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Justin “Nordic Thunder” Howard from the US won the 17th Air Guitar World Championship in Oulu, Finland on August 24 2012.The three day event culminates in a Grand Finale at Rotuaari Square in the centre of Oulu in Northern Finland. Around 5000 people gathered in the city centre to watch 18 contestants from around the world battle for the grand prize — a real guitar.
www.israel.org The Thunder Girls are ready for action ‘It’s a great place for female empowerment,’ says one of the coaches. The all-female contact sport of roller derby has found its way to Israel, thanks to a group of roller-skate-clad enthusiasts in Tel Aviv. “Israeli women have what it takes,” says founder Bar Eldar. “It’s friendly violence,” says Thunder Girl teammate Pnina Rosendoom with a smile. “We want to score the points. It’s just like any sport. We’re not violent, but we do have to get confrontational.” Coach Antonia Caliboso says the team includes a cross-section of Israelis, students and career women, marrieds and singles. The sport is enjoying a revival across the world, and the Thunder Girls hope to pack Israeli arenas one day. Referee Ofer Gvirsman (aka “Ofer My Dead Body”) concurs: “We’re seeing more and more chutzpah on the track every day, with every practice. I’m sure when we’re at the level that we can play a full bout, we’ll see a lot of chutzpah.” Visit the MFA’s Social Media Channels: Facebook - www.facebook.com www.facebook.com Twitter - www.twitter.com www.twitter.com Find us on Instagram: @IsraelMFA @StateofIsrael Please credit the MFA for any use of this video.