EXCLUSIVE: StarzPlay, a leading SVOD service in the MENA region, has inked a deal with Image Nation Abu Dhabi for the latter to produce the platform’s first original, Urban Legends. The Arabic-language anthology series will explore regional tales and fables from the Middle East, with each episode focusing on a new story. Production will commence in 2020 with a view to releasing on the platform by the end of that year. It will be produced by Yasir Al-Yasiri, the Iraqi director whose credits include 2018 comedy On Borrowed Time, under his production company Starship Entertainment, which he runs with Mansoor Al Feeli. Al-Yasiri is also attached to direct one of the episodes, with further regional directors to be announced. Related Story Starz To Roll-Out Mobile Streaming App In 20 Global Markets In 2020 Following Euro & Lat Am Launches The deal continues Image Nation’s push into episodic content, with the company having produced documentary series History … [Read more...] about MENA Streaming Platform StarzPlay Pacts With Image Nation On First Original Series ‘Urban Legends’
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(CNN)Social activist and soccer icon Megan Rapinoe has had one heck of a year. After leading the US Women's National Soccer team to a World Cup title in July, the legend scored yet another victory. Rapinoe has been named Sports Illustrated's 2019 Sportsperson of the Year. The midfielder, who captains the professional Seattle Reign FC, also won the Ballon d'Or award last week, given annually to the world's best soccer players. View this post on Instagram Sportsperson of the Year. While we do not get to choose what we see or what happens around us, and sometimes to us and others, we do get to choose how we bear witness to it. ✍🏼 @jennyvrentas 📸 @jefferysalter 📚 @sportsillustrated A post shared by Megan Rapinoe (@mrapinoe) on Dec 9, 2019 at 9:11am PST "While we do not get to choose what we see or what happens around us, and sometimes to us and others, we do get to choose how we bear witness to it," Rapinoe captioned an Instagram post of the … [Read more...] about Soccer legend Megan Rapinoe has been named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year
Whether she likes it or not, first daughter Ivanka Trump is the face of an iconic post-punk band's new EP, "Complicit," a critique of sorts on American politics.Related: Ivanka Trump Is A K-Pop Fan After the Winter Olympics, Now Follows EXO And CL On TwitterGang of Four revealed their mini-album cover Wednesday, featuring Trump close-lipped standing behind a microphone with American flags behind her. The first daughter is also the namesake for the second track on the EP coming out April 20, "Ivanka (Things You Can't Have)," Pitchfork reported. Guitarist Andy Gill, in a statement about the track, connected it to "the media" and what it means to the public."Ideas about Jews, Muslims, or, say, the World Trade Center or perhaps, the criminality of certain American politicians," Gill said. "And then there is the receding traditional media with disappearing jobs like 'journalists' and 'fact checkers.' That's the media the Trump family despise."Ivanka Trump went through a punk phase in the … [Read more...] about Ivanka Trump Is Face of Post-Punk Legends Gang of Four’s New ‘Complicit’ EP
ANTONIO RUDIGER is set to return to the Chelsea starting XI for their make-or-break Champions League clash with Lille. The Blues are in the midst of a horror run of form - and have won just ONCE in their last five games, including three defeats. Most-recently, Frank Lampard's side slipped to a shocking 3-1 defeat at relegation-threatened Everton - with their defence once again looking suspect. Chelsea fans have been quick to slam the back-four, with Andreas Christensen copping plenty of flak. With the Blues needing a result at home to Lille in order to progress to the knockout stages of the Champions League, Lampard might roll the dice on Rudiger. The German defender, 26, has played just once this season due to injury - in the 5-2 win over Wolves - but Lampard recently revealed he had returned to training.While the Everton clash may have come a few days too soon, Rudiger may be rushed back into the team in a bid to solve Chelsea's crisis. LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict West Ham, Man … [Read more...] about How Chelsea could line-up against Lille with Rudiger.. but will German’s return help Lampard’s leaky defence?
US business tycoon Todd Boehly - worth £4.72billion - has reportedly failed in a bid to take over at Chelsea. The American businessman, 46, is claimed to have made an attempt to buy the Blues - but his offer was not of interest to Roman Abramovich. The Financial Times revealed the Russian billionaire knocked back Boehly - who co-owns baseball team, the Los Angeles Dodgers. Abramovich rejected Boehly's initial offer and has always insisted he has no interest in selling the club. Club chairman Bruce Buck has said Abrahmovich is going nowhere - while other reports claimed new boss Frank Lampard has reignited the Russian's "love affair" with the club. However, the Wall Street Journal claim the current Chelsea owner is open to a deal if his valuation - thought to be £3bn - is met.Boehly - the former president of asset manager group Guggenheim Partners - has long been tipped with a takeover of a Premier League club. The American revealed his interest in buying a London-based club, … [Read more...] about US business tycoon Todd Boehly – worth £4.72bn – makes Chelsea takeover offer to Roman Abramovich
At the wrestling festival According to Deputy Chairman of the commune’s People’s Committee Nguyen Manh Ha, the 5-day wrestling festival contributes to enhancing sportsmanship and physical practice, and best wrestlers would be chosen for coming big tournaments. The festival often starts with a match between two young wrestlers. Hong Ha commune is the birth place of a number of wrestlers with outstanding achievements in different competitions. According to a legend, King Ly Nam De (503-548) chose the commune as a place to enlist and train naval troops. At that time, wrestling practice helped better both generals and troops’ strength. Gradually, such an activity was multiplied to other localities, attracting an increasing number of youths in the region. There are two ways to win a wrestling match: making rivals flat on their backs or lifting them off the ground. These regulations are somewhat different from international ones. For Hong Ha commune’s … [Read more...] about Traditional wrestling festival of Hong Ha commune opens