The Opening Ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Olympics: One World, One Family

The lighting of the Olympic cauldron officially kicked off the Beijing 2022 Games, during a hypnotic Opening Ceremony that ended in an amazing way. Athletes from 91 countries marched into the Beijing National Stadium for the Parade of Nations at the Opening Ceremony, arousing a strong sense of déjà vu given the previous Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics. The Beijing National Stadium, or Bird’s Nest as it is affectionately known, has become the premier venue for the opening ceremonies of the Winter and Summer Olympic Games. The “One World, One Family” theme of the Opening Ceremony was represented by the image of a single snowflake and was at the center of the show from the beginning to the end of the Ceremony. The theme was based on an ancient Chinese saying which meant that “a truly wise person sees the whole world as one family”. World-renowned Chinese director Zhang Yimou played the role of master of ceremonies for the second time, becoming the first person to direct two opening events in the same city. Zhang was also the mastermind behind the spectacular 2008 Beijing Opening Ceremony. The celebrated director brought the show to life through music, song, dance, innovative technology and fireworks, with the participation of Chinese citizens of Beijing and Hebei Province, instead of stars, singers, dancers or actors. professionals. The central stage within the venue included 11,600 square meters of HD LED screen, which mimicked “a surface of crystalline ice” throughout the ceremony. Zhang also used high technology to bring his creation to life through artificial intelligence, using live motion capture technology. In his speech, IOC President Thomas Bach praised athletes for their resilience and the inspiration they have provided to the world through sport. “You came here after overcoming so many challenges, experiencing great uncertainty. But now your time has come: the moment you’ve been waiting for. The moment we’ve all been waiting for,” said Bach. “We are all with you. We all support you. We all cheer for you.” Bach stressed how sport plays a crucial unifying role in society and stressed the importance of solidarity, a key principle of the Olympic Movement. “May this encourage you to go faster, to aim higher, to get stronger. Together,” he said. “In this way, you will inspire the world in this Olympic Year with the same ambition, courage and strength as the Year of the Tiger.”

4th February (’22): World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is an international day marked on 4 February to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its preventiondetection, and treatment. World Cancer Day is led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, written in 2008. The primary goal of World Cancer Day is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer and is an opportunity to rally the international community to end the injustice of preventable suffering from cancer. The day is observed by the United Nations.

World Cancer Day targets misinformation, raises awareness, and reduces stigma. Multiple initiatives are run on World Cancer Day to show support for those affected by cancer. One of these movements are #NoHairSelfie, a global movement to have “hairticipants” shave their heads either physically or virtually to show a symbol of courage for those undergoing cancer treatment. Images of participants are then shared all over social media. Hundreds of events around the world also take place.

🎵 ANA MENA – Duecentomila ore [Sanremo 2022]

LYRIC

Sola io ti aspetterò
A cena da sola
In mezzo al fumo di mille parole
Di canzoni che non hanno età
Sulla pelle il tuo sapore
Non si muove
Siamo bravi a continuare
A farci male
lo che non cercavo un ragazzo di strada
Poi mi hai distratta
Vendendomi un’altra bugia
Quando la notte arriva
M’ama non m’ama un fiore
America Latina
Un Cuba libre amore
Quando la notte arriva
Duecentomila ore
Amarsi un’ora prima
E dopo lasciarsi andar
È un’altra sera
Che se n’è andata
È questa attesa

Che è disperata
È l’aria fredda
Di una giornata
Così di fretta
Dimenticata
Quando la notte arriva
M’ama non m’ama un fiore
America Latina
Un Cuba libre amore
Quando la notte arriva
Duecentomila ore
Amarsi un’ora prima
E dopo lasciarsi andar
Quando la notte arriva
Duecentomila ore
Amarsi un’ora prima
E dopo lasciarsi andar

Heart Creek Bunker Trail near Canmore — Hike Bike Travel

If you’re after a short, easy hike that is like no other, certainly that I have done in Alberta, check out the Heart Creek Bunker trail near Canmore. The easy hike ends at a bunker built into the mountain below the slope of Mount McGillivray. It’s a mostly non-descript, somewhat noisy hike to get to…

Heart Creek Bunker Trail near Canmore — Hike Bike Travel