women of the world wednesday

Women of the world are getting angry.

First we had the women of poland taking to the streets to stop their government from placing further restrictions on abortion.

Then Argentinian women marched and demonstrated against the brutal femicide in their country, with women all over Latin America, including Chilean president Bachelet, and even Spain expressing solidarity.

And we have women in Iceland staging a walkout from work 14% early to protest the wage gap, calling bullshit on their economists telling them to ‘just wait 50 more years for equal pay"

I am always proud to be a woman, but this past week I have been especially proud.

Hi my “First world” followers.

Today I’m here to talk you about “NiUnaMenos” (something like “No woman less”)

Something horrible is happening in this world. And Argentina is not the exception. Women die daily. The numbers of femicide are increasing, and each murder is more horrible than the last.

And this why NiUnaMenos showed up.  

 Is an amazing and honorable movement… that sadly a lot of politician tried to take advantage of.

But even with the politics trying to mess with NiUnaMenos, the movement continues to be strong.

A few weeks ago, a HORRIBLE murder took place. Lucia Perez died being drugged, raped, and more awful things that I prefer not to say. 

After this, the women raised their voices. Me including. AND AN ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE MARCH took place yesterday, under the rain. We called it “Black Wednesday”

Today, 2 more femicide took place.

But here is when I get emotional.  … Other latin countries, decided to join to the movement. Women from Chile, mexico, Uruguay, Paraguay, etc.  

LATIN WOMEN ARE COMING TOGETHER. AND I COULDNT  BE MORE PROUD.

WE ARE STRONG, WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE.

Here are some picture of the march.


Lloyd & Solo make the cut as USA leads Women’s World XI shortlist

The United States led the way with nine representatives as FIFPro released its 55-player shortlist for the 2016 Women’s World XI on Wednesday.

Dynamic wingers lead U.S. U-20s

Back-to-back FIFA World Player of the Year Carli Lloyd was joined on the shortlist by U.S. teammates Hope Solo, Becky Sauerbrunn, Julie Johnston, Meghan Klingenberg, Ali Krieger, Tobin Heath, Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan.

France landed eight players on the list, while Olympic gold medalist Germany earned six nods.

The inclusion of Solo and Rapinoe will raise eyebrows. Solo is serving a six-month suspension from the national team after she referred to Sweden’s players as “cowards” following the Americans’ Olympic quarter-final elimination. Rapinoe, meanwhile, made just four brief appearances for the U.S. in 2016 while recovering from a torn ACL.

The 55-player shortlist in full:

Goalkeepers: Katarzyna Kiedrzynek (Poland, Paris Saint-Germain), Hedvig Lindahl (Sweden, Chelsea), Andreea Paraluta (Romania, Atletico), Tinja-Riikka Korpela (Finland, FC Bayern Munich), Hope Solo (USA, Free agent)

Defenders: Lucy Bronze (England, Manchester City), Kadeisha Buchanan (Canada, Olympique Lyonnais), Stephanie Catley (Australia, Melbourne City), Nilla Fischer (Sweden, VfL Wolfsburg), Sara Gama (Italy, ACF Brescia), Laura Georges (France, Paris Saint-Germain), Stephanie Houghton (England, Manchester City), Julie Johnston (USA, Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (USA, Portland Thorns), Tabea Kemme (Germany, 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam), Ali Krieger (USA, Orlando Pride), Leonie Maier (Germany, FC Bayern Munich), Amel Majri (France, Olympique Lyonnais), Griedge M'Bock (France, Olympique Lyonnais), Wendie Renard (France, Olympique Lyonnais), Irene Paredes (Spain, Paris Saint-Germain), Ali Riley (New Zealand, FC Rosengard), Line Roddik Hansen (Denmark, FC Barcelona), Becky Sauerbrunn (USA, FC Kansas City), Marta Torrejon (Spain, FC Barcelona)

Midfielders: Camille Abily (France, Olympique Lyonnais), Melanie Behringer (Germany, FC Bayern Munich), Veronica Boquete (Spain, Paris Saint-Germain), Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir (Iceland, VfL Wolfsburg), Pernille Harder (Denmark, VfL Wolfsburg), Tobin Heath (USA, Portland Thorns), Jenni Hermoso (Spain, FC Barcelona), Amandine Henry (France, Paris Saint-Germain), Saki Kumagai (Japan, Olympique Lyonnais), Carli Lloyd (USA, Manchester City), Dzsenifer Marozsán (Germany, Olympique Lyonnais), Marta (Brazil, FC Rosengard), Claudia Neto (Portugal, Linköpings FC), Megan Rapinoe (USA, Seattle Reign), Caroline Seger (Sweden, Olympique Lyonnais)

Attackers: Andressa Alves (Brazil, FC Barcelona), Ramona Bachmann (Switzerland, Chelsea), Cristiane (Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain), Shirley Cruz (Costa Rica, Paris Saint-Germain), Caroline Graham Hansen (Norway, VfL Wolfsburg), Ada Hegerberg (Norway, Olympique Lyonnais), Eugénie Le Sommer (France, Olympique Lyonnais), Vivianne Miedema (the Netherlands, FC Bayern Munich), Anja Mittag (Germany, VfL Wolfsburg), Alex Morgan (USA, Olympique Lyonnais), Louisa Necib (France, Retired), Alexandra Popp (Germany, VfL Wolfsburg), Alexia Putellas (Spain, FC Barcelona), Lotta Schelin (Sweden, FC Rosengard), Christine Sinclair (Canada, Portland Thorns)

Lloyd & Solo make the cut as USA leads Women’s World XI shortlist

The United States led the way with nine representatives as FIFPro released its 55-player shortlist for the 2016 Women’s World XI on Wednesday.

Dynamic wingers lead U.S. U-20s

Back-to-back FIFA World Player of the Year Carli Lloyd was joined on the shortlist by U.S. teammates Hope Solo, Becky Sauerbrunn, Julie Johnston, Meghan Klingenberg, Ali Krieger, Tobin Heath, Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan.

France landed eight players on the list, while Olympic gold medalist Germany earned six nods.

The inclusion of Solo and Rapinoe will raise eyebrows. Solo is serving a six-month suspension from the national team after she referred to Sweden’s players as “cowards” following the Americans’ Olympic quarter-final elimination. Rapinoe, meanwhile, made just four brief appearances for the U.S. in 2016 while recovering from a torn ACL.

The 55-player shortlist in full:

Goalkeepers: Katarzyna Kiedrzynek (Poland, Paris Saint-Germain), Hedvig Lindahl (Sweden, Chelsea), Andreea Paraluta (Romania, Atletico), Tinja-Riikka Korpela (Finland, FC Bayern Munich), Hope Solo (USA, Free agent)

Defenders: Lucy Bronze (England, Manchester City), Kadeisha Buchanan (Canada, Olympique Lyonnais), Stephanie Catley (Australia, Melbourne City), Nilla Fischer (Sweden, VfL Wolfsburg), Sara Gama (Italy, ACF Brescia), Laura Georges (France, Paris Saint-Germain), Stephanie Houghton (England, Manchester City), Julie Johnston (USA, Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (USA, Portland Thorns), Tabea Kemme (Germany, 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam), Ali Krieger (USA, Orlando Pride), Leonie Maier (Germany, FC Bayern Munich), Amel Majri (France, Olympique Lyonnais), Griedge M'Bock (France, Olympique Lyonnais), Wendie Renard (France, Olympique Lyonnais), Irene Paredes (Spain, Paris Saint-Germain), Ali Riley (New Zealand, FC Rosengard), Line Roddik Hansen (Denmark, FC Barcelona), Becky Sauerbrunn (USA, FC Kansas City), Marta Torrejon (Spain, FC Barcelona)

Midfielders: Camille Abily (France, Olympique Lyonnais), Melanie Behringer (Germany, FC Bayern Munich), Veronica Boquete (Spain, Paris Saint-Germain), Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir (Iceland, VfL Wolfsburg), Pernille Harder (Denmark, VfL Wolfsburg), Tobin Heath (USA, Portland Thorns), Jenni Hermoso (Spain, FC Barcelona), Amandine Henry (France, Paris Saint-Germain), Saki Kumagai (Japan, Olympique Lyonnais), Carli Lloyd (USA, Manchester City), Dzsenifer Marozsán (Germany, Olympique Lyonnais), Marta (Brazil, FC Rosengard), Claudia Neto (Portugal, Linköpings FC), Megan Rapinoe (USA, Seattle Reign), Caroline Seger (Sweden, Olympique Lyonnais)

Attackers: Andressa Alves (Brazil, FC Barcelona), Ramona Bachmann (Switzerland, Chelsea), Cristiane (Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain), Shirley Cruz (Costa Rica, Paris Saint-Germain), Caroline Graham Hansen (Norway, VfL Wolfsburg), Ada Hegerberg (Norway, Olympique Lyonnais), Eugénie Le Sommer (France, Olympique Lyonnais), Vivianne Miedema (the Netherlands, FC Bayern Munich), Anja Mittag (Germany, VfL Wolfsburg), Alex Morgan (USA, Olympique Lyonnais), Louisa Necib (France, Retired), Alexandra Popp (Germany, VfL Wolfsburg), Alexia Putellas (Spain, FC Barcelona), Lotta Schelin (Sweden, FC Rosengard), Christine Sinclair (Canada, Portland Thorns)

Ski Jumping WC goes to PyeongChang - Hill, Stats, History

South Korea will host an International Ski Federation (FIS) Ski Jumping World Cup competition for the first time when qualification gets underway tomorrow in Alpensia, Pyeongchang.

The competition is a test event for next year’s Winter Olympic Games, with three days of action scheduled.

Men’s qualification will draw the focus tomorrow, before the first men’s and women’s events are held on Wednesday (February 15).

The World Cup will conclude with the second competitions the following day.

Kamil Stoch leads Ski Jumping WC and goes to Korea to increase their lead and become the oldest athlete to win the world cup

Japan’s Sara Takanashi is the dominant force in the women’s field and could establish a record number of World Cup wins, should she triumph in both competitions Pyeongchang. The 20-year-old currently trails Austria’s Gregor Schlierenzauer, who has won 53 men’s World Cup titles so far in his career.

Both the overall World Cup leaders are expected to take to the ski jump, but also Daniel Andre Tande, Stefan Kraft, Domen & Peter Prevc and more…

Here PyeongChang Hill stats - Alpensia Jumping Park:

Hill Size:HS 140 (for men competition)
K-Point:125 m
Hill record:142.0 m (Mario Seidl , 2017-02-05, NC-WC)
Summer hill record:133.0 m (Erik Simon , 2009-09-03, COC)
Total height:137.9 m
Tower height:49.5 m
Inrun length:98 m
Take-off length:6.8 m
Take-off angle:11°
Take-off height:3.1 m
Landing angle:34.6°
Ski club:Alpensia Resort

Hill Size:HS 109(for women competition)
K-Point:98 m
Hill record:109.5 m (Heung-Chul Choi , 2016-01-23, FIS)
Total height:115.5 m
Tower height:20 m
Inrun length:89.5 m
Take-off length:6.4 m
Take-off angle:11°
Take-off height:2.450 m
Landing angle:34°

Hill History

Since July 2006 at PyeongChang a gigantic one billion Euro expensive recreation and winter sports centre called “Alpensia” had been in construction. Originally the facility situated on 700 meters was planned for the Olympic Winter Games in 2014, but then in July 2007 they were given to Sochi. Nevertheless the works on the ski jumping facility with five plastic covered hills K125, K98, K60, K35 and K15 continue and in September 2009 the 50m Euro expensive ski jumping facility was inaugurated with a Continentalcup competition. 

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For my first installment of “Women of the World Wednesdays”, please enjoy this video showcasing the work of the underrated Russian artist, Zinaida (Yevgenyevna) Serebriakova (1884-1967). Though she’s not my favorite painter, I really admire her point of view and some of her nude/life studies are truly, well, alive!