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A group of Italian biotech companies has recently entered the world race to contain and finally defeat the coronavirus, and are getting results. While the chronicles are full of Japanese miracle drugs and vaccine trials in the four corners of the world, Italian biotech is getting international recognition and is close to important trials. “Perhaps...

After staying dormant for the past couple of weeks during Washington’s stay at home order, West Seattle’s Italian destination Il Nido is open again for some takeout offerings. Currently, the James Beard Award-nominated restaurant from chef Mike Easton has an online store where diners can order a rotating menu of fresh pastas and ready-made sauces t...

Forum Lodge #391, Sons and Daughters of Italy in America invites applicants for the Anna M. Ripa Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded annually to Aquidneck Island public high school seniors of Italian descent who will be graduating in June 2020 and will be attending college or university in the fall. In addition to having earned at least a B aver...

At Cotugno Hospital, a specialist infectious diseases facility that now only treats COVID-19 patients, armed guards patrol the corridors. As we walked inside we passed disinfection machines that look like airport scanners, but they clean you down. While the speed of the virus storm caught everyone by surprise in the north, and medical teams were ov...

It takes a significant amount of courage and passion to aim for a dream that goes beyond one’s own parent’s realm of possibilities, especially when that parent is already a pioneer in his own right. Marco Caprai said that there was only one time in his life when he disagreed with his father Arnaldo Caprai, the man who brought attention to the quali...

In moments of crisis, sharing a meal with a loved one is oh so important - especially if you are Italian!  CiaoDC has your grab and go and delivery options vetted from the best Italian bites in town.  As Publisher of CiaoDC, I have worked closely with several of these restaurants and chefs and understand first hand the heart and soul of these busin...

Samuel Amoia’s meteoric rise in the design world is one of those “only in New York” stories, one where raw talent, hard work, and sheer luck come together serendipitously. A decade ago, at a party at the Top of the Standard (a boîte then, and now, frequented by tout le monde), the former model met Stephen Sills and managed to parlay his way into an...

In 2019, total imports of olive oil and pomace exceeded 600 thousand tons (+9.5%) in Italy. The purchases’ value decreased by 1.4 billion euros (-13%), due to the global prices reduction. Exports grew slightly in volume (+1%,339 thousand tons) for a value of 1.37 billion euros (-8.5%). During 2019/20 campaign, Italian production was more generous t...

On Sunday, New York’s 56th governor, Andrew Cuomo, gave another televised speech from Albany and ended it with how to find a silver lining during quarantine. In a rare twist, the governor shared a personal recommendation: spaghetti, meatballs, and sausage with family. “Everybody talks about how the Italians love the food. That’s true,” he said. “Bu...

The growth rate of total COVID-19 cases in Italy has been slowing since March 8, according to the Italian Civil Protection Department, and, in the past few days, the total new daily cases have finally started to shrink, suggesting Italy is ‘flattening the curve,’ meaning that it is slowing the spread of the virus. Italy was the first country in Eur...

The Foundation would like to congratulate NIAF da Vinci Council Member Jeanne Allen on the publication of her new book An Unfinished Journey: Education & the American Dream. Allen is a pioneer and veteran of education policy, politics and culture. Purchase Allen’s book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2JhPelR. An Unfinished Journey provides a compendium...

Aveva scritto alla mamma «Non ti lascio sola» prima di entrare in coma farmacologico. Le aveva scritto «Devo andare, non ti lascerò». Mattia, 18 anni, di Cremona, ha rispettato quella promessa: in queste ore si è svegliato ed è stato estubato. È ancora in terapia intensiva, dove è tenuto sotto osservazione, ma nelle prossime ore sarà trasferito. St...