Ghoulam faces month out after surgery

first_imgNapoli Napoli blow as Ghoulam facing a further month out after knee surgery Tom Webber 21:16 2/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) FaouziGhoulam - cropped Getty Images Napoli Serie A Napoli v Lazio The full-back was close to a return from a torn ACL for the Serie A side, but a fractured right patella will keep him sidelined for a few more weeks Napoli full-back Faouzi Ghoulam will spend another month on the sidelines after undergoing surgery on a fractured patella in his right knee.Ghoulam has been out of action for Napoli since tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in the same knee during the 4-2 Champions League group stage defeat to Manchester City on November 1.The Algeria international returned to first-team training last month but suffered a setback in his recovery and required an operation. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “Ghoulam was operated on at Villa Stuart by Professor [Pierpaolo] Mariana due to a transverse fracture of the right patella,” a Napoli statement announced.”The intervention was perfectly successful. Faouzi will start rehabilitation [on Saturday]. He will be evaluated in 15 days and should return to the training pitch in a month.”Napoli slipped to second in Serie A after Juventus beat Fiorentina 2-0 on Friday, but Maurizio Sarri’s side can return to the summit with victory over Lazio on Saturday.last_img read more

TIFF LINEUP TO INCLUDE DOCUMENTARIES FROM LEONARDO DICAPRIO AND DRAKE

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Facebook Advertisement TORONTO — A documentary produced by Leonardo DiCaprio about electric car racing, a look at a controversial yoga teacher dogged by sexual misconduct claims, and a Drake-backed feature about immigrants who served in the U.S. military only to be deported, are headed to the Toronto International Film Festival.Festival organizers said Thursday that the 25 films chosen for this year’s non-fiction slate include “And We Go Green,” produced by DiCaprio and directed by Fisher Stevens and Malcolm Venville; and “Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator,” directed by Eva Orner.Drake (Credit: Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock (10225918w)Drake accepts the top billboard 200 album award for “Scorpion” at the Billboard Music Awards, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas2019 Billboard Music Awards – Show, Las Vegas, USA – 01 May 2019Drake’s project, “Ready for War,” is executive-produced by the Toronto rapper along with Future and David Ayer, and directed by Andrew Renzi. A TIFF publicist says the production is bound for the U.S. broadcaster Showtime but there’s no word yet on a Canadian outlet. FILE – This June 5, 2019 file photo shows Leonardo DiCaprio at the premiere of “Ice on Fire” in Los Angeles. DiCaprio is joining with billionaire investors and philanthropists Laurene Powell Jobs and Brian Sheth to create Earth Alliance, a new nonprofit charged with tackling climate change and the loss of biodiversity. Earth Alliance said Tuesday July 2, it will provide grants, educational opportunities and fund campaigns and films, as well as work with grassroots organizations and individuals in places most affected by biodiversity loss and climate change. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)center_img Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Documentary programmer Thom Powers said this year’s collection tackles themes including artistic achievement, immigration, environmentalism, and resistance against corrupt leaders. It also touches on several high-profile figures including Truman Capote, Merce Cunningham, and Imelda Marcos.“This year’s program captures characters you’ll never forget: lovers, fighters, dancers, athletes, despots, rebels, hustlers, and heroes,” Powers said in a release.The section will open with “The Cave” from Oscar-nominated director Feras Fayyad, about an underground hospital in war-torn Syria.Lighter fare includes Bryce Dallas Howard’s documentary debut, “Dads,” about fatherhood — featuring her own famous dad, Ron Howard — and Gabe Polsky’s “Red Penguins,” billed as a comic tale about U.S. hustlers bringing NHL-style hockey to Moscow.Programmers also announced the 10-film lineup in the Midnight Madness section, typically dedicated to horror, off-beat comedy and quirky genre fare.They include an adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s “Color Out of Space,” directed by Richard Stanley and starring Nicolas Cage; and Joko Anwar’s “Gundala,” based on Indonesian superhero comic books.A scene from the film “And We Go Green,” about electric car racing, produced by DiCaprio and directed by Fisher Stevens and Malcolm Venville is seen in this undated photo provided August 8, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, TIFFThe late-night slot will open with Jeff Barnaby’s previously-announced Indigenous zombie film “Blood Quantum” and closes with Isaac Nabwana’s “Crazy World,” billed as “gonzo action flick” and a celebration of the Ugandan film movement Wakaliwood.“This year’s selections challenge the traditional parameters of genre and shock cinema, but — most excitingly — half of the lineup’s wicked provocations are courtesy of filmmakers making their feature-film debut,” lead programmer Peter Kuplowsky said Thursday in a release.First-timers include Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia’s dystopian sci-fi film “The Platform,” Rose Glass’s psychological thriller “Saint Maud,” and Andrew Patterson’s paranormal period piece “The Vast of Night,” which won the audience award for best narrative feature at Slamdance.Other documentary picks include: Alan Berliner’s “Letter to the Editor,” about photojournalism; Barbara Kopple’s “Desert One,” chronicling a mission to rescue hostages in Iran; Thomas Balmes’ “Sing Me A Song,” about a monk in Bhutan who forms a long-distance relationship via his smart phone and Alex Gibney’s “Citizen K,” which profiles Russian businessman Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who turned against Russian president Vladimir Putin.Meanwhile, the revamped Discovery program will open with Chiara Malta’s “Simple Women,” in which a director meets Elina Lowensohn, an actor she idolized in her youth.Described as “a place to find work that could be poetic, bold, or challenging,” TIFF says its Discovery section has helped launch the international careers of acclaimed directors including Yorgos Lanthimos, Maren Ade, Alfonso Cuaron, Barry Jenkins and Jean-Marc Vallee.The Toronto International Film Festival runs Sept. 5 to 15.last_img read more