Author: Italmotor

Business & Marketing

Customer value models are based on assessments of the costs and benefits of a given market offering in a particular customer application. Depending on circumstances, such as availability of data and a customer’s cooperation, a supplier might build a value model for an individual customer or for a market segment, drawing on data gathered from […]

Sub Saharan African economies

Sub-Saharan Africa is not growing as fast as expected, here’s why: Sub Saharan African economies are still recovering from the slowdown in 2015-16, but growth is slower than expected, according to the October 2018 issue of Africa’s Pulse, the bi-annual analysis of the state of African economies by the WorldBank. The average growth rate in […]

Ghana

Ghana, one of the fastest-growing economies in the world this year, is a tiny microcosm of forces that are radically reshaping Africa’s interaction with the world.   A new group of outside powers — from China to Brazil and from Russia to Turkey — is gaining a commercial and strategic foothold across a vast continent […]

The Golden Age, by Alanna Airitam

Alanna Airitam addresses the absence of black people in the history of Western art, with rare appearances showing dark-skinned people “represented in paintings and films as domestic workers, slaves or barbarians”. In her series The Golden Age, the artist invited African-Americans to pose in the style of classic Dutch portraiture, to celebrate black identity and […]

EGINA 2018

A COLOSSAL PROJECT IN ULTRA-DEEP WATER The project is based on a subsea production system connected to a FPSO (floating production, storage and offloading vessel) designed to hold 2.3 million barrels of oil. Weighing close to 220,000 metric tons and measuring 330 meters long by 60 meters wide, the Egina FPSO is the largest ever […]

Happy 100th birthday Ms. Katherine Johnson

29 August 2018 Nasa has joined the 100th birthday celebrations for Katherine Johnson, an African-American “human computer” who overcame racial and gender discrimination, to become a crucial part of the US’s space program. Buon compleanno Mrs Johnson! Ha compiuto 100 anni lo scorso 26 agosto una delle figure più importanti della matematica e delle scienze […]

Granita Siciliana

LA GRANITA SICILIANA Granita al caffè For many considered the “mother” of all the other slushes that have spread to northern Italy, Sicily is certainly different and unique. Its mixture of water, sugar and fruit is frozen slowly and never completely, mixing everything continuously, so as to form a kind of dense and creamy pappetta […]

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