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Maluma and Nicki Minaj FIFA World Cup song Tukoh Taka released via 360 MAGAZINE.

FIFA – TUKOH TAKA

Featuring three global superstars from around the world and uniting their diverse cultures through one smash hit song, today, FIFA confirms Nicki MinajMaluma, and Myriam Fares will release their new single “Tukoh Taka” on November 18 via Universal Arabic Music / Universal Music Group / Republic Records. “Tukoh Taka” is the official song of the FIFA Fan Festival and a single from the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Official Soundtrack. Fans have been eagerly speculating and anticipating the collaboration over the past week, as snippets of the track have been teased online.

“Tukoh Taka” makes history as “the first FIFA World Cup™ song featuring English, Spanishand Arabic.” This cross-continental banger features a high-energy collaboration between Nicki Minaj, Maluma, and Myriam Fares, as they rap and sing about uniting fans all over the world and celebrating together. “Tukoh Taka” brings cultures together for one undeniable global anthem. Stay tuned for the premiere of a cinematic music video to accompany the track on November 18, as “Tukoh Taka” soundtracks victory in 2022.
 

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ABOUT MALUMA:

Maluma is one of the leading voices in Latin music and a bona fide global youth idol. Born Juan Luis Londoño in Medellin, Colombia, he formulated his artistic moniker Maluma from the first two letters of the names of his mother, father, and sister. The 2018 Latin GRAMMY award winner for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album (for F.A.M.E.) is one of social media’s most popular artists with over 25 million Facebook fans, 8 million Twitter followers, and a whopping 63 million Instagram followers, making him the leading Latin male artist on Instagram and the first and only one to surpass 50 million followers. His official YouTube/VEVO channel has more than 28.1 million subscribers, having earned him a YouTube Diamond Play Button Award. With his Maluma World Tour, he has achieved unparalleled success, having sold over one million tickets in 105 worldwide concerts in 2017 alone and becoming the top concert-selling Latin artist in the world. In 2018 and 2019, he broke records achieving full houses in all of his shows throughout the United States and Europe selling out Madison Square Garden (New York), the American Airlines Arena (Miami), and two The Forums (Los Angeles), among others. With his 11:11 World Tour, he also sold out Israel’s largest venue, Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv (60,000+ audience); made history at the 18th annual Mawazine Festival in Rabat, Morocco, setting an all-time attendance record with his headlining concert in front of 200,000 people; and performed for the first time ever in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in front of 25,000. He continued to take over throughout 2021 and 2022 with sold-outs in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Since joining Sony Music Latin in 2015, Maluma has released seven albums Pretty Boy Dirty Boy (2015), F.A.M.E. (2018), 11:11 (2019), Papi Juancho (2020), 7DJ (2021), The Love & Sex Tape and The Love & Sex Tape Deluxe (2022)Maluma is the youngest artist to simultaneously hold both the #1 and #2 spots on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart and only the sixth act to ever achieve the feat he has now repeated three times. To date, Maluma has had twenty-two #1 singles on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart.

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ABOUT MYRIAM FARES:

Myriam Fares is a Lebanese singer, producer, entertainer, and actress. She first appeared on the Arabic music scene with her debut album Myriam in 2003, and she has since become one of the icons of the Arabic world, with her concerts becoming celebrations and her title of “Queen of Stage.” Myriam Fares is renowned for her unique art, which has combined all Arabic cultures and dialects with a modern and unique style. Google appointed Myriam Fares as their only ambassador in the Middle East and North Africa area due to her popularity and her ranking as the most searched celebrity per Google’s search engine. She has appeared in several movies and TV shows, and in 2021, Netflix published a documentary about her life. In May 2022, Myriam’s dance challenge on her famous song “Goumi” surpassed 10 billion views on TikTok alone, making it the most viewed dance challenge globally.
 

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FIFA new song Tukoh Taka by Nicki Minaj and Maluma via 360 MAGAZINE.
FIFA new song Tukoh Taka by Nicki Minaj and Maluma via 360 MAGAZINE.
AREA15 IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES via 360 MAGAZINE.

AREA15 IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES


(Artwork Courtesy of AREA15/Bright Light Digital Art)

AREA15 ANNOUNCES IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES, PROMOTIONS
FOR NOVEMBER 2022

AREA15, the immersive art and entertainment district located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, invites guests to enjoy an array of brand-new events, promotions and experiences this November.

When the Lights Go: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Live in the Portal
Date: Friday, Nov. 4
Time: Doors open at 9:30 p.m.
Location: The Portal
Cost: Tickets start at $22.95 per person. VIP table packages for up to eight guests are also available. Must be 18 or older to enter and 21 or older to consume alcohol. Click here to purchase tickets.
Description: Attendees are invited to immerse themselves in 360-degree projections and the sounds and rhythms of Grammy-nominated producer Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs during the When the Lights Go Tour inside AREA15’s projection-mapped Portal.

LMF Las Vegas – Episode 1
Dates: Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5
Time: Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Location: A-Lot
Cost: To attend the event, guests can donate a dollar amount of their choice. Money raised from ticket sales will benefit global humanitarian organization In Place of War. Must be 18 or older to enter and 21 or older to consume alcohol. Click here to secure your space. 
Description: Following a successful kick-off event a few years ago, LMF returns to the United States at AREA15. Known for its electronic music festivals across the globe, guests are invited to the first U.S. season of LMF in Las Vegas. Guests can look forward to performances by 15 iconic DJs from Croatia, including Dallerium, Damir Ludvig, Dancelectric, DJ Jock, Elena Mikac, Joe 2 Shine, Kosta Radman, Kraundler, Marina Karamarko, Tom Bug, Tomo In Der Mühlen, Vedran Car, Wekingz and Yakka.

Satori & the Band From Space: Live in the Portal
Date: Thursday, Nov. 10
Time: Doors open at 8 p.m.
Location: The Portal
Cost: Tickets start at $17.95 per person. Money raised from ticket sales will benefit global humanitarian organization In Place of War.  Must be 21 or older to enter. Click here to purchase tickets.
Description: Prepare for an immersive experience as Satori & the Band From Space create an evening of dance euphoria for a one-night show in AREA15’s projection-mapped Portal. Satori treats each performance as a blank canvas, making his performances dynamic and eclectic. Now, Satori continues his latest endeavor where he is joined by the Band from Space to give his music a new approach and a new life. This event is also the launch of international music charity In Place of War’s Around The World in 80 Raves global tour. Funds raised from the concert will benefit the work In Place of War does within the community of violence-stricken Medellín, Colombia.

Mr. Carmack: Live in the Portal
Date: Friday, Nov. 11
Time: Doors open at 9:30 p.m.
Location: The Portal
Cost: Tickets start at $15 per person. VIP table packages for groups of eight or more are also available. Must be 18 or older to enter and 21 or older to
consume alcohol. Click here to purchase tickets.
Description: Mr. Carmack will bring the bass to the projection-mapped Portal for the Forward Thinkers 10-Year Anniversary Tour this fall. Constantly translating personal experience into his craft, Carmack finds inspiration from a range of sources, including his friends, fellow musicians, travels and numerous sold out tours. These influences, combined with a hunger for discovering the newest, most cutting-edge sounds on sites such as Soundcloud, are some of the elements in the Los Angeles-based producer’s distinctive creative process.

Triloka Three Worlds Tour
Date: Saturday, Nov. 12
Time: Doors open at 9:30 p.m.
Location: The Portal
Cost: Tickets start at $19.95 per person. Must 21 or older to enter. Click here to purchase tickets.
Description: Guests are invited to awaken their third eye and prepare for a transcendental experience with the Triloka Three Worlds Tour featuring Desert Dwellers, Random Rab and Bluetech. The ethereal experience will take place in AREA15’s projection-mapped Portal to offer psychedelic visuals along with captivating performances.

East Forest Ceremony Presented by Numinus LV
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 15
Time: Doors open at 6 p.m.
Location: The Portal
Cost: General admission begins at $75. Must be 18 or older to attend. To purchase tickets, click here.
Description: AREA15 invites visitors to the East Forest Ceremony presented by Numinus LV. This multi-level experience, where concert meets ritual, merges live music and guided meditation. This unique event allows participants to sit or lay down on blankets and yoga mats to experience a deep dive into the rich sonic landscapes of East Forest for a truly immersive experience.

Two Feet: Live in the Portal
Date: Friday, Nov. 18
Time: Doors open at 9:30 p.m.
Location: The Portal
Cost: Tickets start at $19.95 per person. Must be 18 or older to enter and 21 or older to consume alcohol. To purchase tickets, click here.
Description: After a multi-year hiatus from Sin City, Two Feet brings his soulful atmosphere to the Portal, a 360-degree projection mapped theater. Two Feet’s hazy and mellow sound provides a nod to contemporary artists such as Chet Faker, but the core of his new EP is inspired by Harlem influences. Tracks such as “Quick Musical Doodles and Sex” bleed with an unabashed blues heart with flitters of guitar provocatively stacked against an unrelenting electronic backbone.

Little Miss Nasty: Rock and Roll Burlesque in the Portal
Date: Saturday, Nov. 19
Time: Doors open at 9 p.m.
Location: The Portal
Cost: Tickets start at $24.95 per person. Must 21 or older to enter. Click here to purchase tickets.
Description: In true Vegas fashion, guests can prepare for an evening “off the leash” with the seductive, rock and roll burlesque show Little Miss Nasty. The evening will feature an electrifying spectacle of dancers, performers and over-the-top visuals in the 360-degree projection-mapped Portal.

2022 FIFA World Cup Live Viewing Parties
Date: Nov. 21, 25, 29
Time: Doors open at 10 a.m.; viewings begin at 11 a.m.
Location: The Portal
Cost: $99 World Cup Explorer Pass (includes drink in The Portal and Explorer Pass to AREA15)
Description: Bundle this 360-degree viewing experience of the 2022 Qatar World Cup matches with AREA15’s best attractions and receive a complimentary drink at the sPortal bar. Fans are invited to catch all the action during immersive viewings of the USMNT 2022 FIFA World Cup matches in the sPortal, where they will enjoy this immersive viewing experience on three 23-foot-tall walls with state-of-the-art sound as well as a full bar with specials and a restaurant menu from The Beast by Todd English. Guests are invited to come early to grab the best seats and great food ahead of each game.

Immersive Movie Night: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Date: Thursday, November 24 through Thursday, December 29
Time: M-F at 8 p.m. Sat/Sun at 12, 2, 4, 6, & 8 p.m.
Location: The Portal
Cost: $40 for adults (includes one specialty cocktail or non-alcoholic beverage); $20 for children (ages 12 and under).
Description: Returning for the second year in a row is the immersive, projection-mapped screening of Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Guests can enjoy the timeless holiday classic enhanced with choreographed light and sound elements synced to the cult classic movie. While the experience is suitable for all ages, the 8 p.m. showings on Thursdays and Saturdays are reserved for guests 21+. Refreshments and themed souvenirs are available for purchase during every show.

AREA15’S RADIANCE WELLNESS PROGRAM INSIDE THE PORTAL:
Guests are invited to explore mind, body and soul at Radiance, AREA15’s new wellness program featuring a variety of ongoing programs including:

Frequency Breathwork
Date: Nov. 22
Time: Class begins at 7 p.m.
Location: The Portal
Cost: $35 per person. Click here to purchase tickets.
Description: Guests are invited to a guided conscious breathwork experience by Frequency Breathwork inside The Portal, AREA15’s 3D projection-mapped room. Attendees can immerse themselves in this deep psychedelic experience through the power and safety of their own oxygen supply. While practicing breathwork, guests will be surrounded by immersive visuals wrapping around the space to round out the experience.

Yoga and Wellness with Dray
Dates: Nov. 12 and 26
Time: Class begins at 11 a.m. 
Location: The Portal 
Cost: $25 per person. Click here to purchase tickets.  
Description: Tap into a higher version of yourself with an immersive yoga class taught by Dray Gardner in The Portal. Build strength, create awareness and bring your mind and body connection to a new level. Enjoy a class experience like no other, surrounded by state-of-the-art sound and 360-degree projections that will envelop participants during the session. Participants are required to bring their own mats.

Dray Gardner was once crippled by a life-threatening automobile accident and his doctor suggested back surgery, however, Gardner insisted on a more holistic approach. Yoga allowed his mind and body to have brand-new experiences – teaching him balance, discipline, focus, determination, strength, flexibility and peace of mind through meditation.

AREA15 “AL1V5” Beverage Menu at Oddwood Bar and Sanctuary Lounge
Dates: Tuesdays and Saturdays following AREA15 Radiance events
Location: Oddwood Bar and Sanctuary Lounge
Cost: Price varies
Description: Following every Radiance Wellness Program event, attendees can mix and mingle underneath the twinkling branches at Oddwood Bar and Sanctuary Lounge, located in the heart of AREA15. The AL1V5 (pronounced “alive”) menu features wellness-inspired beverages and craft mocktails designed to replenish nutrients and refreshment after class. Guests can try a variety of options including the Ginger Cooler made with orange and lemon juice, almond syrup, egg whites and ginger beer or stay hydrated with the wellness shots such as the Stay Golden made with pineapple, turmeric, lemon and coconut water.

ONGOING EVENTS, ENTERTAINMENT AND PACKAGES:
“O’Keeffe: One Hundred Flowers”
Dates: Select dates and times will be available throughout November
Location: The Portal
Cost: Click here to purchase tickets. 

  • General admission tickets for guests 13 and older are $30.
  • Discounted tickets for children under 13, seniors, Nevada locals and military are $23.

Description: “O’Keeffe: One Hundred Flowers” is a timed digital art exhibition encompassing 35 minutes and mapped specifically to fit the nearly 7,000-square-foot Portal.  In this vividly immersive experience, O’Keeffe’s paintings come to life in a virtual garden revealing her most celebrated pieces – including a few which are not publicly displayed. Set to an anthemic 12-song soundtrack of notable all-female artists, including Nina Simone, Cyndi Lauper and Andra Day, guests can experience the art as if looking through a magnifying glass.

AREA15 Industry Mondays
Dates: Every Monday throughout November
Location: Select venues throughout AREA15
Time: 8 p.m. to closing
Description: Guests are invited to the recently relaunched Industry Mondays at AREA15. Feel the beats from a variety of DJs on the decks and underneath the glow of Oddwood Bar. Locals will enjoy a 25 percent discount on select activations, experiences and libations inside AREA15 with a local ID every Monday night. Discounts during Industry Night apply to “Wink World: Portals Into The Infinite,” Museum Fiasco, Five Iron Golf and Dueling Axes, as well as food and drinks at The Beast by Todd English and Oddwood Bar. More information at www.AREA15.com/events. After 10 p.m., AREA15 is 21 years or older only.

“Leaves of Light” Drink Specials at Oddwood Bar
Dates: Every Thursday throughout November
Location: Oddwood Bar
Time: 7 to 8 p.m.; 10 p.m. to closing
Description: Every Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. at Oddwood Bar, guests can enjoy $5 rotating select cocktails. Later in the evening from 10 p.m., reverse happy hour specials are available and include 50 percent off wine, draft beers and house cocktails, $5 bottled beer and 25 percent off specialty cocktails. Live DJs will also be spinning tunes throughout the evening.

AREA15 Block Party Weekends
Dates: Every Friday and Saturday throughout November
Location: LIFTOFF Bar and Ride
Time: 8 p.m.
Description: Every weekend, guests are invited to enjoy LIFTOFF Bar and Ride’s Block Party. The Block Party includes drink specials, food trucks, outdoor games, rides on LIFTOFF, a panoramic skyline experience, and sounds provided by live DJs. Drink specials include $20 buckets of beer and Casamigos tequila flights. Additionally, AREA15’s Block Party will transform into a winter wonderland beginning on Friday, Nov. 25. Guests can look forward to a winterized experience, including fire pits, photo moments and festive décor for the new season.

Insider Package
The most exclusive way to explore AREA15 is through the Insider Package. AREA15’s Insider Package must be booked at least three days in advance. This three hour package is available for four to 16 guests. Additional tickets, upgrades and add-ons are available upon request at an additional cost. The Insider Package can be booked here.

AREA15’s Insider Package includes:

  • Expedited entry into AREA15
  • AREA15 Ambassador greeting and welcome
  • Admission to LIFTOFF and LIFTOFF Lounge
  • One 20-ounce AREA15-branded souvenir Pathwater per person and one 24-ounce premium specialty beverage per person
  • Family-style meal at The Beast by Todd English
  • One premium cocktail or beverage per person included during meal
  • Expedited admission into Wink World: Portals to the Infinite
  • Expedited admission into Museum Fiasco

Experience Passes
For guests seeking to enter other dimensions, touch the sky, fly like a bird, discover alternate realities and transport into portals beyond their imagination all in one day, AREA15 offers three exclusive Experience Passes, including the Seeker, Explorer and Voyager Pass bundles.

AREA15’s Seeker Pass includes entry to four experiences, including Birdly, Brainstorm, Particle Quest and Wink World: Portals Into The Infinite. The Explorer Pass offers admission to seven experiences, including Birdly, Brainstorm, LIFTOFF, Museum Fiasco, OZ Ride, Particle Quest and Wink World: Portals Into The Infinite. AREA15’s Voyager Pass includes access to Army of the Dead, Birdly, Brainstorm, Illuminarium, LIFTOFF, Museum Fiasco, OZ Ride, Particle Quest and Wink World: Portals Into The Infinite.

Experience Passes can be redeemed daily from noon to 9:30 p.m. For bundle pricing and to purchase tickets, click here.

ABOUT AREA15 LAS VEGAS
AREA15, located minutes from the Las Vegas Strip, represents the world’s first purpose-built immersive entertainment district offering live events, distinctive attractions, interactive art installations, extraordinary design elements, unique retail, ground-breaking technology, bars and eateries and much more. AREA15’s curated mix of dynamic destinations—including Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart, Lost Spirits Distillery, Illuminarium, Dueling Axes, Five Iron Golf, The Beast by Todd English, Wink World: Portals Into the Infinite, Museum Fiasco, Virtualis VR, Emporium Arcade Bar and many more—represents what’s next in experiential entertainment. With a robust, ever-changing roster of concerts, events, immersive art exhibitions, out-of-this-world nightlife and boundary-pushing production shows, AREA15 attracts visitors of all ages.

AREA15 has received numerous accolades, including being named “Best Immersive Art Experience” by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards, one of “The 10 Most Innovative Urban Development and Real Estate Companies of 2020” by Fast Company, “Best Place for Your Instagram Shot” as well as “Best Attraction” for two consecutive years by Las Vegas Weekly Readers’ Choice Best of Vegas Awards, “Best Arts Hub” by Vegas Magazine, claiming the No. 1 spot in Blooloop’s “World’s Top 11 Immersive Art Experiences” and being included in Las Vegas Magazine’s Hall of Fame.

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Special Olympics NY Inclusion Cup VIA 360 MAGAZINE

Which Is the Best Football League In the World?‍

Football is a beautiful game; it’s fast, it’s furious, and it’s filled with moments of magic that can leave even the most ardent skeptic dumbstruck. The sport has evolved in recent years, with many leagues now prioritizing attacking football as opposed to being a cagey and defensive-minded spectacle. The world of football is now a more exciting place than ever before and there are numerous competitions vying for attention.

The days when only a select few could enjoy the sport are long gone, but which league is the best in the world? Which league offers the most quality? Which league has the highest standard of football? This article will look at why some people think that one league stands above all others: The English Premier League (EPL).

The Case for the EPL

Let’s start by taking a look at the case for the EPL and how it impacts this website. First and foremost, it’s incredibly popular. The EPL boasts the highest attendance of any football league in the world, with the average attendance figures well exceeding the 70,000 mark. The EPL also boasts the highest average TV viewership, with the League’s matches drawing in over 2 billion viewers each season.

The EPL is also one of the most profitable leagues in the world, with an estimated revenue of over £3 billion. And then there’s the money: the EPL boasts the highest wage bill of all the football leagues in the world. The average wage of an EPL player is over $5 million per year, with some players earning as much as $25 million per year. The EPL is also the most lucrative football league in the world when it comes to transferring deals.

The EPL has seen the highest-ever transfer fee paid for one player in football history, with Paul Pogba moving from Juventus to Manchester United for $116 million. The EPL also has the highest-ever transfer fee paid for a defender, with Aymeric Laporte moving from Athletic Bilbao to Manchester City for $78 million. In terms of transfer deals as a whole, the EPL has seen the highest-ever total amount spent on transfers: $5.5 billion.

The Quality of Football is Outstanding

One of the biggest arguments in favor of the EPL is that it has the highest quality of football of any league in the world. The EPL boasts some of the most talented players in the world, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Neymar all plying their trade in England. The EPL’s quality is reflected in its average goals per game: 3.21.

This figure is higher than the average goals per game of every other major football league. The EPL also boasts the highest average number of shots per game: 22.12. This figure is also higher than the average number of shots per game of every other major football league in the world. There’s no denying that the EPL is home to some of the most skillful players in the world.

People Love Watching the Best Players

It has the most expensive players in the world. It has the most recognizable players in the world. It has the best teams in the world and is also home to the most avid followers. Football is a sport that is all about passion and the EPL has fans of every club who live and breathe the game.

These fans turn up in droves to watch their sides play at home, and they also tune in in their millions at home to watch the games on TV. The EPL is also a global brand, with clubs such as Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Arsenal having a high-profile following. Some clubs’ fans even travel to watch them play away from home, such is their passion for the sport.

The Stakes Are Incredibly High

Another reason why people like to watch the EPL is that the stakes are incredibly high. The EPL is home to some of the richest clubs in the world and these clubs are willing to splash their cash in order to acquire the best footballing talent. The EPL’s massive salaries and high transfer fees ensure that the competition is fierce, which means that each match is a real spectacle.

The EPL’s biggest teams are always vying for the title, and they usually have to scrap for it at the end of the season. The EPL also has the highest number of draws of any league worldwide. This is largely down to the fact that the teams are so evenly matched that they are unable to break each other’s resolve.

It’s a Global Brand

EPL is a truly global brand. It has become the most popular football league in the world, with a huge number of people tuning in to watch the games. It’s not just people in England who like to watch the league; people around the world enjoy following the EPL. This is partly due to the fact that many of the league’s clubs are extremely wealthy and can therefore attract the best players from around the world.

Conclusion

There are many reasons why the English Premier League is the best football league in the world. It boasts the highest attendance figures of any league in the world, it has the highest average TV viewership of any league in the world, it’s the most lucrative league in the world, and it has the highest average number of shots per game of any league in the world.

Louis Vuitton and FIFA World Cup via 360 MAGAZINE.

Louis Vuitton × FIFA

Louis Vuitton unveils an exclusive capsule collection designed specially for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM that captures the excitement of football in sophisticated shapes, sporty treatments, and discreetly elegant details.

Since 2010, Louis Vuitton has provided the travel trunk for one of the world’s most sought-after, legendary trophies: the FIFA World Cup Trophy. In the years following, Louis Vuitton’s relationship with the FIFA World CupTM grew, unveiling a new leather goods collection launched for the 2018 edition of the globally anticipated sporting tournament.

On the occasion of this twenty-second edition, five collectible pieces in black Taurillon leather channel the game’s energy by revisiting one of Maison’s most emblematic signatures, the Damier motif, embossed to recall the movement of the net as a goal is scored.

Timeless icons like the Keepall 50 and City Keepall bags, as well as the Discovery backpack, return as ideal travel companions, offering ample central compartments, practical inner pockets that keep essentials to hand, and adjustable straps accented with black metallic hardware (on Keepall styles, shoulder straps also are removable). Finishing touches include a leather tag shaped like a soccer league badge, with “Louis Vuitton” stamped in white and a tone-on-tone LV signature set amid the mesh. The generous Keepall 50 also features five protective bottom studs shaped like football cleats.

Small leather goods include a dopp kit with contrasting piping and an adjustable leather handle, alongside a handy pocket organizer with five inner pockets, an outer pocket, and contrasting edges and LV logo.

The Louis Vuitton FIFA World Cup 2022TM Official Licensed Product Collection will be available in selected Louis Vuitton stores and on louisvuitton.com from 6th October 2022.

Special Olympics NY Inclusion Cup VIA 360 MAGAZINE

Special Olympics NY Inclusion Cup

SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW YORK TO HOST INCLUSION CUP AT RANDALL’S ISLAND SATURDAY 

300 Athletes, Coaches, and Volunteers From NYC, Long Island and Rochester to Attend

One of Special Olympics New York’s signature events is set to return to Randall’s Island this weekend. Saturday’s Inclusion Cup will bring hundreds of athletes together in a celebration of inclusion as well as competition in Bocce, Softball, Soccer and Developmental Sports. Soccer and Bocce will include Unified teams made up of players with and without intellectual disabilities.

Media are invited to attend as follows:

Date: Saturday, October 15 
Time: 9:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies, followed by competition through 3:00 p.m.
Location: 20 Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY 10035

Opening Ceremonies, Bocce and health screenings for athletes will take place on Field 10 next to Icahn Stadium. Soccer and Developmental Sports will be on Central Fields 50 & 51. Softball will be at Sunken Meadow Fields 12 -15, 18 & 19. 


About Special Olympics New York

Special Olympics New York is the largest state chapter in the country, serving more than 31,000 athletes across New York with year-round sports training, athletic competition, and health screenings. The organization also partners with about 250 schools statewide to offer Unified Sports, where students with and without disabilities compete as teammates. All Special Olympics New York programs are offered at no cost to athletes, their families or caregivers. The organization has earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.com, making it one of the most trusted charities in the business nationally. For additional information about Special Olympics New York, to learn more about getting involved, or to make a donation, visit www.specialolympicsNY.org.

Paris Saint-Germain × Lids

WITH LIDS, PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN BRINGS ITS EUROPEAN STORES INTO A NEW DIMENSION

Expansion Follows the Success of Paris Saint-Germain’s Los Angeles and New York Flagship Store Grand Openings, operated by Lids

10-time French league winner Paris Saint-Germain today announced it is expanding its partnership with Fanatics and global leading sport retailer LIDS. As part of the Club’s ongoing partnership, Paris Saint-Germain will entrust Lids, which is part owned by Fanatics, to oversee operations for the Club’s European locations to create a unique and consistent retail experience in Europe and North America for sports fans and fashion enthusiasts alike.

Following the successful opening of the Fanatics and Lids-operated PSG debut permanent store in Los Angeles in 2021, and flagship store opening on New York’s highly coveted 5th Avenue in early 2022, the partnership will now expand to Europe, with Lids set to manage operations for the two stores and new Club locations.

The Paris Saint-Germain stores in Europe will feature the Club’s concept with the full and exclusive range including team jerseys, headwear, accessories, fashion collections, and exclusive product per location.

Those stores will also include customization stations, a signature feature available in most Lids retail stores, where consumers can customize their Rouge & Bleu products on-site. “We are looking forward to continuing this successful partnership with a club as iconic as Paris Saint-Germain,” said Lawrence Berger, Co-Founder and Partner at Ames Watson, owner of Lids, and Chairman of FanzzLids Holdings. “This latest expansion allows us to bring our unparalleled in-store experience to the PSG brand in Europe, while providing new retail capabilities and shopping opportunities to the market.”

“This strategic alliance with Lids is an important step for the club, which is one of the few international clubs to have so many stores of its own internationally,” added Fabian Allègre Brand Director at Paris Saint-Germain. “The opening of this new chapter will allow us to address the European market with a partner who is a pure player in retail. Our ambition is great and it was essential to structure ourselves to meet the growing demand of our fans by providing them with our own retail experience.”

The whole Paris Saint-Germain’s universe will be at its fan’s fingertips. Also, this latest expansion will broaden Lids’ already prominent brick-and-mortar footprint as the retailer plans to continue scaling globally, together with the fastest growing value football club.

About Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain was founded in 1970 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020. Since its takeover by QSI in 2011, Paris Saint-Germain has gone on to become one of the world’s top football clubs and sports brands. The club has won 29 trophies in the last 11 years and 47 since its foundation, making it the most successful in France, and has attracted many great players over the years, including Ronaldinho, David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and latterly Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr and Kylian Mbappé, three of the best players in the world today. The club’s international popularity knows no bounds. In the last ten years, its community of social media followers has grown from zero to nearly 170 million and is now one of the largest in football. A forward-thinking club, Paris Saint-Germain added an eSports team to its men’s football, women’s football, handball, and judo teams in 2016. Committed to giving something back to the community, the club has significantly increased funding for its Foundation with the aim of developing far-reaching programmes for disadvantaged young people.

About Fanatics

Fanatics, Inc is the ultimate one-stop sports fan destination that ignites and harnesses the passion of fans and maximises the presence and reach for preeminent sports partners globally. Leveraging long-standing relationships with more than 900 sport properties, a database of more than 80 million consumers worldwide and a trusted brand name, Fanatics is furthering its innovation across the sports landscape by building the leading global digital sports platform, complete with offerings including licensed merchandise, trading cards and collectibles, digital collectibles and NFTs and online gambling and gaming.

About Lids

Lids Sports Group is the largest licensed sports retailer in North America, selling fan and fashion-oriented headwear and apparel across the North America, Europe and Australia through over 2,000 retail locations. Indianapolis-based Lids Sports Group carries officially licensed and branded gear aimed at empowering customers to represent their unique and individual style, team, passion and fun. Lids Sports Group operates stores under the Lids, Locker Room by Lids, Fanzz, Yankees Clubhouse Shops, Dodgers Clubhouse, Cardinals Clubhouse, and numerous other nameplates. Lids also has locations within select Macy’s department stores nationwide. To find a retail location near you visit blog.lids.com or join the #LidsLoyal on Instagram (@lids), Facebook (@lids), Twitter (@lids), or LinkedIn.

Best Five Sporting Directors in Europe

The director of football or the sporting director’s role is highly essential in association football. A sporting director links the head coach and the board, facilitates transfers, and helps shape the club’s philosophy at all levels.

Many European clubs have sporting directors, and some of these directors have been hugely successful in their role, making great signings and also positively impacting the club during their tenure. 

This article will outline some of the best sporting directors in Europe at the moment and what makes them deserving of the label. 

Best Sporting Directors in Europe at the Moment and What Makes Them Stand Out

1. Monchi

Sevilla appointed Monchi as a sporting director in 2000. He was a goalkeeper at the club during his playing days before retiring in 1999. Monchi became so good at his job that his strides led Sevilla to become a European powerhouse, with the club winning 11 trophies under his watchful eyes, including 6 UEFA Europa League titles.

Sevilla tasked him with developing their youth system while establishing a vast transfer policy in European and global football. He undertook the task with near perfection as he would be responsible for discovering talents like Jesus Navas, Sergio Ramos, Alberto Moreno, and numerous others.

Monchi also oversaw profitable transfer decisions involving players like Dani Alves, Ivan Rakitic, Seydou Keita, and many others, thanks to his network of 700 scouts he established globally. It’s fair to refer to Monchi as the man who single-handedly spearheaded Sevilla’s golden generation, qualifying him as one of the best sporting directors in Europe. 

2. Michael Zorc

Aside from being a Bundesliga powerhouse, Borussia Dortmund is famous for its magnificent transfer strategies. Of course, this is mainly because of the prowess of their sporting director Michael Zorc who oversees major transfer decisions at the club.

Michael Zorc played at the club for 17 seasons, and he has the most appearances for Borussia Dortmund. He was appointed as sporting director after his retirement and went on to extend his legendary status at the club. Zorc was responsible for signing Robert Lewandowski, Shinji Kagawa, Erling Halland, and Jadon Sancho.

He is a man who knew and developed European football from Dortmund’s perspective. His strategic decisions had a massive impact on the club’s philosophy and will uphold its status as a European stronghold for years to come. Zork will retire this year after spending 43 years at the club to make way for Sebastien Kehl. 

3. Michael Edwards

Many people will associate Liverpool’s success over the last few years with Jurgen Klopp. However, there’s another unsung hero behind the scenes whose actions have directly impacted the club’s successes; Michael Edwards.

Micheal Edwards was the brain behind the signings of all of Liverpool’s recent superstars, including Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah, Virgil Van Dijk, Naby Keita, and Ibrahima Konate. He was also responsible for selling Philippe Coutinho for a club-record 142 million pounds to Barcelona in 2018.

Edwards was famous for selling unneeded players at the club for decent amounts, including the sales of Dominic Solanke, Rhian Brewster, and Jordan Ibe. While he wasn’t the one who necessarily scouted transfer targets, Liverpool always trusts him to get the deal done. Edwards left Liverpool F.C at the end of last season and has been on the radar of many top clubs, including Manchester United and Chelsea. Find Out More about which club the top bookmakers think Michael Edward will move to next. 

4. Txiki Begiristain

Manchester City has made a series of good decisions following its takeover in 2008, and appointing Txiki Begiristain as sporting director is one of them. Bergiristain has always been a football man as he was an integral member of the legendary Johan Cruyff dream team. He also served as sporting director at Barcelona, where he formed a formidable relationship with Pep Guardiola.

The relationship would later pay off when Guardiola was appointed the coach of Manchester City in 2014. Bergiristain worked well with Guardiola and used their collective experience to develop an average Manchester City team into one of the most feared clubs in Europe. His tenure at Manchester City birthed 15 trophies for the club.

His transfer policy at Manchester City revolves around signing the best players that will blend immediately into the club’s style of play, with almost all of the current Manchester City players coming through him.

5. Guiseppe Marotta

Succeeding as a sporting director in Italian football is more complex than in most other leagues, as Italian clubs rarely splash substantial amounts on transfers. Marotta thrived using this budget spending system and was responsible for signing world-class players for near nothing, most notably Paul Pogba, Andrea Pirlo, and Claudio Marchisio.

His impact saw Juventus become a powerhouse in local and European football, winning the league seven consecutive times during his tenure and reaching the finals of the UEFA Champions league. Apart from making impacting transfer decisions, his bold appointments were also notable as he was the one who appointed Antonio Conte and Maximilian Allegri.

Marotta currently serves as Inter Milan’s CEO of sports, helping them to their first Serie A in eleven years. He was inducted into the Italian Football hall of fame in 2014 for his immense contributions to the country’s football growth.

Conclusion

The transfer market is becoming more competitive than ever, and clubs see the need for skillful negotiators to get the best deal. Many clubs are therefore looking for sporting directors who are up to the task. Considering the massive changes to football over the past decade, here are the industry’s best directors. 

David Beckham Maserati Brand Ambassador at Goodwood's Festival of Speed via 360 MAGAZINE

MASERATI’S GRECALE SUV

Maserati’s Grecale SUV is making its dynamic debut at the Goodwood’s Festival of Speed, taking on the famous hill climb in the First Glance Run.

During the event and alongside Maserati’s global brand ambassador David Beckham, Grecale is being put to the test on the 1.16-mile course. The MC20, which had its UK dynamic showcase at last year’s Festival of Speed, also makes an appearance on the hill climb route, and is joined by the latest model in the range, the new Maserati MC20 Cielo Spyder

For the remainder of the Festival, the MC20 and the Grecale, in the Trofeo version, will be thrilling spectators twice a day on the Goodwood hill climb and will be on display in the Supercar Paddock and the First Glance Paddock, respectively.

More on Grecale:

  • The new Grecale is the “everyday exceptional” SUV, incorporating the thrill of luxury and pure innovation
  • It’s available in three versions: GT, powered by a four-cylinder mild hybrid engine capable of delivering 300 hp; Modena, with a four-cylinder 330-hp mild hybrid engine; and Trofeo, powered by a high-performance 530-hp petrol V6 based on the MC20 Nettuno engine
  • It is the Trofeo version that will be showing off its driving prowess to onlookers as it tackles the hill climb

More on the MC20 Coupe and Cielo Spyder

  • Launched in May 2022, the MC20 Cielo weighs just 65kg more than the coupé and features an innovative retractable glass roof
  • The state-of-the-art electrochromic (smart glass) window can instantly be transformed from clear to opaque at the touch of a button on the central screen, courtesy of Polymer-Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) technology
  • The roof is also best-in-class in terms of thermal insulation and an opening and closing speed of just 12 seconds
  • Both models are paired with the powerful F1-derived V6 Nettuno engine, which ensures an exceptional power to weight ratio and jaw-dropping acceleration and top speed, with the coupe achieving 0-62mph in approximately 3.0 seconds