Ottavo Convegno della Confederazione dei Siciliani del Nord America a Chicago

CHICAGO – Si è appena concluso a Chicago l’ottavo convegno della Confederazione dei Siciliani del Nord America. Ospitati dall’ARSA (Associazione Regionale Siciliana in America) presso Casa Italia, sono intervenuti i vari rappresentanti membri dell’organizzazione, provenienti dalla California, Canada,Connecticut,Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Texas, Windsor Canada e Wisconsin.
Diversi i temi discussi e le varie proposte che verranno pubblicate prossimamente sul sito http://www.csna2012.org o sulla pagina https://www.facebook.com/csna2010 .

Entusiasmo e soddisfazione per l’affiliazione dell’ARSA alla CSNA che comprende 15 associazioni. Durante il convegno i rappresentanti delle associazioni locali di Chicago, quali la Sicilian American Cultural Association, la Società di San Biagio Platani, Santa Caterina di Villarmosa, Lercara Friddi, Società San Leoluca di Corleone, San Giovanni Bosco e S. Crocefisso di Ciminna, Società di Casteldaccia, Caccamo, Cinisi, Alcamo,Termini Imerese, Bagheria, Burgio Club, Ribera, St Mary di Sambuca, si sono presentati incoraggiando l’iniziativa e gli obiettivi della CSNA.

La serata è stata caratterizzata da un magnifico Gala organizzato dall’ARSA con il titolo “Sapori di Sicilia”; più di 700 i presenti che hanno potuto godere di una varietà di cibi tradizionali, musica e balli.

Sono stati consegnati i premi per l’Uomo dell’Anno al giovane promettente Mario Giuseppe Weber Mentesana originario di Campo Felice di Fiditalia, imprenditore di successo, ed un riconoscimento a Joe Mancino originario di Marineo, imprenditore e sindaco di Hathorn Woods, cittadina limitrofa a Chicago.

Vincenzo Arcobelli a nome del presidente Puccio e di tutta la CSNA, nel presentare i premi ed una targa al presidente dell’ARSA Di Martino per il lavoro svolto, ha voluto ringraziare gli organizzatori ed i partecipanti,incoraggiando tutti a continuare nella promozione della cultura siciliana, ad essere uniti per poter raggiungere obiettivi comuni, perché l’unione fa la forza.

Prossimo appuntamento, la Nona Convention CSNA il primo novembre 2014 a Toronto in Canada. (Inform)

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2014 ISSNAF Awards – Call for Applications

ISSNAF – Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation yearly presents awards to acknowledge the research of young Italian investigators working in North America, whose commitment to their discipline of study is innovative, potentially impactful and honors their country of origin.

ISSNAF Board of Trustees encourages all Italian early-stage researchers currently primarily working in the United States or Canada to submit their application and research abstract to compete for one of the following awards:

  • ISSNAF Award for Young Investigators – Bio-Medicine and Cognitive Sciences
  • ISSNAF Award for Young Investigators – Environmental Sciences
  • ISSNAF Award for Young Investigators – Physics, Astrophysics, Chemistry, Mathematics
  • Paola Campese Award for Research on Leukemias
  • Franco Strazzabosco Award for Young Engineers

Each winner will receive the Medaglia di Rappresentanza del Presidente della Repubblica, a certificate and a monetary prize of $ 3,000. All finalists will receive a Travel Award.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Italian origin
  • Current affiliation with a research Institution in the United States or Canada
  • PhD or Medical Residency (whichever comes first) from no less than two years and no more than 10 years

REVIEW PROCESS

  • A Review Board composed of international experts in the field will score all valid applications according to the candidates curricula (titles, positions, publications, grants, patents) and the scientific quality of the abstract (study design, methodology, discussion, significance, innovation).
  • The best 7 research summaries for each Award will be selected to be presented during the 2014 ISSNAF Annual Event on October 21th, 2014 at the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC. Finalists will present their research in oral and poster sessions.
  • Both oral and poster presenters will be evaluated by the Award Jury, focusing in particular on the quality of their talk and on the presentations skills. The Award Jury will select the winners amongst the presenters and awards will be presented during a formal ceremony on the same day.
  • The decisions of the Review Board and of the Jury are final.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Applications must be completed online at www.issnaf.org/awards.html
  • Applicatons are composed of the online application form, the uploaded full CV and the uploaded research abstract. Applications must be completed following instructions provided online.
  • Applications that are not completed according to instructions will not be considered. No paper applications or applications sent by e-mail will be accepted.
  • All applications and presentations must be in English.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

  • All applications must be submitted by April 6, 2014 (23:59 PST)
  • The Review Board will select finalists by May 30, 2013

TRAVEL AWARDS

All finalists presenting in Washington DC will be acknowledged with a travel award proportional to the distance of their Institution from Washington, DC

  • West Coast, British Columbia, Alberta: $350
  • Mid West, Southern States, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec: $250
  • US East Coast (over 200 miles): $100
  • US East Coast (under 250 miles): $50

For more information about the application process write to awards@issnaf.org

For more information about ISSNAF and the awards go to www.issnaf.org

 

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Ministro dell’Interno, Angelino Alfano a New York e Washington

Il ministro dell’Interno, Angelino Alfano, lunedì 17 e martedì 18 marzo, sarà negli Stati Uniti, per una serie d’incontri istituzionali, a New York e Washington.

In particolare, lunedì 17 marzo, il ministro Alfano sarà a New York.

Alle ore 09.00 visiterà il Ground Zero e incontrerà la stampa.

Alle ore 15.30 si recherà presso la sede dell’ONU per un incontro con il Segretario Generale delle Nazioni Unite, Ban Ki-Moon con il quale discuterà della collaborazione sui temi della sicurezza, dell’immigrazione e protezione dei diritti umani, con particolare riguardo alla lotta contro il crimine organizzato transnazionale e il terrorismo, allo scopo di rafforzare ulteriormente l’azione di prevenzione e contrasto.

Nella giornata di martedì 18 marzo, il ministro dell’Interno Alfano si trasferirà a Washington dove, alle ore 11.30, terrà un incontro con la stampa presso la Conference Room del Dipartimento della Giustizia.

Seguirà, alle ore 12.00, nella stessa sede, l’incontro con l’Attorney General, Eric H. Holder e, alle ore 14.30, con l’Homeland Security Segretary, Jeh Johnson.

Nel corso dei colloqui il ministro Alfano si confronterà sui temi relativi alla collaborazione bilaterale in materia di sicurezza e contrasto alla criminalità organizzata, con particolare attenzione alla cooperazione con l’F.B.I., lotta al terrorismo internazionale e immigrazione irregolare.

Roma, 15 marzo 2014

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Ambassador Bisogniero launches new ItalyinUS.org

Italian culture in the U.S. has a new online platform: the website www.italyinus.org, the cultural portal of Italy’s diplomatic network in the United States. Simple to use and with all the information you need, the new site is your guide to the hundreds of cultural events organized or supported by the Italian Embassy in Washington, Italy’s Consulates and by the Italian Institutes of Culture in the United States.

With its own hashtag Twitter #ITcultureUS, the platform also includes Facebook, building on last year’s 2013 – Year of Italian Culture in the United States page.

The initiative was inspired by the experience of the Year of Culture: a kaleidoscope of over 300 prestigious events organized from coast to coast in 2013, which generated great interest from the public and press in both the U.S. and Italy. The logo of “Italy in US” – an American flag and an Italian flag joined together – closely resembles the logo of the Year, proof that the initiative was not a short-lived celebration, but a carefully planned and permanent foundation from which to re-launch the promotion of our culture in the U.S. and to raise awareness overseas of the best of Italy’s past, present, and future. Its extraordinary cultural heritage but also its continuing ability to inspire.

“What has guided us — commented the Ambassador of Italy in Washington, Claudio Bisogniero — is, on the one hand, the desire to facilitate access to information regarding our cultural initiatives to all those who are interested, and, on the other hand, to bring together a team. Especially when it comes to cultural cooperation, we must involve the largest possible number of institutional and non-institutional actors, mobilizing resources, generating and circulating ideas and projects. To make this happen, you can’t do without a unique showcase, like the new site, and a virtual hub where maximum use is made, as we are now doing, of social media tools. This was one of the main lessons of the Year of Culture.”

 

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