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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

ATR bullish on PH, cites aviation push

SINGAPORE: Franco-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR is optimistic of growing its presence in the Philippines given the current administration’s push to establish new aviation hubs outside Metro Manila. “[I]t’s going to drive local communities to actually travel more and make traveling easier by improving the infrastructure of airports,” ATR sales director Laurent Janitza told The Manila… link: ATR bullish on PH, cites aviation push.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

ATR bullish on PH, cites aviation push

SINGAPORE: Franco-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR is optimistic of growing its presence in the Philippines given the current administration’s push to establish new aviation hubs outside Metro Manila. “[I]t’s going to drive local communities to actually travel more and make traveling easier by improving the infrastructure of airports,” ATR sales director Laurent Janitza told The Manila [...] The post ATR bullish on PH, cites aviation push appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 29th, 2018

Influential dancer, mime artist Lindsay Kemp dies at 80

LONDON (AP) --- Influential British dancer, choreographer and mime artist Lindsay Kemp, known for tutoring singers David Bowie and Kate Bush during his career, has died at 80. Director Nendie Pinto-Duschinsky, who is making a documentary called "Lindsay Kemp's Last Dance," said Saturday that Kemp died suddenly after a "perfect" day rehearsing with his students. He was about to work on his memoirs and to go on tour, she said. She wrote on the film's Facebook page that "I'm so sorry to tell you Lindsay passed away last night ... he was very happy and it was very sudden." The Italian news agency ANSA reported that he died during the night at his home in Livorno, Tuscany. Kemp l...Keep on reading: Influential dancer, mime artist Lindsay Kemp dies at 80.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

ICCPI exec visits Negros for possible investments

BACOLOD City – Lorens Ziller, the executive director of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, Inc. (ICCPI), visited Negros Occidental On August 15, 2018 to look for possible investments in infrastructure and transportation. Ziller, who is also the Vice Chairman of the EU Philippines Business Network (EPBN) Infrastructure and Transport Committee, pledged his […] The post ICCPI exec visits Negros for possible investments appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

Film shows ‘fearless’ pope taking on church

There is a killer moment in the new film "Pope Francis --- A Man of His Word" when you realize what he is up against. The Argentine is dressing down the cardinals and bejewelled princes of the Curia who run the Catholic Church, lacerating them for their greed, back-stabbing and lust for power. The scandal-hit, Italian-dominated body is full of people leading immoral double lives who "possess a heart of stone and a stiff neck", he tells them in German director Wim Wenders' remarkable insight into the leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics. "Pay a visit to the cemeteries" and look at those "who thought they were immortal, immune and indispensable," Francis urges...Keep on reading: Film shows ‘fearless’ pope taking on church.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 15th, 2018

Italian master of mafia gore to shoot ‘Pinocchio’

Matteo Garrone, the Italian director known for his ultra-violent mob films, is planning to give the children's classic "Pinocchio" his own twist, according to reports Friday. The maker of the blood-drenched "Gomorrah" mafia saga is in the running for the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes film festival for "Dogman" --- a gruesome revenge killing drama involving hours of torture by a drug-addicted dog groomer. But the director is about to turn his gaze on Pinocchio, the wooden protagonist of Italian writer Carlo Collodi's 1883 novel, said film trade daily Variety. However, Garrone's film --- which starts shooting in November --- is unlikely to be a kids-friendly ver...Keep on reading: Italian master of mafia gore to shoot ‘Pinocchio’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

Harvey Weinstein’s absence looms over scandal-hit Cannes

Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein once held court like a king at the Cannes film festival, but this year it is his absence that will loom large over the competition. The world's biggest film festival has moved to align itself with the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment that has reverberated around the world since Weinstein's downfall. The festival has condemned Weinstein's "unpardonable behavior" after he was accused of four sexual assaults at Cannes over the years, including the rape of the Italian actress Asia Argento in his luxury suite when she was 21. Director Thierry Fremaux admitted that Cannes "will never be the same again" after the Weinstein ...Keep on reading: Harvey Weinstein’s absence looms over scandal-hit Cannes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 6th, 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

LOOK: Nadine Lustre impresses fans with her toned figure

Nadine Lustre once again wowed her fans by showing off her toned and lithe figure while wearing a white bikini. The actress shared the snapshot in an Instagram post uploaded on Sept. 20. The shot was taken in Studio City Macau based on the location tag. She also updated her Instagram Stories with a short selfie video while lying on her back. The beach lover previously impressed fans with several bikini photos taken from various tropical locations. One such photo was taken in Siargao sometime in July. Lustre will star in an upcoming film by director Irene Villamor ("Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story") under Viva Films titled "Ulan." The main cast also includes Xi...Keep on reading: LOOK: Nadine Lustre impresses fans with her toned figure.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News36 min. ago

Duterte OKs promotion of 8 police officials

          President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the promotion of eight police officials, including Philippine National Police (PNP) Spokesperson Senior Supt. Benigno Durana Jr. and Eastern Police District Director Senior Supt. Bernabe Balba.   Durana and Balba were promoted to Police Chief Superintendent along with six other police officials:   The five are:   Police Senior Supt. Rodolfo Azurin Jr.   Police Senior Supt. Gerry Galvan   Police Senior Supt. Jose Chiquito Malayo   Police Senior Supt. Madid Paitao   Police Senior Supt. Mario Rariza Jr.     P...Keep on reading: Duterte OKs promotion of 8 police officials.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News36 min. ago

Beware of troublemakers, Albayalde tells martial law protesters

            Police Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde advised protesters to be careful of colleagues who might trigger trouble during rallies at the commemoration of the 46th anniversary of martial law declaration.   Albayalde made the comment as protesters gathered on Friday in various parts of the country to remember the evils of the martial law era during the Marcos regime.   "'Yung mga nagrarally, mag-iingat din po tayo. Hindi lahat ng kasama natin diyan ay talagang magrarally lang... o gusto lang ipagbigay alam publicly ang kanilang saloobin," he told reporters in an interview.   (Those attending ra...Keep on reading: Beware of troublemakers, Albayalde tells martial law protesters.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News36 min. ago

Shipment of Bukidnon vegetables to Manila delayed due to bad weather

TALAKAG, Bukidnon (MindaNews / 20 Sept) — The shipment of 20 tons of vegetables to Manila supposedly on Thursday afternoon to augment its supply and help stabilize the prices of vegetables there following typhoon ‘Ompong,’  has been delayed due to bad weather in Northern Mindanao. Roxana Hojas, Assistant Director of the Department of Agriculture in […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated News6 hr. 10 min. ago

Rain haunts Tofarm film festival

IN KEEPING with the advocacy of the Tofarm Film Festival — “bring the stories of farmers to Filipino as well as foreign audiences,” according to the fest’s managing director Joey Romero — the cast and crew of the six finalists shot their films in the countryside and experienced first-hand what it was like to be a farmer and be at the mercy of the weather. It rained for most of the shooting days, and this proved to be a challenge to the film crews. The film productions continued to be haunted by rain during the gala screenings at the Trinoma Cinema; and Typhoon Ompong (international name: Mangkhut) exited the country on the day of the awarding ceremonies at the Shangri-La Manila. The post Rain haunts Tofarm film festival appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News9 hr. 36 min. ago

Timothée Chalamet living the dream

Big projects are in the pipeline for Timothe Chalamet, including a "Little Women" remake, a Netflix film and a sci-fi franchise reboot.   The "Call Me By Your Name" actor is set to star in "Little Women," written by "Lady Bird" director Greta Gerwig.   Chalamet just finished work on a film that's heading to Netflix next year.   "I just played Henry V in 'The King.' That was surreal. I'm excited for people to see that," said the 22-year-old actor, gushing. "We shot at an amazing church in England---I was walking in a procession," he said. "People were chanting and I was like, I'm this American kid from New York! I was at the 2 Train (subway) a month ag...Keep on reading: Timothée Chalamet living the dream.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News12 hr. 57 min. ago

Inquirer News Desk Chief Receives 2018 Aquino Award

THE PHILIPPINE Daily Inquirer's Central Desk Director Juliet Labog-Javellana received the 2018 Ninoy and Cory Aquino Award for Journalism from the US Embassy in Manila during the 2018 International.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated News14 hr. 36 min. ago

Osmeña faces another complaint

THE Land Transportation Office (LTO) 7 has filed another complaint against Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña before the Office of the President for pulling out the traffic enforcers assigned to the underpass project site on N. Bacalso Ave. LTO 7 Director Victor Caindec said Osmeña violated Republic Act 7160, or the Local Government Code of… link: Osmeña faces another complaint.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News15 hr. 36 min. ago

LeBron teams with Black Panther director for Space Jam 2

Los Angeles - Two months ago, basketball superstar LeBron James joined the Los Angeles Lakers. Now, he's taking on Hollywood in a big way.The long-awaited s.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News15 hr. 57 min. ago