A model of AS Roma's planned stadium. Photo: Gabriel Bouys/AFP Nine people involved in the construction project for Serie A club AS Roma's proposed new stadium were arrested on Wednesday, including the owner of the company contracted to build the state-of-the-art facility, Italian police announced. Officers from the Carabinieri military police swooped in the early hours to arrest people on a range of charges that include a criminal conspiracy to corrupt public officials. No-one from Roma has been arrested or charged by police. Italian media reported that among those taken into custody is Luca Parnasi, owner of the construction company Eurnova, which is in line to build the new ground. Also arrested was Adriano Palozzi, vice-president of the Lazio region where Rome is located, regional councillor Michele Civita and Luca Lanzalone, the head of municipal electricity company ACEA, who has worked closely with Rome mayor Virginia Raggi in the ongoing approval process. "Those who did … [Read more...] about Nine arrested for corruption over new Rome stadium
Some of the cast and crew of upcoming Italian series Baby. Photo: Netflix Netflix has announced a crop of brand new Italian-language content, including its first ever Italian original film, as part of its drive to include more European films and TV series on the streaming site. The move is great news not only for Italy's contemporary film industry but also for speakers and learners of Italian. "Our belief is that great storytelling transcends borders," Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos said at an event in Rome on Wednesday, outlining plans for ten new European projects for 2018, two of them Italian. "Our next Stranger Things could come from anywhere in the world," Sarandos added, referring to the science fiction series now in its third season, which has become a global phenomenon and won numerous awards. READ ALSO: Among the ten projects announced for this year were an Italian original film and TV series. The film Rimetti A Noi I Nostri Debiti (Forgive Us Our … [Read more...] about Netflix announces three original Italian projects
Technology projects are being developed to ease daily life for people in Rome. Photo: Rosie Scammell/The Local Rome may be famed for its cultural sites, but living in an ancient city can be a challenge. The Local speaks to Fabio Pompei, a councillor in the capital, to find out how technology is being used to make Rome more liveable. Elected earlier this year, Pompei is part of a team of councillors working to transform Rome into a ‘smart city’, by using technology to help make citizens’ lives easier. Initiatives range from the Roma Bus smartphone app, which provides live travel updates, to technology which aims to do away with the notoriously long queues found in the capital. A start-up company is developing the latter, which will let people pre-book their spot in a queue through their mobile phone. “Then they can go to the [post or city council] office when their number is about to come up, optimizing people’s time,” Pompei explains. The … [Read more...] about Can technology make Rome life easier?
Microsoft has made major strides to take its development tools out of a Windows-only world, both for the applications you can create and the platforms they run on. The open source .Net development tools that Microsoft got when it acquired Xamarin two years ago are key to Microsoft’s cross-platform transformation.That transformation is very much evident today, with much of the Xamarin’s tools folded into Microsoft’s Visual Studio development platform over the last year, and its MacOS Xamarin Studio rebranded as Visual Studio for Mac with additional features for working with Azure and .Net Core.To support Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s focus on an “intelligent cloud and intelligent edge” mission, Xamarin’s cross-platform development strategy is key to delivering the edge elements of that vision. Microsoft’s mobile strategy has pivoted away from its own Windows Mobile OS (at least for now), and the company is now concentrating on delivering … [Read more...] about Microsoft devs: How to create apps for alien platforms
Settings that show up on the latest builds of the Windows 10 Redstone update portend good times ahead for Windows 10 users. A toggle switch can turn on a feature that will allow your Windows 10 Mobile handset to open the same apps and share experiences on your Bluetooth paired Windows 10 PC. The bottom line is that you can start work on your phone and finish it on your PC. Or vice versa.For example, you can start an email using your handset while out and about. And if you don't have time to finish it, you can do so when you get home by using your Windows 10 PC. Or you can use your home PC to find an address using Bing Maps, and navigate to it while in your car by using your Windows 10 Mobile powered handset.And tasks that you start but don't finish won't be gone from your memory thanks to Cortana. The virtual voice-activated personal assistant will remind you if you have a work-in-progress that was started on your phone and which can be completed on your PC.This new feature is part of … [Read more...] about Redstone update will allow Windows 10 users to send work in progress from mobile to desktop and vice versa?