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Turkey and Russia: a slow-fuse time bomb in the Middle East

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 6 gennaio 2016

erdoganBy Charles Millon GIS Expert. The war for public opinion over the Middle East is heating up between Moscow and Ankara. Since Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on its border with Syria in late November, the recriminations have been flying. Each of these powers is accusing the other of playing Daesh’s game, one by supporting the moderate opposition, the other by propping up Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Both continue to ratchet up tensions, magnifying the risk of a direct conflict. A seemingly inevitable clash between Saudi Arabia and Iran will further complicate the situation.
Antalya, Nov. 16, 2015: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan presented personalized commemorative stamps to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the most recent G20-Turkey Summit, just eight days before a Turkish F-16 downed a Russian SU-24 bomber (source: dpa)Russia has accused Turkey of supporting Daesh, also known as Islamic State, through clandestine purchases of oil from the group. It has even gone so far as to claim that the son of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is involved. On the other hand, Turkey is denouncing what it calls the “ethnic cleansing” that it claims Russia is committing through its bombing campaign in the northern areas of Syria, where a significant Sunni Turkmen population is located.Though increasingly at odds with each other, Turkey and Russia are peas in a pod – perhaps fueling their mutual hatred. Apart from being the surviving rumps of former empires, they both have elected strongmen as leaders. President Erdogan has been in power for 12 years and Russian President Vladimir Putin for 15; both have alternated serving as prime minister and president. These are two nations with an appetite for power and a desire to reclaim a leading role in international affairs – and they are jousting with each other. Though increasingly at odds with each other, Turkey and Russia are peas in a pod – perhaps fueling their mutual hatred. Apart from being the surviving rumps of former empires, they both have elected strongmen as leadersBoth countries live in a kind of permanent state of war, threatened internally by ethnic minorities or religious dissidents, such as the Kurds in Turkey or the Central Asian Muslims in Russia. They both suffer from a sizable discrepancy between their external ambitions and their domestic economies, which are fragile and sometimes shaky.That both countries have become embroiled in the Middle Eastern conflict stretching from Syria to Iran bodes ill – particularly when they end up nose to nose, with no buffer between them. As a NATO member, Turkey has followed the West’s official line for a long time and has enjoyed special protection by the United States. Russia, of course, sees the U.S. and NATO as threats.Russia is hitting out against all forms of opposition to the Assad regime, including Islamic radicals in Daesh and the al-Nusra Front, but also other groups, be they ethnic, religious or democratic (source: macpixxel for GIS) zoom. Russia is hitting out against all forms of opposition to the Assad regime, including Islamic radicals in Daesh and the al-Nusra Front, but also other groups, be they ethnic, religious or democratic (source: macpixxel for GIS)
syriaRussia and Turkey are both situated on the edge of Europe, which constitutes for them both a threat and a potential partner. Turkey has been knocking in vain at the door of the European Union for many years. Russia, on the contrary, and even more so since the Ukrainian crisis, has worked to undermine and counter the large internal market that Brussels wants to build.The countries stand in contrast to Europe, both close to and distant from it, but very similar to each other. Turkey has NATO membership in its favor, but Russia has the advantage of being a Christian nation. Now they are competing on two fronts – in relation to the West and in relation to the Middle East – making their rivalry even more dangerous.
What distinguishes Russia and Turkey from the U.S. and Europe is that neither claims to be fighting for anything other than their own medium-term interests. Proof of this can be found in the zone in northern Syria where Turkey has been openly attempting to create a bridgehead under its own control for the past two years. This is the same area in which the Russian plane was shot down by Turkish fighters, and which Mr. Putin is now happily bombing – ruining Mr. Erdogan’s efforts to entrench himself in President Assad’s country.For its part, Russia is protecting its military bases, as well as its access to the Mediterranean and other warm seas. This is a long-term obsession that has already led to five wars between the two powers since the early 19th century. Whoever holds Istanbul controls the Bosporus and the Dardanelles.Russia holds the advantage locally because it has powerful allies in the region – especially Iran and, increasingly, Israel, which is conducting a spectacular reshuffling in its alliances. Turkey remains relatively isolated. Its trump card is the U.S., a powerful protector that is not about to give up on a strategic ally, even if it is being frogmarched into Islamification. The most likely outcome of Russia’s and Turkey’s regional interventions will be more instability and extremism, both at home and abroad. For the Middle East – the arena for this low intensity military sparring – this means more collateral damage. As the rubble piles up, the absence of the U.S. and Europe will become even more conspicuous. (abstract)
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Summit to build sustainable and responsible finance ecosystem in emerging markets with key support from Islamic finance

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financial asiaKUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA. The RFI Foundation is organizing a historic summit, which Middle East Global Advisors is co-organizing and Bank Negara Malaysia is hosting on 30-31 March 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Responsible Finance Summit aims to forge meaningful alliances between Islamic finance (IF) and the responsible finance ecosystems. The Summit will capitalize on emerging market growth of Islamic finance and the synergies that exist between Islamic finance and global responsible finance.Both ecosystems share many common challenges (e.g. the need to mainstream) and similar traits (e.g. strong risk management). A $2 trillion industry, Islamic finance has a strong footprint in emerging markets and appears to have reached a turning point in its global recognition, presenting an ideal opportunity to boost its appeal beyond its usual consumers. In parallel, practitioners in responsible finance are trying to shed the industry’s reputation as a “niche” one and face a credibility issue with conventional finance in developed markets.
Even as Islamic finance has been able to demonstrate an ability to profitably implement a values-based approach, it aspires to develop a more positive and impact-driven approach, given its existing harmonized exclusionary screening approach. This should enable the industry to create a robust value proposition that incorporates universal values-based impact, good governance and environmental sustainability.Moving towards these common principles can benefit from approaches used in developed markets by responsible investment institutions. RFI Foundation Chairperson of its Board of Trustees, Professor Datuk Rifaat Abdel Karim, noted “by promoting the shared principles that underlie the motivations for responsible finance, Islamic finance can play an instrumental role in expanding it, particularly in the emerging markets where Islamic finance has developed its deepest roots.”Prof. Datuk Abdel Karim continued: “Malaysia represents a particularly instructive case where regulatory bodies have supported convergence between Islamic finance and traditional responsible finance towards equitable, inclusive and sustainable economic development.”The Summit will focus on identifying ways that the industry, regulators, and other stakeholders can increase the footprint of responsible finance in emerging markets and make Islamic finance better integrated within the global responsible finance industry.The Securities Commission’s (SC) new Sukūk regulatory framework paved the way for the world first issuance of an SRI Sukūk by Khazanah Nasional, the sovereign investment arm of the Malaysian government, to fund educational investments with a structure that lowers finance cost if certain impact metrics are achieved. “Developing both global and domestic responsible finance markets that help investors integrate environmental, social and governance factors are crucial for expanding responsible finance in emerging markets,” said Blake Goud, the CEO of RFI Foundation. He continued: “I believe that Islamic finance has an important role—through capital markets, banking, insurance—in supporting inclusive economic development and Malaysia’s efforts demonstrate how to make responsible finance industry more inclusive and globally integrated.” The Responsible Finance Summit will take place at Sasana Kijang, a renowned center for knowledge and learning excellence established by Bank Negara Malaysia.

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A Growing Conflict in Wall St. Buyouts

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wall streetBy Andrew Ross Sorkin, The New York Times. It goes by a rather innocuous-sounding name, the sort of phrase you might breeze past in a loan document: “designated lender counsel.”But pay attention, because it’s the latest conflict-ridden practice on Wall Street.Over the last several years, a new, insidious relationship has quietly developed between the nation’s largest private equity firms, the banks that lend them billions to fund their buyouts and the law firms that advise on these deals.Historically, when a bank, like JPMorgan Chase, made a loan to a private equity firm planning a big acquisition, like the Blackstone Group, the bank would hire an outside law firm to scrutinize the loan and the transaction.
That made a lot of sense: Loans made to finance private equity deals are some of the riskiest because they typically involve a lot of debt. They are called “leveraged buyouts” for a reason. Having a team of lawyers review an often complex loan document could keep a bank from making a deal that might later come back to haunt it. The Federal Reserve, so worried about these kinds of loans, has since the financial crisis sought to make it tougher for big banks to make highly leveraged loans by issuing rules that determine the amount of money they can lend.But neither the Federal Reserve nor any other regulator has addressed this latest private equity maneuver.
Instead of allowing a bank to hire its own lawyers to vet a potential loan, many large private equity firms — Blackstone, Apollo Global Management, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Carlyle Group among them — now regularly require the banks to use a specific law firm that they designate, hence the term “designated lender counsel.” The private equity firms pay for the law firm’s services, too.Think about it this way: It is, in effect, the equivalent of your employer giving you an employment agreement and telling you that the only lawyer who can look it over is the one the company has retained.Bankers and their in-house lawyers privately complain that the private equity firms are assigning them law firms that have little allegiance to them and might not necessarily have their best interests at heart. But given the pressure to secure these big loan deals — which can be worth hundreds of millions of dollars in fees — few are willing to publicly criticize the practice.Indeed, when I called private equity firms — representatives from which all refused to speak on the record about this practice — they all said that if the banks were really that upset about it, the firms would have already heard complaints.
But that ignores the influence that private equity firms have over the banks, and the banks’ lack of incentive to speak up.“The borrower has a lot of muscle, a lot of leverage,” Robert Profusek, a partner at the law firm Jones Day and one of the few lawyers who would speak on the record about this issue, said of the private equity firms. “When you’re competing for business, you’re not going to turn it down because you can’t use law firm A rather than law firm B.” (Mr. Profusek’s firm does some work as designated lender counsel.) (abstract)

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President Obama just took bold action to help remedy the gun violence epidemic in our country

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obama1Yesterday morning, the President announced a set of executive actions that will close loopholes and expand background checks on gun purchases — real steps toward making our communities safer.The President’s executive actions are a big step forward and have the potential to save lives, but the comprehensive solution America needs has got to come from Congress. So far, despite bipartisan support and the overwhelming majority of Americans that want reform, they have done nothing to act. It’s up to all of us to keep up the pressure on Congress, and OFA organizers and supporters are going all in to bring about the kind of change our country needs. (obama)

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Expert comment on the fall in Chinese stock markets

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Warwick Business SchoolProfessor Kamel Mellahi of Warwick Business School, Professor of Strategic Management and researches business in China said: “The Chinese stock markets are set for choppy waters and share prices will continue to see-saw as China seeks to recalibrate its economy. Retail investors, which account for a large portion of stock market trade in China, are not in it for the long haul and are prone to panic. It is to be expected that they react to short-term blips about the health of the Chinese economy.
“This stampede type sell-off is often driven by a herd mentality but the concerns that triggered it in the first place were very strong. The fundamental reasons that triggered the sell-off are the continued shrinking of manufacturing activities and the expected lifting of the ban, introduced during last summer to halt the stock market rout, on share sales by major investors.”One does expect the Chinese government to intervene strongly and publicly to prop up share prices. This will undermine its pledge to let market mechanisms have more influence, but perhaps more importantly, it has a much bigger fish to fry. It’s keeping its eyes on the management of economic reforms to rebalance its economy. “The stock market fluctuations may make the news but they are not a true reflection of the Chinese economy. Also, newly introduced mechanisms such as the ‘circuit breaker’ are expected to manage sell-off panic. Interventions to support the stock market such as buying equities and perhaps even reinstating the ban on share sales by large investors might be necessary to calm things down.”

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MIAMI International Real Estate Congress Attracts Foreign Delegates

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teresaJonathan-SmokeThe MIAMI Association of REALTORS® (MIAMI) and the Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS® (SDAR) co-presented the 21st annual International Real Estate Congress on Nov. 8-11 in Miami and San Diego. About 50 foreign delegates from 15 different countries networked and collaborated with more than 400 U.S. and foreign real estate professionals in both cities.“The 2015 International Real Estate Congress brought together a dynamic list of local and national industry speakers as well as international delegates from some of MIAMI’s 136 foreign partner associations,” said Teresa King Kinney, the chief executive officer of MIAMI. “The vast number of countries and delegates in attendance in Miami underscores South Florida’s position as a center for international real estate investment. Sharing this year’s event with San Diego, another top international destination, added a unique opportunity for our U.S. and international partners.”The Miami event, held Nov. 8-10 at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, featured foreign delegates from Spain, France, Ecuador, Brazil, El Salvador, Peru, Costa Rica and Argentina. The San Diego event, held Nov. 10-11 at the Hard Rock Hotel, had international delegates from Russia, United Kingdom, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Costa Rica and Bulgaria.
Kinney revealed initial findings from the 2015 MIAMI Profile of International Home Buyers, prepared annually for MIAMI by the research division of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).
In 2015, international home transactions accounted for 22 percent of all South Florida residential sales. Florida (12 percent) and the U.S. (4 percent) had lower shares of international home transactions. Miami-Dade County had 70.4 percent of all South Florida international home sales in 2015. Broward posted 25.2 percent, while Palm Beach and Martin counties had 3.9 and 0.4 percent, respectively. South Florida international home sales accounted for $6.1 billion in dollar value in 2015.Miami-Dade County’s diversified economy, continued population increase and thriving downtown were key themes at the 2015 Congress. Jonathan Smoke, chief economist for Realtor.com, discussed Miami’s strong economy and falling unemployment rate. Miami-Dade County’s unemployment rate has fallen consistently since the recession and sits at 5.9 percent, according to recent state figures.
Hedge funds, private equity, and venture capital companies are relocating to Miami because of its strong startup network, reputation for aggressive development and multilingual population. Personal finance website Wallet Hub recently ranked Miami as the second-fastest growing economy among large U.S. cities.“There is no question Miami is becoming the financial capital of the southern hemisphere,” Smoke told 2015 Congress attendees.
debrahlyndaDowntown Miami is one of the county’s top submarkets. Congress panelists discussed how downtown has become one of the fastest-growing residential districts in the U.S. Downtown Miami boasts the highest concentration of cultural institutions in the Southeast, almost 400 restaurants and bars, and three megaprojects. The 9-acre Brickell City Centre and the 27-acre Miami Worldcenter plan to bring major retail, residential and hospitality uses to downtown. All Aboard Florida aims to transform South Florida transit with rail connecting downtown Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando.
Alberto Carvalho, superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS), provided great statistics regarding the strength and unique quality of local public education. MDCPS, the country’s fourth-largest district, outperformed its other big city peers in the recently-completed National Assessments of Educational Progress, posting higher than average scores in most categories.“Communities with great schools create job development, sustain a good economy, and create and support a strong real estate market,” Carvalho told 2015 Congress attendees.
Delegates from Brazil, France, Costa Rica and Spain provided market presentations on their respective countries on the second day of the MIAMI Congress. More than 75 members attended the optional session at the Biltmore Hotel, where U.S. and foreign real estate professionals continued their networking and collaboration.
More than 280 U.S. and foreign real estate professionals attended the San Diego portion of the MIAMI International Real Estate Congress.
Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of REALTORS®, San Diego Congressman Scott Peters, Unified Port of San Diego Vice Chairman Marshall Merrifield, San Diego Airport Authority Chairman of the Board Robert Gleason and Nathan L. Moeder, the Principal of the London Group were featured speakers.San Diego also hosted a global showcase panel, where experts discussed opportunities and challenges for investment in their respective countries. (photos: teresa,Jonathan-Smoke, debrah, lynda)

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Gli studenti dell’Insubria in America: viaggio studio negli Usa

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chiostroIl Dipartimento di Diritto Economia e Culture dell’Università degli Studi dell’Insubria di Como organizza un viaggio istituzionale e di studio negli Stati Uniti d’America, dal 19 al 31 maggio, che toccherà Boston, New York, Philadelphia e Washington.
Il viaggio, oltre all’arricchimento culturale e umano dei partecipanti, ha carattere istituzionale ed è finalizzato a promuovere l’internazionalizzazione dell’Ateneo a realizzare contatti, accordi e opportunità di scambio con istituzioni delle città americane che verranno visitate. In particolare, sono previsti incontri presso università come Harvard, sedi diplomatiche come l’Ambasciata italiana, sedi giudiziarie come la Corte Suprema e autorità politiche come il sindaco di New York. Il viaggio sarà seguito in diretta dalla testata VareseNews con aggiornamenti progressivi sulle varie tappe.“Vogliamo ripetere la splendida avventura del viaggio in Giappone 2015 – ha commentato il prof. Giorgio Maria Zamperetti – nel quale abbiamo portato il nome dell’Università dell’Insubria in alte sedi istituzionali, come avvenuto negli incontri con i sindaci di Kyoto e Hiroshima; vogliamo soprattutto realizzare opportunità di contatti e di scambio per i nostri studenti, che sono tornati entusiasti da quella esperienza”.Possono presentare la propria candidatura tutti gli studenti del Dipartimento di Diritto, Economia e Culture ma potrà essere considerata anche la candidatura di studenti degli altri Dipartimenti dell’Insubria. I partecipanti saranno 31, selezionati tramite un colloquio. La quota a carico di ogni studente è fissata in euro 1.930. Le iscrizioni scadono il 22 gennaio e le domande di partecipazione devono essere inviate a giorgio.zamperetti@uninsubria.it.
Il bando integrale è pubblicato nel sito del Dipartimento di diritto Economia e Culture al link http://www4.uninsubria.it/on-line/home/naviga-per-tema/didattica/corsi-di-laurea/corsi-di-laurea-a-ciclo-unico/articolo10962.html

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Alessandro Marzo Magno e il cibo italiano alla conquista del mondo

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alessandro marzoMercoledì 13 gennaio alle 18.00 alla Libreria Feltrinelli di Como Alessandro Marzo Magno racconterà l’origine e i segreti del cibo Made in Italy contenuti nella nuova versione ampliata del libro “Il genio del gusto. Come il mangiare italiano ha conquistato il mondo” (Garzanti, 2015). Durante l’incontro, organizzato da Parolario in collaborazione con Libreria Feltrinelli di Como, l’autore dialogherà con Vera Fisogni. L’appuntamento sarà anche l’occasione per sottoscrivere la card Amici di Parolario 2016, un modo per contribuire a tenere in vita non solo la manifestazione estiva Parolario, ma anche tutte le iniziative che l’Associazione Parolario programma nel corso dell’anno e che offre ai suoi possessori la possibilità di usufruire di molte e interessanti convenzioni, costantemente aggiornate sul sito http://www.parolario.it. La Card può essere acquistata anche presso la Segreteria Organizzativa di Parolario (c/o Ellecistudio, Piazza del Popolo 14, Como), la Libreria Plinio il Vecchio (Via Vitani 14, Como), la Libreria Feltrinelli (Via Cesare Cantù 17, Como), MAG Marsiglione Arts Gallery (Via Vitani 31, Como) e la Libreria Dominioni (via Dottesio 5, Como).
Leggendo “Il genio del gusto” si scopre come la cucina italiana sia stata in grado di accogliere lavorazioni e ingredienti da tutto il mondo per reinventarli e farli propri, costruendo attorno al cibo una cultura originale e un’identità collettiva. Si svelano così le origini sorprendenti dei grandi protagonisti della gastronomia italiana: la pasta ha origini arabe, la pizza era preparata già dagli antichi greci, e quando si fa colazione al bar con caffè e croissant si assapora una bevanda turca. Perché la cucina è sempre contaminazione, e migliora viaggiando e incontrando il diverso. La grandezza del genio italiano è stata – ed è ancora – nel reinterpretare l’esotico, mescolarlo col casalingo e poi diffonderlo in tutto il mondo. Ma Alessandro Marzo Magno racconta anche storie di innovazione e coraggio imprenditoriale tutte italiane: il carpaccio, inventato nel 1963 da Giuseppe Cipriani; la macchinetta per il caffè espresso, nata dall’inventiva di un fonditore di alluminio che osservava la moglie fare il bucato; e la Nutella, il cui primo barattolo uscì dalle linee della Ferrero il 20 aprile 1964. Il genio del gusto descrive così in che modo il mangiare italiano è riuscito a conquistare il mondo, imponendosi ovunque come sinonimo di qualità, di benessere e di autenticità.
Alessandro Marzo Magno È laureato in Storia veneta all’Università di Venezia. Giornalista, è stato più volte nei Balcani durante il conflitto che ha dilaniato l’ex Jugoslavia dal 1991 al 2001. Ha lavorato in vari quotidiani, ed è stato per dieci anni il responsabile degli esteri del settimanale “Diario”. Ora collabora con “Focus Storia” e con la pagina food del sito del “Sole 24 Ore”. Scrive libri, ne ha pubblicati undici, tra i quali “L’invenzione dei soldi. Quando la finanza parlava italiano” (Garzanti, 2013), “L’alba dei libri. Quando Venezia ha fatto leggere il mondo” (Garzanti, 2012, edizione Elefanti Storia 2013) e “Atene 1687. Venezia, i turchi e la distruzione del Partenone”(Il Saggiatore, 2011).Ingresso libero (foto: alessandro marzo)

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I quotidiani italiani all’estero stanno scomparendo

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buenos airesBUENOS AIRES – L’Italiano entra nel suo decimo anno di vita, un altro anno di lotta per la sopravvivenza. Finora solo 4 quotidiani italiani all’estero sono riusciti a resistere:
* La Voce del Popolo (Croazia),
* America Oggi (New York),
* Il Corriere Canadese (Toronto),
* L’Italiano (Buenos Aires) giunto al suo decimo anno di vita.
E pensare che fino a qualche anno fa erano esattamente il doppio:
* 1 in Europa: La Voce del popolo (Croazia) pubblicato dal 1944,
* 2 in Nord America: America Oggi (USA) pubblicato dal 1988 – Il Corriere Canadese (Canada) pubblicato dal 1954,
* 3 in Sud America: La Voce d’Italia (Venezuela) quotidiano dal 1999- Gente d’Italia (Uruguay) quotidiano dal 2003- L’Italiano (Argentina) pubblicato dal 2006,
* 2 in Australia: Il Globo (Melbourne) pubblicato dal 1959 e La Fiamma (Sidney) pubblicato dal 1946. Il Globo e La Fiamma, entrambi di proprietà dell’Italian Media Corporation, sono diventati bisettimanali (escono lunedì e giovedì). La Voce d’Italia (Venezuela) è solo online da luglio 2012. Il Corriere Canadese ha sospeso le pubblicazioni nel maggio 2013. La testata è stata poi acquistata dall’ex ministro Joe Volpe e le pubblicazioni sono riprese. Gente d’Italia ha sospeso le pubblicazioni qualche settimana fa. America Oggi dal 1. gennaio di quest’anno non è più distribuito assieme a Repubblica che ha abbandonato la sua avventura americana.
Da otto a quattro in pochissimo tempo. Non è esattamente la fotografia di un successo, anzi, continuando di questo passo, è facile prevedere che si arriverà molto presto all’ “estinzione della specie”. Ci rendiamo conto che, con i tanti gravi problemi che attanagliano la nostra Italia, non possiamo pretendere che “colà dove si puote” ci si accorga di come la chiusura di un quotidiano italiano all’estero rappresenti la perdita di un pezzo del Sistema Italia e si decida perlomeno di analizzare le situazione, studiare il problema e vedere se ci sono possibili soluzioni. Possiamo indicarne una? Perchè non dare anche ai quotidiani italiani all’estero quella pubblicità istituzionale che abitualmente viene pubblicata sui quotidiani in Italia?
Editare un quotidiano italiano all’estero non è evidentemente un buon affare, anzi è un’impresa molto costosa: redazione, giornalisti, grafici, personale amministrativo, tipografia, distribuzione, ricerca di pubblicità. Costosa e stressante perchè bisogna stare sul pezzo tutti i giorni, tutto il giorno. Ci vuole passione, tanta. Ci vuole spirito di sacrificio, tantissimo.
Con la scomparsa dei quotidiani scomparirà l’informazione per gli italiani all’estero? Certo che no, una qualche forma di informazione ci sarà sempre, magari spesso non altrettanto professionale. Sarà prevalentemente un’informazione settoriale, improvvisata, affidata a blog su internet e bollettini parrocchiali, a redazioni improvvisate, spesso identificabili in una sola persona. Insomma si passerà dalla professionalità imprenditoriale alla buona volontà di singoli. E allora noi de L’Italiano ci siamo chiesti cosa fare per uscire da questa spirale perversa. Noi che, con i nostri nove anni di vita, siamo il quotidiano più giovane di tutti, abbiamo optato per la soluzione più moderna decidendo di tentare la strada della comunicazione globale già percorsa da testate illustri specie negli USA. Al tradizionale cartaceo, che serve la zona a più alta concentrazione di italiani al mondo (la Gran Buenos Aires dove vivono quasi 400mila connazionali) abbiamo affiancato la possibilità di sfogliare in abbonamento le edizioni del giornale sui tablet e sui computer. L’Italiano ha infatti un’App sull’Apple Store per iPad ed Iphone e su apparati Android è leggibile con il medesimo sistema con il quale è leggibile su computer. E naturalmente ha anche un suo portale sul web.
Per quanto riguarda la strategia editoriale, L’Italiano ha scelto di essere il quotidiano “locale” della grande comunità italiana di Buenos Aires ed è ormai diventato il punto focale delle attività legate all’italianità come il prestigioso Premio all’Eccellenza dell’Italianità e la Settimana della Cucina Italiana in Argentina, entrambi alla quarta edizione. Il nostro giornale è stato adottato come strumento didattico in scuole e nei corsi di lingua italiana ed è co-organizzatore di eventi culturali e scientifici.
Ce la stiamo mettendo tutta. Che il 2016 ci sia propizio! (Editoriale del Direttore Tullio Zemb) (Ho sempre seguito con interesse l’attività dei periodici italiani all’estero e mi addolora l’idea che stiano affrontando momenti difficili. Durante la mia permanenza a Melbourne da immigrato, con un contratto di lavoro nelle ferrovie dello stato del Victoria, ho avuto modo d’apprezzare le pubblicazioni italiane tanto che non ho mancato di dare la mia collaborazione con alcuni scritti e fotografie. Eravamo nell’oramai lontano 1956 ed io ero giovanissimo ma già con l’idea di fare il giornalista. Oggi mi rendo conto che la stessa editoria italiana, e non solo quella dei giornali, è in crisi perchè i lettori si riducono e l’informazione è “inflazionata”. Cosa posso dirle caro direttore? Non molli e soprattutto non si lasci scoraggiare anche se dall’Italia la sensibilità e l’attenzione che meritate, nell’interesse dei valori nazionali, sembrano ridotte al lumicino. Riccardo Alfonso)

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COIMA SGR rileva dal Fondo Immobili Pubblici la torre (ex Inps), in via Melchiorre Gioia a Milano

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 6 gennaio 2016

COIMA SGR – Società indipendente leader nella gestione patrimoniale di fondi di investimento immobiliari per conto di investitori istituzionali italiani e internazionali – annuncia oggi di avere perfezionato l’acquisto dal Fondo Immobili Pubblici (FIP) della torre, ex sede dell’INPS, in Via Melchiorre Gioia 22 a Milano, per conto del fondo Porta Nuova Gioia. Il Palazzo, edificato all’inizio degli anni ’60 e in disuso dal 2012, è costituito da diciotto piani fuori terra e tre interrati per una superficie complessiva di circa 40.000 mq.La strategia prevede il riposizionamento completo dell’immobile attraverso la sua demolizione integrale e lo sviluppo di un nuovo edificio a torre, che andrà a costituire un segno distintivo nello skyline di Milano. In particolare nella definizione del progetto COIMA SGR intende promuovere un progetto urbano in condivisione con l’amministrazione comunale e con la Regione Lombardia al fine di contribuire alla riqualificazione del quartiere con i medesimi canoni qualitativi utilizzati per quella realizzata in Porta Nuova, in particolare con l’obiettivo di ampliare in continuità gli spazi pedonali favorendo funzioni che possano animare e integrare nella città questa parte di Milano.Il concept design preliminare del nuovo edificio è stato affidato allo studio Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects (PCPA), già masterplan architect di Porta Nuova e designer della Unicredit Tower.«Questo importante progetto dimostra come primari investitori istituzionali internazionali con orizzonte di investimento di lungo periodo siano pronti a investire in operazioni di sviluppo economico in grado di favorire rigenerazione urbana e riqualificazione. Il progetto che sarà elaborato insieme a Cesar Pelli avrà come obiettivo l’ampliamento del quartiere di Porta Nuova con l’avvio della quarta fase progettuale battezzata Porta Nuova Gioia» ha dichiarato Manfredi Catella, Founder & CEO di COIMA SGR.Per l’acquisizione dell’edificio COIMA SGR è stata assistita da Chiomenti Studio Legale e Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer per gli aspetti giuridici, da Maisto e Associati per gli aspetti fiscali, dallo Studio Bardelli e Studio Torrani per gli aspetti amministrativi e da Arcadis e COIMA per la parte tecnica. Le linee guida del progetto sono state impostate dallo studio Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects (PCPA) con l’assistenza dello studio Caputo e partners.FIP è stato assistito da ERRELegal per gli aspetti giuridici e fiscali.

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