. - style "text-align:center;" 1998 '''''Life Is Beautiful''' (La vita è bella) (Life Is Beautiful)'' Italy Roberto Benigni - - style "text-align:center;" 2010 '''''I Am Love''' (Io sono l'amore) (I Am Love (film))'' Italy Luca Guadagnino - '''''Scipionyx''''' (pronounced "SHIH-pee-oh-nicks" or "ship-ee-OH-nicks" ) is a genus
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prize for researchers who have shown peculiar creativity, critical sense and mathematical rigour in theoretical physics — in its broadest sense. The recipients of the 2006 Majorana Prize were Erasmo Recami (University of Bergamo and INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)) and George Sudarshan (University of Texas); of the 2007 Majorana Prize: Lee Smolin (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada), Eliano Pessa (Centro Interdipartimentale di
) Phil Solomon , who had previously managed The Bachelors and Van Morrison's band Them (Them (band)) and also had close business ties with Ronan O'Rahilly's pirate radio station Radio Caroline. Biography at Allmusic.com. Accessed 15 January 2010 Solomon won McWilliams a contract with CBS Records, which released his first
countries, Manea’s writing was received with great acclaim. Over the past two decades he has been proposed as a candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature by literary and academic personalities and institutions in the United States, Sweden, Romania, Italy and France. Important contemporary writers expressed admiration of the author’s literary work and his moral stand before and after the collapse of communism: the Nobel laureates Heinrich Böll, Günther Grass, Octavio
and Berlin's AVUS, yet with a different character. The layout of the circuit in the mountains was similar to the Targa Florio, one of the most important motor races at that time. The original Nürburgring was to be a showcase for German automotive engineering and racing talent. Construction of the track, designed by the ''Eichler Architekturbüro'' from Ravensburg (led by Architect Gustav Eichler), began in September 1925. '''Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia''' (1499 1500, Brescia – 13 December 1557, Venice) was a mathematician, an engineer (designing fortifications), a surveyor (of topography, seeking the best means of defense or offense) and a bookkeeper from the then-Republic of Venice (now part of Italy). He published many books, including the first Italian translations of Archimedes and Euclid, and an acclaimed compilation of mathematics. Tartaglia was the first to apply mathematics to the investigation of the paths of cannonballs; his work was later validated by Galileo (Galileo Galilei)'s studies on falling bodies. He also published a treatise on retrieving sunken ships.
– World War II: Norwegian (Norway) refugees form a government-in-exile in London * 1966 – The first prominent dàzìbào (Big-character poster) during the Cultural Revolution in China is posted at Peking University. *1967 – Celtic F.C. from Glasgow, Scotland becomes the first ever Northern European team to win the European Cup (1967 European Cup Final); with previous winners being from Spain, Italy and Portugal
. Louis IV appointed Jandun as Bishop of Ferrara. Ten weeks later Jandun was formally accepted as a member of Louis IV’s court, and was given indefinite rations for three servents and three horses. Later that summer, around August 31, 1328, Jandun died in Todi, most likely in route to fulfill his new Bishopric. thumb upright Exterior of the Teatro della Pergola (Image:Teatro alla pegola 11.JPG) The '''Teatro della Pergola''' is a historic opera house in Florence, Italy. It is located in the centre of the city on the Via della Pergola, from which the theatre takes its name. It was built in 1656 under the patronage of Cardinal Gian Carlo de' Medici to designs by the architect Ferdinando Tacca, son of the sculptor Pietro Tacca; its inaugural production was the opera buffa, ''Il potestà di Colognole'' by Jacopo Melani Spike Hughes , ''Great Opera Houses'', London, 1956; the libretto was by Giovanni Andrea Moniglia (James Leve, ed. ''Il potestà di Colognole'' (Yale University Collegium Musicum '''14''') 2005, "introduction". . The opera house, the first to be built with superposed tiers of boxes rather than raked semi-circular seating in the Roman fashion, As in the Teatro Olimpico of Vicenza, designed by Andrea Palladio in the previous century. is considered to be the oldest in Italy, having occupied the same site for more than 350 years. Biography Born in Hartford, Connecticut, she was one of fourteen children of parents of Italian (Italy) immigrants. While still in her teens, Corio's good looks and shapely physique landed her showgirl roles that led to her becoming a hugely popular striptease artist. Working in New York City, she was a star performer at clubs such as the famous ''Minsky's Burlesque'' and Boston's old Howard Theatre (Howard Theatre (Boston)). The '''1975 Summer Universiade''', also known as the VIII Summer Universiade, FISU (organising body) official site - History took place in Rome, Italy. The 1975 Universiade only featured athletics, other disciplines having been cancelled, and was therefore referred to as the World University Championships in athletics (Athletics (sport)). hickoksports.com - Universiade GBR athletics - World Student Games (Universiade) - British Medallists The break in the schedule was for the 2005 World Championships (FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2005), held in Bormio, Italy, between January 28 and February 13, 2005. The women's competition was held in the neighboring skiing area of Santa Caterina (Santa Caterina di Valfurva). The 38th World Cup season began in October 2003 in Sölden, Austria, and concluded at the World Cup finals in Sestriere, Italy, in March 2004. Sestriere would host the alpine skiing events at the 2006 Winter Olympics (Alpine skiing at the 2006 Winter Olympics). The 29th World Cup (Alpine Skiing World Cup) season began in December 1994 at Tignes, France, and concluded in March 1995 at the World Cup finals in Bormio, Italy. The overall champions were Alberto Tomba of Italy and Vreni Schneider of Switzerland The 29th World Cup (Alpine Skiing World Cup) season began in December 1994 at Tignes, France, and concluded in March 1995 at the World Cup finals in Bormio, Italy. The overall champions were Alberto Tomba of Italy and Vreni Schneider of Switzerland The 27th World Cup (Alpine Skiing World Cup) season began in November 1992 in Sestriere, Italy, and concluded in March 1993 in Åre, Sweden. Marc Girardelli of Luxembourg won his fifth overall title, which still stands as the most in World Cup history. Anita Wachter of Austria won the women's overall title. '''Montemitro''' (also called '''''Mundimitar''''') is a small town and ''comune'' in the province of Campobasso in the Molise region of Italy, near the Trigno river. The 22nd World Cup (Alpine Skiing World Cup) season began in November 1987 in Italy and concluded in March 1988 in Austria. The overall champions were Pirmin Zurbriggen and Michela Figini, both of Switzerland. The 19th World Cup (Alpine Skiing World Cup) season began in December 1984 in Italy and concluded in March 1985 in the United States (United States of America). The overall champions were Marc Girardelli of Luxembourg and Michela Figini of Switzerland. A break in the schedule was for the 1985 World Championships (FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 1985), held in Bormio, northern Italy between January 31 and February 10, 1985. These were the first world championships (FIS Alpine World Ski Championships) held in an odd-numbered year. Men Pearl Jam went on to tour Europe for its first time in six years. The band played a small secret show at the Astoria in London, and headlined the Reading and Leeds Festivals in August 2006, despite having vowed to never play at a festival again after Roskilde (Roskilde Festival). In an interview in advance of the band's return to the festival circuit, Gossard commented, "It seems like an era to trust that we're aware enough to get through those bigger shows. We have a heightened awareness of what needs to happen every night so people are as safe as they can possibly be."
Hazel) are crazy. This leads to several amusing adventures where Hazel uses every spell in the book to try to convince Goofy of the existence of "real" magic, despite continued failure. She also appears to be the first boss (Boss (video games)) of the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) game ''Mickey Mousecapade'', despite being originally a good character. thumb The Gabibbo (File:Il Gabibbo.jpg) '''Gabibbo''' is an Italian (Italy) mascot for the Mediaset-controlled
valuable experience during combined NATO exercises, including close air support to Turkish (Turkey) paratroops, reconnaissance, communications, and convoy strike support. President Makarios of Cyprus paid her a visit 7 October 1963, after which she joined in bilateral U.S.-Italian (Italy) exercises in the Adriatic (Adriatic Sea) with Italian patrol torpedo boats, and U.S.-French exercises which pitted her aircraft against French interceptors and a surface action with French
'''Italy''' ( and has the third largest economy in the Eurozone and the eighth (List of countries by GDP (nominal))-largest in the world. International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Economic Outlook (WEO) Database- GDP Nominal 2010 to 2019, imf.org, October 2014 Edition
Since ancient times (classical antiquity), Etruscan (Etruscan civilization), Magna Graecia and other cultures (Prehistoric Italy) have flourished in the territory of present-day Italy, being eventually absorbed by Rome (Ancient Rome), that has for centuries remained the leading political and religious centre of Western civilisation (Western world), capital of the Roman Empire and Christianity. During the Dark Ages (Dark Ages (historiography)), the Italian Peninsula faced calamitous invasions by barbarian tribes (Migration Period), but beginning around the 11th century, numerous Italian city-states rose to great prosperity through shipping, commerce and banking (indeed, modern capitalism has its roots in Medieval Italy). Especially during The Renaissance, Italian culture thrived, producing scholars, artists, and polymaths such as Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Michelangelo and Machiavelli. Italian explorers such as Polo (Marco Polo), Columbus (Christopher Columbus), Vespucci (Amerigo Vespucci), and Verrazzano (Giovanni da Verrazzano) discovered new routes to the Far East and the New World, helping to usher in the European Age of Discovery. Nevertheless, Italy would remain fragmented into many warring states for the rest of the Middle Ages, subsequently falling prey to larger European powers (Power (international relations)#Modern Age European powers) such as France (French First Empire), Spain (Spanish Empire), and later Austria (Austrian Empire). Italy would thus enter a long period of decline that lasted until the mid 19th century.
After various unsuccessful attempts, the second (Second War of Italian Independence) and the third (Third War of Italian Independence) wars of Italian Independence resulted in the unification (Italian unification) of most of present-day Italy between 1859-66.
Italy plays a prominent role in global military, cultural and diplomatic affairs "Italy plays a prominent role in European and global military, cultural and diplomatic affairs. The country's European political, social and economic influence make it a major regional power." See ''Italy: Justice System and National Police Handbook'', Vol. 1 (Washington, D.C.: International Business Publications, 2009), p. 9. and thus is considered a major regional power. "Operation Alba may be considered one of the most important instances in which Italy has acted as a regional power, taking the lead in executing a technically and politically coherent and determined strategy." See Federiga Bindi, ''Italy and the European Union'' (Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2011), p. 171. Italy is a founding and leading member of the European Union. Italy is a member of numerous international institutions, including the UN, NATO, the OECD, the OSCE, the DAC (Development Assistance Committee), the WTO, the G4 (G4 (EU)), G6 (G6 (EU)), G7, G8, G10 (Group of Ten (economic)), G20, the Union for the Mediterranean, the Latin Union, the Council of Europe, the Central European Initiative, the ASEM and the Uniting for Consensus.