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Mónica Vergara, the first woman to direct the ‘Tri’ Femenil and other notes so that you forget about COVID

This Wednesday we present you notes on the first woman to lead the Mexican Women’s National Team, the first woman to officiate in a Super Bowl, and more.

The Mexican National Women’s Soccer Team announced that Mónica Vergara Rubio will be its first technical director, following the resignation of Christopher Cuellar.

“I am very happy to become the Women’s National Team, for me it is a pride,” she said at a press conference.

Vergara was called up at the age of thirteen and was called up to be part of the Mexican National Team. He participated in the first FIFA World Cup for our country, in the United States 1999. In addition, he attended two Gold Cups in 2002 and 2006, the 2004 Athens Olympic Games and four Pan American Games, obtaining three medals; silver in Winnipeg 1999, bronze in Santo Domingo 2003 and Guadalajara 2011.[1]

In 2011, he began his career as part of the coaching staff by attending the World Cup in Germany as a technical assistant to Leonardo Cuéllar. In 2018, he directed his first World Cup, where he managed to obtain the runner-up of the tournament.

The Mexican Soccer Federation also announced the arrival of Maribel Domínguez as coach of the U-20 National Team and Ana Galindo as the U-17 leader.

We won’t know yet which teams will meet in Super Bowl LV on February 7 in Tampa, Florida, but we already know who will blow the whistles.

The NFL announced that Carl Cheffers will referee Super Bowl LV, leading a seven-person team of distinguished game officials, including Sarah Thomas, the first woman to officiate at a Super Bowl.

“Sarah Thomas has made history again as the first female Super Bowl official,” said NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent. “Her elite performance and commitment to excellence have earned her the right to officiate the Super Bowl. Congratulations to Sarah on this well-deserved honor.”

Rounding out the team are Referee Fred Bryan, Linesman Rusty Baynes, Ground Judge James Coleman, Side Judge Eugene Hall, Assistant Judge Dino Paganelli and Replay Officer Mike Wimmer.

ViacomCBS announced that on March 4 it will launch its streaming platform in Latin America, as well as in the United States.

In Nordic countries it will be on March 25, 2021 and Australia in mid-2021.

It will feature content from the broadcast, news, sports and sports portfolio of ViacomCBS and its popular entertainment brands including MTV, BET, Comedy Central, CBS, Nickelodeon and the Smithsonian Channel. In addition, the service will feature films from Paramount Pictures.

Some of the original content announced includes Lioness, a spy drama created by Taylor Sheridan, a new edition of Behind The Music, a rerun of BET’s The Game, and The Real Criminal Minds, a documentary series based on the hit CBS television series. .

Paramount + will also feature The Offer, a scripted series based on Oscar-winning producer Al Ruddy’s experiences making The Godfather. The 10-episode limited event is written and produced by Oscar and Emmy nominee Michael Tolkin.

Italian police officers stand next to a copy of the 'Salvator Mundi'.Italian police officers stand next to a copy of the ‘Salvator Mundi’. AP

Italian police recovered a 500-year-old replica of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting ‘Salvator Mundi’ that had been stolen from a Naples church during the pandemic without priests realizing that it was missing.

The find was made when Naples police were working on a larger operation and found the painting hidden in an apartment. Police Chief Alfredo Fabbrocini said the apartment’s owner was detained after giving an unreliable explanation that he had bought the painting “by accident” in a market.

The painting is a replica of Leonardo’s ‘Salvator Mundi’ (savior of the world), a 16th-century work in which Jesus Christ appears. The original sold for a record $ 450 million at a Christie’s auction in 2017. The anonymous buyer was later identified as a member of the Saudi royal family who purchased it on behalf of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. It was supposed to be unveiled a year later at the museum, but the exhibition was postponed indefinitely and the work has not been seen in public since.

The replica, attributed to the school of Leonardo but not to the Renaissance artist, had been in the small museum of a side chapel of the Basilica of San Domenico Maggiore in Naples that was closed by the pandemic.

Fabbrocini said the discovery was particularly satisfying “because we solved the case before it was created” and “before its custodian realized it had been stolen.”

The painting shows Jesus dressed holding a glass globe, looking directly at the viewer. The Basilica of San Domenico notes that it was probably made by a student of Leonardo in the 1520s and acquired by Giovan Antonio Muscettola, advisor to Emperor Charles V and ambassador to the papal court. It was housed in the Muscettola family chapel in the basilica.

It was restored before being included in an exhibition in 1983-1984 entitled “Leonardo and Leonardism in Naples and Rome.”

With information from AP