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Il dizionario delle collocazioni

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dizionario delle collocazioniToronto Monday, September 22, 2014 – 6:30 pm Istituto Italiano di Cultura 496 Huron St. Free admissionThe Istituto Italiano di Cultura and the Department of Italian Studies of the University of Toronto are proud to launch Il dizionario delle collocazioni. The author, Paola Tiberii, will be attending the presentation. All proceedings will be in Italian. Il dizionario delle collocazioni, curated by Paola Tiberii and pubblished by Zanichelli, is an instrument that must be in the reference library of every teacher and student of Italian language, but also every translator, interpreter, and all those who use their Italian language in their profession. The idea came about from the need to have a practical repertoire of word combinations, something useful and easy to consult. Unlike the common dictionary, the Dizionario delle collocazioni considers the word not for its meaning but for its associative ability and it concentrates exclusively on the combination of words, suggesting the best adapt words to be paired. The Dictionary is an extremely useful tool for non-native Italian speakers for increasing vocabulary and identifying the correct usage of collocations, or the arrangement of words, which are always difficult to master without such a specific resource. The 640 page volume is formed by 6,000 terms belonging to three grammar categories: nouns, adjectives and verbs. For every definition a choice of combinations (almost 200,000 in all) is offered, each organized in different ways, depending on the use and the grammar category. (photo dizionario delle collocazioni)

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Every minute, four children inside Syria are forced to flee their homes

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gaza-mapExtremists in Iraq and eastern Syria are carrying out widespread ethnic and religious cleansing in the large areas under their control. In Gaza, about half a million children were unable to return to school because their classrooms were either destroyed or they house refugees. And large tracks of the best lands are being confiscated by Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
As part of the humanitarian community, we are confronted with the greatest crisis the world has faced since the Second World War.
And in a terrible echo of that war, in Mosul in Iraq, the Arabic letter for “n,” the first letter in the word “Nazarene”, was painted on doors to identify the homes of Christians who were then beaten or executed. How do we confront such evil?
The West seeks to build a military alliance and send more bomber planes and drones to Syria and Iraq.
But further violence is never the answer. It will just lead to more ‘senseless slaughter’ in the words of Pope Benedict XV, describing the 1914-1918 Great War. As we mark the centenary of that conflict, we also recall that Pope Benedict XV said at the time: “Force can repress the body, but it cannot repress the souls of men”.Pope Francis said last week, “War is never a necessity, nor is it inevitable. Another way can always be found: the way of dialogue, encounter and the sincere search for truth.”That is why we have come together. To find the other way. And we have on our side tools more powerful than any weapons.In a message to Arabic speaking pilgrims at the General Audience last Wednesday, Pope Francis said, “The Church faces hatred with love, defeats violence with forgiveness; responds to weapons with prayer.”For the Caritas confederation our first task is a humanitarian one. The challenge is staggering.There are 13 million Syrians in desperate need, 3 million as refugees outside their country.Caritas Syria, Caritas Lebanon, Caritas Jordan and Caritas Turkey have been supported by the confederation to provide food, shelter, protection, schooling, health and counseling to over 900,000 Syrians since the conflict began.When Caritas Internationalis held its Representative Council meeting in Amman, Jordan in May, we had the opportunity to speak with Syrian and Iraqi refugees.I was struck both with their desire to go back home or to a third country and a great appreciation for the work of Caritas.In Gaza, an estimated 10,000 homes were destroyed this summer, along with 70 percent of factories and the main power plant. Caritas Jerusalem staff worked throughout the bombardment, providing food and health care to those in need.Over 1.3 million Iraqis have been forced from their homes since the start of the year. They are often living out in the open, under trees or bridges. Caritas Iraq staff themselves were forced to flee, but they still have continued to provide aid to those in need.Confronting crises on these fronts, one aim of our meeting this week is how to support national Caritas organisations and the local Church to provide ongoing care everywhere it is needed.As needs grow and resources shrink, we must coordinate better to ensure we help as many people as we are able. We must reach out to our Church members and partners to build alliances of good will.
We must also challenge the shortfalls in funding. Less than half of $7.7 billion worth of humanitarian appeals by the international community for the Syria crisis alone have been met. We must urge governments, in particular those who are fueling the wars or letting them develop, to stop their actions and to do more to ensure they support aid programmes.Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey and other neighboring countries cannot be left to deal with the Syria and Iraq crises alone. And that also means other countries accept their fair share of refugees.But that is not sufficient, humanitarian aid cannot solve the problems. We must engage with advocacy for peace.
Conflicts in the Middle East are being fuelled by the guns, bombs and bullets that continue to flow into the region.
Countries, including those on the UN Security Council, are providing arms and ammunition and entertaining the wars and their consequences. Many of those shrinking from their responsibilities to provide humanitarian aid are among those providing the greatest number of arms. It seems there is not enough money for both, and political agendas come first before people.
Governments must agree to a total cessation of arms transfers to the Middle East countries engulfed by conflict.
The Israeli blockade of Gaza is inhuman. It must end to allow Gazans to protect their lives and livelihoods and so they can live a dignified life.The whole question of Palestine must at last be solved in justice. Israeli occupation must come to an end, and a manageable state of Palestine be recognised by Israel and the international community on the officially recognized borders of 1967.
His Beatitude Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako, President of the Catholic Bishops Assembly in Iraq, speaks of the ‘extinction’ of Christians and Yezidis from lands they have lived in for millennia.
The exodus of Christians from the Middle East and the collapse of pluralist societies is a great concern. It has huge consequences for the communities themselves, for their societies, for the whole world itself, but also for the future of the work of Caritas. Confronting this reality must be key to our meeting. Peace in the Middle East must be based on justice for all peoples. It must not be imposed from outside, but achieved from within. We need inclusive regional talks. “Peacemaking calls for courage, much more so than warfare,” said Pope Francis to his guests – the Israeli and Palestinian Presidents Shimon Peres and Mahmoud Abbas – as he welcomed them to his home in June for an Invocation for Peace in the Holy Land.As Pope Francis is inviting us to, let us reflect on how we can engage in an ongoing worldwide prayer for peace.Join me in praying for courage and ideas for the best response, now and in the future, that our meeting will be fruitful and that we will one day witness a just and lasting peace in the Middle East. (by Patrick Nicholson)

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Cross Match Launches New Identity Management Handheld Solution

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palm-beach-gardensPalm Beach Gardens, Florida Cross Match Technologies, a leading global provider of biometric identity management solutions, announced today the launch of its Verifier® Sentry handheld solution designed to authenticate the identity of an individual using their secure credentials and biometrics. The Android-based Verifier Sentry rapidly reads credential documents with embedded biometric data and verifies the credential holder’s ID by matching the biometric to a live scan of their fingerprint. Alternatively, the Verifier Sentry can transmit an unknown subject’s fingerprint to an AFIS for remote processing. “This makes the new handheld uniquely suited for law enforcement, border control and immigration officers that require mobility and autonomous operational capabilities,” noted Eric Vermillion, senior vice president of sales for Cross Match. The Verifier Sentry incorporates a FAP 30 rated single finger sensor as recommended in the March 2014 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Industry Report 7950 and meets PIV-071006 certification requirements. The handheld also provides the ability to capture PIV-specified pictures for facial recognition. Credentials supported by the Verifier Sentry include federal ID cards such as PIV, CAC and TWIC, ICAO 9303 standard ePassports, as well as numerous state, local and national IDs. Essentially, the Verifier Sentry can be configured to read any contact or contactless smart card chip and decode numerous security protocols, including MRZ, PDF 417 and other barcodes.Offered with Verifier Sentry is Commander™, a mobile device management tool that provides the secure communications tunnel to the handheld and remote matching databases, protecting data integrity and personal privacy. Match requests from multiple Verifier Sentry devices are aggregated by the centralized Commander application into a single secure connection with one or more matching databases. In addition, using Commander an administrator can locate, lock or even wipe Verifier Sentry devices in the field, as well as control who logs in and at what times. “It provides IT managers the ability to efficiently manage and configure deployed devices, as well as perform watchlist management tasks, all in a secure environment” noted Curt Chandler, product manager for handheld solutions at Cross Match.
Cross Match Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of biometric identity management solutions to governments, law enforcement agencies, and businesses around the world. For more information on Cross Match and our identity management solutions, visit http://www.crossmatch.com.

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L’Italia alle corde

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standard poor's“L’Ocse e Standard&Poor’s bocciano sonoramente l’Italia di Renzi, è drammatica la previsione secondo cui il nostro paese chiuderà anche il 2014 in recessione, con il Pil che si contrarrà quest’anno dello 0,4% dopo il -1,8% del 2013. In sostanza, saremo l’unica grande economia dell’area a segnare quest’anno un andamento in negativo, mentre Germania, Francia e Gran Bretagna vengono dati tutti in crescita. E’ il quadro di una Nazione piegata su se stessa, con occupazione e crescita ai minimi storici e la pressione fiscale a livelli record. I dati sono devastanti, la ripresa economica e del lavoro sono un miraggio, e confermano il fallimento di Renzi e dei premier che hanno adottato le medesime ricette: Monti e Letta. Anziché fare caroselli od occuparsi di matrimoni gay, fecondazione eterologa e legalizzazione della droga è giunto il momento di abbassare le tasse, colpire la grande evasione, rinegoziare il debito, congelare i mostruosi interessi passivi che maturano ogni anno”.

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Multilevel citizenship in Canada

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York Hall A100 – Glendon College campus, 2275 Bayview Avenue (at Lawrence Ave) Wednesday, September 24, 2014 – 1:00pm – 2:30pm York Hall A100 – Glendon College campus. Simultaneous translation (English to French) will be available. Free Admission RSVP by Monday, September 22, 2014 to On the occasion of the Italian Presidency of the European Union (1.7-31.12.2014) the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in collaboration with yorkGlendon College (York university) present Multilevel citizenship in Canada and the European Union, a round table with Willem Maas (York University), Patricia Mindus (University of Uppsala), Ettore Recchi (Science Po, Paris), three of the most renowned experts in the field of citizenship rights. What does it mean to be a European citizen when there is already French, German, Italian, British etcetera citizenship? What can Europeans learn from citizenship in federal states such as Canada, and what can Canadians learn from Europe about citizenship at different levels? Most people think of citizenship as meaning political equality within a sovereign nation-state; the passport symbolizes that only states may determine under international law who can be called a citizen. But this nation-state-focused idea of citizenship is being challenged as communities and jurisdictions both below and above the nation-state are becoming important sources of rights, allegiance, and status. For example, while the European Union protects the rights of member states to determine who are their own citizens, the project to construct a democratic polity beyond national borders — symbolized by EU citizenship — challenges sovereignty. This roundtable features reflections by Patricia Mindus, Ettore Recchi and Willem Maas on comparative questions of multilevel citizenship.
Willem Maas (PhD Yale) is Jean Monnet Chair and Associate Professor at Glendon College, York University. He is author of Creating European Citizens and editor of Democratic Citizenship and the Free Movement of People and of Multilevel Citizenship. Professor Maas will be awarded a Marie Skodowska-Curie International Fellowship by the European Commission for a project on the future of European citizenship in comparative perspective and will spend 2015-16 in Italy.
Patricia Mindus is Associate Professor in Practical Philosophy at Uppsala University, Sweden, since 2011 and collaborates with the Department of Political Science at the University of Turin, where she previously worked as a researcher 2007-2010. Her area of expertise is political and legal theory and EU studies. Her research has long focused on citizenship and migration policy in the European Union.
Ettore Recchi is Full Professor of Sociology at Sciences Po, Paris. He received his PhD at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. His main research interests are mobilities (in their different forms), social stratification, elites and European integration. He has published extensively in books, academic journals, and collective volumes in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Dutch. From 2002, he has served as coordinator of three large-scale international research projects on mobility in Europe (titled Pioneur, Moveact and Eucross) funded by the European Commission. His last monograph is: Senza frontiere. La libera circolazione delle persone in Europa, Il Mulino. (York)

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Sydney: perla australiana

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Sydney, perla australianaNon si può non rimanere impressionati da una città come Sydney. Costruita sulle rive del Port Jackson, perché non cominciare la visita dalla sua maestosa baia, dalle acque verde intenso, ricca di insenature, di spiagge e parchi in riva al mare. La baia di Sydney è talmente famosa che in pochi sanno che si tratta di un parco nazionale, il Sydney Harbour National Park creato nel 1975 al fine di tutelare i tratti di bush che orlano il porto, ma anche per garantire agli abitanti un vero e proprio “polmone verde” urbano. Al suo interno annovera un ecosistema nel quale vivono molte specie di uccelli e animali, sentieri escursionistici, punti panoramici, ma anche alcuni siti storici ed archeologici, come gli anfratti decorati da antiche incisioni rupestri realizzate dagli aborigeni.Nelle zone circostanti si estendono brughiere, boschi e foreste di eucalipto, con percorsi che consentono una facile esplorazione oltre alle numerose crociere panoramiche che permettono di ammirare le residenze affacciate sulla baia, parchi nazionali e le isole Shark, Clark, Rodd e Goat. Costantemente attraversata da traghetti, yacht e barche a vele, la baia divide Sydney in una parte settentrionale e una meridionale, collegate tra di loro dall’Harbour Bridge e dall’Harbour Tunnel, ed è immediatamente riconoscibile grazie a monumenti simbolo come l’Opera House e il Circular Quay. Non dimentichiamo, infine, che molti degli eventi più popolari della città si svolgono nel Sydney Harbour National Park, dall’Australia Day alla reg ata Sydney-Hobart nel giorno di Santo Stefano. A Capodanno, dal Sydney Harbour Bridge, si può ammirare in cielo uno dei più splendidi spettacoli di fuochi d’artificio al mondo. ( fonte www.toassociati.org)

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Sophos e Check Point insieme per proteggere le reti aziendali da dispositivi mobili non conformi

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oxford universityOxford. L’azienda leader nella sicurezza informatica Sophos e Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., leader mondiale della Internet security, annunciano la partnership che vede l’integrazione tra la soluzione Sophos Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) – Sophos Mobile Control (SMC) 4.0 – e Check Point’s Mobile VPN. Questa collaborazione consentirà agli utenti di Sophos Mobile Control 4.0 e di Check Point Mobile VPN di unire le due soluzioni garantendo così l’assoluto controllo degli accessi alla rete aziendale da qualunque tipo di dispositivo mobile, isolando quelli non conformi alle policy di sicurezza. Solo dispositivi in regola con le norme aziendali potranno dunque connettersi ed utilizzare risorse aziendali.I dispositivi mobili sono in costante diffusione negli ambienti di lavoro, così come il mobile working, e i dipendenti hanno dunque sempre maggiore necessità di accedere alla rete aziendale da remoto, ovunque essi si trovino.Alla luce di questo scenario, la sfida per la messa in sicurezza sia dei dati aziendali sia delle reti diventa strategica per gli IT manager che dedicano la maggior parte del loro tempo a gestire, mettere in sicurezza, localizzare e aggiornare i dispositivi mobili.
Sophos Mobile Control valuta continuamente che ogni singolo device mobile sia conforme alle policy aziendali, identificando eventuali jailbreaks, app in blacklist o settaggi non sicuri. Attraverso una semplice interfaccia out-of-the-box con Check Point’s Mobile VPN, questa soluzione blocca i dispositivi non conformi impendendo l’accesso alla rete aziendale tramite VPN e riducendo proattivamente il rischio di furto di dati.“Integrando Check Point Mobile VPN con le funzionalità per la gestione dei dispositivi di Sophos Mobile Control, la divisione IT può gestire con facilità gli accessi degli utenti alle risorse aziendali, consentendo loro di riprendere il controllo delle loro reti attraverso una semplice interfaccia” commenta Alon Kantor, vice president of business development di Check Point Software Technologies. “La partnership tra Check Point e Sophos fornisce ai nostri clienti in comune una soluzione efficace e immediata ad un problema sempre più rilevante: il controllo degli accessi alla rete aziendale”.
Sophos è tra i pochi vendor EMM in grado di offrire funzionalità di web filtering per categoria, affinché le aziende possano controllare le performance della propria rete e i livelli di sicurezza decidendo a quali siti i propri utenti possono accedere. Disponibile sia on premise sia in modalità as-a-service, Sophos Mobile Control rappresenta per le aziende un approccio semplice ed innovativo alla gestione e alla messa in sicurezza di dispositivi mobili, contenuti e applicazioni.

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Dimension Data presenta i Servizi Gestiti standardizzati per Data Centre

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dimension-data.fullMilano. Dimension Data, specialista di soluzioni IT e fornitore di servizi da 6 miliardi di dollari, ha annunciato l’imminente implementazione a livello globale dei Servizi Gestiti per Data Centre. Basati sull’innovativa Managed Services Automation Platform del Gruppo, il portfolio di servizi gestisce server, storage e reti per data centre on-premise, cloud e ibridi.
All’inizio dell’anno, Dimension Data aveva reso nota l’intenzione di quadruplicare il volume d’affari del proprio business in ambito data centre e raggiungere 4 miliardi di dollari entro il 2018. L’annuncio di questa nuova suite di servizi gestiti è il passo successivo di una serie di iniziative strategiche per accrescere la capacità del Gruppo nel supportare in modo continuativo i requisiti di trasformazione dei data centre di clienti locali e multinazionali. Steve Joubert, Group Executive for Data Centres di Dimension Data ha commentato, “Stiamo assistendo a un passaggio evolutivo: da clienti che detengono e gestiscono i propri data centre all’outsourcing dell’intera infrastruttura o della gestione dell’ambiente. Nonostante l’avvento del cloud, il Technology Business Research Inc.* recentemente ha riportato che il 70% di coloro che si apprestano a utilizzare il private cloud ricorrerà a terza parti per gestire i propri ambienti.“Grazie ai Managed Services per Data Centre garantiamo ai clienti flessibilità tecnologica e, al contempo, automatizziamo le transazioni di routine e il processo di conoscenza all’interno di reti, server e dello storage, in ambienti on-premise e cloud. Il nostro approccio consulenziale ci permette di estendere ulteriormente il nostro portfolio per consentire la trasformazione di business, facendo sì che i clienti si concentrino sul valore di business e sui risultati, delegando l’operatività. I principali benefici dell’offerta includono:
· – Un’esperienza di servizio coerente globale per clienti locali e multinazionali, indipendentemente dalla sede, grazie alla possibilità di offrire centralmente competenze locali;
· – Agilità e continuità nelle transazioni e nelle operazioni tra ambienti fisici e cloud;
· – Supporto per ambienti multi-vendor, che includono Cisco, EMC, HP, Dell, VCE, Microsoft, Red Hat, VMware, Citrix, NetApp;
· – Un portale e un’interfaccia avanzati che mirano a evidenziare la visione di business e il valore per i CxO;
· – La capacità di fornire ai clienti SLA basati sui risultati.

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