Idina Menzel WORLD, MEET WICKED One of the first times (if not the first time) Menzel sang a Wicked song in public. OK, so she’s not dressed up here, but she’s glam all the same. Thanks, Idina. You make us so happy, we could melt. Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 THE WORLD’S HER OYSTER A classic example of Menzel looking gorgeous and delighting a gigantic crowd with her powerful voice. In this case, it was the Chess concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Man, can that woman hold a note! View Comments THERE’S ONLY RENT A vision in blue, Menzel wows with her beautiful rendition of Jonathan Larson’s Rent anthem—sharing the essence of the show that transformed Broadway…and launched Menzel’s career. A VOICE LIKE BUTTAH Dying is easy, comedy is hard and singing “Don’t Rain on My Parade” in front of Barbra Streisand as she is being honored at the Kennedy Center is impossible. Did Menzel pull it off? And how. Star Files Related Shows SINGING AT THE WHITE HOUSE? NO PROB Menzel, wearing Wicked green, tackles “What I Did for Love” from A Chorus Line accompanied by composer Marvin Hamlisch at the White House about 10 feet from the First Family. (No sweat!) Look, we know you know Idina Menzel. Like us, you have been obsessed with her since way before Frozen took over the world. OK, maybe we’re a weensy bit older than you and (like Andrew Rannells) think of her more as Maureen than Elphie or Lea Michele’s mom or whatever. No matter what your gateway Idina vehicle was, we can all agree that she just made a zillion new fans by blowing the roof off the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre with the unstoppable Frozen song “Let It Go” at the Oscars. So let’s all hold hands and go beyond “Defying Gravity” to introduce everyone to the lady who makes jaws drop while she rocks a fancy frock. We YouTube spiraled for you, so you can sit back and revel in six other times the diva dressed up and did her thing. You’re welcome. P.S. Want to see the goddess in person? You got it. GAGA FOR A GLEE STORY Fabulous gown, full orchestra and a fresh take on a pop hit. Oh, and Menzel shows off her sense of humor by highlighting some of those questionable lyrics. (“Love-glue gunning”?) Eat your heart out, Gaga. If/Then
If the Giants weren’t … Giants fans, avert your eyes.Who are we kidding. You read the headline.Multiple outlets reported Tuesday night that Gerrit Cole, MLB’s top free agent of the offseason, was in agreement with the New York Yankees on a nine-year, $324 million deal.Within minutes, MLB insider Ken Rosenthal reported that the Los Angeles Dodgers, having struck out in their pursuit of Cole, would turn their attention to former Giants ace and postseason savior Madison Bumgarner.
13 February 2012 World Golf Championship event He said the qualifying criteria for the Tournament of Hope will be of the same standard as the majors and World Golf Championships. Nathan said that one of the mains aims of the Tournament of Hope is to raise awareness of HIV/Aids prevention. “The 2013 edition will end on World Aids Day, and the tournament will be held in South Africa for at least the next five years,” he said. “We hope to stage it on similar dates in the future.” “The final field size, the venue and the sponsors will be announced at a later stage.” “For a nation with relatively few golfers compared to other nations, we fight well above our weight in world terms. We have regularly produced major champions, with four currently playing on the international stage and nine players in the top 100 in the official world golf rankings, more than any other country except the United States. “There are marathons, walkathons, gala fund-raising dinners, the Concert of Hope and a number of other projects in planning that will promote the Tournament of Hope and this very critical cause. ‘Incredible honour’“With the three WGC events held in the United States, and the HSBC Champions and World Cup staged in China, it is a massive scoop and incredible honour for South Africa to host an event of this stature.” Nathan added that the Tournament of Hope will be the culmination of many projects planned ahead of the event. “The Tournament of Hope will become the sixth elite World Championship of Golf event and will see the world’s top golfers go head-to-head on South African soil,” Sunshine Tour chief executive Selwyn Nathan said in a statement on Sunday. “Like the four individual World Golf Championships (WGC) events, which are widely regarded as (being only) one rung down from the majors, it will bring together the best players in the world, based mainly on the official rankings. “The World Golf Championships series in was launched in 1999 by the International Federation of PGA Tours, comprising the PGA Tour, European Tour, Japan Golf Tour, the Sunshine Tour and the PGA Tour of Australasia. “We can almost guarantee that most, if not all of the world’s top golfers, will be in the line-up because of its high profile,” he said. They’ll be up against players of the stature of Tiger Woods, Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, and Martin Kaymer. “The Sunshine Tour will not only plan to host the biggest and most prestigious golf tournament Africa has ever seen, but the Tournament of Hope will be the most prominent golf event on the 2013 calendar, and that will go a long way in raising the profile of HIV/Aids prevention and treatment.” The ground-breaking tournament, widely proclaimed as the richest single event in golf, will carry a purse of US$8.5-million – which translates to a staggering R64-million – and is set to draw the best golfers in the world. The biggest and most prestigious’ “It could also possibly count towards the 2014 PGA Tour Order of Merit,” he said. “Although it is scheduled for the end of 2013, it could serve as the opening event on the 2014 PGA Tour. That would be another major coup for South African golf. Nathan said the exact field size for the Tournament of Hope has not yet been determined, nor has a venue been selected. Race to DubaiNathan also confirmed that the Tournament of Hope will count towards the European Tour’s 2014 Race to Dubai. “The Tournament of Hope will carry the same status as the other five WGC events. The top 50 ranked golfers in the world will qualify and the field will be supplemented by the top five individual ranked players from the money lists and Orders of Merit of the six tours that make up the International Federation of PGA Tours, should they not already qualify via the world rankings. SAinfo reporter “We currently host four European Tour co-sanctioned tournaments, and the opportunity to host a World Championship of Golf event in South Africa further acknowledges our stature on the global golfing stage.” South African golf fans will have the rare opportunity of watching home-grown major winners Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel compete in their own backyard against the world’s best players when the inaugural Tournament of Hope tees off on 28 November 2013. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
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SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Rio Olympics athletics silver medallist Shota Iizuka, top center left, karate athlete Kiyo Shimizu, top center right, and elementary school students pose with pictograms of Tokyo 2020 Olympic sports events during a celebration to mark 500 days to go, in Tokyo, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Organizers marked the milestone on Tuesday, unveiling the stylized pictogram figures for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)TOKYO— Tick tock, tick tock. The Tokyo Olympic clock has hit 500 days to go.Organizers marked the milestone on Tuesday, unveiling the stylized pictogram figures for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. The pictogram system was first used extensively in 1964 when the Japanese capital lasted hosted the Summer Olympics — just 19 years after the end of World War II.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Russell Westbrook revives beef with Utah Jazz fans Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Hiromura designed 50 pictograms for 33 sports. Some sports will use more than one pictogram when the Olympic open on July 24, 2020.The ’64 Tokyo Olympics came up with the pictograms, partly because the games were the first in Asia and held in a country where the language was inaccessible to many international visitors.Unlike other recent Olympics, construction projects are largely on schedule. The new National Stadium, the centerpiece of the games, is to be completed by the by the end of the year at a cost estimated at $1.25 billion.That’s not to say these Olympics are problem free.Costs continue to rise, although local organizers and the IOC say they are cutting costs — or at least slowing the rise.ADVERTISEMENT A picture system to illustrate sports events was used in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, and 12 years later in London. Other Olympics sporadically used some drawings for the same purpose.But the ’64 Olympics originated the standardized symbols that have become familiar in every Olympics since then.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesJapanese athletes posed with the pictograms and their designer, Masaaki Hiromura. Organizers also toured regions that will host Olympic events, including the area north of Tokyo that was devastated by a 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and resulting damage to nearby nuclear reactors.“They are simple but yet dynamic,” Hiromura said, explaining his designs to several hundred people. “These are pictograms that look like they are about to start moving.” Urgent reply from Philippine football chief As an example, last month organizers said the cost of the opening and closing ceremonies had risen by 40 percent compared with the forecast in 2013 when Tokyo was awarded the games.Overall, Tokyo is spending at least $20 billion to host the Olympics. About 75 percent of this is public money, although costs are difficult to track with arguments over what are — and what are not — Olympic expenses. That figure is about three times larger than the bid forecast in 2013.Tsunekazu Takeda, the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee and a powerful International Olympic Committee member, is also being investigated in a vote-buying scandal that may have helped Tokyo land the Olympics.Takeda has denied wrongdoing and has not resigned from any of his positions with the IOC or in Japan.He is up for re-election to the Japanese Olympic Committee this summer and could face pressure to step aside.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss
Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MANILA, Philippines—Arellano University surpassed rival University of Perpetual Help for the title in the NCAA Season 94 cheerleading competition Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena.Performing to the tune of the 90s, the Chief Squad shrugged off a few mistakes and dazzled with high-risk stunts to earn 229.5 points en route to their three-peat.ADVERTISEMENT Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants DILG, Napolcom should consider Senate report on admin raps vs Albayalde PLAY LIST 01:24DILG, Napolcom should consider Senate report on admin raps vs Albayalde02:55Albayalde steps down as PNP chief01:09Palace: Duterte to attend Asean Summit in Bangkok but with ‘spacing’02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving “I think it was the degree of difficulty that helped us win. We had to the more difficult stunts,” he said.The Mapua Cheerleading Cardinals, the inaugural champions in 2005, came in at third after their clean routine earned them 211.5 points.Colegio de San Juan de Letran saw instant dividends after recruiting 10 students from former national cheerleading champion Central Colleges of the Philippines, finishing in fourth place after a ninth-place finish in 2018.ADVERTISEMENT Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event The Chief Squad now has four cheerleading titles but still lag behind Perpetual, which has nine.“Although we have some minor errors but I saw the heart of a champion team, that’s why we still perform well,” said AU coach Lucky San Juan in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Perps Squad came in as the first runners-up for the third straight time after costly errors got them a 229.5-point mark.San Juan added that their mastery of the more difficult stunts helped them to the title. View comments LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Google Philippines names new country director MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After Team Lakay’s rough start to 2019, Kevin Belingon determined to get clear win
Manchester City ‘Man City are the best team in Europe’ – Napoli’s Albiol expecting Champions League goal glut Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 18:16 10/15/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Getty Manchester City UEFA Champions League Manchester City v Napoli Napoli Premier League Serie A The World Cup-winning defender is expecting there to be plenty of entertainment when two free-scoring sides lock horns on a European stage Manchester City are “the best team in Europe” and promise to put on quite a Champions League show against Napoli, says Raul Albiol.Pep Guardiola’s Premier League title hopefuls have been in scintillating form this season, with their latest outing seeing them crush hapless Stoke 7-2 at the Etihad Stadium.Napoli 15/4 to beat Man City Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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. They have now found the target 29 times in the English top-flight, to hit a 123-year high, while also collecting back-to-back wins and two clean sheets in Europe.Their next outing will see them lock horns with another free-scoring side, Serie A leaders Napoli – who have 26 goals and two continental victories to their name – and World Cup winner Albiol is expecting fireworks in Manchester on Tuesday.The Spain international told Mediaset Premium after helping Napoli to a 1-0 win over Roma: “We are happy to have won a tough game, as it’s always difficult away to Roma.“There’s a long way to go yet, we must stay calm and focus on recovering our energy to face the best team in Europe right now, Manchester City.”He added on the City clash: “I hope it’ll be a great game. Naturally, as a defender, I can’t hope for it to end 4-3, but everyone is waiting for these two teams who attack and score a lot of goals.“We hope for a great performance and will be concentrated in Manchester.“We’re in good shape too, I think the team has improved its mentality from previous years and doesn’t make the same mistakes. Because of that, we are getting more consistent results.”Napoli are currently five points clear at the top of the Serie A standings, with reigning champions Juventus suffering a rare home defeat in their latest outing.Inter can close the gap on Sunday, but they face a derby date with AC Milan at the San Siro.Whatever happens in that contest, Napoli will head to England in midweek in buoyant mood and confident that they can be the ones to offer a first bump in the road for Guardiola’s Manchester City juggernaut.