Italian news – Mario Sechi http://mariosechi.net/ Tue, 10 May 2022 06:40:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://mariosechi.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-40-120x120.png Italian news – Mario Sechi http://mariosechi.net/ 32 32 Health news roundup: Italy to stage wild boar cull around Rome to stem African swine fever; Analysis-Test, test, test? Scientists question expensive mass COVID checks and more https://mariosechi.net/health-news-roundup-italy-to-stage-wild-boar-cull-around-rome-to-stem-african-swine-fever-analysis-test-test-test-scientists-question-expensive-mass-covid-checks-and-more/ Tue, 10 May 2022 04:58:46 +0000 https://mariosechi.net/health-news-roundup-italy-to-stage-wild-boar-cull-around-rome-to-stem-african-swine-fever-analysis-test-test-test-scientists-question-expensive-mass-covid-checks-and-more/ Here is a summary of health news briefs. Italy to stage wild boar cull around Rome to stem African swine fever Italy is to launch a wild boar cull around Rome after African swine fever was discovered in one of the thousands of residents of the Italian capital and surrounding countryside, local authorities […]]]>

Here is a summary of health news briefs.

Italy to stage wild boar cull around Rome to stem African swine fever

Italy is to launch a wild boar cull around Rome after African swine fever was discovered in one of the thousands of residents of the Italian capital and surrounding countryside, local authorities announced on Monday. An isolated outbreak of the deadly swine disease was reported in northwestern Italy earlier this year, and the case discovered in Rome last week – the first detected in central Italy – has raised fears of the epidemic spreading.

Analysis-Test, test, test? Scientists question costly mass COVID checks

For many people around the world, having cotton swabs stuck in their noses or throats to test for COVID-19 has become a routine and familiar annoyance. But two years into the pandemic, health officials in some countries are questioning the merits of repeated mass testing when it comes to containing infections, especially given the billions it costs.

BioNTech’s First-Quarter Vaccine Sales Triple, But Still Record Full-Year Decline

BioNTech’s first-quarter sales and profits more than tripled on demand for the COVID-19 vaccine it developed with Pfizer, but the German biotech company still expects vaccine sales to decline for the year whole. Quarterly revenue more than tripled from a year earlier to 6.37 billion euros ($6.73 billion), as did net profit, at 3.70 billion euros, it said on Monday. the society.

Diagnosis of cancer one year before infection is not associated with worse outcomes; air travel carries COVID risks

Here is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that deserves further study to corroborate the findings and that has not yet been certified by peer review. Old cancer diagnosis not linked to worse COVID-19 outcomes

France eases restrictions as number of bird flu outbreaks declines

France will lift most restrictions on poultry farming that had been imposed across the country to contain the rapid spread of bird flu after the number of outbreaks dwindled in recent weeks, the agriculture ministry said on Monday. France has slaughtered 16 million birds since late November to deal with its worst bird flu crisis, which accelerated when the highly contagious virus spread to the country’s largest poultry regions in western France. France.

Chinese medical experts say zero COVID strategy buys time to vaccinate more people

China’s tough COVID measures remain key to beating the pandemic and buying time to improve vaccination rates and develop new treatments, senior health advisers wrote in newly released reports. Shanghai, a city of 25 million, has been on lockdown for nearly six weeks as it battles China’s biggest coronavirus outbreak, but the government has ignored criticism of its zero COVID strategy, saying it remains the best option.

Novavax 2022 COVID vaccine shipments start slow, stocks fall

Novavax Inc revealed a sharp drop in COVID-19 research funding in the first quarter on Monday and said it shipped less than a quarter of total vaccine shipments planned for 2022, driving the company’s stock down nearly 16% after hours. It sold 31 million vaccine doses in the quarter, a small fraction of the 2 billion vaccines it plans to ship globally in 2022.

China reports 3,475 new COVID cases on May 9 from 4,333 a day earlier

Mainland China reported 3,475 new coronavirus cases on May 9, including 357 symptomatic and 3,118 asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Tuesday. That compares with 4,333 new cases a day earlier, made up of 415 symptomatic and 3,918 asymptomatic infections, which China is counting separately.

After Roe vs. Wade, Next to the Abortion Battle in the United States: State vs. State

With the U.S. Supreme Court set to strike down abortion rights, the next legal fault line is already looming as lawmakers in anti-abortion states explore ways to take the drastic step of extending bans to States where the procedure remains legal. A draft opinion leaked by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito this week reversing the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that established the right to abortion has the potential to fray relations between states opposed to the abortion and to test constitutional limits, according to legal experts.

COVID vaccine makers focus on recalls

COVID-19 vaccine makers are shifting gears and forecasting a smaller, more competitive booster market after delivering as many doses as fast as they could over the past 18 months. Executives from the biggest COVID vaccine makers, including Pfizer Inc and Moderna Inc, said they believe most people who want to get the COVID vaccine have already done so — more than 5 billion people worldwide. world.

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British scientist claims US anti-abortion lawyers misused his work to attack Roe v Wade | Roe vs. Wade https://mariosechi.net/british-scientist-claims-us-anti-abortion-lawyers-misused-his-work-to-attack-roe-v-wade-roe-vs-wade/ Sun, 08 May 2022 10:30:00 +0000 https://mariosechi.net/british-scientist-claims-us-anti-abortion-lawyers-misused-his-work-to-attack-roe-v-wade-roe-vs-wade/ A University College London scientist has accused lawyers in the US of abusing his groundbreaking brain work to justify the rollback of Roe v Wade, the landmark decision that legalized abortion nationwide national in America. Giandomenico Iannetti said his research, which used imagery to understand the adult brain’s response to pain, had been misinterpreted as […]]]>

A University College London scientist has accused lawyers in the US of abusing his groundbreaking brain work to justify the rollback of Roe v Wade, the landmark decision that legalized abortion nationwide national in America.

Giandomenico Iannetti said his research, which used imagery to understand the adult brain’s response to pain, had been misinterpreted as an anti-abortion argument.

Last week, an unprecedented leak of a draft legal opinion showed a majority of Supreme Court justices supporting overturning Roe v. Wade and ending federal protections for abortions, in a decision that could get 26 states banned. The court is considering a case, Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which challenges Mississippi’s abortion ban after 15 weeks’ gestation.

The anti-abortion lawyers in that case argued that scientific understanding had evolved since the 1973 court ruling that upheld the constitutional right to abortion, and that it was no longer accurate to say that fetuses cannot not feel pain for 24 weeks.

Their argument relied heavily on a controversial discussion paper on fetal pain published in the Journal of Medical Ethics in 2020 by Dr Stuart Derbyshire, British Associate Professor of Psychology at the National University of Singapore.

The article claims that some of Iannetti’s research findings suggest that we might not need a cerebral cortex – which remains underdeveloped in a fetus less than 24 weeks old – to feel pain.

Iannetti, an Italian professor of neuroscience who now runs a lab in Italy but has spent the past 16 years doing research at UCL and the University of Oxford, is adamant that it’s ” of an unjustified leap”.

“My results in no way imply that the cortex is not necessary to feel pain. I think they’ve been misinterpreted and used very cleverly to prove a point. It saddens me that my work has been misinterpreted and has become one of the main arguments they [the lawyers] done,” he said.

Professor Iannetti had no idea the document was being used to justify the dismantling of Roe v Wade until American colleagues contacted him to say they were “shocked” by the way his findings were presented. He has helped academics in the US write a response for lawyers, but says he thinks it’s out of his control and “there’s not much more I can do to stop people from claiming that my work says something that it does not say”.

Pro-choice demonstrators protesting outside the Supreme Court on May 6 Photography: Bryan Olin Dozier/NurPhoto/REX/Shutterstock

Leading pain scientists and academic medical societies on both sides of the Atlantic strongly contest the anti-abortion legal argument, insisting on the international scientific consensus that it is impossible for fetuses to feel pain in the first weeks of existence remains firm and “irrefutable”.

John Wood, professor of molecular neurobiology at UCL, said: “I thought this opinion piece [by Derbyshire] was incorrect. Wood insisted that “all serious scientists” have agreed that a fetus cannot feel pain before 24 weeks, “and maybe not even then.”

He said the lawyers were right that the science had evolved since 1973, but not in the way they claimed. “For example, we know a lot more about pain in newborns,” he said. “Interestingly, surgeons who operate on fetuses say there is movement on surgery from week 36.”

Derbyshire told the Observer he is “firmly pro choice”. He insisted he didn’t overstep in his paper and claimed that while Iannetti’s work had nothing “directly” to do with fetal pain, it had “shaken the consensus that the cortex is necessary for pain.

He said: “I honestly don’t see how we can rule out the fetus having a raw experience akin to pain. It may be forever unknowable, and it won’t be the equivalent of what you or I are experiencing, but that doesn’t matter.

Professor Vania Apkarian, director of the Center for Translational Pain Research at the Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, who has spent two decades studying pain in humans and animals, said the evidence on fetal pain had no changed since 1973 and remained “irrefutable”.

“There is no rational basis for saying that a fetus can suffer before 24 weeks. The anatomy of the brain is not sufficiently formed for this to be possible,” he said. “The fetus is in an essentially sleep-like state in the womb.”

Apkarian wrote the science brief for the Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, on behalf of organizations including the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine in the US and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in the UK. He spent months checking all the anti-abortion scientific credentials in case his side missed any serious evidence. “We didn’t,” he said.

Apkarian believes science has been drawn into a social and religious battle over abortion in order to play on people’s emotions. “The Mississippi case asserted that the fetus, when aborted, suffers. They said that because it’s such an emotionally charged statement. But that’s also totally untrue,” he said.

Dr Meera Shah, chief medical officer of Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic, New York, said: “The bottom line is that a patient’s health, not unproven theories, should drive important medical decisions.”

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Netflix opens an office in Italy and reveals the series Elena Ferrante | News https://mariosechi.net/netflix-opens-an-office-in-italy-and-reveals-the-series-elena-ferrante-news/ Fri, 06 May 2022 22:27:27 +0000 https://mariosechi.net/netflix-opens-an-office-in-italy-and-reveals-the-series-elena-ferrante-news/ Netflix founder and co-CEO Reed Hastings opened the streaming platform’s Rome office today and unveiled a slate of Italian movies and series, including a series adaptation of Elena’s latest novel Ferrante “The Lying Life Of Adults” which will feature Valeria Golino. Fandango is producing and Edoardo De Angelis will direct. During the event, it was […]]]>

Netflix founder and co-CEO Reed Hastings opened the streaming platform’s Rome office today and unveiled a slate of Italian movies and series, including a series adaptation of Elena’s latest novel Ferrante “The Lying Life Of Adults” which will feature Valeria Golino. Fandango is producing and Edoardo De Angelis will direct.

During the event, it was revealed that the number of Italian subscribers was “nearly five million”, according to the company. That’s up on Netflix Italy’s four million subscribers disclosed in October 2021. Hastings was optimistic about falling global subscribers. “I can see a steady increase in streaming platforms over the next 20 years as more TVs are replaced by smart TVs,” he said.

Hastings revealed how Netflix views its role in the Italian market compared to other US streaming platforms: “Our goal is to get 50% of the audience, letting the others share the remaining 50%,” Hastings said. he declares. “I also appreciate the productions of other platforms. When we lost the Best Picture Oscar to Coda I was sad but also happy because I loved the film. Thanks to this contest. the story will get better and better.

He suggested Netflix’s strength was its ability to discover and invest in new talent. “Disney’s advantages are its franchises through Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar and all of its properties,” he continued. “But we also have advantages, we are good at finding new voices. And maybe not having those great intellectual properties causes us to be more nervous, hungrier, and more creative.

“Our real competitors are YouTube and TikTok,” he added. “Young people have a different sensibility. We all need to invest in television and film production to prevent this art form from being crushed and these stories to stay alive.

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The Rome headquarters opened nearly two years after Eleonora “Tinny” Andreatta, the former director of Rai Fiction, was named vice president of Italian series. She was joined today by Sara Furio, director of international original films and Giovanni Bossetti, non-fiction manager for Netflix Italy.

Movies in the works on Netflix Italy include Lucky Red’s teen comedy sequel Under the Amalfi sunheist movie Stealing Mussoliniproduced by Bibi Film and starring Pietro Castellitto, action title My name is Vendetta by Colorado Film, with Alessandro Gassman and an English romantic comedy Love and Ice Cream.

Highlights on the TV side include Brigand, a period television series produced by Italian Fabula Pictures with Spanish Los Hermanos, and a serial adaptation of Tomasi di Lampedusa’s novel “The Leopard”, adapted for the big screen by Luchino Visconti in 1963, which will be directed by British Tom Shankland whose credits include SAS: Rogue Heroes and The snake. It will be produced by Indiana Production and Moonage Pictures.

Besides, The lotto gang was created by Gomorrah and zero zero zero duo Maddalena Ravagli and Leonardo Fasoli, produced by BIM and Feltrinelli Originals. It is inspired by the true story of the greatest fraud ever committed against the Italian state, perpetrated through the national lottery.

There’s also an untitled animated project from Zerocalcare, produced by Movimenti production and Bao Publishing, while Cattelya is working on an Italian remake of the UK series. Gold digger, which is written by novelist Teresa Ciabatti, with the working title of Inganno.

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Legion Post 1 looking to buy Italian-American club | News, Sports, Jobs https://mariosechi.net/legion-post-1-looking-to-buy-italian-american-club-news-sports-jobs/ Wed, 04 May 2022 07:46:24 +0000 https://mariosechi.net/legion-post-1-looking-to-buy-italian-american-club-news-sports-jobs/ Photo by Joselyn King Ohio County Commission Chairman Randy Wharton, left, and Zach Abraham listen to comments during Tuesday night’s commission meeting. WHEELING – American Legion Post 1 in Wheeling is asking Ohio County Commissioners for financial assistance as it seeks to purchase the Italian American club building in Elm Grove. […]]]>

Photo by Joselyn King Ohio County Commission Chairman Randy Wharton, left, and Zach Abraham listen to comments during Tuesday night’s commission meeting.

WHEELING – American Legion Post 1 in Wheeling is asking Ohio County Commissioners for financial assistance as it seeks to purchase the Italian American club building in Elm Grove.

Post 1 intends to invest $420,000 in the property and has applied to the commission for a community grant of $50,000 to achieve that goal, Trustee Randy Russell told commissioners at their meeting Tuesday evening.

The money would be used for both the initial purchase of the building at $45,000 and the planned $395,000 renovations, Russell said.

Like many social service organizations, Post 1 is looking to transition from a bar environment to a more family-friendly environment for members, he continued. The Elm Grove location would provide an outdoor recreation area for children and also have a hall that Post 1 could rent out for events to generate additional revenue.

There are more than 20 veterans’ organizations in Ohio County, and another goal would be to provide those groups with a centralized place to meet, attorney Don Tennant added.

The commissioners put the request down until a representative from Post 1 could come in to talk more about the project with them.

In other areas, Ohio County received $23,700 to purchase defibrillators for county baseball fields that do not have them. A total of 14 defibrillators will be purchased, almost likely through Medical Supply in Wheeling, according to Emergency Management Agency Director Lou Vargo.

Sheriff Tom Howard announced that five deputies were getting new jobs within the sheriff’s department. Rodney Vaught is promoted to major; Charles Kittle to Lieutenant; Chad Clatterbuck to Sergeant; George Costello to Corporal; and Andrew Weisal to Corporal.

Commissioners called a closed session at the request of County 911 Director Theresa Russell to discuss staffing issues. After meeting privately for about half an hour, commissioners approved a motion to promote a part-time dispatcher to a full-time position and add an additional full-time dispatcher to the staff as part of a comprehensive succession plan.

The next regular meeting of commissioners will be at 6 p.m. on May 24 at the City-County Building, 1500 Chapline St.



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Jannik Sinner saves three deputies and survives the duel of Tommy Paul in Madrid | ATP tour https://mariosechi.net/jannik-sinner-saves-three-deputies-and-survives-the-duel-of-tommy-paul-in-madrid-atp-tour/ Mon, 02 May 2022 13:55:56 +0000 https://mariosechi.net/jannik-sinner-saves-three-deputies-and-survives-the-duel-of-tommy-paul-in-madrid-atp-tour/ Jannik Sinner claimed victory at the Mutua Madrid Open on Monday, but the 10th seed had to come back from the brink against Tommy Paul at the ATP Masters 1000 event. Paul dropped two match points as he served for the match at 5-3 in the second set and another at 6-5 on Sinner’s serve […]]]>

Jannik Sinner claimed victory at the Mutua Madrid Open on Monday, but the 10th seed had to come back from the brink against Tommy Paul at the ATP Masters 1000 event.

Paul dropped two match points as he served for the match at 5-3 in the second set and another at 6-5 on Sinner’s serve in the Spanish capital. The Italian raised his level at crucial moments to bounce back for a dramatic three-hour 6-7(4), 7-6(4), 6-3 victory.

Sinner now has a best four ATP Tour wins over the 2022 season after saving match points.

“It was a very difficult situation, of course,” Sinner said after the game. “I was ahead in the first set 5-2, then I lost. He played a really good tie-break. I made a few unforced errors early on, and the second set was kind of a Russian mountains.

“I’m happy to be in the second round here. Obviously it was a tough game, and let’s see how the next game goes.”

Sinner is yet to reach a semi-final in 2022 but has shown good form at some of this year’s biggest events, reaching the quarter-finals at the Australian Open and the Masters 1000 events in Miami. and Monte Carlo. The Italian hopes his hard-fought victory over Paul can be the catalyst for a deep run at the Caja Magica, where he holds a 1-1 match record.

Things were going well for Sinner early on as he dominated from afar in the opening stages at the Manolo Santana Stadium, but Paul stuck with his opponent admirably. The American began to settle into the pair’s first ATP Head2Head encounter and recovered 2-4 to force a first-set tie-break, which he took comfortably after opening up an unassailable 5/0 lead .

Paul continued to hit the ball cleanly and show imagination going forward, but the momentum of the game changed when the American served at 5-3 in the second. Sinner ripped through a series of searing forehands to recover the break, then fended off another match point to force a tie-break.

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The 20-year-old seemed to have found his range and after claiming the tie-break to level the game he began to find scorching winners on both sides to clinch an intriguing 6-3 encounter in the final set. A powerful serving performance helped the Italian when other parts of his game weren’t shooting – he hit eight aces and won 72% (46/64) of the points after his first delivery, according to Infosys ATP Stats.

“I just try to stay focused on the present moment,” Sinner said when asked how he changed things. “You can’t change anything in the past.

“Right now I’m thinking more about my level, because I don’t think it’s one of my best performances. So I will try to increase it in the next round, but obviously [I’m] happy to have passed because it was a very difficult match, a difficult opponent.

Sinner’s previous wins in 2022 after match point stoppages have come in back-to-back rounds in Miami – where he erased three match points against Emil Ruusuvuori in Round 2 and five against Pablo Carreno Busta in Round 3 – and in the first round in Dubai, where he saved three against Alejandro Davidovitch Fokina.

In Madrid, Sinner now faces a second-round encounter with Alex de Minaur, who previously beat home favorite Pedro Martinez, 7-6(2), 1-6, 6-3. Sinner holds a 3-0 lead in the ATP Head2Head series over the 23-year-old Australian, a record that includes a straight-set victory for the Italian in the fourth round of the Australian Open in January.

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina brought his impressive ATP Masters 1000 form to his homeland as the Spaniard brushed past Lloyd Harris with a 7-5, 6-3 first-round win.

The world number 29 has never made it past the second round in Madrid, but is full of confidence after his superb run to a first Masters 1000 final at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters in April.

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Davidovich Fokina will be thrilled with how he quashed the Harris threat at Caja Magica. The South African had won the pair’s only previous meeting in straight sets at the 2021 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells and looked sharp early on as he forced himself to a break point in the opener at Madrid.

Once the Spaniard managed to hold on, however, he didn’t offer Harris another break point in the game. Davidovich Fokina made his own move against Harris’ delivery breaking late in both sets to secure a 79-minute win over Arantxa Sanchez Stadium.

The Spaniard’s energetic second-round opponent will be qualifier Hugo Dellien or 12th seed Hubert Hurkacz.

Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman advanced to the second round in Madrid for the fifth consecutive year with a 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-1 victory over French qualifier Benoit Paire.

The 29-year-old arrived in the Spanish capital after a run to the semi-finals in Barcelona, ​​where he beat Mackenzie McDonald, Lorenzo Musetti and Felix Auger-Aliassime. Schwartzman, who saved both break points he faced in his two-hour-and-six-minute triumph over Paire, will next face former world number 3 Grigor Dimitrov or US qualifier Maxime Cressy.

Italian #NextGenATP star Lorenzo Musetti also advanced on Monday with a 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 win over Ilya Ivashka. The 20-year-old qualifier recovered from a breakdown in the final set to advance to the second round, where he will face the winner of the All-American match between 15th seed Reilly Opelka and Sebastian Korda. The Italian has picked up two wins in each of his last three events, all on clay.

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Filipino chef in Sicily is making Italians love Pinoy cuisine https://mariosechi.net/filipino-chef-in-sicily-is-making-italians-love-pinoy-cuisine/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 09:55:54 +0000 https://mariosechi.net/filipino-chef-in-sicily-is-making-italians-love-pinoy-cuisine/ food drink Chef Morris Danzen moved to Italy for love. Now he’s found another reason to stay: spreading the good news about Pinoy cooking ANCX staff | April 30, 2022 In many parts of the world, Filipino cooks and chefs are introducing Filipino cuisine to a greater or lesser extent. One such […]]]>

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Chef Morris Danzen moved to Italy for love. Now he’s found another reason to stay: spreading the good news about Pinoy cooking

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In many parts of the world, Filipino cooks and chefs are introducing Filipino cuisine to a greater or lesser extent. One such ambassador is chef Morris Danzen who has found ways for residents of a seaside town in Sicily to enjoy the flavors he grew up with.

Chef Morris is quite proud that his audience, both Italian and Filipino, recognize the touch of a Filipino chef in the specialties that come out of his kitchen. “I use Filipino ingredients like kamote, soya sauce. I use Filipino techniques and the flavor profiles are Filipino which [the diners] really appreciated.”

Ensaladang Talong is covered in rice paper, representing rice as a staple food in the Philippines.

Chef Morris found his calling in fusion cuisine after moving to Italy and working in a trattoria. Falling in love with an Italian woman, he followed his heart and married her in Italy. The couple settled in their hometown, where their family owns the said trattoria. But business was not going well.

“I was asked to help run the restaurant and do whatever [I could] to help him,” recalls Chief Morris. “I was hesitant at first, because I didn’t want to do traditional Sicilian cuisine. So, I suggested we do a fusion of Sicilian and Filipino cuisine, but only if they were willing to make the switch.

After two hugely popular “Filipino Nights”, during which Chef Morris created 6-course menus of Filipino dishes, he finally got approval from his wife’s family to make changes to the trattoria’s menu. This led the company to grow from a traditional Sicilian trattoria to a restaurant serving “Filipino cuisine with a twist” but tailored to the European palate. The name: Fusion cuisine La Bottega.

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Sisig Polpo

The change brought good business. Until the pandemic hit. The restaurant had to undergo renovations but is now back to serving customers again. “We got an offer to work with a pub that wanted to do a fusion of oriental and Mediterranean cuisine, but what we’re doing here is a lot of bites, with a Filipino twist,” says chef Morris.

Having won a TV cooking competition in Italy (Gino Cerca Chef), Chef Morris has proven his creativity by combining different flavors to achieve delicious results. What inspires him? “I just cook food that I really, really like,” he says. He turns to his childhood memories and the many things he learned from his mother for inspiration. He has a dish, for example, based on ensaladang talong“I use a white eggplant, grill it and garnish it with anchovies, tomatoes and tomato purée. I use rice paper on top to represent how we traditionally eat it with rice. It’s like an eggplant steak.

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Shrimp Kilawin

His favorite among his creations, however, is a barbecued monkfish. “His marinade is inspired by the Filipino barbecue. I serve it with a tomato salad.

Chef Morris’ story was discovered by Mga Kuwentong Pagkain of the Mama Sita Foundation, an initiative the famous Filipino brand launched in 2012 as an annual food story-writing competition. Now in its 10th year, it continues to bring people from all walks of life together to rediscover and celebrate Filipino cuisine all over the world.

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Flan de leche, Ube sponge cake and coconut milk sorbet

For Chef Morris, the ideas of combining Filipino cuisine with Sicilian cuisine come easily because the two cuisines have similarities. Sicilians, he says, love agrodolce (sweet and sour), and have a penchant for fried foods, “and punchy, fish-based foods. In techniques, the way of preparing fish is almost the same. With escabeche and fish in agrodolce. Theirs is simple, but the same as ours.

Chef Morris also applies Filipino cooking techniques to add more flavor to simple, straightforward Sicilian dishes. “When we make our sauces, we try to find unusual ingredients like liver, patis…. We get umami flavors from these ingredients, which you cannot find here in Sicily. [We have what we call] sahog. Our way of marinating food, as well as the taste profile: punchy! »

From Sicilian cuisine he learned the beauty of simplicity. “I’ve learned that the simpler the better, in a way that lets you understand what you’re eating,” says the chef. It helps that premium fresh seafood ingredients are abundant in Sicily. He appreciates how local cooking techniques contribute to the freshness of frutti di mareshine.

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From Sicilian cuisine he learned the beauty of simplicity.

Being the only Filipino residing in the immediate area, Chef Morris feels the weight of the responsibility to make Filipino cuisine known and appreciated. But he says it’s not easy to showcase Filipino food where he is. “There are a lot of cuisines we compete with,” he adds. That’s why he can’t help but be proud of other Filipino chefs in different parts of the world who work to share the delights of Filipino cuisine. It takes creativity and hard work to help others discover and appreciate it, he says – two things Chef Morris has implemented in Sicily over the past three years, promoting Filipino flavors and fleshing out the stories behind them.

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3 ASU Faculty Members Received Course Redesign Grants https://mariosechi.net/3-asu-faculty-members-received-course-redesign-grants/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 23:11:00 +0000 https://mariosechi.net/3-asu-faculty-members-received-course-redesign-grants/ Earlier this semester, three School of Letters and International Cultures Arizona State University faculty members have been selected as winners of the school’s course redesign scholarship competition. They each received funding update the curriculum of an existing course to give it a new orientation. Spanish teacher Sean McKinnon, one of three recipients, currently teaches the […]]]>

Earlier this semester, three School of Letters and International Cultures Arizona State University faculty members have been selected as winners of the school’s course redesign scholarship competition. They each received funding update the curriculum of an existing course to give it a new orientation.

Spanish teacher Sean McKinnon, one of three recipients, currently teaches the revised version of SPA 194: Language in the US. The course examines why only about 20% of the population of the United States is bilingual despite being a nation of immigrants and indigenous people. McKinnon said he plans to revise the course again over the summer based on student feedback before teaching it again in the fall of 2022.

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“I love teaching this general education course because I teach students to think critically about language and how it is used in society,” he said.

McKinnon’s proposal was to reframe the course around issues of social justice and equity through critical perspectives. He used the pedagogical framework of critical awareness of language teach students how language is embedded in social meaning and power dynamics. Some of their assignments include reviewing social media posts for their language ideology posts. Students can create a meme or TikTok video demonstrating what they have learned; McKinnon said it helps teach students than linguistic messages are present in their daily lives.

“I think it’s important for educators to think critically about what they teach, how they teach it, and why, especially since ASU is known to be a hub of innovation,” said McKinnon said. “I’ve found that reorganizing my classes around social justice/equity issues has increased student engagement and enrollment, which hasn’t surprised me, since Generation ZGeneration Z (or Gen Z for short), colloquially also known as zoomers, is the demographic cohort succeeding Generation Y and preceding Generation Alpha. Researchers and popular media use the mid to late 1990s as initial birth years and the early 2010s as final birth years. Most members of Generation Z are children of Generation X. is so in tune with issues of social justice and equity.

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German teacher Sarah Lee had a similar social justice-focused approach to updating its class, GER 494: Language and Disability. The course was already deeply engaged in the topics of social justice and equity, so the redesign allowed Lee to add more opportunities for students to participate in community outreach, learn about options for career and internship in the field and to carry out projects by applying their knowledge to real situations. .

For example, students will develop materials for extracurricular language lessons geared to the needs of learners with disabilities. Barrett, the Specialized College students will be encouraged to complete a honors enrichment contract dive deeper into the course material, or even consider focusing their honors thesis on disability, inclusion and equity in different cultures.

Spanish teacher dulce estévez was one of five members of the awards committee tasked with selecting proposals from faculty members who should receive funding to support their curriculum redesign projects.

“We were particularly interested in courses aimed at connecting students to their local community and challenged them to complete projects that enhanced their portfolios for their professional careers or future academic pursuits,” Estévez said. changing student interests and labor market demands are essential.

Portrait of the German ASU speaker.

Sarah Lee

Italian lecturer Enrico Minardi been the ultimate recipient of course redesign grants. His class, ITA 319: Italian for Professions, will be taught in fall 2022 with new material and career-specific assignments. Minardi said that although many assignments and readings from the previous version of the course were retained, “This course represents a profound revisiting and redesign of Italian for Professions as it was before.

“It is the most popular economic sector among young people these days”, Minardi Explain. “Italy is one of the leading countries in the sector, having started working on environmental protection legislation in the late 70s and 80s with the early implementation of recycling and the victory in the referendum to abolish nuclear energy in 1987 Pin up.”

Students will receive training on the differences between Italian and American business etiquette, the most important trends in the Italian economy, how to write a resume and apply for jobs, how to ace a job interview, and how to apply for a visa of work.

Portrait of the ASU Lecturer in Italian.

Enrico Minardi

Their one semester project will be an analysis – from a sustainability perspective – of socio-economic organizations in Italy. They will prepare a multimedia exhibit documenting their findings that will be open to the public on campus and may be shown to other students or members of the community.

For each of these three updated classes, students will not only learn their course material, but how to apply it in the personal and professional worlds they hope to inhabit upon graduation. McKinnon said he wants students to take what they learn and use it beyond the classroom.

“For my bilingual students, I I hope the class will teach them to advocate for their own language interests and those of their community, as well as provide them with ideas and strategies on how to pass their language on to the next generation, should they decide to have children,” he said.

“And for my monolingual English students, I hope they will become better linguistic allies for bilinguals in the United States. and also consider becoming bilingual themselves. … Knowing two languages ​​promotes better cognitive flexibility, delays the onset of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and exposes you to new cultures and ways of being/thinking.

This is consistent with the principles that Estévez and the other members of the award committee were guided by this when reviewing applications for funding. The school’s mission is to prepare ASU students to become global citizens, which goes beyond language skills to also include cultural awareness and lifelong curiosity about the world around them.

“At (the school), we aim to make the world more equitable and just by equipping students with a worldview that values ​​the contributions and knowledge of diverse groups of people in the field of study and profession that students choose to practice,” she said.

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Italian Chiellini withdraws from internationals after friendly against Argentina https://mariosechi.net/italian-chiellini-withdraws-from-internationals-after-friendly-against-argentina/ Mon, 25 Apr 2022 22:29:00 +0000 https://mariosechi.net/italian-chiellini-withdraws-from-internationals-after-friendly-against-argentina/ Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini will retire from international football after the European champions played a friendly against their South American counterparts Argentina at Wembley in June. Italy’s failure to qualify for this year’s World Cup in Qatar appears to have precipitated the 37-year-old Juventus defender’s decision to play against Argentina in London, where the Azzurri […]]]>

Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini will retire from international football after the European champions played a friendly against their South American counterparts Argentina at Wembley in June.

Italy’s failure to qualify for this year’s World Cup in Qatar appears to have precipitated the 37-year-old Juventus defender’s decision to play against Argentina in London, where the Azzurri won the Championship of Europe last July, will be his last.

“I will say goodbye to the national team at Wembley, where I had the pinnacle of my career winning the Euros,” Chiellini told DAZN after Juve’s 2-1 win at Sassuolo in Serie A Monday (April 26).

“I would like to say goodbye to the Azzurri with a beautiful memory. It will certainly be my last game with Italy.”

With 116 appearances for the national team, Chiellini is fifth in the Italian all-time rankings alongside Andrea Pirlo, with only Daniele De Rossi, Paolo Maldini, Fabio Cannavaro and Gianluigi Buffon ahead of him.

The veteran centre-back, who replaced Juventus on Monday, however, has not decided to extend his club career beyond this season.

“My love affair with Juventus does not end, it will never end,” he added. “Of course, by the end of the season, I have to assess everything, talk to my family about what is best.

“Let’s first get to fourth place (in Serie A) and win the Coppa Italia, then we’ll sit down with my two families – at home and at Juventus – to figure out what’s best for everyone.

“It was the same last summer, I took the time and I only signed the new contract after the Euros. At my age, you can’t plan too much in the long term, but it is natural, everything is fine.”

Juve are fourth, eight points clear of fifth-placed AS Roma with four games to go in the race for a Champions League spot. They will face Inter Milan in the Coppa Italia final on May 11.

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Dozens of dead after the sinking of four boats off the coast of Tunisia | News https://mariosechi.net/dozens-of-dead-after-the-sinking-of-four-boats-off-the-coast-of-tunisia-news/ Sun, 24 Apr 2022 06:57:57 +0000 https://mariosechi.net/dozens-of-dead-after-the-sinking-of-four-boats-off-the-coast-of-tunisia-news/ Officials say 98 African migrants and refugees have been rescued and 10 are still missing after the sinking of boats trying to reach Italy. At least 12 people have died and 10 others are missing after four boats carrying 120 African migrants and refugees sank off the coast of Tunisia as they attempted to cross […]]]>

Officials say 98 African migrants and refugees have been rescued and 10 are still missing after the sinking of boats trying to reach Italy.

At least 12 people have died and 10 others are missing after four boats carrying 120 African migrants and refugees sank off the coast of Tunisia as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean to Italy, an official told Reuters on Saturday. of security.

Ali Aayari, Lieutenant Colonel of the Tunisian Coast Guard, added that 98 people were rescued off Sfax.

Sfax’s coastline has become a major jumping off point for people fleeing conflict and poverty in Africa and the Middle East and seeking a better life in Europe.

Officials say 98 migrants were rescued off Sfax [Reuters]

The Home Office said this week that it arrested more than 20,000 migrants and refugees off its coast last year. At least 15,000 have reached Italian shores in 2021.

In recent months, dozens of people have drowned off the Tunisian coast, with an increase in the frequency of attempted crossings from Tunisia and Libya to Italy.

Hundreds of thousands of people have made the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean in recent years.

Figures from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) showed that more than 123,000 migrants arrived in Italy in 2021, compared to more than 95,000 in 2020.

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20,000th Lamborghini Huracán Rolls on the line in Italy https://mariosechi.net/20000th-lamborghini-huracan-rolls-on-the-line-in-italy/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 16:36:13 +0000 https://mariosechi.net/20000th-lamborghini-huracan-rolls-on-the-line-in-italy/ The 20,000th Lamborghini Huracán was built, an STO painted in Grigio Acheso Matt, destined for a Monegasque customer. 71% of Huracán buyers opted for coupes, while 32% of sales were made in the United States. Lamborghini claims that 60% of Huracáns have been personalized through the company’s Ad Personam program. For most of Lamborghini’s history, […]]]>
  • The 20,000th Lamborghini Huracán was built, an STO painted in Grigio Acheso Matt, destined for a Monegasque customer.
  • 71% of Huracán buyers opted for coupes, while 32% of sales were made in the United States.
  • Lamborghini claims that 60% of Huracáns have been personalized through the company’s Ad Personam program.

    For most of Lamborghini’s history, the Italian supercar brand only managed to sell a few hundred vehicles a year. But that changed when the Gallardo arrived in 2003 – the V-10 junior supercar sold just over 14,000 units during a ten-year run. This blew its predecessor, the V-8-powered Jalpa, out of the water, with just 410 Jalpas sold between 1981 and 1988. But the Gallardo’s follow-up, the Huracán, proved even more successful, and Lamborghini announced Thursday that it has built the 20,000th example of the V-10-powered supercar that entered production in 2014.

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    The 20,000th Huracán to roll off the Sant’Agata Bolognese line was an STO, the track-focused, high-performance version inspired by the Huracán EVO Super Trofeo race car. This record breaking STO was finished in Grigio Acheso Matt paint for a client in Monaco.

    Along with the announcement, Lamborghini provided some details on how Huracán customers have ordered their supercars so far. 71% of Huracán owners opted for a coupe version, while the remaining 29% wanted the ability to lower the top to better hear the naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V-10 sing. The United States was Huracán’s largest market, with 32% of sales, with the United Kingdom and China rounding out the top three.

    The majority of Huracáns have come with some form of customization, with 60% of the 20,000 units sold so far through Lamborghini’s Ad Personam customization program. Lamborghini says customers took inspiration from colors, trims and materials, from furniture and clothing to makeup and gemstones. Central Europe, Japan and the UK were the main markets for the Ad Personam division. With STO production underway and the recent introduction of the Tecnica model, the Huracán should continue to increase sales ahead of the arrival of a plug-in hybrid model in 2024.

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