HOW'S LIFE in ITALY ?
Is it possible to measure the quality of life? The Organization for Cooperation & Economic Development (OCSE) believes that the "wellness" of a country is closely linked to its economic situation. The difficulty of measuring a concept, which is highly subjective, has motivated researchers to give a much closer look at the PIL, Gross National Product, of various countries around the world, which measures the wealth and the services which each country provides.
The latest report of the OCSE measuring 34 member countries including 24 European, 4 American, 4 Asian and 2 Oceania region, focuses on 11 dimensions of wellbeing utilizing a variety of indicators. In Europe the profound financial crisis has generated a sharp increase in the poverty level especially among young adults. There has been a general decline in trusting governmental institutions among Europeans. On a positive note, women are finding more job opportunities even if they earn less than their male counterparts, work longer hours, and still have difficulty rising to managerial positions.
One of the most interesting findings is a study of the relationship between wellbeing and professional life.
This study indicates that those with a low level education, who earn a low level salary, also enjoy an inferior level of health and wellbeing. In Europe 50% of the workforce admits to working in disorganized environments with poor interpersonal relationships which they believe has a direct negative effect on their health. Italy is still slightly above the media for balance between professional and private life, economic conditions, and health of its citizens.
However there are other negative indicators for Italy including perceived wellbeing, quality of education, and the environment. It is hoped that these studies can motivate governments to better the lives of its citizens.
If for example a government works to decrease unemployment and increase minimum wages, without addressing workplace conditions and the environment, the individual citizen will probably be critical. OSCE reminds us that the level of wellbeing must necessarily respect the territory and financial situation in which it operates, otherwise the next generation will find itself paying for the previous one, and with the same set of problems. Let’s hope that Italy can start making the right choices.
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Like other undergraduate pre-veterinary students trying to gain the best possible experience to prepare me for a future career in veterinary medicine, I searched for an animal hospital near my home of Brooklyn, New York. Thankfully, I found a good one and, in the fall of 2008, I began working at the Brooklyn Veterinary Group1 in Bensonhurst. I worked under the direction of two doctors; one was the owner/director of the practice, the other the associate veterinarian. Almost every Monday another doctor would come in, but I was always unsure of his position.
A “New” Southern Question: Citizens of a Poisoned Paradise
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Perché la Pietà è così giovane?
(a cura del Prof. Enrico Bruschini)
Una domanda viene spontanea ammirando la stupenda opera di Michelangelo: Perché il sommo artista ha rappresentato la Madonna così giovane?
Sappiamo che altri famosi artisti hanno mostrano il volto sofferente della Santa Vergine in modo diverso. Osserviamo, ad esempio, il volto della Madonna (accanto a Maria Maddalena) raffigurato da Caravaggio nella Deposizione Vaticana e il volto di Maria nella Deposizione Borghese di Raffaello. Notiamo una notevole differenza di età. Ha sbagliato Michelangelo?
Eva fu creata da una costola di Adamo?
(a cura del Prof. Enrico Bruschini)
Quando nel 1477 Papa Sisto IV fece edificare la Cappella Sistina ordinò che essa avesse le stese dimensioni del Tempio di Salomone.
Ciò fu possibile perché quelle dimensioni sono ricordate nella Bibbia, nel Libro dei Re (60 x 30 x 20 cubiti ebraici) che corrispondono quasi esattamente alle dimensioni della famosa Cappella (metri 40 x 21 x 13).
Lo stesso Pontefice chiamò a Roma I migliori artisti del tempo (fra essi Botticelli, Ghirlandaio e Perugino) per affrescare le Storie della vita di Mosè sulla parete sinistra e le Storie della vita di Gesù sulla parete destra.
Si voleva con ciò ricordare che non vi era contrasto tra la religione ebraica e quella cristiana, ma che la seconda è la continuazione storica e religiosa della prima. Dopo la stupenda “pulitura” della Sistina e la migliore visione degli affreschi, ciò è apparso ancora più evidente.
Un esempio eclatante è “la Creazione di Eva”.
Intervista a Monsignore Hilary Franco
Il sogno americano parla e "suona" italiano Ecco le storie di chi ce l'ha fatta
Giovani ragazzi che arrivano negli States dopo aver lasciato il nostro Paese e trovano la loro strada. Emanuele, Sofia, Gianpiero e Federico: ecco il loro successo lontano da "casa".
Si tengono convegni e si scrivono fiumi di parole sul fenomeno della “fuga dei cervelli” verso gli Stati Uniti. Un ministro della Repubblica, secondo quanto ha riferito all’Istituto Calandra il Dean Anthony Tamburri introducendo l’ultima iniziativa accademica sul tema (28 gennaio: I Giovani d’Italia, l’Italia che vive a New York) avrebbe sottilizzato qualche mese fa, in un incontro con la comunita’ italiana di Manhattan, che “non si deve parlare di fughe di cervelli ma di . Whatever, dicono qui. (Sarebbe: vabbe’, chi se ne frega, andiamo avanti).
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What's Happening in Italy Today??
Culture Will Save Italy
Paolo Virzi, one of Italy’s most acclaimed contemporary film directors, refuses to believe that Italy is finished. Even the troubled images of ex-premier Berlusconi, on the front page of London’s Financial Times, isn’t enough to shake his confidence in the Italian people.
Virzi, who is in London to present a retrospective of his film career, says that the same British journalists who criticize Italy are also the same ones who find a “saving grace” in the culture and strength of Italy’s “gente per bene” (good-hearted people).
He cites several characters from his films to get this point across, characters including Piero di Ovosodo who read Dickens to his workers, and Caterina in ‘Caterina va in citta’ who bombards us with her classical music. And then there is Marta from ‘Tutta la vita davanti’ who gets by in a precarious world by holding on to her passion for philosophy, and what about Guido, the main character of ‘Tutti I santi giorni’ a just released film in Italy.Leggi tutto...
The FAI… Italy’s National Trust
Journalist and author, Corrado Augias recently interviewed Vice President of the FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) Marco Magnifico on his weekly Raitre television program, Le Storie Diario Italiano. Once again Italy’s ability to adequately protect and restore its artistic and cultural patrimony has come under fire.
The FAI founded in 1975 and modeled on England’s famous National Trust, was an idea conceived by Elena Croce, daughter of the great philosopher Benedetto Croce with the purpose of promoting a culture of respect for nature, art and the story of Italian traditions, which are patrimony of Italy’s identity. The National Trust of England which was founded well over one hundred years ago was created not only to save places of historic interest and natural beauty, but also to open them up to the public. The FAI follows the same example as a charitable foundation depending on volunteers as well as monetary donations from ordinary citizens, private industry and institutions in order to make their mission possible.Leggi tutto...
To Rome With Love.. Makes us Cry Rather Than Laugh !!
Beloved actor, director and screen writer, Carlo Verdone, does not mince words when discussing Woody Allen’s latest film, To Rome with Love. According to an enraged Verdone, Allen used this film making occasion to enjoy a vacation in the eternal city, since the city that he reveals to us has never existed. The New York director portrays Rome according to all of those American stereotypes so well known to us .… a city created for tourists, where the natives are genuinely good-hearted but rough around the edges. Verdone feels that Allen presents the city that Americans expect, or hope to find, rather than the one that really exists.
Rome, A Great City in Size, But What About Quality?
A heated debate has erupted between actor, director and screenwriter Carlo Verdone and Rome’s current mayor Gianni Alemanno, after Verdone harshly criticized Woody Allen’s latest work “To Rome With Love” calling it an absurd totally unreal interpretation. What triggered the mayor’s reaction was a recent article published by Daniel Psenny, French journalist for Le Monde newspaper hailing the Colosseum as Rome’s eternal symbol, and declaring the motor scooter, a la Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn, as the best means of transportation for discovering its famed monuments. According to Le Monde, yes bicycles are more ecological, but a ride through the city on a Vespa is something magical. The Le Monde article goes on to mention what it considers to be the must-sees of the city including the Protestant Cemetery and of course the legendary Cinecitta’.
Italians Read More...Digital Media
A recent study published by the Fieg (Italian Federation of Newspaper Editors), shows that the sale of printed media is in steady decline, generally due to the recession. Yet, strangely enough, the digital counterparts of these printed media have registered a whopping 50% increase! In general, the number of people using the internet between 2009 and 2011 has increased by 26% from 10.4 to 13.1 million users on an average day.
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Cosa stai cercando? / What are you looking for?
Una raccolta dettagliata di tutti gli articoli che hanno parlato di ILICA in riviste, quotidiani e carta stampata in genere, sia in Italia che all'estero.
A detailed list of all those articles which talk about ILICA, magazines, newspapers, on-line articles, both in Italy and elsewhere
La Fondazione è costituita al fine di promuovere la lingua italiana e di diffondere espressioni dell'arte, della cultura italiana nel sistema scolastico statunitense, dall'asilo all'università (K-16)
The foundation was created to promote the Italian language and to diffuse expressions of Italian art and culture within the American public school system K-16.
Le foto rappresentative di ILICA. Gli incontri importanti, gli ospiti illustri e chi crede in noi oppure semplicemente la grande famiglia di ILICA.
Fotos which represent ILICA best, including important meetings, illustrious guests, and those who believe in us, or those who are simply an addition to our extended family.
Compliance Guide for 501c3 download
Tutti i contenuti multimediali raccolte in cartelle e suddivisi a tema. Ilica a portata di click, la cultura italiana dal nostro sito direttamente a voi.
A collection of multimedia material divided into folders and subdivided according to theme. ILICA at the touch of a click, Italian culture from our web-site directly to you.
L'elenco degli eventi della fondazione.
A list of foundation events.