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Camila Gonzalez & Antonio Giorgi Preview Serie A Matchday 38

TLN Media Group’s Camila Gonzalez and Antonio Giorgi preview Matchday 38 of the 2021-22 Serie A in the latest segment of TLN Soccer Fanatics.

Milan or Inter to Win the Scudetto?

Everything comes down to the final round of the season to determine the winner of the top flight of Italian football this year. As it stands, Milan sit in first with 83 points and Inter sit in second with 81 points; the Rossoneri’s final fixture is against Sassuolo while the Nerazzurri’s final fixture is against Sampdoria. However, as long as Milan pick up a point against the Neroverdi, they will win the Scudetto (due to their head-to-head advantage over Inter).

AC Milan’s Youth Talent

With the likes of youth talents such as Rafael Leão and Sandro Tonali becoming established players this season under Stefano Pioli, it is safe to say that Milan has a bright future ahead. When you take a look at their squad, they had the perfect combination of youth and experience which allowed them to thrive this year; Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Olivier Giroud‘s careers speak for themselves.

Previewing the Final Round Serie A

Watch the latest TLN Soccer Fanatics segment via YouTube below!

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Pizza Nova Kicks off Its Annual “That’s Amore Pizza for Kids” Fundraiser

May is the month of giving at Pizza Nova as they celebrate the start of their annual “That’s Amore Pizza for Kids”, a special campaign in support of Variety Village – the Children’s Charity of Ontario.

Over the past 24 years, Pizza Nova has raised over $2 million for children’s charities, and just last year alone, over $200,000 thousand was raised to help kids play and participate in sports, camps, afternoon programs, and much more.

Pizza Nova President, Domenic Primucci, describes the month of May as a ‘Dip and Give Event’ in which proceeds of every dip sold goes back to Variety Village.

The “That’s Amore Pizza for Kids” fundraiser gives children with disabilities the opportunity to actively participate in sports that otherwise would not be available and runs through May 1- 31 at participating locations.

For more info, and to support Variety Village, please visit: https://www.varietyvillage.ca/

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The Quiet Immigrant Project

TLN Media Group is proud to be a media partner of The Quiet Immigrant Project, a two-month-long exhibit running through to June 26th and currently on display at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery in Toronto’s Columbus Centre.

This exhibit celebrates matriarchs with its moving homage to the brave Italian women who immigrated to Canada after World War II. Between 1928 and 1960, over 139,000 thousand brave women left behind everything – family, friends, familiarity, and much more – in the pursuit for a better future. Through sheer strength of character and with neither fanfare or complaint, these unsung heroes wove their way into the fabric of society; their stories of strength, courage, determination, and sacrifice are sure to move, amuse, and captivate in this multifaceted, multimedia, and multilayered legacy piece.

In the video below, TLN TV Host and Producer Francesca Soia takes us through exhibit and the powerful legacy left by these brave Italian women. For more information on The Quiet Immigrant Project, click here.

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Italy at Home Film Festival on TLN TV

TLN Media Group is proud to announce the return of the annual Italy at Home Film Festival on TLN TV, featuring 15 Box Office comedy hits with English subtitles!

Get ready to Smile Italian Style as movie lovers unite for this specially curated lineup of critically acclaimed Italian comedies. TLN TV Host and Producer, Antonio Giorgi, gives us the insider scoop for some of the highlights in this year’s film festival:

  • Uno di Famiglia (One of the Family): a strange mafia boss who likes and dislikes everyone.
  • Troppo Napoletano (From Naples With Love): a young kid growing up in Naples.
  • Forever Young: starring an Italian DJ who refuses to grow up.

 

TLN Media Group is proud to be the country’s leading purveyor of Italian Films in its nearly 40 years in Ethnic Media.

For the full line up of movies and trailers, visit: https://www.tln.ca/italy-at-home-film-festival-2022/

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Golden Age Academy: A Mosaic of Cultural Diversity

TLN TV host and producer, Antonio Giorgi, recently had the opportunity to visit the Golden Age Academy (GAA) in Toronto after their recent closure due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Golden Age Academy: About

The Golden Age Academy is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1997 by a group of seniors who had an interest in arts and crafts as a means for expression through different artforms. Members of the GAA gather once a month and present their art, socialize, exchange ideas, art techniques, and express their feelings; it is a way for members to reconnect as they welcome the reopening of the academy.

Visiting the Non-Profit Organization

In the following video, GAA supporter Franca Brocca comments on the importance of accepting and welcoming everyone so they have the freedom to express themselves through their heritage, background, passion, beliefs, and their love for art. GAA President, Lucia Paterra Catania, also shares what art means to her, and her open chair and table policy at the academy and also invites community members to partake in the event.

The GAA is an open welcome space for members to meet, share their work, and integrate with the community. For more information, please visit, http://www.goldenageacademy.org/

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2021-22 Serie A: TLN Matchday 34 Preview

In Matchday 34 of the 2021-22 Serie A, Bologna host Udinese at the Stadio Renato Dall’Ara, Genoa host Cagliari at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, and Lazio host Milan at the Stadio Olimpico on 24 April 2022.


Bologna vs Udinese (8:55 AM EST)

Bologna currently sit in 13th place in Serie A with 38 points (10W-8D-14L). In their previous league fixture, they drew Juventus 1-1.

Udinese currently sit in 12th place in the top flight of Italian football with 39 points (9W-12D-10L). In their previous league fixture, they defeated Empoli 4-1.

Match Insights

The last four Serie A meetings between Bologna and Udinese have ended in a draw: these two teams have never drawn five games in a row in the top-flight.

The Rossoblù have won only three of their last 20 games against the Bianconeri (D8 L9) with their last win coming on 30 September 2018.

Players to Watch

Since returning from the African Cup of Nations, Musa Barrow (who scored in the reverse fixture against Udinese) has played 465 minutes in 10 Serie A appearances without scoring (16 shots).

Ignacio Pussetto has been involved in at least one goal in each of his three Serie A games played against Bologna: two goals and one assist.


Genoa vs Cagliari (11:55 AM EST)

Genoa currently sit in 19th place in Serie A with 22 points (2W-16D-15L). In their previous league fixture, they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Milan.

Cagliari currently sit in 17th place in the top flight of Italian football with 28 points (6W-10D-17L). In their previous league fixture, they defeated Sassuolo 1-0.

Match Insights

Genoa have won their last four games against Cagliari in Serie A, keeping a clean sheet on three occasions in this run; two of their last three league wins have come against the against the Rossoblù .

In the last six Serie A home games against Cagliari, Genoa have collected five wins and one draw: the last Sardinian success at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris against the Grifone dates back to 19 April 2014.

Players to Watch

Against no team has Mattia Destro has scored more goals in Serie A than he has versus Cagliari (8 goals in 10 matches), including netting one in each of the last four league matches against this opponent.

Kelvin Yeboah is the striker with the most appearances (12) in 2022 in Serie A without a goal: racking up 610 minutes on the pitch, and mustering only nine shots.


Lazio vs Milan (2:30 PM EST)

Lazio currently sit in seventh place in Serie A with 56 points (16W-8D-9L). In their previous league fixture, they drew Torino 1-1.

Milan currently sit in first place in the top flight of Italian football with 71 points (21W-8D-4L). In their previous league fixture, they defeated Genoa 2-0.

Match Insights

Milan beat Lazio 2-0 in the reverse fixture but have not managed to win both games against the Biancocelesti in the same league season since the 2008/09 edition of Serie A.

In the last nine games at the Stadio Olimpico between Lazio and Milan in Serie A, the same result has never been repeated twice in a row (four Biancocelesti wins, three draws, two Rossoneri wins): it is since 2012 that Lazio have failed to win two consecutive league games at home against Milan.

Players to Watch

Ciro Immobile – seven goals in 14 Serie A matches against AC Milan – could become the fourth player in the Top-5 European Leagues (after Robert Lewandowski, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo) to score more than 25 goals in a single season at least three times since the start of 2016/17.

Rafael Leão could become the fifth Portuguese player to reach the double figures for goals in a single Serie A season, after Cristiano Ronaldo, Rui Barros, Rui Costa and Beto; among these, however, the Milan striker would be the only one to achieve this before turning 23 years


Serie A Matchday 34 Video Preview

To catch Bologna vs Udinese, Fiorentina vs Venezia, and Lazio vs Milan live on 24 April 2022, be sure to visit TLN or sign up for VIVA Streaming TV, where you can experience a 7-Day Free Trial of Canada’s first TV streaming service specializing in multicultural diverse content, including Serie A fixtures.

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Nicola Zalewski Previews Napoli vs Roma With Serie A

In this exclusive interview between Serie A and Nicola Zalewski, the wing-back speaks about his career and previews Napoli vs Roma, taking place on 18/04/2022.

Nicola Zalewski: Career & Statistics

20-year-old Zalewski currently plays for Serie A side Roma. So far this season, the Polish starlet has made 10 appearances in the top flight of Italian football, securing 442 minutes for the Giallorossi.

Born in Tivoli (40 kilometres east of Rome) to Polish parents, the former ball boy has grown into a sensation since being given the chance to prove himself by José Mourinho. The Portuguese coach’s increasing willingness to bring in players from Roma’s youth team has opened the door for the Pole to thrive, and he has not disappointed, beating out various other players in the team for a starting position.

Zalewski is also a Polish international, having secured a cap with the senior team on 5 September 2021 in a 7-1 thrashing of San Marino.

Previewing Napoli vs Roma

To watch the full interview conducted by Serie A with Zalewski, check out the video below that features an English voice-over in addition to English subtitles.

Be sure to catch Napoli vs Roma at the Stadio San Paolo live on TLN or via VIVA Streaming TV on 18 April 2022 at 1:00 PM EST.

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Steve Gregory, Honorary Colonel of the 2nd Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery

TLN Media Group was honoured to support and be part of the 2022 International Forum on Peace, Security & Prosperity, held in Agira, Sicily. Steve Gregory, Honorary Colonel of the 2nd Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, discusses this year’s online forum with TLN TV host Antonio Giorgi.

About the Conference

The theme of this year’s online conference was: “Winning the Peace”, which was addressed through four panels of academics, operational experts, and students from military and civilian institutions, from more than 30 countries.

The forum also explored the eight pillars of positive peace, and the sustainability for peace in a prosperous society, a great and timely initiative that is now more relevant than ever with the current state of the world. Military personnel were also invited to speak and describe the unique role the military has on maintaining peace.

Honorary Colonel Steve Gregory

Colonel Gregory shared insight as to how the peace forum is specifically geared towards younger generations, academics, and military colleges, as teaching the youth to keep peace is imperative for the future of humanity.

The International Forum on Peace hopes to expand as the largest peace forum worldwide, and welcomes the support of teachers, colleges, and universities worldwide.

For more information, visit: psp-forum.org

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Aspiring Latino-Canadian Comedian Lucas Lopez Vilet on His Rise to TikTok Fame

Latino-Canadian TikTok Content Creator, Lucas Lopez Vilet, quickly rose to fame over the past two years, amassing 2.5 million followers with quick-wit humour and Hispanic focused parodies.

TLN TV Host and Producer, Camila Gonzalez, had the opportunity to speak with Lopez over his recent transition to a full-time TikTok content creator during the COVID-19 pandemic in the latest segment of TLN Connects.

Lucas Lopez: Career Decision

Lopez decided to make TikTok his full-time career when he realized that the standard traditional route was not in his path, opting to take the route he knew he would excel in. “It was basically all or nothing”, states the young social star.

Latino-Hispanic culture is centered around strict parenting, however, Lopez shares that his mother has always been very supportive about him following his dreams.

Pushing Through Adversity

Unfortunately, the TikTok star states that he did receive some backlash from the Latino Community over his content, but voiced that his intentions are light-hearted and fun.

His content is focused on Hispanic culture norms, his time in Florida, and his father, recalling him as a “naturally very funny guy.”

Lopez hopes his TikTok career will propel him in the right direction towards stand up comedy, and eventually film to aid in the fight for Latino-Canadian representation on the big screen.

How to Watch Lucas Lopez

TLN Media Group would like to congratulate you, Lucas, and wishes you much success!

To watch Lucas Lopez Vilet’s content, visit his TikTok account and his Instagram profile.

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2021-22 Serie A: TLN Matchday 33 Preview

In Matchday 33 of the 2021-22 Serie A, Milan hosts Genoa at the San Siro, Fiorentina hosts Venezia at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, and Napoli hosts Roma at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.


Milan vs Genoa (15 April 2022 – 2:55 PM EST)

Milan currently sit in first place in Serie A with 68 points (20W-8D-4L). In their previous league fixture, they drew Torino 0-0 at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino.

Genoa currently sit in 18th place in the top flight of Italian football with 22 points (2W-16D-14L). In their previous league fixture, they suffered a 4-1 loss to Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico.

Match Insights

Milan have won seven of their last 10 Serie A matches against Genoa (D2 L1), after losing four of their previous five against the Grifone in the competition (W1).

None of the last 10 games between Milan and Genoa played in the second half of a Serie A season have ended level: eight wins for the Rossoneri and two for the Grifone.

Players to Watch

Theo Hernández scored the first of his 17 Serie A goals against Genoa in October 2019 – he is the only defender to have already been directly  involved in 10 goals (4 goals, 6 assists ) in the league this season.

Mattia Destro has scored nine goals in Serie A this season and could become the first Genoa player to score 10+ goals in two back-to-back Serie A seasons since Tomas Skuhravy (3, between 1990/91 and 1992/93). However, the Italian forward has only scored one goal in his last 10 league matches (vs Salernitana on 13 February).


Fiorentina vs Venezia (16 April 2022 – 10:25 AM EST)

Fiorentina currently sit in seventh place in Serie A with 53 points (16W-5D-10L). In their previous league fixture, they defeated Napoli 3-2 at the Stadio San Paolo.

Venezia currently sit in 19th place in the top flight of Italian football with 22 points (5W-7D-19L). In their previous league fixture, they suffered a 2-1 loss to Udinese.

Match Insights

There has not been a draw in the last 15 Serie A matches between Fiorentina and Venezia: 10 wins for the Toscani and five for the Veneti (the last draw was on 30th March 1947, 1-1 in Florence).

Venezia won the reverse fixture against Fiorentina (1-0); the last time the Veneti won both Serie A seasonal matches against the Viola was in 1941/42: 3- 1 in Florence and 2-1 at home.

Players to Watch

Nicolás González has been directly involved in the most goals for Fiorentina in the second half of this Serie A season (2 goals, 3 assists); in general, he is the Viola player that has provided the most assists (6) in the Italian top-flight in 2021/22 (six).

Mattia Aramu scored in the reverse fixture, winning 1-0; the last time he found the net on the road was in the Serie B play-offs against Lecce on 20th May 2021; the Venezia player has failed to score in 2022 in Serie A (10 appearances and 692 minutes played) and his next game will be his 100th appearance with the Lagunari in all competitions.


Napoli vs Roma (18 April 2022 – 12:55 PM EST)

Napoli currently sit in third place in Serie A with 66 points (20W-6D-6L). In their previous league fixture, they suffered a 3-2 defeat to Fiorentina at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

Roma currently sit in fifth place in the top flight of Italian football with 57 points (17W-6D-9L). In their previous league fixture, they defeated Salernitana 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico.

Match Insights

Napoli and Roma will face for the 150th time in Serie A; 51 of the previous 149 matches ended with a draw (46 wins for the Campani, 52 for the Capitolini); only against Torino have the Partenopei drawn more games in the Italian top-flight (55).

Napoli and Roma have both won two matches in their last six Serie A encounters at the Campani’s home (D2), scoring a total of 19 goals (an average of 3.2 per game).

Players to Watch

Victor Osimhen has been directly involved in six goals (5 goals, 1 assist) in his last three Serie A games; he is only one goal away from equaling his record of goals in a single European league season (13 for Lille in 2019-20).

Tammy Abraham (9) is the foreign striker to have scored the most Serie A goals in 2022. He has also scored more goals than any other English player in Europe’s big five leagues this season (15).


Serie A Matchday 33 Video Preview

To catch Milan vs Genoa, Fiorentina vs Venezia, and Napoli vs Roma live this long weekend of 15-18 April 2022, be sure to visit TLN or sign up for VIVA Streaming TV, where you can experience a 7-Day Free Trial of Canada’s first TV streaming service specializing in multicultural diverse content, including Serie A fixtures.