retrace the paths of her childhood and youth: she has already found many traces and she’s halfway through her search, but she still has some steps missing and she asks for help from the readers of Corriere Canadese, the italian newspaper in Toronto,  in order to retrace them. (more…)

English Interviews

The pandemic source of inspiration for Carlo Bianchini

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian MARKHAM – The pandemic, for an artist, can also be a source of inspiration. And so it was for Carlo Bianchini, a young Canadian singer-songwriter son of Italian immigrants. Between the first and the second lockdown, Carlo wrote and recorded, in his home-studio in Markham, the album “Quarantine Sessions”.

English News Updates

The Pope’s video message
to the Iraqis: “We will pray
all together”

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian VATICAN CITY – “Dear brothers and sisters in Iraq, assalam lakum!”: thus begins the video message that Pope Francis posted on the net – launching it with a tweet – to greet “Iraqi friends” on the eve of his trip to Iraq. A journey of peace and for peace, Bergoglio underlines, to “pray together and walk together”, all of them, “in the sign of Father Abraham, who brings together Muslims, Jews and Christians in a single family”. (more…)

English History

The two lives
of prisoners of war

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian SACCO (Salerno) – There have been men who have lived several lives, despite themselves. Lives that are also radically different from each other. “Jokes” of the war, one would say in the case of Giuseppe Polito, born in Sacco (a town in the province of Salerno) in 1914, Italian until 1941, then Indian and Australian until 1946 and, finally, again Italian for the rest of his days. (more…)

Italian News Updates

Il videomessaggio del Papa
agli iracheni: “Pregheremo
tutti insieme”

CITTÀ DEL VATICANO – “Cari fratelli e sorelle in Iraq, assalam lakum!”: inizia così il videomessaggio che Papa Francesco ha messo in rete (nella foto) – lanciandolo con un tweet – per salutare gli “amici iracheni” alla vigilia del suo viaggio in Iraq. Un viaggio di pace e per la pace, sottolinea Bergoglio, per “pregare insieme e camminare insieme”, tutti quanti, “nel segno del padre Abramo,  che riunisce in un’unica famiglia musulmani, ebrei e cristiani”. (more…)

English News Updates

Italians and Canadians together
teaching peace to students

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian PALERMO – Italians and Canadians together for “peace, security and prosperity”, as stated in the title of the 1st forum held – in webinar – in recent days in Sicily (Italy) to preserve the memory of the fallen of all parties in conflict during Operation “Husky” in July 1943, which saw the First Canadian Division engaged in Sicily – together with the Allies. (more…)

Canada English

Canada-Italy Award:
the call for 9th edition

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian ROME – The Embassy of Canada in Italy has issued the call for the ninth edition of the Canada-Italy Award for Innovation 2021, aimed at promoting projects to build new ways of living and working together, in order to adapt and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. The opportunity is offered to projects in every sector, from research to information. (more…)

English News Updates

Covid vaccine: testing on children
6-9 years, cases are increasing

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian Pfizer and Moderna have started testing their vaccines on children from 12 years of age and hope to have the results of the trial by the summer: according to New York Times (read here: Covid Vaccines for Kids Are Coming, but Not for Many Months), the two pharmaceutical companies could later start testing on children even younger. Johnson & Johnson, Novavax, and AstraZeneca also have similar projects, but they are at a less advanced stage than Pfizer and Moderna. (more…)

English News Updates

A square in Italy
for Canadian Heroes

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian ORTONA – A square of Canadian Heroes in Italy: it is the one inaugurated last weekend in Ortona, the town in the province of Chieti (Abruzzo) which in December 1943 was the scene of a bloody battle, on the banks of the Moro river, between the Allied force and the Nazi troops: on that occasion 1,665 soldiers fell, of which 1,375 were Canadian, now buried in the Canadian Military Cemetery of Ortona, in English “Moro River Canadian War Cemetery”. (more…)

English News Updates

-61 F in Wekweeti: the lowest recorded temperature in the country since 2017

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian -61 F: the lowest temperature in the country since 2017 was recorded on Sunday in Wekweeti, town of the Northwest Territories about 1,900 miles northwest of Toronto. (more…)

Italian News Updates

In Italia una piazza
per gli Eroi Canadesi

ORTONA – Una piazza degli Eroi Canadesi in Italia: è quella inaugurata nello scorso weekend a Ortona, il paese in provincia di Chieti (Abruzzo) che nel dicembre del 1943 fu teatro di una sanguinosa battaglia, sulle rive del fiume Moro, fra Alleati e truppe tedesche: in quell’occasione caddero 1.665 soldati dei quali ben 1.375 canadesi, oggi sepolti nel Cimitero Militare Canadese di Ortona,  in inglese “Moro River Canadian War Cemetery”. (more…)

English Politics

Ferri: “A reform of penitentiary system
Only a human punishment
can re-educate”

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian ROME – “A reform area of ​​the penitentiary system, that focuses on the principles enshrined in our Constitution: a certain but humane punishment that truly re-educates”: this is the wish of the Honorable Cosimo Maria Ferri (Italia Viva), former undersecretary of Justice in the Letta, Renzi and Gentiloni governments, addressed to the new Minister, Marta Cartabia. (more…)

Italian News Updates

Italiani e canadesi
insieme per la Pace

PALERMO – Italiani e canadesi insieme per “la pace, la sicurezza e la prosperità”, come recita il titolo del 1° forum svoltosi – in webinar (nella foto) – nei giorni scorsi per preservare la memoria dei caduti di tutte le parti in conflitto durante l’Operazione “Husky” del luglio nel 1943, che vide impegnata in Sicilia – insieme agli Alleati –  la Prima Divisione Canadese. (more…)

Italian Politics

L’Italia si unisce al Canada
contro le detenzioni arbitrarie

ROMA – “Congratulazioni al Canada per il lancio della Dichiarazione contro la detenzione arbitraria nei rapporti Stato-Stato. Pronti a impegnarsi in modo costruttivo con i partner internazionali per porre fine a questa atroce pratica “: è questo il testo del tweet pubblicato pochi giorni fa sul profilo ufficiale del Ministero degli Affari Esteri italiano, con cui la Farnesina manifesta il sostegno dell’Italia alla Dichiarazione canadese contro la detenzione arbitraria nelle relazioni tra Stati. (more…)


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