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Spice Girls reveal 2019 UK reunion tour details

Spice Girls reveal 2019 UK reunion tour details.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: thestandard thestandardNov 7th, 2018

Viva Forever! Spice Girls reveal 2019 UK reunion tour

LONDON: Say You’ll Be There: Best-selling 90s girl band the Spice Girls promise to give fans what they really, really want on a UK reunion tour next year. The band...READ MORE The post Viva Forever! Spice Girls reveal 2019 UK reunion tour appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

Spice Girls announce reunion tour

Spice Girls announce reunion tour.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Barcelona announce 2019 summer tour to Asia

Barcelona plan to visit China and Japan as part of a pre-season tour to Asia next summer, the club announced on Tuesday. After consecutive years traveling to the United States for the International Champions Cup, Barca will return to Asia for the first time since playing a friendly in Qatar in December 2016. The trip raises the possibility of a reunion with Andres Iniesta, who joined Japan's Vissel Kobe in May after 22 years at Barcelona. Fernando Torres also departed La Liga in the summer for the J-League, where the striker plays for Sagan Tosu. "Barca will travel to Asia next summer to get closer to local fans and partners, and plans to visit China and Japan during the ...Keep on reading: Barcelona announce 2019 summer tour to Asia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2018

PFF President Nonong Araneta reveals exciting times ahead for Philippine football

Mariano “Nonong” Araneta is pumped up for Philippine football, and it's easy to see why. The Philippine Football Federation president has divulged exciting details of the federation's plans to develop the national training center in the San Lazaro Leisure Park in Carmona, Cavite. Plus the Azkals are also getting ready for a busy few months ahead. Araneta is keen on ramping up the federation's partnership with the Manila Jockey Club in SLLP, where the FIFA Artificial Turf Pitch is situated. Already a training ground for youth national teams and club sides, Araneta says that lighting towers will soon be installed that will permit nighttime play. “We are just waiting for AFC because the lights will be bidded out,” Explains Araneta. “Hopefully they will be installed by the end of the year.” The lights will feature an intensity of 900 lux, more than the accepted 800 lux minimum for televised matches. The lights will complement the hundreds of new seats that have already been put in place around the pitch. But that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what the PFF has planned for Carmona. “We have spoken to Manila Jockey Club about transferring our headquarters there,” says Araneta. “We are ready to start the bidding and construction.” The PFF is planning to purchase a 3000 sqm parcel of land within the San Lazaro Leisure Park and build a complex with dormitories, classrooms for coaching and referee courses, and a gym. “The funds are ready, initially we will be getting US$1.5 Million from FIFA,” says Araneta, who says the federation will be selling their current building in Pasig to help fund the move. But Araneta says that another option is available, to buy a different 2000 sqm plot of land beside the artificial pitch that is separate from the 3000 sqm parcel. There a grandstand could be constructed, transforming the pitch into a stadium. The headquarters could then be situated under the seating while the other site houses the dorms, classrooms, and gym. More fields are also in the pipeline in the training center. Araneta says that two artificial turf mini-pitches measuring 40 by 20 meters will be made right beside the main pitch. These will also be lighted and can accommodate recreational play and festival competitions. Incredibly, there will be yet another pitch in the training center, a natural grass regulation field within the Manila Jockey Club's racetrack. “That is for our national teams so that if they are set to play on grass, they can train there,” explains Araneta. The middle of the racetrack already has a grass area where football is played. Manila Jockey Club and PFF have yet to decide if the new grass pitch will be a brand new one or if the current surface will be improved. “We want our activities to be there,” declares Araneta. “We have already had coaching seminars there. Schools can also use our facilities. The pitch is there to be used not to be seen,” he adds with a chuckle. Araneta is a former national team player himself and is also optimistic about the near future with the Azkals. The squad is facing two big tournaments in the coming months: the AFF Suzuki Cup in November and December and their maiden appearance in the AFC Asian Cup in January 2019. Araneta says the Azkals will travel to Bahrain during the September FIFA window to play a Bahraini club side, likely on Sept 7, before tangling with the Bahrain national team on September 11. There will also be a FIFA window in October, and Araneta says the Filipinos can enjoy at least one friendly at home. Araneta hopes that Rizal Memorial will still be available before it gets spruced up in preparation for the country's hosting of the 2019 SEA Games. “Our fans will get to watch our new team,” said the president with evident pride. Crunch time begins in November, with the Azkals in a five-team round-robin group with a new home-and-away format. The Philippines will host Singapore in Bacolod's Panaad Stadium on November 13 before playing either Brunei or Timor Leste away four days later. The two ASEAN minnows will square off in a two-legged qualifying series in September to to determine who makes the group stage. On November 21 the Azkals entertain Thailand in Panaad in what promises to be a mouthwatering contest, before closing their group stage against Indonesia, probably in Jakarta, on November 25. The semis will run from December 1 to 6, with the two-legged finals being held on the 11th and 15th. After a quick Christmas break the team jets off to the Middle East on December 26, where final preparations for the Asian Cup will commence in earnest. There are plans to play in Qatar against either a club team or their national side, and then perhaps a game in Kuwait before the team goes to the United Arab Emirates. The group schedule is as follows: January 7 against Korea Republic in Dubai, January 11 versus China in Abu Dhabi, then January 16 against Kyrgyzstan in Dubai. The top two will advance to the knockout round, but the Philippines can also sneak through as one of the better third-placers. But the senior national team isn't the only competition Pinoy football fans can focus on this year. The boys U15 national team were in action while the U16 girls play in an AFC competition. The U19 men also played in the AFF U19 Championship, where they beat Singapore 2-1. The senior ladies team also notched a win against the Lion City in their AFF tournament. Araneta says the very successful PFF Women's League from last year will be run again, and that the PFF also plans a youth league. Both will be partly funded by FIFA. Of course the Philippines Football League will continue, with a League and Cup phase. The realization of these plans will be one of the achievements of Araneta's presidency. Another will be his membership in the 33-person FIFA Council, which acts as a board of directors of the organization. Araneta was recently in Russia to watch the 2018 FIFA World Cup along with other council members. Araneta is one of six Asians in the FIFA Council, alongside members from China, Malaysia, Korea Republic, Bahrain, and Bangladesh. He is the first Filipino to serve in this level of leadership in FIFA. The Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo native freely explains the benefit the country can enjoy from this connection. According to Araneta “we have firsthand information on funding, and the Philippines is part of the body that will decide on what's best for football.” He says that in the next cycle of FIFA funding he might be able to acquire an additional US$ 2 million for the development of the training center. The PFF President also enjoys the inside track when it comes to acquiring development funds from the Asian Football Confederation, since he also serves as the Chairman of the AFC Finance Committee. “All budgets pass through us. We know the funding, the revenues. We know when to ask for projects. Like the lights in Carmona, that was approved by the AFC development committee,” continues Araneta. But being part of the FIFA Council is not all glitz and glamor, confesses Araneta. He mentioned a recent Council meeting in Bogota, Colombia, that necessitated an arduous 33-hour trip through Europe for a stay that lasted just two days. Sometimes deliberations in FIFA meetings can stretch for as long as six hours. Immediately after the Bogota confab he jetted off to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for another meeting. “It's no joke,” says Araneta, who is 64 years old. But the former striker and defender has no complaints and reveals his motivation to keep on going at the job. “I went to the Youth Football League. I visited the Allianz National Youth Futsal Invitational. You see the kids playing there, you see kids play everywhere. The enthusiasm of the players is what keeps me going.” - RELEASE.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

False alarm for Spice Girls fans

When Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton and Melanie Chisholm had a little get-together at Geri Halliwell's home early this month, rumors promptly swirled: Are the Spice Girls reuniting? Fans of the iconic '90s pop girl group got even more pumped up when TMZ recently reported that the Spice Girls are about to embark on a concert tour, starting in the UK, before going to the United States. But in an interview with British Vogue, Victoria said that while it's always great to connect with her former bandmates, there's no truth to the speculations. "I'm not going on tour. The girls aren't going on tour," she said. "We had such a fun lunch," she added. "I still speak to them...Keep on reading: False alarm for Spice Girls fans.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 19th, 2018

Victoria Beckham: No tour for Spice Girls

Victoria Beckham: No tour for Spice Girls.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2018

Viva Forever? Ex-Spice Girls Meet Up Amid Reunion Rumors

LONDON - All five former members of the Spice Girls have met up amid rumors of a plan to reunite the girl-power group. Photos posted by several group members on social media showed Victoria 'Posh Spi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2018

Lauv back to PH in May 2019

American singer-songwriter Lauv, who's known for his slick, indie love tunes that meld dreamy electronic tones, head-bopping percussive beats and achingly sweet vocals, is set to return to the Philippines and perform at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on May 20, 2019 and at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu City on May 21.   The concerts, mounted by local promoter Ovation Productions, are part of Lauv's Asian tour next year. In his previous visits to the country, he held a number of mall gigs in 2017, then joined the lineup of the Wanderland music festival 2018 (call 9115555 or 4702222).   The 24-year-old artist, whose real name is Ari Straprans Leff, is behind the hits "...Keep on reading: Lauv back to PH in May 2019.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News14 hr. 12 min. ago

NBA 2K League to launch Asia-Pacific Tournament

The first season of the NBA 2K League saw players primarily from the United States fill up the rosters of the clubs. That could change in year two. Brendan Donohue, Managing Director of the NBA 2K League, revealed on the maiden episode of NBA 2K League: The Post Up, the league would have a special Asia-Pacific Tournament, with the winners becoming eligible for the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft. A Global Game 🎮🏀🌏 The #NBA2KLeague will introduce an Asia-Pacific tournament as we look to continue to grow the league around the world! pic.twitter.com/6JGJy81H58 — NBA2KLeague (@NBA2KLeague) November 15, 2018 "If you live in Asia, it's tougher for you to make the [2K] league because of technical issues or to be able to matchmake and find players to play with," Donohue said. "We're going to look to find 20 to 30 players from the Asia-Pacific region that will be invited to take part in this, based on their performance in combine, and also prior tournaments." The in-person tournament will have their winners become draft eligible in addition to the other players identified through the Qualifier and Combine, the 2K League added in a release. Details of the tournament, such as the date, have not yet been hammered out as of writing. If that's not enough to convince you that the 2K League has its eyes set on global competition, Donohue also hinted at league expansion beyond the 30 teams currently in the Association. "While we're focused on having all 30 NBA teams in the league at some point, and we know we will at some point, we think this is a global league," Donohue added. "And so we see there being franchises all over the world.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News19 hr. 12 min. ago

Years & Years is coming to Manila in 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Now you don’t have to wait years and years for your favorite British electro-pop band to visit! Years & Years will be bringing their Palo Santo tour to Asia, performing for their Manila-based fans for the first time on February 25, 2019, at the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Lauv will be singing for Manila and Cebu in 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Singer-songwriter Lauv has just announced that he’s coming back to the Philippines! The synth-pop artist added Metro Manila and Cebu as stops  to his Asian tour in 2019. He is set to perform at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on May 20 and the Waterfront Hotel ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

Japanese author Murakami reveals plan for library of works

TOKYO --- Japanese author Haruki Murakami has announced a plan to set up a library that would showcase his works and also serve as a meeting place for research and international exchanges. In a rare public appearance in Japan on Sunday, Murakami revealed the library is being planned at Waseda University, his alma mater in Tokyo. The library would archive his books, materials he used for his works and his record collection. Waseda officials said details were still being worked out, with a partial archive starting in 2019. Murakami began writing while running a jazz bar in Tokyo and won recognition as a literary star with his 1987 romantic novel "Norwegian Wood." His latest...Keep on reading: Japanese author Murakami reveals plan for library of works.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

BLACKPINK to hold a concert in Manila – Manila Video

Kinumpirma ng Blackpink sa official facebook page nila na kasama ang Manila sa kanilang 2019 World Tour. source link: BLACKPINK to hold a concert in Manila – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

BLACKPINK to hold a concert in Manila next year

https://www.instagram.com/p/BpoD8nZnnMA/?hl=en&taken-by=blackpinkofficial Prominent K-pop girl group BLACKPINK will hold a concert in the country for the first time at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena on February 2, 2019. Their upcoming tour was announced through BLACKPINK's official Website update on Thursday. Aside from Manila, BLACKPINK is also set to bring their first tour to Bangkok, Jakarta, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Taipei. The four-member girl group will kick off the tour with a two-day concert in Seoul this coming November 10 and 11. The group known for its hits "As If It's Your Last" and "DDU-DU DDU-DU" recently signed with American record label In...Keep on reading: BLACKPINK to hold a concert in Manila next year.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

BLACKPINK is coming to the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – Blinks, this is not a drill! BLACKPINK, the Korean girl group behind hits like "DDU-DU DDU-DU" and "Kiss and Make Up" (the catchy collab with Dua Lipa) is coming to the Philippines for a concert.  Manila will be one of the stops for BLACKPINK's 2019 World Tour [In ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

FIBA taps Kobe Bryant as Basketball World Cup 2019 global ambassador

FIBA press release BEIJING - Former NBA and USA national team superstar Kobe Bryant on Wednesday was revealed as a FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 global ambassador. Over the course of a stellar 20-year career, Bryant won five NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers and two Olympic gold medals with the USA. He is widely considered to be one of the best players in basketball history and among the world's greatest athletes. His popularity in China is second to none and this is reflected by the fact that he ranks as the most followed NBA player on Chinese social media, where he has some 6.84 million followers. Bryant joins Yao Ming in becoming an ambassador for basketball's biggest competition. As a global ambassador, Bryant will help promote the World Cup and take part in activities on the Road to China 2019 as well as at the first-ever 32-team edition of FIBA's flagship competition. "Growing up in Italy and spending many years visiting China, I have always appreciated the global impact that basketball has had on the positive development of young people," Bryant said. "I'm honored FIBA has invited me to serve as an ambassador for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. I hope my participation inspires and motivates the best players from the 32 participating teams to represent their respective country on the world's biggest stage. I look forward to seeing who will lift the trophy next year." FIBA President Horacio Muratore welcomed the latest FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 global ambassador. "We're thrilled and honored to have a basketball and sporting legend of Kobe Bryant's caliber join us in building up to next year's World Cup," he said. "This speaks to the impressive stature of our flagship competition. With a record number of participating teams and as the culmination of the ongoing Qualifiers, the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China will be a truly unique event and the sporting fixture of 2019. "Kobe has proudly represented the USA on the world's biggest stages, where he's achieved the highest successes. As such, it's only fitting to have him take on this role ahead of our biggest-ever competition." Announcing Bryant as a global ambassador is the latest in an impressive list of exciting activities taking place ahead of the World Cup. Previous ones have included: unveiling Yao Ming as the first ambassador; revealing the competition's logo and mascot; the start of the World Cup Qualifiers to determine the 31 teams joining hosts China; and marking 100 days to the start of China 2019 with the presentation of Tissot countdown clocks in all eight host cities. Before the competition tips off on August 31, more activities and milestones will take place, including the launch of the Trophy Tour and the competition's draw on March 16, in Shenzhen......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

Ariana Grande announces Sweetener World Tour in 2019

LOS ANGELES --- Ariana Grande is ready to hit the road again and will begin a new world tour early next year. Grande announced Friday that her 42-date Sweetener World Tour will kick off March 18 in Albany, New York. It's the first North American tour for the "No Tears Left to Cry" singer since her Dangerous Woman Tour, which was suspended after a terrorist bombing killed 22 and injured more than 500 at Manchester Arena in May 2017. Grande resumed touring the following month after helping raise money for victims of the bombing at the One Love Manchester concert. Grande's upcoming tour will support of her fourth studio album "Sweetner," which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard ...Keep on reading: Ariana Grande announces Sweetener World Tour in 2019.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

Everytime [A1 Reunion Tour Live in Manila] – Manila Video

Everytime [A1 Reunion Tour Live in Manila] – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018

PANIC! AT THE DISCO – Girls/Girls/Boys (LIVE in MANILA 2018) – Manila Video

102018 | Pray For The Wicked Tour in Manila source link: PANIC! AT THE DISCO – Girls/Girls/Boys (LIVE in MANILA 2018) – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

Like A Rose + Lucky Pinoy Fan Sings with A1 (+Kiss!) [A1 Reunion Tour Live in Manila] – Manila Video

Like A Rose + Lucky Pinoy Fan Sings with A1 (+Kiss!) [A1 Reunion Tour Live in Manila] – Manila Video.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018