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Italian director Vittorio Taviani, 88

ROME — Celebrated Italian director Vittorio Taviani, who made more than 20 films alongside his brother Paolo, has died aged 88, his family said on Sunday. The pair worked together for more than half a century producing some of the most famous films of post-War Italian cinema, including Padre Padrone, which took top honors at […] The post Italian director Vittorio Taviani, 88 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource: bworldonline bworldonlineApr 16th, 2018

‘Call of Duty’ film approaches ‘Sicario 2’ director

Video game publisher Activision Blizzard is taking steps to get a "Call of Duty" adaptation underway, with "Sicario 2" director Stefano Sollima said to be in talks over the project. Italian director Stefano Sollima, whose first English-language movie arrives in the form of cross-border action movie "Sicario 2: Soldado" this June, is in negotiations to helm a "Call of Duty" film, according to Variety. No date or timeline for development was announced. Sollima rose to fame as director on several TV series focused on Italian crime, perhaps most notably 2014's "Gomorrah", based on a book and film of the same name that came before it, and then the 2015 feature-length Netflix mafia t...Keep on reading: ‘Call of Duty’ film approaches ‘Sicario 2’ director.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2018

What Filipino and Italian actors can learn from each other

Italian-Filipino actor-director Ruben Maria Soriquez said if there was one thing Italian actors could learn from their Filipino counterparts, it was the value of humility. "There are more divas there (Italy)," he said. "There's this actor who signed a contract to work on my indie film, but said he didn't feel like coming to work on our first shooting day. Our driver had to travel 400 kilometers to pick him up." To his credit, Ruben said, the actor eventually apologized. "He said he thought ours was just a cheap indie film and that he didn't expect the production team to be so professional and for my shots to be good." What he hoped for the local film industry to adapt from t...Keep on reading: What Filipino and Italian actors can learn from each other.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

Donnarumma in tears after Milan fans jeer him

By Daniella Matar, Associated Press MILAN (AP) — A visibly shaken Gianluigi Donnarumma was comforted by AC Milan teammate Leonardo Bonucci as insults poured down on the teenage goalkeeper from the fans. And that was only the warmup. Donnarumma has swiftly gone from being one of Milan's most adored players to its most hated. After a protracted saga appeared to be settled in the offseason by Donnarumma signing a contract until 2021, speculation over his future has started again and supporters have had enough. Despite the new deal being worth 6 million euros ($7 million) a year and including the signing of his older brother as Milan's third-choice goalkeeper, Donnarumma and his agent, Mino Raiola, are reportedly looking to annul the contract because he felt pressure to agree to it. Before Wednesday's Italian Cup victory over Hellas Verona, fans unveiled a giant banner saying: "Moral abuse, 6 million a year and the signing of a parasite brother? Now go, our patience is finished." There were jeers ahead of the kick-off when the 18-year-old Donnarumma's name was read out, and shouts for him to leave. He was in tears as he was comforted by Bonucci. Donnarumma had to play the first half below the giant banner and his every touch was greeted with boos.   E’ stata una brutta serata e non me l'aspettavo ! Non ho mai detto ne scritto di aver subito violenza morale quando ho firmato il contratto. Nonostante tutto guardo avanti e testa alla prossima partita..forza milan!🔴⚫️ A post shared by Gianluigi Donnarumma (@gigiodonna99) on Dec 14, 2017 at 11:30am PST "It was an awful night that I didn't expect!" Donnarumma wrote on Instagram on Thursday. "I never said nor wrote that I had suffered psychological pressure when I signed the contract. Despite everything I am looking forward and have my mind on the next game ... Forza Milan!" Milan, which is seventh in the standings, plays Verona again in Serie A on Sunday. "Of course he's upset, he's only 18," Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso said after Wednesday's match. "For the age that he is, there's no doubt that he will become the best goalkeeper in the world, but he's not calm and it can't be easy to go out on the pitch and be criticized by your own fans. I can only say that while he is with me he will always have my total protection. "They're turning a lad of 18 into a monster. And he doesn't deserve it, he has incredible values. Luckily this was a match where there weren't many people (about 9,000). Imagine how difficult it would have been with 50-60,000." It's not the first time Donnarumma has faced insults from the stands. He had fake money thrown at him during Italy's Under-21 European Championship opener against Denmark in June after it was announced he would not be renewing his contract, while a banner emblazoned with "Dollarumma" was also displayed. "We understand the fans but I ask them to boo our opponents and not our players," Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli said. "Gigio is a young lad and he's not entirely at fault, he loves Milan and one day he will understand what's good and what's bad. "He needs to be supported and the club will do so because he is an asset. We know where the evil comes from and we hope to resolve this problem in the next few months." Mirabelli said Milan "has no intention of selling Donnarumma" and criticized Raiola. "I don't have any plans to meet with Raiola. I don't have anything to say to him," Mirabelli said. "There's a man who is trying to damage our image but he is becoming more a showman than anything else. We laugh about it, but he won't get away with it. "Gigio has never said he wants to leave, otherwise he would never have signed through to 2021. There's someone who is trying to organize something deliberately, but we will look out for Milan's interests in every arena." Donnarumma has been playing for Milan since October 2015, when he became the youngest goalkeeper to start a Serie A match, at the age of 16 years, 8 months, 6 days. He has made four senior Italy appearances and is likely to take over as the No. 1 after Gianluigi Buffon retired from international duty following the Azzurri's failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

Ton Conception unveils the ‘Smeg lifestyle’

Legacy Italian kitchen appliance brand Smeg has a new home in the Philippines thanks to the efforts third generation entrepreneur Ton Concepcion of the Condura and Concepcion Industries at the Park Terraces in Makati City. Smeg was founded by Vittorio Ber.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 25th, 2016

Italian firms stay bullish in Philippines amid perks issue

The Philippines remains as an attractive investment destination for Italian companies amid fears caused by government plans to rationalize existing fiscal incentives......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated News48 min. ago

Lacson sees Albayalde s determination to instill discipline among cops

Senator Panfilo Lacson is confident that Director General Oscar Albayalde will serve well as the 22nd chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) given his determination to instill discipline among policemen. Source link link: Lacson sees Albayalde's determination to instill discipline among cops.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News3 hr. 35 min. ago

5 challenges for new PNP chief Oscar Albayalde

MANILA, Philippines – Oscar Albayalde has been on cloud nine lately. He was recently named the successor of Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald dela Rosa , sworn into office by President Rodrigo Duterte, and doubled the metal stars on his shoulders – signifying his rank as the sole police director ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News4 hr. 35 min. ago

Pass law on easy data access to save lives from disasters – Lagmay

MANILA, Philippines – Ensuring access to data helps save lives. In a Rappler Talk interview , Mahar Lagmay, executive director of the University of the Philippines (UP) Resilience Institute, highlighted the importance of open data in disaster resilience. "A lot of scientists have agreed that data should be made open. It's for ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News4 hr. 35 min. ago

I’ll just do what is right -- Albayalde

PRESIDENT Duterte has a very simple guidance to Philippine National Police chief, Director General Oscar D. Albayalde: “Do what is right only” and the country’s new top cop has vowed to really do what is right for the police and the public. First thing first, President Duterte maintained he won’t….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated News11 hr. 22 min. ago

Tougher counter-intel ops to weed out rogue cops

NEWLY-INSTALLED Philippine National Police chief, Director General Oscar D. Albayalde, last Friday ordered a much-tougher conduct of counter-intelligence operations to weed out misfits and scalawags in the police force vowing to spare no one on their internal cleansing program. To do it, he will strengthen the capabilities of the PNP….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 21st, 2018

NCRPO, PDEA smash shabu lab in Marikina

COMBINED agents of the National Capital Region Police Office and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency yesterday smashed a clandestine shabu laboratory in Marikina City following a tip from a concerned citizen, new NCRPO chief, Director Camilo Pancratius P. Cascolan said. Discovered inside the secret drug facility located at no. 48/60….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 21st, 2018

EV’s 1st drug-cleared province

SOUTHERN Leyte has been declared ‘drug-cleared’ by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency earning the distinction of being the first province in Eastern Visayas to be declared cleared from illegal drug activities, PDEA chair, Director General Aaron N. Aquino announced yesterday. The PDEA chief said they also aim and commit to….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 21st, 2018

4 jailed, P3.2M shabu seized

FOUR known ‘high-value’ drug targets in the country are now in jail facing non-bailable charges after they were arrested by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in separate buy-bust operations on Tuesday which resulted in the seizure of around P3.2 million worth of shabu, PDEA chair, Director General Aaron….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 21st, 2018

CIDG agents nab 10 wanted men

AGENTS of the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group this week tracked down 10 most wanted persons in their hiding places in the countryside, PNP-CIDG chief, Director Roel B. Obusan announced yesterday. The arrests were made in the provinces of Bukidnon, Isabela, Zamboanga Del Norte, Capiz, Cebu, Cagayan,….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 21st, 2018

Cop, 2 others get life for drugs

THREE men including a 49-year old policeman have been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of involvement in illegal drug trafficking beyond reasonable doubt following two years of trial, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency chair, Director General Aaron N. Aquino announced yesterday. The official identified the convicted drug….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsApr 21st, 2018

Tripartite board approves P16-18 daily wage for private sector in Region 12

KIDAPAWAN CITY(MindaNews / 21 April) — The Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) in Region 12 announced on Saturdaythat the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) has approved a proposal to increase by 16 to 18 pesos the daily wage for workers in the private sector. Sisinio Cano, DOLE-12 regional director, said that based […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 21st, 2018

DPWH has started sending equipment for rehabilitation of Boracay

Heavy equipment have started rolling into Boracay as April 26 -- the starting date of its six-month closure -- draws near. Wenceslao Leao Jr., the Western Visayas director of the Department of Public Works and Highways, said that the equipment included four dump trucks, two loaders, one backhoe loader and one unit of backhoe. They would be used to clear road obstructions and repair drainage systems on the island. "These equipment would be used for the widening of the main road, the Boracay Circumferential Road," Leao said. "There are road obstructions along the sidewalk. Right now, existing roads are very narrow, about four meters-wide. That is why there is often traffic ...Keep on reading: DPWH has started sending equipment for rehabilitation of Boracay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 21st, 2018

Bloody Friday: 13 killed in Bulacan drug ops

MALOLOS CITY---A day after Director General Oscar Albayalde assumed the top post of the Philippine National Police, promising to continue his predecessor's "Oplan Double Barrel" antidrug campaign, the police in Bulacan province reported that officers had killed 13 drug suspects in separate operations starting the previous night.   The Bulacan operations would continue through midnight on Friday so the police could not give details of the operations in several Bulacan towns and cities, according to Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat, the provincial police chief.   Three of the drug suspects were killed in the City of San Jose del Monte, Caramat said.   Edgardo...Keep on reading: Bloody Friday: 13 killed in Bulacan drug ops.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 21st, 2018

Albayalde assures PNP: Promotions will be fair

Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde yesterday assured fellow police officials of fairness in promotions and transfers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 21st, 2018

88 barangays in Iloilo considered poll ‘hotspots’

EIGHTY-EIGHT barangays in Iloilo province were declared election watchlist areas (EWAs) or the so-called “election hotspots” less than a week after the start of the election period for the May 2018 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls. Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) director Marlon Tayaba said Calinog town has the most number of hotspots with 26. […] The post 88 barangays in Iloilo considered poll ‘hotspots’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018