live radio and television performances on the CBS radio and television networks which were broadcast throughout the United States. He acquired additional recognition as the featured piano accordion soloist on the radio music program ''Viva America'', which was broadcast live to South America under the United States Department of State's Office for Inter-American Affairs' (OCIAA) cultural initiative for Voice of America during World War II. ''The New York Times'', 8 January 1941, p. 18 ''The New York Times'', 1 January 1942, p. 27 ''The New York Times'', 10 May 1942, p. SM10 ''The New York Times'', 28 February 1943, p. X9 ''Time'', 1 June 1942 '''Fiona May ''' (born 12 December 1969 in Slough, England) is a retired athlete who competed for the Great Britain (United Kingdom) and later Italy in the long jump. She won the World Championships twice and two Olympic silver medals. Her personal best jump was 7.11 metres, which was her silver medal result at the 1998 European Championships (1998 European Championships in Athletics). In 2006 she retired from competitions and started a new successful career in show business. After some modelling, she became the spokeswoman of the Kinder snacks and she won the Italian (Italy) version of ''Dancing with the stars'' in 2006. Later this year her acting debut will be broadcast on Rai Uno: she's the protagonist of "Butta la luna", a miniseries about racism and social integration. '''Belmonte Calabro''', known simply as '''Belmonte''' prior to the proclamation of the Kingdom of Italy (Italian unification), is a town and ''comune'' in the province of Cosenza, in Calabria (Southern Italy). The town is perched on a hilltop on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. - 1434 The Medici family rises to prominence in Florence. This ushers in a period of significance of the Medici's, such as bankers, popes, queens (regents) and dukes, throughout Europe (mainly Italy, especially the Florentine Republic), over the next three centuries. - He travelled through Cambrai, Tournai, Arras, Flanders, and Picardy, his sermons vehemently denouncing the vices of the clergy and the extravagant dress of the women, especially their lofty head-dresses, or ''hennins''. He ventured to teach that he who is a true servant of God need fear no papal curse, that the Roman Catholic hierarchy is corrupt, and that marriage is permissible to the clergy, of whom only some have the gift of continence. Having inveighed against the disedifying life of certain priests, he had to seek safety in flight and left France for Italy. He was listened to by immense congregations, and in Italy, despite the opposition of Nicholas Kenton (d. 1468), provincial (provincial (religion)) of the English Carmelites, he introduced several changes into the rules of that order. He introduced a strict observance in the convent near Florence, which gradually developed into the Congregation of Mantua. He visited this latter convent in 1432 and then proceeded to Venice, and finally to Rome, where the manners of the Curia provoked anew his violent language and occasioned a charge of conspiracy against the pope. He was finally apprehended by order of Pope Eugene IV, condemned and burnt for heresy. In 1858 he constructed his three-story Southern antebellum (Antebellum architecture)-style mansion, called Telemec, on the rancho. The first two floors had 14 rooms, while the dining room could seat as many as 50 guests and featured a fireplace of imported Italian (Italy) marble. It also had an encircling balcony supported by great stone columns. Swift also buried an estimated $100,000 in gold. The list of his burial locations (in his handwriting) still survives, with notations like "1 tin box & 1 Little Bottle Boath in the saim hoal." right thumb 250px TMS logo from 1987) (Image:TokyoMovieShinsha logo1987.jpg)
its first car fitted with an automatic transmission - the 400 - at the Paris Motorshow of 1976. The improved 412 was introduced in 1985 and phased out in 1989, bringing to an end Ferrari's longest ever production series. Today, its sleek, Pininfarina-designed lines and relatively limited production numbers may give it potential as a future classic. It has not been universally admired however, and is listed at #18 in the BBC's book of
in Sopot Festival 2005 (Sopot International Song Festival), performing live her new song "Ev'ry Night". That performance caused wide controversies and Mandaryna was accused of having small vocal talent. However, "Ev'ry Night" became a massive hit in Poland. It was included on her second album, ''Mandarynkowy sen''. The record also contained a cover of Bon Jovi's "You Give Love a Bad Name (You Give Love a Bad Name (song))" and had 3-D cover
Hannah featuring as his love interest, leading radio stations to play the track. Attributes Robert is the son of Alberto Garcia, a wealthy Italian (Italy) businessman and best friend of Takuma Sakazaki, the master of Kyokugenryu Karate. Alberto persuaded Takuma to teach Robert discipline through Kyokugen-ryū. While living with his new sensei, Robert quickly befriended Takuma's children, Ryo (Ryo Sakazaki) and Yuri (Yuri Sakazaki). Ryo became his best friend, and Robert eventually developed romantic feelings for Yuri. He has held a special relationship with Yuri ever since he first met her, and would likely wed her if not for Takuma and Ryo, who either overprotect Yuri out of habit or suspect that Robert might take her for granted. However, Yuri then also comes to like Robert, which Ryo notices and tells Yuri to follow him.
in this years' show are: Viticulture Most of the vineyards are located on higher altitudes in the region, typically between 450 to 600 meters. The Aglianico grape ripens late and is often one of the last non-dessert wine grapes to be harvest (harvest (wine))ed in Italy being picked from late October to early November. When yield (yield (wine))s are kept low, the grape will produce intensely flavored wines. '''Catania-Vincenzo Bellini Airport
football striker (Forward (association football)). In 1982, he led Italy (Italy national football team) to the 1982 FIFA World Cup title, scoring six goals to win the Golden Boot (World Cup Golden Boot) top scorer honors, and the Golden Ball (FIFA_World_Cup_awards#Golden_Ball). After his performance at the 1982 FIFA World Cup he became a hero in the hearts of all Italians. Rossi is one of only two players to have won all three honours at a single tournament (the other is the Argentinian
management. The stadium also hosted a number of soccer games. On April 11, 1926, Ebbets Field hosted the US National Challenge Cup soccer tournament (now known as the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup). Bethlehem Steel F.C. from Pennsylvania of the American Soccer League won its sixth and final National Challenge Cup title, scoring a convincing 7-2
like Sala Bekono. Bikutsi's international renown continued to grow, and the song "Proof" from Paul Simon's ''Rhythm of the Saints'', released to mainstream promotion and success in 1990, gained yet more renown from international audiences. Vincent Nguini also contributed guitar arrangements and performance to Simon's ''Rhythm of the Saints'', which became an influential world music album, introducing many North American listeners to the wide range
under a specific genre, blending ambient (Ambient music), electronic (electronic music), and jazz. The Dining Rooms are Stefano Ghittoni and Cesare Malfatti. Asteroid '''9121 Stefanovalentini''' was discovered on 24 February 1998 by Silvano Casulli at the Colleverde Observatory in Italy. It is a main belt asteroid. It is named in honor of Italian amateur astronomer (amateur astronomy) Stefano Valentini
#Fall_of_the_Achaemenid_Persian_Empire campaigns . The next exponents of combined operations in the ancient world of the Mediterranean Basin were the Carthaginians (Carthage) who introduced two entirely new dimensions to the use of naval forces by staging not only operations that combined naval (Carthage#Navy) and land (Carthage#Army) troops, but also eventuated in combining strategic (Military strategy) multi-national forces during the land phase of the operation when Hannibal
'''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.