Lidewij Welten With Her Team The Netherlands, Field Hockey Going For Gold Hat Trick – The Road To Rio – Rio 2016

The Netherlands has won the past two Olympic gold medals in women’s hockey and its bid for a hat-trick will rest with the likes of outstanding forward Lidewij Welten.

Welten was 2015’s International Hockey Federation women’s player of the year and the 26-year-old will be aiming for a third-straight gold to add to the World Cup triumph she and her Dutch team-mates achieved in 2014.

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Follow Lidewij Welten on the Road To Rio – Twitter , Facebook , Instagram 

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Ezinne Okparaebo The Fastest Women In Norway Hits The Road To Rio – Rio 2016

Norwegian sprinter Ezinne Okparaebo road to Rio begins with stair jumps that you will not believe and I suggest you don’t try this at home unless you have tons of power in you legs.  Just check out her jumps in this video and you will see what I mean.

Ezinne’s is ready for the games in Rio, watch her on Friday,  August 12, 100 meters DASH!!

Follow Ezinne on her Road To Rio ;  Twitter,   Instagram, Facebook 

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President Obama wants the internet for everyone Meet singer Devi from Argentina and how Facebook connected her

“I will set big goals for this country as president – some so large that the technology to reach them does not yet exist.””I will recruit new teachers and make new investments in rural schools, we’ll connect all of America to 21st century technology and telecommunications.” – Obama

President Obama has said it over and over, at SXSW, in Cuba to the youth and again in Argentina. We must get everyone into the digital space, not just the schools, but homes, so people can be connected to information, communication, and thus with the power of the internet have a voice, be able to create, grow their business.

How powerful can social media be? powerful,  allowing a singer in Argentina ‘Oceans Away’ to connect to a record producer in Canada and that is what this story is about set against the backdrop of the Obama’s visit to Argentina the first by a President of the United States in twenty years .

My friend Tim Thorney  is one very talented singer, songwriter and record producer and some time ago he introduced me to a singer from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Devi . Tim would describe her music as Indian fusion.

As I had been in Cuba covering the historic visit by Obama, I tagged along for the next historic event (why sit on the sidelines), the first by Obama to Argentina.  I reached out to Devi, and she told me she was in Argentina. I asked Devi what role did the internet play in meeting and working with Tim, she told me, a big part.

Let me have Devi tell you in her words the role of the internet and while oceans away internet brings you closer and in this case helped create music.

“We connected through Facebook in 2009 and talked for about a year. Then I traveled to Los Angeles for my holidays and he happened to be there at Alanis’ (Alanis Morissette) place. So we met.  After two or three months I traveled to Toronto to work with him at his studio for his record Villa Freud and as we were finishing the project we wrote two songs and I sang them. We were very happy with the result so after a year I traveled again to Toronto to do ten more songs, that became ‘A Moment of Clarity‘.

‘Oceans Away’ by Devi, seemed just perfect to set the mood of this short visit by the Obama’s to her country.  As Obama said the internet allows us to get closer to each other. This is bit Indian music, voice of Argentina and recorded in Canada with a Canadian.  Follow Devi on Twitter .

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Oscars 2015 While I do lunch The Artist Zoobs and Loree Rodkin rock a photo shoot LA baby!

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I walk out of the Shore Hotel in Santa Monica and walk over to the Ivy on The Shore to have lunch with a Oscars winner. Arriving at the Ivy on The Shore, I sit down in the lounge not the bar, and have a shot of Don Julio Reposado, accompanied with a Ketel One Vodka. I try to reach The Artist Zoobs, I get his voice mail. I hit him up on Facebook messenger and he lets me know he is about to start a photo shoot with rocking designer Loree Rodkin. Visit Loree Rodkin site to find out how rocking she is.

While I sit down for lunch with a very excited Oscar winner, Zoobs and Loree rocked this out. Check it out on Zoobs Instagram, he is doing some really cool stuff and give both these talents a follow.



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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Taping Highlights 2013

Photograph by Instagram/Lindsay Ellingson.
Photograph by Instagram/Lindsay Ellingson.

Even though it won’t air until December 10th, we already know a fair amount about what went down, thanks to the tweets and Instagrams of those present (who apparently used social media at their own risk), as well as the pictures on the wire. If you got away with it, you did but check for the official pictures on VF.com .

Rumors were proven untrue. The Post had reported that several high-profile models—Cara Delevingne, Erin Heatherton, Jourdan Dunn—wouldn’t be walking this year . . . but there was nothing to fear, as each of them did! Cara even brought along a soccer ball and her favorite yell

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ow dish-washing gloves, because what else do you bring to a lingerie fashion show?

The $10 Million Bra was worn. As planned, Candice Swanepoel modeled the Fantasy Bra (on the right), worth a cool $10 million. How does one prepare for such an undertaking?
Adam Levine was front and center to support fiancée Behati Prinsloo (and he and his entourage reportedly cheered for her whenever she walked by). Levine’s ex, Nina Agdal, did not walk, which means we will be sadly deprived of quick post-Agdal cuts to an expressionless Levine in the audience during the telecast. Leonardo DiCaprio does not appear to have been in the house to support current girlfriend Toni Garrn, however. Perhaps he was influenced by the fact that his ex-girlfriend, Erin Heatherton, was also walking.That what you get when you go out with one angle then switch to another, (do the exchange note I wonder).

Taylor Swift was the belle of the ball. She wore a really intense U.K. flag-themed ensemble (replete with tiny hat and cape/tail apparatus) for one of her performances (an homage to Queen Victoria? as part of some sort of psychological reclaiming endeavor in the wake of her Harry Styles breakup?). She got somewhat frisky with Karlie Kloss! Later on, she wore a sparkly dress and nearly identical shoes as model Maryna Linchuk. Also, she posed with the models and blended in seamlessly! (Seriously, it will take you a good five seconds to spot her in this photo above, posted by model Lindsay Ellingson.)

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