By Neil Davidson The Canadian Press Tues., Jan. 29, 2019 The Giovinco sweepstakes are well under way with Toronto FC, which has turned down an offer from a Middle Eastern club for the mercurial Italian, negotiating with its star striker’s agent over a new contract. The MLS club has already made its own offer in a bid to retain Sebastian Giovinco, whose existing contract expires at the end of the season. Given the 32-year-old Giovinco is MLS royalty — he topped the league in salary at $7.115 million (U.S.) last season — the numbers are big. But not as big as before, apparently, and the Giovinco camp is not happy. “They don’t like it,” Toronto president Bill Manning said in an interview Tuesday evening. “Ali (GM Ali Curtis) and myself and Andrea (Giovinco agent Andrea D’Amico) have talked. Right now, we haven’t progressed, I would say, (to) where we are comfortable.” Talks are ongoing daily. It seems both … [Read more...] about Toronto FC and Sebastian Giovinco want to stay together. But at what price?
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2018: The Year That Broke Cinema What a strange, wonderful year for movies. Lots of changes — political, social, technological — forced many viewers to reevaluate what “entertainment” can ultimately offer us. We got new viewing innovations from Netflix, which advanced its strategy of sending new films out to select cinemas (Annihilation, Bird Box, Roma) before dropping them on their streaming service, thus making them eligible for the big awards season. We had more films by African-American directors that looked head-on at race relations (Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, Boots Riley’s absurdist debut Sorry to Bother You, Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk, not to mention the behemoth of Marvel’s Black Panther), and interesting documentaries that explored more humane, activist viewpoints (Won’t You Be My Neighbor? about Mr. Rogers, Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9, and RBG about SC Justice Ruth … [Read more...] about 2018: The Year That Broke Cinema
MULTIMEDIA Dennis Gasgonia, ABS-CBN News Posted at Jul 12 2018 08:06 PM China's Belt and Road Initiative will be at play in the undercards of the title fight between the Philippines' fighting Senator Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse of Argentina on Sunday in Malaysia. Two of the undercard battles will feature Chinese fighters who were taken in by Pacquiao's MP Promotions firm. China's Yongqiang Yang will face Harmonito dela Torre of the Philippines, while Lu Bin, an Olympic boxer, is chasing boxing history as he guns for a world title in just his second professional bout. Lu is set to face Venezuela's Carlos Canizales in a 12-round match for the WBA light flyweight belt at the Axiata Arena. If he wins, Lu will be the first ever to snag a world title in just two matches. Pacquiao's boxing promotions company hopes to unearth the next Chinese world champion and help grow the sport in China. Filipino sports analyst Joaquin 'Quinito' Henson reported last … [Read more...] about News China’s ‘boxing belt and road’ in Pacquiao vs Matthysse