maandag 7 januari 2013

Italiaanse onderzoekers hebben een 2000 jaar oud oogmedicijn gevonden -

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Italiaanse onderzoekers hebben in een scheepswrak een medicijn gevonden dat meer dan 2000 jaar oud is. Vermoedelijk gaat het om een geneesmiddel voor de ogen. Dat melden onderzoekers aan de Universiteit van Pisa in de publicatie van de Amerikaanse Academie van Wetenschappen PNAS.

Het middel werd gevonden in het wrak van het schip Relitto del Pozzino dat voor de Toscaanse kust in het westen van Italië ligt. Het grijze preparaat is ongeveer twee centimeter dik en heeft een doorsnede van vier centimeter. Analyse van de vorm en samenstelling van het medicijn doet vermoeden dat het om een medicijn voor de ogen ging. De onderzoekers denken dat het in het ooglid werd aangebracht.

Het medicijn bestaat voor een groot deel uit zink. Ook zijn er sporen van ijzeroxide, bijenwas en hars aangetroffen. Meer dan de helft van de ingrediënten is plantaardig.

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Recept: Pinza della befana | La Cucina Italiana

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La pinza della befana is een oud Venetiaans zoet brood dat de Venetianen eten op 6 januari. Op die datum viert Italië ‘la befana’, een oude vrouw die voor de lieve kinderen zoetigheid meebrengt op Driekoningen.

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Screen Best: Top 2012 Italian Films

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John Bensalhia settles down with a tub of popcorn to look at some of the critical and commercial Italian film successes of 2012…

Io e Te (Me And You) - Starring: Tea Falco; Jacopo Olmo Antinori

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Benvenuti al Nord (Welcome To The North) - Starring: Claudio Bisio; Alessandro Siani

Directed by: Luca Miniero

Reality - Starring: Aniello Arena

Directed by: Matteo Garrone

Posti in Piedi in Paradiso (Standing In Paradise) - Starring: Carlo Verdone, Pierfrancesco Favino, Marco Giallini

Directed by: Carlo Verdone

Com ‘e’ Bello Far L’Amore (Also known as Love Is In The Air) - Starring Fabio De Luigi, Claudia Gerini, Filippo Timi

Directed by: Fausto Brizzi

Un Giorno Speciale (A Special Day)- Starring: Filippo Scicchitano, Julia Valentini

Directed by: Francesca Comencini

Bella Addormentata (Dormant Beauty) - Starring: Toni Servillo, Isabelle Huppert

Directed by: Marco Bellocchio

Cesare deve morire (Caesar Must Die)

Directed by: Paolo and Vittorio Taviani

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Luca Agnani, Macerata: Videomapping from Le Marche

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Videomapping it’s a video projection technique that transforms a surface in a display. Using suitable software you create animations of the surface which are then projected. The final effect is an illusion in 3D, in practice it is the projection of a video.

Luca Agnani is s Digital lighting, 3d & Visual Mapping Artist born in Macerata in 1976.

Luca works for advertising agencies, organization of events, associations, municipalities and individuals, creating artworks for celebration of a place of worship or a monument, at the opening of a shopping center, or the opening night of a nightclub.

He was selected to lead his performances at major italian festivals including the Lpm of Rome, the Kernel Festival in Milan, Dancity of Foligno, the Robot in Bologna, Acusmatiq of Ancona and Barrakuda Festival in Croatia. Outstanding are his works on the front of the Arena Sferisterio during the week of culture, on the Duomo of Catania on the feast of St.Agatha, on the Mole Vanvitelliana of Ancona for the opening concert of Yann Tiersen and on the Sanctuary of San Michele on the occasion of receiving the UNESCO award. His works are mainly characterized by the absence of elements and closely related to architecture and its history.

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Somali prisoner commits suicide in Lecce penitentiary -

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(ANSA) - Lecce, January 7 - Italian Penitentiary Police Union (OSAPP) said on Monday that a 38-year-old Somali man committed suicide Sunday afternoon in the Borgo San Nicola penitentiary near the southern city of Lecce by hanging himself in the prison’s infirmary cell. Mohamed Abdi, who was serving time for theft, had been in the Lecce prison for approximately one year.

OSAPP representative Domenico Mastrulli said that the prison, located in the region of Puglia, is “beset by several problems, first and foremost overcrowding”. Roughly 60 prisoners in Italy commit suicide each year, approximately 20 times average for the general population, according to a study released in December.

The Permanent Observatory on Prison Deaths also found that 10 penitentiary police take their lives annually - a rate that exceeds the norm by a factor of three and ranks highest among the various branches of Italy’s security forces.

Contrary to most suicides, which are usually tied to personal events, a comparative study found that at least two-thirds of Italian prison suicide cases are due to “environmental factors”.

The environmental factors in question do not refer to the prison environment per se but to “illegal” detention conditions, the study reported.

The prison population has almost doubled in 40 years whereas prison capacity has only increased by 10,000 places.

Marco Pannella, the historic leader of Italy’s Radical Party, recently held a nine-day thirst-and-hunger strike to call for an amnesty to stop chronic overcrowding in Italy’s jails, and for prisoners to be given the right to vote.

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Vakantiehuis in Italië, Piemonte, Verbania

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Rustige ligging in residentiele wijk dichtbij Lago Maggiore en de stad Intra Verbania, Italie.

Via de grote openslaande ramen in de living komt u in de tuin en het zwembad (12x7m) met tuin- en ligstoelen.

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Gubbio (Umbria) – Manifestazioni folkloristiche in Umbria

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Doppia immersione nella tradizione folkloristica di Gubbio nel mese di maggio con la Festa dei Ceri e il Palio della Balestra

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Il silenzio grande - De Smaak van Italië

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We hebben het er thuis zo ongeveer iedere dag over en met de week word ik zenuwachtiger. Ik struin tig keren per dag diverse websites af, heb met diverse vrienden al een noodprocedure afgesproken hoe te handelen als het bekend wordt en mijn naam prijkt op zo’n beetje iedere mailingslist die er maar toe doet. Maar tot nu toe nog steeds geen nieuws. Nog steeds wacht ik, en samen met mij ongetwijfeld vele anderen, op de bekendmaking van die ene datum. Die ene avond dat Andrea Bocelli zijn jaarlijks optreden geeft in zijn Teatro del Silenzio in zijn geboortedorp Lajatico.

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The Best 100% Italian Jeans is Made in Le Marche: Tejido, Filottrano

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Tejido is the a CPF Brandan historical company from Filottrano (AN) Le Marche, in Central Italy, born in 1977.

During these years, thanks to a process of great development and research, has reached the highest quality. Highly skilled and competitive work in the field of ‘casual wear, with particular specialization in the field of denim and cotton.

Today, the CPF is a reality, working with some of the most prestigious names in the fashion industry.

Much of the company’s assets is made up of human resources: every worker, technician, employee, manager, work in a dynamic and hyper-efficient, creating the real added value.

From Enthusiasm and professionalism born the best Italian jeans.

Jeans with a strong character, eclectic but refined, made with exclusive fabrics and flawless finishes, combining the tradition of Made in Italy, with the innovation of the style.

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A region of Italy that I'd like to know better: Le Marche

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It seems that visitors to Italy seeking an authentic experience, away from tour buses and camera flashes, are turning to the stunning beauty of Le Marche region.

Its land is hilly and even mountainous, with plenty of agricultural fields dotted with stunning hill towns, curving rural roads, and even crowded summer beaches snaking along 200 kilometers of coastline.

Surprisingly few tourists make their way to Le Marche, despite its numerous art treasures, carefully preserved historic churches, towers, and piazzas, all giving the region the air of being frozen in time. Below is Sant’Ippolito.

Many Le Marche visitors head to Urbino, where the walled city centre has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Still, Le Marche is less of an urban experience and more about stunning landscapes, important nature preserves, hidden monasteries, and charming villages.

For example, visitors can explore the Grotte di Frasassi (Frasassi Caves), among the biggest in Europe, including a chamber which is large enough to hold Milan’s great cathedral; or, hike in the beautiful Riserva Naturale Gola del Furlo (Furlo Gorge).

The region is also about wine and food: traditional dishes produced and prepared in the old-fashioned way but rediscovered by modern cooks looking for natural, clean ingredients.

Because Le Marche is fairly unknown, land here was relatively cheap in the 1970s and early 1980s, bringing waves of young producers.

It’s still possible to find heirloom fruits in Le Marche - varieties that have disappeared or been forgotten in other regions. Certain farmers in the Montefeltro area in northern Le Marche specialize in forgotten fruits including visciole, sorbe, mele rosa, and pere angelica.

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