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venerdì 17 novembre 2017

With a military coup in Zimbabwe under way, the country’s longtime ruler Robert Mugabe may be set to lose his lengthy grip on power. Mugabe, a venerable figure in Africa, is reviled as a ruthless dictator in the West....


5 notorious African rulers and why we remember them


With a military coup in Zimbabwe under way, the country’s longtime ruler Robert Mugabe may be set to lose his lengthy grip on power. Mugabe, a venerable figure in Africa, is reviled as a ruthless dictator in the West.
The history of the Black Continent is full of rulers blamed for grabbing power through force, brutality against opponents, embezzlement of public funds, aggressive foreign policy and other misdeeds. But some stand out and get remembered for particularly ruthless actions, eccentricity of behavior, or some other facts of their rule. Mugabe’s anti-achievement of destroying his country’s currency is what he will probably be remembered for in half a century.
RT recalled some other rulers of Africa and the reasons their names are unlikely to be forgotten. We took only the sub-Saharan part of the continent, so Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, with his all-female guard and insistence of staying in his tent while attending the UN headquarters, didn’t get on the list.

Jean-Bédel Bokassa

(1921 – 1996)

He was an officer of the French colonial troops, who was awarded the Legion of Honor medal and other military merits during his service. He was then a leader of a coup against his cousin, a president-turned-emperor and a terror of Central Africa until 1979, when France sent troops during Bokassa’s visit to Libya to take over his palace and replace him with the same cousin he ousted 15 years ago. A fan of pompous dress styled after France’s age of Napoleon, he ordered the killing of over 100 school students, who protested against the new uniforms their families couldn’t afford. Rumored to favor unusual ways of executing his enemies, such as throwing them to a crocodile pond or running them over with a truck, the ousted emperor was tried in absentia. The only charge that didn’t stick was on alleged ritual cannibalism. Bokassa eventually returned to the Central African Republic and lived as a free man and a self-proclaimed 13th apostle.

Idi Amin Dada

(c.1925 – 2003)

In some regards, a clone of Bokassa, with Britain as the colonial patron instead of France. There was a military career in the British colonial troops with honors and decorations, a coup to take over Uganda, numerous abuses and affluent lifestyle, erratic behavior and rumors of cannibalism and an eventual replacement by the same person he ousted. His downfall however came not in the form of a commando raid from Her Majesty Elizabeth II, but a disastrous war with Tanzania, after which he was ousted and ended up in Saudi Arabia. But he did have a brush with foreign commandos on a surprise mission in 1974, when Israel sent its troops to rescue Jewish hostages from a hijacked plane, killing several dozen Ugandan troops and destroying 11 fighter jets in the process. Amin is well remembered in the West for declaring himself the King of Scotland, thanks to the 2007 biopic movie.

Hissene Habre

(1942 – )

Dubbed by Human Rights Watch as an “African Pinochet,” Chadian dictator Hissene Habre came to power enjoying the support of France and the US. Both countries provided him with massive military aid and financing in an attempt to counterpose Habre to Muammar Gaddafi in neighboring Libya. Habre ruled Chad between 1982 and 1990, and fled to Senegal, taking Chad’s public funds with him after he was ousted. He was accused of being responsible for up to 40,000 political murders and systematic torture by a Truth Commission in 1992. In 2013, the dictator was found guilty by the Extraordinary African Chambers in Senegal of mass murder and crimes against humanity, including summary executions, kidnapping and torture.

Obiang Mbasogo

(1942 – )

The longest-serving African ruler so far, Obiang Mbasogo, came to power in Equatorial Guinea in 1979 through a military coup. He overthrew and subsequently executed his own uncle and the country’s previous dictator, Francisco Macías Nguema. However, Mbasogo stands the pace of his predecessor, and is accused of multiple human-rights abuses, including unlawful killings, kidnappings and systematic torture of prisoners. There are also those who accuse him of cannibalism, with one of his political rivals saying that he is afraid to return to Guinea fearing that Mbasogo would “eat my testicles.” On a lighter note, the long-time leader was proclaimed the country's “god" with "all power over men and things"during a broadcast of a state-operated radio station in 2003. It mentioned that Mbasogo "can decide to kill without anyone calling him to account and without going to hell."

Yahya Jammeh

(1965 – )

Jammeh came to power through a military coup in 1994, noticeable for one fact. The coup broke the Gambia’s anomalous record of democratic change of government, which went back over 2 decades by that time. During his rule decorum was maintained, with elections continuing his presidency to four full terms. And it was a lost election last year, which ultimately ended his reign (with a little help from neighboring countries’ troops sent it to resolve a constitutional crisis). Probably not as brutal as Amin or Bokassa, Jammeh holds a prominent place as an evil dictator among the Western public, thanks to his relentless and vocal persecution of LGBT minorities, claims that he can cure AIDS and other diseases with herbal remedies and an alleged hunt for witches he reportedly suspected of killing his aunt with magic.

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Russian Air Force strategic bombers have conducted a new airstrike on Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) positions in eastern Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry announced....


Russian long-range bombers hit ISIS targets in Syrian city of Abu Kamal for 2nd day – military


Russian Air Force strategic bombers have conducted a new airstrike on Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) positions in eastern Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry announced.
The strike was carried out by Tu-22M3 supersonic bombers, and successfully targeted IS locations near the city of Abu Kamal in the Deir ez-Zor province in eastern Syria. Terrorist strongholds near the border with Iraq were destroyed, as were armored vehicles, the military said in a statement Friday.
The military aircraft took off from an airfield in Russia. Six long-range bombers flew over Iran and Iraq, the ministry said, adding that upon completing the mission in Syria, the jets returned to their home base. The air cover for the bombers in Syrian airspace was provided by Su-30 fighters from the Khmeimim base in Syria.
URGENT: Russian long-range bombers & submarine launch ‘massive strike’ on  hideouts in Syria https://on.rt.com/8rcw 
In a similar mission earlier this week, Russian strikes destroyed IS hideouts and military equipment in the area. The city of Abu Kamal, located in the Euphrates valley, was liberated by the Syrian Army with the support of the Russian Air Force in early November. It was considered to be the last major stronghold of Islamic State in the country.

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Twenty people have been killed and 30 others injured by a car bomb planted by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) at a site for displaced families in eastern Syria, according to state media.

ISIS car bomb kills 20, injures 30 at site for displaced families in eastern Syria – state media


Twenty people have been killed and 30 others injured by a car bomb planted by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) at a site for displaced families in eastern Syria, according to state media.
The blast occurred near the city of Deir ez-Zor, according to SANA state news agency. It took place near the al-Jafra area, which is controlled by the Syrian government. The People's Protection Units (YPG) confirmed the incident on their Facebook page, calling it a "massacre.

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A US Navy pilot, with perhaps a little too much time on their hands, may be in bother after drawing a giant penis in the skies above rural Washington....

Willy be punished? Penis design in sky lands Navy pilot in hot water (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)


A US Navy pilot, with perhaps a little too much time on their hands, may be in bother after drawing a giant penis in the skies above rural Washington.
The obscene image, made using a jet’s contrails, appeared over the town of Omak in Okanogan County, Washington on Thursday. The nearby Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is home to the US Navy's fleet of EA-18G Growlers – specialized electronic warfare aircraft.
“After it made the circles at the bottom, I knew what it was and started laughing,” local resident Ramone Duran told the Spokesman Review“It was pretty funny to see that. You don’t expect to see something like that.”
Another resident, Misty Waugh, told the Spokesman that she was unaware of the drawing until her 12-year-old son texted her a picture.
“I thought it was pretty funny, and so did he,” Waugh said. “A lot of people have been talking about it.”
The Navy itself isn’t too pleased with the antics of its pilots, however. "The Navy holds its aircrew to the highest standards and we find this absolutely unacceptable, of zero training value and we are holding the crew accountable," the US Navy said in a statement to KREM.
FAA officials told the outlet that they "cannot police morality" when asked if they could prevent such acts in future.

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Under pressure to stop the spread of false information, Facebook, Google and Twitter have turned to the Trust Project to inform users of the credibility of news sources. But the supposed nonpartisan effort is funded by deep-pocketed anti-Trump forces.....

Anti-Trump groups fund ‘trust indicators’ to combat ‘fake news’ on social media


Under pressure to stop the spread of false information, Facebook, Google and Twitter have turned to the Trust Project to inform users of the credibility of news sources. But the supposed nonpartisan effort is funded by deep-pocketed anti-Trump forces.
On Thursday, FacebookGoogle and Twitter announced their participation in the initial phase of implementing the Trust Project’s “trust indicators,” notes attached to news posts to let the reader know if the post is an advertisement or to provide background information on the author or sources, including a publisher’s ethics policy and funding arrangements.
The Associated Press, the Washington Post, the Economist, Vox.com, and the Globe and Mail, and other outlets are among the select few currently permitted to use the indicators. Search engines and social media feeds are being improved to gravitate toward, not just what their users want to see, but also sources deemed respectable, and that’s what the indicators seek to influence.
The Trust Project is based at Santa Clara University's Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, but is funded by craigslist.com founder and philanthropist Craig Newmark, as well as Google, the Democracy Fund, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Markkula Foundation.
Newmark, also a founder of the Trust Project, has poured millions of dollars into various vehicles aimed at restoring trust in the media. Earlier this year, he donated $1 million to ProPublica, saying“As a news consumer, I won't pay for news I can't trust.”
The Trust Project, however, is not simply another way for Newmark to support news outlets with his own money. He has been looking to take stronger steps to boost the journalism he likes best since his favored candidate Hillary Clinton lost the presidential race to Donald Trump last year.
The 2016 election result stunned almost everyone, with many wondering if Americans had made a fully-informed choice. The influence of the internet had increased considerably since 2012 and 2008, just as trust in mass media declined to an all-time low. Gallup found that less than one-third of Americans held a “great deal” or “fair amount” of trust in mainstream news. Meanwhile, people’s enchantment with social media caused both solid alternative reporting and “fake news”disseminate widely.
For Newmark, the added element of alleged Russian meddling made the issue of trust in media all the more urgent to address. In recent weeks, during and following testimony by Facebook, Google and Twitter representatives to the Senate Intelligence Committee, Newmark tweeted that it was “a huge deal” that the committee kept referring to the matter of “fake news” in terms of war. 
Last week, Newmark tweeted a 1970 quote by Canadian media theorist, professor and philosopher Marshall McLuhan: “World War III is a guerrilla information war with no division between military and civilian participation.”
“World War III is a guerrilla information war with no division between military and civilian participation.”

- Marshall McLuhan, 1970
(h/t @zephoria)
Funding for the Trust Project also comes from the Democracy Fund, whose founder, Pierre Omidyar, also founded the online auction site eBay. Omidyar has contributed $1 million to the Clinton Foundation for HIV/AIDS treatment, but also donated $100,000 to the NeverTrump political action committee in April 2016.
Fact-checking news sources is not new to Omidyar. His Omidyar Network also funds projects of the Poynter Institute, a nonprofit school for journalism that owns the Tampa Bay Times, the home of Politifact, which has been criticized for having a left-leaning bias. Omidyar once went as far as comparing Trump to “the personal and political styles of early Adolf Hitler”in a tweet.
Please tell me we can find at least a few differences between the personal and political styles of early Adolf Hitler and today’s Trump. https://twitter.com/michikokakutani/status/925985398618193926 
Joe Goldman, president of the purportedly bipartisan Democracy Fund, retweeted a video of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) during the November 1 Senate hearings with social media representatives on alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
The video showed the ranking committee member admonishing the tech companies for “not getting it.”
“We’re talking about the beginning of cyberwarfare,” Feinstein said. “We’re talking about a major foreign power with the sophistication and ability to involve themselves in a presidential election and sow conflict and discontent all over this country.”
“You've created these platforms, and now they are being misused,” she added, “and you have to be the ones to do something, or we will.”

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the country’s troops have left ongoing NATO war games ahead of schedule, after his name appeared in an “enemy chart.” The move comes amid tensions between the US and Turkey within the military bloc....


Turkey withdraws troops from Norway after Erdogan is listed as ‘enemy’ during NATO drills


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the country’s troops have left ongoing NATO war games ahead of schedule, after his name appeared in an “enemy chart.” The move comes amid tensions between the US and Turkey within the military bloc.
On Friday, the Turkish leader slammed an “incident” during NATO drills in Norway, in which Erdogan himself and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who founded the modern Turkish state, were depicted in an “enemy chart.”
"They used an enemy chart in Norway. In that chart, there was my name and [Mustafa Kemal] Ataturk's picture," the Turkish leader told his Justice and Development (AK) Party members, as cited by Turkish media.
Erdogan said it was decided to withdraw all 40 Turkish soldiers from a NATO drill “immediately,” adding that even the removal of those names would not change the decision.
“There can be no alliance like that," Erdogan said.
Later in the day, Norwegian media reported that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg had apologized for the “offence,” saying that “the incidents were the result of an individual’s actions and do not reflect the views of NATO.” The apology was contained in a letter from Stoltenberg, which was obtained by NTB agency. The Secretary General said that an investigation into the incident is ongoing, and added that the person responsible for the offence had been “removed from the exercise.”
“The individual in question was immediately removed from the exercise by the Joint Warfare Centre, and an investigation is underway. He was a civilian contractor seconded by Norway and not a NATO employee,” he said.
According to the NATO website, Norway is currently hosting a Trident Javelin 17 military exercise, as well as Polaris-17 and Gram-17 drills, aimed at improving Norway’s military ability “to execute high-intensity national and NATO operations within Norwegian territory.” It is not clear what maneuvers Erdogan was referencing.
Turkey is currently at loggerheads with some of its allies within the military alliance. Ankara’s decision to buy Russian S-400 anti-aircraft systems triggered concerns among its NATO member states, including the US. Erdogan lashed out at his critics, saying that he is not going to wait for protection from NATO allies.
In October, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that Ankara’s decision to purchase the S-400 does not harm the alliance’s interests. As the deal enters its final stage, the US reportedly supports Stoltenberg’s view, saying that it could affect Turkey’s use of F-35 jets.
“Right now, I can tell you our policies do not allow us to be interoperable with that system,” Heidi Grant, Air Force deputy undersecretary for international affairs, stated as cited by Defense News. 
“It’s a significant concern, not only to the United States, because we need to protect this high-end technology, fifth-generation technology”but for “all of our partners and allies that have already purchased the F-35,” Grant said.
Turkey is involved in production of the advanced F-35 aircraft, with one of 10 participating firms being a sole source supplier for its two major components – missile remote interface units and the panoramic cockpit display. The possibility of simultaneous use of both Russia’s S-400 systems and the F-35 could harm the security of the latter, Defense News reported, citing analysts’ concerns.

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Lebanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Gebran Bassil has said that there is currently an anti-Lebanon campaign in the Middle East, aimed at "intimidating" his country and forcing it to give up a joint gas project with Russia....

Lebanon suffers intimidation attempts to cancel gas deal with Russia – Lebanese FM


Lebanese Minister for Foreign Affairs Gebran Bassil has said that there is currently an anti-Lebanon campaign in the Middle East, aimed at "intimidating" his country and forcing it to give up a joint gas project with Russia.
Beirut has faced certain difficulties in the course of its own efforts to “stabilize the region,” the Lebanese foreign minister said on Friday, ahead of his talks with Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov in Moscow. He revealed that, prior to the current crisis, Lebanon was "almost at a threshold of the first-ever contract to develop shale-gas fields with... Russian companies." However, a campaign to hinder the deal "under various pretexts" is now underway, he claimed.
"Some countries are trying to use certain forces to remove the head of Lebanon," he said. 
"The same forces that unleashed the war in Syria and those who are feeding into terrorists are now trying to damage Lebanon," Bassil said in an interview with Interfax news agency. The minister added he would not specify which countries those forces represent.
Stating that a "campaign to intimidate Lebanon" had been launched, Bassil said that Beirut hopes Moscow would intensify its efforts aimed at "providing a balance of forces" in the region. Russia has always played a "great role" in fighting terrorism and de-escalating conflicts, he added.
"We count on further bilateral cooperation, and also on [working] on other issues, including restoring [peace] in Syria," Bassil told Russia's senior diplomat. Sergey Lavrov said Moscow stands for solving Lebanese issues through legal means, but without interference from the outside. Stressing that Russia wholly supports Lebanon's "sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity," the head of the Russian foreign ministry said that "the most important thing" for the Middle-Eastern country is to resolve issues "through dialogue" and considering the interests of all leading political forces.
Earlier this month, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri abruptly resigned in a surprise announcement made during a visit to Saudi Arabia. The politician also accused Iran and Lebanon-based group Hezbollah of a "desire to destroy the Arab world." Riyadh's role in the ongoing Lebanese political crisis remains obscure, but the president of Lebanon, Michel Aoun, has stated that Hariri is being "detained" by the Saudis.
Riyadh has said its policy is a reaction to Iranian "aggression," but claimed Hariri's resignation was his own decision. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir stated the kingdom had decided to take action in response to what it called the increasingly aggressive behavior of Tehran in the region, particularly in Yemen and Lebanon. Hariri himself wrote on social media Friday that he had stayed in Saudi Arabia "for consultations on the future situation in Lebanon and its relations with the Arab region," dubbing all other presumptions "rumors."
In a new twist this week, plans were revealed for Hariri to leave Saudi Arabia for France before traveling to Beirut. The Lebanese politician has accepted the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron, who insisted it was not an offer of political exile. On Friday, the Elysee Palace announced Macron is scheduled to meet Hariri on November 18.
Beirut hopes Hariri will return to Lebanon after his French visit, Bassil said on Friday. Stressing that "the main task" now is to provide for the politician's safe return without any conditions and restrictions on his freedom, the head of the Lebanese Foreign Ministry said that Hariri should make a final decision on resignation while being present in Beirut.

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giovedì 16 novembre 2017

The World Anti-Doping Agency dealt a blow to Russia's hopes of being cleared to compete at next year's Winter Olympics by declaring it still is not complying with anti-doping mandates -- a decision which Moscow called "unfair." ..

Russian Olympic Committee President Aleksandr Zhukov said Russian leaders will never agree to WADA's demand that they recognize a state role in doping.


The World Anti-Doping Agency dealt a blow to Russia's hopes of being cleared to compete at next year's Winter Olympics by declaring it still is not complying with anti-doping mandates -- a decision which Moscow called "unfair." 
WADA's Foundation Board, meeting in Seoul on November 16, approved the recommendation of its Compliance Review Committee not to reinstate Russia's anti-doping agency, RUSADA, which was suspended in 2015 amid doping allegations.
WADA's latest decision raises the possibility of a broad ban on Russian athletes at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, due to be held February 9-25. Six Russian athletes have already been banned for failing doping tests.
The International Olympic Committee is expected to decide at its December executive board meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, whether Russia and its athletes can compete in South Korea.
"This is unpleasant news," Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists in Moscow. "We do not agree with this decision. We believe it to be unfair. We denounced and continue to denounce accusations that cases of doping had some kind of state support."
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, who headed Russia's Sports Ministry from 2008 to 2016, said WADA's decision was "expected."
World Anti-Doping Agency President Craig Reedie (center) speaks as WADA Director-General Olivier Niggli (right) looks on during a press conference after WADA's Foundation Board meeting in Seoul on November 16.
World Anti-Doping Agency President Craig Reedie (center) speaks as WADA Director-General Olivier Niggli (right) looks on during a press conference after WADA's Foundation Board meeting in Seoul on November 16.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and other Kremlin officials refuse to admit the existence of a state-sponsored doping system, but WADA says it has secured evidence that proves the allegation.
Aleksandr Zhukov, the head of the Russian Olympic Committee, continued to insist after WADA's November 16 decision that "Russia did not have and does not have any state-backed [doping] system."
Russia's anti-doping agency was suspended when the allegations of institutionalized doping and cover-ups first emerged in a landmark WADA report in 2015.
WADA said the most extensive evidence of a conspiracy by hundreds of Russian athletes and sports officials to cover up doping was at the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014, where Russia far surpassed other countries in racking up medals.
WADA found that Russia's secret service and Sports Ministry orchestrated an elaborate plot in Sochi that included using a "mouse hole" to switch drug-tainted urine samples at the doping laboratory in the Black Sea resort.
The findings led to the ban of more than 100 Russian athletes at last year's Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
But Russian leaders had held out hope this year that reforms in the nation's doping culture and institutions would lead WADA to clear Russia and its athletes to compete as a national team at the 2018 games.
The biggest stumbling block for Moscow was WADA's requirement that Russian leaders "publicly accept" the report's findings about state involvement in the doping program. Russia has maintained that only individual athletes and their coaches were responsible for doping violations.
Russian Olympic Committee head Zhukov, admitted during WADA's Seoul meeting that Russia's anti-doping system had failed. But he said officials at RUSADA and their Moscow laboratory were to blame.
He said Russian leaders will never agree to WADA's demand that they recognize a state role in doping. "It's impossible," he said.
Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov, pleading for RUSADA's reinstatement, pointed to improvements already recognized by WADA and insisted that the agency is now independent of state control.
"I guarantee RUSADA will be fully independent. It is a totally new organization," he said. "We are ready to go forward and work openly.... Please let us be compliant."
WADA partially lifted its ban on RUSADA because of progress this year, giving it the right to collect samples.
But suspicions remain. Foundation Board member Adam Pengilly asked how WADA could "trust" Russia's new anti-doping regime "until there is a real acknowledgement of what happened?"
Last week, WADA said it had obtained an "enormous" internal database of Russian drug-test results from 2012-15 that provided evidence of the state's role.
Despite WADA's refusal to reinstate Russia, it likely will not kill the chance for Russian athletes to compete at least as neutrals during next year's Olympics, sport officials said.
In 2016, the Olympic Committee ignored WADA's calls to ban Russia from Rio de Janeiro and instead left the decision on the eligibility of individual athletes to associations that govern each individual sport.
With reporting by AP, AFP, Reuters, and Interfax

l nuovo tre stelle italiano non ha un nome molto italiano, si chiama Norbert Niederkofler, è notoriamente un fenomeno, alla guida da anni al St. Hubertus dell'hotel Rosa Alpina a San Cassiano in Val Badia. Carlo Il Bello (Cracco) perde la seconda stella - risvolto tragicomico a ridosso della nuova lussuosa apertura in Galleria - mentre Essenza, Contraste e Trussardi alla Scala con i giovani Eugenio Boer, Matias Perdomo e Roberto Conti, sempre a Milano, conquistano finalmente la loro prima e meritatissima stella, come da tempo mi auguravo.....


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È stata presentata a Parma l'edizione 2018 della guida dei ristoranti Michelin che, con reale abuso di corrispondenza allo stile della casa, ci preferisce distanti un palmo dal suo culo, ché non si sa mai. Enzo Vizzari direttore delle Guide de L'Espresso e Paolo Marchi, patron di Identità Golose, erano i grandi esclusi dal parterre de roi più ambito dall'eccentrica comunità di enogastronomi ed enogastrofolli presente al teatro Regio di Parma.

I più importanti e noti gastronomi italiani, per ragioni politiche diciamo, non sono più graditi ai recensori francesi, evidentemente suscettibili a qualsiasi forma di biasimo, invero libera opinione. Che fine ha fatto il buon uso di mondo? È andato a ramengo, sappiatelo.
Il nuovo tre stelle italiano non ha un nome molto italiano, si chiama Norbert Niederkofler, è notoriamente un fenomeno, alla guida da anni al St. Hubertus dell'hotel Rosa Alpina a San Cassiano in Val Badia. Carlo Il Bello (Cracco) perde la seconda stella - risvolto tragicomico a ridosso della nuova lussuosa apertura in Galleria - mentre Essenza, Contraste e Trussardi alla Scala con i giovani Eugenio Boer, Matias Perdomo e Roberto Conti, sempre a Milano, conquistano finalmente la loro prima e meritatissima stella, come da tempo mi auguravo.
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Meno uno per Sadler - un po' datato, in effetti -  mentre conquista la seconda stella Andrea Aprea al Vun del Park Hayatt. Per il resto potete consultare gli elenchi pubblicati.
A Roma ottiene la sua prima stella Tordomatto di Adriano Baldassarre (era ora!) insieme ad All'Oro, Aroma e La Terrazza dell'Eden, per il resto la situazione è invariata.

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Occhio al premio per la Qualità nel Tempo, assegnato al Gambero di Calvisano (BS), perché è uno dei posti in Italia con più grande senso della ristorazione, costante e solido sotto tutti i punti di vista: costanza e durata nel tempo fanno la differenza.

In tutto le stelle in Italia sono 356, sempre meno che in Francia. Ovvio.

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