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Lake Como Floods & Sicily Fires

Lake Como Floods & Sicily Fires

Extreme weather conditions in both the north and the south of Italy Main photo by Vigili del Fuoco via Twitter @emergenzavvf Since last week, heavy rains have caused major flooding and landslides in the Lake Como area. The towns from Como to Laglio suffered damage but fortunately there were no casualties. Other popular resort towns such […]Read More

Demonstration Alert Milan April 16, 2021

Demonstration Alert Milan April 16, 2021

News provided by U. S. Consulate General Milan, Italy Location:  Piazza del Duomo, Milan, Italy Event:  On April 16, 2021, an authorized static demonstration will take place in Piazza del Duomo.  The demonstration is expected to begin at 16.00 hrs.  The number of participants is currently unknown.  This demonstration is organized by the “Movimento Imprese Italiane” (Italian Companies Movement) to […]Read More

Working from home? Why detachment is crucial for mental health

Working from home? Why detachment is crucial for mental health

Article by Wladislaw Rivkin, Lecturer in Work and Organisational Psychology, Aston University. As an academic who regularly worked from home in the days before coronavirus, my friends often joked about what they imagined my daily routine might be (such as enjoying a morning gin and not changing out of my pyjamas). But as many people […]Read More

Why do Italians Eat Lentils on New Year’s Eve?

Why do Italians Eat Lentils on New Year’s Eve?

It’s an Italian tradition to eat lentils just after the stroke of midnight on Dec 31st. Go to any supermarket in Italy on Dec 31st and the shelf of lentils will be empty. They are sold out and not even the biggest of supermarkets can keep them in stock. Eating lentils is a tradition that […]Read More

November Cultural Events for the International Day against Violence against Women

November Cultural Events for the International Day against Violence against Women

Culture is once again at the forefront of the elimination of violence against women this year and, in collaboration with the Commission for Equal Opportunities and Civil Rights, promotes a series of events – shows, exhibitions, installations, performances, meetings – many of which are included in the city’s cultural schedule “The Talents of Women”. “The […]Read More

Act now! Virtual Voting Assistance Oct 21 & 28, 2020

Act now! Virtual Voting Assistance Oct 21 & 28, 2020

Message for U.S. Citizens – Virtual Voting Assistance If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away! The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) is offering virtual voting assistance via Zoom over the next two weeks to provide direct support to U.S. citizens overseas.  Voters […]Read More

ATM Milan Transportation Strike Thursday 18 June 2020

ATM Milan Transportation Strike Thursday 18 June 2020

(Automated translation, source ATM) On Thursday 18 June, the Union Base Union (USB Private Work) proclaimed a 4-hour national strike on local public transport “to protect the health and safety of workers and the community in Phase 2; no measures to support LPT workers launched by the government; re-publication of essential services “. At a territorial level, USB […]Read More

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