08-Oct-18 17:02 - By editor

Richard (Dick) Evans - we've missed your writing

Do you remember all those great sporting features in Backhill magazine by Richard Evans? The former Sports Editor of Backhill magazine has written a must read book on the Life and Times of Major EG Wynyard DSO, OBE. More information can be found at http://www.chequeredflagpublishing.co.uk/en-gb/products/teddy. Congratulations Dick!

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08-Oct-18 16:42 - By Milan correspondent

Digital Transformation to reduce Italian bureacracy?

Italian bureaucracy is not known for being resident-friendly but the relationship between citizens and the public administration could improve thanks to an App launched by the Italian government's Digital Transformation team. This group of experts was set up almost two years ago and is led by Amazon senior vice president Diego Piacentini, who took a leave of absence from the company to work as government commissioner. The Digital Transformation team launched IO, a smartphone app that brings together functionalities previously only available separately: from paying taxes and bills, to having documents directly delivered to your mobile phone.

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18-Sep-18 14:58 - By Milan correspondent

Starbucks has opened in Italy

Starbucks has finally opened in Italy. Is this symbol of American gastronomic imperialism a threat to Italian coffee? The Milan’s Starbucks shop is a huge roastery, the first in Europe after others in Seattle and Shanghai. The shop is located in piazza Cardusio near the Duomo, and is meant as a full “experience”. This means it offers coffee and food and also illustrates Starbucks’s roasting process.

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