Posts by Leonardo.D

    Some days ago Trump declared that his government will close the border with Canada due the people who live there wants to go to the States. This article explains detailed why nobody who lives in Canada would go to USA.


    https://globalnews.ca/news/673…ew-york-canada-responses/


    In the other hand, it really amuses me how a country like El Salvador, which is one of the poorest country in the region, has been one of the first country who took an early stand against COVID-19. This centroamerican country barred entry to nearly all foreigners, required a 30-day quarantine for Salvadorans arriving from other countries, suspended schools for three weeks, and halted gatherings of 500 people or more – all before it had registered a single positive case.

    Likewise, they have just released new measures in order to relief the economic impact for people and businesses.

    For a three-month period, affected parties will be exempt from payments for electricity, water, mortgages and personal loans, credit cards, telephones, cable and internet, among other services.


    https://nationalpost.com/pmn/h…-those-hit-by-coronavirus


    https://www.csmonitor.com/Worl…els-fears-of-an-iron-fist


    Just as I feared, things arent going fine in Latin America. And, unfortunately, it didnt surprise me. We had so many days in order to organize a better prevention system, but it hasnt worked so far.

    Just an example. Chile has been one of the last southamerican countries to close its borders, as well as one of the last to cancel flights from/to Europe and Asia and even, closing schools and universities. They only closed schools this Monday, when almost all their neighbours closed all the education institutions since 10 days ago.

    Argentina and Peru are locked down since Monday. With locked down, I mean nobody cant come into/leave, not even nationals cant move from one city to another, just in emergency cases. You could only go to work if your job belongs to some (few) specific industries. The army is in the streets in order to control people respect these drastic measures. It is the only way people understand here. Not even a fee, straight to the jail if you dont hold an official certification.

    Goverments took these measures because the lack of UCI beds per person is just astonishing. So, it is better to prevent.

    Chilean government realize they reacted too late, so since tomorrow they are going to take even more drastic measure: 90-day state of catastrophe (https://nyti.ms/2Ude2R2). They had to do this because the cases are growing way faster than expected there.

    Brazil is also another example. But I think their case has been already explained here. Mexico, it is pretty the same. The two sides from the coin.


    I would only like to highlight that Latin America is a region where most of the population live the "day by day". Which means that if you dont work one day, it means you wont eat the next one. The reality is way different than in Europe, Northamerica or some Asian countries.

    Governments here are trying to help that population, which, unfortunately, is the one who will suffer the most in this kind of situations.


    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-51913316

    brazilian president can fuck off straight into hell. the things he's doing these last few days are unbelievable. from lying to american press about his status to calling street manifestations and denying everything and then appearing in said manifestations and touching lots of people and cellphones while being at risk of infection. i'm so fucking angry jesus. just feel like venting here lol we're gonna have some rough weeks/months...


    I know Bolsonaro is really a jerk...but what he did this weekend is just unbelievable. No words to describe him and his politcal party. He is still saying this is a "neurosis". And he declared all this just after he broke his "quarentine" during the pro (his) government manifestations. He also disagree with the Brazilian Footbal Confederation measure of suspending the the national championships...saying: "When football matches are forbidden, we are falling in hysteria".

    I feel so sorry for Brazil and their beautiful people. You have to take care of yourselves and inform yourselves. The government is just painted, as we say in Spanish.

    Yes, you are right. Tuberculosis is still the 1st cause of death worlwide when it comes to health. Dengue is way more dangerous than COVID19 and it has been the biggest health problem in many tropical countries (as mines). COVID19 numbers are still far from ebola ones.
    Hence, do you really think it is worthy to wait until this corona virus reach the same death toll numbers of the diseases mentioned above in order to pay attention to it or react? Shall we wait that the first under 35 yo die in order to face it could happen to us too?

    The best weapon in the health system is PREVENTION and KNOWLEDGE.
    In the other hand, ignorance and panic are the worst.

    So far, it hasnt hit in such a huge way other countries with a poorer health system than Italy (UE) or China.
    Countries where it is really hard to inform that just a simple handwashing could save your life and where under 35 yo defenses are really low.
    Shall we wait for that only because we arent the vulnerable ones? No.

    Once again, it is a matter of empathy.

    Volleyball, as well as other sports or entertainment activities, could wait.

    I have been blamed many times by crovolley for disliking Conegliano players, which was not true at all. However nowadays I find them very disgraceful with their ridiculous behavior against such a serious situation


    https://mobile.twitter.com/Leg…tatus/1236992674256891906


    I really don't find this funny


    Do you speak Italian? Have you tried to translate what it is written in the tweet? I strongly suggest you should.

    It isnt a fight against the "good ones" or "mean ones", the "clever ironic" vs the ones who seem walls and dont (want to) understand, despite of the almost heroic efforts to inform.


    I have lived in Italy for years. Being in almost every single corner of that wonderfully amazing country. Sure, they are a very difficult country to "rule". I have a lot of friends, who are like family for me, who live in the red zones. I was there one month ago and it is astonoshing to watch on tv how many cities look as ghost towns.

    If we are priviliged to access to good information, to contrast different sources of information and get a better dimension of this situation, we MUST use it in order to spread awaraness, instead of pointing out with a finger looking for guilty ones. This has happened to China and Italy now...it could have happened to any country. Italy could have 100000 deffects (I know them pretty well), but its health service is one of the best in the world (that they love to complain, it is a different story). I really doubt other countries could have done better, speaking about not only about government, but also the PEOPLE, which is what makes a country. And Im speaking from a region where if the virus had appeared first, we would already been all extincted.


    The time for judge who were idiots, careless, wtihout solidarity and responsable will arrive soon. But it isnt time to divide more than we are already divided. It is more than volleyball and meaningless discussion about good ones vs means one, Turkish vs Italian clubs...

    Emphaty isnt only to try to understand or feel what the other is going through, but also to be in the shoes of the other. How would our people, government, vball federation, etc have reacted to a similar situation? We know the answer pretty inside. Let's think about that.

    The grandmother of one my best friends in Italy passed away yesterday. She was 93. Sure, people could say she has already lived a lot, but a life is a life. Just be emphatic.

    Solidarity not only to the italian users here, also to the chinese ones. China has shown, once again, so much resilience. Like always, just when it hits us, once the balloon burst in our faces, we notice it is real.

    It is really a pity that in such an emergecy situation, instead of spreading awareness, emphaty and solidarity, human beings are still able to show the worse for themselves. Once again, in such an almost unbelieveble way, such a topic as the COVID19 has became an endless fight about Turkish x Italian vball :wall:It is not time to pretend to be the first of the class and say: Do you see it? I told you! I told you that before, I am clever! Or try to be ironic in order to look funny. Even jokes, with 0% empathy, that happened when the virus was only in China. So many double standards...:down:

    If someone is not informed, instead of making fun of him, try to inform him. Stop spreading terror, panic and misleading titles.

    I agree: we should ask ourselves what we are doing to fight agaisnt this?

    Just because it doesnt hit us, it doesnt mean we should not take this in consideration. It is an emphaty topic.


    Umberto Eco was so right: "I social media danno diritto di parola a legioni di imbecili".

    I think Fabiola has all the right to say she is working hard and that she is aiming for a spot in the NT.

    Nevertheless, the decision isnt made by her, but the ones who are head of Brazil NT. Knowing them, it would really not surprise me if she is included in the final roster to Tokyo.


    Just hope this will raise the competitiveness in the setter position.

    She was in London. I don't remember much of her playing but I do remember she entered for the double sub during the quarterfinals against Russia, especially in the tie break, and had two chances to end the match but didn't score.


    I remember that! But the sets from Fernandinha were really TRASH in that point. If Im not wrong, one set was from Thaisa.

    Sorry for the offtopic. Then I also dont remember so much from her in London.

    I know Flamengo is one of the bottom teams of the league as well as one of the ones which has been showing the lowest performance.

    Nevertheless, I would like to highlight the performance of the young argentinian setter Victoria Mayer. Sure, she is super young and she usually has the typic mistakes from a rookie. Bur beyond that, I do see a lot of talent from her. She has that smell, "fiuto" from a setter.

    For me she looks like a great setter in the making. Hope she could develop well her career.

    I think he's talking about Artamonova going to London.

    AFAIK she went to London with a injury and didn't play a single match. She also went to Beijing after being already retired...wasn't playing well in years at least in terms of NT


    When I mentioned Artamonova case, I wanted to point out she went to the Olympics more than one when she wasnt part of the whole process, the whole Olympic cycle. She came back more than one time in order to get the so desired gold medal. She wasnt great like during the 90s and early 00s, but she was called cuz she was quite solid in reception.

    She did almost all the dirty job in the IOQT in Japan in 2012, where Russia finished undefeated and she was starter.

    She went injured to Athens 2004. I really dont remember her playing any match. I remember her always in the bench. Actually, praying in the epic SF match against Brazil.

    In London 2012, she played some matches as starter. Like it was pointed out, she did a great job with Kryuchkova in reception. But on the main matches, she was benched by Sokolova.

    Oh gosh. Even though I do love Piccinini, I do consider she is a symbol of not only Italian vball, but of world vball, I really dont think she will be an asset for her NT. Her skills could still have a good impact, but I am not sure if it will be good for the lockeroom spirit.

    I think she is better now than 4 years. She could have gone to Rio, but she stepped down. Which were her reasons back then?


    This story remembers a little bit what happened with Artamonova-Estes.

    Hande was by far the best outside of whole tournament and could be named as MVP as well but I understand Meryem was outstanding when it mattered most


    Another undeserved title for Wolosz:down: Naz or hanke should have been rewarded, I agree with the rest


    I agree on Hande. She was, by far, the most balanced OH during the whole tournment. She had some blackouts in reception, but beyond that, she was super solid.

    I strongly disagree about Naz. She was a key player in the SF against Poland. But not thanks to her setting skills, but cuz of her leadership along Eda. She defended well, she always supported and cheer up her team, blocked or covered well, etc. But if we strictly judge her setting, well, some choices were just tragic, as well as her sets to the MBs. Sometimes even U-18 mistakes. A player as Naz doesnt have to show anything to the public in order we know she is great, but she was far from her best days in this tournment. We know the reasons.

    In the other hand, Hanke was the most solid one for me. Even though her MBs arent great, she manage to involve them in the game, as well as her OOS balls to Lippmann and Orthmann and fast balls to Geerties. She collapsed with her team in the Final, when it mattered the most, but she wasnt off since the first point, she tried her best.

    About Wolosz, well, I have already given my points a lot of time. She is a great setter in system, out of it, not. And she has a lot of responsability for that 4th set lost.

    Naz >>>>>>>>>>>>> Cansu

    You cant train experience. That's the summary of this match.

    Congrats Turkey! But most of all, CONGRATS EDA! She really deserves this qualification. Even though Italy is one of fav teams, it was heartbreaking watching Eda crying after the 2016 final in Ankara, really. After such a mistakes by Ferhat and so on.

    This qualifier was just a bloodbath. It is really a pity that teams like Poland, Netherlands and even Germany with their nerves, are out.

    We shouldnt forget that Turkey was just 1 point away from watching the Olympics via TV. So it shows us how balanced was this tournment. They were the fav as well as NED, but they worked their ass for this ticket. So happy for Eda!


    Oh Germany! You make a lot of us dream after such a flawless performance yesterday. But this is sport. Not only tecnique, also MIND. Germany never came to the match. Their heads were always in the hotel. It is a pity because the match could have been way more enterteining (sorry for the Turkish fans, I know you loved it was an east 3-0, maybe your hearts couldnt deal with another nail-bitting match after yesterday :D).

    Germany hasnt come into the court yet. Their minds are still in the hotel or lockerroom.

    Turkey is playing its usual and well known game. Not underperforming as yesterday, but not over the standards. But again, it isnt Turkish fault that the biggest problem of Germany now is themselves.